January 28, 2011 Column
Recently, President Barack Obama fulfilled his duty as outlined by the Constitution and presented his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.
January 21, 2011 Column
In direct opposition to the wishes of the American people, last year Congress passed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
January 14, 2011 Column
Beyond representing Nebraskans on legislative matters, a significant part of my job is helping improve the federal government's accessibility and responsiveness when addressing the needs of Third District residents.
January 7, 2011 Column
It happens every two year. Another session of Congress is sworn-in. Sometimes the majority party retains control. Sometimes, like this year, the previous minority party wins enough seats to retake the majority.
December 31, 2010 Column
One resolution we should all make a priority is taking steps to protect our identity from cyber-thieves.
December 24, 2010 Column
I want to take this week's column to wish all Nebraskans a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. During this time of year our thoughts and prayers go out to the men and women who risk their lives to defend our freedoms.
December 17, 2010 Column
American families are preparing for the holiday season, and doing so by paying the highest fuel prices in two years. Nationwide, gas prices are a hair's breadth from $3.00 a gallon and they are clocking in at $2.99 in Nebraska.
December 10, 2010 Column
Recently I was honored to be named a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means. Chaired by Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), the committee has jurisdiction over Social Security and Medicare, tax and revenue legislation, and trade matters.
December 3, 2010 Column
Americans sent an unmistakable message last month: Washington needs to cut spending and steward taxpayer dollars in a fiscally responsible manner.