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Gene Green's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 29, Democratic
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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

  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Prohibit public funding of abortions and to organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Prohibit the dilation and extraction procedure, also known as "partial birth" abortion."
  • Gene Green. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Gene Green voted Nay on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Gene Green voted Yea on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Gene Green voted Nay on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of the Family Research Council 12 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Gene Green voted Nay on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Gene Green voted Yea on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Gene Green voted Yea on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Gene Green voted Nay on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Gene Green voted Nay on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed Gene Green in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Gene Green a rating of 100 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Planned Parenthood endorsed Gene Green in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Gene Green. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Gene Green voted Yea on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Gene Green voted Yea on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Gene Green voted Nay on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 670. 103th Congress. Abortion Counseling Bill. Gene Green voted Yea on 03/25/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Gene Green voted Yea on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Eliminate public funding for abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Prohibit the late-term abortion procedure known as "partial-birth" abortion."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1992 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Strongly Oppose" for: "Abortion should be illegal in all circumstances."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should be illegal when the fetus is viable, with or without life support."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Medicare, Medicaid, and federal subsidies should be prohibited from being used on abortion procedures."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1992 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Support" for: "Women should be able to get abortions if they want no matter what the reason."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Prohibit public funding of abortions and of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1992 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Support" for: "Federally funded abortions should be permitted."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. H Amdt 185. 103th Congress. Hyde Amendment. Gene Green voted Nay on 06/30/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Gene Green voted Nay on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Gene Green. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Gene Green voted Yea on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Gene Green. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Gene Green voted Nay on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Gene Green voted Yea on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Peace Action West. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of Peace Action West 38 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Issue Position: Defense and National Security. 1 January 2012. "Following the events of September 11, 2001, the United States took military action to remove the Taliban government in Afghanistan for its support of Osama bin-Laden and al-Qaeda. This action, known as Operation Enduring Freedom, began on October 7, 2001. By the end of 2001, the Taliban had been overthrown. Elements hostile to the United States had been cleared from the country and a new government was sworn in. Ten years later, thousands of casualties and hundreds of billions of dollars later, the U.S., NATO and the Afghan state are still fighting elements of al-Qaeda, the Taliban and other forces that are still attempting to overthrow the democratically-elected government in Kabul. Though many have expressed concerns about the reasons for our engagement abroad, I believe it is our obligation to give those who have sacrificed so much to serve our nation all they need to ensure their safety and ability to complete their mission. I am concerned about the growing cost of the wars abroad, as well as the expanding Pentagon budget, given our current budgetary difficulties. I believe we must ensure that we are guarding taxpayer dollars while meeting our nation's defense needs." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011. 22 December 2010. "Madam Speaker, H.R. 6523 is a strong bill that is intended to provide essential funding for our nation's troops, including providing our brave men and women in uniform the tools they need to succeed in our nation's missions in Iraq and Afghanistan." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "j) Should the United States increase military support for Afghanistan?"
  • Peace Action. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of the Peace Action 38 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Gene Green voted Nay on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Gene Green. HR 4200. 108th Congress. Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill. Gene Green voted Yea on 05/20/2004. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 4986. 110th Congress. Defense Authorizations Bill. Gene Green voted Yea on 01/16/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 5010. 108th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003. Gene Green voted Yea on 10/10/2002. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Medium Priority" for: "Indicate your priorities for spending any anticipated federal budget surplus. a) Defense"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. [?] c) Defense"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. c) Defense"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1992 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "If you are elected to Congress, how will you confront the issue of the national debt? Reduce governmental defense spending." If you are elected to Congress, how will you confront the issue of the national debt? Other or expanded principles: "Selective cuts in domestic spending."
  • Gene Green. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill. Gene Green voted Yea on 06/20/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007. Gene Green voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 4939. 110th Congress. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006. Gene Green voted Yea on 06/13/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Issue Position: Defense and National Security. 9 August 2012. "Though many have expressed concerns about the reasons for our engagement abroad, I believe it is our obligation to give those who have sacrificed so much to serve our nation all they need to ensure their safety and ability to complete their mission. I am concerned about the growing cost of the wars abroad, as well as the expanding Pentagon budget, given our current budgetary difficulties. I believe we must ensure that we are guarding taxpayer dollars while meeting our nation's defense needs." (green.house.gov)
  • Gene Green. Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011. 22 December 2010. "Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas. Madam Speaker, H.R. 6523 is a strong bill that is intended to provide essential funding for our nation's troops, including providing our brave men and women in uniform the tools they need to succeed in our nation's missions in Iraq and Afghanistan." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. c) Defense"
  • Gene Green. Houston Chronicle: Cut spending, not Social Security. 5 December 2011. "Along with much of the nation, I was disappointed to see that the congressional supercommittee's deliberations did not result in a deficit reduction plan. As a result, automatic cuts will be implemented across all federal government agencies, with 50 percent from defense spending and 50 percent from domestic programs. I hope that Congress comes together to come up with a more sensible approach than allowing across-the-board cuts." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Gene Green voted Nay on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 2642. 110th Congress. Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gene Green voted Yea on 06/19/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 3222. 110th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008. Gene Green voted Yea on 08/05/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 2561. 106th Congress. Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000. Gene Green voted Yea on 07/22/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Gene Green voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown 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

