Washington Does Not Like Me Very Much

Oct 18, 2013

Washington Does Not Like Me Very Much

Although the government shutdown has ended, the fight for stability in Washington still carries on. The passage of the Senate Amendment to raise the debt ceiling sent a message to the American people: The status quo is acceptable. I voted against the Senate amendment because it does not address our country’s reckless spending.

May 17, 2013

Washington Doesn't Like Me Very Much

One of the primary reasons our Constitution and form of government have survived for more than 200 years has been our nation’s ardent belief that politicians and bureaucrats must be held accountable for their actions. As Abraham Lincoln remarked in his Gettysburg Address, Americans must ensure that “government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

Jan 24, 2013

Washington Doesn't Like Me Very Much

This nation’s debt has reached $16.4 trillion. The passage of ‘No Budget, No Pay’ is a plea from House Republicans to Senate Democrats and the White House to get to work and pass a budget that puts us on a path toward living within our means.

Jul 25, 2012

Washington Doesn't Like Me Very Much

One of the things I’ve found in my very short time in Washington is that most of the people in that town have no confidence in the American people’s ability to prosper on their own. Most in Washington seem to think that without the “helpful hand” of government, average Americans cannot stand on their own two feet, feed their families, grow their businesses, or save responsibly for their futures.

May 25, 2012

Washington Doesn’t Like Me Very Much

My strong opposition to IPAB and unwillingness to follow the status quo is just another reason that Washington doesn’t like me very much.

May 16, 2012

Washington Doesn’t Like Me Very Much

As I have said all along, I will not raise taxes. This simple impasse is one more reason why Washington doesn’t like me very much and in turn, why Washington is more broken than I ever imagined.

Apr 17, 2012

Washington Doesn't Like Me Very Much

The hot topic in Washington of late has been taxes: yours, mine, and Warren Buffett’s. The federal government runs on revenue, much of that derived from taxes: income taxes, inheritance taxes, capital gains taxes, the list goes on and on

Jan 5, 2012

Washington Doesn't Like Me Very Much

It has now been one year since I was sent to Washington to fix a broken process and get our economy moving again. But one year later, I am still as frustrated as ever with the way Washington manages to get in the way of our economy.

Sep 6, 2011

Washington Doesn't Like Me Very Much

With eight months under my belt representing the people of Eastern Ohio, I can tell you that my opinion of the bureaucracy and red tape in Washington hasn’t changed much. In fact, I don’t think Washington, D.C. likes me much either.

Jan 7, 2011

My First Week in Congress

This week, I was honored and humbled to begin representing the people of Ohio’s 18th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. As soon as I took the oath of office from Ohio’s own Speaker John Boehner, I immediately voted for congressional reforms and budget-cutting measures that will change the way Congress works.