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Chris Stewart's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (UT) - District 2, Republican
Chris Stewart 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.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Voted in favor of H.R.7 "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015" " http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50973 (votesmart.org)
  • ""Each life has a right to protection. I urge my colleagues to help to defend the innocent lives of America's unborn children and represent those who cannot represent themselves." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/952455/protecting-the-rights-of-the-unborn#.VY1pP3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • " Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/interest-group/252/rating/7227 (votesmart.org)
  • "Voted in favor of H.R.7 "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015" " http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50973 (votesmart.org)
  • ""Each life has a right to protection. I urge my colleagues to help to defend the innocent lives of America's unborn children and represent those who cannot represent themselves." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/952455/protecting-the-rights-of-the-unborn#.VY1pP3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • " Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/interest-group/252/rating/7227 (votesmart.org)
  • "Voted in favor of H.R.7 "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015" " http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50973 (votesmart.org)
  • ""Each life has a right to protection. I urge my colleagues to help to defend the innocent lives of America's unborn children and represent those who cannot represent themselves." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/952455/protecting-the-rights-of-the-unborn#.VY1pP3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • " Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/interest-group/252/rating/7227 (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

  • "The current tax code is unjustifiably complex and unfair. It is designed to benefit those who have the money to pay lawyers and accountants and to disadvantage those who are trying to play by the rules. Worst of all, it is divisive." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/888897/issue-position-implement-pro-growthpro-family-tax-reforms#.VY1sWnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "[…] we must simplify the tax code, lower the corporate tax rate, and eliminate the death tax. These changes would reduce the tax burden for families and businesses, allow the economy to grow, and increase government revenue." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/854570/issue-position-tax-reform#.VY1rQHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "The current tax code is unjustifiably complex and unfair. It is designed to benefit those who have the money to pay lawyers and accountants and to disadvantage those who are trying to play by the rules. Worst of all, it is divisive." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/888897/issue-position-implement-pro-growthpro-family-tax-reforms#.VY1sWnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "As a member of Congress and a representative from Utah, I will continue to fight for legislation that keeps taxes low and eliminates unnecessary fiscal waste so that Utahans will have better job opportunities and larger bank accounts." http://stewartforutah.com/issue/tax-reform/#more-3976 (stewartforutah.com)
  • "[…] we must simplify the tax code, lower the corporate tax rate, and eliminate the death tax. These changes would reduce the tax burden for families and businesses, allow the economy to grow, and increase government revenue." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/854570/issue-position-tax-reform#.VY1rQHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "The current tax code is unjustifiably complex and unfair. It is designed to benefit those who have the money to pay lawyers and accountants and to disadvantage those who are trying to play by the rules. Worst of all, it is divisive." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/888897/issue-position-implement-pro-growthpro-family-tax-reforms#.VY1sWnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "As a member of Congress and a representative from Utah, I will continue to fight for legislation that keeps taxes low and eliminates unnecessary fiscal waste so that Utahans will have better job opportunities and larger bank accounts." http://stewartforutah.com/issue/tax-reform/#more-3976 (stewartforutah.com)
  • "[…] we must simplify the tax code, lower the corporate tax rate, and eliminate the death tax. These changes would reduce the tax burden for families and businesses, allow the economy to grow, and increase government revenue." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/854570/issue-position-tax-reform#.VY1rQHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "As a member of Congress and a representative from Utah, I will continue to fight for legislation that keeps taxes low and eliminates unnecessary fiscal waste so that Utahans will have better job opportunities and larger bank accounts." http://stewartforutah.com/issue/tax-reform/#more-3976 (stewartforutah.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I am fully aware of the need for government scrutiny and have committed myself to pursuing responsible military spending. By closing overseas bases and streamlining operations, the military can sustain some reductions in spending without hurting national security." https://stewart.house.gov/issues/defense-and-national-security (stewart.house.gov)
