Issues

     

    Immigration

    Congress must assure that we fund, begin, and complete the border wall. The catch and release program must end and Grant's law must be signed into law by the President.

    I support President Trump's decision to authorize National Guard troops to secure the U.S. - Mexican border and applaud the brave men and women in Arizona who have answered the call. I will work to end illegal immigration, and to secure our border in order to preserve our sovereignty and protect Americans.

    I thank the men and women who enforce our border laws and will continue to support them.

     
     

    Taxes

    I supported the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In December 2017, this bill became law and provides much-needed economic relief to the American people. This bill has laid the foundation for the revival of our economy and ensures that you keep more of your hard-earned money. This historic tax reform package allows American companies to compete globally and incentivize businesses to stay in America.

    I am working to simplify our tax structure and make sure that all tax cuts become permanent.

     
     

    Defending Life

    I am a fierce defender of human life. My record shows I have fought to defund Planned Parenthood, ban late term abortion (when a child can feel pain), and make sure individuals in the healthcare system will never be forced to take an innocent life.

     
     

    Education

    Education decisions should be made by parents-not the Federal Government. I support families having full freedom to choose what works best for their children, including public, private, online, or homeschool. Every child should have an opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed in a career path they choose. I will continue to advance education priorities focusing on local control, maximum flexibility, and ensure that Arizonans have the most educational opportunities available to them.

     
     

    Energy

    As a board member of the Western Caucus in Congress, I work with Members of Congress from all over the country to confront energy and conservation issues facing America and specifically Arizona. We must unleash the full potential of United States energy production and be sure the Federal Government does not hinder this development through unnecessary regulation, ultimately resulting in higher prices for consumers.

     
     

    Regulations

    The first full day I was sworn in office, I kept my campaign pledge to cosponsor a bill to reduce burdensome federal regulations (The REINS Act). I have and will continue to fight onerous regulations that hamper the American entrepreneurial spirit and economy.

    Congress has wrongfully delegated its duties to the Executive Branch. Unelected bureaucrats often create regulations to further their own agenda to the detriment of the American people and our economy.

    I have supported President Trump and Congress as we overturned 15 major regulations that have already saved billions of dollars.

     
     

    Second Amendment Rights

    As a Member of Congress, I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution and the Second Amendment is pretty clear to me.

    "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

    I will always protect your constitutional right to keep and bear arms and to protect yourself and your family. I will continue to fight to ensure that responsible, gun owning Americans are not penalized for the actions of criminals.

     
     

    Repealing Obamacare

    I promised to fight to repeal Obamacare and I sponsored legislation to do so. Many Arizonans have told me of the negative consequences of Obamacare.

    I also introduced the Protection from Obamacare mandates and the Congressional Equity Act which would make sure lawmakers are never excused from the laws they pass.

    I continue to urge House leadership to repeal Obamacare and pass meaningful reforms that would reduce premiums and allow greater choice and access to medical care such as, permitting group insurance, selling across state lines, and market-based community ratings.

     
     

    Budget

    Congress must enact a structurally balanced budget, cut spending, dramatically reduce our national debt, reform our regulatory system, and cut taxes. These steps will put America on a fiscally responsible path that we can be glad to leave to future generations. We have a long way to go but I will never give up on finding ways to get our economic house in order.

    To make this point, I have introduced legislation, cosponsored by more than three dozen of my colleagues, calling upon our leadership to immediately take steps to balance the budget.

     
     

    Foreign Policy

    I support President Trump's promise to put America first and reduce needless involvement in every hemisphere in the world. The world is an increasingly volatile place and we must follow Reagan's peace through strength mantra. We must more narrowly define what comprises America's national security interests; we must not continue to be the world's policeman. The United Nations works to undermine America's interests throughout the world and has had little success in preventing genocide or bringing peace. Therefore, I advocate that the Unites States should provisionally withdraw from the United Nations. Congress must declare war before our servicemembers and military resources are deployed for combat.

     
     

    Better Care for our Veterans

    We have a vibrant veteran population in Arizona's Fifth Congressional District, and they deserve our support. In Congress, I supported two pieces of legislation that go a long way in ensuring we can keep the promises we made to these heroes and their families.

    The House passed the VA MISSION Act which gives veterans access to a single system that gives them the freedom to choose where they receive their healthcare and streamlines existing CHOICE programs to guarantee maximum efficiency. I also fought to pass the VA Accountability Act into law which provides the ability to fire, demote, or suspend VA employees who have repeatedly shown poor performance or misconduct.

    It is an honor to serve all our veterans and servicemembers.

     
     

    Supporting our Military

    I have supported every National Defense Authorization Act since coming to Congress because we must give our troops what they need to keep America safe. I will combat our military readiness challenges and find ways to cut waste and efficiency within our existing programs. I supported pay raises for our troops and wholeheartedly fight to ensure their dedication and sacrifices are properly honored.

     
     

    Right to Try

    President Trump signed the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act on May 30th, 2018. I led the House efforts on this bill which allows terminally ill patients access to medications that have passed basic FDA safety testing but are working their way through the long approval process.

    My legislation was supported by hundreds of my colleagues--on both sides of the aisle—and was endorsed by President Trump in his first State of the Union address. In an era of hyper-partisanship, I hold Right to Try as a perfect example of a cause we can all support.

    My dear friend, Laura Knaperek, championed the Right to Try law in Arizona. My predecessor, Matt Salmon, also worked to get this bill passed. I am thankful they laid the foundation for my efforts to bring hope to those who are battling terminal illness. I hope that many lives may be extended through the availability of medicines because of the Right to Try law.

     
     

    AMBER Alert Becomes Law

    Congress unanimously passed and President Trump signed the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act into law on April 13, 2018. I led this life-saving solution to ensure that no child –regardless of race, ethnicity, or birthplace—is outside the protection of this vital law enforcement tool.

    Ashlynne lived on the Navajo Reservation and was 11-years old when she and her brother were kidnapped. Ashlynne’s brother was able to escape and survive the ordeal. They were transported to a deserted part of the reservation, where they were assaulted, abused, and left to die.

    When a child is missing, immediate action is critical to their safe return. Authorities did not send an AMBER Alert for over 10 hours after Ashlynne went missing because of a loophole in the system. We might have saved Ashlynne—her killer later testified that she was still alive when he left her.

    The AMBER Alert program has proven valuable at efficiently providing information to the public to assist in the search. Unfortunately, Indian tribes were left out of the original authorizing statute of the program, which has led to vast gaps in the system. Our bill provides the opportunity to ensure all children can benefit from the AMBER Alert program if necessary, no matter where they reside.

     

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