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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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April 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., and Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all Maryland) today announced that the U.S.

February 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., issued a statement today in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) report on the ramifications of any increase in the federal minimum wage.  The CBO report reached multiple conclusions, including a projected net loss of over 1.4 million jobs over five years.  In Maryland, current law already will gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, from its current $11.75 rate.

Congressman Harris issued the following statement:

January 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. co-sponsored a House Resolution urging President Biden to submit the Paris Agreement on carbon emissions reduction to the Senate for treaty ratification. A simple agreement by the sitting executive would mean the agreement could not carry the force of law and cannot be used as a legal basis for new regulation or binding actions.  Studies indicate that the enactment of the Paris Agreement could result in:

January 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., today applauded the decision to reverse thousands of dollars in unexpected end-of-year fees assessed on distilleries across Maryland and the nation who had so graciously converted their operations to hand sanitizer production during the pandemic.  Previously, the Food and Drug Administration 

November 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (all Md.) applauded $1,436,701 in federal funds to support coastal infrastructure projects in Talbot County. The County will provide $1,437,959 in matching funds, bringing the project total to $2,874,660.

October 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of $344,981 in federal grants to four recipients on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  Funds were awarded by the U.S.

October 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D.

October 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of two U.S.

September 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of a $139,171 federal grant from the U.S.

September 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D.