August 25, 2017 Column
We must uphold our commitment to the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces. Since the start of this Congress, the House has passed two dozen bills to better serve our veterans.
August 18, 2017 Column
Talks began in Washington, D.C., on August 16 among trade officials from the United States, Canada, and Mexico on modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This has caused understandable concern for producers, but if the U.S. maintains the right priorities in these negotiations, the agriculture industry can benefit from an updated agreement.
August 11, 2017 Column
Social Security is a large portion of many Americans’ retirement incomes, and Congress is working on a number of solutions to strengthen the program and increase efficiency for beneficiaries.
August 4, 2017 Column
Three decades after President Reagan signed the largest tax reform in our country’s history into law, our tax code is once again desperately in need of a pro-growth overhaul. The good news is tax reform is at the forefront of our agenda, and a framework is in place.
July 28, 2017 Column
For too long, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has strayed from its intended purpose and instead has become a red tape factory with little to no accountability. Thankfully, the Trump administration is working to reverse this harmful trend.
July 21, 2017 Column
Agriculture is the lifeblood of Nebraska’s economy. The industry faces many challenges, from low commodity prices to damaging fires and drought, which reinforce the need to ensure we are doing all we can in Congress to provide certainty in agriculture policy.
July 14, 2017 Column
Our agriculture producers fuel our economy and feed the world, and it is our job to make sure markets are open to them. As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over trade policy, I will keep emphasizing the importance of asserting U.S. leadership in the global marketplace.
July 7, 2017 Column
For many Nebraskans, summer means a long-awaited vacation. If you will be leaving the country, your passport should be your first priority.
June 30, 2017 Column
We face major challenges in our country today which have led to growing divisions. However, we must be mindful of all our nation has endured since its founding on July 4, 1776, and strive for unity.
June 23, 2017 Column
When U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer appeared before the Ways and Means Committee on May 22 to discuss President Trump’s trade agenda, I had the opportunity to ask him about a number of agriculture trade priorities.