Jobs and Economy

Government doesn’t create jobs, the private sector does. Too often, government prevents job creation. The pathway to a strong economy is clear: a reduced tax burden, a simplified tax code, controlling wasteful government spending, and reducing government regulations and bureaucracy. My record shows action on all of these key points. That’s why I voted for the REINS Act, which requires Congressional approval of all new federal regulations with an economic impact of $100 million or more. I also support the President’s 2:1 ratio plan for regulations: for every new regulation, two must be repealed. That we’re exceeding this ratio – it stands at over 20:1 – is a positive sign, but we have much more to do.

I also supported and voted for H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. For too long, young people have been funneled into college pathways with few economic prospects while technical fields – many offering the possibility of great careers – were ignored. That must end. H.R. 2353 will help more Americans enter the workforce with the in-demand skills necessary for in-demand careers. Specifically, the bill empowers state and local leaders to take charge of technical education programs, it improves alignment with in-demand jobs, it increases transparency for funding, and it ensures a limited federal role.