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Brad Schneider's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 10, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (IL) - District 10

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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.

  • "As a son, brother and husband, I fought for women's rights before I got to Congress, and I had a perfect record on women's issues when in Congress. I am 100% pro-choice and I will always stand with Planned Parenthood." (votesmart.org)
  • "Access to birth control is part of comprehensive and affordable health care and no women should be denied that right." (twitter.com)
  • "I cannot support this legislation that raises taxes on my constituents, undermines health care coverage for millions, and irresponsibly adds $1.5 trillion to our children's debt burden. This bill was not designed to help working families in Illinois, and in fact, eighty-three percent of the tax benefit goes to just the top one percent of earners." (votesmart.org)
  • "This bill was not designed to help working families in Illinois, and in fact, eighty-three percent of the tax benefit goes to just the top one percent of earners. While those at the top reap the benefits, many middle-class families in my district will be saddled with higher taxes through the restriction of the state and local tax deduction, and higher health care premiums through the undercutting of the Affordable Care Act." (votesmart.org)
  • ""It is more important than ever that we have representatives who are willing and able to stand up to Republican efforts to turn Medicare into a voucher system and to privatize Social Security. I look forward to continuing my work on behalf of the millions of Americans who rely on Social Security and Medicare when I return to Congress." (votesmart.org)
  • "In Congress, I have fought against the privatization of Social Security, insulating it from the kind of financial gambling that precipitated our 2008 economic downturn." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 90% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • "Citizens United allows unlimited and undisclosed campaign contributions from corporations and billionaires. If we don't pass meaningful campaign finance reform, we risk letting the biggest corporations or the wealthiest Americans decide who represents us. That's why I am a fierce advocate of passing a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Citizens United decision. We must give democracy back to the people." (votesmart.org)
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  • "It's estimated that over 70% of our nation's roads and bridges are in mediocre to poor condition. Investment in a new bridge or a modern highway is an investment in our future. That's why I support sensible, long-term investments in our nation's infrastructure." (www.schneiderforcongress.com)
  • "In Congress, I consistently advocated for maintaining government investment in both basic and applied science, as well as support for ongoing incentives for corporate R&D." (www.schneiderforcongress.com)
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  • "Developing shared educational standards that help provide young people the lessons, skills and tools to succeed in a competitive global economy." (votesmart.org)
  • "Developing effective measures of learning and academic performance to create high, and realistic, expectations and accountability for educating our children." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "Like many of my colleagues in this Chamber, I want to pursue an energy policy that utilizes an all-of-the-above strategy, including renewable energy and innovative technologies to save consumers money at the pump and lower their home energy costs." (votesmart.org)
  • "But now, in this 21st Century global marketplace, advancements in green and renewable energy can revolutionize the way we conduct business and live our lives, as well as create millions of new jobs in the sustainable field." (votesmart.org)
  • "Addressing the challenges presented by climate change requires concerted, long-term action, and the new EPA standards represent just that. Asking our energy sector to curb carbon pollution is a significant step forward in combatting climate change and modernizing how we power our nation for future generations." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 9 - Climate Action Now Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "During my time in Washington I fought for sensible legislation that would expand background checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and close the gun show loophole. I also believe in restricting large capacity ammunition and reinstating the Federal Assault Weapons Ban." (www.schneiderforcongress.com)
  • "[...] first speech from the floor of the United States Congress was about standing up to the NRA and calling for sensible gun safety legislation. That speech and my votes in Congress led to the NRA giving me a n "F" grade and a zero rating." (schneiderforcongress.com)
  • "The Affordable Care Act isn't failing, the Trump Administration is willfully undermining it. #ACA" (twitter.com)
  • "The Affordable Care Act is not perfect, and members on both sides of the aisle who are serious about improving the law while protecting the advancements made should count me as a partner. But more money for less coverage is not progress. I strongly urge my colleagues to vote against this bill." (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] the appropriations bill considered today went too far and were loaded with several extreme riders that I could not support. In particular, this bill funds President Trump's wasteful and counterproductive border wall, and undercuts the future health of our environment." (votesmart.org)
  • "It is disappointing that President Trump chose to use his first Oval Office address to the nation to double down on his irresponsible demands for an ineffective border wall and prolong a damaging government shutdown." (votesmart.org)
  • "Racist and divisive remarks by the president threatened to derail progress for our DREAMers, but this compromise is proof that reasonable Members of Congress from both parties can come together to get this done. It's time for Republican congressional leadership to listen to our voices and allow an immediate vote to protect DREAMers." (votesmart.org)
  • "Mr. Speaker, I rise on behalf of the 800,000 DREAMers and in strong opposition to the administration's decision to end DACA. The President's decision neither reflects the values nor protects the interests of our Nation. Rather, termination of the DACA program will needlessly disrupt lives, separate families, harm communities, and hurt employers." (votesmart.org)
  • "As many national security experts have advised in testimony to Congress and elsewhere, we should be strengthening the parameters of the JCPOA, not seeking to unravel it. President Trump's decision not to certify under the terms of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA) jeopardizes the restrictions already in place on Iran's nuclear activity at a time when we should be urgently working to shore up the Iran Deal's shortcomings and holding Iran to account for its dangerous behavior outside the agreement." (votesmart.org)
  • "In the days ahead, I hope our diplomatic engagement continues, in concert with our allies, to flesh out much needed details and methods of verification for any agreement, as well as to seek bold action to address North Korea's horrific human rights abuses and the regime's support for international terrorist organizations." (votesmart.org)
  • "My position has always been clear -- Iran must never be allowed to achieve nuclear weapons capability; not only for the next 10 to 15 years, but forever. A key component of Iran's nuclear ambitions is the country's ballistic missile program, and I believe the new sanctions announced today are a necessary and appropriate response to the belligerent aggression shown by Iran in last week's ballistic missile test." (votesmart.org)
  • "The United States can not and should not put American troops back into Iraq" (votesmart.org)
  • " I also remain resolute in my belief that the U.S. engagement in Iraq and Syria must not involve combat troops on the ground." (votesmart.org)
  • "Put simply, President Trump's tariffs are not working for the American people. It is time to instead end the misguided trade war and enact sensible, enforceable trade policies that support American workers, American businesses, American intellectual property, and our environment." (votesmart.org)
  • "We certainly must hold bad actors who take advantage of trade rules to account, but President Trump's tariffs on our allies are not working for the American people. It is time, instead, to strategically engage with our trade partners; end the misguided trade wars; and, instead, enact sensible, enforceable trade agreements that support American workers, American businesses, American intellectual property, and our environment." (votesmart.org)

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