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  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Caucus

    Across all branches of our military, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians risk their lives to protect others by rendering safe every type of ordnance from hand grenades, to improvised explosive devices (IEDs), to naval mines, to nuclear weap...

  • Rural America

    Increasingly, Congress is divided not along partisan lines but along urban v.s. suburban and rural divides. Rural and to some extent suburban Americans face unique challenges that those who live in metro areas aren't familiar with. Although many of t...

  • Education and Job Training

    Education and career training are lifelong, dynamic processes as unique for each individual as his fingerprints. So then why is our educational system static, or structured as if there is a system of education and a path to employment that works for ...

  • National Debt and Spending

    Out-of-control government spending remains the biggest threat to our nation's future prosperity and national security. For decades, Republicans and Democrats alike have operated under the false assumption that they can spend their way into prosperity...

  • Cuba Trade

    Einstein’s definition for insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. For more than half a century, America has maintained a trade embargo with Cuba aimed at breaking or weakening the Castro regime. It has be...

  • Agriculture

    America is home to the world’s most affordable, abundant, and safe food supply. Industrious producers across America and the First District of Arkansas are the source of the food and fiber that feed the millions of mouths here and around the world. B...

  • The Farm Bill

    Arkansas’ First Congressional District is home to a diversified agricultural economy. In the fertile Mississippi River Delta we grow cotton, rice, corn, soybeans, wheat, peanuts and even raise catfish. In stark contrast to the Delta stand the Ozark F...

  • Transportation

    Since our nation’s beginning, when the Constitution provided Congress with the power to establish roads and regulate commerce, the federal government has played a major role in providing our Country with improvements to transportation and infrastruct...

  • Health Care

    Arkansans in the First District are accustomed to having control over their health care decisions. When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in 2010, our healthcare system was upended, imperiling many Americans’ quality coverage and access to pre...

  • Veterans Affairs

    As Veteran of the United States Army, I am committed to protecting our service members and their families who have sacrificed and continue to make great sacrifices for our Country. The care of our Veterans should never be a political issue and I will...

  • Economy

    I strongly believe in the power of the free market to create prosperity. Entrepreneurship and creativity are cornerstones of American exceptionalism, and our continued ability to innovate is a reflection of these qualities. National policies must pro...