Better Off Now
Better Off Now
America is stronger at home and abroad, with a booming economy, safer communities, and a stronger military.
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Better Off Now

 

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President Trump and House Republicans?

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Americans are better off now

After years of struggling to get ahead, the American people are seeing jobs, opportunity, and confidence come roaring back. Two years ago, House Republicans laid out a bold policy agenda called A Better Way to tackle some of the biggest challenges of the day and get America back on track. As a result, America is stronger at home and abroad, with a booming economy, safer communities, and a stronger military. More work remains, but this economy is soaring, and Republican policies are helping improve people’s lives and making it easier for families to get ahead, with a renewed sense of confidence for the future.

See how Americans are Better Off Now by the numbers.

 A BOOMING ECONOMY

A BOOMING ECONOMY

 SAFER COMMUNITIES

SAFER COMMUNITIES

 A STRONGER MILITARY

A STRONGER MILITARY

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A BOOMING ECONOMY

After historic tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks, unemployment is at historic lows, job openings are at record highs, paychecks are growing, wages are rising, and economic optimism is growing.


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Unemployment is at its lowest in decades

3.7 million American jobs have been created since November 2016 — 1 million of those since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act became law.  In addition to unemployment numbers being at their lowest point in decades, job openings are at a record high — 213,000 jobs were added in June alone. And in June there were 6.7 million job openings, marking the first time since 2000 that there have been more job openings than those who are unemployed.

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90% of Americans are seeing increased take-home pay

Thanks to a doubling of the standard deduction and lower tax rates, 90% of Americans saw bigger paychecks this year. Plus, more than 4 million Americans at 642 companies have seen raised wages, bonuses, and expanded retirement options. In fact, more than half of small businesses have plans to expand, boost hiring, or increase employee benefits.

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Slashed burdensome and unnecessary red tape

In order to provide much needed relief for community financial institutions and hardworking Americans, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act has been signed into law. In addition, 16 CRAs have been signed into law, overturning some of the worst regulations from the end of the Obama Administration and saving billions. 

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Economic confidence continues to rise

With more job opportunities and lower unemployment, consumer confidence is on the rise and Americans are finally having a chance to become full participants in our economy and achieve the American Dream.

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SAFER COMMUNITIES

Republicans have made significant investments to combat the opioid crisis, end human trafficking, target dangerous criminals, and make schools safer.


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A historic investment in the fight against opioid addiction

The American people are Better Off Now because Republicans have taken the lead to combat threats facing our communities and young people. We’re making a $4 billion investment to stop the opioid crisis.

 

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Congress has taken action to stop the scourge of human trafficking

The House has passed dozens of bills to fight human trafficking, including the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act, the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act, and the Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act, which have been signed into law. As a result, online advertising for commercial sex trafficking has gone down by 60-80%.

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Action has been taken to address school safety and mental health challenges

Important legislation and $2 billion in resources, including the STOP School Violence Act are making schools safer and addressing our mental health challenges. The Fix NICS Act, which takes several steps to strengthen the information contained in NICS to better protect public safety, protect Second Amendment rights, and curb gun violence, has also been signed into law.

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Republicans have acted to combat threats facing our communities and young people

Multiple bills, including the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act, are strengthening our border security, better enforcing immigration laws, and targeting dangerous gangs like MS-13.

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A STRONGER MILITARY

Republicans have launched a historic rebuilding of our military, raised pay for our troops, and reformed the VA to provide better care to our veterans.


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Fulfilling our commitment to America's heroes

The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 created a streamlined and efficient process to remove, demote or suspend any VA employee for poor performance or misconduct. The VA MISSION Act consolidated the VA’s multiple community care programs and authorities and provides further funding to sustain the Choice Program so veterans can get the care they earned and deserve.

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Our men and women in uniform received the largest pay increase since 2010

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 provided a 2.4 percent pay raise. This well-deserved pay raise is the largest raise in eight years and is an important way to show our thanks.

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Our military is adding 20,000 troops to bolster its size and strength

We’ve gotten tougher than ever in combating ISIS and other terrorist organizations, as well as potential nuclear threats like North Korea and Iran – and restoring the strength of our armed forces has been crucial in the progress we’ve made.

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New investment in the tools needed to keep our troops safe, well-trained, and effective

This new investment includes improving missile defense capabilities, upgrading combat vehicles, purchasing new Joint Strike Fighter aircraft and investing in new submarines. Working with President Trump, Republicans are working to ensure our military is fully manned and properly equipped.

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Republicans are bringing our armed forces out of the self-induced readiness crisis

After eight years of our military forces languishing under reduced spending and cuts, Republican efforts are bringing our armed forces out of this self-induced readiness crisis and restoring America’s military might.

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REPUBLICANS ARE MAKING AMERICA

BETTER OFF NOW

Putting America First

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Delivering for Rural America

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Building Safe & Strong Communities

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