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Marilinda Garcia's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Marilinda Garcia has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Marilinda Garcia 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

  • "Re. Garcia believes in:Believing that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life and clarifying the Fourteenth Amendment's protections as applicable to unborn children.Encouraging and supporting those individuals and organizations who provide alternatives to abortion by meeting the needs of mothers through adoption, support, counseling and educational services.Encouraging and supporting scientific research using adult and cord blood stem cells; opposing the use of embryonic stem cells; and supporting a comprehensive ban on human cloning, the creation of human embryos solely for experimentation, and the public funding thereof.Requiring parental consent for minors seeking abortions." (
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

  • Vote: Yes - CACR-13: Prohibits New Personal Income Taxes (
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Prosperity, growth and jobs come from the private sector, not government. Government "stimulus" spending, tax credits and so-called "investments" in politically-connected companies and industries distort the market and impose costs on the many to the benefit of the few." (
No Inferred 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

Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • ""I WILL PRIORITIZE SMART DOMESTIC ENERGY DEVELOPMENT THAT REDUCES ENERGY PRICES, INCREASES OUR NATIONAL SECURITY AND INDEPENDENCE, AND CREATES MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES."New Hampshire families and small businesses are feeling the pinch of high energy costs. It doesn't have to be this way. My top priority is opposing any new energy taxes, such as the Cap-and-Trade tax or the plethora of new taxes and regulatory burdens associated with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). I oppose the cap-and-trade energy tax.Second, we can positively impact energy prices by pursuing a smart energy policy. I support policies that would increase domestic energy exploration and production, increase our refinement capacity and build more efficient energy transport systems, such as the long-overdue Keystone XL Pipeline. These policies would reduce the cost of energy, reduce our dependency on foreign oil and create new, good-paying American manufacturing jobs." (
  • Oil & Gas among Top Campaign Contribution Industries (
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "My top priority is opposing any new energy taxes, such as the Cap-and-Trade tax or the plethora of new taxes and regulatory burdens associated with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)." (
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 92% in 2012 by National Rifle Association - Candidate Positions on Gun Rights
  • Rated 93% in 2014 by New Hampshire Firearms Coalition - Positions
  • "Rep. Garcia strong supports:Affirming the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, in accord with Part I, Article 2 of the New Hampshire Constitution." (
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted Yea - HB 89 - State Lawsuit against the Federal Health Care Law - Vote to pass a bill that requires the state attorney general of New Hampshire to join as a plaintiff in the federal lawsuit challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • ""I WILL WORK TO DISMANTLE OBAMACARE AND REPLACE IT WITH BOTTOM-UP REFORMS THAT ALLOW CONSUMERS AND THEIR DOCTORS TO MAKE DECISIONS FOR THEMSELVES."Obamacare was a misguided and destructive policy from the start. Since the law was proposed in 2009, I have argued that putting health care decision-making in the hands of politicians and bureaucrats would lead to higher prices, fewer choices, no improvement in health outcomes and restricted access in the doctor-patient relationship. Now, unfortunately but as expected, we are beginning to see the evidence. Thousands of New Hampshire families have had their insurance canceled because of this new law, and thousands more who are being pushed onto the exchanges are seeing significant and unaffordable premium increases." (
Yes 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

  • "The federal government, however, is not enforcing current immigration laws and is actively impeding states that are making good-faith efforts to address the problem. People who have followed the rules and spent thousands of dollars pursuing legal immigration are now sent to the back of the line while illegal immigrants are granted expedited entry into the country without adhering to our immigration laws. "
  • "At this time, however, we are experiencing an epidemic of lawlessness by both illegal immigrants and the Obama administration, which is failing to perform its lawful duty to effectively secure our borders. The current wave of illegal immigration presents a clear and present danger to the safety and security of our citizens. We have a duty to strengthen border security, not only to prevent further illegal immigration, but also to protect our homeland against foreign terrorist threats. Border security is national security.I believe that our immigration system makes it too complicated to stay here legally and too easy to stay illegally. The current system impedes the legitimate needs of the country and distorts policy towards illegitimate political ends." (
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Rep. Garcia believes in:Recognizing marriage as the legal union between one man and one woman." (
Yes Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Should foreign conflicts threaten American national security, or the security of our allies, America has a definite interest in preventing any escalation. However, we cannot simply draw arbitrary red-lines and use soft talk. American leaders must have clarity of purpose and preserve America’s standing on the world stage.Read more: (
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’ve made a commitment to our retirees and must honor that commitment. Yet, the long-term viability of these programs for people of my generation is just not possible without reform. Congress must take action now to ensure these programs remain solvent for both current beneficiaries and future retirees.Read more: (


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.

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