AgricultureAgriculture is North Carolina’s largest industry, and it plays a fundamental role in our national economy. It is my goal to pursue policies that remove excessive regulatory burdens and roadblocks that interfere with farming operations’ ability to put food on the tables of hardworking Americans.
EducationFederal education policies should provide flexibility for parents as well as state and local governments to set school curricula and prioritize school budgets. Children are best served by policies that are tailored to meet their educational needs, and I believe parents and state and local governments have a better understanding of educational challenges than legislators and bureaucrats in Washington.
EnergyWe must pursue an all-of-the-above energy approach that is economically sound and helps put America on a path to energy independence.
EntitlementsThe federal government made a promise to seniors, and it must do everything we can to keep that promise and help save Social Security and Medicare for future generations. Restoring sustainability to the Social Security Trust Fund is nonnegotiable, and we must protect this program for our many seniors who rely on these critical benefits.
Federal spending is out of control and continues to grow at an unsustainable rate. One of the greatest threats to the U.S. economy and national security is our national debt. During President Obama’s tenure, the national debt has ballooned to more than $18 trillion. It is imperative we rein in federal spending and balance the budget in order to ensure a stable economy.