Due to the leadership and vision of Governor Mitch Daniels, the state of Indiana is an economic model for our nation during these challenging financial times. While Indiana has made great strides attracting business to the state, we still need more good-paying jobs in Indiana and across the country. Too many Hoosiers are out of work or underemployed. The federal government cannot spend its way out of an economic downturn; it must grow its way out. The government must take steps today to help strengthen the economy and incentivize job creation. I am committed to promoting a pro-growth agenda that includes simplifying the tax code, reducing taxes, approving pending trade agreements, expanding domestic energy resources and eliminating harmful regulations. These are some of the many steps Congress can take to provide the certainty job creators need to plan, invest and hire.