|U.S. Senate, Texas|
|Place of birth||Gary, IN|
|Profession||Small Business Owner|
Cleaver's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Homeland Security
- Excerpt: "I fully support our troops, and I believe that domestically, securing the borders is the first vital step we must take toward a common-sense approach toward immigration, both legal and illegal."
- Return to American Heritage
- Excerpt: "The story of America is a powerful one, and one that every American should know. Only by returning to our cultural roots in many aspects of our lives and our government can we ensure that America remains the greatest nation on Earth."
- Support and Defend Israel
- Excerpt: "We must stand firm in our allegiance and our relationship with Israel. Our friend, Israel, sits in the middle of a region of instability … a region where we currently get 65% of our oil. Israel is our best ally and arguably our only true ally in a region where long-established governments can topple overnight."
- Reform Education
- Excerpt: "Returning the oversight of Education to the state and local level not only eliminates money from the federal budget, it also gives the power back to the local governing authorities and enables the teachers themselves to have more control in the classroom."
- Cut Spending
- Excerpt: "We must not spend more than we have. We must severely scrutinize every department and defund those that are either unnecessary or return the power to the states to oversee."
- Balance the Budget
- Excerpt: "As a small business owner, husband, and father, I have always had to understand a balanced budget."
- Reform Our Tax System
- Excerpt: "We cannot have fiscal responsibility without reforming our tax system. We need taxes to cover the cost of our military and other government oversight, however taxing middle-income people to the point where nearly 30% of their income is removed from their paycheck is unconscionable."
Cleaver and his wife, Nancy, have two children.
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