Andrei Cherny's Priorities
We need to reclaim American leadership on innovation. In the 1990s, patent application rates were growing by 15 percent but by 2008 the application rate leveled off to zero growth. The federal government should spur innovation but it can’t do this through burdensome regulations or expensive handouts.
To boost American innovation, Andrei w...Read more »
As a former U.S. Navy Reserve intelligence officer, Andrei understands how the decisions that Congress makes impact our men and women in uniform.
One of the greatest threats to U.S. national security is Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon – and Andrei believes that in no circumstance should Iran be allowed to develop nuclear warheads...Read more »
Andrei strongly supports marriage equality and applauds President Obama’s recent announcement.
Andrei served in the Navy with gay sailors who won their country’s top medals for valor and bravery but were forced to live in secret. He fully supports the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell because soldiers should be able to serv...Read more »
With a simpler and fairer tax code, we can lift up middle class families – and create an environment with the right incentives to spur innovation, reward work and foster responsibility.
The original tax code was 14 pages, and now its 2,500 pages long. But the problem isn’t its length, it is that each page put forward a new loophole ...Read more »
The impending fiscal cliff the next Congress will have to face is an issue that is not getting nearly the attention it deserves: our nation’s debt crisis. America built a budget surplus in the late 1990s, and when President Clinton was asked how he did it, his response was simple: “Arithmetic.”
When Andrei worked in the White ...Read more »
"I worked for Al Gore in the 1990s at a time when talking about climate change was not seen as something people should do," Andrei said at a recent debate. "And I sat there with him as people would come into the White House and the smartest Democratic strategists said, 'You need to stop talking about this, you are going to hurt yourself when you...Read more »
Arizona’s leaders have largely failed our public schools, and we need strong leadership at the federal level to get the job done.
Our future depends on it. America’s global competitiveness and the basic American notion of upward mobility is at stake. Our nation is currently ranked 16th in science and 22nd in math among advanced econ...Read more »
Struggling middle class families need relief from ever rising costs and we need a health care system that works for patients. President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was a good start, but there is still more work to do. In Congress, Andrei will push for a public option that boosts competition in the marketplace, and will fig...Read more »
Since his days working for President Clinton, Andrei has described Social Security as a “sacred trust between the American people and their government.” And he’s the only candidate in this race who has successfully beaten back right-wing attempts to privatize it.
In the White House, Andrei worked with President Clinton and Vic...Read more »
Andrei will work to make Arizona the ‘Solar State’ – what Silicon Valley is to computers or Motor City was to cars. Congress can do much of this without spending new money, but instead changing its priorities and making a commitment to build a clean energy future.
The right leadership in Congress can help Arizona transform its...Read more »
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