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Randy Weber's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 14, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 14
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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 2016, 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

  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102026/randy-weber#.VZMeT3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "I will fight to protect life and put an end toward violence against the unborn." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/796473/i-will-fight-to-protect-life#.VZMeCXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102026/randy-weber#.VZMeT3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "I will fight to protect life and put an end toward violence against the unborn." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/796473/i-will-fight-to-protect-life#.VZMeCXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102026/randy-weber#.VZMeT3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "I will fight to protect life and put an end toward violence against the unborn." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/796473/i-will-fight-to-protect-life#.VZMeCXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102026/randy-weber#.VZMeT3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "I will fight to protect life and put an end toward violence against the unborn." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/796473/i-will-fight-to-protect-life#.VZMeCXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
No Inferred 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

  • "We need to lower rates on individuals and businesses, simplify our tax code so that people can actually file their own taxes, and create incentives for investment that brings money back into the United States." http://weber.house.gov/issues/tax-reform (weber.house.gov)
  • Signed a pledge stating "I, Randy Weber, pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Texas, and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VZMerHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "We need to lower rates on individuals and businesses, simplify our tax code so that people can actually file their own taxes, and create incentives for investment that brings money back into the United States." http://weber.house.gov/issues/tax-reform (weber.house.gov)
  • Signed a pledge stating "I, Randy Weber, pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Texas, and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VZMerHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "We need to lower rates on individuals and businesses, simplify our tax code so that people can actually file their own taxes, and create incentives for investment that brings money back into the United States." http://weber.house.gov/issues/tax-reform (weber.house.gov)
  • Signed a pledge stating "I, Randy Weber, pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Texas, and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VZMerHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "We need to lower rates on individuals and businesses, simplify our tax code so that people can actually file their own taxes, and create incentives for investment that brings money back into the United States." http://weber.house.gov/issues/tax-reform (weber.house.gov)
  • Signed a pledge stating "I, Randy Weber, pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Texas, and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VZMerHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? 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 Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Our current fiscal path is unsustainable. Waste, fraud and abuse have plagued Washington for years, making balanced budgets seem impossible." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/703937/issue-position-fiscal-discipline#.VbJ3bXV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Like you, I am very concerned about the out-of-control spending by our government, and the enormous debt future Americans will inherit. More government is not the answer. More spending is not the answer." http://weber.house.gov/issues/spending-cuts-and-debt (weber.house.gov)
  • "Our current fiscal path is unsustainable. Waste, fraud and abuse have plagued Washington for years, making balanced budgets seem impossible." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/703937/issue-position-fiscal-discipline#.VbJ3bXV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Like you, I am very concerned about the out-of-control spending by our government, and the enormous debt future Americans will inherit. More government is not the answer. More spending is not the answer." http://weber.house.gov/issues/spending-cuts-and-debt (weber.house.gov)
  • "Our current fiscal path is unsustainable. Waste, fraud and abuse have plagued Washington for years, making balanced budgets seem impossible." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/703937/issue-position-fiscal-discipline#.VbJ3bXV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Like you, I am very concerned about the out-of-control spending by our government, and the enormous debt future Americans will inherit. More government is not the answer. More spending is not the answer." http://weber.house.gov/issues/spending-cuts-and-debt (weber.house.gov)
  • "Our current fiscal path is unsustainable. Waste, fraud and abuse have plagued Washington for years, making balanced budgets seem impossible." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/703937/issue-position-fiscal-discipline#.VbJ3bXV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Like you, I am very concerned about the out-of-control spending by our government, and the enormous debt future Americans will inherit. More government is not the answer. More spending is not the answer." http://weber.house.gov/issues/spending-cuts-and-debt (weber.house.gov)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Signed a pledge stating "I, Randy Weber, pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Texas, and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VZMerHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "More taxes are not the answer. The answers are found through hard choices to cut spending and to limit the government, thereby ensuring a stronger, safer America for tomorrow." http://weber.house.gov/issues/spending-cuts-and-debt (weber.house.gov)
