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23rd Congressional District

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    Kevin McCarthy
    (Rep)

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    Wendy Reed
    (Dem)

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Do you support immigration reform? Why or why not? And how important is it for any immigration reform to include a provision for agricultural workers?

Should the United States increase operations in the Middle East, including the reintroduction of large scale ground troops, in an effort to defeat ISIS?

Sen. Dianne Feinstein has introduced a bill in Congress to try to resolve conflicts (or at least balance interests) among competing California water interests. Do you support Feinstein's bill, and how would you try to resolve those conflicts?

Do you support the Trans Pacific Partnership? Explain your answer.

Do you support U.S. Senate Republicans' refusal to consider a replacement Supreme Court justice for Antonin Scalia this year? Is it the right decision to hold off a decision for more than a year until a new president is elected?

Do you support or oppose the Affordable Care Act? If you oppose it, what, specifically, would you change about it? If you think it just need tweaks, what are they? Or is it just right as is?

Do you support the state’s high-speed rail project? Please support your stance — be it pro or con — with specific reasons.

Members of Congress are much criticized for being unwilling to compromise and failing to work more collaboratively with the opposing party to get things done. How would you change that environment to get the people’s work done more effectively and respectfully?

Why are you the most qualified person for this seat?

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