June 15, 2018 Editorials
There is a good chance you know someone who has been impacted by the opioid crisis. All of us likely know someone whose life has been turned upside down by this epidemic. It is in our small towns, our rural communities, our cities, and everywhere between. It knows no boundaries and it doesn’t discriminate.
January 23, 2018 Editorials

September 30 is an important date in our nation’s capital.  It’s the end of the fiscal year for the federal government and about 30% of Uncle Sam’s programs depend on new congressional discretionary appropriations each year to remain operational.  The list includes Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Interior and other departments that are funded through 12 House originated appropriations

October 18, 2017 Editorials

Today, we recognize the fifth annual Bioenergy Day in the United States. You may be asking yourself, “What is bioenergy?” A simple definition from Merriam-Webster says bioenergy is used for industrial or commercial purposes and is sourced from biological origins, such as plant matter.

September 20, 2017 Editorials
As Americans monitor television reports and text alerts on Hurricane Maria, there's little attention for the fires across the West that have spread the heart-racing scent of fire across 10 states.
September 16, 2017 Editorials
As you read this, tens of thousands of acres are going up in flames across the West.
July 24, 2017 Editorials
The federal government has a spending problem. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports the simple, sober truth: “The federal government is on an unsustainable fiscal path.”
July 14, 2017 Editorials
A bill expected on the House floor as soon as next week would address years of concerns and complaints from rural America when it comes to aviation issues.
June 23, 2017 Editorials
On Tuesday (June 20), I introduced the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017.
May 19, 2017 Editorials
I am a firm believer that those who service in blue deserve the highest form of respect and gratitude.
May 4, 2017 Editorials
For each of us, protecting our privacy and that of our families is a top priority.