Representative Jason Chaffetz's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (UT) - District 3, Republican
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Jason Chaffetz has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads.

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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 are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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  • "I have co-sponsored several pieces of legislation aimed at protecting the life of the unborn. I reaffirm my strong belief that taxpayers should not be on the hook for funding abortions." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833215/issue-position-social-issues#.VY13BHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe we must protect life. Simply put, I will support policies that protect the sanctity of life." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833215/issue-position-social-issues#.VY13BHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/103482/jason-chaffetz/2 (votesmart.org)

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  • Signed a pledge stating, "oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge (votesmart.org)
  • "The issue before us today is are we going to allow the freedom for Internet access to happen at the lowest cost possible without the government coming in and thinking, oh, this is another bucket of funds that we can just tax on. The consequence is we would have less people involved and engaged." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/901834/permanent-internet-tax-freedom-act (votesmart.org)
  • "Lower rates and broader bases make the tax system fairer and reduce the distortion on economic decision making that the tax system imposes." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833218/issue-position-taxes#.VY13n3UVhHw (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • New York Times "I think there’s a realization that we’re not actually solving the problem with some of these drug crimes. But on the other side of the coin, there’s no trust with the Obama administration. None." http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/us/politics/holder-and-republicans-unite-to-soften-sentencing-laws.html?_r=0 (www.nytimes.com)
  • "It is not enough to be tough on crime. We have to be smart on crime. More than 95 percent of people that go to prison will be released. Our collective goal should be to lower the recidivism rates and prepare inmates to integrate back into our communities. We all benefit if inmates gain marketable skills rather than criminal insights during their sentence. This legislation will facilitate integration while saving taxpayers money." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1038555/house-judiciary-committee-approves-bipartisan-prison-reform-legislation (votesmart.org)

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  • Voted in favor of H.R.22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/54470 (votesmart.org)
  • "We have to recognize that our national debt just 48 months ago was $8.67 trillion. Yet with the Democrats in control of the House and the Senate, it rose to over $14 trillion, a rise of more than 60 percent in just 48 months. We can't continue to do that." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/602675/concurrent-resolution-on-the-budget-for-fiscal-year-2012#.VY14bHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "We can no longer continue to borrow, tax, and spend our way. We have to reduce spending. We have to produce a responsible Federal budget. That's what this budget does. That's why I'm in support of it. And I urge the passage of this budget." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/602675/concurrent-resolution-on-the-budget-for-fiscal-year-2012#.VY14bHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "The federal government really does have a spending problem, and entitlement reform is needed to get federal spending under control." http://chaffetz.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=15128 (chaffetz.house.gov)

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  • Voted in favor of H.R.1105 "Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/54353 (votesmart.org)
  • "You see, all too often Congress talks about its money, talks about the way it wants to spend the people's money. No. It's the people's money. It's not Congress's to just go and allocate and pull their money out of their wallets to hand to somebody else." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/602675/concurrent-resolution-on-the-budget-for-fiscal-year-2012#.VY14bHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Lower rates and broader bases make the tax system fairer and reduce the distortion on economic decision making that the tax system imposes." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833218/issue-position-taxes#.VY13n3UVhHw (votesmart.org)

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  • "I reject No Child Left Behind and see it as a violation of core Republican principles. I will vote to repeal it. The federal government should not be in the public education business." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/337543/issue-position-limited-government#.VY177HUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "End federal intrusions into local education, including the repeal of NCLB (No Child Left Behind), that are neither productive nor helpful. Local communities, parents and teachers must control their children's education." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/337536/jason-chaffetz-effective-from-day-one#.VY18K3UVhHw (votesmart.org)

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  • Voted in favor of S. 1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51299#.VYynQXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "We urge you to reconsider our request for all reports, recommendations, letters, and comments received by the State Department from the advising agencies pursuant to Executive Order 13337 regarding the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline." https://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2015-06-15-JC-Lummis-to-Kerry-DOS-Keystone-XL-Reports-Follow-Up-due-6-22-resp-briefing.pdf (oversight.house.gov)
  • "Today's decision by the president, while disappointing, is not surprising. I fundamentally disagree with the president's politically motivated decision. This administration ignores the fact that the pipeline will create thousands of jobs for the American people, while increasing North American energy independence." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1021793/chairman-chaffetz-statement-on-keystone-pipeline-rejection/?search=keystone#.VkJ9PmwViko (votesmart.org)

