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What is your stance on abortion?
Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?
- No, eliminate the income cap on taxable earnings and stop spending current funds on other programs instead
Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?
1. Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?
2. Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor?
- Yes, politicians should not be bought by wealthy donors
Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?
Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?
- Yes, but only for medical use
Do you support affirmative action programs?
Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?
Should the U.S. raise taxes on the rich?
Should the United States pull all military troops out of Afghanistan?
Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?
- Yes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption
Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?
- No, they are not U.S. citizens and do not have constitutional rights
Do you support the death penalty?
Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?
- Decrease, and we should not give foreign aid to any countries
Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?
Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?
- No, the U.S. should encourage Iran to disarm through diplomatic channels
Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia?
- No, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us
Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun?
Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?
- Yes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies
Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?
- Yes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples
Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?
- No, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary
Should the government enforce a "stay-at-home" order to combat the coronavirus?
Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?
Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Do you support the impeachment of President Donald Trump?
Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?
- Yes, but only for deadly contagious diseases
Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape?
- Yes, and consentual sex with a spouse under the age of 18 should be classified as statutory rape
Should health insurers be allowed to deny coverage to individuals who have a pre-existing condition?
- No, it is immoral to deny health insurance to people with pre-existing conditions
Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?
- Yes, but only for patrol officers in high crime areas
Should the federal government institute a mandatory buyback of assault weapons?
Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs?
Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs?
- Yes, and the government should regulate the price of all prescription drugs
Should "gender identity" be added to anti-discrimination laws?
Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?
Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control?
Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?
- Yes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies
When should your state end the "Stay at Home" order and reopen its economy?
- May 1st
Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border?
Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the United States?
- No, but we should spend more to increase our border security
Do you support increasing taxes for the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans?
Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?
- No, but we should ban immigrants from "high risk" countries
Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?
- No, this decision should be based on crime rates instead of race or religion
Should the federal government pay for tuition at four-year colleges and universities?
Should the redrawing of Congressional districts be controlled by an independent, non-partisan commission?
- Yes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting
Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?
- Yes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men
Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member?
- Yes, but only for maternity leave
Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?
Should people on the "no-fly list" be banned from purchasing guns and ammunition?
- Yes, but not until the no-fly list screening process is improved for accuracy and includes due process
Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?
- No, service should be a choice instead of an obligation
Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?
Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations?
- Yes, but scale back our current involvement
Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?
Should foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for American elections?
- No, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians
Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)?
Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?
Should the electoral college be abolished?
Should the U.S. raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?
Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities?
- Yes, all illegal immigrants should be turned over to federal authorities and deported
Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?
Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?
- No, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy
Should the NSA (National Security Agency) be allowed to collect basic metadata of citizen’s phone calls such as numbers, timestamps, and call durations?
- No, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity
Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?
Should immigrants be required to learn English?
Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?
- No, this is a violation of free speech
Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?
Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?
- No, and we should ban the use of sanctuary cities
Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?
- No, athletes should compete based on the biological sex that is listed on their birth certificate
1. Should the U.S. remain in NATO?
- Yes, but NATO should focus more on counter-terrorism strategies
2. Should the U.S. defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP?
Should victims of gun violence be allowed to sue firearms dealers and manufacturers?
Should the government give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry?
- Yes, the government should support more sustainable energy technologies
Should the President be able to authorize military force against Al-Qaeda without Congressional approval?
Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property?
Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote?
Do you support the killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani?
Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists?
Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state?
- No, and all illegal immigrants should be deported
Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?
- No, social media companies are private and should not be regulated by the government
Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy?
Should a photo ID be required to vote?
Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?
- No, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender
Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?
- No, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit
Should the government prevent "mega mergers" of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry?
- Yes, if the merged corporation would have more than 50% of the market share
Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)?
- No, this would allow them to remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and increase prices
Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?
Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?
Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?
Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?
Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?
Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?
- Yes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice
Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?
Should the U.S. withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement?
Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?
Should the US increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?
- Increase, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost
Do you support the Patriot Act?
Should people be required to work in order to receive Medicaid?
Do you support a universal basic income program?
- No, this will encourage people not to work and harm economic growth
Should the federal government be allowed to negotiate drug prices for Medicare?
Should universities provide "trigger warnings" and "safe spaces" for students?
- No, college is meant to challenge students thoughts and opinions so they are prepared for real life
Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?
- No, I don’t respect anyone who does but they should have the right to do so
Should there be a 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after they leave the government?
- Yes, and make it a lifetime ban
Should the U.S. conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities?
- No, we must use every diplomatic option first
Should the minimum voting age be lowered?
- No, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote
Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?
- Yes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security
Should the U.S. provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen?
- No, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security
Should women be allowed to wear a Niqab, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?
- Yes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member
Should the government increase or decrease military spending?
Should the Supreme Court be reformed to include more seats and term limits on judges?
Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?
Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?
Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?
Do you support Common Core national standards?
Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?
Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments?
Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate?
- No, increasing the capital gains tax will limit investment in our economy
Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?
