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Steve Stockman

Steve Stockman's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Steve Stockman
Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 36, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Patti
Birth Date: 11/14/1956
Birth Place: Bloomfieled Hills, MI
Home City: Friendswood, TX
Religion: Baptist
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Issue Positions

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Steve Stockman. Congressman Steve Stockman thanks supporters for another upset victory. 30 May 2012. "I want to thank every volunteer and supporter who helped us pull off another upset. We proved Republicans want proven leadership. We stuck to the issues and are proud to be the only 100% pro-life, pro-gun and pro-border security candidate." (congressmanstevestockman.com)
  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Steve Stockman. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Steve Stockman voted Nay on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Steve Stockman. Get out and vote early! (Locations listed). 14 May 2012. "I'm proud to have a PERFECT 100% LIFETIME rating from pro-gun, pro-life and pro-border control groups in Congress." congressmanstevestockman.com/get-out-and-vote-early-locations-listed/.
  • Steve Stockman. Issue Position: Protecting the Inalienable Right to Life. 23 April 2012. "Congressman Steve Stockman sponsored the ban on Partial Birth Abortions. Congressman Steve Stockman sponsored a bill making it federal law that life begins at conception." (congressmanstevestockman.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? 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 reducing defense spending? 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 Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Steve Stockman signed Americans for Tax Reform: The Taxpayer Protection Pledge. "I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Texas 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." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Steve Stockman. Twitter: @SteveStockmanUS. 15 April 2012. "Combined worth of U.S billionaires: $1.5T. Debt racked up by Obama: $4.9T. We can't tax our way out of trouble. Cut spending now. #tcot" (twitter.com)
  • Steve Stockman. Meet Steve. 6 August 2012. "During the first 100 days, Steve fought to reduce the size and scope of the federal government, starting with Congress itself. As sponsor of the Drier/Stockman package of opening day reforms, Steve dramatically pared down the hierarchy of the House by eliminating three full house committees, 23 subcommittees and cutting committee staff by one-third saving taxpayers millions of dollars each year." (congressmanstevestockman.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into areas with high unemployment."
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

