Agenda for Economic GrowthIt’s time for policies that make life better for hardworking taxpayers who are feeling the impact of fewer working hours, lower take-home pay, skyrocketing health care costs and gas prices that are too high–and to end policies that make it harder for the unemployed to find work.
The single biggest drag on our economy right now is Obamacare, and the single most important thing we can do to create jobs, foster growth, increase wages, and save taxpayer dollars is to replace this failed legislation with sensible, market-based reforms that work. I will vote to replace Obamacare with a real reform plan that puts patients first and provides more affordable options.Read More
Unleashing American EnergyThe Obama Administration’s anti-energy policies are among the biggest impediments to economic growth. At every turn, President Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress like Mark Warner have pursued energy policies driven by a narrow political agenda rather than developing our domestic natural resources in order to reduce our dependence on foreign producers, create high-paying jobs, and lower utility bills and the price of gas at the pump for all Americans. While Mark Warner supports a carbon tax and cap and trade policies, I have fought against them and taken a strong stand against new EPA regulations that would raise energy prices for consumers and kill even more jobs. Read More
Tax and Regulatory ReliefThe onerous tax and regulatory burden on U.S. businesses and American families is a boot on the throat of our economic recovery, and simplifying our complicated tax code and streamlining regulations are essential parts of any pro-growth agenda. We need to reduce one of the highest marginal business tax rates in the world to make American companies more competitive, while at the same time easing the tax burden on individuals and families, allowing them to keep more of their hard-earned money. Read More
New federal mandates handed down from Washington cannot hope to address what ails our public education system. Yet Washington has been doubling down on this failed approach. The Warner-Obama solution to education has been to continue throwing money at the problem in hopes that doing more of the same will result in a higher percentage of students graduating from our K-12 schools with a quality education. On the issue of school choice, parents have spoken.Read More
Cutting Wasteful Spending & Balancing The Budget
One of the most important steps we can take to get America’s economy moving again is to rein in reckless federal spending that threatens to bankrupt our country and saddle future generations with an unsupportable burden of debt that will dramatically reduce the quality of their lives. An $18 trillion debt is simply unacceptable, and we cannot afford the consequences of continued inaction.
Mark Warner’s Record
Mark Warner hasn’t been the senator he promised us he would be. He said he would be an independent voice in the United States Senate, yet voted with President Obama 97% of the time. On issue after issue, Senator Mark Warner has said one thing yet done another.
MARK WARNER INVITED VIRGINIANS TO HOLD HIM ACCOUNTABLE IF HE DIDN’T KEEP HIS PROMISES TO US, AND THAT’S WHAT WE INTEND TO DO THIS NOVEMBER, WHEN WE ELECT ED GILLESPIE.
VIRGINIA BEACH – Ed Gillespie unveiled several policies today to respond to the outbreak of Ebola. The policies include containing Ebola to source countries, oversight and effective response at the source, and strengthening U.S. response capabilities. Speaking of his policies,…9:01 PM - 22 Oct 2014
LORTON – A Warner campaign ad, which relies on a “slimy slight of hand,” received three Pinocchios from The Washington Post. Washington Post’s Pinocchio Test The ad’s shift from Gillespie’s lobbying to the firm’s lobbying is a slimy sleight of…2:51 PM - 22 Oct 2014
— Team Gillespie (@EdForSenate) October 22, 2014
Wrapped up a visit to Virginia Home Medical in Newport News – laying off workers because of Washington policies pic.twitter.com/nEY8BkXwty
— Ed Gillespie (@EdWGillespie) October 22, 2014