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Jon Ossoff's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Jon Ossoff has not completed the 2017 Political Courage Test.

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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 2017.

Pro-choice Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Jon will defend women’s access to contraception and a woman’s right to choose and fight any legislation or executive action that would allow insurance companies to discriminate against women." https://electjon.com/priorities/ (electjon.com)
No Inferred Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Jon will work to reduce mass incarceration of nonviolent offenders, which punishes taxpayers and wastes American lives." https://electjon.com/priorities/ (electjon.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Jon will work in Congress to reduce the tax burden on small businesses and simplify small business tax filing." https://electjon.com/priorities/ (electjon.com)
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

  • "Jon will be informed by scientists, not lobbyists, when it comes to environmental policy, and he will work to make Georgia a clean energy economic powerhouse." https://electjon.com/priorities/ (electjon.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Jon will oppose efforts to undo the climate change agreement reached last year in Paris and will work to make the United States a global leader against climate change." https://electjon.com/priorities/ (electjon.com)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Jon will work to defend Medicare and Medicaid, ensure young people can stay on the family plan, prevent discrimination against Americans with pre-existing conditions, and ensure veterans swiftly get the care and benefits they’ve earned. […] Jon will introduce legislation to simplify and streamline the online health insurance marketplace so Georgians can easily understand the available plans and sign up quickly, without stress, at any time of year." https://electjon.com/priorities/#healthcare (electjon.com)
No Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Jon will back efforts to destroy ISIS without deploying regular US ground forces." https://electjon.com/priorities/ (electjon.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

  • "Medicare and Social Security are vital programs that reflect our values and our commitment to honor and support seniors." https://electjon.com/priorities/ (electjon.com)

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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 Vote Smart inferred this issue position based on the candidate's public statements, voting record, and evaluations from special interest groups.

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