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Barbara Comstock's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (VA) - District 10, Republican
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Barbara Comstock has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Barbara Comstock is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

What is the Political Courage Test?

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

  • "PRO-LIFE" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/886912 (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

  • "Pass meaningful tax relief for families and small businesses to keep more of your hard earned dollars in your hands and encourage job creation in Northern Virginia." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/886912/ (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? 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: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "She understands the sacrifice and commitment made by our teachers and educators who have had their salaries frozen while their classroom sizes and workloads increase." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/645827 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Offshore Drilling: During the 2010 Legislative Session Delegate Comstock and the General Assembly passed legislation, which was signed by Governor McDonnell, to allow for exploration and drilling off the coast of Virginia to go forward. In addition to this, Delegate Comstock introduced HB 900, which was incorporated into HB 756 to allocate 80% of future offshore royalties and revenues to transportation and the remaining 20% to the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium, which researches and develops renewable energy solutions. This bill was a critical component for both energy independence and providing for a dedicated revenue stream for much needed transportation funds for Northern Virginia." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/645832 (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I understand how the Obama economy and tax and regulatory burden crushes small business and I will be a champion for small business while my opponent has doubled down on the failed Obama/Pelosi policies of more taxes and more burdensome regulations." https://www.facebook.com/BarbaraComstockVA (www.facebook.com)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "PRO-SECOND AMENDMENT" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/886912/ (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMACARE" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/886912 (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

  • "On immigration, Comstock said she supported securing the border first and then passing reform piece by piece." http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/comstock-foust-face-off-in-second-debate/2014/09/24/4ed63030-4351-11e4-b437-1a7368204804_story.html (www.washingtonpost.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Rated at 50% by Virginia Equality" http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/112252/barbara-comstock/76#.VA4wuKC0SXV (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

  • "PROTECT AND PROMOTE OUR NATIONAL SECURITY & MILITARY" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/886912 (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

Vote Smart's Research

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

Key

Candidate Answer

Official Position: Candidate had the Political Courage to address this issue directly.

Inferred Answer

Inferred Position: Candidate refused to address this issue directly, but Project Vote Smart inferred this issue position based on the candidate's public statements, voting record, and evaluations from special interest groups.

Unknown Answer

Unknown Position: Candidate refused to address this issue.

Project Vote Smart's Research: Click on this icon to reveal more information about this candidate's position.

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.

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