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6-year term. Must be at least 30 years old, a resident of the United States for at least nine years, and a resident of Texas. One of 100 members of the U.S. Senate which has specific powers to advise and consent to presidential appointments and treaties and to try impeachments. Powers the Senate shares with U.S. House of Representatives include the power to levy taxes, borrow money, regulate interstate commerce, and declare war. Current annual salary: $174,000Plazo de seis años. Debe tener por lo menos 30 años de edad, ser ciudadano de Estados Unidos por un mínimo de nueve años y ser residente de Texas. Es uno de los 100 miembros del Senado de los Estados Unidos y tiene poderes específicos de asesorar y aprobar los nombramientos y los tratados presidenciales, y de juzgar los juicios de altos funcionarios del gobierno por haber cometido delitos penales. Los poderes que el Senado comparte con la Cámara de Representantes incluyen el poder de imponer impuestos, pedir dinero prestado, regular el comercio interestatal, así como el poder de declarar la guerra. Salario anual actual: $174,000
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Biographical Information

Background: What training, experience, and characteristics qualify you for this position?

Disaster planning: Should the federal budget plan in advance for funding disaster relief for catastrophic events, such as hurricanes and flooding? Why or why not?

Health care: What specific reforms, if any, would you propose in health care policy to address the cost and access to health care? Explain.

Immigration: What changes, if any, should make in immigration policies? Why?

What other issues do you consider the most important, and how would you address them?

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Campaign Phone (281) 520-2357
Twitter @stefanofortx
Education College of the Holy Cross (BA Economics and Political Science) Fordham University School of Law (J.D.)
I am an attorney with 10 years of experience in the energy and financial industries negotiating multi-billion dollar deals. My career gives me an insider's view of the major issues affecting Texas and I have the negotiating chops to succeed
Yes. If we don't plan ahead, we are left with the current situation, politicians that can't get a supplemental federal emergency spending bill done in more than 150 days. Also, if we had advanced legislation and budgeting, then there wouldn't be the pork that is inevitably added to these bills, it would be "clean" money for emergencies.
We must split the healthcare system into catastrophic and non-catastrophic buckets. In the non-catastrophic side, we must eliminate insurance and return to a cash based system (with funding for all). On the other side, we must have a federal re-insurance program, and subsidies for people. No mandate, but rather incentives for people to avail themselves of the insurance.
Our immigration policy must be market-based. We must accept immigrants in relation to the needs of our business community. The process must be simple and generate revenue, with fees that undercut the black market. We can't pretend that prohibition-type immigration policy or enforcement will solve a supply-demand problem. Then we must re-invest in vocational schools.
I will focus on bread and butter issues: the energy industry, infrastructure investment, veterans healthcare, rural education, rural healthcare, vocational schools, lower deficits, legalized marijuana, and more. I will bring solutions to the table, not arguments and I will bring home the bacon for Texas. I will put Texas first, something that is currently lacking.
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Campaign Phone (757) 816-3860
Twitter @marysenate2018
Education Round Rock High, University of Texas (BS), San Jose State University (MSA and MST)
CPA, Master's in Accountancy and Taxation, over thirty years of business experience while supporting my sailor as he served the USN for 27 years, MOTHER, proud American, and prouder Texan. I work for you, not special interests.
Absolutely. With the current system, there is little or no control over the process and with emergency appropriation bills, the risk runs high they will contain pork. The solution is an annual budget that adequately funds FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund (DRF), ensuring the balance carries over as intended rather than budgeting the minimum and consistently failing.
Small businesses are drowning in the Obamacare obligation. And strangling small business isn’t the way to get the economy thriving. History has shown us that a prosperous middle class is the key to economic benefits for everyone. The employee level is too low that demands coverage. Healthcare should be required for over 100 employees rather than 50.
The overlapping of internal investigation offices at U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has exposed a need to centralize their efforts to curb an alarming number of terminations. I am a proponent of DACA. The problem should have been solved years ago and the children are grown, productive taxpayers who need final acceptance into the only home they’ve ever known.
Russia’s tampering with our election cannot go unanswered. Another branch of the military should be formed to counteract cyber threats. We’ve been hacked by China, Russia, and North Korea. The time for action is now.
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