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  • Signed a letter stating "The Gulf of Mexico holds the largest and most productive oil resources in the United States, and further delays to safely producing these domestic resources will severely jeopardize our energy security and leave us more dependent on the volatile Middle East for our energy supplies." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/592679/letter-to-barack-obama-president-of-the-united-states-americas-energy-security#.VY19xXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Energy consumers in my district – which this is so desperately needed – will get up to 50 megawatts of new power. And the environmental benefits of this energy are numerous, given that it's clean and it's renewable." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/714094/conservation-and-economic-growth-act#.VY19enUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "HR 254 is a win for federal taxpayers, the environment, and Utah electricity consumers. This bill allows for the development of hydropower that generates revenue for the federal treasury and electricity for consumers without any harmful impacts to the environment." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/773838/bipartisan-hydropower-bills-streamline-red-tape-to-create-jobs-produce-new-clean-electricity/?search=renewable%20energy (votesmart.org)

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  • Voted in favor of S.J.Res.23 "A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/54616 (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "As members of the Senate and Congressional Western Caucuses, we are contacting you regarding our opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to significantly expand federal regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA)." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/869069/letter-to-gina-mccarthy-administrator-of-the-environmental-protection-agency-expanding-epa-regulatory-authority-through-clean-water-act#.VY1-G3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "The agreement rejects $66 million requested by the President for EPA regulatory programs and creates exemptions for livestock producers from onerous greenhouse gas regulations." https://chaffetz.house.gov/press-release/myths-vs-facts-cromnibus-edition (chaffetz.house.gov)

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  • Voted in favor of H.Amdt.1098 "Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/49464 (votesmart.org)
  • "I support the right to own and bear arms as a personal and absolute right. For example, it is wrong that laws restrict our rights to carry guns in National Parks. I am a proud member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, and will do all in my power to ensure that the rights of sportsmen and other law-abiding citizens to bear arms are not infringed." http://chaffetz.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=15125 (chaffetz.house.gov)
  • "I remain a strong advocate for second amendment rights and will continue to fight for our right to bear arms." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/764818/chaffetz-we-can-find-common-ground-while-protecting-second-amendment-rights#.VY1-7HUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% by the National Rifle Association http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1034/rating/7165 (votesmart.org)

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  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VYyqNnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Repealing Obamacare now becomes Priority One for the 113th Congress. Having already voted 30 times to repeal the law, I remain committed to full repeal." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/712754/chaffetz-responds-to-supreme-court-decision-on-obamacare#.VY2D_XUVhHw (votesmart.org)

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  • Voted in favor of H.R.5759 "Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act of 2014" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50625 (votesmart.org)
  • "We have an inept guest worker program, no national e-verify system, and we educate extremely smart and talented high-skilled people only to send them back to their home countries instead of allowing them here to contribute to our economy." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833212/issue-position-immigration#.VY2EanUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Today we pushed back against President Obama's unilateral attempt to change laws with which he doesn't agree. I voted to defund the amnesty executive order and convey to the President in no uncertain terms that Congress will not stand by and cede the Constitutional authority entrusted to us by hardworking Americans." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/953213/chaffetz-supports-defunding-obamas-executive-action-on-immigration#.VY2EtnUVhHw (votesmart.org)

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  • "This is not a political issue, it is a moral one. I will continue to oppose efforts at both the state as well as the national levels to redefine the marriage covenant." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/583385/issue-position-accountability#.VY2FBHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "The strength of our families is the strength of our nation. Marriage is defined between one man and one woman, there is no other suitable definition or substitute." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/583385/issue-position-accountability#.VY2FBHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/103482/jason-chaffetz/76 (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Violent threats in the region continue to grow. Even our embassy in Tripoli was evacuated due to militia violence close to the compound. Lifting the ban to allow Libyans to come to the U.S. to train in aviation and nuclear sciences is not only bad policy, but it threatens the safety of this country." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/932533/gowdy-goodlatte-and-chaffetz-introduce-bill-to-stop-the-administrations-plan-allowing-libyan-pilots-and-nuclear-scientists-to-train-in-us#.VY2GVXUVhHw (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)
  • "Equip our armed forces, and engage only when there is a defined national security objective and with the consent of Congress, not the United Nations." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/677662/issue-position-military#.VY2OF3UVhHw (votesmart.org)

