Contact Information California 51st District House Representative Juan Vargas (D)

Contact Information California 51st District House Representative Juan Vargas (D)
Contact Information California 51st District House Representative Juan Vargas (D)

Birth Date:  03/07/1961

Political Experience

  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, California, District 51, 2012-present
  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives, California, District 51, 2006, 2018, 2020
  • Senator, California State Senate, District 40, 2010-2012
  • Assembly Member, California State Assembly, District 79, 2000-2006
  • Assistant Majority Leader, California State Assembly, 2000-2006
  • Member, San Diego City Council, 1993-2001

Where Does Juan Vargas Stand?

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Washington, DC 20515

 

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Chula Vista, CA 91910

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El Centro, CA 92243

 


About Quick Review Below

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What Issues This Representative Supports

Issue Supports/Does Not Support Issue
Administrative Priorities
Abortion Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?        Pro-Choice
Affirmative Action
Agriculture
American Terrorist Groups
Art
Banking
Black Lives Matter
Budget In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?    Supports

Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?     Unknown Position

Business
Campaign Finance Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?     Supports
Candidate
Child Tax Credit
Children
Civil Rights
Constitution
Consumer
CoronaVirus
Corporate Accountability
COVID-19
Crimes Do you support the protection of government officials, including law enforcement officers, from personal liability in civil lawsuits concerning alleged misconduct?    Does Not Support
Death Penalty
Democratic Party
Disability
Drug Policy
Economy Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?      Supports

Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?     Does Not Support

Do you support providing financial relief to businesses AND/OR corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19?     Supports

Education Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?    Unknown Position
Election
Electoral College
Employment
Energy Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?    Supports

Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?    Supports

Environment Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?    Supports

Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?    Supports

Executive Branch
Family Value
Filibuster
Foreign Affairs
Foreign Aid
Free College
Gambling and Gaming
Gender Identity
Government Spending
Green New Deal
Gun Reform Do you generally support gun-control legislation?     Supports
Health Care Insurance
Health Care Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)?     Does Not Support

Do you support requiring businesses to provide paid medical leave during public health crises, such as COVID-19?    Supports

High Speed Internet
Housing
Immigration Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?     Does Not Support

Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?      Does Not Support

Incumbent
Indigenous People
Infrastructure
International Policy
January 6, 2021 Riot
Judicial Branch
Justice System
K-12 Education
KKK
Labor Union
Legal
Legalizing Marijuana
Legislative Branch
LGBQ
Marriage
Medical Debt
Medicare For All
Military Budget
Military
Military Spending Defense: Do you support increasing defense spending?     Supports
Minor Children
Miscellaneous
Monetary Policy
Money In Politics
National Resource
National Security Should the United States use military force to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a weapon of mass destruction (for example: nuclear, biological, chemical)?       Unknown Position

Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts?     Unknown Position

Oil and Gas
Political Corruption
Puerto Rico
QAnon
Religion
Reproductive Health Care
Republican Party
Science
Senior Citizens
Social Security
Stem Cell Research
Tax Increases For The Rich
Tax
Tax On Extreme Wealth
Technology and Communications
The Proud Boys
Trade Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?     Supports
Traitor
Transportation
Tribal Nations
Unemployment
Veteran Affairs
Veteran
Violated Their Oath
Voting
Wage
Wall Street Reform
War
Whistleblower
White Supremacist
Whistleblower
Wildlife
Women’s Rights

 


After Reading Juan Vargas’s Questions and Answers

 


 

Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, A very respectable company that I trust a lot has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2016.

 


Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?   Pro-Choice

  • Signed a letter stating: “Many people are fearful about how your presidency will affect women and girls. You have promised to nominate Supreme Court Justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade. You have also nominated officials with unabashedly anti-woman records to serve in cabinet posts with power to affect women’s health and day-to-day lives. Because of their fears about what lies ahead, women are already taking action to protect themselves against possible negative outcomes, such as by rushing to their doctors to obtain long-acting birth control before your inauguration.”
  • Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? “Pro-Choice”

Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?      Supports

  • “Cutting taxes for the richest Americans will also trigger massive cuts to programs that working families, veterans, and seniors depend on–including billions of dollars in cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, hurting the most vulnerable in our communities.”
  • “Republicans in Congress passed a tax plan that will raise taxes for 86 million families to give massive tax cuts to the richest 1% of Americans and big corporations. This is not real tax reform, this is a tax scam.”

