Congressman Dave Joyce sits in in an ideal position for re-election, because of his proven record as a principled conservative during his short time in Congress. Dave has focused on stopping wasteful government spending, repealing “Obamacare”, creating good jobs, protecting the constitution and shrinking our nation’s massive debt.
REPEALING & DEFUNDING “OBAMACARE”
Dave Joyce has fought to repeal and defund “Obamacare” every chance he’s had. He has voted to repeal “Obamacare” outright (H.R. 45), to defund it and permanently delay it (H.J. Res 59), and he voted to delay the individual and employer mandates (H.J. Res 59, H.R 2668, & H.R. 2667). He has also fought for millions of American’s to keep their current health plans when “Obamacare” forced health insurance companies to cancel millions of hard working taxpayers health insurance (H.R. 3350). Dave gave up his taxpayer supported health care and fought to make sure members of Congress didn’t receive special treatment under “Obamacare” (H.R. 2894 & H.R. 2010).
GETTING WASHINGTON ON A BUDGET & CUTTING WASTEFUL SPENDING
As a first step, Dave voted to get the federal government back on a budget for the first time in five years (H.J Resolution 59). Dave believes you can’t get control of spending if you don’t have a budget. Dave and his wife Kelly have 3 kids in college, and every year they sit down to put together a budget because, like all American families, they don’t spend what they don’t have. Unfortunately, that’s not how Congress usually works.Dave also doesn’t just talk about cutting wasteful spending, he actual does it. In his first year in office he returned over $100,000 of his office budget back to the U.S. Treasury. It is same thing he did for 24 straight years as the prosecuting attorney of Geauga County.
Dave introduced a bipartisan bill cutting $200 billion in waste and duplicative programs (H.R. 1999).
“Bipartisan group proposes $200 billion in spending cuts: The Savings, Accountability, Value and Efficiency Act (SAVE Act) takes many ideas proposed in a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report detailing wasteful and redundant spending that could be eliminated. Among other things, it would kill a duplicative catfish inspection program, consolidate data centers across various federal agencies, end redundant auto emissions reduction programs across the government, and help the government leverage its buying power to buy goods at a lower price. It also includes language helping the government find and eliminate fraud in Medicare and Medicaid, and language that seeks to reduce the costs of the hundreds of thousands of buildings the government manages.” – The Hill, 5/16/13
Dave also voted to reduce discretionary spending by $21 billion in FY14, which was the first time since the Korean War spending has been cut 4 years in a row.
PROTECTING OUR CONSTITUTION & CREATING JOBS
Dave believes in the founding fathers vision of a government with checks and balance found in the Constitution. Dave is working to stop the President’s radical steps to impose his liberal agenda by unconstitutionally bypassing Congress Dave supports legislation to stop this Imperial Presidency (H.R. 367, H.R. 4138, & H.Res 442). He also cosponsored the STOP Act to protect our jobs and our constitutional rights from Obama’s job-killing executive orders and regulations.“…I’m extremely concerned about President Obama’s recent statement on his willingness to completely bypass Congress to achieve what he wants. Although it’s been in the news lately, unilateral executive actions are not new to this Administration. They’ve used executive orders to delay unpopular parts of the Affordable Care Act, and to push back layoffs until after an election. I believe this is a violation of the Constitution which is why I’ve signed onto the STOP Act, a bill that would allow Congress to take action to prevent executive orders.” – Office of U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce, 2/14/14 Joyce has supported numerous bills reducing federal regulations and creating jobs, including:
Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act…H.R. 872
Energy Tax Prevention Act…H.R. 910
REINS Act…H.R. 10
Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act…H.R. 4
3% Withholding Rule Repeal…H.R. 674
Veterans Opportunity to Work Act…H.R.
Dave introduced legislation and secured funding to protecting our region’s greatest economic engine – the Great Lakes – which account for 1.5 million jobs, generating $62 billion wages a year (H.R. 3547 & H.R 2773).
DEFENDING OUR VALUES
David Joyce is a pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment Ohio conservative who was endorsed by the National Rifle Association and National Right to Life in 2012. Dave has 100% pro-life voting record with the National Right to Life, the nation’s oldest pro-life organization. Dave is a member of the NRA and is a strong supporter of 2nd Amendment Rights. He is endorsed by the NRA and has a 100 percent voting record with the NRA.