REINing In Government Agency Rules

Click above to watch my speech in favor of the REINS Act.

Our founding fathers intended for us to have a limited government and if they saw what we have today, they’d be appalled. Our government has gotten out of control, especially the alphabet soup of government agencies writing regulations that have the force of law. That’s why last week, the House passed the REINS Act which requires that if an agency enacts a regulation that has an economic impact of more than $100 million, it must come to Congress for a vote before it can take effect. Quite frankly, the Constitution vests all legislative power in Congress, which I believe means all regulations should come before Congress, but this is a good first step to living up to Article One. To see my speech on the REINS Act, please click here.

Protecting 2nd Amendment Rights of Military Spouses

Last week, I introduced legislation to protect the Second Amendment rights of spouses of military members. Our military spouses give up a great deal to support their active duty service member, often moving far from home and family to be with their husband or wife. The Protect Our Military Families’ 2nd Amendment Rights Act allows spouses of active duty service members to purchase firearms in the state where they live due to military orders.

Currently, the Gun Control Act of 1968 mandates that citizens can legally only purchase a handgun in the state where they are considered residents. Exceptions were made for active duty military members but not their spouses. In many cases, spouses reside in the state where their active duty spouse has orders, but are barred from purchasing firearms in that state because their driver license is issued in their “home state” or they don’t have another state-issued identification card in the state their spouse is stationed in.

My bill will amend the United States Code to ensure that military spouses are afforded the same Second Amendment rights because they have the right to defend themselves and their families just like anyone else. To see more on the bill, please click here.

Repealing and Replacing Obamacare

Click above to watch a video outlining the Republican healthcare agenda.

Obamacare hurts millions of Americans with increasingly high premiums and deductible costs for individuals, families, and businesses. That's why one of the first things that Congress is doing this term is repealing and replacing Obamacare. Congress will use a process known as budget reconciliation, which allows certain laws to move through the Senate with only 51 votes, to repeal the law. It's the same mechanism that Democrats used to pass Obamacare in 2010 without a single Republican vote.

The House will work to replace Obamacare with a health care system that will provide Americans with insurance coverage that is more affordable and accessible. The Republican health care plan will be built on four main principles:

1. Give you more control over which plan you pick. Your plan should meet your needs, not Washington mandates.

2.  You shouldn't have to worry about being turned away or losing your coverage due to age, medical conditions or circumstances.

3. We must cut bureaucracy to accelerate the development of new medical devices and therapies.

4. Protect medicare for senior citizens today, and ensure that medicare will survive for future generations.

Repealing and replacing Obamacare will restore your choices in healthcare and ensure that your medical decisions are made by you and your doctor. For more information on the plan, please click here.

Joint session certifies electoral votes electing @realdonaldtrump President #itsover
6 Jan 2017

I just voted on the Midnight Rules Relief Act to stop the reckless regulatory sprees of lame duck presidents. #HR21
4 Jan 2017

Glad to see @Ford is investing in American jobs.
3 Jan 2017

Tomorrow, the House will vote to condemn the biased UN Security Council resolution against Israel.
4 Jan 2017

Excited to begin work in the 115th Congress and make America great again! #MAGA

Wish I'd had a DSLR and a tripod. Overcast wet night in DC creates an eerie Capitol view with the Christmas tree.