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U.S. House, District 6

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CHOOSE TWO CANDIDATES FROM BELOW TO COMPARE
  • Shannon Dubberly (Rep)

  • Shawn Dandridge (Rep)

  • Thomas Dillingham (Rep)

  • Troy Ratterree (Rep)

  • Deborah Gagliardi (Rep)

  • "J.K. ""Jake"" Ellzey" (Rep)

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    Ken Cope (Rep) Retired Army Lt. Colonel and aerospace executive

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    Kevin Harrison (Rep) College Founder/ President and 30-Year Pastor

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    Mark Mitchell (Rep) Medical Doctor, Attorney, Home Builder and small business owner

  • Mel Hassell (Rep)

  • Ron Wright (Rep)

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Biographical Information

Immigration: What changes, if any, would you propose to our immigration policy for current undocumented residents? Do you support construction of a wall along our southern border? If so, how would you pay for it?

Foreign Intervention: Under what circumstances should the US intervene militarily in a foreign conflict? What policy would you support regarding North Korea?

Budget: Social Security and Medicare are key programs which are relied upon by millions of Americans. Do you support changes to these programs in order to reduce the budget? If so, how would you accomplish that? If not, how would you reduce budget deficits?

Healthcare: What legislation would you support, if any, to ensure comprehensive, affordable healthcare for all Americans? Should Obamacare be repealed, replaced or reformed?

OTHER ISSUES: What other issues do you believe will be most pressing in the next session of Congress, and what is your position on these issues?

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Phone (972) 567-3015
Website www.copetexas.com
Occupation Retired Army Lt. Colonel and aerospace executive
Education Degree in Accounting, St. Mary's University, Master's Degree in Corporate Finance, University of Dallas
Experience I have spent years as a leader both inside and outside the military, and my experience in the business world gives me a unique appreciation of the role of the federal government in the lives of citizens and the operations of businesses.
Twitter @CopeTexas
I have a detailed plan that I believe upholds the rule of law yet is humane to those who are here illegally. In short, my plan would provide a path to legal status but impose strict requirements on those who are open to self-identifying and seeking to do things right. Others unwilling to follow those rules would be immediately deported. I definitely support a wall to maintain our border integrity, and while I might seek innovative ways to pay for it, in the end it would be worth taxpayer money if that is the best option.
Any military intervention should be considered very carefully. We should only risk the lives of our American servicemen and women when American interests are clearly at stake and when we are willing to clearly define their mission. Once committed, we must devote all the resources necessary to accomplishing that mission and achieving victory. For North Korea, I think we must continue to show strength and work even harder to isolate this rogue state economically, including stronger pressure on China to aid in that. I believe there is still the opportunity to avoid a war, but time is running out.
I believe that before any changes are made, we must audit the Federal Reserve and truly attack fraud and waste. I would not support cuts to Social Security or Medicare beyond the incremental changes that already gradually increase the eligibility age. Because entitlements are our biggest budget buster, I support requiring aid recipients, where physically able, to perform some form of work or community service. That approach when tried has reduced the welfare rolls and returned value to society. If we limit spending and foster a robust economy, federal revenue will grow, reducing the deficit.
I believe Obamacare should be eliminated in favor of a market-based approach. If we allow the free market to work – in areas such as buying insurance across state lines and letting people buy precisely the insurance they want rather than something mandated – we will see insurance become more affordable. The problem with our health insurance landscape is that we have too much government already, so I would be very wary of imposing any more requirements and burdens on individuals. I also believe that a “voluntary” catastrophic illness plan (similar to FEMA Flood Insurance) would serve us well.
I believe that Americans are tired of seeing our elected officials holding themselves above the rest of us. We see them avoiding punishment for actions that would put any of the rest of us in jail, or enjoying healthcare insurance that we could never begin to afford. Basically, we see them playing the game with a different set of rules from the rest of us. That is wrong, and I pledge to fight for legislation that would require all members of Congress to be subject in every way to the same laws that apply to every other American.
Phone (817) 962-3026
Website www.KevinForCongress.org
Occupation College Founder/ President and 30-Year Pastor
Education Doctor of Ministry - Luther Rice Seminary Master of Religious Education - Trinity Seminary Bachelor of Science - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (previously College)
Experience *30-year pastor *Executive Administrator at SAGU *Founder and President of West Coast Bible College & Seminary (www.westcoastbible.org) *National Fine Arts Executive Committee *Built churches, schools, medical clinics, and orphanages around the world
Twitter @vote4KevinTX
I'm the only candidate on record with an Immigration Protection PLAN at https://www.kevinforcongress.org/harrison-seven-point-immigration-protection-plan. The premise of my plan is to enforce ALL immigration laws of the US. Additionally, I propose finding and removing all violent felons, all with ties to terror, and all who refuse to comply with this plan.

The plan: 1) Creates a new Visa program that requires an annual fee of $100; 2) Creates a database, so we know who is here; 3) Sets up legal documentation for every person.

