Weekly Columns

January 24, 2020 Weekly Columns

One of the most basic human rights is the right to life. It’s the first right the Founding Fathers outlined in the Declaration of Independence, and it’s a right men and women have fought to protect for generations. But sadly, we continue seeing many deny this right to life to millions of unborn children in America.

January 17, 2020 Weekly Columns

As the country with the second-largest GDP in the world, China continues its rise as a significant player on the global stage. Previous administrations have attempted to get China to come to the negotiating table and sign a deal, but only came to verbal agreements, which were quickly broken. Now, President Trump has put Phase 1 of a trade deal with China into place.

January 10, 2020 Weekly Columns

If you’ve lived in rural Arkansas for any length of time, you know that broadband connectivity is a huge issue. Something as simple as uploading a resume to a job posting or researching for a time-sensitive project can quickly be delayed by a spotty internet connection.

January 3, 2020 Weekly Columns

With a national election on the horizon and geopolitical issues at play, there’s no doubt 2020 will be an interesting year. But now that 2019 is over and I’m planning out the new year, I’m really looking forward to what’s in store.  

December 27, 2019 Weekly Columns

It’s hard to believe 2019 is almost over. This year has been filled from beginning to end with constituent meetings, legislation, House votes, Arkansas business tours and lots of time in the Atlanta airport waiting for my connecting flight to D.C.

December 20, 2019 Weekly Columns

I voted against the impeachment of President Donald Trump. I believe impeachment is one of the most serious votes Congress can use – second only to declaring war – and unfortunately this whole process has been a sham from beginning to end.

December 13, 2019 Weekly Columns

As the end of the year approaches, there’s no shortage of news here on Capitol Hill. The House of Representatives is quickly trying to get impeachment articles, appropriations and military funding finalized before Christmas. But by far the most important news of the week was a deal on the United States, Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA).

December 6, 2019 Weekly Columns

At their best, robocalls are a frustrating nuisance. At their worst, robocalls are a means by which criminals scam people to get money or personal information. Robocalls have been around for years, but an estimated 48 billion robocalls occurred in 2018 – a 64 percent increase since 2016. Many of you have received these calls, some even posing as your own phone number.

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November 29, 2019 Weekly Columns

In his book, Love Your Enemies, author Arthur Brooks cites a study showing that 70 percent of Americans believe the U.S. will endure long-term hurt if both political parties don’t work together.

November 22, 2019 Weekly Columns

The federal budget process isn’t likely to be dinner table conversation, it rarely grabs cable news headlines, and it’s usually the furthest thing from our minds. But on Nov. 19 in a now-annual pattern, Congress punted its appropriation – government funding – duties for another month in what’s called a continuing resolution (CR). I voted against this CR, for several reasons.

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