While I believe that there are many challenging issues which face this country daily, my core belief in the Virginia Republican Creed will continue to guide my decisions while serving for you in Congress.
- That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice,
- That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society,
- That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government,
- That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations,
- That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense,
- That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation.
I am committed to bringing jobs, especially in manufacturing, back to the 6th District by working to reduce burdensome regulations that impact small businesses. With reform to education and a smaller regulatory burden, business can flourish in Virginia and throughout the United States.
Here in the Shenandoah we are blessed with gorgeous vistas, and a clean environment and secure energy future are not mutually exclusive. We can develop and utilize our energy resources while still conserving our land for future generations. I support the development of oil and natural gas off America’s coast as well as seeking energy independent solutions across our nation.
One of key issues that got me involved in this race is veteran's awareness. We need to take care of our service men and women who have taken the oath to defend our nation, and now return home to substandard care and support. As a veteran of the 29th Infantry Division, this is an issue that I have personal experience with, and won't standby and allow it to happen to my brothers and sisters in uniform and their families.
Providing all families with the opportunity to receive a quality education needs to be a priority for our developing workforce. I support allowing for school choice and tax credits for home schooled families. But the largest issue on Education that is facing the next Congress is what to do about the mounting student loan crisis. We need a voice in Washington who will limit the rising cost of state run higher education.
The federal government is much too big and has usurped the powers reserved to the States. From healthcare to farm regulation, Congress has systematically attempted to erase and ignore the sovereignty of the states. I will work to return decision to the States – the laboratories of democracy – where Americans have much more control of their own destiny.