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Alma Adams' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (NC) - District 12, Democratic
Alma Adams has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2018 Political Courage Test.

What is the Political Courage Test?

North Carolina Congressional Election 2018 Political Courage Test

Pro-choiceCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles
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
Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? View Citations
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Other or expanded principles
YesInferred Answer Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations
  • "We must make sure that critical road and infrastructure projects are not put on hold and that jobs are not placed in jeopardy." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/976048/funding-transportation-infrastructure/?search=jobs#.Wp__4Ge3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I'll support investing in more renewable energy sources and green technology. We can even create new jobs while taking steps to protect our environment." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/851283/issue-position-protecting-our-environment/?search=renewable#.WqAAbme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The federal government must invest in more of these projects to create good jobs and build a smarter transportation future." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1141716/congresswoman-alma-adams-welcomes-congressman-david-price-to-charlotte-for-a-tour-of-the-charlotte-area-transit-system/?search=jobs#.WqAAJWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We must make sure that critical road and infrastructure projects are not put on hold and that jobs are not placed in jeopardy." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/976048/funding-transportation-infrastructure/?search=jobs#.Wp__4Ge3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/20486/54470/5935/fixing-americas-surface-transportation-fast-act#.Wp_9BGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I'll support investing in more renewable energy sources and green technology. We can even create new jobs while taking steps to protect our environment." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/851283/issue-position-protecting-our-environment/?search=renewable#.WqAAbme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The federal government must invest in more of these projects to create good jobs and build a smarter transportation future." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1141716/congresswoman-alma-adams-welcomes-congressman-david-price-to-charlotte-for-a-tour-of-the-charlotte-area-transit-system/?search=jobs#.WqAAJWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/20486/54470/5935/fixing-americas-surface-transportation-fast-act#.Wp_9BGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
NoInferred Answer Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations
  • "The Republican tax plan fails the American people. It slashes opportunities for upward mobility by giving tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy on the backs of students, veterans, and middle class families […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1209788/adams-introduces-protecting-education-pathways-to-opportunity-tax-package/?search=Tax%20Cuts%20and%20Jobs%20Act#.Wp_-52e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The Republican tax plan adds trillions to the deficit and increases taxes on working families to give a tax cut to corporations and the wealthy. I could not support this selfish measure […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1209785/adams-opposes-gop-tax-plan/?search=Tax%20Cuts%20and%20Jobs%20Act#.Wp_-gme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The Republican tax plan fails the American people. It slashes opportunities for upward mobility by giving tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy on the backs of students, veterans, and middle class families […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1209788/adams-introduces-protecting-education-pathways-to-opportunity-tax-package/?search=Tax%20Cuts%20and%20Jobs%20Act#.Wp_-52e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The Republican tax plan adds trillions to the deficit and increases taxes on working families to give a tax cut to corporations and the wealthy. I could not support this selfish measure […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1209785/adams-opposes-gop-tax-plan/?search=Tax%20Cuts%20and%20Jobs%20Act#.Wp_-gme3wfI (votesmart.org)
Other or expanded principles
YesInferred Answer Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations
  • Signed a letter stating: "We are writing to express our profound concern about the recent reversal of critical guidance for protecting transgender students. The elimination of the guidance clarifying the scope of Title IX protections will send a dangerous message to transgender students. We were heartened to read your statement which recognized our responsibility to ensure that every student in American has, "the freedom to learn and thrive in a safe and trusted environment." However, we are confused by the sharp contrast between this statement and the comments you made at the Conservative Political Action Conference where you called these key safeguards examples of federal overreach." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1155848/letter-to-secretary-betsy-devos-us-department-of-education-protections-for-transgender-students (votesmart.org)
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
NoInferred 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
  • "Russia, North Korea, and Iran pose serious threats to our national security that the Trump Administration has failed to address […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1181341/adams-joins-bipartisan-coalition-to-pass-new-sanctions-on-russia-north-korea-iran/?search=korea#.WqAIfme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The Iran deal isn't perfect but this multinational agreement has weakened Iran's nuclear program […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1201243/adams-warns-of-national-security-concerns-following-trumps-decertification-of-the-iran-deal/?search=nuclear%20weapons#.WqAIt2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Today's missile testing further threatens stability on the Korean Peninsula and it must be addressed […] We must work with the international community to find a strategy to ensure the safety of our nation, our territories, and our allies." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1192148/adams-responds-to-reports-of-nuclear-weapons-testing-in-north-korea/?search=korea#.WqAISme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Russia, North Korea, and Iran pose serious threats to our national security that the Trump Administration has failed to address […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1181341/adams-joins-bipartisan-coalition-to-pass-new-sanctions-on-russia-north-korea-iran/?search=korea#.WqAIfme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The Iran deal isn't perfect but this multinational agreement has weakened Iran's nuclear program […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1201243/adams-warns-of-national-security-concerns-following-trumps-decertification-of-the-iran-deal/?search=nuclear%20weapons#.WqAIt2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Today's missile testing further threatens stability on the Korean Peninsula and it must be addressed […] We must work with the international community to find a strategy to ensure the safety of our nation, our territories, and our allies." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1192148/adams-responds-to-reports-of-nuclear-weapons-testing-in-north-korea/?search=korea#.WqAISme3wfI (votesmart.org)
NoInferred Answer Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations
  • "Tonight's airstrike appears to be a proportional response to regimes use of chemical weapons, however, any further military action must be closely scrutinized by Congress." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1181113/adams-statement-on-us-airstrikes-in-syria/?search=syria#.WqAI-We3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Tonight's airstrike appears to be a proportional response to regimes use of chemical weapons, however, any further military action must be closely scrutinized by Congress." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1181113/adams-statement-on-us-airstrikes-in-syria/?search=syria#.WqAI-We3wfI (votesmart.org)
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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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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