Aug 4, 2014

A Border Calamity

For nearly six years I’ve opposed President Obama’s immigration policies. I’ve taken a stand against legislation he’s proposed, statements he’s made and policies he’s implemented. Probably my biggest frustration has been his spiritless approach to ensuring that our borders are secure from weapons, drugs and undocumented individuals.

Aug 4, 2014

Minimal Action by the President

Instead of demanding billions of dollars from Congress, the President should be engaging with members of the House and Senate regardless of party affiliation. He should be seeking different ideas on how we should address this issue.

Jul 1, 2014

Imperial presidency

President Obama’s aggressive unilateralism in rulemaking and enforcement has significant implications for our system of government. That is why it is necessary in this moment to involve the Judicial Branch and remedy the continuing failures by President Obama in the execution of our laws (i.e. immigration, climate change, Obamacare). When there is a failure on the part of the President to faithfully execute the law or to overreach in his powers, the House has the authority to challenge in the Judicial Branch by filing suit in federal court.

Jun 6, 2014

Subminimum wage must end

Our country must shift the paradigm of low expectations to one of full participation. Meaningful work deserves fair pay. We must invest in the full participation of every citizen, including Americans with disabilities.

May 29, 2014


Veterans deserve better. I am committed to holding VA officials accountable. Today I signed a letter to Secretary Eric Shinseki asking for the VA to extend immediate care through private-sector doctors to any veteran who has waited too long for medical care. This letter also seeks to ensure that local and regional VA managers have no incentive to deny veterans access to care from private-sector doctors.

May 22, 2014

common defense

Mississippi has a rich history of patriotism. Year after year, our state is voted amongst the top five states as having the most National Guardsmen per capita. During a time when less than one percent of Americans are volunteering for military service, Mississippians constantly stand up and answer the call.

May 9, 2014


Yesterday, I voted to establish a select House committee to investigate the actions related to the September 11, 2012, attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, including our ambassador.

May 2, 2014

renew our communities

Mississippians have once again demonstrated heroic resilience in the face of adversity. As we continue to rebuild, restore, and renew our communities, I will exercise all of my authority to provide federal assistance.

Apr 29, 2014

quick storm update

Yesterday’s severe weather devastated many communities across our state, including areas of Lee, Rankin, and Winston counties. Sidney and I grieve for the families who have lost loved ones. Mississippi families continue to mourn with those who directly experienced this tragic loss of life and property and extensive damage to homes and businesses.

Apr 10, 2014

cutting spending

There’s no question: Spending is out of control under the Obama administration. From the failed stimulus to the ballooning cost of ObamaCare, this White House continues to spend money we just don’t have. But House Republicans have a plan to balance the budget and grow the economy. It’s called the Path to Prosperity. And the plan repeals ObamaCare, provides a fairer tax code, and cuts $5.1 trillion over the next decade – targeting wasteful Washington spending and reforming government programs driving the nation’s debt.