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Ed Perlmutter's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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  • "I'm proud to stand up for women, and for common sense. I believe these kinds of decisions should be between a woman and her doctor. I will always fight to protect a woman's right to make her own health care decisions." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. (votesmart.org)
  • "I also believe medical decisions should be between women, families and medical professionals. Government should not be involved in a woman’s reproductive health decisions. " (perlmutterforcolorado.com)
  • "This Republican tax bill gives the most benefits to corporations and the wealthiest Americans, plain and simple. These benefits are paid for by hardworking families across the country and by adding to the debt. This bill may save a few hundred dollars per person on their tax bill, but it will put more than $7,100 on the credit card for every man, woman and child in the U.S. which will lead to deep spending cuts on important programs like Medicare and Medicaid and jeopardize investments in infrastructure, education, healthcare, science and much more. While corporations will continue to reap the benefits after ten years, individuals will see their tax rates change and could even pay more than they are today. Meanwhile, the repeal of the individual mandate means health care costs will rise for everyone." (votesmart.org)
  • "Public education is critical to building a strong and secure middle class. While Republicans in Congress focus on cutting taxes for the wealthy, Democrats want to end these tax cuts for the 1% and instead invest in our schools, teachers and kids." (twitter.com)
  • "The Republican tax bill is a non-starter. While I agree it's time to clean up the tax code, this proposal will cut taxes for the wealthy and corporations, leaving higher taxes for the hardworking people in the middle. The bill also adds more than $1.5 trillion to the national debt over 10 years, and today's announcement makes clear it could be significantly more." (votesmart.org)
  • "This budget is irresponsible and hurts hard working people in Colorado and across the nation. Under President Obama, we cut the federal deficit in half and made responsible budgeting decisions. This Republican budget explodes the debt to the tune of $10 trillion and undermines affordable healthcare, Social Security and Medicare." (votesmart.org)
  • "Millions of people have healthcare coverage due to the Affordable Care Act, including hundreds of thousands in Colorado. While I'm open to improving the law, I will fight against any effort to roll back the progress we've already made. Early estimates show the current Republican replacement plan could leave 10 million people without healthcare coverage while others are forced to pay more for less care. My responsibility is to ensure the hardworking folks in my district can access affordable healthcare coverage without being left bankrupt or without care in a time of need. That's why I will continue to fight for a healthcare system that includes the basics such as protecting individuals with preexisting conditions, allowing young adults to stay on their parents' plan until age 26, no lifetime limits on care, capping out-of-pocket expenses, and strengthening Medicare."
  • "We’ve made a promise to our senior citizens, and that’s a promise I’m committed to keep. Congress needs to not only maintain Social Security, but we need to strengthen and secure it for future generations when they retire. Privatizing Social Security is not the way to do it." (perlmutterforcolorado.com)
  • "The Citizens United decision is the most significant blow to our democracy in recent history. You don't have to turn on a television during election time to understand our campaigns and elections have been overrun by corporate interests. It's high time we got our elections back on track. Voters deserve to know about the candidates, but unlimited shadowy super PAC money is out of control." (votesmart.org)
  • "Money ≠ Speech. If we want real change, it starts by stopping the flow of money into politics #CitizensUnited" (twitter.com)
  • "That’s why I support a Constitutional Amendment to reign in money in elections and set reasonable limits on how much can be raised and spent by candidates and organizations. I also support increased transparency in political spending. We deserve to know the true sponsor of political ads, and I support a law requiring those who pay to influence voters are publicly disclosed. I also believe public companies should report their political activities to shareholders because their investors deserve to know what political ads they’re buying with their money." (perlmutterforcolorado.com)
