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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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Abortion
    Alan Lowenthal: A woman's right to choose--no exceptions.
    Ami Bera: Invest in diligent stem cell research.
    Ann Wagner: March to support of the sanctity of life.
    Brad Schneider: Woman's fundamental right to make decisions about her body.
    Brad Wenstrup: Proud supporter of Family First and Right to Life.
    Cheri Bustos: Support access to family planning and reproductive freedom.
    Cheri Bustos: Expand stem cell research.
    Dan Kildee: Maintain women's right to reproductive healthcare.
    Dave Curson: Women have sole right on contraception & abortion.
    Donald Payne Jr.: Never compromise on a woman's right to choose.
    Elizabeth Esty: Long record of advocacy for pro-choice causes.
    Eric Swalwell: Full access to contraception & reproductive health services.
    George Holding: Supports right to life.
    Grace Meng: Provide women with access to reproductive health care.
    Jackie Walorski: Protect the most vulnerable in our society.
    Jared Huffman: Firmly pro-choice; firmly pro-NARAL.
    Jim Bridenstine: Life is sacred and begins at conception.
    Joe Garcia: A woman should have the final say over her medical affairs.
    Joe Kennedy III: Fight any efforts to limit reproductive health services.
    Keith Rothfus: Embryonic stem cell research violates the conscience.
    Keith Rothfus: Inalienable right to life from moment of conception.
    Kerry Bentivolio: Disallow federal government subsidizing abortion.
    Kevin Cramer: Life begins at conception.
    Lois Frankel: Life-long supporter of women's reproductive rights.
    Luke Messer: Fight for traditional Hoosier pro-life values.
    Marc Veasey: No requirement for invasive ultrasound exams.
    Mark Meadows: End the tragedy of abortion.
    Mark Pocan: No test before being allowed birth control.
    Markwayne Mullin: Life is sacred from conception until natural death.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Oppose any limit on woman's right to choose.
    Patrick Murphy: Defend a woman's right to choose.
    Paul Cook: I will always be pro-life.
    Richard Hudson: Protect life from conception until natural death.
    Robert Pittenger: Stand for the unborn.
    Roger Williams: All life is sacred and a gift from God.
    Scott Perry: Life--born and unborn--is sacred.
    Sean Maloney: Strong supporter of a woman's right to choose.
    Steve Daines: Defend the rights of the preborn.
    Susan Brooks: Supports the Hyde Amendment & informed consent.
    Suzan DelBene: Fight for access to birth control & reproductive services.
    Tammy Duckworth: Right to privacy to control women's own bodies.
    Ted Yoho: Life begins at conception.
    Thomas Massie: Life begins at conception.
    Tom Cotton: Re-establish a culture of life.
    Tom Cotton: Oppose stem-cell research and human cloning.
    Tom Rice: Fight for right to life.
    Tony Cardenas: Protect a woman's right to choose.
    Amy Stephens: Long history of working for pro-Life causes.
    Ron DeSantis: Endorsed as pro-life "authentic conservative".
    Ron Barber: Women have right to make choices about contraception.
    Suzanne Bonamici: Politicians should not be making health decisions for women.
    Janice Hahn: Supports a woman's right to choose.
    Kathy Hochul: Endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice New York.
    Cory Gardner: Protect life at all stages.
Budget & Economy
    Thom Tillis: Eliminate the Legislature's spending spree mind set.
    Chris Collins: Keep spending increases to practically zero.
    Mark Meadows: Promote job creation by reducing regulation & lowering taxes.
    Rodney Davis: Oppose any future increase in the debt ceiling.
    Steve Daines: Exploding debt is generational theft.
Civil Rights
    Alan Lowenthal: Marriage equality--no exceptions.
    Ami Bera: Supports Paycheck Fairness Act for equal women's pay.
    Brad Schneider: Repeal DOMA; let any two people marry.
    Cheri Bustos: Fight to ensure that women have equal opportunities.
    Dan Kildee: Unequal pay for women is unfair and unacceptable.
    Elizabeth Esty: Enforce equal pay for equal work via Lilly Ledbetter Act.
    Elizabeth Esty: Full marriage equality and benefits for gay couples.
    Eric Swalwell: Full LGBT equality, including freedom to marry.
    Grace Meng: Pass legislation like the Paycheck Fairness Act.
    Grace Meng: Fight for basic civil rights for the LGBT community.
    Jared Huffman: Represented women in gender discrimination cases.
    Jared Huffman: Recognize out-of-state same sex marriages.
    Jim Bridenstine: The institution of marriage should be protected by law.
    Joe Garcia: Supports fair pay legislation.
    Joe Garcia: Supports equal marriage rights.
    Joe Kennedy III: Right to love and marry whom you choose.
    Joe Kennedy III: Pay equity for women.
    Keith Rothfus: Protect the institution of marriage.
    Mark Meadows: Protect the institution of marriage.
    Mark Pocan: Pass the Equal Right Amendment.
    Mark Pocan: Repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act.
    Markwayne Mullin: Traditional marriage is a sacred institution.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Legal equality regardless of sexual orientation.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Advocate for elder rights and women's rights.
