Fight Inflation and Lower the Cost of Living

  • Stop the spigot of spending - I have spoken out and voted against Congressional budgets that contained irresponsible spending. I opposed this when Republicans were in the majority and I oppose it today. 
  • I annually return a portion of the taxpayers' dollars allocated for my Congressional office expenses - saving more than 4 million dollars to date.
  • Every year, I write a personal check to the US Treasury to roll back my salary to the 2008 amount. Although it is a small step given the trillions of dollars the federal government spends, it is a step in the right direction. 
  • Introduced H.R. 490, the Federal Infrastructure Bank of 2023
  • Co-introduced H.Res.29 to establish thee House Committee on the Elimination of Nonessential Federal Programs to analyze underperforming or nonessential federal programs and recommend changes or elimination.
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  • Co-introduced bill to bar taxation of unrealized capital gains
  • Co-introduced H.R. 1940 to improve innovation and deliver savings in federal real estate.
  • Co-introduced the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2021
  • Reintroduced H.R. 6590, Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act
 Reduce Gas Prices and Make America Energy Independent

America was the largest energy producer in the world and gas prices were affordable, but then President Biden’s administration halted energy projects and permits, stopped pipeline construction, and adopted policies that discourage American energy production. I have and will keep taking actions to regain American energy independence and lower prices at the pump:

  • Co-introduced H.R. 690 to impose sanctions rare earth minerals from Afghanistan
  • Supported passage of H.R.21, the Strategic Production Response Act

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 Strengthen our Supply Chain and End Dependence on China

118th Congress

  • Established the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition between the United States and Chinese Communist Party to investigate and submit policy recommendations on the status of the Chinese Communist Party’s economic, technological, and security progress, and its competition with the United States.
  • Co-sponsored and voted for H.R.22, the Protecting America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve from China Act, which stops the Biden Administration from selling any products within the SPR to any entity owned or under the control or influence of China’s Communist Party.
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  • Helped develop and supported passage of H.R. 2225 and H.R. 3593 to improve America’s ability to compete with China and help counter the malign actions of the Chinese Communist Party.