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Gail Schwartz's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Gail Schwartz 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. Gail Schwartz is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

What is the Political Courage Test?

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

  • Voted in favor of H.B. 1021 "Health Insurance Policy Coverage For Reproductive Services" https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/30500 (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/65721/gail-schwartz#.VyJKmHUrIfl (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/65721/gail-schwartz#.VyJKmHUrIfI (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.
No Inferred Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.B.1352 "Concerning Charges to Crimes Involving Controlled Substances" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/30482 (votesmart.org)
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.
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "In Congress, Gail will strengthen our families by fighting to make the Child Tax Credit permanent – a credit that truly helps working families struggling to make ends meet." http://schwartzforcongress.org/index.php/issues/ (schwartzforcongress.org)
  • "In Congress, Gail will fight for tax relief for Colorado families and small businesses, and will demand the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share." http://schwartzforcongress.org/index.php/issues/ (schwartzforcongress.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? 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 government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Renewable energy is not a fad, it is our future. It is also vital to achieving energy independence, which in turn is central to our national security." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/543175/issue-position-renewable-energy#.VyJJGHUrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I'm extremely grateful the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund has endorsed our race for Congress. My record as State Senator demonstrates my commitment to protecting Colorado's remarkable public lands and wildlife; ensuring we keep our state's waters flowing and free from pollution; and promoting clean and renewable energy resources to limit the impact of the changing climate while creating jobs." https://www.facebook.com/gailforcongress/ (www.facebook.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Unfortunately, today Colorado's lands are under tremendous pressure. Unrelenting growth, aggressive energy development, federal lands up for grabs, and roadless areas on the chopping block -- the pressure is unbelievable, and it's not letting up. We cannot be too vigilant in guarding against long-term negative consequences." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/543179/issue-position-protecting-our-environment#.VyJKQnUrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I'm extremely grateful the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund has endorsed our race for Congress. My record as State Senator demonstrates my commitment to protecting Colorado's remarkable public lands and wildlife; ensuring we keep our state's waters flowing and free from pollution; and promoting clean and renewable energy resources to limit the impact of the changing climate while creating jobs." https://www.facebook.com/gailforcongress/ (www.facebook.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of S.B. 197 "Prohibits a Domestic Violence Offender from Owning a Firearm" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43126 (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.B. 1229 "Requires Background Checks for Private Gun Sales and Transfers" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43118 (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? 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 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

  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of S.B.33 "Authorizes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42989 (votesmart.org)
  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of S.B.251 "Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44573 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of S.B.11 "Authorizes Civil Unions" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42489 (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

  • "Gail will fight against efforts to privatize Social Security, reduce Medicare benefits, or raise the retirement age." http://schwartzforcongress.org/index.php/issues/ (schwartzforcongress.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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