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Nan Hayworth's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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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.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Nan Hayworth. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Nan Hayworth voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Nan Hayworth. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Nan Hayworth voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Chris Mckenna. Times Herald-Record: Hayworth's votes on abortion funding spark outcry. 27 May 2011. "Months after the election, abortion has taken a surprisingly prominent role in Washington and state capitols around the country. And Hayworth has sided with House Republican leaders on abortion-related votes " to the dismay of abortion-rights groups. Earlier this month, she joined a unified Republican conference in support of a bill that would make permanent and expand a longstanding ban on the use of federal funds to pay for abortions " the Hyde Amendment, first imposed in 1976 and renewed each year through the budget process. [¦] Hayworth, who said during her campaign that she supported the Hyde Amendment, returns to that stance when asked about her vote. 'I am not taking away a woman's right to choose,' Hayworth said during a May 17 meeting with the Times Herald-Record editorial board. 'But it is her responsibility, or her community's responsibility, if they have chosen to pay for that procedure in other ways. But it is not a federal government tax responsibility.'" (www.recordonline.com)
  • Meghan Keneally. Westchester Magazine: Physician, Heal Thy Deficit. 01 June 2011. "She thinks that her vote, which would seemingly align her with more conservative Republicans, does not alienate her from her pro-choice supporters. 'They're not incompatible,' she says. 'There's a difference between having the right to do something and having someone else pay for it. By all means exercise your right, but, if someone else is paying for it, you have to respect their wishes.'" (hayworth.house.gov)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

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  • Nan Hayworth. Issue Position: Defense, War, and Veterans. "Our fighting forces have been exhausted by protracted wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research has recommended an increase in our active-duty land forces, and this should be done to relieve personnel strained by extended commitments. Our investment in a larger standing land force can be balanced in part by substituting civilian for military personnel to perform non-combat support service whenever possible." (votesmart.org)
  • Nan Hayworth. Video: Nan Hayworth on National Defense and the War in Afghanistan. 11 November 2009. "We are now at a turning point in the war in Afghanistan. The central questions we must ask before putting more American lives at risk in any war are these: are the vital interests of the US at stake? Have we exhausted all peaceful means to resolving the problem? And in Afghanistan, we must ask: what will define victory? How long will it take? What will it cost? And when can we expect to bring our troops home? We await President Obama's answers to these questions." 1:31 (vimeo.com)
  • Nan Hayworth. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Nan Hayworth voted Nay on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Nan Hayworth. Hayworth Supports Measure to Fund Military and Prevent Government Shutdown. 7 April 2011. "Rep. Nan Hayworth, M.D. (R-NY) issued the following statement today after voting for a bill, H.R. 1363, to fund the Department of Defense for the remainder of the fiscal year and provide a one-week continuation of other spending at reduced levels to prevent a government shutdown. The measure would also cut an additional $12 billion in wasteful federal spending: 'As we fight on behalf of the American people to solve the problem of our nation's deficit and debt crisis, and fight to put Americans back to work, we must remember that our men and women in uniform are depending upon Congress and the President to reach an agreement. It is irresponsible to allow those who sacrifice the most for our nation to be affected by the budget impasse in Washington. Immediate and swift action is needed. The House has done its part to ensure our troops are not affected and now it is incumbent on the President and Senate Majority Leader Reid to stop delaying, fund our military, and prevent a federal government shutdown.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Nan Hayworth. Issue Position: Defense, War, and Veterans. "History shows the dire consequences of reducing our intelligence capabilities or capacity to strike [¦] We cannot afford ever again to put our civilian population or our fighting men and women at risk by weakening our surveillance and intelligence-gathering activities [¦] It is imperative that we have a fully functional intelligence-gathering operation in possession of all the tools needed to stop terrorist attacks on Americans, on our soil or anywhere in the world, and to assist our fighting forces in foreign lands. Using intelligence to anticipate and neutralize threats, and to understand the native populations in which those threats are harbored, can minimize the risk to our personnel and the cost of materiel." (votesmart.org)
  • Nan Hayworth. Video: Nan Hayworth on National Defense and the War in Afghanistan. 11 November 2009. "The best insurance against aggression is a strong national defense. In an age in which enemies and threats are being redefined, we need to ensure that our military forces and intelligence apparatus have the best training, finest equipment, and most advanced technology available to them [¦] It is imperative that our men and women on the front line of our defense have every resource they need to be effective; therefore our active duty land forces should be increased " 0:10 (vimeo.com)
  • Nan Hayworth. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Nan Hayworth voted Nay on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Nan Hayworth. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Nan Hayworth voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (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

