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Greg P. Walden

Greg Walden's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Greg P. Walden
Office: U.S. House (OR) - District 2, Republican
First Elected: 11/03/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 2
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Mylene; 1 Child: Anthony
Birth Date: 01/10/1957
Birth Place: The Dalles, OR
Home City: Hood River, OR
Religion: Episcopalian
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Issue Positions

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Greg Walden. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Greg Walden voted Nay on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Greg Walden voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 43 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 83 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Greg Walden voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Greg Walden voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (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 Greg Walden a rating of 63 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Greg Walden voted Yea on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Greg Walden voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Greg Walden voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Greg Walden voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of the Family Research Council 75 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Greg Walden. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Greg Walden voted Yea on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Greg Walden voted Yea on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Greg Walden voted Yea on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Greg Walden voted Nay on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Greg Walden. HR 2561. 106th Congress. Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000. Greg Walden voted Yea on 07/22/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Greg Walden voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Greg Walden voted Yea on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 2642. 110th Congress. Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Greg Walden voted Yea on 06/19/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 4986. 110th Congress. Defense Authorizations Bill. Greg Walden voted Yea on 01/16/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 3222. 110th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008. Greg Walden voted Yea on 08/05/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007. Greg Walden voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill. Greg Walden voted Yea on 06/20/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 4939. 110th Congress. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006. Greg Walden voted Yea on 06/13/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 4200. 108th Congress. Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill. Greg Walden voted Yea on 05/20/2004. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 5010. 108th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003. Greg Walden voted Yea on 10/10/2002. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Recovery. 28 September 2010. "Yet it is not just about taxation. We must also look at the expending side of the equation, which is widely acknowledged. Our defense budget can be reduced and redirected." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Parks. Burns Times-Herald: Congressman talks about appropriations bill, forest issues and the military. 4 April 2012. "Regarding the military, Walden stated that the U.S. is seeing reductions in force and military spending, but "we are still at war and there are still bad guys out there." He explained that other countries are drastically reducing their military, and we need to maintain a visible military force. "I'd rather carry a big stick and walk softly than have no stick," Walden said." (burnstimesherald.info)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Greg Walden. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Greg Walden voted Yea on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 2488. 106th Congress. Financial Freedom Act of 1999. Greg Walden voted Yea on 08/05/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "3) Do you support eliminating the Internal Revenue Service?"
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "6) Do you support requiring a super-majority vote in both houses of Congress to raise taxes?"
  • Greg Walden. Speaker Appoints Walden to Help Negotiate Differences Between House, Senate. 12 January 2012. "The President is right when he said that it would be inexcusable for our elected leaders to enjoy an extended vacation and give 160 million Americans the worst kind of Christmas present: a tax increase. As a small business owner for more than two decades, I have this gut reaction when big problems get ignored and rhetoric is substituted for solutions." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I, _____, pledge to the taxpayers of the (____ district of the) state of ______ 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." (atr.org)
  • Charles Pope. The Oregonian: Debt ceiling forces Oregon's lawmakers to confront the taxing question of taxes. 8 July 2011. "Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon's lone Republican and the only lawmaker from the state to sign the Americans for Tax Reform no-tax pledge, is unequivocal. Even closing loopholes that only affect a narrow band of people and businesses should be off limits unless the added revenue is offset by spending cuts." (www.oregonlive.com)
