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Frederica S. Wilson

Frederica Wilson's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Frederica S. Wilson
Office: U.S. House (FL) - District 24, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 24
Primary Aug. 26, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Widowed; 3 Children: Nicole, Kesha, Paul
Birth Date: 11/05/1942
Birth Place: Miami, FL
Home City: Miami, FL
Religion: Episcopalian
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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

  • Frederica Wilson. Press Release. 2 August 2012. "It's my body, not yours. I alone bear the burden, pain and joy that it brings. Please stop trying to regulate my reproductive organs. They belong to me." (wilson.house.gov)
  • Frederica Wilson. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida State Legislative Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Prohibit the late-term abortion procedure known as "partial-birth" abortion."
  • Frederica Wilson. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida State Legislative Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Frederica Wilson. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida State Legislative Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Frederica Wilson. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Frederica Wilson voted Nay on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frederica Wilson. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Frederica Wilson voted Nay on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frederica Wilson. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Frederica Wilson voted Yea on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frederica Wilson. Rep. Wilson Supports Drawdown of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. 22 June 2011. "The War in Afghanistan is the longest war in U.S. history and has cost us too many lives and immeasurable resources. Our men and women in uniform have fought valiantly and their families have sacrificed tremendously, but after a decade of fighting, it is time to bring our troops home once and for all." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frederica Wilson. Wilson Supports Historic Bipartisan Compromise to Raise Debt Ceiling. 1 August 2011. "My decision today is ultimately a decision to support President Obama in forging a historic bipartisan compromise to raise the debt ceiling. I want to see the President continue to lead our nation forward for the next five years. President Obama did his best in the face of extreme and selfish opposition from the Tea Party, which has been singularly focused on making him a one-term president. Although the deal is tough medicine to swallow, I believe it's necessary. This bipartisan deal will remove the cloud of uncertainty hanging over our economy, reduce the deficit with significant savings from the defense budget, and set the stage for a more balanced plan." (votesmart.org)
  • Frederica Wilson. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Frederica Wilson voted Nay on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frederica Wilson. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Frederica Wilson voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (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

  • Frederica Wilson. Wilson Opposes Republican Default Act. 29 July 2011. "The Republicans will stop at nothing to end Medicare as we know it and balance the budget on the backs of our most vulnerable citizens, all while protecting special tax breaks for the wealthy." (votesmart.org)
  • Frederica Wilson. Press Release. 16 April 2012. "It's unfair to ask working Floridians and families to pay a higher tax rate than millionaires and billionaires -- especially when we know we need to invest more in our infrastructure, education and innovation to grow the economy," said Rep. Wilson. The way to ensure that people making more than $1 million per year pay their fair share is the Buffet Rule, named for legendary investor Warren Buffett who famously said that it is wrong that he pays a lower tax rate than his secretary. "For more than 30 years, we tried the Republicans' failed policy of trickle-down economics," Rep. Wilson said. "What resulted was a massive concentration of wealth at the very top while most Americans have seen their incomes stagnate for three decades." (wilson.house.gov)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frederica Wilson. Rep. Frederica Wilson on President Obama's State of the Union Address. 28 January 2011. "Tonight, the President put forth an optimistic blueprint for where this country needs to go. He spoke about "winning the future' and creating competitive U.S. jobs for the 21st-century; this is a vision both Republicans and Democrats should embrace wholeheartedly. The President rightly spoke about making meaningful investments in education, innovation, and infrastructure to create jobs. That is the solution we need to turn the corner from recovery to economic growth. As we continue our work and shared responsibility of creating jobs, let us remember the President's clear vision for a more prosperous future." (votesmart.org)
  • Frederica Wilson. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson - Fighting For You In Congress. 15 May 2012. "I want you to know that serving you and our community in Congress has been one of the great honors of my life. In all that I do, I think of you and our community. In Washington, I am fighting to protect Social Security and Medicare from Republican-sponsored budget cuts. In addition to introducing my own jobs legislation, I support President Obama's economic stimulus and job creation initiatives. The only way to successfully get out of this recession is to create jobs and to protect social safety-net programs so that we have a strong, educated and healthy workforce." (votesmart.org)
  • Frederica Wilson. Press Release. 7 September 2012. "The most common-sense step we can take would be to enact President Obama's American Jobs Act, which would create and save millions of good-paying jobs in construction, education and public safety. [¦] To maintain our competitive edge in the global economy, we must invest infrastructure, education and innovation." (wilson.house.gov)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