  • Gene Green. Green Comments on Release of Administration's 2005 Budget. 4 February 2004. "The budget fails to create jobs, and instead creates a $521 billion deficit - the highest deficit in history. It shortchanges education, health care and veterans' benefits. Instead of helping working families in Houston, it provides $1 trillion in additional tax breaks for those who need them least." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 10 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1992 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "If you are elected to Congress, how will you confront the issue of the national debt? Raise personal income taxes for all citizens."
  • Gene Green. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Gene Green voted Nay on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1992 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "If you are elected to Congress, how will you confront the issue of the national debt? Raise personal income taxes for citizens with incomes over $100,000."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Using the key above, indicate what federal tax levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. d) Over $150,000"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Using the key above, indicate what federal tax levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. d) Over $150,000"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1992 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "If you are elected to Congress, how will you confront the issue of the national debt? Raise corporate taxes."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1992 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Increasing the income taxes of those with incomes over $100,000."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. d) $100,001-$180,000"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. e) $180,001-$350,000"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Using the key below, indicate what levels you support concerning taxes, deductions, and tax credits in the following categories. Select one number per tax. d) Over $150,000"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "3) Do you support eliminating the Internal Revenue Service?"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "6) Do you support requiring a super-majority vote in both houses of Congress to raise taxes?"
  • Gene Green. Green Speaks Out about the Federal Deficit. 22 July 2011. "I do not want to increase taxes on anyone, but our country is facing very real financial challenges and at a time when tax rates are near historic lows, changes to the tax code should not be taken off the table without serious discussion and analysis." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 6 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1992 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "If you are elected to Congress, how will you confront the issue of the national debt? Reduce governmental domestic spending." If you are elected to Congress, how will you confront the issue of the national debt? Other or expanded principles: "Selective cuts in domestic spending."
  • Gene Green. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Gene Green voted Nay on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Gene Green voted Yea on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1992 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Strongly Support" for: "Which of the following measures designed to address the issue of unemployment do you support or oppose? Federal investment in America's infrastructure."
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Gene Green a rating of 3 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 0 percent in 2010." (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

