Since Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in the country, job creation and turning our economy around is my top priority in Congress. As a former small-business owner, I know what it takes to run a business, make a payroll and create jobs. Since coming to Congress, I have supported several pieces of legislation that will restore fiscal discipline, reduce taxes and spur job creation in our country.
This legislation includes repealing the job-killing $1 trillion Obama health care bill and voting for H.R. 1, a bill cutting spending levels for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2011 by $100 billion. Additionally, I convened an Economic Advisory Council composed of the elements which constitute a small-business -- entrepreneurs, lenders and labor -- to ask what the federal government can do to help improve the economy. Based on their suggestions, I will work in Congress to help small businesses grow and create jobs by providing them with the needed access to capital and by reducing their undue tax burdens.
I cannot stress enough the importance of immediate action to improve our economy and get Nevadans back to work. In order to do this, we need to rein in out of control spending in Washington, produce a budget that restores fiscal discipline, provide certainty in our economy, and reduce burdensome regulations on small businesses. I will also strongly oppose tax increases in Congress. Please be assured that I will continue to work with my colleagues to pass legislation that includes responsible spending cuts and puts an end to runaway federal spending, while restoring certainty to our economy and spurring critical job creation.
Updated July 26, 2011