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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8d280001Race: District 1, U.S. House of RepresentativesParty:RepublicanPolitical Experience: NoneResidence: ManchesterPersonal: Married, three children; lives in ManchesterEducation: Bachelor’s, Ohio University; MBA, Miami University (Ohio); Ph.D., Ohio State UniversityCampaign WebsiteIssuesThe former dean of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire and co-owner of Portsmouth’s Ale House Inn, Innis says Congress needs fewer “career politicians” and more people who understand how business works.“People are tired of the same old outcomes in Washington. And we’re going to keep getting the same outcomes if we keep sending the same people to D.C.…. I think you could say that I have some pretty good political experience. Universities have pretty thick politics, and I figured out how to navigate that. So I think I can learn how to navigate Washington, as well.”Innis is the only Congressional candidate in New Hampshire who says he would consider raising the federal gas tax to shore up the Highway Trust Fund.“I think it’s one of many options that we need to consider to bail out the trust fund. Congress bailed this thing out with pension smoothing and it just doesn’t make sense. It is literally kicking the can down the road – a pothole-filled road, I might add – but it doesn’t solve the problem. We’re going to be right back here in 10 or 11 months and have the same issue.”Innis wants to reign in the National Security Agency and programs such as PRISM that give government the capability to collect unlimited amounts of personal data on American citizens. He wants to end “backdoor searches” in which innocent Americans are caught up in the surveillance of foreign targets, and he opposes legislation that threatens "net neutrality."“Such legislation, whether it’s SOPA, PIPA, or CISPA, threaten Internet privacy and our civil liberties. Huge technology companies support such bills in order to prevent competition from smaller, nimbler firms. The U.S. government should not be allowed to interfere with our online activities at the request of foreign governments or big corporations. The First Amendment does not expire when we log onto the Internet.

Innis Calls For Reforms To Budget Process, Tax Code

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Dan Innis, a Republican Candidate for Congress in New Hampshire’s first district, has released a proposal for reforming the country’s budget. The former Dean of the UNH Business School Dan has proposed requiring that a budget be passed every two years and enforcing a strict timeline on the budget process. He is also calling for tax code reform: closing loopholes and eliminating deductions in order to broaden the tax base.

“The bottom line is the tax code has to be simpler, it has to be something people understand,” said Innis in a phone interview.

Innis’ laundry list of reforms also includes one that could prove problematic with some primary voters: taking the option of not raising the debt limit off the table.

“The key is to avoid getting into this situation in the first place,” says Innis, “To develop responsible budgeting, to stick to the budget, and to ensure we don’t end up in a situation where we’re looking at a shut down or risking default.”

Innis will face former congressman Frank Guinta in the Republican primary.Dan Innis, a Republican Candidate for Congress in New Hampshire’s first district, has released a proposal for reforming the country’s budget. The former Dean of the UNH Business School Dan has proposed requiring that a budget be passed every two years and enforcing a strict timeline on the budget process. He is also calling for tax code reform: closing loopholes and eliminating deductions in order to broaden the tax base.

“The bottom line is the tax code has to be simpler, it has to be something people understand,” said Innis in a phone interview.

Innis will face former congressman Frank Guinta in the Republican primary.

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