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Dwight Evans' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (PA) - District 2, Democratic
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Dwight Evans 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, Project 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

  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/9128/dwight-evans/75 (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/9128/dwight-evans/75 (votesmart.org)
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

  • “Even after hearing arguments from the no-tax-increase crowd, voters still came down on the side of investing responsibly in education with tax increases […] constituents clearly have had enough of education cuts that have left schools and local taxpayers across the state reeling.” http://www.pahouse.com/Evans/InTheNews/NewsRelease/?id=29738 (www.pahouse.com)
  • “Even after hearing arguments from the no-tax-increase crowd, voters still came down on the side of investing responsibly in education with tax increases […] constituents clearly have had enough of education cuts that have left schools and local taxpayers across the state reeling.” http://www.pahouse.com/Evans/InTheNews/NewsRelease/?id=29738 (www.pahouse.com)
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, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “I joined the overwhelming majority of the Republican members of the state General Assembly to approve long overdue investment in transportation.” http://www.pahouse.com/Evans/InTheNews/Opinion/?id=34935 (www.pahouse.com)
  • “I believe that cities need to be back on the national agenda now. Something like a Marshall Plan that was done for Europe, we need that same kind of effort in the U.S. regarding our cities.” http://aldianews.com/articles/politics/elections/qa-dwight-evans-speaks-his-ethics-not-his-opponents/42062 (aldianews.com)
  • “Dwight Evans will continue to work in Congress to shift federal funding from highway expansion into exurbs that has drained cities and urban cores and destroyed countless vibrant neighborhoods, and instead promote mass transit that will connect more people with jobs, increase environmental sustainability, further cut dependence on foreign oil, reduce commute times and improve quality of life for more Americans.” http://www.dwightevans.com/issues/cityscape-street-infrastructure/ (www.dwightevans.com)
  • “I believe that cities need to be back on the national agenda now. Something like a Marshall Plan that was done for Europe, we need that same kind of effort in the U.S. regarding our cities.” http://aldianews.com/articles/politics/elections/qa-dwight-evans-speaks-his-ethics-not-his-opponents/42062 (aldianews.com)
  • “I joined the overwhelming majority of the Republican members of the state General Assembly to approve long overdue investment in transportation.” http://www.pahouse.com/Evans/InTheNews/Opinion/?id=34935 (www.pahouse.com)
  • “Dwight Evans will continue to work in Congress to shift federal funding from highway expansion into exurbs that has drained cities and urban cores and destroyed countless vibrant neighborhoods, and instead promote mass transit that will connect more people with jobs, increase environmental sustainability, further cut dependence on foreign oil, reduce commute times and improve quality of life for more Americans.” http://www.dwightevans.com/issues/cityscape-street-infrastructure/ (www.dwightevans.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “Job creation incentives must be transparent and verifiable so that businesses receiving state incentives or tax breaks for their expansion or relocation can be held to their end of the bargain.” http://www.dwightevans.com/issues/creating-good-jobs/ (www.dwightevans.com)
  • “Job creation incentives must be transparent and verifiable so that businesses receiving state incentives or tax breaks for their expansion or relocation can be held to their end of the bargain.” http://www.dwightevans.com/issues/creating-good-jobs/ (www.dwightevans.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, Project 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, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown 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, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of S.B.1155 “Establishing a Natural Gas Severance Tax” http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/32415#.V3vR5XVTQfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 7% by the National Rifle Association http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/9128/dwight-evans/37#.Vvq3fLIrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • “It’s time Congress recognize that we can stand by the constitutional rights of gun owners yet still take commonsense measures to protect families from gun violence by, and against, juveniles.” http://www.dwightevans.com/issues/keeping-communities-safe/ (www.dwightevans.com)
  • “It's time for Congress to put the rights of people ahead of extremists In the gun lobby [...].” https://www.facebook.com/Dwight-Evans-for-Congress-895094683900337 (www.facebook.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown 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, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “Honored to receive the endorsement of @HRC and support the LGBT community, together.” https://twitter.com/DwightEvansPA/status/747791120210366466 (twitter.com)
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

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project 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

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

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 Project 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.

Project 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. Project Vote Smart does not edit for misspelled words, punctuation or grammar.

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