  • Gene Green. 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."
  • Gene Green. Letter to the Honorable Sander Levin, Chairman Committee on Ways and Means. 25 May 2010. "As you continue to draft renewable energy tax legislation, we urge you to take all efforts to ensure that the tax credits create American jobs and put American manufacturing back to work." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into areas with high unemployment."
  • Gene Green. HR 2. 108th Congress. Jobs and Economic Growth bill. Gene Green voted Nay on 05/23/2003. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 2488. 106th Congress. Financial Freedom Act of 1999. Gene Green voted Nay on 08/05/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Rep. Gene Green Votes To Create Thousands Of Jobs. 4 March 2010. "Rep. Gene Green (TX-29) voted in favor of creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs this year. The bipartisan bill, H.R. 2847 the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, passed in the House today. Included in the bill is a payroll tax holiday for business that hire unemployed workers, an income tax credit of $1,000 for businesses that retain these employees, and tax cuts to spur new investment by small businesses to invest, expand, and hire workers." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Twitter: RepGeneGreen. 23 September 2010. "Rep. Green Lauds Tax Cuts and Access to Capital for Small Business Job Creation." (twitter.com)
  • Gene Green. Rep. Green Lauds Tax Cuts and Access to Capital for Small Business Job Creation. 23 September 2010. "Small businesses are the foundation of our economy and are an integral part of creating jobs and rebuilding the economy for the future [¦] Increased access to capital and new tax cuts will not only keep jobs in America, it will allow small businesses to make it in America." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 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

  • Gene Green. Issue Position: Elementary and Secondary Education. 1 January 2011. "When NCLB was passed in 2001, I voted for it. While I support the overall goals of No Child Left Behind, Congress must also ensure that any accountability system is funded adequately. Congress and the State should ensure that schools have the proper funding to meet the demands of NCLB. The biggest improvement that can be made to NCLB is to ensure that the standards set by this law are attainable by all students, especially those who are learning disabled and English Language Learners. Some schools have been penalized due to low performance scores, however, it has been noted that most of these cases involve students with learning disabilities. A fair and equitable system is necessary in order to accurately evaluate the needs of schools, and more importantly, the students. I will work hard to ensure that this happens as Congress goes to reauthorize the law [¦] I am concerned about the broad use of school vouchers and object to their use. While we must address the problem of underperforming schools, we should not punish underperforming schools by removing their Title I funding and issuing vouchers to a lucky few students. Vouchers result in less money for schools that have already proven that they need more funding. An underperforming school that loses large portions of federal aid will only get worse, and the students who don't receive vouchers will only fall farther behind their peers." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support the federal government funding universal pre-K programs."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Eliminate all federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. d) Education"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Providing education is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "l) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing in reading and math."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "State" for: "Indicate which level of government should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. 3) Education"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional 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)"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Promote education flexibility by giving federal funds, in the form of block grants, to the states to spend it as they see fit."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. [?] d) Education"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1992 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "If elected to Congress, which of the following proposals designed to change our nations' public education system will you support? Increased national testing."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1992 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "If elected to Congress, which of the following proposals designed to change our nations' public education system will you support? National curricula and standards."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Eliminate the Department of Education, thereby giving state and local government greater control over educational issues."
