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  • Agriculture

    As a farmer, I am proud to bring real-world experience and perspective to Congress. For the heartland to succeed in the global economy, we must lessen government regulation of American agriculture and encourage the expansion of markets for Missouri ...

  • Budget

    Over the past few years, the federal government has ballooned to an unsustainable level and has spent taxpayer dollars recklessly. Due to the federal government’s out-of-control spending, I have supported numerous measures to freeze funding for, and ...

  • Defense/Homeland Security

    I am strongly committed to our military and those who serve and have served our country. Providing for the common defense is one of the federal government's constitutional responsibilities. As such, Congress must ensure that our troops have all the r...

  • Education

    Parents and local educators know what is best for our nation’s children; parents are the ones who are raising their children to become well-rounded individuals and educators are with the children day in and day out and they know how to best operate a...

  • Energy

    I know that ever-increasing energy costs are making it more difficult for Missouri families to make ends meet for local businesses to stay competitive and for you to purchase affordable goods. I support an all-of-the-above energy plan that develops o...

  • Financial Services

    Before serving in Congress, I spent more than 30 years in the financial services industry. I have seen firsthand the important role that local financial institutions play in helping families realize the American dream. We live in a world where bankin...

  • Health-Care

    Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, many of my constituents have contacted me with their concerns regarding access to affordable, quality health care. The majority of these constituents have encouraged me to vote to repeal this intrusi...

  • Immigration

    This country was founded by immigrants who brought their entrepreneurial and brave spirit to this great nation. With the creation of the United States, our government created a set of laws, and through those laws, we have continued to prosper as a wo...

  • Our U.S. Constitution

    As the elected representatives of the people, we all must take to heart the oath that we took to support and defend this important document. The words ‘We The People’ and all that follow have for 200 years served as a beacon of democratic ideals acro...

  • Pro-Life/Family

    The gift of life is an inherent right bestowed on each and every human being at the moment of conception. The act of abortion targets our most vulnerable population -- unborn children. It is impossible to comprehend the number of lives that were neve...

  • Second Amendment

    Very simply, I’m a lifelong gun enthusiast and am a strong advocate for the Second Amendment rights guaranteed to us by the Constitution. I will continue to fight to protect these rights each and every day.

  • Seniors

    America’s seniors are important to our society but are too often taken for granted. Many have put their lives on the line and sacrificed much so that we can be a free, prosperous nation. We have a responsibility to protect the best interests of senio...

  • Small Business

    As a small business owner, I know what it is like to meet a payroll. This Congress, I am proud to be the Vice Chair of the Small Business Committee. In addition to the full Committee, I also serve on the Health and Technology and Agriculture Subcommi...

  • Taxes

    I have heard from a number of folks in the 3rd District who are worried about tax increases and are interested in a new approach to government taxation in our country. First, please know that I oppose raising taxes. I firmly believe that the money in...

  • Trade

    Free and fair trade is a no-cost economic stimulus package for agriculture and our entire economy. I will continue to support efforts that level the playing field and are beneficial to American agriculture, manufacturing and the economy at large. Wit...

  • Veterans

    Our nation owes much to the brave men and women who served this country with honor and distinction. Not only do they deserve our gratitude, but we also need recognize the sacrifices they made in defense of our great nation to protect the liberties th...

  • Water and River Resources

    Thousands of Missourians live along the banks of our state’s rivers, streams and lakes. I am committed to continuing my work on many important issues facing our water resources, including channel and stream bank degradation, flood protection, navigat...

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