    Patrick Murphy: Equal rights regardless of sexual orientation.
    Randy Weber: Fight to preserve traditional marriage.
    Raul Ruiz: No discrimination on the basis of who you love.
    Richard Hudson: Constitutional Amendment to Protect Traditional Marriage.
    Rick Nolan: Pass the Equal Rights Amendment.
    Roger Williams: Marriage is between one man and one woman, period.
    Suzan DelBene: Repeal DOMA; marriage equality for all.
    Tammy Duckworth: Equal pay for equal work.
    Tammy Duckworth: Push for total equality for the LGBT community.
    Tom Cotton: Support DOMA and traditional marriage.
    Amy Stephens: Traditional marriage without Civil Unions.
    Ron DeSantis: Core values that have made America great.
    Janice Hahn: Fair pay for women.
    Janice Hahn: Fighter for the LGBTQ community.
Corporations
    Thom Tillis: Reduce the corporate income tax, to attract businesses to NC.
    Ann Wagner: Fight for job creators, including large corporations.
    Brad Wenstrup: Stop strangling job creators with over-regulation.
    Jackie Walorski: Lower taxes on our small businesses and job creators.
    Keith Rothfus: Our high tax rates drive out business.
    Patrick Murphy: End tax loophole to hide profit overseas.
    Steven Horsford: Send bank criminals to jail.
    Susan Brooks: Reduce taxes to create globally competitive tax environment.
    Tom Rice: Empower entrepreneurs by lower taxes & less regulation.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Small businesses are true job creators, not big corporations.
    Paul Ryan: Lower corporate tax rate to improve global competitiveness.
    Ron Barber: Cut red tape, regulations and anti-business tax policies.
Crime
    Thom Tillis: Expand prisons so convicted felons serve full sentences.
    Ami Bera: Public deserves to know if child predators are nearby.
    Dave Joyce: Helped put some of the most dangerous criminals behind bars.
    Gloria Negrete McLeod: Keep gangs out of our neighborhoods; help the police.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Investigate systematic abuses of NYPD's stop-and-frisk.
    Juan Vargas: Life sentences for violent sex crimes against children.
    Kyrsten Sinema: Stand up against the smuggling cartels.
    Ron DeSantis: Prosecuted wide range of military & federal cases.
    Scott Peters: 8% pay increase for police officers.
    Tony Cardenas: 15-year battle against gang violence.
    Paul Ryan: Fight identity theft with New Employee Verification Act.
    Kathy Hochul: Created transitional home for victims of domestic violence.
Drugs
    Hakeem Jeffries: Repeal the draconian Rockefeller Drug Laws.
    Jim Bridenstine: Legalizing aligns government revenue with drug addiction.
Education
    Alan Lowenthal: Champion our public college system.
    Beto O`Rourke: More pre-school; more science teachers.
    Brad Schneider: Help states transform their most challenged schools.
    Cheri Bustos: Well-equipped schools with well-paid teachers.
    Dan Kildee: Fully funding our schools must be a priority.
    David Valadao: Reject "one-size-fits-all": DC out of local schools.
    Denny Heck: Oppose efforts to control our schools from Washington.
    Derek Kilmer: Strengthen public schools.
    Donald Payne Jr.: Too many schools are struggling; fight for schools.
    Doug Collins: Let parents choose safe and effective schools.
    Elizabeth Esty: Our schools and teachers need our full support.
    Eric Swalwell: Abolish NCLB and teaching to the test.
    Gloria Negrete McLeod: Invest upstream in kids and get tremendous benefits later.
    Grace Meng: Fight for funding to keep public schools open.
    Jared Huffman: Every American should receive a quality public education.
    Joaquin Castro: Proud product of the public school system.
    Joe Garcia: Give all an opportunity to receive quality public education.
    John Delaney: D.C. Opportunity Scholarship gives parents more options.
    Joyce Beatty: Help put quality teachers in the classroom.
    Julia Brownley: Pushed state plan for excellence in education.
    Kyrsten Sinema: Fight "back door" voucher programs.
    Lois Frankel: Provide schools & teachers the resources that they need.
    Luke Messer: Education decisions are best made by families at local level.
    Marc Veasey: Fought $5.4 billion cut from public education.
    Mark Meadows: Parental right to choose charter schools & private schools.
    Mark Takano: Worked on the front lines of public education.
    Markwayne Mullin: Parents should decide education, not Washington.
    Matt Cartwright: Public education is the ladder to escape poverty.
    Patrick Murphy: We claim to be pro-teacher; so provide resources.
    Pete Gallego: Fought to stop $5.4 billion in cuts to public education.
    Raul Ruiz: Invest in preschool & fully fund after-school.
    Richard Hudson: Strong supporter of school choice, charters, & homeschooling.
    Rick Nolan: Architect of "Minnesota Miracle" progressive school finance.
    Roger Williams: Advocate for school choice, charter schools & home schooling.
    Steven Horsford: Don't gut education; get best teachers in the classrooms.
