Government Reform

Trump transition gets underway

| Posted in Nunes Blog

As a member of the executive committee of the Trump transition team, I'm gratified to see the future Trump administration starting to take shape. Today, the Trump team announced it is nominating Congressman Mike Pompeo as CIA Director, Congressman Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor. I think these are excellent candidates, partic... Read more »

Nunes Named to Trump Transition Team

| Posted in Press Releases

Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22) released the following statement today after joining the executive committee of Donald Trump’s transition team: “Today I was honored to have been named to the executive committee of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. In this role, I will advise President-elect Trump on the appointments of his Cabinet members and on appointments to other top positions in... Read more »

A radical reform to kickstart the economy

| Posted in Nunes Blog

The economy grew by just 1.2 percent in the second quarter, the Commerce Department announced today, while first quarter growth was revised downward to 0.8 percent. With our unrivalled workforce and abiding entrepreneurial spirit, America can do so much better than this. And the starting point for sparking economic growth is no secret – we need to radically reform our convoluted and unfair tax sy... Read more »

A warning from Puerto Rico

| Posted in Nunes Blog

Puerto Rico is struggling with a fiscal crisis stemming, to a large degree, from its unfunded pension liabilities of $46 billion. Unable to cope with this disaster, Puerto Rico's governor signed a bill allowing his government to stop paying its debt. He also declared a state of emergency at the Government Development Bank in hopes of preserving essential government services. The results of these ... Read more »

Congressman Nunes Introduces Public Pensions Bill

| Posted in Press Releases

Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22) today introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to encourage transparency in state and local pension systems and to prevent federal bailouts of insolvent pension plans. State and local pension systems may seem fiscally secure, but that is often a façade created by assuming unrealistic rates of returns on investments and by using other accounting tricks. In f... Read more »

Overhauling taxes and State of the Union response

| Posted in Nunes Blog

This week I introduced in the House of Representatives a bill—the American Business Competitiveness Act (ABC Act)—that will reform the business tax code. Actually, my bill doesn't reform the code as much as it totally abolishes it and replaces it with some clear, simple rules that everyday, small-business owners can actually understand without help from accountants and lawyers. A key feature of t... Read more »

Scrapping the business tax code

| Posted in Nunes Blog

Today I introduced a bill to overhaul the way businesses are taxed. It would drastically simplify taxes, encourage startups, and create a level playing field for small businesses to compete with bigger firms. The Wall Street Journal covered it here. Read more »

A Kickstart for the Startup Nation

| Posted in Opinion Pieces America is renowned as a startup nation. The American people have always encouraged and admired daring entrepreneurs who — through ingenuity, courage, and determination — create something out of nothing. These are the brave men and women who begin with an idea for an innovation and then start a new business that transforms their vision into reality. Considering the risk involved in crea... Read more »