United States House of Representatives - District 2


Donald J Bacon

Republican

contacted by resident of the district
4/2/2020 4:48 pm Connected with office staff via phone and sent email and access code.
4/7/2020 10:50 am Another office staff emailed me to thank me for contacting their office. I encouraged him to fill it out asap.
4/9/20, 3:17am, candidate deadline email alerting to 4/13/20 final deadline
4/9/2020 10:17 am Re-sent email reminder
Answers submitted online April 13, 2020, 11:12 a.m.

Kara Eastman

Democrat

contacted by resident of the district
4/3/2020, 4:41 pm, Spoke personally and sent email with access code
Answers sumbitted online April 6, 2020, 4:01 p.m.

Tyler Schaeffer

Libertarian

Contact info if you wish to connect with the candidate:  
Phones:     (402) 885-9305   
www.facebook.com/tyler.schaeffer.90

contacted by resident of the district
4/2/2020, 4:32 pm, left voicemail
4/8/2020, 11:22 am, left another voicemail
4/9/2020, 10:52 am, Left another voicemail

Job Description

How office affects the voter

Research in process

Duties and Responsibilities

Extensive! The Unites States Constitution.



Personal/Biographical

[WHY - HOUSE] Why are you running for the US House of Representatives? Name your three top priorities for the office. How will you define success?

Donald J Bacon I've kept my promises from my first election: we cut taxes, strengthened national defense, and slashed regulations for our small business and ag communities. This term we've been focused on Nebraska's flood recovery, improving foster care and homeland security, and strengthening worker safety measures. I successfully advocated for the funds to fix Offutt AFB and Camp Ashland, and significantly increased research funding at Nebraska Universities. Now, we're doing all we can to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. If elected to another term, I'll be focused on economic recovery, lowering healthcare costs, and border/immigration reforms.
Kara Eastman I believe that healthcare is a human right and that no one in the United States should have to choose between seeking medical care and putting food on the table, especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ninety-two percent of Americans favor lower prescription drug prices and over 70% favor importing medicine from Canada. The federal government is slated to spend over $34 trillion on healthcare over the next decade. Transforming our healthcare system would save the government over $2 trillion over that same period. It would increase efficiencies, reduce overhead costs, allow individuals to choose their provider instead of having to stay in network, eliminate premiums and deductibles, and free employers from having to administer healthcare plans. We have a $2 trillion investment gap in infrastructure, and we must restore our global competitive advantage through public-private partnerships and large investments in infrastructure to provide well-paying jobs across our country. I fully support Davis-Bacon wages on these kinds of federal projects. We also must raise the minimum wage and continue to foster trades programs within our community college system. I support economic opportunities that combat climate change as a way to create great jobs locally and invest in energy efficient housing. We must expand lending opportunities from credit unions and lower interest rates to small businesses, especially those in blighted communities, which in turn create jobs. We must ensure that all our citizens can achieve the American dream. The World Bank puts our income inequality on par with some of the poorest and unequal nations in the world. This is dangerous for our economy and damaging to our collective sense of morality. The GOP Tax Plan was a clear hand-out to the very wealthy and large corporations that simply do not need welfare. It was shown to have raised taxes on the middle class and exempted those who can afford to pay their fair share - this is not fiscal responsibility. We need to ensure that all Americans have a livable wage, are not drowning in student loans and healthcare costs, have healthy, affordable housing, and have a way to care for their children while they go to work. We also need to regulate banks and Wall Street and tax financial transactions to help pay down our debt.
Tyler Schaeffer Candidate has not submitted an answer.
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[BIOGRAPHICAL] What from your biographical information will help you address your priorities? For example, family members, affiliations such as political party, church and/or professional groups, employment, etc. whatever you consider important for voters to know. You may also reference your website.