  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Eliminate the Department of Education, thereby giving state and local government greater control over educational issues."
  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Local" for: "Indicate which level of government should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. 3) Education"
  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "2) Do you support the use of block grants given to states, rather than federal spending, in the following areas? b) Education" 2) Do you support the use of block grants given to states, rather than federal spending, in the following areas? Other or expanded principles: "Housing "
  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. c) Education (K-12)" 1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. Other or expanded principles: "Congress "
  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. c) Education (K-12)" 1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. Other or expanded principles: "Executive branch "
  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. c) Education (K-12)" 1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. Other or expanded principles: "HUD "
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? 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 Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Promote the selling of pollution credits to encourage industries to decrease amount of pollution." Indicate which principles or programs you support regarding America's environment and natural resources. Other or expanded principles: "Shift from 'command & control' to goal-based standards. "
  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Eliminate government regulations of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • Steve Stockman. Proven Conservative Record. 6 August 2012. "Americans “ in our case citizens of the State of Texas, have rights that no foreign or domestic entity can take away... I'll stand up to the EPA, the FDA, even the PTA, to defend them to my last breath." (congressmanstevestockman.com)
  • Steve Stockman. Video: Former Congressman Steve Stockman Discusses Global Warming. 3 December 2009. "I want to talk to you today about the newest fad...in America and around the world. It's called global warming. Some of you may believe it, some of you may not believe it. This is a very serious issue. We're all debating global warming, but one thing that we're in agreement on is how it will wreck the economy if some of these solutions that they are proposing come forward. They're going to touch your pocketbook personally. You think gas at $4 was high? That's going to be nothing compared to what they're anticipating the cost of gasoline will be... Many people claim this is a good thing. I don't think you and I would agree." (www.youtube.com)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Expand the nationwide ban on the sale or transfer of assault weapons to include all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • Gun Owners of America. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Gun Owners of America endorsed Steve Stockman in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease procedures on the purchase and registration of firearms."
  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain all federal registration procedures and restrictions on possessing firearms."
  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal all bans and measures that restrict law-abiding citizens from owning legally-obtained firearms."
  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Increase restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Implement tighter restrictions on firearm sales in an effort to hinder terrorist groups from stockpiling weapon arsenals."
  • Steve Stockman. Get out and vote early! (Locations listed). 14 May 2012. "I'm proud to have a PERFECT 100% LIFETIME rating from pro-gun, pro-life and pro-border control groups in Congress." congressmanstevestockman.com/get-out-and-vote-early-locations-listed/.
  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms that are legally owned and registered."
  • Steve Stockman. Congressman Steve Stockman targeted by gun grabbers! 15 May 2012. "You see, I'm running to return to Congress in Texas' newly-created 36th District. And the gun control crowd is once again going all-out to defeat me " just like they did when I was Handgun Control, Inc.'s number-one national target for defeat in 1996. That's why I'm counting on the help of Second Amendment supporters just like you from all over the country to take on the gun-grabbers and get back to Washington, D.C. I am getting a boost from Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation, NRA Board Member Ted Nugent, Dudley Brown of the National Association for Gun Rights and Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America “ the three of them personally endorse me “ but¦¦without your help, I'll be a sitting duck. But I can promise you, if I'm elected, I'll pick up exactly where I left off " being anti-gun activist Sarah Brady's biggest problem in Congress.The fact is, shortly after being sworn into Congress, I established myself not just as a solid pro-gun vote, but as a national pro-gun hero, introducing legislation to; *** REPEAL the unconstitutional Brady Bill, which sets up the entire federal infrastructure necessary for full-scale national gun registration; *** PROTECT gun dealers from anti-gun BATFE militants seeking to use even the most minor paperwork errors as an excuse to SHUT DOWN law-abiding gun store owners; *** REPEAL Bill Clinton's so-called "Assault Weapons" Ban, which banned an entire class of firearms based upon little more than looking "scary." And when leaders of my own Republican Party REFUSED to take action on my bill to repeal the Clinton Ban, I didn't take no for an answer. Instead, I introduced legislation to FORCE the Assault Weapons Ban Repeal Bill out of committee and onto the House floor for a vote. Those actions and others earned me one of the few A+ ratings Gun Owners of America handed out that Congress. I'm proud of that rating. I'm proud to say my past races been endorsed by Gun Owners of America and the National Rifle Association, as well. And I'm proud to say there's not another Congressional candidate in the country that gets under the gun-grabbers' skin more than I do. You see, I don't believe in backing down when it comes to our gun rights. I believe in taking the FIGHT straight to the gun-grabbers. Sadly, many politicians love to talk a good game on the campaign trail, but then refuse to lift a finger for our Second Amendment rights once elected. Sometimes I think they care more about getting a nice article written about them in the New York Times than in taking their oaths of office seriously! They don't understand " whether its last year's Arizona tragedy or the more recent incident in Florida " the national media has one rule they always abide by: Ignore the facts and blame the guns. To them, the culprits are never the real criminals. They're law-abiding gun owners. They're conservatives. But when President Obama's administration has the sheer AUDACITY to illegally funnel thousands of rifles to bloodthirsty drug-running Mexican gangs " just to drum up an "excuse" to crack down on law-abiding American gun owners " he gets a pass! Where was the media's outrage when Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was killed by these Mexican gangs " with a gun BATFE agents virtually placed in their hands? Do you ever click on the evening news, and wish that just once a pro-gun, pro-Constitution conservative would put anti-gun media pundits in their place? Do you wish there was a Member of Congress you could count on " not only to vote right EVERY TIME " but also LEAD the fight for restoring our gun rights? Well, I'm running to represent the good people of Texas “ and Second Amendment supporters all over the country." (congressmanstevestockman.com)
  • Steve Stockman. Congressman Steve Stockman thanks supporters for another upset victory. 30 May 2012. "I want to thank every volunteer and supporter who helped us pull off another upset. We proved Republicans want proven leadership. We stuck to the issues and are proud to be the only 100% pro-life, pro-gun and pro-border security candidate." (congressmanstevestockman.com)
  • Steve Stockman. Gun Owners of America endorses Congressman Steve Stockman's re-election. 16 May 2012. "I am proud to be called The Most Pro-Gun Congressman in Texas It drives the New York liberals nuts. My 100% pro-gun record is why they have targeted me for defeat on May 29, and it's why I will win. Gun Owners of America is the only no-compromise gun lobby in D.C. I am also endorsed by the National Association for Gun Rights and the National Rifle Association has rated me A+. I voted against every gun ban scheme, led the fight against gun-grabbing radicals and even introduced legislation to repeal anti-gun laws." (congressmanstevestockman.com)
  • Steve Stockman. Issue Position: Protecting our Gun Rights. 23 April 2012. "Congressman Steve Stockman sponsored a bill eliminating background checks, waiting periods, and registration for firearms Endorsed by the Gun Owners of America. Endorsed by the National Rifle Association. Endorsed by the Texas State Rifle Association." (congressmanstevestockman.com)
  • Steve Stockman. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. Steve Stockman voted Yea on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • Steve Stockman. Repeal! 28 June 2012. "We MUST, and we WILL, repeal ObamaCare. It is a direct assault on our founding principles." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown 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

