Standing for America

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Standing for America

When Jefferson concluded the Declaration of Independence and wrote that “with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor,” he wasn’t just talking about those 56 men sitting there in Independence Hall. He was talking about all of us who would follow as fellow Americans. It is time for us to live up to that legacy, stand up for America, and take it back!

Standing With Law Enforcement

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Standing With Law Enforcement

The men and women of Law Enforcement put their lives on the line each and every day to ensure the safety of our communities. In the summer of 2020, as our protectors were under attack from the radical left, I stood on the House floor and read the name of every law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty that year. We cannot do enough to express our gratitude for their sacrifice.

I am proud to stand with them, #BackTheBlue, and fight to ensure they have the resources they need to do their jobs and keep our communities safe. Earlier this year, I was named to House Republicans’ American Security Task Force which is focused on securing our border and our communities. In D.C., I have consistently opposed legislation that would take money and tools away from police officers or make it harder for them to do their job.

Securing the Border

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Securing the Border

When it comes to immigration, the federal government should have one focus: America. It should first focus its efforts on securing our borders so that terrorists, criminals, and illegal immigrants are not allowed to come and go as they please. That means we need a wall, yes, but far greater interior enforcement to stem the tide of illegal presence. Then it should focus its efforts on designing an immigration system based on American values, not those of special interests and Washington politicians.

Cartels have operational control of our southern border and their violence is permeating into our communities far away from the border. That is why I introduced legislation to designate cartels as the foreign terrorist organizations that they are and penned an op-ed with the criminal district attorney of Kendall County to raise awareness about the danger of cartels in our communities.

To ensure our Border Patrol agents can regain operational control of the border, I have introduced legislation to build navigable roads and clear the impenetrable cane along the border to provide clear visibility. Swamp politics have blocked the completion of the border wall. That’s why I offered an amendment that would use the money from corrupt earmarks to complete construction of the wall.

Securing our border could be accomplished with a simple one page bill if politicians simply had the will. Earlier this year I sent a 9-page memo to “Border Czar” Kamala Harris to lay out the problem and the simple solutions. But she, and her boss, have no plan.

Reducing Federal Spending

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Reducing Federal Spending

With over $26 trillion in debt eclipsing our economy, we can and must reduce spending, which hasn’t slowed down regardless of the party in power. That’s because of how the Washington establishment – “the swamp” – operates. So I’ll fight the return of earmarks, used in the past for back-room deal making to grease the skids in exchange for K Street cronyism. We also need the willpower to pass a balanced budget and refuse to increase the debt ceiling without meaningful spending reductions.

Restoring Healthcare Freedom

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Restoring Healthcare Freedom

Healthcare freedom ultimately means being able to purchase insurance tailored to one’s specific health needs. We haven’t had it since long before Obamacare – and THAT is the problem. It is high time we are free in this country to contract for healthcare services and healthcare insurance without government mandates that drive up costs and restrict freedom. “Obamacare repeal” is just a (broken) campaign promise.

I am the chair of the Republican Study Committee’s Healthcare Task Force and leading the Republican party in developing conservative, free market solutions to high costs and reduced access that is the result of excessive government control over our healthcare.

Standing For Life

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Standing For Life

We should always be a nation that promotes and values life. Period. I believe that all life is sacred and that life begins at conception. So I will always fight to defend the sanctity of life and to oppose abortion in any form. Life is a precious gift from God. That’s what I have believed my whole life, and that was only reinforced when I defeated cancer. We must continue building a culture that values innocent unborn life. I’m also strongly opposed to any taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood and will fight to stop those resources used to support killing babies. I authored legislation that would block federal funding to colleges that provide chemical abortions to young women on campus. We must take the fight to the abortion industry whereever it goes and continue to advocate for a culture of life.

Strengthening our Military, Supporting our Veterans

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Strengthening our Military, Supporting our Veterans

The brave men and women in the military must have what they need to defend our country overseas and here at home. For too many years, our readiness has declined as the threats against our national security have grown. I support strengthening our military and ensuring they have both the tools and the rules of engagement that permits them to succeed on the battlefield. I also support keeping our military focused. I penned an op-ed that described how “wokeism” is weakening our country and creating international threats to our security, and I introduced legislation to eliminate the newly-created Chief Diversity Officer position at DOD, because our military should be focused on producing the most lethal and effective soldiers, not the most diverse.

