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Glenn C. Nye III

Glenn Nye III's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Glenn C. Nye III
Gender: Male
Family: Single
Birth Date: 09/09/1974
Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA
Home City: Norfolk, VA
Religion: Christian
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Glenn Nye III refused to tell citizens where he stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2010 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.

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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 2010, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-choice Inferred Answer Abortion Issues: Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Glenn Nye. H Amdt 509 to HR 3962. 111th Congress. An amendment printed in Part C of House Report 111-330 to codify the Hyde Amendment in H.R. 3962. The amendment prohibits federal funds for abortion services in the public option. It also prohibits individuals who receive affordability credits from purchasing a plan that provides elective abortions. However, it allows individuals, both who receive affordability credits and who do not, to separately purchase with their own funds plans that cover elective abortions. It also clarifies that private plans may still offer elective abortions. Project Vote Smart Summary: Glenn Nye voted NO on 7 November 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 2009. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Glenn Nye supported the interests of NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 2010. Interest Group Ratings. Glenn Nye supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 50 percent in 2010. (www.capwiz.com)
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund. 2010. Interest Group Endorsements. 9 August 2010. Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsed Glenn Nye in the 2010 general election. (www.plannedparenthoodaction.org)
  • Glenn Nye. 2010. Hampton Roads Magazine: Candidate Questionnaire. Responded "As a Christian, I strongly believe Congress should strive to drastically reduce the number of abortions. We can do more to prevent unintended pregnancies and strengthen families. However, I do believe that with the counsel of her minister, family, and doctor, a woman should be allowed to make the reproductive health decisions that are appropriate for her" to the question: "Would you describe yourself as pro-choice, pro-life or somewhere in the middle of the debate?" (www.hamptonroadsmagazine.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget, Spending, and Tax Issues: Do you support the elimination of the federal estate tax? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • National Taxpayers Union. 2009. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Glenn Nye supported the interests of the National Taxpayers Union 41 percent in 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Glenn Nye. 2010. Hampton Roads Magazine: Candidate Questionnaire. Responded "I believe that a fair tax is one that doesn't place an unbearable burden on our families. I have worked across the aisle to champion several fiscally responsible tax cuts, which serve as an important economic tool for businesses and allow Americans to keep their hard earned incomes. For instance, we need to place a higher priority on targeted long-term business tax cuts. Consistency and the ability to plan ahead are crucial for business growth. Who is going to hire a new employee if they don't know how revenues will be affected six months from now? We need to extend taxes like the R&D tax credit, eliminate the estate tax, incentivize banks to lend to small businesses, and keep capital gains taxes at their current reduced levels" to the question: "What would you define as a fair tax?" (www.hamptonroadsmagazine.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget, Spending, and Tax Issues: Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Glenn Nye. HR 1. 111th Congress. Making supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and State and local fiscal stabilization, for fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes. Project Vote Smart Summary: Glenn Nye voted YES on 13 February 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Glenn Nye. 2010. Hampton Roads Magazine: Candidate Questionnaire. Responded "Traffic congestion in Hampton Roads is debilitating. A feasible and energy-efficient solution to this problem is the addition of high-speed rail connecting Hampton Roads to the rest of Virginia and the Eastern Seaboard. In addition, I have been working to ensure the federal transportation system works for Hampton Roads. I supported the Recovery Act, which funded the widening of Witchduck Road to 6 lanes, improving our local infrastructure by relieving the traffic congestion at one of our busiest thoroughfares" to the question: "What can be done by the federal government to help solve Hampton Roads' transportation crisis? What specific proposals will you generate?" (www.hamptonroadsmagazine.com)
  • Glenn Nye. Issue Position: Promote Economic Growth. "In order for America to excel we must invest in education and in training a world class workforce equipped with skills in the latest technologies. We need to make college education affordable for middle class families, and support vocational training programs that maintain American competitiveness. Our government needs to return to fiscal discipline and a balanced budget that forms the foundation for economic growth." (votesmart.org)
  • Glenn Nye. Issue Position: Cracking Down on Wall Street. "There's too much bickering in Washington, not enough action. I'm working hard with both parties to find common-sense solutions for Virginia families. You can count on me to fight for you." - Glenn Nye Glenn voted against the bailout and wants big banks to repay every taxpayer cent. He supports tough new rules to make Wall Street accountable and prevent a future financial crisis." (votesmart.org)
  • Glenn Nye. Issue Position: Cutting Taxes for Families and Small Businesses. "There's too much bickering in Washington, not enough action. I'm working hard with both parties to find common-sense solutions for Virginia families. You can count on me to fight for you." - Glenn Nye Glenn voted for the largest middle-class tax cut in history, cutting taxes for over 95% of Virginians. He has also supported new tax cuts for small businesses to hire workers and invest in equipment." (votesmart.org)
