It is time for 8 Ideas in the 8th! For each of the last eight weeks of this campaign in Virginia 8th congressional district, we propose a policy idea designed to get Washington working again on behalf of our citizens and make our community and country a better place. Today we roll out the Sixth Idea: Green cards for those who earn a Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, or “STEM.”
Three weeks from today the 8th District will go to the polls. We are working long days and nights, reaching out to voters on the phone, at doors, at meet & greets, forums, and events across the District. We're working hard to talk to every single voter because we only get one shot at this election. Everything depends on who shows up on November 4th. Which is why I want to make sure you know your rights.
We promised you that we would have eight policy ideas during this autumn’s campaign season. Idea Number Five is 18-year term limits for Supreme Court justices. This idea of altering the current life tenure of the nine justices is not new: It has been proposed by many legal scholars in some form or another a number of times in the last decade.
We promised you eight sensible policy ideas for Virginia’s eighth congressional district. Three weeks ago we talked about gun safety. Two weeks ago we talked about affordable housing. Last week we announced our intention to further Congressman Moran’s work against inhumane testing on animals. Today the topic is Pell Grants. It is time to improve our nation’s signature program for helping more Americans afford higher education. Two proposals especially interest me.