On the 2016 election.

As your elected representative, I will demand a full and independent investigation into the connection between Russia and Donald Trump and his allies and that relationship’s impact on the 2016 presidential election.
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On Healthcare, and why single payer is the best choice.

I am asking you to send me to Congress where I will fight for you and your family. That position will allow me to have top-notch health care. Every American should have access to that same level of health care, not just elected officials.
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On increasing funding for veterans.

My philosophy is simple. Let’s invest just as much money helping veterans as we do creating them. When I am elected to Congress I will push to support a measure promising that, for every dollar spent on war, we need to spend a dollar on veterans above what is already proposed.
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On protecting healthcare for women.

No elected official, at any level of government, should have a say in what happens between a woman and her doctors. I will protect Planned Parenthood, which provides affordable healthcare to women of all ages.
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On standing up for LGBTQ rights

When I became Chair of the Prince William County School Board, one of my first acts was to propose a change in the non-discrimination policy so that it included “sexual orientation and gender identity” among the protected classes.
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On protecting our environment.

I grew up with an appreciation of the outdoors. My dad, a small-town journalist and outdoor writer, and my grandfather taught me a love of the outdoors and public lands. I was taught that when I left the woods there shouldn’t be any trace that I ever visited.
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On expanding broadband internet access for our rural communities.

I grew up in a rural area and I know that we usually felt left behind. We need to expand broadband internet services to our rural communities including the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. When we do that, we need to hire residents from those areas to run the lines and maintain them to keep good paying jobs in rural America.
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On fully funding public education.

Public education is one of the best investments we can make in ourselves. Education--publicly funded education--is how many Americans work their way into the middle class. Having attended public K-12 schools, community college, and West Virginia University, my bedrock belief in the power of a high-quality, public education is the reason I serve as the Prince William County School Board Chairman.
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On free college for middle- and lower-class families.

I graduated from college with about $30,000 in debt and I consider myself lucky. The student debt bubble is about to burst. Too many of our college students are buried with overwhelming debt from the moment they leave high school.
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Career, Technical, and Apprenticeship Programs.

I am thrilled to have the endorsement of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 100. Unions like this provide a completely free education and training to those who want to work in the trades.
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On Tax Reform.

The tax bill signed into law, and supported by my opponent, is not democratic. Cutting taxes on corporations over real middle class families is theft. It has been proven that trickle down economics doesn’t work - the economy grows from the middle out, not the top down.
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On combating sexual assault get rid of boyfriend loopholes.

It’s a fact, women who are abused are much more likely to be harmed by gun violence from their abuser. While women have some rights against their spouse who abuses them women have very few rights against a boyfriend who does the same.
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School-to-Prison Pipeline.

Black and Hispanic citizens make up 30% of our national population but 60% of prison population. We cannot continue to imprison generations of our black and Hispanic communities.
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Marijuana should be legalized and regulated.

It is time for the federal government to decriminalize marijuana. For many, ranging from veterans to cancer patients, marijuana is the only medicine that eases their pain or settles their stomach after chemotherapy.
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Opioid Crisis.

The opioid crisis in America is destroying families and communities. It has taken over our country due to a nearly unrestricted Big Pharma and spineless politicians willing to watch American families be destroyed.
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Women’s Medical Decisions.

Women can make their own medical decisions with advice from their doctor. Elected officials shouldn’t play a role in restricting women’s choices when it comes to conversations with their doctor.
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On Gun Control

When kids die of cancer we fund children's hospitals & research. When kids die in car crashes we strengthen car seat laws. When kids get concussions we regulate training. When kids get shot we send "thoughts and prayers" and throw up our hands.
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I agree with Ryan!