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  • "We have an obligation to fulfill our promises to older generations. That promise should be balanced with policies which provide more personal control for younger generations, while also making the program permanently solvent." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/583384/issue-position-limited-government#.VY2HXHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "There is no excuse for allowing Social Security to become insolvent. The program is unsustainable in its current form. However, this problem is completely within our power to resolve – without tax increases and while protecting retirees." https://chaffetz.house.gov/press-release/icymi-chaffetzs-plan-social-security (chaffetz.house.gov)
  • Rated 1% by the Alliance for Retired Americans http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/103482/jason-chaffetz/53 (votesmart.org)

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Utah Congressional Election 2008 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.

The Political Courage Test asks candidates which items they will support if elected. It does not ask them to indicate which items they will oppose. Through extensive research of public polling data, we discovered that voters are more concerned with what candidates would support when elected to office, not what they oppose. If a candidate does not select a response to any part or all of any question, it does not necessarily indicate that the candidate is opposed to that particular item.

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion.

Xa) Abortions should always be illegal.
b) Abortions should always be legal.
c) Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester.
d) Abortions should be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape.
Xe) Abortions should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered.
f) Dilation and extraction or "partial-birth" abortion procedures should be legal.
g) Medicare, Medicaid, and federal subsidies should be prohibited from being used on abortion procedures.
h) Other or expanded principles.

Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once.

1) Budget Priorities

Slightly Decreasea) Agriculture
Greatly Decreaseb) Arts
Slightly Increasec) Defense
Slightly Decreased) Education
Maintain Statuse) Environment
Maintain Statusf) FEMA
Slightly Increaseg) Homeland security
Greatly Decreaseh) International aid
Slightly Increasei) Law enforcement (Federal)
Maintain Statusj) Law enforcement (State)
Maintain Statusk) Medical research
Maintain Statusl) National parks
Maintain Statusm) Public health services
Maintain Statusn) Scientific research
Greatly Decreaseo) Space exploration programs
Maintain Statusp) Transportation and highway infrastructure
Eliminateq) United Nations
Maintain Statusr) Welfare
s) Other or expanded categories

2) Defense Spending

Slightly Increasea) Armed forces personnel training
Greatly Increaseb) Intelligence operations
Slightly Increasec) Military hardware
Slightly Increased) Modernization of weaponry and equipment
Slightly Increasee) National missile defense
Greatly Increasef) Pay for active duty personnel
Slightly Increaseg) Programs to improve troop retention rates
Slightly Increaseh) Research and development of new weapons
Slightly Increasei) Troop and equipment readiness
j) Other or expanded categories

3) Taxes

Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once.

Family Income Taxes

a) Less than $12,000
b) $12,001-$40,000
c) $40,001-$100,000
d) $100,001-$180,000
e) $180,001-$350,000
f) $350,001 and above
g) Other or expanded categories

Other Taxes

Maintain Statusa) Alcohol taxes
Eliminateb) Capital gains taxes
Maintain Statusc) Cigarette taxes
Eliminated) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statuse) Gasoline taxes
Eliminatef) Inheritance taxes
g) Other or expanded categories

Deductions/Credits

a) Charitable contribution deduction
b) Child tax credit
c) Earned income tax credit
d) Medical expense deduction
e) Mortgage deduction
f) Student loan credit
g) Other or expanded categories
Yes4) Do you support the permanent repeal of the federal estate tax?
5) Do you support requiring the federal budget to be balanced each year?
6) Other or expanded principles

We must get our overall budget expenditures in line with our revenue. I would vote to maintain the Bush Tax Cuts....they worked. Now we must drive down spending.

