Southeast Missouri farmers feed and clothe the world. Regulations and government mandates threaten our ag producers. In Jefferson City I continue to fight tirelessly for agriculture, knowing that it is the heart and soul of our rural economy.
We need to explore and use every natural resource we have in America, including oil and natural gas. Radical environmentalists have made it their priority to end American domestic energy production. This has created a national security risk and I will gladly fight environmentalists' ridiculous attacks at every opportunity.
Education is one of my highest priorities. Every year since I was elected, we have increased funding for education. But I also am a firm believer that four-year colleges are not for every child and realize that vocational schools are equally important. Ensuring that all children in the Bootheel have access to a good education is important to me.
Small businesses are under assault from government intrusion and over-regulation. My focus in Jefferson City is to make our region as business friendly as possible. I will fight to make Missouri a Right-to-Work state and to reduce burdensome government regulations.
On the federal and state levels, legislators have fallen down on the job on their constitutional duty of oversight. Whatever committees I am fortunate enough to serve on, oversight of the executive branch will be my primary mission. I will continue working to rein in this system of the government picking winners and losers.
As a Christian and mother of three, I believe life begins at conception. We have an all-powerful God. Time and time again we hear amazing stories of God’s miraculous power. Taking the life of an unborn baby is playing God and I will vote my conscience on this issue.
How do you repay someone who has laid down their life to protect yours? I don’t feel we ever fully can. As the granddaughter of CUCM Roy Otis Chaney, USNR-RET, I will proudly stand by and support our veterans at every given opportunity. Their sacrifice and courage should never be forgotten or taken lightly.
I believe we need a national repeal of Obamacare. It's true that America’s health care system is broken, but I don't hold with those who believe it is the government's role to fix it. Common-sense approaches that would lower the cost of healthcare need to be explored, but only those that do not require massive government involvement.
I believe that the 2nd Amendment is about our right to liberty. I am a proud member of the NRA and I also have my Missouri Concealed Carry Permit. As your Representative, I stand and defend our rights to purchase, possess and use firearms without government intrusion.