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Louie Minor's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Louie Minor has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Louie Minor 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.

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

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

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  • Louie understands that functional and updated transportation systems are necessary to get Americans where they need to go, create jobs and help support our economic recovery. Together, we can repair the I-35 corridor and our vast road infrastructure to bring new business to Central Texas.http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833582 (votesmart.org)
  • Through investing in small and local businesses, we can grow economic opportunity both in Central Texas and across the country.http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833571 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

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  • As both our State and our country drop in literacy rates, it is imperative that we expand early childhood programs, and provide the necessary funding to elementary and secondary schools to ensure that every student in Texas and across the nation has the tools they need to succeed in life.http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833578 (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

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  • "Our land is one of our most sacred resources, and it is our responsibility to leave our planet in better state than how we found it. We must ensure that we provide the necessary natural resources for our children and future generations to live in a world where they can build and thrive in communities of their own.In Congress, Louie will work to protect our natural resources, provide clean air and water for our communities, curb our growing pollution and increase opportunity for renewable, clean energy sources." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833581 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

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  • In Congress, Louie will work to protect our natural resources, provide clean air and water for our communities, curb our growing pollution and increase opportunity for renewable, clean energy sources.http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833581 (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

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  • 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

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  • "Louie knows that access to quality and affordable healthcare is a basic right, and not a privilege. No family should have to face the dilemma of whether to put food on the table or pay for necessary medical treatment.Creating affordable healthcare for all is not a dream, but can be a reality. Through reforming our country's health care laws, providing preventative treatment and working to reduce the costs on small businesses, Louie will ensure that all families have the access to quality affordable healthcare that they deserve." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833579 (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

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  • People around the world look to our great state of Texas, and our nation, as a beacon of hope and opportunity. To help them achieve the American Dream, we must address Comprehensive Immigration Reform, with a pathway to citizenship for those already living in our borders who successfully pay their taxes, pass a citizenship test and a criminal background check.Louie will support legislation like the Dream Act, to ensure that all children living in our country have the opportunity to receive an education and help grow our economy, without the fear of being deported from the only country they have known and call home.http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833572 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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  • "In our modern day society, we must end all forms of discrimination, and protect the basic civil and human rights of all people. It is the responsibility of our elected representatives to serve all of their constituents, regardless of who they are or their beliefs.As a life-long public servant, Louie will bring the commitment to Congress. Through ensuring equal pay and access to care for women, equal rights for members of the LGBT community, and equal opportunity for all people, we will create a stronger and more united community." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833576 (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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  • 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

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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.

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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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