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform.

Xa) Support increasing the amount individuals are permitted to contribute to federal campaigns.
b) Prohibit Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions to candidates for federal office.
Xc) Allow unregulated soft money campaign contributions to political parties or committees.
Xd) Remove all contribution limits on federal campaigns and parties.
e) Support prohibiting ads containing candidates' name that are paid for by third parties from airing 60 days before a primary and 30 days before a general federal election.
Xf) Support instant run-off voting (IRV).
g) Support designating Election Day as a national holiday.
Xh) Support giving the President the power of the line item veto for items concerning appropriations.
Xi) Support limiting the President's use of signing statements in order to prevent an alternative interpretation of the bill.
Xj) Support a federal shield law to protect reporter-source privilege.
k) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding crime.

Xa) Support the use of the death penalty for federal crimes.
b) Eliminate the use of the death penalty for federal crimes.
Xc) Support programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
Xd) Support programs to provide prison inmates with drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
e) Reduce prison sentences for those who commit non-violent crimes.
f) Support mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs.
Xg) Support strict penalties for internet crime (e.g. hacking, identity theft, worms/viruses).
h) Require that crimes based on sexual orientation be prosecuted as federal hate crimes.
i) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education.

a) Support the federal government funding universal pre-K programs.
Xb) Allow parents to use vouchers to send their children to any public school.
Xc) Allow parents to use vouchers to send their children to any private or religious school.
d) Allow teachers and professionals to receive federal funding to establish charter or magnet schools.
e) Increase funding for the Pell Grant program.
f) Decrease interest rates of Stafford Loans.
Xg) Support federal tax incentives to help families save for college.
Xh) Ban university financial aid officers from owning stock in or accepting gifts from student loan lenders.
Xi) Require universities to disclose financial relationships with lenders.
j) Support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind).
Xk) Eliminate all federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind).
l) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding employment.

a) Increase funding for national job-training programs that retrain displaced workers or teach skills needed in today’s job market.
Xb) Reduce government regulation of the private sector.
Xc) Encourage employers to offer child care services, flex-time scheduling, comp-time, and unpaid leave for family emergencies.
d) Increase the federal minimum wage.
e) Support the right of workers to unionize.
f) Eliminate all federal programs designed to reduce unemployment.
g) Include sexual orientation in federal anti-discrimination laws.
h) Include gender identity in federal anti-discrimination laws.
i) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy.

a) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Water Act.
b) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act.
Xc) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil).
Xd) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles.
e) Strengthen fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles.
Xf) Support domestic oil exploration in areas that are currently restricted.
Xg) Encourage further development and use of alternative fuels.
h) Support the use of ethanol as an alternative fuel.
Xi) Support research and development of nuclear reactors as an alternative energy source.
j) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits under "cap and trade" laws.
k) Support international mandatory emission targets to limit global warming.
l) Support international voluntary emission targets to limit global warming.
m) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding guns.

Xa) Allow individuals to carry concealed guns.
b) Ban the sale, ownership or possession of handguns except by law enforcement and other government officials.

On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories.

c) Enforcement of existing restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
Greatly Decreased) Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
e) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health.

a) Implement a universal healthcare program to guarantee coverage to all Americans, regardless of income.
Xb) Expand eligibility for tax-free medical savings accounts.
c) Allow the importation of prescription drugs into the United States.
d) Support expanding prescription drug coverage under Medicare.
Xe) Offer tax credits to individuals and small businesses to offset the cost of insurance coverage.
f) Support expanding child healthcare programs.
Xg) Providing healthcare is not a responsibility of the federal government.
h) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration.

a) Decrease the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country.
Xb) Establish English as the official national language.
Xc) Support a temporary worker program.
Xd) Support harsher financial punishments for those who knowingly employ illegal immigrants.
e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States.
Xf) Illegal immigrants should have to return to their countries of origin before being considered for citizenship.
g) Illegal immigrants should be given a pathway to citizenship.
h) Support merit-based visas over family-based visas.
i) Other or expanded principles

International Aid

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding international aid.

