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  • Agriculture

    Illinois is home to some of the world’s most productive farmers and farmland. In fact, nearly 75% of our state’s total land area is farmland. The hardworking men and women of Illinois’ agriculture industry make our state a leading producer of corn, s...

  • Border Security

    Securing America’s borders is a chief function of the federal government and is crucial to providing a safe environment for our citizens. As a member of the Air National Guard, I work with Customs and Border Protection officers on our southwest borde...

  • Budget

    Just as every family in America must live within their own means, so too should the federal government. Washington cannot govern responsibly if it continues to spend more than it takes in year after year. Out-of-control spending weakens our economy, ...

  • Education

    Our founding fathers recognized an educated citizenry would be a cornerstone of a strong democracy. Today, just like at our nation’s founding, a quality education for young Americans remains vital to the future success and prosperity of our country. ...

  • Energy

    The 16th District of Illinois is a perfect of example of what it means to have an ‘all of the above’ energy approach. And as your representative in Congress, I’m working to replicate our successes on a national scale through an efficient and comprehe...

  • Foreign Affairs

    As a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, I’ve seen firsthand how America’s active role in the world reduces poverty, promotes democracy, and maintains global stability. I believe the United States has a mission to be engaged in the world as ...

  • Human Trafficking

    As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I care deeply about combating human trafficking in all its forms. This abhorrent practice affects every country in the world and represents a modern-day form of slavery. As a nation, we must continu...

  • Health Care

    Health Care Americans continue to face a health care crisis. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, has been one of the most comprehensive expansions of government power we have seen in our nation’s history. This law runs completely ...

  • Infrastructure

    A strong American infrastructure is vital for our country to be able to compete globally, foster local and regional economic development, and create jobs. Facilitating commerce, in part by providing for our national infrastructure, is one of the most...

  • Jobs & the Economy

    In order to strengthen our middle class and create more opportunity for American families, we must eliminate government barriers to growth and empower individuals with the tools needed for success. That’s why I was proud to support the Tax Cuts and J...

  • Manufacturing

    Now more than ever, preserving our status as the world’s leading manufacturing economy is vital to restoring our thriving middle class. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the United States was seeing economic growth that is rarely achieved by develop...

  • Combating the Opioid Crisis

    The opioid abuse crisis is the most serious drug epidemic America has ever faced. As overdose and drug related deaths skyrocket across the United States, it is the responsibility of Congress to work with federal, state, and local authorities to addr...

  • Second Amendment

    My stance on the Second Amendment is clear: the right to keep and bear arms for lawful purposes should not be compromised. I do not support legislation or regulations that would infringe on a law-abiding citizen's constitutional right to own a firear...

  • Telecommunications

    In today’s modern digital age, the telecommunications industry has become the backbone of individual communication and commerce. Smart phones have more powers and capabilities today than most desktop computers had just a decade ago. Phone application...

  • Veterans

    As a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, I have the utmost respect for the men and women who have served and are actively serving our country, both at home and abroad. Congress must ensure our veterans receive the care and benefits they dese...

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