  • Gene Green. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Gene Green voted Nay on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" 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)"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • Gene Green. HR 1804. 104th Congress. Goals 2000: Educate America Act. Gene Green voted Yea on 03/23/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. d) Education"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "State" for: "Indicate which level of government that should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. c) Education"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Give all federal education funding to states in the form of block grants and allow them to spend it as they see fit."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Gene Green. HR 3534. 112th Congress. Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments. Gene Green voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)."
  • Gene Green. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Gene Green voted Did Not Vote on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of Environment America 93 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. H Amdt 773. 112th Congress. Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards. Gene Green voted Yea on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. The Need for Offshore Drilling. 29 July 2008. "This nation cannot afford to put off serious energy reform any longer. Let's start with more domestic drilling by lifting the 27-year-old federal ban on offshore drilling." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Issue Position: Energy. "Improvements in technology allow us to produce both onshore and offshore with a minimal, temporary impact on the surrounding environment. Texans have taken the lead by proving that we can do this safely in the Gulf of Mexico, without harming our environment [¦] I support research into environmental improvements for producing oil and gas, developing clean coal power, and newer renewable energy technologies like wind power." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Issue Position: Energy. "I was actively involved in pressing the Administration to increase both the shallow water and deep water offshore drilling, having stressed the importance of safe offshore energy production to our Nation's energy security and our Gulf Coast economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Gasoline for America's Security Act of 2005. 7 October 2005. "People say there is no global spare oil capacity. Well, there is a lot here in the U.S. but we aren't allowed to use it--that is why I support expanded oil and gas production offshore in the OCS." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Drilling Natural Gas Will Save Money Says Congressman Gene Green. 28 September 2005. "We need to eliminate the barriers to energy production in OCS and share revenues with states. We need to tap these wells or we are not only going to feel the impact on the economy, but we are going to feel the impact on our wallets." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 “ 2. 19 May 2005. "Opening up the Offshore Continental Shelf will save $300 billion in natural gas costs over 20 years [¦] If we do not explore and produce off our potential, whether it be California, the eastern Gulf of Mexico, or anywhere else, we are going to continue to be held up by the world price. Our consumers will pay for it." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006. 29 June 2006. "The high prices we pay for home heating and manufacturing are a direct result of the fact that our U.S. natural gas is locked up by federal bans. Unless we open our offshore areas, the U.S. will experience shortages of natural gas over the coming winters." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Conference Report on H.R. 6, Energy Policy Act of 2005. 28 July 2005. "America's vast offshore energy resources remain largely off-limits even though our coast would not be threatened by development. Contrary to political scare tactics of certain organizations, oil and gas can be safely produced, whether it is Florida, California, or the east coast." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1992 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Support" for: "Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration."
  • Gene Green. Twitter: RepGeneGreen. 31 August 2010. "Rep. Green Calls for Immediate Lifting of de facto Moratorium." (twitter.com)
  • Gene Green. Twitter: RepGeneGreen. 10 March 2011. "Rep. Gene Green Supports Extending Gulf Oil and Gas Leases." (twitter.com)
  • Gene Green. Twitter: RepGeneGreen. 1 December 2010. "Rep. Gene Green Advocates for Gulf Energy Production." (twitter.com)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Support opening a select portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Support opening a select portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Support domestic oil exploration in areas that are currently restricted."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Support opening a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration."
Yes Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

