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  • Crafting new Farm Bill starts with listening to farmers and ranchers

    I will continue to work for U.S. producers and others as Farm Bill reauthorization discussions take shape. I encourage those interested in these issues to contact me with your views as Congress begins the process of writing the next Farm Bill.
  • Counting down to tax day
    The deadline for filing your 2022 taxes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is less than a month away, and it is critical you file your tax returns on or before Tax Day to avoid late penalties. As this crucial deadline on April 18 approaches, I wanted to share some suggestions and resources to ensure you are well prepared for a smooth and timely filing process.
  • Preserving and modernizing an Arkansas tradition
    As I often travel between home and Washington, D.C., I’m constantly reminded how blessed we are to live in The Natural State. With its beautiful rivers, majestic mountains and incredible wildlife, Arkansas has long celebrated and utilized these resources in a variety of ways. The abundance of natural treasures is one of the many reasons people are drawn to the state for recreation opportunities.
  • The energy transition is a delusion
    The realities of the physics, engineering, and economics of energy systems are independent of any beliefs about climate change.
  • Assessing people’s acceptance
    Our lack of acceptance of many issues on the table today is simply because no one has made the effort to explain them in a way we can understand. As long as they can be lazy and just implement such issues by government fiat, they will not attempt to explain them. Such an attitude is an insult to democracy and to our citizens.
  • As Pentagon struggles to fill military requests, funding goes to diversity, CRT
    The Pentagon is increasingly struggling to fill the weapons and equipment requests for the war in Ukraine. At the same time, taxpayer funds are going to pay for ongoing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts in the military, most recently one controversial Pentagon official pushing anti-police and pro-critical race theory books at schools for the children of military families.
  • It’s time to end Mexican cartels’ reign of terror
    I have long said that when someone tells you who they are, you should believe them. In this respect, the meeting with López Obrador was all too revealing. He made it very clear he is not interested in a true partnership with our nation. He could not have cared less about how Mexican drug cartels have killed more Americans than we lost in the Vietnam War.
  • We protect children in the physical world – why not the digital world?
    We have countless protections for our children in the physical world — we require car seats and seat belts; we have fences around pools; we have a minimum drinking age of 21; and we have a minimum driving age of 16. The damage to Generation Z from social media is undeniable — so why are there no protections in the digital world?
  • Rep. Roy, Sen. Paul introduce bill to reform the NIH
    Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX-21) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced legislation Thursday to eliminate Dr. Anthony Fauci’s former position as the director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The NIH Reform Act would split NIAID into three separate national research institutes each led by Senate confirmed directors limited to no more than two 5-year terms.
  • Would a ‘wealth tax’ work?
    In 2020, when he was still a candidate, President Biden dismissed the Sanders and Warren plans as mean-spirited and divisive. “Tax policy,” he said, “is not about punishment.” But three years is a long time in politics, and in 2023, punishment may now seem to be what pays.
  • The color green
    Of course, I love the color green. It does rhyme with Christine, after all, but honestly, there is another so very important reason why I hold this color near and hold near and dear to my heart.
  • Second thoughts on Buc-ee's
    Buc-ee's are located in Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee, with new locations planned for Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Virginia, and Wisconsin. There's land available for development along the Appalachian Highway (Route 32) in Ohio. Who knows? Maybe the Buckeye State is in Buc-ee's future. Just south of Beaver in Pike County would seem appropriate.
  • Supporting first responders to train derailments
    When big rail corporations like Norfolk Southern wreak havoc on communities like East Palestine, local first responders are left to clean up their mess. These cities and towns often have no warning that hazardous materials are traveling through their communities. If a derailment happens, particularly in smaller communities, first responders don’t always have the resources and training they need to respond.
  • Congress should investigate Chinese IP theft
    The House of Representatives recently formed a bipartisan committee to "investigate and submit policy recommendations" on ways to counter the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party. The move is welcome – and long overdue. For decades, China has sought to weaken America, and enrich itself, by stealing cutting-edge technologies critical to our national security and economic well-being.
  • Administration scheming to keep U.S. tech workers unemployed
    Consistent with its open border policy that puts migrants first, the Biden administration ignores U.S. tech workers’ needs and protects legally deportable aliens even though settled immigration law calls for their removal.
  • Losing Canada
    After the Chinese Communist Party’s 1949 victory in China’s civil war, the question of “Who lost China” rocked Washington. As President Biden makes his first presidential trip to Ottawa this week, he should ask if the next country about which that question will be asked is Canada.
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