The Affordable Care Act, has proven to be neither affordable nor caring – which is why I voted to repeal it in Congress. Instead of health care costs decreasing and access growing, we have seen the opposite: it’s becoming more expensive, less accessible, and less effective. Too many providers are now struggling to keep their doors open and Kansans are struggling to pay the dramatically higher cost of insurance premiums since ACA implementation. It is a shame that the Senate did not have the courage to do as the House did - full repeal.
In the meantime, Dr. Marshall worked tirelessly to find ways that would make much needed fixes to the system. Congressman Marshall voted in favor of the repeal of the individual mandate, repeal of the Cadillac tax, and the repeal of the medical device tax; all of which President Trump then signed into law. Dr. Marshall supports covering individuals with pre-existing conditions.
“As a physician, I have seen firsthand the negative consequences of government-controlled healthcare systems. The Affordable Care Act is the most egregious example of government interfering in the delivery of health care. This not only harmed small business, but directly interferes with the doctor-patient relationship. For health care delivery to thrive in America and rural Kansas, we must fix it.”— Dr. Roger Marshall
Jobs & Economy
“Our job as leaders is to make the complicated simple, not complicate the simple. The less control the federal government has, the better off we will be. By getting Washington out of the way, lowering taxes, and decreasing regulation we are seeing the new age of American greatness again.”— Congressman Roger Marshall
Congressman Marshall is staunchly pro-life and opposes all efforts to use taxpayer funding for abortions. You can read and watch his patient testimonies HERE. As a physician who has delivered over 5,000 babies in Kansas over the last 25 years, Dr. Marshall saw human life at it's most vulnerable state every day in the womb of the mother. It is because of his experience, he believes that life begins at conception.
In Congress, Dr. Marshall co-sponsored bills that would: eliminate all taxpayer funding for abortions - defund Planned Parenthood - make any abortion after 20 weeks illegal nationwide. Dr. Marshall is also a proud cosponsor of “The Heartbeat Bill”.
“I committed my professional life to bringing life into this world and I know a child is a living creation of God prior to what we recognize as birth. I will never waiver in my support for LIFE in Congress. I encourage those who advocate for so-called “choice” to visit my office and so I can tell them the stories of many brave women who have brought joy into this world even through the most difficult circumstances.”— Dr. Roger Marshall
2nd Amendment & National Defense
The most basic role of government is to defend Americans and to never encroach on citizens’ right to also defend themselves. In Congress, Dr. Marshall has always made sure that your 2nd Amendment rights are never infringed upon.
Congressman Marshall proudly supported a twenty-percent increase in military funding in order to fully fund Ft. Riley and the largest pay increase for our troops in 9 years. We must be certain the brave men and women protecting us have the tools and training they need to be successful on the battlefield, and the confidence that America will never renege on the promises made to them as veterans.
“We must get our federal government back to its core functions – chief among them is national defense. America is the world’s pre-eminent superpower. When American lives or interests are in danger, our enemies now know we will act swiftly and decisively.“ — Congressman Roger Marshall
Agriculture & Trade
Agriculture is the life blood of Kansas and we Kansans know our land better than federal bureaucrats. Puddles are puddles – they are not wetlands. Ditches are ditches – they are not navigable streams. Lesser Prairie Chickens are great birds, but the economic consequences of federally listing them as “threatened” are totally unjustified. Farm dust does settle and is not a visibility or clean-air issue to be controlled by unelected Washington bureaucrats.
In Congress, Dr. Marshall Played a key role in the 2018 Farm Bill; advocating for fully funded crop insurance, overturning the egregious EPA rules surrounding Waters of The US (WOTUS), and securing crucial infrastructure and internet access funding for rural Kansas. Congressman Marshall also supported a food stamp work requirement that would require able-bodied adults without children to work or work training for 20 hours per week in order to receive welfare benefits.
In the Spring of 2018, Congressman Marshall was asked to represent U.S. agriculture at the final round of NAFTA negotiations in Mexico City. Since then, the new USMCA trade deal has been revealed and will be official by Christmas 2018. The new trade deal greatly improves protections for the Kansas dairy industry and manufacturing. Dr. Marshall agrees with President Trump that the United States has been taken advantage of for far too long, but we must consider and prevent adverse effects trade wars could have on our farmers and ranchers.
Immigration & Border Security
I've been to the border several times. I know it is a crisis, and President Trump is right: we must build a wall, and we have to turn off the magnets that attract that promote, encourage and allow migrants to enter our country under false pretenses.
Until we build a wall, and until we turn off the laws that only serve as magnets, all the money in the world will not have a huge humanitarian impact. We can build more shelters, we can send more doctors and nurses, more food and water, but proportionately more people will die trying to get to this country.
For America to again thrive, we have to restore faith in our system of government. This has to start with each Representative. Not only is Dr. Marshall committed to Kansas conservative values, but he is committed to being a leader who will listen to those who elect him. This does not mean Dr. Marshall will agree with everyone, but it does mean he will engage voters and actually listen to our concerns and won’t be beholden to those special interests handing out indexes and scorecards.
“You can’t successfully deliver more than 5,000 babies and not listen to people. Listening is the most important part of my job. Nobody will agree with me 100% of the time, but you should know I’ll listen and factor your thoughts and concerns into all decisions. My door is truly always open.”— Congressman Roger Marshall