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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
by Cory Booker (2016)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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Survey of 2018 House campaign websites


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Special coverage of "Blue Wave" states:

  • CA: 7 new House members including 6 Democrats and 5 Democratic takeovers
  • FL: 5 new House members including 2 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • MI: 5 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • MN: 5 new House members including 3 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers (and 1 Republican takeover!)
  • NJ: 4 new House members including 4 Democrats and 3 Democratic takeovers
  • NY: 4 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • PA: 7 new House members including 4 Democrats and 4 Democratic takeovers (with statewide redistricting)
  • TX: 10 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • VA: 5 new House members including 3 Democrats and 3 Democratic takeovers
  • Endorsements: Organizational endorsements of new House members, from groups that focus on one issue
  • All other states: 51 new House members including 17 Democratic takeovers
    Conclusion: the "Blue Wave" means Democrats took over Congress but the rest is media hype.
     OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Abortion
        Kim Schrier: Considers an attack on Planned Parenthood an attack on women.
        John Rose: Life begins at conception; defund Planned Parenthood.
        William Timmons: I believe all life starts at conception.
        Anthony Gonzalez: Life begins at conception; endorsed by Ohio Right to Life.
        Kelly Armstrong: Supports Hyde Amendment & defunding of Planned Parenthood.
        Kelly Armstrong: Ban abortion after 20 weeks.
        Lauren Underwood: Support access to safe, legal, and affordable abortions.
        Sean Casten: Keep birth control affordable and accessible.
        Jason Crow: I will always fight to protect a woman's right to choose.
        Michael Cloud: I am 100% pro-life.
        John Joyce: Will fiercely defend the right to life.
        Lizzie Pannill Fletcher: Access to reproductive healthcare is not negotiable.
        Max Rose: Will fight any effort to restrict woman's right to choose.
        Mikie Sherrill: Woman's health decisions should be between her, her doctor.
        Dean Phillips: Supports reproductive rights, paid family leave.
        Angie Craig: No one should ever come between a woman and her doctor.
        Haley Stevens: I will fight for women's reproductive freedom.
        David Trone: Fight for women's right to choose; he's 100% pro-choice.
        Deb Haaland: Backs women's right to make their own reproductive decisions.
        Kevin Hern: All life is sacred and begins at conception.
        Ayanna Pressley: Abortion is a woman's right.
        Debbie Lesko: Life begins at conception and must be protected.
    Budget & Economy
        Kim Schrier: Ensure a livable wage; invest in infrastructure.
        Ben McAdams: Supports balanced budget amendment.
        Tim Burchett: Supports a Balanced Budget Amendment.
        William Timmons: For balanced budget amendment; against earmark spending.
        Anthony Gonzalez: Supports 2017 tax cuts; continue rollback of regulations.
        Kelly Armstrong: When government gets out of way, economy grows.
        Xochitl Torres Small: New jobs by incentives for business & training for students.
        Jason Crow: Invest in infrastructure/transportation systems.
        Michael Cloud: We need to bring spending under control.
        John Joyce: Strengthen transportation system, don't increase gas tax.
        Lizzie Pannill Fletcher: Bolster infrastructure to keep us safe, create jobs.
        Andy Martin: Eliminate deficit spending.
        Dusty Johnson: Supports the tax cut but wants to stop debt from growing.
        Kevin Hern: Reduce business regulations; economic growth will follow.
        Lori Trahan: Restore economic fairness to all, not just those at top.
        Troy Balderson: Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.
        Troy Balderson: Close Ohio's $8 billion budget deficit without raising taxes.
        Ayanna Pressley: Federal projects can spur economic growth.
    Civil Rights
        Sean Casten: Support LGBT Americans who want to serve in the military.
        Sean Casten: LGBTQ rights are human rights.
        Jason Crow: Cosponsored the Voting Rights Advancement Act.
        Jason Crow: No one should face gender/orientation discrimination.
        Michael Cloud: Against discrimination against people of faith.
        Lizzie Pannill Fletcher: Reject hate, bigotry, and racism.
        Lizzie Pannill Fletcher: Add sexual orientation, gender identity to Civil Rights Act.
