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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

Economy

We should not be satisfied with the historically low economic growth rate of the past decade. After years of soaring unemployment rates, runaway government spending, and a regulatory environment that is hostile to job creators, our economy is finally starting to recover. This recovery has been made possible by Congress working with President Trump to repeal burdensome regulations placed on employers by the previous administration. Government spending and regulation will not lead us to prosperity – only a vibrant private sector will.

Reforming the U.S. tax code is another key component to building economic momentum and growing our workforce. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world, and this tax rate is driving American companies to send their manufacturing and customer service jobs abroad. Lowering the corporate tax rate will keep large businesses from sending jobs overseas, and a simpler tax code would allow small businesses to save money and grow.  

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January 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) released the following statement after voting to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program and to continue funding the federal government:

January 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On January 11, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) released the following statement regarding the announcement that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will now accept proposals from individual states to implement work and community engagement requirements for able-bodied, working age Medicaid recipients:

December 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On December 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Conference report to accompany H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) released the following statement lauding its passage:

December 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris has issued the following statement in support of the revised Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

"The Conference committee delivered a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that will lower taxes, stimulate economic growth, and create new jobs.  The bill will protect the deductions that many working families depend on and repeals the burdensome Obamacare individual mandate penalty tax, so that Maryland families can be free to choose the health insurance plans that best meet their household needs. 

November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On November 16, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This legislation is the first major reform to the federal tax code since 1986. Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) voted in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and released the following statement in support of its passage:

November 11, 2017 In The News

SALISBURY, Md. - Eastern Shore representative Andy Harris held a town hall meeting at Wicomico High School Saturday afternoon for a discussion centering around tax reform.

Other topics were discussed relating to economics, including addressing the deficit, and creating a budget amendment, with some unrelated to economics, including gerrymandering and the lack of women in government.

Harris says the way to reduce the deficit is not to raise taxes, but to cut taxes to grow the economy.

November 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On November 2, the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled its tax reform plan, entitled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) issued the following statement in support of the legislation:

October 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On October 26, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution. Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01), released the following statement lauding its passage:

September 29, 2017 In The News

MARYLAND - The new Republican tax plan is out and there are conflicting viewpoints from political leaders on the eastern shore.

Representative Andy Harris says this plan delivers on the president's promise to invigorate business while increasing the pay checks for average Americans.

Harris says these tax breaks will help bring manufacturing jobs back to the shore.  The plan includes a decrease in taxes on small businesses from 39.6 percent to 25 percent.  The plan also includes a drop in corporate tax rate to 20 percent.