Educate the Vote – 2014 Candidate Assessment

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As a part of our Educate the Vote candidate assessment, congressional candidates were asked to respond to the following questions on four issues from the NAGPS Legislative Platform.

Click on the expandable boxes below the questions to see what your candidates think.

 

VOTE on Nov. 4th

The Budget Control Act of 2011 eliminated in-school interest subsidies for graduate and professional student loans. Additionally, the 2012-2013 school year, with the passage of H.R. 1911, marked the first time in history that graduate students were charged a higher rate than undergraduates to take out unsubsidized Stafford loans. The high cost of student loans reduces the opportunity for students to pursue college degrees.

 

What is your stance on reunifying the undergraduate and graduate/professional student loan rates and reinstating subsidized loans for graduate and professional students?

 

In order to help the students of the United States, what legislation would you propose to ease the burden of student debt?

Students trained in the humanities and social sciences help to address pressing national issues. The Javits Fellowship program provides funding to graduate students in the fields of arts, humanities, and social science. In 2012, the Javits Fellowship program was consolidated into the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program, which does not address the arts and humanities.

 

What is your position on reinstating the Javits Fellowship and similar humanities, arts, and social science programs?

Federal investments in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education indirectly contributed to more than 50% of U.S. economic growth over the past 50 years. Approximately 150,000 researchers, technicians, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate/undergraduate students received funding by National Science Foundation (NSF) grants in 2010. Since FY2010 federal research and development funding in real dollars has decreased by 10%.

 

What is your position on the current federal spending levels to the NSF, NIH, and other federal research agencies for STEM education and research?

F-type student visas are the primary means by which international students study at institutions of higher learning in the United States. Currently, international students must leave the United States to revalidate their student visa. Allowing domestic renewal of F-type visas would circumvent the unnecessary time and financial burden currently required for students to revalidate their academic student visas. Also, resources available in the United States would allow visas to be revalidated more securely than when renewed in other countries. Providing F-type visa holders with the option of domestic revalidation has the potential to drastically reduce the workload on U.S. consulates, reduce student costs and increase the time international students spend in the classroom and research labs.

 

What is your position on legislation that allows for the domestic revalidation of F-type student visas?

The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act of 2013, H.R. 708 and S. 350, propose to make results from federally funded research freely available to the public within six months of publication. Currently, the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) public access policy requires peer-reviewed papers developed from NIH-funded projects to be submitted to NIH’s public PubMed Central (PMC) database within one year of publication. The general public accesses PMC at higher rates than industry and universities, and to date there have been no adverse effects from this policy reported by the publishing industry.

 

What is your position on the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2013?

Alaska
Donald ‘Don’ E. Young Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AK Republican

 

Forrest Dunbar Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AK Democratic

 

Jim C. McDermott Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AK Libertarian

 

Ted Gianoutsos

Student Loans

U.S. Senate AK No Party Affiliation I know all about student loans first hand as my wife Francoise and I have six university degrees including two bachelors, three masters, and one doctorate that we paid for with the GI Bill, student loans, and working multiple jobs full time while simultaneously going to school. I favor reunifying student loans. I will co-sponsor any rational student loan legislation depending of course on the wording of such legislation.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I favor reinstating the Javits Fellowships.

Funding: STEM

I also favor increasing federal spending levels to the NSF and NIH.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I am the son of Greek immigrants to America and my wife Francoise is a French immigrant. America is all about education for anyone coming from anywhere. The more education the better: for native-born Americans, immigrants, and students on visas.

Open Access

I favor fair access. Additionally, my candidacy is extremely good news for all students, especially graduate students and researchers, as my N.E.W.-N.E.T.-ANWR legislation will create two multibillion-dollar endowments; the N.E.W. – National Endowment for Wildlife and the N.E.T. ‰ÛÒ National Energy Trust. Both will provided non-deficit and non-national-debt real money funding of many billions of dollars for many years for wildlife and wilderness conservation as well as for all forms of present and future energy. Please see my www.tedandfran.com website for details. I am the only candidate in the country who is uniquely qualified to do an extremely good two-trillion-dollar good deed for our country that will benefit every American directly or indirectly. I will do that in one term only and then leave Congress to return home to Alaska. I neither seek nor accept any campaign funding from anyone for anything. I am truly independent. Spread the word about a well-educated, unique, and dedicated candidate for the US senate!

 

Mark Begich

Student Loans

U.S. Senate AK Democratic I support reunification of rates and reinstating subsidized loans. More than ever, a good education is key to succeeding in Alaska’s economy. We should be supporting students pursuing higher education, including graduate degrees, not reducing the resources available to them.I am a strong supporter of pending legislation that allows current student loan holders to consolidate their public and private loans and refinance to the same rates available to new students, currently about 3.86%. I also support lowering the interest rate on new loans to the same rate paid by the big banks to the Federal Reserve for their loans ‰ÛÒ currently less than 1%. Finally, I am in favor of increased student loan forgiveness for individuals entering public service as nurses, doctors, and public safety officers in under-served and rural areas.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

While it is important that we promote efficiency and reduce the deficit, I support federal fellowships in the humanities, arts, and social science programs so that highly qualified students can afford to attend the best programs. These students are ultimately responsible for many of our country’s most important research achievements and cultural advances.

Funding: STEM

Throughout my first term in the Senate, I have been a strong supporter of programs that strengthen STEM education. Tough choices were made to achieve federal deficit reduction, among them a freeze in research and development funding for NSF. I did not think that was a wise choice at the time, and I think we should restore investments for STEM education and research.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I support domestic revalidation of F-type student visas.

Open Access

I support S. 350 ‰ÛÒ taxpayers should have free and timely access to the results of federally-funded research.

 

Daniel ‘Dan’ S. Sullivan Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate AK Republican

 

Mark S. Fish Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate AK Libertarian

 

Alabama
Bradley Byrne Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AL 1 Republican

 

Burton R. LeFlore Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AL 1 Democratic

 

Erick Wright Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AL 2 Democratic

 

Martha D. Roby No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AL 2 Republican

 

Jesse ‘JT’ T. Smith Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AL 3 Democratic

 

Michael ‘Mike’ Dennis Rogers Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AL 3 Republican

 

Robert B. Aderholt Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AL 4 Republican

 

Morris ‘Mo’ J. Brooks Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AL 5 Republican

 

Mark Bray No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AL 5 Independent

 

Gary Palmer No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AL 6 Republican

 

Mark Lester No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AL 6 Democratic

 

Terri A. Sewell Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AL 7 Democratic

 

Avery Vise No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A AL N/A

 

Jefferson ‘Jeff’ Beauregard Sessions III Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate AL Republican

 

Arkansas
Jackie McPherson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AR 1 Democratic

 

Rick Crawford Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AR 1 Republican

 

Brian Scott Willhite No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AR 1 Libertarian

 

Patrick Henry Hays Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AR 2 Democratic

 

Debrah ‘Debbie’ Standiford No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AR 2 Libertarian

 

French Hill No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AR 2 Republican

 

Grant Brand No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AR 3 Libertarian

 

Stephen ‘Steve’ Allen Womack No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AR 3 Republican

 

Ken Hamilton

Student Loans

U.S. House AR 4 Libertarian There is no federal warrant for the general government to be involved in education. Any federal programs should be phased out over time.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

There is no federal warrant for the general government to be involved in education. Any federal programs should be phased out over time.

Funding: STEM

There is no federal warrant for the general government to be involved in education. Any federal programs should be phased out over time.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

The program should be included in a total overhaul of our nation’s immigration system into one that uses state-based visas.

Open Access

As long as there is taxpayer funded research going on, this bill is a good idea.

 

Bruce Westerman Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AR 4 Republican

 

James Lee Witt Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AR 4 Democratic

 

Mark H. Swaney Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate AR Green Party

 

Mark Lunsford Pryor Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate AR Democratic

 

Nathan LaFrance Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate AR Libertarian

 

Tom Cotton Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate AR Republican

 

American Samoa
Eni FH Faleomavaega Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AS Democratic

 

Aumua Amata No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AS Republican

 

Kereti Mata’utia No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AS Democratic

 

Mapu Jamias No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AS Democratic

 

Mark Ude No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AS Independent

 

Meleagi Suitonu-Chapman No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AS Independent

 

Rosie Fuala’au Tago Lancaster No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AS Independent

 

Togiola T. A. Tulafono No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AS Democratic

 

Tuika Tuika No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AS Independent

 

Arizona
Andrew ‘Andy’ M. Tobin Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AZ 1 Republican

 

Ann Kirkpatrick Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AZ 1 Democratic

 

Ron Barber

Student Loans

U.S. House AZ 2 Democratic I was not in Congress in 2011, and did vote on The Budget Control Act of 2011. I do not support that legislation. / We must work together to lower the cost of student loans and make college more affordable for hardworking families and students. I have voted to prevent student loans from doubling, and I have voted against the Ryan Budget, which would have imposed drastic cuts on education funding and denied Pell Grants to more than 23,000 Arizona students. I support increased funding for public education in Southern Arizona and for Pell Grants, which help deserving students go to college. / My opponent has said that she would eliminate the Department of Education and cut the federal student loan program altogether. She also proposes that we do nothing to address the rising cost of higher education. / I support lowering the cost of subsidized loans for graduate and professional students, and I will work with Republicans and Democrats to give every Southern Arizona student a fair shot at higher education.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

It’s important that we help exceptional students to pursue advanced degrees in all subjects, including the humanities, arts and social science programs. I am committed to increased funding for public education. Congress must work to end sequestration as a whole and reinstate pre-sequester funding levels for the Graduate Assistance Areas of National Need program and ensure that the GAANN programs support students in the humanities, arts and social science programs. I believe that we can still support graduate degrees in the humanities, arts and social sciences while also consolidating grant programs to eliminate overhead costs. Our 21st century economy will depend on many different skills, and the humanities, arts and social sciences will be critical to creating jobs and solving the problems we face.

Funding: STEM

We must invest in STEM education at every level‰ÛÓfrom the schoolyard to the workplace‰ÛÓto give our students a leg up in the global economy. As a Member of the House STEM Education Caucus, I’m working to create the next generation of engineers, innovators and technicians who will power our economy. I support increased funding for the NSF, NIH and other federal research agencies for STEM education and research.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

If a student has come to the United States to study at one of our universities, we must do all we can to encourage them to stay here and contribute to our economy. I support allowing F-type visa holders to revalidate their student visas here in the U.S. Moreover, I support expanding the H1B visa program to help businesses hire foreign students who graduate from our universities.

Open Access

We must do everything we can to help bring ideas from the lab to the marketplace quickly and safely. At my alma mater, the University of Arizona, they are innovating on this very topic of how we bring new inventions from the research labs to commercial markets. One way to do that is to speed up the time that taxpayer funded research is available to the public. I support the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act of 2013, a bipartisan bill that would improve transparency and encourage innovation and job creation.

 

Martha McSally No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AZ 2 Republican

 

Gabriela ‘Gabby’ Saucedo Mercer No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AZ 3 Republican

 

Raúl M. Grijalva No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AZ 3 Democratic

 

Mikel I. Weisser

Student Loans

U.S. House AZ 4 Democratic I believe we should reunify student loans and subsidize them as a stopgap, but in the long long I would like to see full public funding for qualified undergrad and graduate students in exchange for government service

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I am in favor. I spent 15 yrs in college, 12 of them in various graduate schools. I wish I had had fellowships

Funding: STEM

I think it is appalling the way te conservative values agenda as led to the gutting of some of our most valuable government funded programs.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I believe the F-type renewal sounds like a far superior idea.

Open Access

We need to get back to a mentality of funding the projects we want to succeed. Our academic opportunities has been through a horror story of malicious budget destruction that must end.

 

Paul Gosar Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AZ 4 Republican

 

Chris Rike No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AZ 4 Libertarian

 

James Woods Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AZ 5 Democratic

 

Matthew ‘Matt’ Salmon No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AZ 5 Republican

 

David Schweikert Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AZ 6 Republican

 

W. John Williamson No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AZ 6 Democratic

 

Joe Cobb

Student Loans

U.S. House AZ 7 Libertarian I do not support government using tax money, collected under threat of force from taxpayers, to subsidize anyone or anything. You are getting a valuable education. You should pay the full cost (opportunity cost, including foregone wages now) for your future earnings potential and your personal satisfaction in your career. You should not expect the poor workers of the world to subsidize your education through low-cost loans nor zero tuition.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I do not support government using tax money, collected under threat of force from taxpayers, to subsidize anyone or anything. You are getting a valuable education. You should pay the full cost (opportunity cost, including foregone wages now) for your future earnings potential and your personal satisfaction in your career. You should not expect the poor workers of the world to subsidize your education through low-cost loans nor zero tuition.

Funding: STEM

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I do not support government using tax money, collected under threat of force from taxpayers, to subsidize anyone or anything. You are getting a valuable education. You should pay the full cost (opportunity cost, including foregone wages now) for your future earnings potential and your personal satisfaction in your career. You should not expect the poor workers of the world to subsidize your education through low-cost loans nor zero tuition.

Open Access

I do not support government using tax money, collected under threat of force from taxpayers, to subsidize anyone or anything. You are getting a valuable education. You should pay the full cost (opportunity cost, including foregone wages now) for your future earnings potential and your personal satisfaction in your career. You should not expect the poor workers of the world to subsidize your education through low-cost loans nor zero tuition.

 

Rebecca S. Dewitt Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AZ 7 Americans Elect

 

Ruben Gallego Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AZ 7 Democratic

 

Jose ‘Joe’ L. Penalosa No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AZ 7

 

Trent Franks Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House AZ 8 Republican

 

Stephen ‘Steve’ M. Dolgos No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AZ 8 Americans Elect

 

Kyrsten Sinema

Student Loans

U.S. House AZ 9 Democratic “I know firsthand the burden that graduate students face upon graduation. The Budget Control Act of 2011 enacted what is now known as sequestration, which led to devastating across-the-board cuts to education and research funding. I oppose sequestration because it hurts families and students at universities like Arizona State University, which is in my district. Graduate students are disproportionately more likely to have additional financial burdens, like mortgages, car payments, and existing student loan debt. We must take common sense action to make education more affordable for all students, regardless of their financial circumstances. I am committed to working with members of both parties to find a reasonable, responsible, and bipartisan solution. In light of Congress’ failure to act to address rising student loan interest rates, I believe Congress must first hear from students about how Congress’ inaction affects them. That’s why I introduced the STEADY Act, which guarantees students the same student loan rate for four years of schooling. We also started the #DropThatDebt campaign, where I read real stories from real Arizona students on the House floor to advocate for meaningful reforms that bring down costs. I have voted to support consideration of H.R. 4582, the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, which would allow many graduate students to refinance their student loans at more affordable rates. However, any student loan reform legislation will need to be bipartisan to succeed in a divided Congress, and I am committed to working across the aisle to find that solution.”

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

While I believe that consolidating duplicitous programs is a practice of good government, I recognize the unique value that the Javits Fellowship program offered. Some of the humanities programs offered under the Fellowship included learning languages critical to national security, intelligence, counterterrorism, diplomacy and global trade, such as Chinese, Arabic, Russian, and Urdu. We should be rewarding students who devote years to acquiring these difficult languages, and it’s clear that the gap in arts and humanities funding left by consolidation needs to be addressed.

Funding: STEM

Sequestration has left these critical research agencies drastically underfunded and underprepared to meet challenges in public health and national security. Arizona State University performs hundreds of millions of dollars in cutting-edge research that would not be possible without robust federal funding. These research programs have led to patents, start-ups, and economic growth that create high-tech, high-wage jobs and improve public health for Arizona families. We need to find a bipartisan solution that restores needed funding to NSF, NIH, and other federal research agencies and makes STEM education a priority.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I support bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform that would make necessary changes to our country’s visa systems for students as well as workers. I will continue to push my colleagues in the House to consider commonsense immigration reform that will help expand research and innovation in our universities as well as secure our border, create jobs, and expand our economy.

Open Access

Publicly-available research can greatly assist American entrepreneurs and small business owners in competing in a global economy. We should be working to level the playing field for small businesses to compete. However, I believe we must strike a thoughtful balance between making federally funded research more readily available and protecting intellectual property rights. Failing to adequately protect intellectual property rights could have a chilling effect on new innovations and research. Finding this balance will require consultation with students, researchers, institutions, and businesses. I am committed to working with anyone who is willing to work in good faith to find that balance.

 

Powell E. Gammill No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AZ 9 Libertarian

 

Wendy Rogers No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House AZ 9 Republican

 

James ‘Jim’ Alan Samuelson No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A AZ N/A

 

California
Doug LaMalfa Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 1 Republican

 

Heidi Hall Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 1 Democratic

 

Dale Mensing Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 2 Republican

 

Jared William Huffman Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 2 Democratic

 

Dan Logue Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 3 Republican

 

John Garamendi Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 3 Democratic

 

Arthur ‘Art’ Moore Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 4 Republican

 

Tom McClintock Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 4 Republican

 

James Hinton Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 5 No Party Preference

 

Michael ‘Mike’ C. Thompson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 5 Democratic

 

Doris O. Matsui Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 6 Democratic

 

Joseph McCray Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 6 Republican

 

Ami Bera Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 7 Democratic

 

Doug Ose Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 7 Republican

 

Robert ‘Bob’ D. Conaway

Student Loans

U.S. House CA 8 Democratic 1. Old system was more equitable to the extent we do not try and mirror Germany’s new law which makes college tuition free and recapture the costs in the form of higher student productivity and consumer spending / 2. We need to look at whether we should restore full consumer protections to students who for no fault of their own cannot find a job; / 3. at minimum, like what IRS can do, suspending the collection activities and penalties until a job can be found

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

We need teach the humanities, arts an social sciences to all our future leaders and technical support folks. Supporting the best programs to accomplish that should be a part of our future planning dialogue.

Funding: STEM

STEM research requires federal partnership and oversight. I would look at any reasonable requests for budget from all stakeholders.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

Due to security concerns, it is a case by case determination, but with that said, uniform guidelines should be published and followed where appropriate. Waivers to complete a program where the student has run over the VISA period due to no fault of their own, may be good candidates for extension without having to return where the extension period is coupled with a management plan and agency oversight for down time.

Open Access

“Don’t understand what “”the public”” means. Also it sounds too complex in vacuo. I think there may be proprietary issues, security issues, intellectual property issues, etc.–specific rulemaking for the varying situations to shorten time may be a way to go.”

 

Paul J. Cook Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 8 Republican

 

Antonio ‘Tony’ C. Amador Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 9 Republican

 

Gerald ‘Jerry’ McNerney Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 9 Democratic

 

Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Denham Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 10 Republican

 

Michael Eggman Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 10 Democratic

 

Mark DeSaulnier Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 11 Democratic

 

Tue Phan Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 11 Republican

 

Nancy Pelosi Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 12 Democratic

 

John Dennis No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House CA 12 Republican

 

Barbara J. Lee Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 13 Democratic

 

Dakin Sundeen Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 13 Republican

 

Robin Chew Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 14 Republican

 

Karen ‘Jackie’ Lorraine Jacqueline Speier No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House CA 14 Democratic

 

Eric Swalwell Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 15 Democratic

 

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U.S. House CA 15 Republican

 

Jim Costa Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 16 Democratic

 

Johnny Martin Tacherra Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 16 Republican

 

Michael ‘Mike’ M. Honda Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 17 Democratic

 

Ro Khanna Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 17 Democratic

 

Anna G. Eshoo Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 18 Democratic

 

Richard B. Fox No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House CA 18 Republican

 

Zoe Lofgren Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 19 Democratic

 

Robert Murray No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House CA 19 Democratic

 

Ronald Paul Kabat Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 20 No Party Preference

 

Samuel ‘Sam’ Farr Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 20 Democratic

 

Amanda Renteria Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 21 Democratic

 

David G. Valadao Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 21 Republican

 

Devin G. Nunes Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 22 Republican

 

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U.S. House CA 22 Democratic

 

Kevin McCarthy Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 23 Republican

 

Raul Garcia No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House CA 23 Democratic

 

Chris Mitchum Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 24 Republican

 

Lois Capps Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 24 Democratic

 

Anthony ‘Tony’ Strickland Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 25 Republican

 

Stephen ‘Steve’ Knight Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 25 Republican

 

Jeff Gorell Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 26 Republican

 

Julia Brownley Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 26 Democratic

 

Jack Orswell Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 27 Republican

 

Judy M. Chu Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 27 Democratic

 

Adam B. Schiff Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 28 Democratic

 

Steve Stokes Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 28 No Party Preference

 

William ‘Will’ O’Callaghan Leader

Student Loans

U.S. House CA 29 Republican Would reunify them. Undecided.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Would reinstate.

Funding: STEM

It is too low.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I approve of it.

Open Access

I approve of this Act.

 

Tony Cárdenas No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House CA 29 Democratic

 

Brad J. Sherman Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 30 Democratic

 

Mark S. Reed Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 30 Republican

 

Paul Chabot Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 31 Republican

 

Pete Aguilar Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 31 Democratic

 

Arturo ‘Art’ Enrique Alas Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 32 Republican

 

Grace Flores Napolitano Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 32 Democratic

 

Elan Carr Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 33 Republican

 

Ted W. Lieu Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 33 Democratic

 

Xavier Becerra Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 34 Democratic

 

Adrienne Nicole Edwards No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House CA 34 Democratic

 

Christina ‘Chris’ Gagnier Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 35 Democratic

 

Norma J. Torres Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 35 Democratic

 

Brian Nestande Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 36 Republican

 

Raul Ruiz Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 36 Democratic

 

Karen Bass Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 37 Democratic

 

R. Adam King Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 37 Republican

 

Benjamin Campos Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 38 Republican

 

Linda T. Sánchez Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 38 Democratic

 

Peter O. Anderson

Student Loans

U.S. House CA 39 Democratic I support reasonable student loans. But, graduate education starts to be more of an individual investment rather than an investment by the community. The community supports research related to community needs, and that supports graduate education.

Reasonable loans to students.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I support government support of any research and development needs including the humanities, arts and social sciences.

Funding: STEM

I think that our current legislators are being short-sighted. We need to increase funding for all kinds for research and development that are not being properly undertaken by private interests.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

Sounds like a good idea to me.

Open Access

Sounds good provided it does not interfere with confidentiality agreements in cooperative research with private industries.

