Hearing from you is an important part of my job. The two-week district work period was a productive time. I traveled to 13 of the 22 counties of the First Congressional District. At diverse venues, I consistently heard the same message: you are ready to see legislation that will grow the economy, drive down healthcare costs and strengthen our national defense.
Over the two weeks of working in the district, I heard firsthand your stories of making tough choices because of government red tape. For many business owners – large and small – expansion is not possible. They spend so much time and money on paperwork when they could be investing in their companies, making more products and adding jobs. Legislation already passed by this Congress to roll back job-killing regulations has made progress, saving $18 billion annually, but to really get the economy on track, tax reform is needed.