Fiscal Responsibility

Every American family must live within a budget, and the federal government should do the same. For too long, reckless government spending has been the norm in Washington. In particular, spending on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, among other programs, continues to grow at an unsustainable rate. 

Hard-earned taxpayer dollars should be spent carefully and deliberately by the federal government. I stand ready to reduce spending, enact meaningful reforms to strengthen existing programs for current and future beneficiaries, and ultimately put our nation’s fiscal house back in order. It will take bipartisan cooperation to make these tough decisions, but the consequences of kicking the can down the road are too great for Congress not to take meaningful action.