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Notes from Brett: A Plan for Job Creators

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Last week the Department of Labor announced that Kentucky's unemployment rate fell below 10%. While there were mixed reactions to this news, I stand firm that we must do a better job to get our economy back on track.

Notes from Brett: Our Mission Ahead

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Every two years, Members of Congress take a solemn oath to support and defend the Constitution, and we are reminded of our responsibility to protect the future of our nation, no matter how difficult the decisions.

Notes from Brett: Lame Duck

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As my first term in Congress comes to a close, I have become all too familiar with the gridlock, political games and "gotcha" politics that have become commonplace on Capitol Hill. Fortunately, the American people are now more aware of the broken, "busin

Notes from Brett: Jobs

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I have been in office for 18 months, and since then all Washington has done is spend trillions of dollars expanding the federal government, all while millions of Americans have lost their jobs, and our unemployment rate has reached nearly 10 percent.

Notes from Brett: Competitiveness

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We are facing real problems in our country right now. While other countries are saving, investing and building, the United States is spending, borrowing and patching.

Notes from Brett: Taxes

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One month ago was Tax Day - the day that hardworking Americans sent their money to Washington. And since taxes claim almost 27 percent of the average American's income, most individuals worked the first three months of this year just to pay them.