        Mikie Sherrill: Make it easier, not harder, to cast a ballot.
        Dean Phillips: Restore faith in our democracy and increase participation.
        Haley Stevens: I will be a voice for LGBTQ+ equality under the law.
        Mike Levin: A strong ally in the fight for marriage equality.
        TJ Cox: Supports comprehensive campaign finance reform.
        Debbie Mucarsel-Powell: We must be allies to LGBTQ community.
        Tom Malinowski: Full civil rights protections to LGBTQ Americans.
        Deb Haaland: Justice, dignity and safety for all the marginalized.
        Dusty Johnson: Our Constitution is a pillar of American exceptionalism.
        Kevin Hern: Marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman.
        Lori Trahan: Close the pay gap: give women equal pay for equal work.
        Ayanna Pressley: The LGBTQ community should be treated as equals.
    Corporations
        Kendra Horn: Raise corporate taxes to pay for needed infrastructure.
        Deb Haaland: A society where all get an equal shot starts with tax reform.
        Ayanna Pressley: No one on Wall Street is bigger than the law.
    Crime
        Kelly Armstrong: Can't build enough prison cells to solve addiction problem.
        Sean Casten: Restore voting rights to non-violent offenders.
        Jason Crow: Criminal justice system is in need of reform.
        Dean Phillips: Prosecute and deport violent criminals.
        David Trone: History of working with ACLU to help reform justice system.
    Drugs
        Haley Stevens: Tax and regulate marijuana to fund important projects.
        Haley Stevens: Drug prosecution targets people of color disproportionately.
        David Trone: We can't accept government's response to fight opioid crisis.
        Lori Trahan: Substance abuse culture must change: promote rehabilitation.
        Amy Mcgrath: Medical marijuana can help PTSD and addiction.
    Education
        Kim Schrier: Children deserve access to an excellent public education.
        Kim Schrier: Affordable higher education with no-interest loans, grants.
        Ben McAdams: Will work to provide equal opportunity to students.
        Ben McAdams: Supports access to financial aid for college students.
        John Rose: Keep education local; reject Common Core.
        Kendra Horn: Make college affordable; against voucher schemes.
        Anthony Gonzalez: Protect schools by arming school officials & metal detectors.
        Anthony Gonzalez: More local control and choice in our education system.
        Xochitl Torres Small: Invest in public schools, act on southern New Mexico needs.
        Sharice Davids: Every student should have access to quality public education.
        Sharice Davids: Make higher education more affordable.
        Lauren Underwood: Higher education should not be a privilege.
        Sean Casten: Chipping away at the public school system has consequences.
        Jason Crow: Fight funding cuts & voucher proposals.
        Jason Crow: Ensure student loans are affordable.
        Elaine Luria: Supports universal pre-K, school modernization.
        Elaine Luria: Promoting alternatives to college, student loan forgiveness.
        Michael Cloud: Provide parents greater choices for children.
        Lizzie Pannill Fletcher: We must invest in public education.
        Lizzie Pannill Fletcher: We must find relief from crushing student debt.
        Max Rose: National student debt is approaching a crisis.
        Mikie Sherrill: I will work to protect funding for our public schools.
        Mikie Sherrill: Make college affordable for anyone willing to work for it.
        Dean Phillips: Ensure education & training after high school is affordable.
        Angie Craig: Prioritize funding for public schools, students, teachers.
        Haley Stevens: Increase Pell Grants; make college degrees less costly.
        TJ Cox: Fund free community-college, vocational school, job training.
        Cindy Axne: All-day kindergarten for ALL kids, not just the lucky half.
        Cindy Axne: Invest in STEM in schools, then trade schools OR college.
        David Trone: Recruit, train, and retain high quality teachers.
        Deb Haaland: Calls for big, smart investments in public education now.
        Lori Trahan: High quality public education is key to our economic future.
        Ayanna Pressley: Debt free college should be available for all.
    Energy & Oil
        Kim Schrier: Promote transition to 100% clean energy within our lifetime.
        Kim Schrier: Climate change is real; needs immediate action.
        Ben McAdams: Supports an all-of-the-above energy portfolio.