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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

  • Frederica Wilson. Rep. Wilson Outlines Priorities to House Budget Committee. 31 March 2011. "We must protect our investment in education." (votesmart.org)
  • Frederica Wilson. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida State Legislative Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only. c) Education (K-12)"
  • Frederica Wilson. Issue Position: Education. 8 November 2011. "I believe all children deserve a 21st Century education that will prepare them for success in the new global workplace. I will fight to protect all forms of education funding, fight to ensure that our young men have mentoring programs to turn to, and fight to make sure that every child in this country has an opportunity to succeed." (votesmart.org)
  • Frederica Wilson. Wilson on President Obama's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget. 14 February 2011. "I'm pleased that the budget reduces the deficit by over $1.1 trillion over the next decade but maintains critical investments in education, innovation, and infrastructure. I'm encouraged by his commitment to prepare 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers for our communities and invest $8 billion in Head Start and Early Head Start to serve nearly 1 million children and families. The President understands deeply that education is an investment we cannot afford to shortchange." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frederica Wilson. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Frederica Wilson voted Nay on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frederica Wilson. Make It In America and Create Jobs. 12 May 2011. "Under the Republican legislative agenda, graduates are entering a world in which Big Oil is given a free pass, a free pass to "drill, baby, drill'' with limited safety regulations and a free pass to drill with limited environmental safeguards." (votesmart.org)
  • Frederica Wilson. Issue Position: Environment. 8 November 2011. "There is only one planet Earth, and there is only one chance to protect it [¦] I will not support any measure that threatens our waters or our coasts -- including off-shore oil drilling." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frederica Wilson. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Frederica Wilson voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frederica Wilson. Congresswoman Wilson's Statement on Earth Day. 22 April 2012. "Over the past 42 years, we have made some progress in conservation, but we must rededicate ourselves to combat climate change -- especially given the danger that rising sea levels pose to Florida. I call on everyone to do their part, including recycling, beach cleanups, exploring mass transit options, and investing in clean energy that would both reduce carbon emissions and create jobs. We have only one home -- planet earth -- and if we take better care of it, it will take better care of us." (votesmart.org)
  • Frederica Wilson. Rep. Frederica Wilson on Earth Day 2011. 22 April 2011. "Today, Earth Day, is an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to protecting our natural world. This day and every day, we have a solemn responsibility to be good stewards of our environment, including our waters, lands, and wildlife. Let us also recommit ourselves to investing in clean energy to create jobs and reduce carbon emissions. We have a duty to continue the fight against global warming to ensure that future generations will inherit the natural world that we know and love." (wilson.house.gov)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frederica Wilson. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida State Legislative Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • Frederica Wilson. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida State Legislative Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Favor allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms."
  • Darius Dixon. Politico: Trayvon Martin shooting: Frederica Wilson wants to nix Florida's self-defense gun law. 21 March 2012. "Florida's self-defense gun law should probably be wiped off the books in the wake of the shooting that killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, Rep. Frederica Wilson said Wednesday. "When you put new laws on the books and they don't work, and they work against the people, I think it should be looked at and repealed," the Florida Democrat said of the state's so-called Stand Your Ground law on CNN, commenting on a case that has drawn national attention and a look from the Justice Department." (www.politico.com)
  • Frederica Wilson. 1998 Florida State Legislative Election National Political Awareness Test. Checked Support for: a) Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons; b) Increase state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms; c) Maintain state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms; g) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks with firearms; h) Require a waiting period and criminal records check for weapons bought at gun shows." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frederica Wilson. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Frederica Wilson voted Nay on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frederica Wilson. Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011. 14 March 2011. "My constituents sent me to Washington to preserve the affordable health care legislation. They are proud of the product that the 111th Congress and Nancy Pelosi and President Obama produced. Long live affordable health care legislation." (votesmart.org)
  • Frederica Wilson. Make It In America and Create Jobs. 12 May 2011. "Under the Republican-controlled House, new graduates are entering into a world in which their elected officials waste time and energy trying to repeal meaningful health care reform. Health care reform is creating jobs for the class of 2011. Thousands of students will be trained in the health care field. Don't repeal their jobs in health care. Leave ObamaCare alone. Leave their jobs alone." (votesmart.org)
  • Frederica Wilson. Rep. Frederica Wilson Opposes Republican Attempts to Repeal Patients Rights. 20 January 2011. "Job creation is my number one priority, but Republicans are wasting our time with senseless attempts to repeal patients' rights and put insurance companies back in charge. Republicans talk a lot about fiscal responsibility, but repeal will add over $230 billion to the deficit. I strongly oppose any attempt to turn back the clock to the failed status quo." (votesmart.org)
  • Frederica Wilson. Rep. Frederica Wilson on Today's Federal Ruling on Health Care Reform. 1 February 2011. "Rep. Frederica Wilson (FL-17) today issued a statement following a Florida federal judge's ruling of health care reform as unconstitutional: "Health care reform is a critical lifeline for Americans with pre-existing conditions who were routinely denied coverage by insurance companies and seniors who previously fell victim to the Medicare prescription drug "donut hole.' The law is fully constitutional under the Commerce Clause and a wide range of scholars, lawyers, and medical professionals from across the political spectrum have pushed for the legislation to be upheld." (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