Should cities open drug "safe havens" where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?
Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?
Should the U.S. send ground troops into Syria to fight ISIS?
- No, conduct targeted airstrikes instead
Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours?
- No, and the government is currently over-regulating private businesses
Should the government be allowed to seize private property, with reasonable compensation, for public or civic use?
- No, and the government should never be allowed to seize private property
Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists?
Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?
- Yes, but in the form of tax breaks for all citizens
Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare?
- More, veterans should be able to see any doctor of their choice
Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)?
Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?
Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?
Should immigrants to the United States be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?
- Yes, unless they have committed a crime
Do you support mandatory minimum prison sentences for people charged with drug possession?
Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?
Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?
- Yes, and we should eliminate it
Do you support the use of nuclear energy?
Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?
- No, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead
Should the government fund space travel?
- Yes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget
Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS?
Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba?
Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?
Should the U.S. increase tariffs on imported products from China?
Should the President offer tax breaks to individual companies to keep jobs in the U.S.?
Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?
Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?
- Yes, but I would prefer to abolish it and return to the gold standard
Should the government subsidize farmers?
- Yes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations
Should social media companies ban political advertising?
Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes?
- No, but decrease tax rates for senior citizens
Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies?
- Yes, surveillance of all foreign countries is essential to tracking potential terrorist threats
Should U.S. citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?
- Yes, as long as offshore income is reported
Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts?
- Yes, pension spending is out of control and must be reduced
Should the U.S. government grant immunity to Edward Snowden?
Do you support charter schools?
Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria?
- No, we should coordinate with Russia to take out ISIS
Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?
- Yes, but place them under house arrest using an electronic bracelet
Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?
- No, not until we decrease our national debt
Should the government increase spending on public transportation?
Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?
Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers?
- No, the federal government does not have the authority to impose state and local taxes
Should the government decriminalize school truancy?
Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?
Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?
Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter?
Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?
- No, classify it as a commodity
Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?
Should the military upgrade Air Force One?
- No, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced
Should sports betting be legal?
H.R.6739 - Embry-Riddle Tri-City Land Exchange Completion Act
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H.R.6591 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 501 South Kirkman Road in Orlando, Florida, as the "Napoleon 'Nap' Ford Post Office Building".
Latest Action: 12/21/2018 Became Public Law No: 115-376.Tracker:
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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he wants to look into the idea of holding a separate election for proposed constitutional amendments. DeSantis said this would be a way to declutter the ballot and allow voters to focus on ballot proposals. “If we’re going to do these amendments, maybe have those be stand-alone elections,” DeSantis said during a Jacksonville event. “Maybe it would cost a little more money for the state, but at least people would know when they’re going, that’s the reason I’m going.” DeSantis was responding to a reporter’s question about a bill the governor signed last week that places hurdles on petition drives seeking to change the constitution. He defended the new law, which requires paid petition gatherers to register with the secretary of state, outlaws paying gatherers based on the number of signatures they collect and imposes fines if petitions aren’t turned in within 30 days. DeSantis also said he wants to do more to change the process of amending the constitution. One reason to hold a separate election for constitutional amendments would be to shorten general election ballots, he said. “You know we’re going to vote for the presidential, you’re going to vote for Congress, state Senate, state House, all these other offices. Then you’ve got judges. And how many amendments did we have last time?” DeSantis said. Florida had 12 amendments on the ballot last year, 11 of which passed. They included seven questions placed on the ballot by the Constitution Revision Commission, which meets every 20 years to suggest changes to the constitution. A bill died during this year’s legislative session that would have asked voters to abolish the commission, an idea DeSantis wants to continue pursuing. Part of his criticism is that the commission bundled different topics. Five of the commission’s proposals contained more than one subject, such as one that banned oil drilling in state waters and added vaping to the state’s indoor smoking ban. “To put all those amendments on when you have two or three different subjects in one amendment, I thought it was a joke. And voters are fatigued with this. The ballots are too long,” DeSantis said. “I’ve had voters who are way smarter than me say they didn’t understand some of these amendments.” Source: CBS Miami