Donald J Bacon I grew up on a farm, where I learned the value of a hard day's work. After graduating from college, I joined the United States Air Force where I served for nearly 30 years. During that time, I had five commands, deployed four times, and led ballistic missile defense with the Israelis to defend Jerusalem, Haifa, and Tel Aviv from potential Iranian attacks. I was the base commander for Offutt AFB, which is the Omaha area’s largest employer. I was also the installation commander for Ramstein Air Base in Germany for a community of 55,000 Americans. I retired as a Brigadier General in 2014, but I wasn't done serving my country. After retiring, I spent some time teaching at Bellevue University before deciding to run for Congress. In 2016, I became the only Republican to beat an incumbent House Democrat in the entire country. I have since been focused on adhering to the principles and promises the people of Nebraska's Second District voted for. I have been married to my college sweetheart Angie for 36 years, and we have four children and five grandchildren with one more on the way. I attend Life Spring Church in Bellevue, NE. I have served in leadership roles or as a member or volunteer in the following organizations: Air Force Association, Military Officers of America Association, Youth for Christ, National Rifle Association, Nebraska Firearms Owner Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. I was previously the President of the local chapter of the Gideons. Please take a look at my website - donjbacon.com - to learn more about me and what I stand for.
Kara Eastman I am running because my mother had to choose between a $2500 pill that would save her life and paying for her own housing. No one should have to make that choice. An MSW in Social Work, I started Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance (OHKA) and grew it from a small, start-up lead poisoning prevention organization to a nationally recognized, award-winning nonprofit that has raised more than $13 million to support green, safe, and healthy housing in Omaha. Under my leadership, OHKA has directly served over 4,000 Nebraska families. In the process, I created dozens of jobs at my nonprofit, within the city government, and through partnerships with the small businesses and contractors I worked with. I have been a board member of the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands and has served as an appointed member of the Mayor of Omaha's Fair Housing Advisory Board. I am seasoned at taking conceptual ideas and turning them into tangible actions. I am an expert at bringing people together around a cause and building consensus. With partners like the city of Omaha, the Kresge Foundation, and Children’s Hospital, I developed programs to improve local communities while also reducing government costs. I also have worked as the director of Rainbow House, a domestic violence shelter; helped start Extra Hands for ALS, a national, student-based volunteer program that proEdited answer:vided assistance to patients with Lou Gehrig’s Disease; and was the director of Friendship Shelter, a transitional housing program for homeless adults. Eastman is a life-long Democrat. In 2018, she won the Democratic Nomination for US Congress and came within 1.9% of unseating the incumbent Republican. In 2014, she overwhelmingly won election to the Board of Governors of Metropolitan Community College (MCC) in Omaha, one of the top ten community colleges in the country, and was elected as Vice Chair of the Board. Under her leadership as Vice-Chair, she strengthened non-discrimination policies, developed contractor training programs that created jobs in the community, and she led the initiative to ban tobacco usage on all MCC campuses. Eastman is seeking the Democratic nomination for the Nebraska Second Congressional District in 2020. Eastman and her husband Scott, an associate professor of history at Creighton University, live in Omaha and their daughter, Sabina, has just started college at Kara's alma mater. In her free time, Eastman is on the hunt to find the best chicken wings in Nebraska.
Tyler Schaeffer Candidate has not submitted an answer.
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[PERSONAL STORY] Please briefly describe a situation where you had to stand alone for what you thought was right when the momentum was pushing the other way.

