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.

COLUMN: Taxpayers Deserve Accountability

You have heard the saying, “a penny saved is a penny earned.” It is certainly true, and all the more so when the sum is $15 billion. On June 7th, the House or Representatives approved, and I supported, passage of H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act. H.R.