• Agriculture

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  • Defense and National Security

    Maintaining national security is one of the federal government’s primary responsibilities under the Constitution. We must ensure the people of the United States are protected by providing for our common defense. This nation has men and women in unif...

  • Economy and Jobs

    One of my top priorities is to ensure that the government creates an economic-friendly environment that will spur growth and help rebuild the economy of Western North Carolina and the nation. In order to do so, Congress must prioritize legislation t...

  • Education

    Having proudly raised two children, I have a personal understanding of the successes and failures of our education system. We need to ensure that we are implementing the appropriate policies to educate the future leaders of our nation. When it comes...

  • Energy

    With energy prices continuing to rise, it is essential that the 113th Congress take bold actions to address our nation's energy policy. America’s economic health and national security have become increasingly tied to our access to secure and afforda...

  • Federal Budget and National Debt

    I am deeply concerned about our nation’s fiscal situation and recognize the danger it poses to our economic well-being and national security. Today, out of control federal spending and excessive borrowing poses a serious threat to the long-term stab...

  • Foreign Affairs

    Serving on the Foreign Affairs Committee, it is my honor to ensure we are maintaining and developing positive relationships with our allies and nations across the globe. Additionally, I believe it is critical to provide for proper oversight of our f...

  • Health Care

    Reforming healthcare is critical to the future of our nation. With healthcare costs rising to record levels over the past twenty years, it is vitally important that we implement cost-control solutions. President Obama’s healthcare bill, the Affordab...

  • Immigration

    Throughout our nation’s history, legal immigrants have blessed the United States with talent, diversity and an expanding labor force that has been crucial in sustaining periods of robust economic growth. Restrained legal immigration is essential in ...

  • Oversight and Government Reform



  • Social Security and Medicare

    Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid must be at the center of any serious proposal to return spending to sustainable levels. These programs represent over 40 percent of all government spending. Social Security works by taxing today’s workers to pa...

  • Tax Reform

    Having spent the majority of my life in the private sector, I fully understand the tax burden born by American workers, families and small businesses. In order to address our current fiscal crisis, we must get serious about tax reform and abandon th...

  • Transportation and Infrastructure



  • Veterans

    Honoring the veterans who have defended our nation is of the utmost importance. To sacrifice life and limb to defend our freedoms and way of life demands our gratitude and respect. We must ensure we are keeping the promises made to veterans by prote...

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