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

Previous Candidate for U.S. Senator, Louisiana

Louisiana Democratic Party
38818 Drott LnPonchatoula LA 70454
(504) 913-3971
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
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
Illegal Immigration Amnesty
Securing Our Borders
Social Services to Illegal Immigrants
Children Citizenship of Illegals
Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws
Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws
Guest Worker Program
Real ID Act
Using National Guard Troops to Secure Mexican Border
Illegal Immigration as a Felony
Criminalize Assistance to Illegal Immigrants
Undocumented Immigrants
Electronic Verification System for Employers
Legal Status for Undocumented Farm Workers
Naturalization Backlog for Immigrants
Legal Residency for Immigrant Youth
Presidential Trade Fast-track Authority
Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPP)
North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Trade Policy Priorities
Free Market Vision
Trade with China
Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
Global Workers' Rights
Global Environmental Standards
China Currency Manipulation
Barriers to American Goods in Other Countries
Incentives to Move Offshore
Protective Tariffs
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
Unfair Trade Practices
Trade Deficit
Fast Track Authority
World Trade Organization / General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (WTO/GATT)
Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)
North American Union
Other Trade Agreements
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Same Sex Marriage
Civil Unions & Civil Benefits
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Homosexuality as a Choice or Genetics
Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
Domestic Partnerships
Legislation for Hate Crimes
Civil Rights
Property Rights vs. Civil Rights
USA Patriot Act
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy
Reducing the Deficit
Deficit Spending
Debt Limit
Government Shut Down
Federal Budget & Debt
Gold Standard
Government Efficiency
Balanced Budget & Constitutional Amendment
Presidential Line-item Veto Power
Spending Limits
Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Rule for Tax Cuts or New Spending
National Security & Terrorism
National Security
War on Terrorism Policies
War on Terror
Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)
National Security Agency (NSA)
NSA Surveillance of Citizens
Torture of Terrorists
Making Our Homeland More Secure
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
National Guard in the Department of Homeland Security vs. Defense
Domestic Intelligence Agencies
Local First Responders
Air Security
Port Security
Rail Security
Terrorist Prisoner Rights
Habeas Corpus and Legal Rights for Combatant Detainees
Term Limits for US Representatives and Senators
Term Limits for Supreme Court & Federal Justices
Special Interests
Elections & Politics
Campaign Spending Limits
527 'Stealth' PACs
Public Funding of Political Campaigns
Soft-money Political Contributions
Courts, Laws & Justice
Death Penalty
America's Criminal Justice System
Three Strikes Criminal Sentencing Standard
Judicial Discretion and Alternative Sentencing
Activist Judges Legislating from the Bench
American Minorities
Latino Americans
Abortion, Pro-Life, Stem Cell & Cloning
Legality of Abortion - Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Stem Cell Research
Parental Notification
Criminalizing Out-of-State Abortions
Partial-birth Abortions
Stem-cell Research for Medical Advancements
Using Embryos in Stem Cell Research
Iran, a General Statement
Iran Nuclear Deal
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Nuclear Weapons & Non-Proliferation Treaty
Foreign Aid
North Korea
Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Latin America (South & Central)
Promotion of Democracy Around World
America's Image Abroad
United Nations (UN)
Nuclear Treaty with India
Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro
Third World Debt Relief
G8 (Group of Eight Countries)
Dubai Ports Administration Purchase
Middle East
Middle East
Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
Recognition of a Palestinian State
Palestinian West Bank and Gaza
War in Lebanon
Hizbullah and Hamas
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
US Military Presence in Afghanistan
Iraq Policy
Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
Deadline for US Pullout
Iraq's Role in War on Terror
Loss of American Lives in Iraq
Staying in Iraq for "as long as it takes to do the job"
Iraq Role in Making Americans Safer
Military & Defense
Military Families
Gays in the Military
Missile Defense System
Defense and Military Budget
Military Industrial Establishment
Reducing Military Costs
Re-instituting the Draft
Military Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC Commission)
Reservists and National Guard
Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Foreign Job Outsourcing
Affirmative Action
Mine Safety and Health
Job Growth
Child Labor
Quality of Jobs
Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)
Unemployment Insurance (UI)
Workers Benefits
Employment Discrimination
Retirees Returning To Work
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Gun Control Legislation
Renewal of Ban on Assault Weapons Purchases
National Rifle Association (NRA)
Economic Grown and Stimulation
Aging of Population
Small Business
Business Tax Incentives
Consumer Piracy
Decline in Manufacturing
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements
Labor Wages & Unions
Minimum Wage
Wage Gap between Men and Women
Tax Reform
Corporate Income Taxes
Property Taxes
Estate Taxes (Death / Birth Tax)
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
National Sales Tax
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Marriage Penalty
2001 Tax Cuts
Tax Credits for College
Child Tax Credit
Corporate Tax Loopholes
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement
Sex Education and Birth Control Options
Religion in Public Schools
"Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance
Teacher Textbook Selection
Private School Vouchers
Teacher Tenure
Improving Education
Education Tax Credits
Head Start
No Child Left Behind Act Federal Funding Level
Special Education
Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
Medical Use of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
War on Drugs
Punishments for Drug Crimes
Poverty & Welfare
Improving the Welfare System
Global Warming, Climate Change
Clean Water Act and Water Quality
ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Clean Air Act & Clear Skies Initiative
Clean Air Technologies
Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
Kyoto Protocol
Toxic Waste
Interior Department
National Parks
National Forests and Healthy Forests Initiative
National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act
Land, Rivers and Lakes
Invasive Species
Endangered Species
Cruelty to Animals
Recycling and Trash
Internet, Media & Communications
Medical Insurance
Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
Medical Malpractice Reform
Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
Reducing Crime
Health & Medical
Improving Health & Medical Care
Reducing Health Care Costs
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Energy Independence from Foreign Oil
Gas Prices
Oil Company Profits
Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
Fuel Efficiency & Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Energy Efficiency and Standards
Energy Research and Development
Solar Energy Investment Tax Credit Bill
Hydrogen Cell Fuel Initiative
Hybrid & All Electric Cars
Veterans, a General Statement
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Veterans Funding
Veterans Administration (VA)
Theft of Military Identity Data from VA
Veterans' Recognition
Housing, a General Statement
Prescription Drugs
Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada
Negotiating Pharmaceutical Prices
Bringing Generic Drugs on the Market Sooner
Medicare Beneficiaries without Prescription-drug Coverage
Regulating Drug Advertising, Like Cigarettes and Alcohol
Social Security & Pensions
Social Security
Long Term Viability of Social Security
Privatizing Social Security
Raising the Retirement Age or Reducing Payment Levels
Means Testing for Social Security Payments
Science, Technology & Space
Food & Agriculture
Farm Bill
Farm Subsidies
Farm Service Agency (FSA) Closings
Farm Crop Supports
Farm Corporation Subsidies
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