Op-Eds

Nov 25, 2015

Demanding transparency from the ‘most transparent administration in history’

President Obama famously pledged on the 2008 campaign trail to have the "most transparent administration in history." Seven years in, that commitment has led to little more than flowery language on whitehouse.gov. The Obama administration has an abysmal record on openness to the press and the American people. Nowhere is it worse than the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS currently boasts the largest backlog of any federal agency and, since the ...

Oct 21, 2015

Agenda should fix problems, prioritize Americans

Over the past month many of you have heard about the circus in Washington. I am just as frustrated as you that some folks in D.C. are more focused on inside the beltway politics rather than doing what is best for the American people. But this is my promise to you: No matter who is in leadership in the House, I will remain focused on my job – representing the people in the 23rd Congressional ...

Oct 22, 2015

It’s time for legislators to work together for cybersecurity

The Internet has caused society to evolve. It has changed how we learn, communicate, and buy and sell goods. With emerging industries that are now offering connected cars, smart homes, cloud storage and artificial intelligence, we are changing the basics of how we live our daily lives and structure our society. As members of Congress in the digital age, it is essential that we understand technology issues and prioritize cybersecurity, both in the public and private sector.  In a world where ...