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Opinion Editorials

June 25, 2013 Opinion Editorial

The public's trust in government has been shaken by a string of recent controversies. It's chilling to learn what's happened under this administration's watch and, as seen from the influx of calls and letters to my office every day, I know you are concerned as well. As your representative, I am committed to pursuing accountability and increased transparency for our federal government.

June 24, 2013 Opinion Editorial
We're continuing to work on the American people's priorities in the House and tackle their biggest concerns. Right now, that includes developing a healthy economy so hardworking individuals can find and keep good-paying jobs, providing access to education and training, lowering tax rates, ensuring access to affordable health care and reducing energy and fuel costs.
May 30, 2013 Opinion Editorial

It's been more than three years since President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, and it's becoming obvious that it will neither protect patients, nor make their health care more affordable, but instead will cause millions of Americans to lose access to their current health care, lead to higher premium rates and hurt job creation.

May 17, 2013 Opinion Editorial

For more than four years the federal government has been talking about how to improve our economy, with little to show for it. Despite stimulus spending, higher taxes and the easing of monetary policy– the middle class continues to struggle and many Americans remain without a job.

April 25, 2013 Opinion Editorial
Eighty-five percent of small business owners reported that excessive government regulations are keeping them from hiring, according to a Gallup survey last month...
April 23, 2013 Opinion Editorial

Michigan's economic growth is directly related to how well we educate our children, and how well we train our workforce for today's, and tomorrow's, jobs.

April 10, 2013 Opinion Editorial
Southeastern Michigan is home to talented, hardworking individuals, businesses and community colleges that are committed to helping reinvent the state and its workforce programs...
March 11, 2013 Opinion Editorial
The White House’s latest line of defense for refusing to approve the Keystone XL pipeline crumbled recently, as the State Department concluded the pipeline proposal is environmentally safe...
February 8, 2013 Opinion Editorial
Hardworking taxpayers across Michigan live within their means in large part because they create responsible budgets. It's only natural that they expect the same from their government...
January 28, 2013 Opinion Editorial
Overspending has taken a toll and is undermining our economic recovery. We’re now more than $16 trillion in debt and millions of hard-working taxpayers continue to face uncertainty on how Washington will manage their tax dollars. This is unfair...