  • Signed a pledge stating "I, Randy Weber, pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Texas, and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VZMerHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "More taxes are not the answer. The answers are found through hard choices to cut spending and to limit the government, thereby ensuring a stronger, safer America for tomorrow." http://weber.house.gov/issues/spending-cuts-and-debt (weber.house.gov)
  • Signed a pledge stating "I, Randy Weber, pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Texas, and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VZMerHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "More taxes are not the answer. The answers are found through hard choices to cut spending and to limit the government, thereby ensuring a stronger, safer America for tomorrow." http://weber.house.gov/issues/spending-cuts-and-debt (weber.house.gov)
  • Signed a pledge stating "I, Randy Weber, pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Texas, and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VZMerHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "More taxes are not the answer. The answers are found through hard choices to cut spending and to limit the government, thereby ensuring a stronger, safer America for tomorrow." http://weber.house.gov/issues/spending-cuts-and-debt (weber.house.gov)
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 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." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/500615/issue-position-education#.VZP3QXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "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." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/500615/issue-position-education#.VZP3QXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "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." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/500615/issue-position-education#.VZP3QXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "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." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/500615/issue-position-education#.VZP3QXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of S. 1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone Pipeline"http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VbJ49HV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Not only would the Keystone XL Pipeline bring good-paying jobs to hard-working Americans, but it would be a positive step forward for greater American energy independence and security." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961368/president-vetoes-keystone-xl-inspite-of-the-american-peoples-wishes/?search=xl#.VZP4HXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S. 1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone Pipeline"http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VbJ49HV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Not only would the Keystone XL Pipeline bring good-paying jobs to hard-working Americans, but it would be a positive step forward for greater American energy independence and security." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961368/president-vetoes-keystone-xl-inspite-of-the-american-peoples-wishes/?search=xl#.VZP4HXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S. 1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone Pipeline"http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VbJ49HV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Not only would the Keystone XL Pipeline bring good-paying jobs to hard-working Americans, but it would be a positive step forward for greater American energy independence and security." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961368/president-vetoes-keystone-xl-inspite-of-the-american-peoples-wishes/?search=xl#.VZP4HXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S. 1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone Pipeline"http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VbJ49HV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Not only would the Keystone XL Pipeline bring good-paying jobs to hard-working Americans, but it would be a positive step forward for greater American energy independence and security." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961368/president-vetoes-keystone-xl-inspite-of-the-american-peoples-wishes/?search=xl#.VZP4HXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The United States has a national interest in maintaining our position at the forefront of nuclear technology development. Nuclear energy is in a class of its own with the highest energy density of any fuel, and yields zero emissions." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/977560/doe-labs-fuel-advancements-in-nuclear-tech#.VZP7NnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Environment America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1826/rating/7716 (votesmart.org)
  • "Mr. Speaker, on Monday, The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article - it's on my chart up here - about the energy boom in Texas. It stated that Texas produces as much oil as the next four oil-producing States combined. The Lone Star State now pumps nearly 2 million barrels a day." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/784467/obamas-visit-to-texas-should-focus-on-energy#.VZP7nHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "The United States has a national interest in maintaining our position at the forefront of nuclear technology development. Nuclear energy is in a class of its own with the highest energy density of any fuel, and yields zero emissions." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/977560/doe-labs-fuel-advancements-in-nuclear-tech#.VZP7NnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Environment America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1826/rating/7716 (votesmart.org)
  • "Mr. Speaker, on Monday, The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article - it's on my chart up here - about the energy boom in Texas. It stated that Texas produces as much oil as the next four oil-producing States combined. The Lone Star State now pumps nearly 2 million barrels a day." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/784467/obamas-visit-to-texas-should-focus-on-energy#.VZP7nHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "The United States has a national interest in maintaining our position at the forefront of nuclear technology development. Nuclear energy is in a class of its own with the highest energy density of any fuel, and yields zero emissions." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/977560/doe-labs-fuel-advancements-in-nuclear-tech#.VZP7NnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Environment America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1826/rating/7716 (votesmart.org)
