Job descriptionRepresents his/her district in the US House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the legislative branch of the United States. Term is two years.
Duties
  • Writes and votes on federal laws.

  • The House has the power to vote on impeachment (the Senate holds the trial).

  • If there is a tie between Presidential candidates in the Electoral College, the House has the power to choose the President.

Annual salary$174,000

Who’s Running?

Julie Oliver

https://oliver2018.com
FB: JulieForTexas
Twitter: @JulieForTX25
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliefortx25
Email: info@oliver2018.com
Democrat
Roger Williams (incumbent)

http://www.rogerforcongress.com
FB:rogerwilliamstx
Twitter: @RogerWilliamsTX
Republican
Desarae Lindsey

FB: https://www.facebook.com/peaceandlovetexas/
Email: desarae.lindsey@gmail.com
Libertarian

 

Candidate Q&A

Note: Answers to questions will appear as they are received from the candidates.

1. WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND? WHAT EXPERIENCES DO YOU HAVE THAT MAKE YOU THE BEST CANDIDATE?
Julie Oliver Answer:
I'm a healthcare advocate, attorney, and accountant with 20 years of experience in healthcare finance and taxation. I was born in poverty in South Oak Cliff, moved to a rural Texas hamlet called Ovilla at 11, relied on Medicaid as a teenage mom, put myself through college and law school with a young family relying on Pell grants , and I took care of my mom, a retired school teacher, as she struggled with a chronic disease for the last 15 years of her life.

I'm an attorney with a tax background and I've worked in healthcare finance for the last 15 years. I know how this market works -- the more people we get covered, the lower costs are, for everyone; by expanding Medicaid and moving toward guaranteed universal healthcare, we're saving money and lives.

In addition to my years of experience with healthcare finance and taxation, I am a community advocate and serve on the board of Central Health, where city council appointed me last June and where I have fought for transparency and on behalf of low-income and indigent Texans.

I know how the real world works. That's what Congress needs.
Soy un defensor de la salud, abogado y contador con 20 años de experiencia en finanzas e impuestos en el cuidado de la salud. Nací en la pobreza en South Oak Cliff, me trasladé a una aldea rural de Texas llamada Ovilla a los 11 años, confié en Medicaid como madre adolescente, pasé por la facultad de derecho y la facultad de derecho con una familia joven que depende de las becas Pell, y me ocupé de mi mamá, una maestra de escuela retirada, mientras luchaba con una enfermedad crónica durante los últimos 15 años de su li fe.

Soy un abogado con experiencia en impuestos y he trabajado en finanzas de atención médica durante los últimos 15 años. Sé cómo funciona este mercado: cuantas más personas recibimos cobertura, más bajos son los costos para todos; Al expandir Medicaid y avanzar hacia una atención médica universal garantizada, estamos ahorrando dinero y vidas. Además de mis años de experiencia en finanzas e impuestos de salud, soy un defensor de la comunidad y trabajo en el consejo de Central Health, donde el ayuntamiento me nombró en junio pasado y donde luché por la transparencia y en nombre de personas de bajos ingresos.
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2. WHAT PERCENTAGE OF YOUR CAMPAIGN DONATIONS COMES FROM INDIVIDUALS? WHAT PERCENTAGE COMES FROM PACs?
Julie Oliver Answer:
100% from individuals. I have not taken a dime in *any* PAC money and I never will. That's the only way you'll know I'm not in anyone's pocket.
100% de individuos. Nuestra campaña no está cobrando ni un centavo en * cualquier * dinero de PAC, de esa manera usted sabrá que no estoy en el bolsillo de nadie.
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3. IF ELECTED, WHAT IS THE FIRST PIECE OF LEGISLATION YOU WOULD PROPOSE?
Julie Oliver Answer:
Right now we have elected officials who answer the calls of PACs, special interests, and corporations. Whether it's the price of pharmaceuticals, privatization schemes around the VA, the for-profit insurance industry buying votes that keep us from reforming our healthcare system, our government is corrupted and corroded by corporate special interests. We have to get big money out of our elections and out of the halls of Congress.

