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Brad Ashford's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Brad Ashford 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.

Unknown Position Unknown Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/56766/brad-ashford/ (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

  • "By putting a tax on success, even though it's very, very large success, still I think it's just the wrong philosophy […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/991886/omahacom-estate-tax-fight-in-congress-has-midlanders-attention-especially-farmers-ranchers/?search=tax%20cuts#.WrLJEme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "This bill makes critical tax breaks for working families permanent and incentivizes the growth of our small businesses. These measures will provide a boost to our local economy and enhance financial stability for families." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1063842/ashford-votes-to-cut-taxes-for-nebraska-families-small-businesses#.WqrBcme3wfl (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in Favor of H.R. 636 "America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015" https://votesmart.org/bill/19512/51297/56766/americas-small-business-tax-relief-act-of-2015#.WqrBnGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
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

  • "No individual or corporation should be able to buy political favors and campaign contributions should not be intended to dramatically affect elections." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1127469/ashford-wants-to-shine-light-on-political-dark-money#.WqrDBWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of H.R. 22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/54470 (votesmart.org)
  • "This legislation will help heal the hundreds of Nebraska bridges that need repair and bring roads across the state into the 21st Century, while creating infrastructure jobs in both the short and long term." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1063834/ashford-backs-five-year-bipartisan-highway-bill#.WqrFO2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Bacon just voted, again, to finance a tax giveaway to the wealthiest amongst us on the backs of working families and to explode our deficit at a time when fiscal responsibility is sorely needed." http://bradashfordforcongress.com/ashford-republican-tax-plan-not-path-forward-nebraska-families/ (bradashfordforcongress.com)
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

  • "America needs an all-of-the-above energy strategy, which will grow our economy, create good-paying jobs and put us on a path to energy independence. Moving forward, we must come together and work to responsibly incentivize more energy conservation and renewable energy production." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1011411/ashford-statement-on-epas-o-zone-proposal/?search=carbon#.WrLLYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1734 "Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulations Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/20306/53459/56766/improving-coal-combustion-residuals-regulations-act-of-2016#.WqrJbme3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "There is no doubt that climate change is a real, man-made environmental problem. However, we must ensure a smooth transition towards cleaner fuel sources." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1011411/ashford-statement-on-epas-o-zone-proposal/?search=carbon#.WrLLYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S. J. Res. 23 "A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to 'Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units'" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/ (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 20% by Environment America https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/56766/brad-ashford#.WrLLF2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists is a commonsense way to strengthen our national security and ensure that acts of violence are not perpetrated on our communities. We must come together to find a way to strengthen background checks and protect law-abiding Americans their 2nd Amendment rights. The stakes are too high to retreat to partisan positions and talking points." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1096873/ashford-calls-for-bipartisan-action-on-curbing-gun-violence (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/56766/brad-ashford#.WrLL5me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 20% by Gun Owners of America https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/56766/brad-ashford#.WrLMgGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "[...] Rep. Ashford does not favor a full repeal of ACA" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/993668/ashford-its-now-time-for-a-serious-bipartisan-fix-to-obamacare/#.WrAKO2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
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

  • "@RepDonBacon, you said you would help. Politics over justice AGAIN' Stop Playing Games: Protect Immigrants Rally. #DACA #NE02" https://twitter.com/BradAshford18/status/970825402880053248 (twitter.com)
  • "It is past time to find a compromise on the pathway to earned citizenship for law-abiding immigrants who wish to become American citizens […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1096882/ashford-bipartisan-immigration-reform-must-start-with-congress#.WrLN-We3wfI (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.
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

  • "As a member of the Armed Services Committee, I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure tougher actions are taken and our national security is not threatened by a tyrannical and dangerous North Korean regime […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1127473/ashford-condemns-north-koreas-fifth-reckless-nuclear-test/?search=korea#.WrLNV2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
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

  • "We must unify in this fight to destroy ISIS and give our military everything they need to be successful." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1112404/rep-ashford-calls-on-congress-to-return-in-august-in-wake-of-nice-terror-attack#.WrLNFWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Ashford said he was assured by the foreign leaders that while they need the support of U.S. airstrikes, military advisers and trainers, they don't need American ground troops." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/954160/after-trip-to-middle-east-rep-ashford-is-clear-on-terrorists-kill-them (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] we must act now to destroy ISIS." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1119039/addressing-security-threats/?search=korea#.WrLNe2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We must take action to protect this nation against ISIS and other radicals who want to do us harm." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1063829/ashford-statement-on-hateful-rhetoric#.WrLONGe3wfI (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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