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Candidate Name: Paul Joseph Romero, Jr.
Office Candidate is running for: Congress, US Senate
Campaign Website:
Please answer "yes" or "no" to the following questions. The optional explanations will be included in your Individual Candidate Guide.
1 Do you support President Trump's Energy Independent Plan? Yes
2 Do you support spending cuts to balance the budget? Yes
3 Will you vote to abolish the death tax? Yes
4 Do you support a stronger military to protect America and its interests? Yes
5 Do you support funding for infrastructure to protect the nation's electrical grid against an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) event by a hostile nation or a natural solar disturbance? Yes
6 Do you support government or private development of 5G capabilities to counter foreign threat to intelligence surveillance? Yes
  5G really needs more evaluation for both safety and security.
7 Do you think the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) passed to help disabled veterans is being properly applied by environmental groups suing over environmental issues? No
8 Do you subscribe to the theory that Oregon's human activity has a significant impact on climate change? No
9 Do you support the decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement? Yes
10 Do you support the Green New Deal's proposal to eliminate fossil fuel travel? No
11 Do you support states contracting with other countries in cap-and-trade agreements? No
12 Do you subscribe to the theory that animal waste on farms is a significant factor in global warming? No
13 Do you support requiring follow-up studies to verify that federal household appliance efficiency regulations produce efficiencies? Yes
  If Federal dollars are used, YES. Otherwise these regulations need to be removed & allow free market to satisfy consumer needs.
14 Do you support national hunting and fishing regulations that protect wilderness areas without excluding recreational use? No
  Regulations are out of hand. There should be fair and equal use by Oregonians for hunting, fishing and recreational use.
15 Do you support categorizing violent political demonstrations as terrorism? No
  Violent activity in itself is illegal and should be handled accordingly. Antifa should be labeled a domestic terror group.
16 Do you support a public audit of the Federal Reserve System? Yes
17 Does the federal government have constitutional authority to regulate schools? No
  It is in the interest of Sovereign States to provide the best public education they can without Federal interference.
18 Should biological males who identify as women be allowed to compete in women's sports? No
19 Do you support Common Core State Standards? No
  Common Core has been a dismal failure and has killed an entire generation of Engineers. We will see what the future holds...
20 Do you support the right of an American citizen to keep & bear arms as stated in the Second Amendment? Yes
  NO RED FLAG LAWS. "Shall not be infringed."
21 Do you believe more laws are an effective response to gun violence? No
  Harsher penalties for illegal activity with gun violence. Deterent.
22 Should the federal government return to the states land it controls that is not for the purposes authorized by the Constitution? Yes
  Yes, however, at this time under the Socialist Democrat control I do not trust our Governor with this responsibility.
23 Do you support eliminating the regulation that expands navigable waters to include dry drainage ditches? Yes
  More deregulation is necessary.
24 Do you support requiring all employers to use the Federal E-Verify system to determine the employee's work eligibility status to work in the United States? Yes
25 Do you support requiring proof that immigration laws are being enforced before laws granting amnesty are considered? Yes
26 Do you support withholding federal funds to sanctuary cities that do not cooperate in federal immigration law enforcement? Yes
27 Do you support blocking ICE from state records when investigating criminal immigrants? No
28 Do you support stronger border security to prevent illegal aliens and illegal drugs from entering the U.S.? Yes
29 Do you support requiring aliens counted in the census to not be used for purposes of redistricting? Yes
30 Do you support ending DACA? Yes
31 Do you support automatic citizenship to children born in the U.S. when both parents are not legal residents? No
32 Do you support allowing employer contributions into Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA) for employees to purchase health insurance from the individual market? Yes
33 Do you support proposed healthcare laws that require employers to provide accommodations for gender identity? No
  Healthcare has nothing to do with someone's arbitrary decision to be the opposite gender.
34 Do you support raising the Medicare eligibility age? No
35 Do you support states contracting with Canada and other foreign entities to import drugs bypassing the U.S. Drug System for screening? Yes
  However, if BIG PHARMA is kept in check then we wouldn't have to import all this medication. Prefer FDA/USDA approval.
36 Do you support drug price fixing for cost control? No
  Law by Congress that does not allow Medicare/Medicaide to negotiate drug prices creates a overpriced drug market. Needs fixed.
37 Do you support a national law legalizing marijuana? No
  I have witnessed the effects of legalized marijuana and I can't support what I've seen as a result.
38 Do you support the First Amendment right of business owners to run their business in accordance with their religious beliefs? Yes
  It's the Constitution and it applies to ALL Americans.
39 Do you support cutting federal funds to Planned Parenthood or any other organization that performs abortions? Yes
  There is no legitimate reason that the Federal Government is involved with PP, nor should it be funding it.
40 Do you support a doctor's choice to not perform an abortion? Yes
  "Do no harm." I like to think this means something to real doctors.
41 Do you support overturning the Supreme Court decision in Roe versus Wade, returning the decision to the states? Yes
  This is a Sovereign State decision, NOT the Federal Government per the Constitution.
42 Do you support the Supreme Court's decision upholding same-sex marriage? No
  Again, this is not a Federal issue. States and voters for each state decide.
43 Do you support preserving Israel's existing borders including occupied territories? Yes
44 Do you support cutting aid to countries that vote against the U.S. in the United Nations? Yes
  They can hate us for free.
45 Do you support laws that exempt government officials from laws that apply to private citizens? No
  Equality in all things, especially the law.
46 Do you support replacing Social Security by gradually transitioning to private retirement plans for future beneficiaries? Yes
  This could create other issues, but it would address the Congress' mishandling of funds.
47 Do you see the 2030 Agenda (formerly Agenda 21) as a threat to the U.S. sovereignty? Yes
  It's intention would ultimately destroy America as we know it.
The following questions will not appear in the Candidate Comparison Guide, but will be included in your Individual Candidate Guide.
48 If you were writing a bill on gun regulations, what two main issues would you include?  
  1. Requirement for weapons training, notably the safe handling of firearms. Hunters Safety courses already in existence would suffice. 2. Understanding the full and true intentions of the 2nd Amendment guarantee.