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Jimmy Gomez's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Jimmy Gomez 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.

  • Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? "Pro-Choice" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Campaign for Working Families. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund. (votesmart.org)
  • In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • "Jimmy will protect Medicare and Social Security from GOP "restructuring" and oppose cuts to safety net programs like Meals on Wheels and heating assistance. He supports Windfall Elimination Provision reform and expanding Social Security to strengthen the program in the long term." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in Favor of H.R. 1 - For the People Act of 2019. (votesmart.org)
  • "Jimmy was the principal author of the California DISCLOSE Act, which proposed expanded campaign reform and disclosures in California. He will support the overturn of Citizen's United with the goal of public financing of elections." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 7120 - George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Preserving the agreement in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that required increased spending to be spread evenly between defense spending and non-defense discretionary accounts which have both been harmed by the ongoing sequester;" (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • "The final Republican plan unveiled during a Friday evening news dump proves that the GOP will stop at nothing to give their billionaire donors a massive tax break on the backs of working families. Instead of choosing to work on real tax reform, Republicans chose to add $1.5 trillion to the debt so they can cut Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and other crucial programs next year. Anyone voting for this bill is voting to hurt their constituents and devastate our economy." (votesmart.org)
  • "The passage of the Republican tax plan proves that the GOP is only motivated by the demands of their donors and not their constituents. This deeply flawed plan only benefits the wealthy and corporations while unfairly raising taxes on the poor, the middle class, and seniors. The supposed budget hawks in the Republican party have suddenly gone quiet as they add $1.5 trillion to the debt just so they can crow about the need to cut Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and other crucial programs next year. It is disgusting to see that any Member of this body would throw their constituents under the bus as they vote to devastate our economy and make working class families worse off." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 266 - Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 95% by League of Conservation Voters. (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 95% by League of Conservation Voters. (votesmart.org)
  • "At the 2018 #MarchforOurLives in Los Angeles! It's not about one March or one protest...it's about being there day in and day out, fighting and being loud til what we want is accomplished. Real gun reform, we CAN get this done together!" (www.facebook.com)
  • Do you generally support gun-control legislation? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the National Rifle Association. (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? "No" (votesmart.org)
  • "Jimmy will fight to protect the gains made by the ACA, make improvements to fix the imperfections in the law and move us toward a single-payer system with universal coverage." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "I voted against this spending bill because it forks over $1.5 billion to kickstart Donald Trump's border wall and mass deportation force while DREAMers and their families get nothing. Although there are provisions in the FY18 Omnibus Appropriations Act that I support, I cannot in good conscience leave 800,000 young immigrants behind." (votesmart.org)
  • Wrote an Op-Ed stating: "If Speaker Ryan does not call a vote on the DREAM Act (H.R. 3440) as a standalone bill, which would pass with bipartisan support, then he has two ways to approach the pending funding vote. First, he can choose to coalesce his Republican colleagues, including the extreme factions, and enact a hardline budget that drastically cuts funding for essential programs, all while attempting to increase funding for the unpopular border wall. With this, the Speaker would appease a small group of lawmakers at the expense -- literally -- of most Americans, which is a huge risk that would place Republicans in a difficult position heading into an election year." (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? "No" (votesmart.org)
  • "I voted against this spending bill because it forks over $1.5 billion to kickstart Donald Trump's border wall and mass deportation force while DREAMers and their families get nothing. Although there are provisions in the FY18 Omnibus Appropriations Act that I support, I cannot in good conscience leave 800,000 young immigrants behind." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Absent credible and accurate information confirming a material breach, we are concerned that withholding certification of Iran's compliance or walking away from the JCPOA would harm our alliances, embolden Iran, and threaten U.S. national security. We are further concerned that non-certification based on justificiations beyond the scope of the nuclear agreement would threaten global non-proliferation efforts and send exactly the wrong message to North Korea at the moment we are trying to diplomatically defuse that crisis." (votesmart.org)
  • "Creating a greater openness with Pyongyang and working to dismantle their nuclear weapons program is clearly a step in the right direction, but such diplomatic efforts will be in vain if the United States fails to address North Korea's appalling human rights record. As these talks continue to develop, it's imperative for the Trump administration to hold the North Korean regime accountable for its past atrocities and to ensure a swift end to their crimes against humanity." (votesmart.org)
  • ""Ill-informed and dangerous rhetoric only serves to limit our options and box us into a corner when strategic flexibility is needed most. The way to meet this challenge is through serious engagement with our allies and with China. It is my sincere hope that this administration will work with Congress to find a diplomatic solution." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Signed a letter stating: "American auto workers, parts suppliers and retailers, dealers, vehicle service providers, and millions of consumers depend on a healthy and competitive U.S. auto industry. As you know, this vital sector employs nearly four percent of our total private sector workforce and is a key engine that powers our economy. However, if tariffs were to be implemented, new vehicle prices will likely increase, threatening hundreds of thousands of jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 - United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act. (votesmart.org)
This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.
Pro-choice Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Yes In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Unknown Position In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
Yes Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
No Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders?
Yes Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
No Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
No Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline?
Yes Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
Do you support increased regulations on the hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") industry?
Do you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
Yes Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Yes Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
No Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
No Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
Yes Do you support same-sex marriage?
No Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support?
Should the U.S use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the United States from possessing a nuclear weapon?
No Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?

SpendingIndicate what federal spending levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.TaxesIndicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.

a) Agriculture
b) Arts
c) Defense
d) Education
e) Environment
f) Homeland Security
g) International aid
h) Medical Research
i) Scientific Research
j) Space exploration
k) United Nations
l) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories
a) Capital gains taxes
b) Corporate taxes
c) Small business taxes
d) Excise taxes (alcohol)
e) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
f) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
g) Income taxes (low-income families)
h) Income taxes (middle-income families)
i) Income taxes (high-income families)
j) Inheritance taxes
k) Payroll taxes
l) Other or expanded categories
Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

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