Candidate Profile
Travis Fager

Republican , Oregon

Biography

Name
Travis Fager
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative
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Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I am pro-life.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Social Security needs an overhaul, I don't have a magical answer other than proper budgeting and protection of the funds for payments to those who qualify. We need to have an honest evaluation of who qualifies and what they should be receiving.

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

I would reduce spending on programs that are proven to be of little mission critical value. Our budget has ballooned and we are overspending and burdening ourselves and future generations. Most all spending could stand for serious scrutiny.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

Students should be capable of paying off their own personal debt.


Religious Liberty

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.

Agree   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

Yes   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

Let the state provide deliverables of governance, let the churches provide deliverables of spiritual matter.


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Disagree   

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

The current healthcare structure has placed an unacceptable burden on citizens, the middle class primarily. The whole system needs re-engineering, everything from tort reform, med-school structure/costs, insurance costs, pharmaceutical costs etc. The healthcare system has a great deal of inefficiencies and the results are simply higher costs, lower quality of service and limited access for hardworking Americans. With creativity and a breakaway from the current framework , healthcare can be done in a manner that is more much affordable and accessible. I think we could develop a free market platform with a degree of regulation, that meets everyone's needs.


National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Agree   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

I would continue to support the policy that President Trump has developed.


Immigration

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.

Agree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Disagree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Agree   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

We have had a process in place for years for healthy immigration. We need to enforce our border and immigration laws that we have. I think it is important that we have individuals coming to this country that believe in and want to participate in, the American dream. I don't think we should allow mass entry of people into this country that have a goal of fundamentally transforming this nation into something else. We need immigrants that have a desire to become part of our culture of freedom, equality and liberty for all.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was raised and have remained in the Christian faith. We are all made equal and in God's image.


Qualifications

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?

Conservative   

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

The diversity of our culture through immigration has produced a cross pollination of ideas, concepts, trades, practices, skill sets and traditions that have translated to historically unparalleled, unprecedented developments and advancements. All underwritten by the order and equality of a unique, built-in, fail-safe system of self governance. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The caveat to all of us, with regard to the convergence of cultural diversity and immigration in this great nation, is that we all must purpose to remain united in one cause. The preservation of the platform of freedom, the inner workings of our constitutional republic, where equal opportunity of potential exists, the very reason the United States is a destination for the hope and potential of humanity. We need to keep our country a refuge of hope and freedom and we have to be cautious and strategic about our engagements and commitments around the world.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No.

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

(Did not answer)


Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Agree   


2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

I would put no further gun restrictions on the books. We have almost 300 federal gun laws, we need court systems to fully enforce existing laws.


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Disagree   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

(Did not answer)

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Eastern Oregon University, La Grande OR, Business Administration, 1995
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Union Wallowa Baker Federal Credit Union, Served as Board member and Chair
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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