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George Holding's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (NC) - District 2, Republican
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George Holding has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I support the Right to Life." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/851938/issue-position-the-right-to-life#.VaaM-3UViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the 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

  • "[...] businesses are already struggling to keep their doors open in our slow economy, and high tax rates force them to go out of business or squeeze margins. We should reform our tax code to promote innovation and expansion." http://holding.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-holding-we-need-a-simple-fairer-tax-code-for-a-stronger (holding.house.gov)
  • Signed a pledge stating to "[...] oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses [...]" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge/?search=pledge#.Vi-KPmwViko (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Congress must act now to restore sanity to federal spending. We must go line-by-line through the federal budget to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse, end duplicative programs, and reform our entitlement programs to place them on sound financial footing." http://holding.house.gov/issues/governmentspending (holding.house.gov)
  • "If we don't work to cut spending immediately and take steps to pay down the debt, the United States will struggle to continue to be the land of opportunity." http://georgeholdingforcongress.com/CutSpendingNow/ (georgeholdingforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Signed a pledge stating to "[...] oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses [...]" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge/?search=pledge#.Vi-KPmwViko (votesmart.org)
  • "Congress should act this year to reform our tax code; make it flatter, fairer and more efficient; and make it easier for honest taxpayers to pay their taxes without fear of future persecution." http://holding.house.gov/issues/tax-reform (holding.house.gov)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Our local school districts are the best stewards of local tax dollars and giving them the flexibility to spend those dollars as they see fit will benefit our students more than Washington's unfunded mandates." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/766667/issue-position-education#.Vaaim3UViko (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Today I voted to support American jobs and energy production by approving the Keystone pipeline. The pipeline will create thousands of new jobs, give our economy a boost, and help provide a secure source of energy for our nation – that doesn’t have to come from halfway across the world." https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanGeorgeHolding/posts/716435651780455 (www.facebook.com)
  • Voted in favor of S.1. "A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.Vaaj7XUViko (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I believe in the right to keep and bear arms. The 2nd Amendment is written in plain English." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/851941/issue-position-the-right-to-bear-arms#.Vaa8LnUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 90% by Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1226/rating/8555 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.Vaa9EnUViko (votesmart.org)
  • "It's clear, from reports detailing increased costs and taxes to the polls showing that the majority of Americans do not want this, that ObamaCare must be repealed, reformed, or delayed." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/816206/obamacares-broken-promises#.Vaa8_HUViko (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

  • "There are over 11 million people living in the United States illegally, and I do not support granting them amnesty - these people have broken the law, and they should not be rewarded with citizenship for doing so. If we grant illegal aliens citizenship, it undermines the rule of law and the existing due process of our immigration system." http://holding.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-george-holding-statement-on-immigration (holding.house.gov)
  • Rated 0% by the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136462/george-holding/40#.VabAfHUViko (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I believe in the sanctity of marriage and its role in our society. The institution of traditional marriage is a bedrock of our society and is essential to the best interest and preservation of American families. It is unfortunate that today the Supreme Court diverged from the traditional values upon which our country was founded." http://holding.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-holding-responds-to-supreme-court-decision-on-doma (holding.house.gov)
  • "[…] I hope you'll stand with me and vote against gay marriage." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/136462/george-holding/#.VabCEnUViko (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

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

Key

Candidate Answer

Official Position: Candidate had the Political Courage to address this issue directly.

Inferred Answer

Inferred Position: Candidate refused to address this issue directly, but Project Vote Smart inferred this issue position based on the candidate's public statements, voting record, and evaluations from special interest groups.

Unknown Answer

Unknown Position: Candidate refused to address this issue.

Project Vote Smart's Research: Click on this icon to reveal more information about this candidate's position.

Other or Expanded Principles & Legislative Priorities are entered exactly as the candidate has submitted it. Project Vote Smart does not edit for misspelled words, punctuation or grammar.

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