  • "History assures us that another security crisis will come. When it does, it is absolutely essential that we be prepared. We must keep our military strong. We must provide our troops with the tools that they need to succeed." https://stewart.house.gov/issues/defense-and-national-security (stewart.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.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Now is the time to restore fiscal sanity. We must have the courage to reclaim the American Dream. Tax reform, entitlement reform, and a balanced budget--we must have the courage to make these a reality." https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2014/12/3/house-section/article/h8289-3 (www.congress.gov)
  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of H.R.22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/54470 (votesmart.org)
  • "I am proud to have voted in favor of the budget that passed the House today. With our national debt approximately $17 trillion and growing every day, it's obvious that we need to change the spending habits in Washington." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/773261/stewart-votes-to-pass-the-republican-budget-a-balanced-budget#.VY1vj3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Now is the time to restore fiscal sanity. We must have the courage to reclaim the American Dream. Tax reform, entitlement reform, and a balanced budget--we must have the courage to make these a reality." https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2014/12/3/house-section/article/h8289-3 (www.congress.gov)
  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of H.R.22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/54470 (votesmart.org)
  • "I am proud to have voted in favor of the budget that passed the House today. With our national debt approximately $17 trillion and growing every day, it's obvious that we need to change the spending habits in Washington." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/773261/stewart-votes-to-pass-the-republican-budget-a-balanced-budget#.VY1vj3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "A bigger, more intrusive government -- which this budget proposes-- is not going to spur our economy and create jobs. Instead, we must carefully prioritize spending and tackle the drivers of our debt, ultimately creating a better America for future generations." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/856517/rep-stewart-reacts-to-the-presidents-budget-proposal#.W5AcbXX5gfI (votesmart.org)
  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of H.R.22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/54470 (votesmart.org)
  • "I am proud to have voted in favor of the budget that passed the House today. With our national debt approximately $17 trillion and growing every day, it's obvious that we need to change the spending habits in Washington." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/773261/stewart-votes-to-pass-the-republican-budget-a-balanced-budget#.VY1vj3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Now is the time to restore fiscal sanity. We must have the courage to reclaim the American Dream. Tax reform, entitlement reform, and a balanced budget--we must have the courage to make these a reality." https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2014/12/3/house-section/article/h8289-3 (www.congress.gov)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I am proud to say that for the first time in decades, we were able to pass meaningful tax reform – the Tax Cut and Jobs Act." http://stewartforutah.com/issue/tax-reform/#more-3976 (stewartforutah.com)
  • "I am proud to say that for the first time in decades, we were able to pass meaningful tax reform – the Tax Cut and Jobs Act." http://stewartforutah.com/issue/tax-reform/#more-3976 (stewartforutah.com)
  • "I am proud to say that for the first time in decades, we were able to pass meaningful tax reform – the Tax Cut and Jobs Act." http://stewartforutah.com/issue/tax-reform/#more-3976 (stewartforutah.com)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Intervention from Washington bureaucrats complicates decisions and takes power out of the hands of experienced leaders who working directly with students. I support legislation that keeps education choices in the hands of parents, along with local and state leaders." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/854556/issue-position-education#.VY1v-3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Intervention from Washington bureaucrats complicates decisions and takes power out of the hands of experienced leaders who working directly with students. I support legislation that keeps education choices in the hands of parents, along with local and state leaders." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/854556/issue-position-education#.VY1v-3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Intervention from Washington bureaucrats complicates decisions and takes power out of the hands of experienced leaders who working directly with students. I support legislation that keeps education choices in the hands of parents, along with local and state leaders." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/854556/issue-position-education#.VY1v-3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "I strongly believe that education decisions are best decided at state and local levels." https://stewart.house.gov/issues/education (stewart.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

