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Dave Joyce's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (OH) - District 14, Republican
Dave Joyce 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

  • "David Joyce is a pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment Ohio conservative who was endorsed by the National Rifle Association and National Right to Life in 2012." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1086440/a-principled-conservative-for-oh-14/?search=pro-life#.WsJVFme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 4% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJVYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "David Joyce is a pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment Ohio conservative who was endorsed by the National Rifle Association and National Right to Life in 2012." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1086440/a-principled-conservative-for-oh-14/?search=pro-life#.WsJVFme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 4% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJVYGe3wfI (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

  • "It is my number one priority to do everything possible to encourage job creation and economic growth in Northeast Ohio, including fighting for lower taxes and against unnecessary regulations that inhibit the growth of small business." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/918490/issue-position-economy-and-jobs/?search=taxes#.WsJYPGe3wfK (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/143052/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.WsJe-We3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I will support a tax reform plan that eases the burden of taxes on small businesses and families, and lets Ohioans keep more of their own hard-earned money." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/918502/issue-position-tax-reform/?search=taxes#.WsJXiGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "It is my number one priority to do everything possible to encourage job creation and economic growth in Northeast Ohio, including fighting for lower taxes and against unnecessary regulations that inhibit the growth of small business." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/918490/issue-position-economy-and-jobs/?search=taxes#.WsJYPGe3wfK (votesmart.org)
  • "I will support a tax reform plan that eases the burden of taxes on small businesses and families, and lets Ohioans keep more of their own hard-earned money." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/918502/issue-position-tax-reform/?search=taxes#.WsJXiGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/143052/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.WsJe-We3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "[…] while it would necessarily increase defense spending, it doesn't increase domestic spending on completely unrelated programs and initatives." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1026284/newsletter-daves-weekly-wrap/?search=defense%20spending#.WsJWkWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJVYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 6% by Peace Action West https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJVYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "[…] while it would necessarily increase defense spending, it doesn't increase domestic spending on completely unrelated programs and initatives." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1026284/newsletter-daves-weekly-wrap/?search=defense%20spending#.WsJWkWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 2810 "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018" https://votesmart.org/bill/23430/60451/143052/national-defense-authorization-act-for-fiscal-year-2018#.WsJXG2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJVYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 6% by Peace Action West https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJVYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 2810 "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018" https://votesmart.org/bill/23430/60451/143052/national-defense-authorization-act-for-fiscal-year-2018#.WsJXG2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
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

  • Rated 6% by Common Cause https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJYTme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 6% by Common Cause https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJYTme3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We cannot afford to continue to run the country on cruise control. The national debt exceeds $19 trillion and counting. As such, it is imperative that the United States government learns to live within its means. American families carefully scrutinize their spending and Congress must do the same on behalf of the American people. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I have the privilege to carefully scrutinize the Administration’s budget request each fiscal year and I take that responsibility very seriously. " https://joyce.house.gov/national-debt/ (joyce.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

  • Voted in favor of H.R. 636 "America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015" https://votesmart.org/bill/19512/51297/143052/americas-small-business-tax-relief-act-of-2015#.WsJhCWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/143052/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.WsJe-We3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 636 "America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015" https://votesmart.org/bill/19512/51297/143052/americas-small-business-tax-relief-act-of-2015#.WsJhCWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/143052/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.WsJe-We3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
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 believe in an all of the above energy policy that utilizes and develops all available energy resources including coal, wind, and natural gas." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/918491/issue-position-energy/?search=taxes#.WsJXqme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 15% by Environment America https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJVYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe in an all of the above energy policy that utilizes and develops all available energy resources including coal, wind, and natural gas." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/918491/issue-position-energy/?search=taxes#.WsJXqme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 15% by Environment America https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJVYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 15% by Environment America https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJVYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 15% by Environment America https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJVYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 93% by National Rifle Association https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJVYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "David Joyce is a pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment Ohio conservative who was endorsed by the National Rifle Association and National Right to Life in 2012." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1086440/a-principled-conservative-for-oh-14/?search=pro-life#.WsJVFme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJVYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "David Joyce is a pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment Ohio conservative who was endorsed by the National Rifle Association and National Right to Life in 2012." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1086440/a-principled-conservative-for-oh-14/?search=pro-life#.WsJVFme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% by National Rifle Association https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJVYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJVYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Dave has focused on stopping wasteful government spending, repealing 'Obamacare,' creating good jobs, protecting the constitution and shrinking our nation's massive debt." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1086440/a-principled-conservative-for-oh-14/?search=obamacare#.WsJdVGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Dave has focused on stopping wasteful government spending, repealing 'Obamacare,' creating good jobs, protecting the constitution and shrinking our nation's massive debt." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1086440/a-principled-conservative-for-oh-14/?search=obamacare#.WsJdVGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has failed to deliver on its promises to the American people and will result in higher deficits, higher taxes, and higher costs. Your administration's consistent inability to implement certain measures demonstrates that the law is unworkable and bad policy." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/805107/letter-to-barack-obama-president-of-the-united-states-permanently-delay-health-care-law/?search=obamacare#.WsJeJ2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has failed to deliver on its promises to the American people and will result in higher deficits, higher taxes, and higher costs. Your administration's consistent inability to implement certain measures demonstrates that the law is unworkable and bad policy." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/805107/letter-to-barack-obama-president-of-the-united-states-permanently-delay-health-care-law/?search=obamacare#.WsJeJ2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 100% by Federation for American Immigration Reform https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJYTme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Federation for American Immigration Reform https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJYTme3wfI (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