        Tim Burchett: Lift the restrictions on offshore drilling.
        Sharice Davids: Invest to combat the effects of climate change.
        Sean Casten: Support nationwide CO2 regulation.
        Jason Crow: Improved energy efficiency at military installations.
        Elaine Luria: Leading fight against offshore drilling.
        Elaine Luria: Nuclear energy can play key role in green energy future.
        Lizzie Pannill Fletcher: Texas should lead in developing clean energy.
        Max Rose: Climate change is a national security crisis.
        Mikie Sherrill: Climate change is real, shouldn't be a partisan issue.
        Dean Phillips: Expand incentives for clean-energy production.
        Angie Craig: Maintain a strong Renewable Fuel Standard.
        Angie Craig: We can become a world leader in green innovation.
        Haley Stevens: US can lead the way in promoting a clean energy future.
        Tom Malinowski: Honor Paris Climate Agreement; oppose fracked gas pipelines.
        Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon: Wind turbines offshore near Puerto Rico.
        David Trone: Renewable solar energy is proven source; continue investment.
        Lori Trahan: Supports alternative energy source with no barriers to entry.
        Amy Mcgrath: Invest in renewable energy.
        Amy Mcgrath: Climate change is a fact we can no longer deny.
        Ayanna Pressley: We need to encourage renewable energy.
    Environment
        Kelly Armstrong: Crack down on environmental extremist protesters.
        Jared Golden: Fully fund the Environmental Protection Agency.
        Michael Cloud: We don't need the EPA passing intrusive regulations.
        Michael Cloud: Do not need the EPA interfering with property rights.
        Mikie Sherrill: Construct a new rail tunnel to New York.
        Dean Phillips: Keep aquatic invasive species out of our lakes and rivers.
        Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon: $6M in EPA funds to improve water quality.
        Jahana Hayes: Pro-actively protect natural assets, waterways, & open space.
        David Trone: Against proposal to cut EPA budget by $2.5B.
        Deb Haaland: Fight for access to clean water, air, and housing.
        Lori Trahan: Hold responsible those who pollute the biosphere.
        Ayanna Pressley: Empower the EPA; strengthen clean air & water laws.
    Families & Children
        Sean Casten: Advocate for paid parental leave.
        Jason Crow: Ensure workers are able to care for their families.
        Angie Craig: Establish national paid family leave.
        Haley Stevens: I am an ardent supporter of paid family leave.
        Lucy McBath: Ensure paid family leave like other industrialized countries.
        David Trone: Supports the Childcare for Working Families Act.
        Colin Allred: Supports full reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act.
        Deb Haaland: National 6-months paid family leave program.
        Kevin Hern: Fight to defend conservative family values.
        Lori Trahan: Put working/middle class families first, not corporations.
        Lori Trahan: Pass paid family leave and make it gender-neutral.
        Ayanna Pressley: Paid family leave is a necessity.
    Foreign Policy
        John Rose: Relationship between US, Israel critical to defeat terrorism.
        Tim Burchett: Israel is our single greatest ally.
        Anthony Gonzalez: China cannot be trusted on international stage.
        Michael Cloud: In our best interest that Israel remain strong prosperous.
        Mikie Sherrill: Most important national security tool is diplomacy.
        Mikie Sherrill: Maintain our long-standing relationship with Israel.
        Angie Craig: We're strongest when we're leading a coalition of countries.
        Haley Stevens: Smart power and diplomacy instead of isolationist policies.
        Amy Mcgrath: America's role in the world is that of a unique leader.
        Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon: Decolonize Puerto Rico; statehood by 2021.
    Free Trade
        Anthony Gonzalez: Deal with trade deficit with new global trade regime.
        Anthony Gonzalez: Move critical supply chain back to US from China.
        Veronica Escobar: Cross-border trade an important component of our economy.
        Dean Phillips: Expand markets for businesses through fair trade agreements.
        Angie Craig: Haphazard trade policy compromises national security.
        Angie Craig: Oppose using farmers as political pawns in trade wars.
        David Trone: Grow economy through fair trade agreements, not trade war.
        Debbie Lesko: Free trade needs to be fair trade.
