Over the last two years as your Congressman, Mike Carey has made it a priority to help constituents navigate federal agencies and bring tax dollars back to our communities.
Since taking office just over two short years ago, Mike Carey has put more than $6 million back into the pockets of his constituents and helped thousands solve problems with the VA, IRS, Social Security, passports and much more.
In the same time, he has secured more than $40 million for local projects through the appropriations process. Projects to bring water infrastructure to Sidney and Bloomingburg; a new law enforcement facility in London; funds to fight human trafficking in Columbus; expansion of the Mid-Ohio Food Collective; roads; and much more.
It is no secret that the more than $9 Trillion increase in federal government spending since February of 2021, combined with a radical energy policy, caused one the worst inflation crises our nation has ever seen.
Americans continue to struggle with high prices across the board, but Mike Carey is working to stop out of control spending, reduce energy prices, and get our economy back on track.
Mike has introduced and championed several pieces of legislation to address these problems:
Mike Carey has taken a stand in Congress to always do what is best for our veterans, law enforcement officers and first responders. Here is some of the legislation Mike has introduced and championed:
As the Vice Chairman of the Social Security Subcommittee, Mike Carey has made it a priority to work in a bipartisan fashion to strengthen Social Security.
Social Security Overpayments
Mike Carey was the first member of Congress to call for a hearing regarding Social Security Administration overpayment notices after SSA refused to disclose how many Americans were negatively impacted by the agency’s own mistakes.
Mike’s work uncovered that SSA is demanding Social Security payments back from more than 2 million Americans per year. Americans who were living by the rules and were hit with notices demanding repayment of tens of thousands of dollars.
Fixing this troubling mistake from SSA has become a priority for Mike Carey. Seniors and disabled Americans on a fixed income shouldn't be penalized for bureaucratic mistakes on the part of the Social Security Administration.
Social Security Fairness Act
Mike Carey is working to end antiquated regulations on the Social Security benefits of retired public employees such as teachers, police officers and firefighters.
Not only has Mike Carey co-sponsored the Social Security Fairness Act, but he also chaired a Ways & Means field hearing to identify and address the flawed and unfair effects that Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) have on hundreds of thousands of public employees.
It is no secret that tensions are at an all time high in Congress. While Mike Carey may have political and policy differences with his fellow members, he believes that we should treat one another with civility and respect.
That is why he partnered with Democrat Congresswoman Joyce Beatty to create the Civility and Respect Caucus to encourage decorum amongst fellow members regardless of party.