Donald J Bacon I have a lot of these stories from my time in the military - from creating the highest rated sexual assault prevention program in the Air Force, to standing up to my superior officers when I knew I was right. But for this question I'd rather talk about my time so far in Congress. During the beginning of the debate on DACA, I took a position. It was the same position I campaigned on in 2016, and it's the stance I felt in my heart was the right thing to do. I wanted to allow DACA recipients to stay in the country legally, as long as they contributed to society and didn't break the law again. They should have the ability to apply for - and work toward - citizenship just like every other immigrant, without fear of deportation. At the time many in my party had a different view, including the President. But I stood firm in my resolve. Within a few months, the President and many other conservatives began to share my views. Now, the planned solution for DACA sounds a lot like the stance I campaigned on four years ago. I never wavered in my principles, and I think that steadfast leadership is what the district voted for in 2016 and 2018. I’ve been committed to providing a permanent solution for the law-abiding DACA youth here now, but also to making the border more secure and fixing the immigration system to prevent this from happening again.
Kara Eastman When I created Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, many people did not want to hear about or deal with issues related to lead poisoning in our community, but I fought daily to put this on the city, state and federal agenda.
Tyler Schaeffer Candidate has not submitted an answer.
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[CONSTITUENTS] At what percentage level do you believe your constituents elect you to vote your view (conscience) as compared to representing them? 100%=totally vote own conscience, 0%=should always vote what constituents want regardless of personal beliefs.

Donald J Bacon This is a complicated question. Voters choose the candidate (and that candidate's views) based on who they feel best represents their interests and personal beliefs. It is literally impossible to represent the views of every single person in the district on every single vote. The victorious candidate only wins because the majority of voters believes he/she would represent their views. So, with the above in mind, I would say the answer is 90%. I will always vote my conscience. The voters chose to elect a certain set of principles, and I would not be a good representative if I constantly changed those principles. I know that I am held accountable with each election based on the votes I've made, but I am confident that I have done exactly what I promised to do. I keep my word. However, I am not afraid to admit when I'm wrong or don't have all the facts, and in those cases I try to learn as much as I can before making a decision.
Kara Eastman I think there are some issues in which voters want you to vote your conscience or based on your expertise as a legislator, and others in which they want you to vote based on their specific beliefs.
Tyler Schaeffer Candidate has not submitted an answer.
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Constitutional Issues

[CONSTITUTION] Do you see the US Constitution as an original or evolving document? Why?

Donald J Bacon The Constitution is one of the most beautiful documents ever created and it is the foundational law of our land. I am an originalist. We must adhere to it as we govern. Our nation's founders had a vision for this country: individual liberty, unencumbered by an invasive government. Our responsibility is to uphold and create that vision. The Founders of our country made it possible to amend our Constitution when a change is necessary. We live in the greatest nation the world has ever seen, and the Constitution is a key reason why.
Kara Eastman Evolving! The original US Constitution did not allow women to vote and treated African Americans as 3/5 of a person. It was built to evolve and to be amended to address changes in society and culture.
Tyler Schaeffer Candidate has not submitted an answer.
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[GUN REGISTRATION] On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being no gun registration and 5 being federal registration of gun ownership, what do you recommend? Describe your reasoning, if desired.

Donald J Bacon I align with #1. We do not need more gun laws. Instead, we need to enforce the laws currently on the books. Adding more laws only serves to punish law-abiding citizens. Criminals who commit gun violence don't follow the law, so new laws won't impact them. We have seen Democrat presidential and NE-02 congressional candidates say they support confiscation of the most popular rifle sold in America today. Gun registration would be used a tool by anti-2A elected activists. I have worked closely with the law enforcement community on pieces of legislation they believe will be most impactful to gun violence, such as straw purchases (when someone buys a gun for an individual who is not legally allowed to possess one) and improved fusion centers - both of which will help reduce senseless gun violence.
Kara Eastman There should be federal registration of gun ownership. We need to protect children from being at risk of school shootings.
Tyler Schaeffer Candidate has not submitted an answer.
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[FREEDOM OF SPEECH] Is freedom of speech an absolute, Yes or No? What policies would you put in place, if you are elected, to support the public having access to speak in meetings of this political office?

