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One of the first actions I took after being elected in 2013 was to visit all the hospitals in Southwest Alabama. Big and small, rural and urban, I visited them all. And I spoke directly with doctors … more
The border agents, military and law enforcement personnel at our southern border are doing their best in difficult circumstances to combat both illegal immigration and attacks from Democrats and the … more
Many, many years ago when my oldest two children were little, we lived at the edge of a cotton field just outside of Memphis. We had two kids, one car, and few neighbors. Almost every day I would … more
I never did get use to the school schedule of the northeast when I lived up there, as classes did not dismiss until the last week of June. Is anyone even listening by then? Now that I'm back in the … more
Last week I had the great experience to join my colleagues in a little friendly competition at the Congressional Clays Competition hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus. It was great to … more
I grew up in Texas where iced tea is a staple. A pitcher brimming with ice and filled with the dark amber liquid was on the table for every lunch and dinner, or dinner and supper, depending if you … more
Road Rage and Deer Hunting Bills Take Center Stage in Legislature Over 20 years ago when I was a legislator the State Trooper assigned to my county asked if he could come visit with me. “Of … more
“I wish I could make a speech at this ceremony and tell every kid who is not wearing cords and winning scholarships that they are doing just fine,” my daughter, Bethany, said to me during yet … more
A handful of stories in Washington generally get about 90 percent of the media’s attention. Don’t get me wrong, many of those stories are important, but much of my time in Washington is also … more
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