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Tom McClintock

Tom McClintock's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Tom McClintock
Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 4, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 4
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lori; 2 Children: Shannah, Justin
Birth Date: 07/10/1956
Birth Place: Bronxville, NY
Home City: Granada Hills, CA
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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.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Tom McClintock. Project Vote Smart: 1992 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Oppose" for: "Federally funded abortions should be permitted."
  • Tom McClintock. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Tom McClintock voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Tom McClintock supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Tom McClintock supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Tom McClintock supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Project Vote Smart: 1992 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Oppose" for: "Abortion should be illegal in all circumstances."
  • Tom McClintock. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Tom McClintock voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Eagle Forum. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Eagle Forum endorsed Tom McClintock in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Tom McClintock voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Tom McClintock supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Race to the Recall - Transcript Part 1. 3 September 2003. "I would have vetoed the bill. Wherever we stand on the issue, we can agree that partial birth abortion the process of stabbing a infant as it is being born in the back of the head is simply barbaric and ought to be stopped." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Washington Post: Tom McClintock. "McClintock favors restrictions on abortion, from requiring parental consent to preventing late-term abortions though he favors abortion remaining legal. He has long worked to prevent any public funding of abortions." (www.washingtonpost.com)
  • Tom McClintock. Project Vote Smart: 1992 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Oppose" for: "Women should be able to get abortions if they want no matter what the reason."
No Inferred Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Tom McClintock. House Concurrent Resolution 248 - Withdrawal from Afghanistan - Statement by Congressman Tom McClintock. 10 March 2010. "If America immediately withdraws its troops as ordered by H.Con.Res. 248, we can reasonably predict on the one hand that we will prevent American casualties and conserve American wealth. But the cost will almost certainly be the immediate collapse of Afghanistan, the return of the Taliban, the re-establishment of Al Qaeda sanctuaries, the execution of Afghans who assisted the American forces, and the recognition by hostile governments around the world that America is incapable of defending her interests. The last outcome is the most dangerous because it will figure into countless calculations in unfriendly capitals around the world that could well cost many thousands of American lives in the future." (mcclintock.house.gov)
  • Tom McClintock.Two Critical Amendments to the Defense Authorization Bill H.R. 4310. 18 May 2012. "This amendment directs an orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan. The attack of 9/11 was an act of war requiring an unambiguous declaration of war by the Congress and the swift annihilation of every pillar and vestige of that government and all of its belligerent agencies, including Al Qaeda. Had we done so, the war would have been over long ago, Afghanistan today would more resemble post-war Japan than pre-war Iraq, and an indelible lesson would have been taught to any power that wishes us ill. Unfortunately, that's not what happened. Instead, two presidents and six congresses have failed every test of war leadership. I believe it is time to remove our soldiers from a conflict they have not been allowed to win, rebuild our armed forces and recover the martial strength that could have and should have been brought to bear after September 11th."
  • Peace Action West. 04/18/2012. "Tom McClintock supported the interests of Peace Action West 25 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Tom McClintock voted Nay on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action. 04/18/2012. "Tom McClintock supported the interests of the Peace Action 25 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • KNCO: Beale AFB to Loose Manpower in Proposed Budget Cuts. 9 March 2012. "I sit on the budget committee and as you know, the Budget Control Act was passed over my opposition provided a program of my disproportionate cuts in defense, as opposed to the discretionary budget where we've just got enormous amounts of waste. They decided to pretty much leave that alone and go after defense instead." (knco.com)
  • Tom McClintock. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Tom McClintock voted Nay on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Tom McClintock voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Project Vote Smart: 1992 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "If you are elected to Congress, how will you confront the issue of the national debt? Reduce governmental defense spending."
