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Issues

Immigration

We need to stop illegal immigration and secure our borders first.

I’m the son of immigrants.  My dad stepped off a plane over 30 years ago with seven dollars in his pocket.  My parents came here legally to live the American Dream.  I believe that if you want to come to this country, work hard, pay taxes and do right by your community, you should be welcome here.

Holding BP Accountable

BP betrayed the people of the Third District. We welcomed them into our communities and gave them access to our precious resources, and they chose a quick profit over the safety of our people.

We need to get our drilling rigs up to safety standards, lift the moratorium and get our people back to work doing what we do best: providing energy for the rest of the country. But we also must hold BP’s feet to the fire for their catastrophic oil spill.(more…)

Honoring Military Service

My first act as a legislator will be to write and sponsor a new G.I. Bill that opens opportunities for our young veterans and provides resources to our older veterans.

There are over 38,000 veterans living in this district. We need someone fighting for them in Congress just like they fought for us abroad.
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Conservative Values

I’m a pro-life, pro-gun conservative Democrat. I stand for South Louisiana values.

I will protect gun owners’ rights to keep and bear arms, and I will fight for the unborn.

Every single parish in this district has an infant mortality rate higher than the national average. This is a moral imperative. The federal government hasn’t delivered for the children of South Louisiana.(more…)

Our Coast Comes First

 

800px-A_gulf_crew_boat_silhouetted_in_a_Gulf_of_Mexico_sunset._-_NOAA2In this campaign, I will always put South Louisiana’s coastal issues first. Our future hinges on better, smarter approaches to hurricane protection and coastal restoration. If we fail to do what is needed to protect our coastal communities in the face of constant threat, little else matters.

Winning progress on coastal issues is no longer a luxury—it is now a matter of survival.

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Reforming the Army Corps

 

NewIberiaLouisiana must demand that the federal government make good on its continual promises of hurricane protection. We need reform that takes our future out of the exclusive hands of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Strengthening Our Local Economy

 

sparksThe parishes of our District are indispensable players in our national economy and must be recognized as such; A stronger Louisiana means a stronger America.

Our own District produces a quarter of our continent’s seafood and houses a third of America’s top fishery ports. We build a quarter of our nation’s transport ships, which go on to carry half a billion tons of cargo through our Delta every year.(more…)

Keeping Our Spending In Check

 

moneyOn a national level, we simply cannot sustain the current level of government spending.

We must avoid further bailouts, and instead grow our economy by encouraging private investment and job-creating small businesses. We can capitalize our banks by giving people incentives to save rather than consume. When banks have money to lend, small businesses benefit, and so does our community.
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Keeping Our Spending In Check

moneyOn a national level, we simply cannot sustain the current level of government spending.

We must avoid further bailouts, and instead grow our economy by encouraging private investment and job-creating small businesses. We can capitalize our banks by giving people incentives to save rather than consume. When banks have money to lend, small businesses benefit, and so does our community.

Further, Congress must fulfill its pay-go obligation and replace federal waste with targeted, job-creating investments, such as identified infrastructural needs in regions like ours.

Strengthening Our Local Economy

sparksThe parishes of our District are indispensable players in our national economy and must be recognized as such; A stronger Louisiana means a stronger America.

Our own District produces a quarter of our continent’s seafood and houses a third of America’s top fishery ports. We build a quarter of our nation’s transport ships, which go on to carry half a billion tons of cargo through our Delta every year. In 2007, our coast outpaced the entire state of Texas in crude oil production, and we supplied more barrels of it than Alaska by a margin of over two to one.

In South Louisiana, where unemployment rates are among the lowest in the nation, we are not mere consumers, but strong producers as well. Accordingly, it is past time that we get credit for these contributions and secure federal commitments to protect and grow our local industries.

Reforming the Army Corps

NewIberiaLouisiana must demand that the federal government make good on its continual promises of hurricane protection. We need reform that takes our future out of the exclusive hands of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Under the current approach, characterized by the endless studies and conflicting federal policies, the only certain result is delay. Research shows that the Corps’ projects take an average of 40 years from inception to completion.

Congress must finally acknowledge that this approach is and has been a failure. Real results will require a smarter approach that promotes cooperation among federal agencies, while involving and respecting local stakeholders. These reforms mean a better chance of survival for the communities in our District.

Our Coast Comes First

In this campaign, I will always put South Louisiana’s coastal issues first. Our future hinges on better, smarter approaches to hurricane protection and coastal restoration. If we fail to do what is needed to protect our coastal communities in the face of constant threat, little else matters.

Winning progress on coastal issues is no longer a luxury—it is now a matter of survival.

Therefore, I will fight to keep coastal protection and restoration squarely in the center of the debate, both in this campaign and in Washington, D.C. I pledge throughout this race to be an unwavering voice for reform of the current federal gridlock that leaves South Louisiana unprotected from potential devastation year after year. I promise to advance real solutions on these issues, and I will demand the same of any and every candidate seeking this office.

Conservative Values

I’m a pro-life, pro-gun conservative Democrat. I stand for South Louisiana values.

I will protect gun owners’ rights to keep and bear arms, and I will fight for the unborn.

Every single parish in this district has an infant mortality rate higher than the national average. This is a moral imperative. The federal government hasn’t delivered for the children of South Louisiana. Being Pro-life is about protecting the born and unborn. Creating a culture of life means we need to protect our children.

Honoring Military Service

My first act as a legislator will be to write and sponsor a new G.I. Bill that opens opportunities for our young veterans and provides resources to our older veterans.

There are over 38,000 veterans living in this district. We need someone fighting for them in Congress just like they fought for us abroad.

Our young veterans have an unemployment rate over double the national average. This is unacceptable. They worked hard and sacrificed to keep us free in this country, and we must make sure that they come home to good jobs and quality healthcare.

Holding BP Accountable

BP betrayed the people of the Third District. We welcomed them into our communities and gave them access to our precious resources, and they chose a quick profit over the safety of our people.

We need to get our drilling rigs up to safety standards, lift the moratorium and get our people back to work doing what we do best: providing energy for the rest of the country. But we also must hold BP’s feet to the fire for their catastrophic oil spill.

They have put our fishermen out of work and endangered our coastal wetlands.  BP made this mess, and in Congress, I’ll see to it that they clean it up.