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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 its means, so too should the federal government. The federal government cannot govern responsibly if it continues to spend more than it takes in year after year. Out-of-control spending weakens our eco...

  • Energy

    Americans continue to demand Congress take a comprehensive energy approach that creates jobs in the United States, increases energy security through environmentally sound domestic energy production, and develops a long-term ‘all of the above’ plan th...

  • Foreign Affairs

    As a veteran of Afghan and Iraqi combat operations, I have firsthand knowledge of and care deeply about the turmoil in the Middle East. For the sake of national and international security, the United States must continue to maintain diplomatic ties a...

  • Health Care

    Rep. Kinzinger questions HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the implemntation of Obamacare Americans continue to face a health care crisis. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, represents one of the most comprehensive expansions o...

  • Infrastructure

    Providing for our nation's infrastructure is one of the most important roles of the federal government. The roads, bridges, waterways, and mass transit systems we rely on every day not only serve to connect local communities, but also to bring togeth...

  • Jobs & the Economy

    Rising costs on everything from health care to energy to consumer goods are placing new burdens on the middle class, while an anemic economic recovery is making it harder to find well-paying jobs. In order to strengthen our middle class and create mo...

  • Manufacturing

    Preserving our status as the world’s leading manufacturing economy is vital to maintaining a thriving middle class, a bright economic future, and our nation’s spirit of invention and innovation. As emerging economies create a more competitive global ...

  • Opioids

    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 own guns for all lawful purposes should never be compromised. I believe that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms. Responsible gun ownership con...

  • Telecommunications

    Advancements in the telecommunications industry have forever changed the world. Ensuring government regulations and bureaucracy are in place to help, and not hinder, those advancements has been key to my work on the Subcommittee on Communications & T...

  • Veterans

    As a veteran, I care deeply about the men and women who have served and are actively serving our country both at home and abroad. Congress should ensure these men and women receive the care they deserve. To do anything less would dishonor their servi...

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