Bruce Westerman 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.
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.
|No||In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?|
|No||In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?|
|Our service men and women have taken an oath to defend our country. It is our duty to make sure they are funded properly as they carry out their duty. We also must maintain our standing as the most advanced and capable military in the world. With that said, there are reports of waste and abuse within the Defense Department and I support a full audit of the DOD to make sure that taxpayer money is reaching its intended use and purpose.|
|No||Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?|
|No||Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?|
|Yes||Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?|
|Yes||Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?|
|No||Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?|
|The Department of Energy has some of the most advanced research labs in the world in the National Research Labs. These labs are funded through tax dollars and provide research in all areas of energy including renewable energy as well as fossil fuel energy, and nuclear energy. I support federal research in all areas of energy development. I do not support government subsidies for renewable energy projects that otherwise have no economic justification.|
|Yes||Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?|
|Yes||Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?|
|I am a co-sponsor and support the Securing America's Future Act, HR4760|
|Yes||Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon?|
|Yes||Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support?|
|As issues arise that affect our safety or national security, they each have a unique set of circumstances that cannot be addressed in simple broad questions as posed here. As a member of Congress, I accept with great seriousness my responsibility to examine all the data including classified data and make decisions as needed.|
|My top priorities include lowering government spending to eliminate the deficit and reduce the debt. One way to do this is to reduce the baseline budgeting year over year spending increases that are currently at 6 to 7% per year for the 10-year budget horizon. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) considers any funding levels below these baseline increases as cuts. We could reduce future deficits and the debt by trillions of dollars by simply growing spending at lower rates such as the yearly percent increase in GDP or personal income.|
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