  • Nan Hayworth signed Americans for Tax Reform: The Taxpayer Protection Pledge. "I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of New York and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (www.atr.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Nan Hayworth. Hayworth Responds to President's State of the Union Address. 25 November 2011. "We all share the laudable goals President Obama spoke of this evening -- commitments to education, infrastructure, and energy innovation. Yet, during the last two years, the President signed into law stimulus' bills that 'invested' hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars into the economy without reducing unemployment. He also signed a new health care law, the Affordable Care Act, which has made health care less affordable and jobs harder to find. Furthermore, reckless government spending is stealing opportunities from future generations." (votesmart.org)
  • Nan Hayworth. Hayworth Statement on May Jobs Report. 1 June 2012. "We can and must do better, starting with setting a federal budget--as only the House has done--to make the goverment live within its means, as Hudson Valley families are finding increasingly hard to do. I'll continue to do all I can to assure that our economy can grow by restraining federal spending, lifting regulatory burdens, and making taxes lower and fairer. The House is ready and working; we need the Senate and the President to do the same." (votesmart.org)
  • Nan Hayworth. Hayworth Statement on Passage of 2011 Funding Agreement. 14 April 2011. "Rep. Nan Hayworth, M.D. (R-NY) issued the following statement after the House passed the FY 2011 funding agreement to cut spending and keep the government operating for the remainder of the fiscal year: 'We have done what the last Congress failed to do: ensure that the federal government stays open for the remainder of the fiscal year while cutting spending. This agreement isn't perfect, and we need to cut much more. However, the measure passed today will send a signal to job creators that the tide is turning against the culture of reckless spending in Washington. This agreement we passed contains real and significant cuts that will help create jobs and end the uncertainty that is stifling economic growth. Now we will move from returning billions of dollars to our citizens, to returning trillions of dollars to them as we consider the smart, sensible, and responsible budget for 2012, prepared under the leadership of Chairman Paul Ryan.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Nan Hayworth. Hayworth Op-Ed on Debt Ceiling Negotiations. 27 July 2011. "I am working with my colleagues in Congress to find a solution that addresses the current debt crisis, reduces wasteful spending and preserves the full faith and credit of the United States. Our nation has another critical and painful problem that is related to our enormous debt: 14 million Americans need jobs. That number has grown, not shrunk, despite a massive outlay of taxpayer dollars during the past two-plus years of attempted stimulus. Unfortunately, the federal government does not create jobs; our enterprise economy, our businesses small and large, create jobs. We can make our economy grow and create jobs by assuring that the dollars Americans work so hard for are theirs to spend and save and invest." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Nan Hayworth. Congresswoman Hayworth Calls on President to Address Job-creation, Economic Growth in State of the Union. 24 January 2012. "We can do it if we work together -- House and Senate and President -- to free up American enterprise to create jobs. Washington can't regulate or tax us into growth. But we can work together to lift burdens and bring the federal government to the right size to serve--and not to suffocate--a strong and healthy economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Nan Hayworth. Hayworth Statement on May Jobs Report. 1 June 2012. "We're now in the fourth year of trillion-dollar-plus federal deficits and we're facing a dangerous fiscal cliff as of January 2013--and our businesses, employers, and entrepreneurs aren't able to create enough jobs because right now they're simply trying to survive an Administration that is determined to punish them with higher taxes and masses of new regulations. We can and must do better, starting with setting a federal budget [¦] I'll continue to do all I can to assure that our economy can grow by restraining federal spending, lifting regulatory burdens, and making taxes lower and fairer." (votesmart.org)
  • Nan Hayworth. Hayworth Statement on June Jobless Report. 6 July 2012. "We need to grow jobs, and we could do that if we had lower taxes and less red tape to deal with. I know, because I've heard from business owners and employers all over our District: hiring is suffering because it's gotten ever more difficult to afford to run a business here [¦] We could also grow jobs here if we had a flatter, fairer tax code." (votesmart.org)
  • Nan Hayworth. Hayworth Responds to President's State of the Union Address. 25 January 2011. "It's time for a different approach. The new majority in Congress has shown we are serious about cutting spending, reducing taxes, removing burdensome regulations, and empowering small businesses-- the real engine that drives our economy -- to create jobs and spur growth. Now it is up to American people to hold the President and the Senate accountable and ensure they work with the House of Representatives to achieve these goals." (votesmart.org)
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

  • Nan Hayworth. Nan Hayworth 19th Congressional District, R-Mount Kisco. 25 October 2010. "Education should remain primarily an issue of state and local concern. We do not need to further expand the U.S. Department of Education, as the Obama administration seeks to do to exercise more federal control over education. 'Race to the Top' puts too much power in the hands of Washington bureaucrats." (m.recordonline.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Nan Hayworth. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Nan Hayworth voted Yea on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Nan Hayworth. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Nan Hayworth voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Nan Hayworth in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Nan Hayworth. Nan Hayworth's Extremist Coalition Exposed: Good Americans, Worried About Their Nation. 1 October 2010. "John Hall thinks responsible, law-abiding gun owners across the 19th are extremists, and I'm proud to call them my friends." (votesmart.org)
  • Nan Hayworth. Hayworth Supports National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act. 16 November 2011. "As a doctor and a mother, I take very seriously my role in protecting the safety and security of our families, friends, and communities. The Supreme Court has recognized the constitutional right of all law-abiding citizens to defend themselves. Across the United States, years of experience have demonstrated the safety of concealed weapons permits. Much like reciprocity among states for drivers' licenses, the bill we passed in the House of Representatives today simply requires that a concealed-carry permit issued by one state be recognized in all other states that have concealed-carry laws. Further, this bill protects New York state laws governing where and in what manner concealed weapons may be carried. I remain committed to addressing the issue of illegal possession of firearms. As a Member of Congress, I will defend our Second-Amendment right to bear arms, and also work to the best of my ability to assure the safety of our communities." (votesmart.org)
  • Nan Hayworth. John Hall vs. the Constitution, Part III: Constitution wins!. 29 June 2010. "Monday the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Second Amendment-rights case McDonald v. Chicago. The majority opinion, written by Associate Justice Samuel Alito, affirmed what many of us have known all along: that the Second Amendment protects an individual right, not to be infringed by any government, whether federal, state, or local. This elevates the Second Amendment from what law professor Glenn Reynolds calls its status as a neglected stepchild that has been interpreted out of existence,' and finally restores its rightful standing as full-fledged constitutional law, despite John Hall's disappointing absence among its defenders." (nanhayworth.wordpress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Nan Hayworth. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Nan Hayworth voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
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

