Let us be clear; President Trump and the policies set forth by his administration did not get us into the mess that we are in now—but they are our country’s best chance to lead us out of it.
House Republicans have put forward a pro-growth, pro-family and pro-worker agenda that will quickly help America rebuild and restore the best economy we have seen in decades.
Following President Trump’s pledge in the State of the Union address on Feb. 4 “to safeguard our citizens,” the president on Feb. 24 asked Congress for emergency funding to bolster the coronavirus response.
We were in the midst of the most robust economy in our history and unemployment was at historic lows when the coronavirus pandemic swept across the world. Pro-growth policies like lower taxes enacted in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act were working.
As America begins to safely reopen, I’m confident the resilience and tenacity of American workers and entrepreneurs will help our economy recover.
We believe that the next decade of American exceptionalism will be rooted in the suburbs of our nation, with Republican legislative policies leading the charge.
Our economy was booming and we can continue to increase opportunity for every American.
We must do more to ensure that businesses are not needlessly constrained by outdated regulations that fail to meet the moment. In doing so, we must listen to the job creators essential to any recovery.
Gathering plasma is becoming increasingly critical to further developing therapeutics to treat COVID-19. If you or someone you know has recovered from the virus, please consider donating! pic.twitter.com/WZjb21kxG9
— Rep. Brad Wenstrup (@RepBradWenstrup) July 30, 2020
#OperationWarpSpeed will deliver safe and effective results for the American people. Thanks to Americans’ unparalleled ingenuity & drive, our scientists in PA & across the US are making incredible progress, leading the world’s advancement toward a safe vaccine – and even a cure. pic.twitter.com/ongMdbnUKe
— John Joyce (@RepJohnJoyce) August 17, 2020
— Michael Burgess, MD (@michaelcburgess) August 28, 2020
The Paycheck Protection Program will ensure that small businesses are ready when America reopens. It puts workers first, provides relief for businesses, and will help keep tens of millions of workers on the payroll.
Fortunately, President Donald Trump has kept his promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in favor of a more free, fair and reciprocal trade deal with Canada and Mexico.
When President Trump was sworn into office, he made a commitment to restore American businesses’ competitiveness on the world stage. The signing of USMCA represents similarly good news, particularly for people here in South Carolina.
President Trump has worked tirelessly for Americans through his pro-job, pro-family and pro-America agenda. President Trump has said he would work for deals that would benefit the United States, and he has kept that promise to create jobs.
Through better and more modern trade policies, the USMCA will not only increase Tennessee’s exports, but it will create more jobs, raise wages, and allow Tennesseans to achieve overall greater economic prosperity.
With this updated North American trade agreement, the president’s signature on the USMCA brings our country one step closer to unleashing new jobs and opening new markets for Kansas farmers, manufacturers and small businesses.
At this critical juncture in history, we are fortunate to have a Negotiator-in-Chief who understands that China is the biggest existential threat to America and, more importantly, who has the political courage to do something about it.
By creating a gold-standard trade agreement and then working to incorporate like-minded partners, our two nations can pave the way for a prosperous and peaceful 21st century.
In the past three years of pro-growth Republican policies under President Trump’s leadership, we have reversed much of the economic damage done by the Obama administration and unleashed the incredible potential of American energy resources.
The bill not only helps bolster our national security efforts through increased technology and defense resources, but it also provides greatly deserved pay, benefits, and services for our troops and their families.
Those suffering under oppression around the world look to America as a beacon of hope. America’s commitment to human rights doesn’t stop at our borders—it’s a key aspect of our foreign policy.
MORE from my remarks in today’s National Security subcommittee hearing: pic.twitter.com/Vt8RBS5sJ6
— Rep. Mark Green (@RepMarkGreen) July 23, 2020
The virus spread like wildfire while the CCP not only turned a blind eye, but actively attempted to hide the disease from its own people and from the world.
America cannot afford to ignore our dependence on supply chains that include China any longer. This is a foreign power that is not an ally and must be dealt with through strong diplomacy and a clear-eyed sense of realism.
It’s been a long time coming, but more and more Americans are waking up to the threat of Chinese influence in our technology. This is a reality we must face as a nation and one we need to get a handle on before it’s too late.
Simply put, there’s too much on the line; American lives, jobs, and values are at stake. We must stand firm against China by condemning its reckless actions and demanding consequences.
The United States can no longer view China simply as an economic competitor. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has evolved into a clear and present national security threat that must be addressed now.
We can no longer look the other way while China’s leaders – the Chinese Communist Party – so recklessly continue to endanger the global economy and the safety of our own American citizens.
The US and the international community can’t turn a blind eye to the atrocities happening in China.
The United States and our allies have the power to stop the CCP in their tracks. It begins with a complete reversal of the Obama-era policies that allowed China to become an upstart superpower right under our noses.
We cannot afford to take our eye off of Chinese actions and interests. We need to hold China accountable in ways that will simultaneously increase America’s independence and preparation for the future.
– China lied to the world about Coronavirus
– China corrupted the World Health Organization
– China hoarded PPE for leverage
– China is trying to hack our vaccine research
Yet Democrats still refuse to take action to hold them accountable. Why are they siding with China? pic.twitter.com/839qB8w1JK
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) July 31, 2020
The Chinese Communist Party’s COVID-19 coverup cost over 100,000 American lives and more than 40 million jobs.