  • Tom McClintock. Statement of Opposition to S. 365 - "Budget Control Act of 2011". 1 August 2011. "But assuming for a moment that the sequestration were actually invoked, its impact would fall heavily and disproportionately on defense spending while leaving general government spending relatively untouched. After a maximum two percent cut to Medicare, reductions are split evenly between defense and non-defense spending. The problem becomes two-fold. First, certain aspects of defense spending, such as Homeland Security, military construction, and veterans benefits are reclassified as "non-defense" for purposes of sequestration, meaning that defense programs could conceivably be subject to both sides of the reductions. Second, core defense spending has already been subject to significant budget reductions in the last two years, while non-defense spending has been bloated by a parade of stimulus programs. The "evenly divided" cuts therefore begin to look like a contest between a marathoner and a couch potato over who can lose the most weight." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Issue Position: Improving our National Defense. 11 July 2011. "We need to fully fund our nation's military in order to protect our nation from any threat in the world. Reagan's idea of "peace through strength" is an idea we need to return to." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. The Eve of the American Reawakening - Speech to Council on National Policy. 16 May 2009. "Voters have swept our party from office after a failed Republican administration that abandoned conservative principles. The most left-wing President in our nation's history has taken office with a 66 percent approval rating and strong majorities in both houses. His agenda includes radical intervention into energy markets, highly inflationary monetary policy, a determination to dramatically reduce our military spending while dramatically increasing overall domestic spending with deficits as far as the eye can see. That was the state of our nation on May 16th 1977. You remember those years. Jimmy Carter's policies brought us double digit unemployment AND double digit inflation; interest rates at 21 percent, mile-long lines around gas stations, embassies seized with impunity and a military so weak it couldn't even project a simple rescue mission." (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

  • Tom McClintock signed Americans for Tax Reform: The Taxpayer Protection Pledge. 1 January 2012. "I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of California and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Providing for Consideration of Senate Amendment to House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 4853, Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. 16 December 2010. "According to the CBO, this bill comprises $136 billion of additional spending. That's true, but that's for $721 billion of tax relief. That means that 15 percent of this bill is spending; the other 85 percent of it is tax relief. That means no across-the-board increase in income taxes next year, no AMT biting deeper into middle class families, a death tax that is a third less than what it otherwise would have been, threatening far fewer family farms and family businesses with extinction. (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Race to the Recall - Transcript Part 1. 3 September 2003. "My focus has always been on fiscal policy of the state of California. I think that focus is now resonating across a broad cross-section of California voters. I am the one candidate who has taken the no-tax pledge. I will not raise taxes under any circumstances." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. This Tax Is For You. 25 March 2009. "At just the moment when the economy desperately needs new investment to create jobs, the President proposes hiking the capital gains tax. That means a lot less investment and a lot less job creation. This is not a complicated principle. If you tax something, you get less of it. If you tax productivity, you get less productivity. If you tax charitable contributions, you get less charity. If you tax investment, you get fewer jobs. If you tax energy production, you get less energy." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. McClintock Challenges Brown to Take the No Tax Pledge!. 25 August 2008." I will not raise taxes. I will not raise taxes in California. I will not raise taxes in Washington D.C. I will not raise taxes, period. And, that is something the people of this district can take to the bank." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Reducing the Burden of Taxes on our Families and Business is the Way to Spur Growth in our Economy. 7 July 2011. "We need to make permanent the Bush tax cuts of 2003 so that our families and businesses are not faced with the prospect of a tax increase in the near future. We need to restore the freedom to our businesses to grow and expand their own companies; a strong economy is built on freedom." (www.tommcclintock.com)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Tom McClintock supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 94 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Project Vote Smart: 1992 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "If you are elected to Congress, how will you confront the issue of the national debt? Raise personal income taxes for citizens with incomes over $100,000."
  • Tom McClintock. Project Vote Smart: 1992 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "If you are elected to Congress, how will you confront the issue of the national debt? Raise corporate taxes."
  • Tom McClintock. Project Vote Smart: 1992 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "If you are elected to Congress, how will you confront the issue of the national debt? Raise personal income taxes for all citizens."
  • Tom McClintock. Project Vote Smart: 1992 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Increasing the income taxes of those with incomes over $100,000."
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Tom McClintock. Rep. McClintock Remarks Opposing Bailout Legislation. 22 January 2009. "This resolution presents the House with its last chance to admit that the Bush bailout has not worked. And it will not work because of a simple and self-evident truth: Government cannot inject a single dollar into the economy that it has not first taken out of the economy. It's true that if I take a dollar from Peter and give it to Paul, Paul has one more dollar to spend and that dollar will ripple through the economy. But we forget the other half of the equation: Peter now has one less dollar to spend, meaning one less dollar to ripple through the economy. In short, it nets to zero. In fact, it nets to less than zero, because you are shifting enormous amounts of capital from investments that would have been made strictly by economic calculations to investments that are made entirely by political calculations. We are not helping the economy with these bailouts - we are hurting it. If they actually worked, we should by now be enjoying a period of unprecedented prosperity and economic expansion. To those who say, 'Well, it's just the way Bush administered it,' let me pose this simple question: when in the entire history of civilization have such bailouts actually worked? They didn't work in Japan in the 1990's. They didn't work in America in the 1930's. And they aren't working today. Fortunately, we know what does work. Reductions in marginal tax rates and reductions in taxes on investment consistently do stimulate the economy. They worked when John F. Kennedy used them in the early 1960's and they worked when Ronald Reagan used them in the early 1980's. When taxes are reduced on productivity, productivity increases. But how typical of government to resist what we know works and to embrace what we know doesn't work. This resolution offers the House one last, fleeting chance to admit its mistakes, to step away from rigid adherence to failed policy, and to offer the change that the people of this nation deserve." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Project Vote Smart: 1992 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "If you are elected to Congress, how will you confront the issue of the national debt? Reduce governmental domestic spending."