My commitments include:
• Filing bills that require any 501(c) entity spending on *any* political activity that mentions a federal candidate or that's intended to influence an election to be disclosed;
• Taxing the political activities of 501(c) entities that spend beyond a certain threshold on political activities;
• Opposing any and all attempts to repeal the Johnson Amendment, which restricts 501(c)(3) tax-deductible organizations, including churches, from engaging in political activity;
• and Expanding the current ban on campaign contributions and independent expenditures by foreign nationals isn't to foreign-owned and controlled domestic corporations.
En este momento tenemos funcionarios electos que responden a las llamadas de PAC, intereses especiales y corporaciones. Ya sea el precio de los productos farmacéuticos, los esquemas de privatización alrededor de VA, la industria de seguros con fines de lucro que compra votos que nos impiden reformar nuestro sistema de salud, nuestro gobierno está corrompido y corroído por intereses corporativos especiales. Tenemos que sacar grandes cantidades de dinero de nuestras elecciones y de los pasillos del Congreso.

Mis compromisos incluyen:
• Presentación de facturas que requieren que cualquier entidad 501 (c) gaste en * cualquier * actividad política que mencione a un candidato federal o que tenga la intención de influir en una elección para ser divulgada;
• Gravar las actividades políticas de las entidades 501 (c) que pasan más allá de un cierto umbral en actividades políticas;
• Oponerse a cualquier intento de derogación de la Enmienda Johnson, que restringe a las organizaciones 501 (c) (3) deducibles de impuestos, incluidas las iglesias, de involucrarse en actividades políticas;
• y Extender la prohibición actual de las contribuciones de campaña y los gastos independientes de los ciudadanos extranjeros no a las empresas nacionales controladas y de propiedad extranjera.
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4. WHAT IS YOUR POSITION ON VOTING LAWS? PLEASE ADDRESS WHAT IDENTIFICATION SHOULD BE REQUIRED FOR REGISTERED VOTERS AT THEIR POLLING PLACES, WHETHER YOU SUPPORT ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION, AND WHAT TIME RESTRICTIONS SHOULD BE PLACED ON VOTER REGISTRATION.
Julie Oliver Answer:
Texas has a shameful history of denying people the right to vote by placing systemic barriers in their way - whether it's through draconian voter ID laws, or extreme, racially discriminatory maps. Just look at District 25 -- one of the most egregiously gerrymandered districts in the country.

We should be making it easier for Texans to vote, not harder. We must fully restore the enforcement provision of the Voting Rights Act and we have to institute automatic voter registration.
Texas tiene una vergonzosa historia de negar a las personas el derecho al voto al colocar barreras sistémicas en su camino, ya sea a través de leyes draconianas de identificación de votantes o mapas extremos y racialmente discriminatorios. Basta con mirar el Distrito 25, uno de los distritos más notoriamente gerrymandered en el país.

Deberíamos facilitar que los tejanos voten, no más. Debemos restablecer completamente la disposición de aplicación de la Ley de Derechos Electorales y tenemos que instituir el registro automático de votantes.
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5. DESCRIBE YOUR POSITION ON FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION. ADDRESS ISSUES SUCH AS ACCESS TO FEDERAL FUNDS BY PUBLIC, PRIVATE, AND CHARTER SCHOOLS, THE ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AND WHETHER FEDERAL FUNDS SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO ADHERENCE TO FEDERAL EDUCATION GUIDELINES.
Julie Oliver Answer:
Every child should be guaranteed a high quality education, no matter his or her background, ZIP code, or skin color. We have to pay teachers better, we have to invest in and modernize our public schools, and no public dollars should be given to private schools.

My commitments include:
• No public funds should be given to private schools
• Protecting teachers' retirement
• Providing states and school districts funding to help scale computer science instruction and vocational training programs in lower-income school districts; our goal is going to be to improve student achievement by increasing college enrollment and completion in CS Ed fields, and we’re going to keep the focus on lower-income school districts in our state because those are the districts who need the resources most
• Dismantling the so-called “school-to-prison pipeline”, by fighting for a fiscal package that supports schools in reforming overly punitive disciplinary policies, collaborating with partners at the state legislature to reform school disturbance laws that disproportionately affect students of color, and encouraging states to use federal education funding to implement social and emotional support intervention
Todos los niños deben tener garantizada una educación de alta calidad, sin importar su origen, código postal o color de piel. Tenemos que pagar mejor a los maestros, tenemos que invertir y modernizar nuestras escuelas públicas, y no se deben dar dólares públicos a las escuelas privadas.

