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The Next Step for Tax Reform

November 12, 2017

I'm pleased to report that we are now one step closer to cutting taxes for you and your family.  The Ways and Means Committee just approved the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Next, the bill goes to the House floor for a debate and up-or-down vote. Read More

Thank You, Veterans

November 11, 2017

Every day, we say ‘thank you’ to our veterans and their families. On Veterans Day—their day—we ought to take a moment to reflect on what we are thanking them for.  Read More

Happy Birthday and Semper Fi

November 10, 2017

Happy 242nd Birthday to the United States Marine Corps. Whenever our nation needs you, you are there—first, last, and always. To all Marines, and to your families: thank you, and Semper Fi! -- 3 Moments with Marines  1 - On the Speaker's Balcony at the U.S. Capitol. Read More

It's Time for Tax Reform

October 23, 2017

I hear the real-life stories everywhere I go, including my recent visit to a family-owned and operated pipe manufacturer in Pennsylvania. So many people are worried about saving for their kids' college, or saving for retirement, or buying a house. Bottom line: It's time to give the middle class a break.  Read More

A Level Playing Field

October 19, 2017

We need to get tax rates down so American businesses can compete with the rest of the world.  Here's what I mean. The average tax rate on businesses around the world is 22.5 percent. But here in America, job creators pay between 35-45 percent. That's crazy, and it makes it really hard for small businesses to grow and hire new workers. Read More

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