  • Tom McClintock. Repeating the Lesson of the Great Depression. 20 July 2010. "Mr. McCLINTOCK. Mr. Speaker, when the stimulus bill became law, unemployment stood at 8.2 percent. Today, a year and a half and hundreds of billions of dollars later, unemployment is 9.5 percent. This spending binge hasn't made things better. It has made things demonstrably worse because, before government can put money into the economy, it first takes that money out of the economy. We see the jobs created when government puts the money back, but we don't see the jobs that are lost, because government first took that money out of the economy. When we borrow trillions of dollars, we crowd out the very same capital pool that would otherwise have been available for businesses to create jobs; so those jobs don't get created, and the ranks of the unemployed grow. These are the same policies that turned the recession of 1929 into the Depression of the 1930s. Do we really want to repeat that lesson?" (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. "Stimulating Government." 19 December 2009. "House Chamber Remarks, Washington D.C. M. Speaker: The unfolding scandal of phony or inflated job claims from the so-called stimulus bill should shock the conscience of the nation and permanently stain the reputation of the 111th Congress and this president. But it gets even worse if we take them at their word. As of this morning, the administration claims that in my 4th Congressional District of California, the brain trust at the Treasury Department has spent $182 million to save or create all of 168 jobs. That's $1.1 million per job! They claim to have saved or created 110,000 jobs in California. 75,000 of those jobs occur in a single zip code, 95814. What is 95814? That's the zip code that encompasses the state capitol and the state bureaucracies. Stimulating the economy? All we're doing is stimulating government at the expense of the economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Tom McClintock supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Tom McClintock voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Tom McClintock a rating of 100 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Fixing The American Economy. 5 March 2009. "But my question to many of my friends in the majority, Mr. Speaker, is this: If record spending, record borrowing and record deficits is the path to economic recovery, why aren't we already enjoying a period of unprecedented economic expansion? In fact, all of the bailouts and handouts and loan guarantees that have already been enacted add up to over $9.7 trillion, as we pointed out on this floor in the past. That is more than the modern-day cost--inflation adjusted--of the space race, the Vietnamese War, the Louisiana Purchase, the Marshall Plan and the New Deal combined. The fact is, these policies don't stimulate an economy; they stifle it. And it doesn't matter whether these policies are enacted under a Democrat or a Republican. They don't work. They didn't work in the recession of 1929, when Republican President Herbert Hoover increased the marginal income tax rate in this country from 25 percent to 65 percent and piled up taxes on imports. They didn't work in the resulting depression of the 1930s, when nearly a decade of Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal spending failed to stimulate the economy. And we forget that the unemployment rate in 1939 was actually slightly higher than it was in 1931. And we know from a year of failed bailouts and handouts and loan guarantees that these policies aren't working any better today. Today we learned that General Motors, despite billions of dollars of taxpayer bailouts, is still going under. Monday we learned that AIG, despite billions of dollars of taxpayer bailouts, is still going under. Mr. Speaker, don't they understand that the sooner that we stop bailing out failed companies the sooner we can begin a genuine economic recovery?" (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Project Vote Smart: 1992 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Support" for: "Which of the following measures designed to address the issue of unemployment do you support or oppose? Federal investment in America's infrastructure."
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Tom McClintock. Reducing the Burden of Taxes on our Families and Business is the Way to Spur Growth in our Economy. 7 July 2011. "We need to make permanent the Bush tax cuts of 2003 so that our families and businesses are not faced with the prospect of a tax increase in the near future. We need to restore the freedom to our businesses to grow and expand their own companies; a strong economy is built on freedom." (www.tommcclintock.com)
  • Tom McClintock. Providing for Consideration of Senate Amendment to House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 4853, Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. 16 December 2010. "Half of the income earned by small businesses will be hit by these tax increases. These are the job generators that we are depending upon to end the nightmare of unemployment for millions of American families. To confiscate billions of dollars more from them and then expect more jobs to come of it is simply insane [¦] Mr. Speaker, massive tax increases under Hoover turned the recession of 1929 into the depression of the 1930s. Let that not be the legacy of this Congress." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Rep. McClintock Remarks Opposing Bailout Legislation. 22 January 2009. "Fortunately, we know what does work. Reductions in marginal tax rates and reductions in taxes on investment consistently do stimulate the economy. They worked when John F. Kennedy used them in the early 1960's and they worked when Ronald Reagan used them in the early 1980's. When taxes are reduced on productivity, productivity increases." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2012. 14 April 2011. "The President apparently believes that by taking more money from small businesses, somehow they will create more jobs. That is the economic folly that misguides this administration." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Providing for Consideration of Senate Amendment to House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 4853, Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. 16 December 2010. "According to the CBO, this bill comprises $136 billion of additional spending. That's true, but that's for $721 billion of tax relief. That means that 15 percent of this bill is spending; the other 85 percent of it is tax relief. That means no across-the-board increase in income taxes next year, no AMT biting deeper into middle class families, a death tax that is a third less than what it otherwise would have been, threatening far fewer family farms and family businesses with extinction. If this relief fails, when the ball drops at Times Square on New Year's Eve, Americans will have just been walloped by a tax tsunami the likes of which we haven't seen since the Smoot-Hawley tariff. Families and small businesses will be spending the new year struggling to pay thousands of dollars of new taxes. A family making $50,000 will see at least $3,000 more taken from its paycheck. A small businessperson whose shop makes $300,000 will have to cut another $8,400--perhaps the difference between a part-time and full-time job for an employee." (votesmart.org)
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

  • Tom McClintock. Rep. McClintock Says NO To Obama Stimulus. 11 July 2011. "On Thursday, McClintock learned that he had won seats on the House Natural Resources Committee, which was his first pick, and on the House Education and Labor Committee, which he said is quickly growing on him. He said he'll use the latter to fight anti-business legislation and to argue for a repeal of the No Child Left Behind law, which he said has turned Congress into "a giant school board." (www.tommcclintock.com)
  • Tom McClintock. Issue Position: Returning Local Control to our Children's Education. "Returning control and decision making a power to our local communities and families regarding our children's education is crucial in making our education system work again. It is not the federal government's role to force every school district into a predetermined one-size fits all formula." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Roberts. Village Life: McClintock in EDH: ˜We're doing what doesn't work'. 26 February 2011. "Imagine how (your business) would do if you paid the best and brightest the same as the dullest and laziest, if you couldn't reward the good ones and couldn't get rid of the lousy ones. How hard would anyone in that system work? That's precisely the way we run our public schools. [¦] We have to get the federal and state government out of the classrooms and put the teachers and principals back in charge." (www.villagelife.com)
  • Tom McClintock. Project Vote Smart: 1992 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "If elected to Congress, which of the following proposals designed to change our nations' public education system will you support? Increased national testing."
