The federal government has been living beyond its means for far too long. Our national debt is over $27 trillion and grows larger every day. The debt and deficit not only hurt our economy, but they also affect our national security and the security of future generations. Members of both parties have been careless in spending and borrowing. Families and business owners of the Sixth District continue to voice their concerns to me about the inability of Washington to get its fiscal house in order. One of my main goals in Congress is to tackle America’s addiction to spending and send many programs currently operated by the federal government back to the states. As your representative in Washington, I will work to cut spending, root out waste and balance the federal budget.