  • Frederica Wilson. Issue Position: Immigration. 8 November 2011. "I support Comprehensive Immigration Reform. This country was founded by, and has thrived because of, immigrants. All people should be made to feel welcome in this country, everyone deserves respect. While we must continue to maintain and enhance infrastructure, technology, and resources that increase border safety and security, I believe we can strengthen our economic competiveness by creating a legal immigration system that reflects our values and diverse needs." (votesmart.org)
  • Frederica Wilson. Press Release. 15 June 2012. "As the sponsor of the Florida DREAM Act when I was in the state senate, I applaud this announcement by the Obama administration, and I look forward to when we pass comprehensive immigration reform." (wilson.house.gov)
Yes Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frederica Wilson. Congresswoman Wilson's Statement on President Obama's Support of Same-Sex Marriage. 9 May 2012. "As a product of the civil rights movement, I believe in equality for all. As a lifelong educator, I have experienced the pain and hurt that rejection has on our gay and lesbian children. So, I always taught my students about the Golden Rule “ ˜do unto others as you would have them do unto you.' We are all children of God, and we all deserve the same freedoms, protections and peace. Right on, Mr. President, right on!" (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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  • Frederica Wilson. Congresswoman Wilson Commemorates the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks. 11 September 2011. "The 9/11 attacks remind us that the threat of terrorism is real and we must remain vigilant. Violence against innocent civilians is never acceptable under any circumstances." (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

  • Frederica Wilson. Issue Position: Social Security. 8 November 2011. "Social Security has provided financial security to the millions of Americans who have worked hard their entire lives to make this country great for more than 75 years. It is a promise to the American people that, after a lifetime of hard work and paying their fair share, they would have a reliable source of income with which to retire with dignity and live independently." (votesmart.org)

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Florida State Legislative Election 1998 National Political Awareness Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

