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Roger Marshall's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (KS) - District 1, Republican
On The Ballot: Won, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
Roger Marshall 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 have committed my professional life to bringing life into this world and I know a child is a living creation of God prior to what we recognize as birth. I encourage those who advocate for so-called 'choice' to visit my office and to talk to the many brave women who have brought joy into this world even through the most difficult circumstances." http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)
  • "Roger Marshall is staunchly pro-life and will oppose any efforts to ever use taxpayer funding for abortions." http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)
  • "I have committed my professional life to bringing life into this world and I know a child is a living creation of God prior to what we recognize as birth. I encourage those who advocate for so-called 'choice' to visit my office and to talk to the many brave women who have brought joy into this world even through the most difficult circumstances." http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)
  • "Roger Marshall is staunchly pro-life and will oppose any efforts to ever use taxpayer funding for abortions." http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)
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

  • "We need a tax structure that does not punish success but instead encourages investment on American soil." http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)
  • "We need a tax structure that does not punish success but instead encourages investment on American soil." http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We must ensure that Ft. Riley and our other military installations are fully funded." http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)
  • "We must ensure that Ft. Riley and our other military installations are fully funded." http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.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

  • Despite exhaustive research, 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

  • "The @US_EDA recently announced a grant award for @SterlingKansas, which will be used to extend and rebuild the community's sewer system.This project will provide infrastructure improvements, create new jobs, & will lead to the building of a new manufacturing facility. GREAT NEWS" https://twitter.com/RogerMarshallMD/status/975866102168408066 (twitter.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The best way to encourage job creation is to get government out of the way and allow the entrepreneurial spirit to prosper." http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)
  • "Too often, the hands of business leaders are tied and stagnation, rather than growth, incentivized." http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)
  • "Thanks to federal tax reform we've seen Kansas businesses hand out bonuses, increase wages, and provide other benefits to their employees." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1237338/bye-bye-dreaded-tax-day#.Wz4iaq3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "America was once the pre-eminent place in the world to launch a business. By getting Washington out of our way, I think we can be that place again." http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)
  • "Too often, the hands of business leaders are tied and stagnation, rather than growth, incentivized." http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)
  • "The best way to encourage job creation is to get government out of the way and allow the entrepreneurial spirit to prosper." http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)
  • "Thanks to federal tax reform we've seen Kansas businesses hand out bonuses, increase wages, and provide other benefits to their employees." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1237338/bye-bye-dreaded-tax-day#.Wz4iaq3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "America was once the pre-eminent place in the world to launch a business. By getting Washington out of our way, I think we can be that place again." http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I am a strong advocate for limiting the scope of the Federal Government in education decisions." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1201246/education-funding#.Wz4jDa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I am a strong advocate for limiting the scope of the Federal Government in education decisions." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1201246/education-funding#.Wz4jDa3SQfI (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

  • "As you know, in 2015, Congress passed the bipartisan PATH Act which included an extension and four-year sunset of the wind energy PTC by phasing out the credit by 20 percent every year until 2019. This four-year transition has enabled the wind industry to make important decisions and investments which is providing certainty for an industry important to all of our constituents; however, we have serious concerns the changes included in H.R. 1 would cause instability." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1205954/letter-to-the-hon-kevin-brady-chairman-of-the-house-ways-and-means-committee-the-hon-richard-neal-ranking-member-the-hon-orrin-hatch-chairman-of-the-senate-finance-committee-the-hon-ron-wyden-ranking-member-keep-wind-energy-production-tax-credit#.Wz4kTq3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "As you know, in 2015, Congress passed the bipartisan PATH Act which included an extension and four-year sunset of the wind energy PTC by phasing out the credit by 20 percent every year until 2019. This four-year transition has enabled the wind industry to make important decisions and investments which is providing certainty for an industry important to all of our constituents; however, we have serious concerns the changes included in H.R. 1 would cause instability." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1205954/letter-to-the-hon-kevin-brady-chairman-of-the-house-ways-and-means-committee-the-hon-richard-neal-ranking-member-the-hon-orrin-hatch-chairman-of-the-senate-finance-committee-the-hon-ron-wyden-ranking-member-keep-wind-energy-production-tax-credit#.Wz4kTq3SQfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Stopping federal overreach – most notably through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – is among the top concerns. " http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)
  • "Stopping federal overreach – most notably through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – is among the top concerns. " http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Dr. Marshall will make sure that your 2nd Amendment rights are never infringed upon." http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)
  • "Dr. Marshall will make sure that your 2nd Amendment rights are never infringed upon." http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Obamacare, or the so-called Affordable Care Act, is neither affordable nor caring – it must be repealed and replaced." http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)
  • "Obamacare, or the so-called Affordable Care Act, is neither affordable nor caring – it must be repealed and replaced." http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)
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.
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

  • "One example is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Our resources, especially as they pertain to deportation, must remain focused on getting rid of people who wish to do harm to Americans -- not a young person who is here simply due to circumstance. To date, nearly 800,000 young people have registered with the U.S. government, subjected themselves to vetting and showed their willingness to follow our laws. We cannot allow that to now be used against them in reverse order. Instead, Congress must use legal, legislative avenues to figure out how to help these young people. We must do right by them as well as the safety of the American public." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1200549/the-hill-working-across-the-aisle-to-solve-problems-with-our-broken-immigration-system/?search=DACA#.W4WQSHWPAfI (votesmart.org)
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.
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

  • "The U.S. cannot continue to waive sanctions against the Iranian regime while they develop their ballistic missile program and continue the spread of state-sponsored terrorism across the Middle East. Sanctions relief has allowed the regime to recover economically but their intention to buy time and continue to develop nuclear weapons has remained the same. We must stay committed to ensuring that Iran has no path to possess nuclear weapons." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1242339/rep-marshall-proud-of-president-trumps-iran-announcement/?search=nuclear%20weapons#.Wz4lq63SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The U.S. cannot continue to waive sanctions against the Iranian regime while they develop their ballistic missile program and continue the spread of state-sponsored terrorism across the Middle East. Sanctions relief has allowed the regime to recover economically but their intention to buy time and continue to develop nuclear weapons has remained the same. We must stay committed to ensuring that Iran has no path to possess nuclear weapons." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1242339/rep-marshall-proud-of-president-trumps-iran-announcement/?search=nuclear%20weapons#.Wz4lq63SQfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Roger Marshall believes in Reagan’s 'Peace through Strength' approach and is opposed to military actions without a clear, obtainable objective." http://www.kansansformarshall.com/issues (www.kansansformarshall.com)

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