As a lifelong resident of Southeast Texas, I understand our agriculture industry’s impact on the state. It is a $100 billion industry in Texas and is vital to our national security, economy, and the health and well-being of our citizens.

No one knows Texas’ agriculture needs more than our farmers, ranchers, and timber growers. In Congress, I am working to advance policies and solutions that ensure our farmers and ranchers thrive. I am also fighting to eliminate burdensome and unnecessary regulations that adversely impact the farming and ranching industry. From farm dust and spilled milk to tractor tire ruts in a field, over-zealous regulators in previous administrations have undermined our farming families by imposing policies that are entirely too intrusive.

Quite frankly, we have had too many bureaucrats sitting down at these federal agencies trying to think of new ways to regulate people. I’m working to bring some common sense to the table.

From the rice fields in Liberty and Chambers Counties to the timber lands in Tyler, Jasper, and Newton, my constituents working in the agriculture community can rest assured that I am striving with like-minded Members of Congress to enact policies that prioritize their livelihoods’ and best interests.