Lloyd’s Values

TAX CUTS
Voted for historic tax cuts, which gave bonuses and pay raises to millions of Americans to put our economy back on track. Continues to support a full repeal of the Death Tax and the Medical Device Tax
NATIONAL SECURITY
Voted for record military budget boosts, including a well-deserved pay raise for our troops. Voted for record military budget boosts, including a well-deserved pay raise for our troops with the National Defense Authorization Act and Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act. Introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would expand military apprenticeships, which was signed into law by President Trump. Cosponsored the Comprehensive Strategy to Destroy ISIS Act (H.R.1785), which would require a comprehensive Department of Defense strategy to destroy ISIS.Voted in support of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (H.R. 3364), which increased sanctions on North Korea, Iran, and Russia.
IMMIGRATION
Introduced legislation to criminalize visa overstays, a major gateway for illegal immigration. Consistent support of border security funding.Cosponsored the Securing America’s Future Act (H.R. 4760), which strengthens our southern border security by investing in new technology, improving, modernizing, and expanding our ports of entry, and hiring an additional 5,000 Border Patrol Agents and 5,000 Customs and Border Protection Officers.Voted in support of ‘Kate’s Law’ legislation to strengthen enforcement of our immigration laws and stop sanctuary city policies (H.R. 3004).Voted in support of the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) to prevent violent criminal aliens from being released from ICE custody in cities with dangerous sanctuary policies.
REGULATORY ROLLBACK
Voted for the REINS Act, requiring Congressional approval for any regulation expected to cost more than $100 million to the economy. Passed 14 Congressional Review Acts out of the house, saving billions of dollars in unnecessary red tape.
GOVERNMENT SPENDING AND DEBT
Supported a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution.Voted against two bloated omnibus budget bills that will continue to place the burden of debt on future generations. Introduced the Joint Commission on Budget Process Reform Act (H.R. 4911), which would establish a commission to reform the outdated federal budget process to restore fiscal responsibility.Introduced the Government Shutdown Prevention Act (H.R.2221), which prevents government shutdowns from happening.Voted in support of the House Budget Committee FY 18 Budget, which balanced the budget in 10 years by cutting federal spending and enacting meaningful government reforms.Relentless advocate to reform the broken budget process.
2nd AMENDMENT
Voted for concealed carry reciprocity and NRA-supported improvements to background checks. Cosponsored Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act (H.R. 3790), which would enhance penalties for the theft of a firearm from federally licensed firearm stores. Opposes the use of funds for international treaties that restrict the Second Amendment rights of law abiding U.S. citizens
HEALTHCARE
Voted to repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate, which forced a penalty on Americans who could not afford to pay for unaffordable Obamacare premiums. Voted to repeal and replace Obamacare (H.R. 1625) with a system that would expand access to high quality, affordable healthcare.Cosponsored and voted in support of legislation (H.R. 1101) to empower small businesses to band together and offer insurance through Association Health Plans to purchase high quality health care coverage at a lower cost for their employees.Consistent support for a fully-offset funding reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Community Health Centers. Voted in support of the Right to Try Act (H.R. 5247), which would ensure terminally ill patients who have exhausted all approved-treatment options may work with their physicians to access investigational pharmaceutical treatments that have passed phase-one clinical safety trials at the FDA.Introduced bipartisan legislation to provide additional community-based resources to help combat the opioid epidemic (H.R. 5124).Introduced bipartisan legislation to address the physician shortage and improve pediatric care (H.R. 3888).
AGRICULTURE
Rein in EPA’s attempt to use the Clean Water Act to expand federal control while protecting the environmental quality of navigable waters.Provide incentives to private landowners and public land users to protect endangered species rather than by imposing Federal land use restrictions and penalties.Believes the interests of the agriculture industry must be prioritized the in NAFTA renegotiations.Fought for funding to combat the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly.Advocate for on-time and robust 2018 Farm Bill to protect our nation’s farmers and ranchers.
FAMILY VALUES & RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
End taxpayer funded abortions as part of Obamacare.

Incentivize the formation of the traditional family structure.

Halt the unconscionable practice of selling fetal parts for profit.

Preserve and protect religious freedom from Federal government overreach.
EDUCATION
Cosponsored and voted in support of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353) which would improve education and workforce development program alignment to help more Americans enter the workforce with the skills they need to compete for good-paying, in-demand jobs critical to our nation’s economy.Cosponsored the PROSPER Act (H.R. 4508) which would reauthorize and reform the Higher Education Act to streamline and simplify student aid, prioritize degree completion, increase transparency and accountability, and help more Americans access affordable higher education.Introduced the USA Workforce Tax Credit Act (H.R. 5153) to expand opportunities for community-based apprenticeship programs to help build a strong workforce for in-demand industries.
VETERANS
Introduced the VA Billing Accountability Act (H.R.1972) that relieves veterans of financial burdens caused by delays at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Voted in support of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act (S.1094) to hold VA officials accountable.
SENIORS
Introduced legislation to repeal the unfair Medicare Part B Late Enrollment Lifetime-Penalty on our seniors (H.R. 1845). Consistent support to preserve and protect Medicare and Social Security. Voted in support of legislation to ban Congress from borrowing taxpayer dollars in the Social Security Trust Fund and using these funds to pay for other federal programs (H.Res. 5). Fought to keep the Medical Expense Deduction during tax reform discussions which is critical to many seniors in the district. The deduction was successfully retained in the final tax plan.
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