I represent the views and the values of the people of the district.
Specifically, the growing threat that sexual predators pose to our Nation's children and their families represents an area where our criminal justice system has failed the American people.
In this life and death case, I felt Mrs. Schiavo should receive the fullest due process from our legal system.
More than seven months ago, our country learned that the horrors portrayed in Hollywood's make-believe world could actually come to life before our very eyes.
We are putting more and more power into a system which is less and less able to carry it reliably.
Americans in all places and levels of government have begun to consider the areas where we need to prepare ourselves from future threats, including the latest weapon: bio-terror.
The fact is, almost every year since the founding of these United States, our government has lived beyond its means.
The American economy has always been driven by the entrepreneurial nature of its citizens, and blocking access to affordable health care will only suffocate growth within the small business sector of our economy.
Spending on programs such as national defense and funding the operating budgets of all federal agencies represent only 39 percent of our yearly budget, an all-time low.
The lack of health care coverage has remained very important to me during my time in Congress and as a member of the House Subcommittee on Health, I am working hard with my colleagues to correct these inequalities.
The Declaration of Independence is a sacred part of American history.
I believe it is incumbent upon Congress to act aggressively to ameliorate fear and help our country take the essential steps that will make our communities and lives safer.
While there are many influences on gas prices in America, I believe the passage of a national energy bill will help relieve this burden on our country.
In order to effectively protect our loved ones, we must provide the American public with unfettered access to know who these dangerous criminals are and where they are living.
To date, every American citizen has nearly 7,000 in public debt riding on our backs.