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Pennsylvania US Representative District 14

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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    Chris Dziados

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    Guy Reschenthaler

Biographical Information

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?

County Washington
Occupation Retired Military Officer
Education Bachelor's in Political Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Master's in Systems Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Qualifications 1) Defense Policy Analyst, Pentagon, Washington D.C. 2018-2023 2) Military Planner for European Security, Headquarters, U.S. Army Europe, 2015-2018 3) Iraq Combat Veteran, 2x tours
1) Median U.S. wages have barely kept pace with inflation over the past half-century, despite a doubling of real GDP per capita over the same period. This means that working Americans are not benefiting from American prosperity. When elected, I will work to put an end to the 40-year-long attack on working families through the implementation of more equitable tax policies and worker protections.

2) Trust in government is near an all-time low, and Americans are demanding anti-corruption reforms. When elected, I will champion legislation that reins in the influence of money and lobbyists and increases accountability, oversight, and transparency of Congress.
Committees are where technical expertise is gained by committee members to inform better policy development. Yet over the past few decades, the weakening of committees has created an environment where legislation is written by party leadership and brought to vote with little to no committee consideration. When elected, I will seek to improve the development of legislation by empowering committees through 1) deconfliction of committee schedules so members can attend meetings of the committees they sit on 2) increased nonpartisan congressional research services instead of deferring to lobbyist for technical information and 3) limiting the ability of bills to be brought to the floor without adequate review by the appropriate committees.
The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act would modernize and revitalize the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Supreme Court has hampered the law by gutting its preclearance provisions and by making it harder to sue to stop discriminatory practices. The John Lewis Act would strengthen the law, moving us closer to ending discrimination in voting and guaranteeing equal access to the ballot. I will work to help enact this into law when elected.
The modern rules-based international world order was established with U.S. leadership. In these challenging times, with conflicts in Ukraine and Israel, and pressure from an increasingly assertive China, the world continues to rely on America for leadership. If we give up our role, other countries will be eager to take our place, and the consequences of stepping back will be much worse than the effort needed to maintain U.S. global leadership.
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