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Tim Walberg's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (MI) - District 7, Republican
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Tim Walberg 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. Tim Walberg 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 2016, 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

  • "This year is the thirty-fifth anniversary of a tragic Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion. Though we mourn for lives that could have been, today we see significant progress in the fight to defend human life." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/365515/issue-position-life#.Vkus32wViko (votesmart.org)
  • "As a father and grandfather, Tim will continue working to preserve one man, one woman marriage and the sanctity of life." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/533964/issue-position-traditional-values#.VkusRGwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/8618/tim-walberg/2 (votesmart.org)
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

  • "As many of you experienced firsthandI continue to believe that our tax code is too complicated, burdensome and outdated. […] I will continue to advocate for a tax system that is fairer, simpler, and rewards innovation and investment." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/607055/tax-day/?search=income%20tax#.Vkutc2wViko (votesmart.org)
  • "America needs to distance itself from a tax system that seeks to raise taxes on hard-working American families and job-creators. We need a comprehensive tax reform to make our tax code simpler, fairer and encourage investment for a healthy economy." http://walberg.house.gov/issues/taxes-and-spending/ (walberg.house.gov)
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

  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of H.R.22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/54470 (votesmart.org)
  • "Unfortunately, during most of the President's speech, all I heard was more of the same old song and dance: more spending, more regulation, more government-centered stimulus and more of the same failed policies." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/639428/presidents-jobs-speech/?search=Stimulus#.VkuutmwViko (votesmart.org)
  • "Our nation's waterways are vital to a healthy economy and job creation and this reauthorization makes necessary reforms to cut red tape and bureaucracy while promoting American competitiveness and fiscal responsibility. This bipartisan bill is significant for the Great Lakes region and districts such as Michigan's 7th as it works to address the dredging backlog and puts us on a path to properly fund our ports and harbors. I'm glad that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle could come together and support a bill that rebuilds our infrastructure, saves taxpayer money and creates jobs" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/823396/walberg-votes-for-infrastructure-great-lakes-harbors (votesmart.org)
  • "America needs to distance itself from a tax system that seeks to raise taxes on hard-working American families and job-creators. We need a comprehensive tax reform to make our tax code simpler, fairer and encourage investment for a healthy economy. Independent economists estimate that, when coupled with reduced federal spending, comprehensive tax reform could lead to the creation of 1 million jobs in the first year alone." http://walberg.house.gov/issues/taxes-and-spending/ (walberg.house.gov)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Because tax relief passed by Congress in 2001 and 2003 is working, states are much more likely to take fiscally responsible moves and tighten their belts instead of hiking taxes." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/273422/walberg-joins-house-colleagues-to-introduce-tax-increase-prevention-act/?search=income%20tax#.VkutxWwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R.636 "America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51297#.VZ2kS_lViko (votesmart.org)
  • "America needs to distance itself from a tax system that seeks to raise taxes on hard-working American families and job-creators. We need a comprehensive tax reform to make our tax code simpler, fairer and encourage investment for a healthy economy." http://walberg.house.gov/issues/taxes-and-spending/ (walberg.house.gov)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "In July 2013 I voted in support of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, to reform the nation’s K-12 education system by putting control back in the hands of parents, school leaders and local communities. The Student Success Act’s emphasis on increased state and local control by these education leaders will help put more children on course for a successful future. It also removes the Secretary of Education’s ability to incentivize states to adopt Common Core standards." http://walberg.house.gov/issues/education/ (walberg.house.gov)
  • "I have supported legislation in the past that would give the states, parents and teachers the ability to determine the educational needs of our children. I will continue to support legislative efforts to allow each state to spend federal education dollars how they see fit, rather than how Washington decrees." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/632733/#.VZ_cUflViko (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "President Obama has used every last excuse in the book to slow walk the Keystone XL Pipeline, and now he's out of reasons to delay this important project. Building this pipeline will boost economic growth […]" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/970776/walberg-votes-to-boost-american-jobs-energy-through-keystone-xl-pipeline/?search=keystone#.VkuvX2wViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S.1 "A Bill To Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VZ2lKvlViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R.3 "Keystone XL Pipeline Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50797#.VZ2mOflViko (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

  • "Make America energy independent and turn to alternative energy sources like solar, wind, cellulosic ethanolbio-dieselhydrogenand other clean alternatives." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/365500/issue-position-energy-and-gas-prices#.VaUoMnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "We need to support market-based strategies that encourage alternative energy sources like wind, solar, cellulosic ethanolbio-dieselhydrogen and other clean alternatives in addition to promoting conservation." http://walberg.house.gov/issues/energy-and-gas-prices/ (walberg.house.gov)
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Make no mistake, the new ozone rule would be a jobs killer -- especially in the manufacturing industry. An ozone non-attainment designation would make it significantly more difficult for industries to invest and create businesses in communities across the United States." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/981169/members-examine-what-could-be-epas-costliest-regulation-on-the-american-people-yet#.VaUpNXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R.910 "Energy Tax Prevention Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/34389#.VZ6kiflViko (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.Amdt.1098 "Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/49464 (votesmart.org)
  • "Tim will also protect our Second Amendment rights […]" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/533964/issue-position-traditional-values#.VkusRGwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% by National Rifle Association http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/8618/tim-walberg/37 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • " That's why I have made it a priority to reverse this law by voting for a full repeal as well the elimination of the burdensome tax reporting requirements and the funding for agencies to implement ObamaCare." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/597105/obamacare-one-year-later/?search=obamacare#.VkuxQGwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R.596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VZ2nG_lViko (votesmart.org)
  • "I am also a cosponsor of H.R. 2300, the Empowering Patients First Act, which would repeal PPACA and replace it with patient-centered solutions that promote consumer choice, decrease health care costs and improve access to care." http://walberg.house.gov/issues/health-care/ (walberg.house.gov)
Yes 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

  • Voted in favor of H.R.5759 "Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act of 2014" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50625 (votesmart.org)
  • "Our current system encourages people to break the law and punishes those who abide by it, ultimately harming both prospective legal immigrants and hardworking Americans. I believe we must empower state and local law enforcement, and equip Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to enforce federal immigration law, and demand that the Department of Justice uphold the laws in place." http://walberg.house.gov/issues/immigration/ (walberg.house.gov)
  • "I have consistently stated that any and all attempts to enact immigration reform must not include amnesty for illegal immigrants, and this amounts to backdoor amnesty." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/308225/#.VZ_fZflVikp (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The debate and decision over this issue should be left to individual states and the millions of Americans who democratically addressed the definition of marriage at the ballot box, not nine unelected Justices. Religious liberty is a central protection of the First Amendmentand as we move forward in this debate, government should not force citizens to be in a position to violate their deeply held religious beliefs." http://walberg.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398699 (walberg.house.gov)
  • "As a father and grandfather, Tim will continue working to preserve one man, one woman marriage and the sanctity of life." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/533964/#.VZ_gC_lViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/8618/tim-walberg/76 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred 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.
Yes 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 also believe we need to allow our younger workforce to have the ability to create individual savings accounts that can be inherited by family members. In order to sustain a fiscally strong Social Security for all retiring Americanswe need to implement 21st-century solutions to a 20th-century program." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/632744/issue-position-social-security#.VaVG9nUVhHx (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe that we need to reform Social Security so that, while it meets current financial obligations, it allows young workers the freedom to form their own individual savings accounts that they are able to control." http://walberg.house.gov/issues/social-security/ (walberg.house.gov)

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.

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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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