The Political Courage Test asks candidates which items they will support if elected. It does not ask them to indicate which items they will oppose. Through extensive research of public polling data, we discovered that voters are more concerned with what candidates would support when elected to office, not what they oppose. If a candidate does not select a response to any part or all of any question, it does not necessarily indicate that the candidate is opposed to that particular item.
Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion.
Xa) Abortions should always be legally available.
b) Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy.
c) Abortions should be legal only when pregnancy resulted from incest, rape, or when the life of the woman is endangered.
d) Abortions should be legal only when the life of the woman is endangered.
e) Abortions should always be illegal.
f) Abortions should be limited by waiting periods and parental notification requirements.
g) Prohibit the late-term abortion procedure known as "partial-birth" abortion.
h) Support "buffer zones" by requiring demonstrators to stay at least 15 feet away from abortion clinic doorways and driveways.
i) Other
Yesj) Should Florida government funding be provided to clinics and medical facilities that provide abortion services?
Indicate the principles you support (if any) concerning affirmative action. State government agencies should take race and sex into account in the following sectors:
Yesa) College and university admissions
Yesb) Public employment
Yesc) State contracting
d) Other
Indicate which principles you support (if any) to address crime.
a) Increase state funds for construction of state prisons and for hiring of additional prison staff.
b) Support contracting with private sector firms to build and/or manage state prisons.
Xc) End parole for repeat violent felons.
d) Support the use of the death penalty.
e) Oppose the death penalty.
Xf) Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
Xg) Inform communities when a convicted sex offender moves into the community.
Xh) Increase state funds for programs which rehabilitate and educate inmates during and after their prison sentences.
i) Decriminalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
j) Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes.
k) Strengthen penalties and sentences for sex offenders.
l) Lower the blood-alcohol-content limit defining drunk driving.
m) Prosecute juveniles who commit murder or other serious violent crimes as adults.
n) Allow recording devices in execution observation rooms.
Xo) Support chemical castration for convicted sexual offenders.
p) Maintain electrocution as Florida's method of execution.
Xq) Adopt lethal injection as Florida's method of execution.
r) Other
Yess) Should violent sexual offenders eligible for parole, be committed to mental hospitals until they are deemed safe to return to society?
Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning the economy and employment.
Xa) Provide low interest loans and tax credits for starting, expanding, or relocating businesses.
Xb) Reduce state government regulations on the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion.
c) Support limits on cash damages in lawsuits against businesses and professionals for product liability or malpractice.
Xd) Increase funding for state job-training programs that retrain displaced workers or teach skills needed in today's job market.
e) Allow Native American tribes to operate gambling casinos on tribal land in Florida.
f) Other
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education.
Xa) Increase state funds for professional development of public school teachers and administrators.
Xb) Encourage private or corporate investment in public school programs.
c) Provide parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any participating school (public, private, religious).
d) Favor charter schools where independent groups receive state authorization and funding to establish new schools.
Xe) Support sex education programs which stress abstinence.
Xf) Support sex education programs which stress safe sexual practices.
Xg) Increase state funds for school construction and facility maintenance.
Xh) Increase state funds for hiring of additional teachers.
i) Endorse teacher-led voluntary prayer in public schools.
j) Grant merit pay raises each year to teachers who excel.
k) Other
Yesl) Should Florida require that all new state school buses be equipped with passenger seat belts?
Nom) Do you support adding the Bible to high school literature or history curriculums in Florida public schools?
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy.
a) Require the use of cleaner burning fuels in order to prevent pollution.
b) Support "self-audit" legislation which creates incentives for industries to audit themselves and clean up pollution.
c) Require a cost/benefit analysis to determine the economic impact of proposed environmental regulations before they are implemented.
d) Require the state to fully compensate citizens when environmental regulations limit uses on privately owned land.
e) Provide funding for recycling programs in Florida.
f) Request added flexibility from the federal government in enforcing and funding federal environmental regulations.
g) Suspend participation in unfunded, federally mandated environmental protection legislation.
h) Restructure the electric utility industry to allow consumers to choose their power company.
i) Other
j) State environmental regulations should not be stricter than federal law.
k) Do you support extending the Preservation 2000 program in Florida?
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding government reform.
a) Do you support limits on the number of terms of the following Florida officials?
