Representative Brad Schneider's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 10, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 10
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  • Rated 0% by Illinois Citizens for Life http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/134948/brad-schneider#.V3KiXnUrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "It is my fundamental belief that the right to choose is and must remain a personal health decision that a woman makes in consultation with her doctor, without government intrusion,[...]" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/793950/rep-schneider-speaks-out-in-support-of-womens-fundamental-right-to-choose#.V3Ki1nUrIfI (votesmart.org)

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  • "I believe in a progressive tax structure that fairly distributes the costs of government in a way that those of us fortunate to have more, carry more of the burden." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/662712/#.VpkNWLMjyCg (votesmart.org)

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  • "It’s estimated that over 70% of our nation’s roads and bridges are in mediocre to poor condition. Investment in a new bridge or a modern highway is an investment in our future. That’s why I support sensible, long-term investments in our nation’s infrastructure." http://www.schneiderforcongress.com/issues/jobs-the-economy (www.schneiderforcongress.com)
  • "We must create many public/private partnerships to reinvest, rebuild, and reinvent our national infrastructure. We should start immediately rebuilding our national electrical grid to power both the homes and the cars of the future. We should accelerate reinforcing and rebuilding our bridges, highways, and streets. We should plan for, design and construct new high-speed rail networks, linked to modern mass transit systems that restore our world leadership in transportation. And we should start now, to produce good jobs today, and provide the framework for long-term growth and jobs for years to come." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/662711/#.VpkNDbMjyCg (votesmart.org)
  • "In Congress, I consistently advocated for maintaining government investment in both basic and applied science, as well as support for ongoing incentives for corporate R&D." http://www.schneiderforcongress.com/issues/jobs-the-economy (www.schneiderforcongress.com)

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  • "Expanding programs, like Race to the Top, that allow states to opt in and compete for federal investment in innovative, transformative educational ideas." http://schneiderforcongress.com/issues/ (schneiderforcongress.com)

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  • Voted against H.R. 3 "Northern Route Approval Act" http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/33384/robin-kelly#.VpfRAbMjyCg (votesmart.org)

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  • "Like many of my colleagues in this Chamber, I want to pursue an energy policy that utilizes an all-of-the-above strategy, including renewable energy and innovative technologies to save consumers money at the pump and lower their home energy costs." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/923088/american-energy-solutions-for-lower-costs-and-more-american-jobs-act/?search=renewable%20energy#.V3KrrHUrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "In Congress I voted against the attempts to weaken clean air and clean water protections and against defunding critical environmental regulations." http://schneiderforcongress.com/issues/ (schneiderforcongress.com)

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  • "As a member of Congress I will fight to protect the EPA from Republican attacks." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/662715/#.VpkK0bMjyCg (votesmart.org)
  • "Addressing the challenges presented by climate change requires concerted, long-term action, and the new EPA standards represent just that. Asking our energy sector to curb carbon pollution is a significant step forward in combatting climate change and modernizing how we power our nation for future generations." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/876618/rep-schneider-statement-on-epa-proposal-to-cut-greenhouse-gas/?search=renewable%20energy#.V3Kr9nUrIfI (votesmart.org)

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  • Rated 100% by Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/134948/brad-schneider/37#.V3KstHUrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "That’s why my very first speech from the floor of the United States Congress was about standing up to the NRA and calling for sensible gun safety legislation. That speech and my votes in Congress led to the NRA giving me a n "F" grade and a zero rating." http://schneiderforcongress.com/issues/ (schneiderforcongress.com)
  • "During my time in Washington I fought for sensible legislation that would expand background checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and close the gun show loophole. I also believe in restricting large capacity ammunition and reinstating the Federal Assault Weapons Ban." http://www.schneiderforcongress.com/issues/gun-violence (www.schneiderforcongress.com)

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  • "That’s why I fought, and will continue to fight to protect ACA from the repeated attacks of the Republicans who still routinely talk about repeal." http://schneiderforcongress.com/issues/ (schneiderforcongress.com)
  • "Republicans in Congress have repeatedly wasted taxpayer time and money, and even shut down the government, in their endless efforts to completely repeal the health care law. We simply cannot afford this kind of dysfunction and gridlock. That’s why I consistently voted against repeal and continue to focus my efforts on working with my colleagues, on both sides of the aisle, to find ways to fix and improve the law. " http://www.schneiderforcongress.com/issues/health-care (www.schneiderforcongress.com)

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  • "I believe the DREAM Act is an essential part of comprehensive immigration solutions." http://schneiderforcongress.com/issues/ (schneiderforcongress.com)
  • "Passing comprehensive immigration reform, and making DACA and DAPA permanent will free people from living in the shadows of fear of deportation to be able to pursue higher education, buy homes, start businesses and expand our economy." http://www.schneiderforcongress.com/issues/immigration (www.schneiderforcongress.com)

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  • "As a member of Congress I actively worked to bring equality to reality, including strongly supporting the Respect for Marriage Act to repeal DOMA. " http://www.schneiderforcongress.com/issues/lgbt-equality (www.schneiderforcongress.com)
  • Rated 100% by Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/134948/brad-schneider/76#.V3KvBHUrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Last year the Supreme Court, in a major landmark decision, recognized that marriage is an institution reflective of the love between two people, period. It was a great victory for our nation." http://schneiderforcongress.com/issues/ (schneiderforcongress.com)

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  • "I also remain resolute in my belief that the U.S. engagement in Iraq and Syria must not involve combat troops on the ground. " http://www.schneiderforcongress.com/issues/national-security-and-foreign-policy (www.schneiderforcongress.com)
  • "The ultimate defeat of ISIS, and the distorted ideology, will only come when the people living under the thumb of their oppression are able to rise up and take back their homes and their communities." http://www.schneiderforcongress.com/issues/national-security-and-foreign-policy (www.schneiderforcongress.com)

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  • "But our social safety nets are under attack from many Republicans who want to privatize or gut these critical programs. We must keep the promises we’ve made to seniors, and I will continue to stand strong against attacks on these crucial programs." http://www.schneiderforcongress.com/issues/social-security-medicare (www.schneiderforcongress.com)
  • Rated 70% by Alliance for Retired Americans http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/134948/brad-schneider/53#.V3KwsXUrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "In Congress, I have fought against the privatization of Social Security, insulating it from the kind of financial gambling that precipitated our 2008 economic downturn." http://schneiderforcongress.com/issues/ (schneiderforcongress.com)

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