  • "I support the responsible development of oil, natural gas, clean coal, and a variety economically viable renewable energy options. We are fortunate to live in a district full of scenic and natural resources." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/854558/issue-position-energy#.VY1y33UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "I also believe that nuclear, hydro-electric, and solar energy should be included in any cohesive energy plan. I support green energy, but not at the risk of mandating policies or energy production levels that are not economically feasible or decrease our state's own ability to meet our energy needs." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/712212/lets-get-serious-about-energy-independence#.VY1zE3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "I support the responsible development of oil, natural gas, clean coal, and a variety economically viable renewable energy options. We are fortunate to live in a district full of scenic and natural resources." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/854558/issue-position-energy#.VY1y33UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "I support the responsible development of oil, natural gas, clean coal, and a variety economically viable renewable energy options. We are fortunate to live in a district full of scenic and natural resources." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/854558/issue-position-energy#.VY1y33UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "I also believe that nuclear, hydro-electric, and solar energy should be included in any cohesive energy plan. I support green energy, but not at the risk of mandating policies or energy production levels that are not economically feasible or decrease our state's own ability to meet our energy needs." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/712212/lets-get-serious-about-energy-independence#.VY1zE3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "I also believe that nuclear, hydro-electric, and solar energy should be included in any cohesive energy plan. I support green energy, but not at the risk of mandating policies or energy production levels that are not economically feasible or decrease our state's own ability to meet our energy needs." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/712212/lets-get-serious-about-energy-independence#.VY1zE3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • These new regulations will require existing power plants to cut carbon emissions by 30%, which will require billions of dollars in renovations and cost over 400,000 jobs." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/878290/stewart-new-epa-regulations-are-pure-fantasy#.VY1yRnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "I am committed to protecting environmental integrity while also supporting energy development to bring in needed revenue, jobs, and overall security." http://stewartforutah.com/issue/land-management/ (stewartforutah.com)
  • "What the EPA is calling a 'common sense plan' is just pure fantasy. It's just another example of more expensive, big-government regulation, and less freedom for American businesses and American families." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/878290/stewart-new-epa-regulations-are-pure-fantasy#.VY1yRnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S.J.Res.23 "A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/54616 (votesmart.org)
  • "I am committed to protecting environmental integrity while also supporting energy development to bring in needed revenue, jobs, and overall security." http://stewartforutah.com/issue/land-management/ (stewartforutah.com)
  • "What the EPA is calling a 'common sense plan' is just pure fantasy. It's just another example of more expensive, big-government regulation, and less freedom for American businesses and American families." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/878290/stewart-new-epa-regulations-are-pure-fantasy#.VY1yRnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S.J.Res.23 "A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/54616 (votesmart.org)
  • These new regulations will require existing power plants to cut carbon emissions by 30%, which will require billions of dollars in renovations and cost over 400,000 jobs." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/878290/stewart-new-epa-regulations-are-pure-fantasy#.VY1yRnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "I am committed to protecting environmental integrity while also supporting energy development to bring in needed revenue, jobs, and overall security." http://stewartforutah.com/issue/land-management/ (stewartforutah.com)
  • "What the EPA is calling a 'common sense plan' is just pure fantasy. It's just another example of more expensive, big-government regulation, and less freedom for American businesses and American families." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/878290/stewart-new-epa-regulations-are-pure-fantasy#.VY1yRnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S.J.Res.23 "A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/54616 (votesmart.org)
  • These new regulations will require existing power plants to cut carbon emissions by 30%, which will require billions of dollars in renovations and cost over 400,000 jobs." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/878290/stewart-new-epa-regulations-are-pure-fantasy#.VY1yRnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. Lawful gun ownership enables Americans to exercise their God-given right of self-defense.Gun control is not the way to prevent tragedies and will likely only make it harder for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves against evil in the world.I will not support any current bump-stock bill without revisions to preserve historical access to unmodified weapons." http://stewartforutah.com/issue/2nd-amendment/ (stewartforutah.com)
