"Traditional families and faith are at the core and the foundation of our nation. Many of the issues from social security, health care, education options, pro-life and marriage issues are of critical importance to the future of this nation. We cannot ignore the fact that with the Baby Boom Generation moving into retirement many of us face the prospect of being "sandwiched' between our teenagers and the needs of our parents. Whether we are talking about retirees and the cost of prescription drugs or sensible, non-bureaucratic approaches to education for our children, these monumental challenges for our government and society cannot be ignored for long. As a mother of four children that attend public schools, as a college instructor and as a business woman I have come face-to-face with these real world issues and intend to introduce aggressive legislation to begin the difficult task of insuring that no American will be pushed to the sidelines because of Congressional ineptness."