Issues

 

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Immigration

We are a nation of laws, and our immigration laws must be enforced. I have two requirements when it comes to the issue of immigration. First, I do not and will not support amnesty. Second, we must first focus on truly securing the border before we make other reforms to our immigration system. Illegal immigration is about more than just following the law. It is a matter of national security.

Fiscal Conservative

Fiscal Conservative

I’ll lead the charge to balance the budget without raising taxes, hold the line on spending, and allow the American economy to expand through natural, bottom-up growth. I’ve introduced a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution to require the federal government to live within its means. Our district is poised for greatness. With Airbus and Austal, our single biggest private-sector employer in the district, we are already a center for aviation and shipbuilding. We have one of the fastest-expanding cargo ports in the world.  This is our magic moment and we must seize it.

government regulations

Government Regulations

Government Regulations continue to bypass Constitutional limits on federal authority and strangle state and local economies. I will work tirelessly to end the corruption and cronyism that frustrates efforts at real reform and cost-cutting – just like I did at the state level with the two-year college system. I will fight for a simpler and fairer tax code that would virtually eliminate the need for the corrupt IRS. Here at home, we need to get the federal government out of the business of telling us what fish we can catch and how many. We also must work with other coastal states and areas to form an interstate pact where we create our own reinsurance market, and lower the absurdly high wind insurance premiums for those in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

local Infrastructure

Local Infrastructure

As your Congressman, I have made great progress on many important local infrastructure projects. We have passed a fiscally conservative long-term highway bill, which will allow us to move forward with major projects that have been on hold for far too long. We are closer than ever before to starting construction on a new I-10 bridge over the Mobile River, and the Secretary of Transportation has vowed to make it a national priority. I will also never lose focus on other important projects like the Foley Beach Express, Highway 98 in Mobile County, and Highway 45 in Washington County. By focusing our attention on projects like these, as opposed to federal bureaucracy and waste, we can help create jobs here at home.

veterans and defense

National Defense and Veterans

Every day, another young man or woman goes into harm’s way to protect our freedoms. But we must do more – much more – to ensure our national defense and to serve and honor our veterans.  We must stop with the cuts to our military and instead restore President Reagan’s principle of “peace through strength.” We must also focus on keeping terrorists out of our country by tightening our immigration system and securing the border. Finally, we must step up to the plate and do the right thing for the veterans of our country and their families by being a strong advocate for constituents’ VA benefits and ensuring top-quality services at VA hospitals and clinics.

traditional Alabama values

Traditional Alabama Values

My faith in Christ is my foundation. Our nation faces a moral crisis, but it doesn’t have to be that way. As God called the people of Israel back time and time again we in America have the responsibility to heed His call and do His will. Our Congress can set a better example. With a focus on our traditional Alabama values, we can work together for a better America. As a father, I believe life begins at conception, and I will continue to support pro-life policies.

seniors

Seniors

Our seniors have worked long years and invested into programs including Medicare and Social Security that the government promised would help secure their retirement years. They deserve – and will get – my best efforts as your Congressman to protect these investments so that they can be assured of their health and well-being.

2nd Amendment

2nd Amendment

I will do everything in my power to protect South Alabamians Second Amendment right to bear arms. Rather than erode our Second Amendment right, we must look deeper and work to hold accountable the perpetrators who break gun laws. We must also get serious about reforming our mental health system to ensure people can get the help they need. Unconstitutional gun control is not the answer.