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I believe that by asking the men and women who have serviced in our military to put their lives on the line to defend America, we have an obligation to care for them at home.

I'm proud of my work passing the 2014 Farm Bill. From conservation and addressing flooding along the Red River Valley to supporting local farmers the impacts will be felt throughout the 7th district.

The 7th District is home to many of Minnesota's highly regarded colleges, universities, and dozens of Minnesota's public K-12 schools. We need to make sure our next generation can afford higher education and it's one of the reasons I've worked secure more funding for Pell Grants and higher school funding.

The ACA is now the law of the land, and with a Democratic-controlled Senate, and President Obama in office, voting to repeal the law makes no sense. I believe we can fix and improve the law without having to get rid of the reforms that make sense.

Affordable and reliable broadband internet service is essential to our rural communities. We know that access to broadband service helps to create jobs and is a boost for economic development, education and business opportunities.

As a sportsman, I understand the economic impact hunting and fishing bring to the 7th District. I've worked to make sure we continue investing in conservation programs that protect our wetlands and grasslands in the 2014 Farm Bill, recognized hunters for the their efforts to feed those in need, and support make sure Congress continues to be recognize the contributions of sportsmen and women.

Before I was elected to office, I was a small business owner in Detroit Lakes. I understand the challenges faced by small business and have worked tirelessly in Congress to promote economic development throughout the 7th Congressional District.