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U.S. Representative, Congressional District No. 6
Bill Driscoll (Rep)
Derek Kilmer (Dem)
Vice President of the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County, a nonprofit focused on recruiting new jobs into our region and on keeping an growing local small businesses. ,
- Biographical Information
- Rep. Norm Dicks was known for directing federal money to projects in his district and state. But federal spending has also driven the national debt to more than $15 trillion. How would you balance the objectives of reducing the debt and making sure Washington gets its "fair share?"
- Should Congress repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and make same-sex marriage legal under federal law? Why or why not?
- Do you favor a "cap-and-trade" system that would regulate the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change? If so, why? If not, do you favor some alternative for addressing the problem?
- Are you willing to consider raising taxes to help cut the federal deficit? If so, which ones? Are you willing to make cuts to entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare to help cut the federal deficit? If so, where would you cut?
- Personal Statement