Charles Hughes: 2022 candidate for U.S. House 6th District
Office sought: U.S. House 6th District
Occupation: Operation tech at Southern co/Nicor gas
Previous offices held: None
What needs to be done to get Congress to work constructively, whether that be senators and representatives of both parties working with each other or Congress itself working with the president?
Well you need to work from middle, civility is down in congress. We have to restore the promise we made to American citizens. First mix up seating at public hearings so members are not divided by political party. Second passing recommendations on a rolling basis throughout year, giving focus to particular issue.
What is your position on changing voter access?
THE RIGHT TO VOTE -- shouldn't come with barriers. Americans since the founding of this country fought to have a voice.
Do you recognize that the election of Joe Biden as president in 2020 was legitimate and fair? If not, why?
Yes Joe Biden won president 2020 - The electors voted by American citizens, meet called Electoral College -- to win the election, a candidate must receive a majority electoral vote.
What, if anything, should Congress do to prevent another violent attack such as the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol?
Congress should conduct an urgent and thorough investigation, to determine what went wrong and how to prevent future assaults on the capital. My solution: Congress should insist director of national intelligence provide congress an annual report on domestic terrorism threats.
What do you consider America's role in world affairs? In particular, what should our role be regarding current points of tension involving Russia/Ukraine, the future of Taiwan or other threats of Chinese expansionism and the Middle East?
United States role is global leadership, we frame international issues and we take action.Russia/Ukraine great example: We used Economic sanctions to ensure putins military doesn't have monetary resource to inflict more damage to Ukraine. Our president sends american deligation to Taiwan to oppose any unilateral changes to the status quo and always support a peaceful resolution.
Do you acknowledge humans' role in causing climate change? What steps should government be taking to address the issue?
First step:Russia/Ukraine war is over renewable energy. Russia is the worlds biggest exporter of oil and fossil gas. America needs to lead climate change, by letting American companies use all above safely:oil, natural gas, wind, solar, nuclear, and electrical. We need to redo the "green new deal"to stop america from buying dirty oil and natural gas from noon -regulated countries doing more damage to our health and earth. Elect Charles Hughes, been in energy field 21 yrs with nicor gas /southern co.We have only 11 yrs left to prevent irreversible damage from climate change, ill work with AOC IN Congress to fix issues.
Please define your position on health care reform, especially as it relates to the Affordable Care Act.
I support the Affordable Care Act, and want to improve coverage and make it more affordable. Offering subsidies to people with incomes below 100%of the federal poverty level -- who wouldn't qualify for Medicaid. We can extend the 100 percent federal matching rate to states that haven't expanded Medicaid.
What immigration policies do you support? Where, if at all, do you see room for compromise to produce an effective policy on immigration? Does the government have any responsibility toward Dreamers who were brought to the United States illegally as children and are now adults? How will these policies affect your district?
We came to America because our grandparents wanted religious freedom, economic opportunity and political liberty. When great people 6th dist elect me into congress, I will support border security and pass pathway to citizenship for good people seeking american dream and stopping our enemies at border. We can do all above and buid American Dream for others.