Issues

DRAIN THE SWAMP

PASS TERM LIMITS
GET THE LOBBYISTS OUT OF OUR CAPITOL
START HOLDING THE BUREAUCRATS ACCOUNTABLE
PASS TERM LIMITS

Politicians in D.C. talk about term limits, but an outsider like Howard Wallack understands talk is cheap, and at the end of the day, it’s not about what you promise, it’s what you deliver. That’s why Howard will sponsor a term limits bill on day one and fight the career politicians every single day until it’s signed into law.

GET THE LOBBYISTS OUT OF OUR CAPITOL

For too long, lobbyists and special interests have controlled our political system, and we have paid the price. It’s time to remove their stranglehold on our political process and fix the corruption that exists within the system. Howard is committed to strengthening ethics laws to hold our elected officials accountable and putting an end to the revolving door of members of Congress becoming lobbyists.

START HOLDING THE BUREAUCRATS ACCOUNTABLE

As a businessman, Howard Wallack understands firsthand how bloated bureaucracy impedes progress and stands in the way of success. Howard’s ready put his real-world business experience to work for us to downsize government, hold government employees and agencies like the V.A. accountable, and bring results back to Utahns. We should be able to hold bureaucrats and fire those who don’t produce results like we do in the private-sector.

PROTECT UTAH VALUES

DEFEND OUR SECOND AMENDMENT
STAND UP FOR ALL LIFE
PROTECT UTAH PUBLIC LANDS
PROTECT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND FREE SPEECH
DEFEND OUR SECOND AMENDMENT

Howard Wallack is a life member of the NRA and supports the rights of all law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. As a Congressman, Howard will advocate for reciprocity for concealed carry across state lines. Law-abiding Americans should not be held defenseless when traveling for work or with their family. Howard has been a concealed carry holder since the early 90s N.Y. and Utah.

STAND UP FOR ALL LIFE

Howard is pro-life and will advocate for the dignity and protection of all human life. Not just for the unborn, but the victims of opioid abuse, those who fall through the cracks of the system, and all other vulnerable Utahns and Americans.

PROTECT UTAH PUBLIC LANDS

The biggest problem is that our National Monuments have become less about protecting historical and cultural sites and more about political control. We need to reform the Antiquities Act, so our state and local governments are the primary drivers on when and how we use the Antiquities Act. The local people who live, work, and use our lands will always know better than D.C. bureaucrats.

PROTECT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND FREE SPEECH

Howard is firm in his Jewish faith and will protect the religious freedom of all Utahns and Americans. Howard will stand against anti-Semitism, anti-Mormonism, or any other attack on our religious liberties. The words “In God We Trust” is written above the Speaker in Congress, and it’s time we started acting like it.

Howard will also fight to protect free speech on college campuses and other areas where it has come under attack. Freedom of speech means allowing people to express themselves peacefully, even when we disagree. Howard will always fight for our rights and our freedoms as Americans.

FUEL THE ECONOMY

REGULATORY REFORM
REDUCE TAXES AND WASTEFUL SPENDING
ADVANCE EDUCATION
HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS
SOCIAL SECURITY SOLUTIONS
REGULATORY REFORM

The costs of heavy-regulatory compliance are often hidden and unknown. However, regulatory rules can be very costly in unexpected ways. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) found in 2015 that the federal government had issued over 86,000 pages of rules, including 76 “major rules” that had an estimated impact over $100 million to implement.

It is far past time for a complete overhaul of the federal regulatory code, and President Trump has begun working on reviewing these regulations, but much more needs to be done. As your Congressman, I will hold bureaucrats accountable and do all I can to ensure that for every new regulation we create, at least two more are eliminated.

As President Trump said, “Every regulation should have to pass a simple test: Does it make life better or safer for American workers or consumers? If the answer’s no, we will be getting rid of it and getting rid of it quickly.”

These types of regulatory reforms could apply to healthcare, air taxis, data privacy, and industries impacted by blockchain, especially with regards to banks and cryptocurrencies.

REDUCE TAXES AND WASTEFUL SPENDING

Howard supports making the Trump tax cuts permanent. He also supports a more straightforward, flatter, fairer tax code that benefits working American’s and business owners across the board.

Howard understands the biggest threat to our country’s future is the ticking time bomb of debt. We live on a budget and our government should too. Howard will identify and cut wasteful spending.

Some examples of wasteful spending from the December 2019 Omnibus spending bill:

  • $15 Million studying the effectiveness of golf equipment in Space

  • $43 Million on a nearly unusable gas station in Afghanistan

  • $158 million of Federal School Lunch Program Funds to pay for lawn sprinklers, among other things in California

ADVANCE EDUCATION

As a former school teacher, Howard understands the value of quality education and is committed to giving power and funding back to the states and local communities. With fewer ties to Washington, we could have increased funding for classroom results to help our students prepare for the jobs available today, thrive, and get ahead instead of burdensome bureaucracy on our teachers and schools.

