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Background

Experience

Representative, U.S. House of Representatives (2012 - 2018); Councilman, El Paso City Council (2005 - 2011); Co-founder, Stanton Street Technology Group

Family
Married; Children: 3
Education
BA English, Columbia University,
Home Address
El Paso, TX

CAMPAIGN AND FUNDRAISING SUMMARY

After serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, O'Rourke ran a surprisingly close campaign against Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018. He's gained attention for his "devil may care" style, including occasional profanity.

Reporting Date: June 30, 2019

POSITION ON ISSUES

These issue positions are derived from the annual Citizens Count issue surveys or candidate websites, social media posts, media interviews, voting records, and other sources.

Crime and Public Safety

Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on North Korea unless it abandons its nuclear program?
Do you support Pres. Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on Russia in retaliation for its aggressive action in Syria and the Ukraine?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Do you generally support higher tariffs on imports from countries such as China, where we have a large trade deficit?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by requiring means testing?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Do you believe the "Trump tax plan" bill passed in December 2017 helps middle income citizens?

Education

Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?

Energy and Environment

Do you agree with President Trump on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement?
Should the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of oil?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for renewable energy?

Health Care

Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by giving states a fixed block grant for Medicaid?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by eliminating the "essential health benefits" insurance plans must cover?

Politics and Political Process

Would you vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump based on what is known to date?

Recreation and Transportation

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should Congress create a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children?
Should the U.S. build a physical wall between Mexico and the U.S.?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?

VOTING RECORD

This candidate did not hold office as a legislator in the most recent session, and therefore does not have a voting record available.

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