Reducing Taxes, Cutting spending
Keeping taxes low helps promote economic growth and new job creation. As your senator, I voted to cut taxes 14 times and led the charge to cap income taxes.
It’s a fact that our economy benefits when we limit spending, which is why I’ve always voted to balance the state budget and have urged Congress to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
For too long, Georgia has relied upon the federal government to fund our vital transportation projects.
The fact is we should not depend on—nor can we trust–the federal government to cover our transportation costs. That’s why I led the effort to pass the Transportation Funding Act, which changed the Georgia gas tax to a flat tax and stabilized our revenues, giving Georgia more control over our infrastructure projects and saving taxpayers over 30% on road building costs.
Our religious freedoms are under attack, with an ever increasing call for the government to force both our religious leaders and our business owners to violate their deeply held religious beliefs. This is unacceptable. That’s why, despite opposition from both sides of the aisle, I took bold action and voted for the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. I promise to continue to fight any effort to compel Georgians to act in violation of their faith.
I am staunchly pro-life and have always fought for the unborn. This past legislative session, I was proud to support Senate Bill 308, the key legislative priority for the Georgia Life Alliance, that created a grant program to provide funds for nonprofit pregnancy resource centers that prevent abortions and promote new adoptions. I will continue to support efforts to reduce the number of abortions in Georgia and protect life.
I am an unyielding supporter of the Second Amendment. And I believe the right to self-defense doesn’t end once you step the grounds of a college campus, so I voted for legislation allowing concealed carry on Georgia’s college campuses. This commonsense legislation provides students the ability to exercise their freedom to defend themselves if necessary. I will continue to defend our constitutional rights.