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View my positions on various issues that are important to our District and my work in Congress.
For more information concerning my work and views on important issues, please contact my Washington, DC office.
We are dealing with a debt crisis. Currently, the U.S. national debt is more than $14 trillion and will reach $17 trillion by 2013. No matter how you look at these numbers, it is clear they point to an unsustainable financial future. Make no mistake, now is the time for action. We must bend the cost curve down before our out-of-control spending goes any further.
In every area of the nation, great parents, teachers, and local administrators make the real difference in a child's education. A well meaning federal bureaucracy can write guidelines and mandates, but only a parent and a local teacher can provide the foundation for lifelong learning and job skill preparation. The more the federal government seeks to “fix” education, the more the problem accelerates. National mandates and a common curriculum do not solve the problems in our educational system, they increase them.
As a nation, we currently spend over $2 billion a day importing over 42 percent of our oil from foreign countries. Some oil exporting nations are unfriendly towards the United States with unstable governments that control the supply and pricing of some of the largest oil reserves in the world.
Repealing the Government Takeover of Health Care and Replacing with Patient-Oriented Solutions
America is at a crossroads and House Republicans are committed to taking every possible step to spur job creation and get our economy back on track so that Americans can do what they do best: create, innovate and lead.