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Jason Lewis' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (MN) - District 2, Republican
Jason Lewis 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

  • "I am strongly pro-life and believe that citizens should be able to pass state laws of their choice, without federal interference from activist courts. Life begins at conception and I will be an effective voice for life in Congress." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1122976/issue-position-protecting-life-and-religious-liberty (votesmart.org)
  • "I am strongly pro-life and believe that citizens should be able to pass state laws of their choice, without federal interference from activist courts. Life begins at conception and I will be an effective voice for life in Congress." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1122976/issue-position-protecting-life-and-religious-liberty (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

  • "Indeed, the economic cost of regulatory compliance now totals an astonishing $1.88 trillion, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute. This "hidden tax" on consumers, households and business has reached critical mass and may now be the chief reason the economy is stuck in low gear growing at just 0.5 percent in the first quarter of this year." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1086010/jason-lewis-opinion-editorial-fighting-back-against-obamas-regulatory-regime#.V3VcH3VTQfJ (votesmart.org)
  • "Indeed, the economic cost of regulatory compliance now totals an astonishing $1.88 trillion, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute. This "hidden tax" on consumers, households and business has reached critical mass and may now be the chief reason the economy is stuck in low gear growing at just 0.5 percent in the first quarter of this year." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1086010/jason-lewis-opinion-editorial-fighting-back-against-obamas-regulatory-regime#.V3VcH3VTQfJ (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Lewis introduced the Defense Spending Accountability Act to reduce the salary of top DOD officials if the Pentagon didn’t meet audit deadlines; ultimately resulting in the Pentagon beginning their first audit." https://www.jasonformn.com/accomplishments/ (www.jasonformn.com)
  • "Lewis introduced the Defense Spending Accountability Act to reduce the salary of top DOD officials if the Pentagon didn’t meet audit deadlines; ultimately resulting in the Pentagon beginning their first audit." https://www.jasonformn.com/accomplishments/ (www.jasonformn.com)
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

  • "The Lewis campaign provides a stark contrast to Angie Craig's. Rather than representing Big Business, Big Labor, and Big Government, small donors are supporting Lewis in record numbers." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1125961/release-pay-to-play-angie-craig-style/?search=campaign%20contributions#.WzOvfK3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The Lewis campaign provides a stark contrast to Angie Craig's. Rather than representing Big Business, Big Labor, and Big Government, small donors are supporting Lewis in record numbers." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1125961/release-pay-to-play-angie-craig-style/?search=campaign%20contributions#.WzOvfK3SQfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Stopping trust fund spending on non-road uses such as mass transit trolleys, hiking trails, and urban planning would be a good first start towards solvency." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1085949/issue-position-fixing-transportation#.V3VaXHVTQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Stopping trust fund spending on non-road uses such as mass transit trolleys, hiking trails, and urban planning would be a good first start towards solvency." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1085949/issue-position-fixing-transportation#.V3VaXHVTQfI (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

  • "Now, after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, after more investment in America, after more repatriation of profits coming home to invest, after labor and capital coming together because our Tax Code now incentivizes labor and capital to come together, we are seeing wages going up. We are seeing more capital investment. We are seeing bigger paychecks. We are seeing economic growth over 4 percent. We are seeing utility companies offer rebates under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act because they have to pass through the savings they got from tax reform to customers. " https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1252952/success-of-the-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.WzOv363SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Now, after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, after more investment in America, after more repatriation of profits coming home to invest, after labor and capital coming together because our Tax Code now incentivizes labor and capital to come together, we are seeing wages going up. We are seeing more capital investment. We are seeing bigger paychecks. We are seeing economic growth over 4 percent. We are seeing utility companies offer rebates under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act because they have to pass through the savings they got from tax reform to customers. " https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1252952/success-of-the-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.WzOv363SQfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Let's not put our children on an education assembly line with one-size fits all bureaucratic testing." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1085887/issue-position-educating-our-children#.V3VZ63VTQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Let's not put our children on an education assembly line with one-size fits all bureaucratic testing." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1085887/issue-position-educating-our-children#.V3VZ63VTQfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown 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

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The administration's Clean Power Plan is yet another attempt to legislate and impose "cap and trade' legislation that failed to pass Congress." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1085976/issue-position-stopping-federal-agency-abuse#.V3VbN3VTQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Furthermore, on October 1, 2015 the EPA established a new National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ground-level ozone that was set at 70ppb. This regulation does not adequately account for background ozone, which is naturally occurring ozone or ozone originating outside of the control of a specific state. These new standards represent a threshold that is simply too high for many jurisdictions across the country and will damage the economy by requiring even further reductions in emissions" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1155421/letter-to-the-hon-donald-trump-regarding-harmful-regulations#.WzOwOa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The administration's Clean Power Plan is yet another attempt to legislate and impose "cap and trade' legislation that failed to pass Congress." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1085976/issue-position-stopping-federal-agency-abuse#.V3VbN3VTQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Furthermore, on October 1, 2015 the EPA established a new National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ground-level ozone that was set at 70ppb. This regulation does not adequately account for background ozone, which is naturally occurring ozone or ozone originating outside of the control of a specific state. These new standards represent a threshold that is simply too high for many jurisdictions across the country and will damage the economy by requiring even further reductions in emissions" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1155421/letter-to-the-hon-donald-trump-regarding-harmful-regulations#.WzOwOa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "More gun controls won't stop domestic terror; more immigration controls (inc. 'refugees') and border security will. Time to get serious." https://twitter.com/Jason2CD/status/672449799237591040 (twitter.com)
  • "More gun controls won't stop domestic terror; more immigration controls (inc. 'refugees') and border security will. Time to get serious." https://twitter.com/Jason2CD/status/672449799237591040 (twitter.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Providing affordable health care along with true portability will require more than just repealing Obamacare, but reforming the entire system so that markets are allowed to finally work and Minnesotans can buy the kind of plans they want, not the costly kind the government thinks they should have." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1085996/jason-lewis-statement-on-unitedhealth-group-leaving-obamacare#.V3Va6nVTQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Providing affordable health care along with true portability will require more than just repealing Obamacare, but reforming the entire system so that markets are allowed to finally work and Minnesotans can buy the kind of plans they want, not the costly kind the government thinks they should have." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1085996/jason-lewis-statement-on-unitedhealth-group-leaving-obamacare#.V3Va6nVTQfI (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

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
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

  • "Today's SCOTUS tie vote blocking Obama's exec order on defacto amnesty is yet the latest example of an administration run amok. #MN02 #MNGOP" https://twitter.com/Jason2CD/status/746018534262616064 (twitter.com)
  • "Today's SCOTUS tie vote blocking Obama's exec order on defacto amnesty is yet the latest example of an administration run amok. #MN02 #MNGOP" https://twitter.com/Jason2CD/status/746018534262616064 (twitter.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
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.
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

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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