CHRIS URSO | Times Florida Governor elect Ron DeSantis along with his wife Casey wave to the crowd Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 in Orlando. DeSantis defeated Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum. Nine days after Election Day, and one machine recount later, it is all but official: Ron DeSantis is Florida's next governor. The results of the statewide machine recount which rolled by the Thursday 3 p.m. deadline, solidified what most already knew, as DeSantis has already made himself busy with transitioning to power and creating a new government. In the governor's race, it was an anticlimactic finish to the dramatic machine recount — plagued with technical issues and an avalanche of lawsuits — with almost no change in the margin between DeSantis and his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum, since this weekend. Still, about 0.41 percentage points separate the two candidates, or just under 34,000 votes. Just after the results were released, DeSantis sent a statement to reporters declaring victory — once again. "I remain humbled by your support and the great honor the people of Florida have shown me as I prepare to serve as your next governor," his statement read, striking a more conciliatory tone than the confrontational-approach he used in the campaign. He said the campaign must now end so it can "give way to governing and bringing people together to secure Florida's future. With the campaign now over, that's where all of my focus will be. "And, to this end, I invite Mayor Gillum to join me in the days ahead in a conversation about the future of our great state." Unlike the races for U.S. Senate and commissioner of agriculture, DeSantis' margin of victory is not slim enough to proceed to a manual recount, which requires the race to be within one-fourth of a percentage point. That means Thursday is the end of the road, and barring a lawsuit that demands a change in procedure, the governor's race's official results will likely be submitted by the counties on Sunday and will likely be officially certified on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Despite the fact that DeSantis still had about 34,000 more votes than Gillum, over the weekend, the fact that the race's margin slimmed to less than half a percentage point after Election Night triggered an automatic machine recount and left a haze of uncertainty over the results. Those question marks have fueled some last-ditch hope in Gillum's supporters who've been spotted sparring with pro-DeSantis protesters – including U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz – outside the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office, and who've given Gillum hearty receptions at several post-election events. At these appearances, Gillum has continued to call for every vote to be counted, invoking a chance he could still be victorious while also preparing his supporters to stay engaged if he loses. "I wanted so bad, and still want so bad, for us to be able to make a combined impact on this state and I'm trusting that we're going to have that opportunity," Gillum told a church filled with supporters in Orlando on Tuesday. "Once we get beyond this election, whatever the outcome may be, we will have to commit ourselves to an improved and a better democracy." Once the results of the machine recount were submitted Thursday afternoon, Gillum issued an ambiguous statement saying, "It is not over until every legally casted vote is counted." Meanwhile, DeSantis has posted several quick videos that have depicted him as a governor-elect, as he spoke in front of a velvet backdrop flanked by flags or in the state Capitol building, giving broad updates on the transition. "We're hard at work and if you want to work for the administration, if you have something to offer, send us your resume," he said at the end of his most recent video, posted Monday. That day, the team opened their transition office in Tallahassee and began the long work of recruiting new hires for both the governor's office and for the state agencies. Also on Monday, DeSantis' team announced its first round of hires to fill out the transition's staff since its core leaders were announced. One of the most notable is James Blair, the transition's director of policy, who helped lead House Speaker Richard Corcoran's pseudo-campaign for governor that never materialized. Taylor Budowich, who ran communications for that campaign as well, also has an official DeSantis transition email account, according to records obtained by the Times/Herald. After first endorsing DeSantis' Republican opponent, Adam Putnam, in the primary, Corcoran joined DeSantis' ranks in the general election and is now helping lead the transition. His official role, in addition to his former campaign workers joining the efforts, ensures the fiery, outgoing speaker with a reputation for strong-arming policies through the Legislature will play a major role in DeSantis' setup and perhaps in the administration. Several other recent hires are holdovers from the campaign, such as Dave Vasquez, the press secretary, and Claire Whitehead, who traveled with Casey DeSantis on the campaign trail and has now been hired as the incoming first lady's assistant. Meanwhile, other additions formerly worked for other DeSantis political allies, such as a former advisor to Gov. Jeb Bush, Chris Clark; staff assistant of Sen. Marco Rubio, Amanda Emmons; and a lawyer who used to work for Gov. Rick Scott, Ben Gibson.
As a Floridian who cares about the future of our state, I want Florida to continue Governor Scott’s success on economic growth and on safety. Over the last eight years, I have personally observed Governor Rick Scott’s outstanding achievements in creating economic prosperity for Floridians. Very important to Asian American communities, we have had very safe neighborhoods. Unlike a few other states where Asian American small businesses suffered badly from robberies and other crimes, Florida provides a safe environment for our small businesses. Florida is on the right path. We do not want to change course by Mr. Andrew Gillum who is not tough on crime and not pro-business. Rep. Ron DeSantis is the only candidate who can continue economic prosperity and safety in Floridians. As the first generation immigrants from China, I have first-hand knowledge about how socialism failed miserably to Chinese people. To avoid such disasters from happening in Florida, we cannot vote for Mr. Gillum. His socialist ideology is likely to stifle individual creativities of Floridians and make Florida another Venezuela. We cannot let it happen! As an Asian American, I care dearly about our children’s education. We cannot vote for Mr. Gillum because he will roll back student performance tests which are essential to our children’s educational quality. Equally important, we need a governor who will continue support of equal education rights in college admissions in Florida, just like what Governor Jeb Bush did. Only Rep. DeSantis, a true conservative, can safeguard that. As a Florida resident and a community leader who has been fighting for Asian American children’s equal education rights for years, I hereby call upon all Asian Americans in Florida vote for Ron DeSantis for Florida Governor. He will continue Governor Scott’s success in Florida and support Asian American children’s equal education rights! Sincerely, Yukong Zhao Note: Mr. Yukong Zhao serves as the President of Asian American Coalition for Education, the proven leader in fighting for Asian-American children’s equal education rights.
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