I am an avid outdoorsman and believe that we must protect our public lands, such as National Parks and wilderness, so that our future generations can learn about our nation’s history and see the beauty of our country.

I had this in mind when I introduced H.R. 2611, the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Boundary Modification Act, which exemplifies my commitment historic preservation and conservation. The bill passed by a unanimous vote in the House and Senate and was signed by the President. This important bill will help preserve the Central High neighborhood, which will forever stand as a living monument to the Little Rock Nine’s brave actions to integrate Central High School.

I am also working to expand the Flatside Wilderness area, which is located in Perry County in Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. My goal is to make the area more accessible to visitors and ensure Flatside Wilderness remains an integral part of what makes Arkansas – “The Natural State.”