        Debbie Lesko: Investment in education should be done locally.
    Government Reform
        Kim Schrier: Overturn Citizens Union; modernize/secure voting systems.
        Tim Burchett: Supports term limits for Congress.
        Tim Burchett: Open TVA board of directors meetings to taxpayers.
        Tim Burchett: Roll back job-killing regulations at EPA & other agencies.
        William Timmons: Supports term limits; pledges to serve only 6 terms.
        Kelly Armstrong: Require Congress to approve major regulations.
        Jared Golden: Cosponsored the For the People Act election reform.
        Sean Casten: Incentivize states to adopt automatic voter registration.
        Sean Casten: Move Election Day to the weekend.
        Jason Crow: Crack down on dark money in politics.
        Lizzie Pannill Fletcher: Protect voter rights; don't restrict them.
        Max Rose: Automatic voter registration, streamline absentee voting.
        Dean Phillips: Disclose all election spending, including online ads.
        Dean Phillips: End "revolving door" between Congress & lobbyists.
        Angie Craig: Reform our campaign finance system.
        Sharice Davids: Petition Dept. of Justice to investigate voting complaints.
        Andy Martin: Term limits on members of congress & federal judges.
        David Trone: Citizen's United must be overturned; we need transparency.
        Colin Allred: Clean up corruption: refuse corporate PAC money.
        Deb Haaland: Won't take PAC money; will fight to overturn Citizens United.
        Deb Haaland: Fight for government transparency and accountability.
        Dusty Johnson: End out-of-control bureaucracies that rule by regulation.
        Kevin Hern: Put an end to the typical behaviors of career politicians.
        Lori Trahan: Ambitious campaign finance and voting reform plan.
        Amy Mcgrath: Decisions like Citizens United hurt America.
    Gun Control
        Kim Schrier: Universal background checks, restrict military-style weapons.
        John Rose: Life member of NRA, 2nd amendment is fundamental to America.
        Tim Burchett: Avid gun owner; lifetime NRA member.
        Kendra Horn: Commonsense gun safety laws don't threaten 2nd Amendment.
        William Timmons: I am a proud gun owner.
        Kelly Armstrong: Fought efforts to infringe on 2d amendment freedoms.
        Lauren Underwood: Universal background checks; repeal Dickey Amendment.
        Sean Casten: Bring back the Assault Weapons Ban.
        Jason Crow: Ban long gun sales to people in other states.
        Elaine Luria: For universal background checks & red flag laws.
        Michael Cloud: The only defense against tyranny is an armed citizenry.
        John Joyce: Extremists want to infringe on law abiding citizens' rights.
        Lizzie Pannill Fletcher: I will fight for common-sense gun safety measures.
        Mikie Sherrill: Supports universal criminal background checks.
        Dean Phillips: Pass background checks & assault weapons ban.
        Angie Craig: Can address gun violence and protect Second Amendment.
        Haley Stevens: It is past time that we act on commonsense gun reform.
        Tom Malinowski: Regulate guns and ammunition to protect citizens.
        David Trone: Work with both parties to pass common sense gun control.
        Deb Haaland: We need 100% background checks, & close gun show loophole.
        Kevin Hern: Pro 2nd Amendment; fight for gun rights for everyone.
        Lori Trahan: Comprehensive background checks; no concealed carry.
        Troy Balderson: Strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment; high ratings from NRA.
        Amy Mcgrath: Gun regulation is a necessity.
        Ayanna Pressley: Gun control needs to be implemented now.
        Debbie Lesko: The second amendment provides an essential right.
    Health Care
        Kim Schrier: Stabilize insurance markets; option to buy into Medicare.
        Kim Schrier: Vaccinations should be required to attend school.
        Ben McAdams: Fix ACA rather than just scrapping it.
        Ben McAdams: Restore funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program.
        John Rose: Replace ObamaCare with market-based, patient-centered reform.
        Tim Burchett: Repeal ObamaCare; enact commonsense free-market policies.
        Kendra Horn: Expand Medicaid; lower prescription prices.
        Anthony Gonzalez: Negotiate Rx drug prices; cover pre-existing conditions.