  • Glenn Nye. Issue Position: Stopping Wasteful Spending. "Glenn's first act in Congress was to co-sponsor a bill blocking Congressional pay raises, and he co-sponsored a bill to cut his own pay by 5%. Glenn voted against raising the debt limit, supports legislation to balance the budget and is fighting fraud and abuse by government contractors." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Business and Employment Issues: Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Glenn Nye. Nye Challenges Drake's Ineffectiveness, Pushes for New Direction at Candidates Forum. 21 August 2008. "Social Security: Nye emphasized his opposition to plans that would privatize Social Security, which is meant to be a reliable safety net for retirees. He noted how the falling stock markets showed how unreliable any privatization plan would be." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Crime Issues: Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes? 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 Education Issues: Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students? 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 Environment and Energy Issues: Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Environment America. 2009. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Glenn Nye supported the interests of Environment America 50 percent in 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Glenn Nye. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Project Vote Smart Summary: Glenn Nye voted NO on 26 June 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Glenn Nye. Issue Position: Achieve Energy Independence. "To protect American economic and national security we need a serious energy policy that includes investment in alternative sources of fuel. American ingenuity is showing promising results in a wide range of new fuels for vehicles and in sources of electrical power generation that are cleaner and reduce our dependence on oil imports from the Middle East. We must invest in domestic production of new energy sources and lead the world in development of technologies that will secure American jobs." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Gun Issues: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Glenn Nye. Glenn Nye Praises Supreme Court Decision Protecting Second Amendment Rights. 25 June 2008. "The Second Amendment guarantees our right to bear arms and today, in a decision that was crucially important to the people of Virginia and all Americans, the Supreme Court affirmed that right. I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, and in Congress I will make sure the rights of responsible gun owners are protected." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Health Issues: Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Glenn Nye. HR 3962. 111th Congress. To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes. Project Vote Smart Summary: Glenn Nye voted NO on 7 November 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 2009. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Glenn Nye supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 67 percent in 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Glenn Nye. Op-Ed: Health Reform Must Be Fiscally Responsible. 27 July 2009. "The reform plan needs to absolutely guarantee that patients have the right to choose their own doctors and their own insurance plans. This means that any public option has to compete on a fair and level playing field with private insurers. I have introduced a bipartisan resolution stating that Congress must protect Americans' right to choose their own doctors, and I am committed to ensuring that this principle is upheld." (votesmart.org)
  • Glenn Nye. Issue Position: Expand Access to Health Care. "The American health care system offers the best care available in the world, the best trained doctors and highest quality technology. We must make that system accessible and affordable so all Americans can enjoy good medical care. We need to ensure that all Americans can see a doctor when needed - both when they are sick and for preventive care that keeps people healthy in the first place. By providing coverage for the 47 million uninsured Americans, we can bring down costs, preserve choice, and maintain the best system in the world." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration Issues: Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • National Latino Congreso. 2007-2010. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Glenn Nye supported the interests of the National Latino Congreso 0 percent in 2007-2010. (votesmart.org)
  • NumbersUSA: Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Frank Kratovil Introduce Pro-Enforcement, Anti-Amnesty Resolution. 21 January 2010. "Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has introduced a bi-partisan House Resolution along with Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-Md.) and 20 other House Members that would state the House's resolve to 1) mandate the nationwide use of E-Verify, 2) secure the borders, and 3) prevent any amnesty as part of an immigration reform bill. The list of cosponsors for the Bipartisan Reform of Immigration through Defining Good Enforcement Resolution (H.Res.1026) includes: Glenn Nye (D-Va.)" (www.numbersusa.com)
Yes Inferred Answer International Policy Issues: Do you support United States military action in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Peace Action West. 2009. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Glenn Nye supported the interests of Peace Action West 38 percent in 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Glenn Nye. Hampton Roads congressmen react to Obama's Afghanistan plan. 1 December 2009. "Rep. Glenn Nye, D- Norfolk, praised Obama for 'an aggressive plan' that will give commanders the capability they need." (www.dailypress.com)
  • Glenn Nye. HR 4899. 111th Congress. Supplemental Appropriations Act. Project Vote Smart Summary: Glenn Nye III voted NO on Limiting Afghanistan Military Funding to Withdrawal and Other Specified Purposes on 1 July 2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Glenn Nye. HR 4899. 111th Congress. Supplemental Appropriations Act. Project Vote Smart Summary: Glenn Nye III voted NO on Requiring Timetable for Withdrawal from Afghanistan on 1 July 2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Glenn Nye. Glenn Nye Statement on President Obama's Afghanistan Strategy. 1 December 2009. "President Obama has laid out an aggressive plan that addresses the needs outlined by our commanders on the ground, and it will take a real step forward in defeating al-Qaeda, bringing stability to Afghanistan, and protecting the United States. I served in Iraq in 2007 as part of the civilian effort accompanying the troop surge, and I saw firsthand what can be accomplished when our troops and commanders have the resources they need to establish real security. I also served as a civilian alongside our troops in Afghanistan in 2003 and 2004, and it has been clear since then that the mission has been severely under-resourced. By increasing troop levels in Afghanistan, we will finally give our commanders the tools they need to provide security. Together with civilian assistance and increased training of Afghan security forces, we can forge partnerships with local leaders to defeat our enemies and ultimately allow the Afghans to take responsibility for their own country. There are still important questions that must be answered, including whether the Pakistani government will make an equal commitment to fight terrorists and militants on their side of the border. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I will be asking Secretary Gates and General McChrystal for more details about how this plan will be put into effect. I applaud President Obama for recognizing the importance of our mission in Afghanistan, and for putting the right team on the ground with the resources to achieve that mission and protect our national security." (nye.house.gov)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Social Issues: Should marriage only be between one man and one woman? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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