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Issue Statements

1. EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS.  Congress should enact legislation that supports the ability of low-income families to choose the education best suited to their children’s needs, such as tax credits for business donations to organizations that provide scholarships for K-12 students to attend nonpublic schools.

2. POVERTY. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and other similar initiatives provide funding for millions of poor Americans who cannot afford to adequately feed themselves or their families. Congress should oppose attempts to reduce funding for these initiatives as a means of trimming budget deficits.

3. HEALTHCARE.  Congress should reject structural changes to Medicaid, such as a per-capita cap or other provisions, which would leave millions of people that rely on Medicaid, including many children, at risk of losing access to health care. Any modification to the Medicaid system as part of health care reform should prioritize improvement and affordable access to quality care over cost savings.

4. CONSCIENCE PROTECTIONS. Congress should pass legislation, such as the Conscience Protection Act, to strengthen the enforcement of existing conscience protection laws by establishing a private right of action allowing providers who are discriminated against because of their refusal to perform, refer for or pay for abortions to defend their rights in court.  

5. IMMIGRATION. Congress should pass comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform providing a path to citizenship for undocumented persons in the U.S., while preserving family unity and restoring due process protections to enforcement policies.


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Candidate Survey 2018: Congress

Every election year, the Maryland Catholic Conference surveys the state’s candidates for U.S. Congress about their positions regarding issues of interest to Catholics. The responses of the Democratic and Republican primary candidates are below. The candidates were asked to either “Agree” or “Disagree” with a list of issue statements (see left side of this page). "Did Not Respond" to a statement means the candidate did not choose a position on that issue. Candidates were also given the opportunity to provide a brief statement at the end of the survey on why Maryland Catholics should vote for them. 

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74 records found
Ben Cardin (D) (*)
US Senate
District:

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance:
3. Access to Healthcare:
4. Conscience Protections: X
5. Immigration:

Comments:

Q1: There currently is a tax deduction for this purpose. Q6: In the Senate, I fight for issues of concern to Marylanders. I believe health care is a human right. I believe opioid addiction and abuse is a public health crisis and must be treated like other diseases. I am dedicated to ensuring protections against any form of discrimination. I will fight to protect our clean air and clean water. We share a common bond in wanting to lift up our community so everyone has an opportunity to succeed.

Erik Jetmir (D)
US Senate
District:

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Chelsea Manning (D)
US Senate
District:

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Marcia H. Morgan (D)
US Senate
District:

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Jerome "Jerry" Segal (D)
US Senate
District:

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Richard "Rikki" Vaughn (D)
US Senate
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I have been raised to put God first, to always value the dignity of family, and cherish all of humanity. Maryland Catholics need someone who will work with them and will go to work for them with the very values they hold dear. As a candidate for Senate, I want to represent all Marylanders. We all are in need of inclusion, in a atmosphere that is so divided today. My campaign does not seek to enlighten what separates us, but rather, what brings us together.

Debbie "Rica" Wilson (D)
US Senate
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As a child of Christ, I am dedicated to improving lives of all Marylanders. I am a voice for change, civility, and equality. Moreover, I am a voice for the countless vulnerable citizens who often feel ignored.

Lih Young (D)
US Senate
District:

1. Educational Options: X
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4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: X

Comments:

Ph.D. economist/reformer/advocate/activist/TV programs producer/speaker; Expertise/commitment: intensive/extensive/diversified. Most urgent issues, local-global: restore justice/fairness/freedom; fix ROBBERISM= “official misconduct- government gang- MURDER- FRAUD- CRIME- INJUSTICE NETWORKS” operation = abuse-waste-threat-coercion= destroying people/families/businesses; continuing/on-going/expanding/penetrating; think tanks/civic non-profit/ women/minorities/churches; studies/proposals/grants, …

Tony Campbell (R)
US Senate
District:

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5. Immigration: X

Comments:

As an educator, and a charter school board member, I support school choice. Common Core and other national mandates on curricula must end. I am Pro-Life because I believe every life matters. I will work to lower taxes, to ensure sound fiscal management and to push for a balanced budget. Our veterans should not have to rely on a broken VA Health System to get the care they need. I will sponsor legislation to allow every veteran to get free medical care at any hospital of their choice.

Chris Chaffee (R)
US Senate
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1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
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Comments:

I love my catholic faith but I agree that we cannot do an immigration path Until we secure the borders and stop putting legal Americans last . We must know who is in our country . This is not fair for all Americans. Once we know that our borders are safe than we can move forward to help the illegals in America. Thank you ChrisChaffeeforussenate@gmail.com

Evan M. Cronhardt (R)
US Senate
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4. Conscience Protections: X
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Comments:

Maryland Catholics should vote for me because of the principle by which I lead. Catholics have concerns, as does every other American, and many concerns conflict with each other. There's a difficult road ahead to resolve poverty, homelessness and single motherhood - which Catholics have continually aimed funds at resolving. My principles may not sit well with your conscious, but they will sit well with your reasoning. This is why I should have your vote.

