Jim’s priorities for creating jobs and improving the economy include reforming the tax code, helping small businesses grow, paving the way for Utah exports, investing in infrastructure and cutting red tape.
Today’s technology can be a powerful engine for commerce, education and entertainment. And innovation through the Internet offers many good choices and affordability for Utah families. But Jim also believes that basic protections that ensure consumer health and safety and prevent fraud have to work hand-in-hand with advances in technology.
Just like Utah families, Jim feels strongly that the federal government should balance its budget and live within its means. He believes it is fiscally reckless and morally wrong to pile debt on future generations.
When it comes to healthcare, we all agree there is security in knowing you can get good medical attention at a cost you can afford. As Americans, we should unite in pursuit of a system that makes this a reality.
Jim got his professional start in the energy industry and he understands firsthand the energy challenges facing our country. Jim strongly supports energy independence as a national goal that strengthens national security and the economy.
Jim believes there is no more sacred trust than keeping America safe and preserving the freedoms enjoyed by all our citizens.
Jim believes we owe a tremendous debt to our men and women in uniform –active duty, Reserve and National Guard, and veterans. He feels strongly that it is our duty as a country to honor promises made to those who served and to their survivors.
Jim knows that our current immigration system is broken and he believes that the federal government needs to meet its responsibility to fix this problem.
Jim agrees with an overwhelming majority of Utahns who say that Utah is not a dumping ground for foreign radioactive waste, and it is not the place for our country to store its most lethal nuclear waste. Jim has led the fight to hold the federal government accountable, whether it involves disclosing the risks of radioactive contamination or safely cleaning up the radioactive waste left behind that poses a threat to public health, safety or the environment.
Jim believes that a bottom-up process that includes all interested parties is the best way to make these important decisions about our public lands.
As the father of two school-age sons, Jim knows that educating our children is the most important investment we can make in our future. He believes that education decisions should be made locally by parents, teachers and administrators in our communities. The fewer strings attached to federal funds, the better.
Jim is committed to bipartisan solutions that will strengthen and protect programs that improve health, safety and security for seniors.