Values

Where I stand

America was built upon Judeo-Christian values, and these values should be protected.  During my years in Congress I have been a steadfast supporter of traditional marriage, the unborn, and the free exercise of religion. I am an active senior member of both the Values Action Team (VAT) and the Pro-Life Caucus.

Legislative Action in the 115th Congress

Introduced Legislation

H.R. 172 - Would repeal the Lyndon B. Johnson Amendment of 1954 and return freedom of speech to our nation's houses of worship so that they may speak out on issues of the day without fear of reprisal from the IRS.

H.R. 450 - Would protect the rights of military chaplains to close a prayer according to the dictates of the chaplains' faith.

Cosponsored Legislation

H.R. 7- The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017 – Would institute a permanent, government-wide ban on taxpayer funding of abortion.

H.R. 36 - the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - which would protect unborn children starting at 20 weeks gestation.

H.R. 354 - The Defund Planned Parenthood Act – Would immediately prohibit Planned Parenthood and its affiliates from receiving federal funding.

H.R. 644 - The Conscience Protection Act – Would prohibit the government from discriminating against health care entities that refuse to participate in abortion. 

Cosigned Letters

Letter to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy asking the House to consider H.R. 36, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would protect unborn children starting at 20 weeks gestation.