Across Missouri this weekend, families and friends will be having barbeques, attending sports tournaments, perhaps heading to the lake for some fishing or boating, and students celebrate the school year coming to a close. It’s always an exciting weekend across our state as life for many Missourians shifts into summer mode. But it’s critical we don’t forget what the word “memorial” means.… Read more »
In the U.S. we are fortunate to have more than 800,000 sworn law enforcement officers. These men and women sign up to put their communities before themselves every single day. In most areas of our country, American families are able to have their kids ride bikes around the neighborhood, walk their dogs, and sleep soundly at night because we have the peace of mind knowing these brave… Read more »
Before I get into this week’s column topic, I want to provide a quick update on President Biden’s mortgage “equity” plan I wrote about two weeks ago. After pushback from Congress, the mortgage industry and the American people, this misguided policy has been rescinded. For more information, please click here.
The word “border” is defined as “the line, limit, or delimiting… Read more »
As you’ve heard me say time and time again, small businesses are the heart and soul of towns here in Missouri and across America. They’re started by people who bet on themselves and put faith in their friends, neighbors and community to support them and help keep their doors open. During the pandemic, these treasured local spots were some of the first to feel the effects of the shutdowns,… Read more »
A major theme we have seen with the Biden Administration is “equity.” In fact, that is a term we often hear spouted from the media and political left. A word we very rarely hear these days is “equality.” While they seem similar, the two words have very different meanings. When it comes to public policy, equality means everyone is treated the same under the law – the laws that apply to you… Read more »
This Monday marked the 100th day of this Congress, and 100 days into a House Republican majority. The first week of January was admittedly a little rocky as we chose a new Speaker, but I’m proud of the progress we’ve made. In our Commitment to America, we laid out a goal of a nation that is safe, strong, and free, and a government that is more accountable to the American people – as it… Read more »
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! We had a great day with beautiful weather and lots of family time. The Easter district work period concluded this week and I had some great visits around our state. I’ve now had the opportunity to visit every county in the new part of the district and it’s been so nice getting to meet many new Missourians. Here are just a few highlights from my… Read more »
Matthew 28:5-6: "The angel said to the women, 'Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.'"
Happy Holy Week and Good Friday! This is the most blessed weekend of the year for Christians and one we anticipate all year long. While Christmas is of course a holy season,… Read more »
Over the last two years, you’ve heard me talk about skyrocketing energy prices. One of this administration’s first actions was to halt all domestic drilling, putting critical energy sources like the Keystone XL Pipeline out of business. And the American people have unfortunately been paying the price ever since. This week, House Republicans made good on our promise to help make energy… Read more »
Missouri is a national leader in agriculture and has a rich history of farming and ranching. Our state is home to the second most farms in the country with 95,000 of them that support 460,000 jobs, second only to Texas. And 97% of our farms are family-owned, which means the next generation of Missourians is grabbing the baton to keep their family livelihoods running for years to… Read more »