Mis compromisos incluyen:
• No se deben dar fondos públicos a las escuelas privadas
• Proteger la jubilación de los docentes
• Brindar fondos a los estados y distritos escolares para ayudar a escalar la enseñanza de informática y los programas de capacitación vocacional en los distritos escolares de bajos ingresos; nuestra meta será mejorar los logros estudiantiles aumentando la inscripción a la universidad y completándose en los campos de CS Ed, y vamos a mantener el enfoque en los distritos escolares de bajos ingresos en nuestro estado porque esos son los distritos que más necesitan los recursos
• Desmantelar el llamado "oleoducto de la escuela a la prisión", luchando por un paquete fiscal que apoye a las escuelas en la reforma de políticas disciplinarias excesivamente punitivas, colaborando con los socios en la legislatura estatal para reformar las leyes de perturbación escolar que afectan desproporcionadamente a los estudiantes de color.
Roger Williams Answer:
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6. DESCRIBE YOUR POSITION ON FEDERAL IMMIGRATION REFORM, INCLUDING THE TREATMENT OF THE EXISTING POPULATION OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS.
Julie Oliver Answer:
We need real immigration reform. Immigrants should have a lawful, earned path to citizenship or permanent residence. Texas' unique culture positions us as a leader and we can show the rest of the country that the fact that immigrant culture is woven into the fabric of Texas society is the source of our strength and our success. Law-abiding immigrants help our state and country grow strong, safe and prosperous. As Texans, we know that we don't need walls or paranoia--we need comprehensive federal immigration reform. Laws like Texas' SB4 make us all less safe. We have to end family detention and for-profit detention centers.

I'm committed to a clean DREAM act.

Congress needs to enact legislation that focuses resources on crafting bills that are explicit in creating policies that call for detaining and deporting only those individuals who pose a violent threat to public safety, and that ensures that refugees who seeking asylum in the U.S. have a fair chance to tell their stories.

Children shouldn't be separated from their parents at the border. And child separated under this administration's family separation policy must be reunited with their parents.
Necesitamos una verdadera reforma migratoria. Los inmigrantes deben tener un camino legal y merecido hacia la ciudadanía o la residencia permanente. La cultura única de Texas nos posiciona como un líder y podemos mostrarle al resto del país que el hecho de que la cultura inmigrante está entretejida en la estructura de la sociedad de Texas es la fuente de nuestra fortaleza y de nuestro éxito. Los inmigrantes respetuosos de la ley ayudan a nuestro estado y país a crecer fuerte, seguro y próspero. Como tejanos, sabemos que no necesitamos muros o paranoia, necesitamos una reforma migratoria federal integral. Leyes como la SB4 de Texas nos hacen menos seguros. Tenemos que terminar con la detención familiar y los centros de detención con fines de lucro.

Estoy comprometido con un acto DREAM limpio.

El Congreso necesita promulgar legislación que concentre los recursos en elaborar proyectos de ley que sean explícitos en la creación de políticas que exijan detener y deportar solo a aquellas personas que representen una amenaza violenta para la seguridad pública y que garanticen que los refugiados que buscan asilo en EE. UU. tengan una oportunidad justa para contar sus historias .

Los niños no deben separarse de sus padres.
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7. DESCRIBE YOUR POSITION ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE, WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO JUDICIAL DISCRETION AND THE SENTENCING OF NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS.
Julie Oliver Answer:
The United States imprisons more of our own people than does any other country on earth. We have to end the practice of CBP and ICE contracting with private, for-profit prisons like the GEO Group. And we have to change the way our justice system is funded, to end the perverse incentives that exacerbate inequalities - especially the massively wasteful, failed war on drugs that has deep roots in the mass incarceration of communities of color.
We have to end the federal prohibition on marijuana. It’s humane and sensible from a criminal justice standpoint, it will reduce mass incarceration, save over $1 billion of Medicaid dollars (as a substitute for expensive & addictive opioids), raise tax revenue, and respect state-level decisions on the issue.

