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Randy Bryce's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Randy Bryce has failed 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-choice Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Randy’s is proud to be endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice, an organization made up of Pro-Choice women and men across the United States that work to protect a woman’s right to choose." https://www.randybryceforcongress.com/issues/womens-rights/ (www.randybryceforcongress.com)
  • "This is ridiculous. Every woman deserves the right to choose and the right to the healthcare they need to make their choice." https://www.facebook.com/pg/RandyBryce2018/posts/?ref=page_internal (www.facebook.com)
  • "Randy’s is proud to be endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice, an organization made up of Pro-Choice women and men across the United States that work to protect a woman’s right to choose." https://www.randybryceforcongress.com/issues/womens-rights/ (www.randybryceforcongress.com)
  • "This is ridiculous. Every woman deserves the right to choose and the right to the healthcare they need to make their choice." https://www.facebook.com/pg/RandyBryce2018/posts/?ref=page_internal (www.facebook.com)
Yes 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

  • "Speaker Ryan has spent a lot of time touting the tax cuts middle-class families will receive in his so-called "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." What he consistently fails to mention is that those tax cuts are set to expire in ten years. As a member of Congress, Randy would lobby to make those tax cuts permanent, while eliminating tax loopholes for corporations and the very wealthy." https://www.randybryceforcongress.com/issues/jobs/ (www.randybryceforcongress.com)
  • "Speaker Ryan has spent a lot of time touting the tax cuts middle-class families will receive in his so-called "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." What he consistently fails to mention is that those tax cuts are set to expire in ten years. As a member of Congress, Randy would lobby to make those tax cuts permanent, while eliminating tax loopholes for corporations and the very wealthy." https://www.randybryceforcongress.com/issues/jobs/ (www.randybryceforcongress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I've refused all money from corporate PAC's, including pharmaceutical PAC's. Time for Paul Ryan's handpicked successor, Bryan Steil, to do the same." https://www.facebook.com/pg/RandyBryce2018/posts/?ref=page_internal (www.facebook.com)
  • "I've refused all money from corporate PAC's, including pharmaceutical PAC's. Time for Paul Ryan's handpicked successor, Bryan Steil, to do the same." https://www.facebook.com/pg/RandyBryce2018/posts/?ref=page_internal (www.facebook.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I know that investing in infrastructure is the best way to invest in workers." https://twitter.com/IronStache/status/996529545653248000 (twitter.com)
  • "I know that investing in infrastructure is the best way to invest in workers." https://twitter.com/IronStache/status/996529545653248000 (twitter.com)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Speaker Ryan has spent a lot of time touting the tax cuts middle-class families will receive in his so-called "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." What he consistently fails to mention is that those tax cuts are set to expire in ten years. As a member of Congress, Randy would lobby to make those tax cuts permanent, while eliminating tax loopholes for corporations and the very wealthy." https://www.randybryceforcongress.com/issues/jobs/ (www.randybryceforcongress.com)
  • "Speaker Ryan has spent a lot of time touting the tax cuts middle-class families will receive in his so-called "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." What he consistently fails to mention is that those tax cuts are set to expire in ten years. As a member of Congress, Randy would lobby to make those tax cuts permanent, while eliminating tax loopholes for corporations and the very wealthy." https://www.randybryceforcongress.com/issues/jobs/ (www.randybryceforcongress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Currently, children have no statutory right to a safe and healthy school environment, and there also are no national standards for selecting new school building sites. Consequently, schools have been built on old Superfund sites and brownfields, and many students are educated in substandard environment, where they have to contend with contaminated lead water and other safety issues. Our students and teachers deserve to feel safe and welcome, so, as a Congressman, Randy would support establishing federal guidelines for children’s health and safety in school and providing additional funding to School Districts to make these infrastructure changes." https://www.randybryceforcongress.com/issues/education/ (www.randybryceforcongress.com)
  • "Currently, children have no statutory right to a safe and healthy school environment, and there also are no national standards for selecting new school building sites. Consequently, schools have been built on old Superfund sites and brownfields, and many students are educated in substandard environment, where they have to contend with contaminated lead water and other safety issues. Our students and teachers deserve to feel safe and welcome, so, as a Congressman, Randy would support establishing federal guidelines for children’s health and safety in school and providing additional funding to School Districts to make these infrastructure changes." https://www.randybryceforcongress.com/issues/education/ (www.randybryceforcongress.com)
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

