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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 6

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Chris Bish

Realtor/Financial Investigator
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ground and surface water contamination throughout the district continues to put public health in jeopardy. I am committed to using the tools available to clean up our water.
  • Fewer than half the children attending public school in our district are proficient in reading and math. Those that go on to higher education are often saddled with crippling debt. I will fight for our children's future through education reform.
  • The large homeless population in our district is a human tragedy and public health risk. Ending the homeless crisis is one of my top priorities.

Who supports this candidate?

Questions & Answers

Questions from The Sacramento Bee (3)

In an era of polarized politics, which issues show the most promise for bipartisan agreement?
Answer from Chris Bish:

I think we can all agree that our district deserves access to uncontaminated water, affordable education, and real solutions to the homeless crisis.  

Should the federal government help California with its homelessness problem? If so, how? If not, why not?
Answer from Chris Bish:

Yes.  Unsanitary conditions among our homeless population pollutes our waterways which flow to the ocean.  This makes the homelessness problem a federal issue.  Because a federal court ruled that the government cannot criminalize homeless people for camping in public places if they have no access to indoor shelter, the federal government should help.  A combination of the right kind of funding along with requiring the provision and use of facilities would be a start to addressing the crisis.  

Should federal income taxes be reduced again? If so, for whom? If not, why not?
Answer from Chris Bish:

I believe working Americans should be able to keep more of what they earn so I support tax cuts across all tax brackets.  We need to hold Washington accountable to the American people for the waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars.

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (3)

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages to secure affordable health care?
Answer from Chris Bish:

Overpriced health insurance is not healthcare so I would start with a full repeal of Obamacare.  I support tort reform to make health care more affordable.  I also support the freedom to choose health insurance across state lines so that consumers can escape the control of overzealous state insurance commissioners.  In addition, I support block grants to states for mental health services. 

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House of Representatives.
Answer from Chris Bish:

I support an end to chain migration and a path to legalization.  A solution I support is to fast track funding for and appointment of immigration judges as well completing funding for the border wall.   I also support a path to green cards and student visas for dreamers, an end to anchor baby practices, and amnesty from felony prosecution for foreign nationals who self deport. 

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid, and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Answer from Chris Bish:

Our wonderfully diverse state boasts many climates and communities that require equally diverse solutions.  From dense forests to deserts to rich farmland to high-density cities, each region has differing needs that can't be met by a one-size-fits-all-solution. Therefore, I support municipal utility districts.  To ensure stability and transparency, all utilities should be banned from political contributions at all levels.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $15,676

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Chris Bish
$11,876
2
Employees of Intel
$100

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (91.41%)
Small contributions (8.59%)
91.41%8.59%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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