Smaller, Smarter Government
Making sure the federal government becomes smaller in terms of size, scope, influence and reach. Limiting the expanse of government power by strongly supporting state sovereignty reserved under the Tenth Amendment, and opposing unfunded mandates from Washington DC.
Supporter of public policy that will truly encourage domestic job growth in our economy. This includes, and is not limited to, lower taxes, a full revision of Obamacare and ending overregulation from the EPA, immediately roll back the needless or obsolete job-killing and burdensome regulations that stifle the ability of small businesses to create jobs.
Protecting the Second Amendment and our Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms. I firmly believe every American is entitled to the right to own firearms.
I’ve been employed in the energy sector for nearly 20 years, and strongly believe the United States needs and deserve a clear and sound energy policy that supports the increase of domestic energy sources while reducing our dependence on foreign oil.
- Immediate construction of the Keystone XL and other pipelines that will reduce our reliance on imported oil and natural gas from unstable or unfriendly nations.
- Resuming deep water drilling and production in the Gulf of Mexico.
- Land drilling and production operations including hydraulic fracturing.
Protect Our Border
We must secure our borders and enforce current law, while allowing for the continuation of legal immigration. In Texas and across the U.S., narcotics, arms and human trafficking have had devastating ramifications when it comes to our safety and security. I support the use of every available resource to achieve border security and stop the violence that is harming our border state and beyond.
I support the protection of innocent human life and believe marriage is intended to be between one man and one woman.
I had the unique opportunity to spend nearly 20 years employed as a contractor at the NASA Johnson Space Center working on developing the Space Shuttle, Mission Control software, and designing the Space Station Control Center, still used today.
I strongly encourage the federal government and NASA to work with American citizens and American businesses to research and develop a new vehicle to continue human space flight and maintain American’s leadership in space exploration. R&D is critical to the vitality of the US economy, and NASA is one of the most important players in this pivotal role.
I support term limits for members of Congress. I would propose a limit of four (4) terms [8 years] for US Representatives and two (2) terms [12 years] for US Senators.