  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive US citizenship."
  • Steve Stockman. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease citizenship requirements in order to make it easier for immigrants to become United States citizens."
  • Steve Stockman. Issue Position: Securing our Borders. 23 April 2012. "Congressman Steve Stockman sponsored a constitutional amendment to prevent citizenship and benefits to anchor babies of illegal aliens Congressman Steve Stockman sponsored a bill declaring English the official language of the United States" (congressmanstevestockman.com)
  • Steve Stockman. Congressman Steve Stockman endorsed for re-election by border control advocate Congressman Tom Tancredo. 14 May 2012. "The GOP establishment feels that a push for effective border-control might hurt us with the fast-growing Hispanic vote, but who gets hurt the most when out-of-control illegal immigration from all over the world keeps American hourly wages artificially low? Our hard-working Spanish-speaking families, that's who. They're ambitious and want to improve their situation economically. Why should they always have to compete with illegal newcomers who will continually undercut their hard-earned wages?" (congressmanstevestockman.com)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Steve Stockman. Issue Position: Protecting our Faith. 23 April 2012. "Congressman Steve Stockman sponsored the Defense of Marriage Act to stop federal recognition of homosexual marriage" (congressmanstevestockman.com)
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.
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

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

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Congressional Election 1996 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 all principles you support concerning abortion.
a) Abortions should always be legally available.
b) Abortions should be legal in all circumstances as long as the procedure is completed within the first trimester of pregnancy.
c) Abortions should be legal only when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape or when the life of the woman is endangered.
Xd) Abortions should be legal only when the life of the woman is endangered.
e) Abortions should be limited by waiting periods and notification requirements as decided by each state government.
f) Abortions should always be illegal.
Xg) Other

The Constitution of the U.S.A. protects the right to life.

Indicate your position concerning affirmative action programs.
a) The federal government should consider preferences to minority-owned businesses in granting government contracts.
b) The federal government should prosecute cases of discrimination in the public sector.
c) The federal government should prosecute cases of discrimination in the private sector.
Xd) The federal government should provide affirmative actions programs as long as such programs do not include quotas.
e) The federal government should not provide any affirmative action programs.
f) Other
YesDo you support amending the US Constitution to require an annual balanced federal budget?
1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only.
Slightly Decreasea) AIDS Programs
Greatly Decreaseb) Arts funding
Maintain Statusc) Education (K-12)
Greatly Decreased) Environmental programs
Greatly Decreasee) Housing projects
Greatly Decreasef) Job training programs
Maintain Statusg) Law enforcement
Maintain Statush) Medicaid
Maintain Statusi) Medicare
Maintain Statusj) NASA
Maintain Statusk) Student loan programs
Slightly Decreasel) Welfare (AFDC)
Greatly Decreasem) Other

