Two of the most basic responsibilities we have on this earth are to put God first in our lives and offer ourselves in service to others.
Agriculture was the first manufacturing industry in America and represents the best of all of us.
Recruitment and retention are critical to sustain our Armed Forces with the best men and women willing to stand in the gap and make huge sacrifices to ensure our freedom.
With freedom comes responsibility, and I can think of no responsibility greater than putting on a U.S military uniform and standing in the gap between an enemy threat and civilian life.
One of the greatest men to ever walk this land was Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr. His life exemplified unity by bringing people together for the good of all. In any small way I hope to someday bring people together like Dr. King.
With only 2 percent of the world's proven reserves of oil, we in the United States can pump until we are blue in the face and it will not change the fact that we need more diverse and more secure sources of energy.
We must pass a national energy policy to continue our successes in the War on Terrorism.
Don't underestimate the power of our bipartisan coalition in the House
In many ways, we are the last line of defense against runaway government
What some people call 'pork' may be as essential as a lock on a dam that creates hydropower, or [support for] a bridge, road, or other critical infrastructure. Sometimes we have to direct spending because the executive branch is not doing its job.
You can't legislate or litigate good, healthy behavior but we must be willing to educate people at an early age about the affects of unhealthy living.
There is no accountability in soft money. None.
I used to be in the real estate business, and I have three areas of interest: Chickamauga Lock, Chickamauga Lock, and Chickamauga Lock.
We were all hit with sticker shock: 7 billion is a huge number.