Economy and Jobs

Our national debt is one of the greatest threats to the economic security of the United States. Years of uncontrolled spending have left us with nearly $16 trillion in debt – much of that having accrued in just the last few years. I believe that we must reverse this trend. Reducing our spending and working towards a balanced budget has been one of my top priorities since coming to Congress.

In the past Congress, I have voted consistently for much-needed spending cuts. Additionally, I have cosponsored H.J. Res. 1 requiring the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress each year. Furthermore, I cosponsored and voted in favor of the Cut, Cap, and Balance, which requires a Balanced Budget Amendment to be sent to the states for ratification. While many of these efforts have been thwarted by the U.S. Senate, I will continue to work with my colleagues in the House of Representatives to reduce spending and enact a Balanced Budget Amendment. These are necessary steps that we must take to preserve the economic opportunities, personal freedoms, and individual liberties of our children and grandchildren.

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