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Texas Congressional District 34

The United States is divided into 435 congressional districts, each with a population of about 710,000 individuals. Each district elects a representative to the U.S. House of Representatives for a two-year term. Representatives are also called congressmen/congresswomen.

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  • Rey Gonzalez
    (Rep)

  • Filemon Vela
    (Dem)

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Do you have any plan(s) that would directly affect constituents in your district, and if so, what are they?

The US Supreme Court’s CITIZENS UNITED decision has changed the role of money in politics. What changes, if any, do you support to regulate campaign financing?

What specific changes would you make to Social Security Medicare/Medicaid to keep the program sustainable for future generations?

How would you avoid the gridlock that has crippled Congress?

What changes, if any, should Congress make in immigration policies, and why?**

How would you balance the development of energy sources with environmental concerns? **

What would you propose to stimulate job growth in the country? Explain how your proposal would actually create jobs.**

What is your stance on climate change? How will you address this issue once in office?

How would you address the federal budget deficit and why? Please be specific.

Under what circumstances should the U.S. intervene militarily in a foreign conflict?

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