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Steven Palazzo's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (MS) - District 4, Republican
Steven Palazzo has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2018 Political Courage Test.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Mississippi Congressional Election 2018 Political Courage Test

Pro-lifeCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
NoCandidate AnswerIn order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
Other or expanded principles

The number one responsibility of the U.S. Congress is to provide for national defense.

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
Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations
  • "It is time to stop the spending and reduce the dangerous national debt." http://palazzoforcongress.com/issues/entry/taxes-spending (palazzoforcongress.com)
  • "I work hard as your Representative in Congress to ensure that investments in infrastructure for my district and our state are maintained. Transportation assets are important to Mississippians' quality of life, and I want our state to remain competitive in this vital sector." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/849795/issue-position-transportation (votesmart.org)
  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of H.R.22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/54470 (votesmart.org)
  • "I work hard as your Representative in Congress to ensure that investments in infrastructure for my district and our state are maintained. Transportation assets are important to Mississippians' quality of life, and I want our state to remain competitive in this vital sector." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/849795/issue-position-transportation (votesmart.org)
  • "It is time to stop the spending and reduce the dangerous national debt." http://palazzoforcongress.com/issues/entry/taxes-spending (palazzoforcongress.com)
  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of H.R.22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/54470 (votesmart.org)
  • "It is time to stop the spending and reduce the dangerous national debt." http://palazzoforcongress.com/issues/entry/taxes-spending (palazzoforcongress.com)
  • "I work hard as your Representative in Congress to ensure that investments in infrastructure for my district and our state are maintained. Transportation assets are important to Mississippians' quality of life, and I want our state to remain competitive in this vital sector." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/849795/issue-position-transportation (votesmart.org)
  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of H.R.22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/54470 (votesmart.org)
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
Other or expanded principles
NoInferred Answer Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations
  • "Parents, teachers, and local school boards should lead the efforts to improve the education of our children, not the federal government." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1034784/issue-position-education/?search=issue%20position#.V6DIOXVTQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Parents, teachers, and local school boards should lead the efforts to improve the education of our children, not the federal government." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1034784/issue-position-education/?search=issue%20position#.V6DIOXVTQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Parents, teachers, and local school boards should lead the efforts to improve the education of our children, not the federal government." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1034784/issue-position-education/?search=issue%20position#.V6DIOXVTQfI (votesmart.org)
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
NoInferred Answer Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations
  • 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/54616 (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] we need to stop over-regulating our energy producers. Federal agencies run by unelected bureaucrats have placed burdensome regulations on the American energy sector, and they are drafting more by the minute." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/991182/issue-position-energy/?search=issue%20position#.V6DIPHVTQfI (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/54616 (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] we need to stop over-regulating our energy producers. Federal agencies run by unelected bureaucrats have placed burdensome regulations on the American energy sector, and they are drafting more by the minute." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/991182/issue-position-energy/?search=issue%20position#.V6DIPHVTQfI (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/54616 (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] we need to stop over-regulating our energy producers. Federal agencies run by unelected bureaucrats have placed burdensome regulations on the American energy sector, and they are drafting more by the minute." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/991182/issue-position-energy/?search=issue%20position#.V6DIPHVTQfI (votesmart.org)
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you generally support gun-control legislation?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?
Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations
  • "As a member of the Homeland Security Committee, I am working hard to bring positive reform to our border security and immigration systems and develop a responsible immigration policy. Before any other changes are made to our immigration system, we must do everything in our power to strengthen border security. Simply put, border security is national security." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/991197/issue-position-immigration (votesmart.org)
  • "As a member of the Homeland Security Committee, I am working hard to bring positive reform to our border security and immigration systems and develop a responsible immigration policy. Before any other changes are made to our immigration system, we must do everything in our power to strengthen border security. Simply put, border security is national security." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/991197/issue-position-immigration (votesmart.org)
  • "As a member of the Homeland Security Committee, I am working hard to bring positive reform to our border security and immigration systems and develop a responsible immigration policy. Before any other changes are made to our immigration system, we must do everything in our power to strengthen border security. Simply put, border security is national security." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/991197/issue-position-immigration (votesmart.org)
Other or expanded principles

I do not support amnesty in any form.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
Other or expanded principles
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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