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Carol Miller's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (WV) - District 3, Republican
Carol Miller 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

  • Voted in favor of S.B. 10 "Prohibits Certain Abortion Procedures" https://votesmart.org/bill/21217/57415/52123/prohibits-certain-abortion-procedures#.Wnxxd2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I'm Pro-Life, Pro-Jobs, Pro-Coal, Pro-Second Amendment, and Pro-Trump, and I'm running to cut the bull out of politics!" https://www.electcarolmiller.com/ (www.electcarolmiller.com)
  • Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? "Pro-life" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/52123/carol-miller/#.WnxyBGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.B. 4588 "Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks" https://votesmart.org/bill/17573/46878/52123/prohibits-abortions-after-20-weeks#.WnxwH2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S.B. 10 "Prohibits Certain Abortion Procedures" https://votesmart.org/bill/21217/57415/52123/prohibits-certain-abortion-procedures#.Wnxxd2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I'm Pro-Life, Pro-Jobs, Pro-Coal, Pro-Second Amendment, and Pro-Trump, and I'm running to cut the bull out of politics!" https://www.electcarolmiller.com/ (www.electcarolmiller.com)
  • Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? "Pro-life" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/52123/carol-miller/#.WnxyBGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.B. 4588 "Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks" https://votesmart.org/bill/17573/46878/52123/prohibits-abortions-after-20-weeks#.WnxwH2e3wfI (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

  • ".@NancyPelosi may think the recent #TaxCuts are "crumbs", but to hardworking #WestVirginia families, these tax cuts are food on the table, our children's education, home improvements, contributions to our communities, & much more." https://twitter.com/CarolMillerWV/status/986242288652378112 (twitter.com)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "A strong military is essential to a safe and secure nation. I fully support @realDonaldTrump & this defense budget that gives our men & women in uniform a much deserved pay increase." https://twitter.com/CarolMillerWV/status/1029397756752941057 (twitter.com)
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

  • Do you support increased spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation? "Yes" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/52123/carol-miller/#.WnxyBGe3wfl (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support increased spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation? "Yes" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/52123/carol-miller/#.WnxyBGe3wfl (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

  • "With your help I can go to Congress to lower taxes, help create good paying jobs, end the opioid epidemic, and support President Trump." https://www.electcarolmiller.com/ (www.electcarolmiller.com)
  • "With your help I can go to Congress to lower taxes, help create good paying jobs, end the opioid epidemic, and support President Trump." https://www.electcarolmiller.com/ (www.electcarolmiller.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support the national Common Core State Standards initiative? "Yes" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/52123/carol-miller/#.WnxyBGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support the national Common Core State Standards initiative? "Yes" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/52123/carol-miller/#.WnxyBGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.B. 2934 "Requires a Review of State Education Standards" https://votesmart.org/bill/19498/51251/52123/repeals-common-core-standards#.Wnxwime3wfJ (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.B. 2934 "Requires a Review of State Education Standards" https://votesmart.org/bill/19498/51251/52123/repeals-common-core-standards#.Wnxwime3wfJ (votesmart.org)
No 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

  • Do you support state funding for the development of alternative energy? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/52123/carol-miller/#.WnxyBGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support state funding for the development of alternative energy? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/52123/carol-miller/#.WnxyBGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/52123/carol-miller/#.WnxyBGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/52123/carol-miller/#.WnxyBGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/52123/carol-miller/#.WnxyBGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.B. 4145 "Authorizes Concealed Carry without Permit" https://votesmart.org/bill/21319/55859/52123/authorizes-concealed-carry-without-permit#.WnxxMme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S.B. 347 "Repeals the Requirement of a License for Concealed Guns" https://votesmart.org/bill/19527/51349/52123/repeals-the-requirement-of-a-license-for-concealed-guns#.WnxxzWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I'm Pro-Life, Pro-Jobs, Pro-Coal, Pro-Second Amendment, and Pro-Trump, and I'm running to cut the bull out of politics!" https://www.electcarolmiller.com/ (www.electcarolmiller.com)
  • Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/52123/carol-miller/#.WnxyBGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S.B. 347 "Repeals the Requirement of a License for Concealed Guns" https://votesmart.org/bill/19527/51349/52123/repeals-the-requirement-of-a-license-for-concealed-guns#.WnxxzWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.B. 4145 "Authorizes Concealed Carry without Permit" https://votesmart.org/bill/21319/55859/52123/authorizes-concealed-carry-without-permit#.WnxxMme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I'm Pro-Life, Pro-Jobs, Pro-Coal, Pro-Second Amendment, and Pro-Trump, and I'm running to cut the bull out of politics!" https://www.electcarolmiller.com/ (www.electcarolmiller.com)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support a universally-accessible, publicly-administered health insurance option? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/52123/carol-miller/#.WnxyBGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support a universally-accessible, publicly-administered health insurance option? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/52123/carol-miller/#.WnxyBGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Too many politicians in Washington are more than happy to fund #SanctuaryCities w/ federal dollars & obstruct @realDonaldTrump’s plans to build the border wall. When I'm in #Congress, I'll stand with the President, build the wall, & make sure immigration laws are enforced. #WV03" https://twitter.com/search?q=wall%20from%3A%40CarolMillerWV&src=typd (twitter.com)
  • "No comment from @Ojeda4congress. Well, here's mine: Build the Wall." https://twitter.com/CarolMillerWV/status/1030467274669481984 (twitter.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

