There is a crisis at our southern border. We need to end illegal immigration and never apologize for building a border wall. We must support President Trump as he continues to build the Wall, and demand funding from Congress for aggressive border patrol and interior enforcement.
Democrats in Congress refuse to act and have only made the problem worse. It is time for new leadership who will put more resources at the southern border, ending the crisis Democrats created.
I know the pain of losing a loved one to opioid addiction. In the last four years, I’ve lost two family members to addiction and have witnessed the horrible consequences of drug abuse. Opioids like heroin and OxyContin are equal opportunity killers – young, old, rich, poor, men, women, good people and bad. The time for half-measures is over. Drug traffickers are killing our loved ones with no consequences, making money with no regard for the lives and families destroyed along the way.
That’s why on my first day on the floor in Congress, I will propose legislation with severe and sweeping new penalties for drug traffickers and kingpins. My proposal also offers increased treatment for addicts. I feel so strongly about this issue because when someone is hurting those you love, you don’t complain and ask why they are doing it. You fight back. You make them pay for the pain that continues to decimate families and communities.
Our Founding Fathers believed Second Amendment rights were central to preventing tyranny and an oppressive central government. Democrats want to take those rights away. Their gun-grabbing policies endanger the Constitution, and make our communities less safe.
I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, and I will fight to protect every Pennsylvanian’s right to bear arms. Second Amendment protections are especially important to women, and I will fight to make sure they can defend themselves and their homes by exercising their fundamental constitutional rights.
In Congress, I will also work to address the mental health challenges that lead to senseless gun violence while ensuring that law-abiding citizens maintain the right to protect themselves and their families.
Every American deserves quality health care they can afford. Democrats in Congress want to double down on the disaster that was Obamacare and usher in a new era of higher prices, less access and greater control by government bureaucrats. Socialized medicine is not the answer to our health care challenges.
In Congress, I will fight to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions, and make sure they are not denied insurance and health care. I will work to stop the skyrocketing increases brought on by Democrats’ doomed policies, ensuring every American has access to affordable health care. I believe that we need more transparency in health care pricing, and better cost controls throughout the system, while expanding options and choices for patients.
I will continue to value our great senior citizens and fight to safeguard their hard-earned health care benefits. The U.S Census estimates by 2025 more than one in five Pennsylvania residents will be 65 or older. Our seniors must have a strong voice in Washington who is dedicated to their cause, and I will fight for them.
Through increased regulation and red tape, Democrats in the House are stifling job growth and economic development. Having started and run a small business, I know how hard it is to make ends meet. Voters in Pennsylvania know it too, but Democrats in Congress do not.
By getting government out of the way, we can create good jobs, with good wages, for working people. Northeastern Pennsylvania was built though hard work. Built by people like my grandfather working in coal mines, my dad building schools, or our neighbors working at manufacturing companies. I will work with President Trump to cut regulations, support small businesses and create jobs at home so our children can stay here to work and live.