    Susan Brooks: Local control, transparency, and parental choice.
    Suzan DelBene: Strengthen quality of our education system.
    Tammy Duckworth: Vouchers undermine long-term public school improvement.
    Thomas Massie: Let parents choose public school, private school, homeschool.
    Tom Cotton: Choice, competition, and freedom for our public schools.
    Tony Cardenas: $1 billion for new textbooks and classroom materials.
    Trey Radel: Allow local communities to make decisions.
    Paul Ryan: No Child Left Behind spends more money, but without results.
    Paul Ryan: Stop pushing God from the public realm & public schools.
    Paul Ryan: A-PLUS: Local decisions, not one-size-fits-all mandates.
    Suzanne Bonamici: Public education rebuilds our communities and our economy.
    Janice Hahn: Empower local teachers, not politicians and bureaucrats.
    Cory Gardner: Focus on accountability, parental involvement and choice.
Energy & Oil
    Thom Tillis: Roll back gas tax increases.
    Ami Bera: Current energy policy is skewed to the interests of big oil.
    Andy Barr: Stop the EPA's war on coal.
    Ann Wagner: All-of-the-above including clean coal & exploration drilling.
    Annie Kuster: Encourage more local clean and renewable energy.
    Beto O`Rourke: Tackle climate change: reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
    Brad Schneider: Promote solar, wind, geothermal, and nuclear.
    Cheri Bustos: Keep energy affordable & move toward energy independence.
    Chris Collins: Expand drilling and lower gas prices.
    Chris Stewart: Allow drilling on public lands, under state control.
    David Valadao: Expand domestic oil production.
    Doug Collins: Support domestic on- and offshore drilling.
    Doug LaMalfa: Wise use of domestic resources, to lower prices at the pump.
    Elizabeth Esty: Incentives for energy efficiency instead of $41B to Big Oil.
    Eric Swalwell: R&D--but also manufacturing--for clean energy technology.
    Filemon Vela: Explore for new oil & gas wells throughout South Texas.
    Gloria Negrete McLeod: Incentivize solar energy installation.
    Jackie Walorski: Energy independence via more domestic oil & gas exploration.
    Jared Huffman: Opposes ANWR, offshore drilling & tar sands pipeline.
    Jim Bridenstine: Lift restrictions on clean drilling in our own territory.
    Joe Garcia: Opposes offshore drilling; protect the Keys & the workers.
    Joe Kennedy III: Invest in renewable and energy-efficiency technologies.
    John Delaney: Institute a revenue-neutral national carbon tax.
    Juan Vargas: Solar and green power to boost economic growth.
    Julia Brownley: Move away from dirty fossil fuels and foreign oil.
    Keith Rothfus: Fight the EPA and drill for oil in ANWR and OCS.
    Kerry Bentivolio: Affordable energy by encouraging choice & competition.
    Kevin Cramer: Supports $23 billion invested in coal mining.
    Kyrsten Sinema: Invest in our solar future.
    Luke Messer: Create clean coal & increase domestic oil production.
    Mark Meadows: Tap into our national gas reserves.
    Mark Takano: Train students for renewable energy jobs.
    Markwayne Mullin: Domestic energy production is a matter of national security.
    Matt Cartwright: Global warming is not a hoax; support cap-and-trade.
    Patrick Murphy: Tax credits for manufacturing windmills & solar panels.
    Patrick Murphy: Create new industries via green technologies.
    Pete Gallego: Make the most of our domestic fossil fuel resources.
    Randy Weber: Move towards energy independence.
    Robert Pittenger: Open closed areas for exploration and development.
    Roger Williams: Explore & produce our own American energy supplies.
    Scott Perry: Nurture jobs in America through our own energy production.
    Scott Peters: Approved city's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
    Steve Daines: Remove barriers on developing coal, oil, and natural gas.
    Steven Horsford: In Nevada House, authored the Green Jobs Initiative.
    Suzan DelBene: Transform to economy based on clean renewable energy.
    Tammy Duckworth: Support light rail and low-carbon modes of transportation.
    Ted Yoho: Drill here, drill now, and drill responsibly.
    Thomas Massie: Support all free market domestic sources of energy.
    Tom Cotton: More oil & gas exploration & production.
    Tony Cardenas: Pushed Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard.
    Trey Radel: Utilize the natural resources we have in this country.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Tax incentives for wind, solar, biomass and wave energy.
    Rodney Davis: Oppose EPA attempts to ban coal-fired power plants.
    Paul Ryan: Build new refineries; drill for our own oil.
    Paul Ryan: Drill ANWR & use its $200B in revenue for alternative energy.
    Paul Ryan: Support renewable portfolio standard for electric suppliers.
    Ron Barber: Make AZ a home for solar R&D and energy generation.
    Suzanne Bonamici: Climate change is a real threat.
    Mark Amodei: More drilling & more oil refineries.
    Janice Hahn: Create 25,000 green jobs via clean energy market.
    Janice Hahn: Take responsibility for climate change.
Environment
    Thom Tillis: Continuous improvement but without costly regulations.