 

Edward ‘Ed’ R. Royce Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 39 Republican

 

David Sanchez Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 40 Democratic

 

Lucille Roybal-Allard Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 40 Democratic

 

Mark Allan Takano Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 41 Democratic

 

Steve Adams Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 41 Republican

 

Ken S. Calvert Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 42 Republican

 

Tim Sheridan Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 42 Democratic

 

John Randolph Wood Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 43 Republican

 

Maxine Waters Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 43 Democratic

 

Janice Hahn Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 44 Democratic

 

Adam Shbeita No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House CA 44 Peace and Freedom

 

Drew E. Leavens

Student Loans

U.S. House CA 45 Democratic The loan rate should be the same regardless of academic year.  Student loans should not be a profit making enterprise. If we want an educated populace, we need to make low cost loans available to students. I would sponsor legislation that student loans be the responsibility of the government and that interest rates don’t exceed 2%.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

It should be done. the fields of arts, humanities and social science are as important to a well rounded society as the hard sciences.

Funding: STEM

I would bring funding back to previous levels. As was mentioned, STEM education is a vital contributor to our economy. We can’t afford not to make it a priority.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

It makes perfect sense.

Open Access

Again, the FASTR Act of 2013 is very common sense.

 

Mimi Walters Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 45 Republican

 

Adam Nick Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 46 Republican

 

Loretta L. Sanchez Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 46 Democratic

 

Alan S. Lowenthal Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 47 Democratic

 

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U.S. House CA 47 Republican

 

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U.S. House CA 48 Republican

 

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U.S. House CA 48 Democratic

 

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U.S. House CA 49 Republican

 

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U.S. House CA 49 Democratic

 

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U.S. House CA 50 Republican

 

James H. Kimber Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 50 Democratic

 

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U.S. House CA 51 Democratic

 

Stephen Meade No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House CA 51 Republican

 

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U.S. House CA 52 Republican

 

Scott Peters Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 52 Democratic

 

Larry A. Wilske Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 53 Republican

 

Susan A. Davis Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CA 53 Democratic

 

Colorado
Danny E. Stroud Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CO 1 Unaffiliated

 

Diana Louise DeGette Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CO 1 Democratic

 

Martin H. Walsh Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CO 1 Republican

 

Frank F. Atwood No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House CO 1 Libertarian

 

George Leing Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CO 2 Republican

 

Jared Polis Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CO 2 Democratic

 

Abel J. Tapia Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CO 3 Democratic

 

Scott R. Tipton Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CO 3 Republican

 

Tisha Casida Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CO 3 Unaffiliated

 

Travis Mero Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CO 3 Libertarian

 

Victor ‘Vic’ S. Meyers

Student Loans

U.S. House CO 4 Democratic I won’t pretend to know everything about every issue. I can tell you that I know we must invest in education in order to close the income inequality gap. I know that Sen. Warren has been working with others to solve the issues you’re raising and I want to go into the House to support her efforts from there.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

As a former school board member ( I know we’re not talking about k-12 here) I understand the great importance that having the arts and humanities plays in a strong education. My degree is in math and physics. I know that I would not have done as well as I did in earning my degree if not for the creativity that was nourished with the arts and humanities. I will always support a full, well-rounded approach to education at all levels.

Funding: STEM

We need to spend less on war and more on making college affordable for more Americans.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

Immigration reform is a primary issue in my campaign. I support a complete overhaul of our system so that it works. Making somebody leave the country before renewing their visa is non-nonsensical when our system fails as often as it does. Even with a working system, I don’t see the need for making them leave the country to renew so long as they are law-abiding.

Open Access

I would need more information to make an informed decision on this question.

 

Grant Doherty Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CO 4 Unaffiliated

 

Jess Loban Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CO 4 Libertarian

 

Ken Buck Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CO 4 Republican

 

Irv Halter Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CO 5 Democratic

 

Douglas ‘Doug’ L. Lamborn No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House CO 5 Republican

 

Andrew Romanoff Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CO 6 Democratic

 

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U.S. House CO 6 Republican

 

Gary ‘Thought Criminal’ W. Swing No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House CO 6 Green Party

 

Norman ‘Norm’ T. Olsen No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House CO 6 Libertarian

 

Donald G.W. Ytterberg Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CO 7 Republican

 

Ed Perlmutter Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CO 7 Democratic

 

Douglas ‘Dayhorse’ Campbell No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A CO N/A

 

Tyler Bagley No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A CO N/A

 

Cory Gardner Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate CO Republican

 

Mark E. Udall Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate CO Democratic

 

William ‘Bill’ Robert Hammons Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate CO Unity Party

 

Gaylon Kent No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate CO Libertarian

 

Raul Acosta No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate CO Unaffiliated

 

Steve Shogan No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate CO Unaffiliated

 

Connecticut
Matthew M. Corey

Student Loans

U.S. House CT 1 Republican I would tie the student loans to the Fed rate plus 1 point. Students need access to education and the affordability of it. We also have to stop the high cost of education by holding sate universities accountable for tuition hikes.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I am for reinstating. We need to support our brightest students to be a successful nation.

Funding: STEM

I am only for increasing spending in this vital program if we can find savings elsewhere. This program is vital to our economic growth. So it is imperative to keep it vibrant.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

This should be allowed. We must make sure that it is fair and thorough.

Open Access

I believe the rates should be the same for all tax payers.

 

Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Russell No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House CT 1 Green Party

 

John B. Larson No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House CT 1 Democratic

 

Daniel Reale

Student Loans

U.S. House CT 2 Libertarian The only way college will become affordable is if loans can be discharged in bankruptcy, consumer protection laws like FDCPA, TILA and the Fair Credit Reporting Act apply and loans are only made to students who are likely to (1) repay the loans and (2) likely to stay in the chosen field of study. The positive side is immediate debt relief, which unfortunately, has risen to such a level that current graduates at least forego buying a home, starting a family in a best case scenario. In a worst case scenario, our graduates just plain have no meaningful recourse when they’re defrauded by student lenders who just plain didn’t disclose the terms, changed the terms without notice or decided to start calling them at 3 AM.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

See the answer to the first question. Otherwise, I’m not convinced that we’re doing anyone a favor here. In fact, I’d argue that we’d be doing a disservice to prospective students by reinstating these programs. First, it tells colleges that they don’t have to control costs because the government will simply throw money at it. Second, I am disturbed and the The National Association of Graduate Professional Students should similarly be disturbed at the amount of capital improvement, recreation and other large scale projects colleges became involved in ‰ÛÒ projects that have NO educational value. We should both similarly be disturbed that increasing costs go far toward administration and not faculty. The Javits Fellowship and similar initiatives are well intentioned, but unfortunately, they tell colleges that (1) the money will never run out and (2) you don’t even need to spend any of it on providing educational value. That’s not the message we should send.

Funding: STEM

Again, see the answer to question one, and two, even. We must also bear in mind that college 50 years ago was very different than it is today. 50 years ago, not everyone could be admitted to college. That wasn’t an income question ‰ÛÒ it was a matter of academic competence. Otherwise, it still wasn’t an income question ‰ÛÒ you could pay the cost of education with a part time job over the summer and graduate without debt. Today, reality, and for the purposes of this question, the academic output for the purposes of the sciences, is very different. First, you the undergraduate are not paying the school so much to learn from the faculty as you are paying the school to have someone in a graduate program grade it for you. Second… you in the graduate program are, a significant part of the time, paying the school for the opportunity to grade undergraduate papers. The faculty is busy elsewhere. The question itself ignores what ‰ÛÏU.S. economic growth‰Û really means and the long term changes over the last 50 years. We were involved in the Cold War 50 years ago ‰ÛÒ war footing and all the economic trappings to boot. Yes, while a lot of that money did promote research in areas with military application (such as plutonium and uranium reactors), it actively detracted from peaceful applications that realistically would free up capital and improve the quality of life (everyone working on thorium salt reactors ‰ÛÒ much safer with a material half-life of 30 years was hired away to work on uranium and plutonium). The nuclear industry is just one of many examples where government distortion of markets fails to do anything more than impede technological progress.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I favor it. On the other hand, our concern should be retaining graduates.

Open Access

I support the idea that, if taxpayers funded it, the invention or process should be open source and released to the public. That said the devil is in the details. ‰ÛÏ(d) Exclusions.–Each Federal research public access policy shall not apply to– / (1) research progress reports presented at professional meetings or conferences;(2) laboratory notes, preliminary data analyses, notes of / the author, phone logs, or other information used to produce / final manuscripts;(3) classified research, research resulting in works that generate revenue or royalties for authors (such as books) or / patentable discoveries, to the extent necessary to protect a / copyright or patent; or(4) authors who do not submit their work to a journal or works that are rejected by journals.‰Û The overall proposal is great concept and I applaud those pushing it ‰ÛÒ but let’s not be naÌøve about the effect this legislation would have as written. It’s just going to mean a whole lot more is classified. Do I support the concept? Yes. Do I support this legislation as written? No. /

 

Joseph ‘Joe’ D. Courtney Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CT 2 Democratic

 

Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CT 2 Republican

 

William ‘Bill’ Clyde Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CT 2 Green Party

 

James E. Brown Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CT 3 Republican

 

Rosa L. DeLauro Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CT 3 Democratic

 

Dan Debicella No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House CT 4 Republican

 

James ‘Jim’ Himes No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House CT 4 Democratic

 

Elizabeth Esty

Student Loans

U.S. House CT 5 Democratic 1. I would strongly consider bipartisan legislation to reinstate eligibility for subsidized federal student loans for graduate and professional students, and I would also strongly consider reunifying student loans rates for undergraduate and graduate/professional students.

2. In my first term I’ve worked to ensure that higher education remains accessible to all Americans. For example, I am a co-sponsor of the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, H.R. 4582, which would allow federal and private student loan borrowers to refinance their loans at the rates that are currently available to those taking out new federal student loans, saving students and families thousands of dollars.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

As a strong supporter of the arts and humanities, I would support reinstating the Javits Fellowship to provide greater support to graduates students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Funding: STEM

I strongly support defending and increasing our federal investment in science and research agencies to advance STEM education and research. As a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I am all too well aware that current funding levels for STEM education and research, particularly through NSF, NIH, and other research agencies, are woefully insufficient. I have been a strong advocate for increasing appropriations for federal STEM-related education and research and I fully intend to lead those efforts in the next Congress.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I would be in favor of legislation that allows for the domestic revalidation of F-type student visas. Currently, F-1 visas are issued to full-time students from foreign countries, and F-2 visas can be issued to their dependents. By allowing domestic revalidation of student visas for full time students and their dependents, we can ensure that their studies are not interrupted, and the revalidation will be subject to the strict standards of our domestic locations.

Open Access

I am not currently a cosponsor of H.R. 708, though I am – and have been – reviewing H.R. 708 carefully. I understand and support this legislation’s goal of improving public access to federally funded research. However, I am mindful that the federal government supports an array of scientific research, and the rate at which those investments advance their field varies by discipline. For that reason I have concerns that understandable efforts to establish timelines may have regrettable unintended consequences. The precise nature of the legislation must account for the differences between scientific disciplines so as not to affect academic publishing to the degree that it stifles research.

 

John Pistone Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CT 5 Petitioning Candidate

 

Mark Greenberg Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House CT 5 Republican

 

District Of Columbia
Eleanor Holmes Norton Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House DC Democratic

 

Natale ‘Lino’ Stracuzzi Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House DC DC Statehood Green Party

 

Nelson Rimensnyder Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House DC Republican

 

Timothy Krepp Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House DC Independent

 

Sara Jane Panfil No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A DC N/A

 

Delaware
Bernard ‘Bernie’ August Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House DE Green

 

John C. Carney Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House DE Democratic

 

Rose Izzo Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House DE Republican

 

Scott A. Gesty Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House DE Libertarian

 

Andrew Richard Groff

Student Loans

U.S. Senate DE Green I support immediately lowering the student loan rate to the federal funds rate that is offered to large banks. This low rate should be phased out in 5 years to allow for the development of an interest-free loan program and expanded grants for undergraduagte and graduate efforts.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Graduate programs focusing on Arts and Humanities need not be isolated by separate grant and aid opportunities but should be encapsulated into an overall program supporting advanced education. I support expanded grant funding and no-interest loan programs in support of all graduate programs.

Funding: STEM

The compartmentalization of STEM education has precipitated highly disjointed programs in primary school education as well as a disjointed approach to grant and scholarship programs. Federal spending has focused too much on subsidization of corporate reasearch and a reduction in grants to primary or basic research efforts which are non-market focused. The transfer of basic research resources to the private sector has left huge gaps in the development of antibiotics and other socialy relevant areas which may not be immediately marketable. Federal grants must focus on basic, and primary research not commercial subsidization.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I support F-type visas.

Open Access

Publicly funded research is a product of the commons and should be open access to the commons, for free.

 

Christopher ‘Chris’ A. Coons Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate DE Democratic

 

Kevin Wade Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate DE Republican

 

Florida
Mark Wichern Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 1 No Party Affiliation

 

James ‘Jim’ E. Bryan No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House FL 1 Democratic

 

Jefferson ‘Jeff’ B. Miller No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House FL 1 Republican

 

Luther Lee

Student Loans

U.S. House FL 2 Write-In I like the idea of reunifying and reinstating subsidized loans for graduate and professional students. I would support some type of interest rate protection legislation for student loans. I like the idea of the bill that is called Comprehensive Student Loan Protection Act

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I’m not clear on why they consolidated it to begin with and I think it would serve people better the way it was.

Funding: STEM

I think the funding level should be set to how it was prior to 2010. I would propose cutting the salaries, office budgets, and staff budgets of congress to help with the funding. Minor cuts to these areas would put around $96,000,000 back into the economy every year.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

If the legislation proposed does not violate the constitution, I don’t see any reason that we can’t allow for domestic revalidation of F-type student visas. I like the idea.

Open Access

I am for Fair Access to Science and Technology Research

 

William Steve Southerland Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 2 Republican

 

Gwen Graham No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House FL 2 Democratic

 

Marihelen Haddock Wheeler Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 3 Democratic

 

Theodore ‘Ted’ Scott Yoho Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 3 Republican

 

Howard Term Limits Lawson No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House FL 3 No Party Affiliation

 

Ander Crenshaw Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 4 Republican

 

Gary L. Koniz Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 4 No Party Affiliation

 

Paula Moser-Bartlett No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House FL 4 No Party Affiliation

 

Corrine Brown Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 5 Democratic

 

Gloreatha ‘Glo’ Smith Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 5 Republican

 

David Cox Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 6 Democratic

 

Ron DeSantis Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 6 Republican

 

Al D. Krulick Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 7 No Party Affiliation

 

John L. Mica Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 7 Republican

 

Wesley ‘Wes’ Ryan Neuman Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 7 Democratic

 

Gabriel ‘Gabe’ Rothblatt

Student Loans

U.S. House FL 8 Democratic Education should be a publicly funded priority not a pathway to indentured servitude. I’ll support unification of student loan rates, and will go farther to see that the usury of student borrowing is eliminated.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Especially as we approach the singularity of technological unemployment, it is as important than ever to train, educate and employ people in the arts and humanities. I support renewing funding for students studying arts and humanities.

Funding: STEM

It is grossly insufficient and being further decimated by my incumbent representative. We need a massive restructuring of our public spending to reflect better investments in our future, through STEM and higher levels of general public education.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I believe we need to do a better job of assimilation in America, we are increasingly becoming isolationist and ethnically nationalistic. In short I would support domestic revalidation, but would actually go further to promote a comprehensive reform of immigration law that would make this subset of that debate irrelevant.

Open Access

I support open-source and greater transparency. I would support FASTR and continue to make more information available more widely to all.

 

Bill Posey Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 8 Republican

 

Marko Milakovich

Student Loans

U.S. House FL 9 No Party Affiliation First, let me state that I consider an educated citizenry to be a ‰ÛÏNational Resource‰Û and consequently, I believe that the education of our citizens, both undergraduate and graduate, should be supported across the entire spectrum, to include reduction of interest rates — I would support zero interest rates on loans. I believe in simplicity and equality and therefore believe that that the same loan rates, or any subsidy plans should apply equally to both undergraduates and graduates. The topic of subsidized loans is more complex for me to address. I fully believe that the cost of college is onerous and is a national embarrassment. There is a self-perpetuating, upward spiral of costs and I believe that this must be first reversed and then the entire structure of the loan system changed. The more loans and grants are available to students, the more the universities will raise tuition to adjust to the students increased availability of money. This is not right. / I am an engineer and as a consequence, I believe in a documented, logical approach to problem solving. The ‰ÛÏproblem‰Û must first be clearly articulated by qualified investigators and supported by validating data. At this point, I would be irresponsible to suggest legislation when I do not have the proper data. My approach would be to establish a working group to ‰ÛÏDefine The Requirement‰Û and prepare a Request For Proposal (RFP) to investigate the ‰ÛÏproblem‰Û and provide supporting data. To address the ‰ÛÏproblem‰Û it must first be understood. There are many elements to the evaluation, some of which would include: cost of salaries, cost of infrastructure, operation and maintenance costs, other expense items, income analysis, projection of student body size, cost benefit analysis of various structures and programs, etc. The objective is to first complete the study and then formulate approaches and recommendations to reduce the cost. As a counterpoint, Germany provides no cost higher education. There focus is on libraries and classrooms and not on the amenities which characterize so many of the American higher education institutions.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

As I have stated, I consider an educated citizenry to be an essential element in the future growth and welfare of our country. I also believe that the subject matter should be balanced between the various colleges. While I cannot address the distribution of financial resources, I do favor reinstating the Javits Fellowship and similar humanities, arts, and social science programs.

Funding: STEM

I am an Electrical Engineer and believe that STEM education is extremely important to our country. I find it unacceptable that funding in federal research and development funding has decreased. I think it should be restored to past higher levels and that future funding should increase, perhaps tied to inflation percentages or Cost of Living Allowance percentage increases. I also think that there should be special provisions to increase the financial support for designated ‰ÛÏhigh impact‰Û areas, such as renewable energy power production, methods of pollution reduction, as well as others area identified as ‰ÛÏhigh impact‰Û areas of technology.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I favor the domestic renewal of F-type visas. However, I do believe that appropriate safeguards should be built into the process in terms of individual identification and biometrics data and the administrative documentation and tracking of F-type visa holders. Violations of the terms and conditions for the F-type visa holders should be grounds for immediate expulsion from the United States.

Open Access

In general, I support the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR) because I believe that access to information will promote and foster improved development of additional research. However, I do have a major concern. I believe that some of the research may have National Security issues and/or National Interest issues and should NOT be made public because to do so would not be in the best interests of the United States. Therefore, I recommend that a review process be established to examine these considerations before the material is approved for public release.

 

Alan Grayson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 9 Democratic

 

Carol Platt Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 9 Republican

 

Daniel Webster Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 10 Republican

 

Michael ‘Mac’ McKenna Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 10 Democratic

 

David C. Koller Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 11 Democratic

 

Richard ‘Rich’ B. Nugent No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House FL 11 Republican

 

Gus Michael Bilirakis Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 12 Republican

 

David W. Jolly Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 13 Republican

 

Lucas Overby Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 13 Libertarian Party of Florida

 

Kathy Castor Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 14 Democratic

 

Alan M. Cohn Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 15 Democratic

 

Dennis A. Ross No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House FL 15 Republican

 

Henry Lawrence Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 16 Democratic

 

Vern Buchanan Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 16 Republican

 

Thomas ‘Tom’ J. Rooney Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 17 Republican

 

William Bronson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 17 Democratic

 

Patrick Erin Murphy Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 18 Democratic

 

Carl J. Domino No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House FL 18 Republican

 

April Freeman Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 19 Democratic

 

Curt Clawson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 19 Republican

 

Ray Netherwood Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 19 Libertarian Party of Florida

 

Alcee L. Hastings Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 20 Democratic

 

Jay Bonner Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 20 Republican

 

Theodore ‘Ted’ Elliot Deutch Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 21 Democratic

 

Paul Spain

Student Loans

U.S. House FL 22 Republican I am for re-financing ALL Student Loan Debt to current rates…2-3 %. // ALL students should be eligible for Loans, under-graduate, or graduate.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Re-instate Javits Felliwship and other Programs.

Funding: STEM

Federal funding should be increased for ALL Science, Technology, Math, etc. Jobs and opportunities created are a vital part of our ability to compete in a global economy.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

F-type Visa’s should be renewed in the U.S., but only afrer review by Honeland Security and the F.B.I. As you are aware, terrorist have used Visa’s in the past to gain entry to our country and simply disappeared once they arrive in the U.S. Home security should be a prime consideration in any Visa renewal process.

Open Access

I favor public access within 1-year of publication for the general public.

 

Lois J. Frankel Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 22 Democratic

 

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 23 Democratic

 

Joseph ‘Joe’ Kaufman Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 23 Republican

 

Frederica S. Wilson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 24 Democratic

 

Luis E. Fernandez Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 24 No Party Affiliation

 

Dufirstson Julio Neree No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House FL 24 Republican

 

Mario Diaz-Balart Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 25 Republican

 

Carlos Curbelo Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 26 Republican

 

Joe Garcia Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 26 Democratic

 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House FL 27 Republican

 

Alex Sink No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A FL N/A

 

Ed Jany No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A FL N/A

 

Michael ‘Lev’ Stephen Levinson No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A FL N/A

 

Timothy John Rossano No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A FL N/A

 

Georgia
Brian Corwin Reese Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House GA 1 Democratic

 

Earl ‘Buddy’ L. Carter Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House GA 1 Republican

 

Gregory ‘Greg’ P. Duke Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House GA 2 Republican

 

Sanford D. Bishop Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House GA 2 Democratic

 

Lynn A. Westmoreland Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House GA 3 Republican

 

Henry ‘Hank’ C. Johnson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House GA 4 Democratic

 

John R. Lewis Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House GA 5 Democratic

 

Robert Montigel Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House GA 6 Democratic

 

Thomas ‘Tom’ E. Price Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House GA 6 Republican

 

Thomas D. Wight

Student Loans

U.S. House GA 7 Democratic Graduate students should have more access to subsidized student loans than undergraduate students. I will introduce legislation to grant graduate students more access to subsidized student loans than undergraduate students.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I will not reinstate the Javits Fellowship.

Funding: STEM

Federal support of STEM education and research needs to be increase by several orders of magnitude.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I will not move to change F-type student visa procedures. I would not oppose legislation to end F-type student visas.

Open Access

There is no reason to amend FASTR.

