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Randy Weber's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 14, Republican
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Randy Weber has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Randy Weber is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2014, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Randy Weber. Issue Position: Social Values. 16 March 2012. "Randy believes life begins at conception, and that all innocent human life must be protected." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Weber. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Texas State Legislative Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?"
  • Randy Weber. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Texas State Legislative Political Courage Test. Selected "Pro-life" for: "a) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?"
  • Randy Weber. Facebook: Wall. 22 January 2012. "Today in History: a dark day. 1973 - "The US Supreme Court struck down state laws that had been restricting abortions during the first six months of pregnancy. The case (Roe vs. Wade) legalized abortion." I'm here to tell you that abortion is still not legal! The so-called supreme court were supreme idiots. Killing the most innocent among us is the indication of a barbaric society. LORD please help us." (www.facebook.com)
  • Eagle Forum. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Eagle Forum endorsed Randy Weber in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Randy Weber. Issue Position: Taxes. 16 March 2012. "Texans are tired of paying for their property twice - first to the mortgage company; second to the taxman. Randy favors strictly limiting the taxing and spending authority of the Legislature. He supports an appraisal cap to protect recent tax cuts from being erased by appraisal creep." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Randy Weber. News: Randy Weber Responds to President Obama's State of the Union Address, Promises to Restore Conservative Principles to Washington. 25 January 2012. "In order for the U.S. to remain the economic superpower, we must reduce spending, reform entitlements, be committed to a balanced budget, simplify our tax code to encourage job creation, invest in energy production, solve the illegal immigration problem, and revamp our education system to give our children the best opportunities in the world." (www.randyweber.org)
  • Randy Weber. Facebook: Wall. 31 January 2012. "This is outrageous! We need to restore conservative principals to Washington. We are running unsustainable deficits, and there is no end in sight. As your next Congressman I will fight for spending cuts, balanced budgets, and an overall reduction in the size and scope of the federal government." (www.facebook.com)
  • Randy Weber. Issue Position: Spending. 16 March 2012. "Randy believes state government's spending is excessive, out of control, and needs to be reduced. The taxpayers deserve greater accountability and efficiency from their elected officials. Randy's experience on Pearland City Council will help him deliver fiscal discipline to the Legislature in Austin." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Weber. Twitter: @WeberforTexas. 2 March 2012. "Texas Independence day! Now we need freedom from deficit spending & Obama's Socialist agenda & actions. Let's cut up Congress' credit card!" (twitter.com)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Randy Weber. Issue Position: Education. 16 March 2012. "As the husband of a 20-year public school educator, he believes our teachers deserve the full support of their elected officials. Randy supports local control for the schools by empowering locally elected school boards to make decisions affecting our children - and holding them accountable for the results." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Weber. Issue Position: Social Values. 16 March 2012. "He believe the family is the building block of our society, and that parents must be allowed to fulfill their responsibilities of educating their children among the choices of public, private, home, and religious schools." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • vote: http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44082#.VAtRoaCW1Kg (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Randy Weber. Issues: Rolling Back Regulation. 16 March 2012. "Federal regulation is killing the economic engine that keeps our great nation running. Misguided bureaucrats are creating new regulations that will kill small business and stifle job creation. We must stop new regulations and begin a systematic review of existing regulations." (www.randyweber.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Randy Weber. Issue Position: Constitution. 16 March 2012. "America needs to get back to our Constitutional principals. We must fight to uphold the 2nd Amendment against those that seek to curtail it." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Weber. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Texas State Legislative Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?"
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Randy Weber in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Weber. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Texas State Legislative Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?"
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Randy Weber. "Disappointed. Determined. Ready to Fight!" 28 June 2012. "I'm extremely disappointed in the Supreme Court's decision today to uphold Obamacare. The mandate has clearly become Barack Obama's tax on every American, and I am now more determined than ever to go to fight to repeal Obamacare and put a stop to the onslaught of taxes and mandates that will result in higher premiums, job losses and closed businesses." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Weber. Issue Position: Repeal Obamacare. 1 January 2012. "Obamacare is bad law, passed through a flawed process, and it will have a lasting negative impact on our nation. We must repeal it immediately and replace it with sensible, patient-centered health-care reforms." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Randy Weber. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Texas State Legislative Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?" Social Issues Other or expanded principles: "Question c depends on adult - yes, embryonic - no."
  • Eagle Forum. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Eagle Forum endorsed Randy Weber in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Weber. Issue Position: Social Values. 16 March 2012. "He believes the institution of marriage is a legal and moral commitment between one man and one woman." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Randy Weber. Issue Position: Reforming Our Entitlement System. 1 January 2012. "Entitlement spending has ballooned out of control, and entitlement programs are redundant and wasteful. Until we seriously address entitlement reform, we will not be able to balance our budget, and we will continue down the path to financial ruin." (votesmart.org)

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Inferred Answer

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Unknown Answer

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Other or Expanded Principles & Legislative Priorities are entered exactly as the candidate has submitted it. Project Vote Smart does not edit for misspelled words, punctuation or grammar.

