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Mike Doyle, Jr.'s Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (PA) - District 14, Democratic
On The Ballot: Won, Democratic for U.S. House - District 18
Mike Doyle, Jr. has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2018 Political Courage Test.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Pennsylvania Congressional Election 2018 Political Courage Test

Pro-choiceInferred Answer Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations
  • Rated 96% by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/21853/mike-doyle-jr#.WtoDGmdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 96% by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/21853/mike-doyle-jr#.WtoDGmdyIfI (votesmart.org)
Other or expanded principles

I support Title 10 funding and Planned Parenthood. No federal funds are used for abortion.

YesCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
YesCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
Other or expanded principles

I would restore the top bracket to 39.6 I would also increase taxes on "carried interest"

Defense spending can be reduced without jeopardizing our security.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles

All "dark money" PACS should be illegal.

I support overturning "Citizens United"

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Other or expanded principles

The federal government can play a big role in promoting economic growth. Investments in infrastructure, broadband deployment and energy along with investments in research

Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you generally support gun-control legislation?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
Other or expanded principles
Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Other or expanded principles

I support the State's right medical marijuana

Unknown PositionInferred Answer Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Other or expanded principles
Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

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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.
Unknown Answer
Unknown Position: Candidate refused to address this issue.
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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.

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