An independent voice in Washington

An independent voice in Washington

It’s more important than ever that we come together to create a stronger community. Hyper-partisanship is destroying our nation. During these difficult times, it’s imperative we look to bipartisanship as a way to heal our nation and come together to find real pragmatic, commonsense solutions. Only when we seek to build bridges with those who think differently than us can we be part of the solution to heal the partisan divide. The COVID-19 crisis has shown us that we must do more to prepare for the next national emergency. I’ve authored a three-part legislative plan to make sure we say “Never Again” to a future pandemic. My bills, the Made in America Emergency Preparedness Act, the Never Again Small Business Protection Act, and the Never Again International Outbreak Prevention Act are focused on making sure we are never dependent on another foreign nation again for our national readiness and protect our small businesses from future national emergencies. Moving forward, we must focus on increasing access to healthcare, reduce the costs of prescription drugs, and protect those with pre-existing conditions. When healthcare reform was rushed through Congress along extremely partisan lines in 2010, too many were left with skyrocketing premiums, limited access, and insurers pulling out of our system entirely. We need to proceed to fix our healthcare system in a responsible manner. Any changes to our current system must ensure both the continuity of coverage and patient protection provisions. We must keep what works and come together to fix […]

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