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Mimi Walters' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 45, Republican
Mimi Walters 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-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? "Pro-Life" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/29346/mimi-walters/#.Wv3F363SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "As a mother of four, I know personally how precious the gift of human life is and how important it is to honor that gift. As legislators, it is both our job and responsibility to protect the innocent lives of the unborn and to serve as a voice for those who do not yet have one." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/961844/no-taxpayer-funding-for-abortion-and-abortion-insurance-full-disclosure-act-of-2015/?search=life#.W23ycWdyIfI (votesmart.org)
No 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

  • "In Congress, I am working to reduce taxes on all wage earners and job-creating businesses." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1252175/issue-position-debt-and-taxes/?search=tax#.W23yk2dyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/29346/mimi-walters/#.Wv3F363SQfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "House passage of the NDAA is a major step in rolling back the cuts our military service members have endured over the past eight years. This legislation will ensure that our troops are not only ready to deploy at a moment's notice, but that they have the most capable weapons platforms and resources. The House-passed bill provides $7.9 billion for aviation readiness, $5.9 billion for increased naval presence, $5.7 billion for ground forces, $2.3 billion for facilities maintenance, and $2.5 billion for missile defense." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1189616/rep-mimi-walters-says-house-ndaa-will-restore-american-might/?search=defense%20spending#.W2NoAWdyIfI (votesmart.org)
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.
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I reject Washington's status quo of more spending and more debt. I voted to cut more than $5 trillion in federal spending and eliminate government inefficiencies and waste." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1110397/issue-position-debt-and-taxes/?search=federal%20spending#.W2NoNmdyIfI (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

  • "Throughout my career I have fought to reduce taxes and will continue to do so as a member of Congress. Lower taxes will create more economic growth, which in turn will create more prosperity." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/853608/issue-position-taxes/?search=taxes#.W2NxFWdyIfJ (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? 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 Energy & Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/29346/mimi-walters/#.Wv3F363SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "2. CA increased the gas tax earlier this year w/ #SB1 & the horrible cap-&-trade deal adds another gas tax increase http://bit.ly/2eI694M" https://twitter.com/MimiWaltersCA/status/889505371865456640 (bit.ly)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you generally support gun-control legislation? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/29346/mimi-walters/#.Wv3F363SQfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? "Yes" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/29346/mimi-walters/#.Wv3F363SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The Obama administration's takeover of our health care system was wrong and I will work to repeal Obamacare and replace it with market-based reforms that protect patient choice, keep costs down and preserve the greatest health system in the world." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/853611/issue-position-obamacare-healthcare/?search=Obamacare#.W23zpmdyIfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "It could include, among the options, physical walls, high tech "virtual walls", beefed up border patrols by both drones and border patrol officers." https://www.mimiwalters.com/issues/immigration/ (www.mimiwalters.com)
  • "It could include, among the options, physical walls, high tech "virtual walls", beefed up border patrols by both drones and border patrol officers." https://www.mimiwalters.com/issues/immigration/ (www.mimiwalters.com)
Yes 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

  • "Immigration to the United States, both legal and illegal, has exploded over the last wo decades. According to the Census Bureau, our nation's immigrant population hit a record 43.7 million in July 2016, an increase of 12.6 million since 2000. About one-quarter of the immigrants living in the U.S. entered the country illegally. To fix the system we need to secure our border to end illegal immigration and rebalance the legal immigration process to favor employment-based visas and immediate family members. We should encourage legal immigrants who desire to make the U.S. their permanent home to find employment, learn English and apply for citizenship." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1252181/issue-position-immigration/?search=wall#.W23z42dyIfI (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.
Yes Inferred 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

  • "We must also ensure that Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapons capability. With talks of renewed negotiations on the verge of beginning, we must be vigilant in ensuring that Iran does not use these talks, much as North Korea has done in the past, as a tool to stall for time as progress continues with their enrichment process. Only when economic sanctions are both broadened and enforced, coupled with a credible military option, will an environment exist where negotiations can succeed. Our options in dealing with Iran are tough ones, but they pale in comparison to the possibility of dealing with a post-nuclear Iran." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/853628/issue-position-israel/?search=nuclear#.W2NyfmdyIfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Defeating ISIS and stopping the spread of Islamist ideology must be our highest priority. The terrorist attacks in Europe and here in the U.S. cannot continue. I support an aggressive frontal approach that seeks out and destroys the terrorists where they live and an American foreign policy that puts the interests of our nation and our allies first." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1252182/issue-position-national-security/?search=isis#.W230WWdyIfI (votesmart.org)

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Candidate Answer

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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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