Budget: Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?     Unknown Position

  • Signed a letter stating: “As the fiscal year 2017 budget process begins, we urge you to reject proposals that would harm Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, or domestic discretionary programs that protect the financial and health well-being of American seniors and their families.”
  • “My Public Policy Priorities: Protecting Medicare and Social Security”
  • Signed a letter stating: “In addition to the looming $25 billion Medicare cut next month, enacting your tax bill will result in widespread chaos to the health insurance market. The Senate bill’s elimination of the individual mandate, according to the Congressional Budget Office, will increase premiums and 13 million Americans will lose their health insurance coverage. Likewise, seniors and those preparing for retirement are rightly nervous that your recent pronouncement that “we’re going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform, which is how you tackle the debt and the deficit” means that cuts to Medicare and Social Security benefits are the necessary next step to pay for the added deficits your tax cuts would produce.”

Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?     Supports
  • Signed a letter stating: “The Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United v. FEC decision fundamentally changed our nation’s campaign finance laws, ruling that corporations should be treated as “persons” under the First Amendment and thus enabling corporate executives to make unlimited expenditures from company treasuries to influence election campaigns. Even before Citizens United, shareholders of many companies sought greater transparency into how executives were using corporate resources for political purposes. Since Citizens United, investor demand has greatly–and justifiably–intensified, as the magnitude of the problem and the potential for abuse has skyrocketed.”
  • Signed a letter stating: “As we know all too well, Americans trust in government is nearing an all-time low.[3] Driving this historic mistrust is the public’s belief that concentrated money in politics has undue influence on our political system. In fact, a recent survey found that Americans — from across the political spectrum — identified money in politics as the number one cause for dysfunction in Washington, D.C. [4] In the face of this reality, it would be unconscionable to exploit the must-pass FY18 omnibus spending agreement to further erode our nation’s campaign finance system.”
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 – For the People Act of 2019. (

Crime: Do you support the protection of government officials, including law enforcement officers, from personal liability in civil lawsuits concerning alleged misconduct?      Does Not Support
  • “Our country is mourning and crying out for real change. I am proud to cosponsor a much-needed act set to hold law enforcement accountable for racial profiling and misconduct,” said Rep. Vargas. “We must empower our communities by addressing systemic racism and bias.”
  • Voted in favor of HR 7120 – George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

Defense: Do you support increasing defense spending?    Supports

  • “Furthermore, the removal of several toxic environmental riders and the inclusion of a provision authorizing the commissioning of 13 new ships for the United States Navy make this a bill worth supporting. These new ships will be good for our national defense and will be especially good for San Diego.”
  • “I was proud to support the bipartisan defense bill that will bring necessary funds to the military installations across my district and the United States. The defense budget further provides for salary increases for our military personnel who selflessly serve our nation.”
  • Signed a letter stating: “·Preserving the agreement in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that required increased spending to be spread evenly between defense spending and non-defense discretionary accounts which have both been harmed by the ongoing sequester;”

Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?     Supports

  • Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? “Yes”

Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?   Does Not Support

  • “House Republicans passed a tax proposal that raises taxes on millions of working Americans to pay for tax cuts for the rich and corporations.”
  • “Republicans in Congress passed a tax plan that will raise taxes for 86 million families to give massive tax cuts to the richest 1% of Americans and big corporations. This is not real tax reform, this is a tax scam.”

Economy: Do you support providing financial relief to businesses AND/OR corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19?    Supports
  • Voted in favor of HR 266 – Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.
  • Signed a letter stating: “Congress authorized the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to provide financial support and stability to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet we continue to hear from minority-owned businesses that they face structural barriers to acquiring these loans. To ensure equitable access to this program, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) must ensure that minority-owned businesses are not shut out of this program and require lenders to report on the demographics of any PPP lending. We also request that the SBA and Treasury amend guidance on PPP to reaffirm lending institutions’ obligation to comply with fair lending laws.”

Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?      Unknown Position

  • Rated 100% by the National Education Association.

Energy and Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?     Supports

  • Signed a letter stating: “As you begin work on the fiscal year (FY) 2018 energy and water appropriations bill, we write to express our support for robust funding for the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and its critical programs that partner the federal government with industry, academia, and research facilities to secure America’s energy future.”

