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Tackling Inflation & Out-of-Control Spending

I believe getting the federal government’s financial house in order would positively impact our economy, our businesses, our federal budget, and the family budget of millions of Americans. I view the last debt ceiling deal in May 2023 as a HUGE missed opportunity to put our nation on better financial footing. Since then, Washington has added another $2 trillion to our national debt with no plan to control the deficits. In typical fashion, when Washington “comes together” on a budget deal, it’s expensive and a bad deal for the American people. 

A consequence of the trillions in overspending is not only the inflation that’s been created but the resulting hike in interest rates by the Federal Reserve, which impacts lending to businesses, mortgages, rent, auto, and home improvements loans.

I have taken real action that protects your tax dollars, fights inflation, and reins in out-of-control spending.

  • Voted against 90 percent of all final spending bills that have come before Congress for a vote
  • Cosponsor of the Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment every Congress
  • Forced the first and only Balanced Budget Amendment vote in Congress in the past 25 years
  • Consistently voted against “Too Big to Read” bills, resolutions, and stimulus plans
  • Supported energy reform legislation that focuses on lowering prices and building up American energy
  • Named “Taxpayer Hero” by Citizens Against Government Waste