On The Issues
Growing the Economy: As a small business owner in Oregon with my wife for more than two decades, I understand what it takes to sign the front side of a paycheck and work day in and risk everything to grow your business and create jobs.
Reforming Federal Forest Policy: Each summer, our forested communities face catastrophic fires that burn through overstocked forests, choke our skies with smoke, destroy watersheds, and threaten property and lives. Meanwhile, our most rural communities face high levels of poverty and unemployment. It is clear the status quo isn't working for our forested communities, and that's why I continue to push for reforms in the House.
Supporting our Military and Veterans: We owe it to the men and women who have worn our country’s uniform to give them the support they need. That’s why I work hard to help cut through red tape at agencies like the VA, and we’ve already helped over 6,000 veterans and their families.
Standing Up Against Federal Government Overreach: While Congress has the power of the purse, at the end of the day, it’s the taxpayers’ money—your money. You deserve to know exactly how it’s being spent.
Improving Rural Health Care: Working to improve access to affordable health care, especially in rural communities, has long been a priority of mine. Before I ran for Congress, I was a member of the Hood River Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees and the Oregon Health Sciences University Foundation Board. As Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee now, I’ve listened to what constituents, doctors, stakeholders, hospitals, care providers, and disease advocates alike have to say about the direction our nation’s health care is headed.
If you or a loved one needs help with a federal agency like the Social Security Administration, Veterans Affairs, or the Internal Revenue Service, please call my office toll free from Oregon at 800-533-3303. We will do everything we can to get results for you.
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