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U.S. House, District 2

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    Dan Crenshaw
    (Rep)

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    Scott Cubbler
    (I)

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    Patrick Gunnels
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    Todd Litton
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

Identify what you think are the 2 most important issues that affect the people in your district and give specific examples of measurable actions you will take to address these issues.

What do you think are the most important issues in the current immigration policy debate and what would you propose as the way forward?

What role should Congress play in ensuring that the American healthcare system is accessible and affordable across all demographic groups?

What is the appropriate role of the Federal government in protecting the integrity of American elections?

Education B.A., Tufts University, 2006. M.P.A., Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Public Service, 2016.
Experience Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy SEAL. Military Legislative Aide, U.S House of Representatives.
Community Volunteered with Team Rubicon after Hurricane Harvey. Member of St. Anne's Catholic Church.
Phone (832) 834-3128
Twitter @DanCrenshawTX
Flooding is a key issue throughout Texas' Second Congressional District. I have a detailed flood policy on my website, crenshawforcongress.com/flood-policy/. Additionally, I will work everyday to continue the vast economic expansion we have enjoyed in the last eighteen months. We do this by continuing to flatten and simplify taxes and remove burdensome regulation that create barriers to entry and expansion.
Security must be our first priority. Having an open border is not sustainable from a law enforcement or judicial standpoint. It is more than an immigration issue, it is a national security and economic issue. We must stem the flow of illegal immigration with a wall, where appropriate. We should be clear that we support and welcome legal immigrants, who are often forgotten about in immigration policy discussions.
Congress should look towards market based solutions that do not insert government between the doctor and patient. We should be clear that the issue is not healthcare quality, but healthcare coverage. The Affordable Care Act was an overstep that did far more harm than good, and I believe it should be repealed and replaced. I believe protections for preexisting conditions is an issue where we can, and should, reach bipartisan agreement. I have more details on my webpage, crenshawforcongress.com.
The federal government should take the lead in protecting the integrity of our elections from foreign actors and other threats. The on-the-ground operations and administration of elections should continue to be conducted at the local level.
Education Trinity University - 1988 - B.S. Business Administration: Acct/Fin Trinity University - 1988 - B.S. Computer Science Naval Post Graduate School - 2010 Homeland Security
Experience Owner - Semper Fi Contractors - 1 yr US Department of Homeland Security - 11 yrs NY Office of Homeland Security - 3 yrs U.S. Marine Corps - 9 yrs Arthur Andersen - 3 yrs
Community - Spring Branch North Super Neighborhood - Super Neighborhood Alliance - Teach Sunday School @ Houston's First Baptist Church - Hurricane Harvey Relief (HFBC) - Widows Assist
Phone (713) 797-2161
Twitter @scottcubbler
As a major global import/export center, the current and future tariffs are severely impacting the greater Houston area. The cost of lumber and steel have skyrocketed, hurting the very Region that is still recovering.

Harris County recently passed 2.5B in bonds to fund known flood mitigation projects to protect Houston/Harris County from another Hurricane Harvey. We need creative solutions that the political parties have yet to consider, and we need accountability for failing to protect us.

To discuss immigration as "amnesty" or "building a wall" ignores the totality of the border engagement issues. A comprehensive, integrated, strategic Border Engagement policy needs to consider: immigration, commerce/trade, drugs, transportation, energy, agriculture, health care, justice and diplomatic issues. Complex problems cannot be solved with slogans.
There are three areas where we can all agree the Federal government should participate in National healthcare: - all children (ages 0-18/23 (depending on academic status)) should be covered. Children should not be without due to just being born. - no one should file for bankruptcy due to medical care. The Federal government should institute caps on medical expenses, Federal dollars to cover over-cap expenses. - minimal health care should be available for the indigent
The Federal government's role in elections is to ensure those who are are eligible, can vote; and do so fairly and accurately.

Since our transportation and communication systems have changed dramatically since voting occurred during the 1700's, it is time for the Federal government to institute national standards and processes to ensure fairness in all States and territories.

External auditing organizations should be used to ensure implementation and compliance
Education BA Mathematics UT Austin
Experience Software sales and mathematics instruction
Community Making the world safe for whistleblowers
Twitter @pgunnels
Issue number one is an overweening Federal Government that needs to be shrunk by about two-thirds in size.

Issue number two is a coalition of democrats and republicans who collude to stymie the President in every effort he's making to drain the swamp.
Build the damn wall.
Congress should abolish all federal involvement in the health care system.
They should be aggressively supervising all federal elections for fraud and we should have a national voter ID law.
Education Duke University, B.A., English; The University of Texas, School of Law, J.D.; Rice University, M.B.A.
Experience Civil Defense Lawyer, Hays, McConn; Financial Advisor, UBS; Director, Preschool for ALL; Executive Director, Citizen Schools Texas; Founder and CEO, C Change Consulting
Community Chair, City of Houston Tower Commission; Southgate Civic Club and University Place Assoc. Boards; Usher at St. Anne Catholic Church; Coach at West U LL; ALF & other Board svc
Twitter @toddlitton
Health Care. I hear concerns from people across our district about high drug costs and fears of losing coverage for preexisting conditions. I will protect and improve the Affordable Care Act and allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices.

Flooding. Our community’s resiliency and ingenuity have not been supported with urgent action. I will work across all lines–district, city, county, state, and party lines–to get the resources and action we need NOW to protect our community from flooding.
Separating families and building a wall are bad policies and not in the spirit our country was founded.

Soundbites like “Build the wall” and “Abolish ICE” don’t make policy sense and make things more polarized.

We need to pass the DREAM Act and compromise on comprehensive immigration reform that will protect our borders, provide a path to legal status or citizenship for many law-abiding people who are contributing to our country, and allow our communities and businesses to grow and thrive.
In Congress, I will work to allow Medicare to negotiate with drug companies, which should significantly reduce the high costs of prescription medications.

I will also protect the millions of Americans with preexisting medical conditions who currently receive affordable health insurance. We can’t go back to the days when those with a preexisting condition were denied insurance.

Finally, I'd work to allow counties to apply to expand access to Medicaid in states like Texas that have not.
Free and fair elections are the foundation of our democracy.

The federal government should play the leading role in protecting America’s election integrity.

I would take an aggressive stand against any enemy of the United States, especially Russia, meddling in our elections. When cyberattacks threaten various states’ election systems and spread lies that fuel false fears, the federal government must act aggressively to stop such actions and ensure we have free and fair elections in America.