  • Greg Walden. Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Recovery. 28 September 2010. "There are real problems that we should be zeroing in on, like the alternative minimum tax. It was a millionaire's tax some 40 years ago that now threatens 30 million American families, not the billionaires. They won't pay it at all. It will be the near rich and the middle class. It was a system that was actually made worse the way the Bush tax cuts were structured." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Rep. Greg Walden delivers the Weekly Republican Address. 18 September 2010. "First, Republicans want to stop all of the tax hikes that are set to take effect on January 1st. Now, for his part, President Obama proposes raising taxes on half of small business income in America. But economists, and frankly a growing chorus of Democrats in Congress, agree with us that raising taxes on anyone in a struggling economy -- especially small businesses -- is the exact wrong thing to do." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Walden Statement on Extension of Payroll Tax Holiday. 12 January 2012. "I strongly believe that the House-passed plan to extend the payroll tax holiday for one year, unemployment insurance with reforms for 13 months, and a fix for Medicare reimbursement to our doctors for 24 months is the best policy that's been offered so far" (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 80 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 88 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Greg Walden. Rep. Greg Walden Delivers the Weekly Republican Address. 18 September 2010. "Americans have had enough of permanent bailouts, government takeovers, and 'stimulus' spending sprees. Democrats' job-killing policies have left our small businesses tied up in uncertainty and our economy bogged down by nearly 10 percent unemployment [¦] Next, Republicans want to cut non-security government spending to 2008 levels, before all of the bailouts, before the government takeovers, and the "stimulus' spending sprees began." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Where are the Jobs? 12 March 2009. "Mr. Speaker, Republicans come to you today to talk about some of the same things that my colleague who just finished was talking about, but we are going to try and liven it up a little bit. Because, you see, the Democrats have controlled the Congress for the last 3 years, not the last 10 months or 11 months, but the last 3 years. But in the last 11 months, Americans have lost 2.9 million jobs[...] In fact, as I look at this, we would have been better off under the President's proposal, the Democrats' plan on the stimulus to have had no stimulus at all if you look at what they predicted versus what reality is." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Oregon lawmakers tell super committee how to fix the federal budget. 15 November 2011. "America cannot afford the runaway spending that defines the federal budget. Earlier this year, I voted for a budget that would cut would cut $5.8 trillion in government spending relative to the current-policy baseline, repeal the sweeping health care law, strengthen Medicare and Social Security for future generations while protecting those at or near retirement, and spur job growth." (www.oregonlive.com)
  • Greg Walden. The top priority: Jobs for Oregonians. 16 September 2011. "Greg Walden opposed the stimulus and supported a plan to reduce the tax burden on small businesses, which create nearly 80 percent of the new jobs in the United States. The job-creation legislation that Greg Walden supports would create twice the jobs at half the price as the $862 billion stimulus. When the bill was signed into law, the White House promised that the stimulus would produce 41,000 new jobs in Oregon by June 2010. Unfortunately, even with the stimulus, the state actually lost 49,000 jobs during that same time frame. Many Oregonians are fearful and angry about runaway government spending and its implications for future generations. More spending isn't the solution. We need real solutions that will create jobs and lift our economy." (walden.house.gov)
  • Greg Walden. Rep. Greg Walden Reaction to The State of The Union. 27 January 2010. "If there's one thing we've learned over the past year, it's that bigger government will not solve the country's economic problems. Since President Obama signed the $862 billion so-called stimulus into law, 2.7 million American jobs have vanished and unemployment has risen from 7.6 percent to 10 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Greg Walden voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Greg Walden voted Yea on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Issue Position: Jobs for Oregonians. 1 January 2010. "He also knows that we cannot grow the economy by growing government. The best way to revive the economy and create jobs is to reduce government spending and incentivize businesses to create jobs [¦] Greg Walden opposed the stimulus and supported a plan to reduce the tax burden on small businesses, which create nearly 80 percent of the new jobs in the United States." (votesmart.org)
  • 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 Greg Walden a rating of 90 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Jobs and the Recovery. 15 December 2009. "So when you heard about this stimulus, the American Recovery Act and how evil it was the Republicans didn't vote for it, remember where a lot of that money went; it went back into the government. It didn't go out into middle America. It didn't go out into rural America. Some of it did, certainly, but it did not go very far outside of Washington." (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

