“We want to unleash your potential – free it from the mountain of paperwork – so that you can spend your time, talent, and treasure on the work and causes that matter to you.”
House Republicans want to make it easier for every American to raise their families, start businesses, and work towards a better life. That’s the basis of our Better Way agenda – bold policy solutions to the challenges facing people across our country.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which went from September 15 – October 15, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) share in an op-ed for Univision.com how our agenda rethinks our nation’s approach to taxes, regulation, education, health care, and poverty to help everyone feel secure in their lives and in their futures.
“[The Hispanic community] embody a core belief of Americans everywhere – that no matter your background, you should be able to imagine what’s possible and go out and make it happen,” they write. “Somewhere along the way, though, we’ve lost sight of that ambition. …The American Dream is being replaced by the American ‘Good Enough.’ To make matters worse, people feel they’ve lost their voice in representative government. We know there is a better way.””
On Running Your Business Your Way: “We introduced our “Better Way for Tax Reform” and our “Better Way to Grow the Economy” because you know better than the government how to run your business. …We want to unleash your potential – free it from the mountain of paperwork – so that you can spend your time, talent, and treasure on the work and causes that matter to you.”
On Flexibility for Families: “There are no cookie cutter families, so there should be no cookie cutter approaches to health care and education… Families need flexibility to choose what best meets their needs, priorities, and budgets.”
On Pursuing a Better Life: “…what comes out of D.C. are one-size-fits-all policies that set up roadblocks to minority communities because too much power is taken away from local governments. The welfare system is designed to trap people. If you were raised poor, you’re just as likely to stay poor. …No one should be forced to live like this.”