I am deeply concerned about out of control spending by Washington leaders. The federal budget continues to outspend what the government brings in – nearly $85,000 per American is owed to pay off the national debt. This is unsustainable. The government cannot continue to grossly outspend revenues and strap future generations of Americans with massive debt.
The federal government must be held accountable for passing a balanced budget. Congress has the responsibility to ensure policies and programs enacted today are accountable to future generations. I am committed to eliminating waste, fraud and abuse, and ensuring government programs achieve measurable outcomes.
We are jeopardizing the United States’ financial and national security and undermining our global strength by not controlling our spending. Lawmakers are putting future generations at risk by spending money our county simply does not have. I am committed to returning to the conservative principles of limited government and fiscal responsibility.
Defending Against the Threat from China
Congress has not done enough to hold China accountable. China has made enormous investments to spur their own economic growth, increase military capabilities, and influence their position globally – all while seeking Communist control of their people and destruction of U.S. success.
As we most recently experienced in the COVID-19 crisis, and healthcare more broadly, America’s dependence on China is a threat Congress must address. We are far too reliant on China for our healthcare needs, particularly considering China has gone so far as to collect healthcare information from U.S. citizens. If this continues, over time China could know more about us than we know about ourselves. We must act now and take a strong stance against China and their efforts to undermine American success.
There are a range of things the United States can do to secure our position as a global power and decrease dependency on China, but we must recognize this will be a long-term endeavor that will require strategic moves and domestic investments.
I have spent more than 15 years working in the healthcare industry and I find there is a simple truth – healthcare costs too much and is not making us healthier. The Affordable Care Act “Obamacare” experiment has only resulted in increasing the cost of care for the American people. The Biden Administration is committed to further expanding Obamacare, further jeopardizing your freedom of choice and raising healthcare costs for the nation.
I am committed to affordability, value and choice in healthcare. We have two great weaknesses that need to be addressed in our healthcare system: 1.) The way we finance the cost of our care and; 2.) The way we manage our health. Healthcare decisions should center on the needs of the individual and the family, be measured, and generate results.
Immigration & Border Security
It is the duty of elected officials to create an immigration system that protects the lives and jobs of U.S. citizens while addressing workforce and security needs of the country. Unfortunately our government has failed to secure our borders and Congress has been ineffective in addressing the immigration crisis. We now have a humanitarian crisis at the border that must be stopped.
I support building a border wall, increasing investments in technology and surveillance to help border agents, and de-funding sanctuary cities. In Congress, I will work to pass immigration reform that puts American security and prosperity first.
National Defense & Veterans Affairs
A strong national defense is imperative to our nation’s future. In Congress, I will work to ensure our military has the tools they need, year after year, to provide for the defense of our country. America’s military should be positioned to make long-term, strategic decisions to maintain defense superiority and deter threats from those who seek to do us harm.
We must operate from a position of strength, investing to preserve our defense superiority, continuing global engagement to maintain strong alliances and pursuing smart strategic partnerships that put U.S. workers and businesses on competitive footing.
Along with supporting our active duty military personnel, we must take care of the veterans who have served our country. I will work to ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs meets the needs of America’s veteran population, including improving access to healthcare and post-military career success. I am committed to serving those who have served us.
America’s infrastructure is one of our greatest assets. The national and economic security of the United States depends on critical infrastructure that is reliable, efficient and meets the current and future needs of the country. Native Kansan, President Dwight D. Eisenhower understood the importance of strong infrastructure and led this nation in creating the pivotal Interstate Highway System. Today we must ensure we are maintaining the critical infrastructure system, while meeting the current and future needs of the country.
Protecting Constitutional Freedoms and Our Community
I am a staunch supporter of our constitutional rights, and I will work to protect freedom at every turn. This includes strong support for the Second Amendment.
As a mother, I am also committed to creating a safe community for our children. Violence is often the result of many factors including a lack of economic opportunity, broken families, and various behavioral and mental health problems. I am committed to working with law enforcement to decrease violence in our communities. At the same time, we need to fully enforce existing gun laws but not add to them.
I come from a family of National Rifle Association (NRA) members and supporters. I believe there is a responsible way to protect our Constitutional rights while ensuring the safety of our community.
Recognizing the Value and Dignity of Life
As a pro-life advocate, I am committed to supporting life from conception until natural death. I celebrate the dignity and value of every citizen as informed by my strong faith and experiences as a mother.
I have dedicated my life to supporting the most vulnerable in our community starting with children. Based on the needs I encountered during my tenure as Chair of the State of Kansas Children’s Cabinet, I founded the Systems of Care Initiative (SOCI) – a non-profit organization that aligns business leaders with high-performance early learning organizations dedicated to improving the health and readiness of young children when they enter school. In all the work I do for at-risk kids and families, my vision is always to show our community that I seek to protect them in birth and will not abandon the child or parents thereafter.
In recent years, we have seen tremendous victories at various levels of government to reduce the number of abortions in our country. We must take it a step further and support our citizens across the full continuum of life.