  • Greg Walden. The top priority: Jobs for Oregonians. 16 September 2011. "[Walden] also knows that we cannot grow the economy by growing government. The best way to revive the economy and create jobs is to reduce government spending and incentivize businesses to create jobs [¦] Greg Walden opposed the stimulus and supported a plan to reduce the tax burden on small businesses, which create nearly 80 percent of the new jobs in the United States [¦] Greg Walden will continue to oppose unnecessary regulation, support lower taxes on Oregon families and businesses, and work to stop wasteful spending and control our debt." (walden.house.gov)
  • Greg Walden. Issue Position: Jobs for Oregonians. 1 January 2010. "He also knows that we cannot grow the economy by growing government. The best way to revive the economy and create jobs is to reduce government spending and incentivize businesses to create jobs [¦] Greg Walden opposed the stimulus and supported a plan to reduce the tax burden on small businesses, which create nearly 80 percent of the new jobs in the United States." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 2488. 106th Congress. Financial Freedom Act of 1999. Greg Walden voted Yea on 08/05/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 2. 108th Congress. Jobs and Economic Growth bill. Greg Walden voted Yea on 05/23/2003. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into areas with high unemployment."
  • Greg Walden. The top priority: Jobs for Oregonians: Fix The Tax Code To Help Job Creators "America's tax code has grown too complicated and cumbersome. We need a tax code that is flatter, fairer, and simpler to ensure that everyone pays their fair share, lessen the burden on families, generate economic expansion, and create jobs by making America more competitive." (walden.house.gov)
  • Greg Walden. Bipartisan Letter Urges Renewable Energy Incentives for Non-Profits. 23 June 2011. "As Congress considers tax incentives to drive down the cost of innovative or renewable technologies, we urge you to support CREBs or other incentives that can assure that not-for-profit utility consumers have access to reliable and affordable energy on a basis comparable to consumers of for-profit utilities. Extending CREBs or providing comparable tax incentives for renewable energy would ensure that not-for profit utilities are provided the tools to help solve the nation's energy problems, simultaneously creating thousands of jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Rep. Walden Statement on Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. 3 October 2008. "For Oregon's renewable energy sector, this measure extends tax incentives that are creating green collar jobs right here in Oregon through the development of wind, solar and fuel cells while providing research incentives for clean coal, plug-in hybrid vehicles and other conservation initiatives that will help make America more energy independent." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred 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