        Anthony Gonzalez: Replace ObamaCare with health savings accounts.
        Kelly Armstrong: Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster.
        Xochitl Torres Small: Work across party lines to expand rural health care access.
        Jared Golden: Opposed efforts to repeal Affordable Care Act.
        Sharice Davids: Everyone should have access to affordable health care.
        Lauren Underwood: All Americans should have access to affordable health care.
        Sean Casten: Make the VA a leader in national health care reform.
        Sean Casten: We need a base level of health care coverage.
        Jason Crow: Lower prescription prices; fight for a pubic option.
        Elaine Luria: Strengthen the ACA to ensure affordable health coverage.
        Michael Cloud: Health care must be driven by a market-oriented approach.
        Veronica Escobar: Only way is to have a single payer healthcare system.
        John Joyce: Will fight to dismantle ObamaCare completely.
        Lizzie Pannill Fletcher: Let Medicare negotiate drug prices.
        Lizzie Pannill Fletcher: Strengthen ACA by stabilizing market.
        Max Rose: Create public option, lower Medicare eligibility to 55.
        Max Rose: Get veterans' health care and services from VA.
        Mikie Sherrill: Let Medicare negotiate drug prices, option to buy in.
        Dean Phillips: Provide VA resources for physical & mental health care.
        Dean Phillips: Fix and improve the Affordable Care Act.
        Dean Phillips: Strengthen Medicare by controlling rising healthcare costs.
        Dean Phillips: Support mental health programs for children.
        Angie Craig: Co-sponsored bill to let Medicare negotiate drug prices.
        Angie Craig: Establish public option plan, increase competition.
        Angie Craig: Veterans deserve access to the best healthcare & treatment.
        Haley Stevens: Fix Obamacare: add public option; let 55-65 buy into system.
        TJ Cox: Ensure everyone has access to quality, affordable care.
        Tom Malinowski: Medicare for All option is pathway to decent healthcare.
        Cindy Axne: Protect Medicare Advantage program for Iowa seniors.
        Chuy Garcia: Supports single-payer system, based on Medicare.
        David Trone: Close Medicaid coverage gap and expand it into all 50 states.
        Deb Haaland: We need Medicare for All, a national public health insurance.
        Kevin Hern: Replace ObamaCare with free-market driven healthcare.
        Lori Trahan: Defend & expand ObamaCare; as a right, not a privilege.
        Troy Balderson: Repeal and replace ObamaCare, once and for all.
        Amy Mcgrath: ObamaCare has taken the US a step in the right direction.
        Ayanna Pressley: Obamacare should be further implemented.
    Homeland Security
        Kim Schrier: Ensure veterans are getting top-quality healthcare.
        John Rose: Fund the military at level for protection country needs.
        Tim Burchett: Veterans should be able to get care wherever they choose.
        William Timmons: The US only experiences true peace through strength.
        Xochitl Torres Small: Fully funded and staffed VA; including mental health.
        Jason Crow: We must fight to protect veterans' benefits.
        Elaine Luria: Provide a critical pay raise for disabled veterans.
        John Joyce: A veteran should be able to walk into any hospital for care.
        Lizzie Pannill Fletcher: Prioritize support for those who serve in our military.
        Mikie Sherrill: Will fight to fix VA, improve healthcare.
        Haley Stevens: Ensure that the VA is adequately serving our veterans.
        Haley Stevens: Don't bloat Defense budget at expense of domestic programs.
        Mike Levin: Make veteran homelessness an issue of the past.
        David Trone: Veterans deserve aid; empty thank you's aren't helping them.
        Deb Haaland: The Veterans deserve good health care and help finding jobs.
        Dusty Johnson: Advocate for veterans; keep promises to heroes.
        Troy Balderson: Veterans owed care, support and services on their return.
        Debbie Lesko: The military should have the best equipment around.
    Immigration
        Kim Schrier: Bipartisan immigration reform, oppose border wall.
        Ben McAdams: Bipartisan reform, secure borders; resolve DACA.
        John Rose: Illegal immigrants not "undocumented," deport them.
        Tim Burchett: Has cracked down on illegal immigration throughout career.
