The 115th Congress began last week when the House and Senate were sworn in to office. In just a few days President-elect Trump will take the oath of office, becoming the 45th President of the United States. There will be time for inaugural balls, celebrations, and parades. But I want to make sure that President-elect Trump is ready to get to work with Congress when he walks into the Oval Office for the first time on January 20th.
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Rep. Bob Gibbs
Bob Gibbs is a small business owner and founded Hidden Hollow Farms in 1976, raising hogs in Holmes County, Ohio. He began advocating for agriculture in 1985 as a member of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Board of Trustees and starting in 1999, served as OFBF President for two terms. In 2010, Gibbs was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, winning reelection in 2012 and 2014. He previously served in the Ohio House and Ohio Senate. Bob is married to his wife Jody of 39 years and has three adult children.
Since January of 2015, Republicans have held majorities in both the House and the Senate. That is not to say Republicans are controlling the agenda. This small yet very important distinction is not lost on the American people. Our constituents come home after a long day at work, turn on the news and all they hear is that Republicans are obstructing the work of the government, that Republicans want to shut down the government, that Congress isn’t doing their job. Americans have a right to be frustrated with government, but they are not being given the whole story.
Over the past two years, President Obama and Congressional Democrats have overseen the largest budget deficits in the history of the U.S. They have allowed our national debt to explode to more than $14.2 trillion, equal to $45,500 per American and $127,500 per taxpayer.
I came to Washington to cut spending, shut down the federal “red tape” factory, and help small businesses get back to creating new jobs. However thousands of new complicated, costly regulations covering every sector of the American economy are written every year by bureaucrats in more than 60 federal agencies. This rulemaking process adds billions of dollars to the real price tag of legislation, leading to higher costs for businesses and consumers, weakened American competitiveness and jobs being sent abroad.