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I have always been a strong supporter of cutting wasteful government spending and making sure that our precious taxpayer dollars are used wisely.

To protect and secure Social Security, pay down the national debt and promote a strong national defense, Congress must balance the need for valuable programs with the need for fiscal responsibility. We can’t afford to continue spending more money than we have.

I also believe that it is necessary to balance the budget without increasing taxes. Tax increases would hurt the District’s job creators and hard-working families whose finances are already stretched thin.

Rather than raising taxes, I will continue to look for ways to get government spending under control and once again balance the federal budget.

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June 3, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

This week House Republicans sent an important message to the President and the Democrat-controlled Senate:  the House will not vote to increase the debt limit without significant spending cuts and budget reforms.  We cannot afford to do business the way they want to any more.

April 22, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

I recently asked you what your number one legislative concern is.  The majority of you identified the national debt and federal spending as your primary concern, and rightly so.  Just this week we had alarming news on our debt outlook from the international credit agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P).

April 15, 2011 E-Newsletter

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March 11, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

In a press release referencing Republican spending cuts to the federal budget, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer said last week: “Republicans still remain fixated on an ideological plan that will put hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work.  I don’t see how they can honestly support that plan, and claim credit for any job growth, at the same time."

March 4, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Although House Republicans temporarily suspended earmarks, it did not mean that those funds were immediately taken out of the federal budget.  Instead, those funds were returned to the Treasury and Obama’s federal agencies were allowed to decide how the money should be spent.

February 19, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

When House Republicans won the majority in November, we were left with unfinished business at the start of this Congress. In fact, not a single budget or appropriations bill reached the House floor in the 111th Congress, leaving us to clean up the mess. The mess proved to be an opportunity that we capitalized on this week by demonstrating that we are serious about reining in out-of-control spending. Had the Democrats followed the process they were supposed to have followed we would never have had this chance.

January 7, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

The 112th Congress was sworn in this week, and one of my first votes was to change the House rules to make Congress run the way it was intended to. I am proud of the progress we have already made to begin restoring the credibility of this great institution.

November 5, 2010 E-Newsletter

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October 22, 2010 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Numbers released this week by the Treasury Department paint a grim picture for the financial well-being of our nation. The report showed that the national debt has reached an all-time high of $13.665 trillion. The day President Obama took office, the national debt stood at $10.626 trillion. Unfortunately, there is no sign that this Administration’s reckless spending will let up any time soon.

September 30, 2010 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,