We continue to facing economic problems in our nation. Unfortunately, the fixes advanced by the Senate Democrat leadership and the White House continue down the wrong path. We must not repeat the bailouts and bloated spending on so-called “stimulus” that failed to reduce unemployment and did not create new jobs.
I believe we need to stop the massive growth of government spending and shift our focus to efforts that can truly promote job growth. Here are a few things I am working on to advance economic growth:
Leading the fight against more bailouts, including opposing the Wall Street bailouts and fighting to end “to big to fail” policies that ensure ongoing bailouts will happen.
Reducing taxes on families and small businesses so that money stays in our economy to help create jobs instead of funding the Washington bureaucracy.
Eliminating duplicative and unnecessary regulations that hinder business growth and create heavy compliance costs.
Focusing our spending on real infrastructure investments that would help promote economic growth, and stopping spending on wasteful projects that have no impact on job creation, such as new cars for federal employees and other waste funded by the Washington stimulus programs.
Vitter Urges Obama Administration to Get Moving on RESTORE Act Implementation, Treat Louisiana Fairly
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), today testified at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard on issues surrounding the implementation of the RESTORE Act.Read More
Excerpts: “Passing WRRDA is one of the most positive actions Congress has taken this year. It’s fully bipartisan legislation that serves as a real bright spot in an otherwise gridlocked Washington. Most importantly, it’s a substantive step forward in getting an otherwise sluggish economy moving down the river again.”Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today supported the Workforce Investment Act, which passed the U.S. Senate 95 to 3. Vitter made the following remarks.Read More
This weekend, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, penned an op-ed in the Houma Courier regarding the outdated red snapper fishery allocations in the Gulf of Mexico and the Regional Fishery Management Council’s (RFMC) various options to update it.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) made the following statement regarding news that President Obama is moving closer to offering a taxpayer funded bailout to Detroit.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) made the following statement regarding American sugar producers’ request for the federal government to take action against Mexico’s sugar industry for dumping their own subsidized sugar into the U.S. which could negatively influence the domestic sugar market.Read More
(Shreveport, La.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today announced that Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) will be opening an Integrated Technology Center at the Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) in the National Cyber Research Park (NCRP) in Bossier City, Louisiana.Read More