Issues

Affordable and Accessible Health Care

Missouri is one of the 12 states that have not expanded Medicaid. Rural Missouri hospitals are closing, and Missourians are losing healthcare coverage. In 2019, Missouri has one of the worst records for maternal and infant mortality. Old and outdated computer systems create havoc in providing care for our seniors and children who need our help the most. As a state we should expand Medicaid.

Women’s Reproductive Health

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said;

“It is essential to woman’s equality with man that she be the decisionmaker, that her choice be controlling.  If you impose restraints that impede her choice, you are disadvantaging her because of her sex.”

Government should not be making decisions for women.

Common Sense Gun Laws

As mass shootings have become frequent across the nation, Deb sees the need for common sense gun legislation. Deb supports background checks on all gun sales and voted against the “guns everywhere” bill in the House in 2018. Additionally, Deb has filed legislation to allow a court to intervene if someone is a danger to themselves or others and remove a gun for up to one year.  

Strong Public Schools

Strong public education and great public libraries ensure equality in this nation. Deb proudly stands for public education and libraries.

Fiscal Responsibility 

For more than two decades, Deb has been a small business owner. She knows firsthand the issues business owners face in today’s economic environment: business taxes, ever-increasing health care costs, the inequity of taxation and loopholes for large corporations. She has created jobs and employs people from our district.

Deb knows that our government needs to manage its budget carefully just as families do with their household budget.  From her position on the House Budget Committee, she knows firsthand how the corporate tax cuts over the last several years have hurt our ability to invest in Missouri. Until we invest in the people of this state, we will not live up to Missouri’s true potential.