Texas State Legislative Election 2010 Political Courage Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

Pro-lifea) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?
Nob) Should abortion be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy?
Noc) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
Yesd) Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
Yese) Do you support requiring a patient seeking an elective abortion to view the results of a sonogram?
Yesf) Do you support requiring parental notification before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Yesg) Do you support requiring parental consent before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Noh) Do you support sexual education programs that include information on abstinence, contraceptives, and HIV/STD prevention methods?
Yesi) Do you support abstinence-only sexual education programs?
j) Other or expanded principles
1) State Spending
Indicate what state funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.
Maintain Statusa) Education (higher)
Maintain Statusb) Education (K-12)
Slightly Decreasec) Environment
Maintain Statusd) Health care
Maintain Statuse) Law enforcement
Maintain Statusf) Transportation and highway infrastructure
Slightly Decreaseg) Welfare
h) Other or expanded categories
2) State Taxes
Indicate what state tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.
Maintain Statusa) Alcohol taxes
Maintain Statusb) Cigarette taxes
Slightly Decreasec) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusd) Gasoline taxes
Eliminatee) Property taxes
Slightly Increasef) Sales taxes
g) Other or expanded categories
3) Budget Stabilization
Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Texas' budget.
Noa) Tapping into Texas' "rainy day" fund
Nob) Issuing the early release of certain non-violent offenders
Noc) Increasing tuition rates at public universities
Nod) Instituting mandatory furloughs and layoffs for state employees
Yese) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
Yesf) Privatizing certain government services
g) Other or expanded principles

Cutting spending across the board.

Yesa) Do you support further limiting the use of eminent domain in Texas?
Nob) Should voters be required to present government-issued photo identification at the polls?
Noc) Do you support limits on the number of terms for Texas governors?
Nod) Do you support limits on the number of terms for Texas state legislators?
e) Do you support limits on the following types of contributions to candidates for state government?
No1) Individual
No2) Political Action Committee
No3) Corporate
No4) Political Party
Nof) Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Yesg) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
h) Other or expanded principles
Yesa) Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Yesb) Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
Noc) Should the possession of small amounts of marijuana be decriminalized?
d) Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?
e) Should a minor who sends sexually-explicit or nude photos by cell phone face criminal charges?
Yesf) Do you support a ban on smoking in public places?
Nog) Do you support a ban on the use of trans fats in restaurants?
Yesh) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
i) Other or expanded principles

d) too general

Question d has to be decided on each case. Question e-case by case

Yesa) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
Nob) Do you support legalizing casino-style gambling in Texas?
Noc) Do you support increased state funding for job-training programs that re-train displaced workers?
Nod) Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
Yese) Do you support providing financial incentives to the private sector for the purpose of job creation?
f) Do you support increased spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
Nog) Do you support providing direct financial assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure?
h) Other or expanded principles

Question e-yes through tax breaks. Question f depends on budget status.

Noa) Do you support national education standards?
Yesb) Do you support requiring public schools to administer high school exit exams?
Noc) Do you support using a merit pay system for teachers?
Yesd) Do you support state funding for charter schools?
Noe) Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid?
Nof) Should illegal immigrants who graduate from Texas high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
g) Other or expanded principles
Noa) Do you support state funding for the development of alternative energy?
Nob) Do you support state funding for the development of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)?
Noc) Do you support providing financial incentives to farms that produce biofuel crops?
Nod) Do you support state funding for improvements to Texas' energy infrastructure?
Noe) Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
Nof) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
g) Other or expanded principles
Noa) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Nob) Do you support requiring background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
Yesc) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?
Nod) Do you support requiring a license for gun possession?
e) Other or expanded principles
Noa) Do you support a universally-accessible, publicly-administered health insurance option?
b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?
Yesc) Do you support interstate health insurance compacts?
Nod) Should individuals be required to purchase health care insurance?
Yese) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
Nof) Do you support legalizing physician-assisted suicide in Texas?
Nog) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
h) Other or expanded principles

Question B depends on how it's done.

Yesa) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
Nob) Should Texas allow same-sex couples to form civil unions?
c) Do you support state funding for stem cell research?
Nod) Do you support state funding for embryonic stem cell research?
Noe) Do you support the state's use of affirmative action?
Nof) Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Texas' anti-discrimination laws?
Nog) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Texas' anti-discrimination laws?
h) Other or expanded principles

Question c depends on adult - yes, embryonic - no.

Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.
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