— Ted Budd (@RepTedBudd) July 1, 2020
The Chinese Communist Party caused COVID-19 to spread around the globe inflicting economic devastation because they did not want to be the only nation that suffered. The United States must lead the world in holding them accountable. pic.twitter.com/x77FkEOHv6
— Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) May 12, 2020
China is not a friend of freedom. @HooverInst released a report last week detailing China’s numerous offenses since this pandemic began. These are just the big ones.
— Rep. Mark Green (@RepMarkGreen) August 5, 2020
China’s mishandling of the coronavirus has caused a devastating pandemic around the globe. We must hold the Chinese government accountable for lying to the rest of the world and trying to cover up their mistakes! pic.twitter.com/Wmi5jXMDQI
— Rep. Brian Mast (@RepBrianMast) August 25, 2020
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) June 10, 2020
We have to listen to the professionals that protect our southern border every day. The presence of a border wall equips @CBP and law enforcement to concentrate their limited personnel to high-trafficked areas to better protect our border. pic.twitter.com/VpaYJRAndi
— Rep. Mark Green (@RepMarkGreen) June 23, 2020
To rebuild our cities from the chaos and violence, we must start with defending the men and women in uniform who keep our streets safe and secure.
While far-left rioters burn the United States flag, loot businesses, shatter storefronts, topple monuments and deface historic property, our law enforcement officers are on the front lines risking their lives to keep all Americans safe.
The dedicated men and women who serve in law enforcement need our support now more than ever.
I spent decades as the judge of the 277th district court of Williamson County. Every day, I worked with law enforcement officers. Through these interactions, I strongly believe that most police officers are selfless public servants devoted to keeping our communities safe.
Most Americans agree that the rule of law, and consequently law enforcement, are critical tools of our social contract, and we should make it easier for police officers to do their jobs well, not harder by draining their resources.
Hoosiers know our law enforcement officers as neighbors, friends and honorable public servants who, even on the easiest of days, perform a difficult and dangerous job.
“Officer Dave Patrick Underwood & Captain Dorn’s lives mattered.” – Angela Underwood Jacobs
I’m proud to introduce the Pat Underwood Law Enforcement Protection Act, named after Angela’s brother who was killed in the line of duty. pic.twitter.com/EylGiaLxJK
— Rep. Arrington (@RepArrington) August 18, 2020
Watch this if you support our men and women in law enforcement. pic.twitter.com/woXHcevB6q
— Bryan Steil (@RepBryanSteil) July 24, 2020
The #JUSTICEAct focuses on bipartisan solutions to foster and improve the relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) June 18, 2020
We should address police brutality, promote stronger accountability & give better training to our law enforcement.
We should also weed out the bad apples.
Defunding our police departments isn’t the solution though. Doing so would endanger those who need their services the most. pic.twitter.com/CPsuEp4UeP
— Rep. Michael Waltz (@RepMichaelWaltz) June 10, 2020
Reducing prescription drug prices should be a priority for the House of Representatives. It has been for Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee, including myself.
As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, I’ve worked with Republicans and Democrats on bipartisan solutions that would work to lower out of pocket costs and save more than $8 billion over the next ten years.
Now, during a worldwide health crisis, is our chance to refocus on solving our urgent health care challenges by unleashing American innovation.
Today, I introduced the Lower Costs, More Cures Act of 2019 to lower drug prices. The legislation would:
⬇️lower drug prices
💊protect access to new cures
🩺encourage medical innovation
💸 make insulin more affordable pic.twitter.com/JnIFg0WZjD
— Rep. Greg Walden (@repgregwalden) December 9, 2019
Rural hospitals are the backbone of our communities, yet sadly, too many are closing across the U.S.
The RURAL HELP Act will help keep our rural hospitals open, ensuring those who call rural America home have access to health care.
— Frank Lucas (@RepFrankLucas) August 27, 2020
The men and women who have selflessly served our great nation deserve the utmost support and respect. One of my top priorities in Congress is ensuring our veterans receive the service and support they earned every day.
America has the greatest military in the world, bar none. Our men and women are well trained, equipped, and prepared for battle. We revere our heroes who serve and sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy here at home.
— Rep. Andy Barr (@RepAndyBarr) August 25, 2020
It’s okay to not be okay.
PTSD is treatable and treatment works.
You are not alone in this fight. pic.twitter.com/FFXcJhvWXT
— House Veterans’ Affairs GOP (@HouseVetAffairs) June 26, 2020
“What we do and what we tolerate says a lot about us as a people and a nation, and I call on my colleagues to help put an end to this heinous practice.“ – Congressman Ross Spano, Cosponsor of the ‘Born Alive – Abortion Survivors Protection Act’ pic.twitter.com/HsD808ISt6
— Congressman Ross Spano (@RepRossSpano) June 26, 2020
WATCH ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/k31T68Ae4l
— Oversight Committee Republicans (@GOPoversight) February 11, 2020
From the moment of conception, each child is worthy of life and protection from harm. We, as Americans, have the moral, ethical, and personal responsibility to be the voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. I will never stop fighting to protect life. pic.twitter.com/piZBsZ9nUN
— Markwayne Mullin (@RepMullin) August 28, 2020
Democrats AGAIN blocked my bill requiring lifesaving medical care for babies who are born-alive.
It breaks my heart to find that we must defend lifesaving care for newborn babies.
I will not stop until we get a vote on this critically important bill.https://t.co/Q5LGLVtJfv
— Ann Wagner (@RepAnnWagner) February 28, 2020
📺 I joined @EWTNNewsNightly to discuss how House Dems refuse to take up any common-sense pro-life legislation and instead push their radical abortion agenda. I also discussed my bill that would require Planned Parenthood to give back its PPP funding.