    Alan Lowenthal: Recognized by the Sierra Club and LCV.
    David Valadao: Improve our aging water infrastructure with more reservoirs.
    David Valadao: Opposes high speed rail system.
    Derek Kilmer: Balance economic growth and environmental protection.
    Tony Cardenas: Created Animal Cruelty Task Force.
    Paul Ryan: End farm subsidies to corporate agribusiness & millionaires.
    Paul Ryan: Strong conservation programs important for avid sportsmen.
    Paul Ryan: No policies that might benefit environment but harm economy.
    Paul Ryan: Prevent pollution and invasive species in the Great Lakes.
Foreign Policy
    Doug LaMalfa: Don't fund those who oppose freedom and our way of life.
    Joe Garcia: Advocate for release of all political prisoners in Cuba.
    Juan Vargas: Took in Kosovar family during 1999 Kosovo war.
    Bob Turner: Don't pressure Israel for indefensible pre-1967 borders.
Free Trade
    Beto O`Rourke: Make our international ports modern, efficient and safe.
    Dave Curson: Stop exporting good jobs overseas.
    Gloria Negrete McLeod: Promote fair market practices.
    Jim Bridenstine: Fair trade & less spending return US to economic greatness.
    Joe Garcia: Campaigned for the Colombian Free Trade Agreement.
    Mark Meadows: Demand a free trade policy, to create jobs.
    Mark Pocan: Oppose trade deals that hurt US jobs or environment.
    Pete Gallego: Tax credits for buying US-job creating products.
    Richard Hudson: Fight trade deal that are bad deals for our workers.
    Rick Nolan: Expand port of Duluth to make MN a leading export state.
    Paul Ryan: Level the playing field instead of pushing jobs overseas.
    Paul Ryan: End farm subsidies and open up agricultural export markets.
Government Reform
    Ami Bera: End absurd Congressional perks, like flying first class.
    Ann Wagner: Term limits for members of Congress.
    Annie Kuster: Citizens United gives outsized role to corporate interests.
    Beto O`Rourke: Members of Congress use our tax dollars to get re-elected.
    Dan Kildee: Citizens United opens elections to the highest bidder.
    Eric Swalwell: Super PACS buy influence & game our political system.
    Jim Bridenstine: Cut Congressional pay & time in session.
    John Delaney: Extend lobbying ban to 5 years; pass STOCK Act too.
    Julia Brownley: Shift political influence away from the special interests.
    Luke Messer: Ethics reforms including protecting whistle blowers.
    Mark Pocan: 100% public financing for political campaigns.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Thanks to Citizens United, our electoral system is broken.
    Richard Hudson: No earmarks; they invite corruption.
    Scott Peters: Created city's first Ethics Commission, in 2000.
    Susan Brooks: Standards of conduct for House members, to restore trust.
    Thomas Massie: All earmarks should be transparent to public scrutiny.
    Tom Rice: Fight for Term Limits.
    Paul Ryan: Budget Boondoggle Award: expose worst wasteful spending.
    Paul Ryan: Limited government has evolved into centralized solutions.
    Paul Ryan: Pledges no new earmarks; and Line Item Veto against them.
Gun Control
    Ann Wagner: Supports striking down various gun bans.
    Brad Schneider: Reinstate federal Assault Weapons Ban.
    Brad Wenstrup: Don't let Congress encroach upon our gun rights.
    Cheri Bustos: Protect access to public lands for hunting & shooting.
    Doug Collins: Founding Fathers got it right on the Second Amendment.
    Doug LaMalfa: Fight any attempt to water down Second Amendment.
    George Holding: Supports right to keep and bear arms.
    Grace Meng: Require microstamping & more background checks.
    Jackie Walorski: Co-authored the Castle Doctrine, a life-time handgun permit.
    Jim Bridenstine: Gun ownership is a constitutional right.
    Keith Rothfus: Strong supporter of the Second Amendment.
    Kerry Bentivolio: 2nd Amendment is a vital amendment.
    Kevin Cramer: National right-to-carry reciprocity.
    Luke Messer: 100% rating from the NRA.
    Mark Meadows: No national gun registry.
    Markwayne Mullin: 2nd Amendment is crucial to ensuring our freedom.
    Paul Cook: Fight any attempt to curtail right to bear arms.
    Randy Weber: Fight to uphold the 2nd Amendment.
    Richard Hudson: Second Amendment is America's First Freedom.
    Robert Pittenger: Defend Second Amendment Rights.
    Roger Williams: I don't want anyone messing with my 2nd Amendment rights.
    Scott Perry: Defend the 2nd Amendment.
    Steve Daines: Ensure we protect our 2nd Amendment rights.
    Susan Brooks: Proud supporter of the 2nd Amendment.
    Ted Yoho: The right to bear arms is a birthright.
    Thomas Massie: Right to bear arms is a God-given right.
    Tom Cotton: Defend our Second Amendment rights.
    Tom Rice: Defend Second Amendment rights.
    Trey Radel: Protect the Second Amendment.
    Rodney Davis: Unabashed supporter of our Second Amendment rights.
