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Alma Adams' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (NC) - District 12, Democratic
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Alma Adams has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads.

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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 Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina http://votesmart.org/interest-group/899/rating/6298 (votesmart.org)
  • "I will always fight for a woman’s right to choose and the right to privacy. Reproductive issues are medical related issues and they should be kept private between a woman and her doctor." http://almaadamsforcongress.com/issues (almaadamsforcongress.com)
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

  • "We need a simple and fair system that eliminates tax loopholes and cuts taxes for middle America. We've got to shift some of the burden to the wealthy and make them pay their fair share." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/949693/congresswoman-adams-response-to-the-state-of-the-union/?search=tax#.VbKC_nV3nfY (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

  • "We must invest in public education and job training programs so businesses can hire a skilled work force. We must also invest in our infrastructure which would put Americans back to work building highways, bridges, railways, and ports that are critical in a global economy." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/851274/#.VaZzCXUViko (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Alma has always been a strong advocate for the middle class. A strong middle class means a stronger American economy. She supports giving more tax cuts to the middle class and raising the minimum wage -- indexing it to the rate of inflation. By putting more money in the hands of hard working Americans, companies can sell more products, appliances, cars, and other items that will continue to spur our economic growth." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/851274/issue-position-strengthening-the-middle-class/?search=jobs#.VaZ0l3UViko (votesmart.org)
  • "In his address, the President highlighted several points that will benefit the 12th district. The President's new tax plan is long overdue. We need a simple and fair system that eliminates tax loopholes and cuts taxes for middle America." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/949693/congresswoman-adams-response-to-the-state-of-the-union/?search=tax#.VbKC_nV3nfY (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Each day that No Child Left Behind is law is one more day that we are, in fact, leaving children behind. […] And that is why I am proud to support the amendment of the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Scott), and I thank him for his leadership in challenging H.R. 5. This amendment reaffirms the Federal Government's proper role in education, addressing many of the problems that surround No Child Left Behind." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/996760/student-success-act-falls-short/?search=education#.VbKKOXV3nfY (votesmart.org)
  • "Adams opposes any school voucher program. She will always fight for the public schools to get the funding they need and deserve so everyone can have access to a quality education." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/851270/issue-position-improving-public-education#.VaZ1k3UViko (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The American people and our environment deserve better than to be collateral damage for an unfounded project. I stand opposed to the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, and I urge my colleagues to vote 'no'." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/964010/keystone-xl-pipeline-approval-act/?search=keystone#.VaZ3HnUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against H.R. 3 "Keystone XL Pipeline Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50797#.VaZ2rXUViko (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

  • Voted in favor of H.B. 1829 "Renewable Energy Incentives" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/31432#.VaZ6LnUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Environment North Carolina http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1175/rating/7468 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Alma will always work to protect our land and water resources. We must do more to combat climate change. I'll support investing in more renewable energy sources and green technology." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/851283/#.VaZ7nnUViko (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 10% by Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1226/rating/8555 (votesmart.org)
  • "We must do more to combat rising crime rates in America. It starts by having some common sense gun laws." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/851287/issue-position-combatting-crime#.VaaAmHUViko (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I'll remain unwavering in my support for this law that has helped close the coverage gap for millions of Americans across the United States." http://adams.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-adams-statement-supreme-court-king-vs-burwell-decision (adams.house.gov)
  • "The Affordable Care Act has also created 9.6 million private sector jobs. My district's unemployment rate is 13.9 percent, so for me, this is not just about health, but jobs and our economy." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/964003/repeal-of-the-patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act#.VaaB6nUViko (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

  • "I applaud the President for using his executive authority to address our broken immigration system." http://adams.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-adams-statement-president-s-executive-order-immigration (adams.house.gov)
  • "We need to find a pathway for the more than 11 million aspiring Americans currently in our country. We also need to strengthen our borders and work to provide educational support for children illegally brought here by their parents." http://www.greensboro.com/alma-adams---d/article_579ddb2c-c607-11e3-a100-0017a43b2370.html (www.greensboro.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We must do more for civil rights pertaining to all minorities, women, and the LGBT community." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/851278/issue-position-fighting-for-equal-rights-and-equal-opportunities-for-all/?search=lgbt#.VaaKGHUViko (votesmart.org)
  • "Every American deserves the right to marry who they love. The Supreme Court decision today upholds same-sex marriage as a constitutional right, and legalizes it across the United States. I am proud to stand with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage." http://adams.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-adams-statement-supreme-court-same-sex-marriage-ruling (adams.house.gov)
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

  • "We must keep our promise to our seniors in the form Medicare and Social Security. I'll fight against any attempt to privatize Social Security or defund Medicare." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/851276/issue-position-protecting-seniors/?search=social%20security#.VaaLKXUViko (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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