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Here are few of the top items which I would seek constituent input on and move to resolve when elected to Congress. If you have suggestions or would like other items addressed please contact us via email.
We shouldn't have to wait another 35 years for tax reforms. Congress has a duty to ease the burden on taxpayers. My push in congress is to reduce duplicity, waste, and fraud to ensure our Corporate and Individual taxpayers keep as much of their money as possible.
9/11 First Responders: Our first responders shouldn't have to worry about their lifetime care. They also shouldn't have to worry about the 5 year approval timelines by Congress possibly not going through due to Congress lumping bills, excessive pork, and fighting about pet projects. I will push for stand alone funding bills for these brave men and women who put their lives and livelihoods on the line.
Military & Veterans: We need commonsense reforms for our Military and Veterans, in all areas. Men and women put their lives on the line and should be adequately compensated and given benefits due them in efficient manner.
Fire & Safety: Our first responders need adequate equipment and manpower to deal with the increasing needs of urban society and the move of populous to more rural areas. I look forward to working in Congress to ensure strong and safe communities for both people and wildlife.
End The Dream Act, or DACA. Provisions must be put in place protecting those children brought here under the most dire circumstances for sex trafficking, child labor, and other inhumane purposes. Many adults must be deported if working illegally, are here with fraudulent papers, and if they knowingly stayed within the United States illegally, as would be done in any civilized nation.
Build The Wall: We must resolve and move the project forward in tandem with national immigration enforcement initiatives to help deter both narcotic and human trafficking and illegal entry. This would go hand in hand with addressing the Opiate crisis as it relates to the border.
Immigration Reform: Tighten the entry gap of recent years, and reduce entry numbers across the board, including processing and expediting of H 1-B and J-1Visas and the lottery system. Implementing E-Verify. Ensure strong reforms to put American workers first, looking to certain industries like farming to solve the worker shortages. Congress is using farmers as pawns in the immigration battle rather than solve the issues holding the farmers back from good business practices, impeding on commerce.
Gun Rights Initiative: I will vote against any gun measure which restrains law abiding citizens from legally procuring or owning firearms, especially military veterans and retired law enforcement. Proper laws for background checks are in place, review of those policies and initiatives should be done to ensure recent oversights which have cost lives are resolved and order is restored.
Budget: Budgets start in the House of Representatives, both the House and the Senate seem to continually push the deadline for the debt ceiling. I would aim to help restore order to the process of common sense reform and on time funding of the government. We need to stop Continuing Resolutions and go back to the 12 part Appropriation Committee process for budgeting. No more games.
Piggy Backing: End piggy backing of Legislation and pork. Deals and swaps for legislation have become commonplace at the expense of the taxpayer. I would aim to correct this with proposing "clean" bills.
CHIP: Address the funding issues that arose when Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. States like California let the federal government subsidize the program and reallocate funds elsewhere. When the ACA is gone, California will need to adjust its budget accordingly. This transition must be handled with care so heavily burdened states don't hurt the children they provide for and so impoverished children can still receive care in the transition. While this issue may be resolved prior to election, the issue will be long standing as Health Care Reforms are adjusted over the next few years.
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