The agricultural industry plays a vital role in bolstering our economy both in Minnesota and across the country.

Education Reform

Every child in America deserves access to a quality education and I am committed to giving teachers and parents the tools they need to help students achieve excellence.

Energy Independence

Energy reform is perhaps one of the most critical issues facing Congress as Americans pay high prices at the pump day after day and our dependence on foreign oil continues to threaten our national security.

Family Values

I am a firm believer in upholding the values that helped found this country.

Foster Care and Adoption

Though I am honored to be a United States Representative from the Sixth District of Minnesota, the role I cherish most is that of being a mom to my five biological and 23 foster children.

Health Care Reform

All Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care.

Homeland Security

As we continue the fight against terrorism, America faces an enemy determined to break the will of our people by attacking the values we hold dear.

Jobs and the Economy

We can’t continue the same trend of big spending, higher taxation and more job-killing regulations. When we focus on returning to free market principles, we can once again unleash the American economic prowess and help put our people back to work.


As a member of the Pro-Life Caucus, I firmly believe the right to life extends to all people – both the born and unborn.

Second Amendment

The Second Amendment to our Constitution reads, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”


One of the fundamental functions of the government is to facilitate commerce, making transportation a vital focus.

Veterans Affairs

Our military personnel and families are the everyday heroes of this nation. We send them into harm’s way and we must care for them upon their return.