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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WASHINGTON, DC: On April 12, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected H.J.Res. 2, the Balanced Budget Amendment. The amendment would have amended the U.S. Constitution to require that Congress not spend more than it receives in revenue, unless Congress authorizes the excess by a three-fifths majority in each chamber. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) released the following statement after the vote:
WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01), alongside Congressmen Jack Bergman (MI-01), Steve Chabot (OH-01), and William Keating (MA-09), led a bipartisan letter, signed by 89 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting the release of additional H-2B visas in order to meet the needs of small seasonal businesses in Maryland’s First Congressional District and across the country. The Fiscal Year 2018 cap of 66,000 H-2B visas was filled on January 1, 2018, leaving many businesses unable to obtain the temporary seasonal labor they need.
CHESTERTOWN — Dixon Valve and Coupling Co. has announced that it is giving employees $1,000 bonuses thanks to the federal tax reform, an act highlighted March 28 in a news release by House Speaker Paul Ryan.
While promoting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at Dixon in Chestertown, last year, Ryan, R-Wisc., spoke to employees about all the potential benefits tax reform could bring.
"It all leads to the same end, which is help people become more prosperous,” he told the people at Dixon that day.
WASHINGTON, DC: On March 22, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) issued the following statement after voting against this legislation:
Congressman Andy Harris joined WBAL News Now Wednesday morning to discuss President Trump's State of the Union address, saying he thinks Trump has delivered on promises made.
"Its a phenomenal turnaround," Harris said about Trump's first year, citing economic turnaround and strengthened national security. "He had to make the record public."
More than anything else, Harris liked Trump highlighting American heroes.
WASHINGTON, DC: Congress voted to re-open the federal government today after Senate Democrats refused to pass a funding bill on Friday, January 19. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) released the following statement tonight after the House passed a 3-week temporary funding bill:
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:
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:
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:
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.