Jobs and the Economy

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As a former small business owner, I understand the challenges facing the American worker and America’s job creators. The good news is that the Trump Administration is more interested in empowering the American people than bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. Our economy is growing stronger as the new Administration and the Congress have rolled back many of the job-killing Obama-era regulations that have hampered American employers.

I am committed to seeing that the American people have greater opportunity to get a good job and earn a larger paycheck. We do this by creating a healthier and stronger economy. The steps we have taken to eliminate inefficient and ineffective regulations are having a positive impact on our economy by freeing America’s job creators to do what they do best – create jobs rather than divert time and money to meet the demands of overzealous regulators at the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Interior, Labor or Commerce.

To grow America’s economy, we are working to lower taxes for hardworking families and small businesses while also taking steps to reform America’s tax code so it is fairer and simpler.
As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I am working to implement policies that enhance our highway, rail and port infrastructure. These are essential to building a stronger economy and making sure that our products can get to markets in Texas, the U.S. and across the globe.

As a member of the House Science Committee, I am committed to seeing that NASA has a bold, robust and focused human space flight mission. (See NASA/Space Section) For too long NASA was pulled in too many different directions and was forced to do too many things that took its focus off human space flight and space exploration. We have taken bold steps to refocus NASA on its core mission – Human Space Flight. This will create jobs, inspire future generations of American scientists and give the U.S. a competitive economic edge.
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