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Mark Walker's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (NC) - District 6, Republican
Mark Walker 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. 36 "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/20278/53364/146255/pain-capable-unborn-child-protection-act#.Wp7Eume3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% byNational Right to Life Committee https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/146255/mark-walker#.Wp7HN2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] in America, the practice of abortion is now referred to as women's health care. Yes, in the 21st century, even with all the science, we refuse to ask the question: What about the baby?" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1017132/planned-parenthood#.Wp7KeGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "On this 45th anniversary of the March for Life, the Pro-Life community should also be praised for their work the other 364 days of the year in helping all mothers and children." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1219499/walker-on-born-alive-abortion-survivors-protection-act-passage-and-march-for-life#.Wp7K3Ge3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 36 "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/20278/53364/146255/pain-capable-unborn-child-protection-act#.Wp7Eume3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% byNational Right to Life Committee https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/146255/mark-walker#.Wp7HN2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] in America, the practice of abortion is now referred to as women's health care. Yes, in the 21st century, even with all the science, we refuse to ask the question: What about the baby?" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1017132/planned-parenthood#.Wp7KeGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "On this 45th anniversary of the March for Life, the Pro-Life community should also be praised for their work the other 364 days of the year in helping all mothers and children." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1219499/walker-on-born-alive-abortion-survivors-protection-act-passage-and-march-for-life#.Wp7K3Ge3wfI (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

  • "Under Ronald Reagan, the top income tax rate fell from 70% to 28% while federal tax revenues increased by 13%. Unemployment fell from 7.1% to 5.5% as 15 million new jobs were created. As a common-sense conservative, I believe these numbers speak for themselves." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/851573/issue-position-regulations/?search=income%20tax#.Wp7LSWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Today, we kept an important promise to the voters in delivering an overhaul of our broken tax code and bringing tax relief to millions of lower and middle income families. The hardworking families of our state need and deserve these tax cuts." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1207838/walker-delivers-on-promise-to-reform-the-tax-code-supports-the-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act/?search=income%20tax#.Wp7Lx2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Under Ronald Reagan, the top income tax rate fell from 70% to 28% while federal tax revenues increased by 13%. Unemployment fell from 7.1% to 5.5% as 15 million new jobs were created. As a common-sense conservative, I believe these numbers speak for themselves." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/851573/issue-position-regulations/?search=income%20tax#.Wp7LSWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/146255/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.Wp7ERGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Today, we kept an important promise to the voters in delivering an overhaul of our broken tax code and bringing tax relief to millions of lower and middle income families. The hardworking families of our state need and deserve these tax cuts." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1207838/walker-delivers-on-promise-to-reform-the-tax-code-supports-the-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act/?search=income%20tax#.Wp7Lx2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/146255/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.Wp7ERGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Fully funding our military gives our servicemen and servicewomen the tools they need as they face threats abroad." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1226463/walker-votes-against-budget-to-raise-spending-caps-and-suspend-the-debt-ceiling/?search=defense%20spending#.Wp7SV2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Fully funding our military gives our servicemen and servicewomen the tools they need as they face threats abroad." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1226463/walker-votes-against-budget-to-raise-spending-caps-and-suspend-the-debt-ceiling/?search=defense%20spending#.Wp7SV2e3wfI (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 11% byCommon Cause https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/146255/mark-walker#.Wp7HN2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 11% byCommon Cause https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/146255/mark-walker#.Wp7HN2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Our infrastructure is both vital to our nation's economy and dangerously neglected […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1010898/walker-votes-against-short-term-highway-trust-fund-extension#.Wp7Q-2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Our infrastructure is both vital to our nation's economy and dangerously neglected […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1010898/walker-votes-against-short-term-highway-trust-fund-extension#.Wp7Q-2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Reagan had it right . . . cutting taxes produces jobs." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/851573/issue-position-regulations/?search=income%20tax#.Wp7LSWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "At 39%, the U.S. has the highest combined corporate tax rate in the world. It's time to reduce the tax burden and bring the jobs back." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/851544/issue-position-economy/?search=corporate%20tax#.Wp7MB2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Reagan had it right . . . cutting taxes produces jobs." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/851573/issue-position-regulations/?search=income%20tax#.Wp7LSWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/146255/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.Wp7ERGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "At 39%, the U.S. has the highest combined corporate tax rate in the world. It's time to reduce the tax burden and bring the jobs back." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/851544/issue-position-economy/?search=corporate%20tax#.Wp7MB2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/146255/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.Wp7ERGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The federal government does not belong in our classrooms. Common Core is a Trojan horse for more federal control of education and I am leading the fight to stop that invasion." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1110694/issue-position-education/?search=common%20core#.Wp7Mfme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The federal government does not belong in our classrooms. Common Core is a Trojan horse for more federal control of education and I am leading the fight to stop that invasion." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1110694/issue-position-education/?search=common%20core#.Wp7Mfme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 5 "Student Success Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/20379/53624/146255/student-success-act#.Wp7FSWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 5 "Student Success Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/20379/53624/146255/student-success-act#.Wp7FSWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
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

