Recently, I was honored to receive the "FreedomFighter" Award from FreedomWorks for promoting economic freedom on the House Floor. The federal government is borrowing 40 cents for every dollar we spend. Our national debt currently costs $140,277 per taxpayer and is projected to reach 73% of gross domestic product (GDP) by the end of this year. This can certainly make economic freedom for future generations of Americans look bleak. But many of my colleagues and I are committed to eliminating the frivolous spending in Washington. I'm proud to fight for economic freedom so that our children and grandchildren are not left with this devastating debt.