Each Tuesday, we will be exploring a new issue in depth and add Lisa's position below, until she has addressed all of the issues listed below.
With the current Coronavirus outbreak, Lisa has also addressed that timely issue below.
Small Businesses, Independent Contractors and Self-Employed
The CARES Act focuses on helping small businesses during this unprecedented time. The link below includes important information on how the government is responding to Covid-19. On April 10th independent contractors and the self-employed can apply for assistance. Apply as quickly as you can because there is a funding cap. Apply through your banker. They will streamline the process. http://gop-waysandmeans.house.gov
I appreciate the urgency of the legislative work that Congress is preparing to do in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As Congress crafts this critical legislation over the next few weeks, the health of everyone, as well as the voices of small businesses and small agricultural cooperatives which have been adversely affected by financial losses stemming from the Coronavirus, must be heard. I also anticipate, and will support, a decision by Congress, to provide assistance to Americans who have been financially harmed as a result of this public health crisis.
The Supplemental Appropriations that Congress adopts must be relevant to the crisis at hand. Legislation must provide resources and assistance for those in need as it relates to Coronavirus preparedness and response.
This is not the time for Congress to play partisanship games with spending on “pork laden” items or projects that does not pertain to this Coronavirus outbreak. We must look out for the American people who work hard and play by the rules.
I am 100% pro-life. I believe in the sanctity of human life and that life begins at conception. I believe we must honor the first guarantee of the Declaration of Independence — which is a right to life. A pre-born child has a fundamental right to life, which cannot be infringed. I support a Human Life Amendment to the United States Constitution. We must end taxpayer funding of abortion and abortion providers. The most essential duty of government is to defend the life of the innocent. I support judges to the bench who respect traditional family values and the sanctity of human life.