 

Robert ‘Rob’ Woodall Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House GA 7 Republican

 

James Austin Scott Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House GA 8 Republican

 

David Vogel “Student loans should be government loans at rates paid by banks through the Federal Reserve. More importantly, when I first heard of the student loan program, years ago, my immediate reaction was, “”They’ve decided to give up on making college affordable, and this is the bandaid.”” We need to make college affordable.”
U.S. House GA 9 Democratic

 

Douglas ‘Doug’ A. Collins Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House GA 9 Republican

 

I. ‘Ken’ Kenneth Dious Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House GA 10 Democratic

 

Jody Hice Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House GA 10 Republican

 

Barry Loudermilk Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House GA 11 Republican

 

John Barrow Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House GA 12 Democratic

 

Rick W. Allen Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House GA 12 Republican

 

David Scott Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House GA 13 Democratic

 

John ‘Tom’ Thomas Graves Jr. Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House GA 14 Republican

 

Lesli Rae Messinger No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A GA N/A

 

Amanda Swafford Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate GA Libertarian

 

David A. Perdue Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate GA Republican

 

Mary Michelle Nunn Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate GA Democratic

 

Guam
Madeleine Z. Bordallo No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House GU Democratic

 

Margaret McDonald Glover Metcalfe No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House GU Republican

 

Matthew Artero No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House GU Democratic

 

Hawaii
Charles K. Djou Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House HI 1 Republican

 

K. Mark Takai Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House HI 1 Democratic

 

Tulsi Gabbard Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House HI 2 Democratic

 

Joe Kent No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House HI 2 Libertarian

 

Kawika Crowley No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House HI 2 Republican

 

Campbell ‘Cam’ Cavasso Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate HI Republican

 

Michael Kokoski Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate HI Libertarian

 

Brian Emmaneul Schatz No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate HI Democratic

 

Joy J. Allison No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate HI Non-partisan

 

Iowa
Patrick ‘Pat’ Joseph Murphy Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IA 1 Democratic

 

Rod Blum Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IA 1 Republican

 

David ‘Dave’ W. Loebsack Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IA 2 Democratic

 

Mariannette Miller-Meeks Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IA 2 Republican

 

Bryan Jack Holder Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IA 3

 

David Young Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IA 3 Republican

 

Edward Wright Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IA 3 Libertarian

 

Staci Appel Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IA 3 Democratic

 

Jim Mowrer Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IA 4 Democratic

 

Steve A. King Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IA 4 Republican

 

Chuck Aldrich No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A IA N/A

 

Jay T. Williams No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A IA N/A

 

Ruth Smith

Student Loans

U.S. Senate IA I would support reunifying the undergraduate and graduate/professional student loan rates. I would also support subsidizing loans for graduate and professional students. Personally, I am still paying off my student loans from my Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration. I have both subsidized and unsubsidized loans. For this reason, I am very aware of the importance of subsidized graduate loans at low rates.I would support the opportunity of refinancing student loan debt as the prime rate lowers for other types of loans. I would support lower tuition and book costs for both large and small universities, for both undergraduate and graduate programs. I would support enhanced financial planning for all students to better understand their financial responsibility upon graduation.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I am uncertain about providing graduate students with funding for arts and humanities degrees which are not in high demand for economic progress or other national interests. I am concerned about graduate students who incur significant student loan debt without adequate employment opportunities in their field.

Funding: STEM

I would support federal spending levels for STEM education and research. Regarding the current spending level, I am unable to determine if it is sufficient or not. I am very convinced that federal spending in these areas is worthy of adequate support since these areas are directly related to today‰Ûªs economic needs.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I would support domestic revalidation of F-type student visas as long as the American taxpayer is not burdened with this cost.

Open Access

I would support the Fair Access Act of 2013. I believe it is appropriate to provide all American taxpayers with peer-reviewed, federally-funded research as soon as possible.

 

Rick Stewart

Student Loans

U.S. Senate IA Independent Subsidized student loans from the Federal government should be ended for both undergraduate and graduate/professional education. These loans have done nothing to help students, but have merely allowed universities to increase their tuition at rates faster than inflation for many decades. One would think any college student, after having taken an Econ 101 class, could figure this out on their own, and a few of them would band together to demand Washington quit introducing ‘help student’ programs that actually hurt students. Why this has not happened is mystifying to me, since it is the students themselves who bear the burden. Nevertheless, we have these programs, and the question is what to do about them. I would favor an immediate elimination of the loans, and a set-in-concrete schedule of interest rates which increase stepwise from a very low rate to a market rate at the end of ten years. This would provide the debtors with a strong incentive to pay them off now, not later. As for the difference between undergraduates and graduates, since this is a one time ‘fix the rotten system’ program, I see no reason not to treat everyone equally. As for easing the burden of current student debt – get in line. The Federal government has run up $211 trillion in debt, of which student loans are a mere $1 trillion. Anything the government does now will merely have to be paid off by the students themselves, through taxes. Since the indebted students presumably were the ones who received a valuable education and therefore have greater lifetime earning power (this is true, isn’t it?) it seems to me they should not seek to transfer their indebtedness to other Americans who did not receive that benefit, and therefore do not have equivalent earning power.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I would eliminate all these ‘fund as you go’ programs by the federal government. They are pure political pork, with the effect of raising tuition prices for everyone, thus resulting in no net gain for poor(er) students. If colleges and universities wish to provide need or merit based funding for graduate students they should do so from their own resources. The money will be allocated more wisely, for certain.

Funding: STEM

At last – an area where the federal government might be able to spend some taxpayer money and get a return, rather than just a burn. I suggest a lock in to funding. A certain percentage of the GDP should be allocated to basic research, and that percentage should not vary. Of course it should be done in arrears, not in advance, to prevent politicians from fiddling with the numbers.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I see no reason not to just let foreign students come and study in the United States on tourist visas, nor do I see any reason not to allow them to renew their visas in country. On the other hand – a quick bus trip to Canada or Mexico once a year – is this really a burdensome expense? Even graduate students should take a breather once in a while – whatever happened to spring break? In all seriousness foreign students should never be hounded out of the country, either during or after their studies. They should be welcomed as future workers, contributing to a strong and vibrant economy, and continuing to make the United States the melting pot of the world. Fire the bureaucrats, hire the students!

Open Access

If taxpayer money funds research, taxpayers should get to read the results, as quickly as possible. Unless there is some overwhelming national security problem which needs to be addressed, which should be rare.

 

Bob Quast Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate IA Independent

 

Bruce Braley Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate IA Democratic

 

Douglas ‘Doug’ Butzier Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate IA Libertarian

 

Joni K. Ernst Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate IA Republican

 

Idaho
Raúl Rafael Labrador Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House ID 1 Republican

 

Shirley Gene Ringo Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House ID 1 Democratic

 

Richard Howard Stallings

Student Loans

U.S. House ID 2 Democratic I would support reuinifying the undergraduate and graduate/professional student loan rates and reinstating subsidized lor graduate and professional students. I need to be informed as to the different legislative proposals. I would support a proposal to allow students to refinance their college loans at the lowest possible interrest rate.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I would support reinstating the Javits Fellowship and similar humanities, arts and social science programs.

Funding: STEM

I believe federal spending levels to the NSF, NIH and other federal research agencies for STEM education and research should not only be restored, but should be significantly increased.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I would support legislation that would allow for the domestic revalidation of F-type student visas. Forcing international students to leave the U.S. to revalidate their F-type student visas is a waste of time and money and an absurd, cumbersome requirement.

Open Access

I am very supportive of the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2013.

 

Michael ‘Mike’ K. Simpson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House ID 2 Republican

 

James ‘Jim’ E. Risch Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate ID Republican

 

Nels Mitchell Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate ID Democratic

 

Illinois
Jimmy Lee Tillman II Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 1 Republican

 

Bobby L. Rush No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House IL 1 Democratic

 

Robin L. Kelly Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 2 Democratic

 

Eric M. Wallace No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House IL 2 Republican

 

Sharon M. Brannigan Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 3 Republican

 

Daniel William Lipinski No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House IL 3 Democratic

 

Hector Concepcion Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 4 Republican

 

Luis V. Gutierrez No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House IL 4 Democratic

 

Mike Quigley Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 5 Democratic

 

Nancy L. Wade Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 5 Green Party

 

Vince Kolber No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House IL 5 Republican

 

Peter J. Roskam Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 6 Republican

 

Michael Mason No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House IL 6 Democratic

 

Danny K. Davis No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House IL 7 Democratic

 

Robert Bumpers No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House IL 7 Republican

 

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Kaifesh Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 8 Republican

 

Tammy Duckworth Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 8 Democratic

 

Janice ‘Jan’ D. Schakowsky Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 9 Democratic

 

Susanne Atanus No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House IL 9 Republican

 

Brad Schneider Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 10 Democratic

 

Robert Dold Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 10 Republican

 

Bill Foster Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 11 Democratic

 

Darlene J. Senger Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 11 Republican

 

Paula Bradshaw

Student Loans

U.S. House IL 12 Green Party I call for free higher public education for all qualified and interested students. Going into debt in order to further education is not good for students or the country. Other countries provide free college, and so should we. Students at private universities should have access to loans from public state banks, which the Green Party advocates. This would stop the exploitation of young people’s desire for education and the resulting longterm debt.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

The humanities are necessary for well-rounded citizens, and a better society. We need art, music, drama and literature as much as we need science and engineering. I advocate free liberal arts education in public schools to all qualified and interested students. Social science can be used for the betterment of society, and free education might make that possible.

Funding: STEM

I would agree that we need more money spent on STEM programs. The Green Party is the only party that actually respects the contributions of scientists and engineers, and believes that we should incorporate research into public policy.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

This seems reasonable. Unless someone came up with a pressing reason why the current rules exist, I would vote to allow students to stay without traveling home for renewal.

Open Access

I believe in transparency in research and data, as well as in governmental programs and initiatives. This reminds me of Aaron Swartz, and his persecution for trying to make data public. I would support all such efforts.

 

Mike J. Bost Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 12 Republican

 

William ‘Bill’ L. Enyart Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 12 Democratic

 

Rodney Davis Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 13 Republican

 

Ann Callis No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House IL 13 Democratic

 

Dennis Anderson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 14 Democratic

 

Randall ‘Randy’ M. Hultgren Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 14 Republican

 

Eric Thorsland Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 15 Democratic

 

John M. Shimkus Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 15 Republican

 

Adam Kinzinger Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 16 Republican

 

Randall Wayne Olsen Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 16 Democratic

 

Cheri Bustos Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 17 Democratic

 

Robert ‘Bobby’ Schilling No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House IL 17 Republican

 

Aaron Schock Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 18 Republican

 

Darrel Miller Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IL 18 Democratic

 

Sharon N. Hansen Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate IL Libertarian

 

James ‘Jim’ Oberweis No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate IL Republican

 

Richard ‘Dick’ J. Durbin No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate IL Democratic

 

Indiana
Peter ‘Pete’ J. Visclosky Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IN 1 Democratic

 

Donna Dunn No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House IN 1 Libertarian

 

Mark J. Leyva No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House IN 1 Republican

 

Jackie Walorski Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IN 2 Republican

 

Jeff Petermann Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IN 2 Libertarian

 

Joe Bock Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IN 2 Democratic

 

Justin J. Kuhnle

Student Loans

U.S. House IN 3 Democratic The undergraduate and graduate student loan rates for subsidized loans should be reunified. I believe in a federally backed student loan interest rate cap of 2.5% I would propose expanding Pell Grant to provide for qualifying students as well as remove the $2,500 interest deduction cap and instead replace with a system that makes all qualified interest payments in a calendar year eligible for a tax deduction. Tuition and book rental fees need to be rolled back to ensure students receive a quality education that does not place individuals in debt for life, which is the current system for graduates or those attending post-secondary education.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I believe that with the consolidation, the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Program needs revised to include humanities that are not currently addressed that Javits Fellowship did address, including arts, humanities, and social science.

Funding: STEM

I believe no further cuts should be considered for STEM education and research.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

Domestic revalidation of F-type student loans would be an efficient way to process international student visas that would ultimately reduce overall costs.

Open Access

I would support HR 708 however I have questions regarding the price tag that is listed in the text of this bill and would like for money contributed to HR 708 to not further add to our debt.

 

Marlin A. Stutzman Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IN 3 Republican

 

Scott Wise Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IN 3 Libertarian

 

John Dale Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IN 4 Democratic

 

Todd Rokita Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IN 4 Republican

 

John Krom Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IN 5 Libertarian

 

Shawn A. Denney Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IN 5 Democratic

 

Susan W. Brooks Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IN 5 Republican

 

Allen ‘Luke’ Lucas Messer Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IN 6 Republican

 

Eric Miller No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House IN 6 Libertarian

 

Susan Hall Heitzman No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House IN 6 Democratic

 

Chris Mayo

Student Loans

U.S. House IN 7 Libertarian The federal government has created a secondary education bubble that has done nothing but drive up tuition and book expenses for students. The single best thing the federal government can do is halt and reverse legislation that has created these high costs, and force the colleges and universities to have to compete for a student’s money.As a federal legislator, I will work to ensure the cronyism in education is put to rest, and education institutions will no longer be shielded from market demands.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

One of my primary goals is to eliminate the federal Department of Education, which, ipso facto, will end the Javist Fellowships Program. Once again, federal programs prevent colleges and universities from having to lower their prices to meet student demands, making it difficult on students and lenders to cover these high costs.

Funding: STEM

Claiming that STEM contributed to any amount of economic growth assumes that the economic growth could not have been achieved without a government taking money from individuals and redirecting it to chosen institutions. Advances in technology and economic growth can both be achieved without siphoning income from working individuals and passing it through bureaucracies and cronies.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I absolutely support legislation that allows for domestic revalidation of F-type student visas. It’s absurd to make a student leave the country simply to reissue a visa.

Open Access

So long as tax revenue is being directed to science and technology research, it’s pivotal that all information gained is fully and promptly disclosed to the public.

 

André D. Carson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IN 7 Democratic

 

Catherine ‘Cat’ Ping Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IN 7 Republican

 

Andrew ‘Andy’ M. Horning Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IN 8 Libertarian

 

Larry D. Bucshon Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IN 8 Republican

 

Tom R. Spangler No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House IN 8 Democratic

 

Bill W. Bailey

Student Loans

U.S. House IN 9 Democratic As the parent of a college student, I fully support the reunifying of undergraduate and post graduate student loan programs and reinstating subsidized loans for both categories of students. I would propose allowing students to have a tax credit for the price of their laptops and other required hardware. I would allow students, upon graduation, to deduct the interest and a to-be determined % of their principle as a tax deduction for up to five years to help in the repayment of the loans. I would support raising the minimum wage so that students who work during their college years would make more. I would support the Affordable Care Act to that students would have healthcare coverage opportunities upon graduation until they obtain a job.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

As a liberal arts major, and married to another one, I fully support the reinstatement of the Javits Fellowship and similar humanities, arts, and social science programs.

Funding: STEM

I support the federal funding of university research programs that demonstrates a need or opportunity to enhance the future quality of life in the areas of STEM or healthcare.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I support the domestic re-validation of F-style student visas. I am surprised to learn that we aren’t already doing this. The reasoning for doing it is so obvious and sound.

Open Access

I would support the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2013. I would want to make sure that any research done for our intelligence and security needs was appropriated reviewed prior to its being made publicly available.

 

R. Mike Frey Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IN 9 Libertarian

 

Todd Young Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House IN 9 Republican

 

Kansas
James ‘Jim’ E. Sherow Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House KS 1 Democratic

 

Tim Huelskamp Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House KS 1 Republican

 

Christopher Clemmons

Student Loans

U.S. House KS 2 Libertarian This particular issue is very nuanced and there is no silver bullet that is going to solve the problem. We need to do a variety of different things to solve the student debt issue.First, all government loans to students should be 0% interest. The government should not be profiting off of the nations youth. / Second, we need to better educate students on their career options and not simply push all students into college. The extra high demand has continually raised the cost of education in this country. We need to encourage students to look into alternative careers like electricians, heavy machinery operators, etc. / Finally we need to cap the amount of money that can be lent to students and encourage students to attend more affordable community colleges instead of big name universities.The last two steps are very important in reducing the demand and overall cost of education, as the abnormally high demand is the main problem. By capping the amount of money lent to students, large universities will be required to rethink their tuition costs as the majority of students taking out loans will be unable to afford them. This will require universities to lower the cost of education. Right now, the unlimited money being given to students is allowing universities to charge whatever they choose, putting students further and further into debt.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Society benefits from programs that encourage the arts and humanities. While a fiscal value cannot be placed on said fields, the value of creating new ideas and perspectives is drastically important to the societal wellbeing of our country. History has shown that civilizations that focused on these fields were often the most prosperous and open minded cultures to have ever existed.

Funding: STEM

As a science teacher and a graduate from the school of Geology at KU, I find STEM education to be of the utmost importance. Be it from the state or federal level, pushing for STEM education in k-12 is vital to our country’s economy.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I support the domestic revalidation of student visas as it does lower the burden of students in the revalidation process and encourages students to remain at a legal status.

Open Access

I have not personally read the bill, however, all information should be free and open to the public. I’ve personally used the PubMed database dozens of times and know its an incredibly valuable resource. I would support any legislation that works to keep information free and open to the public.

 

Lynn M. Jenkins Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House KS 2 Republican

 

Margie Wakefield No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House KS 2 Democratic

 

Kelly Kultala Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House KS 3 Democratic

 

Kevin W. Yoder Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House KS 3 Republican

 

Perry Schuckman

Student Loans

U.S. House KS 4 Democratic I do not believe the interest rates should differ for any students. I have hired physicians, dentists, and social work MSW’s. I know how daunting their student loans were to their personal life and yet they were essential to the services we were rendering. / / I would support lowering the overall interest rates for student loans. I would also look at some form of regulation on the ever increasing cost of education when balanced against inflation.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I don’t agree that that arts and humanities should be excluded from the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program. I would support revisiting the Javits Fellowship and other similar programs to better understand why humanities and social science is not a national need.

Funding: STEM

I would be very cautious on this topic, particularly in terms of what the research entails. I have grave reservations that some past federal monies has been used for most unethical experimentation. Only one error in this respect is one to many and I realize that the bulk of funding has been beneficial for humanity, but just the same, there has to be significant clarification on what is ethical and what is not.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I was not aware of this requirement and would need to do further research on this matter. As presented, the requirement does not make fiscal sense for the student or the various government agencies involved.

Open Access

I do not have satisfactory background information to offer an opinion on this question this late into a campaign. But if elected I would certainly be open to learning more.

 

Mike Pompeo Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House KS 4 Republican

 

Chadwick ‘Chad’ J. Taylor No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A KS N/A

 

Gregory Orman Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate KS Independent

 

Randall A. Batson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate KS Libertarian

 

Charles ‘Pat’ Patrick Roberts No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate KS Republican

 

Kentucky
Edward ‘Ed’ Whitfield Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House KY 1 Republican

 

Charles Kendall Hatchett No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House KY 1 Democratic

 

Ron Leach Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House KY 2 Democratic

 

Steven Brett Guthrie Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House KY 2 Republican

 

Gregory Peter Puccetti Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House KY 3 Independent

 

John A. Yarmuth Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House KY 3 Democratic

 

Mark A. Gatton Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House KY 3 Independent

 

Michael Macfarlane No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House KY 3 Republican

 

Thomas Massie Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House KY 4 Republican

 

Peter Newberry No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House KY 4 Democratic

 

Harold ‘Hal’ Rogers Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House KY 5 Republican

 

Kenneth ‘Ken’ S. Stepp No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House KY 5 Democratic

 

Elisabeth Jensen Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House KY 6 Democratic

 

Garland ‘Andy’ Barr Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House KY 6 Republican

 

Ed Marksberry No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A KY N/A

 

Mitch McConnell Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate KY Republican

 

Alison Lundergan Grimes No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate KY Democratic

 

David Patterson No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate KY Libertarian

 

Louisiana
Jeffry Lamonte Sanford Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House LA 1 Libertarian

 

Vinny Mendoza Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House LA 1 Democratic

 

Lee Dugas No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House LA 1 Democratic

 

Stephen ‘Steve’ J. Scalise No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House LA 1 Republican

 

Cedric L. Richmond Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House LA 2 Democratic

 

Gary Landrieu Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House LA 2 Democratic

 

David Brooks No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House LA 2 No Party Affiliation

 

Rufus Johnson No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House LA 2 Democratic

 

Samuel Davenport No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House LA 2 Libertarian

 

Bryan Paul Barrilleaux No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House LA 3 Republican

 

Charles W. Boustany No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House LA 3 Republican

 

Russell Richard No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House LA 3 No Party Affiliation

 

John C. Fleming Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House LA 4 Republican

 

Randall Lord Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House LA 4 Libertarian

 

Harris Brown Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House LA 5 Republican

 

James ‘Jamie’ E. Mayo Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House LA 5 Democratic

 

Neil Riser Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House LA 5 Republican

 

Ralph Lee Abraham Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House LA 5 Republican

 

Vance M. McAllister Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House LA 5 Republican

 

Charles Saucier No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House LA 5 Libertarian

 

Clyde C. Holloway No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House LA 5 Republican

 

Ed Tarpley No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House LA 5 Republican

 

Eliot S. Barron No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House LA 5 Green Party

 

Zach Dasher No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House LA 5 Republican

 

Charles Trey Thomas Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House LA 6 Republican

 

Craig McCulloch Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House LA 6 Republican

 

Dan Claitor Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House LA 6 Republican

 

Lenar Whitney Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House LA 6 Republican

 

Norman ‘Norm’ Clark Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House LA 6 Republican

 

Paul Dietzel II Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House LA 6 Republican

 

Rufus Holt Craig Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House LA 6 Libertarian

 

Cassie Felder No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House LA 6 Republican

 

Edwin Edwards No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House LA 6 Democratic

 

Garret Graves No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House LA 6 Republican

 

Peter Williams No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House LA 6 Democratic

 

Richard Lieberman No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House LA 6 Democratic

 

Robert ‘Bob’ Bell No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House LA 6 Republican

 

Jeff Guerriero No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A LA N/A

 

Jeff Landry No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A LA N/A

 

Justin Ansley No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A LA N/A

 

Raymond Brown No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A LA N/A

 

Brannon McMorris Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate LA Libertarian

 

Mary L. Landrieu No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate LA Democratic

 

Rob Maness No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate LA Republican

 

Thomas Clements No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate LA Republican

 

Vallian Senegal No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate LA Democratic

 

Wayne Ables No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate LA Democratic

 

William ‘Bill’ Cassidy No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate LA Republican

 

William Waymire No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate LA Democratic

 

Massachusetts
Richard E. Neal Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MA 1 Democratic

 

James ‘Jim’ P. McGovern Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MA 2 Democratic

 

Nicola ‘Niki’ S. Tsongas Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MA 3 Democratic

 

Roseann ‘Ann’ Ehrhard Wofford Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MA 3 Republican

 

Joseph ‘Joe’ P. Kennedy III Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MA 4 Democratic

 

Katherine M. Clark Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MA 5 Democratic

 

Christopher ‘Chris’ Stockwell Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MA 6 Independent

 

Seth W. Moulton Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MA 6 Democratic

 

Richard R. Tisei No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MA 6 Republican

 

Michael ‘Mike’ E. Capuano Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MA 7 Democratic

 

Stephen F. Lynch Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MA 8 Democratic

 

John C. Chapman Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MA 9 Republican

 

William ‘Bill’ R. Keating Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MA 9 Democratic

 

Brian J. Herr No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate MA Republican

 

Edward ‘Ed’ J. Markey No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate MA Democratic

 

Maryland
Andrew ‘Andy’ P. Harris Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MD 1 Republican

 

Bill Tilghman Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MD 1 Democratic

 

David Banach

Student Loans

U.S. House MD 2 Republican I believe that student loans, from the government, should be without interest. The government should not act as a bank, nor use students to increase their revenue.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences are important to, not only our country, but globally. I believe we must continue the Javits Fellowship, and continue to preserve these important areas with our brightest.

