This district has always been known for its hard-working people -- from factory workers to small-business owners -- Pennsylvanians make up the backbone of America's economy. Protecting good-paying jobs and creating new ones has always been one of Tim's top priorities. He will continue to work everyday to keep jobs in our district, foster economic growth, and spur job creation.
Tim is a strong opponent of trade deals that export American jobs, like NAFTA, Most Favored Nation Trade status for China, and the World Trade Organization. Bad trade deals have cost Pennsylvania over 142,000 jobs. Tim is a proponent of fair trade, not free trade.
Ranked as one of the top 15 most conservative Democrats in the House by the National Journal and a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, Tim is a supporter of reasonable tax cuts, and is a long time advocate for fiscal responsibility and balancing the federal budget.