We need to invest in public education and in health care for Oklahomans.
Right now, Oklahoma ranks 45th in the nation for our state’s investments in public schools. I believe that quality public education for all children, regardless of zip code, is a right, not a privilege. and I will keep pushing to invest in our public schools and teachers.
Our state also needs to improve access to quality, affordable health care. Oklahoma ranks 46th in the nation for health outcomes and second to last in the country for cardiovascular deaths. Investing in our healthcare system and changing those numbers won’t just save lives, it will help our economy and our whole community.
In Congress, I’m fighting to make a difference on these issues. I’m proud of the progress I’ve been able to make during my first term by working together with lawmakers from both parties. I’ve passed record funding for Head Start and introduced legislation to address the sky-high cost of prescription drugs.