Issues

My Core Convictions

My issue positions on key issues are outlined below, but I believe one of the most important things for you to know about me is the foundation by which I approach life and the worldview I will take to Congress. I am a Christian conservative who believes wholeheartedly in the Bible as the inspired Word of God and I believe that the Constitution of the United States is the most incredible document ever authored to establish a nation.

From our simple foundations, we, the people of the United States, have spearheaded freedom in the form of inspiration all over the world. “We the People” have a responsibility to “keep” our republic free and it is the responsibility of every citizen to participate in the process. It is the honor of my life to do my part to maintain liberty and freedom for my future grandchildren.

 

National Defense

With threats from ISIS, North Korea and Iran, we live in a dangerous and complex world. Our Constitution lays out the most important tenet of our federal government’s responsibility – to protect the people of the United States. It is critical that our national defense be our top priority, and our troops must be the most well equipped fighting force in the world.

As the daughter of a military veteran, I understand the importance of our military and our national heroes, our veterans. These men and women – and their families – deserve our highest level of admiration and support.

We have enemies around the world that would love America to be weaker and less effective, but thankfully we have a strong Commander in Chief who is defending America to the world. I will work in Congress to strengthen our military power to keep our country safe. Our young men and women who serve in the military must be properly equipped for success.

We must properly fund a missile defense system as well as pay more attention to cyber security and protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure systems like our water supplies and the electrical grid.

Finally, it is imperative to have strong border security to ensure we keep out terrorists who wish to harm America.

 

Illegal Immigration

First, fixing this broken immigration system starts with securing our borders and that’s why border security is my first priority.

We are a nation of immigrants, but our current system not only undermines the rule of law in our country, it presents a national security threat. To protect American citizens, I support President Trump’s call for increased manpower, surveillance, and a structural border wall. We must crack down on sanctuary cities and states that undermine our nation’s immigration laws. I oppose amnesty and I am committed to putting a stop to chain migration.

We must strengthen enforcement in the U.S. with programs like E-Verify. I believe in legal immigration and want high quality immigrants who can enter the country the proper, legal way, and who can contribute to our society in a positive way. The United States should not have an open policy that brings in low-skill and in many cases dangerous people who place a large strain on our country’s resources. When our nation functions as a lawless society – it hinders us as a nation and a people.

 

Lower Taxes

To me, it’s common sense: lower taxes means more money in the pockets of hard working American families, and we must oppose any effort to raise taxes. I promise to protect taxpayers and I have gladly signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to publicly demonstrate my commitment to lower taxes.

I applaud President Trump and Republicans in Congress for passing tax reform which will lower the federal tax burden on individuals and small businesses while spurring economic growth. Ultimately, I would like to see reform in the form of the flat tax or the Fair tax. At a minimum, I believe we need to continue this process by making the individual tax cuts permanent and totally eliminating the death tax.

 

Health Care

The Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Obamacare) was a movement toward socialized medicine and has been a disaster for the American family. Furthermore, it was a string of broken promises to the American people. We were promised we could keep our doctors and health plans – all while cutting costs. Instead our premiums have skyrocketed and our choices have diminished. I understand the frustration of American families who have seen their health care premium rise to a level higher than their mortgages. Obamacare has been a disaster and must be completely repealed. Thankfully the latest tax reform bill ended the individual federal mandate, but we still have the employer mandate and the rest of the fundamental framework in place. Replacing Obamacare would put patients and their families back in charge of their own heath care. Small businesses and individuals should be able to join together to negotiate lower health care premiums and we should incentivize insurance companies to cross state lines to provide more competition and options.

 

Jobs and the Economy

America is more prosperous when government gets out of the way. For too long, bureaucrats in Washington have foisted unnecessary burdensome regulations on our nation’s job creators. As a small business owner, I know that small businesses creates jobs – not the government. I applaud President Trump’s efforts to bring sanity back to our nations out of control regulatory structure and the bureaucracy that fosters it, and in Washington, I will do everything possible to help him in his efforts to further the goals of free enterprise and a stronger economy through less regulation and fighting crony capitalism.

