Current Position: US Senator
Candidate: 2020 US Senator
Warren Davidson is a leader. Warren leads with genuine love for others, a keen intellect, and a soldier’s passion for preserving freedom. With Congress failing and characterized by broken promises, Warren Davidson is ready to use his education, military experience, business success and passion for justice to work for the people of the 8th District.
Source: Government page
Warren Davidson represents Ohio’s 8th Congressional District. He is a member of the House Financial Services Committee, where he is focused on policies that help grow our economy, instill fiscal discipline, advance innovation, and limit runaway government expansion that threatens to bankrupt America.
After high school, Congressman Davidson enlisted in the Army as an infantryman. As part of the 3rd Infantry Division, he was stationed in Germany and witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall. Warren’s commanding officers recognized his potential and helped him earn an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated near the top of his class as a student of American history and mechanical engineering. As an officer, he led in The Old Guard, the 75th Ranger Regiment, and the 101st Airborne Division.
After the Army, Congressman Davidson returned home, worked with his father, earned an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and spent fifteen years owning and operating manufacturing companies in Ohio. In 2016, he again responded to the call of service, and came to work in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Warren and his wife Lisa have been married for 24 years and have two adult children.
Birth Year: 1970
Place of Birth: Ohio
Washington D.C. Office
1107 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6205
20 Dotcom Drive
Troy, OH 45373
West Chester Office
8857 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd.
West Chester, OH 45069
Phone: (513) 779-5400
76 E. High Street
Springfield, OH 45502
2020 Republican Primary
|Warren Davidson (R)||51,689||91.4%|
|Edward Meer (R)||4,885||8.6%|
2020 US Representative
|Warren Davidson (R)||173,852||66.6%|
|Vanessa Enoch (D)||87,281||33.4%|
DAVIDSON, WARREN G has run in 4 races for public office, winning 3 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $2,246,558.
Source: Follow the Money
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Every dollar the United States government spends in debt is a dollar stolen from the next generation. Our current national debt stands at nearly $20 trillion. That’s over $60,000 per citizen and over $165,000 per taxpayer.
While liberals in Washington only want to raise taxes, the fact is we have a spending problem, not a revenue problem. The United States Government took in a record $3.2 trillion in FY 2015. That is more than enough money to accomplish everything the government is charged with under the Constitution. Unfortunately, spending continues to grow and grow, blowing away historical norms and only accelerating faster in the years to come.
This is simple math, and it is unsustainable. Unfortunately, there are too many “math deniers” in Washington. This has to change.
I took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution when I enlisted in the Army and again when I was sworn into Congress. I take this oath very seriously. I am concerned with recent infringements on the Constitution, especially the First, Second, and Fourth Amendments. And the Constitution is more than just the Bill of Rights — it also lays out the enumerated powers of the federal government, and particularly Article I, Section 8, which lays out the powers of Congress. Too often Congress passes laws that go well beyond the authorities listed in the Constitution. Finally, the Constitution lays all legislative powers in the Congress, yet too often the president has violated this fundamental concept though lawless, unilateral executive actions. That must end.
America is exceptional in that it is the only nation founded on principles, not a territorial or ethnic identity. So long as we stand by the principles enshrined in our Constitution, we will continue to thrive as a nation.
I will not vote for any law that is not constitutionally justified. Protecting the Constitution is not something that can be just left to the Supreme Court to decide. Every branch of government has an equal responsibility to uphold the Constitution. If the Supreme Court or president ever veer off this course, it is the job of Congress to counterbalance them.
There is no way to tax the economy to growth.
Our tax system is burdensome, complex, and administered by an out-of-control IRS. Big businesses and the well connected hire high-priced lawyers, accountants, and lobbyists to game the system, while everyday Americans and small businesses are left footing the bill. Meanwhile, we live in an increasingly competitive global environment, where our competitors are gaining an ever-increasing market share.
We need fundamental tax reform that lowers rates, simplifies the system, and eliminates special interest breaks and loopholes.
Since the great recession, the economy produced only anemic economic growth. This isn’t the fault of Americans, who are the hardest working people in the world. It’s the fault of our tax system which encourages companies to move overseas to remain competitive.