Energy and Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?    Supports

  • Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? “Yes”
  • Signed a letter stating: “We write in strong support of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Paris Agreement calling for global cooperation on addressing the causes and effects of climate change.”

Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?     Supports

  • “President Obama’s executive action on gun control is a great first step in the fight against gun violence,” said Rep. Vargas. “Now, it’s up to Congress to support the President’s actions and keep guns out of the wrong hands. I look forward to working with my colleagues to confront this devastating crisis.”
  • Do you generally support gun-control legislation? “Yes”

Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)?     Does Not Support

  • Signed a letter stating: ” We, the undersigned members of Congress, urge you to reject a policy agenda that would harm women, starting with your efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and defund Planned Parenthood.”
  • Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)? “No”

Health Care: Do you support requiring businesses to provide paid medical leave during public health crises, such as COVID-19?      Supports

  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?      Does Not Support

  • “Building a wall and stripping funds from sanctuary cities are not effective immigration policies, they are divisive policies. As the leader of the free world, our President must develop humane and fair immigration policies that keep all families safe and united.”
  • “President Trump has wasted $5 million taxpayer dollars for border wall prototypes that had no other purpose than militaristic political theater. Instead of funding solutions to address our real border issues, millions of dollars are sitting in a pile of rubble in San Diego. The five million dollars could be going towards fixing our alarming environmental crisis that is being ignored by this Administration. Our border communities do not want or need a wall. We need the cross-border flooding and sewage issues in the Tijuana River Valley to be prioritized and addressed.”

Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?     Does Not Support

  • Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? “No”
  • Signed a letter stating: “”President Trump and Attorney General Sessions have shown a complete lack of respect for California. In California, we have passed sanctuary laws to ensure everyone, regardless of status, feels safe to report crimes and work with our local law enforcement. These laws ensure officers use their limited resource against violent criminals, not undocumented families. ICE’s indiscriminate and aggressive raids throughout California have jeopardized the delicate relationships build by officers in the communities they protect. When immigrants are unable or unwilling to report crimes, we are all at risk.”

National Security: Should the United States use military force to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a weapon of mass destruction (for example: nuclear, biological, chemical)?       Unknown Position
  • Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between the P5+1 and Iran. The deal fails to dismantle Iran’s nuclear program. It fails to guarantee intrusive enough inspections to ensure that Iran does not cheat, it fails to keep Iran from achieving nuclear threshold status, and it rewards Iran’s horrific behavior.”
  • Signed a letter stating: “We are also concerned about the expiration of the U.N.-imposed travel restrictions on some of Iran’s most notorious individuals who have long violated U.N. proliferation and weapons restrictions. The U.N. travel restrictions allow states to refuse transit to covered individuals, which limits their ability to train, fundraise, and plan around the globe. Restricting their movement is critical to our national security.”

National Security: Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts?       Unknown Position

  • Signed a letter stating: “Working with our allies and partners, we urge you to maintain and increase pressure on Iran and Russia to constrain their destabilizing activities. America must continue economic and diplomatic efforts to counter Iran’s support for Hezbollah and other terrorist groups as well as Russia’s support for the brutal Assad regime. We encourage full implementation of sanctions authorized in the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), a broadly supported bipartisan bill that you signed into law. Clear and sustained American action and close coordination with our allies and partners can send an important message of resolve to malign actors in the region.”
  • “We are sickened and horrified at the attacks that occurred this morning in Egypt, targeting innocent worshippers as they gathered to celebrate one of the holiest days of the Christian faith. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are with all those affected by this despicable act of terrorism. The United States must continue working with our allies and partners in the international community to bring a swift end to ISIS and these continuing acts of violence across the world. Egypt is one of our most crucial partners in that fight.”

Trade: Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?      Supports

  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 – United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act.
  • “President Trump’s approach to trade is as irresponsible as his failing immigration policies. Weaponizing tariffs against one of our largest trading partners to further his anti-immigrant agenda is reckless. The humanitarian challenges we are facing along the southern border are a direct result of his refusal to consider comprehensive immigration reform. The American people are tired of President Trump’s empty threats and deserve a leader who values the importance of our binational relationship with Mexico.”