Education Funding

Providing adequate dollars to educate our young people is a priority and I supported efforts to increase funding for teachers, and our classrooms. A new formula is needed to get more support to the classrooms and make sure that teachers are getting the resources they need. It must also improve the distribution of funds so that our school districts are adequately funded.Watch a student-lead interview regarding K-12 education issues.

Terrorism - GITMO

I was alarmed when the President and Vice-president said that they wanted to close the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and return these inmates to the U.S., potentially at the Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth. This would place Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties in the crosshairs of future terrorism. 

Pro-Life Legislation

I supported and voted on behalf of all of the pro-life legislation that came up every year. I look forward to supporting the Simon's Law that will prevent "Do Not Resuscitate" orders on minors without parental approval.

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Prolife March and Rally

The senator was among hundreds participating March 23, 2017, in the March and Rally for Life at the Capitol in Topeka. The event was sponsored by Kansans for Life.