  • "Recent and saddening events of violence have brought conversations about guns to the national stage. These acts of violence, as terrible as they are, should not be used by the White House as justification to revoke the rights outlined in our Constitution." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/770031/gop-freshman-class-hour-the-second-amendment#.VY1zlHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "The idea that the White House has suggested using Executive Orders to enact gun control laws is unacceptable. I support the Second Amendment and believe the right to keep and bear arms is a personal and absolute right." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/766702/stewart-reacts-to-the-presidents-proposal-on-gun-control#.VY1z2HUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.Amdt.1098 "Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/49464 (votesmart.org)
  • "I uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. Lawful gun ownership enables Americans to exercise their God-given right of self-defense.Gun control is not the way to prevent tragedies and will likely only make it harder for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves against evil in the world.I will not support any current bump-stock bill without revisions to preserve historical access to unmodified weapons." http://stewartforutah.com/issue/2nd-amendment/ (stewartforutah.com)
  • "Recent and saddening events of violence have brought conversations about guns to the national stage. These acts of violence, as terrible as they are, should not be used by the White House as justification to revoke the rights outlined in our Constitution." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/770031/gop-freshman-class-hour-the-second-amendment#.VY1zlHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "The idea that the White House has suggested using Executive Orders to enact gun control laws is unacceptable. I support the Second Amendment and believe the right to keep and bear arms is a personal and absolute right." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/766702/stewart-reacts-to-the-presidents-proposal-on-gun-control#.VY1z2HUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.Amdt.1098 "Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/49464 (votesmart.org)
  • "I uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. Lawful gun ownership enables Americans to exercise their God-given right of self-defense.Gun control is not the way to prevent tragedies and will likely only make it harder for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves against evil in the world.I will not support any current bump-stock bill without revisions to preserve historical access to unmodified weapons." http://stewartforutah.com/issue/2nd-amendment/ (stewartforutah.com)
  • "Recent and saddening events of violence have brought conversations about guns to the national stage. These acts of violence, as terrible as they are, should not be used by the White House as justification to revoke the rights outlined in our Constitution." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/770031/gop-freshman-class-hour-the-second-amendment#.VY1zlHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "The idea that the White House has suggested using Executive Orders to enact gun control laws is unacceptable. I support the Second Amendment and believe the right to keep and bear arms is a personal and absolute right." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/766702/stewart-reacts-to-the-presidents-proposal-on-gun-control#.VY1z2HUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.Amdt.1098 "Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/49464 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Since arriving in Congress, I have consistently supported efforts to defund or repeal ObamaCare." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/815172/defund-and-repeal-obamacare/?search=obamacare#.VkJ3BmwViko (votesmart.org)
  • "Of all the laws passed in recent years, I hear most about the destructive impact of Obamacare. Its original intent was to make health care more accessible and affordable, but it has done the exact opposite in Utah – increasing healthcare premiums, and making doctors and plans less accessible." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/953128/congressman-stewart-votes-to-repeal-obamacare#.VY10GXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Since arriving in Congress, I have consistently supported efforts to defund or repeal ObamaCare." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/815172/defund-and-repeal-obamacare/?search=obamacare#.VkJ3BmwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VYyqNnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "It is time to repeal Obamacare." […] "I am even more proud that Congress successfully repealed significant portions of Obamacare, including the individual mandate, and the IPAB. But frankly, it is not enough" http://stewartforutah.com/issue/healthcare/ (stewartforutah.com)
  • "Of all the laws passed in recent years, I hear most about the destructive impact of Obamacare. Its original intent was to make health care more accessible and affordable, but it has done the exact opposite in Utah – increasing healthcare premiums, and making doctors and plans less accessible." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/953128/congressman-stewart-votes-to-repeal-obamacare#.VY10GXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VYyqNnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "It is time to repeal Obamacare." […] "I am even more proud that Congress successfully repealed significant portions of Obamacare, including the individual mandate, and the IPAB. But frankly, it is not enough" http://stewartforutah.com/issue/healthcare/ (stewartforutah.com)
