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Isadore Hall III's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Isadore Hall III has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of A. B. 154 "Authorizes Certain Individuals to Perform Aspiration Abortion Procedures" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44198 (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/70660/isadore-hall-iii/2 (votesmart.org)
  • "In Congress, Isadore will continue the work of Janice Hahn and protect a women's right to choose on all reproductive healthcare decisions from attacks by extremists in Washington." http://voteisadorehall.nationbuilder.com/issues (voteisadorehall.nationbuilder.com)
Yes 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

  • Cosponsored and Voted in favor of A.B.1500 "Corporate Tax Rates and Middle Class Scholarship Fund" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/41913 (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] the nation's wealthiest pay their fair share while reducing the middle class tax burden. Isadore also wants to simplify the tax code and remove unnecessary tax expenditures to increase transparency and decrease taxes for average Americans." http://voteisadorehall.nationbuilder.com/issues (voteisadorehall.nationbuilder.com)
No Inferred Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of S.B.966 "Prohibits Extending Sentences for Repeat Drug Offenders" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/56746 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of S.B.1029 "Authorizes the Sale of State Bonds for a High-Speed Rail" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/41061 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "This means ensuring that the nation's wealthiest pay their fair share while reducing the middle class tax burden. Isadore also wants to simplify the tax code and remove unnecessary tax expenditures to increase transparency and decrease taxes for average Americans." http://voteisadorehall.nationbuilder.com/issues (voteisadorehall.nationbuilder.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you generally 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: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of S.B.350 "Establishes Renewable Energy Production Targets" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/53026 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Isadore Hall will work in Congress to institute cap and trade and to expand such programs to further protect the environment, because global warming is an issue that has no boundaries and an improved national policy can improve the lives of future generations." http://voteisadorehall.nationbuilder.com/issues (voteisadorehall.nationbuilder.com)
  • Voted in favor of S.B.32 "Establishes Certain Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/53007 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 7% by National Rifle Association http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/70660/isadore-hall-iii/37 (votesmart.org)
  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of A.B.1135 "Prohibits Firearms with Bullet Button" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/57347 (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of S.B.51 "Compliance with Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/36984 (votesmart.org)
  • "For this reason, Isadore is a strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act and the national effort to reform health care." http://voteisadorehall.nationbuilder.com/issues (voteisadorehall.nationbuilder.com)
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

  • "Isadore has always supported commonsense solutions for our nation's broken immigration system, like the DREAM Act and DACA. These policies have given refuge to families of immigrants, and we need to expand on their successes." http://voteisadorehall.nationbuilder.com/issues (voteisadorehall.nationbuilder.com)
  • Voted in favor of A.B. 4 "Prohibits Law Enforcement from Detaining Individuals Solely Based on Immigration Status" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/46175 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Isadore Hall is very proud of California's steps that we have taken for equality from legalizing gay marriage to extending greater rights to transgender individuals. Isadore hopes that California's leadership on equality for the LGBTQ community will continue to expand nationwide, and that the arc of history continues to bend toward justice on one of the most important issues of our time." http://voteisadorehall.nationbuilder.com/issues (voteisadorehall.nationbuilder.com)
  • Rated 100% by Equality California http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/70660/isadore-hall-iii/76 (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S.B.1172 "Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/41605 (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The United States has the unique responsibility and privilege of being the world's super power and peacekeeper, and we have the responsibility to ensure international peace, but for our nation's sake we must practice restraint, and only use our military when it is unavoidable and vital national interests are at stake." http://voteisadorehall.nationbuilder.com/issues (voteisadorehall.nationbuilder.com)
No Inferred Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Social Security and Medicare are promises that we have made to our seniors and Isadore Hall is committed to keeping that promise." http://voteisadorehall.nationbuilder.com/issues (voteisadorehall.nationbuilder.com)

Key

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.

Vote Smart's Research: Click on this icon to reveal more information about this candidate's position.

Other or Expanded Principles & Legislative Priorities are entered exactly as the candidate has submitted it. Vote Smart does not edit for misspelled words, punctuation or grammar.

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