Fixing our broken Immigration system
Our immigration system has been broken for 30+ years. I am proud to support a workable immigration reform plan that does the following: 1. Secures the border 2. Enforces current law 3. Implements E-verify 4. Creates a guest worker pool of vetted workers 5. Protects American citizens & businesses. This plan would give vetted migrant workers the ability to work legally in the US for up to 5 years at a time, pay taxes and into a health care account but would receive no benefits.
Getting back to the Constitution
I believe that in order to get our Nation in decline back on track, we need to get back to the basics. Following the guiding principles of our founding fathers is the best way to lead our Nation to prosperity once again. As a strict Constitutionalist, I feel that it is more important than ever to stick to the Constitution and its guidance. Finally, I am proud to have earned the endorsement and A rating from the NRA.
Our National Defense
The number one charge of the Federal government is National security. As your Representative, I have consistently voted for stronger border security, increased pay for our troops, and against policies abroad and here at home that make us less safe. Prosperity in America begins with a safe America.
Creating jobs in your neighborhood
As a successful small business owner, I can speak from first hand experience about the struggles of owning your own business. During my 5 years in Washington, I have worked tirelessly to update our community's infrastructure so that we can attract, retain and expand jobs here. I will continue to get government out of your way by tackling overreaching regulations, fighting for a fairer tax code, and supporting legislation that makes America more competitive.
Putting 'care' back into healthcare
For too long, we have relied on government or insurance to take care of our medical needs. It's time to put our care back between you and your doctor. This begins with the full repeal of Obamacare. To date, we've repealed the individual mandate and will continue to repeal and replace until your healthcare is between you & your doctor, based on the free market. Your premiums will go down, your quality of care will go up, and any pre-existing conditions will be covered.
Serving our Veterans
I am proud to have delivered over $6 million in benefits and back-pay to our local veterans & seniors. In addition, we have received funding for 4 VA clinics in North Central Florida and secured an existing building for the new Clay County VA clinic! But we are just getting started. As your representative, we will continue to not just fight for our veterans and their families, we will continue our work to reform the entire VA system. Our veterans deserve our best and we will continue to deliver.
Getting an A+ Education
As the author of the TEACH Act, I am wholeheartedly against common core. Our teachers and parents know how best to educate our kids, which is why I have proposed getting rid of the Department of Education. Let's keep our tax dollars here and make education a priority. It's time to give our kids the competitive edge in an increasingly globalized world. This includes increased support for vocational trades and non-traditional education models.
Supporting our farmers and ranchers
As a large animal vet, I have worked in Agriculture for over 30 years and often heard the saying, "If you ate today, thank a farmer." Our farmers and ranchers have been facing an increasingly hostile environment for years. This includes a reformed guest worker program for migrant labor, a reigned in Department of Labor and EPA, and more free market agriculture programs. I am proud to have been selected as a conferee for the 2018 Farm Bill.
Taking care of our seniors
I am thankful for having received the Medicare Advantage Champion Award. It is more important than ever that we honor the contract the government entered into with our seniors and to find solutions to keep Social Security solvent for future generations.