On the Issues

  • Economy and Jobs

    As a third generation small business owner, I understand the economic challenges facing job creators and hardworking families across North and Northwest Florida.
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  • Education

    As the proud father of four daughters, I believe that America’s young people are our greatest resource. Students deserve an educational system that fosters success, and parents rightly expect o...
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  • Farming and Agriculture

    Florida is a national leader in terms of the value of our agricultural crops, due in large part to the rich, diverse crops harvested in the Second Congressional District. Fruits, vegetables, livestock...
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  • Fighting for Our Seniors

    I’m honored to represent the 90,000 seniors – including my mother and father – who call Florida’s Second Congressional District home.
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  • Fighting Poverty in America

    There is no greater obstacle to the pursuit of happiness than poverty, but the traditional welfare state has failed to do justice to our nation's poor.
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  • Fisheries

    Many North and Northwest Florida communities are sustained by our fishermen, oystermen and coastal industries. As an outdoorsman myself, I have fought to preserve our coastal way of life.
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  • Health Care

    While there may be differing opinions on how best to improve access to quality, affordable health care, most North and Northwest Floridians agree that reforms to the current system are necessary.
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  • Honoring Our Veterans

    Florida’s Second Congressional District is home to many American heroes, with 72,000 veterans calling one of our 16 counties home.
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  • Immigration

    America is a nation of immigrants – a beacon of freedom and opportunity around the world. But it is also a nation of laws.
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  • National Security

    Among the most solemn responsibilities of any member of Congress is the need to fully support our troops overseas while doing everything possible to protect the American people here at home.
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  • Natural Resources and Energy

    As an avid outdoorsman who took his first steps in the white sands of Panama City Beach, no one is more committed to balancing sensible energy development with the need to protect North and Northwest ...
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  • Providing Regulatory Relief

    As a third-generation small business owner, I understand the job-crushing impact of Washington overregulation. With the U.S. economy struggling and American families hard pressed to pay their bills, t...
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  • Taxes

    As we fight to stabilize our economy and head off the potential of a future collapse, some have argued that the best way to eliminate our debt is by shifting the burden onto the backs of America&rsquo...
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  • Transportation and Infrastructure

    As a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I recognize that Florida faces unique and pressing transportation challenges, both from a policy and a funding standpoint.
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  • Upholding the Constitution

    On September 17, 1787, thirty-nine American visionaries applied their signatures to one of the greatest documents in human history: the United States Constitution. More than 224 years later, the timel...
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  • Values

    As a man of faith, a husband and a father of four daughters, I believe that we have a moral responsibility to promote strong families, America’s basic fundamental unit. This commitment to faith...
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