America needs a Dad agenda, not partisan bickering

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My wife and I recently welcomed our baby daughter Lily into the world. She was healthy, curious, and perfect. It was both the happiest day of my life and also the scariest.

I wasn’t scared of the stuff they teach you in parenting classes though, I knew we’d figure that out. What terrified me was that the country Lily is coming into isn’t setting her up for success. The foundational factors for a good life — safety, health, opportunity — all are more complicated than when I was growing up.

As I got into the swing of changing diapers and washing burping cloths, I’ve also focused on using all the power I have as an elected official to move the needle back in the right direction. 

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Our government has lost sight of what matters. Culture wars, pundits screaming on TV, one corruption scandal after another. I’m sick of it. It’s time we get back to basics and make the government put our kids front and center. 

We need a new pro-family agenda based on building a world our kids can thrive in. 

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