Washington is broken.
The framers of our Constitution were clear when they said in the Tenth Amendment that the powers not given to the federal government are reserved to states or to the people. They intended for the majority of powers to be held at the state level, not at the federal level. However, ever since President Roosevelt’s New Deal the balance of power in the US has shifted away from the states and towards the federal government.
States must stand up and reverse that trend. We need to return the power to the states – where it belongs.
It will not be easy to do this and it will not happen quickly. It takes an understanding of federal processes and federal funding mechanisms to do this effectively
Innovation is happening across our country, but it is not the result of actions in Washington. As your Representative, I will continue to focus on finding the right policy solutions at the state level and returning the power to the people.