  • Tom McClintock. Project Vote Smart: 1992 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "If elected to Congress, which of the following proposals designed to change our nations' public education system will you support? National curricula and standards."
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Tom McClintock. Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States. 1 March 2011. "In light of continuing instability in the Middle East and in North Africa, we write today to urge your Administration's immediate action to ensure America's energy security by expediting the permitting process for safe offshore energy exploration and development without further delay." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. The Eve of the American Reawakening - Speech to Council on National Policy. 16 May 2009. "What we are seeing in the polls is the gradual awakening of the American people. When things are going reasonably well - or even reasonably poorly - most people don't pay a lot of attention to politics because there are too many other pressing things going on in their lives. But when a crisis approaches, that's when you see the strength of a Democracy emerge, and it is an awesome thing. One by one, individual citizens sense the approach of a common danger and rise to the occasion. They begin focusing a great deal of attention on politics and they start making very good decisions [¦] We saw that last summer, when gasoline prices hit $4 a gallon and the American people had finally had enough of being told there was nothing the government cared to do to get out of the way of domestic oil production. And in the span of just a few months, they turned 180 degrees on the issue of offshore oil drilling and nuclear power." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Pay It Again, Sam. 30 March 2009. "State revenues can be enhanced - but only by relieving the economy from the high taxes and draconian restrictions that this administration has imposed. Ironically, Gov. Schwarzenegger vigorously opposes relaxing restrictions on the development of California's vast offshore oil reserves, despite estimates that those resources could generate billions of dollars of new revenues and royalties directly into the state's treasury. His AB 32 - calling for a 25 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in 11 years - is systematically shutting down entire sectors of the state's economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States. 1 March 2011. "As the executive in chief, you have the ability, and more importantly the duty, to direct your Administration to act in a manner that protects our national energy security and American jobs and ensures that we do not remain hostage to the political tensions of Middle Eastern nations. We respectfully ask that you direct DOI and BOEM to remove the barriers to the safe exploration and production of our domestic energy resources that are vital to all Americans and to our energy security by bringing immediate and very concrete clarity for offshore permitting and require DOI and BOEM to immediately hasten the approval of permits for safe offshore drilling." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. PolitickerCA - Brown, McClintock Go Toe to Toe Verbally at Forum. 21 October 2008. "McClintock said businesses find ways to pass added costs - such as taxes - onto consumers, employees and investors. He called for large-scale expansion of offshore oil drilling in addition to promotion of alternative energy - but the latter without government interference." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Project Vote Smart: 1992 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Support" for: "Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration."
