COLUMN: Secure Border and Address DACA to Make Progress on Immigration

If you tried, it would be difficult to meet anyone who does not have strong feelings about our nation’s broken immigration system. It is an issue that drives an emotional debate regarding the future of our country.

In a recent interview, Chris Cabrera, a border patrol agent with the National Border Patrol Council referred to the situation at the Southern border, saying:

Op-Ed: Some in Congress want to keep immigration crisis alive for short-term gain

Our broken immigration system has been coined a “third rail” of politics because both sides tend to politicize it instead of compromising on a solution. I believe Congress must act with a realistic view to address border security and reform our broken immigration process.

COLUMN: Farm Bill Helps Ag in Uncertain Time

I can share from firsthand experience that farmers typically have a lot to worry about in the best of times. I recently traveled across Central Washington to hear from farmers and ranchers from each county express their concerns.

COLUMN: Strengthening Tools to Address Synthetic Opioids

In the U.S., 91 people die every day from an opioid overdose. Due to the rise in fatal overdoses, life expectancy in the U.S. has recently fallen. The problem affects our communities in Central Washington: According to the Washington Department of Health, from 2012 to 2016, opioid overdoses contributed to the deaths of 300 people in the 4th Congressional District.