  • "Too many politicians in Washington are more than happy to fund #SanctuaryCities w/ federal dollars & obstruct @realDonaldTrump’s plans to build the border wall. When I'm in #Congress, I'll stand with the President, build the wall, & make sure immigration laws are enforced. #WV03" https://twitter.com/CarolMillerWV/status/974295460369321984 (twitter.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of S.B. 386 "Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana" https://votesmart.org/bill/22680/58935/52123/authorizes-the-use-of-medical-marijuana#.Wnxvw2e3wfl (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S.B. 386 "Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana" https://votesmart.org/bill/22680/58935/52123/authorizes-the-use-of-medical-marijuana#.Wnxvw2e3wfl (votesmart.org)
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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West Virginia State Legislative Election 2012 Political Courage Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

Pro-lifea) Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Nob) Should abortions be illegal after the first trimester of pregnancy?
Noc) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
Yesd) Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
Yese) Do you support requiring parental notification before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Yesf) Do you support requiring parental consent before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Yesg) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for abortion procedures?
Yesh) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for organizations that perform abortions?
i) Other or expanded principles:
1) State Spending:
Using the key, indicate what state funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.
Maintain Statusa) Education (higher)
Maintain Statusb) Education (K-12)
Maintain Statusc) Environment
Maintain Statusd) Health care
Slightly Increasee) Law enforcement/corrections
Slightly Increasef) Transportation/infrastructure
Maintain Statusg) Welfare
h) Other or expanded categories:

we need to review our spending

2) State Taxes:
Using the key,indicate what state tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.
Maintain Statusa) Alcohol taxes
Maintain Statusb) Cigarette taxes
Slightly Decreasec) Corporate taxes
Slightly Decreased) Gas/Oil taxes
Slightly Decreasee) Property taxes
Slightly Decreasef) Sales taxes
Slightly Decreaseg) Income taxes (low-income families)
Slightly Decreaseh) Income taxes (mid-income families)
Slightly Decreasei) Income taxes (high-income families)
Slightly Decreasej) Other or expanded categories:
3) Budget Stabilization:
Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing West Virginia's budget.
a) Tapping into West Virginia's "rainy day" fund
b) Increasing tuition rates at public universities
c) Reducing or eliminating public worker collective bargaining
d) Reducing state employee salaries AND/OR pensions
e) Instituting mandatory furloughs AND/OR layoffs for state employees
f) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
g) Other or expanded principles:

We have a budget surplus and a huge rainy day fund

a) Do you support limits on the following types of contributions for state candidates?
Yes1) Individual
Yes2) Political Action Committee
Yes3) Corporate
Yes4) Political Party
Yesb) Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Yesc) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
Yesd) Do you support the use of an independent AND/OR bipartisan commission for redistricting?
Yese) Do you support requiring a government-issued photo identification in order to vote at the polls?
f) Other or expanded principles:
Yesa) Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
b) Do you support reducing prison sentences for those who commit non-violent crimes?
Yesc) Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
d) Do you support decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana?
Yese) Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?
f) Should a minor who sends sexually-explicit or nude photos by cell phone face criminal charges?
Yesg) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
h) Other or expanded principles:
Yesa) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
Yesb) Do you support increased state funding for job-training programs that re-train displaced workers?
c) Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
Nod) Do you support providing financial incentives to the private sector for the purpose of job creation?
Yese) Do you support increased spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
Nof) Do you support providing direct financial assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure?
g) Other or expanded principles:
Yesa) Do you support the national Common Core State Standards initiative?
Nob) Do you support a merit pay system for teachers?
Noc) Is the tenure process for public school teachers producing effective teachers?
d) Should parents be allowed to use vouchers to send their children to any school?
Yese) Do you support state funding for charter schools?
Yesf) Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid?
Nog) Should illegal immigrants who graduate from West Virginia high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
h) Other or expanded principles:

The best solution would be to allow for tax credits or deductions

Noa) Do you support state funding for the development of alternative energy?
Nob) Do you support state funding for the development of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)?
c) Do you support increased regulations on mountaintop removal mining and disposal?
Nod) Do you support increased regulations on hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" in the Marcellus Shale?
Noe) Do you support state funding for improvements to West Virginia's energy infrastructure?
Nof) Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
Nog) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
h) Other or expanded principles:

We need to enforce the existing regulations.

Noa) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Nob) Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
Yesc) Should citizens be allowed to carry concealed guns?
Nod) Should a license be required for gun possession?
e) Other or expanded principles:
Noa) Do you support a universally-accessible, publicly-administered health insurance option?
b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?
Yesc) Do you support interstate health insurance compacts?
Nod) Do you support requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance?
Yese) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
f) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
g) Other or expanded principles:
Yesa) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
Nob) Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?
Noc) Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in West Virginia's anti-discrimination laws?
Nod) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in West Virginia's anti-discrimination laws?
e) Other or expanded principles:
In the following area, on an attached page, or via e-mail, 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.

I will continue to acquire information on how other states implement Justice Re-investment initiatives and sponsor appropriate legislation. Drug addiction is epidemic in our state. It's time to fix the problem.

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