Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.
Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.
Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.
Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.
Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."
I support sanctuary cities.
It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.
I support the death penalty.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
I voted in these primaries and general elections:
2010 General Election, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Under certain circumstances such as in the cases of rape, incest or the life of the mother.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
First we need to recognize that there are people who want to destroy us simply because we are Americans. I support the President's efforts to reinforce old alliances and form new ones to unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism. We need to take the fight to them and be prepared to unleash the full force of our military to deprive them of strongholds.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The Founders knew that our rights, liberties and personal freedoms all come from God. The constitution was written to protect these and limit government.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I was was brought up Pentecostal/Evangelical. I believe that we were called to be a light in the darkness - to help our community and fight for them. For the past 15 years, I have been a member of The Church Triumphant in Pasadena TX. I will rely upon my faith to guide me while I serve in the United States Congress.
When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?
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I believe in smaller, limited government. Our individual liberties and personal freedoms are under attack and we must fight back to protect our American way of life. In Congress, I will protect our liberties and freedom and look for ways to dramatically reduce the size of the federal government.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Repeal Obamacare and allow states to draft plans that meet their needs.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
The greatness of America rests in our individual liberties and personal freedoms. It rests in our unlimited potential and the people that built it. It's time to get government out of the way so we can unlock that potential. We need to create an environment for the economy to grow and thrive. Our goal should be 4% economic growth. That starts with making the tax cuts permanent. Congress has passed too many laws that are interfering with positive economic growth. In Congress, I will be looking to dramatically cut the size for the federal government, eliminate regulations no longer needed, and simplify those that remain.
What changes should be made to the tax code?
The tax code needs to be simpler. I also support making the tax cuts permanent.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Dramatically cut the size of government, remove the barriers and cut regulations so businesses expand and create jobs.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
Social Security is going bankrupt and we can no longer kick the can down the road. We need people with the political courage to fight for reform. For those seniors approaching retirement age, there should be no change. They paid into the system, they have planned on receiving these benefits. It's not fair to change the rules of the game on them. Next, we should allow younger workers to keep a portion of their payments in a personal account that they control and can grow at market rates.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I grew up in the district, community leader and a successful business owner. I come from humble beginnings and was raised by my single mother, Rafaela - who was born in Mexico and immigrated to Texas in 1966 and became a U.S. citizen. My father was born in Weslaco, TX and worked as a machinist and is a chairman at the United Steelworkers Labor Union. I've been active in numerous Republican organizations including: Attending the Texas Federation of Republican Women Leadership training; Volunteering at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio; Member of the San Jacinto Republican Woman; Representing Bay Area Republican Women Standing Committee as Publicity Chair; Member of the Hispanic Committee for the Republican Party of Texas. A member of CUFI Christian United for Israel and lobbied in Washington 2017 for the "Taylor Force Act" " Israel Anti- Boycott Act" Bills. Volunteers at the Bridge for Batter Woman, Project Joy and Hope, and Christmas toy drives.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
No , Thank you