  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked 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."
  • Greg Walden. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Greg Walden voted Yea on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing in reading and math."
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Local" for: "Indicate which level of government that should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. c) Education"
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Greg Walden. Congressman Greg Walden's Oregon Congressional Connection. 20 June 2008. "Meanwhile, I've participated in several hearings in the last few weeks on the issues related to the outrageous gas and diesel prices and the affect they're having on families, food and American jobs[...]As you probably know, I've long supported both development of alternative energy sources and new technologies, along with higher mileage standards for vehicles and other conservation efforts. But while we work toward a less-oil-dependant future, today we have a near-crisis on our hands. Over the years, I could see America becoming more dependent on foreign governments, cartels and companies for our oil and gas. That's why I've supported research funding to turn tar sands, shale and coal into liquid fuels, and I've supported accessing more of America's oil resources onshore and offshore using environmentally sound practices." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Video: Greg Walden reads "One More Job" ideas on gas prices, health care, and red tape. 27 October 2011. "The House has passed five different energy-related bills to expand access to America's great energy reserves. I've supported all five, they're now over in the Senate. I believe, if passed, they would help bring down the price of fuel." (youtu.be)
  • Greg Walden. H Amdt 773. 112th Congress. Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards. Greg Walden voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 3534. 112th Congress. Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments. Greg Walden voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of Environment America 33 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Greg Walden voted Yea on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States. 1 March 2011. "In light of continuing instability in the Middle East and in North Africa, we write today to urge your Administration's immediate action to ensure America's energy security by expediting the permitting process for safe offshore energy exploration and development without further delay." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Remarks by House Republican Leaders “ Energy Legislation. 19 August 2008. "It's time to access America's great energy reserves. It's time to open up these areas for exploration and development. And if we do, we'll generate revenues. We'll create jobs and we can fund the new technologies that will allow us to go to alternatives and get away from hydrocarbons. And that's what needs to happen. And so ladies and gentlemen, that's why we're here, because we want to see a change in how this Congress operates. We want the alternative to craft a policy that will work for America for today and the future, to access the great oil and energy reserves that are out there and could be ours. Why do we have to wait and let other countries be sovereign wealth states? What's wrong with having America generate revenue and invest in new technologies and education and maybe even pay down our debt?" (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Issue Position: Smarter Energy Future. 16 September 2011. "Congressman Walden has long supported an all-of-the-above approach to making America more energy independent, including production of our vast energy reserves. He authored legislation - the Security and Energy for America Act (SEA Act - HR 6779) - to create a ten-year funding source for renewable energy and is pushing for long-term tax renewable energy tax incentives so Oregon can create green collar jobs, produce energy, and better the environment. The United States exports around $1.6 billion every day for energy from countries and cartels that don't like us all that much. The country's Outer Continental Shelf contains an estimated 86 billion barrels of oil, yet most of it is off-limits to production. Enough is enough. Congressman Walden's SEA Act would take an 'all-of-the-above' approach to producing domestic energy for Americans to help bring down the price of energy and start transitioning the country to a smarter, cleaner, renewable energy future." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Greg Walden. Issue Position: Smarter Energy Future. 1 January 2010. "America's smarter energy future must include a plan to get us off foreign oil, provide the energy resources necessary to fuel the country's drive to remain the most powerful economy in the world, and do the right thing for the environment at the same time." (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of Environment America 33 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 10 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Greg Walden voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Greg Walden voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Adhere to the United Nations treaty regarding global climate change."
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon 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."
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Impose stricter national air quality standards."
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • Greg Walden. Committee Approves Key Bills to Protect Jobs, Prevent Higher Gas Prices, Stop Reckless Regulation. 15 March 2011. "The bipartisan Energy Tax Prevention Act, which prevents the EPA from transforming the Clean Air Act into a vehicle to impose costly greenhouse gas regulations to address climate change, passed through committee by a bipartisan vote of 34 to 19. Unless Congress intervenes, the EPA's efforts to impose a cap-and-trade agenda threaten to drive gas prices even higher, increase utility rates, send manufacturing jobs overseas, and hamstring our economic recovery." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

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  • Greg Walden. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Greg Walden voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 11 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Greg Walden a grade of 82." (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Greg Walden in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Greg Walden voted Yea on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Greg Walden voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Greg Walden voted Yea on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens."
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Increase federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Favor allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms."
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

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  • Greg Walden. Oregon lawmakers tell super committee how to fix the federal budget. 15 November 2011. "America cannot afford the runaway spending that defines the federal budget. Earlier this year, I voted for a budget that would cut would cut $5.8 trillion in government spending relative to the current-policy baseline, repeal the sweeping health care law, strengthen Medicare and Social Security for future generations while protecting those at or near retirement, and spur job growth." (www.oregonlive.com)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Greg Walden voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon 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."
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • Greg Walden. Video: Greg Walden reads "One More Job" ideas on gas prices, health care, and red tape. 27 October 2011. "I oppose the president's take over of health care and supported its repeal." (youtu.be)
  • Greg Walden. Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Recovery. 28 September 2010. "There are some on the other side of the aisle who talk about eliminating health care reform. No. We should actually accelerate the reforms that are in the health care bill so that they won't just save money but will actually improve health care. We can invest in value over volume. We must not ignore why the long-term picture is such a problem and certainly we don't want to make it worse." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Issue Position: Jobs for Oregonians. 1 January 2010. "Greg Walden opposed the government takeover of healthcare, which will raise taxes by over $500 billion and place new burdens on small businesses, all without bringing down the spiraling costs of health care. According to the White House's own formulas, the plan would eliminate up to 5 million American jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Issue Position: Rural Health Care. 1 January 2010. "Greg Walden has opposed the government takeover of healthcare, but supports reform that tackles the biggest problems, right now: 1. Give all individuals access to health care coverage regardless of pre-existing conditions. 2. Let individuals and small businesses group up to get coverage at lower prices, like unions do. 3. Provide assistance to those who still cannot access a doctor. 4. Protect and expand the doctor-patient relationship by putting patients before profits and politics. 5. Reduce junk lawsuits that drive up healthcare costs by billions of dollars a year." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act. 19 January 2011. "And I think that's one of the big arguments here that I get from the people out in my district is: Why did the government take over this, put all of these other provisions in, ram a bill through the House that creates this new trillion dollar entitlement that costs jobs and doesn't drive down the cost of health care? We can do better than this, given the chance. And under the Republicans, the committees will actually have a chance to work on a bill for replacement and everybody can participate from both sides of the aisle. And we will get it right and get to a patient-centered health care system in America that does reform the current system and drives down costs." (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

