Weekly Capitol Report
On Wednesday, President Trump stood before a huge crowd of people in Indianapolis, Indiana and laid out the details on how he planned to reduce the tax burden on American businesses, families, farmers and workers - giving Americans one of the largest pay increases a president has ever proposed.
This week, President Trump addressed the United Nations in a way our last President never did – he put America First.
How to be more popular online, what causes my fear of the dentist, angry birds. Does this sound like someone’s Google search history or over $6 million dollars of wasteful government spending? If you guessed spending, you would be correct.
Over the past month, farmers across southeast and south central Missouri have let me into their day to day lives, opening up their homes – and their barns – sharing the issues they struggle with and talking about what I can do to help.
Our tax system is rigged, designed to help only the most powerful people who can afford the most expensive tax lawyers to find their way through tricky tax loop holes. This week, I joined President Donald Trump in Springfield to talk about our complicated and unfair tax code, the work we must do to fix it, and how we are going to give hardworking Americans a pay raise in the process.
Another school year has begun and the sights and sounds of Friday night lights are filling the air. The beginning of a new school year and the return of high school football also reminds me about the importance of local choice, local control and local leadership over the education of the children raised here in south central and southeast Missouri.
On Monday, August 21, 2017, Missourians and folks all across the United States will experience a once in a lifetime event, the 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse. The last time this happened in the continental U.S. was nearly 40 years ago. What’s even more exciting is that a total solar eclipse has not been seen in our area since 1442!
Whether it is a border you can walk across or a border you can launch a missile across, it is the responsibility of Congress and the President to protect our country from those who wish to harm the United States. The last administration drew lines in the sand with foreign countries and let them blow away over and over again.
Time away from family and friends, missing the birth of their sons and daughters, deployed overseas during holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving, anniversaries gone by… these are just a few things the men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces give up in order to defend our freedom.