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Healthcare

It’s time in America for single-payer universal healthcare for all. Read more...



 Elections

It is our government’s responsibility to ensure that our elections maintain their integrity, meaning that the vote cast is the vote counted, that every American eligible to vote is able to vote, and that voter power is not diminished via gerrymandering. Read more...



 Women’s Rights

A woman’s choice with regard to family planning is her own to make, in consultation with her family, doctor, personal conscience, and/or faith, as she chooses.

I support the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would provide stronger incentives for companies to follow the law ratified in the Equal Pay Act of 1963, enhance federal enforcement capabilities, and prohibit retaliation for wage practice inquiries.


 
Education

 Increasing federal funding for public education would decrease inequities in rural/urban/suburban schools and reduce the burden on local taxpayers. School facilities must be invested in as infrastructure projects, so that we can ensure the best quality learning environments for all students, including high speed internet access at school so students may complete their school projects and access educational material.

 In addition, higher education—including post-secondary vocational schooling, community college, and university education—should be affordable for all who wish to attend. Students should not be saddled with debt upon graduation. Read more...


 

Border Security

While we do need strong border security to ensure that criminal and terrorist actors are not taking advantage of this relationship, that security would be better achieved through providing our Border Agents with needed training, high-tech surveillance equipment including drones, and by increasing agents’ pay and the number of agents on the ground.

 

DACA

Dreamers should be provided with a path to permanent citizenship. They should be afforded the rights that all U.S. born citizens have once they have completed the path to citizenship.

 

Energy

The energy platform of the future will be based in low-carbon, renewable resources. At this time of transition, however, we must work to bring together solar, wind, and petroleum energy to fill the current and future needs of our nation’s energy usage without leaving behind those communities whose economies are based in petroleum extraction.

 

Guns

We need common sense gun law reform in our country. This includes closing the gun show and internet purchase loopholes, changing the legal age to 21 to purchase long guns, and making semi-automatic, assault-style weapons and bump stocks illegal.  Read more...


 

Infrastructure

Our national infrastructure is more than just our roads and bridges. It’s the pipes that carry our drinking water, the rail system, National Wildlife refuges, levee and other flood protection systems, port and shipyards, the power grid, hospital and medical systems, and broadband connectivity. When we create the projects to fix all these aspects of our national infrastructure, we create jobs.  If we invest in not only fixing but maintaining these systems, we create stable jobs for the future. Read more...


 

LGBTQ Rights

I don’t judge a person by whom they love or what they wear or their gender identity, and neither should our government. Every American deserves equal rights and equal protection under the law. Marriage equality is the law of the land, and will remain rightly so. In addition, I support the extension of Title IX protections to LGBTQ students, especially and including transgender students.

 

Net Neutrality

As of April 23 Net Neutrality will end, placing individual internet users at a disadvantage to corporate entities. After that date, companies may choose to slow any content down that they select, potentially negatively impacting our students, schools, small companies, local businesses, and rural Texas. As your congresswoman, I would work to bring back and protect net neutrality, as I believe this is in the best interest of maintaining an informed and educated populace.

 

Social Security and Medicare

Social Security and Medicare are promises we make to the American worker, ensuring that he or she is able to enjoy a more secure retirement at a reasonable age. These programs must be protected and should not be altered in a manner that would push back the age of retirement for American workers.