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U.S. House 2 candidate: Charlotte Lane (R)

Apr. 03, 2014 @ 02:46 PM

COUNTY: Kanawha

PARTY: Republican


Native West Virginian and proven Republican leader. Graduate of Marshal University & WVU School of Law. First female President of the West Virginia Bar Association. Former House of Delegates member, former Chairman of the WV Public Service Commission, and most recently served as International Trade Commissioner under President George W. Bush.


1. What changes in federal laws would you favor that would better protect people and our water resources from chemical spills?

I do not believe that changes in federal law would have prevented the chemical spill that took place in the Elk River, nor am I aware of any proposed changes in federal law that I could support. The state legislature just passed a new law that should prevent something like this from happening in the future.

2. What steps should the federal government take to reduce the number of Americans living in poverty?

Under President Obama, the massive expansion of the government over the last six years has dramatically widened the income gap between the rich and the poor. There is a direct correlation between the expansion of government and the retraction of economic prosperity. I believe we need to encourage job creators, not discourage them with overregulation and over taxation.

3. In view of recent Supreme Court decisions, what steps do you think Congress should take to protect the rights of all American voters?

State governments, normally the Secretary of State, have jurisdiction over the election process and have been tasked with maintaining the Constitutional right of citizens to vote. As with other processes of functional government, the judicial branch of government will intervene if rights are violated.

Herald-Dispatch questions:

4. What is your position on the EPA and other regulation of the coal and natural gas industries?

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5. What is the most pressing foreign policy issue, and how would you address it?

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6. How should the United States address future relations with Russia?

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7. What can the federal government do to improve educational achievement in West Virginia?

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8. What do you think of the Affordable Care Act, and what changes -- if any -- would you support?

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9. What can the federal government do to improve workforce development in West Virginia?

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10. Do you favor any changes in gun control requirements?

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11. What more should Congress do to battle the prescription drug crisis?

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12. Are there more steps Congress should take to reduce obesity?

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