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Pete Gallego's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 23
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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 the Planned Parenthood Action Fund http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5505/pete-gallego#.VpU6g2wViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL Pro-Choice America http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5505/pete-gallego#.VpU6g2wViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5505/pete-gallego#.VpU6g2wViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL Pro-Choice America http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5505/pete-gallego#.VpU6g2wViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5505/pete-gallego#.VpU6g2wViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL Pro-Choice America http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5505/pete-gallego#.VpU6g2wViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5505/pete-gallego#.VpU6g2wViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL Pro-Choice America http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5505/pete-gallego#.VpU6g2wViko (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

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

Vote Smart's Research

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

Vote Smart's Research

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

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? 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 Energy: Do you support funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "And while we must do the most with the resources we've been given, we must also be good stewards of our future and develop green energy to grow the energy-sector jobs of tomorrow." http://petegallego.com/priorities/energy (petegallego.com)
  • "And while we must do the most with the resources we've been given, we must also be good stewards of our future and develop green energy to grow the energy-sector jobs of tomorrow." http://petegallego.com/priorities/energy (petegallego.com)
  • "And while we must do the most with the resources we've been given, we must also be good stewards of our future and develop green energy to grow the energy-sector jobs of tomorrow." http://petegallego.com/priorities/energy (petegallego.com)
  • "And while we must do the most with the resources we've been given, we must also be good stewards of our future and develop green energy to grow the energy-sector jobs of tomorrow." http://petegallego.com/priorities/energy (petegallego.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? 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 Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 70% by Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5505/pete-gallego/37#.VpU7ZmwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5505/pete-gallego/37#.VpU7ZmwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 70% by Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5505/pete-gallego/37#.VpU7ZmwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5505/pete-gallego/37#.VpU7ZmwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 70% by Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5505/pete-gallego/37#.VpU7ZmwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5505/pete-gallego/37#.VpU7ZmwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 70% by Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5505/pete-gallego/37#.VpU7ZmwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5505/pete-gallego/37#.VpU7ZmwViko (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The ACA has provided healthcare services to thousands of Texans in TX-23 who previously had no healthcare options and my staff and I worked to help those people navigate the complex system." http://petegallego.com/priorities/affordable-care-act (petegallego.com)
  • "The ACA has provided healthcare services to thousands of Texans in TX-23 who previously had no healthcare options and my staff and I worked to help those people navigate the complex system." http://petegallego.com/priorities/affordable-care-act (petegallego.com)
  • "The ACA has provided healthcare services to thousands of Texans in TX-23 who previously had no healthcare options and my staff and I worked to help those people navigate the complex system." http://petegallego.com/priorities/affordable-care-act (petegallego.com)
  • "The ACA has provided healthcare services to thousands of Texans in TX-23 who previously had no healthcare options and my staff and I worked to help those people navigate the complex system." http://petegallego.com/priorities/affordable-care-act (petegallego.com)
No Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I strongly support the DREAM Act, which would let young people who were brought to this country as children, graduated from high school and stayed out of trouble, to earn a path to citizenship through military service or by going to college." http://petegallego.com/priorities/dream-act (petegallego.com)
  • "I strongly support the DREAM Act, which would let young people who were brought to this country as children, graduated from high school and stayed out of trouble, to earn a path to citizenship through military service or by going to college." http://petegallego.com/priorities/dream-act (petegallego.com)
  • "I strongly support the DREAM Act, which would let young people who were brought to this country as children, graduated from high school and stayed out of trouble, to earn a path to citizenship through military service or by going to college." http://petegallego.com/priorities/dream-act (petegallego.com)
  • "I strongly support the DREAM Act, which would let young people who were brought to this country as children, graduated from high school and stayed out of trouble, to earn a path to citizenship through military service or by going to college." http://petegallego.com/priorities/dream-act (petegallego.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? 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

  • "I pledge to protect our seniors by protecting the Social Security benefits that they have earned, now and in the future. I would oppose efforts to raise the retirement age, to slash benefits, or to privatize it." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833121/issue-position-social-security#.VpUrwGwViko (votesmart.org)
  • "I pledge to protect our seniors by protecting the Social Security benefits that they have earned, now and in the future. I would oppose efforts to raise the retirement age, to slash benefits, or to privatize it." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833121/issue-position-social-security#.VpUrwGwViko (votesmart.org)
  • "I pledge to protect our seniors by protecting the Social Security benefits that they have earned, now and in the future. I would oppose efforts to raise the retirement age, to slash benefits, or to privatize it." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833121/issue-position-social-security#.VpUrwGwViko (votesmart.org)
  • "I pledge to protect our seniors by protecting the Social Security benefits that they have earned, now and in the future. I would oppose efforts to raise the retirement age, to slash benefits, or to privatize it." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833121/issue-position-social-security#.VpUrwGwViko (votesmart.org)

Key

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.

Project Vote Smart's Research: Click on this icon to reveal more information about this candidate's position.

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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