ISSUES

Gun Rights

Holly believe’s that the 2nd Amendment is about our right to liberty. She is a proud member of the NRA, and also a Missouri Concealed Carry Permit holder. As your Senator, she stands firm defending our rights to purchase, possess, and use firearms without government intrusion.

Opioid Crisis

America is in the middle of a prescription drug epidemic. A day doesn’t go by without a new story or news program covering this issue. Holly has spent her time in the legislature working on policies to help those affected by this epidemic. From Grandparent’s rights – helping those who find themselves caring for their grandchildren, to increased funding for treatment and recovery programs, to enacting a state-wide Prescription Drug Monitoring Program – so that physicians can identify early signs of addiction, Holly has not shied away from the sensitive issues this epidemic has caused. Senator Rehder will never stop fighting for the families affected by this epidemic.

Pro-life

As a Christian, a mother and a grandmother, Holly believes there is no debate – life begins at conception. We have an all-powerful God and, time and again, we hear amazing stories of God’s miraculous power. Taking the life of an unborn baby is playing God in her eyes and she will vote her conscience on this issue every time.

Veterans

How do we repay someone who has laid down their life to protect ours? The truth is, we can’t, not fully. Holly comes from a long military line, dating back as far as the Revolutionary War. Our veterans will always hold a special place in her heart. As the granddaughter of CUCM Roy Otis Chaney, USNR-RET, she will proudly stand by and support our veterans at every given opportunity. Their sacrifice and courage should never be forgotten or taken lightly.

Agriculture

Missouri is an agricultural state with more than 100,000 farms situated on more than 28 million acres of farmland. Southeast Missouri, with its abundance of farmland, is integral to the equation and our district alone is home to farms that produce rice, cotton, corn, wheat, soybeans, beef, pork, poultry, and dairy. Our ag producers feed and clothe the world. Regulations and government mandates, however, threaten our vital ag economy daily. In Jefferson City, Holly fights tirelessly for agriculture, knowing that it is the heart and soul of our rural economy.

Government Accountability

On the federal and state levels, legislators have fallen down on the job and failed to fulfill their constitutional duty of oversight. Bureaucratic departments have swollen to become so large and complex they may seem impossible to tackle. However, it is our responsibility to make certain our taxpayer dollars are spent wisely and in a manner that is fiscally prudent. Missouri’s tax credit system is just one example of an area that is in need of reforms. Holly considers it corporate welfare. She will continue working to rein in the current system of government picking winners and losers.

Education

Education is one of Holly’s highest priorities. Every year since elected, she has voted to increase the funding for education. However, Holly doesn’t believe throwing money at schools is the solution to every problem and has also worked for education reforms so that all children have access to a quality education. Senator Rehder is also a firm believer that four-year colleges are not for every child and believes that our vocational schools are equally important.

Economy

Small businesses are constantly under assault from government intrusion and over-regulation. As a small business owner herself, Holly’s worked diligently to make Missouri known for being a business-friendly state. From working to ensure that our state departments are being a help, not a hindrance, to our business owners, to reducing burdensome government regulations, she has stood in the gap for our businesses so that they have the freedom to operate and grow.

Energy

We have an obligation to explore and use every natural resource we have in America, including oil and natural gas. Radical environmentalists have made it their priority to end American domestic energy production. Such wrongheaded thinking has created a national security risk and Holly gladly fights the ridiculous attacks made by environmentalists at every opportunity in Jefferson City.