LGBTQ Equality

What matters to Michael: ensuring equality and equal protections to LGBTQ individuals.  Michael believes that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans deserve to live their lives free from discrimination. The sexual orientation, gender identity or expression of an individual should play no role in their successes in the workplace, in owning a home, or in how they are accommodated publicly. Now …

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National Security

What matters to Michael: protecting our citizens and our homeland. Our national defense and military spending policies must provide the United States Armed Forces with every resource they need to protect our homeland and our citizens. These policies must also be consistent with a commitment to responsible investment of our tax dollars. Policies regarding our investment in military capabilities and …

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Congressional Perks

What matters to Michael: eliminating the wasteful, excessive perks that allow members of Congress to live like the wealthiest 1% on the taxpayers’ dollar. While millions of Americans struggle to earn a living wage, members of Congress take advantage of Congressional perks to live like the wealthiest 1% at taxpayers’ expense. Michael pledges to reject the following, and is calling on …

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U.S. – Israel Alliance

What matters to Michael: maintaining the United States’ unique relationship with the State of Israel. The United States and Israel share a special and unique alliance. Following the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the United States was the first country to recognize Israel (only 11 minutes after its founding). For more than 60 years, this relationship has …

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Women’s Issues

What matters to Michael: ensuring income equality and reproductive freedom for women. As the father of four daughters, Michael knows that when we protect the rights of women, we protect the rights of families. That’s why, in Congress, Michael will tirelessly advocate income equality and reproductive freedom for women. Despite great the strides we’ve made in gender equality, pay discrimination …

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Strengthening Medicare and Protecting Social Security

What Matters to Michael: supporting our seniors, and making healthcare affordable for all Americans. Before Medicare, nearly half of America’s retirees were uninsured. Today, Medicare provides access to meaningful health coverage for more than 45 million seniors. As a congressman, Michael will work to preserve and strengthen Medicare so that beneficiaries today — and in the future — will never …

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Jobs and the Economy

What matters to Michael: creating jobs and supporting Ohio’s small businesses. Now, more than ever, we need members of Congress who have the experience to pursue policies that foster long-term economic growth, job creation and economic stability. Michael has spent over 30 years engaged in business expansion and job creation in a broad spectrum of industries, including manufacturing, technology, healthcare …

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Immigration Reform and Border Security

What matters to Michael: The time is long overdue for commonsense immigration reform, including improved border security and paths to legal status and citizenship for undocumented immigrants who are living and working in our nation. He’s the grandson of four immigrants.  Michael understands that the American experience is built on the family experiences of immigrants from around the world, since …

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Infrastructure Investment and Rebuilding America

What matters to Michael: revitalizing our infrastructure and putting Ohioans back to work. Our nation continues a slow recovery from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Millions of American workers are unemployed or under-employed. To address this employment challenge and to revitalize our deteriorating infrastructure, Michael will work to enact a national infrastructure investment program to repair or …

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Energy and the Environment

What matters to Michael: investing in clean, sustainable energy. Developing a comprehensive policy to address our dependence on foreign sources of oil and to increase our use of renewable sources of energy is of vital importance to the United States’ future. It is also good economic policy: investing in clean energy means creating clean jobs. Michael supports a broad-spectrum approach …

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