Rep. Pitts Supports Republican Pledge to America
Local town hall meetings contributed to agenda
Washington–Rep. Joe Pitts (PA-16) expressed his support for the newly announced House Republican governing agenda, A Pledge to America. The agenda is the product of months of engagement through town hall meetings and the America Speaking Out website. Rep. Pitts participated in the agenda’s creation by holding town hall meetings and advocating for his constituents’ priorities.
A Pledge to America reflects House Republicans’ commitment to tackling the issues most important to the American people including job creation, controlling the federal budget and repealing the unpopular healthcare reform bill.
Rep. Pitts’ statement follows:
“The House Republicans’ Pledge to America represents our effort to listen to the American people and focus our legislative agenda on their priorities. The first priority must be growing our economy and creating jobs. We cannot accomplish this through debt-fueled stimulus bills or government takeovers of the healthcare, banking, automotive and energy industries.
“Congress must create tax and regulatory certainty so that Americans can confidently move our economy forward. While the first priority is creating jobs, the Pledge also lays out how we intend to lead the nation by stopping out-of-control spending, repealing the government takeover of healthcare, reforming Congress, and keeping our nation secure. Our nation faces great challenges, but principled solutions, grounded in the Constitution, can restore faith in government and move our country forward into a free and prosperous future.”