WASHINGTON, D.C. – Next week the House Budget Committee will hold a hearing to examine what tools the federal government has in its toolbox to combat the negative effects of a recession. Democrats will continue to claim that a recession, or economic downturn, is imminent. However, they are mistaken. Thanks to pro-growth policies such as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, our economy is historically strong. Americans from all walks of life are seeing major benefits, including more jobs, higher wages, and increased take-home pay.