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US Representative District 3

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  • Justin Amash
    (Rep)

  • Ted Gerrard
    (UST)

  • Douglas M. Smith Jr.
    (Dem)

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Biographical Information

Do you support and will you appear at campaign events with your party’s nominee?

How would you rate the state’s response to the Flint water crisis?

Explain your rating.

How would you rate the federal government’s response to the Flint water crisis?

Explain your rating.

Should Congress provide funding to help Flint, and other cities across the U.S., reduce and eventually eliminate lead service lines?

Do you support deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Do they help create jobs in the U.S.? Why or why not?

What do you think needs to be done to make the U.S. tax code fairer?

Do you think Obamacare should be augmented or replaced? How would you change it? What would you replace it with?

What specifically would you do to help colleges control the cost of tuition?

The U.S., and Michigan specifically, has long been a place of refuge for people displaced by wars and acts of terror. Should it remain so, especially with regard to refugees from Iraq, Syria and the Middle East?

Would you support a Constitutional amendment repealing Citizens United?

Would you support legislation to require disclosure of donor identities?

If an American auto company wants to open a plant in another country to reduce costs and increase its competitiveness worldwide, should it be able to do so? Should it have to pay additional taxes or fees for work performed overseas?

Where should the U.S. concentrate its job creation efforts?

Should the U.S. Senate confirm a Supreme Court Justice before a new president takes office? If not, why not?

What is the role of Congress when its majority sits in political opposition to the president?

Has the relationship between Congress and the president lost the respect it ought to have during the last two terms? If so, how would you restore it?

How effective has the Republican majority in the House been in exercising the House’s constitutional role in the federal government?

Do you believe income inequality is a problem in America? If so, what would you do about it?

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor? If so, explain.

Have you ever filed for personal bankruptcy? If so, explain.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Racial inequality continues to be a serious problem in America.

If you agree, what would you do about it? If you disagree, explain why.

Do you support a moratorium on the deportation of undocumented immigrants whose children were born in the United States?

Do you favor the deportation of all undocumented immigrants?

Do you support legislation to reform the decennial redistricting process by placing it in the hands of in the hands of a non-partisan agency?

How would you reduce the number of firearm-related injuries and deaths in the U.S.?

As more boomers enter retirement, the nation faces critical shortages in eldercare services and rapidly rising levels of poverty among older Americans. What should Congress do about it?

What does the black lives matter movement meant to you, and how would it inform your work in elected office?

The federal government employs tens of thousands of people at military bases and federal installations in Michigan, many of which have been under threat of closure. What steps have you taken or will you take to ensure those installations remain open, or do you believe reducing the federal footprint in Michigan is something the state should accept or even embrace?

What is the role for the federal government and Congress in improving public education?

How would you incentivize and support domestic manufacturing?

Many school districts, particularly in urban communities, are in decline owing to concentrated levels of poverty and policies that siphon way resources. What is your solution?

Do you believe Social Security is in need of reform? If so, how?

What policies should Congress pursue to support workforce development?

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