Congress

Greatly Decreasen) Other

HUD

Greatly Decreaseo) Other

Executive branch

2) Do you support the use of block grants given to states, rather than federal spending, in the following areas?
Yesa) Agriculture
Yesb) Education
Yesc) Farm subsidies
Yesd) Food stamps
Yese) Law enforcement
Nof) Medicaid
Nog) Medicare
Yesh) School lunches
Yesi) Welfare
Yesj) Other

Housing

Indicate which principles you support regarding campaign finance reform.
a) Prohibit Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions to candidates for federal office.
b) Establish spending limits on congressional campaigns and provide public funding for complying candidates.
c) Support legislation that would increase the federal limits on individual contributions.
d) Pass legislation that would encourage full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information.
e) Remove all legislative limits on campaign financing.
f) Other
Indicate which principles you support to address crime.
a) Broaden use of the death penalty for federal crimes.
b) Increase spending to build more federal prisons.
Xc) Impose "truth in sentencing" for violent criminals so they serve full sentences with no chance of parole.
Xd) Support the use of "boot camps" as alternative sentencing for adult first-time felons.
Xe) Limit the number of appeals allowed to inmates on death row.
f) Fund programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
g) Expand funding for community policing programs.
h) Increase penalties for the possession of any illegal firearms.
Xi) Prosecute youths accused of murder as adults.
j) Increase funding for local Boys & Girls Clubs and other independent organizations in communities with at-risk youth.
k) Reduce prison sentences for those who commit non-violent crimes.
Xl) Deport all permanent resident aliens convicted of a felony.
m) Other
Indicate what changes you support (if any) regarding funding for the following categories. Select one number only.
Maintain Status1) CIA appropriations
Maintain Status2) Defense plant conversion
Slightly Increase3) Military hardware
Slightly Increase4) Military space shuttle missions
Slightly Increase5) Pay for active duty personnel
Slightly Increase6) Development of new weapons
Greatly Increase7) Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)
Maintain Status8) Armed Forces personnel training
9) Other
Undecided1) Do you support amending the United States Constitution to allow voluntary prayer and/or moment of silence in public schools?
No2) Do you support funding the National Service Program (Ameri-Corps) in which young people receive money from the federal government for college in return for performing community service?
3) Indicate which principles you support concerning education.
a) Maintain the national standards and goals set forth in "Goals 2000".
b) Provide parents with vouchers to send their children to any publicly funded school.
Xc) Provide parents with vouchers to send their children to any participating school: public, private or religious.
d) Implement charter schools where teachers and professionals receive authorization and funding to establish new schools.
Xe) Eliminate the Department of Education, thereby giving state and local government greater control over educational issues.
f) Other
Indicate which principles or programs you support regarding America's environment and natural resources.
a) Transfer public lands, such as federal forests and range lands, to the jurisdiction of state and local governments.
Xb) Require the federal government to reimburse citizens when environmental regulations limit use of privately owned lands.
c) Strengthen the Clean Water Act.
Xd) Change the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to limit the number of habitats eligible to be designated as endangered.
Xe) Utilize cost-benefit analysis to determine economic impacts of proposed environmental protection and cleanup legislation.
f) Increase fees charged to ranchers who graze cattle on federal lands.
g) Revise the 1872 mining law to increase the amounts charged to mining companies using federal lands.
Xh) Encourage development of alternative fuels and electric cars to reduce pollution.
i) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks.
j) Increase federal taxes on gasoline and diesel fuels to promote conservation and alternative fuel development.
k) Require that a percentage of purchases made by federal agencies include recycled components.
Xl) Promote the selling of pollution credits to encourage industries to decrease amount of pollution.
Xm) Other

Shift from 'command & control' to goal-based standards.