Donald J Bacon Freedom of speech, like all our Constitutional rights, is one of most cherished rights and must be guaranteed. And, like all our Constitutional rights, it must not infringe on the safety of another person. We should not be allowed to yell "bomb" on an airplane, "fire" in a theater, and so on, because those actions undermine safety. I ensure our constituents have easy access in stating views to me. We have had 16 public and 5 telephone town halls, dozens of employee town halls in places of work, and respond to every letter we receive. I try to attend four to six events a day when I’m back home so that I know what our constituents are thinking. In 2020, our office was selected as one of eight (out of 535) Congressional staffs with the best constituent services in all Congress.
Kara Eastman My platform is doing politics differently. I believe in broadening access to elected officials. I will do frequent town halls and be very accessible to my constituents.
Tyler Schaeffer Candidate has not submitted an answer.
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Specific position issues

[IMMIGRATION-FEDERAL] In your opinion, define the ideal immigration policy. Include what you view as the responsibility of each of the 3 branches of government in that policy.

Donald J Bacon In my opinion, the ideal immigration policy is based on merit. We should be welcoming people to this country who can contribute to society - immigrants with high levels of education, special skills, and who are able to fill open jobs. We need to enforce the law when it comes to illegal immigration. I'm in favor of stronger border security, better e-verification tools, enforcing existing laws, and using a combination of barriers and technology to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into America. While I believe that DACA recipients should be allowed to stay on a conditional basis to work toward their citizenship like other immigrants, I absolutely do not believe in granting citizenship or any kind of blanket amnesty. I also know we must never do anything like DACA again, which makes strengthened border enforcement especially important. There are many who enter our country legally and those who enter illegally should not be allowed to jump in front of the line. The Legislative branch needs to fix the system by updating the laws, creating new laws, and appropriating funds to enact the laws. The Executive branch needs to enforce the current laws and any new laws created by Congress, while working to ensure a stronger law enforcement presence on the border. The Judicial branch needs to stop legislating from the bench and serve in their official capacity, which is making sure our laws comply with the Constitution.
Kara Eastman We need a clean DACA bill, we need to broaden protections for TPS, we need to end construction of a Southern Border Wall.
Tyler Schaeffer Candidate has not submitted an answer.
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[FREE EDUCATION] Describe the advantages and disadvantages of government paid community college education.

Donald J Bacon Advantages: - More people would graduate from community college and attain secondary education and skills. There would also be less student debt. Disadvantages: - This is not the role of the Federal government. Taxes would increase for everyone, everywhere. This would also increase government deficits, which already are too large. The employment market would be flooded with more people of similar experience and skill levels, which would drive down wages and benefits (one of the basic laws of supply and demand). Government would have increased control over our education systems and processes, taking control away from students, families, and local government.
Kara Eastman I support free community college education. We need to address the huge issue of student debt.
Tyler Schaeffer Candidate has not submitted an answer.
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[UNITED NATIONS] Describe your beliefs about the U.S./United Nations relationship.

Donald J Bacon The United States should cooperate with the UN on initiatives that benefit American citizens and interests, and that help create a more peaceful environment. All "treaty-like" actions taken as part of the UN should be voted upon by the United States Senate. United States involvement in the UN helps steer the organization to support better causes. Without our influence, the UN will grow even more misguided and will no longer be any kind of voice for individual rights. The UN needs to work hard to eliminate the corruption and cronyism it is known for. There is a great deal of waste in the organization, and the United States has not stood firm against this misuse of funds until recently. The US should not be the primary benefactor to U N programs, and we need to ensure contributions are based on fair share.
Kara Eastman We need to fully fund and staff the state department and re-establish our alliances with our friends abroad.
Tyler Schaeffer Candidate has not submitted an answer.
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[FEDERAL TO STATE] The tenth Amendment of the Constitution states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” In your opinion, what powers are currently managed at the federal level that should be managed at the state level?