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  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Support Clear Skies Act to reduce power plant emissions by setting a national cap on pollutants."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Reduce current federal regulations on the environment."
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of Environment America 93 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • Gene Green. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Gene Green voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Eliminate government regulations of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • Gene Green. 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."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Impose stricter national air quality standards."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "m) Support the Kyoto Protocol to limit global warming."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Reduce government regulation of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "l) Support the U.S. re-entering the Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Support the U.S. re-entering the current Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits under "cap and trade" laws."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Adhere to the United Nations treaty regarding global climate change."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits."
  • Gene Green. 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."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "k) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits."
  • Gene Green. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Gene Green voted Yea on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 60 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

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  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Reauthorize the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Gene Green. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Gene Green voted Yea on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Gene Green voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. H Amdt 390. 103th Congress. Instant Background Checks for Gun Purchase Amendment. Gene Green voted Yea on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Gene Green voted Nay on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. 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."
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Gene Green in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Gene Green a grade of 36." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease procedures on the purchase and registration of firearms."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1992 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Support" for: "A mandatory waiting period before the purchase of a handgun."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Gene Green. HR 1025. 103th Congress. Brady Handgun Bill. Gene Green voted Nay on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Increase federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Favor allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain all federal registration procedures and restrictions on possessing firearms."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Increase restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Ban the sale, ownership or possession of handguns except by law enforcement and other government officials."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1992 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Oppose" for: "A ban on the sale and possession of assault-style semiautomatic weapons."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Require background checks of gun buyers at gun shows."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal all bans and measures that restrict law-abiding citizens from owning legally-obtained firearms."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Decrease" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. d) Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Renew the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Gene Green. 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."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Allow individuals to carry concealed guns."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. c) Enforcement of existing restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms that are legally owned and registered."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Gene Green. Chron.com: Arizona assassination attempt doesn't change any Texas minds on gun control. 9 August 2012. "Gene Green, while opposing new gun restrictions, says the Tucson shootings could begin a useful debate about mental health issues. 'If there is something we need to do that would keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill, I think we should do that,' Green said" (blog.chron.com)
  • Gene Green. Congressional Record - 112th Congress (2011-2012). 16 November 2011. "Mr. Chair, I rise in strong support of H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. This important, bipartisan, legislation reinforces fundamental rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution by allowing any person with a valid, state-issued concealed firearm permit to carry a concealed firearm in any state that issues concealed firearm permits. As an avid hunter and outdoorsman, and as a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, I can share with personal experience the frustration of my fellow hunters and outdoorsmen the absurdity of having to know which states recognize visiting permit holders from other states and which states that do not. Our country should not force its law-abiding citizens to check in their fundamental right to self-defense at the state line." (thomas.loc.gov)
  • Gene Green. Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. 20 October 2005. "Some people in this country are politically opposed to the firearm industry and believe most firearms should be illegal or hard to obtain [¦] However, that is not fair to the firearm industry, which is not only completely legal, but has the right to own their product enshrined in the U.S. Constitution." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Gene Green voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. Gene Green voted Yea on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 26 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 4296. 104th Congress. Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons. Gene Green voted Nay on 05/05/1994. (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

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  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Gene Green. 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."
  • Gene Green. 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."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1992 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Elimination of private insurance in favor of a program administered and paid for by the federal government and run by the states, similar to the health care system in Canada."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1992 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Do you consider the fact that many Americans do not have health insurance to be a problem, and if so, please note which of the following proposals you favor? No reform necessary at this time."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal healthcare program to guarantee coverage to all Americans, regardless of income."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Providing healthcare is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1992 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Implementation of a "play or pay" program where employers must enroll their employees and families in a basic health plan or contribute to a public fund that will provide health care for everyone without coverage."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Gene Green. Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act. 19 January 2011. "Repeal, H.R. 2, would be a major setback to what we're trying to do in our own district [¦] My Republican colleagues want to work on improving it. I'm here to do it, but repeal is not the answer." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011. 18 February 2011. "Small businesses are receiving billions of dollars in tax credits to provide health care coverage [¦] Defunding health care would end these benefits and put insurance companies back in charge." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Health Care Reform. 16 March 2010. "While no bill is perfect, my greatest concern is ensuring that the people of our district have greater access to healthcare. Your health care decisions shouldn't be made by the government or by an insurance company. Your health care decisions should be made by you." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Facebook: Wall. 28 June 2012. "Extremely glad that the Affordable Care Act was upheld by the Supreme Court. This is a monumental and critical moment. The United States is the best nation in the world and now no individual will suffer because they don't have access to affordable and quality health care." (www.facebook.com)
  • Gene Green. Repealing Mandatory Funding for Graduate Medical Education. 24 May 2011. "I joked on the floor one night to my colleague from Georgia, I wish they would name it the Green Act, GreenCare instead of ObamaCare, because I am so proud of that law." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Gene Green voted Nay 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