  • "As a Congressman, Randy would support a massive investment in green infrastructure that would generate tens of thousands of new jobs and transform Wisconsin communities into energy manufacturers" https://www.randybryceforcongress.com/issues/ (www.randybryceforcongress.com)
  • "As a Congressman, Randy would support a massive investment in green infrastructure that would generate tens of thousands of new jobs and transform Wisconsin communities into energy manufacturers" https://www.randybryceforcongress.com/issues/ (www.randybryceforcongress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • " 1) End fossil fuel subsidies 2) New incentives for solar panels + wind turbines 3) A prize for the first group w/ scaleable carbon capture" https://twitter.com/IronStache/status/907703642207203329 (twitter.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Paul Ryan had high school students protesting gun violence outside of his office arrested today. We need representative who will take action to stop violence. Not take action to protect the NRA." https://www.facebook.com/pg/RandyBryce2018/posts/?ref=page_internal (www.facebook.com)
  • "Paul Ryan had high school students protesting gun violence outside of his office arrested today. We need representative who will take action to stop violence. Not take action to protect the NRA." https://www.facebook.com/pg/RandyBryce2018/posts/?ref=page_internal (www.facebook.com)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "No one should have to sacrifice their health because they can’t afford coverage. We can’t let millions go without the care they need. We need Medicare for All." https://www.facebook.com/pg/RandyBryce2018/posts/?ref=page_internal (www.facebook.com)
  • "No one should have to sacrifice their health because they can’t afford coverage. We can’t let millions go without the care they need. We need Medicare for All." https://www.facebook.com/pg/RandyBryce2018/posts/?ref=page_internal (www.facebook.com)
No Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Betsy Devos said yesterday that schools could call ICE on undocumented students. Her words, rightly, sparked outrage. Every child deserves the right to feel safe at school. We need to build bigger tables, not taller walls." https://www.facebook.com/pg/RandyBryce2018/posts/?ref=page_internal (www.facebook.com)
  • "Betsy Devos said yesterday that schools could call ICE on undocumented students. Her words, rightly, sparked outrage. Every child deserves the right to feel safe at school. We need to build bigger tables, not taller walls." https://www.facebook.com/pg/RandyBryce2018/posts/?ref=page_internal (www.facebook.com)
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

  • "Immigration and Customs Enforcement was created just 15 years ago, and it is now time to rethink whether it is achieving its intended purpose. Rather than deporting immigrants who pose a risk to the nation’s security, ICE has grown power hungry, sucking up more and more federal resources and directing them towards the deportation of children and families, who are otherwise completely law-abiding. In 2017, the detention of immigrants with no criminal records more than doubled. Accordingly, Randy believes that ICE should be abolished, and Congress should explore which existing agency could best house immigration and customs enforcement, so that only those who pose a true threat to our country’s security face deportation." https://www.randybryceforcongress.com/issues/immigration/ (www.randybryceforcongress.com)
  • "Immigration and Customs Enforcement was created just 15 years ago, and it is now time to rethink whether it is achieving its intended purpose. Rather than deporting immigrants who pose a risk to the nation’s security, ICE has grown power hungry, sucking up more and more federal resources and directing them towards the deportation of children and families, who are otherwise completely law-abiding. In 2017, the detention of immigrants with no criminal records more than doubled. Accordingly, Randy believes that ICE should be abolished, and Congress should explore which existing agency could best house immigration and customs enforcement, so that only those who pose a true threat to our country’s security face deportation." https://www.randybryceforcongress.com/issues/immigration/ (www.randybryceforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The marijuana industry could employ as many as 300,000 by 2020. Let's bring some of those jobs to Wisconsin. It's time to legalize marijuana." https://www.facebook.com/pg/RandyBryce2018/posts/?ref=page_internal (www.facebook.com)
  • "The marijuana industry could employ as many as 300,000 by 2020. Let's bring some of those jobs to Wisconsin. It's time to legalize marijuana." https://www.facebook.com/pg/RandyBryce2018/posts/?ref=page_internal (www.facebook.com)
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.
No Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I'm a veteran. I understand the very human cost of war. John Bolton has never served. He treats the young people who signed up to protect our country like disposable characters in a video game. Military force should be our last resort. Not our first." https://twitter.com/IronStache/status/979376714328543233 (twitter.com)
  • "I'm a veteran. I understand the very human cost of war. John Bolton has never served. He treats the young people who signed up to protect our country like disposable characters in a video game. Military force should be our last resort. Not our first." https://twitter.com/IronStache/status/979376714328543233 (twitter.com)

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Wisconsin State Legislative Election 2014 Political Courage 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.