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  • Greg Walden. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Greg Walden voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Greg Walden in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Greg Walden in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Greg Walden voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon 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."
  • Greg Walden. Congressman Greg Walden's Oregon Congressional Connection. 22 December 2005. "Another key issue the House of Representatives addressed last week was that of illegal immigration [¦] The costs to our education, health care and criminal justice systems are overwhelming. In addition to supporting legislation earlier this year that allowed construction of the San Diego border fence to resume (which has already resulted in drastic decreases in illegal crossings), the legislation passed by the House last Friday included the construction of a fence along the southern border between Texas and Mexico. Other key provisions would enhance penalties for smuggling illegal aliens, support local law enforcement in their efforts to curb illegal immigration and establish a worker identification program, which is the first step toward creating a legitimate and successful program to allow citizens of other countries to legally enter the United States for the purpose of temporary employment." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Walden Outlines 2006 Agenda. 6 January 2005. "As a member of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, Walden has been active in efforts to not only gain control of our borders, but to curb spiraling law enforcement and health care costs associated with illegal immigration. In addition to examining ways to limit benefits to illegal immigrants, which encourage some to disregard our immigration policies, Walden will work with colleagues to establish a mechanism through which individuals can lawfully enter the United States to help meet our nation's workforce needs. [Walden recognizes that] '[t]he farming industry is especially reliant upon an immigrant workforce. We need to develop a workable program to meet their needs or we will wreak havoc on our farm communities'". (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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  • Greg Walden. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Greg Walden voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 27 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 20 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 71 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of the American Family Association 72 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of the Family Research Council 57 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Greg Walden voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Greg Walden voted Yea on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Greg Walden supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 56 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon 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."
  • Greg Walden. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Oregon 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."
  • Greg Walden. Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 3630, Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011. 8 February 2012. "But it should be done because otherwise it's less money going into the Social Security trust fund. And I think we'd all have to admit, as the actuaries do, that at the end of the day, the Social Security trust fund is not the best funded trust fund on the planet, and we are going to need to do some work to secure the retirement of future generations in Social Security." (votesmart.org)

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Congressional Election 1998 National Political Awareness Test

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

The Political Courage Test asks candidates which items they will support if elected. It does not ask them to indicate which items they will oppose. Through extensive research of public polling data, we discovered that voters are more concerned with what candidates would support when elected to office, not what they oppose. If a candidate does not select a response to any part or all of any question, it does not necessarily indicate that the candidate is opposed to that particular item.
Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion.
a) Abortions should always be legally available.
b) Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy.
c) Abortions should be legal only when the pregnancy resulted from incest, rape, or when the life of the woman is endangered.
d) Abortions should be legal only when the life of the woman is endangered.
e) Abortions should always be illegal.
f) Abortions should be limited by waiting periods and notification requirements as decided by each state government.
Xg) Prohibit the late-term abortion procedure known as "partial-birth" abortion.
Xh) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions.
i) Other
1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only.
Maintain Statusa) AIDS programs
b) Arts funding
c) Education (K-12)
d) Environmental programs
e) Foreign aid
f) Housing projects
g) Job training programs
h) Law enforcement
i) Medicaid
j) Medicare
k) NASA
l) Student loan programs
m) Welfare
n) Other
o) Other
p) Other
2) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following defense-related categories. Select one number (level) only.
Slightly Increasea) Armed Forces personnel training
Maintain Statusb) CIA appropriations
Maintain Statusc) Defense plant conversion
Maintain Statusd) Development of new weapons
Slightly Increasee) Military hardware
Maintain Statusf) Military space shuttle missions
Maintain Statusg) National Missile Defense Program
Slightly Increaseh) Pay for active duty personnel
i) Other
Yes3) Do you support amending the U.S. Constitution to require an annual balanced federal budget?
4) Indicate how you would apply the expected federal budget surplus.
a) Social Security
Xb) Medicare
Xc) Tax cuts
Xd) Federal debt reduction
Xe) Other

