The U.S. economy is strong. Republican policies have provided an atmosphere that has resulted in job creation, increased revenue and reduced budget deficits. The Economic Competitiveness Caucus will continue to support and advocate measures that will create high paying, high quality jobs for U.S. workers, reduce the tax burden on working Americans and those who create jobs and continue to press for holding the line on federal spending.

I expect the job numbers for May will contribute to the overall positive economic outlook. However, we are not just focused on today’s economy; we are working hard to ensure our economy is prepared for challenges that will occur well into the future. The Economic Competitiveness Caucus and House leaders are committed to breaking down government barriers to competing in a global economy. While this is a long-term effort, it is gratifying to see some of the policies already showing results through our current robust economy.