2018 California 48th Congressional District Candidate Guide

Dana Rohrabacher (R) vs Harley Rouda (D)

State House | Election | Nov 6, 2018

The Candidates

Dana Rohrabacher

Dana Rohrabacher

Republican

Harley Rouda

Harley Rouda

Democrat

The Issues

Campaign Finance

Require political ads to disclose their largest funders? Stand on Citizens United decision, allowing unlimited political donations from corporations & unions?

Courts

Support choice of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court nominee? (After allegations)

Economy

Support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?

Elections

Support nonpartisan redistricting to address charges of partisan gerrymandering?

Dana Rohrabacher (R)

Yes.

Harley Rouda (D)

Yes.

Environment

Cut or limit Environmental Protection Administration?

Healthcare

Support or Repeal Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as Obamacare?

Dana Rohrabacher (R)

Repeal. Co-sponsored resolutions to defund Obamacare in 2013 & repeal it in 2015.

Let Planned Parenthood receive public funds for non-abortion health care?

Immigration

Support path to citizenship for America’s 11 million illegal immigrants, including “DACA” recipients or “Dreamers,” who grew up in the US after being brought here as children?

Iran

Support President Trump withdrawing from multinational treaty that limits Iran’s nuclear capability in return for lifting economic sanctions?

Marijuana

Legalize or decriminalize marijuana?

Dana Rohrabacher (R)

Legalize.

Harley Rouda (D)

Legalize.

Net Neutrality

Require internet providers to provide equal access to all users?

President Trump

Voting agreement with President’s policies?

Dana Rohrabacher (R)

Voted in line with Trump 84% of the time (as of October 18).

Harley Rouda (D)

Not applicable.

Renewable Energy

Support government subsidies for renewable energy?

Dana Rohrabacher (R)

No. Voted against tax credits & incentives for renewable energy production & conservation.

Student Debt & Financial Aid

Refinance student loans at lower rates? Increase federal student financial aid?

Taxes

Support President Trump’s tax cuts?

Voting Rules

Support rules that proponents argue prevent possible fraud, even if they limit access?

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