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Tom McClintock supported the interests of Environment America 0 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. HR 3534. 112th Congress. Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments. Tom McClintock voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Tom McClintock voted Yea on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. H Amdt 773. 112th Congress. Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards. Tom McClintock voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Tom McClintock signed Americans For Prosperity: No Climate Tax. 22 April 2009. (www.noclimatetax.com)
  • Tom McClintock. Rep. McClintock Says NO To Obama Stimulus. 11 July 2011. "[McClintock] has another big difference with Democratic leaders, opposing mandatory controls on greenhouse emissions: 'We've tried that now in California, and it has been systemically shutting down California's economy.'" (www.tommcclintock.com)
  • Tom McClintock. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Tom McClintock voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Tom McClintock voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Tom McClintock supported the interests of Environment America 0 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Tom McClintock supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Inconvenient Questions. 9 March 2009. "I certainly don't want to die a traitor's death, so I want the record to be very clear: I believe that the earth's climate is changing and that our planet is warming. But I would like to address myself to a serious and grim subject: and that is the actual threat that global warming poses to our planet and most specifically to California. And that threat is very real and it is devastating." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. The Sacramento Bee - Tom McClintock: Conservative Soothsayer or Rigid Ideologue?. 12 May 2008."McClintock's consistent ideological voting is reflected in his 100 percent rating from the conservative California Republican Assembly for 'no' votes on issues such as environmental regulations, gay marriage and college subsidies for illegal immigrants. He has a zero percent rating from the California League of Conservation Voters for opposing anti-global-warming, fuel-conservation and clean-air bills." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. This Tax Is For You. 25 March 2009. 03/25/2009The second component of the historic tax hike is in the form of business taxes, including at least a $650 billion tax increase - and probably quite a bit more - under the guise of "cap and trade." Using this "bold new plan," any business that produces carbon dioxide (that is, energy production, agriculture, distilling, baking, cement production, construction, cargo and passenger transportation, automobile manufacturing - get the picture?) must pay the government for a limited number of licenses to remain in business. Is that anything for middle class families to worry about? Of course not, as long as they live in Ted Kaczynski's old neighborhood. The problem for the rest of us is that businesses don't pay business taxes. Business taxes can only be paid by three groups, and they're all us. We pay them as consumers through higher prices, as employees through lower wages and as investors through lower earnings - mainly from what's left of our 401(k)'s. (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Cap-and-Trade Not the Answer. 26 June 2009. "Mr. McCLINTOCK. Mr. Speaker, I had a strange sense of deja vu as I stood here on the floor of the House and watched all of the self-congratulatory rhetoric a few moments ago on the passage of the cap-and-trade bill, and I feel the need to rise to issue an urgent warning from the west coast. I stood on the floor of the Senate of California 3 years ago and watched a very similar bill adopted and watched the same sort of self-congratulatory celebrations as we just saw here, and I have watched over those years as that measure has dramatically deepened California's recession. It uses a slightly different mechanism than cap-and-trade, but the objective is exactly the same, to force a dramatic reduction in carbon dioxide emissions...Let's ignore for the moment the fact that the planet's climate is constantly changing and that long-term global warming has been going on since the last ice age. Let's ignore the fact within recorded history we know of periods when the Earth's climate has been much warmer than it is today, and others when it's been much cooler. Let's ignore the thousands of climate scientists and meteorologists who've concluded that human-produced greenhouse gases are, at most, a negligible factor in global warming or climate change. Ignore all of that and we're still left with one lousy sense of timing. In the most serious recession since the Great Depression, why is it that Members of this House want to repeat the same mistakes that produced the Great Depression?" (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. EPA Mandates Threaten Tribal Jobs and Energy Production, Affordable Water and Power Rates and Local Communities in Arizona. 24 May 2011. "The NGS is the eighth largest coal plant (in terms of output) in the nation and an important source of electricity for tribal and non-tribal water and power customers in Arizona, California and Nevada. The Obama Administration's EPA is considering new emission controls at the NGS for the purpose of improving visibility in national parks and wilderness areas. Such mandates could impose over $1.1 billion in compliance costs and potentially shut down the plant. At the hearing, the President of the Navajo Nation, Ben Shelly, discussed how the NGS has spent over $650 million on environmental control technology to proactively address concerns and explained that, ˜NGS is an essential component of the Navajo Nation's economy and our energy portfolio, and must remain viable, for the sake of the Nation and our People, for years to come' [¦] This situation is a stunning example of environmentalism run amuck." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Hearing of the Water and Power Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee - Creating Abundant Water and Power Supplies and Job Growth by Restoring Common Sense to Federal Regulations. 5 April 2011. "Across the nation, the EPA has waged an assault on rural America by imposing greenhouse gas regulations that will destroy small livestock operations, creating unjustified buffer zones on pesticide applications and opposing surface storage projects like the Two Forks reservoir in Colorado." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

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  • Tom McClintock. Race to the Recall - Transcript Part 2. 3 September 2003. "LESS RESTRICTIONS. I BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE HAVE A FUNDAMENTAL NATURAL RIGHT TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST VIOLENT PREDATORS, THE RIGHT IS ENSHRINED IN THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION." (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Tom McClintock a grade of 91." (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Tom McClintock in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Project Vote Smart: 1992 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Strongly Oppose" for: "A mandatory waiting period before the purchase of a handgun."
  • Tom McClintock. Project Vote Smart: 1992 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Strongly Oppose" for: "A ban on the sale and possession of assault-style semiautomatic weapons."
