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Issue Position: Congress

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Over the years, Congress has performed so poorly that, according to most recent polls, they have earned an approval rating of between 9 and 13%. The problems are endemic, and as such, require heroic action from within Congress and from widespread pressure from Americans across the political spectrum. This is not a partisan issue, it is a matter of saving our nation. As your Congressman, I will fight to reform "business as usual" in Washington DC. I will:

Honor my oath to support and defend the US Constitution.
Put the US Constitution first, and the needs of the people of my district second, each time I vote.

Sponsor legislation prohibiting Congress from exempting themselves from legislation passed for the rest of America.

Co-sponsor legislation eliminating congressional pensions and other benefits.

Sponsor legislation requiring Congress to participate in programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

Sponsor legislation prohibiting Congress from participating in what Americans refer to as "insider trading."

Honor my pledge to sponsor or co-sponsor a bill for a Constitutional Amendment for Term Limits in both houses of Congress.

Consider campaign reforms that will not infringe on the American people's right to contribute but that level the playing field for challenges to incumbents.

Consider other reform measures that will result in Americans regaining confidence and trust in Congress.

If we Americans can change the incentive structure for members of Congress from self-service to service to the nation, we can put an end to career politicians and really change Washington!


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