South Dakota’s Values and Principles are the same ones Kristi will take to Congress.
“America was built by people who longed for freedom, believed in individual responsibility and knew that government should serve the people – not the other way around. It is still true today, that the best government is the government that governs least.” – Kristi Noem
For the first time in our history, we are in danger of breaking a fundamental American promise: that our children will have more opportunities than we had.
One of the issues people talk to me about most is “Obamacare.” All too many South Dakotas have seen their premiums rise by hundreds – even thousands – of dollars a year. It’s jeopardizing some families’
Agriculture is South Dakota’s number one industry and something nearly every South Dakotan can trace their roots to. As a lifelong farmer, I understand the industry and the way of life. During the last farm bill negotiations, I brought that experience and perspective to the table as a member of the Conference Committee – the first time a South Dakota House member has served on the committee in nearly two decades.
I am committed to returning America to a place where if you work hard and play by the rules, you can get ahead. Far too often, taxes, regulations, and big government stand in the way of opportunity for all. I’m committed to changing that.
Each year, between 100,000 and 300,000 children in the United States are at risk of being trafficked. They don’t just live in large cities. Many are from small towns – even small towns in South Dakota. I believe we have a responsibility to do everything we can to prevent human trafficking and when prevention efforts fail, we must help survivors escape and recover. I’m proud to have been a part of getting one of the most comprehensive anti-trafficking packages through the U.S. House of Representatives in nearly a decade.
Both my grandmother and my mom are on Medicare and I know how important it is to them and their way of life. I’ve heard similar stories from folks across South Dakota too, which is why I would not support any changes to Medicare for those at or near retirement. Still, I understand the financial realities of this program.
The men and women who have borne our nation’s uniform deserve our gratitude and our support. They’ve put their lives on the line to protect our homes, our country, and the value system by which Americans live by. For that, I am eternally grateful.
I’m honored to represent the thousands of constituents who reside on the nine Native American reservations within South Dakota, as the tribal community plays an integral role in our state’s heritage and culture. I’m committed to protecting tribal sovereignty, promoting safer schools, supporting a better healthcare system on reservations, and encouraging economic development in our tribal communities.