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Dave Lindstrom on Government Reform

 

 


Term limits: no more than 12 years House/Senate combined

Limit tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives to no more than three terms and tenure in the U.S. Senate to no more than two terms. And, additionally, require service in the Senate be limited to one term if consecutive to prior service in the House, limiting total consecutive congressional service to no more than 12 years for any individual.

Members of Congress should be prohibited from accepting PAC contributions from industries with business before the committees upon which the member serves. Committees should operate without undue influence, real or perceived, that arises from the acceptance of campaign contributions from the very interests over which a committee has direct jurisdiction.

Source: 2020 Kansas Senate campaign website LindstromForSenate.com , May 31, 2020

Eliminate Congressional pensions, let them save up

Senate and House members draw a salary of $174,000 (three times the average American income), a sum more than sufficient for them to save for their own retirement. Depending on the length of tenure, congressional pensions can provide a $139,200 (80%) annual retirement benefit, and currently cost taxpayers more than $36 million annually to fund. Congressional pensions incentivize politicians to stay in office as long as possible to accrue the greatest benefit. This must end.

For every $1 billion in overspending added to the annual deficit, salaries of Congress and the president should be reduced by $100. If this plan were in place, the last spending bill would have eliminated $100,000 from each elected official's salary. Such accountability will ensure Congress fulfills its fiduciary duty as stewards of our taxpayer dollars, and force greater scrutiny of favors and giveaways for special interests. Our government will return to operation for the people.

Source: 2020 Kansas Senate campaign website LindstromForSenate.com , May 31, 2020

Confirm constitutionalist judges who respect Rule of Law

Dave will only vote to confirm constitutionalist judges who possess a demonstrated respect for the Rule of Law, a passion for freedom and who value life to protect the unborn, the aged and the disabled. Presidents should only nominate, and the senate sho
Source: 2020 Kansas Senate campaign website LindstromForSenate.com , May 31, 2020

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AL: Jones(D,incumbent) vs.Sessions(R) vs.Moore(R) vs.Mooney(R) vs.Rogers(D) vs.Tuberville(R) vs.Byrne(R) vs.Merrill(R)
AR: Cotton(R,incumbent) vs.Mahony(D) vs.Whitfield(I) vs.Harrington(L)
AZ: McSally(R,incumbent) vs.Kelly(D)
CO: Gardner(R,incumbent) vs.Hickenlooper(D) vs.Madden(D) vs.Baer(D) vs.Walsh(D) vs.Johnston(D) vs.Romanoff(D) vs.Burnes(D) vs.Williams(D)
DE: Coons(D,incumbent) vs.Scarane(D)
GA-2: Isakson(R,resigned) Loeffler(R,appointed) vs.Lieberman(D) vs.Collins(R) vs.Carter(D)
GA-6: Perdue(R,incumbent) vs.Tomlinson(D) vs.Ossoff(D) vs.Terry(D)
IA: Ernst(R,incumbent) vs.Graham(D) vs.Mauro(D) vs.Greenfield(D) vs.Franken(D)
ID: Risch(R,incumbent) vs.Harris(D) vs.Jordan(D)
IL: Durbin(D,incumbent) vs.Curran(R) vs.Stava-Murray(D)
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KY: McConnell(R,incumbent) vs.McGrath(D) vs.Morgan(R) vs.Cox(D) vs.Tobin(D) vs.Booker(D)
LA: Cassidy(R,incumbent) vs.Pierce(D) vs.Perkins(D)

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VA: Warner(D,incumbent) vs.Taylor(R) vs.Gade(R)
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