The Green New Deal is the challenge in this Congress. As an economist, I will bring my 30 years of experience in banking and finance to resist calls for massive manipulation of our economy. The new Congress does not respect consumer freedom but wants unlimited spending and money printing, destruction of wealth and crippling business rules. The Congress must act to encourage growth policies. The Social Security system requires representatives to have a clear understanding of the nation’s financial stability and the needs of District 9 workers and retirees. We need secure financing for public investment, and we must sustain private markets to replenish savings and retirement. As your representative, I will act now so we aren’t pressured to react when crisis hits.