  • Nan Hayworth. Issue Position: Immigration. 1 November 2011. "I am opposed to a blanket amnesty. We have a long-established procedure in place for becoming a U.S. citizen. We must respect the rule of law. I do support a registration program for illegal immigrants currently within U.S. borders, to be conducted during a defined grace period, and only to be pursued after securing the borders. Such a program would have to include a substantial financial penalty, a guest worker permit and, if the immigrant desires to become a U.S. citizen, abiding by the established citizenship process and waiting periods [¦] Illegal immigrants who are found to be criminals or who do not register and are later apprehended should be deported." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Andrew Grossman. The Wall Street Journal: Gay Rights a Tricky Issue for Republican. 3 May 2012. "Ms. Hayworth, who has a 21-year-old gay son, joined the congressional LGBT Equality Caucus in November, making her one of three Republicans in the largely Democratic group. She's one of six Republicans backing a bill to give the health benefits that same-sex partners receive the same tax treatment as those that straight couples receive [¦] Ms. Hayworth hasn't signed on to an effort to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage at the federal level as a union between one man and one woman [¦] Asked about the Defense of Marriage Act repeal, she wouldn't say whether she supports it. Instead, she said she was waiting to see what the Supreme Court does with a challenge to the law that's working its way through the federal court system. Asked about New York's legalization of same-sex marriage last summer, Ms. Hayworth said: 'That's an established fact now in the state of New York, and my job is to think about what the federal role should be. Certainly the state of New York has made its choice.'" (online.wsj.com)
  • Helene Cooper and Jeremy W. Peters. The New York Times: For Some, Same-Sex Marriage Is Not Politics, It's Personal. 15 May 2012. "On Capitol Hill, Representative Nan Hayworth, a Republican from New York who swept into Congress on a wave of Tea Party support, became one of only a handful of Republicans to join the Congressional gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender caucus. Her son is gay." (www.nytimes.com)
  • Nan Hayworth. Radio: WAMC Congressional Corner with Nan Hayworth. 25 July 2011. Responded: "Well, I've always said, Alan, that this is an issue that belongs to the states rather than having the federal government dictate to the states how they should treat marriage, how they should define marriage" to the question: "Let's talk a little about your reaction to same-sex marriage." 0:05 (wamc.org)
  • Nan Hayworth. Radio: WAMC Congressional Corner with Nan Hayworth. 25 July 2011. Responded: "Well, certainly I'm a citizen of New York state and I am content with what our legislators have decided to do on behalf of their constituents, and I certainly want to see everyone who lives in New York state respected for their beliefs and allowed to live their lives in dignity" to the question: "Do you personally agree with the equality in marriage act in New York State?" 0:26 (wamc.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

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

  • Matthew Jaffe. ABC News: The Rookies: Nan Hayworth Makes Strong Push for Congress in New York. 12 October 2010. "Hayworth denies the charge. 'It's a desperation tactic,' she says, brushing it off as a non-issue. 'I do not advocate for the privatization of Social Security.'" (abcnews.go.com)
  • Nan Hayworth. For another 75 years and beyond. 14 August 2010. "Some people fear significant changes in Social Security, such as "privatization," and it's important to know that we can preserve benefits without mandating a radical restructuring. Instead, it's imperative that we preserve Social Security by reviving our private sector, and that begins by taking a growing federal government off the backs of the employers and businesses that are the source of our economic strength." (nanhayworth.wordpress.com)
  • Nan Hayworth. Video: 6 15 10 Hayworth Social Security. 15 June 2010. "Q: Do you support making social security more solvent and secure by allowing people to invest in voluntary, personal accounts? Hayworth: Yes. Yes, ma'am. I would. I think we have to [¦] It's about our having the power, and actually, the obligation, personally, as citizens, to think about what we are doing to be responsible within our own lives. And it is a cultural phenomenon; it is something that our government can influence, through the way in which it institutes entitlement programs. If we don't reward responsible behavior, we'll get less of it [¦] You'll have to make sure that you're taking care of yourself because we're not, as a government, gonna be doing it for you. And that social security option returns us to that kind of frame of mind. That's the most powerful and empowering frame of mind you can possibly have. It makes us stronger, not weaker." (www.youtube.com)

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