  • Rated 100% by Federation for American Immigration Reform https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJYTme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Federation for American Immigration Reform https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJYTme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I have opposed illegal immigration and providing amnesty to those here illegally since I was sworn into office. I have co-sponsored and supported multiple bills that oppose President Obama's Executive Amnesty" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1026297/newsletter-daves-weekly-wrap/?search=amnesty#.W65D8mdyIfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Signed a letter stating: "None of the funds made available under this Act to the Department of Justice may be used, with respect to any of the States of […] to prevent any such State or jurisdiction from implementing a law that authorizes the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1209314/letter-to-the-hon-paul-ryan-speaker-of-the-house-the-hon-nancy-pelosi-democratic-leader-of-the-house-the-hon-mitch-mcconnell-senate-majority-leader-and-the-hon-charles-schumer-senate-minority-leader-rep-rohrabacher-leads-bipartisan-letter-urging-continuation-of-policy-protecting-state-medical-marijuana-laws/?search=marijuana#.WsJvZ2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "None of the funds made available under this Act to the Department of Justice may be used, with respect to any of the States of […] to prevent any such State or jurisdiction from implementing a law that authorizes the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1209314/letter-to-the-hon-paul-ryan-speaker-of-the-house-the-hon-nancy-pelosi-democratic-leader-of-the-house-the-hon-mitch-mcconnell-senate-majority-leader-and-the-hon-charles-schumer-senate-minority-leader-rep-rohrabacher-leads-bipartisan-letter-urging-continuation-of-policy-protecting-state-medical-marijuana-laws/?search=marijuana#.WsJvZ2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We should trust the people of the states, like Ohio, who have voted to implement responsible common-sense regulations and requirements for the use, production, and sale of cannabis," said Representative Joyce. "If the people of these states have decided to provide help for those veterans and others suffering from pain and other health issues, we should allow them access without government interference." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1250133/warren-gardner-joyce-and-blumenauer-unveil-bicameral-bipartisan-legislation-to-protect-state-marijuana-policies/?search=marijuana#.W65EVmdyIfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred 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

  • "Lastly, this must be a decades long deal that forces Iran to explain its past weaponization efforts and dismantles their infrastructure to block any future path to a nuclear weapon." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/993113/newsletter-daves-weekly-wrap/?search=nuclear%20weapon#.WsJbDme3wfJ (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJVYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Lastly, this must be a decades long deal that forces Iran to explain its past weaponization efforts and dismantles their infrastructure to block any future path to a nuclear weapon." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/993113/newsletter-daves-weekly-wrap/?search=nuclear%20weapon#.WsJbDme3wfJ (votesmart.org)
  • "In the end all this deal will do is serve as a speed bump to Iran eventually creating a nuclear weapon, which will create an arms race in one of the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1026293/newsletter-daves-weekly-wrap/?search=nuclear%20weapon#.WsJZ42e3wfJ (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJVYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "In the end all this deal will do is serve as a speed bump to Iran eventually creating a nuclear weapon, which will create an arms race in one of the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1026293/newsletter-daves-weekly-wrap/?search=nuclear%20weapon#.WsJZ42e3wfJ (votesmart.org)
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

  • "Lastly, this must be a decades long deal that forces Iran to explain its past weaponization efforts and dismantles their infrastructure to block any future path to a nuclear weapon." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/993113/newsletter-daves-weekly-wrap/?search=nuclear%20weapon#.WsJbDme3wfJ (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJVYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Lastly, this must be a decades long deal that forces Iran to explain its past weaponization efforts and dismantles their infrastructure to block any future path to a nuclear weapon." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/993113/newsletter-daves-weekly-wrap/?search=nuclear%20weapon#.WsJbDme3wfJ (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/143052/dave-joyce#.WsJVYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)

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