As a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, honoring and caring for our Veterans is one of my top priorities in Congress. I was the lead Republican cosponsor of the Forgotten Vietnam Veterans Act, signed into law by President Trump, ensuring all Vietnam veterans have access to the benefits they earned through their sacrifice. I have also introduced legislation to ensure veterans that struggle to get the care they need from the VA can use their benefits to access alternative care of their choice as well as legislation that protects the Second Amendment rights of veterans that have struggled with mental health issues.

Pro-America Immigration

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Pro-America Immigration

We are a country of laws and we must secure our borders. Our focus should always be to protect Americans first. Those individuals that have come to America illegally, but have established a business or families should be granted a time limit in order to become a citizen. If illegal immigrants choose not to comply with the law, then they must be deported. That is why I have consistently opposed amnesty bills since I have been in Congress. I believe in America, everyone needs to be held accountable and those hard-working Americans who follow the law shouldn’t be penalized.

Slash Federal Regulations

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Slash Federal Regulations

President Trump and his team did a great job reducing regulations. But the Biden administration put some of them back in effect. That is why I authored the Coronavirus Regulatory Repeal Act to permanently repeal the obviously unneeded regulations that were relaxed or suspended during the Coronavirus national emergency. Congress must act, but to do that we need to retake the House in 2022. Regulations drive up prices, reduce freedom, reduce options and are not necessary at the federal level.

Simplify Taxes

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Simplify Taxes

The tax bill under the Trump administration was a great step forward for economic growth because it leaves far more money in the hands of the people and of small, medium and large businesses. Unfortunately, it still left the tax code far too complex and far too onerous.

Promote & Defend America & her Allies

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Promote & Defend America & her Allies

We need a foreign policy rooted in peace through strength, where the United States stands up to our enemies, supports our allies, and strongly defends our national national security interests while doing both. After the weakness, appeasement, and failed leadership exhibited by the Biden administration, it is crucial that we restore American leadership in the world and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our allies; that unquestionably includes the State of Israel, which deserves our resolute support in one of the most hostile parts of the world.

Rein in Activist Judges & Bureaucrats

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Rein in Activist Judges & Bureaucrats

Judges and bureaucrats are unelected. Judges and bureaucrats have too much power. Each is deciding too many issues that are personal and/or should be decided through our representatives. That must stop.

Stand for Vaccine Choice

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Stand for Vaccine Choice

It is patently absurd that we have a President that wants to send government workers door to door to push people to get an experimental vaccine. That is not the role of the government. It is between an individual and their doctor, not an individual and the government. That is why I have been pushing back against any attempt by the government to force people to get the COVID-19 vaccine including cosponsoring legislation to block vaccine passports and vaccine mandates for the military. It should be up to the individual.

Secure Elections

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Secure Elections

I was the only member of the Texas congressional delegation to testify about the importance of secure elections before the Texas legislature. I authored legislation in Congress to ensure only U.S. citizens are allowed to vote in our federal elections. In D.C., I have fought hard against Democrats’ attempts to federalize our elections by opposing H.R. 1, which I wrote about with my friends Ted Budd and Jody Hice.

Counter China

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Counter China

The Chinese Communist Party is the biggest threat we face. We need to act like it. That’s why I have introduced legislation to keep China’s Confucius Institutes out of American colleges and universities, as well as legislation to prevent CCP members from owning American land. I have also introduced legislation to block funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology and pushed Congress to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Li Wenliang, who first blew the whistle on the CCP for trying to cover up the COVID pandemic.

Defend the Right to Bear Arms

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Defend the Right to Bear Arms

The right to effective self-defense is a fundamental human right. That’s why I not only penned an op-ed about how Democrats’ radical gun control agenda will make America more dangerous, but I have consistently stood against their attempts to enact it. I have voted against Democrat gun control bills every year that I have been in congress and cosponsored legislation that would block the Biden administration from using federal tax dollars to enforce his radical attacks on this crucial right.

Critical Race Theory

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Critical Race Theory

Introduced the first Republican legislation in Congress to block federal funding from any school that promotes Critical Race Theory.