        William Timmons: Support border wall; stop sanctuary cities & chain migration.
        Anthony Gonzalez: Invest in border security; amend asylum laws.
        Anthony Gonzalez: DACA: No amnesty or special pathway; find legal solution.
        Kelly Armstrong: Secure our borders to end drugs & human trafficking.
        Xochitl Torres Small: For secure borders; against impractical wall.
        Xochitl Torres Small: We need a clear and moral immigration system.
        Lauren Underwood: Provide DACA recipients a pathway to citizenship.
        Sean Casten: Protect Dreamers, border wall is an expensive waste.
        Jason Crow: Bring millions undocumented immigrants out of the shadows.
        Michael Cloud: Fully fund the border wall and secure our borders.
        Veronica Escobar: Will push for comprehensive immigration reform.
        John Joyce: Support Trump's agenda to create a secure border.
        Lizzie Pannill Fletcher: Comprehensive immigration reform with pathway to citizenship.
        Max Rose: Opposes travel ban, protect refugees.
        Dean Phillips: No to border wall; yes to effective border security.
        Dean Phillips: Create fair pathways to earned, legal citizenship.
        Angie Craig: Reform ICE; smart border security; path to citizenship.
        Haley Stevens: Never forget that America is a country of immigrants.
        TJ Cox: Path to citizenship, protect DACA recipients.
        Chuy Garcia: ICE should treat immigrants humanely or be cancelled.
        David Trone: Advocate for immigrants; supports pathway to citizenship.
        Deb Haaland: Immigration reform: stop deportation, protect DREAMers.
        Dusty Johnson: Enforce border security law; plus merit-based immigration.
        Kevin Hern: Enforce existing immigration laws & secure the borders.
        Lori Trahan: Work to fix broken immigration system & protect rights.
        Troy Balderson: Build wall to keep out illegals: deport those here.
        Ayanna Pressley: America needs to be immigrant friendly.
        Debbie Lesko: The border needs to be secure like Trump says.
    Jobs
        Kendra Horn: Equal pay for equal work, expand paid family leave.
        Kendra Horn: Need to create skilled workforce, raise minimum wage.
        Anthony Gonzalez: Expand opportunities in skilled trades.
        Jared Golden: Stronger unions lead to a stronger middle-class.
        Sharice Davids: Voted to raise the federal minimum wage.
        Jason Crow: Invest in workforce development & apprenticeship training.
        Jason Crow: Equal pay is not only a women's issue.
        Elaine Luria: Voted to increase the federal minimum wage.
        Max Rose: Unions are the backbone of America's economy.
        Mikie Sherrill: Strongly support equal pay for equal work.
        Dean Phillips: Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to combat wage discrimination.
        Angie Craig: Labor built our middle class & drives our economy.
        Angie Craig: Create training partnerships between employers, schools.
        Angie Craig: Encourage industry to recruit, hire, and train veterans.
        Angie Craig: Ensure every woman is paid fairly for equal work.
        Haley Stevens: Encourage wage growth through equal access to opportunity.
        Haley Stevens: We must end the gender pay gap.
        Lucy McBath: Make workplaces more equitable for women.
        Debbie Mucarsel-Powell: Women deserve the same pay as men.
        Chuy Garcia: Education + training + funding = good paying jobs created.
        David Trone: Fight for equal pay for women and paid family leave.
        David Trone: Increase minimum wage; then tie to inflation.
        Deb Haaland: Pro-union; advocate for fair trade policies for unions.
        Deb Haaland: $15/hr minimum wage and a federal job guarantee program.
        Ayanna Pressley: A higher Federal minimum wage is beneficial.
    Principles & Values
        Ben McAdams: If Congress can't pass budget, they shouldn't get paid.
        John Rose: I will contribute to Making America Great Again.
        Lori Trahan: Fight to protect shared values.
        Troy Balderson: Relies on his Christian faith to be his compass in life.
    Social Security
        Anthony Gonzalez: Put entitlements on path towards sustainability.
        Jared Golden: Protect Social Security; increase benefits.
        Elaine Luria: Strengthen Medicare and Social Security.
