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Mark Amodei's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (NV) - District 2, Republican
Mark Amodei has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, Vote Smart has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2018.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you generally support Pro-Choice or Pro-Life legislation? "Pro-Life" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/12537/mark-amodei/#.WvYCTa3SQfI (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

  • In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/12537/mark-amodei/#.WvYCTa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I think most of us can agree our current tax code is too complicated and creates an undue burden on hard working Americans, families, and small businesses. I’ve always been supportive of reforming the current tax code in favor of a system that is simpler, fairer, and has lower tax rates." https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/12537/mark-amodei/#.W2xYxmdyIfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Additionally, I believe we should be very cautious about cutting the budget of our Armed Forces. Eliminating waste and fraud should be an ongoing effort, but I am not in favor of reducing America’s ability to defend ourselves or our allies." https://amodei.house.gov/defense-and-veterans/ (amodei.house.gov)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "For this reason, I co-sponsored H.J. Res. 2, a balanced budget amendment. This bill would 1) prohibit spending from exceeding revenues in any fiscal year unless 3/5 of each house of Congress approves, 2) require 3/5 of each house to authorize an increase in the debt limit, 3) direct the President to annually submit a balanced budget to Congress, 4) prohibit any bill that increases revenues unless approved by a majority of each house, and 5) permit waiver of these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect or in other specific circumstances involving military conflict." https://amodei.house.gov/debt-and-deficit/ (amodei.house.gov)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "More taxation, regulation, and litigation will not create more jobs. Government takeovers of the economy have failed while the size and the scope of the federal government has exploded. Washington has tied the hands of small business owners and job creators with onerous regulations and backward fiscal policies that have stalled the economy, slowed innovation and destroyed jobs. We need common sense, pro-growth policies to give small businesses and entrepreneurs renewed confidence in our economy and to remove Washington as the roadblock to job creation." https://amodei.house.gov/jobs-and-the-economy/ (amodei.house.gov)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/12537/mark-amodei#.W2xX52dyIfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/12537/mark-amodei/#.WvYCTa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe education is a top priority for Nevada and the nation and I do not believe that unelected federal bureaucrats are a better judge of educational practices than our local teachers, school administrators, parents and community leaders." https://amodei.house.gov/education1/ (amodei.house.gov)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/12537/mark-amodei/#.WvYCTa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "In Nevada, new sources of energy, such as geothermal and solar are showing promise. Geothermal in particular brings jobs and growth to Nevada with 20+ plants in operation providing clean, reliable electrical capacity to the grid and significant additional capacity under development." https://amodei.house.gov/energy1/ (amodei.house.gov)
No Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I do not believe it is appropriate for the federal government to advocate one position over another in discussions of climate change. I do think that we should promote unbiased scientific research funded by both the government and the private sector to help answer climate change questions and bring effective solutions to any human causes." https://amodei.house.gov/environment/ (amodei.house.gov)
  • Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/12537/mark-amodei/#.WvYCTa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you generally support gun-control legislation? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/12537/mark-amodei/#.WvYCTa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I will continue to defend our Second Amendment rights against legislative attempts to overturn or undermine it. Additionally, I oppose the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty and any other efforts to undermine our Second Amendment rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution. As a gun owner, I believe any attempts to deprive law-abiding American citizens their right to purchase and transport firearms must be defeated." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/992296/issue-position-2nd-amendment-rights#.W2xW6GdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I will not support proposals that apply a hyperbolic assault weapon label to commonplace semi-automatic shotguns used for skeet and other shotgun sports, bird hunting and home protection, nor on semi-automatic rifles used primarily for marksmanship competitions and to train for national defense purposes. A law that bans a gun based on the shape of its grip, the adjustable stock, or limits the number of rounds law-abiding citizens may havestrikes me as arbitrary and more likely to adversely affect law-abiding citizens than it does criminals. Along with the right to keep and bear arms comes the responsibility to use them properly. Millions of gun owners law-abiding citizens understand this responsibility. To reduce criminal activity and thus enhance the safety and security of our communities we must enforce existing laws." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/992296/issue-position-2nd-amendment-rights#.W2xW6GdyIfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "ObamaCare mandated that all uninsured Americans purchase health insurance or face a financial penalty. This law created complex regulations for health care providers and insurers, imposed unfunded mandates on states and small businesses, dramatically expanded Medicaid coverage and cut Medicare funding, all while permitting the Obama Administration to issue waivers for those groups it chose to exempt, raise taxes on successful individuals and additional health services, and raise fees on insurance companies." https://amodei.house.gov/health-care1/ (amodei.house.gov)
  • Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? "Yes" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/12537/mark-amodei/#.WvYCTa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "My colleagues and I in Congress are working on a replacement for ObamaCare which will increase access to health care across the board. Unlike ObamaCare, the plan I am I willing to support must not offer empty promises of insurance which no providers will accept and which bankrupt our hospitals and community health professionals. I will vote for a plan which doesn’t give handouts to special interest groups and that drives down the cost of care across the system from pharmaceuticals to preventative care. We must ensure we accomplish these goals without sacrificing the world renowned quality and innovation of the American health system. I will not support a plan that ignores the reality of pre-existing conditions and unexpected life events." https://amodei.house.gov/health-care1/ (amodei.house.gov)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No 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

  • "Mark understands that immigration issues have many facets and does not let any one perspective outweigh the others. He believes that we must consider a new solution for immigration laws in the United States and fix our broken system. While our nation has the right and laws to control our borders, Mark considers the many factors in changing the system, including the current undocumented population, impact on federal budgets and impact on employers and families. He supports a path to citizenship for those brought here illegally through no fault of their own." http://amodeifornevada.com/#accomplishments (amodeifornevada.com)
  • "He supports a path to citizenship for those brought here illegally through no fault of their own." http://amodeifornevada.com/ (amodeifornevada.com)
  • "Immigration reform and border security are complex, emotional debates, with passionate beliefs on all sides. Some view the issue as one of humaneness. Many see it from a perspective of fairness. And still others approach immigration on the basis of practicality. We are a nation of immigrants. My Irish and Italian forebears made their way to Nevada in search of a better life. We are also a nation of laws with the right to control our borders. While I don’t think any of those perspectives are mutually exclusive, it seems the one thing all sides can consistently agree on is that our immigration system, as presently constituted, is not working." https://amodei.house.gov/immigration1/ (amodei.house.gov)
  • "Since I’ve been here, I’ve called on congressional leadership to act on immigration reform. I would always rather be criticized for attempting to move this issue toward a solution, than criticized for repeated inaction. Now, Congress has six months to do the job it’s supposed to do according to the Constitution. If we’re unable to do that job, then 800,000 immigrants will be affected. That number includes individuals currently serving in our Military, working professionals, students, and other contributing members of our society. The last time Congress passed any sort of substantial immigration reform was during the Reagan Administration. As far as I’m concerned, if we’re unable to kick it into high gear and follow through on this issue after 31 years – the blame is rightfully Congress’s." https://amodei.house.gov/news-releases/amodei-responds-to-administrations-announcement-on-daca/ (amodei.house.gov)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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Nevada State Legislative Election 2002 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.
Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion.
a) Abortions should always be illegal.
Xb) Abortions should always be legally available.
c) Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy.
Xd) Abortions should be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape.
Xe) Abortions should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered.
f) Eliminate public funding for abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions.
g) Other or expanded principles
State Budget: Indicate the funding levels you will support for the following general categories.
Slightly Increase Fundinga) Education (Higher)
Greatly Increase Fundingb) Education (K-12)
Slightly Increase Fundingc) Environment
Slightly Increase Fundingd) Health care
Slightly Increase Fundinge) Law enforcement
Slightly Increase Fundingf) Transportation and Highway infrastructure
Slightly Increase Fundingg) Welfare
h) Other or expanded categories
State Taxes: Indicate the tax levels you will support.
Maintain Statusa) Alcohol taxes
Maintain Statusb) Cigarette taxes
Maintain Statusc) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusd) Gasoline taxes
Maintain Statuse) Estate taxes
Slightly Increasef) Property taxes
Maintain Statusg) Sales taxes
Maintain Statush) Vehicle taxes
i) Other or expanded categories
Yesj) Should Internet sales be taxed?
Nok) Should Nevada implement a state income tax to help alleviate budget shortfalls?
Yesl) Do you support increasing taxes to fund transportation projects?
m) Do you support increasing the property tax to fund projects that give aid to the homeless?
n) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform.
Yesa) Do you support the current limit of two, four-year terms for Nevada governors?
Yesb) Do you support the current limit of three, four-year terms for Nevada state senators?
Yesc) Do you support the current limit of six, two-year terms for Nevada state representatives?
d) Do you support limiting the following types of contributions to state legislative and gubernatorial candidates?
Yes1) Individual
Yes2) PAC
Yes3) Corporate
Yes4) Political Parties
Yese) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
Nof) Do you support partial funding from state taxes for state level political campaigns?