My commitments include:
• Ending the disastrous, pointless, failed federal prohibition on marijuana.
• Finding ways for nonviolent offenders to be held accountable outside of the prison system
• Dismantling the so-called "school-to-prison" pipeline, as part of the way we approach public education in this country Improving access to mental health services inside the prison system
• Instituting aggressive bail reform
Los Estados Unidos encarcela a más de nuestra propia gente que cualquier otro país en la tierra. Tenemos que poner fin a la práctica de la contratación de CBP e ICE con prisiones privadas con fines de lucro como GEO Group. Y tenemos que cambiar la forma en que se financia nuestro sistema de justicia para poner fin a los incentivos perversos que exacerban las desigualdades, especialmente la guerra masiva y derrochadora contra las drogas que tiene profundas raíces en la encarcelación masiva de las comunidades de color. Tenemos que poner fin a la prohibición federal de la marihuana. Es humano y sensato desde el punto de vista de la justicia penal, reducirá el encarcelamiento masivo, ahorrará más de $ 1 mil millones de dólares de Medicaid (como sustituto de opioides caros y adictivos), aumentará los ingresos fiscales y respetará las decisiones estatales sobre el tema.

Mis compromisos incluyen:
• Poner fin a la desastrosa, inútil y fallida prohibición federal de la marihuana. • Encontrar formas para que los delincuentes no violentos rindan cuentas fuera del sistema penitenciario
• Desmantelar el llamado oleoducto "de la escuela a la prisión", como parte de la forma en que abordamos la educación pública
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8. DESCRIBE YOUR POSITION ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS, INCLUDING THE ROLE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY.
Julie Oliver Answer:
Combatting catastrophic climate change isn't just a matter of survival and national security -- it's the way forward to create thousands of new high-paying jobs in Texas.

Texas has some of the worst air quality in the country. In terms of exposure to particulate matter (2.5 microns or less), Texas ranks 42nd. The American Lung Association grades the air quality of different areas. Travis County got a grade of D, and Johnson County got an F (these were the only areas in District. 25 that reported enough data to grade, but that's still unacceptable.

My commitments include:
• Ensuring that Congress funds the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) so that they can provide necessary climate science research, and ensuring that these institutions remain independent.
• Investing in clean energy infrastructure, innovation, manufacturing and workforce development to make the U.S. economy more competitive and create good-paying jobs and careers;
• Amending the tax code to encourage renewable energy investment.
I strongly support transitioning this country to carbon-free, 100% renewable energy. I'm also in favor of a fully modernized electrical grid. More on this issue at oliver2018.com/issues/climate
Combatir el cambio climático catastrófico no es solo una cuestión de supervivencia y seguridad nacional: es el camino a seguir para crear miles de nuevos puestos de trabajo bien remunerados en Texas. Texas tiene una de las peores condiciones de calidad del aire en el país. En términos de exposición a material particulado (2.5 micrones o menos), Texas ocupa el puesto 42. La American Lung Association califica la calidad del aire de diferentes áreas. El Condado de Travis obtuvo una calificación de D y el Condado de Johnson obtuvo una F (estas fueron las únicas áreas en el Distrito 25 que informaron suficientes datos para calificar, pero eso aún es inaceptable.

Mis compromisos incluyen:
• Asegurar que el Congreso financie la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (EPA) y la Administración Nacional Oceánica y Atmosférica (NOAA) para que puedan proporcionar la investigación necesaria sobre la ciencia del clima y asegurar que estas instituciones permanezcan independientes.
• Invertir en infraestructura de energía limpia, innovación, fabricación y desarrollo de la fuerza laboral para hacer que la economía de EE. UU. sea más competitiva y crear empleos y carreras bien remunerados;
• Modificar el código tributario para fomentar la inversión en energía renovable.
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9. WHAT IS YOUR POSITION ON THE FEDERAL REGULATION OF FIREARMS UNDER THE SECOND AMENDMENT? WHAT RESTRICTIONS SHOULD BE PLACED ON THE SALE AND OWNERSHIP OF FIREARMS, INCLUDING WHERE FIREARMS ARE PERMITTED?
Julie Oliver Answer:
Congress owes the parents and loved ones of the victims of Sandy Hook, Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas, Parkland, Florida - and every victim of gun violence that is ravaging this country - a real debate and vote on this issue. But Congress has done nothing.

