Federal taxes and regulations are strangling our economy. Business start-ups, business expansion, hiring and wage growth are all moving in the wrong direction. There are now experiencing more business failures than start-ups. The code of federal regulations has grown from 71,224 pages in 1975 to 174,545 pages today. The cost of those regulations has been estimated at over $2 trillion a year. This is unacceptable. We need to restore the rule of law in America and end the practice of unchecked rule making by federal agencies. As your congressman, I will work to reduce the pages in size and reach of the federal regulatory code. Every federal regulation with an estimated economic cost of $100 million or more needs to be confirmed by Congress. To revive economic growth in America, we must reduce taxes and regulations wherever possible, starting with repealing Obamacare.