U.S. House District 1: Andrea Nuciforo on the issues
Invest in Education for a 21st Century Workforce
The 21st century reality of a globally competitive workforce means that now, more than ever, we must invest in strengthening public education and improving access to higher education for all Americans.
Make Financial Reform Stick
From 1994 through 2000, Congress made a series of changes to legislation, some of which had been in place since the Great Depression. These changes allowed banks to consolidate until they became “too big to fail,” erased the line between commercial banks and investment banks, and deregulated American financial markets. Ultimately, banks and investment firms were enabled to take unprecedented levels of risk and gamble with the American economy.
Protecting the Rights of American Women
“Republicans in Congress are trying to turn back the clock by restricting women’s access to health care and inserting ideology into the doctor-patient relationship. When it comes to standing up for women’s rights, I will not compromise with those who would put women’s health at risk.”
– Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr.
Provide Middle Class Tax Relief
As federal tax policies have placed a proportionally greater burden on working- and middle-class families, their purchasing power has stagnated over the last ten years. Because household spending is a crucial driver of the American economy, restoring balance to the tax code in order to ensure that everyone pays their fair share is a crucial step toward economic recovery and the return of broad-based prosperity in America.
Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure
America’s infrastructure is crumbling. From a collapsing bridge in Minnesota to a creaking railway network on the east coast, America’s infrastructure – the backbone of our economy – is rapidly deteriorating.
Repeal Citizens United
On January 21, 2010, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. [558 U.S. 50 (2010).] The Court’s ruling that corporations and labor unions could make unlimited independent expenditures to support or oppose candidates for federal office was predicated on the dubious notion of corporate “personhood” and the fallacy that spending money is the equivalent of speech in a democratic system of government. The decision overruled 100 years of federal precedent, and for the first time in modern history allowed companies to use their corporate treasuries to influence the outcome of federal elections.
Standing Up for Seniors
America’s seniors are the living embodiment of our greatest national treasure: our history. The stories of their lives tell us who we are as a people. Their collective experience reminds us of the ties that bind us together as a nation. Their hard work and determination made a better future possible for the generations after them. That is a legacy worthy of respect, and we honor it best by ensuring the dignity provided by financial security and affordable and accessible healthcare for all of our elders.
Strengthening our Commitment to Protect our Environment
As the Environmental League of Massachusetts’ 2005 “Legislator of the Year,” I believe that the environment and its natural resources are essential assets that must be preserved and utilized sustainably. In Congress, I will fight to assure that vigorous resource conservation, diminished dependence on fossil fuels, greater protection of public lands and the resources they contain, robust development of clean energy technology and infrastructure, and reductions in air and water pollution all become realities of 21st Century life in the United States.
Making a Case for Congressional Term Limits
Unrestricted incumbency has formed a political system that, instead of creating a representative government, awards politicians lifelong memberships in Congress. The only solution to this problem is establishing mandatory term limits. Nuciforo believes ending the partisanship and gridlock in Congress will require changing the process, giving new leaders a chance and providing fresh representation.
Protecting Small Farms
In this age of convenience, we are increasingly disassociated with the food we eat. While small farms make up 91% of all farming operations, they account for only 23% of food production. Furthermore, over 75% of the products in our grocery stores are heavily processed and often anonymous. Nuciforo believes that the local food movement is crucial to the health of individuals, communities, and the environment.
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