ON THE ISSUES
Why I Am Running
Opportunity For All
I understand that the fundamentals of good governing start with economic opportunity for all. This is especially critical now that a global health pandemic has impacted so many hardworking Nevadan families who are now struggling to make ends meet. Through my advocacy in Congress for economic initiatives such as small business loan programs or the decade I spent leading the state’s largest career training program, I have dedicated my career to helping Nevadan families succeed.
Training Programs and College Tuition
Every young person coming out of high school, whether they’re headed to college or into the workforce, should have access to the educational supports that will help them build a successful career. While in Congress, I have pushed to make college tuition more affordable and pushed for more investment in vocational training programs so that the next generation gain the skills and knowledge that they need to prosper.
Health Care and COVID-19
COVID-19 has forced many Nevadans out of work and find themselves needing to adjust to a new reality. Hard-working families should be focused on putting food on the table and providing for their families rather than if they'll be able to protect themselves from COVID-19. Our small businesses are a critical part of our economy and it is more important than ever to provide relief to these businesses for COVID-19. Moreover, while in Congress, I have fought every attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act to ensure that millions of Americans can stay insured. I have also protected Medicaid expansion at every opportunity available because I believe we must be helping our most vulnerable populations to gain access to important services.
We need a comprehensive approach to gun safety legislation. I know first-hand the toll that gun violence can take on our families and community, since when I was 19 years old my own family was affected my gun violence.
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