  • Tom McClintock. A Speech by Senator Tom McClintock. 9 June 2011. "At issue was a measure, SB 52, which will require a state-issued license to own a firearm for self-defense. To receive a license, you would have to meet a series of tests, costs and standards set by the state. We have seen many bills considered and adopted that would infringe upon the right of a free people to bear arms. But this was the most brazen attempt in this legislature to claim that the very right of self-defense is not an inalienable natural right at all, but is rather a right that is licensed from government; a right that no longer belongs to you, but to your betters, who will license you to exercise that right at their discretion. [¦] The right is absolute. In a free nation, government has no authority to forbid me from speaking because I might shout "fire" in a crowded theater. Government has no authority to forbid me from using my fist to defend myself because I might also use it to strike your nose. And government has no authority to forbid me from owning a firearm because I might shoot an innocent victim." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Supporting Right-to-Carry Laws. 16 November 2011. "As citizens, we're an integral part of the laws that we enact. That doesn't mean we act as vigilantes, but it does mean that each of us has an inalienable right to defend ourselves and our families from violent predators with whatever force is necessary. And if we see a child being molested or a woman being robbed or an old man being beaten, we have a moral responsibility to intervene to the extent that we can. A concealed weapon in the hands of honest and law-abiding citizens makes us all safer. Simply knowing that there are responsible citizens among us capable of responding with force is itself a powerful deterrent to crime. That's the well-documented experience of every State with a right-to-carry law. But a society in which honest and law-abiding citizens are disarmed by their government is a society in which the gunman is king." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

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  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Tom McClintock supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Tom McClintock voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. In Defense Of The Constitution. 21 March 2010. "The proposition that Congress has the power to order Americans to purchase insurance -- or any other product -- is contrary to the fundamental concept of individual liberty and antithetical to the takings clause of the Fifth Amendment. If this precedent were to be upheld, the federal government will have assumed authority over every aspect of individual choice in the care of ourselves and our families and can logically be extended to what foods we choose or to what physical activities we engage in. Nor is this brave new doctrine limited to health care. Once the precedent is established that government may usurp individual decisions in the marketplace, what limitation remains on its power to order any other of our decisions as consumers? Fortunately, the Constitution still protects our freedom from such usurpations. It will fall to the Supreme Court to hold this act accountable to the Constitution and it will fall to 'We the People' to hold those responsible for it accountable at the polls." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Repeating Our Mistakes. 7 October 2009. "Mr. Speaker, today's unemployment rate of 9.8 percent last reached that level in 1983. President Ronald Reagan responded by cutting taxes and by reducing regulatory burdens on the economy, and he produced the biggest peacetime economic expansion in our Nation's history. Today, President Obama is doing exactly the opposite. ObamaCare, cap-and-trade and the other measures promise the biggest tax increases and the heaviest regulations that we've ever seen." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Project Vote Smart: 1992 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Implementation of a "play or pay" program where employers must enroll their employees and families in a basic health plan or contribute to a public fund that will provide health care for everyone without coverage."
  • Tom McClintock. Project Vote Smart: 1992 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Do you consider the fact that many Americans do not have health insurance to be a problem, and if so, please note which of the following proposals you favor? No reform necessary at this time."
  • Tom McClintock. Project Vote Smart: 1992 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Elimination of private insurance in favor of a program administered and paid for by the federal government and run by the states, similar to the health care system in Canada."
  • Tom McClintock. Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act. 18 January 2011. Referring to the Affordable Care Act: "The most dangerous provision of this law is the Federal Government's assertion that it now has the power to force every American to purchase products that the government believes they should purchase whether or not they want them, need them, or can afford them. If this President prevails, the Federal Government will have usurped authority over every aspect of individual choice in the care of our families and can logically extend that power to every other commodity in the market [¦] Churchill said all men make mistakes but wise men learn from them. Mr. Speaker, the American people understand that ObamaCare was a huge mistake. Let us acknowledge that, learn from it, and move on to enact the reforms that will reduce health costs and increase health care choices for American families." (votesmart.org)
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

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  • Tom McClintock. Response - Sacramento Bee. 6 August 2010. "The issue is whether the 14th Amendment, a Reconstruction measure to assure citizenship for the children of slaves, should continue to be used to provide automatic citizenship to babies born to illegal aliens who by law are subject to deportation. Should an illegal act be rewarded by granting a legal right? If the answer is 'yes,' then how can we maintain immigration laws or borders at all?" (mcclintock.house.gov)
  • Tom McClintock. Response to President Calderon. 20 May 2010. "And to those who say we must reform our immigration laws, I reply, We don't need to reform them. We need to enforce them, just as every other government does, just as Mexico does. Above all, this is a debate of, by, and for the American people. If President Calderon wishes to participate in that debate, I invite him to obey our immigration laws, apply for citizenship, do what 600,000 legal immigrants to our Nation are doing right now, learn our history and our customs, and become an American, and then he will have every right to participate in that debate. Until then, I would politely invite him to have the courtesy while a guest of this Congress to abide by the fundamental rules of diplomacy between civilized nations not to meddle in each other's domestic debates." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Tom McClintock voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Tom McClintock in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Tom McClintock in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Tom McClintock supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Tom McClintock supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Scarborough Country. 3 September 2003. "Exactly. Joe, there are millions of illegal immigrants waiting in line to come to this country to obey our immigration laws and to become Americans. Illegal immigration is the process of cutting in line in front of them. Why would we give a preference to that kind of conduct?" (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Issue Position: Securing our Borders and Enforcing our Immigration Laws. "By completing the border fence along our southern border we can dramatically stem the tide of illegal immigration in this country. The federal government needs to take the extraordinary step of enforcing current immigration laws that already on the books, not create new immigration laws which will simply be ignored." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Capital Report “ Transcript. 4 September 2003. "Well, I think we'll probably first of all, as I said, Proposition 187 was much broader than that. It simply said that the taxpayers of California are not going to pay for services for people who are in this state and in this country illegally, in violation of our immigration laws. That's about $4 billion a year to the state Treasury. But worse than that, illegal immigration undermines the process of legal immigration that is a strength in our society." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. McClintock Urges Cutting Off All Federal Aid to Sanctuary Cities. 2 September 2008. "Third, the government must at least demonstrate a determined, sustained effort to deport those illegal aliens it actually encounters through law enforcement or social service agencies. No immigration law is going to be taken seriously if illegal aliens can receive government-funded benefits while the government cheerfully ignores the fact that they're not legally entitled to be here in the first place." (www.tommcclintock.com)
  • Tom McClintock. McClintock Recruits House Members to Become Party to Washington Legal Foundation's Amicus Brief in Support of the Arizona Immigration Law. 15 July 2010. "'Arizona has not adopted a new immigration law. [¦] All it has done is to enforce existing law. America's immigration law is not designed to keep people out. It is to assure that as people come to the United States, they do so with the intention of becoming Americans. Our nation embraces immigration and what makes that possible is assimilation. That is the broad meaning of our nation's motto, 'E Pluribus Unum' -- from many people, one people, the American people." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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  • Tom McClintock. The Union - Brown, McClintock Spar at Congress Debate. 22 October 2008. "'Calling a homosexual partnership a marriage does not make it one,' said McClintock. 'We need to strengthen marriage as an institution, not further dilute it.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. McClintock Called the California Supreme Court's Decision to Permit Gay Marriage a Travesty. 15 May 2008. "State Senator Tom McClintock called the California Supreme Court's decision to permit gay marriage a travesty and declared he would do everything he could to campaign for the marriage protection initiative this fall. 'Today's Supreme Court ruling is a travesty of judicial activism and is based not on California law which is crystal-clear but on the social views of the individual justices. Fortunately, the initiative process allows voters the opportunity to overturn this ruling by adopting the Marriage Protection initiative this November', McClintock said. 'I intend to do everything in my power to campaign for this initiative. Marriage is an institution that exists in nature and ultimately is beyond the power of any government or court to redefine. It is the union of a man and a woman to summon new life into the world. It is this act that creates a tapestry of unique responsibilities between the mother and father, both to each other and to the child. Our marriage laws are solely crafted to support this singular relationship and are inapplicable to any other partnership', McClintock said." (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Tom McClintock supported the interests of the American Family Association 94 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Tom McClintock supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Tom McClintock voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Eagle Forum. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Eagle Forum endorsed Tom McClintock in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Tom McClintock. Statement on California's Proposition 8 Ruling. 4 August 2010. "Statement by Representative Tom McClintock on the Proposition 8 Ruling: Judge Walker's opinion that traditional marriage is an affront to the Bill of Rights would no doubt have come as a surprise to the American Founders -- and to more than two centuries of American jurisprudence affirming that institution. Fortunately, the architects of our Constitution recognized the damage that feeble reasoning can do from the bench and provided a multitude of checks and balances -- starting with the appellate process -- which I am confident will now be brought into play." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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  • Tom McClintock. Letter to Colleague. 25 May 2011. "Today, the House will begin consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act. Section 1034 of this 920-page bill contains perhaps the broadest authorization for use of military force (AUMF) Congress has ever considered. This monumental legislation will affirmatively and preemptively give the president unprecedented power to launch attacks anywhere in the world [¦] Much like Section 1034's targets, the duration and location of American military force are indefinite. There is no geographical limit to the authorization--force may be used worldwide, at the president's discretion [¦] Finally, Section 1034 authorizes the president to "detain belligerents," anywhere in the world, at any time, for as long as he chooses. Once again, the new authorization does not define "belligerents." However, the term merely includes the targets mentioned in the new authorization. That is, the new authorization opens the door for the president to detain "belligerents" who aren't even listed as targets of force. Make no mistake: the power we are asked to give the president is beyond the power Congress gave the president in the wake of the largest terrorist attacks in our history. Section 1034 authorizes use of force worldwide, for an indefinite period, against undefined persons who aren't directly associated with al-Qaeda or the Taliban [¦] Support amendment No. 50, and turn back this broad delegation of Congress' constitutional authority." (votesmart.org)
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

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  • Tom McClintock. Politicker CA - Brown, McClintock Go Toe to Toe Verbally at Forum. 21 October 2008. "In answer to a question about subsidies and promoting social welfare, Brown said he thought of Social Security and Medicare - key issues to an audience of mostly retirees - as social contracts that should be enforced. McClintock agreed, but disagreed with proposals such as raising the retirement age, and asserted that Social Security would work better if payees were given the option to invest in the stock market instead. 'Over a 30-year period,' he said, 'the market would outperform any government program. With every one of our social programs, you see the bureaucracy that's created keeps us from even getting basic care,' he said." (votesmart.org)

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Congressional Election 1992 National Political Awareness Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

The Political Courage Test asks candidates which items they will support if elected. It does not ask them to indicate which items they will oppose. Through extensive research of public polling data, we discovered that voters are more concerned with what candidates would support when elected to office, not what they oppose. If a candidate does not select a response to any part or all of any question, it does not necessarily indicate that the candidate is opposed to that particular item.
1. Which of the following tax measures, if any, will you support if elected to the Congress in 1992?
XReducing the capital gains tax rate on profits from the sale of stocks, bonds and real estate.
