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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Los Angeles County, CA June 3, 2014 Election
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David C. Kanuth
Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 33


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Questions & Answers

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?

Congress must work for the people, not against it. In order to promote continued job growth, we must incentivize hiring and small business growth. In addition, we should expand the visas available to immigrants that want to create businesses in America, and make it easier for those educated in the US to stay here to work.

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

The best solutions ensure that the costs that using carbon imposes on our planet are borne in the present. I'll make sure that there is a price on carbon, building on success we've seen at the state level here in California in limiting carbon emissions and on the efforts that have worked nationally to curb other emissions like sulfur dioxide. In creating costs for carbon emissions, we can correct a market failure, take advantage of market efficiencies, and generate meaningful revenue to fund rebates for all U.S. residents. This will also increase investment in energy efficiency, renewable energies, weatherization of U.S. homes, and spur simple deficit reduction.

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

I went to law school largely because of my interest in the Constitution and the framework of rights it establishes. And as someone who has spent years working in our justice system, I know that while our government can be a tremendous force for good, the rights of individuals must be vigorously preserved and protected + not just in the courtroom, but in our homes, workplaces, and communities. I have literally stood up to the government and defended the rights of those I represented many times + I'll do it everyday for the people of the 33rd District. Our government must respect and defend our fundamental right to privacy and protect this citizenry from unwarranted or overly broad searches and snooping.

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

The current immigration policy is unethical, un-American , inefficient and inexcusable. I support a pathway to citizenship for those law-abiding immigrants that are working to support their families. I also support expanded work and entrepreneurship visas that keep foreign-born job creators in this country.

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