One of the first bills I introduced in Congress was the Be Open Act, legislation to help ease an unnecessary, duplicative and punitive burden placed on employees and employers under the Affordable Care Act.
Standing beside each one of our brave soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines is a loving, supportive, and dedicated family whose sacrifice is a true service to our great nation.
To be at the apex of the executive branch and understand that there are lot of moving pieces and the importance of working with Congress to get things done - I think that gave me a unique perspective as a young person.
I'm honored to sit on the House Intelligence Committee and am proud to chair the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
In the 114th Congress, I had the privilege of serving on two of the most important Committees in the House of Representatives: the House Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Our most important job in Congress is to provide for our national defense, and therefore, every year, Congress allocates funds and determines defense priorities in a bill known as the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA.
No clean energy development is complete without extensive environmental protections, and I've been proud to work in a bipartisan fashion with my colleagues in Congress to protect our most precious natural resources.
We ask our brave men and women in uniform to risk everything to protect us.
The North Country of New York is a region steeped in rich military tradition. Our corner of this country stands out for the remarkable tradition of brave men and women putting themselves in harm's way for our nation.
President Obama has piled on more taxes, more regulations, more debt for future generations and higher health care costs - hurting our Main Street economy.
I use Facebook on a daily basis to share information about my work in Congress and across our great district. I put information about constituent meetings, video of various Congressional hearings, and share local news stories from around our region.
The powers that technology and independent contracting give to workers enables them to take greater control of their careers to preserve work-life balance.
The H-2A guest visa program has been prone to excessive delays and is too rigid to fit the changing needs of farmers and their employees.
The challenges military families face from frequent relocations and deployments are themselves patches of service, and that's why supporting our military families is one of my top priorities in Congress.
There is still much work to be done to help our students secure good-paying jobs and achieve their ultimate goals, and in Congress, I'll continue to support Career and Technical Education programs.
In Congress, I've advocated for an all-of-the-above energy policy that identifies and promotes alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass and hydropower.
Our district is home to the Adirondacks, and we know firsthand that clean energy development and environmental protection are critical to our economy.
In a 21st-century economy, it is critical that we equip our nation's children with the tools they need to compete in a global marketplace.
Throughout my first term in office, we have taken many steps to keep my commitment to make my work in Congress as transparent and accessible as possible.
Military families are resilient through countless relocations, leaving friends, networks and transitioning to new schools and new jobs while fitting in to new communities.