February 9, 2016 Columns

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in The Hill. You can access the op-ed here.

December 22, 2015 Columns

Last month when terrorists attacked the streets and soccer stadiums of Paris, ISIS sent a clear message: They can strike in the West, far from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq.  Their reach has increased, moving out from the Middle East and crossing the borders of Europe.  The attack in France has once again shaken our allies.  The French President, Francois Hollande, promised a swift and “pi

September 23, 2015 Columns
Pope Francis will not be the only foreign Head of State in Washington this week. Chinese President Xi Jinping will be spending several days in the United States and meeting with the President on Friday.
December 12, 2014 Columns
This week, the House passed the bipartisan Consolidated and Furthering Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 to keep the government running. The Omnibus Appropriations bill contains many important priorities that will protect jobs, stop wasteful spending, rein in government overreach, and bolster our national security efforts.
November 13, 2014 Columns
October marks the one year anniversary of Americans signing up for Obamacare on the online exchanges. Last October, the Administration launched the “Healthcare.gov” website as the tool for Americans across the country to sign up for their new healthcare plan.
October 31, 2014 Columns
Many American families across the country face burdensome hurdles everyday when it comes to getting food on the table, making healthcare decisions for the family and looking for a good paying job. The Administration continues to place challenging regulations on businesses, making it harder for you and your family to keep money in your own back pocket. It comes as no surprise that our nation is currently in the worst economic recovery since WWII.
July 25, 2014 Columns
With Washington in gridlock and the President at odds with Congress, the passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) in June of this year is a signal that good policy can trump partisan rhetoric.
July 17, 2014 Columns
As a country, we believe in the freedom of speech and your ability to responsibly express your own opinions and ideas without government control.
July 2, 2014 Columns
On June 26th, my colleagues and I worked to ease the pain at the pump for American families. By expanding critical opportunities for American energy production, we are trying to ease the financial stress that high gas prices bring. We have the ability to produce more American oil and natural gas and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
June 24, 2014 Columns
In 1972, the Clean Water Act (CWA) revolutionized how our country protects water. Since the law’s passage, environmental disasters that occurred prior to this legislation are a thing of the past.