• Agriculture

    I was born and raised on a farm in rural Hamlin County in northeastern South Dakota and went on to take over the farming and ranching operation in my early 20’s. I understand just how critical ...
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  • Cutting Spending

    When I was farming, I sat at the kitchen table many times and talked with my family about how we were going to make the budget work – some years, that wasn’t an easy conversation. I had t...
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  • Growing The Economy & Creating Jobs

    My oldest daughter will be graduating college in the next few years and I’m concerned about the job market she’ll enter into when she does. Already, millions of more experienced Americans...
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  • Education

    All three of my kids attended (or still attend) public school in the Hamlin County School District (Go Chargers!) and they’ve been blessed with tremendous teachers, school administrators and coa...
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  • Energy

    Especially with conflicts arising in energy-rich areas of our world, the importance of North American energy independence to our wallets, our economy and our national security increases every day. Th...
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  • Family

    I am, and always have been, pro-life. I believe every life, including the unborn, has dignity, and my voting record in Congress will always reflect that belief. I have consistently been supportive of ...
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  • Healthcare

    When we talk about healthcare, we're talking about something that is very personal to people. It's why I've so often looked for ways to put you, the patient, in control of your own health care. Since...
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  • Medicare

    My mother and grandmother are currently on Medicare, so I understand just how important it is to her and our family that this program remains viable.
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  • Native Americans

    I had the opportunity to help honor hundreds of Native American code talkers with the Congressional Gold Medal in 2013. I’ve never forgotten one article I read about these code talkers where an...
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  • Taxes

    I was in my early 20’s when my father passed away unexpectedly in a farming accident. Shortly after moving back home to take over our family farm, we were forced to take out a loan to pay off t...
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  • Veterans

    A few summers ago, my kids and I had the opportunity to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Memorial features many quotes from our country’s heroes. A quote from President ...
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