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Background

Experience

Representative, U.S. House of Representatives (2012 - present); Representative, Hawaii House of Representatives (2002 -2004); Iraq war veteran

Family
Married-
Education
BS Business Administration, Hawaii Pacific University,
Home Address
PO Box 75255
Kadei, HI 96707
Work Address
1433 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

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 government legalize marijuana at the federal level?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on Russia in retaliation for its aggressive action in Syria and the Ukraine?
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 ban certain "military-style" firearms, such as the AR-15?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should the federal government reform social security by raising the cap on income subject to the Social Security tax?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Do you generally support higher tariffs on imports from countries such as China, where we have a large trade deficit?
Should higher income brackets pay more in federal taxes than they currently do?

Education

Should the federal government provide free tuition at public colleges and universities?
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 do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for energy efficiency?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for renewable energy?

Health Care

Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by automatically enrolling every citizen in Medicare, replacing most private insurance?
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?
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 amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by allowing citizens to opt into Medicare if they so choose?

Recreation and Transportation

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

Social Issues

Should the U.S. make illegal border crossings a civil rather than criminal offense?
Should the federal government provide more funding to states to fight opioid addiction?
Should the U.S. build a physical wall between Mexico and the U.S.?
Should Congress create a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children?
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?

VOTING RECORD

2019

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COMMENTS

Mercedes Banks
- Boston

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 8:18am

We need a female president because females are more responsible and organized. We know what we want and how to achieve it. I feel that men have ruined our country due to their egos. And men don't think us females should become the next president. We need to stick together and clean up the mess that all makes have made. Girl power. Work hard to get to the top. Talk about more money in schools more productive program for our kids. Dismissal the 3 strike law in California put away sex offenders. and human sex trafficking provide more programs and safe houses for them. We need better health care not Obama care. Stop police brutality against all race. Free scoulships for low income kids. Etc.... Make America great again.

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