Growing the Economy

Congressman Cline is focused on growing the economy and keeping more money in the pockets of hard-working Americans. The Congressman is fighting to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses and employees and is also committed to lowering taxes that stunt economic growth. He also believes in promoting free trade agreements and policies that benefit farmers and small businesses in Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District.

Below are just a few examples of pieces of legislation Congressman Cline has supported during his tenure to accomplish these goals:

118th Congress:

  • H.R. 358, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act requires federal regulators to assess the full economic effects of proposed regulations on small businesses and consider alternative measures to reduce burdens before they act.
  • H.R. 23, the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act rescinds all new IRS funding for squeezing middle-class families and small businesses, while enhancing the services Americans expect to receive from their government.
  • H.R. 3400, the Small Businesses Before Bureaucrats Act updates the 1958 jurisdictional standards of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to reflect modern revenue levels and ensure that such standards accurately represent the size of the economy each year.
  • H.R. 277 the REINS Act updates the 1958 jurisdictional standards of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to reflect modern revenue levels and ensure that such standards accurately represent the size of the economy each year.
  • H.R. 857, the Presidential Budget Accountability Act withholds funds for presidential travel, official entertainment, and other expense accounts if the President fails to submit a timely budget to Congress.
  • H.R. 357, the Ensuring Accountability in Agency Rulemaking Act requires all rules proposed by federal agencies, except in limited circumstances, to be signed and issued by an individual appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

117th Congress:

  • H.R. 1712, the Death Tax Repeal Act repeals the estate tax, also known as the death tax. This tax is, in effect, a double tax on families and taxes property transferred at death. Many family businesses and farms are forced to shut down in order to pay this tax, instead the death tax should be repealed so that the next generation can continue operating and provide strength to their local economy.
  • H.R. 3625, the Middle-Class Savings Act aligns the brackets for assessing capital gains taxes with those created in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to enable middle-class families to invest and save more through the stock market.
  • H.R. 1381, the Main Street Tax Certainty Act makes the 20 percent pass-through small business tax deduction permanent in an effort to support small businesses, help create jobs and strengthen our economy.
  • H.R. 1346, the Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act provides federal tax credits to support the travel, convention, trade show, entertainment, tourism, and hospitality industries across the country impacted by the ongoing pandemic.
  • H.R. 2698, the Aluminum Pricing Examination (APEX) Act grants the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) the statutory authority to conduct oversight of the aluminum market and to investigate price setting, benchmarking, and reporting entities.
  • H.R. 4181, the Stop Inflationary Spending Act amends the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to require the Congressional Budget Office to conduct an analysis of the impact on inflation from certain reconciliation legislation reported or submitted pursuant to reconciliation directives in a concurrent resolution on the budget.
  • H.Res. 620 the Protect Right to Work expresses support for right-to-work laws that protect workers from being required to join and pay forced dues to a union to get or keep a job.

116th Congress:

  • H.R. 2571, the National Right-to-Work Act repeals the provisions of the National Labor Relations Act of 1938 and the Railway Labor Act that permit employers to condition employment on the requirement of employees to join a union.
  • H.R. 575, the Lessening Regulatory Costs and Establishing a Federal Regulatory Budget Act of 2019 establishes a system for reducing out-of-date regulations and requiring more efficient regulatory action.
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