Funding: STEM

It is important to continue the funding in order to find new cures with new minds.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I agree with it.

Open Access

I support this Act.

 

CA Dutch ‘Dutch’ Ruppersberger Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MD 2 Democratic

 

Ian Schlakman Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MD 2 Green

 

Charles A. Long Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MD 3 Republican

 

John P. Sarbanes Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MD 3 Democratic

 

Arvin Vohra Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MD 4 Libertarian

 

Donna F. Edwards Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MD 4 Democratic

 

Nancy Hoyt Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MD 4 Republican

 

Christopher ‘Chris’ P. Chaffee Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MD 5 Republican

 

Steny H. Hoyer Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MD 5 Democratic

 

Daniel ‘Dan’ John Bongino Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MD 6 Republican

 

George Gluck Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MD 6 Green Party

 

John Delaney Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MD 6 Democratic

 

Corrogan R. Vaughn Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MD 7 Republican

 

Elijah E. Cummings Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MD 7 Democratic

 

Scott Soffen Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MD 7 Libertarian

 

Christopher ‘Chris’ Van Hollen Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MD 8 Democratic

 

Dave Wallace Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MD 8 Republican

 

Maine
Chellie M. Pingree Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House ME 1 Democratic

 

Isaac J. Misiuk Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House ME 1 Republican

 

Richard Murphy Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House ME 1 Independent

 

Blaine Richardson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House ME 2 Independent

 

Bruce L. Poliquin Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House ME 2 Republican

 

Emily Ann Cain Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House ME 2 Democratic

 

Shenna Bellows Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate ME Democratic

 

Susan M. Collins No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate ME Republican

 

Michigan
Dan Benishek Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 1 Republican

 

Ellis Boal Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 1 Green Party

 

Jerry Cannon Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 1 Democratic

 

Loel Robert Gnadt No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 1 Libertarian

 

Bill Huizenga Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 2 Republican

 

Dean Vanderstelt Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 2 Democratic

 

Ronald E. Graeser No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 2 U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan

 

Ronald Welch II No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 2 Libertarian

 

Bob Goodrich Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 3 Democratic

 

Justin Amash Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 3 Republican

 

Tonya Duncan No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 3 Green Party

 

John Moolenaar Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 4 Republican

 

George M. Zimmer No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 4 U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan

 

Jeff Holmes No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 4 Democratic

 

William ‘Will’ Tyler White No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 4 Libertarian

 

Allen D. Hardwick

Student Loans

U.S. House MI 5 Republican I believe that education and higher education is a fundamental need in order to bring back prosperity to this nation. The cost of tuition and interest of student loans can be a great burden to those entering their field of work. To help jump start their career, a one year grace period should be granted before repayment begins. Then that payment would be based on their income reviewed every 6 months. As long as payments are made in a timely manner, these payments could be stretched out over 20 years or longer if needed. The interest rate should never be higher than 2%. Making it easier for people to pay back these loan would cause a lot less defaults.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

There should be grants for those who have excelled in academic abilities. If some of the areas covered by these grants were lost in consolidation, this needs to be reexamined and evaluated to find out why and suggest a solution or alternative program that would close the gap.

Funding: STEM

Currently our federal spending level is at an unacceptable high that cannot be maintained much longer. In order to concentrate on getting proper funding to areas that would benefit the people, other government programs need to be cut and/or streamlined to be more efficient. We must be fiscally responsible with what we have without major tax increases. We need bipartisan support in making government more efficient and accountable to make any increase in areas like this that may need more funding.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

As long as there is support from their country of origin and we are in good standing relations with them, I don’t see a problem. This however would require approval on many levels both here and abroad which I’m not sure if it would be possible at this time.

Open Access

I firmly believe in government transparency but for some reason, this bill does not have very strong support. I’m not familiar with the reason why as I have not researched it fully. From what I know, my position at this time would be no because of it’s implications and possible threat of confidential information that could be leaked as a result.

 

Daniel ‘Dan’ T. Kildee Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 5 Democratic

 

Harold Jones No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 5 Libertarian

 

Erwin J. Haas Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 6 Libertarian

 

Frederick ‘Fred’ Stephen Upton Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 6 Republican

 

Paul Clements Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 6 Democratic

 

John Lawrence No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 6 Green Party

 

Rick Strawcutter Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 7 U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan

 

Timothy ‘Tim’ L. Walberg Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 7 Republican

 

David Swartout No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 7 No Party Affiliation

 

Kenneth L. Proctor No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 7 Libertarian

 

Pamela ‘Pam’ Byrnes No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 7 Democratic

 

Eric Schertzing

Student Loans

U.S. House MI 8 Democratic I support it; we need to provide additional relief to graduate students and reconcile this unnecessary disparity. I support legislative options that would allow refinancing of student loans at lower interest rates, like Sen. Warren’s bill, S. 2432.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I would want to know more about what led to the consolidation and whether any reforms would be needed to the Javits Fellowship program before immediately resuming it in its previous form.

Funding: STEM

It must be substantially increased and paid for by closing special interest loopholes. This research is an investment in our future health and prosperity, and must be a priority.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

Support, with safeguards and oversight.

Open Access

Support

 

James T. Weeks II No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 8 Libertarian

 

Jeremy Burgess No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 8 Natural Law Party

 

Jim Casha No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 8 Green Party

 

Mike Bishop No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 8 Republican

 

George Brikho Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 9 Republican

 

Gregory Creswell No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 9 Libertarian

 

John McDermott No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 9 Green Party

 

Sander ‘Sandy’ M. Levin No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 9 Democratic

 

Chuck Stadler Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 10 Democratic

 

Candice S. Miller No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 10 Republican

 

Harley G. Mikkelson No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 10 Green Party

 

Bobby McKenzie Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 11 Democratic

 

Dave Trott Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 11 Republican

 

John J. Tatar No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 11 Libertarian

 

Bhagwan Dashairya No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 12 Libertarian

 

Debbie Insley Dingell No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 12 Democratic

 

Gary Walkowicz No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 12 No Party Affiliation

 

Terry Bowman No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 12 Republican

 

John Conyers Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 13 Democratic

 

Chris Sharer No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 13 Libertarian

 

Jeff Gorman No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 13 Republican

 

Sam Johnson No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 13 No Party Affiliation

 

Brenda L. Lawrence Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 14 Democratic

 

Leonard C. Schwartz Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 14 Libertarian

 

Stephen Boyle Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MI 14 Green Party

 

Christina L. Barr No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MI 14 Republican

 

Christina Conyers No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A MI N/A

 

Jim Fulner

Student Loans

U.S. Senate MI Libertarian I would look to unify the rates by eliminating the loans. Studnet loans are a well intented government program that most hurt those it was intended to help. Government subsidized loans have been artificial means in the marketplace which has allowed tuition and living expenses on campus to skyrocket far beyond its place in the market. As long as the U.S. Government exists I would consider phasing out current student loan debt, but it would have to be in a way that would be equitable and not found to be extremely unfair to those who have worked hard to pay it off. Though it may be easier and less controversial to simply over through the existing state.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I support private organizations funding arts and humanites and encourage them to do so. I do not support stealing from your neighbors through taxation for any reason.

Funding: STEM

Such programs are well intended, but they become dis focused. As an engineer I feel that money invested, made available by eliminating taxation, by private engineering firms and similar organizations, would be more beneficial as it is much closer to the source of wealth and would have a far greater positive effect on the economy than the removal and redistribution by the sate.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I support whole heartily. I will support any means to make easier to come to the U.S. legally, it is immoral to treat individuals differently based on which side of an artificial line used to control people he happens to have been born on.

Open Access

I think all government regulation should be eliminated.

 

Chris Wahmhoff

Student Loans

U.S. Senate MI Green Party I am heavily in favor of legislation introduced by Elizabeth Warren, I don’t think this legislation failed. I think our legislators failed and this should be brought back after we replace corporate law makers with ones who sincerely care about our students more then PAC money.There is no reason we invest in banking institutions more then our students in regards to subsidies

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I would very passionately support reallocation from defense, Prison industry, or corporate subsidies to restore and even expand this program

Funding: STEM

I would echo my thoughts for Javits, I want to see our actions and budget reflect prioritizing education, Arts, research and development focused on more then corporate interests and would push for legislation that empowers this economic transition

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I think this sounds like a no brainer, to support it. Why would we make students leave like this? I would support legislation simplifying this process, as well as strengthening programs for our students to attend schools in places like Germany that are giving students secondary educational support

Open Access

I am from Kalamazoo michigan, I grew up on the Kalamazoo river which was destroyed by the first oil spill of it’s kind with no realistic research done for our health impacts. I wish to see science restored to a public service and would gladly support this legislation to start seeing this happen

 

Gary C. Peters Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate MI Democratic

 

Richard A. Matkin No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate MI U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan

 

Terri Lynn Land No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate MI Republican

 

Minnesota
Jim Hagedorn Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MN 1 Republican

 

Timothy ‘Tim’ J. Walz Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MN 1 Democratic/Farmer/Labor

 

Paula Overby

Student Loans

U.S. House MN 2 Independence “The bigger problem is the principle. I support a Government pay down of student loans and a free no frills college education for all students. That you make graduate studies far more affordable for those who choose that option.Student dept is a serious problem and a top priority 1) Provide a Government pay down of student loans 2) Provide a free no frills college education for all students.”

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I support it. STEM is important in Global Economics but we can not sacrifice culture to the sole interest of Corporate Profits.

Funding: STEM

I have supported a 20% increase. We have lost our technology leadership and we need to restore that for economic security in a Global Market.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I could use more background but it certainly makes sense. Germany is now providing free college education to foreign students as well. We could certainly do much better.

Open Access

I support that. I support greater infusion and faster adoption of knowledge and technology for the broader social benefits. I oppose current trends in patent and copyright law being used to suppress information and control markets.

 

John P. Kline Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MN 2 Republican

 

Mike Obermueller Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MN 2 Democratic/Farmer/Labor

 

Erik Paulsen Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MN 3 Republican

 

Sharon Sund Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MN 3 Democratic/Farmer/Labor

 

Dave Thomas

Student Loans

U.S. House MN 4 Independence I advocate nothing less than the forgiveness of all student loan debt. / I support legislation that removes the federal government from the student loan process.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I support tuition free universities.

Funding: STEM

No issue

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I support it

Open Access

All research should be free to the public, a la Tesla.

 

Betty McCollum Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MN 4 Democratic/Farmer/Labor

 

Sharna Wahlgren Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MN 4 Republican

 

Doug Daggett Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MN 5 Republican

 

Keith Maurice Ellison Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MN 5 Democratic/Farmer/Labor

 

Lee Bauer Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MN 5 Independence

 

Joe Perske Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MN 6 Democratic/Farmer/Labor

 

John Denney Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MN 6 Independence

 

Tom Emmer Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MN 6 Republican

 

Collin C. Peterson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MN 7 Democratic/Farmer/Labor

 

Torrey N. Westrom Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MN 7 Republican

 

Ray ‘Skip’ Sandman Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MN 8 Green Party

 

Rick Nolan Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MN 8 Democratic/Farmer/Labor

 

Stewart Mills Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MN 8 Republican

 

Al Franken Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate MN Democratic/Farmer/Labor

 

Heather Johnson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate MN Libertarian

 

Mike McFadden Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate MN Republican

 

Steven W. Carlson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate MN Independence

 

Missouri
Daniel ‘Dan’ Elder Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MO 1 Republican

 

William Lacy Clay Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MO 1 Democratic

 

Robb E. Cunningham No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MO 1 Libertarian

 

Ann Wagner Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MO 2 Republican

 

Arthur H. Lieber Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MO 2 Democratic

 

Bill Slantz Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MO 2 Libertarian

 

Blaine Luetkemeyer Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MO 3 Republican

 

Courtney Denton Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MO 3 Democratic

 

Steven R. Hedrick Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MO 3 Libertarian

 

Vicky Hartzler

Student Loans

U.S. House MO 4 Republican Ensuring students have access to funding sources like student loans is critical for the pursuit of higher education. With increasing college costs, it is important that lawmakers like myself work with students and school administrators to ensure our educational system is affordable to all students who want to work hard to earn a degree. I believe improving education on the wise use of student loans and supporting policies to provide a higher quantity of quality career opportunities are critical for this generation of college students.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

During this time of fiscal austerity, it is important to reflect on our key priorities for all funding sources. Some worthwhile endeavors which previously had been funded with federal dollars may have to reach out beyond tax dollars for additional funding. The Javits Fellowship may be one of them.

Funding: STEM

The basic research conducted by graduate students has been a long term key to U.S. innovation giving our country a competitive advantage in a variety of fields from agriculture to technology. Prioritizing and funding this basic and applied research is a function the federal government is uniquely qualified to conduct in cooperation with our state partners, public land grant institutions, and industry professionals. I will continue to be a strong supporter of NIH funding and STEM education and advance research priorities that will benefit all Americans.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

Immigration reform is an important issue that deserves the attention of Congress. We should work to get this right, which is why the House has chosen to examine each component of reform individually and in detail. I am a strong supporter of legal immigration and supporting those who follow our laws, which is why I have supported efforts to improve the process for highly skilled workers to stay and work in our country after receiving their degree. Along those same lines, I would support efforts to streamline and simplify the F-type Visa process including domestic revalidation as long as strong controls are maintained to ensure the safety of all Americans.

Open Access

Ensuring that federally-funded research is available to the general public and increasing transparency is vital to maintaining strong innovation and educational systems. I support a uniform system across government agencies designed to ensure free access to publically funded research within a reasonable timeframe.

 

Nate Irvin Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MO 4 Democratic

 

Jacob Turk Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MO 5 Republican

 

Emanuel Cleaver II No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MO 5 Democratic

 

Roy Welborn No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MO 5 Libertarian

 

W. ‘Bill’ A. Hedge Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MO 6 Democratic

 

Russ Lee Monchil No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MO 6 Libertarian

 

Samuel ‘Sam’ B. Graves No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MO 6 Republican

 

Billy Long Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MO 7 Republican

 

Jim Evans Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MO 7 Democratic

 

Kevin Craig Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MO 7 Libertarian

 

Terry Fuhrmann Hampton

Student Loans

U.S. House MO 8 Independent I believe the government should not profit from student loans (for either undergraduate or graduate students). I would like to see interest removed from the student loan process or reduced to a rate that is negligible. Small administrative fees could be charged when the loans are initiated to help cover actual costs associated with the loans.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I am, unfortunately, completing this survey right at the deadline and have not had adequate time to research the specifics of this proposal enough — as to why there was a consolidation, for instance — to have an informed opinion. (However, I certainly like the idea of encouraging the humanities, arts and social sciences.)

Funding: STEM

This is an area where we cannot afford to fall behind. I would like to see funding restored to at least the FY2010 levels and believe that increasing funding (eventually, if not in the short-term) would definitely have a positive economic impact.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

This is not an area in which I am well versed, but such domestic revalidation certainly seems to be a reasonable proposal with no downside.

Open Access

Again, I hesitate to commit to a specific position without some additional research into the matter at hand, but this seems to be reasonable legislation.

 

Barbara Hamill Stocker Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MO 8 Democratic

 

Doug Enyart Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MO 8 Constitution

 

Rick Vandeven Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MO 8 Libertarian

 

Jason T. Smith No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MO 8 Republican

 

Ted Brown No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MO 8

 

Vincent Jennings No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MO 157 Democratic

 

Northern Mariana Islands
Gregorio ‘Kilili’ Camacho Sablan Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MP Independent

 

Andrew Sabian Salas No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MP Democratic

 

Mississippi
Danny Bedwell Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MS 1 Libertarian

 

Patrick Alan Nunnelee Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MS 1 Republican

 

Ron E. Dickey Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MS 1 Democratic

 

Lajena Walley No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MS 1 Republican

 

Bennie G. Thompson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MS 2 Democratic

 

Shelley Shoemake No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MS 2 Republican

 

Troy Ray No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MS 2 Independent

 

Douglas ‘Doug’ MacArthur Magee

Student Loans

U.S. House MS 3 Democratic I SUPPORT REUNIFYING AND REINSTATING AND LEGISLATION TO DRASTICALLY REDUCE STUDENT LOAN AND REPAYMENT RATES.. /

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I SUPPORT THIS INITIATIVE.

Funding: STEM

THE CURRENT SPENDING LEVELS SHOULD BE SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASED,

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION.

Open Access

I SUPPORT THE SAME RATES FOR ALL ACCESS.

 

Gregg Harper Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MS 3 Republican

 

Roger Gerrard Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MS 3 Independent

 

Barbara Dale Washer No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MS 3 Republican

 

Matt Moore

Student Loans

U.S. House MS 4 Democratic I would support reunifying the undergraduate and graduate/professional student loan rates and reinstating subsidized loans for graduate and professional students. I would support or propose legislation that would allow more people to limit their repayment to an affordable percentage of their monthly income. In turn improving the situation regarding perpetual debt through a sustained and affordable repayment structure.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I support reinstating the Javits Fellowship, as well as similar programs in the humanities, arts, and social science. Without the arts and humanities the finer points of language, expression, literature, history, and so much more would be lost to future generations. just as important, whom will teach it to them.

Funding: STEM

I believe that the current spending levels for the NIH, NSF, and other federal agencies for STEM are below what they need to be to maintain our place at the cutting edge of humanity’s technological progress. I would support increasing funding for those programs. Underfunding these programs when they have proven to make positive contributions to the nations economic stability is irresponsible.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I would support legislation that allows for the domestic revalidation of F-type student visas. An more efficient, cost effective, and advantageous method should be conducted when identified.

Open Access

I support public access to the results of research funded by the American taxpayer.

 

Joey Robinson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MS 4 Libertarian

 

Steven M. Palazzo Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MS 4 Republican

 

Eli ‘Sarge’ Jackson No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House MS 4 Republican

 

Thad Cochran Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate MS Republican

 

Travis W. Childers Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate MS Democratic

 

Shawn R. O’Hara No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate MS Republican

 

Montana
John Lewis Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MT Democratic

 

Mike Fellows Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MT Libertarian

 

Ryan K. Zinke Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House MT Republican

 

John E. Walsh No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A MT N/A

 

Roger Roots

Student Loans

U.S. Senate MT Libertarian I do not support government subsidies, handouts or bailouts of any kind. The student loan/debt program is responsible for driving up tuition costs, and I will work to abolish it.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

“I oppose every form of government bailouts, handouts or “”giveaways.”” It subsidizes demand artificially, causing prices to rise.”

Funding: STEM

Scientific research is best done by the private sector.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I’m a libertarian so I think the whole process needs to be deregulated.

Open Access

There shouldn’t be federally funded research. But if there is, it should be freely accessible.

 

Amanda G. Curtis Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate MT Democratic

 

Steve Daines Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate MT Republican

 

North Carolina
Arthur Jason Rich

Student Loans

U.S. House NC 1 Republican 1. I will support and if necessary, initiate repeal of H.R. 1911. Further, the Government has no reasonable interest in “loan sharking”. / A. Reunification of Graduate/professional loan rates and subsidizing should be a priority of Representatives. / B. For cause (lack of jobs, depressed economy, indifference of elected officials, State and Federal) deferment of payment until employment and reasonable “cushion” acquired by students as well as investigation and oversight of questionable collection procedures by loan carriers is a priority of mine.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

2. Funding Graduate Education Arts and Humanities are necessary toward development of the “whole person”. Too many graduates have focused to the point of becoming “Robotic Geeks”, thus, interpersonal relationships (How we deal with each other) has diminished. I will support reinstating the Javits Fellowship and promoting equity in being human, as well as Tech Savvy. /

Funding: STEM

My personal observation of the STEM Program is, it serves a necessary purpose. Funding should be adequate and though governmental in nature, less interference by Special Interest/Lobbyist leaning representatives. Stem cell is an example. Its proven Science and works in so many needed areas of health care and embryos are not destroyed, but of late, biologically enhanced & created.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

3. Renew them here. Back and forth revalidation serves nothing but bureaucratic needs-doubled.

Open Access

4. Guarantee access to peer reviewed results within the original parameters of H.R. 708 and S. 350. Change in all areas is happening at an accelerated pace. As a researcher and innovator in health care, as well multifactorial areas, rapid response is a priority. NIH as well as related areas continues to be over influenced politically. FDA being among the worst.

 

George ‘G.K.’ K. Butterfield No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NC 1 Democratic

 

Clayton ‘Clay’ Holmes Aiken Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 2 Democratic

 

Renee Ellmers Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 2 Republican

 

Marshall Adame Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 3 Democratic

 

Walter Beaman Jones No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NC 3 Republican

 

David Eugene Price Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 4 Democratic

 

Paul Wright Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 4 Republican

 

Joshua ‘Josh’ Ethan Brannon Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 5 Democratic

 

Virginia Ann Foxx Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 5 Republican

 

Bradley Mark Walker Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 6 Republican

 

Laura Fjeld No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NC 6 Democratic

 

David Rouzer Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 7 Republican

 

John ‘J. Wesley’ Wesley Casteen Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 7 Libertarian

 

Jonathan Barfield Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 7 Democratic

 

Richard Hudson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 8 Republican

 

Antonio Blue No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NC 8 Democratic

 

Robert Pittenger Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 9 Republican

 

Patrick T. McHenry Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 10 Republican

 

Peter ‘Tate’ Tatum MacQueen IV Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 10 Democratic

 

Mark Meadows Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 11 Republican

 

Thomas ‘Tom’ Waddell Hill Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 11 Democratic

 

Alma S. Adams Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 12 Democratic

 

Vincent ‘Vince’ E. Coakley Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 12 Republican

 

Brenda L. Cleary Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 13 Democratic

 

George Holding Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NC 13 Republican

 

Sean N. Haugh

Student Loans

U.S. Senate NC Libertarian Federal government subsidies of tuition have only made prices skyrocket, making higher education unaffordable to almost everyone. It’s basic economics; by flooding the market with government cash, prices will rise to absorb it all. Meanwhile, everyone now graduates with a crushing load of debt, which limits options in employment as well as keeping people from providing for themselves and their families. I’d support simply wiping away all current student debt and starting over.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

If government stopped taking responsibility for all the spending required to maintain these programs, many more such fellowships could be provided by the private sector.

