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Joe Walsh

Republican

• Age at inauguration: 59
• Experience: U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois (2011-2013)
• Education: University of Iowa (BA), University of Chicago (MPP)
• Interesting Fact: He runs his own radio show called The Joe Walsh Show

Key Platform Points

• Repeal the Affordable Care Act
• Build a southern border wall and reform the aslyum claims process
• Believes there should be zero exceptions in abortion laws

Economy and Taxes

• In favor of expanding the Bush-ear tax cuts
• Favors cutting the capital gains tax
• Supports abolishing the estate tax
• Supports a free trade system and came out strongly against Trump's trade war with China and his decision to raise tariffs
• Believes the tariffs are a tax on middle-class Americans and are devastating to farmers

Corporations

• Favors cutting the corporate tax rate

Criminal Justice and Drugs

• Supports reforming the criminal justice system, but has not detailed any specifics

Education

• Advocates for market-based solutions to education reform
• Very opposed to Common Core
• Ran a fund that gave low-income students scholarships to help them attend private high schools

Environment

• Believes human activity impacts climate change

Foreign Policy

• Holds strong pro-Israel views; opposes "two-state solution" with Palestine
• Criticized Trump for not holding Russia accountable for interfering in the 2016 U.S. election
• Believes in setting preconditions for negotiations with foreign leaders such as Kim Jong-Un and Iranian leadership

Government Reform

• Unknown

Gun Control

• Strongly supports the Second Amendment
• Supports arming school employees to prevent school shootings
• End gun-free zones in schools and military bases

Health Care

• Opposes the Affordable Care Act and any other form of government-sponsored healthcare

Immigration

• Wants to build a wall along U.S.-Mexico border
• Against the Trump administration policy of family separation at the border
• Allocate more resources towards dealing with asylum cases more urgently
• Be tougher on those who try to illegally enter the U.S.

LGBTQ+ Rights

• Accepts same-sex marriage as the law of the land
• Lift the ban preventing transgender people from serving in the military
• Believes Christian vendors should be allowed to turn away LGBTQ customers

National Security & Veterans Affairs

• Accepts same-sex marriage as the law of the land
• Lift the ban preventing transgender people from serving in the military
• Believes Christian vendors should be allowed to turn away LGBTQ customers

Social Security & Welfare

• Advocates for market-based solutions to education reform

Women's Rights

• Believes no exceptions should exist in abortion laws

Children

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