President Trump has done an excellent job of kick-starting our national economy. Job growth, GDP is up, and little inflation. So why isn’t the same happening in New Jersey?
The 2nd District needs to both protect and expand our anchor industries such as tourism, gaming and farming while attracting new businesses that will create high paying jobs.
South Jersey should be an attractive place for domestic and foreign businesses to relocate given South Jersey can provide infrastructure such as access to an international airport, public transportation, a highly skilled work force, and our unique proximity to major cities like New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.
However, to stimulate growth, we must continue to find ways to reduce taxes and spending. Brian believes South Jersey is primed for economic growth thanks in part to our infrastructure but also due to corporate taxes being lowered to 21%.
In Congress, Brian will use his background in defense, aerospace, and aviation to help attract more companies to the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center, the National Aviation Research and Technology Park, and the Cape May Tech Village and Innovation Hub to expand the growing high-tech industry with high paying year-round jobs.
If you live in South Jersey, you know how important our local farms are to our community. Brian is committed to working with the White House to find ways to roll back unnecessary, inefficient, and redundant regulatory processes that negatively impact the agricultural community. While we need regulations that work to keep us safe, we also need to identify and adopt new technologies and reduce regulations that simply waste time and money.
Tourism is a huge slice of the economic pie in South Jersey and Brian supports streamlining environmental permitting process. Drawn out delays for permits discourage new investment for year-round businesses to open in shore communities. He also supports mass transportation improvements so that those in South Jersey without cars can have easier access to the shore.
Whether it’s our farmers, tourism industry or any of South Jersey’s small businesses, Brian does not believe the federal government should mandate a $15/hour minimum wage. This type of policy will have the adverse impact it is designed to have and will ultimately hurt all of our small businesses and cost us jobs.
$22 Trillion in debt.
$738.6 Billion deficit (so far) in 2019.
Americans should be both alarmed and angry at the massive financial mismanagement that has taken place for far too long. Both parties are responsible and the feeding frenzy doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Predictions are our deficit could reach over $1 Trillion this year.
As a fiscal conservative, Brian is committed to reducing the national debt and balancing our budget. Every penny that we go further into debt is another financial anchor on the backs of future generations that we simply cannot allow to continue any longer.
Lower taxes, less spending and fiscal responsibility will be the cornerstone of Brian’s efforts in Congress.
"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan." – Motto of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
We can never say “thank you” enough for their service and bravery to protect our families and our way of life. Brian has the honor of working with the men and women in our armed forces in his professional career and understands first-hand the courage, dedication and unwavering commitment our military puts forward to carry out their missions. We, in turn, must show the same unwavering commitment to our Veterans following their service to our country.
Brian supports legislation that will allow Veterans to use their VA benefits at any hospital, not just a directed or VA affiliated hospital. He also supports increasing the number of VA clinics in South Jersey on top of the recent expansion in Northfield and Cape May.
Fixing healthcare is a priority for all Americans, and we simply cannot allow partisan politics to impede much needed solutions. The time to act is now.
Brian believes healthcare should be a market-based solution that empowers individuals and provides needed safety nets. As such, he opposes Medicare-For-All which is a one-size fits all government solution that shrinks access and increases costs.
Brian applauds President Trump’s efforts to repeal the burdensome Obamacare tax penalty, and supports the passage of President Trump’s “Right to Try,” which allows patients to try experimental drugs and procedures.
However, there is still a lot to do to fix our healthcare system. Brian supports working to pass legislation that includes allowing consumers to purchase health insurance across state lines, allowing young adults to put their parents and family members on their health insurance plans and vice-versa, an expansion of access to Health Savings Accounts (HSA), allowing consumers to bundle with others to negotiate group rates with insurance companies, and allowing for mobility of existing insurance policies from one employer to another.
The right to bear arms is an unalienable right that must be fought for and protected. Americans have the God given right, as recognized in our Constitution’s 2nd Amendment, as well as a natural and human right to protect their families, their homes, and local communities.
The Republican Party is the only party left that will stand up for the right of a law-abiding citizen to own a firearm. As a Congressman, Brian will vote against any bill that strips away the rights of law-abiding citizens.
He also supports concealed carry reciprocity for gun ownership in all 50 states; marriage and driver’s licenses are recognized and gun ownership should be no different. Brian will not support a law that restricts gun purchase that violates due process.
Brian supports mandatory “Flat Five” laws for illegal weapon possession and defacing of weapons. All too often, prison time is “pleaded away” for those charges during drug busts and other crimes as part of a plea deal. He supports legislation that makes it illegal for prosecutors to incorporate the idea of dropping weapons charges in any plea deal.
The United States was made great by immigrants. We all have personal stories. The Statue of Liberty stands in NY Harbor welcoming those who want to become Americans. For generations, immigrants entered our country legally and worked hard to become a part of the social fabric of America. For many that process was not easy, but they did it, and today they are proud to call themselves Americans.
Sadly, our immigration system is now broken. Our southern border, in many areas, is being overrun and this issue which is central to security, and strikes at the very heart of what it means to be an American, has become a political football. We cannot continue a practice that rewards those who break our laws and penalizes those who do.
As a nation, we must protect our borders. Brian supports President Trump’s efforts in securing the southern border with a physical barrier along with support technology such as sensors and drones.
In addition, Brian would vote to end the diversity lottery and shrink the refugee program. Brian also supports ending chain migration for those outside the nuclear family for those looking to legally immigrate in America. Brian supports the idea for a skills-based immigration system that keeps Americans safe first, upholds the law, and allows for legal immigration into the United States.
Brian is pro-life, and believes that innocent life needs to be protected. Brian is mindful of extenuating circumstances such as rape, incest, and life of the mother. The United States is one of the few countries that still allows late term abortions (twenty weeks; when infants can live outside the womb). Developed countries in Europe such as Greece, Italy, France, Germany, and Austria all have laws that prohibit abortions past twelve weeks. Brian would vote for a bill that ends late term abortions during the last half of pregnancy. Brian believes a heartbeat begins a life just as it ends a life.