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Coming from a family that is heavily involved in farming, sound agricultural policy is very important to me.

The federal government spends six million dollars a minute, each minute, every day of the year. This unfettered spending costs each American family over $23,000 a year.

A strong national defense is vital to the long term security and stability of our nation.

Educating our children is vital to our nation’s continued prosperity and economic strength during this time of increasing competition in business and trade from abroad.

America is far too dependent on Middle Eastern oil.

 I agree with most Ohioans that our Federal Government spends far too much and is overly large, cumbersome and bureaucratic.

First and foremost, we need to get health care reform done right, not done fast.

I am steadfastly against illegal immigration and amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Throughout my years serving in the Ohio General Assembly and now in the U.S. Congress, I am proud to stand and defend the lives of the unborn.

Social Security was conceived so that FICA revenues from the current workforce would pay benefits for current retirees.

I am committed to the idea that the hardworking families of Ohio know best how to spend their own money and that more of it should remain in their own pockets.

Though it is important to fully support our troops in the field, it is no less important to support them when they return and in their times of need.