[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When I first got to Congress in 2013, I started working on a bill focusing on two of the most divisive issues in American politics: taxes and spending policy. My goal was to get an equal number of Republican and Democrats to cosponsor it. My bill, which would improve our crumbling infrastructure through an innovative plan to repatriate cash that American companies were keeping overseas, had elements that could appeal to both sides.
At first, the only thing people from both sides of the aisle could agree on was that I had zero chance of achieving my goal. Figuring that the only way to get support was to go out there and earn it, I put together a PowerPoint, prepared my pitch, and asked for meetings with every Republican in the House—all 233 of them. I ended up with a bill that was supported by more than forty members of each party.
If you look at the two companies I co-founded and took public, neither of them was built around easy, obvious ideas that were bound to work. The only way we could succeed was to grind it out, by working harder and doing a better job than our competitors.
I took that same determination into my career as an entrepreneur, and as a new congressman, I counted on it to help improve my chances for success with the infrastructure bill, and all the bills I worked on. If elected President, I will use that same determination to get real things done for the American people.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm5iXd4wgZM” el_width=”80″ align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row]