Jim believes the federal government needs to live within its means – just like Utah families. When families hit a rough patch, they tighten their belt and make tough choices to stay within their budget. That’s why Jim has worked in bipartisan ways to cut wasteful spending and put reforms in place to enforce budget discipline in Washington.
Jim has been a long-standing supporter of a Balanced Budget Amendment, as well as cutting and capping federal spending as ways to lower debt and enhance economic growth. He also led the fight to return to pay-as-you-go budgeting—an enforcement tool that has prevented Congress from adding to the deficit.
Jim believes that Utahns should keep more of their hard-earned money. He has worked to lower tax rates for working families and to extend tax cuts to deserving Utahans. In order to bolster the economy, Jim supports reforming the tax code to make it simpler, fairer and less burdensome on American companies to help them better compete in the global economy.
Jim has also championed the effort to end automatic pay raises for Members of Congress and has chosen to donate any annual raise to local Utah charities. Jim knows that putting our fiscal house in order requires shared sacrifice and that returning our country to a sustainable budget path is vital to national security and economic prosperity.