Funding: STEM

Again, federal government control of research spending only makes it more expensive and inefficient.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I support domestic revalidation of student visas.

Open Access

I agree that any information collected by the federal government should be made available to the people as quickly as possible.

 

Janet ‘Kay’ R. Hagan Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate NC Democratic

 

Thom Tillis Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate NC Republican

 

North Dakota
George B. Sinner Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House ND Democratic-NPL

 

Kevin Cramer Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House ND Republican

 

Robert Jack Seaman Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House ND Libertarian

 

Nebraska
Dennis P. Crawford Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NE 1 Democratic

 

Jeff Fortenberry Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NE 1 Republican

 

Brad Ashford Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NE 2 Democratic

 

Steven C. Laird Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NE 2 Libertarian

 

Lee R. Terry No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NE 2 Republican

 

Adrian M. Smith Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NE 3 Republican

 

Roger Mark Sullivan No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NE 3 Democratic

 

Dave Domina Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate NE Democratic

 

Jim Jenkins Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate NE Independent

 

Todd Watson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate NE Independent

 

Ben Sasse No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate NE Republican

 

New Hampshire
Carol Shea-Porter

Student Loans

U.S. House NH 1 Democratic I believe that subsidized loans for graduate and professional students should be reinstated, and and interest rates on unsubsidized Stafford loans should match those of undergraduate loans. If we want all levels of education to be accessible to everyone, then we need to make sure that professional and graduate education is affordable. We need to fix the problem of student debt, and one piece of the puzzle is again providing subsidized loans for graduate and professional students.I have supported several bills designed to relieve the burden of student debt. I am an original cosponsor of the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, to allow students to refinance private and government loans at lower interest rates. In 2010, I helped write and pass the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, which switched subsidized private loans to direct loans. In addition, I was an original cosponsor of HR 1595, the Student Loan Relief Act, which would have maintained the 3.4% interest rate on Stafford loans, and I voted against the first version of HR 1911, which would have allowed interest rates to double for many students.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

As a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus and the Congressional Humanities Caucus and an ardent supporter for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, I know how important it is to fund and protect these kinds of programs. I was not in Congress when these changes to the Javits Fellowship were made, but I do oppose the changes. As a member of the Education and Labor Committee during the 110th Congress, I helped write HR 4137, the Higher Education Opportunity Act, which was signed into law and kept the Javits Fellowship intact.

Funding: STEM

As a member of the STEM Education Caucus, I know that we absolutely must be funding these agencies more if we want to keep growing our innovation economy and move research forward, and I have sent letters to the Appropriations Committee stating exactly that. Research projects can’t be put on “pause” until there’s more funding available, and younger researchers are missing out on opportunities as a result of less federal funding.In the 110th Congress, I voted for the “Innovation Agenda,” also known as the America COMPETES Act (HR 2272). This was a landmark bill to boost our country’s STEM education, innovation, and research by authorizing funding for agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Office of Science at the Department of Energy. As you know, the America COMPETES Act is up for reauthorization, and I am following that process closely.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I agree that domestic revalidation of F-type student visas should be an option.

Open Access

I agree that a public access policy is important, and I have asked Rep. Doyle to add me as a cosponsor of the FASTR Act.

 

Frank C. Guinta Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NH 1 Republican

 

Ann ‘Annie’ McLane Kuster Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NH 2 Democratic

 

Marilinda ‘Mari’ Garcia Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NH 2 Republican

 

Jeanne Shaheen Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate NH Democratic

 

Scott P. Brown No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate NH Republican

 

New Jersey
Donald W. Norcross Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 1 Democratic

 

Scot John Tomaszewski Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 1 Unaffiliated

 

Donald Letton No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 1 D-R Party

 

Garry Cobb No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 1 Republican

 

Margaret ‘Marge’ M. Chapman No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 1 Republican

 

Mike Berman No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 1 Of the People

 

Robert Shapiro No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 1 Stop Boss Politics

 

Frank A. LoBiondo Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 2 Republican

 

William ‘Bill’ Hughes Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 2 Democratic

 

Alexander Spano No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 2 D-R Party

 

Bayode Olabisi No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 2 Independent

 

Costantino ‘Tino’ Rozzo No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 2 American Labor

 

Gary ‘G-Man’ S. Stein No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 2 Independent

 

Aimee Belgard No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 3 Democratic

 

Frederick John Lavergne No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 3 D-R Party

 

Tom MacArthur No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 3 Republican

 

Christopher ‘Chris’ H. Smith Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 4 Republican

 

Ruben M. Scolavino Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 4 Democratic

 

Scott Neuman Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 4 D-R Party

 

Roy Cho Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 5 Democratic

 

Scott Garrett Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 5 Republican

 

Mark D. Quick No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 5 For Americans

 

Dorit Goikhman Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 6 Libertarian

 

Anthony Wilkinson No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 6 Republican

 

Frank J. Pallone No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 6 Democratic

 

Janice L. Kovach Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 7 Democratic

 

Leonard Lance Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 7 Republican

 

Jim Gawron No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 7 Libertarian

 

Albio Sires Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 8 Democratic

 

Jude-Anthony Tiscornia Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 8 Republican

 

Pablo R. Olivera Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 8 Unity Is Strength

 

Herbert H. Shaw No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 8 Politicians Are Crooks

 

Robert B. Thorne No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 8 911 Truth Needed

 

Dierdre Paul Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 9 Republican

 

Nestor Montilla Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 9 Unaffiliated

 

William ‘Bill’ J. Pascrell Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 9 Democratic

 

Donald ‘Don’ M. Payne Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 10 Democratic

 

Yolanda Dentley Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 10 Republican

 

Dark Angel No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 10 Future Vision

 

Gwendolyn Franklin No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 10 Bullying Breaks Hearts

 

Mark Dunec

Student Loans

U.S. House NJ 11 Democratic Despite their young age, our nation’s students are saddled with debt. The average student attending a NJ university holds $29,287 in debt from student loans, the eighth highest total in the nation. In total, there is $1 trillion in outstanding student loan debt in the US today.Because students are burdened with financial instability, more and more college grads are moving home with their parents. These millennials are less likely to purchase homes in large part because of their student loan debt. These students cannot move on with their lives because of their massive fiscal obligations.If we want to allow an entire generation to begin to fight for the American Dream, we must help them. Student loan rates currently range between 6 and 8 percent, higher than most mortgages. Why should students pay such a high rate when some mortgages are cheaper?

This is why I support Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to tie student loan interest rates to the federal reserve interest rate. Aptly named the discount rate, the Federal Reserve charges low interest rates to commercial banks on loans. This rate is the lowest possible interest rate, currently at . 075 percent , and will always be the lowest rate. If we tie student loan interest rates to the discount rate, students will be able to pay back their loans, move out of their parents homes, and begin living their lives.

When these students apply for loans, it will be at a fixed rate, the discount rate at the time of the loan application. This will ensure that students receive the education they deserve at a reasonable cost. With lower interest rates, students who could not otherwise afford student loan interest payments will also receive the opportunity to acquire a college education.

With more money in their pockets, an entire generation will be able to begin purchasing homes, cars, and contribute to our national economy. If we want our economy to keep growing and a new generation of Americans to succeed, we must lower student loan rates.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I am for reinstating these types of important programs.

Funding: STEM

They need to be increased!As the 11th Congressional District’s Federal Representative, I will promote innovative solutions to educate our students. I believe that we must, for the sake of this nation, graduate more students fully prepared for success at 21st Century workforce levels. This is the case for university students, and high school graduates. Adults, no matter their level of education, need to have the skillsets necessary to succeed and productively contribute to the nation throughout the course of their lives.I will support successful teachers who are the most important factor in the success of our education system. I will push for increased investment in early childhood learning programs. I will also explore any reasonable federal initiative to promote affordable pathways to technical, undergraduate, and graduate education, encompassing all accredited community colleges, colleges, and universities.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

For it.

Open Access

For it.

 

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 11 Republican

 

Kenneth ‘Ken’ J. Cody

Student Loans

U.S. House NJ 12 Truth Vision Hope I believe that subsidized loans should be made available for graduate and professional students. We should also reunify the undergraduate and graduate/professional student loan rates. We need to offer our students the best opportunity of a quality education because knowledge is a powerful tool. I would pass legislation that would expand Pell Grants for students across the county to help pay for college. I would also support the growth of online college courses so that we can cut the cost of attending a college and still receive a quality education.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I would support the reinstatement of the Javits Fellowship program. In the past only a small percentage of Javits applicants received financial funding. That needs to be expanded. Programs such as the arts, humanities and social sciences are important forms of education as well and need sufficient funding. We need to expand these programs for students to have opportunities in learning.

Funding: STEM

We cannot afford to cut funding to programs like the National Institutes of Health or the National Science Foundation. I am also concerned over the plan to consolidate federal STEM education programs. Quite possibly if we eliminate programs it will reduce all resources possible for STEM initiatives. I will support legislation for more funding to these programs.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

If students meet the criteria then domestic revalidation of F-type student visas should be made possible. It would also make education more accessible for students. If done in a secure manner I would support legislation for domestic revalidation.

Open Access

The general public should have access to any findings related to Science and Technology as soon as possible. I believe the research should be made available even sooner than six months. I support the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2013.

 

Bonnie Watson Coleman Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 12 Democratic

 

Don DeZarn Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 12 Legalize Marijuana Party

 

Jack Freudenheim Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NJ 12 Start the Conversation

 

Alieta Eck No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 12 Republican

 

Allen J. Cannon No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 12 D-R Party

 

Steven W. Welzer No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NJ 12 Green Party

 

Lee Anne Brogowski No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A NJ N/A

 

Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Harlan Boss

Student Loans

U.S. Senate NJ Independent Forgive all student loans, and give future loans interest free. I want to give a Free Internet College for all under and graduate degrees. It is time that anyone who wants to be a lawyer, nurse, doctor, or any degree is free on the internet for all NJ residents, including books.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Education should be free for all degrees. I want to give a Free Internet College for all under and graduate degrees. It is time that anyone who wants to be a lawyer, nurse, doctor, or any degree is free on the internet for all NJ residents, including books.

Funding: STEM

I believe the grants shouid be increased.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

i agree with saving the foreign students extra costs.

Open Access

I am for free access for everyone.

 

Cory A. Booker Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate NJ Democratic

 

Jeff Bell Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate NJ Republican

 

Antonio N. Sabas No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate NJ Independent

 

Eugene Martin LaVergne No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate NJ D-R Party

 

Hank Schroeder No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate NJ Independent

 

Joseph ‘Joe’ Baratelli No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate NJ Libertarian

 

New Mexico
Michelle Lujan Grisham Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NM 1 Democratic

 

Mike Frese Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NM 1 Republican

 

Roxanne ‘Rocky’ Lara Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NM 2 Democratic

 

Stevan ‘Steve’ Edward Pearce Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NM 2 Republican

 

Ben Ray Lujan Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NM 3 Democratic

 

Jefferson ‘Jeff’ L. Byrd Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NM 3 Republican

 

Allen E. Weh Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate NM Republican

 

Thomas ‘Tom’ S. Udall Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate NM Democratic

 

Nevada
Annette Teijeiro Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NV 1 Republican

 

Kamau Bakari Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NV 1 Independent American

 

Richard ‘Ricardo Carlos’ Charles Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NV 1 Libertarian

 

Alice ‘Dina’ Constadina Titus No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NV 1 Democratic

 

Janine Hansen Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NV 2 Independent American

 

Kristen Spees Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NV 2 Democratic

 

Mark E. Amodei No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NV 2 Republican

 

Steven St John

Student Loans

U.S. House NV 3 Independent I am for equalization for both for undergrad and graduate education. Legislatively, I would put a cap on the cost of education for all universities and colleges. But there remains more pressing reasons, 1. Education has become more profitable, 2. less state funding, 3 more demand for education by federal lending programs. Simply put, more students are seeking education. We need to restructure the system as with community colleges as a less expensive alternative and online education. With technology, we won’t need brick and mortar but we can to create virtual reality education where there is an overall classroom feeling and participation. If we can create a higher demand for online than the brick and mortar there maybe reductions to the pricing. The economic environment is still weak but parents are beginning to find other alternatives that are less expensive for education. The online experience needs to be made more user friendly for there have been complaints that it is tougher to get your education online. It is not a simple matter and a lot of reorganization needs to be worked out. It is one of my priorities but truthfully my number 1 priority is jobs because in my district there is about 80,000 that are unemployed and the jobs that are offered are only part time work. I do have ideas to create jobs but it will take a lot of determination and know how.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I am for it but we may need to rethink about your future and the type of education that will provide you a living in many new types of occupations that can be interesting and challenging.

Funding: STEM

I am for increasing both STEM and NSF but we are going to have to think in creative ways to find funding for these programs legislatively.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I do not have answer to this question as of yet and still studying this question. A lot is going on around the world and unfortunately and the implications are not good. Security for this country is real issue and it will have unintended consequences.

Open Access

I am for simplification of this act in the way that the information is put out there.

 

David Goossen Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NV 3 Independent

 

Erin Bilbray-Kohn Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NV 3 Democratic

 

Joseph ‘Joe’ Heck Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NV 3 Republican

 

Randy Kimmick Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NV 3 Libertarian

 

Cresent Hardy Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NV 4 Republican

 

Russell Best Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NV 4 Independent American

 

Steven Horsford Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NV 4 Democratic

 

Steven P. Brown Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NV 4 Libertarian

 

New York
Lee M. Zeldin Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 1 Republican

 

Timothy ‘Tim’ H. Bishop Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 1 Democratic

 

Jason Strom No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NY 1 Green

 

Patricia ‘Pat’ M. Maher

Student Loans

U.S. House NY 2 Democratic We need to lower federal interest rates for student loans across the board, but also focus more on grants. To create more opportunities while alleviating student debt, I propose indexing Pell Grants to inflation while extending the Social Security Student Benefit up to age 22 for students pursuing college or vocational school. This would create an incentive to pursue a degree, and help students with retired, disabled and deceased parents who otherwise would not be able to afford to further their education.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I support reinstating the Javits Fellowship and other programs to help fund graduate students in the fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Funding: STEM

I support restoring STEM federal funding to what it was before 2010.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I support legislation that allows for the domestic revalidation of F-type student visas.

Open Access

I support the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act of 2013.

 

Peter ‘Pete’ T. King Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 2 Republican

 

William D. Stevenson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 2 Green

 

Anthony E. Tolda Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 3 Constitution

 

Grant Lally Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 3 Republican

 

Steve J. Israel Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 3 Democratic

 

Bruce Blakeman Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 4 Republican

 

Kathleen M. Rice No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NY 4 Working Families

 

Allen Steinhardt No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NY 5 Allen

 

Gregory W. Meeks No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NY 5 Democratic

 

Grace Meng Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 6 Democratic

 

Jose Luis Fernandez Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 7 Republican

 

Nydia M. Velázquez Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 7 Working Families

 

Allan ‘Al’ E. Romaguera No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NY 7 Conservative

 

Hakeem Jeffries Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 8 Democratic

 

Alan Bellone No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NY 8 Conservative

 

Daniel Cavanagh No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NY 9 Conservative

 

Yvette Diane Clarke No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NY 9 Democratic

 

Jerrold ‘Jerry’ L. Nadler Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 10 Democratic

 

Michael Dilger No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NY 10 Flourish Every Person Can Shine Like the Sun

 

Ross Brady No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NY 10 Conservative

 

Domenic M. Recchia Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 11 Democratic

 

Henry ‘Hank’ J. Bardel Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 11 Green

 

Michael Grimm Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 11 Republican

 

Nicholas ‘Nick’ Di Iorio Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 12 Republican

 

Carolyn B. Maloney No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NY 12 Democratic

 

Charles ‘Charlie’ B. Rangel Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 13 Democratic

 

Daniel Vila Rivera No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NY 13 Green

 

Kenneth D. Schaeffer No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NY 13 Working Families

 

Joseph ‘Joe’ Crowley Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 14 Democratic

 

Elizabeth Perri No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NY 14 Conservative

 

William Edstrom

Student Loans

U.S. House NY 15 Green Forgive all student loans.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Free public colleges & free public universities.

Funding: STEM

1% of the Federal budget directed towards discovering & making available cures & better treatments for medical conditions. Same level of funding at other grant funding Federal agencies plus annual increases for inflation.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

Allow visa renewals within the USA.

Open Access

Make all such government records freely available online within 90 days.

 

José M. Serrano Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 15 Working Families

 

Eduardo Ramirez No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NY 15 Conservative

 

Eliot L. Engel Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 16 Democratic

 

Christopher ‘Chris’ A. Day Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 17 Republican

 

Nita M. Lowey No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NY 17 Democratic

 

Nan Hayworth Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 18 Republican

 

Scott Smith Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 18 Mr. Smith

 

Sean Patrick Maloney Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 18 Democratic

 

Christopher ‘Chris’ Patrick Gibson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 19 Republican

 

Sean S. Eldridge No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NY 19 Democratic

 

Jim Fischer Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 20 Republican

 

Paul D. Tonko Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 20 Democratic

 

Aaron G. Woolf Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 21 Democratic

 

Elise M. Stefanik Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 21 Republican

 

Matthew ‘Matt’ J. Funiciello Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 21 Green

 

Richard L. Hanna Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 22 Independence

 

Martha Robertson

Student Loans

U.S. House NY 23 Democratic We are approaching a crisis in our student loan system. With over $1 trillion in student loan debt, it is clear the system is untenable in its current form. To make matters worse, the ballooning cost dissuades many bright young people from pursuing higher education in the first place.I do not believe that graduate degrees should have a higher loan rate, and would support reunifying undergraduate and graduate loan rates at the lower level. I oppose policies like those of my opponent, Congressman Tom Reed, that slash funding for Pell Grants and increase the cost of Stafford loans. We need creative, independent solutions to tackle the student loan crisis. I believe students should be able to refinance their loans to take advantage of lower rates, just as we can with mortgages and commercial loans. We absolutely should tie monthly payments to income. I would repeal the law that protects private loans from bankruptcy proceedings. These reforms are a message to our young people that we are investing in their success. A college education, and a graduate degree, should be attainable for middle class Americans, not just the wealthiest families.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

We would be remiss as a country if we did not support the arts, humanities, and social science. Solving national problems requires a diversity of expert voices. In Congress, I will explore different avenues to support these fields.

Funding: STEM

“As a former kindergarten teacher, I know the importance of STEM education ‰ÛÒ I was teaching physics to 5 year olds before we called it “”STEM””! To prepare a workforce that can compete in the 21st century, we need to invest in STEM education. In Congress, I‰Ûªll be a voice for educational policies that make STEM more accessible to all students. If we address these issues in lower levels of education, we can begin to close the gender gap in the sciences at the collegiate and graduate level.Regarding funding for research, my opponent, Congressman Tom Reed, has been part of the problem in Washington, slashing funding for basic research. We need to invest in research that will create new technologies and new jobs, and the scientists and entrepreneurs of the 23rd Congressional District have the ability to take the leadWhile Chair of the Tompkins County Legislature, I convened a group of scientists to brainstorm ideas for clean energy projects based on their research. They saw the enormous potential in the scientific community to address climate change. This is just one example of how scientific research can solve pressing issues.

Unfortunately, Congressman Reed‰Ûªs policies slash federal research funding even below current levels, which are already insufficient. Our government has a vital role to play, investing in promising research and laying the groundwork for the private sector to commercialize the best ideas and create new jobs. In Congress, I‰Ûªll fight cuts to NSF, NIH, and other basic research.”

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

People educated in the United States should have the opportunity to stay here, creating jobs and opening new businesses. There is something wrong with our immigration system when we force the people we have educated to take the skills they gained abroad. I believe we should look at temporary visas to make the process more manageable for these degree holders, like the provisions in the bipartisan Senate comprehensive immigration reform package.

Open Access

Publicly funded research should be accessible to the public. Increased transparency and communication among scientists allows for the development of promising new avenues of study. If there are no adverse impacts from making this research accessible, then they absolutely should be available to the public. These are the kinds of common sense reforms I would be proud to advocate for in Congress.

 

Thomas ‘Tom’ W. Reed II No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House NY 23 Republican

 

Daniel ‘Dan’ B. Maffei Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 24 Democratic

 

John M. Katko Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 24 Republican

 

Louise McIntosh Slaughter Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 25 Democratic

 

Mark W. Assini Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 25 Republican

 

Brian M. Higgins Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 26 Democratic

 

Kathleen ‘Kathy’ A. Weppner Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 26 Republican

 

Chris Collins Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 27 Republican

 

James ‘Jim’ D. O’Donnell Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 27 Democratic

 

Adriano Espaillat Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House NY 31 Democratic

 

Ohio
Fred Kundrata Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House OH 1 Democratic

 

Steven ‘Steve’ J. Chabot Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House OH 1 Republican

 

Marek Tyszkiewicz

Student Loans

U.S. House OH 2 Democratic I would follow the path Sen. Elizabeth Warren laid out. The bill, by lowering interest rates to refinancing existing loans, gives students and current grads a better ability to make important life decisions without the worry of burdening debt.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I support funding programs like this and others. The government should be in the business of promoting our best to accomplish great things and that’s what this does.

Funding: STEM

Federal funding has been under fire across the board because of the recession. Now that our economy is recovering, I support restoring the funding and continually updating the funding through sliding scales based on inflation and raises tuition cost.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

It’s in our interests for the best and brightest from all over the world to be able study here in the United States for the benefit of our people and for our economy. I support the legislation

Open Access

I support the Act. I believe that we should have open access to the federally funded research done in this country because we want to encourage innovation and development in this country. That’s the reason we fund research in the first place.

 

Brad Wenstrup Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House OH 2 Republican

 

John Adams Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House OH 3 Republican

 

Joyce Beatty Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House OH 3 Democratic

 

James ‘Jim’ Jordan Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House OH 4 Republican

 

Janet Garrett Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House OH 4 Democratic

 

Eric Eberly No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House OH 5 Libertarian

 

Robert ‘Bob’ Edward Latta No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House OH 5 Republican

 

Robert Fry No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House OH 5 Democratic

 

Dennis Lambert

Student Loans

U.S. House OH 6 Green Party I believe that interest rates for student loans should be the lowest interest rates for those who have completed coursework that ended in a degree. As a college student who paid for my first degree through the GI Bill and grants and now completed a Bachelors degree and am in $45K of loan debit that has been transformed into $65,000 in debit, I know how hard it is to take out loans for college. And while I do not feel I could continue on in school, it is only because I do not want to take on any more student loan debit. I truly believe that we need to eradicate student loan debit in able to ensure a vibrant economy. / Specific legislation that I would support if elected to Congress: Elimination of any student loan debit over $20,000; legislation to make college education free, improvement to primary and secondary education that includes a more enriched educational experience, and limit teaching to tests.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

One of the greatest achievements of mankind is its ability to think and make creative art. I believe that finding such educational endeavors are of paramount importance as part of the human experience. We claim greatness because we have beautiful artwork, brilliant poetry and creative writing, and people who make creative decisions about the designs of our cities and infrastructure. Creative thinking is the basis for most of humanity and by supporting the arts and humanities, we get to better know ourselves as a culture and people. / So I believe that funding the Javits Fellowship and other programs in a similar vein are important and I would fully support them.

