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  • Agriculture

    As a farmer and dairyman, agriculture is extremely important to me and the work I do every day as your Representative. During my time in Congress, I have had the honor of working with a variety of agricultural groups and organizations. Agriculture dr...

  • Economy and Jobs

    Currently, the unemployment rate in the San Joaquin Valley rests at approximately 17%. In many areas of the 21st Congressional District the unemployment rate exceeds an outrageous 32%. This economic downturn, caused by burdensome regulatory policies ...

  • Education

    One of my priorities in Congress is ensuring our nation’s youth receive a quality education. Regardless of race, religion, income level, age, or learning ability - everyone should have access to a strong education. For this reason, I will support leg...

  • Energy

    The United States has been blessed with access to an abundance of traditional and renewable energy resources. Yet, in this time of record high energy prices, I believe Congress must work to unlock and expand our domestic energy potential and end our ...

  • Fiscal Accountability

    Just like every family in America, the United States government must learn to spend no more than they take in. Our national debt has increased 42% in the past 3 years to become a $16 trillion dollar black hole. If the United States is to escape this ...

  • Healthcare

    I believe high quality, affordable healthcare should be available to Americans of every income level. It is important to enact reforms that lower the cost of healthcare for all Americans and ensure we are able to maintain access to healthcare for Ame...

  • Immigration

    As the son of immigrants, immigration reform is an issue close to my heart. Immigration is a complex problem and it is time for a comprehensive approach to reform. Our current immigration system is broken, and it must be fixed. For too long, extremes...

  • National Defense

    The primary role of the United States government is providing for our national defense. September 11th, 2001, reminded us that our military must have the resources it needs to defend our nation’s interests abroad and protect us from those who would a...

  • Social Security and Medicare

    I believe that in order to save these important programs for future generations, they must be reformed. However, I do not support eliminating them and I do not support making any changes that would affect current retirees or anyone nearing retirement...

  • Tax Reform

    Today, the United States faces an unprecedented fiscal crisis. The solution to this crisis lies in reining in and better prioritizing of government spending, not raising taxes. The average American works the first three hours of their day just to pay...

  • Transportation and Infrastructure

    The Central Valley is a hub for rail, highway, and air transportation. Rail transportation carries agriculture products across the country as well as ports where it travels across the world. Our network of state, local, and federal highways connects ...

  • Veterans Affairs

    We owe a great debt of gratitude to those who fight to preserve our freedom. Our men and women in uniform deserve the highest quality care when they return home. From access to high quality health care, to education opportunities and other readjustme...

  • Water

    Securing a reliable and clean supply of water continues to be one of the greatest challenges facing the Central Valley. Our jobs and way of life are at stake and it is my top priority to ensure that our farmers, farm workers, and communities receive ...