Candidate Profile
Mike Cammisa

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Mike Cammisa
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 8
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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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?

Health to the mother and within the first trimester for instances of rape and incest.


Economy

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

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?

Partial privatization. Mandate that part of the social security tax that is paid to the government be diverted to a retirement account of the individual persons choice. That will ensure the government cannot take the money and redirect it for other uses.

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

Waste that is identified by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a non-partisan, government study organization, that identifies billions of dollars in waste each budget cycle.

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

Individuals who join the military, those who take part in service like the AmeriCorps Vista Program, or other public service jobs that are low-income.


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.

Strongly 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?

The government is prevented from influencing or burdening the rights of the Church.


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Inject free market principles into the system, allow the purchase of insurance across state lines. Create an America First Drug Pricing Policy that would require American Pharmaceutical companies that make their drugs in America to offer best pricing to Americans rather than Canadians.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Secure our border, invest in our intelligence services, continue to work with allies like Israel, and expand resources to homeland security.


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.

Strongly Agree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

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

People who will be able to contribute to the American way of life. Priority should be given to individuals with skills beneficial to the U.S. and immediate family members of U.S. Citizens.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   


Values

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Born and raised Catholic.


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.

I’ve been a registered republican since I was 18. I’ve worked on conservative campaigns, a conservative member of Congress (Lou Barletta), and I am running as a pro-Trump conservative for Congress.

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?

Felons and people who are not mentally capable of responsibly owning a gun should not be permitted to have a gun. People under the age of 18.


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.

Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Term limits for Congress and reform of their benefit packages, National concealed carry legislation, America First drug pricing plan.

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

Yes, it breeds resentment and leads to hate crimes and the rise of extremism groups that are capable of launching attacks for the purpose of creating fear.


Background

Education
  • DeSales University, Center Valley, Bachelors Political Science/Criminal Justice, 2017
  • The Bush School at Texas A&M, College Station, Masters of International Affairs, 2019
Work & Military
  • U.S. Congress - Office of Congressman Barletta, Staff, 2016
  • State of Texas, Hall Director, 2017-2019
  • Bogart Associates, Fundraiser, 2017
Affiliations
  • Boy Scouts of America, Scout Master / Eagle Scout
  • Rotary Club - Hazleton, Member
  • Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree Knight
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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