• 2nd Amendment

    I am a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and will always fight to protect this vitally important right. The Founding Fathers understood that an individuals’ right to bear arms, as provided in the Bill of Rights, was essential to securing our pers...

  • Agriculture

    Growing up in a rural town of 1400 people in the Midwest, I know how important the agriculture industry is to the state of Indiana. Indiana ranks 5th in corn production, 5th in soybean production, 2nd in tomatoes for processing production and has the...

  • Budget and National Debt

    The federal government needs to function like hard working Hoosier families and live within its means. Without question, Washington, D.C. is continuing down an unsustainable path of spending, taxing, and borrowing too much to pay for this spending ha...

  • Education

    The education of our children ranks as a top priority for the United States. As a former member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, I am committed to ensuring that education policies have our children’s best interests at heart. Loc...

  • Energy

    The 8th District of Indiana is rich in its supplies of natural resources. All of Indiana’s coal mines are located within the District as well as the majority of Indiana’s oil wells, an oil refinery, and an abundance of natural gas wells. I think it i...

  • Entitlement Reform

    Safety net programs for senior citizens are considered mandatory spending, meaning the federal government is legally obligated to make these payments regardless of the cost; therefore it is not controlled as a part of the annual appropriations proces...

  • Healthcare

    As a physician, I understand the importance of affordable access to healthcare. While I believe our healthcare system cannot remain at the status quo, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that passed in 2010 will not make our health...

  • Homeland Security

    The security of America is paramount to defending and maintaining our freedoms. The most important thing we can do to ensure our physical safety is to secure our borders from unlawful crossings. We must stop the influx of illegal aliens whose backgro...

  • Immigration

    First and foremost, I believe we must secure the borders of the United States and strictly enforce our current laws, and do not support amnesty. Also, eliminating incentives for illegal immigrants to cross our borders and break our laws is absolutely...

  • Jobs and the Economy

    In order for our economy to have strong, consistent growth, we must focus on getting Americans back to work. With the nation’s unemployment at or near 8% since January 2009, Congress must take the necessary steps to reduce unemployment. In order for ...

  • National Defense

    America has the most effective military in the world because of the extraordinary strength of our soldiers and their families. First and foremost, my goal is to protect our service members and ensure that they return home safely. While we have been f...

  • Protection of Life

    The unborn child has a fundamental right to life that must be recognized. While I am strongly pro-life, I do believe exceptions should be made in extreme cases of rape and incest and to save the life of the mother in a truly life-threatening pregnanc...

  • Regulations

    On a daily basis I hear from Hoosier small businesses how regulations from Washington DC are impairing their ability to grow their business and hire new employees. In 2011, there were more than 200 regulations in the works that combined will have an ...

  • Taxes and Revenue

    With over 70,000 pages in the current tax code, our system is overly complex and inefficient. I support comprehensive tax reform that simplifies the tax code, closes unfair loopholes, and lowers the overall rate on individuals and businesses in order...

  • Telecommunications

    Since the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was passed into law, new technologies and advancements in telecommunications have rapidly developed due to the limited government regulation of internet traffic and services. This unrestricted free market has ...

  • Trade

    During a time when the economy is struggling, opening the gateway for Hoosier goods and services to be sold into foreign markets is a necessity. 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside of the United States. We need to pursue policies that he...

  • Transportation

    As a former member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I have worked closely with my colleagues to help repair our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. I was proud to be appointed a Conferee on the House and Senate Transportation Confer...

  • Veterans

    We owe our veterans an immense debt of gratitude for their service and sacrifice in defending our freedoms. We must find new ways to serve our veterans and increase the availability and accessibility of healthcare. I believe veterans should not be re...

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