Nnabu Eze (R)
US Senate
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I am devoted Christian who believes in religious liberty. I will support any legislation that is pro-life and preserves our religious freedom.

John R. Graziani (R)
US Senate
District:

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Christina J. Grigorian (R)
US Senate
District:

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4. Conscience Protections: X
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

My Catholic faith has been an integral part of both my childhood and my adult life (I was a CCD teacher for 11 years). I want to represent Maryland as we work to achieve the "end game" that results from better jobs, vibrant schools and a robust economy: namely, families that are strong, faith-filled and vibrant. If elected, I will work to protect the elderly, children and those that society has forgotten. That is my pledge as both a Catholic and a candidate.

Albert Binyahmin Howard (R)
US Senate
District:

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Bill Krehnbrink (R)
US Senate
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Bill Krehnbrink is the originator of the EGG Campaign (Everybody's Gotta Go) and a Republican candidate for the U S Senate. I am a Vietnam Veteran, a retired Baltimore City school teacher who has owned a business, is a Class A mechanic and a decent builder. I'm a graduate of Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Baltimore where I was also an alterboy. I have the education and life experience to represent Maryland in a way to expand freedom,improve choice, and decrease intrusions by government.

Gerald I. Smith, Jr. (R)
US Senate
District:

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Blaine Taylor (R)
US Senate
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Comments:

Because I will do what I say I will regarding all the above issues. I am a confirmed Catholic, graduated from St. Ann's School Baltimore in 1961, and attended Calvert Hall College High School during 1961-64.

Brian Charles Vaeth (R)
US Senate
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Comments:

Because I feel that not enough is being done to hold our elected and appointed officials accountable for their misconduct. Equal justice must apply or there can be no respect for the rule of law in the United States.

Michael Brown (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 1

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Jesse Colvin (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 1

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Allison Galbraith (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 1

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Erik Lane (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 1

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Michael Pullen (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 1

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Steve Worton (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 1

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Comments:

A longtime Marylander with 35 years of experience dealing with all levels of Federal government developing budgets and working on the Hill. I support the Middle Class (permanent tax cuts), Medicare, Social Security, Chesapeake Bay and reducing the deficit. The drug crisis has hurt our families and I will support treatment and extended care to help heal our socitey. I will also support DACA.

Martin Elborn (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 1

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Andy Harris (R) (*)
US House of Representatives
District: 1

1. Educational Options:
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
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5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

I have always been a strong supporter of pro-life and pro-family positions as a State Senator and in the US House of Representatives. I was the Co-Chair of the Pro-Life Caucus in both. I was the lead sponsor on legislation that would prohibit human cloning, legislation that would stop taxpayer funding of abortions, and legislation that would stop physician-assisted suicide in the District of Columbia. I strongly support crisis pregnancy centers, and oppose same-sex marriage.

Lamont Taylor (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 1

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Jake Pretot (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 2

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D) (*)
US House of Representatives
District: 2

1. Educational Options: X
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4. Conscience Protections: X
5. Immigration:

Comments:

I share many of the same priorities as the Catholic Church. I got into politics because I want to help people and now, more than ever, Washington needs champions for the poor and underserved. We must strengthen Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security and ensure all Americans can access affordable healthcare. I am fighting to preserve tax benefits for charitable giving and ensure programs like Catholic Charities, Head Start and Meals on Wheels get the resources they need.

Liz Matory (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 2

1. Educational Options:
2. Poverty Assistance: X
3. Access to Healthcare: X
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5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Dutch deserves a stronger GOP challenger. I am a Catholic, under-40 Black woman of Filipino descent, JD/MBA, small biz owner, former Dem. I am Pro-Life. I am anti-Sanctuary now that I know the truth. Only woman in this race. Please get me through the primary.

Hubert Owens, Jr. (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 2

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Mark Shell (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 2

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Comments:

I support many of the issues that are important to Catholics such as healthcare, education and immigration. I am a leader who can get things done and I am willing to do what it takes to enact legislation to improve the lives of those in my district and beyond. My wife and I actually help immigrants and provide necessary services to properly document their entry into the US.

Mitchell J. Toland, Jr. (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 2

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

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Did Not Respond

Adam D. DeMarco (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 3

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Comments:

Many of the values that I was raised with are a result of my Catholic school education. And as such, I have inculcated those same values into my daily life. I've dedicated my life to serving others, whether in the military as an Army Officer, in my non-profit work serving our wounded warriors, or just in helping my fellow neighbors in our communities. But more importantly, I will continue to dedicate my life in service to others as your next Representative in the United States Congress.

