Federal Spending

Unlike many in Washington, Jay knows we have a serious problem with spending that must be addressed. Working to balance the budget is key to getting our economy back on its feet and creating good paying middle class jobs. Jay will fight for a responsible approach that balances our budget while making investments in the things that will make our …

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Social Security/ Medicare

Social Security reflects our shared belief that every American should be able to retire with dignity after decades of hard work. Medicare is critical for 50 million seniors and people with disabilities to get the care they need. Unlike Kevin Yoder, who supported changes to Medicare and Social Security that would hurt seniors and the middle class, Jay opposes any …

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Wall Street reform

The 2008 financial crisis devastated the lives of everyday Americans—costing 9 million workers their jobs, driving 5 million families out of their homes, and wiping out more than $13 trillion in household wealth. Jay believes that Congress must take action to prevent future crises and make our financial system fairer and more accountable so that Wall Street’s irresponsible behavior in …

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Equal Pay

Jay Sidie believes it’s shameful that women earn less than men for doing the same job. As a father of two young daughters, and the son of a working mom, Jay is a fierce advocate for ending wage discrimination against women.

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Economy that works for everyone

As our country recovers from the great recession, Kansas is falling behind. A recent report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis ranked Kansas 49th among US states in personal income growth. As a small business owner, Jay knows the importance of supporting working families, and has a plan to grow good-paying, local Kansas jobs.

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No fly list

Jay understands the importance of the 2nd Amendment and respects an individual’s right to gun ownership. Jay supports the rights of law-abiding citizens to bear arms for hunting, sport and personal protection. Unlike Kevin Yoder, Jay also supports common sense reform that keeps our communities safe by keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists.

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Kansas Values v Washington DC values

Washington D.C. is broken. While politicians like Kevin Yoder grow increasingly more divided, Jay will work across the aisle to find commonsense solutions to the issues facing our country. Jay doesn’t care whether it’s a Republican idea or a Democrat idea, just if it’s a good idea for Kansas families.

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Special interest reform (payday)

Payday lending is a badly failed experiment when it comes to its supposed purpose of helping people in need. The average payday loan business charges its customers an effective annual interest rate of 400% – causing individuals struggling to live paycheck to paycheck to fall further in debt. We need to put an end to the exploitive practices of these …

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College Affordability

Politicians in Topeka and Washington, are weakening our education system and our economy by making dangerous cuts to education funding. These devastating cuts make it harder for too many middle class families to send their kids to college. Jay believes that cannot balance our federal budget on the backs of our children – and in Congress, Jay will fight to …

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Education

As a father of two, Jay knows know the backbone of our communities and our economy is a strong public education system. Jay sends his daughters to Kansas public schools and has seen first-hand the devastating impact that the recent education cuts have had on our schools. That’s why Jay is committed to ensuring that every child, regardless of where …

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