We are a nation founded on limited government where true progress and growth is a function of free markets and the free will of the people. I am very consistent in my support of business, free enterprise and limited government both at the state and national levels. I also strongly support core values that have made this country great including protection of family, protection of the unborn, discipline in schools and the loyalty to our nation.
We are a nation of the people, by the people and for the people, not of the government, for the government and by the government. Our government collects the wealth of our people for the common good but must be held accountable for that spending at every turn. I have always and will always work to hold government accountable for its actions and demand a return to the taxpayers true benefits for the use of their hard-earned dollars.
South Louisiana lays claim to one of the most unique and special ways of life in the world. Literally created along the waters edge, we both reap the benefits and bear the risks of our location and geography. Yet our proximity to water neither limits or detracts from the quality of life but rather has created within us a can-do attitude and resourcefulness that has created one of the strongest economies in the nation and provided us with a quality of life unmatched anywhere else in the world.
HB101: TREASURER: (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for the duties of the treasurer in certain circumstances
HB102: BUDGETARY PROCEDURES: (Constitutional Amendment) Limits the power of an appropriation bill to effect change in other laws
HB352: ELDERLY: Provides relative to elderly affairs; creates the Department of Elderly Affairs, places the Louisiana Executive Board on Aging in the department, and provides for allocation of funds for programs for the elderly
HCR 40: SOCIAL SECURITY SYS: Memorializes congress to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) or in the alternative to apply the WEP in lieu of the GPO in calculating Social Security benefits for widows and widowers