Steve Lonegan was one of the earliest opponents of the President’s Health Care law and organized thousands of New Jersey taxpayers to fight it. Steve supports full ObamaCare repeal and will use his power in Congress to block funding and implementation of this dangerous proposal.
Taxes, Spending and Debt:
As Mayor, Lonegan kept taxes stable by freezing spending and new debt. Steve believes the federal government needs to take the same approach and supports major cuts in government welfare programs created and expanded in recent years, most particularly ObamaCare and other giveaways like free cell phones, 99-week unemployment handouts and welfare benefits that encourage people not to work and live off taxpayers. He will oppose President Obama’s bloated budgets and tax increase proposals.
Government Spying on Citizens:
Steve believes the Obama Administration’s harassment of citizens through the IRS and spying on citizens through the NSA needs to be stopped, and rejects the notion endorsed by some in Congress who say the government needs to increase spying on American citizens in order to fight criminals and terrorists.
Steve strongly opposed the Bank Bailout and the Auto Bailouts and believes government’s role is not to bail out businesses that cannot succeed. Steve will continue his fight to repeal the Dodd-Frank Law that justifies future bailouts with intense job-killing regulations on the financial industry.
Steve Lonegan believes the federal government role in education has been an overall negative and strongly opposes so-called “Common Core” curriculum standards and other attempts by Washington DC to regulate and control our local public schools. He is a strong supporter of school voucher and tax credit ideas that put parents in charge of their children’s education.
Steve supports the individual right to keep and bear arms and opposes new federal gun control laws.
Steve believes in the long-standing definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman and opposes the federal government forcing gay marriage on states.
Steve is pro-life and will work to end taxpayer funding of abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.
Illegal Alien Amnesty:
As the grandson of immigrants from Italy and Ireland who came legally to this country, Steve opposes proposals to give amnesty and eventually citizenship to as many as eleven million illegal aliens. Steve believes we need to go back to the old system where immigrants were sponsored, and did not become a drain on taxpayers, and wants to make English our official language.
Steve has been a long-time advocate for keeping energy costs low by opposing the radical “Green” agenda that’s driving electric and gasoline prices through the roof. Steve rejects the notion that Americans should have to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year to fight alleged “Global Warming.” Steve believes the Cap and Trade energy taxes are misused to fund speculative wind and solar power schemes.
Steve supports a strong national defense, but opposes the notion that the United States should be the world’s policeman. As a U.S. Congressman, Steve Lonegan will oppose all legislation that takes away our national sovereignty and will oppose all efforts to make American troops serve under international agencies.
Israel is America’s closest ally in the Middle East and one of its closest allies and friends in the entire world. We not only share common strategic goals but also a shared belief in democracy, human rights and the rule of law. The United States must be a vocal supporter of Israel’s right to defend itself against terrorist violence and should not pressure Israel to enter into peace agreements or concessions that threaten Israel’s ability to defend itself. Also important to Israel’s security, The United States must do everything in its power to prevent Iran from achieving nuclear capabilities, including keeping the military option on the table.
As a member of Congress, Steve Lonegan will oppose sending American troops to invade foreign countries unless American interests are threatened directly, like President Obama’s proposal to attack Syria in 2013.