Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after House Republicans presented A Pledge to America, a new governing agenda focused on addressing the American people's top priorities. The Pledge is the culmination of a months-long engagement with the American people in which House Republicans sought their ideas and priorities for Congress. The agenda offers concrete solutions that can be implemented immediately to tackle the issues that are most important to the nation, including job creation, spending restraint, national security, health care, and reform to Congress itself. The full agenda, A Pledge to America, can be viewed here.
"For too long, the voices of the American people have been ignored in Washington. While Americans have been speaking out, those in power have carried out a job-killing, big-spending agenda that doesn't reflect the priorities of the people. House Republicans have been listening to the American people and understand that the nation's focus is on issues like creating jobs, reining in spending, and changing a dysfunctional Congress. It's time that the priorities of the people once again set the agenda in Washington, so we are offering a Pledge to America. Through this pledge we are presenting a set of bold solutions, renewing a commitment to our founding principles, and offering a new way of doing business in Washington.
"With Americans looking for job creation, we are offering a jobs plan to end the economic uncertainty for American small businesses and make America more competitive. As massive debt threatens the prosperity of our children, we have a credible plan to rein in the budget deficit. To keep America safe from threats abroad and on our border, this pledge offers a commitment to national and border security. To honor the will of the people and protect the American health care system, we have a plan to repeal the new health care law and replace it with solutions to bring down costs. And as Americans increasingly view Congress as a broken institution, we offer a plan for reform to provide real accountability and transparency."