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Amie Hoeber's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Amie Hoeber has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2018 Political Courage Test.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Maryland Congressional Election 2018 Political Courage Test

Pro-choiceInferred Answer Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations
  • "But I believe the abortion question has been settled by law, and I support the law of the United States." https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/abortion-roils-maryland-6th-district-republican-congressional-forum/2016/01/08/42bbeeb2-b492-11e5-a842-0feb51d1d124_story.html (www.washingtonpost.com)
  • "But I believe the abortion question has been settled by law, and I support the law of the United States." https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/abortion-roils-maryland-6th-district-republican-congressional-forum/2016/01/08/42bbeeb2-b492-11e5-a842-0feb51d1d124_story.html (www.washingtonpost.com)
Other or expanded principles

I would not personally have an abortion, however I do not believe the Federal Government has a right to impose my views on anyone nor anyone else's views on me.

NoInferred Answer In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations
  • "The federal tax system is out of control." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1039638/issue-position-simplify-and-reduce-taxes#.Wt3mF2dyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The federal tax system is out of control." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1039638/issue-position-simplify-and-reduce-taxes#.Wt3mF2dyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Keeping more money in our local communities will grow our economy." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1039638/issue-position-simplify-and-reduce-taxes#.Wt3mF2dyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I will fight every day to simplify the tax code and limit the government's burden on Marylanders." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1039638/issue-position-simplify-and-reduce-taxes#.Wt3mF2dyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Keeping more money in our local communities will grow our economy." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1039638/issue-position-simplify-and-reduce-taxes#.Wt3mF2dyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I will fight every day to simplify the tax code and limit the government's burden on Marylanders." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1039638/issue-position-simplify-and-reduce-taxes#.Wt3mF2dyIfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown PositionInferred Answer In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Other or expanded principles

I do not support reducing defense spending. The primary role of the Federal Government, according to the Constitution, is to "provide for the common defense." The funding of this effort should be accomplished according to the requirements of the task.

Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Other or expanded principles

I support transparency in campaign contributions, both direct and indirect.

YesInferred Answer Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations
  • "I will work WITH Governor Hogan as a federal partner to obtain federal funds to improve the transportation infrastructure throughout CD-6. I support Governor Hogan’s Public Private Partnership approach and I will work to see that federal infrastructure monies flow through to local governments throughout the District to address their individual infrastructure needs." https://www.amieformaryland.com/issue_3 (www.amieformaryland.com)
  • "I will work WITH Governor Hogan as a federal partner to obtain federal funds to improve the transportation infrastructure throughout CD-6. I support Governor Hogan’s Public Private Partnership approach and I will work to see that federal infrastructure monies flow through to local governments throughout the District to address their individual infrastructure needs." https://www.amieformaryland.com/issue_3 (www.amieformaryland.com)
YesInferred Answer Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations
  • "Keeping more money in our local communities will grow our economy." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1039638/issue-position-simplify-and-reduce-taxes#.Wt3m8WdyIfJ (votesmart.org)
  • "As a business leader, I know that when we keep more money in our communities, our economy grows faster and creates more jobs." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1039638/issue-position-simplify-and-reduce-taxes#.Wt3m8WdyIfJ (votesmart.org)
  • "As a business leader, I know that when we keep more money in our communities, our economy grows faster and creates more jobs." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1039638/issue-position-simplify-and-reduce-taxes#.Wt3m8WdyIfJ (votesmart.org)
  • "Keeping more money in our local communities will grow our economy." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1039638/issue-position-simplify-and-reduce-taxes#.Wt3m8WdyIfJ (votesmart.org)
Other or expanded principles

I support tax measures that encourage small businesses � the source of nearly two out of every three new jobs � and reducing the time it takes for new businesses to get started, by increasing small business incubators and by supporting education for jobs of the future. I believe these are the most important measures to promote economic growth.