Funding: STEM

More than just increasing the funding for research into STEM education, I believe we need to make those discoveries widely known and distributed. It is only through studying these fields have we developed the technology that we rely on today that make our lives either more convenient or more frustrating. But in my opinion, just additional funding for these fields are not just enough, we have to make science, technology, engineering, and math interesting and practical to the students learning these things, because only this way will the student willfully and purposefully pursue knowledge in these studies. / My personal experience is that I have a dyslexia type disorder that is related to math and numbers. Due to this, I found it very hard to perform math in school and was prevented from taking additional classes in science and chemistry because of my poor performance in algebra. When I attended college, I was required to take a chemistry class and when I took my CHEM 101 class, I ended up scoring 106% in the class. I didn’t need all the math they said I needed, and by that time I had solved my problem with doing math on my own. / We cannot discourage children from pursuing STEM education and work to make it easier for them to participate in educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I think that allowing domestic revalidation of F-type student visas is perfectly reasonable and I would support legislation that would make this a possibility.

Open Access

I believe that we need a more educated populous in Science and Technology research and would support any legislation that would make it easier and quicker for the general public to access federally funded research for free.

 

Bill Johnson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House OH 6 Republican

 

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U.S. House OH 6 Democratic

 

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U.S. House OH 7 Republican

 

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U.S. House OH 8 Constitution

 

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U.S. House OH 8 Republican

 

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U.S. House OH 8 Democratic

 

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U.S. House OH 9 Democratic

 

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U.S. House OH 9 Republican

 

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U.S. House OH 10 Republican

 

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U.S. House OH 10 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House OH 10 Democratic

 

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U.S. House OH 11 Democratic

 

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U.S. House OH 11 Republican

 

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U.S. House OH 12 Republican

 

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U.S. House OH 12 Green Party

 

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U.S. House OH 12 Democratic

 

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U.S. House OH 13 Democratic

 

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U.S. House OH 13 Republican

 

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U.S. House OH 14 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House OH 14 Republican

 

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U.S. House OH 14 Democratic

 

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U.S. House OH 15 Democratic

 

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U.S. House OH 15 Republican

 

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U.S. House OH 16 Republican

 

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U.S. House OH 16 Democratic

 

Oklahoma
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U.S. House OK 1 Republican

 

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U.S. House OK 2 Republican

 

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U.S. House OK 2 Democratic

 

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U.S. House OK 2 Independent

 

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U.S. House OK 3 Republican

 

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U.S. House OK 3 Democratic

 

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U.S. House OK 4 Democratic

 

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U.S. House OK 4 Republican

 

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U.S. House OK 4 Independent

 

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U.S. House OK 5 Democratic

 

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U.S. House OK 5 Independent

 

Robert T. Murphy No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House OK 5 Independent

 

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U.S. House OK 5 Republican

 

Tom Boggs No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House OK 5 Independent

 

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N/A OK N/A

 

Constance ‘Connie’ N. Johnson

Student Loans

U.S. Senate OK Democratic The ridiculously high cost of student loans is determining who can and cannot attend college, potentially eliminating many bright and talented people from the mix. I support reunifying undergrad and graduate/professional student loan rates and reinstating subsidized loans for graduate and professional students. I would support Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposal S2432 to allow students to refinance student loan debt, and work with her and other committed members to ensure action on this proposal in the next session.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

As a humanities/social science major I support reinstatement of the Javits Fellowship and similar humanities, arts, and social science programs.

Funding: STEM

I support restoring the 10% R&D funding reduction, as well as increased funding as a way of restoring jobs and continuing economic recovery and growth.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I support domestic revalidation of F-type student visas.

Open Access

I support making the results from federally funded research freely available to the public within six months of publication.

 

Joan E. Farr

Student Loans

U.S. Senate OK Independent “I would be in favor of reunifying the undergraduate and graduate/professional student loan rates and reinstating subsidized loans for graduate and professional students. As a United States senator, I am proposing a “”Get Out of Debt Plan”” for all Oklahomans that will also help bridge the gap between the rich and the poor. It would involve anyone who had a desire to improve themselves in some way (such as discontinuing drugs, drinking, gambling, smoking, overeating, overspending, etc.). If they commit to doing this for one year, then a wealthy person agrees to pay off their debt [up to a certain amount]. I think this program would benefit college students significantly as a way to ease the burden of student debt.”

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I plan to take a poll of Oklahoma voters before voting on any bill, and then vote with the majority. I am an artist myself and although I would be in favor of reinstating the Javits Fellowship, I would take a poll of Oklahoma voters to see if they agree.

Funding: STEM

I personally think that technology has become too far advanced with the ability to put everyone under surveillance through the use of cell phones. This is an invasion of the right to privacy under the 4th Amendment, yet our government ignores this entirely. If Oklahomans agreed, I would be in favor of an additional decrease in spending levels for this effort.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I would have to research this more fully to give an educated answer to this question. It does not state why international students must leave the U.S. to revalidate their student visa, and I would need to know the reasoning behind it.

Open Access

I would have to research this more fully to give an educated answer to this question.

 

James ‘Jim’ M. Inhofe Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate OK Republican

 

James Lankford Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate OK Republican

 

Matt Silverstein Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate OK Democratic

 

Ray Woods Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate OK Independent

 

Aaron DeLozier No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate OK Independent

 

Mark Beard No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate OK Independent

 

Oregon
Steven Cody Reynolds Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House OR 1 Pacific Green

 

Suzanne Bonamici Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House OR 1 Democratic

 

William Jason Yates Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House OR 1 Republican

 

James G. Foster No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House OR 1 Libertarian

 

Aelea Christofferson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House OR 2 Democratic

 

Greg P. Walden Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House OR 2 Republican

 

Sharon Durbin No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House OR 2 Libertarian

 

David Walker Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House OR 3 No Party Affiliation

 

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U.S. House OR 3 Democratic

 

Jeffrey Langan Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House OR 3 Libertarian

 

James L. Buchal No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House OR 3 Republican

 

Michael Meo No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House OR 3 Pacific Green

 

Mike Beilstein

Student Loans

U.S. House OR 4 Pacific Green All students should have the same access to resources for contiuning their education. We should work toward eliminating tuition for all higher education. Educated creative citizens are an asset for the entire country. Putting the responsibility of financing education on students maintains a class system of haves and have-nots.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

“Resources for humanities education shuld be available to students who wish to pursue those areas. There is no greater virute to “”hard science”” and engineering than for the liberal arts.”

Funding: STEM

“We should greatly expand educational resources in all areas, including the “”STEM”” disciplines.”

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

Immigration rules and their application are uneccesarily punitive. We need to recognize that immigrants are beneficial and essential part of our community and economy. We must eliminate rules that make it difficult or impossible for immigrant studens, workers and their families to participater in our society.

Open Access

The public shuld have ready access to new knowledge generated by publicly funded research. The patent system in our country has permited pharmaceutical companies monopolistic control of medical/biological information which was primarily developed through publicly funded research.

 

Arthur ‘Art’ B. Robinson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House OR 4 Republican

 

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U.S. House OR 4 Democratic

 

David Chester No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House OR 4 Libertarian

 

Marvin J. Sannes

Student Loans

U.S. House OR 5 Independent Education is among the highest return on investment public spending we can do. I support public funding of Education at every level and propose completely free education from cradle to grave – funded by a dramatic decrese in defense spending.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Yes, reinstate this Fellowship program.

Funding: STEM

Fund this research. I have not heard of these and have no background to make an informed decision but if it’s research and education i support it.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

Certainly support visa exchange. These are esoteric questions which require the most general response. The expense and red tape in this program is creating paperwork employment for government and in no way supports the product of education.

Open Access

I support access, research, and transparency and open participation – if this act enhances these value. Or should I say this act must enhance these values to gain my support.

 

Daniel Souza Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House OR 5 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House OR 5 Democratic

 

Raymond Lee Baldwin Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House OR 5 Constitution

 

Tootie Smith Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House OR 5 Republican

 

Christina ‘Chris’ Jean Lugo

Student Loans

U.S. Senate OR Pacific Green I believe that we should prioritize education over other items such as military and defense. I believe education should be free and University kindergarten through PHD I believe we should pay for it through higher taxes and redirecting funding away from other programs which are nonproductive such as defense contractors. I support lowering interest rates on federal students. loan

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I support reinstatement of this fellowship.

Funding: STEM

I believe we need to increase funding for stem education and research I believe that we need to encourage more women to study in these fields and to consider them as professional careers.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I support revalidation of F type student visa and easy path for immigration and citizenship.

Open Access

I support the fair access to science and technology research act of 2013.

 

James E. Leuenberger Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate OR Constitution

 

Jeffery ‘Jeff’ A. Merkley Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate OR Democratic

 

Monica Wehby Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate OR Republican

 

Mike Montchalin No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate OR Libertarian

 

Pennsylvania
Megan Rath Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 1 Republican

 

Robert ‘Bob’ A. Brady No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House PA 1 Democratic

 

Armond James Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 2 Republican

 

Chaka Fattah Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 2 Democratic

 

Mike Kelly Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 3 Republican

 

Dan Lavallee No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House PA 3 Democratic

 

Linda Deliah Thompson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 4 Democratic

 

Scott Perry Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 4 Republican

 

Glenn ‘G.T.’ W. Thompson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 5 Republican

 

Kerith Strano Taylor Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 5 Democratic

 

Manan Trivedi Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 6 Democratic

 

Ryan A. Costello Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 6 Republican

 

Mary ‘Mary Ellen’ Ellen Balchunis

Student Loans

U.S. House PA 7 Democratic I support lowering graduate student loan interest rates so they are in line with undergraduate loan rates, and reinstating subsidized graduate student loans. I was only able to go to college and graduate school because of Pell grants and subsidized loans, and the next generation of Americans should have the same opportunities I had.In Congress, I will FIGHT to make higher education more affordable. As the first person in my family to graduate from college I know how hard it can be for students to afford an education. That’s why I support the Emergency Loan Refinancing Act introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren. This bill will give students a fair shot by allowing them to refinance their existing loans at 3.86%, which is the current rate for new loans. / This bill will also give millions of people out of college the opportunity to refinance their loans at today’s low rate of 3.86%. Americans will be able to use the money they save from reduced student loan interest to save for a house, better provide for their families, and start new businesses. The Emergency Loan Refinancing Act will help current students and their families as well as the millions of hard-working Americans who are out of college and are still paying on their student loans. I also support increasing Federal funding for Pell Grants and other programs that help hard-working young people afford a college education. A vote for me is a vote to make the dream of a college education more attainable for millions of Americans.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

As I mentioned above, I was only able to afford an education due to grants and subsidized loans, and I want to make sure every American has similar opportunities. Many of my own students going on to graduate programs would benefit from reinstatement of the Javits Fellowships.

Funding: STEM

We should restore funding to at least the level of previous real spending. As the nation learned this week, there is an Ebola vaccine in development, which could have been ready by now if the NIH had received adequate funding. My opponent voted to cut NIH funding, and that was absolutely the wrong decision. We never know where the next crisis will come from, and we need to be proactive, not reactive. Our odds of solving the next crisis safely and effectively are a lot better if we fund the research now.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I am in favor of any measure that can reduce government costs and provide better service at the same time.

Open Access

I would need more information. In general, I support efficient public access to government-funded research. But I do have concerns about the national security implications of releasing certain research findings to the public, and I would need to know how the Act addresses any security concerns.

 

Patrick ‘Pat’ Meehan Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 7 Republican

 

Kevin Strouse Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 8 Democratic

 

Michael ‘Mike’ G. Fitzpatrick No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House PA 8 Republican

 

Alanna K. Hartzok

Student Loans

U.S. House PA 9 Democratic Yes to reunify and reinstate. / In order to ease debt burden I would co-sponsor in the House similar legislation to what Senator Elizabeth is proposing to substantially reduce student loan interest payments.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

“Yes to reinstate. The United States is woefully inadequate in funding higher education. We lag far behind other countries. We do not need to increase tax burden of working people but we DO need to reprioritize our government spending while cutting billions of dollars of subsidies to several large corporations – so-called “”corporate welfare.”””

Funding: STEM

I would work to increase federal research and development funding for STEM education.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

Yes I would support legislation that allows for the domestic revalidation of F-type student visas.

Open Access

Yes, I support Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2013.

 

Bill Shuster Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 9 Republican

 

Nick Troiano Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 10 Independent

 

Scott F. Brion No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House PA 10 Democratic

 

Thomas ‘Tom’ A. Marino No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House PA 10 Republican

 

Andrew ‘Andy’ J. Ostrowski Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 11 Democratic

 

Louis ‘Lou’ J. Barletta Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 11 Republican

 

Erin McClelland Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 12 Democratic

 

Keith Rothfus Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 12 Republican

 

Carson Dee Adcock Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 13 Republican

 

Michael ‘Mike’ F. Doyle No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House PA 14 Democratic

 

Charles ‘Charlie’ W. Dent Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 15 Republican

 

Joseph ‘Joe’ R. Pitts Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 16 Republican

 

Tom Houghton Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 16 Democratic

 

David ‘Doc’ J. Moylan Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 17 Republican

 

Matthew ‘Matt’ A. Cartwright Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 17 Democratic

 

Timothy ‘Tim’ F. Murphy Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 18 Republican

 

Brendan F. Boyle Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House PA 170 Democratic

 

Rhode Island
Cormick Brendan Lynch Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House RI 1 Republican

 

David N. Cicilline Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House RI 1 Democratic

 

James ‘Jim’ R. Langevin Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House RI 2 Democratic

 

Rhue Reis Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House RI 2 Republican

 

Mark S. Zaccaria Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate RI Republican

 

John ‘Jack’ Francis Reed No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate RI Democratic

 

South Carolina
Marshall ‘Mark’ Clement Sanford Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House SC 1 Republican

 

Harold Geddings III

Student Loans

U.S. House SC 2 Labor Like many of you, I too am struggling with tens of thousands of dollars of student-loan debt. It has long been a grievance of mine that the ruling elite of this country insist we need an educated workforce yet burden us with insurmountable amounts of debt when we attempt to get educated–and in many cases, we find that the jobs for which we were preparing simply don’t exist after graduation. As such, I will support and co-sponsor any effort to lower interest rates on student loans or expand funding for Pell grants and subsidized student loans. Furthermore, I believe an income-contingent loan repayment system is one we need to seriously consider as well. With that said, however, I must point out that all efforts to do so are merely treating the symptoms and not the disease. The real problem here is our for-profit higher education system and a student-loan system too closely tied to the big banks. If Germany and Norway can afford to make their institutes of higher learning tuition-free, it is nothing short of shameful that we, the richest nation in the world, refuse to even consider doing so for our own people. Yes, it’s a radical idea, but one that someone needs to bring up, and this is one of the main reasons why I agreed to run for Congress in the first place.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

“One of the hallmarks of a truly civilized society is that it appreciates and encourages its artists, writers, and philosophers at least as much as its businessmen, politicians, and bankers. The fact we as a nation are no longer doing so is as sure a sign of our slow decline as our crumbling roads and disappearing manufacturing sector. My opposition loves to talk about “”taking our country back,”” but I would argue that in order to truly do so we need to be as concerned for our cultural development as our economic well-being. Therefore, once I am elected I will champion the expansion of arts, humanities, and social science programs at all educational levels.”

Funding: STEM

“My opponent loves to talk about “”government spending”” being the biggest problem facing this country. The problem isn’t how much is being spent–it’s HOW it’s being spent. FAR too many of our tax dollars are being flushed away on corporate subsidies and the Pentagon budget and not spent where it could have the most positive net economic benefit–namely, social programs and scientific advancement. One needs only to look at the massive technological leaps that were spurred on by NASA or how much public health has improved overall thanks to the CDC to realize that, contrary to what Ronald Reagan claimed, government isn’t always the problem. I don’t propose raising taxes–I propose that we as a nation need to massively adjust our priorities, slash the grossly bloated defense budget, and reinvest that money back where we could derive the most benefit as a society–including research and development programs.”

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

During my undergraduate days, I once had to help a good friend of mine (a Ukrainian national whose entire family had already emigrated either to the United States or Russia) navigate the maze that is US immigration law. She was faced with the choice of either swallowing the huge cost of going back to the Ukraine, where she had no family and nowhere to live, just to re-apply for a visa, or face expulsion and eventual deportation. Ultimately we won–a US Senator took her case and got her in through some obscure loophole–but that experience taught me just how broken our whole visa system is. It also gave me a new appreciation for anyone so determined to make a better life for themselves and their families that they would willingly tackle a bureaucracy that bewildering. I believe the way we currently handle student visas is nothing short of lunacy, and I will gladly draft legislation–call it Yuliya’s Law if you will–to overhaul that system and allow for these kinds of renewals to be handled domestically.

Open Access

This is an act with which I am not terribly familiar, but I fail to see any problem with the proposal. Unless anyone can give me a compelling reason to vote otherwise–and my research into it has not produced any thus far–I would have no problem supporting it. I am generally in favor of anything that promotes our society’s scientific advancement.

 

Addison ‘Joe’ Graves Wilson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House SC 2 Republican

 

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U.S. House SC 2 Democratic

 

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U.S. House SC 3 Democratic

 

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U.S. House SC 3 Republican

 

Curtis E. McLaughlin Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House SC 4 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House SC 4 Republican

 

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U.S. House SC 5 Republican

 

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U.S. House SC 5 Democratic

 

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U.S. House SC 6 Republican

 

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U.S. House SC 6 Democratic

 

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U.S. House SC 6 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House SC 7 Democratic

 

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U.S. House SC 7 Republican

 

Jill Bossi

Student Loans

U.S. Senate SC American Student debt, both Undergrad and Graduate, has become a serious problem for the future of our workforce and our economy. The overall cost of post secondary education has escalated beyond what is affordable for most students. A recent study found an increase in the debt being assumed by upper income students which is a significant change from past studies. This indicates that the cost of education is out of reach for all but the wealthiest. America has to change that. However, this problem will not be solved by one piece of legislation; it will take a number of steps to begin to correct these systematic problems. The following highlights my ideas on such legislative approaches. 1) For those currently carrying massive student debt, America should expand programs that invite students to work for the U.S. government in federal, nonprofit or military jobs (their option) for a minimum of two years. In exchange these students would have reductions in their overall debt, earn a marketable wage and begin giving back to their country by the work they do. This would also enable America to provide teachers, medical professionals, problem solvers in rural as well as inner city areas to address the lack of skilled labor in many communities in the U.S. This service could be extended long enough to allow complete pay off of the student debt. 2) We need to change the cost structure for all public university systems. We must make it affordable and accessible to all those who qualify to attend said universities. We must also acknowledge that a university path is not the right path for everyone and create equal paths to trade and technical schools for those so inclined, providing the same pathway to education and training. America needs good electricians, welders and plumbers as much as we need doctors, financial professionals and teachers. 3) America needs to prepare for the future of post secondary education well in advance, so one day we can offer the same opportunities to all of our young people that Germany and many of the European countries currently offer to theirs. Higher education has become as critical as primary K-12 education — at least the undergraduate programs have. We cannot do this overnight — we must plan for it and save for it, to implement it in the future, when the plan can be self sustaining and provide for all who qualify.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

“A civilization that is to survive and thrive needs “”thinkers”” as well as “”doers””. We need those who are skilled in the humanities and social sciences as much as we need those skilled in the sciences and math. I am not familiar with the specifics of the Javits Fellowship; but I would be open to exploring ways in which individuals could qualify to pursue “”graduate”” studies in humanities and social services while at the same time serving their country and providing for skills that are needed to solve real and pressing problems. (See above) Again, these are not challenges that are answered in a few short questions. They are ones that will take cross functional problem solving to identify the issues, causes and potential solutions for long term sustainability.”

Funding: STEM

I believe strongly that we must increase our investments as a nation in STEM education and research. This investment must begin at the elementary level and continue all the way through post doctoral studies in the U.S. America must be the country that produces the top STEM graduates as well as benefitting from their knowledge in building our economy, our government and our future. I see a role for public/private partnership in STEM that would provide the resources for building such programs, while at the same time ensuring outlets for those that are graduating to enter meaningful and contributory working environments.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I would need to do more research on the issue of F-type student visas to provide a specific, cogent answer. I know that the number of international students attending our institutions of higher learning has increased X fold in the last two decades. If we are to solve the challenges of college education for American students, especially if we want to extend the opportunities to more Americans, then we have to do so in a way that puts them first in line and works with the international students second. I recognize the contributions of these international students and I believe we have to address those in our system now and provide logical pathways for them to succeed.

Open Access

“Here again, I would have to more research to better understand the issues both pro and con on FASTR. I can surmise that there are probably objections to such open publication from private corporations related to such research who have “”invested”” in the research and expect there may be profitable outcomes down the road. If we are going to successfully balance public need with private investment, we have to do so in a way that promotes private investment and provides for a reasonable rate of return. At the same time, we have to ensure that if the research is being funded by Federal research dollars that the American people are the ones benefitting from that investment. Again, these are highly complex questions, challenges and issues that deserve a thorough and thoughtful review and answer to identify the best possible path forward for all parties involved.”

 

Charles Bradley ‘Brad’ Hutto Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate SC Democratic

 

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U.S. Senate SC Democratic

 

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U.S. Senate SC Petitioning Candidate

 

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U.S. Senate SC Republican

 

Victor L. Kocher Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate SC Libertarian

 

Lindsey O. Graham No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate SC Republican

 

South Dakota
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U.S. House SD Democratic

 

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U.S. House SD Republican

 

Kurt Evans No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House SD Libertarian

 

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U.S. Senate SD Independent

 

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U.S. Senate SD Independent

 

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U.S. Senate SD Democratic

 

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U.S. Senate SD Republican

 

Tennessee
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U.S. House TN 1 Republican

 

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U.S. House TN 1 Independent

 

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U.S. House TN 1 Green Party

 

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U.S. House TN 1 Independent

 

Robert ‘Bob’ Scott

Student Loans

U.S. House TN 2 Democratic I generally think it is important for qualified students to get an education at a minimal cost- I think educated students are am investment. I taught in an associate degree program for 26 years.I

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I am very interested in science and technology and I have not thought about funding graduate students in the humanities.

