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Sean Duffy's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


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Sean Duffy has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 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 2018.

  • "Let's carve them all back in. Let's reduce the complexity of the Tax Code, bring all these people back in and make them, yes, pay their fair share. What we've said that we can do is take the top rate from 35 percent and bring it down to 25 percent, and then the other rates down to 10 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in support of HR 5515 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. (votesmart.org)
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  • "We've known for a while that the fiscal cliff was coming and that's why, during the last two years, my colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives and I have worked proactively to lay out ways to avoid the worst parts. Specifically, we passed legislation to prevent the tax increases from hitting hard-working families as well as a bill outlining ways to cut federal spending in an equitable and sensible way." (votesmart.org)
  • "We need a complete overhaul of the tax code so that it's fairer, flatter, and simpler for everyone -- no more loopholes that allow large corporations to pay nothing, and asks families and small businesses to pay too much." (votesmart.org)
  • "I will return the focus of our education system to its rightful place: students. Currently, we spend more money on education per child than any other country in the world, yet our students rank 19th out of 20 in international achievement tests. Clearly, a solution to our nation's education problems must go beyond funding to include reforms that minimize the influence of special interests and policies that encourage parental involvement and innovations in the field of education." (votesmart.org)
  • "As the President blocks common sense policies to pursue his 'alternative energy only' plan, I believe we need an 'all of the above' energy policy. I'm proud that Congress and the private sector will continue to work together to pursue policies that will lower energy costs, create jobs, and make us an energy independent nation." (votesmart.org)
  • "The country needs to make responsible investments in our infrastructure and utilize an ‘all-of-the-above’ approach to energy policy that includes developing new alternative energy technologies while expanding our domestic oil and natural gas production" (duffyforwisconsin.com)
  • Signed a letter stating "We are writing to request a sixty day extension of the comment period for the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule titled Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units […] As you know, the EPA's actions have far-reaching implications, and this proposed rule affects not only coal and natural gas companies bu also energy-intensive industries like manufacturing and construction as well as average American families trying to pay their electric bills." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "We are alarmed by the Department of Energy's abrupt decision to reverse course and withdraw a proposed waiver from new energy efficiency standards for water heaters used as part of utility demand response programs which will adversely affect our constituents." (votesmart.org)
  • "Pro-Second Amendment: Hunting and gun ownership is part of the Wisconsin way of life." (duffyforwisconsin.com)
  • "I hope that my friends across the aisle wills start to talk about ObamaCare and how we fix it to make it work for the American people, because right now it is not working." (votesmart.org)
  • "We all agree that Health Care reform is necessary in this country, but I believe that we should work to replace Obamacare with a consumer-based approach that uses market reforms to make health care affordable again." (votesmart.org)
  • "When it comes to health care reform, Sean promised four years ago that he’d work to either "reform the reform" or "repeal and replace" Obamacare. When it became apparent that there was no appetite in Congress to ‘reform’ this misguided law, which raises more than $800 billion in taxes and fees on families and small businesses and causes health care premiums to skyrocket, Sean voted to repeal the bill." (duffyforwisconsin.com)
  • "Mr. Speaker, there are a number of reasons why we should all vote to repeal ObamaCare: the tax increases on middle class Americans and the debt that is going to be piled onto the next generation of Americans." (votesmart.org)
  • "So let's come together, put $25 billion in, let's build the wall and make some other tweaks, stop chain migration, stop the visa lottery." (votesmart.org)
  • "All of us have those stories. My parents, my great-grandparents came from Ireland. We all have the story of an immigrant. I'm here to say, let's open our hearts. Let's open our minds. Let's have a real discussion that works. But let's also first say secure the border so we don't deal with this again, and then let's do what's right by way of folks who come here and want their shot at the American Dream." (votesmart.org)
  • "But what I do think we have to say is if you've come here and you've participated in our economy, we can offer some kind of legal status, a legal status that isn't citizenship, but it's a legal status that says we're not going to arrest you in the middle of the night. We're not going to separate you from your grandparents or your kids. You can stay in our country because the border is secure." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Signed a letter stating: "We are hopeful your two-track strategy will convince Iran to change course and abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons. None of us desires military conflict, but as you yourself have acknowledged, we must keep all options on the table to prevent this dangerous regime from acquiring nuclear weapons." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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