Report from Washington: A Fresh Start in Washington

Jan 25, 2017

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—On January 20th, along with millions of Americans, I was honored to watch President Donald J. Trump take his oath of office.

Even before that, starting on November 8th, a wave of hope and promise swept over the nation.

With the new Trump administration, Congress now has the unique opportunity to pass into law meaningful legislation that will positively impact American lives.  

There is much to do to roll back the onerous big government policies of the last eight years.

Our priorities will be repealing and replacing Obamacare, restoring Constitutional balance, securing our borders, creating jobs, and rebuilding our military.

The unaffordable and unworkable legislation known as Obamacare must be repealed and replaced. Folks across East Alabama have told me time and time again how hurtful this law has been to them.

Replacement legislation will provide much-needed relief for the working families and small businesses.

Under President Obama, our Second Amendment rights were constantly under siege.  Now our Second Amendment rights will be safe and protected, just as the Constitution outlines.


Finally, as a senior member of the Homeland Security Committee, I will work to insure President Trump’s border wall is built along our southern border.

I have long fought for this wall to be built to protect our country’s taxpayers’ jobs. We have a real opportunity to have the wall completed during this administration.

The time is now to rebuild our military. President Obama whittled away at our national defense and allowed America’s prestige in the world to decline. With the appointment of General Mattis as Secretary of Defense, we are well on our way.

These are just a few of the issues we plan to get to work on in the 115th Congress. I’m looking forward to it more than ever.