John Rea (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 3

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

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Did Not Respond

Eduardo Rosas (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 3

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Comments:

I am a Catholic myself. In summary, I am different; I am eager and ready to work with both Democrats and Repblicans and get away from the partisan divide that has paralized Washington, D.C. - this includes working with religious leaders. I hope to earn your trust in the upcoming June 26th Gubernatorial Primary Election. Thank you!

John Sarbanes (D) (*)
US House of Representatives
District: 3

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Charles Anthony (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 3

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Rob Seyfferth (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 3

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Anthony G. Brown (D) (*)
US House of Representatives
District: 4

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

George McDermott (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 4

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4. Conscience Protections: X
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Comments:

I am a principal man who believes that the 10 Commandments is the foundation of all laws both in the United States around the world the international human rights convention should be ratified by the US and we must protect our citizens from abuse of process by our elected and appointed judicial officers who have become destructive to and upon their own means protecting corporate America over the rights and liberties of our citizens.

Dennis L. Fritz (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 5

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I believer that we need to get back to the business of citizen representation. I stand for; Education; which serves as a pathway to independence. Then healthcare for all. As a Veteran, I am a firm believer that our military service men and women should be afforded all the benefits they deserve because they served us now it’s time to serve them. Finally, I will fight for term limits for congress. We need periodic fresh and new ideas to support a growing and evolving country.

Steny H. Hoyer (D) (*)
US House of Representatives
District: 5

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

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Did Not Respond

William A. Devine, III (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 5

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

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Did Not Respond

Johnny Rice (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 5

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5. Immigration: X

Comments:

I have 25 years of Christian Volunteer Ministry work in W.Africa for 2 years as a Bible teacher in Ghana at a UN Refugee Camp ; Liberia, Nigeria, India & Churches/Ministries, 2 Christian TV stations, TBN, and TheCrossTV. My Mission is on Capitol Hill to lift up Jesus & Prayer in America. Want to end the $500 million per year to Planned Parenthood, for the Murder of Babies Exodus 20:13. As I was Adopted myself, I want to promote the Govt. to budget $1 Billion per year for Adoption Services

Andrew Duck (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 6

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

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Did Not Respond

George English (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 6

1. Educational Options: X
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4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
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Comments:

Read the 25 issue papers and biography found in my campaign web site - www.georgetenglish.com . Regarding Question 4, individual medical personnel should have conscience protection, but not their employers. Question 1 permits indirect subsidization of religious education by reducing tax revenues from tax credits given to donors.

Chris Graves (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 6

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

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Did Not Respond

Nadia Hashimi (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 6

1. Educational Options: X
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4. Conscience Protections: X
5. Immigration:

Comments:

As a pediatrician, best-selling author and advocate for immigrants’ rights, I bring a diverse background with me to Congress. My biggest priority is to take my experiences from the real world and turn those into effective policies that expand health care and ensure it is accessible for all. I am not a politician. I am a mother, and all I want is to ensure my children – and yours – have a bright future without having to worry about climate change or gun violence or lack of access to health care.

Christopher Hearsey (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 6

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

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Roger Manno (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 6

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

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Did Not Respond

Aruna Miller (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 6

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

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David Trone (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 6

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
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Comments:

In Regards to Question 1: charitable contributions are tax deductible under federal law, and I support keeping it that way. On my values: In business, I have always prioritized service to others, and in Congress, I will do the same. My wife and I have given and raise money for many worthy causes including medical research, addiction treatment, services for people with autism, women's shelters, the performing arts, education, and immigration legal services through CLINIC.

Kurt Elsasser (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 6

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Hello, I believe that you should vote for me to represent Maryland Catholics in Congress because as a younger candidate I strongly believe in a generational reform to many of congresses actions on major issues such as healthcare and immigration. There are much better ways to handle these issues and create reform without hurting many innocent individuals in the process. We need to bring humanity to congress and not just dollar signs.

Amie Hoeber (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 6

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5. Immigration: X

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My experience uniquely qualifies me and I am committed to representing the entire district. I believe in bipartisan solutions and, as one who has not held office before, I am not encumbered by partisan baggage. I am committed to working with all faiths to foster tolerance. When elected, I will work with the Catholic Conference to help them to achieve their stated goals. While we may not always agree, the Conference will always have a seat at the table.

Lisa Lloyd (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 6

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As a Nurse Practitioner I work in private practice, urgent care clinics, performing home infusions and volunteering at the Spanish Catholic center treating uninsured patients. I work on a personal level, providing healthcare to people of all socioeconomic levels. I understand what works and does not work with the healthcare system. I worked in Mexico as a government liaison and am fluent in Spanish so I have a heart for the Hispanic population and a full understanding of our immigration issues.