Donald J Bacon The Tenth Amendment is one of the most important of our Bill of Rights, and the one that has been the most undermined. Healthcare and some programs in Education, Housing and Urban Development, Labor, and Health and Human Services should be returned to state jurisdiction. Our system of three equal branches was designed by Madison to have “ambition counter ambition”, and therefore be slow moving. Thus, the federal government should concentrate on the duties enumerated in Article One, Section 8 and leave other duties at the state and local level.
Kara Eastman I believe that states are the laboratories of democracy; however, I feel like the Trump administration is putting the environment at risk by preventing states from increasing environmental regulations.
Tyler Schaeffer Candidate has not submitted an answer.
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[HEALTHCARE] What do you see as the ideal healthcare system? What action do you plan to take to achieve that? And why?

Donald J Bacon The ideal healthcare system is achieved through competition, which lowers costs and improves care for patients. I believe that those with pre-existing conditions should be guaranteed coverage, as they are now. We need to change current law to allow for things that would lower costs and increase transparency, such as association pools and the ability to buy insurance across state lines. I've co-sponsored bills to help achieve those goals, but this will be a long process and will require compromise between both parties. What our nation absolutely cannot afford is a one-size-fits-all approach, like Medicare for All. This would lead to long wait times, rationing of care, ridiculously high taxes, and government control over all our healthcare decisions. Employer provided healthcare is an option that many citizens like, and we should protect this as an option. I also support expanded use of HSAs where employers can pay in allowing employees to use to pay premiums and other healthcare costs. These HSAs can be portable going from one job to the next, and allows people to keep the healthcare providers they like.
Kara Eastman I support tightly controlled prescription drug pricing and endorse Rep. Pramila Jayapal's bill HR 1384.
Tyler Schaeffer Candidate has not submitted an answer.
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Cultural Issues-State and Fed

[ABORTION STANCE-State and Fed] What is your stance on abortion? (List by number which apply and/or add your own narrative) 1. No restrictions 2. Not allowed past viability 3. In first trimester 4. In case of rape or incest 5. To preserve the life of the mother 6. Other, please explain in detail.

Donald J Bacon I align with a 5. I believe life begins at conception and all life is precious. Abortion stops a beating heart and ends the life of a unique individual with their own DNA. It should only be legal in those rare cases when it is necessary to save the life of the mother. I am strongly pro-life.
Kara Eastman I support Roe v Wade and I am endorsed by #VoteProChoice.
Tyler Schaeffer Candidate has not submitted an answer.
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[LGBTQ+ rights] On the topic of LGBTQ+ rights, a variety of opinions exist. Do you believe these individuals are discriminated against, in jobs, work benefits, housing? Do you believe that additional laws/policies should be passed to ensure all individuals are treated equally? Please explain.

Donald J Bacon I do believe some LGBTQ individuals have suffered discrimination, and that we should provide legal protections. At the same time, we cannot undermine religious liberty that is guaranteed in the First Amendment. Everyone should be free to have the relationships they want and to practice the religion freely of their choice, without intrusion from government or others. I believe any equality bill should have RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) protections included that was passed during the Clinton Administration. Without RFRA, potential equality bills could shut down faith-based adoption agencies and some private schools. We live in a pluralistic society and our laws should protect that and not be exclusionary.
Kara Eastman Yes, we need to provide legal protections for LGBTQIA persons in the workplace.
Tyler Schaeffer Candidate has not submitted an answer.
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As time allows

[BUSINESS OWNER] Have you ever owned your own business? Have you been responsible for other employees/subordinates? Have you been responsible for a payroll/budget? Explain.

Donald J Bacon I commanded an organization of nearly 8,000 and another organization of nearly 7,000. I had a budget of over $310M and controlled aviation assets valued at $10B. I stayed within budget and on occasions was able to reduce spending during my five different commands. As the Wing Commander at Offutt AFB, I directly supervised six group commanders and had oversight of 31 squadrons located all over the world. As the commander at Offutt AFB and in Ramstein AB in Germany, I had to partner with numerous businesses, such as restaurants and many vendors, with the intent of providing quality services to our military and families. Small business owners are a major driver of our economy, and we need to continue removing government roadblocks so they can thrive and flourish in an improved economy. They are the embodiment of the American spirit - resilient, resourceful, and dedicated.
Kara Eastman Yes, I was the CEO of Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance and I also run a small business now called Kara Eastman Partners. I supervised 15 people and was responsible for raising the money to pay for their work.
Tyler Schaeffer Candidate has not submitted an answer.
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[DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE] Describe the responsibility you think the federal government should take in caring for veterans who have borne the battle and/or their surviving families. Describe value you see in having women in combat.