    Amy Stephens: Co-sponsors every pro-2nd Amendment bill in Legislature.
    Ron Barber: Protect all Constitutional rights, including 2nd Amendment.
    Janice Hahn: Focus on youth intervention & keeping guns from criminals.
    Kathy Hochul: Streamlined the Pistol Permit process.
    Cory Gardner: Sportsmen are our nation's foremost conservationists.
Health Care
    Ami Bera: Put patients ahead of profits; ObamaCare is only first step.
    Andy Barr: ObamaCare is a 2,700-page job destroyer.
    Ann Wagner: Forced competition drives costs down & improves quality.
    Beto O`Rourke: ObamaCare addresses some problems, but needs El Paso focus.
    Brad Schneider: Make health care more affordable and easier to access.
    Brad Wenstrup: ObamaCare hurts patients: repeal it.
    Cheri Bustos: Keep the promise of Medicare.
    Chris Collins: ObamaCare is a failure; repeal it.
    Dan Kildee: Fight any plan to eliminate or privatize Medicare.
    Dave Curson: ObamaCare was timely and necessary.
    Denny Heck: Common-sense solutions to extend the solvency of Medicare.
    Donald Payne Jr.: Defend all parts of ObamaCare.
    Doug Collins: Full repeal of ObamaCare; move to free market.
    Elizabeth Esty: ObamaCare is far from perfect; but a mistake to repeal it.
    Eric Swalwell: Work on preventative health care within ObamaCare.
    Grace Meng: Oppose the right-wing assault on healthcare.
    Jackie Walorski: Replace ObamaCare with reforms that actually lower costs.
    Jared Huffman: Defend and expand ObamaCare.
    Jim Bridenstine: Replace ObamaCare with a more competitive system.
    Joaquin Castro: Restore funding to critical health care programs.
    Joe Garcia: Supports ObamaCare & an affordable healthcare system.
    Joe Kennedy III: Defend the progress we've made with ObamaCare.
    John Delaney: ObamaCare ensures access to affordable quality health care.
    Joyce Beatty: Access to health care is essential; stand up for ObamaCare.
    Julia Brownley: Improve on ObamaCare to reduce costs & improve quality.
    Keith Rothfus: Oppose ObamaCare & Independent Payment Advisory Board.
    Kerry Bentivolio: ObamaCare is massive intrusion on our freedom.
    Kevin Cramer: ObamaCare mandates are inherently objectionable.
    Kyrsten Sinema: ObamaCare isn't perfect; let's work to amend it.
    Lois Frankel: ObamaCare helps crack down on monumental Medicare fraud.
    Marc Veasey: Fight fiercely to not privatize Medicare.
    Mark Meadows: Replace ObamaCare with patient choice & lower cost.
    Mark Takano: Don't allow roll back of ObamaCare.
    Markwayne Mullin: ObamaCare must be repealed.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: ObamaCare is good first step toward comprehensive approach.
    Patrick Murphy: Fight repeal to keep ObamaCare's tangible benefits.
    Pete Gallego: Protect Medicare from extremist voucher program.
    Randy Weber: Repeal and replace ObamaCare.
    Raul Ruiz: Root out waste, fraud and abuse; but protect Medicare.
    Richard Hudson: No government takeover of our healthcare system.
    Rick Nolan: No voucher system for Medicare.
    Robert Pittenger: Replace ObamaCare with market-driven healthcare.
    Rodney Davis: Fight to repeal and replace the flawed ObamaCare.
    Roger Williams: Repeal ObamaCare; replace it with free market alternatives.
    Ron DeSantis: Repeal ObamaCare to protect Medicare.
    Scott Perry: Render ObamaCare unenforceable in Pennsylvania.
    Sean Maloney: Protect Medicare by asking wealthy to pay their fair share.
    Steve Daines: ObamaCare does not move the country forward.
    Susan Brooks: ObamaCare costs $1.5 trillion and 800,000 jobs.
    Suzan DelBene: Ensure quality, affordable health care for everyone.
    Tammy Duckworth: Roll up my sleeves to fix the problems with ObamaCare.
    Tom Cotton: Fight against unconstitutional laws like ObamaCare.
    Trey Radel: Repeal all parts of ObamaCare, regardless of Supreme Court.
    Paul Ryan: Choice of Medicare or certified plan, starting in 2022.
    Paul Ryan: Replace ObamaCare with patient-centered reforms.
    Paul Ryan: Patients' Choice Act: untie health coverage from employment.
    Ron Barber: No massive cuts to Medicare; no private Medicare insurance.
    Suzanne Bonamici: Affordable health care for all.
    Bob Turner: ObamaCare places an enormous burden on private businesses.
    Mark Amodei: Repeal ObamaCare; end lawsuit abuse.
    Kathy Hochul: Don't replace Medicare with vouchers.
    Cory Gardner: System is broke and broken; go back to free market.
Homeland Security
    Ami Bera: Stop terrorism before it starts.
    Ami Bera: Engage all levels of government to fight terrorism.
    Andy Barr: Guard against deep cuts in weapons systems.
