While in Congress, Mia has kept her promises to Utah’s 4th District by taking the following actions:
As a daughter of Haitian immigrants who worked tirelessly to become legal citizens, immigration is a deeply personal subject. That’s why I try to attend and speak at naturalization ceremonies as often as possible. And it’s why my friend and colleague Marcia Fudge (D-OH) has said, "No question she has been a leader [on immigration]. She has been a leader from the beginning...From the time I first met Mia when she came to Congress, I cannot remember a time she did not deal with immigration"
The goal of any immigration reform should reflect our commitment to family, a strong national defense and the American bedrocked belief of upward mobility. Our nation has been both economically and culturally enriched by the determination, strength, and diversity of immigrants who have sought better lives on American soil. I support legal immigration, and I have fought and will continue to fight for an immigration system that facilitates the American dream and incentivizes would-be immigrants to arrive through the proper channels.
The following represent just a few of the actions I have taken to fix our broken system of immigration:
As a mother with three children enrolled in public schools, education is an issue of extreme importance to me. I believe we must have a strong educational system that will allow our nation to retain its role as the world’s leader in scientific research and technological development. I favor a system that prepares students for a 21st Century economy. I am working to alleviate the exorbitant costs of higher education that burden our students and prevent them from obtaining the American Dream. I will continue working hard to push for reforms that bring about necessary change.
Federal overreach in our education system is one of the biggest problems I’ve worked to resolve in Congress. Utah families want better quality education, lower costs, and more local control over decisions related to education. In recent years the US Department has expanded the federal role in education to unprecedented levels, to the detriment of our students. Utah--not the federal government--knows what is best for Utah’s students. I trust our teachers in Utah far more than Washington bureaucrats to make these decisions.
While in Congress, I have kept my promises to Utah’s 4th District by taking the following actions:
I pledge to continue to work hard for your children’s future.
I believe that Utahns should have access to high quality, affordable health care options that best meet their needs. I have met with hundreds of Utah individuals and families and have seen the damaging effects Obamacare has had on hard-working Utah families. It drives up premiums and deductible costs, reduces options, stifles innovation, and fosters fraud. What we need is more accountability, less government obstruction and red tape, and more healthcare options placed back into the hands of the American people.
That is why I have repeatedly voted to repeal Obamacare and its most damaging provisions. I believe in a shift towards patient-centered reforms that expand coverage while reducing costs.
While in Congress, I have:
I pledge to continue to fight for better healthcare options
Prior to my election to Congress, I served as mayor of Saratoga Springs. I used my term there to create a thriving, pro-growth environment. Today, I continue to work tirelessly to advance policies that support an economy that provides opportunities for all Utahns. I fight to ensure all families have quality employment opportunities. I fight for fewer, lower, and simpler taxes for all. I listen to Utah’s small business owners and regularly support legislation that allows Utah’s small businesses to thrive. So far, I have:
I pledge to continue working to make sure the economy produces more jobs that pay higher wages.
Utahns and local businesses deserve to keep their hard-earned money and use it as they please. Excessive taxation has discouraged innovation, investment, and growth while making it more difficult for hard-working families to save for the purchases and their future. That’s why I supported the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in 2017. I personally worked hard to ensure the bill included many 4th District priorities, such as keeping deductions for state and local income taxes and property taxes, expanding the child tax credit, and maintaining home mortgage and student loan interest deductions. This legislation represented the first significant update to our nation’s outdated tax code in more than 30 years and has removed impediments to growth while producing bigger paychecks.
Since then, I have continued to work towards a fairer, simpler system that leads to larger paychecks for all Utahns.
The following represent just a few of the actions I have taken to protect taxpayers:
I pledge to fight for real reforms until Utahns receive the tax relief they deserve.
As a concealed carry permit holder and gun owner, I understand the importance of responsible gun ownership. Americans have a Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. This right, acknowledged in and guaranteed by the Second Amendment, is essential for the preservation of liberty. Furthermore, it allows Americans to protect their families, their homes, and their own lives.
I also recognize the importance of preventing weapons from getting into the hands of violent criminals, and voted to strengthen the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in 2017. I frequently meet with individuals and community leaders from Utah’s 4th District to discuss additional solutions.
With regards to the increasing occurrence of school shootings in the US, I strongly support the STOP School Violence Act. This legislation creates a grant program to train students, teachers, school officials, and local law enforcement how to identify and intervene early when signs of violence arise, creates a coordinated reporting system and implements school threat assessment protocols to prevent school shootings before they happen.
I pledge to protect your Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
I am a strong supporter of our nation’s military veterans. These men and women have voluntarily risked their lives defending freedom, courageously serving in our nation’s many wars and conflicts across the world. They are heroes who have consistently and willingly answered the many calls issued to them, and I believe in honoring their sacrifice.
President Coolidge famously said, “The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.” I believe in keeping the promises made to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. That is why I will always fight on behalf of our veterans.
While in Congress, here are just a few of the way I’ve fought for veterans:
I pledge to continue working to ensure veterans receive the promised benefits that they deserve.
After spending the past two terms working tirelessly to bring Utah values to our nation’s capital, I fully understands how dysfunctional our federal government is. This dysfunction is the result of longstanding behavioral and systematic flaws that I will continue working to address.
I’m working hard to ensure both the culture and practices in Washington change. Here are a few of the actions I have already taken to ensure the federal government works for, and is accountable to, all Utahns:
I pledge to continue pushing to bring Utah values to Washington.