Federal debt reduction first, then Medicare, then tax cuts.

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance reform.
a) Remove all legislative limits on campaign financing.
b) Establish spending limits on congressional campaigns.
c) Provide public funding for federal candidates who comply with campaign spending limits.
d) Support legislation that would increase the federal limits on individual contributions.
Xe) Strengthen and enforce legislation that encourages full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information.
f) Prohibit Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions to candidates for federal office.
g) Provide free or low-cost television advertising to candidates who agree to voluntary campaign spending limits.
Xh) Ban the unregulated campaign contributions known as soft money.
i) Pass legislation banning issue advocacy commercials by outside groups within 60 days of an election.
Xj) Prohibit non-U.S. citizens from making contributions to federal campaigns.
k) Other
Indicate which principles you support (if any) to address crime.
Xa) Broaden use of the death penalty for federal crimes.
Xb) 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.
d) Fund programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
e) Expand funding for community policing programs.
Xf) Increase penalties for the possession of any illegal firearms.
Xg) Prosecute youths accused of a felony as adults.
h) Increase funding for local Boys & Girls Clubs and other independent organizations in communities with at-risk youth.
i) Reduce prison sentences for those who commit non-violent crimes.
j) Deport all permanent resident aliens convicted of a felony.
k) Other
Indicate which principles you support (if any) 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.
d) Strengthen current laws dealing with non-controlled substances, including inhalants and commercially available pills.
e) Increase funding of federally-sponsored drug education and drug treatment programs.
f) Decriminalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Xg) Increase funding for border security to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S.
h) Other
1) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the economy and employment.
a) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into areas with high unemployment.
b) Increase funding for national job-training programs that re-train displaced workers or teach skills needed in today's job market.
Xc) Reduce government regulations on the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion.
d) Establish empowerment zones in areas with large numbers of unemployed people.
e) Eliminate any federal programs designed to reduce unemployment.
f) Increase the minimum wage.
Xg) Pass legislation that encourages employers to offer their employees the options of flex-time scheduling, comp-time and unpaid leave to attend to their family responsibilities.
Xh) Provide tax credits for businesses that provide on-site child care.
2) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding affirmative action and discrimination.
a) The federal government should consider race and sex in making government contracting decisions.
b) The federal government should continue affirmative action programs only if such programs do not include quotas.
Xc) The federal government should discontinue affirmative action programs.
d) The federal government should prosecute cases of discrimination in the public sector.
e) The federal government should prosecute cases of discrimination in the private sector.
f) The federal government should include sexual orientation in its anti-discrimination laws.
g) Other
1) Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning education.
a) Support national standards and testing in reading and math.
b) Allow parents to use vouchers to send their children to any publicly funded school.
c) Allow parents to use vouchers to send their children to any participating school: public, private or religious.
d) Allow parents to use tax-free savings accounts to send their children to any publicly funded school.
e) Allow parents to use tax-free savings accounts to send their children to any participating school: public, private or religious.
f) Support creation of more charter schools where teachers and professionals receive authorization and funding to establish new schools.
Xg) Give all federal education funding to states in the form of block grants and allow them to spend it as they see fit.
h) Support voluntary teacher testing and reward teachers with merit pay.
i) Increase funding for block grants to states to help them hire additional teachers.
j) Other
2) Do you support amending the U.S. Constitution to guarantee the right to religious expression and voluntary prayer in public places, including schools?
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding America's environment and natural resources.
Xa) Require the state to fully compensate citizens when environmental regulations limit uses on privately owned land.
b) Strengthen the Clean Water Act.
Xc) Change the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to limit the number of habitats eligible to be designated as endangered.
d) Increase fees charged to ranchers who graze cattle on federal lands.
e) Revise the 1872 mining law to increase the fees charged to mining companies using federal lands.
f) Encourage development of alternative fuels to reduce pollution.
g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks.
h) Increase federal taxes on gasoline and diesel fuels to promote conservation and alternative fuel development.
i) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels.
j) Impose stricter national air quality standards.
k) Adhere to the United Nations treaty regarding global climate change.
l) Strengthen the restrictions on clear-cutting on federal lands.
Xm) Other