  • "America is undergoing an energy revolution. New technology has made us an energy exporter again. We need to harness this progress and use energy production as a way to jumpstart our economy." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1110730/issue-position-energy#.Wp7MvWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/146255/mark-walker#.Wp7HN2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "America is undergoing an energy revolution. New technology has made us an energy exporter again. We need to harness this progress and use energy production as a way to jumpstart our economy." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1110730/issue-position-energy#.Wp7MvWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/146255/mark-walker#.Wp7HN2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.R. 348 "Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2015" https://votesmart.org/bill/20456/53961/146255/responsibly-and-professionally-invigorating-development-rapid-act-of-2015#.Wp7GCGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 806 "Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017" https://votesmart.org/bill/23451/60587/146255/ozone-standards-implementation-act-of-2017#.Wp7FjGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We must take immediate advantage of our natural resources by reducing and/or legally bypassing EPA regulations. Our land has been blessed with an abundance of natural resources. We must allow each state more protection from job-reducing regulations." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/851568/issue-position-energy#.Wp7M7Ge3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 348 "Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2015" https://votesmart.org/bill/20456/53961/146255/responsibly-and-professionally-invigorating-development-rapid-act-of-2015#.Wp7GCGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 806 "Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017" https://votesmart.org/bill/23451/60587/146255/ozone-standards-implementation-act-of-2017#.Wp7FjGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We must take immediate advantage of our natural resources by reducing and/or legally bypassing EPA regulations. Our land has been blessed with an abundance of natural resources. We must allow each state more protection from job-reducing regulations." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/851568/issue-position-energy#.Wp7M7Ge3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "A law-abiding citizen should have little problem with a background check, yet should be free to own his or her weapon of choice." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/851553/issue-position-2nd-amendment#.Wp7Ns2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 38 "Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017" https://votesmart.org/bill/24312/62138/146255/concealed-carry-reciprocity-act-of-2017#.Wp7GT2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "As a member of the NRA, I will fight any attempt to take guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1110706/issue-position-2nd-amendment#.Wp7Nhme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% by National Rifle Association https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/146255/mark-walker#.Wp7HN2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 38 "Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017" https://votesmart.org/bill/24312/62138/146255/concealed-carry-reciprocity-act-of-2017#.Wp7GT2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "A law-abiding citizen should have little problem with a background check, yet should be free to own his or her weapon of choice." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/851553/issue-position-2nd-amendment#.Wp7Ns2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "As a member of the NRA, I will fight any attempt to take guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1110706/issue-position-2nd-amendment#.Wp7Nhme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% by National Rifle Association https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/146255/mark-walker#.Wp7HN2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Repealing the harmful regulations and taxes in Obamacare is one of my top priorities." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1110711/issue-position-healthcare/?search=obamacare#.Wp7Oa2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Repealing the harmful regulations and taxes in Obamacare is one of my top priorities." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1110711/issue-position-healthcare/?search=obamacare#.Wp7Oa2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1628 "American Health Care Act of 2017" https://votesmart.org/bill/22765/59189/146255/american-health-care-act-of-2017#.Wp7GnGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1628 "American Health Care Act of 2017" https://votesmart.org/bill/22765/59189/146255/american-health-care-act-of-2017#.Wp7GnGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Our first priority must be to secure our porous borders; without secure borders, reforms will have no effect." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1110740/issue-position-immigration#.Wp7PBWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "It is imperative that we secure our borders and ports of entry by adding the necessary manpower and technology to accomplish this urgent task." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/851564/issue-position-immigration#.Wp7PZGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Our first priority must be to secure our porous borders; without secure borders, reforms will have no effect." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1110740/issue-position-immigration#.Wp7PBWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "This week, we passed an important national security bill – the Make America Secure Appropriations Act." https://twitter.com/RepMarkWalker/status/891326446622445568 (twitter.com)
  • "This week, we passed an important national security bill – the Make America Secure Appropriations Act." https://twitter.com/RepMarkWalker/status/891326446622445568 (twitter.com)
  • "It is imperative that we secure our borders and ports of entry by adding the necessary manpower and technology to accomplish this urgent task." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/851564/issue-position-immigration#.Wp7PZGe3wfI (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 92% by NumbersUSA https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/146255/mark-walker#.Wp7HN2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 92% by NumbersUSA https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/146255/mark-walker#.Wp7HN2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I am opposed to all forms of immigration amnesty." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1110740/issue-position-immigration#.Wp7PBWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I am opposed to all forms of immigration amnesty." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1110740/issue-position-immigration#.Wp7PBWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 17% by National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/146255/mark-walker#.Wp7Qqme3wfl (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 17% by National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/146255/mark-walker#.Wp7Qqme3wfl (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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/146255/mark-walker#.Wp7HN2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/146255/mark-walker#.Wp7HN2e3wfI (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

  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/146255/mark-walker#.Wp7HN2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/146255/mark-walker#.Wp7HN2e3wfI (votesmart.org)

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