  • "Mr. Speaker, on Monday, The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article - it's on my chart up here - about the energy boom in Texas. It stated that Texas produces as much oil as the next four oil-producing States combined. The Lone Star State now pumps nearly 2 million barrels a day." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/784467/obamas-visit-to-texas-should-focus-on-energy#.VZP7nHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "The United States has a national interest in maintaining our position at the forefront of nuclear technology development. Nuclear energy is in a class of its own with the highest energy density of any fuel, and yields zero emissions." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/977560/doe-labs-fuel-advancements-in-nuclear-tech#.VZP7NnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Environment America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1826/rating/7716 (votesmart.org)
  • "Mr. Speaker, on Monday, The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article - it's on my chart up here - about the energy boom in Texas. It stated that Texas produces as much oil as the next four oil-producing States combined. The Lone Star State now pumps nearly 2 million barrels a day." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/784467/obamas-visit-to-texas-should-focus-on-energy#.VZP7nHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "If we can get rid of the restrictions that hamper our energy producers and truly commit to promoting energy, this industry could truly drive our economy for the next century and beyond." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/832926/issue-position-energy#.VZP4dHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Data produced by the EPA show that the Clean Power Plan would eliminate less than one percent of global carbon emissions. But what the EIA's report confirms is that eliminating affordable, reliable power will increase the energy prices for the American people." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/986623/witnesses-warn-of-clean-power-plan-economic-impacts#.VZP42nUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "If we can get rid of the restrictions that hamper our energy producers and truly commit to promoting energy, this industry could truly drive our economy for the next century and beyond." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/832926/issue-position-energy#.VZP4dHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Data produced by the EPA show that the Clean Power Plan would eliminate less than one percent of global carbon emissions. But what the EIA's report confirms is that eliminating affordable, reliable power will increase the energy prices for the American people." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/986623/witnesses-warn-of-clean-power-plan-economic-impacts#.VZP42nUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "If we can get rid of the restrictions that hamper our energy producers and truly commit to promoting energy, this industry could truly drive our economy for the next century and beyond." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/832926/issue-position-energy#.VZP4dHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Data produced by the EPA show that the Clean Power Plan would eliminate less than one percent of global carbon emissions. But what the EIA's report confirms is that eliminating affordable, reliable power will increase the energy prices for the American people." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/986623/witnesses-warn-of-clean-power-plan-economic-impacts#.VZP42nUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "If we can get rid of the restrictions that hamper our energy producers and truly commit to promoting energy, this industry could truly drive our economy for the next century and beyond." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/832926/issue-position-energy#.VZP4dHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Data produced by the EPA show that the Clean Power Plan would eliminate less than one percent of global carbon emissions. But what the EIA's report confirms is that eliminating affordable, reliable power will increase the energy prices for the American people." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/986623/witnesses-warn-of-clean-power-plan-economic-impacts#.VZP42nUVhHw (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Make no mistake, I will stand toe-to-toe with my constituents and take direct aim to shoot down any legislation that will diminish our God-given right to keep and bear arms." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/779583/victory-for-our-2nd-amendment-rights#.VZP813UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "America needs to get back to our Constitutional principals. We must fight to uphold the 2nd Amendment against those that seek to curtail it. The constant assault on private property rights that has become common-place in Washington must end, and the integrity of our elections must be upheld." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/668683/issue-position-constitution#.VZP8NXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Make no mistake, I will stand toe-to-toe with my constituents and take direct aim to shoot down any legislation that will diminish our God-given right to keep and bear arms." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/779583/victory-for-our-2nd-amendment-rights#.VZP813UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "America needs to get back to our Constitutional principals. We must fight to uphold the 2nd Amendment against those that seek to curtail it. The constant assault on private property rights that has become common-place in Washington must end, and the integrity of our elections must be upheld." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/668683/issue-position-constitution#.VZP8NXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Make no mistake, I will stand toe-to-toe with my constituents and take direct aim to shoot down any legislation that will diminish our God-given right to keep and bear arms." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/779583/victory-for-our-2nd-amendment-rights#.VZP813UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "America needs to get back to our Constitutional principals. We must fight to uphold the 2nd Amendment against those that seek to curtail it. The constant assault on private property rights that has become common-place in Washington must end, and the integrity of our elections must be upheld." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/668683/issue-position-constitution#.VZP8NXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Make no mistake, I will stand toe-to-toe with my constituents and take direct aim to shoot down any legislation that will diminish our God-given right to keep and bear arms." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/779583/victory-for-our-2nd-amendment-rights#.VZP813UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "America needs to get back to our Constitutional principals. We must fight to uphold the 2nd Amendment against those that seek to curtail it. The constant assault on private property rights that has become common-place in Washington must end, and the integrity of our elections must be upheld." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/668683/issue-position-constitution#.VZP8NXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VY7rIvlVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "The President should work with Congress to repeal Obamacare and pass legislation like the American Health Care Reform Act, which would foster affordable health care coverage options for all Americans without having the government takeover 1/6th of the economy." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961361/weber-acts-to-repeal-presidents-takeover-of-healthcare#.VZP9f3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VY7rIvlVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "The President should work with Congress to repeal Obamacare and pass legislation like the American Health Care Reform Act, which would foster affordable health care coverage options for all Americans without having the government takeover 1/6th of the economy." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961361/weber-acts-to-repeal-presidents-takeover-of-healthcare#.VZP9f3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VY7rIvlVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "The President should work with Congress to repeal Obamacare and pass legislation like the American Health Care Reform Act, which would foster affordable health care coverage options for all Americans without having the government takeover 1/6th of the economy." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961361/weber-acts-to-repeal-presidents-takeover-of-healthcare#.VZP9f3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VY7rIvlVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "The President should work with Congress to repeal Obamacare and pass legislation like the American Health Care Reform Act, which would foster affordable health care coverage options for all Americans without having the government takeover 1/6th of the economy." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961361/weber-acts-to-repeal-presidents-takeover-of-healthcare#.VZP9f3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred 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

  • "Unconstitutional executive action to grant amnesty to 5 million illegal aliens is not a solution to our broken immigration system." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961336/weber-acts-to-block-obamas-executive-amnesty/?search=amnesty#.VbJ7mnV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "I am extremely disappointed that the House brought this version of a Department of Homeland Security spending bill for a vote. This spending bill does not address the President's executive amnesty. Instead, it lets the President get away with his unconstitutional executive actions." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961370/weber-votes-to-block-presidents-executive-amnesty#.VbJ7T3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Unconstitutional executive action to grant amnesty to 5 million illegal aliens is not a solution to our broken immigration system." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961336/weber-acts-to-block-obamas-executive-amnesty/?search=amnesty#.VbJ7mnV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "I am extremely disappointed that the House brought this version of a Department of Homeland Security spending bill for a vote. This spending bill does not address the President's executive amnesty. Instead, it lets the President get away with his unconstitutional executive actions." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961370/weber-votes-to-block-presidents-executive-amnesty#.VbJ7T3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Unconstitutional executive action to grant amnesty to 5 million illegal aliens is not a solution to our broken immigration system." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961336/weber-acts-to-block-obamas-executive-amnesty/?search=amnesty#.VbJ7mnV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "I am extremely disappointed that the House brought this version of a Department of Homeland Security spending bill for a vote. This spending bill does not address the President's executive amnesty. Instead, it lets the President get away with his unconstitutional executive actions." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961370/weber-votes-to-block-presidents-executive-amnesty#.VbJ7T3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Unconstitutional executive action to grant amnesty to 5 million illegal aliens is not a solution to our broken immigration system." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961336/weber-acts-to-block-obamas-executive-amnesty/?search=amnesty#.VbJ7mnV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "I am extremely disappointed that the House brought this version of a Department of Homeland Security spending bill for a vote. This spending bill does not address the President's executive amnesty. Instead, it lets the President get away with his unconstitutional executive actions." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961370/weber-votes-to-block-presidents-executive-amnesty#.VbJ7T3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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  • "We must fight to preserve traditional marriage, so that American families remain strong, and we must preserve religious freedom, remembering that America was founded, and has long been defended, by religious people." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/703952/issue-position-honoring-faith-and-values#.VbJ8PnV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "As a supporter of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), it is a sad day in America. I am extremely disappointed with the Supreme Court's decision. Not only has this decision greatly diminished the legal strength of traditional marriage but it has weakened the voice of the people." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/796478/scotus-decision-diminishes-voice-of-the-people#.VZP--XUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "We must fight to preserve traditional marriage, so that American families remain strong, and we must preserve religious freedom, remembering that America was founded, and has long been defended, by religious people." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/703952/issue-position-honoring-faith-and-values#.VbJ8PnV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "As a supporter of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), it is a sad day in America. I am extremely disappointed with the Supreme Court's decision. Not only has this decision greatly diminished the legal strength of traditional marriage but it has weakened the voice of the people." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/796478/scotus-decision-diminishes-voice-of-the-people#.VZP--XUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "We must fight to preserve traditional marriage, so that American families remain strong, and we must preserve religious freedom, remembering that America was founded, and has long been defended, by religious people." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/703952/issue-position-honoring-faith-and-values#.VbJ8PnV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "As a supporter of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), it is a sad day in America. I am extremely disappointed with the Supreme Court's decision. Not only has this decision greatly diminished the legal strength of traditional marriage but it has weakened the voice of the people." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/796478/scotus-decision-diminishes-voice-of-the-people#.VZP--XUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "We must fight to preserve traditional marriage, so that American families remain strong, and we must preserve religious freedom, remembering that America was founded, and has long been defended, by religious people." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/703952/issue-position-honoring-faith-and-values#.VbJ8PnV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "As a supporter of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), it is a sad day in America. I am extremely disappointed with the Supreme Court's decision. Not only has this decision greatly diminished the legal strength of traditional marriage but it has weakened the voice of the people." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/796478/scotus-decision-diminishes-voice-of-the-people#.VZP--XUVhHw (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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  • "Iran's record of clandestine activity and intransigence prevents any trust in Iran. [?] Any inspection and verification regime must allow for short notice access to suspect locations, and verifiable constraints on Iran's nuclear program must last for decades." http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/sites/republicans.foreignaffairs.house.gov/files/03.20.15%20-%20Iran%20Letter%20-%20POTUS.pdf (foreignaffairs.house.gov)
  • "I cannot in good conscious vote for legislation that is riddled with unknowns. Our history proves that we do not have an exemplary track record in choosing the right side in conflicts, particularly within the Middle East." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/931898 (votesmart.org)
  • "Iran's record of clandestine activity and intransigence prevents any trust in Iran. [?] Any inspection and verification regime must allow for short notice access to suspect locations, and verifiable constraints on Iran's nuclear program must last for decades." http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/sites/republicans.foreignaffairs.house.gov/files/03.20.15%20-%20Iran%20Letter%20-%20POTUS.pdf (foreignaffairs.house.gov)
  • "I cannot in good conscious vote for legislation that is riddled with unknowns. Our history proves that we do not have an exemplary track record in choosing the right side in conflicts, particularly within the Middle East." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/931898 (votesmart.org)
  • "Iran's record of clandestine activity and intransigence prevents any trust in Iran. [?] Any inspection and verification regime must allow for short notice access to suspect locations, and verifiable constraints on Iran's nuclear program must last for decades." http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/sites/republicans.foreignaffairs.house.gov/files/03.20.15%20-%20Iran%20Letter%20-%20POTUS.pdf (foreignaffairs.house.gov)
  • "I cannot in good conscious vote for legislation that is riddled with unknowns. Our history proves that we do not have an exemplary track record in choosing the right side in conflicts, particularly within the Middle East." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/931898 (votesmart.org)
  • "Iran's record of clandestine activity and intransigence prevents any trust in Iran. [?] Any inspection and verification regime must allow for short notice access to suspect locations, and verifiable constraints on Iran's nuclear program must last for decades." http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/sites/republicans.foreignaffairs.house.gov/files/03.20.15%20-%20Iran%20Letter%20-%20POTUS.pdf (foreignaffairs.house.gov)
  • "I cannot in good conscious vote for legislation that is riddled with unknowns. Our history proves that we do not have an exemplary track record in choosing the right side in conflicts, particularly within the Middle East." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/931898 (votesmart.org)
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

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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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