Donald J Bacon We have a moral obligation to take care of our veterans and their families. Commitments have been made in regard to their retirements (if served a career) and their medical care. Our Veterans Administration needs reforms to ensure more choice is provided to veterans, transparency with waiting times and policies, and accountability given to those leaders who are performing below standards. My Gold Star bill took important steps toward taking care of the families of our fallen heroes, and there is much more work to be done. In regards to women in combat, we must ensure the training and performance standards are preserved. Combat capability cannot be diminished. I’ve served with wonderful leaders of both sexes during my career in the Air Force.
Kara Eastman I think women should be able to serve in combat. We need to fully fund Veterans Affairs and their hospitals and provide excellent resources for those at risk for suicide.
Tyler Schaeffer Candidate has not submitted an answer.
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[AG POLICY - Federal] 93% of Nebraska land is dedicated to agriculture, but only 30% of the population is considered rural.  How should that information affect policy-making even on the federal level?

Donald J Bacon I serve on the House Ag Committee. Agriculture is a primary driver of our state's economy, and the impacts it has on our district are very real. We need to keep trade free and fair, reciprocate against countries that engage in unfair trade practices, and continue to promote Nebraska's agriculture to the world. These are the things I've been fighting for. We have the competitive advantage in the world, and we need to do more to open trade doors so our farmers can compete and win. I enjoy meeting with farmers and ranchers to learn from them and hear their feedback. They're not only the backbone of our economy, they're the foundation for the Nebraska values I'm proud to bring to Washington. Although we don’t have as much farming in NE-02, we have a very large agri-business sector.
Kara Eastman We need to move towards regenerative agriculture to avoid a future of depleted soil and a depressed rural economy.
Tyler Schaeffer Candidate has not submitted an answer.
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[NATIVE AMERICAN ISSUES] What should the federal government do regarding socio-economic, educational, and employment difficulties on Native American reservations? Would casino development be a benefit or detriment to them?

Donald J Bacon Spending time on the reservations talking with their leaders and residents is the only way to better understand their needs, issues, and ideas. I've been working hard to grow our economy for all Nebraskans, which will create conditions where people can more easily earn success. We also must ensure the schools are equipped to provide a solid education, enabling those who work hard to lift themselves out of poverty. I generally believe that, rather than expanding gambling, growing private sector jobs and improving educational opportunities are a better way to lift people up.
Kara Eastman The federal government needs to fully fund Indian Health Services and needs to stop approving gas pipelines across sacred land.
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[FOREIGN POLICY] A. Where do you draw the line between national security and personal liberty? B. What would you support or not support in U.S. foreign policy? C. What is your view concerning U.S. support of Israel?

Donald J Bacon A) The Bill of Rights is inviolable. Our federal government’s first responsibilities are to defend our liberties and then our security. I know our intelligence personnel are loyal Americans who are dedicated to our security, but should be held accountable when they violate laws. Our Fourth Amendment must be protected. B) I believe in a foreign policy that has a mix of realism and idealism. On one hand, our foreign policy priority must be to secure our nation and our national interests first. However, I do believe that nations guided by human dignity, freedom, and rule of law produce a safer world. C) I am an unambiguous supporter of Israel with a record to prove it. We have an obligation to help defend Israel. They are our best ally and the only democracy in the region. The nation of Israel is surrounded by enemies, and we must stand by its side. I supported moving our embassy to Jerusalem. I served alongside Israeli Defense Forces in 2009 and 2010 and was honored to do so.
Kara Eastman I support Israel but I also support a two-state solution. I think we need to get back into the JPOA.
Tyler Schaeffer Candidate has not submitted an answer.
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[FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT] i. Name things you think are legitimate functions of federal government and use of taxes. ii. Name things you think have become illegitimate functions of federal government and use of taxes. iii. Name things you think the federal government has failed to do and should use taxes to accomplish. iv. Describe any ways you see the federal government overstepping areas of responsibility that once belonged to the family, church, other areas of community life.