  • "Of all the laws passed in recent years, I hear most about the destructive impact of Obamacare. Its original intent was to make health care more accessible and affordable, but it has done the exact opposite in Utah – increasing healthcare premiums, and making doctors and plans less accessible." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/953128/congressman-stewart-votes-to-repeal-obamacare#.VY10GXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Since arriving in Congress, I have consistently supported efforts to defund or repeal ObamaCare." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/815172/defund-and-repeal-obamacare/?search=obamacare#.VkJ3BmwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VYyqNnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "It is time to repeal Obamacare." […] "I am even more proud that Congress successfully repealed significant portions of Obamacare, including the individual mandate, and the IPAB. But frankly, it is not enough" http://stewartforutah.com/issue/healthcare/ (stewartforutah.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We need to enforce strong borders to mitigate crime, drug trafficking, and protect the safety of the American people." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1254941/issue-position-immigration#.W5AdenX5gfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The answer to the problem of illegal immigration is fairly straightforward: Enforce the security of our borders by all means necessary." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/677150/issue-position-fix-immigration#.W5AdBHX5gfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Illegal immigrants living in the United States should not be allowed to hold citizenship in this country until returning to their home countries and following established U.S. immigration procedures. Along with this, local communities should not be allowed to provide sanctuary to illegal immigrants." http://stewartforutah.com/issue/immigration/ (stewartforutah.com)
  • "Illegal immigrants living in the United States should not be allowed to hold citizenship in this country until returning to their home countries and following established U.S. immigration procedures. Along with this, local communities should not be allowed to provide sanctuary to illegal immigrants." http://stewartforutah.com/issue/immigration/ (stewartforutah.com)
  • "Like most Utahns, I recognize that our immigration system is broken and must be reformed, but the President's use of executive orders and a call for amnesty isn't the answer." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/941245/stewart-statement-on-president-obamas-immigration-executive-order#.VY11GXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Like most Utahns, I recognize that our immigration system is broken and must be reformed, but the President's use of executive orders and a call for amnesty isn't the answer." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/941245/stewart-statement-on-president-obamas-immigration-executive-order#.VY11GXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Do not allow local communities to aid and abet illegal behavior by providing sanctuary to illegal immigrants. Cut off all federal law enforcement funds to sanctuary cities." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/677150/issue-position-fix-immigration#.VY10znUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Do not allow local communities to aid and abet illegal behavior by providing sanctuary to illegal immigrants. Cut off all federal law enforcement funds to sanctuary cities." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/677150/issue-position-fix-immigration#.VY10znUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Like most Utahns, I recognize that our immigration system is broken and must be reformed, but the President's use of executive orders and a call for amnesty isn't the answer." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/941245/stewart-statement-on-president-obamas-immigration-executive-order#.VY11GXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Illegal immigrants living in the United States should not be allowed to hold citizenship in this country until returning to their home countries and following established U.S. immigration procedures. Along with this, local communities should not be allowed to provide sanctuary to illegal immigrants." http://stewartforutah.com/issue/immigration/ (stewartforutah.com)
  • "Do not allow local communities to aid and abet illegal behavior by providing sanctuary to illegal immigrants. Cut off all federal law enforcement funds to sanctuary cities." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/677150/issue-position-fix-immigration#.VY10znUVhHw (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

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  • "It is with this difference in mind that we join with other members of Congress from around the country and on both sides of the aisle to introduce the Marijuana Effective Drug Studies Act (MEDS Act.), which Senator Orrin Hatch has introduced in the Senate. Make no mistake, we are not advocating for the recreational use of marijuana, nor are we calling for sweeping change that could endanger people and empower criminals." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1224892/salt-lake-tribune-marijuana-stigma-shouldnt-stall-science#.W5AeaXX5gfI (votesmart.org)
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

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  • "With Present Trump’s new military plan, we would build the Navy’s fleet and boost our missile defense counter to threats from North Korea and Iran. I believe this program will better protect our country from antagonistic behavior abroad." http://stewartforutah.com/issue/military-defense/ (stewartforutah.com)