Indicate which level of government should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only.
Federal1) Border security
Federal2) Civil rights enforcement
Local3) Education
State4) Environmental cleanup
Local5) Job training
State6) Law enforcement
State7) Low-income housing
Federal8) Medicaid
Federal9) Medicare
State10) Welfare (AFDC)
11) Other
No1) Should the US have diplomatic relations with the government of Cuba?
No2) Should the US have diplomatic relations with the government of Vietnam?
Yes3) Should the US recognize and extend full diplomatic relations to Taiwan?
Undecided4) Should the US continue funding for Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty?
Undecided5) Should the US continue funding for Radio Marti and TV Marti?
Undecided6) Should the US continue funding for Radio Free Asia?
No7) Do you support the deployment of US troops to the former Yugoslavia?
8) Indicate your position concerning economic aid to Russia and the former Soviet republics.
a) Economic aid to Russia and the former republics should be increased to facilitate democracy and market reforms.
b) Economic aid to Russia and the former republics should be continued unless Russia exports nuclear weapons or related technology.
c) Economic aid to Russia and the former republics should be decreased and/or eliminated.
Xd) Other

Economic aid to Russia should come from private investors.

9) Indicate which principles you support regarding US economic aid to foreign countries.
a) Foreign aid should only be given when extraordinary circumstances and disaster threaten the lives of civilian populations.
Xb) Foreign aid should be given to countries only when it is in the security interests of the United States.
c) Foreign aid should be eliminated from any nation with documented human rights abuses.
d) Foreign aid should be maintained at current levels.
e) Other
10) Indicate which principles you support regarding the United States - United Nations relationship.
a) The US should contribute more funding and troops to United Nations peacekeeping missions.
b) The US should participate in UN peacekeeping missions only when vital US interests are directly threatened.
Xc) The US should use military force only when the US border or territories are attacked or American citizens are in danger.
d) The US should pay the money it owes to the United Nations.
e) The US should withdraw from the UN completely.
f) Other
Indicate which principles you support concerning gun issues.
a) Expand the nationwide ban on the sale or transfer of assault weapons to include all forms of semi-automatic weapons.
b) Increase restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
c) Maintain all federal registration procedures and restrictions on possessing firearms.
d) Ease procedures on the purchase and registration of firearms.
Xe) Repeal all bans and measures that restrict law-abiding citizens from owning legally-obtained firearms.
Xf) Allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms that are legally owned and registered.
g) Other
Indicate which principles you support regarding America's health care system.
a) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income.
b) Provide vouchers to the working poor so they can buy into a private health care plan.
c) Implement a government-financed, single-payer national health care system similar to that of Canada.
d) Support a "managed competition" health care plan to contain costs and improve access that does not include mandated health alliances, government cost control powers, or employer/employee mandates.
Xe) Provide tax incentives for small businesses to help provide health care to their employees.
f) Allow middle and low income families to deduct yearly health care costs from their taxable income.
g) Establish limits on the amount of damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
Xh) Encourage tax-free medical savings accounts, which would be taxed if used for any purpose other than medical costs.
i) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care.
j) Other
Indicate which principles you support concerning illegal drugs.
Xa) Increase penalties for selling illegal drugs.
Xb) Impose mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs.
Xc) Impose capital punishment for convicted international drug traffickers.
Xd) Require drug testing for federal employees in sensitive positions (Air Traffic Control, National Park Police, Secret Service, etc.).
e) Strengthen current laws dealing with non-controlled substances, including inhalants and commercially available pills.
f) Increase funding of federally-sponsored drug education and drug treatment programs.
g) Decriminalize the possession and private use of marijuana.
h) Other
Indicate which principles you support regarding issues relating to immigration.
a) Further limit the number of immigrants allowed into the country.
b) Prohibit states from passing laws that deny human services (medical care, education) to illegal immigrants or their children.
c) Ease citizenship requirements in order to make it easier for immigrants to become United States citizens.
Xd) Establish English as the official and recognized language of the United States.
e) Provide extra federal aid to states with higher numbers of immigrants for necessary medical and social services.
f) Restrict the eligibility of legal immigrants for certain social programs (i.e. AFDC, HUD housing, food stamps, etc.).
Xg) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive US citizenship.
