California Online Voter Guide 2000 - A Project of the California Voter Foundation
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Jane Harman (D)

US House of Representatives, District 36

These statements are shown exactly as they appeared at in November 2000

Jane Harman on Clean Air & Water

"'Just four years ago the EPA found that 70 percent of California's rivers and streams were polluted. We must uphold the integrity of the Clean Water Act and continuing to improve water quality in the nation's rivers, lakes, and coastal waters.' Jane Harman fought efforts to roll back water treatment standards, weaken water pollution control regulations, lowering treatment requirements for toxic pollution. She voted against limiting the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to enforce certain anti-pollution laws including regulations on emissions from industrial facilities and from oil and gas refineries. Jane Harman voted to restore $42.1 million for research and development into clean and renewable energy sources to replace California's 1,000 aging and polluting power plants. Jane Harman supports a regional approach to transportation issues, including airport expansion, including public transit alternatives to reduce traffic and overcrowding on California's highways."

Jane Harman on Education

"California will need up to 30,000 new teachers over the next ten years to meet the expected 428,000 increase in new students in elementary and secondary schools. Reducing class size is critical to improving the quality of our children's education. Cramped classrooms and decaying school buildings are not the proper learning environment.

To prepare our children for the New Economy, we must build a 21st century educational system. Rebuilding unsafe and outdated schools should be a number one priority. Schools across the country should be hooked up and turned on to the Internet.

Education must become a lifelong enterprise, providing the tools to learn from early childhood throughout one's life. While we spend about $4 billion per year on Head Start, the needs of our working parents are much greater.

Higher education is one of the greatest tools available to our students to succeed in life. Students need help with paying for college, not barriers to what should be a right of entry."

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