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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.  

More on Economy

June 7, 2017 Video

The House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee holds a hearing on the FY 2018 budget request for the Department of Labor. Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta testifies, and Subcommittee Chairman Tom Cole presides.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On May 23, the White House released President Trump’s budget proposal for the 2018 fiscal year. Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) issued the following statement in response to this proposal:

April 24, 2017 In The News

CHESTERTOWN — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris learned about agriculture practices and spoke with farmers about their concerns during a visit to Kent and Queen Anne's counties Thursday, April 20.

Harris, R-Md.-1st, and local officials first met at Hambleton Creek Farms outside of Chestertown along state Route 213. Indivisible of Kent and Queen Anne's Counties members stood outside the road's turnoff with protest signs like "No Town Halls."

April 20, 2017 In The News

NORTH EAST — In the last three years, Composites USA General Manager Dan Naugle has never hired anyone who’s had a job.

All his workers have been previously unemployed, some are living in their cars and many are drug- or alcohol-dependent. Finding workers is so difficult that Naugle has set himself the modest goal of finding one or two good people a year.