Legislative Agenda

Jobs and Economic Development

Creating jobs and strong economic development go hand-in-hand. You can’t have one without the other.

Having been a CEO of successful businesses, I know what it takes to create jobs and I am leading efforts in the legislature to encourage a thriving business environment.

When businesses are struggling to keep their doors open, jobs cannot be created. And when doors close, jobs go away.

We need to attract new industries to Nevada, promote start-ups and support existing businesses. We must give them the opportunity to grow. Once they do, they need a qualified workforce to hire from. It’s critical we cultivate a pro-business climate to allow companies to succeed, thus creating jobs.

Small businesses are a vital part of our state’s economic engine that produces most of the Jobs in Nevada. We must pass legislation that encourages all businesses in Nevada to flourish.

I know first-hand how excessive taxes and government regulations affect your businesses, or your employers business. And, eventually, your family finances.

We need someone representing us in Washington who actually understands business – someone who has signed the front side of a paycheck. Someone who understands the crushing consequences of excessive taxes and regulations. Someone who understands that Government not only consumes your wealth – it often impedes wealth creation.

Tax Reform

In December 2017 Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. I support this tax reform bill 100% and look forward to fostering more tax reform legislation once elected to Congress in 2020.

This tax reform bill is working. Over 4 million U.S. workers are receiving bonuses, wage increases, or better benefits thanks to the new tax law.

Small businesses are responsible for creating more than 450,000 of Nevada’s private sector jobs, and close to 60 million jobs nationwide and this bill provides additional capital for them to expand.

Education Reform

The most important people in our school system, the students and the teachers, have again been shoved down the priority list by the legislature.

My top priority for education will be to ensure that the money for education flows down to where it’s needed most: The Classroom!

Our best teachers must be awarded and retained. Our classrooms must have the resources and learning tools so that our teachers can do their job and our children can learn. Yet the commitment to budget accountability and where our tax dollars are spent is as weak as ever.

I support funding the Education Savings Accounts and School Choice as well because I believe in the concept of ‘compete and empower’. By allowing school choice, we empower parents, teachers and the students with a voice and choice to do their best in whichever situation fits them best.

I also oppose the Federal Common Core program and believe curriculum development must be returned to local school district administration and teachers, with input by parents and guardians. I will support removing Common Core standards, curricula and data mining from Nevada’s public schools.

I will support the establishment of audit procedures and schedules for each school district in America.

Election Integrity & Voter ID

I support legislation that will ensure that the Election process in America is Secure, Transparent and Fair to all candidates. This legislation will allow audits to be conducted at the request of the candidates after any election to compare the digital records to the paper records to guarantee election integrity in our election system.

I will support legislation that will require all voters in America, at the polling place, to verify their identity with a government issued photo ID card.

Healthcare Reform

Want to know what’s really happening with health insurance? Here’s the Truth:

Health insurance premiums and deductibles have soared in the last 4 years, and your choice of plans and carriers has plummeted. While rates for 2019 have stabilized, they are still too high. I agree that pre-existing condition protections are critically important, but those protections only help if you can afford to buy a policy.

As your Nevada Congressman, I remain focused on what can be done at the state and national level to make health insurance more affordable for all Americans. With your vote I will continue to fight to lower costs, increase consumer choice and improve your access to care.

Second Amendment

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees that people have the right to keep and bear arms. Furthermore, that right shall not be infringed.

Citizens must have the right to defend themselves, their personal property and their families.

When elected, I will protect our 2nd Amendment rights as U.S. citizens guaranteed by the Constitution and will oppose all efforts to limit our Constitutional rights.

Penalizing the vast majority who are responsible and conscientious gun owners in response to high profile crimes is wrong. Worst of all, it will not solve nor stop incidents of mass violence.