No1) State Senators and Representatives
No2) Governor
No3) Members of the Cabinet
b) Do you support limiting the following types of contributions to state legislative candidates?
Yes1) Individual
Yes2) PAC
Yes3) Corporate
Yesc) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
Yesd) Do you support imposing spending limits on state level political campaigns?
e) Do you support partial funding from state taxes for state level political campaigns?
f) Would you vote to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring an annual balanced federal budget?
g) Do you support providing immunity from civil liability to persons who are participating in the process of government?
h) Should using payroll deductions for political contributions from union members be illegal?
i) Other
Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning gun issues.
Xa) Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.
Xb) Increase state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
Xc) Maintain state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
d) Ease state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
e) Repeal state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens.
f) Favor allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms.
Xg) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks with firearms.
Xh) Require a waiting period and criminal records check for weapons bought at gun shows.
i) Other
j) Should Florida visitors be permitted to carry concealed weapons if they have permits from other states?
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health issues.
Xa) Provide tax incentives to small businesses that provide health care to their employees.
Xb) Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care, through managed care, insurance reforms, or state funded care where necessary.
Xc) Provide health care to uninsured children by designing a children's health insurance program.
d) Transfer more existing Medicaid recipients into managed care programs.
Xe) Use state funds to continue some Medicaid coverage for legal immigrants.
f) Limit the amount of damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
g) Guaranteeing medical care to all citizens is not a responsibility of state government.
Xh) Require HMOs to provide access to mental health care.
i) Other
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding social issues.
Xa) Increase state funding for programs to prevent teen pregnancy.
Xb) Provide tax credits for businesses that provide child care for their employees.
Xc) Increase state funds to provide child care to children in low-income working families.
Xd) Deny or suspend state-issued permits and licenses to parents who are delinquent in paying court-ordered child support.
Xe) Favor banning smoking in public places.
Xf) Allow local municipalities in Florida to ban smoking in public places.
Xg) Increase state funding for Head Start in order to serve additional children and/or increase services from a half to a full day.
Xh) Increase state funding for community centers and other social agencies in areas with at-risk youth.
Xi) Support state funding of programs for at-risk youth such as guaranteed college loans and job training and placement.
Xj) Require a waiting period between the time a mother consents to adoption and the time the adoption is finalized.
k) Other
Yesl) Do you believe that the Florida government should include sexual orientation in Florida's anti-discrimination laws?
Undecidedm) Do you believe that the Florida government should recognize same-sex marriages?
Undecidedn) Should physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill be legal in Florida?
Indicate the funding levels you will support for the following general categories. Select one level only.
Slightly Increasea) Agriculture
Greatly Increaseb) Economic Development
Greatly Increasec) Education (K-12)
Greatly Increased) Education (Higher)
e) Environment
Greatly Increasef) Health care
Greatly Increaseg) Law enforcement
Maintain Statush) Tourism
Maintain Statusi) Transportation infrastructure (highways, roads, bridges)
Maintain Statusj) Welfare
k) Other
Undecidedl) Do you support using state money to fund a proposed bullet train between Miami, Orlando and Tampa?
Indicate the tax levels you will support. Select one level only.
a) Alcohol taxes
b) Capital gains taxes
c) Cigarette taxes
d) Corporate taxes
e) Gas taxes
f) Property taxes
g) Sales taxes
h) Other
Undecidedi) Do you support implementing a state income tax?
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding welfare.
a) Maintain the four-year limit on welfare benefits.
Xb) Require that able-bodied recipients participate in work-related activities in order to receive benefits.
Xc) Increase employment and job training programs for welfare recipients.
Xd) Provide tax incentives to businesses that hire welfare recipients.
Xe) Provide child care for welfare recipients who work.
Xf) Increase access to public transportation for welfare recipients who work.
Xg) Allow welfare recipients to remain eligible for benefits while saving money for education, starting a business, or buying a home.
h) Limit benefits given to recipients if they have additional children while on welfare.
i) Eliminate government-funded welfare programs.
j) Other
Undecidedk) Do you support establishing a relocation assistance program for WAGES participants that relocate within the state as long as the relocation contributes to them attaining self-sufficiency?
Please explain what your two main legislative priorities will be if elected. Please explain how you would obtain any additional government funding needed to implement these priorities.
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