  • "Every incident of excessive police force against an unarmed African American or person of color -- anywhere -- is wrong. Every person in this country, regardless of the color of their skin, should be able to live without fear of discrimination or violence. Sadly, for decades there has been a tinder box of racial and social injustice in our country. Tensions have understandably exploded, and it has ignited some real emotions and desire for justice as communities of color have faced criminal, economic, and social injustice for too long," said Perlmutter. "Without justice, there can be no order. This transformative legislation is the first of many steps forward as we work together to address the inequality and injustice that exists." (votesmart.org)
  • "I am honored to join my Democratic colleagues to co-sponsor this transformative legislation," added Perlmutter. "This is a difficult moment for us. There's a lot of work to do in this country as we recover from the coronavirus health emergency and its economic fallout and from the inequality and injustice that exists and the violence and unrest it has uncovered. Together, we have to address these issues now. Without justice, there can be no order." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 7120 - George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 5% by the Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "During last year's debate regarding the national debt limit, congressional dysfunction threatened to force the federal government to default on its bills, creating a political emergency that roiled the markets. The Budget Control Act (BCA) was subsequently enacted to resolve the impasse. The BCA cut federal spending by more than $900 billion over 10 years, and also created the automatic spending cuts in both defense and non-defense spending that we now face at the end of the year." (votesmart.org)
  • "Let's rebuild our crumbling bridges and roads - and put people back to work in the process! #SOTU #copolitics" (twitter.com)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Infrastructure projects are consistently evaluated as the best return on government investments, so investing in our infrastructure is more than just good politics, it is good economics. Supporting the movement of people and goods on our nation's roads, railways, bridges, ports, and airports is crucial to driving investment in our communities. Working together on infrastructure is an area where we can show the American people that we are fighting to deliver on this shared priority. The New Democrat Coalition is eager to take advantage of this opportunity to bring our infrastructure into the 21st Century, and we look forward to working with you in a bipartisan way to achieve this goal." (votesmart.org)
  • "The Republican tax bill is a non-starter. While I agree it's time to clean up the tax code, this proposal will cut taxes for the wealthy and corporations, leaving higher taxes for the hardworking people in the middle. The bill also adds more than $1.5 trillion to the national debt over 10 years, and today's announcement makes clear it could be significantly more." (votesmart.org)
  • "Billions of dollars of tax cuts going to the richest Americans and largest corporations while the middle class gets little benefit. Increasing the cost of health care for hardworking Americans. The Republican agenda is a disaster for the American people." (twitter.com)
  • "This package is focused on stabilizing our economy by providing additional critical support for our health care system, small businesses, state and local governments, workers and families. It gets money in people's pockets quickly and expands unemployment insurance benefits to provide substantial relief over the next four months to help provide financial protection for millions of Americans while providing other forms of relief such as suspending federal student loan payments for six months. It also provides additional relief to small businesses and their workers through the expansion of Small Business Administration lending programs and creation of the Paycheck Protection Program which will forgive the portions of certain loans used to keep employees on payroll for up to eight weeks." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "A strong start in our educational system helps ensure a bright future for our children and nation. Ed believes we must invest in our public education system so every child has the opportunity to live the American dream. Ed voted for the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) because he believes it is a step in the right direction. ESSA is still being implemented and states are in the process of finding their own ways to follow ESSA guidelines to best serve their students. ESSA emphasized early education and provides better access to high-quality preschools. Ed supports robust, flexible funding and grant programs enabling schools to provide invaluable learning opportunities as well as a passion for engaging students in STEM fields and expanding STEM programs and classroom opportunities." (perlmutter.house.gov)
  • "This means we must work to develop a comprehensive plan to responsibly produce and maximize traditional oil and gas resources and further develop renewable energy like wind, solar, biofuels, geothermal, and others. I support investments like the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) and other measures that will increase energy efficiency across the energy spectrum." (perlmutterforcolorado.com)