NoInferred Answer Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations
  • "Ensure the availability of quality education, governed primarily at the local and state levels, focused on helping all students reach their maximum potential" https://www.amieformaryland.com/issue_5 (www.amieformaryland.com)
  • "From healthcare to education to regulations, I will fight to reduce Washington's influence and control." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1113380/issue-position-reduce-government-intrusion-in-our-lives#.Wt3pAmdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Ensure the availability of quality education, governed primarily at the local and state levels, focused on helping all students reach their maximum potential" https://www.amieformaryland.com/issue_5 (www.amieformaryland.com)
  • "She'd also eliminate federal education standards for elementary and secondary school students under Common Core and put education testing requirements back in the hands of state governments." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1070336/the-frederick-news-post-us-house-race-hoeber-highlights-national-security-expertise (votesmart.org)
  • "From healthcare to education to regulations, I will fight to reduce Washington's influence and control." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1113380/issue-position-reduce-government-intrusion-in-our-lives#.Wt3pAmdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "She'd also eliminate federal education standards for elementary and secondary school students under Common Core and put education testing requirements back in the hands of state governments." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1070336/the-frederick-news-post-us-house-race-hoeber-highlights-national-security-expertise (votesmart.org)
Other or expanded principles

No. I believe education is best controlled at the local level -- as close to the teacher-student relationship as possible.

Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
NoInferred Answer Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations
  • "Government regulation is holding back our economy. From Obamacare to the EPA to mounds of bureaucratic red tape, Washington has hindered the ability of Maryland businesses to succeed." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1113365/issue-position-grow-the-economy#.Wt3nlWdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Government regulation is holding back our economy. From Obamacare to the EPA to mounds of bureaucratic red tape, Washington has hindered the ability of Maryland businesses to succeed." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1113365/issue-position-grow-the-economy#.Wt3nlWdyIfI (votesmart.org)
Other or expanded principles

I believe in the free market and that energy sources for the future should be the result of free market competition.

YesInferred Answer Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations
  • "I will also support common sense gun restrictions, stronger enforcement of current laws and better federal background checks for purchasers to ensure we keep guns out of the hands of people with mental illness." https://www.amieformaryland.com/issue_4 (www.amieformaryland.com)
  • "I will also support common sense gun restrictions, stronger enforcement of current laws and better federal background checks for purchasers to ensure we keep guns out of the hands of people with mental illness." https://www.amieformaryland.com/issue_4 (www.amieformaryland.com)
Other or expanded principles

I�m a second amendment supporter, but I also agree with Justice Scalia�s point that the second amendment � like the first amendment � is not an unlimited right. I support common sense gun restrictions, better enforcement of current laws, improved measures to perform background checks to avoid guns being in the hands of mentally ill persons, and appropriate revisions of the HIPPA regulations.

YesInferred Answer Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations
  • "As your Congresswoman, I will vote to repeal Obamacare." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1039643/issue-position-fix-healthcare#.Wt3oiGdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Apply free market solutions to healthcare and eliminate the endless requirements and regulations that impede access to quality healthcare." https://www.amieformaryland.com/issue_5 (www.amieformaryland.com)
  • "As your Congresswoman, I will vote to repeal Obamacare." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1039643/issue-position-fix-healthcare#.Wt3oiGdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Apply free market solutions to healthcare and eliminate the endless requirements and regulations that impede access to quality healthcare." https://www.amieformaryland.com/issue_5 (www.amieformaryland.com)
Other or expanded principles

Healthcare insurance -- and the provision of healthcare -- needs to be treated carefully. I support changing specific features of "Obamacare" that can be changed quickly, such as raising the number of employees for small businesses before they are subject to the requirements and measures to allow cross-state competition for insurance.

Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Other or expanded principles

I support broad immigration reform, including reforming the visa system. I also support enforcing the current laws uniformly. If one doesn't enforce laws, one fosters a climate of disrespect for all laws. I also believe that in the case of the DACA children that we need to find a route to allow them to remain, but that issue should not be used to support ignoring, disrespecting or bypassing our laws.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
Other or expanded principles
Unknown PositionInferred Answer Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Other or expanded principles
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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