Issues

Jobs and the Economy

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Too many Americans are falling farther behind in today’s economy. Education, investment innovation, and infrastructure are the keys to an economy that benefits everyone.  Read more...

Infrastructure

Fixing and expanding America’s tattered infrastructure will create jobs, boost the business climate and improve our daily lives.  Read more...

Social Security and Medicare

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Social Security and Medicare are a sacred promise made generation to generation. Their preservation – not privatization – is non-negotiable.  Read more...

Supporting the Agricultural Community

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Farming is a central part of our district’s past and present. To ensure that is also part of our future, our farmers need labor-market stability, diverse markets, and fair taxes.  Read more...

Taxes

The Republican tax plan is not “reform.” It increases taxes on middle-class families so that corporations and the wealthy can pay less. That’s just wrong, and I’ll work for real tax reform that benefits working families.  Read more...

Healthcare

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The Affordable Care Act needs to be strengthened, not repealed. Competitiveness in the insurance market – including public option plans – and allowing American over 50 to buy into Medicare are essential steps.  Read more...

Education

Public education was once America’s biggest competitive advantage and the “port of entry” for new Americans. Our K-12 public schools need funds, innovation, and respect, college students shouldn’t have to borrow the cost of a first home to get a degree, and we must broaden community college and non-college post-secondary opportunities.  Read more...

Opioid Crisis

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Opioid abuse is a public-health crisis that we ineffectively treat as a law enforcement issue. There are economic and social issues feeding this epidemic that we must address, but before and above all else, we must ensure that our fellow Americans in the grips of addiction get the help they need and that their families and communities are supported.  Read more...

Energy and the Environment

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The threat of climate change is not debatable. The Trump administration and Congress are moving us in the wrong direction. We must change course, starting now, and when we do, we can not only save our planet’s future but create whole new industries and millions of jobs.  Read more...

Supporting Our Veterans

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Our military does an outstanding job of keeping Americans safe. It is also an incredible social engine. I believe military service makes better citizens and more prosperous communities. Military service is a proud tradition in my family. We must continue to repay their service.  Read more...