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  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Grant U.S. citizenship to children born in the US only if their parents immigrated legally."
  • Gene Green. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Gene Green voted Nay on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • Gene Green. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Gene Green voted Yea on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive U.S. citizenship."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Illegal immigrants should have to return to their countries of origin before being considered for citizenship."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Prohibit states from passing laws that deny human services (medical care, education) to illegal immigrants or their children."
  • Gene Green. 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."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Allow legalization for certain illegal immigrants working in the U.S."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for certain illegal immigrants who already reside in the United States."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Illegal immigrants should be given a pathway to citizenship."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive US citizenship."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 86 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of the American Family Association 5 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 42 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Gene Green voted Yea on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Gene Green voted Yea on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 86 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Gene Green voted Nay on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "i) Do you support a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform. Other or expanded principles: "i) For state law"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding social issues. Other or expanded principles: "Marriage is state government issue"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "j) Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "k) Should marriage be restricted to a union only between a man and a woman?"
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 53 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Marriage Protection Amendment. 28 July 2006. "I believe that the institution of marriage should consist of one man and one woman and I voted for the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act [¦] The Defense of Marriage Act supports our state laws. Marriage is a state issue and it should remain so." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of the Family Research Council 14 percent in 2006." (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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  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Do you support pre-emptive military strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to United States national security?"
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "f) Do you support a policy of pre-emptive strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to national security?"
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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  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Gene Green supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 100 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which are managed by the government."
  • Gene Green. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Texas Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "" for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts that they manage themselves."
  • Gene Green signed Progressive Change Campaign Committee: Social Security Protectors. 9 August 2012. "Social Security belongs to the people who have worked hard all their lives and contributed to it. Social Security is a promise that must not be broken. We need to strengthen Social Security, not cut it. That is why I oppose any cuts to Social Security benefits, including increasing the retirement age. I also oppose any effort to privatize Social Security, in whole or in part." (socialsecurityprotectors.com)

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Texas Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage 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) regarding abortion.
a) Abortions should always be illegal.
b) Abortions should always be legal.
c) Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester.
d) Abortions should be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape.
e) Abortions should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered.
f) Dilation and extraction or "partial-birth" abortion procedures should be legal.
g) Medicare, Medicaid, and federal subsidies should be prohibited from being used on abortion procedures.
h) Other or expanded principles.

Support Roe v Wade

Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once.
1) Budget Priorities
Slightly Decreasea) Agriculture
Maintain Statusb) Arts
Maintain Statusc) Defense
Slightly Increased) Education
Slightly Increasee) Environment
Slightly Increasef) FEMA
Maintain Statusg) Homeland security
Maintain Statush) International aid
Slightly Increasei) Law enforcement (Federal)
Slightly Increasej) Law enforcement (State)
Greatly Increasek) Medical research
Slightly Increasel) National parks
Greatly Increasem) Public health services
Slightly Increasen) Scientific research
Maintain Statuso) Space exploration programs
Slightly Increasep) Transportation and highway infrastructure
Slightly Decreaseq) United Nations
Maintain Statusr) Welfare
s) Other or expanded categories
2) Defense Spending
Slightly Increasea) Armed forces personnel training
Maintain Statusb) Intelligence operations
Maintain Statusc) Military hardware
Maintain Statusd) Modernization of weaponry and equipment
Slightly Decreasee) National missile defense
Greatly Increasef) Pay for active duty personnel
Greatly Increaseg) Programs to improve troop retention rates
Maintain Statush) Research and development of new weapons
Greatly Increasei) Troop and equipment readiness
j) Other or expanded categories
3) Taxes
Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once.
Family Income Taxes
Maintain Statusa) Less than $12,000
Slightly Decreaseb) $12,001-$40,000
Slightly Decreasec) $40,001-$100,000
Slightly Increased) $100,001-$180,000
Greatly Increasee) $180,001-$350,000
f) $350,001 and above
g) Other or expanded categories
Other Taxes
Slightly Increasea) Alcohol taxes
Slightly Increaseb) Capital gains taxes
Greatly Increasec) Cigarette taxes
Slightly Increased) Corporate taxes
Slightly Increasee) Gasoline taxes
Slightly Increasef) Inheritance taxes
g) Other or expanded categories

e) For Trans

Deductions/Credits
Maintain Statusa) Charitable contribution deduction
Maintain Statusb) Child tax credit
Maintain Statusc) Earned income tax credit
Maintain Statusd) Medical expense deduction
Maintain Statuse) Mortgage deduction
Maintain Statusf) Student loan credit
g) Other or expanded categories
No4) Do you support the permanent repeal of the federal estate tax?
Yes5) Do you support requiring the federal budget to be balanced each year?
6) Other or expanded principles