As responsible gun owners, Texans know how important safety training is. We need to institute common sense gun safety legislation in this country.

My commitments include:
• Requiring universal background checks and universal licensing requirements (including the requirement that all gun show sales and all internet gun sales require a background check);
• Closing the “boyfriend loophole” so that anyone who commits acts of domestic violence cannot purchase firearms;
• Passing legislation that prohibits straw purchases to help stop illegal gun sales;
• Banning the sale and purchase of assault weapons and/or accessories which turn firearms into assault weapons;
• Opposing Concealed Carry Reciprocity;
• and Preventing gun sales to people with prior violent-crime convictions or to those who have been adjudicated as mentally defective or have been committed to any mental institution
El Congreso debe a los padres y seres queridos de las víctimas de Sandy Hook, Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas, Parkland, Florida, y todas las víctimas de la violencia armada que está asolando este país, un debate real y una votación sobre este tema. Pero el Congreso no ha hecho nada. Como propietarios de armas responsables, los tejanos saben lo importante que es la capacitación en seguridad. Necesitamos instituir legislación de seguridad con armas de sentido común en este país.

Mis compromisos incluyen:
• Exigir comprobaciones de antecedentes universales y requisitos universales de licencia (incluido el requisito de que todas las ventas de armas de fuego y todas las ventas de armas en Internet requieren una verificación de antecedentes);
• Cerrar el "vacío del novio" para que cualquiera que cometa actos de violencia doméstica no pueda comprar armas de fuego;
• Aprobar leyes que prohíban las compras de paja para ayudar a detener la venta ilegal de armas; • Prohibir la venta y compra de armas de asalto y / o accesorios que convierten las armas de fuego en armas de asalto;
• Oposición recíproca oculta reciprocidad
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10. DESCRIBE YOUR POSITION ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR HEALTHCARE PROVISION; PLEASE ADDRESS ISSUES SUCH AS UNIVERSAL COVERAGE, THE ROLE OF PRIVATE INSURERS, AND THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.
Julie Oliver Answer:
Every American should be able to see a doctor and afford prescriptions, whether they're young or old, rich or poor, or have pre-existing conditions or not. We should introduce a public option and transition to guaranteed universal healthcare system. A public option would introduce a new Medicare plan on every single state and federal exchange, available to employers and individuals. Reducing the number of uninsured Texans isn't just going to save lives -- it's going to bring everybody's premiums down. We'll be able to better serve veterans who do not live near a VA access to coverage. And it frees up employers from having to negotiate with insurance companies year after year and having the administrative, internal expenses of offering healthcare to employees.

I have 15 years experience in healthcare finance, and I was appointed by the City Council to serve on the board of Central Health whose mission is delivering healthcare to low-income folks and under-served communities.

Our state and our country are facing a rural hospital crisis, as well as healthcare crisis among women due to under-funding of Medicaid. This affects minority and African American women at alarmingly disproportionate rates. We can and must do better.
Todos los estadounidenses deberían poder consultar a un médico y comprar recetas, ya sean jóvenes o viejos, ricos o pobres, o tengan condiciones preexistentes o no. Deberíamos introducir una opción pública y una transición al sistema de salud universal garantizado. Una opción pública introduciría un nuevo plan de Medicare en cada intercambio estatal y federal, disponible para empleadores y particulares. Reducir la cantidad de tejanos sin seguro no solo va a salvar vidas: reducirá las primas de todos. Podremos servir mejor a los veteranos que no viven cerca de un VA para acceder a la cobertura. Y libera a los empleadores de tener que negociar con las compañías de seguros año tras año y tener los gastos internos administrativos de ofrecer atención médica a los empleados.

Tengo 15 años de experiencia en finanzas de atención médica, y el Concejo Municipal me nombró para formar parte de la junta directiva de Central Health, cuya misión es brindar atención médica a personas de bajos ingresos y comunidades desatendidas.

