May 2, 2013 Columns
According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Monthly Budget Review that was released in April, the federal government ran a budget deficit of $601 billion in the first half of fiscal year 2013. CBO estimates that is $178 billion less than the loss recorded for the same time last year. Revenues are up 12% in the first half of 2013, with a 4-1 ratio of revenue to spending. This clearly illustrates that Washington does not have a revenue problem. Washington has a spending problem.
April 25, 2013 Columns
You may have seen the news this week concerning the 40% of flights that have been delayed throughout the country. This air traffic jam is a direct result of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) furloughing air traffic controllers in response to the sequester recently implemented out of Washington for federal spending. The sequester called for a 5% cut to the FAA. That’s it – 5%.
April 18, 2013 Columns
Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that they mistakenly released personal information of thousands of farmers to environmental groups in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. This breach of confidentiality resulted from the agencies desire to appease environmentalists, and I am appalled that the EPA would be so careless with the personal information of these hardworking farmers.
April 11, 2013 Columns
With ‘tax day’ looming, I want to take this opportunity to address the vital need for reasonable tax reform in this country. The complexity of the tax code is a very serious problem facing taxpayers.
April 10, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Gibbs released the following statement today after President Obama released his FY2014 budget.
April 4, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Gibbs toured several public and private facilities throughout Avon, OH. He accompanied Avon Mayor Jim Smith to visit Shurtech LLC, FlavorSeal Food Packaging, French Creek Family YMCA and Willoway Nursery.
April 4, 2013 Columns
This week, I had the opportunity to tour several facilities, both private and public, in Avon with Mayor Jim Smith. It gave me great insight into how a local government understands its priorities, opportunities and challenges much better than any bureaucrat or agency in Washington.
March 28, 2013 Columns
Since the founding of America and the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, the federal government has played an important role in constructing transportation infrastructure. Federal investment in transportation infrastructure is what keeps the United States united. With two centuries of effort, our nation has been able to enjoy the most advanced, efficient transportation system in the world, and it is vital to our global competitiveness. The benefits of the system are real – but so are the challenges.
March 28, 2013 Press Release
The United States Air Force announced today that the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield will gain 180 Airmen and eight C-130H Hercules aircraft.
March 27, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Gibbs hosted a Transportation Summit with community leaders in the transportation industry at Malone University in Canton, Ohio.