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Tom Reed II's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 23, Republican

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Tom Reed II 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.

  • "All life is sacred. I care about the unborn children of America" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 87% by the National Right to Life Committee (votesmart.org)
  • "As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Tom has been fighting to enact real tax reform that will allow working families in the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes and Western New York to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks. Tom believes that hardworking families deserve tax relief. He proudly supported the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which was signed into law by President Trump and will allow our neighbors to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks. A fairer, simpler tax code will lead to a stronger economy and more jobs for upstate New York." (tomreedforcongress.com)
  • "Proud to vote for #NDAA. Giving troops the largest pay increase in 8 years. It ensures that our military will be fully equipped and improves our military’s readiness by providing nearly $700 billion in funding." (twitter.com)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "Tom is fighting for more efficient and responsible government spending. He is committed to growing the economy, balancing the budget and has a record spotlighting and helping cut wasteful spending. Tom has sponsored legislation like the Buy Smarter and Save Act of 2017 that would reduce costs for federal agencies, and continues to work to hold government bureaucrats accountable and reduce wasteful spending." (tomreedforcongress.com)
  • "A fairer, simpler tax code will lead to a stronger economy and more jobs for upstate New York." (tomreedforcongress.com)
  • "Small businesses are the cornerstone of our economy in the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes and Western New York and their success is critical to ensuring economic prosperity for generations to come. As part of his commitment to fight for our jobs and our future, Tom authored the bipartisan Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI), which was signed into law. RAMI creates a network of regional institutes to create jobs and make the U.S. a leader in manufacturing again, while also working to provide tax and regulatory relief for small business. " (tomreedforcongress.com)
  • "I am especially concerned with federal intrusion of our local schools through efforts like Common Core" (reed.house.gov)
  • "Tom believes that low-cost energy is another key driver of job creation and economic growth. It’s why he supports an all-of-the-above approach to our energy needs to improve our nation’s energy infrastructure, incentivize energy exploration and promote the development of the workforce of tomorrow." (tomreedforcongress.com)
  • "[...] the U.S. cannot take extreme unilateral measures will other carbon-emitting nations such as China do not. Unilateral job-killing, budget-busting regulations will only further damage our economy with no meaningful positive impact on the earth's environment as a whole." (votesmart.org)
  • "As a gun owner and avid sportsman, Tom believes in the right to keep and bear arms, recognized by our Founding Fathers and expressly protected by our Constitution. Tom does not support the New York SAFE Act, and was the first elected official to sign the SCOPE pledge calling for its repeal, because he believes it is an example of an over-reach at the state-level. He also co-sponsored the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act which would make concealed-carry permits valid across state lines. He will continue to stand firmly in protecting our Second Amendment rights and fight the many one-size-fits-all proposals from Washington." (tomreedforcongress.com)
  • "Tom voted in favor of repealing and replacing Obamacare and, as co-chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, put forward a bipartisan set of solutions to stabilize our health insurance markets and provide relief to individuals, families and small businesses." (tomreedforcongress.com)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "I do not support amnesty. However, I do believe a path to a solution exists that would provide legal work status to those here illegally, and at the same time ensure our national security remained intact." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "If Kim Jong-un does not commit to peace it will only leave the United States with the option of military force. Watch my CNN interview on the topic below" (twitter.com)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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