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Pennsylvania US Representative District 2

Description of office: The US Constitution requires that the House of Representatives be composed of Representatives from each state, elected in proportion to population. There are 435 members of the House of Representatives, with 17 Representatives allotted to Pennsylvania after the 2020 census. A US Representative must be at least 25 years old, have been a citizen of the United States for the past seven years, and be a resident of the state they seek to represent at the time of the election (though not necessarily the same district). The House of Representatives is responsible for introducing and voting on bills, resolutions and amendments, and for approving the budget. Representatives also serve on various policy committees. The House may send Articles of Impeachment of elected officials to the Senate and elects the President if there is a tie in the Electoral College.Term: 2 yearsSalary: $174,000Vote for ONE.

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    Aaron Bashir

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What do you see as the most pressing issues facing the country, and how would you address them?

What changes, if any, would you support that would help Congress function more efficiently and effectively?

What legislation would you support to protect voting rights and safeguard access to free and fair elections?

How do you view the role of the US in responding to challenges facing the international community?

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County Philadelphia
Occupation Business Professional
Education La Salle University MBA
Qualifications Aaron is the Republican Ward Leader in the 54th Ward in Philadelphia. He is a well known civic leader in the community, recognized for his committment to serving the citizens of the area with dedication, responsiveness and honesty.
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The country is in unprecedented crisis with a myriad of issues that need to be addressed. The most pressing issue is the situation at the border, with thousands of unvetted immigrants entering the country on a daily basis, many of whom are drug traffickers, child traffickers with extensive criminal histories. This has resulted in a devastating destabilization of our country and our communities, with countless resources wasted on these individuals. I would make it a priority to strictly enforce and strengthen our immigration laws, and support the deportation of any who enter the country illegally.
Fewer than 20% of the American people approve of the way Congress is currently functioning. Political corruption is pervasive and too many members of Congress are beholden to wealthy special interest groups and lobbyists. I would support strengthening campaign finance, ethics and lobbying laws and the expulsion of members who violate these laws.
I would support the following legislation: 1. Voter ID. 2. Proof of US citizenship as a requirement of voting. 3. Severe penalties for election officials who violate election codes and fail to ensure ballot chain of custody. 4. One day voting with paper ballots. 5. Limiting mail-in and absentee balloting to those citizens away from their jurisdictions on election day or with documented disabilities that restrict their ability to vote in person.
There need to be limitations regarding US involvement in responding to challenges facing the international community. America first policies should always prevail. I support US involvement in international challenges which pose a direct threat to our national security and economic prosperity.