My Position on Faith and Family
When I became a Member of Congress I swore my oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States on the Holy Bible. Every time I step on the U.S. House floor to vote, my guiding values are faith, family, and freedom. These core values motivate me to action.
Throughout my time in Congress, I have been a strong advocate for our precious unborn, fighting against legislation that allows for taxpayer-funded abortion. I have also opposed dangerous drugs that induce harmful chemical abortions and have fought to remove them from the marketplace. Abortion is a tragedy for all involved, and it is time to champion the plain fact of life.
We must also return to a society that upholds the family unit as the basic building block of society. Strong families mean resilient marriages, better outcomes for children, and a stronger social fabric of our nation. Government social policies should be aimed at strengthening marriage and supporting the American family, not tearing it apart with policies such as marriage penalties in the tax code.
I firmly believe that one has a right to believe and worship as they see fit. Religious liberty is foundational to any society, and it must be protected in the United States and across the globe. I have long been a fierce opponent of those that try to push our faith to the margins of society and have been supportive of public displays of faith, such as prayer and religious organizations in schools. I am also committed to using my voice to speak out for those facing religious persecution, whether it be violence and execution against Christians in the Middle East or Uyghur Muslims in “re-education” camps in China.