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Lloyd Smucker's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)



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Lloyd Smucker has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2020 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 2020.

  • "End taxpayer funded abortions as part of Obamacare." (
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee. (
  • Voted in favor of HR 4712 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (
  • "Since tax reform was implemented last year, I've been hearing from constituents about ways to further improve our federal tax code. My constituents want and deserve permanent tax relief so they can keep more of their own money for years to come." (
  • "Voted for historic tax cuts, which gave bonuses and pay raises to millions of Americans to put our economy back on track." (
  • Signed a letter stating: "In contrast, H.R. 1384 and related Medicare-for-All proposals give Americans fewer choices, higher costs, and one-size-fits-all mandated, government-run care. That is why we strongly oppose any proposal to establish a single-payer health care systemthat will undermine private coverage and put additional financial burdens on taxpayers, workers, and families." (
  • "Consistent support to preserve and protect Medicare and Social Security. Voted in support of legislation to ban Congress from borrowing taxpayer dollars in the Social Security Trust Fund and using these funds to pay for other federal programs (H.Res. 5)." (
  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (
  • "I was proud to cosponsor and vote for the JUSTICE Act in the House, led by former law enforcement office Rep. Stauber, which is the companion legislation introduced in the Senate by Sen. Tim Scott. This legislation would advance important reforms including ending the use of chokeholds, increasing the use of body cameras, and ensuring that bad cops who are fired for misconduct from one department cannot find another job as a law enforcement officer in a new city, county or state's law enforcement agency." (
  • "We need to fix our aging infrastructure system. We need to address our deficient roads, bridges, ports, railways and airports." (
  • "As Congress and the administration develop a plan to improve our nation's aging infrastructure, this apprenticeship grant program will help create the pipeline of workers needed to rebuild America's roads, highways, and bridges. I am proud to introduce this bipartisan bill with Reps. Paul Mitchell and Tim Ryan, and I am thankful for their work to help provide family-sustaining jobs and support our growing economy." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (
  • "#PPP has helped millions of small businesses and employees keep their jobs around our nation. In #PA more than 166,000 loans and close to $21 billion have been administered. We must continue to fight for our small businesses and ensure employees can provide for their families." (
  • "We should be supporting small businesses by allowing them to reopen safely. The governor is doing the opposite, "Wolf’s action was an unnecessary and excessive blow to an industry that’s already reeling." (
  • "Allow states and school districts to set high expectations for students without imposing federally mandated standards like Common Core." (
  • Signed a letter stating: "State energy policies have been implemented to address existing market failures, and states have taken the lead in developing policies that will support safe, reliable, and clean energy resources. We strongly urge you to allow states to continue to pursue these policies and reject proposals that would undermine states' individual abilities to cultivate their own energy goals and programs." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Rated 92% by the National Rifle Association (
  • "Instead of creating new laws to undermine our Second Amendment rights, Congress should instead be trying to find ways to prevent the root cause of gun violence," Smucker said. "These bills claim to be a "solution' to gun violence but unfairly penalize law-abiding gun owners and make it more difficult to legally obtain firearms. Democrats' true focus is not on gun safety but on limiting the rights of gun owners. That's clear from their refusal to take the most logical step to combat gun violence: preventing criminals from acquiring firearms in the first place." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1628 - American Health Care Act of 2017. (
  • "Support legislation to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a system where health insurers must fight for your business, just like any other industry." (
  • "Temporary paid sick leave, extended family leave to take care of those affected by COVID-19, and supporting our small businesses are steps that we’ve already taken to support our families and communities." (
  • "Speaker Pelosi even jokingly admitted she would only give $1 to fund a border wall. Our border security isn't a joke. It's disappointing Democrats have decided to play a game with the safety of our nation and are putting politics over people." (
  • "Over the next few weeks, we have a great opportunity to address border security. Walls work. They're a critical part of the solution for our immigration problem. We need a wall to keep our borders safe and lessen the drugs flowing into our country over our Southern border." (
  • "Furthermore, I will sponsor the funding necessary to immediately deport any illegal alien who violates our criminal laws after serving a prison sentence." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 3364 - Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. (
  • "I support President Trump's decision to withdraw from this dangerous deal and will continue my efforts in Congress to hold Iran accountable for its actions." (
  • "This package of sanctions renews our commitment to our allies and gives the U.S. the leverage needed to hold these nations accountable for their actions. I am glad House leadership is being responsive to this pressing issue, and I am hopeful President Trump will support this bipartisan effort and sign this bill into law when he receives it." (
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "I share and support President Trump's goal of strengthening American manufacturing to better compete in the global economy, but this decision is misguided. This tariff jeopardizes billions of dollars in solar industry investments and could cost American jobs." (
  • "I also continue to believe that including a sunset provision in NAFTA would create uncertainty for American companies and would hinder their ability to plan for the future. Finally, NAFTA should include robust investor protections like investor-state dispute settlements to ensure American investors in foreign countries are protected from discrimination." (
  • "One thing that I can tell you about the farmers of the 11th District is that they adapt, and they hold on to hope that better times are yet to come. I agree with them: better times are coming for these farmers because the Trump administration has worked to do right by the American farmer in negotiating the USMCA." (

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