The Pacific Northwest depends on inexpensive renewable energy from our dams.
Private ownership of property is vital to both our freedom and our prosperity.
No longer should we rely on oil from countries that are not necessarily friendly or democratic.
Yet since the 1950s, little has been done to prepare for our country's current or future energy needs.
Many defense experts have predicted that we face no greater threat from a single country than from Iran.
Maintaining healthy forests is essential to those who make a living from the land and for those of us who use them for recreational purposes.
Everywhere I travel throughout Eastern Washington, I hear from people demanding we do a better job of controlling our borders and reducing illegal immigration.
Providing tax relief and reducing regulations leads to job creation and new economic opportunities for our small businesses, which are the backbone of our economy.
We depend on our rivers and dams for energy, transportation, irrigation and recreation and I will continue this year to fight for what's best for the Pacific Northwest.
Today, over half of China's undergraduate degrees are in math, science technology and engineering, yet only 16 percent of America's undergraduates pursue these schools.