Representative Anthony Brown's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (MD) - District 4, Democratic
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Anthony Brown has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads.

What is the Political Courage Test?

This candidate has demonstrated 0% courage during the test.

*Note: This percentage is calculated based on the number of issue areas addressed by the candidate on the Political Courage Test at the conclusion of the testing period. It does not indicate support or lack of support by Vote Smart.

Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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  • "I support a more progressive income tax where the wealthiest individuals and largest corporations pay their fair share of taxes." http://onyourballot.vote411.org/race-detail.do?id=13948897 (onyourballot.vote411.org)

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  • "Modernize our approach to nonviolent drug offenses and focus law enforcement resources where they are most effective in reducing violence in our communities […]" http://anthonybrown.com/issue/public-safety-criminal-justice/ (anthonybrown.com)

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  • "Boost investments in infrastructure, including roads, bridges, railways, airports, public transit systems, ports, dams, wastewater plants, broadband and schools, to create jobs and support expanding communities […]" http://anthonybrown.com/issue/working-families-labor-2/ (anthonybrown.com)
  • "Invest in strong and reliable infrastructure, including a safe and reliable WMATA, as well as research and education to put people to work today and grow our economy for tomorrow […]" http://anthonybrown.com/issue/jobs-economy/ (anthonybrown.com)

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  • Maryland State Education Association "MSEA and our 70,000 members look forward to working with Anthony Brown on the campaign trail and on a host of critical issues, including equitable school funding, implementing Common Core and teacher evaluations well, and ensuring that every student has the opportunities and programs that they need to succeed. " http://www.marylandeducators.org/press/maryland-state-education-association-endorses-anthony-brown-maryland%E2%80%99s-next-governor (www.marylandeducators.org)

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  • "From investing in clean-energy to protecting our ecosystems to ensuring environmental justice in every community, Anthony will work with Democrats and Republicans who are willing to address our biggest environmental challenges." http://anthonybrown.com/issue/environment/ (anthonybrown.com)

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  • "As your environmental advocate in Congress, Anthony will […] Advocate for the full implementation of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution from the nation’s biggest emitters, reduce energy waste and consumption, expand clean energy, prepare for global warming’s impacts on our communities and natural resources, and lead global efforts to address climate change" http://anthonybrown.com/issue/environment/ (anthonybrown.com)
  • "Science demands that we take bold action to reduce carbon pollution by at least 50% by 2030. I will support initiatives, legislation and specific actions to reduce carbon pollution from power plants, expand the clean energy economy, build a clean energy infrastructure, and cut energy waste in homes, businesses, and factories." http://onyourballot.vote411.org/race-detail.do?id=13948897 (onyourballot.vote411.org)

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  • Rated 7% by National Rifle Association http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/19344/anthony-brown/37 (votesmart.org)
  • "In 2009, Anthony spearheaded the effort to pass "Cathy’s Law," which requires judges to remove guns from domestic abusers when a permanent protective order is issued, and allows them to do so when issuing a temporary protective order." http://anthonybrown.com/realresult/domestic-violence/ (anthonybrown.com)

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  • "Protect President Obama’s signature health care initiative—The Affordable Health Care Act which is constantly under attack by Republicans […]" http://anthonybrown.com/issue/working-families-labor-2/ (anthonybrown.com)
  • "The Affordable Care Act has been one of the most significant accomplishments under President Obama's leadership and, as Lieutenant Governor, it was a privilege to work on the various implementation requirements of the ACA at the state level. While the launch of the health benefits exchange in Maryland was troubled with many problems at the outset, today hundreds of thousands of Marylanders have access to affordable, quality healthcare through the exchange." http://data.baltimoresun.com/voter-guide-2016/congress/congress.html?id=District4&race=congress (data.baltimoresun.com)

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  • "As a member of Congress, Anthony will advocate for […] Passing a national DREAM Act to offer the opportunity of permanent residency and eventual citizenship to young people who were brought to the United States as children." http://anthonybrown.com/issue/immigration/ (anthonybrown.com)

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  • "We’ve made great progress over the past seven years, achieving marriage equality and strengthening domestic violence services for LGBT residents, while working to ban discrimination based on gender identity." http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/gay-in-maryland/gay-matters/bs-gm-equality-maryland-endorses-brown-for-governor-20131223-story.html (www.baltimoresun.com)

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  • "I support comprehensive immigration reform that will provide a pathway to citizenship that requires an undocumented immigrant to pass a criminal background check and pay their fair share of taxes, streamlines our legal immigration system to support our economy where needed, cracks down on employers who hire undocumented workers, and strengthens our borders." http://onyourballot.vote411.org/race-detail.do?id=13948897 (onyourballot.vote411.org)
  • "ISIS is the fastest growing national security threat. America must lead the fight to defeat ISIS with regional allies, particularly Arab nations, involving air campaigns, Syrian no-fly zone, more intelligence assets, and non-US forces to regain ISIS held territory; disrupting and dismantling the growing global terrorist infrastructure; and hardening defenses against external and homegrown threats." http://onyourballot.vote411.org/race-detail.do?id=13948897 (onyourballot.vote411.org)

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  • "Defend Social Security from Republican attempts to cut or privatize the program, reject efforts to raise the Social Security retirement age, and require workers earning more than $250,000 to pay their share so future generations are supported by this vital program […]" http://anthonybrown.com/issue/working-families-labor-2/ (anthonybrown.com)

Key

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