  • "NREL is the premier energy efficiency and renewable energy lab in the world. The lab first opened as the Solar Energy Research Institute in 1977 after passage of the Solar Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1974. Since it opened its doors, NREL has pushed the boundaries of our understanding of solar energy technologies and helped dramatically reduce costs of manufacturing, installation, and integration of solar technology onto the grid. NREL has excelled at materials science and understanding how new materials like perovskite can be used to open new doors for commercial applications of solar technologies." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "As you know, the CPP is a landmark rule finalized in 2015 that would set our country on track to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, combat global climate change, and protect the health and safety of the American people. The CPP lays out a commonsense plan that gives states the authority to establish individual proposals for how they intended to achieve specific emission reduction goals. Instead of establishing reduction targets for states, however, ACE opens up the possibility of weaker state standards and will likely result in an increase in overall power plant emissions." (votesmart.org)
  • "We must also combat the real impacts of climate change and find better ways to reduce harmful emissions. I was a strong supporter of the Paris Climate Agreement and believe states, cities, and citizens can still do our part." (perlmutterforcolorado.com)
  • Signed a letter stating: "We are urging you to instruct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to issue a clarification that bump stocks should be considered prohibited accessories under the National Firearms Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "I'm proud to join my colleagues today in demanding action on gun violence. #NoFlyNoBuy #NoBillNoBreak" (twitter.com)
  • "Health care is an issue that touches many people in different ways, and we have to ensure the ACA works effectively and keeps health care affordable so more people can get the kind of quality care they deserve. I will work with anyone to improve the ACA and I will continue to fight against attempts to repeal or replace it." (perlmutterforcolorado.com)
  • "Millions of people have healthcare coverage due to the Affordable Care Act, including hundreds of thousands in Colorado. While I'm open to improving the law, I will fight against any effort to roll back the progress we've already made. Early estimates show the current Republican replacement plan could leave 10 million people without healthcare coverage while others are forced to pay more for less care. My responsibility is to ensure the hardworking folks in my district can access affordable healthcare coverage without being left bankrupt or without care in a time of need. That's why I will continue to fight for a healthcare system that includes the basics such as protecting individuals with preexisting conditions, allowing young adults to stay on their parents' plan until age 26, no lifetime limits on care, capping out-of-pocket expenses, and strengthening Medicare."
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "The last major #GOPShutdown in 2013 cost the economy 120,000 jobs and $24 billion. But @realDonaldTrump continues to sabotage any opportunity to reach a bipartisan consensus on immigration, instead choosing to keep pushing an immoral, expensive and ineffective border wall." (twitter.com)
  • "The Trump Administration's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is unnecessary and will do nothing to address our broken immigration system." (perlmutterforcolorado.com)
  • "Establish a legal path to citizenship. We need a fair and efficient path to citizenship for people who have not committed any crimes, are paying taxes, and are learning English." (perlmutterforcolorado.com)
  • "I strongly disagree with @POTUS' decision to end #DACA. Congress needs to act quickly to protect these individuals." (twitter.com)
  • "We must ensure Iran holds up its end of the bargain but the #IranDeal is a positive step toward reducing the nuclear threat in the Mid-East." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 5% by the Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "The world seems to be upside down when the White House is fighting with our strongest allies, such as Canada, yet acting like North Korea is our long-time friend. I do believe it is always better to try and resolve conflicts by talking rather than fighting. The meeting between President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un could be a step forward; however, details are sparse and it remains unclear what exactly was accomplished at the meeting and what will be accomplished in further negotiations." (votesmart.org)
  • "We must ensure Iran holds up its end of the bargain but the #IranDeal is a positive step toward reducing the nuclear threat in the Mid-East." (twitter.com)
  • "Without the #IranDeal's rigorous inspections, Iran can resume its illegal nuclear weapons program. Pulling out of the #IranDeal is a dangerous, ill-advised policy and undermines U.S. credibility." (twitter.com)
  • "The world seems to be upside down when the White House is fighting with our strongest allies, such as Canada, yet acting like North Korea is our long-time friend. I do believe it is always better to try and resolve conflicts by talking rather than fighting. The meeting between President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un could be a step forward; however, details are sparse and it remains unclear what exactly was accomplished at the meeting and what will be accomplished in further negotiations." (votesmart.org)
  • "Without the #IranDeal's rigorous inspections, Iran can resume its illegal nuclear weapons program. Pulling out of the #IranDeal is a dangerous, ill-advised policy and undermines U.S. credibility." (twitter.com)
  • "Tensions in the Middle East are increasing. From Iraq to Iran to Syria, the region is witnessing high levels of violence and instability. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was a mistake, and I supported President Obama's decision to move forward with a responsible withdrawal. Moving forward we need to ensure our country is safe and be a leader in the world while balancing all of this with the cost of war in lives and treasure. Currently, we face a serious and dangerous threat from the terrorists and murderers who call themselves the Islamic State. We must stop these barbarians while working with the newly formed Iraqi government and Kurdish forces to eliminate threats posed to the U.S." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 5% by the Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "The use of nerve gas is a war crime of immense proportion. I support targeted military strikes in Syria, but if there is a major military effort, the President needs to come to Congress." (twitter.com)
  • "Donald Trump’s trade war is hurting Colorado small businesses especially in our thriving outdoor industry. These tariffs will have a terrible impact on consumer prices and impact thousands of jobs." (twitter.com)
  • "733,900 Colorado jobs are supported by trade, and if this trade war keeps up more than just wheat and corn prices in Colorado could be affected." (twitter.com)
  • "Donald Trump’s trade war is hurting Colorado small businesses especially in our thriving outdoor industry. These tariffs will have a terrible impact on consumer prices and impact thousands of jobs." (twitter.com)
  • Signed a letter stating: "American auto workers, parts suppliers and retailers, dealers, vehicle service providers, and millions of consumers depend on a healthy and competitive U.S. auto industry. As you know, this vital sector employs nearly four percent of our total private sector workforce and is a key engine that powers our economy. However, if tariffs were to be implemented, new vehicle prices will likely increase, threatening hundreds of thousands of jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • "733,900 Colorado jobs are supported by trade, and if this trade war keeps up more than just wheat and corn prices in Colorado could be affected." (twitter.com)
  • "American auto workers, parts suppliers and retailers, dealers, vehicle service providers, and millions of consumers depend on a healthy and competitive U.S. auto industry. As you know, this vital sector employs nearly four percent of our total private sector workforce and is a key engine that powers our economy. However, if tariffs were to be implemented, new vehicle prices will likely increase, threatening hundreds of thousands of jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • "The U.S. is already targeting certain EU wines with a 25% tariff and any expansion of these tariffs will most certainly lead to U.S. wine exports being targeted by the EU, which has already included U.S. wines on a proposed retaliation list in the World Trade Organization aerospace dispute. We understand that you must find appropriate means to address the WTO decision and France's digital services tax issue, but we ask that you consider the effects it could have on American businesses. Further escalation of these disputes will lead to even greater disruptions in the transatlantic wine trade and jeopardize thousands of small and medium sized businesses and the tens of thousands of U.S. jobs they support across the country." (votesmart.org)
This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.
The Political Courage Test asks candidates which items they will support if elected. It does not ask them to indicate which items they will oppose. Through extensive research of public polling data, we discovered that voters are more concerned with what candidates would support when elected to office, not what they oppose. If a candidate does not select a response to any part or all of any question, it does not necessarily indicate that the candidate is opposed to that particular item.

Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion.

a) Abortions should always be legally available.
b) Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy.
c) Abortions should be legal only when pregnancy resulted from incest, rape, or when the life of the woman is endangered.
d) Abortions should be legal only when the life of the woman is endangered.
e) Abortions should always be illegal.
f) Abortions should be limited by waiting periods and parental notification requirements.
X g) Prohibit the late-term abortion procedure known as "partial-birth" abortion.
X h) Support "buffer zones" by requiring demonstrators to stay at least 15 feet away from abortion clinic doorways and driveways.
X i) Other
Undecided j) Should Colorado government funding be provided to clinics and medical facilities that provide abortion services?
Parental notificatation for girls 15 and under with judicial bypass.

Indicate the principles you support (if any) concerning affirmative action. State government agencies should take race and sex into account in the following sectors:

Yes a) College and university admissions
No b) Public employment
No c) State contracting
d) Other

Indicate which principles you support (if any) to address crime.

a) Increase state funds for construction of state prisons and for hiring of additional prison staff.
b) Support contracting with private sector firms to build and/or manage state prisons.
c) End parole for repeat violent felons.
X d) Support the use of the death penalty.
e) Oppose the death penalty.
X f) Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
g) Inform communities when a convicted sex offender moves into the community.
X h) Increase state funds for programs which rehabilitate and educate inmates during and after their prison sentences.
i) Decriminalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
j) Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes.
k) Strengthen penalties and sentences for sex offenders.
X l) Support the blood-alcohol-content limit defining drunk driving.
m) Prosecute juveniles who commit murder or other serious violent crimes as adults.
n) Other
Undecided o) Do you support mandatory HIV testing for accused sex offenders?

Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning the economy and employment.

X a) Provide low interest loans and tax credits for starting, expanding, or relocating businesses.
X b) Reduce state government regulations on the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion.
X c) Support limits on cash damages in lawsuits against businesses and professionals for product liability or malpractice.
X d) Increase funding for state job-training programs that retrain displaced workers or teach skills needed in today's job market.
e) Other

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education.

X a) Increase state funds for professional development of public school teachers and administrators.
X b) Encourage private or corporate investment in public school programs.
c) Provide parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any participating school (public, private, religious).
d) Favor charter schools where independent groups receive state authorization and funding to establish new schools.
X e) Support sex education programs which stress abstinence.
f) Support sex education programs which stress safe sexual practices.
X g) Increase state funds for school construction and facility maintenance.
X h) Increase state funds for hiring of additional teachers.
i) Endorse teacher-led voluntary prayer in public schools.
j) Other

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy.

X a) Require the use of cleaner burning fuels in order to prevent pollution.
X b) Support "self-audit" legislation which creates incentives for industries to audit themselves and clean up pollution.
X c) Require a cost/benefit analysis to determine the economic impact of proposed environmental regulations before they are implemented.
d) Require the state to fully compensate citizens when environmental regulations limit uses on privately owned land.
e) Provide funding for recycling programs in Colorado.
X f) Request added flexibility from the federal government in enforcing and funding federal environmental regulations.
g) Suspend participation in unfunded, federally mandated environmental protection legislation.
h) Restructure the electric utility industry to allow consumers to choose their power company.
X i) Allow certain trucks to use the car pool lane if they have electric or natural gas engines that do not pollute.
j) Other
No k) State environmental regulations should not be stricter than federal law.
Yes l) Do you support Colorado's "Blueprint for Clean Air" program?
Yes m) Do you support regulating large-scale hog farms in Colorado?
Undecided n) Do you support the U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposal to reduce the amount of water diverted from the Colorado River for future use by municipalities?

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding government reform.a) Do you support limits on the number of terms of the following Colorado officials?b) Do you support limiting the following types of contributions to state legislative candidates?

No 1) State Senators and Representatives
No 2) Governor
No 3) Judges and Justices
No 1) Individual
Undecided 2) PAC
Yes 3) Corporate
Yes c) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
No d) Do you support imposing spending limits on state level political campaigns?
No e) Do you support partial funding from state taxes for state level political campaigns?
Undecided f) Would you vote to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring an annual balanced federal budget?
Undecided g) Do you support Colorado's Amendment 15 as an effective means of limiting corporate contributions to political parties?
h) Other

Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning gun issues.

X a) Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.
b) Increase state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
c) Maintain state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
d) Ease state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
e) Repeal state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens.
f) Favor allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms.
X g) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks with firearms.
h) Other

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health issues.

X a) Provide tax incentives to small businesses that provide health care to their employees.
X b) Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care, through managed care, insurance reforms, or state funded care where necessary.
c) Provide health care to uninsured children by expanding Medicaid.
d) Transfer more existing Medicaid recipients into managed care programs.
e) Use state funds to continue some Medicaid coverage for legal immigrants.
f) Limit the amount of damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
g) Guaranteeing medical care to all citizens is not a responsibility of state government.
h) Other

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding social issues.

a) Increase state funding for programs to prevent teen pregnancy.
X b) Provide tax credits for businesses that provide child care for their employees.
c) Increase state funds to provide child care to children in low-income working families.
X d) Deny or suspend state-issued permits and licenses to parents who are delinquent in paying court-ordered child support.
e) Favor banning smoking in public places.
f) Increase state funding for Head Start in order to serve additional children and/or increase services from a half to a full day.
g) Increase state funding for community centers and other social agencies in areas with at-risk youth.
h) Support state funding of programs for at-risk youth such as guaranteed college loans and job training and placement.
i) Increase the regulation of paramilitary organizations in Colorado.
j) Other
Undecided k) Do you believe that the Colorado government should include sexual orientation in Colorado's anti-discrimination laws?
No l) Do you believe that the Colorado government should recognize same-sex marriages?
Yes m) Should unmarried same-sex couples in Colorado have the same legal rights and benefits as married heterosexual couples?

Indicate the funding levels you will support for the following general categories. Select one level only.

Greatly Increase a) Education (K-12)
Maintain Status b) Education (Higher)
Maintain Status c) Environment
Slightly Increase d) Health care
Maintain Status e) Law enforcement
Slightly Increase f) Transportation infrastructure (highways, roads, bridges)
Maintain Status g) Welfare
h) Other

Indicate the tax levels you will support. Select one level only.

Maintain Status a) Alcohol taxes
Maintain Status b) Capital gains taxes
Maintain Status c) Cigarette taxes
Maintain Status d) Corporate taxes
Maintain Status e) Gas taxes
Slightly Decrease f) Income taxes (incomes below $75,000)
Slightly Decrease g) Income taxes (incomes above $75,000)
Maintain Status h) Property taxes
Maintain Status i) Sales taxes
No k) Do you support a flat tax structure for state income taxes?
Yes l) Should Colorado grant a tax credit to individuals who donate food and to farmers who allow the needy to glean their land?
Undecided m) Do you support eliminating the state tax on telephone services?
n) Should public tax funds be used to build a new professional football stadium in Denver?
Personal property taxes -- Greatly Decrease

Indicate options you support regarding Colorado's excess tax revenues.

a) Provide refund checks only to those who paid state income taxes.
X b) Support broad-based refunds to all Colorado citizens.
c) Provide refunds through a reduction in state income tax rates.
d) Provide refunds through a reduction in sales taxes.
X e) Allow the state to spend part of the excess revenue.
f) Allow the state to spend all of the excess revenue.
Other

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding welfare.

a) Maintain the five-year limit on welfare benefits.
X b) Maintain the requirement that able-bodied recipients work within 24 months in order to receive benefits.
X c) Increase employment and job training programs for welfare recipients.
X d) Provide tax incentives to businesses that hire welfare recipients.
X e) Provide child care for welfare recipients who work.
X f) Increase access to public transportation for welfare recipients who work.
g) Allow welfare recipients to remain eligible for benefits while saving money for education, starting a business, or buying a home.
h) Limit benefits given to recipients if they have additional children while on welfare.
i) Eliminate government-funded welfare programs.
j) Other
Please explain what your two main legislative priorities will be if elected. Please explain how you would obtain any additional government funding needed to implement these priorities.

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