M. V. "Vinny" Mendoza
Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for U.S. Representative 5th Congressional District, Louisiana

38818 Drott LnPonchatoula LA 70454
(504) 913-3971
General Philosophy
Personal and Family
Professional Experience
Civic Involvement
Political Experience
Religious Affiliation
Accomplishments and Awards
Educational Background
Military Service
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office
Goals If Elected
Achievements If Elected
Areas to Concentrate On
On Entering Public Service
Opinions of Other Candidates
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Reform
Prescription Drugs
Reducing Health Care Costs
Generic Drugs
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program
Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
Cigarettes Drug & Alcohol Advertising
Medical Malpractice Reform
Environment & Climate Change
Climate Change & Global Warming
National and State Parks
Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
Endangered Species
Land, Rivers and Lakes
Clean Water Act of 1977
Global Environmental Standards
Toxic Waste
Energy Efficiency & Standards
Interior Department
Invasive Species
Clean Air Act of 1963
National Forests and Healthy Forests Initiative
National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act
Labor, Wages & Unions
Minimum Wage
Worker Rights and Benefits
Wage Discrimination
Child Labor
Employment Discrimination
Retired Workers
Renewable Energy & Fossil Fuels
Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
Foreign Oil Energy Independence
Gas Prices & Gas Taxes
Oil Company Profits
Energy Efficiency & Standards
Energy Research and Development
Hybrid and Electric Cars
Hydrogen Cell Fuel Initiative
Solar Energy
Jobs, Economy, Trade, Business, Industry & Agriculture
Small Businesses
Tariffs & Trade with China
Farm Subsidies & Supports
Foreign Job Outsourcing
North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Guest Worker and H-1B Programs
Employment Discrimination
Farm Corporation Subsidies
Mine Safety and Health
Manufacturing Decline
Trade Barriers to US Goods
Trade Agreements
Businesses Moving Offshore
Farm Bill
Free Market Vision
Trade Deficit
Trade Fast-track Authority
Fast Track Authority
Corporate & Business Taxes
Property Taxes
Tax Reform
Corporate Tax Breaks & Loopholes
Education Tax Credits
Child Tax Credit
Business Tax Breaks and Incentives
Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
Marriage Penalty
National Sales Tax
Education & Schools
Private Schools Vouchers and Funding
Prayer & Pledge of Allegiance in Schools
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
No Child Left Behind
Sex and Birth Control Education
Special Education
Education Tax Credits
Teacher Tenure
Textbook Selection
Head Start
Civil, Religious, LGBTQ & Human Rights
Privacy Rights
Latino / Hispanic Americans
Roe v. Wade
Affirmative Action
Same Sex Marriage
Gays Serving in the Military
Hate Crimes Legislation
Property Rights vs. Civil Rights
Civil Unions & Domestic Partnerships
Cruelty to Animals
Homosexuality Choice or Chance
USA Patriot Act
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA)
Torture & Waterboarding
Government, Elections & Politics
Government Shut Down
Government Efficiency
Money and Special Interests
US House and Senate Term Limits
527 Stealth & Super PACs
Supreme Court Term Limits
Public Funding of Political Campaigns
Campaign Spending Limits
Soft-money Political Contributions
Immigration, Border Security, Terrorism & Homeland Security
Immigrants, Refugees, & Asylum Seekers
The Wall, Border Security & Border Patrol
Airport, Air, Rail & Port Security
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Local First Responders
National Security
Illegal Immigration Enforcement
Homeland Securtiy
Undocumented Immigrants
Guest Worker and H-1B Programs
Illegal Immigration as a Crime or Felony
Illegal Immigrants Social Services
Legal Status, Residency & Citizenship for Immigrant Youth
Illegal Immigration Amnesty
Naturalization Backlog for Immigrants
War on Terror
Criminalize Assistance to Illegal Immigrants
National Security Agency (NSA) & Citizen Surveillance
Electronic Verification System for Employers
Legal Status for Undocumented Farm Workers
Real ID Act
Torture & Waterboarding
9/11 Commission Recommendations
Domestic Intelligence & Agencies
Terrorist & Enemy Combatant Rights
Water, Hazardous Materials & Bio Terrorism
Housing & Communities
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Debt, Deficit Spending & Limits
Fiscal Policy
Federal Budget
Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment
Presidential Line-item Veto
Gold Standard
Gun & Property Rights
Gun Legislation and Control
Ban on Bump Stocks & Assault Weapons
Right to Own and Cary Guns - Second Amendment
Courts, Laws & Justice
Criminal Justice System, Reform & Disparity
Death Penalty
Judicial Discretion & Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
Activist Judges
Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA)
Crime, Police & Imprisonment
Death Penalty
Crime & Prevention
Hate Crimes Legislation
Medical Marijuana
Illegal Drugs, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Gambling & Prostitution
Illegal Drugs
Punishments for Drug Crimes
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Iran Nuclear Deal & Sanctions
Nuclear Weapons & Non-Proliferation Treaty
Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
North Korea
Middle East
Foreign Aid
America's Image Abroad
Promotion of Democracy Around World
Third World Debt Relief
Deadline for US Pullout
Dubai Ports Administration Purchase
Loss of American Lives in Iraq
Recognition of a Palestinian State
Values, Religion, Family, Patriotism & Public Service
Cruelty to Animals
Military, National Defense & Veterans
Defense and Military Budget
Gays Serving in the Military
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Military Families
National Guard & Reserves
Veterans Funding
Military Industrial Establishment
Missile Defense System
Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Reducing Military Costs
Abortion, Pro-Life & Genetic Engineering
Abortion(Pro-Choice) v Pro-Life
Roe v. Wade
Stem Cell Research
Out-of-State Abortions
Parental Consent or Notification
Partial-birth Abortions
Using Embryos in Stem Cell Research
Latino / Hispanic Americans
Affirmative Action
Employment Discrimination
Wage Discrimination
Sex & Sexuality
Sex and Birth Control Education
Same Sex Marriage
Civil Unions & Domestic Partnerships
Homosexuality Choice or Chance
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Technology, Internet, Media, Science & Space
Banks & Finance
Financial Industry Regulation
China Currency Manipulation
Seniors, Social Security, Medicare, Pensions
Social Security
Seniors & Aging of Population
Retired Workers
Social Security Long Term Viability
Privatizing Social Security
Raising Retirement Age & Reducing Payment Levels
Social Security Means Testing
Consumers & Food
Consumer Product Safety, Fraud and Protection
Poverty, Welfare & Hunger
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