        Veronica Escobar: Scrap the cap on payments into Social Security.
        John Joyce: No changes for those near retirement age.
        Lizzie Pannill Fletcher: Oppose cutting, privatizing Social Security, Medicare.
        Max Rose: Protect and expand Social Security.
        Mikie Sherrill: Oppose all efforts to privatize Social Security and Medicare.
        Dean Phillips: Protect Social Security from being privatized or reduced.
        Angie Craig: Strengthen Social Security & Medicare; shore up funding.
        Haley Stevens: Will fight any attempt to privatize or cut Social Security.
        Mike Levin: Oppose any and all efforts to privatize Social Security.
        TJ Cox: Will fight any attempt to privatize or cut.
        Tom Malinowski: Subject earnings above $400,000 to the payroll tax.
        Dan McCready: Protect Social Security and Medicare from privatization.
        Cindy Axne: Will fight against social security privatization.
        David Trone: Social Security works but needs cap raised on taxable wages.
        Colin Allred: Protect Social Security and Medicare from cuts.
        Deb Haaland: Increase Social Security by ending the cap on taxable income.
        Lori Trahan: Fight to keep Social Security uncut & safe for seniors.
        Amy Mcgrath: Expand Social Security to include teachers.
        Ayanna Pressley: Social Security is crucial and must not be cut.
    Tax Reform
        Ben McAdams: Make tax system simpler, fairer, more predictable.
        John Rose: Tax code too complicated; make it easier to file.
        Kendra Horn: Recent tax cut "scam" was for millionaires & corporations.
        Elaine Luria: Introduced bill to reduce taxes on Gold Star families.
        John Joyce: Trump's historic tax reform has strengthened our economy.
        Max Rose: Repeal cap on state and local tax deductions.
        Mikie Sherrill: Pass a tax plan that supports the middle class.
        Dean Phillips: Make middle class tax cuts permanent, end special giveaways.
        David Trone: An equitable tax system means wealthy pay fair share.
        Kevin Hern: Wants simplified tax system, keep more money in your pockets.
        Lori Trahan: Bring equity back to tax code; close loopholes for wealthy.
        Troy Balderson: Road to good paying jobs is cutting taxes & keeping them low.
        Ayanna Pressley: Our tax code should relieve the 99%.
        Debbie Lesko: I have never seen a tax I didn't want to cut.
    Technology
        Kelly Armstrong: Sponsored large infrastructure bill in legislature.
        Sharice Davids: Develop roadways, airports, railways, water infrastructure.
        Sean Casten: Infrastructure is one of the best investments we can make.
        Elaine Luria: Invest in infrastructure; restore net neutrality.
        Angie Craig: Expanding access to broadband in rural areas.
        David Trone: Infrastructure 2.0 Act: set up bank to fund repairs.
        Deb Haaland: Supports net neutrality and public internet infrastructure.
        Lori Trahan: Unlock public funds for infrastructure upgrades.
        Ayanna Pressley: Spending on infrastructure will benefit Americans.
    War & Peace
        John Rose: Radical Islamic terrorism is real; supports travel ban.
        Tim Burchett: We need to destroy our enemies so they don't destroy us.
        Anthony Gonzalez: Make China pay for costs of global pandemic.
        Anthony Gonzalez: Defeat radical Islamic extremism wherever it exists.
        Anthony Gonzalez: Support veterans with health care & mental health treatment.
        Jared Golden: Increase funding for mental health care at VA.
        John Joyce: Greatest way to achieve peace is through strength.
        Mikie Sherrill: North Korea: support robust military presence in region.
        Haley Stevens: I will stand alongside Israel against the BDS movement.
        Haley Stevens: I have no illusions about Iran as a destructive force.
       
        Dan McCready: Mission & strategy needed before going to war.
        David Trone: Strong advocate for our valued ally, the State of Israel.
        Deb Haaland: Supports diplomacy over violence; force must be last resort.
    Welfare & Poverty
        John Rose: Welfare lets able-bodied workers sit on sidelines & get paid.
        Anthony Gonzalez: Reform welfare to promote work and family stability.


    The above quotations are from Survey of 2018 House campaign websites.

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