Issues/Accomplishments

Assistant Majority Leader 2017-2018MV2HB208DebateEdited

Majority Policy Leader, Science, Technology, & Energy Committee

Member of the Recreation, Resources, & Development Committee

Appointed to three statutory committees to study broadband deployment, electricity costs, and regulation of wastewater discharges.

Appointed to a standing committee to oversee the electricity sector.

Member, House Veterans Caucus

Sponsor of 11 House bills, and co-sponsor of 33 others; the Governor signed five of my sponsored bills into law in 2018

Positions on Major Issues:

Economics/Budget

  • Opposed to broad-based taxes, including Income, Sales, and Carbon taxes
  • Support 2-year budget growth limited to no more than the rate of inflation plus growth in population, ensuring responsible and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.
  • Support reducing the Business Profits and Business Enterprise Taxes to keep us competitive with neighboring states
  • Support increasing the Rainy Day Fund to protect New Hampshire’s bond rating and strengthen our financial position

Common Sense Energy Policy

  • Support policies to reduce electricity costs for ratepayers, including businesses and homeowners
  • Support legislative, not bureaucratic, control over energy costs wherever possible
  • Support making electric bills show the cost of compliance with renewable energy standards

Education Reforms

  • Support letting taxpayers use credit computed under the education tax credit against taxes due and payable under the interest and dividends tax
  • Support charter schools and parental educational choice
  • Support the Governor’s Scholarship Program, designed to keep graduating high school students in the state, and Education Everywhere
  • Support innovative programs like the new Robotics Education Development Program that provided $375,000 in grants to school districts to establish a robotics team and participate in competitive events

Expansions of Individual Liberty

  • Support 2nd Amendment rights
  • Support Right to Work 
  • Oppose wealth confiscation without a criminal conviction

Health Care

  • Support work requirements for Expanded Medicare
  • Support mental health reform to reduce wait times 
  • Support allowing health insurance purchases across state lines, as is possible for Auto and Home owner’s insurance