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Joe Crowley's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 14, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families for U.S. House - District 14
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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 2016, 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

  • Rated 100% by NARAL Pro-choice America http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/4295/joe-crowley (votesmart.org)
  • "Crowley Supports a Woman's Right to Choose" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/582727/issue-position-women#.V0cwQHUrIfJ (votesmart.org)
  • "This bill violates a woman's right to privacy, puts women's access to safe medical care at risk, and seeks to dismantle a fundamental right of women." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/698938/capac-members-denounce-attack-on-reproductive-rights#.V0cvx3UrIfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I really don't see how it's justifiable or sensible to give a tax cut to the wealthiest among us, but at the same time increase taxes on U.S. soldiers" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/733462/ways-and-means-democrats-introduce-senate-passed-tax-cut-bill/?search=fair%20share#.V0cwo3UrIfJ (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "[...] Joe understands that our economic vitality depends, in part, upon local, state and federal governments investing capital in community initiatives, American small businesses and infrastructure -- roads, bridges and airways." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1007627/issue-position-economy-and-jobs/?search=bridges#.V0czdXUrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Spearheading the effort to redevelop Willets Point, Queens. This initiative will create jobs, a stronger tax-base, and improve the quality-of-life for the people of Northwestern Queens." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/571726/issue-position-economy/?search=stimulus#.V0cxznUrIfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "From his seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, Joe has worked to protect Social Security and Medicare, make health insurance more affordable and reduce taxes for middle class Americans and small businesses." http://www.crowleyforcongress.com/aboutjoe (www.crowleyforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Education: Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Joe’s legislative agenda puts children first. He has spearheaded a range of measures to ensure federal education funds are distributed equitably" http://www.crowleyforcongress.com/aboutjoe (www.crowleyforcongress.com)
No Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted against H.R. 3 "Northern Route Approval Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44082#.VAomPaCW1Kg (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Supports investments in renewable energy sources, such as ethanol, wind, and solar power." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/582693/issue-position-energy/?search=solar#.V0cz0HUrIfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Cosponsored the Safe Climate Act, aproposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by setting yearly targets through 2050." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/582694/issue-position-environment/?search=greenhouse#.V0c0E3UrIfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 0% by Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/4295/joe-crowley/37#.V0c1sXUrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I applaud President Obama for putting forward a comprehensive and responsible approach to alleviating gun violence. The focus of these initiatives is on ensuring the safety of Americans, and that's where our focus should be." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/760388/crowley-statement-on-president-obamas-plan-to-address-gun-violence#.V0c0znUrIfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "In November 2010, Joe spearheaded the call for Republicans who support repealing the Affordable Care Act to give up their own tax-payer subsidized health care by declining enrollment in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program." http://www.crowleyforcongress.com/aboutjoe (www.crowleyforcongress.com)
  • "Through legislation such as the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Crowley has supported efforts to expand coverage, reduce costs and put health care in the hands of patients and not health insurance companies." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1007669/issue-position-health-care/?search=care%20act#.V0c17XUrIfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Lead sponsor of the DREAM Act, which will give thousands of deserving immigrant youth access to a college education and a path to earned citizenship." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/582707/issue-position-immigration/?search=dream#.V0c2aXUrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "House and Senate Democrats recently filed our own brief in support of the President's actions to help keep families together. While Republicans stand with Donald Trump, Democrats will continue to champion the comprehensive immigration reform our nation needs." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1055476/vice-chair-crowley-statement-on-republicans-anti-immigrant-resolution#.V0c2I3UrIfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "In its decision the Supreme Court affirmed what a majority of Americans believe, that marriage between two loving individuals, regardless of their sex, deserves full protection under the law as afforded under the 14th Amendment. History will remember this day as a watershed moment […]" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/987151/vice-chair-crowley-on-supreme-court-decision-affirming-marriage-equality/?search=marriage#.V0c2sXUrIfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer 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

  • "From his seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, Joe has worked to protect Social Security and Medicare, make health insurance more affordable and reduce taxes for middle class Americans and small businesses." http://www.crowleyforcongress.com/aboutjoe (www.crowleyforcongress.com)

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Candidate Answer

Official Position: Candidate had the Political Courage to address this issue directly.

Inferred Answer

Inferred Position: Candidate refused to address this issue directly, but Project Vote Smart inferred this issue position based on the candidate's public statements, voting record, and evaluations from special interest groups.

Unknown Answer

Unknown Position: Candidate refused to address this issue.

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Other or Expanded Principles & Legislative Priorities are entered exactly as the candidate has submitted it. Project Vote Smart does not edit for misspelled words, punctuation or grammar.

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