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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Sacramento, Solano Counties, CA November 4, 2008 Election
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Bill Durston, MD
Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 3


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of California and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What, if anything, do you believe the federal government should do to control global climate change?

I believe the Federal Government should develop a cap and trade system to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

2. What should the federal government do, if anything, to ensure that every American has health coverage?

As an Emergency Physician, it's always been my philosophy that access to necessary medical care is a basic human right, not a privilege based on one's ability to pay. I support the approach to universal care outlined in HR 676 - Expanding Medicare-like coverage to Americans of all ages.

3. What, if anything, should the federal government do about immigration?

We should adopt policies based upon reason and understanding, not the politics of hatred and fear. I support a facilitated guest worker program, improved working standards on both sides of the U.S./Mexican Border, and a pathway to legal residence for undocumented immigrants living peaceful, productive lives.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League. 

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