I'm 100% for building a border wall, and my plan provides funds.
I have National Security Proposals at https://www.kevinforcongress.org/national-security-proposals that explain where I stand on troop engagement. I'm calling for: *Building the border wall by 2022 *Global troop redistribution - more troops at home *Global weapons redistribution *Invest in further Research and Development of technologically-advanced weapons *Get out of debt because it IS a national security issue

As for North Korea, we need to begin with diplomacy and sanctions to avoid a nuclear conflict. Last option: Use all means necessary to keep nuclear weapons away from rogue dictator
I'm the only candidate on record with a Social Security Reformation PLAN at https://www.kevinforcongress.org/social-security. To make a dent in the $20.6 trillion national debt, Americans will need to make some painful changes. Congress has gotten us to this point and MUST lead the way in finding creative ways to save money and vital programs. Congress owes the millions of people who have paid into the system and who expect to receive a return. Medicare is another area where significant reform must take place, beginning with holding doctors and hospitals accountable for charges.
I'm the only candidate on record with a Healthcare Improvement PLAN at https://www.kevinforcongress.org/healthcare. My plan calls for: 1) The removal of barriers limiting insurance companies from competing across state lines. 2) Realistic tort reforms. 3) Legislation against price gouging, similar to what is in effect following a natural disaster. 4) Working WITH insurance companies to develop new policies that include telemedicine, urgent care centers, private healthcare memberships, and hospital-only insurance.

Obamacare MUST be REPEALED! My plan is for people AND business!
I'm the only candidate on record with PLANS to: 1) Reduce the national debt by almost $1 trillion per year; 2) Reform education and return it back to states rights; 3) Decrease the 4-million word tax code and explanation down to two pages; 4) Offer strategic national security proposals; and 5) Offer constitutional amendments addressing term limits and proposing 4-year terms for ALL members of Congress in the Senate and House.

You can find all of my PLANS and proposals at https://www.kevinforcongress.org/issues. The choice in this election is between sound bites and sound plans.
Phone (817) 457-4777
Website http://www.mmarkmitchell.com
Occupation Medical Doctor Attorney Home Builder Small Busines
Education University of Texas Arlington, BS; North Texas State University, MS; University of North Texas HSC, DO; Spartan Health Sciences University, MD; Texas Wesleyan University SOL, JD, SMU Perkins School of Theology, MTS; Health Policy Fellow 2013-2014.
Experience Republican grassroots activist for 22 years, precinct chair, committee member and chair TCGOP, delegate SD and state conventions, candidate for State Rep and US Congress, Medical Director CFNI, Medical Director Emergency Medicine Hill Regional Hospit
Twitter @MitchellMonte
The number of illegal immigrants inside the US is under 12 million. Amnesty for unlawful immigrants cost the US $6.3 trillion as the average unlawful immigrant household receives more in benefits than they pay in taxes. We have a responsibility to secure the border and enforce our existing laws. Amnesty piles unaffordable costs on already failing entitlement programs. Amnesty encourages more unlawful immigration by unfairly favoring those who came to this country illegally. Real immigration reform does not require new laws, just enforcement of existing laws. I would construct a wall, and charg
Short of another major US attack like 9/11, I would not support recommitting large number of US ground troops in a foreign conflict. Focused, targeted strikes against an enemy that target areas strategically and of economic importance may have benefit. Sanctions should be imposed on North Korea (NK) until they stop nuclear armament. The US must have a missile defense system. US urge China's placement of pressure on Pyongyang and to designate NK as a money laundering concern. US freeze assets of any person or entity financing NK. US ensure military capabilities in the area to deter NK act
Retirees have paid their entire lives into a system that has now failed. These retirees deserve the benefits from paying into a system for a lifetime. Congress’ first priority is to make sure that the fund is solvent, healthy, and able to support the retirees for the remainder of their lives. Congress should not change anything about social security for those 55 and above to receive benefits at age 65. Congress should gradually raise the early and full retirement ages to 65 and 70. Privatization and lower payroll taxes will enable personal savings and decrease dependence on Social Security.
Obamacare adds $2 trillion in new spending, $1 trillion in new taxes, and $800 billion in Medicare cuts. Enrollment projections have fallen short of the CBO projections of 21 million. Obamacare is unfair, unaffordable, and unworkable. Repeal Obamacare. The gains in coverage that Obamacare has seen is from expansion of the Medicaid program. Empowering individuals to control their healthcare dollars is a better prescription for healthcare. Americans need access to a wide variety of plans and insurers who compete freely, to chose plans and doctors best suiting their needs. Free market healthcare
There are many crucial issues that need our urgent attention: the federal debt, congressional spending, taxes, securing our borders, Social Security, Medicare, term limits, terrorism, gun rights, voter’s rights, and healthcare. We cannot deal with these crucial issues if the government is shutdown. We need statesmen on both sides to find solutions for the people of this nation. We also need these statesmen to fight for our values in the midst of negotiations. Reduce the debt, spending, and taxes. Secure our borders and term limits. Fight terrorism and for gun rights and voter rights.
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