restore private property rights; get back to multiple use of our forests

Indicate which level of government that should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only.
Federala) Border security
Federalb) Civil rights enforcement
Localc) Education
Stated) Environmental cleanup
Statee) Job training
Statef) Law enforcement
Stateg) Low-income housing
Stateh) Medicaid
Federali) Medicare
Statej) Transportation infrastructure (highways, roads, bridges)
Statek) Welfare
l) Other
1) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Bosnia/former Yugoslavia.
a) The U.S. should lift the arms embargo against Bosnia-Herzegovina.
b) The U.S. should maintain a military presence in Bosnia-Herzegovina with a certain deadline for withdrawal.
c) The U.S. should maintain a military presence in Bosnia-Herzegovina without a certain deadline for withdrawal.
d) Other
2) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the Middle East.
Xa) The U.S. should resolve future disputes with Iraq through diplomatic means.
b) The U.S. should take unilateral military action if Iraq does not comply with all accepted UN resolutions.
c) The U.S. should take military action against Iraq only as part of an international effort.
d) The U.S. should not continue to play a prominent leadership role in the peace process between Israel and Palestine.
e) Other
3) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the United States-United Nations relationship.
a) The U.S. should contribute more funding and troops to United Nations peacekeeping missions.
b) The U.S. should contribute less funding and troops to United Nations peacekeeping missions.
Xc) The U.S. should participate in UN peacekeeping missions only when vital U.S. interests are involved.
d) The U.S. should not commit military troops to UN peacekeeping missions.
e) The U.S. should withdraw from the UN completely.
f) The U.S. should pay its debt to the United Nations.
g) Other
No4) Should the U.S. have diplomatic and trade relations with Cuba?
Undecided5) Should the U.S. recognize and extend full diplomatic relations to Taiwan?
Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning gun issues.
a) Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.
b) Increase federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
c) Maintain federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
d) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
e) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens.
Xf) Favor allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms.
g) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks with firearms.
h) Other
1) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health issues in America.
a) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care.
b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income.
c) Implement a government-financed, single-payer national health care system similar to that of Canada.
d) Support health care strategies focused on prevention, including health education and natural medicines and remedies.
Xe) Support legislation to define and enforce the rights of insured patients, including greater access to specialists and emergency rooms, wider choice of health care providers, and appeal mechanisms when claims are denied.
Xf) Allow small business owners, the self-employed and workers whose employers do not provide health insurance to have the same deductibility for health costs as corporations and large employers.
Xg) Expand eligibility for tax-free medical savings accounts, which would be taxed if used for any purpose other than medical costs.
h) Establish limits on the amount of damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
i) Allow states and local communities to use federal funds for needle-exchange programs to combat the spread of HIV.
j) Classify nicotine as a drug and cigarettes as drug delivery devices, which should be regulated by the Federal Food and Drug Administration.
k) Provide citizens age 55-65 the option of purchasing Medicare health coverage.
Other
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration.
a) Decrease the number of immigrants allowed into the country.
b) Increase the eligibility of legal immigrants for certain social programs (i.e. HUD housing, food stamps).
c) Require the Immigration and Naturalization Service to reduce to six months the time between applying for citizenship and taking the oath of allegiance.
d) Provide extra federal aid to states with higher numbers of immigrants for necessary medical and social services.
e) Prohibit states from passing laws that deny human services (medical care, education) to illegal immigrants or their children.
f) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive U.S. citizenship.
g) Increase the immigration quota for computer scientists and other information technology workers.
Xh) Establish English as the official and recognized language of the United States government.
Xi) Other

Establish an agricultural guest worker program.

