The federal government has been living beyond its means for far too long. Our national debt is over $18 trillion and grows larger every day. The annual budget deficits are close to $500 billion. The debt and deficits not only hurt our economy, but they also affect our national security and the security of our future generations. Members of both parties have been careless in spending and borrowing.
Families and business owners of the 6th District continue to voice their concerns to me about the inability of Washington to get its fiscal house in order. One major reason I ran for Congress was to tackle America’s addiction to spending and send many programs currently operated by the federal government back to the states. As a member of the House Budget Committee, I will work to cut spending, root out waste, and balance the federal budget.