Funding: STEM

am very interested in science and technology and I strongly encourage university research. I worked summers at ORNL and was appalled to see the researchers spending most of their time writing proposals.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I have not thought about this issue.

Open Access

The act sounds good but I have not thought about it.

 

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U.S. House TN 2 Independent

 

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U.S. House TN 2 Republican

 

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U.S. House TN 2 Green

 

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U.S. House TN 3 Independent

 

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U.S. House TN 3 Republican

 

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U.S. House TN 3 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TN 4 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TN 4 Republican

 

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U.S. House TN 4 Independent

 

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U.S. House TN 5 Republican

 

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U.S. House TN 5 Democratic

 

Paul Deakin No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House TN 5 Independent

 

Mike Winton

Student Loans

U.S. House TN 6 Independent Students education should not differ no matter the degree level. I would like to propose that student loans again go back into the students names and not parents. Students access to low apr loans are an absolute desire for me and my staff.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I would support reinstating the arts and humanities into the program.

Funding: STEM

in the 6th district we struggle to produce the top ten percent of upper level jobs producing engineering, research and development, or mechanical engineering for industry. I want my children to live here and raise their families here. To increase education opportunity’s would certainly get my support.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I need time to research this a little more. We are faced with illegal immigration from all angles we cannot dismiss the responsibilities of other nations restriction and confines from visiting students.

Open Access

I don’t know.

 

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U.S. House TN 6 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TN 6 Republican

 

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U.S. House TN 7 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TN 7 Independent

 

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U.S. House TN 7 Republican

 

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U.S. House TN 8 Republican

 

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U.S. House TN 8 Constitution

 

Wes Bradley No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House TN 8 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TN 9 Republican

 

Edward Paul Cook No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House TN 9 Independent

 

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U.S. House TN 9 Independent

 

Herbert Bass No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House TN 9 Independent

 

Stephen ‘Steve’ Ira Cohen No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House TN 9 Democratic

 

James L. Hart Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TN 75 Independent

 

Harrison Kelly No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A TN N/A

 

Tom Emerson

Student Loans

U.S. Senate TN Independent My response: Education is extremely important and should be affordable for any person who desires to attend college or university and obtain knowledge and experience that will benefit that person in not only obtaining a good paying job, but also become a productive individual that can develop ideas, plans, obtainable goals that will assist other individuals in a better life / style. In other words, education never ends. One always is either required to continue some form of education or one has the desire to learn on a continual basis. Education never ends, but continues throughout one’s life time.Student loans: It is enough that a person who desires to better themselves by attending a college or university and has to take out student loans in order to do so. I understand the loaning institutions must make a profit. But those / loaning institutions can make their profit from other means and not with student loans. If a loaning institution must make a profit on student loans, then it should be absolutely minimal. A straight across the board for undergraduate and graduate/professional student loans must be enforced. When elected as the next United States Senator from Tennessee, I will work toward developing, and if it needs to be accomplished, a law that will dictate to all loaning institutions / that the minimal interest rate for a student to pay back will be less than 5% of the loan. My preference is to legislate a plan of 1-2% interest rate for any student, regardless of whether they are an undergraduate or a graduate/professional. But I would prefer that the Federal Government stay out of the banking business. Since that is my preference, then the first thing I would work toward is a face-to-face communication with the loaning institutions on behalf of all students. If that fails, then the legislation I mentioned earlier would need to take place.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

My response to both questions: First, my position on reinstating the Javits Fellowship should occur.Second, Federal spending to the NSF, NIH and STEM agencies should also occur.The Federal Government has to contribute and support all educational programs, not just a few. Medical Research is directly related to students who desired to gain more knowledge in order to perform research at all levels of this Great Nation. Monetary contributions by the Federal Government should be accomplished, with the mindset and being mindful that this Great Nation has a tremendous deficit. There should be a piece of legislation that will reinstate the 10% of monetary funding and bring the funding back to the level it was before 2010. The legislation I am referring to should be non-amendable and stated, wrote in such a way that there would never be a decrease in funding again.

Funding: STEM

My answer to this question is listed above with the first question in reference to Funding Graduate Education. Please refer to my response above.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

My response: I support legislation that would allow for domestic re-validation of F-type student visas. Everything stated earlier is true. It is what I call using common sense. Logic seems to be at a distance when it comes to the current sitting Legislatures using common sense to decrease cost, aggravation, red-tape, documentation, etc. I believe it is called bureaucracy. This type of bureaucracy needs to be stopped. My position when elected is to have discussions with the other Senators and also Congress, to convince them that this type of bureaucracy needs to end and if necessary, new legislation developed to do so that will include a common sense approach toward allowing domestic re-validation of F-type student visas. This will only be a / contributing factor in our relations with other countries around the world who already look to us for assistance in many ways, not to mention eliminating costs that could be referred back to the foreign students and their countries. There are always more than one option to make things better.

Open Access

My response: Does it not make sense that if everyone who desired to read publications about research that is taking place can do so, that it may very well spark a fire in someone’s mind and heart to build upon the published research and make it even better than what the publication states? It seems to me that there are too many levels of management involved with this type of / publication (six months; peer reviewed within one year; etc.). Of course these type of publications should be reviewed by peers, but not at such a lengthy time frame. Once again the Federal deficit needs to be taken into consideration. The Federal Government should be able to contribute funds for this type of research, but that should be the limitation of their involvement. This is in direct reference to a higher and ongoing affordable education that will promote ideas and research, not put a burden and stress level upon students by worrying how they will pay back their student loans. This stress of paying back their / student loans will distract even the strongest from focusing on the task at hand; research, development, ideas and publications that only contribute to a better welfare of all Americans.

 

Martin Pleasant

Student Loans

U.S. Senate TN Green We should provide free education to the highest level achievable for our Public institutions. For current students we should eliminate the interest on student loans.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Programs that help enrich and further student learning and exploration in all disciplines are priceless.

Funding: STEM

I believe we need to add Art to STEM and make it STEAM. Creativity is an important element in finding solutions to complex problems of our time. We should increase investment in our students.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

We are a part of the global community and we have a mutually beneficial result from helping educate students from all over the world. Any unnecessary barriers to allowing access to higher education should be removed. I would support domestic validation of F-type student visas.

Open Access

I don’t have an opinion about reducing the wait time.

 

Danny Page Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate TN Independent

 

Joshua James Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate TN Independent

 

Lamar Alexander Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate TN Republican

 

William Gordon Ball Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate TN Democratic

 

Bartholomew ‘Bart’ J. Phillips No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate TN Independent

 

Choudhury ‘C.’ Salekin No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate TN Independent

 

Edmund Louis Gauthier No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate TN Independent

 

Eric Schechter No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate TN Independent

 

Joe B. Wilmoth No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate TN Constitution

 

Rick Tyler No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. Senate TN Independent

 

Texas
Louie Gohmert Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 1 Republican

 

Shirley J. McKellar No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House TX 1 Democratic

 

James Veasaw

Student Loans

U.S. House TX 2 Libertarian If these loans can not be discharge in bankrupcy , they should ALL be interest free.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I think grants should be available where deficiencies are detected in the workforce pipeline, where there is NO DEFICIENCIES, there is no need for government to be involved.

Funding: STEM

I think grants should be available where deficiencies are detected in the workforce pipeline, where there is NO DEFICIENCIES, there is no need for government to be involved.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

“”” international students must leave the United States to revalidate their student visa.”” This is a waist of a student precious funds, this need not be. I have no problem with domestic revalidation .”

Open Access

If it is paid for with PUBLIC FUNDS, the results should be available to everyone, at the same rate.

 

Mark A. Roberts Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 2 Green Party

 

Niko Letsos Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 2 Democratic

 

Ted Poe Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 2 Republican

 

Paul Blair

Student Loans

U.S. House TX 3 Green Party It is in the interest of the country to have the most educated population possible. Therefore I would pursue a system of free higher education for all who qualify academically. This would cover both graduate and undergraduate school. This program can easily be funded with the money saved by taking the US out of the military based economy we now pursue.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I would support free higher education for all fields of study. All knowledge is important.

Funding: STEM

As previously stated, I would greatly increase funding for all levels of higher education and pay for it with the saving in military programs by switching away from a military based economy. Also, I would do away with all subsidies and tax breaks for the fossil fuel industry.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I am for it without reservation.

Open Access

I am in favor of the FASTR Act.

 

Samuel ‘Sam’ Robert Johnson No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House TX 3 Republican

 

John Ratcliffe Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 4 Republican

 

Jeb Hensarling Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 5 Republican

 

Ken Ashby Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 5 Libertarian

 

Hugh Chauvin

Student Loans

U.S. House TX 6 Libertarian “Reduce or eliminate foreign aid and redirect those funds to reduce or eliminate student debt. We funnel over $30 billion a year to so called developing countries that have been “”developing”” for over 100 years. We need to make college or vocational training freely available at low or no cost to all U.S. citizens who are willing to do the work. “

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Reinstate it and redirect funds as in the first answer. There should be no limitations on what students do from anthropology to zoology. Just graduate and make a difference!

Funding: STEM

See above for foreign aid. We need to refocus our priorities and where we spend our tax dollars.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I have no issue with domestic revalidation of F type visas.

Open Access

Publications that contain sensitive information that could breach our technological lead in the world should not be accessed within 6 months of publication since so much of our research and technology seems to be hacked or stolen these days.Reports or papers that are more benign in nature whose release poses no threat to our technological leadership or would have a major beneficial impact on human health or development should be available immediately.

 

David E. Cozad Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 6 Democratic

 

Joe Linus Barton Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 6 Republican

 

Gerald Fowler Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 7 Libertarian

 

James Cargas Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 7 Democratic

 

John A. Culberson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 7 Republican

 

Ken Petty Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 8 Libertarian

 

Kevin P. Brady Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 8 Republican

 

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U.S. House TX 9 Democratic

 

Johnny Johnson Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 9 Libertarian

 

Bill Kelsey Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 10 Libertarian

 

Michael T. McCaul Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 10 Republican

 

Tawana W. Cadien Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 10 Democratic

 

Ryan Lange Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 11 Libertarian

 

K. ‘Mike’ Michael Conaway No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House TX 11 Republican

 

Edward ‘Ed’ Colliver Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 12 Libertarian

 

Kay Granger Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 12 Republican

 

Mark C. Greene Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 12 Democratic

 

Don Cook

Student Loans

U.S. House TX 13 Green Party Loans should not be necessary. A society which does not educate its people is doing itself a disservice. All student debt should be forgiven. All education should be free.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Science, technology, engineering, and math are important, but we shold not neglect humanities, arts, and the social sciences. By all means restore the Javits Fellowship and similar programs.

Funding: STEM

All should be increased.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

Sounds good to me.

Open Access

Why are we waiting six months? I believe government should be maximally transparent, and the sharing of knowledge is central to science. If there are industrial espionage concerns, reasonable patent law should protect inventors. I support the FASTR Act of 2014.

 

Emily Pivoda Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House TX 13 Libertarian

 

Michael ‘Mike’ Gene Minter No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House TX 13 Democratic

 

William ‘Mac’ M. Thornberry No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House TX 13 Republican

 

John ‘Freddie’ Wieder

Student Loans

U.S. House TX 14 Libertarian I believe that our student loans should have an interest free component for both graduate and undergraduate. If your loan is paid back by a specific date after graduation then it would be interest free. I believe that more students would go to college under this plan and tuition would be lowered because of that.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

OKAY lets do that, but lets add to that the study of religions with degrees and include but not limited to specialties in Christian Religions and other widely recognized religions like Buddhism, etc

Funding: STEM

We have millions of illegal aliens in our country, yet we continue the archaic described above. When you fix the illegal problem, the changes should also relax the requirement for students, marriage visas and family visas. Nothing happens to the people who break the law. They need to start paying taxes too and they must pay fines and do community service and take seminars about life in America and we can increase the funds you ask for in question two and solve the problem in question three at the same time.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

See the answer for question two incorporates the answer or solution for question three.

Open Access

If it is not broke, then don’t try to fix it, Work on the illegal alien problem….

 

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U.S. House TX 14 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TX 14 Republican

 

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U.S. House TX 15 Republican

 

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U.S. House TX 15 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House TX 15 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TX 16 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TX 16 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House TX 16 Republican

 

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U.S. House TX 17 Republican

 

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U.S. House TX 17 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TX 17 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House TX 18 Green Party

 

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U.S. House TX 18 Republican

 

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U.S. House TX 18 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TX 18 Independent

 

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U.S. House TX 19 Republican

 

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U.S. House TX 19 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House TX 19 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TX 20 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House TX 20 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TX 21 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House TX 21 Green Party

 

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U.S. House TX 21 Republican

 

Robert ‘Rob’ Lapham

Student Loans

U.S. House TX 22 Libertarian * I disagree with federally subsidized student loans, undergraduate or graduate, believing that they contribute disproportionally to the rapidly rising costs of higher education. / *I propose no legislation to ease the burdent of student debt.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

* I do not favor reinstating the Javis Fellowhip and similar.

Funding: STEM

* I would freeze federal spending levels to NSD, and other federal research agencies. At the same time I would remove FDA and other agerncies’ restrictive regulatory framework that unreasonably increases the costs of bringing to market new products. Market forces should prevail.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

* There should be no need for domestic revalidation of student visas. Human capital should be as free to move across national boundaries as is financial capital. Immigration quotas should be phased out. The purpose of visas, cost of which should be borne by the applicant, should provide for background checks so that criminals and terrorists are denied entry.

Open Access

I see no need for the proposed FASTR legislation. Instead, the Executive Branch should require NIH to justify the length of its one-year process.

 

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U.S. House TX 22 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TX 22 Republican

 

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U.S. House TX 23 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TX 23 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House TX 23 Republican

 

Patrick McGehearty

Student Loans

U.S. House TX 24 Democratic I would need more study of the issues before taking a position on reunifying the undergraduate and graduate/professional student loan rates, but I am inclined to view the concept favorably. I support refinancing of existing student debt held by the government to match the interest rates available on new student debt.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I support reinstating the Javits Fellowship and similar humanities, arts, and social science programs. A broad knowledge of the human condition is an important part of being educated.

Funding: STEM

Funding for STEM education and research needs to be maintained and where specific needs are identified, expanded.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

Requiring F-type student visas to have the option of domestic renewal where appropriate is a reasonable improvement of government procedures, saving the student unnecessary travel and expense.

Open Access

Open access to federally funded research that does not have security implications is a public good and should be supported. Whether the delay for public access should be six months or one year to protect journals and the peer review process is subject to some debate, but that is a detail to be resolved, given the principle of open access to publicly funded research.

 

Mike Kolls

Student Loans

U.S. House TX 24 Libertarian Education costs are out-of-control due to government involvement. Education is a local/state issue. Closing the federal Department of Education and satellite institutions (federally) would be a good first step to reducing education costs. To address the current mess of outstanding students loans (for inflated college costs) would still remain. Maybe introduce legislation (with a sunset date of 2025) that would allow employers to take tax deductions for student loan payments made in behalf of their new employees. Employers would help to defer the cost for there new employees; the employer receives the benefits.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Social issues are best addressed locally by the people directly involved. Federal mandates, made from ivory towers do not address regional or state social needs well. The People and the state legislatures are best equipped (and in closer proximity) with social issues. The issues of Texas are different than those in California, Florida, and Illinois. If the Javits Fellowship graduates would assist the sovereign states in addressing state-level issues, it would be wise to approach the sovereign states for assistance.

Funding: STEM

Again, education is a local/state responsibility. I am in favor of private industry or philanthropists establishing foundations to encourage math and the sciences. It is really not the bailiwick of the federal government.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I would like to see the world’s brightest students attend US universities and colleges. I would also like for them to stay in the US after graduation. Foreign students should be able to work/register with the appropriate sovereign state to attend an institution of higher education. My vision is to have states administer residency requirements prior to US naturalization; please see http://tx24.us/V2Law.html#immigration.

Open Access

Private enterprise is a better steward of funds than government. Private consortiums and partnerships (subject to market forces) will gravitate to necessary and practical research.

 

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U.S. House TX 24 Republican

 

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U.S. House TX 25 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House TX 25 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TX 25 Republican

 

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U.S. House TX 26 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House TX 26 Republican

 

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U.S. House TX 27 Republican

 

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U.S. House TX 27 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House TX 27 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TX 28 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TX 28 Green Party

 

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U.S. House TX 28 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House TX 29 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House TX 29 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TX 30 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TX 30 Independent

 

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U.S. House TX 30 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House TX 31 Republican

 

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U.S. House TX 31 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TX 31 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House TX 32 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House TX 32 Republican

 

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U.S. House TX 32 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TX 33 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House TX 33 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TX 34 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TX 34 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House TX 34 Republican

 

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U.S. House TX 35 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House TX 35 Green Party

 

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U.S. House TX 35 Democratic

 

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U.S. House TX 35 Republican

 

Hal J. Ridley

Student Loans

U.S. House TX 36 Green Party I support reunifying the loan rate and reinstating subsidized loans. I don’t think the interest rate should be above the inflation rate. I don’t believe commercial banks should be in the student loan business at all.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I believe in reinstating the Javits Fellowship Program and increasing funding, aid, and Pell Grants to college students.

Funding: STEM

I believe in dramatic increases in research in all areas except the military.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I could support domestic revalidation of international student visas.

Open Access

Six months seem too long to me, the sooner the better.

 

Michael K. Cole

Student Loans

U.S. House TX 36 Democratic there should be reunification as well as a reinstatement of subsidized loans.I would first suggest that student loans be charged at 0 percent interest to those that keeo a higher GPA and a .01 for students that graduate and a 1 percent interest rate for those that do not.Also, I believe that there should be alternative ways to pay. A doctor that has just graduated should be able to volunteer his or her services in a free clinic and those hours go toward that student loan, by letting graduates work off all or a portion of their student loans, the government save money.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Reinstate it

Funding: STEM

We should reinstate funding levels to 2009 levels and then insist on funding being tioed to a percentage of the budget. I currently think NASA should be funding at a guaranteed 1 percent of the budget… the STEM should be half that providing 25 billion a year to the program,

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

It should be an automatic renewal so long as the student is still enrolled in school and meets all other criteria.

Open Access

i am worried that without the proper per review, results may be invalid or conclusions wrong and there is no way to validate this. I would have to see more studies on this before committing to a change of proven scientific procedure

 

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U.S. House TX 36 Republican

 

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U.S. House TX 36 Libertarian

 

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N/A TX N/A

 

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N/A TX N/A

 

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N/A TX N/A

 

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N/A TX N/A

 

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N/A TX N/A

 

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U.S. Senate TX Democratic

 

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U.S. Senate TX Green Party

 

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U.S. Senate TX Republican

 

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U.S. Senate TX Libertarian

 

Utah
Craig Bowden

Student Loans

U.S. House UT 1 Libertarian To be perfectly honest, as I don’t pander for endorsements, I believe it is time for the United States government to get out of the business of education and let the free market allow for competition to drive down rates. The reason rates continue to go up is because the government will continue to give out loans to students, regardless of the degree they seek to obtain.Until the government does remove itself, however, I would be introducing legislation that would limit the types of degrees a student can get with a loan. It would be similar restrictions as the GI Bill, where there is a viable job market in the scope of that degree. This will help reduce the rates of the loans.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Again, I would have to reiterate that the government cannot continue to fund education as it has. While I understand the concerns of wanting help in this area, it falls out of the scope of the U.S. Constitution and the free market would be better suited to fill this need.

Funding: STEM

For now it needs to remain at the level it is. We are currently nearly 18 trillion dollars in debt. The government cannot be the source for all funding. It is time that people voluntarily get involved with donating money. We are on a path that is unsustainable and we either find areas to cut, or we will have an economic collapse and then there is nothing for anyone.Ultimately, I do have a plan that would reduce areas of spending, like the Department of Defense, that would put us on a path for prosperity, but until we get rid of the credit card mentality of congress, we cannot increase anything as of yet.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I am 100% ok with a domestic process to be used for revalidation of visas. People come here to help better their lives, and when they return home, will better the lives of those around them which will in turn lessen the dependence other nations have on the United States. We definitely need to address issues like this to make things easier for those who come here with the willingness to learn.

Open Access

I haven’t had enough time to look into this issue to be honest. I do like that public gets to have access to documents, especially if there is any federal funding in place.

 

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U.S. House UT 1 Democratic

 

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U.S. House UT 1 Independent American

 

Rob Bishop Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House UT 1 Republican

 

Shaun Lynn McCausland

Student Loans

U.S. House UT 2 Constitution I have a degree in education and have been involved in education my entire life including teaching constitutional principles and the liber concept. I find that the questions presented here assume something that I can not agree with. Serious students that truly want to be informed and knowledgeable will realize that the duties and limitations placed on the Federal Government by the US Constitution preclude that government from significantly participating in education. That is the role of the individual states and of private individuals, businesses, banks and the educational institutions themselves. I am in favor of the states and other entities providing opportunities and assistance to those wanting education if the citizens of that state so choose. Rather than the current system, I am in favor of loans created to help with the education of professionals and then receiving for payment a percentage of the earnings of that student for a period of years following graduation. Loans and grants should not be made to students that choose a course of study that has little or no chance of providing suitable employment upon graduation. You may use this paragraph as my entire answer to the group of questions if you like, but only if you use the whole paragraph and do not extrapolate, edit or assume that you know what my answers would be to individual questions.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I have a degree in education and have been involved in education my entire life including teaching constitutional principles and the liber concept. I find that the questions presented here assume something that I can not agree with. Serious students that truly want to be informed and knowledgeable will realize that the duties and limitations placed on the Federal Government by the US Constitution preclude that government from significantly participating in education. That is the role of the individual states and of private individuals, businesses, banks and the educational institutions themselves. I am in favor of the states and other entities providing opportunities and assistance to those wanting education if the citizens of that state so choose. Rather than the current system, I am in favor of loans created to help with the education of professionals and then receiving for payment a percentage of the earnings of that student for a period of years following graduation. Loans and grants should not be made to students that choose a course of study that has little or no chance of providing suitable employment upon graduation. You may use this paragraph as my entire answer to the group of questions if you like, but only if you use the whole paragraph and do not extrapolate, edit or assume that you know what my answers would be to individual questions.

