Economy and Jobs
A strong United States economy requires restrained government spending and tax treatment that is fair and predictable for all businesses and industries. Private investment is the engine of private-sector job growth and a growing economy, and in order to expand private investment, Congress should take actions to encourage competition among businesses and individuals.
The opposite—economic micromanagement by bureaucrats with limited knowledge— has brought such failed policies as government bailouts, stimulus programs, and subsidies of inefficient or undesirable technologies.
As a Representative, I support creating a simple and equitable tax code, eliminating unnecessary regulations that inhibit private development and expansion, and ending government programs that distort market incentives.
At the beginning of my term, I was chosen by the Speaker to be a member of the Joint Economic Committee, a bicameral congressional committee that studies the impact of government policies on the economy and advises Congress on ways to increase economic growth and lower unemployment. I am honored to serve on the committee, and I look forward to using my position to advocate for free-market policies that will spur private investment and economic prosperity.