    Andy Barr: Be vigilant and proactive in the war on terror.
    Ann Wagner: Strong national security leads to economic prosperity.
    Brad Schneider: 21st Century GI Bill & world-class healthcare for vets.
    Brad Wenstrup: Still too many havens for terrorists: more Special Forces.
    Cheri Bustos: Make our troops best-trained, best-equipped & best-prepared.
    Chris Stewart: We must keep our military strong, but with some reductions.
    Dave Curson: Veterans deserve more than a cheer when they come home.
    Derek Kilmer: Oppose privatization of veterans healthcare.
    Doug Collins: Ensure America never bows down to her enemies.
    Doug LaMalfa: Fight for veterans' care and proper equipment on front lines.
    Eric Swalwell: Continue the hunt for Al-Qaeda leaders.
    Eric Swalwell: More benefits for veterans' valiant sacrifices.
    George Holding: No reasonable man can argue against a strong military.
    Gloria Negrete McLeod: I won't stand stripping military families of their benefits.
    Grace Meng: Help returning veterans transition to construction jobs.
    Jackie Walorski: Ensure our military has resources to fulfill missions.
    Jim Bridenstine: Develop missile intercept capability to counter Russians.
    Julia Brownley: Protect the Naval Base Ventura County, and veterans.
    Kerry Bentivolio: Address homelessness and suicide among vets.
    Kyrsten Sinema: Veterans deserve a simple, easy, and fast benefits system.
    Lois Frankel: Keep promises to returning veterans.
    Luke Messer: Make sure our military has all of the tools it needs.
    Mark Meadows: Never support harmful cuts to military spending.
    Mark Pocan: Reduce the size of the defense budget.
    Mark Pocan: Close the Guantanamo Bay Prison.
    Mark Takano: Support veterans' benefits & Tricare.
    Paul Cook: Give the military all tools necessary to face threats.
    Pete Gallego: Increase job funding for wounded veterans.
    Raul Ruiz: Support the VOW to Hire Heroes Act.
    Richard Hudson: Defeat Islamic extremists who would destroy our way of life.
    Richard Hudson: Ensure that every veteran is treated with dignity & respect.
    Robert Pittenger: Don't cut defense to fund welfare state.
    Ron DeSantis: Gave legal support to Gitmo terrorist detention center.
    Scott Perry: Remain vigilant by maintaining a strong military.
    Sean Maloney: Put veterans' needs first.
    Susan Brooks: No clearer federal role than common defense.
    Ted Yoho: Every single legislator needs to support our military.
    Tom Cotton: Monitor our enemies through terrorist-surveillance programs.
    Tom Cotton: Well-funded military with world's most advanced weapons.
    Tom Rice: #1 priority: strengthen our Military.
    Paul Ryan: More funding for veterans.
    Ron Barber: Advocate for Southern Arizona's military installations.
    Bob Turner: Don't try foreign terrorists in a civilian court.
    Janice Hahn: Green investment instead of spending on wars abroad.
    Mark Amodei: Focus defense spending on 21st Century warfare.
    Janice Hahn: Reinvest at home instead of spending on wars abroad.
    Kathy Hochul: Served as counsel to a homeland security corporation.
Immigration
    Beto O`Rourke: Support the DREAM Act and comprehensive reform.
    Brad Schneider: Secure the border and pass the DREAM Act.
    Chris Stewart: No pathway to citizenship; E-Verify & enforce.
    Dave Curson: Illegal aliens are NOT criminals even if breaking the law.
    Doug Collins: Secure the border and disallow amnesty.
    Doug LaMalfa: Stop rewarding illegal immigration; no amnesty.
    Eric Swalwell: Support DREAM Act; but deport convicted criminals.
    Filemon Vela: Give those educated here a reasonable path to citizenship.
    Jackie Walorski: Zero-tolerance deportation policy.
    Jared Huffman: DREAM Act is a common-sense investment.
    Jim Bridenstine: Secure the border; open border brings illegal girls & drugs.
    Joaquin Castro: Vanguard of a new class of Latino leaders.
    John Delaney: Enact the DREAM Act's conditional path to citizenship.
    John Delaney: Support DREAM Act and more H1B1 visas.
    Juan Vargas: Son of chicken rancher immigrants from Mexico.
    Julia Brownley: Create an earned pathway to citizenship.
    Kerry Bentivolio: Amnesty amounts to condoning illegality.
    Kyrsten Sinema: Mass deportations are not an option; support the DREAM Act.
    Marc Veasey: We need a pathway to legalization.
    Mark Pocan: In-state tuition & drivers licensing for foreign-born.
    Markwayne Mullin: Amnesty proposals should be rejected.
    Patrick Murphy: Fair path to citizenship while securing our borders.
    Paul Cook: Opposed to illegal immigration; secure our borders.
    Pete Gallego: Earned path to legalization, plus DREAM Act.
    Randy Weber: Secure the borders before addressing illegal immigration.
    Raul Ruiz: Pass the DREAM Act immediately.
    Richard Hudson: Fence the entire Southern Border as necessary first step.