Nog) Do you support voting on-line?
Yesh) Do you support adopting statewide standards for counting, verifying and ensuring accuracy of votes?
Yesi) Do you support prohibiting the reporting of media exit polling results until all polling locations in Nevada are closed?
Noj) Should Nevada recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?
Yesk) Should Nevada restrict marriage to a union only between a man and a woman?
Yesl) Should Nevada allow localities to place stricter regulations on smoking in public places?
m) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) to address crime.
a) Increase state funds for construction of state prisons and for hiring of additional prison staff.
b) Support contracting with private sector firms to build and/or manage state prisons.
Xc) Support the use of the death penalty in Nevada.
Xd) Support programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
Xe) End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Xf) Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
g) Legalize the possession of a limited amount of marijuana.
h) Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes.
i) Lower the .10 blood-alcohol-content limit defining drunk driving.
j) Minors accused of a violent crime should be prosecuted as adults.
k) Require that crimes based on gender, sexual orientation or disability be prosecuted as hate crimes.
Xl) Ban the use of racial profiling by law enforcement officers.
Xm) Increase state funding for community centers and other social agencies in areas with at-risk youth.
Xn) Increase state funding for additional security of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks.
o) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education.
Xa) Support national standards and testing of public school students.
b) Provide parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any participating school (public, private, religious).
c) Increase state funds for school capital improvements (e.g. buildings and infrastructure).
d) Increase state funds for hiring additional teachers.
e) Support teacher testing and reward teachers with merit pay.
f) Support displaying the Ten Commandments in public schools.
g) Endorse teacher-led voluntary prayer in public schools.
h) Require public schools to administer high school exit exams.
i) Provide state funding to increase teacher salaries.
j) Increase state funding to expand Head Start programs.
Xk) Provide state funding for tax incentives and financial aid to help make college more affordable.
Xl) Support age-appropriate sexual education programs that teach about abstinence, contraceptives and HIV/STD prevention methods.
m) Support abstinence-only sexual education programs.
n) Other or expanded principles
Employment: Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning employment.
Xa) Increase funding for state job-training programs that re-train displaced workers or teach skills needed in today's job market.
Xb) Reduce state government regulations on the private sector to encourage investment and economic expansion.
Xc) Provide low interest loans and tax credits for starting, expanding or relocating businesses.
Xd) Provide tax credits for businesses that provide child care for their employees.
Xe) Increase state funds to provide child care for children of low-income working families.
f) Include sexual orientation in Nevada's anti-discrimination laws.
g) Other or expanded principles
Affirmative Action: Should race, ethnicity or gender be taken into account in state agencies' decisions on:
Yesa) College and university admissions
Yesb) Public employment
Yesc) State contracting
d) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy.
Xa) Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology.
b) Support a publicly managed energy utility in Southern Nevada.
c) Use state funds to clean up former industrial and commercial sites that are contaminated, unused or abandoned.
Yesd) Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
Noe) Should state environmental regulations be stricter than federal law?
Nof) Do you support the creation of a nuclear waste repository in Yucca Mountain?
g) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning gun issues.
a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting.
b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
c) Ease state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
d) Repeal state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns.
f) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns.
g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows.
h) Require a license for gun possession.
i) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health issues.
Xa) Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care through managed care, insurance reforms or state-funded care where necessary.
b) Transfer more existing Medicaid recipients into managed care programs.
Xc) Support current limits on damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
Xd) Support patients' right to sue their HMOs.
Xe) Support patients' right to appeal to an administrative board of specialists when services are denied by their HMO.
f) Guaranteed medical care to all citizens is not a responsibility of state government.
g) Legalize physician-assisted suicide in Nevada.
Xh) Increase state funding for training health workers to recognize and respond to the release of biological agents.
i) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding welfare.
Xa) Support current time limits on welfare benefits.
Xb) Increase employment and job training programs for welfare recipients.
Xc) Provide tax incentives to businesses that hire welfare recipients.
Xd) Provide child care for welfare recipients who work.
e) Increase access to public transportation for welfare recipients who work.
f) Eliminate government-funded welfare programs.
g) Redirect welfare funding to faith-based and community-based private organizations.
h) Use federal TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) funds to expand state services to include the working poor.
i) Other or expanded principles
In a total of seventy-five (75) words or less, please explain what your two main legislative priorities will be if elected. Please explain how you would obtain any additional government funding needed to implement these priorities.
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