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Garry supports Progressive issues and will fight for them while in Congress.

Living Wage

I believe that if you work 40 hours a week you should not be living in poverty.  It's criminal that the republicans in Congress refuse to raise the minimum wage to a living wage.  The wages in this county have been stagnant for far too long. When elected my first piece of legislation that I introduce will be to raise the minimum wage to a living wage of at least $15.00 an hour.  This will allow the hourly worker the opportunity to get ahead and not have to live pay check to pay check.  While being a small business owner I never started anyone at minimum wage.  I believed that is was imperative to pay fair wages to all my employees.  I also believe it's important to pass a bill that requires companies to pay women the same as men for the same job.  As a small business owner I always paid women the same amount that I paid men for the same job. 


Health Care

I support the Affordable Care Act and oppose the Republicans attempt to repeal this important legislation.  Trumpcare will result in over 23 million Americans being kicked off their insurance and will severely hamper the medicare system as we know it.  We need a strong universal care(single payer) system and  I will fight to bring that to the hard working citizens of the 2nd district of Virginia.  Scott Taylor has voted with Trump and Paul Ryan once on this issue and its imperative that we send Trump a message that we will not allow this inhumane legislation to become law.  When I ran my small business I always provided quality health care to my employees.  Health insurance is a right not a privilege.  


Jobs

Its time to get America working again.  We need to provide more well paying jobs for all our citizens.  We need to invest in jobs in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), that will help reinvigorate the economy and the job force.  The future of jobs in America are STEAM related, and we need to actively train our young people in these fields.  These STEAM jobs pay a living wage and will increase the workforce dramatically across the United States.  We need to offer tax credits to those small businesses that provide training to their employees in these fields and that agree to continue to employee these individuals for a specified period of time.  Scott Taylor’s policies have not created any jobs here in the 2nd district of Virginia and have harmed the job growth.  


Affordable Housing

For far too long housing has become increasingly less affordable in this county.  Housing stability will help reinvigorate the economy in the United States.  Once again if someone is working hard and providing for their family housing should not be a daily worry.  Too many families are living with the fear of losing the stability of their housing and that is unfair.  Its a shame that in this country we have so many homeless people including a record number of homeless veterans.  Its a national epidemic that needs to be addressed, and as your Congressman I plan to address it.


Off shore drilling

 
I am baffled at the irresponsibility of the Trump administration on their stance on off shore drilling. We need to protect our environment and our natural resources and this does nothing but put those in harms way. There is no oil derrick or pipeline that does not leak. I urge the administration to reconsider this position.


Support for unions

We must support our unions.Union membership is growing and must be
supported.Without unions there would be no middle class.The hard fought
collective bargaining agreements.That union leadership fought for and
won raises all workers pay Unions gave us the 40 hour work week,paid vacation,the right to
redress,and a right to a safe work environment.Join me in support of our
unions.



Garry B. Hubbard for Congress
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