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From the perspective of a combat veteran, it is time to address the use of lethal force by police

As a trained military combat veteran with deployments in both Afghanistan and Iraq, I have sat through more hours of instruction, live fire exercises,...

Highlighting my first visit to Marion Military Institute

During the second and final week of Congress’ Easter district work period, I traveled throughout the Second District to visit with constituents, small business...

How to shine a light on autism awareness this April

April is National Autism Awareness Month and as the father of a child on the autism spectrum, I know firsthand the importance of raising...

No, Justice Stevens, the Second Amendment must be preserved

I recently read with interest an op-ed written by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calling on the American people to “repeal...

The power of choice helps low-income Alabamans live healthier

Let’s face it: It can be tough to eat right. My wife and I do our best to ensure we eat a balanced, nutritious diet...

Gov. Kay Ivey: Putting faith first

My faith has always come first for me. From my earliest days on our family farm in lower Alabama, to my teenage years when...

Inside the statehouse

Republicans took control of federal offices and presidential races in 1964 in Alabama. It was referred to as the Goldwater Landslide. The Baxley-Graddick fiasco...

Funding our government

There is no more important function of the federal government than to provide for our common defense. Unfortunately, for nearly seven years, Democrats have...

Instead of belittling student protestors, let us embrace them with our conservative compassion and core beliefs

This week, the reports of students taking to the streets to demand Congress enact gun-control legislation dominated the news. While some people argue about the...

Positive impact of tax reform on local businesses a common theme in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District

Part of my job as your Representative in Congress is to listen to the people I have the privilege of working for and to...

It will be a fun year because every constitutional statewide office is up for election

Every constitutional statewide office is up for election this year. Just like the governor’s office you can serve two consecutive four-year terms and then...

Defending religious freedom

Each year, during Holy Week, Christians gather in the pews to remember the death and crucifixion of Jesus and celebrate his resurrection. As we...

Local insight must lead in Alabama’s classrooms

As a mother of two young children, I know how important it is that we get it right when it comes to education. I...

Alabama’s unrestrained ‘permission slip to work’ laws affect real Alabamians

Across the country, lawmakers are realizing the costs associated with the rampant overuse of occupational licensing laws. Alabama Policy Institute’s recent report shows that over...

Is Facebook complicit?

I was always curious why Facebook, did not have a “dislike” button to complement its “like” button. Now we know. The Cambridge Analytica outrage is now...

New slogan for Republican Congress — ‘Making the Deficit Great Again’

Fiscal restraint is dead in Washington, and no one seems to care. The March Omnibus spending deal follows through on an agreement to spend significantly more over the...

Bill funds ‘active shooter’ training for local law enforcement, school faculty and staff, and students

For much of the year, the safety of our students rests in the hands of the faculty, staff, and resource officers at our schools. ...

End the shutdown politics

For far too long, Congress has relied on short term, stop-gap funding bills to keep the federal government open and running — and have...

Fort Rucker, Maxwell Air Force Base and more recently discussed in House defense appropriations subcommittee hearings

Serving on the House Appropriations Committee gives me a valuable and unique opportunity to participate in the conversations surrounding funding for the various functions...

Payday lending isn’t necessarily predatory lending, but it can be necessary for the working poor

On my radio program last week, a regular contributor mentioned that a bill to eliminate payday lending had passed the Alabama Senate, and I...

Jeff Sessions is right to sue California for ignoring federal immigration laws

America may be a country of immigrants, but it’s also a country of laws. No one is exempt from those laws regardless of what...

Licensing away economic prosperity in Alabama

Do you want to alleviate poverty in Alabama? Do you want to curb the power of special interest groups over government agencies? Do you...

I’m a high school student in Alabama who didn’t walk out to protest guns – here’s why

Students across the nation walked out of class for 17 minutes today – one minute for each victim in the recent school shooting in...

Alabama trooper shortage is a matter of life and death — trooper advocate

Between late 2010 and the end of 2014, the state of Alabama did not hire a single state trooper. Despite this freeze, we still...