As I campaign for Congress in New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District, these are the issues on which I will be focusing. My relationship with President Trump and with those who work in his administration will give me the ability to work closely with them on the issues facing our state and our country. If there is an area where I disagree with the President, I will utilize my relationship to respectfully offer my solution, and work through negotiations towards a fix that will work for the people of New Hampshire. My focus will always be on making sure legislation is constitutional, cost-effective, and a necessary function of the federal government.
Please check back for more details on my plans and solutions as the campaign grows!
Protecting 2nd Amendment Rights
The 2nd Amendment has been under siege by those who wish to reduce our rights to carry a firearm and protect ourselves, our families, and our property. Congresswoman Ann Kuster went as far as staging a sit-in on the House floor to signal her disdain for our 2nd Amendment rights. I do not support additional gun control legislation and will oppose attempts to reduce our Constitutional rights. I support passing national reciprocity for conceal carry permits, which would allow gun owners to exercise their rights when crossing state lines.I always have and always will stand for the right to keep and bear arms.
Combating the Opioid Epidemic
The opioid addiction crisis has taken the lives of hundreds of New Hampshire residents. It is a multi-faceted problem that must be addressed from multiple angles. Many of the drugs coming into the United States, including synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, come from China through the mail or across our porous Mexican border. We also must address the availability and illegal sales of Suboxone, which has unfortunately turned into a gateway drug for some in our state. I support a national decriminalization of marijuana, which will help keep our focus on the spread of fentanyl and improper use of Suboxone.
Reducing the Size and Scope of Government
The federal government has consistently grown more and more involved in our lives, and I find that unacceptable. We must look through each department and find areas where states, towns, and private entities can accomplish the goal in a more efficient manner. I will look at each piece of legislation and decide if it is necessary, cost-effective, and Constitutional. We must work toward a balanced budget and invest in the future instead of burdening future generations with massive debt. I will be a watchful eye over the federal government and fight against abuses of power by those who are entrusted with our tax dollars.
Securing our Borders and Protecting our Future
It is critical that we secure our borders and stand for the rule of law. Instead of spending billions of dollars securing the borders of other countries, we should invest those resources into securing our own borders. I support a physical barrier spanning the southern border, and the use of modern technology to monitor areas where our border guards might not be able to patrol in person. My understanding of technology will give me the perspective necessary to recommend the right methods to digitally monitor and detect illegal entries. Drones, cameras, sensors, artificial intelligence, and manpower working together with a physical barrier will lead to safety and security for the American people.
Reforming the Tax Code
The recent tax cut and reform of the code was a good start, but there is so much more work to do to reduce the tax burden on families and small businesses. We can start by making the changes permanent and not sunsetting, which will instill more confidence in the market for long-term investors. We must work to create a flatter and fairer tax code that simplifies the way we pay taxes. As the owner of a small New Hampshire small business, I have the perspective necessary to construct a code that will take our economy to new heights of success and prosperity.
The Sanctity of Human Life
I am pro-life and I believe that life begins at conception. In Congress, I will support the sanctity of human life. I have worked on campaigns for many pro-life candiates including Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, and Ovide Lamontagne. I support President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and last year's confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch.