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San Diego, Riverside County, CA June 3, 2014 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
United States Representative; District 50


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and asked of all candidates for this office.     See below for questions on Economy and Jobs, Health Care, Energy Policy, National Security, Immigration Reform

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? 1. In this time of high unemployment and budget deficits, what are the most important steps that should be taken to improve our nationís economy and sustain job creation?

Answer from James H. Kimber:

Passing Immigration Reform will do more to help improve this nation's economy more than almost anything else.

? 2. What, if any, changes should be made to federal health care policies or programs?

Answer from James H. Kimber:

The employer mandate should be removed from the Affordable Care Act. We need to provide a better healthcare system for our Veterans.

? 3. What are your priorities with respect to our nationís energy policy?

Answer from James H. Kimber:

The country needs to invest more in clean energy which will reduce our dependency on foreign oil, protect the environment and create jobs.

? 4. What, if any, changes should be made with respect to our nationís security, including our national defense or anti-terrorism measures?

Answer from James H. Kimber:

There needs to be more accountability for Defense spending. We need a strong national defense, but when we spend $34 million for a command center in Afghanistan that was never used, over $400 million for tanks the Secretary of the Army doesn't want and countless other examples. We do need a strong defense, but we need to spend our money better and for training/equipment for conflicts of the future.

? 5. What is your position on the issue of immigration reform? What, if any, changes to legislation or policy would you support?

Answer from James H. Kimber:

I support Immigration Reform with a pathway to citizenship.


Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. References to opponents are not permitted.

The order of the candidates is random and changes daily. Candidates who did not respond are not listed on this page.


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