The House of Representatives is a federal governing body and congressmen cannot dictate state laws. My three biggest issues—affordable health care, education reform, and prison recidivism—are affected just as much by state laws and policies as by federal ones. Therefore, I will pressure the Nevada State Legislature to make changes parallel to what I am trying to accomplish in Washington DC. As a community leader outside of politics, I will still create local partnerships and bring people together who committed to improving local life in Las Vegas. Congressman Strawder will be a hometown congressman, and the state senators and mayors will be held accountable.