Please take a moment to read through my conservative economic plan that will help our
nation continue to remain strong and lead the world. Click here.

 

Federal Deficits & Our National Debt

Our national debt recently topped $21 trillion. This debt is a drag on our economy and it could lead us to a future crisis. Just as Texas families must do, our federal government should be required to operate on a balanced budget and make tough budgeting decisions. The national debt now is a moral crisis for us as a nation as we continue to pass the debt burden on to our children and grandchildren. We can no longer ignore the perilous financial path of our country. We need to live within our means on discretionary spending and work to reform entitlement programs like welfare while strengthening Social Security and Medicare, or our children will not reap the benefits of these programs. We have to protect our current retirees but start making the hard decisions to keep these programs solvent for the Americans after them.

 

Education

Our children are our most precious resource. Every child, no matter the neighborhood where they may reside, deserves a high-quality education. Education is best administered at the local level with parents, teachers, and local school boards making the decisions for their communities. As your Congresswoman, I will fight to ensure that Washington does not push their unfunded mandates and one size fits all directives on our local communities. As a former homeschooling mom, I believe that parents should be empowered to make the best educational decisions for their children to meet their specific needs -whether that is through public schools, charter schools, private schools, or homeschooling.

 

Pro-Israel

I have been a Christian activist with AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) for years and have a record of standing with Israel in Washington D.C. and Texas.

Israel serves as the number one ally of the United States in the Middle East. From sharing vital intelligence and technology, to sharing the high values of freedom and democracy, the U.S.-Israel partnership is a mutually beneficial relationship that works to strengthen both countries.

Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons is the number one threat to Israel’s security, and serves as a major national security threat to the United States and its allies. In addition to its nuclear ambition, Iran continues to be the number one state sponsor of terror and an aggressor in the region. U.S. policy going forward should work to correct the flaws of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, namely its sunset clause, which lifts all nuclear restrictions on Iran by 2031.

On college campuses across the United States, as well as on the international stage, the liberal boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement continue to grow, seeking to delegitimize and isolate Israel. These efforts are, at their foundation, disingenuous and based on faulty information. I fully support efforts in Congress that seek to combat BDS both domestically and abroad.

I fully support President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to begin preparation for moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in concordance with the bipartisan Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995.

 

Religious Freedom

Our nation was built on the foundation of religious freedom, meaning that our government would not tell us who to worship or how to worship. As the daughter of a pastor, I gave my life completely to Christ at the age of 13 and believe in the Bible as God’s Word for instruction for our lives. My husband Tim and I pastor a home church called Reality Community Church and have been involved in foreign missions for years – teaching and spreading the Gospel in other countries.

I have seen the hardship other Christians face around the world, and I believe strongly that America needs to stand up against religious persecution around the world. At home, I believe that Americans have the right to live and work according to their religious beliefs, and conscience protections should be upheld.

 

Pro-Life

I believe life begins at conception and will fight to protect the unborn every day I am in Congress. I’m honored to be the only candidate in this campaign who has earned the endorsement of the Texas Right to Life – and I will uphold that trust each and every day. One of my top priorities is to make the Hyde amendment permanent and forever keep federal funding out of the abortion industry. I will also work to defund Planned Parenthood and protect pro-life medication professionals who elect to not provide abortion services. We must continue to educate the younger generation on the effects of abortion, and as a conservative pro-life mom, I will be a strong voice in doing so. Because of my long term commitment to the unborn and this movement, I was endorsed by Texas Right to Life almost immediately after announcing my candidacy.

 

2nd Amendment

The second amendment of our Constitution reads, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” As a lifetime member of the NRA, I embrace the second amendment wholeheartedly. Our founding fathers understood that individual citizens had a duty and responsibility to defend themselves and each other. I support the right of Americans to carry guns across state lines and support HR 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. Gun control only serves to create more victims of violence, by taking away the only tool they have to defend themselves from violent criminals. Because of my commitment to the 2nd Amendment, I am endorsed by Gun Owners of America, and the National Rifle Association has given me an AQ rating – the highest rating for anyone who has not previously served in a legislative body.