I did not support President Bush's tax cuts

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform.
Xa) Support increasing the amount individuals are permitted to contribute to federal campaigns.
b) Prohibit Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions to candidates for federal office.
c) Allow unregulated soft money campaign contributions to political parties or committees.
d) Remove all contribution limits on federal campaigns and parties.
Xe) Support prohibiting ads containing candidates' name that are paid for by third parties from airing 60 days before a primary and 30 days before a general federal election.
f) Support instant run-off voting (IRV).
Xg) Support designating Election Day as a national holiday.
h) Support giving the President the power of the line item veto for items concerning appropriations.
i) Support limiting the President's use of signing statements in order to prevent an alternative interpretation of the bill.
Xj) Support a federal shield law to protect reporter-source privilege.
k) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding crime.
Xa) Support the use of the death penalty for federal crimes.
b) Eliminate the use of the death penalty for federal crimes.
Xc) Support programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
Xd) Support programs to provide prison inmates with drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
e) Reduce prison sentences for those who commit non-violent crimes.
Xf) Support mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs.
Xg) Support strict penalties for internet crime (e.g. hacking, identity theft, worms/viruses).
Xh) Require that crimes based on sexual orientation be prosecuted as federal hate crimes.
i) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education.
Xa) Support the federal government funding universal pre-K programs.
b) Allow parents to use vouchers to send their children to any public school.
c) Allow parents to use vouchers to send their children to any private or religious school.
d) Allow teachers and professionals to receive federal funding to establish charter or magnet schools.
Xe) Increase funding for the Pell Grant program.
Xf) Decrease interest rates of Stafford Loans.
Xg) Support federal tax incentives to help families save for college.
Xh) Ban university financial aid officers from owning stock in or accepting gifts from student loan lenders.
Xi) Require universities to disclose financial relationships with lenders.
j) Support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind).
k) Eliminate all federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind).
l) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding employment.
Xa) Increase funding for national job-training programs that retrain displaced workers or teach skills needed in today’s job market.
b) Reduce government regulation of the private sector.
Xc) Encourage employers to offer child care services, flex-time scheduling, comp-time, and unpaid leave for family emergencies.
Xd) Increase the federal minimum wage.
Xe) Support the right of workers to unionize.
f) Eliminate all federal programs designed to reduce unemployment.
Xg) Include sexual orientation in federal anti-discrimination laws.
Xh) Include gender identity in federal anti-discrimination laws.
i) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy.
Xa) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Water Act.
Xb) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act.
Xc) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil).
Xd) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles.
Xe) Strengthen fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles.
Xf) Support domestic oil exploration in areas that are currently restricted.
g) Encourage further development and use of alternative fuels.
h) Support the use of ethanol as an alternative fuel.
Xi) Support research and development of nuclear reactors as an alternative energy source.
j) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits under "cap and trade" laws.
Xk) Support international mandatory emission targets to limit global warming.
l) Support international voluntary emission targets to limit global warming.
m) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding guns.
Xa) Allow individuals to carry concealed guns.
b) Ban the sale, ownership or possession of handguns except by law enforcement and other government officials.
On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories.
Maintain Statusc) Enforcement of existing restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
Slightly Decreased) Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
e) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health.
Xa) Implement a universal healthcare program to guarantee coverage to all Americans, regardless of income.
b) Expand eligibility for tax-free medical savings accounts.
Xc) Allow the importation of prescription drugs into the United States.
Xd) Support expanding prescription drug coverage under Medicare.
e) Offer tax credits to individuals and small businesses to offset the cost of insurance coverage.
Xf) Support expanding child healthcare programs.
g) Providing healthcare is not a responsibility of the federal government.
h) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration.
Xa) Decrease the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country.
b) Establish English as the official national language.
c) Support a temporary worker program.
Xd) Support harsher financial punishments for those who knowingly employ illegal immigrants.
e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States.
f) Illegal immigrants should have to return to their countries of origin before being considered for citizenship.
