Famela ON The Issues
Armed Services: I strongly feel that our existence as a Nation is dependent on our ability to effectively counter threats to our Country’s security. Defense of the Homeland is one of the most important responsibilities in our Constitution. San Diego County receives more defense spending than any other county in the U.S. with the exception of Fairfax County, Virginia, home to the Pentagon.
As your Congresswoman, I will fight for increased investments in key military capabilities by leveraging the most cutting edge technologies while avoiding redundancy and waste.
Veterans: Veterans have served our Nation proudly and now our Nation must also serve them. Being the daughter of a Navy Veteran, I see first-hand the importance of supporting our Nation’s Heroes. Unfortunately, mental illness, poverty, and high suicide rates plague many veterans. It is believed that approximately 20 suicides per day occur in veterans.
As your Congresswoman, I will push for comprehensive and effective reform to the Department of Veterans Affairs and support laws that address the unmet need of our veterans.
I will fight on behalf of our Nation’s Heroes by introducing and supporting pro-veteran legislation on the House floor and prioritize constituent casework.
Immigration: A nation without borders is not a nation. Despite the complex, emotional debates, with passionate and potentially valid beliefs on all sides, being an immigrant from the Philippines, I understand and support the essential need for legal immigration. While we are a nation of immigrants, we are not a cesspool for foreign ideologies and cultures who refuse to integrate into our way of life to take advantage of us. I will work with my colleagues to promote immigration reform that puts the Constitution and Americans first.
Heath Care: A healthy nation is a prosperous nation. While I believe it is important that everyone has access to good medical care that is reliable and affordable, I do not believe that government monopoly, which restricts freedoms to both the patient and the employer is a good thing.
I will fight for innovative approaches to Health Care and support legislation that provides win-win solutions for all stakeholders.
Science and Technology: Our Nation’s success is based on innovation. San Diego is a hotbed of Biotechnology and High Technology Innovation. I will ensure the continued growth of this space by supporting reproducibility and consistency in our intellectual property laws, as well as encouraging economic stimulus through an expansion of programs such as SBIR and STTR, which support innovative, pre-revenue businesses.
Middle East Policy: America must protect its Allies, including the State of Israel, and will not tolerate nuclear proliferation. I support the push for regime change in rogue nations through enhancing cyberwarfare, social media information, and situations where the people of the state are empowered financially and/or through military support/training.
Abortion: I am strongly Pro-Life and am committed to providing alternatives to a woman facing an abortion.
Second Amendment: It is clearly stated in the 2nd Amendment in the Bill of Rights, “The right of the people to bear and keep arms shall not be infringed.” It is by this fundamental freedom that protection is given to gun owners and restrains the presence of criminal activity and tyranny.
I support bills such as H.R. 822, the National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act, which allows law abiding gun owners with valid state-issued concealed firearm permits to carry a concealed firearm in any other state, which also allows concealed firearms.
It is unfortunate that ill-intent politicians and false media seek to put blame on guns for acts of violence in order to leverage sorrow and suffering as a rationale to restrict the fundamental freedom to bear arms.
Education: I am a strong advocate for the advancement and reform of our education system. I believe that the parents and local communities guide the educating our children – not the federal government. I believe in the elimination of the Common Core Standards from our schools. This is a bizarre mind manipulation of the Obama administration that fails to address concerns from parents, administrators, and teachers on the front lines of education. I believe that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to education. Each student learns differently and our education system should be individualized to best fit their needs.
Furthermore, I believe in stopping hypersexualization, in sex education.
I believe in stopping the teaching of Islam, and other religions in Public schools.
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