We believe a Confident America is the best place in the world to live, work, build things, start a business, and raise a family.
But today, we find ourselves off track.
Last year, regulations cost us more than $1 trillion in lost productivity and growth — leaving too many American families and workers struggling to find full-time jobs.
Says House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), “Obamanomics is failing our economy as Americans continue to struggle in the weakest and most tepid recovery in our nation’s history. Working Americans deserve better. Government has grown too big, too intrusive, and too expensive to allow the private sector to create good-paying jobs at a rapid pace. The Obama Administration’s endless bureaucratic red tape discourages job creation by punishing the job creator. One of the main culprits is the Dodd-Frank Act, weighing in at 2,300 pages and adding 400 new regulatory burdens on our economy.”
When it comes to growing our economy and creating jobs, we can — and should — be doing better.
And as the Department of Labor released its September 2016 jobs report on Friday, we were reminded that we don’t have to settle for this. In fact, as House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) puts it, “While some in Washington believe today’s underwhelming report is as good as it gets, House Republicans understand that our economy would be so much stronger if we took action on pro-growth policies. Too many Americans are still struggling to find full-time work, grow their paychecks, and support their families. And a record number of Americans have been so discouraged by waning job prospects that they have given up looking for work altogether. This is the slow-growth status quo that has come to define the Obama Administration’s weak economic leadership.”
This month, we’re taking a closer look at the specific solutions House Republicans are proposing to the American people — including ways to regulate smarter, end bailouts and promote financial independence, deliver affordable and reliable energy, build a pro-growth tax code (and more).
As House GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) points out, some of these ideas have already seen action in the People’s House: “Whether it’s the REVIEW Act, the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act, or the Regulatory Integrity Act, we are taking steps to restore a vision for a more confident America, and we are going to continue to take this message all across the country in the upcoming weeks…”
Developed with ideas and input from all around the country, we’re looking past this president to what we can achieve in the future, and making “Americans aware that there is A Better Way.”