Xg) Illegal immigrants should be given a pathway to citizenship.
h) Support merit-based visas over family-based visas.
i) Other or expanded principles
International Aid
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding international aid.
a) Support the United States granting aid to countries when extraordinary circumstances cause disaster and threaten civilian lives.
Xb) Support the United States granting aid to countries when it is in the security interests of the United States.
Xc) Eliminate United States aid for any nation with documented human rights abuses.
d) Aid granted by the United States should be scaled back and eventually eliminated.
e) Other or expanded principles
International Policy
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding international policy.
Yesa) Should the United States continue to provide leadership in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process?
Yesb) Should the United States support the creation of a Palestinian state?
Yesc) Should the United States impose greater international sanctions on Iran if it continues to defy United Nations mandates?
Yesd) Should the United States support the Lebanese government against insurgent forces?
Noe) Should the United States maintain its troop levels in Iraq?
Yesf) Should the United States withdraw its troops from Iraq?
g) Discuss your proposals for Iraq.
Yesh) Should the United States apply greater economic and diplomatic sanctions against North Korea if it fails to abide by its agreement to suspend its nuclear program?
Yesi) Should the United States increase financial support for Afghanistan?
Yesj) Should the United States increase military support for Afghanistan?
Undecidedk) Should the United States trade nuclear fuel to India for civilian purposes?
Undecidedl) Should the United States decrease financial support for Pakistan?
Undecidedm) Should the United States decrease military support for Pakistan?
Yesn) Should the United States be involved in bringing an end to the violence in Darfur, Sudan?
Yeso) Should the United States be involved in bringing an end to the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo?
Yesp) Should the United States provide economic and military support to the Transitional Government of Somalia?
Yesq) Should the United States use sanctions to encourage the government of Zimbabwe to end its human rights abuses?
Yesr) Should the United States support the creation of an independent nation of Kosovo?
s) Other or expanded principles
International Trade
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding international trade.
Undecideda) Do you support the United States imposing economic sanctions on China?
Undecidedb) Do you support the United States imposing trade sanctions on Venezuela?
Noc) Do you support the United States involvement in free trade agreements?
Yesd) Do you support the United States involvement in intergovernmental organizations dedicated to trade?
e) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding national security.
Yesa) Do you support using military tribunals to try suspected terrorists when ordinary civilian courts are deemed inappropriate or impractical?
Nob) Should law enforcement agencies have greater discretion to monitor domestic communications, to prevent future terrorist attacks?
Yesc) Should the United States hold foreign states accountable for terrorists who operate in their country?
Yesd) Should the federal government increase funding to states and cities for homeland security?
Yese) Do you support pre-emptive military strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to United States national security?
Nof) Do you support the creation of a federal identification card system?
Nog) Do you support long-term use of National Guard troops to supplement the armed forces in assignments overseas?
Undecidedh) Should the United States expand its missile defense shield?
i) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding social issues.
a) Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry?
Nob) Do you support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman?
Yesc) Do you support federal funding for research on existing embryonic stem cell lines?
Yesd) Do you support federal funding to create lines of stem cells from new embryos?
Yese) Should the federal government consider race and gender in government contracting decisions?
Yesf) Should the federal government continue affirmative action programs?
Yesg) Should the federal government regulate internet gambling?
h) Other or expanded principles

Marriage is state government issue

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Social Security.
a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts that they manage themselves.
Xb) Ensure the viability of Social Security by increasing the payroll tax.
c) Decrease benefits paid to retirees.
d) Support proportional increases of Social Security benefits based on the cost of living index.
Xe) Raise the retirement age for individual eligibility to receive full Social Security benefits.
f) Other or expanded principles

Raise age with at least 20 yrs. advance notice and still allow early retirement at age 62

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding welfare and poverty.
a) Require welfare recipients to spend at least 40 hours a week in a combination of work and training programs.
Xb) Continue to give states and local governments flexibility in and responsibility for welfare programs through federal block grants.
Xc) Support housing assistance for welfare recipients.
d) Abolish all federal welfare programs.
e) Other or expanded principles
Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

Expanded health care, education and job training programs.

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