XPermitting tax-free withdrawals from IRAs in limited circumstances.
XProviding some kind of middle-class tax break.
Increasing the income taxes of those with incomes over $100,000.
XProviding a tax credit for first-time home buyers.
XRepealing luxury taxes on limited items.
XProviding a temporary investment tax credit.
Other
Please evaluate the following general program areas and indicate the level of federal funding that you will support if you are elected to Congress.
Decrease SpendingHealth Care
Decrease SpendingUnemployment
Decrease SpendingAIDS Research
Decrease SpendingEnvironment
Keep Spending The SameDefense
Keep Spending The SameEducation
National Debt Payments
Keep Spending The SameDrugs
If you are elected to Congress, how will you confront the issue of the national debt?
XReduce governmental defense spending.
XReduce governmental domestic spending.
Raise personal income taxes for all citizens.
Raise personal income taxes for citizens with incomes over $100,000.
Raise corporate taxes.
Do nothing at the present time.
Other
Which of the following measures designed to address the issue of unemployment do you support or oppose?
Strongly OpposeExtending unemployment compensation further.
OpposeFederal support of job retraining programs.
OpposeFederal grants to states for creating jobs in inner cities.
Strongly SupportMandating workfare for welfare recipients.
Strongly SupportMinimizing governmental intervention and letting the market take a more natural course.
SupportFederal investment in America's infrastructure.
Other
Which of the following policies, if any, should be pursued by the federal government in the area of the United States/Japenese trade?
Restricting the overall volume of goods entering the United States from Japan.
Imposing tariffs on goods entering the United States from Japan.
Requiring Japan to eliminate its trade surplus with the United States over a period of five years.
Requiring reciprocal trade agreements between the United States and Japan based on equal dollar values.
XImposing no restrictions on trade between the United States and Japan.
Other
Which of the following defense proposals do you support or oppose?
Strongly SupportReduction of the number of American military troops.
SupportContinued funding of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI).
Do you consider the fact that many Americans do not have health insurance to be a problem, and if so, please note which of the following proposals you favor?
Elimination of private insurance in favor of a program administered and paid for by the federal government and run by the states, similar to the health care system in Canada.
XOffering tax incentives to all small employers in return for guaranteed health insurance coverage of all employees and their families.
Implementation of a "play or pay" program where employers must enroll their employees and families in a basic health plan or contribute to a public fund that will provide health care for everyone without coverage.
Creation of a fund designed to provide health insurance to the unemployed and supported by additional tax levies on large employers.
XA system of tax credits and vouchers to provide health insurance for the working poor and people of moderate income.
No reform necessary at this time.
Other
If elected to Congress, which of the following proposals designed to change our nations' public education system will you support?
Increased federal funding.
Increased state and local funding.
Improved teacher recruitment and training.
National curricula and standards.
Smaller classes.
Increased national testing.
XA "choice" or "vouchers" program.
No major changes are necessary at this time.
Other
If elected to Congress, how will you confront the War on Drugs?"
Provide federal funds to educate people about the dangers of drugs.
Provide federal funds to help drug addicts overcome their addictions.
Work with foreign governments to stop the export of drugs to this country.
XImpose mandatory federal jail sentences for drug dealers.
Impose mandatory federal jail sentences for drug users.
Legalize the possession and use of drugs.
Other
What is your opinion on the following environmental proposals?
SupportOpening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration.
Strongly SupportAmending the Clean Water Act's section on wetlands to provide landowners with greater rights.
OpposeReauthorization of The Endangered Species Act in its current form.
Please indicate which of the following positions you support or oppose.
Strongly SupportParental or spousal notification prior to permitting an abortion.
OpposeAbortion should be illegal in all circumstances.
OpposeFederally funded abortions should be permitted.
OpposeWomen should be able to get abortions if they want no matter what the reason.
SupportAbortion should be legal only in limited circumstances, for example, when the life of the mother is endangered or in the case of rape or incest.
Which of the following anti-crime measures do you support or oppose?
Strongly SupportExpansion of the number of federal crimes punishable by death.
Strongly OpposeA mandatory waiting period before the purchase of a handgun.
OpposeIncreased federal spending for state and local police programs.
Strongly OpposeA ban on the sale and possession of assault-style semiautomatic weapons.
Strongly SupportA limitation on habeas corpus appeals for death row inmates.
Other
Whare are your two top priorities if elected to the Congress?
a. What will you do about each priority?

1. TAX AND SPENDING CUTS. The federal government is now consuming the largest percentage of family income since World War II, and has amassed a debt for which the interest alone consumes half of all income taxes. In Sacramento, I have led the fight for a dramatic reduction in state government expenditures, and intend to undertake the same effort in Washington. 2. REGULATORY RELEIF. In addition to the enormous drain on family and business incomes created by the federal government, oppressive regulations have sapped the productivity of the business secotr and destroyed our competitiveness as a nation. I want to see a freeze on all new regulations, and the elimination of existing restrictions which have proven to be uneconmical.

b. How will you finance (when necessary) each priority?
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