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The Environment

Human beings have the capacity to alter our environment in any way we wish, for good or ill. With that ability comes the responsibility to be good stewards of the planet we’ve been given. The major parties have given us a false dichotomy between environmental conservation and economic growth. We can do both if we’re willing to listen to each other. 

As a public health scientist, I recognize and accept the scientific consensus that human activity is changing our climate. Increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels do induce global warming. As a resident of the Salt Lake Valley, I see our polluted air. If we support market-based policy initiatives like the Kem Gardener Policy Institute’s Utah Roadmap, we can solve both these problems at the same time—and we don’t have to hurt our economy in order to do it. Utah—and especially the 2nd Congressional District—is uniquely positioned to employ new technologies that will boost our economy while conserving the environment. 

Along the way, we must strike a balance between preserving our public lands and allowing them to be used commercially. Any benefit from the use of public lands must go first and foremost to the communities nearby, not to distant investors or a privileged few. 

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Health Care
Dr. Joe Jarvis

Health Care

I unapologetically advocate for state-based single-payer health care reform. Here’s why:  Single-payer is Cheaper:  We currently waste $600 billion a year on administrative overhead, corporate

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Joe Jarvis on Immigration
Immigration
Dr. Joe Jarvis

Immigration

My ancestors settled Utah as refugees from religious persecution. Once they were here, they made the desert bloom. Today, immigrants—including refugees—make Utah’s economy boom. In

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Joe Jarvis on Gun Laws
Gun Violence
Dr. Joe Jarvis

Gun Violence

Nearly 40,000 Americans are killed each year by firearms. Far too many of those are children. Like other forms of premature death, gun violence should

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Joe Jarvis for Congress
Environmental Stewardship
Dr. Joe Jarvis

The Environment

Human beings have the capacity to alter our environment in any way we wish, for good or ill. With that ability comes the responsibility to

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Joe Jarvis on Abortion Laws
Abortion
Dr. Joe Jarvis

Abortion Laws

As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I embrace and sustain the Church’s well-nuanced position on the topic of

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Joe Jarvis on Education
Education
Dr. Joe Jarvis

Education

While education is rightly a state and local issue, the Federal government can help in appropriate ways. That Federal assistance should consist of resources and

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Joe Jarvis on Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Dr. Joe Jarvis

Foreign Policy

Our nation faces serious threats from China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. Such threats are much easier to manage with strong, reliable allies by our

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Joe Jarvis on Equal Rights
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Dr. Joe Jarvis

Equal Rights

My wife and I have each had a turn to be breadwinner and stay-at-home parent. I wouldn’t trade the time I spent raising my daughters

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Joe Jarvis for Congress
Government
Dr. Joe Jarvis

Government’s Role

Our founders devised a system of government with specific responsibilities delegated to the State and Federal governments. Though it may be tempting to solve every

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Joe Jarvis on Federal Deficits
Government Waste
Dr. Joe Jarvis

Government Waste

The Federal government has no greater obligation than to spend taxpayer dollars wisely. While we may not always be able to achieve a balanced budget,

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