The 114th Congress has accomplished much compared to previous ones. Though much needs to be done, I am hopeful that much more is on the horizon.
The brave service men and women, that have selflessly given and sacrificed so much for our country, deserve our lifelong appreciation and respect.
More than that, they deserve our very best â€” they deserve first class health care and service â€” they deserve a federal government that honors its commitment to them.
The recent murder of Kate Steinle is a tragic reminder that we must enforce our immigration laws. Fixing our immigration system requires a careful and measured approach. Securing our border and enforcing our current laws must be a top priority.
This past week, we witnessed an undercover, barbaric video where Planned Parenthood was caught selling body parts of aborted babies. I have joined several of my colleagues in speaking out against Planned Parenthood'â€™s evil and depraved actions and fully support congressional investigation into the organization.
Iran is the worldâ€™s leader in state sponsored terrorism! As a member of Congress, I will stand against any Iranian agreement that doesnâ€™t completely strip Iran of all nuclear capability. In the words of the Prime Minister of Israel, â€œthis is a bad mistake of historic proportion.â€
As a pastor, I have seen sickness, disease and stood by the bedside when the last breath is taken. My wife is a nurse practitioner. My brother is blind with a disease where more research is needed. I have great compassion for future research and is why I signed onto a letter requesting proper funding of NIH.