Xa) Support the United States granting aid to countries when extraordinary circumstances cause disaster and threaten civilian lives.
Xb) Support the United States granting aid to countries when it is in the security interests of the United States.
Xc) Eliminate United States aid for any nation with documented human rights abuses.
Xd) Aid granted by the United States should be scaled back and eventually eliminated.
e) Other or expanded principles

International Policy

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding international policy.

Yesa) Should the United States continue to provide leadership in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process?
Yesb) Should the United States support the creation of a Palestinian state?
Yesc) Should the United States impose greater international sanctions on Iran if it continues to defy United Nations mandates?
Undecidedd) Should the United States support the Lebanese government against insurgent forces?
Noe) Should the United States maintain its troop levels in Iraq?
f) Should the United States withdraw its troops from Iraq?
g) Discuss your proposals for Iraq.

Withdrawing troops from Iraq is right, but at the right time. I do not support a random timetable.

Yesh) Should the United States apply greater economic and diplomatic sanctions against North Korea if it fails to abide by its agreement to suspend its nuclear program?
Noi) Should the United States increase financial support for Afghanistan?
Yesj) Should the United States increase military support for Afghanistan?
Undecidedk) Should the United States trade nuclear fuel to India for civilian purposes?
Undecidedl) Should the United States decrease financial support for Pakistan?
Nom) Should the United States decrease military support for Pakistan?
Yesn) Should the United States be involved in bringing an end to the violence in Darfur, Sudan?
Yeso) Should the United States be involved in bringing an end to the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo?
Undecidedp) Should the United States provide economic and military support to the Transitional Government of Somalia?
Yesq) Should the United States use sanctions to encourage the government of Zimbabwe to end its human rights abuses?
Undecidedr) Should the United States support the creation of an independent nation of Kosovo?
s) Other or expanded principles

International Trade

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding international trade.

Yesa) Do you support the United States imposing economic sanctions on China?
Undecidedb) Do you support the United States imposing trade sanctions on Venezuela?
Undecidedc) Do you support the United States involvement in free trade agreements?
Nod) Do you support the United States involvement in intergovernmental organizations dedicated to trade?
e) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding national security.

Yesa) Do you support using military tribunals to try suspected terrorists when ordinary civilian courts are deemed inappropriate or impractical?
Nob) Should law enforcement agencies have greater discretion to monitor domestic communications, to prevent future terrorist attacks?
Yesc) Should the United States hold foreign states accountable for terrorists who operate in their country?
Yesd) Should the federal government increase funding to states and cities for homeland security?
Yese) Do you support pre-emptive military strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to United States national security?
Nof) Do you support the creation of a federal identification card system?
Nog) Do you support long-term use of National Guard troops to supplement the armed forces in assignments overseas?
Yesh) Should the United States expand its missile defense shield?
i) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding social issues.

Noa) Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry?
Yesb) Do you support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman?
Noc) Do you support federal funding for research on existing embryonic stem cell lines?
Nod) Do you support federal funding to create lines of stem cells from new embryos?
Noe) Should the federal government consider race and gender in government contracting decisions?
Nof) Should the federal government continue affirmative action programs?
Undecidedg) Should the federal government regulate internet gambling?
h) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Social Security.

Xa) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts that they manage themselves.
b) Ensure the viability of Social Security by increasing the payroll tax.
c) Decrease benefits paid to retirees.
Xd) Support proportional increases of Social Security benefits based on the cost of living index.
Xe) Raise the retirement age for individual eligibility to receive full Social Security benefits.
f) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding welfare and poverty.

Xa) Require welfare recipients to spend at least 40 hours a week in a combination of work and training programs.
Xb) Continue to give states and local governments flexibility in and responsibility for welfare programs through federal block grants.
c) Support housing assistance for welfare recipients.
Xd) Abolish all federal welfare programs.
e) Other or expanded principles

Welfare should be administered by the states

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.

Work to reduce our annual deficit and pay down the debt.
Fight to fix and solve the immigration crisis.
Work to solve our national energy crisis and make the USA energy independent within the next 10 years.

Help us stay free for all your Fellow Americans

Just $5 from everyone reading this would do it.