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  • Agriculture

    California is number one in the nation in agricultural revenue. Our state's 76,400 farms and ranches produce over 400 commodities and drive our economy with a record $47 billion in product value. California farms produce nearly half of U.S.-grown fr...

  • Defense and National Security

    Since Sept. 11, 2001, the United States has led a coalition of nations in the global War on Terror. The sacrifice borne by American servicemembers provides a stark reminder that the costs of freedom are high and that we have an obligation to provide...

  • Economy and Jobs

    Currently, the unemployment rate in the 10th Congressional District is nearly 11 percent – a level that is higher than both the state and national rates. We must focus on the viability of small businesses in the Central Valley through pro-growth pol...

  • Education

    As a father, I share the concerns of our nation's parents about the quality of education and its effect on current and future generations. The success of our nation depends on a strong education system and greater opportunities for students. Ultimat...

  • Energy

    I support an all-of-the-above energy strategy that will create jobs, grow our economy, and reduce our nation’s dependence on energy from hostile foreign countries. I have voted for legislation to remove bureaucratic red tape and promote the developm...

  • Financial Services

    Recently the American people were faced with one of the most dramatic declines in the financial services industry in the last 100 years. The result of the decline has left countless Americans jobless, depleted retirement savings, and saw the availab...

  • Foreign Affairs

    I am committed to supporting a free and open democratic process across the world. In this light we must continue our strong friendship with Israel, our strongest democratic ally in the Middle East, and we must take seriously any threats from rogue s...

  • Government Waste

    One of the great truths about the American people is that we are practical thinkers. We work hard to make money for our families, and we seek out solutions that cut through the binds of ideology and down to the core principles of common sense. I beli...

  • Health

    All Americans deserve access to health care and to be in control of the type of care they receive. Unfortunately, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has proven to be far too costly and is not sustainable. The ACA is a knot of tangled legislation filled w...

  • Immigration

    I believe our immigration system is broken and in need of top-to-bottom reform. Our nation’s current laws are lacking in addressing today’s problems and we have an opportunity to find an American solution. I support providing an earned path to citiz...

  • Spending Cuts and Debt

    Since being elected, I have worked to get federal spending under control. During my first term, we were able to cut discretionary spending by $95 billion. Importantly, there were no earmarks in any bill we passed. In fact, we cut total domestic disc...

  • Tax Reform

    As you know, the tax code in this country is vast, often contradictory and indecipherable. On average, more than one new tax provision has been added to the tax code each day, with nearly 4,500 changes in the last decade. As a result of our current ...

  • Transportation

    Few issues are more important to California than its transportation and infrastructure. I requested assignment the congressional committee responsible for transportation specifically so that I could stress the needs of the Central Valley here in Was...

  • Veterans

    I am proud to have served my country in the United States Air Force, and I have tremendous respect for America’s military men and women who have consistently served our country with honor and valor. The freedoms and liberties that we enjoy today are...

  • Water

    Water is the life blood of our valley. Our farms, rivers, businesses and communities need a reliable and clean source of water for a successful and prosperous future. I continue to work hard on increasing the amount of water we have in our reservoir...