Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, was one of the first congressmen to endorse Trump. He has been rumored for a Trump administration job. But the Marine Corps veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan said: Were going to focus on Congress right now … I think look what i found theres a lot of things to do and if you get put in a cabinet position (or in the executive branch) youre going to be limited in terms of the things you can affect and that you want to work on. Hunter, who represents most of Temecula, said congressional Republicans already have written legislation to accomplish Trumps goals, including his bill to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities, or cities with policies to shield undocumented immigrants from deportation. While Trump doesnt take office until January, Hunter said hes already seen a interview skills wikihow difference in Washington. Hes putting people in charge who understand the world from my perspective, Hunter said. When you see eye to eye with folks in the administration, that gives me not only access to the administration, it allows them to help me with things Id like you can look here to get done. Hunter enters the new Congress facing scrutiny and possible action from the House Ethics Committee regarding his campaign spending. He has repaid his campaign $49,000 for expenses deemed to be personal in nature or erroneously charged. RAUL RUIZ Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-La Quinta, said hes approaching this session with a heightened sense of being on call to defend and protect my constituents from poisonous policies that will harm our seniors, veterans, middle class and working families. For Ruiz, an emergency room physician, this means fighting efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and privatize Medicare and veterans health care.
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