Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category
 

Katie Hill's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: Elected to U.S. House (CA) - District 25, Democratic
Katie Hill 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.

What is the Political Courage Test?

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

  • "Women need to have control of their own bodies, including if and when to start a family. It’s not the government’s place to regulate the most personal, difficult decisions a woman will ever have to make. I support expanding access to comprehensive sexual health education and under a Medicare for All system, all men and women would have access to family-planning services such as birth control, cancer screenings and STI testing/treatment. This is why I stand with Planned Parenthood, as its California health centers provide our low-income neighbors critical and basic reproductive health care." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.com)
  • "Women need to have control of their own bodies, including if and when to start a family. It’s not the government’s place to regulate the most personal, difficult decisions a woman will ever have to make. I support expanding access to comprehensive sexual health education and under a Medicare for All system, all men and women would have access to family-planning services such as birth control, cancer screenings and STI testing/treatment. This is why I stand with Planned Parenthood, as its California health centers provide our low-income neighbors critical and basic reproductive health care." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.com)
Yes 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 to close that gap, and ensure that the wealthy pay the same percentage of their income in taxes as the rest of us do. If we did that, we would have all the resources we’d need to invest in rebuilding the middle class and ensuring a strong future for our country." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.com)
  • "We need to close that gap, and ensure that the wealthy pay the same percentage of their income in taxes as the rest of us do. If we did that, we would have all the resources we’d need to invest in rebuilding the middle class and ensuring a strong future for our country." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.com)
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.
Yes Inferred Answer Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We have to reduce the undue influence of big money on our politics by abolishing Super PACs - entities that sponsor political activities without donor limits and donor disclosures." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.com)
  • "If we want a government that represents the will of the people and not special interests, we have to reform the way in which we finance our campaigns. This includes tax rebates for small dollar donors and public financing pathways that make it possible for service minded individuals to run competitive campaigns against political insiders." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.com)
  • "We have to reduce the undue influence of big money on our politics by abolishing Super PACs - entities that sponsor political activities without donor limits and donor disclosures." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.com)
  • "If we want a government that represents the will of the people and not special interests, we have to reform the way in which we finance our campaigns. This includes tax rebates for small dollar donors and public financing pathways that make it possible for service minded individuals to run competitive campaigns against political insiders." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "(2/2)Instead we should invest in retraining & infrastructure to create clean/sustainable/middle class jobs & prepare workers for the future!" https://twitter.com/KatieHill4CA/status/847493642600067074 (twitter.com)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We need to close that gap, and ensure that the wealthy pay the same percentage of their income in taxes as the rest of us do. If we did that, we would have all the resources we’d need to invest in rebuilding the middle class and ensuring a strong future for our country." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.com)
  • "We need to close that gap, and ensure that the wealthy pay the same percentage of their income in taxes as the rest of us do. If we did that, we would have all the resources we’d need to invest in rebuilding the middle class and ensuring a strong future for our country." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I also support universal preschool, which is shown to decrease the K12 achievement gap across all American youth." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.com)
  • "I also support universal preschool, which is shown to decrease the K12 achievement gap across all American youth." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.com)
  • "The federal government has to fully fund the education mandates they set at the national level and we ultimately have to protect our public schools from privatization. Investing in these programs across the country provides critical funding aimed at supporting the nation’s neediest students; our poor, rural, and minority students and students with special needs. These funds help supplement what states are able to invest to give these children a level playing field and equitable access to an education that will help foster their growth as citizens of the future." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.com)
  • "The federal government has to fully fund the education mandates they set at the national level and we ultimately have to protect our public schools from privatization. Investing in these programs across the country provides critical funding aimed at supporting the nation’s neediest students; our poor, rural, and minority students and students with special needs. These funds help supplement what states are able to invest to give these children a level playing field and equitable access to an education that will help foster their growth as citizens of the future." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.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