Funding: STEM

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I have a degree in education and have been involved in education my entire life including teaching constitutional principles and the liber concept. I find that the questions presented here assume something that I can not agree with. Serious students that truly want to be informed and knowledgeable will realize that the duties and limitations placed on the Federal Government by the US Constitution preclude that government from significantly participating in education. That is the role of the individual states and of private individuals, businesses, banks and the educational institutions themselves. I am in favor of the states and other entities providing opportunities and assistance to those wanting education if the citizens of that state so choose. Rather than the current system, I am in favor of loans created to help with the education of professionals and then receiving for payment a percentage of the earnings of that student for a period of years following graduation. Loans and grants should not be made to students that choose a course of study that has little or no chance of providing suitable employment upon graduation. You may use this paragraph as my entire answer to the group of questions if you like, but only if you use the whole paragraph and do not extrapolate, edit or assume that you know what my answers would be to individual questions.

Open Access

I have a degree in education and have been involved in education my entire life including teaching constitutional principles and the liber concept. I find that the questions presented here assume something that I can not agree with. Serious students that truly want to be informed and knowledgeable will realize that the duties and limitations placed on the Federal Government by the US Constitution preclude that government from significantly participating in education. That is the role of the individual states and of private individuals, businesses, banks and the educational institutions themselves. I am in favor of the states and other entities providing opportunities and assistance to those wanting education if the citizens of that state so choose. Rather than the current system, I am in favor of loans created to help with the education of professionals and then receiving for payment a percentage of the earnings of that student for a period of years following graduation. Loans and grants should not be made to students that choose a course of study that has little or no chance of providing suitable employment upon graduation. You may use this paragraph as my entire answer to the group of questions if you like, but only if you use the whole paragraph and do not extrapolate, edit or assume that you know what my answers would be to individual questions.

 

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U.S. House UT 2 Republican

 

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U.S. House UT 2 Democratic

 

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U.S. House UT 2 Independent American

 

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U.S. House UT 2 Unaffiliated

 

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U.S. House UT 3 Unaffiliated

 

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U.S. House UT 3 Democratic

 

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U.S. House UT 3 Republican

 

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U.S. House UT 3 Unaffiliated

 

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U.S. House UT 3 Independent American

 

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U.S. House UT 4 Constitution

 

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U.S. House UT 4 Democratic

 

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U.S. House UT 4 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House UT 4 Republican

 

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U.S. House UT 4 Independent American

 

Virginia
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U.S. House VA 1 Independent Green

 

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U.S. House VA 1 Republican

 

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U.S. House VA 1 Democratic

 

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U.S. House VA 2 Republican

 

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U.S. House VA 2 Democratic

 

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U.S. House VA 3 Democratic

 

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U.S. House VA 4 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House VA 4 Democratic

 

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U.S. House VA 4 Republican

 

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U.S. House VA 5 Independent Green

 

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U.S. House VA 5 Democratic

 

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U.S. House VA 5 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House VA 5 Republican

 

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U.S. House VA 6 Republican

 

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U.S. House VA 6 Libertarian

 

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U.S. House VA 6 Independent Green

 

James Carr

Student Loans

U.S. House VA 7 Libertarian I do not support federal subsidies for student loans. Our culture currently pushes young adults to enter college before they know that their career path requires them to do so. Many careers do not require a college education but artificially inflating the demand for one has increased the cost dramatically. The federal government will have no sucess reducing education costs until our culture accepts that it is not necessary for one to attend college to have a sucessful career.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I do not support expanding anything related to the federal Department of Education.

Funding: STEM

I support reducing federal spending in almost all areas. These minor reductions to NSF, NIH, and other agencies are acceptable and subject to further reductions in order to get our economy back on track.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I absolutely support this but my immigration policy would render this unnecessary. We should not make immigration to this country as difficult as it is. If one would like to come here to work or study, we should alllow them to do so with very little restriction.

Open Access

I fully support open access to any and all research results from federally funded research. If any portion of the research was funded by the federal government, the results should be public domain and therefore accessible at zero cost.

 

David ‘Dave’ Brat Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House VA 7 Republican

 

John ‘Jack’ K. Trammell Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House VA 7 Democratic

 

Donald ‘Don’ S. Beyer Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House VA 8 Democratic

 

Gerard C. Blais No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House VA 8 Independent Green

 

Gwendolyn Beck No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House VA 8 Independent

 

Jeffrey Carson No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House VA 8 Libertarian

 

Micah Edmond No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House VA 8 Republican

 

H. Morgan Griffith Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House VA 9 Republican

 

William R. Carr Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House VA 9 Independent

 

Barbara J. Comstock Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House VA 10 Republican

 

William ‘Bill’ B. Redpath Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House VA 10 Libertarian

 

Brad Eickholt No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House VA 10 Independent

 

Dianne L. Blais No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House VA 10 Independent Green

 

John W. Foust No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House VA 10 Democratic

 

Gerald ‘Gerry’ E. Connolly Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House VA 11 Democratic

 

Marc Harrold Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House VA 11 Libertarian

 

Joe Galdo No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House VA 11 Green Party

 

Suzanne Scholte No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House VA 11 Republican

 

Ed Gillespie Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate VA Republican

 

Mark R. Warner Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate VA Democratic

 

Robert ‘Rob’ C. Sarvis Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate VA Libertarian

 

Virgin Islands
Shawn-Michael Malone No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House VI Democratic

 

Vincent ‘Vince’ Emile Danet No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House VI Republican

 

Vermont
Cris Ericson

Student Loans

U.S. House VT Independent “There are a number of issues I would like to cover here. You want a question-specific response, and I want to give you a broader view of the world. / (1) Education for adults starts, for low income adults who can’t afford home computers, at the public library. No, don’t scoff and say you are all graduate students and beyond using a public library. I’m going to ask you to face a broader reality. For example, law school is a graduate school. Law school can be taken entirely online. If a low income person has had, for example, like me, ten years of litigation experience as a pro se litigant representing myself, but I am financially worn out, and can not afford broadband internet or wifi, my home computer is dial up internet – then for things I need to do faster I go to the public library, and thus balance my budget. I am a home owner, and keeping my budget is critical. I’m not arrogant, I’ll do what I need to do to save costs. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Massachusetts/Amherst Campus, I have a couple credits from UCLA Adult Extension Program in a Law class – and after passing an exam to take a full legal program, I couldn’t afford it, and instead I took a home correspondence paralegal course. Now, there is a college program in Vermont, where I live, that allows people to take a test to prove they have knowledge of a subject, and they can get college credits – but this is only for undergraduate studies. Why can’t I take a test to prove I have the “”equivalent”” of a law school education? After on-the-job injuries I applied to North Hollywood Unemployment and was told that I was covered with purple bruises and other symptoms and did not belong there. I appealed and the case was moved to Pasadena Unemployment Court, and I lost and was sent to Van Nuys Workers’ Comp. Court where the employer fraudulently concealed federally regulated toxic hazardous substances. I appealed to Santa Monica Superior Court where the Judge demanded I add defendants. I filed in United States District Court after visiting the Los Angeles Law Library, where the only codes and statutes I could find for explosives on movie sets were under Title 18 U.S.C. Criminal codes. The Federal Judge in U.S.D.C. dismissed my case stating I had no private right of action to charge the movie industry with a crime. Meanwhile, in Santa Monica Superior Court, the defendants had 30 days to respond and did not, so I filed for a 55 million dollar default judgement. They filed for Federal Bankruptcy in New York. The Federal Judge in New York did not expunge my claim, in fact, I proved they committed continuing fraud so he multiplied the amount to $550 Million. Then he asked me a question I didn’t understand the legal terminology for, and the case was moved to the regular United States District Court in Manhattan for $165 Million. I filed a complaint against California State Plan OSHA in the Federal Judges Chambers because the movie industry was claiming the explosives were “”trade secret”” chemicals. Federal OSHA sent me material safety data hazard sheets, and I had been injured with three federally regulated toxic hazardous substances: PETN plastic high explosive, Lead Azide and Lead Styphnate. The Federal Judge immediately dismissed my case, right when I should have won. I applealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, the movie industry anti-trust attorney in Washington, D.C. filed a “”waiver”” which meant I made no mis-statement of law or facts – but my case was immediately dismissed. I spent ten years in court and learned a lot, so why can’t I just take a test and prove I learned as much as anyone has ever learned in law school? / Now, let’s get back to the public libraries, I think all college course that do not require a lab, and all graduate school courses including law school and medical school, which do not require a lab, should be for free on the internet, with “”live”” classes on the internet. The public library in the town I live in, Chester, Vermont 05143, does not allow headphones in the library. The public library in the largest city of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401 does not allow adults to use headphones in the public library; but they allow children to use headphones in the childrens’ library section. Because I believe that all possible college and grad school courses should be free online, it outrages me that people can not use headphones in some public libraries. / I believe that it would be far more cost effective for taxpayers to use taxpayer dollars to provide free online college and grad school courses, and it would be a huge help for people with children and people with disabilities who have a hard time getting around. / Now, having stated that, to get to your specific needs: grad students should NOT pay a higher rate than undergrad students. This is based on their presumed higher income in the future. Car mechanics make make more money than you because cars have become computerized and repairs are incredibly costly now. The local plumber may make more money than you will, you’d be surprised. / To ease the burden of student debt, you have to understand what I call “”campaign finance money laundering””. The colleges and universities want to make as much money as possible. That’s square one – the President of the school wants a big salary, preferably a huge one. / So, learn your basics here: (1) The U.S. Congress votes to give money to colleges and universities and they vote for Bills such as H.R. 1911. Whenever you have interest rates, you have Banks involved. Now, therefore you have two groups, higher education and Banks panting, drooling for dollars. (2) The Banks receive bailouts and higher education universities and colleges receive various federal funding that the U.S. Congress voted for. (3) The grateful Bank presidents and the grateful University and College Presidents pay money into PACs, Political Action Committees, that give money to members of U.S. Congress for their re-election – so some of the peoples’ taxpayer dollars have come full circle and ended up in the million dollar campaign accounts the incumbent officals are bragging about. Meanwhile, the Banks for certain, and maybe the University and College Presidents, also paid money to Lobbyists to wine and dine the U.S. Congress members to get more of that money they want so much. / Study the money trail.”

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Good grief, do you know how much money the Advertising Industry makes, and most of it involves different types of art and psychology. Why don’t you contact a bunch of Advertising agencies and ask them how they feel? Their industry depends on psychology and art. You can do three things in life (a) make a product, (b) provide a service (c) sell a product or service. Sales people are some of the highest paid professionals, and they depend on psychology. / Art is part of science. Red and yellow make orange, yellow and blue make green. This is all raw science. You must demand that art be listed under science because they can not deny the facts that art is first and foremost, a sub-set of science. Then apply for a science scholarship. Likewise, music is math, it’s all intervals. If the people in control of the programs pivot, then you must also. It’s all a basketball game, and the ball is money. / Get down and dirty: accuse them of violating the U.S. Constitution if you can. How? WHO wrote the rules and regulations for these programs? Did the U.S. Congress pass a Bill stating that administrative officials could write the rules and regulations? For example, under the Dodd-Frank Act, regulatory reform rules are written by various federal agencies which means that Un-elected officials are writing the rules and regulations. Whenever the U.S. Congress writes a Bill stating that administrative officials can write the rules and regulations, they are basically handing a blank homework paper to the janitor. When members of U.S. Congress are wined and dined by Lobbyists, there is an official record kept – oh! but when mere administrative officials are wined and dined by Lobbyists, no one is required to keep a record. So, follow the money trail and find out why programs you need got cut! /

Funding: STEM

“Here are a couple of examples of what I’m concerned about when it comes to Federal investments in science research: (1) U.S. Congress votes to give 30 / Billion taxpayer dollars a year / to the National Institute of Health (N.I.H.). / (2) The N.I.H. gives Billions to / pharmaceutical corporations for research, / design and development of new prescription / drugs and medical devices. / (3) The pharmaceutical corporations / sell the drugs and devices, / and keep all the profit. / (4) The pharmaceutical corporations then give / millions, out of the billions, to lobbyists / who wine and dine members / of U.S. Congress. / (5) High paid employees of the / pharmaceutical corporations put money into / Political Action Committees ( PACs) which / put money into the campaign funds of politicians / in the U.S. Congress. / Cris Ericson calls this campaign finance / money laundering / because your taxpayer dollars have come full / circle and ended up in the million dollar / campaign funds the incumbent politicians / are now bragging about. Taxpayers should / demand a share of the pharmaceutical / prescription drug and medical device profits / under “”work made for hire”” Patent / laws because taxpayer dollars paid for all the / research and we deserve part of the profit, / which could be deposited in the Social Security / fund. / / Supreme Court of the U.S. wrongfully decided to / allow Corporations to be “”persons””, / and by ruling Corporations / as “”persons”” they are aiding and abetting / CAMPAIGN FINANCE MONEY LAUNDERING. / FOR EXAMPLE: F-35 JETS / Stop the F-35 strike fighter jets from being / based in the largest population area of / Vermont because they are designed to be dual / capable to carry nuclear bombs, and nuclear / bombs will be stored adjacent to the civilian / Burlington International Airport, creating an / astoundingly unsafe situation. / (1) Elected officials in U.S. Congress vote to / give Billions of dollars to the Pentagon. / (2) The Pentagon gives Billions of dollars / to Defense Contractors. / (3) The Defense Contractors give literally millions, out / of the billions, to Lobbyists. The Lobbyists / wine and dine the elected officials. / (4) The high paid employees of the Defense / Contractors give money to Political Action / Committees (PACs) which give money to / elected officials campaign funds. / (5) Your taxpayer dollars have come full circle, / into the million dollar campaign accounts the / incumbent politicians are bragging about. / (6) Worse yet, members of the U.S. Military are / coming home with amputated arms and legs and / psychological trauma and they aren’t / getting enough medical treatment. / Cris Ericson calls this campaign finance money / laundering, which she feels should be / considered a crime, because our service men / and women are left suffering while elected / politicians are bragging about having bagged / your taxpayer dollars into their campaign accounts. “

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

undecided, the whole immigration issue is annoying me right now

Open Access

“I will vote for total access for federally funded research, also, I believe that no research should be done without the taxpayer receiving OWNERSHIP of all product patents and copyrights under “”work made for hire”” laws because we, the taxpayers, are paying for the research, so we should own the patents and copyrights.”

 

Jerry Trudell Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House VT Energy Independence

 

Mark T. Donka Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House VT Republican

 

Matthew Andrews Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House VT Liberty Union

 

Peter F. Welch Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House VT Democratic

 

Randall Meyer No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House VT Independent

 

Washington
Pedro Celis Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 1 Republican

 

Suzan DelBene Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 1 Democratic

 

BJ Guillot Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 2 Republican

 

Richard ‘Rick’ Ray Larsen Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 2 Democratic

 

Bob Dingethal Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 3 Democratic

 

Jaime Herrera Beutler Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 3 Republican

 

Clint Didier Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 4 Republican

 

Daniel ‘Dan’ Newhouse Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 4 Republican

 

Cathy McMorris Rodgers Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 5 Republican

 

Joseph ‘Joe’ Pakootas Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 5 Democratic

 

Derek Kilmer Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 6 Democratic

 

Marty McClendon Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 6 Republican

 

Craig Keller Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 7 Republican

 

James ‘Jim’ A. McDermott Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 7 Democratic

 

David ‘Dave’ George Reichert Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 8 Republican

 

Jason M. Ritchie Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 8 Democratic

 

Adam Smith Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 9 Democratic

 

Doug Basler Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 9 Republican

 

Denny Heck Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 10 Democratic

 

Joyce McDonald Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WA 10 Republican

 

Wisconsin
Rob T. Zerban Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WI 1 Democratic

 

Paul D. Ryan No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House WI 1 Republican

 

Mark Pocan Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WI 2 Democratic

 

Peter Theron No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House WI 2 Republican

 

Ken Van Doren Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WI 3 Independent

 

Ronald ‘Ron’ James Kind No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House WI 3 Democratic

 

Tony Kurtz No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House WI 3 Republican

 

Dan Sebring Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WI 4 Republican

 

Gwendolynne ‘Gwen’ S. Moore No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House WI 4 Democratic

 

Robert R. Raymond No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House WI 4 Independent

 

Christopher ‘Chris’ B. Rockwood

Student Loans

U.S. House WI 5 Democratic I would have joined the Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs, Reps. Ra̼l Grijalva and Keith Ellison, in voting against H.R. 1911, a bill that was most accurately described as the “Bill to Make College More Expensive.” I favor the reunification of student loan rates for undergraduate and graduate/professional students and the reinstatement of subsidized loans for graduate/professional students.I support and would cosponsor the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren. Our government’s practice of charging high interest rates for student loans needs to come to an end.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I support the reinstatement of funding for the Javits Fellowship, which was the only federal fellowship available to students pursuing graduate degrees in the arts and humanities.

Funding: STEM

I am very concerned about our nation’s declining commitment to fund STEM education and research. For example, tremendous improvements in public health and life expectancy have occurred because of research performed and funded by the NIH. Since President Nixon signed the National Cancer Act in 1971, NIH funding doubled approximately every 10 years until the end of the century. Unfortunately, those steady increases ended in 2003; between 2003 and 2012, NIH funding remained approximately flat in current dollars while declining when adjusted for inflation. Sequestration slashed the NIH budget by 5 percent in 2013, significantly reducing the number of programs that could be funded. Congress has been under pressure to view funding for basic research as a lower priority because of budget deficits and ill-advised wars in the Middle East, but we need to break out of that mindset. Congress must not only restore the cuts imposed by sequestration but return to the late-20th-century practice of steady increases in funding for the NSF, NIH, and other federal research agencies.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I am inclined to agree with the position of NAGPS on this issue but will need to do more research before promising to take any action as a member of Congress.

Open Access

I support and would cosponsor H.R. 708, the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2013.

 

Frank ‘Jim’ James Sensenbrenner Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WI 5 Republican

 

Glenn Grothman Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WI 6 Republican

 

Mark Harris Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WI 6 Democratic

 

Gus Fahrendorf No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House WI 6 Libertarian

 

Kelly Westlund Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WI 7 Democratic

 

Sean Duffy Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WI 7 Republican

 

Lawrence Dale No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House WI 7 Green Party

 

Ronald Gruett

Student Loans

U.S. House WI 8 Democratic If you check my website at www.gruettforcongress.com you will see that I am for lowering all student loan rates to less than one percent. I am also in favor of allowing all existing loans to be rewritten at less than one percent.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

I am, and will be for any program that makes it cheaper or free to go to college. This is an investment in America.

Funding: STEM

Many of my graduate credits were funded by NSF. I think it was a great program that made me a better teacher at a price I could pay. I am for spending much more money on educating science teachers and all research that will make America a healthier country.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I think it is crazy to make highly educated students that would make America a stronger country leave. I would vote to fix that.

Open Access

I think a study funded by the government should be available to the public as soon as possible.

 

Reid J. Ribble No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
U.S. House WI 8 Republican

 

West Virginia
David B. McKinley Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WV 1 Republican

 

Glen Bertrum Gainer III Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WV 1 Democratic

 

Alex X. Mooney Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WV 2 Republican

 

Davy H. Jones Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WV 2 Libertarian

 

Ed Rabel Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WV 2 Independent

 

Nick Casey Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WV 2 Democratic

 

Evan Hollin Jenkins Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WV 3 Republican

 

Nick Joe Rahall II Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WV 3 Democratic

 

Martin Staunton No contact information was available for this candidate, therefore they were not able to be reached. The candidate is still welcome to submit feedback on these key issues at anytime.
N/A WV N/A

 

Bob Henry Baber Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate WV Mountain Party

 

John Buckley Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate WV Libertarian

 

Natalie E. Tennant Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate WV Democratic

 

Phillip ‘Phil’ J. Hudok Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate WV Constitution

 

Shelley Moore Capito Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate WV Republican

 

Wyoming
Richard Grayson

Student Loans

U.S. House WY Democratic All loans must be as cheap as possible, whatever the consequences of that. I favor reinstating the ability to discharge student loans in personal bankruptcy. I also favor making U.S. repayment plans similar to those in the United Kingdom, where graduates pay back only what they can afford: 9 percent of their annual earnings over å£21,000 ($34,000). Any unpaid balance is forgiven after 30 years.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Reinstate the Javits Fellowship and similar programs with increased funding over what they once were.

Funding: STEM

The current federal spending levels are more than 50% too low, given both our needs and our capability to fund these investments at higher levels. I would drastically increase current levels of spending.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I have personally seen, as a college professor and administrator, the difficulties students have in revalidating these visas: the added expense and waste of time and energy is appalling and utterly ridiculous. We must pass legislation that would allow these visa holders to get their documents revalidated in the cities where they are studying.

Open Access

I support it.

 

Cynthia M. Lummis Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WY Republican

 

Daniel Clyde Cummings Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WY Constitution

 

Richard ‘Bru’ P. Brubaker Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. House WY Libertarian

 

Curt Gottshall

Student Loans

U.S. Senate WY Independent I feel that both graduate and undergraduate loans should be treated the same and should have the same interest rates.I would work towards changing H.R. 1911 or replacing it with something new to treat all student loans equal and be sure that student loans get the lowest possible interest rate.

Funding: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

The constitution does not address the issue of the federal government allocating funds for education. It is very important to have humanities, arts and social science programs. Unfortunately, in our climate of out of control spending and growing national debt, I would be against increasing spending for this particular issue unless cuts could be made in the budget elsewhere.

Funding: STEM

The constitution does not address the issue of the federal government allocating funds for education. It is a practice that is however important. I do not feel that the way the nation is doing it is proper. The current system of federal grants needs to be slightly modified. These funds should be allocated as unsecured loans. If the program that was funded by the federal government yields profit, then it should repay the loan.

Domestic Revalidation of F Visas

I would be willing to sponsor legislation for the domestic revalidation of the F-type student visa and or vote in support of it. There is no need for this waste of time and resources for our students.

Open Access

All areas of research are highly competitive and the speed at which we make progress in many fields requires the sharing of information. However the publishing process often drags on as reviewers often require additional research and several rewrites prior to publication. I think that the PMC policy of within one year of publication would be sufficient, but hope that our researchers could try to voluntarily comply with the 6 month policy of (FASTR.) I think that there is some room for improvement on this act.

 

Charlie Hardy Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate WY Democratic

 

Joseph Porambo Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate WY Libertarian

 

Michael ‘Mike’ B. Enzi Requests for comment on these issues were sent to the candidate but no response has been received at this time
U.S. Senate WY Republican

 

 

The “Educate the Vote” candidate assessment started in the 2012 election season at the University of Missouri, focusing on Missouri state and congressional candidates. In 2014, the efforts were expanded to include all congressional candidates nationwide. NAGPS partnered with the Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM) and the University of Missouri Graduate Professional Council (GPC) to collect the survey results for all candidates.