ISSUES

CT ECONOMY

PROMOTE PRO-GROWTH POLICIES TO REVERSE CONNECTICUT'S ECONOMIC DECLINE

  • Advocate for businesses, jobs and investment in Connecticut in all sectors
  • Encourage the formation of the tech industry in our district
  • Advocate for increased federal investment in transit and infrastructure for our district

  • Defend industry against regulatory excess; support effective regulation of the financial sector without excessive red tape

  • Support home prices in our district by attracting and retaining talent

HEALTHCARE

MAKE HEALTHCARE AFFORDABLE FOR EVERY AMERICAN

  • Introduce a new healthcare plan which reduces premiums and deductibles
  • Propose reduction in Part B Medicare premiums for seniors using Advantage plans without additional cost to the government

  • Improve price transparency of all healthcare services (physicians, hospitals and drugs)

  • Ensure seamless portability of medical records

  • Stand AGAINST government take-over of our healthcare system

Click HERE to read why the ACA failed and my ideas to fix it.

EDUCATION

REFORM FAILING SCHOOLS, IMPROVE ACCESS TO PRESCHOOLS & IMPROVE COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY

  • Focus on reforming failing schools in the 4th district. Target 90% graduation, high level of proficiency in reading & math and college preparedness in all schools
  • Improve access to vocational programs and online learning to advance earnings potential
  • Leverage current preschool infrastructure to make early childhood education accessible to all families

  • Improve college affordability through use of public-private partnership and by constraining tuition at institutions receiving Federal grants and Federal tax exemptions

FOREIGN POLICY AND DEFENSE

PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH, NO APPEASEMENT

  • Laser focus on homeland security to keep America safe, zero tolerance for extremist propaganda

  • Invest in our military preparedness, technological innovation and cybersecurity operations

  • Stop the proliferation and usage of chemical weapons and other WMD

  • Bring peace in the Middle East by projecting strength and supporting our allies

  • Pursue a US-China relationship focused on our security interests and promoting fair trade.

SCHOOL SAFETY AND GUN VIOLENCE

INVEST IN SCHOOL SAFETY AND ENSURE 100% CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK

  • Investment in school safety NOW.  Mandate that every school have a plan and suitable resources to prevent gun violence.

  • Advocate for 100% criminal background checks and close all loopholes which allow gun sales without a background check.

  • Support the Second Amendment and responsible gun ownership.  

  • Ensure an effective mental health screening is completed prior to gun sale.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND DACA

SUPPORT LEGAL IMMIGRATION UNDER RULE OF LAW

  • Stand against sanctuary cities and  illegal immigration.

  • Support a path to residency for DACA children through congressional legislation.

  • Support merit and education based visas which satisfy the needs of American businesses.

  • Advocate for improvements in visa processing.

TRADE

FREE TRADE IN THE CONTEXT OF FAIR AND BALANCED TRADE

  • Strict action against theft of US intellectual property.

  • Prevent foreign governments from making technology transfer a precondition for market access.

  • Promote balanced trade over the long term where exports and imports are matched.

  • Encourage foreign direct investment by countries which run large trade surpluses with the United States.

VETERANS

SUPPORT VETERANS AND THEIR SPOUSES IN THEIR TRANSITION TO CIVILIAN LIFE

  • Modernize the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) to serve the individual needs of service members as they transition to civilian life, enhancing it with career counseling,  modern job search and professional networking tools.

  • Enhance military spousal support programs which:

    • assist in finding portable jobs and distance learning opportunities

    • support spouses of veterans who have been disabled or have PTSD

  • Focus on mental health programs to address inordinately high suicide rate amongst veterans.  Advocate for a special commission to study and recommend concrete steps to address this challenge.

ENERGY

HELP MAKE ENERGY INDEPENDENCE A REALITY

  • Promote pipeline infrastructure which allows America to benefit from our low carbon natural gas resources.

  • Encourage safe and clean development of our shale energy resources which will make the United States energy independent and industrially competitive.

  • Encourage electric car adoption and promote a build out of private sector charging infrastructure.  End subsidy for high end luxury electric cars.

  • Support rapid growth of renewable energy by encouraging private sector investment in wind, solar and distributed generation.

ENVIRONMENT

REDUCE HUMAN IMPACT ON CLIMATE

  • Encourage green technologies like LED, electric cars, wind, solar, ethanol and natural gas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Promote honest discussion among top few polluting countries in the world to devise measures to avoid a two-degree temperature rise for the planet.

  • Encourage private sector global investment in clean technologies which can help reduce the atmospheric carbon level through reduced emissions and carbon removal.

  • Pursue environmental agreements which are fair and promote equality in carbon intensity across countries.

TERM LIMITS AND ELECTORAL PROCESS

SUPPORT TERM LIMITS AND INVEST IN OUR VOTING SYSTEMS

  • Support term limits for House (8 years) and Senate (12 years).

  • Strengthen our voting systems to prevent voting irregularities and cyber intrusion.

  • Improve fairness in elections by eliminating carryover of campaign balances over cycles.

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