Here are some statistics about the basic services Planned Parenthood does NOT provide to women. Some quick facts: Planned Parenthood treats just 2% of the nation’s women for any reason. It doesn’t provide basic services like mammograms. Over the past 10 years, Planned Parenthood cut cancer screenings by half, while it increased abortion services by 40 percent. In Indiana, there are 9 federally qualified health centers and rural health centers that provide critical healthcare services to women and men for every 1 Planned Parenthood facility (across the nation it’s 20 to 1)! In our bill to stop federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood, those dollars are redirected to these health centers that are important to our communities.
I support Governor Mike Pence's decision to suspend Syrian refugee resettlement in Indiana and believe the same step should be taken by the federal government until a thorough, effective, and verifiable vetting process is in place. Link
Glad to see the FBI is reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. twitter.com/speakerryan/st…
Did you watch the President's gun control announcement today? I've included my thoughts below. This is the president’s last ditch effort to pass his ideological gun control agenda. He’s subverting the legislative branch and acting alone because he failed to pass similar measures through Congress. Despite what the President wants to believe, he can’t legislate from the White House, and the Second Amendment, or any other part of the Constitution, can’t simply be ignored. As Americans, we mourn the senseless acts of violence and commit to finding a solution. Unfortunately, the president overlooks the underlying issues when he exploits these tragedies to further his political agenda. Instead of limiting the rights of law-abiding citizens, we need to improve the way mental illness is treated, better enforce laws currently on the books, and implement a strategy to defeat radical Islamic terrorism. In Congress, I am working to address these issues through landmark mental health legislation, reforms to the visa waiver program, and a pause in our country’s Syrian and Iraqi refugee programs to help prevent terrorist attacks like San Bernardino. I’m disappointed the President’s announcement today ignored these common-sense steps and I’ll continue fighting to protect Hoosiers from the disastrous consequences of this executive overreach. Link