Obamacare: I will continue to work tirelessly to repeal it and replace it with policies that restore freedom to the American people. I’ve cosponsored and voted for legislation to repeal it because it is destroying jobs and weakening our economy, and too many Americans have lost the health care they liked and wanted to keep. Government can never replace the doctor-patient relationship but it can destroy it and that is what is happening. We must work repeal Obamacare and replace it with federal tax credits and free market solutions that empower the American people to choose for themselves a health plan that meets their needs and that they can afford.  

Taxes and Spending: I oppose tax increases and will work toward a simplified tax code. Spending must be reduced with real cuts that lead to a balanced budget and an end to constant debt-ceiling increases. I voted for the FY 2016 conservative Republican Study Committee budget that does just this.    

Jobs & Economy:  I believe jobs are created by building a healthy economy based on freedom and opportunity rather than government directives and regulation. Indeed, our government has done too much that stymies entrepreneurship. We must implement pro-growth policies to provide incentives job creation. This will provide more Americans with better opportunities and build a healthy economy.    

Regulation: I’ve been working to block new costly and burdensome regulations because they make America less competitive and put our fellow Americans out of work. Bureaucratic agencies like the EPA lack transparency and must be made accountable to the Congress and the American people. These bureaucrats should work for the American people not against them!    

2nd Amendment: I am a rock solid defender of the 2nd Amendment, a 30-year member of the NRA, and have a 100% voting  record with the NRA. I have cosponsored and voted for important legislation to protect the Second Amendment, including legislation I introduced to protect ammunition that has been endorsed by the NRA, Gun Owners of America and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.  

Pro-Life: I am a steadfast defender of the sanctity of life and the unborn and have been an active fighter for advancing pro-life legislation in the Congress. Earning a 100% rating from the National Right to Life, I am actively engaged in the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus.    

Immigration:  Securing our borders is my top priority when it comes to immigration.  I strongly oppose amnesty legislation and have worked to defund President Obama’s amnesty plans. I swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution and the American people. That is why I am leading the effort in the Congress to stop the President’s plans to bring tens of thousands of people into the U.S. from Syria that the ISIS terrorist group has already promised to infiltrate to enter the U.S.    

Defense: As a veteran myself and father of a decorated Navy SEAL, I know first hand that our military must be prepared and second to none in a world that has only grown more dangerous under the failed foreign policies of President Obama. Ensuring that our service-members have the equipment and training to deter aggression and defeat it when called upon is vitally important. That is why I have worked so hard to restore critically needed funding to our military.

Veterans: It is shameful what was allowed to happen to our veterans under the current Administration where it is estimated that our government failed hundreds of thousands of veterans.  I authored legislation that passed the House putting veterans before VA bureaucrats.   

Seniors: I am committed to ensuring that federal government fulfills it promises to those who have built their retirement around Social Security and Medicare. Those promises made must be kept.  I support efforts to strengthen the solvency of both Social Security and Medicare and any such plans to do so must make sure that there are no changes for those who are in or near retirement.  

Space: As the new chairman of the House Space Subcommittee I am firmly committed establishing a clear path for our national space program. The current Administration policy that we will go somewhere in space sometime in the future is seriously lacking. I am working to ensure that American astronauts are launched from American soil on American rockets. I am working to advance a unified space program in Washington that sets a clear vision toward the Moon and Mars.