Should you be elected, what are three speciﬁc areas you’d like to change, address, improve or further research, and how speciﬁcally would you go about it?
If re-elected, I will continue to focus on stopping wasteful government spending and shrinking our nation’s debt by getting Washington to operate on a budget, creating good jobs and strengthening our economy, and repealing ObamaCare. One of the best ways to do that is to rebuild our country. For every $1 billion spent on infrastructure, we create or retain about 35,000 jobs. Those are jobs that can’t be outsourced to India or China. If we are going to spend our taxpayer dollars, we should be spending them on American made products. The best thing about rebuilding our infrastructure, is that it isn’t partisan - because there aren’t any Republican roads or Democrat bridges. I’ve made cutting wasteful spending a top priority, and not just by talking about it. I actually introduced a bill that would cut $200 billion in government waste and duplicative programs. That’s just Northeast Ohio common sense. Additionally, just like I did every year when I returned money back to Geauga County, this year I returned over $100,000 of my ofﬁce budget back to the U.S. Treasury. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I worked to help ﬁnally get Washington on a budget and reduce discretionary spending by $165 billion, the largest reductions since post WWII. Getting back to ‘regular order’ and the appropriations process is critical to getting our nation’s ﬁscal house in order. I’ve worked to repeal President Obama’s healthcare law. The administration has written over 20,000 pages of regulations, raised 19 different taxes and spent 1.2 trillion and we are still going to have 31 million people in the US w/out health care insurance. Clearly ObamaCare is not working and I’m reminded by my constituents every day that Ohioans deserve easier access to better care, not lost coverage and skyrocketing health costs.
Whether for past accomplishments or future goals, why should voters elect you?
When I was elected in 2012, I pledged that I would ﬁght every single day in Washington for Northeast Ohio. Since then, I’ve woken up every morning remembering that promise and the people I represent in Ohio's 14th Congressional District. That’s why I’ve fought to get Washington on a budget, repeal the affordable care act, and improve the economy so we can bring more jobs back to Northeast Ohio. We’ve accomplished a lot, but the job isn’t done yet.