Issues

The First Amendment to the Constitution states in part that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." The free exercise includes not participating in activities that violate your religious beliefs. I have fought to protect religious...

America has a vast amount of energy resources, but instead of having the opportunity to harvest the energy, companies are faced with economy stifling environmental regulations. I have focused on reigning in the EPA. I introduced HR 3880, The Stopping EPA Overreach Act, which would...

  I am grateful to each and every one of our veterans, both in Alabama and throughout America. Our national anthem calls America the 'land of the free and the home of the brave.' A popular rephrasing of that is that America is 'Land of the...

I supported the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 (NDAA), and look forward to working with President Trump to put a focus on a strong military, which is essential to the success of our nation. It is vital that we fund our military so that...

Our national debt now exceeds $20 trillion. Increasing spending, while the Congressional Budget Office projects a shortfall in revenues, is not a path to fiscal responsibility. It is irresponsible to continue spending more than you earn. Instead of increasing spending, I have offered my colleagues real...

I am opposed to amnesty for illegal immigrants. I signed the FAIR Congressional Task Force’s No-Amnesty pledge to “oppose legislation that would grant any form of work authorization to illegal aliens.” The first steps to any reform of America’s immigration system will have to be...

Free markets work if we allow them to work. Our energy sector alone could create tens of thousands of new jobs overnight if government would lift unnecessary burdens on developers. We have enormous energy resources with trillions of barrels of oil, trillions of cubic feet...

The right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right that must be protected from executive overreach and from those who would impose limits on the types of arms law abiding citizens are allowed to possess. It is unreasonable to think that eliminating the...

I joined with fellow members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in calling for President Obama to remove IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Mr. Koskinen repeatedly gave misleading and false testimony to Congress, and failed to preserve evidence related to the troubling scandal in...

I supported H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, which would create a moratorium on any funding for Planned Parenthood, as well as H.R. 3504, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which provides greater protection for infants that survive the abortion procedure. [vc_video link=' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKO7uDOZS18']...