Issues

Issues

Energy & Our Future

I believe the search for sustainable energy independence is the issue of our time. It affects our national security, jobs, our economy and our environment, and it must be a cornerstone of our government’s policy.

Wyoming is a leading source of energy for America. I will protect and strengthen Wyoming’s position as a leader in responsible, conventional energy development while working to ensure Wyoming’s role as a future leader in our nation’s inevitable and necessary transition towards a safe and sustainable energy future.

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Healthcare

Every American should have access to basic, quality health care, not just those who are wealthy or who receive health care coverage through their employer.  Every American should have the type of excellent health care insurance options available today to Members of Congress.  In addition, our employers should not be making business decisions based on the spiraling cost of providing health care to employees. Even with the advances made through the Affordable Care Act, the current state of health care policy in America is immoral, unacceptable and unsustainable.  It must change.

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Internet & “Net Neutrality”

The ideal of an Internet that is “neutral” – that allows anyone, rich or poor, large company, small business or private individual, to present their products, services, views and interests on an equal footing - must be preserved.

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Social Security & Safety-Net Programs

Social Security, Medicare and other Safety Net programs such as Medicaid & CHIP are more critical than ever as wages stagnate, more workers become part of the “Gig Economy” without the benefits given to regular employees, and employers continue to cut-off their funding for traditional source of pensions, retirement programs and benefits for most working Americans.

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Taxes and Living Within our Means

My dad taught me a simple lesson: “Live within your means.”  No one should ever have to pay a penny more in taxes than necessary to responsibly fund our government. However, pitching in and paying one’s fair share is an American value and paying a fair share of taxes to support our country is our Patriotic Duty.  Because nothing is more immoral than passing the burden of our lifestyle today on to our children, and their children’s children, for them to take care of tomorrow.

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Contract with Veterans

As a United States Senator from the great state of Wyoming, sworn to uphold the Constitution and committed to do what’s right for Wyoming:

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Guns And Public Safety

Wyoming has the highest rate of gun ownership in the country, and my family and I are part of that group of Wyomingites. In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled explicitly for the first time that Americans had the individual right to bear arms. In that decision, Justice Scalia wrote that there are limitations on the 2ndAmendment (just like any of the other Amendments in the Bill of Rights)and that, among other things, the government can ban “dangerous and unusual weapons”. Furthermore, the Constitution says the government must “insure Domestic Tranquility” and “providing for the general Welfare”, while the Declaration of Independence states that“…Governments are instituted among Men…to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

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