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  • Agriculture

    Agriculture drives the American economy and is the backbone of the Central Valley’s economy. California’s diverse agricultural economy provides food for the world, producing nearly $45 billion in agricultural products annually. Our friends and neighb...

  • Defense and Military

    The primary role of the United States government is providing for our national defense. September 11, 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 att...

  • Economy and Jobs

    Currently, the unemployment rate in the San Joaquin Valley rests at approximately 8.5 percent, nearly double the national average and simply unacceptable. This sluggish economic recovery, caused by burdensome regulatory policies at the state and fede...

  • Education

    I believe education is the pathway to success and everyone should have access to the tools they need to accomplish their goals. Quality education is a key to solving many of our nation’s problems, ranging from high unemployment rates to out of contro...

  • Energy

    I am committed to pursuing common sense approaches to protect the environment while working to achieve energy independence. I believe that it is important to develop technologies that enable us to reduce pollution, ensure clean air and water, and pro...

  • Government Spending

    Just like every family in America, the United States government must learn to spend no more than they take in. Our national debt has skyrocketed over the past decade to become a $20 trillion-dollar black hole. If the United States is to escape this e...

  • Healthcare

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

  • Immigration

    As the son of immigrants, immigration is a topic close to my heart. Immigration is a complex issue 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 on either...

  • 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. Our tax code has not been reformed in over thirty years and, as a result,...

  • 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

    Over the past few years, California has experienced its worst drought in recorded history. As a life-long Central Valley resident and farmer, I know firsthand the challenges faced by Valley families and farmers when water becomes scarce. Access to sa...