We also need to realize college is not for everyone. We should explore more options through technical schools and Junior Colleges that help provide the necessary skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow. The cost of education has gone up due to too much federal government involvement. We need reevaluate which programs we are providing loans for and ensure they are programs that will lead to employment. The Federal Government should not be making a profit on student loans. We should explore treating student loans like we do treasury bonds and offer the same rates. We should provide graduates with the option of interest-only payments for the first two years after graduation, so they have time to start their careers and families.

HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS

Howard will continue working with President Trump to provide more transparency in costs and services while encouraging free-market competition to drive down the costs and increase the quality of healthcare for all Americans. Competition and innovations will benefit those purchasing private insurance as well as those using Medicare and Medicaid.

Improving affordability begins with increased transparency in treatment costs, increased tax incentives for Health Care Savings Accounts, affordable catastrophic coverage, open and competitive insurance markets across state lines, and true portability when moving from one job to another. Howard will also look for layers of bureaucracy that we could reform or remove. We also need to work to break up some unnecessary monopolies with the FDA, like with insulin, when more people are able to make and provide medication, we can lower the cost and increase the quality.

Howard will work with President Trump to ensure those with pre-existing conditions still find coverage, and he is open to all options that are respectful of our working families, taxpayers, current retirees, our most vulnerable, and future generations to be able to choose the best health care for them.

SOCIAL SECURITY SOLUTIONS

Howard will propose the government stops using Social Security money in the general fund and will put it away to keep the promises to the millions of Americans who have paid their hard-earned money into it.

Social Security was created to be a safety net for people but has grown too large and will be insolvent for future generations. We need to transition to a better plan that keeps the promise for those at or near retirement age but provides necessary reforms to help those who need it the most and allows our future generations to be able to save, invest, and prosper in Utah.

People under 50 should have the option to have their Social Security go into private mutual fund accounts, which they own, and thereby allowing them to borrow against it in the event of an emergency and to pass it on to survivors upon their death. It would then be the government’s obligation to continue to adequately fund those above the age of 50 and those who already use Social Security.

ENSURE NATIONAL SECURITY

SECURE OUR BORDER
DEFEND HILL AIR FORCE BASE
PROTECT AGAINST CYBER THREATS AND EMPS
WORLD AFFAIRS AND CONFLICTS
FIX IMMIGRATION PROCESS
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SECURE OUR BORDER

Securing our border is the first step to ensuring national security. Howard will support President Trump in doing what is necessary to secure our border, including a wall or physical barrier where needed. He will also work to ensure our border patrol has the essential technology and training to carry out the mission and protect our citizens.

DEFEND HILL AIR FORCE BASE

Howard will fight to ensure essential funding and investment in Hill Airforce Base and all other vital parts of our country’s national defense. He will put forth a bill that protects Hill and other bases essential to our national security by requiring we downsize or close unnecessary overseas bases before downsizing or closing domestic bases protecting our own country.

PROTECT AGAINST CYBER THREATS AND EMPS

Howard is committed to addressing the growing number of cyber threats by turning our attention toward large-scale network security, supporting advanced network infrastructure, and protecting our power grid against the ever-increasing threat of EMP.

WORLD AFFAIRS AND CONFLICTS

Howard is a firm believer in peace through strength, but that only works if you are willing to hold your word and show strength when necessary. We should always help our allies and protect American interests abroad. However, Howard believes any decision to engage in conflict or send troops to a foreign country must be made carefully with a precise plan to accomplish the mission and come home. This plan must also be voted on and approved by Congress. We have been the Middle East for far too long, and it is time brought our brave men and women home and fully focused on building up our country.

FIX IMMIGRATION PROCESS

Howard is committed to working with the president and all members of Congress to pass real reforms to fix our broken immigration system, secure our borders, keep our country safe, and honor our commitments to the American people.

Howard supports legal immigration, and the hardworking immigrants in Utah and other parts of our country who have chosen to come legally and be an asset to our economy and our country. Howard firmly opposes illegal immigration and will work with President Trump and other members of Congress to secure our borders and keep our families safe. If this means more border patrol agents, more technology, or a physical wall or barrier, he will fight to get it done and defend our border.

Howard will explore moving toward a more merit-based approach by giving applicants credit for such things as having a trade or technical skill, advanced degrees, English fluency, and personal savings. These individuals are more likely to become assets to our local communities and further prosper in Utah and other parts of our country. We also need to look at visa programs to ensure we are not only helping our businesses thrive, but we are protecting the American workers and families.

Howard supports ending chain migration and the visa lottery program, and President Trump’s proposal to give the individuals of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals legal status. However, he opposes giving a special pathway to citizenship for these individuals.

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