Bradley St. Rohrs (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 6

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2. Poverty Assistance: X
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5. Immigration: X

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I am 100% pro life, 100% behind our second amendment, and 100% for school choice. I am for term limits for congress. I will oppose any attempt by government bureaucrats to restrict or curtail our religious freedoms. I will embrace our nation's Christian heritage and turn to god for wisdom in guiding my decisions. I state all of this without any equivocation and swear on my honor as a Catholic gentleman to follow through on these commitments.

Anthony Carter, Sr. (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 7

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I am a firm believer in the principles and which this country was founded , that all men are created equal. And, given by God. I support legislation that will provide for affordable education .and Healthcare.I also support community and religious organizations to help combat violence , drugs and teenage pregnancy. I believe that God should be first in our lives, family , love and compassion for others, caring and respecting the environment, political affiliation, in this order.

Elijah Cummings (D) (*)
US House of Representatives
District: 7

1. Educational Options: X
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Comments:

I am asking for the support of all people of conscience. Q1, Since the Congress is not fully funding K-12 special education, I cannot support this proposed tax credit. Q4 – The concerns of those proposing the Conscience Protection Act are being addressed by the Executive Branch under existing law.

John Moser (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 7

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I will push a Universal Dividend along side SNAP and HUD to end homelessness and hunger, permanently. Healthcare: Stronger ACA plus a public option ensuring everyone has healthcare; copays and out-of-pocket maximums will fit their income. Justice Reform: corrections should help people become better, not destroy them. On Conscience Protection: Doctors should not be forced to supply a given service; insurers, however, must face the standards set.

Charles U. Smith (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 7

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Charles Stokes (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 7

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

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Did Not Respond

Ray Bly (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 7

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

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Richmond Davis (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 7

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2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: X
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5. Immigration: X

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I am a firm believer in limited government and lower taxes which are the best omterests pf all Americans regardless of religious faith. I am staunchly pro-life.

Thomas E. "Pinkston" Harris (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 3

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
4. Conscience Protections: Did Not Respond
5. Immigration: Did Not Respond

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William T. Newton (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 7

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
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Michael Pearson (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 7

1. Educational Options: Did Not Respond
2. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
3. Access to Healthcare: Did Not Respond
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Utam Paul (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 8

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I understand both Church and State Issue of the United States and the importance of Catholic and Churches of other denominations to improve our life, social fabric and living. I can balance those and help pass the laws for the common good of all Americans.

Jamie Raskin (D) (*)
US House of Representatives
District: 8

1. Educational Options: X
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As a State Senator, I helped lead the fight to abolish the death penalty in Maryland, to abolish mandatory minimum sentences, to expand the Earned IncomeTax Credit and health care coverage, and to increase the minimum wage. My door is always open to my friends in the Catholic community on all matters and all issues. I love Dorothy Day and the Berrigan brothers, and I helped in the successful fight to reverse the forced resignation of Father Pat Conroy as Chaplain of the House.

Summer Spring (D)
US House of Representatives
District: 8

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I am a Christian who has studied scriptures and ministered to others since childhood. I'm running because I'm a conservative Christian AND a Democrat. I believe in the sanctity of the unborn life. My opponent, Congressman Jamie Raskin voted to legalize abortions of 20-week-and-older unborn babies who can FEEL PAIN. As a mother of two young children, I am appalled by this gross failure to represent us - his constituents - and must make sure that he doesn't become our representative again.

Bridgette L. Cooper (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 8

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I am the product of Archdiocese of Washington Catholic Schools. The moral values that were instilled in me during my school years continue to provide an honest foundation for many of the difficult decisions I have had to make throughout my career and in my personal life.

John Walsh (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 8

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I'm running to try to add some "common sense and decency" to Congress. I am not an ideologue; I'm a middle of the road conservative who believes we have a responsibility to take care of everyone and to work together with other officials to that objective. I am not accepting any financial support from special interests nor am I aligned with any special interests. If elected, I am committed to listening, acting accordingly and providing the absolute best possible service to all constituents.

Victor Williams (R)
US House of Representatives
District: 8

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5. Immigration: X

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I taught law at Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law for many years until 2017, and I now teach at University of Maryland Law. A strong Christian faith underlies all my legal and political activity. In accord with Maryland's unique Catholic, religious-freedom history, I cherish the Freedom of Religion enshrined in our U.S. Constitution. I am a graduate from a Christian undergraduate college, I have a graduate degree (Ed.M. Harvard) and three law degrees.

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Candidate information abreviation meaning listed below.

R = Republican
D = Democrat

(*) = Incumbent

✔ = Agree
X = Disagree