Frequently Asked Questions
Last Updated, Nov. 27, 2012:
Q. What bills have you introduced during this Congress that will create jobs?
A: I have introduced 24 bills during this Congress which will create jobs. These include:
Q. What bills have you voted for during this Congress that will create jobs?
A. I have voted for more than 40 jobs bills which have passed the House.* About a dozen of them have passed the Senate and become law. These include legislation eliminating the job-killing 1099 requirement and the 3% withholding penalty. However, more than 30 of our bills are awaiting a vote in the Senate.
A full list of House Republican jobs bills – and their status – can be found here.
Q. What else are you working on – for Eastern Washington, specifically?
A. My top priorities for Eastern Washington include…
Q. How would these things create jobs?
A. The North Spokane Freeway is a true shovel-ready project that would create at least 6,000 jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in new tax revenue.
Bringing a medical school to Spokane will bolster our goal of making Spokane a national hub for graduate medical education, and that in turn will encourage doctors to practice here, create jobs in our community, and improve the quality of health care – particularly in rural areas
Fairchild Air Force Base is the largest employer in Eastern Washington; bringing the new tankers to Fairchild would expand the base’s mission, making it the home of many more servicemembers, civilians, and their families, while improving the competitiveness of our local economy.
Q. Anything else I should know about?
A: Yes. A few big-picture things…
- I voted for the “Ryan Plan” which will cut taxes, cut $5 trillion in projected government spending over the next decade, and put us on a path to balance the budget once and for all.
- I am the leading advocate in Congress for stopping US participation through the IMF in the growing Heritage Foundation, the Ryan Plan alone will create 1.6 million jobs and add $150 billion to our GDP. And just as importantly, it will keep the American Dream alive for our children and grandchildren.
Q. How can I stay up-to-date on what you’re doing for jobs?
A. Sign up for my e-newsletter on the homepage. NOTE: *Last updated, Nov. 27, 2012