Jobs and the Economy
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 promoting a healthier and stronger economy, not through overregulating. As a former small business owner, I understand the challenges facing both American workers and job creators. Fortunately, the Trump Administration is seeking to empower the American people, not bureaucrats in Washington.
As the Administration and Congress have successfully rolled back job-killing Obama-era regulations that have hampered American employers, our economy has growing stronger, unemployment has gone down, and wages have risen. The steps we have taken to eliminate misguided and overburdensome regulations have freed America’s job creators to do what they do best – innovate, produce, and grow, rather than divert time and money to meet the demands of overzealous regulators.
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. I am thrilled we passed pro-growth tax reform which will benefit low- and middle-income earners. The House also passed legislation to make those lower tax rates permanent, as well as double the Child Tax Credit with expanded eligibility for more families and create the first ever Paid Family Leave Tax Credit.
We have made incredible progress in a short time, and I look forward to continuing our economic growth.