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  • Abortion

    Abortion As an obstetrician who has delivered nearly 5,000 babies, I strongly support the sanctity of life. As a member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, I will always be a strong and constant voice for the right to life. Life is a precious mirac...

  • Budget

    Budget and Spending Out-of-control spending is one of the most significant threats to American prosperity. For too long, lawmakers from both parties have been irresponsible with your tax dollars, amassing a national debt rapidly approaching $20 trill...

  • Defense

    Defense Under the Constitution, the major responsibility of the federal government is to provide for the common defense. As long as I am in Congress, I will work to ensure that our men and women in uniform continue to have the best equipment and best...

  • Education

    Education A high-quality education is critical for our children's future and to America succeeding in the global marketplace. As a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, I will address the important issues like early learning, returni...

  • Energy

    Energy Independence Affordable energy is essential for economic growth and the well-being of American families. To help make energy more affordable—and create jobs in the process—Congress should enact a comprehensive, all-of-the-above national energy...

  • Health Care

    Health Care As a physician with more than 30 years of experience—and co-chairman of the GOP Doctors Caucus—taking care of patients has been my life’s work. That’s why my top priority in Congress is repealing ObamaCare and replacing it with patient-ce...

  • Immigration

    Immigration I believe our immigration system is broken. I support legal immigration, but we cannot continue to overlook the problems associated with illegal immigration, including the strain it places our nation’s financial resources. The federal go...

  • Jobs & Economy

    Jobs & Economy No issue is more important to East Tennessee families than jobs and the economy, and it’s easy to understand why. National unemployment has been elevated since the beginning of the financial crisis, and the economy continues to limp al...

  • Second Amendment

    Second Amendment The Constitution guarantees the right of individual, law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. I am committed to protecting the Second Amendment and will fight any attempts to weaken that fundamental right. Given recent mass shooti...

  • Taxes

    There is no question we need to lower taxes for people at all levels of income, from our job creators to our friends and neighbors who have fallen on hard times. Excessive regulation and taxes are a deterrent to business expansion and income. I am pr...

  • Veterans

    Veterans As an Army veteran, I believe we have no higher commitment than to take care of our active duty military, their families, and our veterans. As Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, you have my word that we will never allow ou...