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  • Budget, Debt, and Spending

    Spending is out-of-control in Washington, and has been for quite some time. Each day, we add to our national debt by spending a lot more than the IRS collects in taxes. As this debt burden continues to grow – it’s now about $20 trillion – we must re...

  • Defense and Security

    Defending our country and protecting our freedoms are the most basic tasks of our federal government. It is vital that we maintain a strong national defense to protect our citizens and support our allies in an increasingly dangerous world. As we prot...

  • Economy, Jobs, and Regulations

    Revitalizing our economy and putting Americans back to work is my top priority in Washington. Unfortunately, families and small businesses are struggling. We need to get Americans back to work, and in order to do that, the federal government must not...

  • Education

    As a former teacher, I understand that every child in America deserves access to a quality education. During my time in Congress, I have made it a priority to see that states and localities are given the flexibility and tools needed to prepare studen...

  • Energy

    America has been blessed with abundant energy resources. Our prosperity depends on reducing our dependence on foreign sources of energy and tapping our resources here at home. In order to move to true energy independence, we must explore the many av...

  • Foreign Policy and Trade

    Since I was first elected to Congress, I have had the opportunity to serve on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. And I have long served on its Asia-Pacific and Middle East and North Africa Subcommittees. An engaged American foreign policy is a v...

  • Health Care

    It is critical that Americans have access to quality, affordable health care. Among the important issues before Congress, Americans consistently consider access to reliable health care for themselves and their loved ones at, or near, the top. Sadly, ...

  • Protecting the Unborn

    Government has an obligation to protect the safety of the most vulnerable among us. I believe that life begins at conception, and I will continue to support the rights of the unborn. I have cosponsored numerous bills aimed at protecting and furtherin...

  • Small Business

    Small businesses are the backbone of American’s economy. Our nation’s 29 million small businesses create six out of every ten new jobs, make up the vast majority of exporters and employ about half of all private-sector employees. Throughout my time i...

  • Social Security and Medicare

    Social Security and Medicare provide critical benefits to more than 50 million Americans. Our seniors deserve our respect and our gratitude, and we must protect the benefits they earned by paying into both systems. My mother and my mother-in-law are ...

  • Veterans

    We owe our veterans a tremendous debt of gratitude, because it is through their dedication and sacrifices that America remains safe and free. There is not enough we can do to repay the brave men and women in our country’s armed forces for the sacrifi...