Issues

 
 
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Term Limits

Eight years is good enough for the presidency and it ought to be good enough for your congressman. Let’s face it: every race needs a finish line, and four terms is the right way to make certain our public servants don’t become career politicians. I have pledged to term limit myself, and I’ll support a Constitutional amendment to make term limits the law of the land, so our land remains governed by regular citizens, not the wealthy and well-connected.


Healthcare

Parts of Obamacare are still the law of the land, and we need to bring it to a merciful end.  No law should be passed that only ends up taking away the doctor of your choice while raising rates on insurance that doesn’t meet your needs. The recent Tax Reform bill removed the individual mandate, but more needs to be done. The so-called Affordable Care Act is neither affordable nor does it deliver real health care. I will not let Congress drop this issue. Let me be clear—our healthcare policy must include protections for people with pre-exisiting conditions and the ability to have children on plans until age 26. It must also address the drivers of high costs - defensive medicine (need lawsuit / tort reform), Lower costs from nationwide insurance company competition, and requiring drug costs to be disclosed in advertising.

Marty supports HR 1121, the Pre-existing Conditions Protection Act of 2017

This bill sets forth amendments that would take effect in the case of the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and the restoration of the provisions amended by those provisions.

If the amendments take effect, the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), and Internal Revenue Code are revised to maintain PPACA consumer protections. Specifically, the bill would maintain the:

  • requirement for health insurance to cover preexisting conditions,

  • requirement for health insurers to accept every employer and every individual applying for coverage,

  • prohibition against health insurers discriminating against individuals based on health status factors,

  • prohibition against collecting genetic information in connection with issuing health insurance, and

  • requirements for workplace wellness programs connected to health insurance.

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Tax Reform

President Trump and the conservatives in Congress took a major step toward economic freedom when they passed tax reform. Today, working families will see more in their paychecks and less going to wasteful programs for special interests. It’s a start, but we need to keep working. A simplified tax code and even lower rates will unleash the economic tiger and spur new employment, higher wages, and greater prosperity. I will work hard to keep the momentum going by making the tax cuts permanent and furthering them. 


2nd Amendment

I am a hunter, gun owner, and strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights as a lifetime member of the NRA. I will work in Congress to prevent those who would undermine our rights.

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Right To Life

I am pro-life and will work in Congress to protect this precious first right.


Border Security

There can be no nations without borders. I understand the rich heritage of immigration in America, but also know that what makes America a nation is its laws. That’s why it’s so important that our newest citizens arrive here legally, follow the Constitution, and adhere to our rules. We can’t risk giving up our own tradition as a nation of laws by suspending them. That’s why I favor the kind of border security that will preserve order and allow everybody an equal chance.

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Strong National Defense

The men and women of our armed forces deserve all the support we can give them. The reason we fight wars “over there” is so we don’t have to fight them here at home. An unapologetically strong national defense is the best deterrent to the tyrants and madmen.  As your congressman, I will work to make sure our active duty soldiers are completely funded so they can carry out the dangerous task at hand.  I will make sure our veterans are not forgotten so they can receive effective and timely care long after their active duty ends.


Jobs and The Economy

America was founded in the spirit of democratic capitalism: the idea that free markets and free people are integral components of any successful nation. I will fight to halt the job-crushing regulations and overreach of agencies such as the EPA. I’ll challenge the Department of Education’s intrusions into local control of our schools. And I’ll keep a hawk’s eye on the regulatory agencies that too often mistake their whims for Constitutional principles. A government that allows business to grow is the only way to increase employment and raise the standard of living for our working families.

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Ethics Reform

It is time to drain the swamp in Washington. For too long we’ve sent people to DC who have made a career out of it. We should prevent the revolving door between politics and lobbying that is such a corrosive force. I will be a leader in these efforts.


Opioids

The scourge of opioid addiction has claimed too many lives and torn apart too many families. I support a comprehensive federal approach: funding for treatment, punishment for pushers, and tighter oversight of the manufacturers who have put profits ahead of people. At the same time, I know that the fentanyl and heroin that soon replace prescription drugs, are coming from across our borders, and that fighting opioids means enforcement both in our hometowns and along our borders.

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