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Claudia Tenney's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: Elected to U.S. House (NY) - District 22, Republican, Conservative
State Assembly (NY) - District 101, Republican, Conservative, Independence
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Claudia Tenney 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. Claudia Tenney 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 2016, 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

  • "Claudia Tenney believes strongly in the sanctity of life" http://claudiaforcongress.com/issues/ (claudiaforcongress.com)
  • "I am Pro-Life." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/899493/issue-position-abortion-and-reproductive-rights#.VzpMfHUrIfI (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

  • "I will fight in Washington to lower your tax burden and spend your tax dollars wisely […]" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/899481/issue-position-taxes#.VzpMI3UrIfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? 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 Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I voted against Governor Cuomo’s job-killing $154 billion budget, which is a monument to wasteful spending and..." https://twitter.com/ClaudiaForNY22/status/717156879424745473 (twitter.com)
  • "She will not vote for any additional spending that adds to the debt and will scour the budget to eliminate wasteful spending to protect the country’s financial health for our children’s future." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1071466/issue-position-government-spending/?search=additional%20spending (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "She has been working relentlessly to provide meaningful solutions to reduce the state income tax, property tax, sales tax, unfunded mandates and to lessen taxes that are crushing individuals, small businesses and family farms." http://claudiaforcongress.com/issues/ (claudiaforcongress.com)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "She also co-sponsored a bill that would give parents the choice to opt out of excessive, mandated Common Core testing." http://claudiaforcongress.com/issues/ (claudiaforcongress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? 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 Energy: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? 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: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? 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 Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Help me stop Obama, Pelosi and the left from disarming law-abiding citizens and destroying the 2nd Amendment" https://twitter.com/ClaudiaForNY22/status/685092333377867777 (twitter.com)
  • "She firmly believes that it is our constitutional right to bear arms and it SHALL NOT be infringed. Claudia does not support unproven gun control measures targeted at law abiding gun owners, and in Washington she will continue to be an uncompromising defender our Second Amendment rights." http://claudiaforcongress.com/issues/ (claudiaforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "In Washington, Claudia will vote to defund Obamacare and advocate for free-market, patient centric healthcare allowing New Yorker’s to once again have the right to choose an affordable medical insurance that works for them and indeed, to keep their doctor." http://claudiaforcongress.com/issues/ (claudiaforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "In Washington she will work to protect our sovereignty and our citizens by securing the border and preserving taxpayer resources for Americans and immigrants who respect and follow our laws and choose to come here legally. She will put New York and American workers first by not voting for amnesty." http://claudiaforcongress.com/issues/ (claudiaforcongress.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 increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "This means our nation must ensure that the military has the capacity necessary to respond to current and potential future threats. In Washington, Claudia will ensure that the constitutional responsibility of our federal government to provide for the common defense of our nation will be upheld." http://claudiaforcongress.com/issues/ (claudiaforcongress.com)
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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