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  • A Better Way

    Like many of you, House Republicans are not satisfied with the way our country is headed. Our national security has weakened, our foreign policy is misguided, our national debt has ballooned, Washington bureaucrats are more involved in Americans' day...

  • Agriculture

    Touring the multi-generational Raines Farm in Adams County Recent Update: Joined a letter expressing my support for eliminating trade barriers for American agriculture products in an upcoming trade deal with nearly a dozen nations. Our district is r...

  • Budget & Spending

    Our National Debt: $(function(){$('#debtclock').debtclock();}); As a result of the irresponsible spending and borrowing that occurred under both parties before I came to Congress, America is now facing a debt crisis that threatens our security and p...

  • Defense & National Security

    Our district is rich in military families and veterans. Article One, Section Eight of the Constitution grants Congress the authority to declare war, raise and support armies, provide for a navy, and establish the rules for the operation of American m...

  • Education

    One of our greatest responsibilities is educating future generations. Unfortunately, while the United States is one of the leaders in spending on education, our outcomes most closely resemble countries that spend far less. That demonstrates that fund...

  • Energy

    Our nation is blessed with abundant natural resources, including vast stores of untapped oil and natural gas. In fact, Ohio is well positioned to become a major player in the natural gas boom. Yet our nation remains far too reliant on foreign energy,...

  • Foreign Policy

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  • Government Reform

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  • Healthcare

    As a doctor who served patients for over 26 years, I know that America’s health care system is broken. The President’s healthcare law puts too much control in the hands of the federal bureaucrats, stifles innovation, undermines our individual liberty...

  • Jobs & the Economy

    The biggest concerns I hear from Ohioans – families and businesses alike – are jobs and employment. Five years of economic uncertainty have left people worried about their family budgets, and what the future has to offer for them, their children, an...

  • Pro-Life & Family Values

    Brad with his wife. Monica, and son, Brad Jr. The individual and the family are society’s cornerstone, but all too often the federal government tries to supplant the family with misguided programs. A mother and father are always more central than a ...

  • Second Amendment Rights

    As a sportsman, gun owner, and active member of the U.S. Army Reserve, I approach our Second Amendment rights with a deep respect for firearms. Millions of Americans safely and routinely own and use firearms for hunting, sport, and self-protection. ...

  • Social Security & Medicare

    We need to maintain a strong and viable Social Security and Medicare program for our seniors. My parents are on Medicare, so I understand firsthand that our nation’s seniors rely on the promises that were made to them for their future health care and...

  • Taxes

    Our tax code is too costly, too complex and too burdensome for individuals, families, and employers. I believe you know how to spend your money better than Washington bureaucrats do. As a small business owner, I have firsthand experience with the bur...

  • Veterans

    As a veteran of the war in Iraq, I have seen the heroism and sacrifice of members of our military. Our district is rich in military families and veterans, and I believe that our country owes an enormous debt of gratitude. As a member of the House Com...