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Manan Trivedi's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 6
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Manan Trivedi has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Manan Trivedi is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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Issue Positions

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

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed Manan Trivedi in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed Manan Trivedi in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Manan Trivedi. The Rights of Women. 28 September 2012. "It is my fundamental belief that women should have complete control over what happens to their own bodies, and that the most personal, private medical decisions should be made between a woman and her doctor, without interference from Washington politicians." (www.trivediforcongress.com)
  • "Focus on women's health: I recognize that healthcare reform is not true reform if it prohibits women's access to reproductive health services. That is why I will fight to preserve a woman's right to choose, and work to ensure that access to contraception, emergency contraception, and pre-natal/maternity care is protected." -- (votesmart.org)
Yes 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

  • Adam B. The Daily Kos: Orange to Blue: Daily Kos endorses Manan Trivedi for Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District. 25 June 2012. Responded: "Yes. The only way to get our fiscal house in order is for everyone to pay their fair share." to the question: "Do you pledge to vote against any efforts to extend the temporary tax cuts for income over $250,000 (Public Law 111-312)?" (www.dailykos.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Manan Trivedi. Statement on Cutting Government Waste and Fraud. 22 July 2010. "In Congress, I will stand up to out-of-control government spending, increase accountability and transparency in contracting and expenditures, and restore basic fiscal sense to our government." (votesmart.org)
  • Manan Trivedi. Jobs and the Economy. 28 September 2012. "To help get our economy back on track now and to strengthen it for the future, as your Congressman I will take the following key actions: Build and maintain our infrastructure: Not only do we need to invest in roads, bridges, and railways to ensure the efficient movement of goods, but we also need to invest in technological infrastructure." (www.trivediforcongress.com)
  • "* Build and maintain our infrastructure: Not only do we need to invest in roads, bridges, and railways to ensure the efficient movement of goods, but we also need to invest in technological infrastructure. Ensuring that all businesses and homes have access to broadband technology will help us compete better in the global marketplace." -- (votesmart.org)
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

  • Manan Trivedi. Issue Position: Education. 21 March 2012. "Revamp NCLB: No Child Left Behind has successfully allowed students in danger of falling behind to seek additional tutoring and transfer to better schools. Yet, it has also placed perverse incentives on teachers to ˜teach to the test.' In addition, it allowed states to set their own standards, so that there are now significant educational discrepancies throughout the country." (www.trivediforcongress.com)
  • "As your Congressman, I will work toward the following solutions:* Target pre-school to the children most in need: Investing in high quality pre-school for the most disadvantaged kids pays significant dividends in the future.* Revamp NCLB: No Child Left Behind has successfully allowed students in danger of falling behind to seek additional tutoring and transfer to better schools. Yet, it has also placed perverse incentives on teachers to "teach to the test.' In addition, it allowed states to set their own standards, so that there are now significant educational discrepancies throughout the country.* Attract and retain talented teachers: Increasingly, our teachers are being asked to do more with less. Improving our educational system requires recruiting and retaining the best and the brightest, and giving them the necessary resources to prepare our children as they grow and learn. Research shows that teacher quality is the one of the most important school-related factor in student achievement." -- (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Most Democrats and Republicans in Congress claim they want an all-of-the-above energy strategy, but they lack the political will to develop a comprehensive energy plan to make America the world leader in all forms of energy production. Too many politicians either ignore legitimate environmental considerations or disregard the tremendous economic benefits of increasing American energy production and reducing the cost of oil and natural gas. It's vital to our economy and national security that government, industry and the scientific community work together to finally eliminate America's dependence on Middle Eastern oil.Manan believes we need to take the lead in the research and development of technologies to improve energy efficiency and make energy production safer and cleaner. And we must become the global leader in producing renewable energy from wind, solar and bio-fuels. We cannot allow Europe, China, and Brazil to seize the renewable energy initiative. America is the greatest agricultural producer the world has ever known, and we should claim our place as the leading producer of renewable biofuels as well. Wind and solar energy technology is constantly improving and finally becoming a cost-effective way to generate electricity. Our vast continental nation should increasingly rely on these environmentally friendly forms of energy. Manan is committed to expanding energy production to improve our global economic competitiveness, strengthen the Pennsylvania economy, and create good American jobs that cannot be outsourced." -- (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Manan Trivedi in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Adam Bonin. Daily Kos. Orange to Blue: Manan Trivedi, PA-06. 15 April 2010. Responded "No. Greenhouse gas emissions are a threat to our environment, our climate, and our health. We need strong regulation to assure that these emissions are monitored and controlled." to the question: "Do you think Congress should act to suspend regulation of greenhouse gas emissions by the Environmental Protection Agency?" (www.dailykos.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? 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 Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Joelle Farrell. Philadelphia Inquirer: Gerlach, Trivedi Spar Over Health Care “ and Press Coverage. 11 October 2010. "This bill, while far from perfect, everyone agrees, is a step in the right direction. If we repeal health care, if you had the word cancer in your chart five years ago or any other preexisting condition, they can deny you coverage." (votesmart.org)
  • Manan Trivedi. News: Dr. Trivedi Response to SCOTUS Health Care Decision. 28 June 2012. "Today the Supreme Court made a decision that will significantly impact the health and care of all Americans. As a nation, we recognize the importance of all citizens having access to basic healthcare, the assurance that children with pre-existing conditions will not be denied coverage and the promise that young adults can remain on their families' health insurance policy as they becoming productive citizens in their communities and the workforce" (www.trivediforcongress.com)
No 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

  • Adam B. The Daily Kos: Orange to Blue: Daily Kos endorses Manan Trivedi for Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District. 25 June 2012. Responded: "In order for any such reform to be successful, anyone coming to this country must clear a criminal background check, register, and pay taxes like the rest of us. Also, anyone already here must apply for citizenship or work visa as appropriate with no special treatment over those already in the process." to the question: "Do you agree that any immigration reform bill should: a) Contain a meaningful path to citizenship " one that does not include overly-punitive fines or a touchback requirement " for law-abiding undocumented immigrants currently in the United States?" (www.dailykos.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? 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 National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred 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

  • Manan Trivedi. Issue Position: Social Security. "I pledge to the people of the Sixth Congressional District of Pennsylvania and to the American people that I will work to strengthen and protect Social Security and fight all efforts to privatize Social Security." (votesmart.org)
  • "We can ensure that Social Security remains strong by taking the following steps:1. Stop the federal government from raiding the Social Security Trust Fund -- a practice that has been going on for years2. Pay back the money borrowed against the Social Security Trust Fund - with interest3. Gradually remove the Social Security cap so that the payroll tax applies to upper income employees earning over $106,800 per year4. Oppose any efforts to privatize Social Security, cut benefits, or extend the retirement age" -- (votesmart.org)

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