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  • Veterans

    Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution grants Congress the powers “To provide for the common defence” and “To raise and support Armies.” Supporting our military requires that veterans receive the care and benefits earned through service to our cou...

  • 2nd Amendment

    I strongly support our constitutionally recognized right to keep and bear arms. As a lifelong sportsman and proud gun owner, I know that the Second Amendment is not negotiable to the people of Oklahoma’s First District. The horrific mass killings in ...

  • Cruz/Bridenstine American Energy Renaissance Act

    Stop Federal Hindrance of American Energy Renaissance and Related Jobs. Prevent Federal Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing. Leave regulation of hydraulic fracturing in state hands Improve Domestic Refining Capacity. Streamline the permitting process ...

  • Defense and National Security

    As a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, I am deeply concerned that the Obama Administration has compromised our national security objectives by holding the defense budget hostage to coerce Congress into spending more on social welfare programs a...

  • Economy and Jobs

    I believe free markets, economic mobility, and equal opportunity are the drivers of innovation, entrepreneurship, and capital formation. Every piece of legislation should consider the impact on these drivers. Our national debt is at a record high of ...

  • Education

    Educating our children is critically important to our future. However, decisions about the right education for each child it is ultimately the responsibility of parents and local government, not the federal government. Education is not an enumerated ...

  • Energy

    Affordable, reliable energy is at the heart of nearly every aspect of American life and business and has major impacts on U.S. foreign and domestic policy. Our energy policy should be a true all-of-the-above strategy that promotes energy security. I ...

  • Fiscal Responsibility

    Free markets, economic mobility, and equal opportunity are the drivers of innovation, entrepreneurship, and capital formation. Every piece of legislation should consider the impact on these drivers. Our national debt is at a record high of $20 trilli...

  • Foreign Policy

    The Role of the United States: The experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan have led some to call for “retrenchment” and reducing our role in global leadership. Our enduring security, economic, and political interests, however, requires the United States ...

  • Human Life

    I believe that all human life is sacred, begins at conception, and should be protected by law. Taxpayer money should never be used to subsidize abortion, such as with Obamacare and Planned Parenthood. Congress has an obligation to defund all abortion...

  • Immigration

    Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress the authority “To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization.” This authority does not belong to the executive branch. When the President changes immigration law by executive order, Congress has...

  • Marriage

    I believe that marriage is intended to be between one man and one woman for life. Marriage is one of civilization’s oldest institutions, and the family is our most local form of government. When a person is in need, the spouse and family should be th...

  • Obamacare

    America has the world’s finest doctors, hospitals, and medical innovations. Obamacare puts the world’s greatest healthcare system in jeopardy. Stopping Obamacare is one of my top priorities in Congress. In March of 2010, then-Speaker of the House Nan...