h) Other
YesShould the President be allowed to veto certain items of legislation while signing spending or tax bills into law?
The American people have consistently mentioned the decline of morals and ethics in America as a major problem facing the country. Explain what you will do as a member of Congress to address this concern.
Indicate which principles you support regarding the poor and homeless.
a) Provide tax incentives for companies to hire and train homeless people who want to work.
b) Increase funding of homeless shelters and low income housing projects.
c) Increase funding of programs that help alcoholics and drug addicts recover and find steady work.
d) Increase the minimum wage.
e) Provide homeless families with apartment vouchers they can use to supplement the cost of an apartment.
f) Provide government jobs for those who wish to work and cannot find a job in the private sector.
g) Increase the income tax deduction on individual contributions made to charities that help the poor and homeless.
h) Implement enterprise zones in communities with high unemployment.
i) Other
1) Indicate the changes you support (if any) concerning the tax levels for the following categories. Select one number only.
Income Taxes
a) Retiree income over $40,000
b) Family income less than $25,000
c) Family income $25-75,000
d) Family income $75-150,000
e) Family income over $150,000
Other Tax Issues
f) Alcohol taxes
g) Capital gains taxes
h) Charitable deductions
i) Cigarette taxes
j) Corporate income taxes
k) Earned income tax credit
l) Estate taxes
m) Medical expense deductions
n) Mortgage deductions
o) Other
2) Do you support replacing the US income tax structure with a flat income tax?
3) Do you support replacing the US income tax structure with a broad-based consumption tax?
Yes1) Do you support amending the Constitution to limit the number of terms which members of Congress can serve?
2) If you support term limits, how many years should each serve?
Senator (years)
Representatives (years)
Indicate which principles you support concerning terrorism.
a) Relax current guidelines that forbid the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from investigating terrorist groups when there is a "reasonable indication" of terrorist activities.
b) Relax wiretapping restrictions to give the FBI broader authority to investigate terrorist suspects.
c) Require that chemical tracing agents be added to commercially-sold products that can be used to produce explosives.
d) Implement tighter restrictions on firearm sales in an effort to hinder terrorist groups from stockpiling weapon arsenals.
e) Grant broader authority to the US Immigration and Naturalization Service to deny entrance visas to terrorist suspects.
f) Maintain limits on the authority of federal agencies investigating suspected terrorists.
g) Restrict the investigative authority of the FBI and other governmental agencies.
h) Other
No1) Do you support the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?
No2) Do you support broadening NAFTA to include other countries?
No3) Do you support the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)?
No4) Do you support the World Trade Organization (WTO)?
No5) Do you support lifting the trade embargo imposed against Cuba?
Yes6) Do you support imposing tariffs on products imported from nations that maintain restrictive trade barriers on American products?
Yes7) Should a nation's human rights record affect its "most favored nation" trading status with the United States?
Indicate which principles you support regarding unemployment.
Xa) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into areas with high unemployment.
b) Increase funding for national job-training programs.
c) Increase funding for public works projects such as the repair of roads and bridges.
Xd) Eliminate government regulations of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion.
Xe) Establish enterprise zones in areas with large numbers of unemployed people.
Xf) Overhaul the current unemployment system by focusing on training and education in skills needed in certain industries.
g) Eliminate any governmental programs designed to reduce unemployment.
h) Other
Indicate which principles you support regarding the US welfare system.
Xa) Strengthen child support collection procedures and increase penalties for parents who do not pay child support.
Xb) Impose a two-year limit on welfare benefits for recipients who are able to work.
c) Require welfare recipients to accept some form of government-sponsored job after two years if unemployed in the private sector.
Xd) Require that unwed teenage mothers live with a parent or guardian (if possible) and attend school to receive benefits.
Xe) Limit the benefits given to single women if they have additional children while receiving welfare benefits.
f) Provide child care services to welfare recipients who work or attend school.
g) Provide rent or housing supplement vouchers for low-income families.
h) Make no substantial changes at this time.
i) Increase funding of programs that prevent teen pregnancy and family break-up.
Xj) Support programs that give incentives for employers to hire and train welfare recipients.
k) Other
1) Explain your two main legislative priorities if elected to Congress.
2) Should your priorities require additional government funding, please explain how you intend to obtain the additional funding.
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