Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • We March for Life
    Posted in Weekly Capitol Report on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Conservative Values

    This week, hundreds of thousands of Americans came to our nation’s Capital to March for Life. Sadly, we have lost more than 60 million lives in the United States since abortion became legal and Roe v. Wade was upheld by the Supreme Court 45 years ago. That is 60 million less lives which could have grown up to find the cure to cancer, discovered new sources of energy, become an astronaut or the next President of the United States. But more than likely, many of those lives would have had a smaller... Read more

  • The Early Returns
    Posted in Weekly Capitol Report on January 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    On December 22, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law by President Trump. What has happened in the succeeding three weeks is just the beginning of a long and empowering process to reward the American worker for years of sacrifice, dedication and hardship. In these three weeks, over two million U.S. workers have seen bonuses, pay raises, and benefit increases totaling more than one billion dollars…that’s right more than $1,000,000,000. Whether you are in Missouri and work at an AT&T store... Read more

  • The Needed Cuts
    Posted in Weekly Capitol Report on January 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    In one of his last acts before leaving the White House, President Obama stunned our friends and allies when he failed to block the United Nations (UN) from voting to condemn one of America’s strongest allies in the world, Israel. President Obama stood idly by, allowing the UN to scold Israel for defending their land in the West Bank and establishing settlements in a place that is rightfully theirs. It was appalling to see such a lack of leadership from America on the world stage when our country... Read more

  • Just Getting Started
    Posted in Weekly Capitol Report on December 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    January 20, 2017 marked a new beginning in our country. On that day, President Trump was inaugurated and immediately began working to restore integrity and meaning to our Constitution, to rule of law, and to turning our economy around. With a focus on individual choice, freedoms and the rights upon which this country was founded, over the last 12 months I have worked alongside our President to once again make this country great. ‎As I sat outside the Capitol and watched our new President taking ... Read more

  • Tax Cuts for Christmas
    Posted in Weekly Capitol Report on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    This week, instead of letting the status quo in the swamp continue – taxing folks until the cows come home – I joined President Trump at the White House to mark passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It is very simple, this new law will allow you to KEEP MORE of what you earn by SENDING LESS of what you make to Washington. In fact, if you’re a family of four making less than $55,000 a year your new tax rate will be ZERO percent...that’s right, you won’t pay a single penny in federal income tax. M... Read more

  • Obstruction at Every Turn
    Posted in Weekly Capitol Report on December 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Not showing up to meetings about tax cuts, refusing to meet with the President to discuss our nation’s budget, storming out of Committee Hearings, and trying to block President Trump's nominations - at every turn, obstructionists who disagree with our President’s vision for freedom and economic growth are trying to impede progress and take him down. It seems like the only action these time-wasters ever want to take is complete inaction. Over and over again they have shown a complete unwillingnes... Read more

  • Making History by Recognizing History
    Posted in Weekly Capitol Report on December 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    In 1995, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act which called for officially moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support; however, it has been ignored by every President since it was signed into law - each promising to follow through, but failing to do so. That’s 22 years of broken promises to America’s greatest ally, Israel. President Trump made history this week when he announced the United States will formally recognize... Read more

  • Tax Cuts for the Heartland
    Posted in Weekly Capitol Report on December 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    This week, President Trump returned to the place where he started his push for historic tax cuts three months ago, right here in Missouri. This time, the President spoke in detail about the proposal which I had recently helped advance through the U.S. House of Representatives known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - our plan to allow American families, small business owners and farmers to keep more of what they earn and more of what they deserve. In August, the President was in Springfield, the home... Read more

  • Reining in a Rogue Regime
    Posted in Weekly Capitol Report on November 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    The era of strategic patience and capitulation symptomatic of the Obama Administration and their approach to North Korea finally ended this week. President Trump has now formally declared and labeled North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. What does that mean? It’s simple, President Trump is holding North Korea accountable for actions that aim to terrorize and destabilize society - standing up for America and fighting for our interests across the globe. When President Trump announced his de... Read more

  • A Time to be Thankful
    Posted in Weekly Capitol Report on November 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Giving thanks, saying grace, blessing the food. Whatever your household calls it, praying before a meal is something I grew up doing with my family and still do today. In my family, we call it “saying the blessing.” This is a time of fellowship that provides me with reflection, restoration, and gives me hope for the future. In a few days, folks across Missouri and America will join with their families and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving. As I have done every year since childhood, I will spend ... Read more

Stay Connected

Use the form below to sign up for my newsletter and get the latest news and updates directly to your inbox.