Dr. Marshall always says that the best physicians are the best listeners, and he believes the same is true for elected office. Not only is Dr. Marshall committed to conservative Kansas values, but he is committed to being a leader who will listen to those who elect him. That’s why he’s done more town halls than any Member of Congress.
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 meaningless indexes and scorecards.
Help us hold the Senate
As a physician, Doc has seen firsthand the negative consequences of government-controlled healthcare systems. Obamacare, and now, government-controlled socialized medicine are some of the most egregious examples of what Doc has fought against.
Government-run healthcare has 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 repeal and replace these broken systems.
In Congress, 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.
Doc committed his professional life to bringing life into this world, and he knows a child is a living creation of God from the moment of conception.
Congressman Marshall is staunchly pro-life and opposes all efforts to use taxpayer funding for abortions. As a physician who has delivered over 5,000 babies in his 25 years practicing in Great Bend, Dr. Marshall saw human life at its most vulnerable every day.
In Congress, Dr. Marshall co-sponsored bills that would: eliminate all taxpayer funding for abortions, defund Planned Parenthood, and make any abortion after 20 weeks illegal nationwide. Dr. Marshall is also a proud cosponsor of “The Heartbeat Bill,” and believes that life begins at conception, and should be protected and cherished.
- Dr. Roger Marshall
Jobs and the 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.
For our rural ag economy, it is vital that our producers have fair trade deals to get their commodities to an international market. Doc has and will continue to fight for farmers and ranchers in Washington.
Dr. Marshall is a lifetime member of the NRA. The most basic role of government is to defend Americans and to never encroach on citizens’ right to defend themselves. In Congress, Dr. Marshall has always made sure that your 2nd Amendment rights are never infringed upon.
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 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.
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 fix our broken immigration system, and we have to turn off the magnets that attract, 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.
Agriculture and Trade
Agriculture is the lifeblood 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 must be passed.
Nothing would have a greater impact on the Kansas economy, and Congressman Marshall has been a vocal critic of Nancy Pelosi for refusing to take it to the House floor. 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.