Americans deserve to have Congress enact a workable, comprehensive energy plan based on conservation, production, and innovation. We need to develop the resources we have here in the United States and we need to become less reliant on foreign oil and energy.
Government reform begins with the basic concept of federalism and the fundamental principles outlined by the founding fathers in the 10th Amendment to the Constitution. Foreseeing that there would be attempts to expand the federal government beyond its intended size, the founding fathers sought to establish a safeguard that would ensure that all powers not granted to federal government by the
I have always pledged to cut taxes and to lower the federal tax burden for Utah families. I am glad I have had the opportunity to make good on that promise. One of my first votes in Congress was for $550 billion in tax cuts and rate reductions over more than a decade.
My number one priority in the U.S. Congress is supporting our military and defending and promoting Hill Air Force Base and the other valuable military installations in Utah’s First District – not just because they provide Utah jobs, but because they are critical to our national defense.
When committee assignments were being made, I specifically requested a position on the House Natural Resources Committee. I am committed to helping Congress strike a balance for wise management of our public lands and resources.
The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of each American to keep and bear arms. It states that this right shall not be infringed. In recent years, some have tried to infringe on this right, not through the legislative process, but by taking issues to court.
The federal government must keep its contract with America’s seniors. Preserving social security benefits for those who have paid and are paying into the system must be a priority. Congress should pass measures that make the social security program more fiscally sound, without raising the retirement age, cutting benefits, or increasing taxes.
In my first term, I was pleased to serve on the House Science Committee, where I had a seat on the Subcommittee on Space. My original desire to serve on this specific subcommittee was based on the important connection Northern Utah has to our nation’s space program through entities like ATK Thiokol and the USU Space Dynamics Lab located in our District.