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  • Results for Southwest Michigan

    Southwest Michigan has been my home for some 60 years now. It’s an honor to represent a diverse section of the state that stretches from the shores of Lake Michigan to the eastern edge of Kalamazoo County. Jobs and our local economy continue to be pr...

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture has always had strong roots in Michigan, where our farmers produce everything from asparagus to zucchini. As Michigan continues its economic recovery, agriculture remains a driving force in our economy and provides many good paying, local...

  • Communications & Technology

    Throughout my tenure on the Energy and Commerce Committee, I have worked to increase the deployment of telecommunications services to all American families and businesses. These new tools have helped create incredible job and economic growth. I have ...

  • Economy & Jobs

    My top priority is promoting job creation and economic growth here at home in Southwest Michigan. I am working to ensure that our region has a seat at the national table on issues of importance to Michigan families and businesses. Helping Michigan Dr...

  • Education

    As a father of two young adults and a former member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, I understand the importance of ensuring that our youngest citizens receive a quality education. I have long been committed to the improvement o...

  • Energy

    As Chairman of the House Energy Subcommittee, I am committed to developing policy that fosters job-growth and ensures a reliable and affordable energy supply. Through a commitment to North American energy production, we can ensure a steady supply of ...

  • Environment & Great Lakes

    Growing up on the shores of Lake Michigan has instilled in me a deep appreciation for Michigan’s wildlife and natural resources. As an active member of the Great Lakes Caucus, I have an extensive record of working in a bipartisan manner to protect th...

  • Government Reform & Oversight

    The American people are entitled to a government that is responsive, transparent, and accountable for its actions. Protecting Taxpayers from IRS Abuse The Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) targeting of conservative-leaning organizations is an outrageo...

  • Health Care

    There is a real need of reform in our health care system to reduce costs and expand access to quality care for all Americans. We must also protect the sanctity of human life and prevent the misuse of federal taxpayer dollars for abortion. 21st Centu...

  • National Security

    America’s top foreign policy goal must be to defend our citizens and our homeland from foreign threats. Combating terrorism and preventing future terrorist attacks remain national priorities, and we must oppose the policies of oppressive regimes who...

  • Spending

    Our historic national debt is simply unsustainable, endangering our fiscal integrity and threatening to bury future generations under an avalanched of debt. We have a responsibility to the American people to cut our federal deficit and enact a balan...

  • Taxes

    American families and businesses are simply taxed too much. To protect jobs and encourage growth, we must keep our tax rates low as well as reform our overly complex tax code. Enacting Pro-Growth Tax Reform Plain and simple: our tax system is broken....

  • Veterans Affairs

    We owe our nation’s veterans and their families a great debt for their tremendous sacrifices. I take very seriously my duty to the brave men and women who have served, and have a strong record of supporting our veterans. With U.S. troops defending o...