Donald J Bacon A) The responsibilities and legitimate functions of government are clearly defined in Article One, Section 8 of the United States Constitution. This should be our guiding light. B) Providing “free” healthcare is not a legitimate function of the Federal government. Government should be very judicious in making regulations that impede the economy, growth of the private sector, or success of the American people. Education and entitlement programs should be reverted more to state control, as the state government is better suited to determine proper use of tax dollars in these instances than a bunch of people sitting in a DC conference room. With our largely-unchecked government growth over the past several decades, I could continue this list of illegitimate functions of government for many pages. Every American should want to trim this back, regardless of political party. C) The federal government has struggled to counter Russian and Chinese cyber warfare, propaganda and manipulation in the information sphere in our elections, and to better prepare for pandemics. I helped write the NDAA that increases funding to our military and national security to prevent things like this from happening again. The predominant governmental power that effects people’s lives should rest primarily with state and local governments. I’ve always supported a Balanced Budget Amendment, but now I see its needed more than ever. We have one in Nebraska and it works. D) The American people created the greatest country in the history of the world because they took personal accountability for their actions and their futures. We seem to have lost a little of this over the generations, and we have now come to depend upon government for far too much. The family is the foundation of society, while churches and other community centers have their own important roles to play.
Kara Eastman I believe that the government should not play a role in health care decisions between a woman and her doctor. I think that the 2017 tax bill excessively benefited the rich and corporations.
Tyler Schaeffer Candidate has not submitted an answer.
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Anything else?

[ANYTHING ELSE?] Declare anything else you want voters to know about you or topics which concern you as it relates to the office you're running for.

Donald J Bacon After nearly 30 years in the United States Air Force, I ran for Congress because I knew I could be a strong voice on national security and keeping our nation competitive in the global economy. What we created during my 2016 campaign was truly something special: A group of people from all walks of life uniting under the goal of electing someone who stood for their values - a principled conservative leader who keeps his word. I was honored to receive such strong support, which resulted in being the only Republican to defeat an incumbent House Democrat in the entire country. In 2018, the district needed a steady hand and principled leadership to continue building the economy, fixing our nation's problems, and working toward a better future for our children and grandchildren. Despite a 40-seat blue wave I was able to outperform Republicans nationally by 10 points, and was honored to be trusted and re-elected by the people of Nebraska's Second District. Now, in 2020, we're in uncharted waters. Our district and nation are navigating through something we haven't encountered in our lifetimes. In order to achieve a healthy recovery, we need principled and experienced leadership, and moreover, a Member of Congress who has a proven track record of success and bipartisanship. I remain one of the foremost national security experts in our entire Congress and we need leaders with this expertise. This election is about you - your family, your job, and your future. I believe you know more about the issues impacting your life and business than the federal government does, and that belief is a factor in everything I do. With your support, I know we can continue to bring Nebraska values like civility, common sense, and a dedicated work ethic to Congress.
Kara Eastman We need campaign finance reform immediately and we need to end Citizens United.
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Job Description

How office affects the voter

Research in process

Duties and Responsibilities

Extensive! The Unites States Constitution.

Requirements for the position

Must be a registered voter. Must be at least 25 years old. Must have been a citizen of the United States for at least seven (7) years. Must be a resident of the state in which he or she was chosen, when elected.

Other information

Salary: $174,000.00

Term of office

2 years

Partisan?

Yes; candidate nominated by party.

When election is held

Every 2 years

Links

Further research in process.