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Scott Perry's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (PA) - District 4, Republican
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Scott Perry has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Scott Perry is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Eagle Forum. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Eagle Forum endorsed Scott Perry in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Scott Perry. Video: Conservative Republican for Congress. 17 April 2012. "100 percent pro-life." (youtu.be)
  • Scott Perry. Patriots for Perry: Platform. 15 March 2012. "I am a strong supporter of the Pro Life movement. Life “ born and unborn “ is sacred. In the wake of the Gosnell atrocities, I have co-sponsored and voted for state legislation that requires abortion clinics to meet the same standards of safety and health as any other outpatient surgical facility." (www.patriotsforperry.com)
No 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

  • Scott Perry. Patriots for Perry: Platform. 15 March 2012. "We must lower taxes, simplify the Tax Code and broaden the base in order to make it more equitable and fair." (www.patriotsforperry.com)
  • Scott Perry. Video: Scott Perry for Congress. 10 April 2012. "As a small businessman, Scott Perry knows we must lower taxes on job creators and working families." (www.youtube.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Scott Perry. Congress candidate Scott Perry: Repeal health care law and reduce spending. 15 April 2012. "To me, there is no more critical issue facing America than the federal budget crisis and our crippling national debt. The key to resolving this crisis is to get spending under control." (www.pennlive.com)
  • Scott Perry. Statement on President Obama's 2013 Budget. 20 February 2012. "Washington is out of control and heading toward disaster. We desperately need leaders in Congress who will stand up to Barack Obama and fight to reign in reckless spending, protect our values and restore our freedoms. That is why I have decided to run for Congress." (www.patriotsforperry.com)
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.
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

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 support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Scott Perry. Perry Rallies for Second Amendment Rights. 11 April 2008. "We need crime control, not gun control [¦] We shouldn't blame violent crime perpetrated by the thug element of society on an inanimate object." (repperry.com)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Scott Perry in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Scott Perry. Patriots for Perry: Scott Perry on the 2nd Amendment. "As a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, Scott believes that the 2nd Amendment is plainly written and easily understood [¦] As a state representative, Scott was the author of the Castle Doctrine that protects the 2nd Amendment rights of law abiding citizens to defend themselves and has received A+ ratings from the NRA." (www.patriotsforperry.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Scott Perry. Patriots for Perry: Scott Perry on Healthcare. "Instead of imposing a one-size fits all system from DC, I would look to give states greater flexibility by block-granting Medicare funds and by reducing federal standards and requirements." (www.patriotsforperry.com)
  • Scott Perry. Perry Supports Attorney General Corbett's Plan to File Suit Against Federal Health Care Legislation. 23 March 2010. "I am disappointed by the brazen neglect for the will of the citizens during passage of a major takeover of the nation's health care system. There have been loud protests against this act and it seems clear that the majority of the people do not support the plan as currently crafted." (www.repperry.com)
  • Keegan Gibson. Politics PA: Tea Party Group Praises Perry Over Obamacare. 6 April 2012. "States that value health care freedom should resist and refuse to implement Obama's health care exchanges and return the money." (www.politicspa.com)
  • Scott Perry. Congress candidate Scott Perry: Repeal health care law and reduce spending. 15 April 2012. "Step No. 1 needs to be the repeal of the president's health care law. This is nothing more than the federal takeover of our health care system. It is a huge expansion of the federal government at a time when we need to be shrinking it." (www.pennlive.com)
  • Scott Perry. Patriots for Perry. "If elected, I will do everything in my power to ensure that Congress repeals the Obamacare law and I will help craft legislation that replaces it with common-sense reforms that do not cripple job creators, protects seniors on Medicare and keeps healthcare decisions between patients and their providers." (www.patriotsforperry.com)
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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Scott Perry. Patriots for Perry: Platform. 15 March 2012. "We must secure our borders and allow for the legal immigration of people to this country through a process spelled out by law. As the son of an immigrant, I am proud of the legal immigration that made this country great. However, in order to maintain our status as the beacon of the world, we must curtail the current flood of illegal immigrants." (www.patriotsforperry.com)
  • Scott Perry. National Security Begins at Home. "Even if America's ongoing illegal alien invasion never reaches your backyard, doorstep or workplace from a criminal standpoint, the presence of illegal aliens continues to empty the back pockets of every working and taxpaying American citizen. It is long past time for every elected official to stand up and vigorously defend the American dream for legal American citizens first, by unapologetically torching the national in-security blanket of amnesty for illegal alien invaders once and for all." (www.repperry.com)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Christina Kauffman. York Distpatch: 4th District candidates speak on gay marriage, abortion. 1 October 2012. "State Rep. Scott Perry, R-Dillsburg, said he's not a proponent of "gay marriage," "because it redefines marriage as people know it." But, straying from his typically conservative platform, he said he could be willing to explore some other method through which homosexual couples could be joined, and he wouldn't exclude them from the same rights as heterosexual people, such as filing joint tax returns, he said." (www.yorkdispatch.com)
  • Eagle Forum. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Eagle Forum endorsed Scott Perry in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
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.
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

  • Scott Perry. Patriots for Perry: Scott Perry on our Seniors. "Far too often, our seniors have been used as pawns in political tugs of war with Social Security, Medicare and other programs threatened, underfunded and overdrawn. As your congressman, Scott will join the growing numbers who demand an end to this political gamesmanship and develop, once and for all, a fair and affordable set of programs for our most valued citizens, that is REMOVED from the scare tactics and Washington status quo. Our seniors deserve better." (www.patriotsforperry.com)

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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