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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 52

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Juan Vargas

United States Congressman
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Juan Vargas supports creating a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers, farm workers, and TPS holders.
  • Juan Vargas is an original co-sponsor of the Green New Deal to cut carbon emissions, increase the use of green technology, and mitigate social inequities caused by climate change.
  • Juan Vargas has advocated to bring deported veterans home and extend citizenship to the men and women who bravely served our nation.

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (4)

What legislation, if any, would you support to reduce American greenhouse gas production?  Please explain the reasons for your position.
Answer from Juan Vargas:

I am a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. America can have both green energy and a vibrant economy. I support both.

Should immigration laws be changed?  What changes would you support?  Please explain why.
Answer from Juan Vargas:

America needs comprehensive immigration reform now. We are a nation of immigrants and must never forget this fact. I voted for this in the past and press the administration every chance I get to bring it forward again, again and again until will pass it, get it through the Senate and have the President sign it into law.

As Congress Member what, if any, policies or legislation would you support to preserve democracy for all US residents?
Answer from Juan Vargas:

I supported and voted for the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. This act will preserve, protect and defend everyone's right to vote and will ensure states cannot discriminate against certain voting groups.

The Federal Government plays a part in California water allocation and use through a variety of projects and laws.  What, if any, new programs or projects or reforms to existing programs and projects would you support in an effort to handle water shortages caused by the current and any future drought?
Answer from Juan Vargas:

All residents of California need to do their part to conserve water and we need to review building more reservoirs and potentially building new desalination plants at strategic locations within the state. Most importantly, we need to treat the supply of clean drinking water as a national security item because all humans require water to live.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $621,516

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

1
Credit Union National Association
$7,500
1
Ernst & Young
$7,500
1
Mortgage Bankers Association and employees
$7,500
1
New York Life Insurance
$7,500
1
PricewaterhouseCoopers
$7,500

More information about contributions

By State:

District of Columbia 30.84%
California 23.40%
Virginia 7.91%
New York 7.20%
Other 30.65%
30.84%23.40%30.65%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.87%)
Small contributions (0.13%)
99.87%

By Type:

From organizations (67.88%)
From individuals (32.12%)
67.88%32.12%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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