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Pat Tiberi's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Pat Tiberi has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 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 2016.

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

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  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of H.R. 36 “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/53364 (votesmart.org)
  • “I have been pro-life for my entire life, and oppose the use of U.S. tax dollars to fund elective abortions. Rape, incest, or the when the life of the mother is endangered are the only exceptions I can accept. I will continue to fight to protect the lives of the unborn in the U.S. House of Representatives.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/663858/tiberi-statement-march-for-life#.VcIuznUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/8404/pat-tiberi/2 (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

  • "The Democrats indicated in their Budget Resolution, that they will let the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts expire. This will reinstitute the marriage penalty tax, reduce child tax credits, and increase tax brackets, all to pay for increased spending." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/8404/pat-tiberi/#.VaaVXvlViko (votesmart.org)
  • "The Democrats' health care law breaks President Obama's promise to not raise taxes on those making less than $200,000 a year. During a hearing in the Ways and Means Committee a member of the Administration even joked about this measure not being a tax. American small business owners, the drivers of our economy, don't think it's a laughing matter. This unfair punishment of small businesses and small businesses must be repealed." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/615957/#.VaadjflViko (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? 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 Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "This is a good local project, but it's only a stone's throw away from the I-70/I-71 interchange, one example of the thousands of outdated federal highways needing to be fixed. In Congress, there have been hearings upon hearings upon hearings about critical federal infrastructure needs, and many have suggested a gas tax increase up to 10 cents a gallon to help fund them. Considering the current federal transportation funding shortfall, it's baffling the federal government is using millions of dollars to fund local projects.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/519987/tiberi-federal-government-must-prioritize-spending (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 had high hopes when President Barack Obama was sworn in, too. Then came the Stimulus package. Republicans weren't invited to the table to discuss anything or to present our ideas – common sense things, like making sure stimulus money was distributed in a timely manner, or making sure measures that were funded by the stimulus plan would have an immediate impact on the employment market. The result? Unemployment continues to increase, the economy isn't growing, and the unprecedented spending in the Stimulus bill has driven us deeper into debt." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/453062/#.VaafNPlViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against H.R. 1 "Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill")" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/23644#.VaP2V_lViko (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.R. 636 "America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51297#.VaPoUPlViko (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a pledge stating “I, Patrick Tiberi, pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Ohio, and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VcIeLnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred 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.
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of S.1 "A Bill To Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VaPmTPlViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 3 "Keystone XL Pipeline Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50797#.VaPm1PlViko (votesmart.org)
  • “I look forward to taking up this challenge because at the end of the day we need a federal highway bill that not only responsibly reforms how we fund our highways, but encourages job creation by making sure the Keystone Pipeline is built, and provides additional funding for essential infrastructure […]” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/690216/tiberi-named-transportation-bill-conferee/?search=keystone#.VjKdMmwViko (votesmart.org)
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

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Signed a letter stating “More importantly, we believe that the authority to limit carbon emissions, even if that were actually a necessity, rests in neither the Constitution nor the Clean Air Act but in the true free market of individual choices made by the American people.” http://jeffduncan.house.gov/sites/jeffduncan.house.gov/files/Duncan%20Carbon%20Emission%20Letter%20to%20EPA.pdf (jeffduncan.house.gov)
  • Voted against H.R. 2454 "Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade")" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/26496#.VaP46_lViko (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)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.Amdt.1098 “Prohibits the District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws” http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/49464#.VcI0zHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/8404/pat-tiberi/37 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VaPp2flViko (votesmart.org)
  • “The President said throughout the debate of health care and since, if you like what you have, you can keep it. Employers have told us that's simply not true. The President said, throughout the debate and since on the health care bill, the mandate is not a tax. A couple of weeks ago, the Supreme Court disagreed and said the mandate was a tax.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/725221/repeal-of-obamacare-act#.VcI1h3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 2 "Repealing the Health Care Bill" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/33026#.VaPv9flViko (votesmart.org)
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

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 0% by Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/8404/pat-tiberi/76#.VcI2bXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • “As a Roman Catholic, I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. Today, the Supreme Court ruled that the legal institution of marriage is open to all individuals, regardless of sexual preference. They did not rule that a religious view of marriage is unconstitutional, but that the 14th Amendment means the government cannot take a religious view of marriage. Thus, the decision doesn’t force religious institutions to perform marriages against their beliefs. While my personal religious views differ from the court decision, all sides must be respectful of each other’s views as we move forward.” http://tiberi.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=394807 (tiberi.house.gov)
  • "I believe that marriage is and should remain a union between a man and a woman. This sacred bond is more than a union between two people; it is one of the foundations upon which our country was built and continues to prosper." http://www.daytondailynews.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/dayton/ohiopolitics/entries/2012/05/09/ohio_lawmakers_react_to_obamas.html/ (www.daytondailynews.com)
Yes Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support? 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 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

  • “We need to look to the future and improve our budget outlook by reining in runaway government spending and stabilizing our entitlement programs, like Social Security and Medicare, in order to grow our economy, care for our retirees, and create a brighter future for our children.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/958492/tiberi-president-proposing-more-of-the-same#.VcI3E3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • “Today’s Trustees Report further demonstrates our need to reform Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Doing nothing is not an option. In order to avoid devastating cuts to beneficiaries in the future, we must act now. Future beneficiaries deserve the security of knowing they can count on these programs when they need them.” http://tiberi.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=241307 (tiberi.house.gov)
  • Rated 7% by Alliance for Retired Americans http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/8404/pat-tiberi/53 (votesmart.org)

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