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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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July 17, 2021 Press Release

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

July 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has committed to stop and dredge in Ocean City in late July.  This plan will allow the Army Corps to address the known shoaling in the inlet as well as potentially remove other obstacles caused by Tropical Storm Elsa.  Specifically, the corps will be in town for 48 hours of inlet work between July 26th and 29th.

Congressman Harris issued the following statement:

June 28, 2021 In The News

Delmarva Chicken Association recently presented awards to four people – Rep. Andy Harris, Dr. Steve Fitz-Coy, Kurt Fuchs, and Jim Passwaters – whose work and advocacy spanning many years have been crucial to the success of Delmarva’s chicken community...

May 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) opposed President Biden’s $6 trillion Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget.  If enacted, this debt-busting budget would represent the largest budget as a percentage of the American gross domestic product since World War II.

Congressman Harris issued the following statement:

May 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of Labor (DOL), will next week formally issued a rule to release 22,000 supplemental H-2B visas for the 2021 Fiscal Year.  These visas will be available to employers starting on May 25th.  The release of supplemental H-2B visas by DHS is pursuant to the Harris Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021 Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill passed into law in December 2020. 

Congressman Harris issued the following statement:

April 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., announced today that pursuant to the Harris Amendment allowing the release of supplemental H-2B visas as adopted to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which passed into law in December, the Department of Homeland Security has announced a supplemental allocation of 22,000 additional visas for the 2021 fiscal year.  Under the Harris Amendment, the Secretary of Homeland Security has the authority to release supple

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