    Robert Pittenger: Protect our borders and enforce rule of law.
    Roger Williams: Make English the official language of the United States.
    Scott Perry: Secure our borders and curtail the flood.
    Tammy Duckworth: Pathway to citizenship as well as DREAM Act.
    Ted Yoho: Secure the border by harnessing technology.
    Tom Cotton: No so-called "earned path to citizenship".
    Tom Rice: Make English the official language.
    Trey Radel: Opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Relax onerous visa requirements for Indian & Chinese tourism.
    Amy Stephens: Opposes misguided programs that promote illegal immigration.
    Paul Ryan: Demand enforcement of immigration laws, without amnesty.
    Paul Ryan: Make border fence construction a top priority.
    Paul Ryan: More employer penalties but no "big brother" database.
    Ron DeSantis: Get tough on illegal immigration.
    Ron Barber: More agents; more high-tech & aerial assets; smarter fences.
    Mark Amodei: Secure our borders as a matter of national security.
    Janice Hahn: System is broken; enact common-sense immigration laws.
Jobs
    Dave Joyce: Job creation is vital to our region's economy.
    Derek Kilmer: New jobs by helping our nation's small businesses.
    Donald Payne Jr.: Green industry/clean industry: next post-industrial chapter.
    Filemon Vela: Incentives for business hiring, plus government hiring.
    Trey Radel: Jobs here, jobs now, via less taxes.
    Paul Ryan: Vibrant manufacturing sector needed for economy & security.
Principles & Values
    George Holding: Freedom to pray is essential to our moral fiber.
    Joaquin Castro: Identical twin Julian Castro is Mayor of San Antonio.
    Kevin Cramer: Vigorously defend right to practice religion of one's choice.
    Mark Meadows: Defend public expression of faith.
    Paul Ryan: Pursue three goals: Freedom; Growth; and Renewal.
Social Security
    Alan Lowenthal: I will protect the promise of Social Security.
    Ami Bera: Fight all efforts to privatize this program.
    Brad Schneider: Work tirelessly to prevent privatization of Social Security.
    Cheri Bustos: Strongly oppose any attempt to privatize Social Security.
    Chris Stewart: Personal Savings Plans for workers under 55.
    Denny Heck: Fix program without privatizing Social Security.
    Donald Payne Jr.: No privatized options for Social Security or Medicare.
    Doug LaMalfa: Let future generations control their eventual retirements.
    Elizabeth Esty: Oppose any attempt to privatize or cut Social Security.
    Eric Swalwell: Ensure our successful government programs for long-term.
    Filemon Vela: Keep system sound but don't privatize Social Security.
    Grace Meng: Protect long-term solvency through increased tax fairness.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Fight right-wing efforts to destroy critical programs.
    Jared Huffman: Increase wage cap, without privatization.
    Joe Garcia: Opposes any effort to privatize Social Security.
    Joe Kennedy III: No means testing; no age changes; no privatization.
    John Delaney: Don't cut or privatize program that has been so successful.
    Joyce Beatty: Advocate for full funding of Social Security.
    Juan Vargas: Protect Medicare and Social Security.
    Kevin Cramer: Doing nothing is not an option; more private sector options.
    Kyrsten Sinema: Privatization is gambling in the roller-coaster stock market.
    Lois Frankel: Focus on waste, fraud and abuse to protect Social Security.
    Mark Pocan: Lift the cap on earnings subject to payroll tax.
    Mark Takano: Fight to protect Social Security from privatizations plans.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Oppose any effort to privatize Social Security and Medicare.
    Patrick Murphy: Keep promise & maintain program's long-term solvency.
    Paul Cook: Keep promises to our seniors.
    Pete Gallego: Oppose efforts to raise retirement age or privatize.
    Raul Ruiz: Protect entitlements from slashing guaranteed benefits.
    Rick Nolan: Don't turn Social Security over to Wall Street.
    Scott Perry: Keep promise to seniors & develop common sense solutions.
    Scott Peters: No diversion of assets from retiree Trust Fund.
    Steven Horsford: Say no to privatizing Social Security and ending Medicare.
    Suzan DelBene: The truth is, it's a good system; don't privatize.
    Tammy Duckworth: Oppose efforts to undermine Social Security.
    Trey Radel: Guarantee the commitments made to seniors.
    Tulsi Gabbard: No budget cuts to Medicare and Social Security.
    Paul Ryan: Give millions a chance to prosper in investor class.
    Ron Barber: System needs modest adjustments, not privatization.
    Bob Turner: Oppose efforts to privatize or bankrupt the system.
    Janice Hahn: Moral responsibility to honor our obligations to seniors.
    Kathy Hochul: Endorsed by National Committee to Preserve Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Andy Barr: Decrease marginal rates, death tax, and capital gains tax.
    Ann Wagner: Lower both individual and corporate taxes.
    Chris Stewart: Just three rates: 10%, 15% and 25%.
    Dave Curson: Wealthiest Americans should pay their fair share.
    David Valadao: Super-majority to raise taxes.
