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Jacky Rosen's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (NV) - District 3, Democratic
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Jacky Rosen 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-choice Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Donald Trump’s comments in favor of banning all abortion & 'punishing' women are offensive, disturbing & have no place in our politics #NV03" https://twitter.com/RosenforNevada/status/715654012276576256 (twitter.com)
  • "Southern Nevada deserves better than these offensive attacks against a woman’s right to control her own body, and every candidate running for the 3rd Congressional District should denounce and disavow Trump’s out-of-touch remarks." https://www.facebook.com/rosenfornevada/posts/490080651187467 (www.facebook.com)
Unknown Position Unknown 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

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
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.
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "In Congress, Jacky Rosen will work hard to foster job creation and invest in things that create jobs - like our energy and transportation infrastructure, public and technical schools, and high-tech research." http://www.rosenfornevada.com/issues/entry/creating-good-paying-jobs (www.rosenfornevada.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? 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 Education: Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? 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 Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "NV has been at forefront of switch to clean energy. Tell Congress to extend key clean energy tax credits: http://action.rosenfornevada.com/page/s/earth-day … #EarthDay" https://twitter.com/RosenforNevada/status/723587937661640704 (action.rosenfornevada.com)
  • "I'm running for Congress because I feel that we can take these challenges and turn them into opportunities. Opportunities to invest in solar and renewable energy, protect our environment and reduce utility bills." http://www.rosenfornevada.com/#about (www.rosenfornevada.com)
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.
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Jacky Rosen supports commonsense gun safety legislation including universal background checks on gun sales, closing the terror loophole, and closing gaps that allow domestic abusers to purchase firearms." http://www.rosenfornevada.com/issues/entry/protecting-our-community (www.rosenfornevada.com)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I think the Affordable Care Act was an important first step in healthcare." http://knpr.org/knpr/2016-07/congressional-district-3-jacky-rosen-democratic (knpr.org)
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

  • "I urge the Supreme Court to uphold immigration executive actions so families can stop living in fear of being ripped apart #FightForFamilies" https://twitter.com/RosenforNevada/status/722247172935188480 (twitter.com)
  • "Jacky Rosen supports comprehensive immigration reform with an earned pathway to citizenship. Only through comprehensive reform can we secure our borders, find and deport criminals, and bring millions of undocumented immigrants out of the shadows and into our economy." http://www.rosenfornevada.com/issues/entry/immigration-reform (www.rosenfornevada.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? 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 National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Las Vegas Sun "Asked whether she thought the U.S. should put 'boots on the ground' to combat ISIS, Rosen said that should be a last resort because it puts lives at stake." http://lasvegassun.com/news/2016/apr/20/congressional-candidate-jacky-rosen-talks-issues-f/ (lasvegassun.com)
No Inferred 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

  • "Jacky opposes extreme proposals like privatizing Social Security or turning Medicare into a voucher program. These programs are promises to our seniors, and she’ll work to find solutions that allow us to keep that promise without cutting benefits or raising the retirement age." http://www.rosenfornevada.com/issues/entry/standing-up-for-our-seniors (www.rosenfornevada.com)
  • "I'm running for Congress because I feel that we can take these challenges and turn them into opportunities. [...] Opportunities to protect our seniors and their retirement." http://www.rosenfornevada.com/#about (www.rosenfornevada.com)

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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