Congressman’s View: Election year or not, Congress has to work for the American people in 2018

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Congress has a historically bad habit of not accomplishing much during election years. It’s time to break that tradition, get to work, and insist that President Donald Trump keep the promises he made to the American people during his campaign — promises to reform our spending priorities; create jobs; expand high-quality, affordable health care to all Americans; protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; change the way we do politics; and take care of our veterans, pensioners, and dreamers.

I’m ready to work with President Trump and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to accomplish these goals.

We have to stop the tragic waste of blood and treasury on endless wars in the Middle East. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost us $8 trillion. Think about it. For $1 trillion, we could have rebuilt our public infrastructure.

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