    Doug LaMalfa: Increasing taxes harms our fragile economy.
    Elizabeth Esty: End special Bush tax cuts for millionaires.
    Eric Swalwell: Fairer tax system with tax increase on wealthiest Americans.
    George Holding: Help families by cutting taxes, not launching new programs.
    Grace Meng: Require wealthy individuals & corporations to pay fair share.
    Jared Huffman: Let Bush tax cuts expire; tax Wall Street.
    Joe Kennedy III: Tax system where everyone pays fair share.
    John Delaney: Allow the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy to expire.
    Kerry Bentivolio: Cut taxes to reduce high unemployment.
    Kevin Cramer: Flat tax to give investors certainty.
    Luke Messer: Commonsense Hoosier approach: can't borrow out of debt.
    Mark Pocan: Millionaires and billionaires should pay their fair share.
    Markwayne Mullin: We are taxed enough.
    Matt Cartwright: Criticizes tax policies that give upper class tax breaks.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: End the Bush tax cuts for millionaires & Big Oil.
    Paul Cook: I will oppose any new tax.
    Raul Ruiz: Minimum tax rate of 30% for millionaires.
    Richard Hudson: Pledge to never increase taxes.
    Robert Pittenger: Simplify and lower taxes.
    Rodney Davis: Simpler, fairer tax system, to create jobs.
    Roger Williams: Lower taxes and then reform the tax code.
    Scott Perry: Lower taxes; simplify tax code; broaden the base.
    Sean Maloney: Stop giving massive tax cuts to millionaires & corporations.
    Steve Daines: Problem is not that taxes too low, but spending too high.
    Steven Horsford: Tax cuts for the middle class & working families.
    Susan Brooks: Simplified tax code with lower marginal tax rates.
    Suzan DelBene: Support the Buffett rule; millionaires pay higher taxes.
    Tammy Duckworth: Divide burden fairly; let Bush tax cuts expire for wealthy.
    Ted Yoho: Replace estate and gift tax with FairTax.
    Thomas Massie: Current tax system punishes achievement.
    Tom Cotton: Support pro-growth policies with simple & low tax rates.
    Tom Rice: Fairer, flatter and simpler taxes.
    Paul Ryan: Eliminate double taxes like the death tax and AMT.
    Ron Barber: National debt resulted from tax cuts for the richest.
    Annie Kuster: High earners should pay fair share to reduce deficit.
    Suzanne Bonamici: End the Bush tax cuts for millionaires.
    Bob Turner: Cut taxes & spending to end economic crisis.
    Mark Amodei: Americans don't pay too little in taxes.
    Kathy Hochul: Remove Thruway tolls & new license plate mandate.
Technology
    Alan Lowenthal: Champion of infrastructure investment.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Bridge the digital divide in our schools.
    Kerry Bentivolio: No regulation of Internet service nor political speech.
    Rick Nolan: Rebuild infrastructure by ending Bush tax cuts.
    Paul Ryan: Bring FISA up to 21st century communications standards.
War & Peace
    Ami Bera: Make sure al Qaeda does not get its hands on nuclear weapons.
    Chris Stewart: American Exceptionalism stands at crossroads of history.
    Elizabeth Esty: Speed up the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan.
    Elizabeth Esty: A nuclear-armed Iran poses a major threat.
    Eric Swalwell: Speedier withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.
    Eric Swalwell: Don't let Iran get one step closer to nukes.
    Grace Meng: Remain on offensive against terrorism, including Iran.
    Joe Kennedy III: Stay vigilant with Iran as we leave Afghanistan.
    Mark Pocan: Iraq War was "Not in Our Name".
    Mark Takano: Reducie the number of nuclear weapons worldwide.
    Markwayne Mullin: No US troops under UN control.
    Patrick Murphy: Pursue Al Qaeda, but get troops out of Afghanistan.
    Patrick Murphy: Immediate military action if Iran attacks Israel.
    Rick Nolan: Conclude the wars and bring the troops home.
    Ron DeSantis: Defend American sovereignty.
    Tammy Duckworth: Iraq was a distraction from the real threat of terrorism.
    Tom Cotton: Iraq and Afghanistan wars were just and necessary.
    Tulsi Gabbard: End our involvement in Afghanistan.
    Paul Ryan: Supported the Iraqi Surge; opposed call for sudden retreat.
    Paul Ryan: Don't let Afghanistan return to a terrorist training camp.
    Paul Ryan: No artificial surrender dates in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Paul Ryan: Remain vigilant in global War on Terrorism.
    Suzanne Bonamici: End war in Afghanistan; watch spending in Iraq.
    Janice Hahn: Responsibly bring home troops from Afghanistan & Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    Gloria Negrete McLeod: Work with churches to build secure communities.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Aggressive federal program to prevent foreclosures.
    Juan Vargas: Worked as Jesuit in disadvantaged communities.
    Luke Messer: Co-founded Childshare, a faith-based not-for-profit.
    Paul Ryan: Cold social programs have displaced civility and charity.
    Paul Ryan: Subsidize and deregulate our wealth of faith based charities.


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