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Lizzie Fletcher's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 7, Democratic
Lizzie Fletcher 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-choice Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Access to reproductive healthcare is essential to all Americans' ability to control their lives. It is a matter of health. It is a matter of economics. It is a matter of justice. And it is not negotiable." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1217415/issue-position-womens-health#.Wl-zJGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Access to reproductive healthcare is essential to all Americans' ability to control their lives. It is a matter of health. It is a matter of economics. It is a matter of justice. And it is not negotiable." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1217415/issue-position-womens-health#.Wl-zJGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
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, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? 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 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

  • "Understanding our challenges means making our city more resilient by bolstering infrastructure to keep us safe from increasing and more frequent weather events, and partnering with our local agencies to make smart investments in mass transit. It means encouraging federal revitalization programs that provide high-risk communities like ours with the resources we need to be prepared for, and reduce the costs of, the next storm; passing a federal infrastructure investment plan that puts money into infrastructure improvements while creating local jobs; and working with METRO to expand our transit system to keep our workforce—and our economy—moving forward." https://www.lizziefletcher.com/issues/moving-us-forward (www.lizziefletcher.com)
  • "[...] our infrastructure has not kept up with our growth. […] Improving transportation in Houston is one of my top priorities." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1217411/issue-position-transportation-infrastructure#.Wl-zZGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] our infrastructure has not kept up with our growth. […] Improving transportation in Houston is one of my top priorities." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1217411/issue-position-transportation-infrastructure#.Wl-zZGe3wfI (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

  • "It means working with our institutions and companies to create and increase access to work training programs for our workforce; increasing access to capital and credit for Texans who want to start or expand their own businesses, so businesses of all sizes and in all sectors thrive; and passing equitable tax reform that encourages domestic job growth rather than incentives that promote the outsourcing of jobs and investments that should be kept in Houston." https://www.lizziefletcher.com/issues/moving-us-forward (www.lizziefletcher.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "All children—no matter where they live—deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential. We must invest in public education and work to ensure its success. Teachers need to be able to teach. We need programs designed to close the achievement gap. We need to end the school-to-prison pipeline. We need to make sure that all of our schools offer the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum that helps build the skills our students will need for the jobs of the future and also a curriculum that encourages them to think, to create, and to find their own voices." https://www.lizziefletcher.com/issues/education (www.lizziefletcher.com)
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

  • "We should embrace Houston’s role as the energy leader, while continuing to diversify our economy. This starts by leading the way in developing clean-energy technology. Many of the most talented and experienced energy professionals in the world work here. We need to take the best advantage of that fact. We cannot allow the next generation of energy jobs to be created elsewhere." https://www.lizziefletcher.com/issues/jobs-and-economy (www.lizziefletcher.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, 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

  • "Hours before meeting with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America this afternoon, two people were shot just a few buildings down from my campaign office. This isn’t the first incident in our district, and until we find #gunsense solutions—it won’t be the last." https://www.facebook.com/LizzieForCongress/ (www.facebook.com)
  • "Hours before meeting with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America this afternoon, two people were shot just a few buildings down from my campaign office. This isn’t the first incident in our district, and until we find #gunsense solutions—it won’t be the last." https://www.facebook.com/LizzieForCongress/ (www.facebook.com)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The ACA was a strong first step toward making health care accessible, but we have work ahead of us to improve it." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1217413/issue-position-healthcare#.Wl-zy2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The ACA was a strong first step toward making health care accessible, but we have work ahead of us to improve it." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1217413/issue-position-healthcare#.Wl-zy2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We need comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. […] It should not include building a wall between us and our state's top trading partner." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1217427/issue-position-immigration#.Wl-0Nme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We need comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. […] It should not include building a wall between us and our state's top trading partner." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1217427/issue-position-immigration#.Wl-0Nme3wfI (votesmart.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

  • "t is past time to protect Dreamers and pass the DREAM Act. Congress needs to act immediately to stop the Trump administration from separating families and breaking the promises we made to Dreamers." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1217427/issue-position-immigration#.Wl-0Nme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "t is past time to protect Dreamers and pass the DREAM Act. Congress needs to act immediately to stop the Trump administration from separating families and breaking the promises we made to Dreamers." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1217427/issue-position-immigration#.Wl-0Nme3wfI (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.
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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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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