Economy and Spending

Florida's farmers, small business owners and families should enjoy opportunity and a high-quality life. Prosperity is made possible when the government is fiscally responsible by eliminating wasteful government redundancy and reducing spending. As your Representative and Member of Congress, it's our job to provide the fiscal oversight and policies needed for a prosperous future.

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October 1, 2021 In The News

This week, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., brought out the “Taliban Rare Earth Minerals Sanctions Act,” a bill which would “impose sanctions on persons engaging in transactions in Afghanistan‘s rare earth minerals.”

Steube introduced the bill on Tuesday and explained why he thought it was needed.

September 21, 2021 Press Release
“There is absolutely no excuse for giving our tax dollars to terrorist-controlled countries like Afghanistan. It is not in our financial or national security interests for us to fund our adversaries.”
May 19, 2021 Press Release
“Under Democrat leadership in both Congress and the White House, we have seen record spending of taxpayer dollars at a time when our economy is in turmoil. I’m honored to join the Republican Study Committee in offering a budget that not only cuts taxes and balances in five short years, but also properly showcases our conservative priorities, like my Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act.”
April 7, 2021 Press Release
"Communities like Englewood have experienced an unprecedented economic impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. I was honored to join their chamber of commerce today to share resources for small businesses and update them on my efforts to support our district's recovery at the federal level."
March 8, 2021 Press Release
“The PRO Act is a partisan grab bag designed to benefit politically connected groups at the expense of many Americans simply trying to provide for themselves and their families. The bill would jeopardize and sometimes even outlaw most forms of independent contracting, gig work, freelancing, and franchising under the National Labor Relations Act. It would employ an 'ABC' test, a tool regulators have often used to reclassify those with flexible work arrangements, to place them in traditional employment, possibly under union control. The Act would block tens of millions of Americans who work as independent contractors, many of whom operate their own businesses, from earning a living. But some of the bill’s supporters hope that employers will simply place those workers on payroll and then in a union."
February 4, 2021 Press Release
“Yet again, Democrats are abusing the legislative process and changing the rules to implement their radical policies at the expense of the hardworking American taxpayer. This is not a reasonable budget or recovery plan – it will only lead to more economic failures, job losses, and debt for our future generations. The only real path to recovery will be through opening the economy, not forcing government dependency on the American people.”
December 28, 2020 Press Release
“We understand the economic hardship inflicted by COVID-19, but Americans don’t need inadequate stimulus checks and forced government dependency to get them back on their feet. Rather than prolonging economic suffering with failing, irresponsible legislation, our country needs to follow the lead of states like Florida and give Americans incentives and the opportunity to return to their jobs and normal lives.”
December 21, 2020 Press Release
"This so-called relief bill fails to target the needs of citizens in our District and fails to bring much-needed relief to our fellow countrymen. Instead of addressing the economic suffering of Americans, Democrats have run the clock down so debate and meaningful compromise is impossible. Their solution is to manipulate this process to include their radical agenda of defunding ICE, elements of the Green New Deal and to skyrocket unnecessary federal spending. We are left with a choice - give in again or reject this misguided legislation as a signal that we demand targeted aid for our citizens."
September 25, 2020 Press Release
“After Speaker Pelosi has spent months refusing to negotiate with Republicans on additional relief, I was honored to support today’s discharge petition that permits already-appropriated funds to support our 501(c)(6) organizations like local chambers of commerce. With strong support for expanding eligibility for the Paycheck Protection Program to local chambers of commerce and nonprofits, it is sad that Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats are refusing to help these organizations that play critical roles in our small business communities.”
September 2, 2020 Press Release
"Florida agriculture is the backbone of our State’s economy, yet our farmers, ranchers, and producers have suffered from Mexico’s trade-distorting practices for far too long. Though we still have more progress to make, this is an important first step towards empowering our farmers and prioritizing the dire needs of our agriculture communities."