Our tax code should be a competitive advantage to business based in the United States. The American economy is being held back by our antiquated tax code. Once it is reformed, our economy will flourish again.
Our healthcare system is broken and Obamacare has only made it worse. We were promised lower costs, increased access, and the ability to keep our doctor. None of these proved true. Instead, we received the opposite, along with increased taxes. I have opposed this massive takeover of our healthcare since day one.
Ohio and our district have been hit especially hard by the bad effects of Obamacare. Our state exchanges no longer offer preferred provider organization (PPO) plans due to prohibitive costs. Nationally, private insurance providers are fleeing the marketplace because they cannot afford to comply with regulations and keep prices down.
For our healthcare crisis, we have to first stop the bleeding. We must repeal Obamacare.
Next, we must replace it with a patient-focused healthcare system. We must do this in a responsible and open process. We cannot afford to pass thousand page bills with the mentality that “we have to pass it to find out what is in it.”
Republicans have proposed three replacements so far. You can read more about them at these links:
Republican Study Committee Plan
Paul Ryan’s “Better Way” Plan
HHS Secretary Tom Price Plan
Creating a patient-focused healthcare system can be done by allowing the free-market to compete. Americans should be allowed to purchase insurance across state lines. Businesses should be permitted to pool together to increase their bargaining power on behalf of their employees. Innovation should be encouraged so that the United States remains the world’s leader in medical breakthroughs. Reforms like these will make insurers and providers compete with one another to provide Americans with the highest quality services at the lowest possible prices.
Perhaps most of all, we must protect the weakest among us, the unborn. No healthcare plan worthy of the name kills unborn babies. No federal funds should go to any medical procedure that intentionally ends the life of a person.
I wholeheartedly oppose amnesty and illegal immigration. America is a nation built on the rule of law. Rewarding those who break our laws undermines what makes America great — and indeed undermines the very reason so many want to come to our country in the first place. Amnesty serves as a magnet for those wanting to enter our country illegally and an affront to those who have followed our nation’s immigration laws.
First, we must secure our border and stop the flow of illegal immigrants. This is non-negotiable. We must prioritize resources for strengthening security at our borders, including funding for increased land, sea, and air surveillance and beefing up Customs and Border Patrol. Without secure borders, we risk new waves of illegal immigration, an influx of drugs and crime, and most dangerously, potential terrorists who seek to take advantage of our lax border enforcement.
Next, we must end perverse incentives that make the illegal immigration problems worse. Birthright citizenship and funding for sanctuary cities must be ended.
America is the land of opportunity. We must keep it that way.
Our veterans put their lives on the line to protect America. As a former Army Ranger, I believe our country has a solemn obligation to our veterans. Unfortunately, right now we are failing them.
The current state of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is an insult to our veterans. While many do receive care in an honorable fashion. Others are neglected or receive subpar care. The congressional response to the scandals in VA care has been more money. This has only treated the symptoms, not the cause of the problems.
My first bill, the Lead by Example Act, would put members of Congress and their staff on VA provided healthcare. This will spurn the solution to the VA crisis – prolonged and intense Congressional scrutiny. When healthcare for our veterans is good enough for members of Congress, we know we have made right on our commitment as a nation to care for our veterans.
Pro-Life and Family Issues
Life begins at conception, and we must do all we can to protect it from that moment on.
A majority of Americans are pro-life, yet the Supreme Court has declared abortion a fundamental right, and our government subsidizes abortion providers like Planned Parenthood to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars a year. I will do all I can in Congress to make the case for life, roll back Roe v. Wade, and stop taxpayer funding of abortions.
I oppose any attempt to redefine marriage as something else other than one man and one woman. Following the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage, we need federal legislation protecting religious liberty and conscience rights. It is wrong that businesses and charities are being shut down because they do not subscribe to an incorrect view of marriage.
We must stand up for civil society in all its forms. Strong families, churches, civic organizations, and other voluntary associations are the keys to a thriving society and a bulwark against ever-encroaching government. They must be supported.