Monday, December 29, 2014
Sam Graves: Republican majority will pass sorely needed legislation
As we turn the page on 2014 and look ahead to 2015, I am hopeful that we can do so with a renewed sense of optimism and purpose.
We have many challenges ahead, but we have every reason to believe that we can be successful in overcoming those challenges. With a new congress we have a new voice ready to carry out the will of the people.
The economy has slowly improved, but growth is not strong enough. Unemployment remains too high, making the job search difficult for millions of Americans. Small businesses still report too many roadblocks to expanding their companies and creating new jobs.
2015 brings with it a new Republican majority and working partner in the U.S. Senate. I fully expect Congress to seize this opportunity to pass legislation that is sorely needed. Legislation aimed at simplifying our tax code, reining in wasteful spending, addressing energy costs, and unleashing the American economy which continues to be burdened by regulations.
Common sense solutions are needed to ease the squeeze on middle class Missourians and I am confident that in the new year and with a new congress that is exactly what we will have. I want to wish you a Happy New Year and my sincerest hopes that 2015 is good to both you and your family.