January 19, 2018 Column
Whether they are struggling to find a job or have stopped trying, unemployment is holding down millions of Americans. For them, the American dream feels out of reach. With the passage of tax reform, our attention needs to be on getting everyone who can work to work.
January 12, 2018 Column
To kick off 2018, the American Farm Bureau welcomed President Trump to their annual meeting. It was the first time a U.S. president addressed this gathering in 26 years.
January 5, 2018 Column
There is a lot of work ahead in the new year. Before we undertake a fresh set of challenges, it is good to take stock of the many positive outcomes and accomplishments of 2017.
December 21, 2017 Column
It is hard to believe 2017 is coming to a close. In the final days of a whirlwind year in Congress, we fulfilled our commitment to send tax reform to President Trump’s desk. This bill to overhaul our broken and overly burdensome tax code for the first time in a generation will grow economic opportunity and improve the lives of people across America.
December 15, 2017 Column
This is the season of good news, and the economic potential we are currently seeing in our country is no exception.
December 8, 2017 Column
Empowering people to achieve independence and productivity is our mission on the Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee, of which I serve as chairman. President Trump is urging Congress to focus on welfare reform after we finish our tax code overhaul, and I am eager to dive into this effort to help more Americans reach self-sufficiency.
December 1, 2017 Column
Tax reform is our main focus in Congress right now, and many beneficial provisions for the agriculture economy are advancing with this effort. We know farmers and ranchers are weathering uncertain times, and as we get closer to putting a tax reform bill on President Trump’s desk, we also need to get moving on the farm bill.
November 24, 2017 Column
With so many meaningful reforms included in the House’s tax code overhaul, I am particularly pleased about the numerous victories for agriculture.
November 17, 2017 Column
Over these past few weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, I have been working day after day on tax reform. The House’s historic vote on November 16 to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was a crucial step closer to a simpler, fairer tax code. As grateful as I am to see tax reform moving forward, there are many other reasons to be thankful this season!
November 9, 2017 Column
Simplifying our broken tax system is no easy task, but we know Americans need relief. This is why we introduced a bill at the start of November to streamline the tax code and help people keep more of what they earn.