The American people have consistently mentioned the decline of morals and ethics in America as a major problem facing the country. On an attached page, in fifty words or less, explain what you will do as a member of Congress to address this concern.
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Social Security.
a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage.
b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which are managed by the government.
Xc) Invest Social Security's assets collectively in stocks and bonds instead of U.S. Treasury securities.
d) Increase the payroll tax to finance the program in its current form.
e) Invest a portion of the budget surplus into the Social Security trust fund.
f) Increase the minimum age that determines when retirees are able to receive full Social Security benefits.
g) Lower Social Security's annual cost-of-living increases.
h) Limit Social Security benefits based on recipients' other income and assets.
i) Require individuals to pay the Social Security tax on income above $68,400, which is currently exempt.
j) Other
1) Indicate the levels you support concerning taxes in the following categories. Select one number (level) only.
Income Taxes:
Slightly Decreasea) Retiree income over $40,000
Slightly Decreaseb) Family income less than $25,000
Greatly Decreasec) Family income $25-75,000
Slightly Decreased) Family income $75-150,000
Slightly Decreasee) Family income over $150,000
Other Tax Issues:
Maintain Statusf) Alcohol taxes
Greatly Decreaseg) Capital gains taxes
Maintain Statush) Charitable deductions
Maintain Statusi) Child tax credit
Maintain Statusj) Cigarette taxes
Maintain Statusk) Corporate income taxes
Maintain Statusl) Earned Income Tax Credit
Greatly Decreasem) Estate taxes
Slightly Decreasen) Medical expense deductions
Maintain Statuso) Mortgage deductions
p) Other
q) Other
No2) Do you support replacing the U.S. income tax structure with a flat income tax?
No3) Do you support eliminating the Internal Revenue Service?
No4) Do you support instituting a national sales tax?
Yes5) Should a married couple filing jointly pay the same taxes as if they were an unmarried couple filing separately?
Yes6) Do you support requiring a super-majority vote in both houses of Congress to raise taxes?
7) Other
1) Do you support amending the Constitution to limit the number of terms which members of Congress can serve?
If you support term limits, how many terms should each serve?
Senator (# of 6 yr. terms)
Representatives (# of 2 yr. terms)
Yes1) Do you support the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?
Undecided2) Do you support broadening NAFTA to include other countries in the western hemisphere?
Yes3) Do you support the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)?
Yes4) Do you support the World Trade Organization (WTO)?
Undecided5) Do you support imposing tariffs on products imported from nations that maintain restrictive trade barriers on American products?
Undecided6) Should a nation's human rights record affect its "most favored nation" trading status with the United States?
Yes7) Do you support granting the President "fast-track" authority?
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding poverty and the welfare system.
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 funds for housing assistance for welfare recipients who need housing to get or keep a job.
d) Provide homeless families with apartment vouchers they can use to supplement the cost of an apartment.
Xe) Continue to give states and local governments responsibility for welfare programs through block grants.
f) Eliminate federal funds for welfare programs at the federal, state or local levels.
Xg) Maintain current welfare-to-work requirements in order for states to qualify for block grants.
Xh) Convert government-funded low-income housing projects into private housing, managed and owned by the residents.
i) Require that unwed teenage mothers live with a parent or guardian (if possible) and attend school to receive benefits.
j) Other
Please explain what your two main legislative priorities will be if elected. Please explain how you would obtain any additional government funding needed to implement these priorities.
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