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You have quite the background not just in business but also in politics secretary of state does not fair.
Fortunately for us.
How -- this prepare you for what you're doing now for this current.
Well I don't know if you're really prepared today I looked at this when when redistricting came to Texas and Texas got -- -- districts -- disagreed opportunity.
To get a business person Washington.
I've said all along we need more business -- Washington and I ran -- pretty simple business platform lower taxes less government cut the spending.
And we have thirteen man primary and we want and we had a smile on her face with a clear vision -- to take America I believe in individuals I believe the free market system I believe in competition.
I believe in entrepreneurship that's what built this country and -- think we needed we need to be explain that position today in congress and and that's one thing I'm trying to do.
For folks back home when when you talk about your job.
Is there something that surprise you when you get to Washington and it's kind of you didn't quite see that coming.
As a freshman member of congress what surprised you know well it first of all you're humbled and honored -- -- -- -- in the United States congress and certainly served the districts that serve I don't know any really surprise me.
I've I've had various times to be after seeing some things and action the -- is pretty good I like the face it's a quick pace.
But I think the two from a division it division is sentiment here that I'm not used to come from the private sector -- mean we have.
Difference of agreement the private sector but we usually come -- solution.
And -- appear there's have probably more division and even even I thought it might have.
I think I'm sure -- about that because -- -- time right so what do you tell them in ways.
Can bridge the partisan sides -- -- well a tea I would hope that there would be but you know right now we have to separate divisions on where.
People want to take our country.
And they're very very far apart.
You know one believes in big government one believes in the people I believe in the people I believe less government is the -- government.
Now serve on two committee's budget transportation infrastructure now.
Two examples -- budget we are so far apart as you know you've been -- it I don't I see no way.
The way were part that we can do that that there is common ground.
But you go to transportation infrastructure which a committee has a lot of bipartisanship.
We all agree that the highways and bridges need attention and our our our infrastructure it is is requiring a lot of improvement.
Everybody understands that but the problem is where -- we get the funding so we got a bipartisan committee here one is not so bipartisan.
So there's some interesting times to be to be had here in Washington.
-- transportation committee.
How does that help you in.
Taking care of people in the 25.
Well I mean it in from a budget standpoint I mean I'm of this guy and when I'm not sure answers I always -- to what what I do in my business what would've been my family.
See I believe America is a business a lot of people disagree that it is a business it's a it's a holding companies to shape of America and inside the holy can your fifty small businesses.
And that they'll have customers and I think that America needs to be -- like a business.
And I think the fact that we need to do things like balance a budget which we now have been with Paul Ryan budget.
Expenses and need to be looked at them who have three trillion dollars worth of income in our country this year more than ever before and we're still running short of capital.
Anything he could kick off three things that you wanted to do just for the folks that's it since you hear from Texas what what -- those.
Well I think I want to I wanna I wanna bring unemployment and jobs is a big part of my yeah.
In my district people concerned about jobs we need to create an environment that allows small businesses like mine to be able to hire people take some -- be rewarded.
We need to do that nothing will change in America and let's begin to get our economy back.
Okay seven point 8% unemployment is not a norm.
-- -- we need to do to in my district is for -- is in my district of largest military base in America.
And that we -- deeply didn't make sure that we understand America American he's been super car the world we need a strong military.
And of people in Fort Hood -- the greatest people you can imagine and so we're fighting to have our military be that be the best in the and the strongest it can't be in and it's so we're doing that.
And then of course -- Second Amendment is a big deal in my district.
And people want to make your Second Amendment then go way they have -- right to bear arms so those are three things right there were fighting for every single day and I think.
People across America are concerned about the same thing.
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