Pro-choicea) Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Nob) Should abortions be illegal after the first trimester of pregnancy?
Yesc) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
Yesd) Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
Noe) Do you support requiring parental notification before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Nof) Do you support requiring parental consent before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Nog) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for abortion procedures?
Noh) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for organizations that perform abortions?
i) Other or expanded principles:

CHANGED ANSWERS FOR QUESTIONS "e" and "f":

On 07/05/2017, Randy Bryce changed his answers for questions "e" and "f" from "Yes" to "No"

1) State Spending:
Using the key, indicate what state funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.
Slightly Increasea) Education (higher)
Greatly Increaseb) Education (K-12)
Slightly Increasec) Environment
Greatly Increased) Health care
Maintain Statuse) Law enforcement/corrections
Greatly Increasef) Transportation/infrastructure
Slightly Increaseg) Welfare
h) Other or expanded categories:
2) State Taxes:
Using the key, indicate what state tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.
Slightly Increasea) Alcohol taxes
Slightly Increaseb) Cigarette taxes
Greatly Increasec) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusd) Gas/Oil taxes
Maintain Statuse) Property taxes
Slightly Increasef) Sales taxes
Greatly Decreaseg) Income taxes (low-income families)
Slightly Decreaseh) Income taxes (mid-income families)
Greatly Increasei) Income taxes (high-income families)
j) Other or expanded principles:
3) Budget Stabilization:
Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Wisconsin's budget.
Yesa) Tapping into Wisconsin's "rainy day" fund
Nob) Increasing tuition rates at public universities
Noc) Reducing state employee salaries AND/OR pensions
Nod) Instituting mandatory furloughs AND/OR layoffs for state employees
Noe) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
f) Other or expanded principles:
a) Do you support limits on the following types of contributions for state candidates?
Yes1) Individual
Yes2) Political Action Committee
Yes3) Corporate
Yes4) Political Party
Nob) Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Yesc) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
Yesd) Do you support the use of an independent AND/OR bipartisan commission for redistricting?
Noe) Do you support requiring a government-issued photo identification in order to vote at the polls?
f) Other or expanded principles:
Noa) Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Yesb) Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
c) Do you support legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana?
Nod) Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?
Yese) Should a minor who sends sexually-explicit or nude photos by cell phone face criminal charges?
Yesf) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
g) Other or expanded principles:
a) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
b) Do you support increased state funding for job-training programs that re-train displaced workers?
c) Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
d) Do you support providing financial incentives to the private sector for the purpose of job creation?
e) Do you support government spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
f) Do you support providing direct financial assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure?
g) Do you support an increase of the minimum wage?
h) Other or expanded principles:
a) Do you support the national Common Core State Standards initiative?
b) Do you support a merit pay system for teachers?
c) Is the tenure process for public school teachers producing effective teachers?
d) Should parents be allowed to use vouchers to send their children to any school?
e) Do you support state funding for charter schools?
f) Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid?
g) Should illegal immigrants who graduate from Wisconsin high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
h) Other or expanded principles:
a) Do you support state funding for the development of alternative energy?
b) Do you support state funding for the development of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)?
c) Do you support state funding for improvements to Wisconsin's energy infrastructure?
d) Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
e) Do you support government regulations of greenhouse gas emissions?
f) Other or expanded principles:
a) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
b) Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
c) Should citizens be allowed to carry concealed guns?
d) Should a license be required for gun possession?
e) Other or expanded principles:
a) Do you support a universally-accessible, publicly-administered health insurance option?
b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?
c) Do you support interstate health insurance compacts?
d) Do you support Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act?
e) Do you support requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance?
f) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
g) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
h) Other or expanded principles:
a) Do you support same-sex marriage?
b) Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?
c) Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Wisconsin's anti-discrimination laws?
d) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Wisconsin's anti-discrimination laws?
e) Other or expanded principles:
In the following area, on an attached page, or via e-mail, please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.
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