COLUMN: Negotiation, Not Obstruction, Will Fully Reopen Federal Government

Article II, Section 3, clause 1 of the United States Constitution states that the President has a duty to provide an annual State of the Union address to the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. This address gives the President of the United States the opportunity to update Congress and the American people and discuss a vision for the future of the country.

COLUMN: Academy Nominees Make Central Washington Proud

"There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer,” World War Two hero Jimmy Doolittle once said.  Last week, I had the privilege to announce my nomination of 11 volunteers across Central Washington for consideration to attend U.S. military academies including West Point, the Naval Academy, and the Air Force Academy.

COLUMN: Reopen the Government, Secure Border, and Reform Immigration

As of this writing, today is the 24th day of the partial federal government shutdown – the longest in our history.

COLUMN: Kicking Off the 116th Congress

Last Thursday, I took an oath of office to uphold the U.S. Constitution as the representative of the people of the Fourth Congressional District in the 116th Congress. It is an honor to be entrusted with this office to represent the people of Central Washington, our values, and our liberties.