In Congress, Jim has fought to restore our founders' vision of limited government with personal freedom and responsibility. He believes the best way government can be true to that vision is to return dollars, decisions and freedom to our communities and families. His priorities in Congress include supporting President Bush in the war on terror, saving and strengthening Social Security, making health care more affordable and accessible, reducing taxes and reforming our tax code, and empowering parents with more education.
Jim and his wife, members of the Presbyterian Church of America, live in Greenville, South Carolina with their four children.
I am delivering a Conservative Response not to oppose the President, but to compliment what the President has proposed. The President last night took some bold positions and we will work to support his principled stands. But more must be done.
Change must begin with us. That simple slogan best epitomizes the message and leadership former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is offering the Republican Party. America will never believe that Republicans represent "change" until we ourselves make some dramatic changes.