  • "#Climatechange isn’t just a global problem - it directly threatens our communities and prosperity here in California. That’s why I support a transition to 100% renewable energy. #Environment #RenewableEnergy" https://twitter.com/KatieHill4CA/status/994413596837793792 (twitter.com)
  • "#Climatechange isn’t just a global problem - it directly threatens our communities and prosperity here in California. That’s why I support a transition to 100% renewable energy. #Environment #RenewableEnergy" https://twitter.com/KatieHill4CA/status/994413596837793792 (twitter.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The Trump administration is working against the interests of our children and our state by attempting to stifle automobile emission regulations. This plan is a legal nightmare for carmakers, California, and the EPA. It's costly and obstructionist!" https://twitter.com/KatieHill4CA/status/989986749139972096 (twitter.com)
  • "I support the immediate and permanent shut down of Aliso Canyon from an environmental AND health perspective. A health study must be conducted to determine any negative effects of the gas leak on the people of Porter Ranch. We deserve the truth." https://twitter.com/KatieHill4CA/status/993541278351540226 (twitter.com)
  • "The Trump administration is working against the interests of our children and our state by attempting to stifle automobile emission regulations. This plan is a legal nightmare for carmakers, California, and the EPA. It's costly and obstructionist!" https://twitter.com/KatieHill4CA/status/989986749139972096 (twitter.com)
  • "I support the immediate and permanent shut down of Aliso Canyon from an environmental AND health perspective. A health study must be conducted to determine any negative effects of the gas leak on the people of Porter Ranch. We deserve the truth." https://twitter.com/KatieHill4CA/status/993541278351540226 (twitter.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I support a federal ban on assault weapons, high capacity magazines and bump stocks, as well as increasing waiting periods, raising the minimum age to purchase all weapons, and expanding our current background check system." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.com)
  • "There is no reason a civilian needs to own a weapon of war, which is why as the daughter of a police officer and gun owner myself, I support Senator Feinstein’s Bill that would ban assault weapons, silencers, and bump stocks." https://twitter.com/KatieHill4CA/status/974418338251067392 (twitter.com)
  • "I support a federal ban on assault weapons, high capacity magazines and bump stocks, as well as increasing waiting periods, raising the minimum age to purchase all weapons, and expanding our current background check system." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.com)
  • "There is no reason a civilian needs to own a weapon of war, which is why as the daughter of a police officer and gun owner myself, I support Senator Feinstein’s Bill that would ban assault weapons, silencers, and bump stocks." https://twitter.com/KatieHill4CA/status/974418338251067392 (twitter.com)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I’ve worked on the Medicaid expansion, that brought coverage to 13.5 million Californians, and I will use that experience to get us to Medicare for All. I am ready to take immediate steps to provide health care relief for the people who need it by strengthening the ACA and laying the foundation for a Medicare For All system that works for all of us." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.com)
  • "I’ve worked on the Medicaid expansion, that brought coverage to 13.5 million Californians, and I will use that experience to get us to Medicare for All. I am ready to take immediate steps to provide health care relief for the people who need it by strengthening the ACA and laying the foundation for a Medicare For All system that works for all of us." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.com)
No Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "(1/2) Trump’s proposed budget sacrifices food & healthcare for families, those w/ disabilities hit the hardest to pay for his stupid wall." https://twitter.com/KatieHill4CA/status/867061496110489600 (twitter.com)
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 am proud to support #DACA recipients, who shouldn’t be at the mercy of the courts. Congress must recognize that #Dreamers, including hundreds who serve in the US military, contribute to our prosperity without compromising our security." https://twitter.com/KatieHill4CA/status/991723699421114368 (twitter.com)
  • "We have to provide a clear path to citizenship for our dreamers and protect measures to keep families together." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.com)
  • "I am proud to support #DACA recipients, who shouldn’t be at the mercy of the courts. Congress must recognize that #Dreamers, including hundreds who serve in the US military, contribute to our prosperity without compromising our security." https://twitter.com/KatieHill4CA/status/991723699421114368 (twitter.com)
  • "We have to provide a clear path to citizenship for our dreamers and protect measures to keep families together." https://www.katiehillforcongress.com/issues (www.katiehillforcongress.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.

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 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.

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. Vote Smart does not edit for misspelled words, punctuation or grammar.

Vote Smart does not permit the use of its name or programs in any campaign activity, including advertising, debates, and speeches.
Skip to top

Help us stay free for all your Fellow Americans

Just $5 from everyone reading this would do it.

Thank You!

You are about to be redirected to a secure checkout page.

Please note:

The total order amount will read $0.01. This is a card processor fee. Please know that a recurring donation of the amount and frequency that you selected will be processed and initiated tomorrow. You may see a one-time charge of $0.01 on your statement.

Continue to secure page »

Back to top