Nuestro estado y nuestro país enfrentan una crisis hospitalaria rural, así como una crisis de salud entre las mujeres debido a la falta de fondos de Medicaid.
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11. WHAT LEGAL RESTRICTIONS SHOULD BE REQUIRED ON ABORTIONS?
Julie Oliver Answer:
Our state and our country are facing a healthcare crisis among women because of ideological attacks on women's access to reproductive healthcare. Texas has an alarmingly high maternal mortality rate, and minority and African American women are disproportionately affected. We have to embrace policies that do not devalue the lives of women. All women should have equal access to reproductive health care, birth control and other preventive care. We should provided greater access to contraception services, we should provide more Texans with science-based sex education, and we should make sure that everyone has healthcare--including access to medically safe reproductive healthcare.

My commitments include:
• Strongly opposing any attempt to repeal Roe v. Wade
• Ensuring that a woman's right to choose is not compromised.
• Addressing Texas' horrific and tragic maternal mortality crisis, and specifically the fact that it affects black women at much higher rates.

Questions about a woman's health and future and bodily autonomy should be left to a woman and her doctor. The government should not be involved.
Las preguntas sobre la salud de la mujer y el futuro y la autonomía corporal se deben dejar a una mujer y a su médico. El gobierno no debería estar involucrado.Nuestro estado y nuestro país enfrentan una crisis de salud entre las mujeres debido a los ataques ideológicos sobre el acceso de las mujeres a la salud reproductiva. Texas tiene una tasa de mortalidad materna alarmantemente alta, y las mujeres de minorías y afroamericanas se ven desproporcionadamente afectadas.

Tenemos que adoptar políticas que no devalúen las vidas de las mujeres. Todas las mujeres deben tener igual acceso a la atención de la salud reproductiva, el control de la natalidad y otros cuidados preventivos. Deberíamos proporcionar un mayor acceso a los servicios de anticoncepción, deberíamos proporcionar a más tejanos una educación sexual basada en la ciencia, y debemos asegurarnos de que todos tengan atención médica, incluido el acceso a servicios de salud reproductiva médicamente seguros.

Mis compromisos incluyen:
• Muy en contra de cualquier intento de revocar Roe v. Wade
• Garantizar que el derecho de la mujer a elegir no se vea comprometido.
• Abordar la horrible y trágica crisis de mortalidad materna en Texas
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12. DO YOU BELIEVE MARIJUANA SHOULD BE LEGAL UNDER FEDERAL LAW? ADDRESS ISSUES SUCH AS MEDICAL AND RECREATIONAL USE, THE STATUS OF MARIJUANA AS A SCHEDULE 1 DRUG, FEDERAL VS STATE RESPONSIBILITY, ETC.
Julie Oliver Answer:
We have to end the federal prohibition on marijuana. It’s humane and sensible from a criminal justice standpoint, it will reduce mass incarceration, save over $1 billion of Medicaid dollars (as a substitute for expensive & addictive opioids), raise tax revenue, and if we do it in Congress at the federal level, we can then respect state-level decisions on the issue and states can create their own tax incentives.
Tenemos que poner fin a la prohibición federal de la marihuana. Es humano y sensato desde el punto de vista de la justicia penal, reducirá el encarcelamiento masivo, ahorrará más de $ 1 mil millones de dólares Medicaid (como sustituto de opiáceos caros y adictivos), aumentará los ingresos fiscales, y si lo hacemos en el Congreso a nivel federal, entonces podemos respetar las decisiones a nivel estatal sobre el tema y los estados pueden crear sus propios incentivos fiscales.
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OTHER COMMENTS
Julie Oliver Answer:
We have to expand social security, and ensure that Medicare is fully funded. My opponent wants to cut Medicare and social security *in half*.

I will fight any attempt to privatize Medicare or Social Security. I'm committed to ensuring that prescription prices are affordable (which is a big part of the reason I support legislation like the Choose Medicare Act), and I oppose the Government Pension Offset.

I've been proud to run a campaign that is 100% funded by individual donations - no PAC money, just doing the work of knocking on doors and listening to people and running this campaign in the most grassroots, fundamental, and true-hearted way I know how. That kind of person-to-person connection is the way democracy should work in this country - not slick TV ads, and not billionaires buying votes. And that's why I'm committed to open-to-the-public, once-a-month town hall meetings back home in the district, so that I'm accountable to the community whom I want to represent in Congress.
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