  • "With Present Trump’s new military plan, we would build the Navy’s fleet and boost our missile defense counter to threats from North Korea and Iran. I believe this program will better protect our country from antagonistic behavior abroad." http://stewartforutah.com/issue/military-defense/ (stewartforutah.com)
  • "What do we do when we have an entirely nuclearized Middle East? When we have four or five countries in the next few years that have nuclear weapons there, how are we going to deal with that, coming from a President who declared it was his goal to see the elimination of all nuclear weapons across the globe?" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1036860/providing-for-consideration-of-h-res-411-finding-that-the-president-has-not-complied-with-section-2-of-the-iran-nuclear-agreement-review-act-of-2015-providing-for-consideration-of-hr-3461-approval-of-joint-comprehensive-plan-of-action-and-providing-for-consideration-of-hr-3460-suspension-of-authority-to-waive-suspend-reduce-provide-relief-from-or-otherwise-limit-the-application-of-sanctions-pursuant-to-an-agreement-related-to-the-nuclear-program-of-iran#.W5AgzHX5gfI (votesmart.org)
  • "With Present Trump’s new military plan, we would build the Navy’s fleet and boost our missile defense counter to threats from North Korea and Iran. I believe this program will better protect our country from antagonistic behavior abroad." http://stewartforutah.com/issue/military-defense/ (stewartforutah.com)
Yes Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations

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  • "Hostilities are growing in many corners of the world. History assures us that another security crisis will come. When it does, it is absolutely essential that we be prepared. We must keep our military strong. We must provide our troops with the tools that they need to succeed." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/854554/issue-position-defense-and-national-security#.VY116nUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Hostilities are growing in many corners of the world. History assures us that another security crisis will come. When it does, it is absolutely essential that we be prepared. We must keep our military strong. We must provide our troops with the tools that they need to succeed." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/854554/issue-position-defense-and-national-security#.VY116nUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "As recent events in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria have shown, the world is not ready for a smaller U.S. military. Now we have seen what happens when the U.S. refuses to honor its obligation as the world's only superpower, a nation that has stood for something rare and exception for generations." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1012849/issue-position-defense-and-national-security/?search=Iraq (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe that the fundamental responsibility of the federal government is to provide for our mutual defense. Although national security is not foremost on many people's minds right now, sometime in the near future we will undoubtedly face a national security crisis again." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/854554/issue-position-defense-and-national-security#.VY116nUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Hostilities are growing in many corners of the world. History assures us that another security crisis will come. When it does, it is absolutely essential that we be prepared. We must keep our military strong. We must provide our troops with the tools that they need to succeed." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/854554/issue-position-defense-and-national-security#.VY116nUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "As recent events in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria have shown, the world is not ready for a smaller U.S. military. Now we have seen what happens when the U.S. refuses to honor its obligation as the world's only superpower, a nation that has stood for something rare and exception for generations." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1012849/issue-position-defense-and-national-security/?search=Iraq (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe that the fundamental responsibility of the federal government is to provide for our mutual defense. Although national security is not foremost on many people's minds right now, sometime in the near future we will undoubtedly face a national security crisis again." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/854554/issue-position-defense-and-national-security#.VY116nUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "As recent events in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria have shown, the world is not ready for a smaller U.S. military. Now we have seen what happens when the U.S. refuses to honor its obligation as the world's only superpower, a nation that has stood for something rare and exception for generations." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1012849/issue-position-defense-and-national-security/?search=Iraq (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe that the fundamental responsibility of the federal government is to provide for our mutual defense. Although national security is not foremost on many people's minds right now, sometime in the near future we will undoubtedly face a national security crisis again." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/854554/issue-position-defense-and-national-security#.VY116nUVhHw (votesmart.org)

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