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Sean Maloney's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Working Families for U.S. House (NY) - District 17

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  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "His agenda includes guaranteeing women get paid the same as men for doing the same work, establishing national paid family leave, increasing the minimum wage, and preserving women’s reproductive rights." (www.seanmaloney.com)
  • Rated 6% by National Taxpayers Union (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Sean Patrick Maloney believes that we shouldn’t balance the budget on the backs of seniors. That’s why he has fought against efforts to privatize Social Security or raise the retirement age. He also opposes any efforts to end Medicare’s guaranteed benefits or turn it into a voucher program and privatize it. Instead, Sean wants to expand Social Security and Medicare - and pay for it by eliminating the loophole that lets the wealthy pay less in taxes." (www.seanmaloney.com)
  • "We face an urgent choice: do we keep an economy that serves the wealthiest and biggest corporations – or finally give middle class families a fair shot? It’s time to #BuildBackBetter." (twitter.com)
  • "Sean Patrick Maloney believes that we shouldn’t balance the budget on the backs of seniors. That’s why he has fought against efforts to privatize Social Security or raise the retirement age. He also opposes any efforts to end Medicare’s guaranteed benefits or turn it into a voucher program and privatize it. Instead, Sean wants to expand Social Security and Medicare - and pay for it by eliminating the loophole that lets the wealthy pay less in taxes." (www.seanmaloney.com)
  • Rated 90% by Alliance for Retired Americans (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "We are not going to accept the false choice between racial justice and safe streets. We are going to do both. That starts with passing the George Floyd #JusticeInPolicing Act." (twitter.com)
  • "The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act should be the law of the land. We must stay the course." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1280 "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S 1605 "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 5376 "Build Back Better Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "Proud 2 secure funding 2 kickstart flood mitigation 4 families & businesses of Middletown. These folks have lost their land & worried about flash-flooding & erosion 4 yrs. But that’s about 2 change. This funding will help create jobs & spur local economy." (twitter.com)
  • "We are fighting to bring jobs and investment to the Hudson Valley and communities all across the country! Today, I toured IBM's factory in Poughkeepsie to see first-hand how the #COMPETESAct will spur manufacturing, create jobs & help our economy thrive." (twitter.com)
  • "The GOP's #1 priority was cutting taxes for corporations & the rich. Our #1 priority is investing in working families by revitalizing our infrastructure. And yes, we think corporations can help pay for it bc they benefit from these improvements just as much as the rest of us." (twitter.com)
  • "I voted no on the #GOPTaxBill. We all agreed we wanted to do tax reform - but whacking programs like Medicare that millions of folks rely on to fund handouts to the super-rich and big corporations isn’t what America is supposed to be about." (twitter.com)
  • "We face an urgent choice: do we keep an economy that serves the wealthiest and biggest corporations – or finally give middle class families a fair shot? It’s time to #BuildBackBetter." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1319 "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 266 "Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "As a father, I believe we owe it to our kids to provide world-class education to prepare them to create a better world." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by National Education Association (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 9 "Climate Action Now Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "We’ve got to develop smart solutions for preserving our earth for the next generation. That’s why I’m fighting for a future of 100% #RenewableEnergy. Proud to support @TulsiGabbard's OFF Act that would transition the U.S. to 100% clean energy by 2035." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 96% by League of Conservation Voters (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 96% by League of Conservation Voters (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The #GreenNewDeal is bold. Getting to net zero carbon emissions will be hard. We can (and will) argue about how to get there. But disagreement on the “how” shouldn’t stop us from trying." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 9 "Climate Action Now Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "It's been 3 yrs since March for Our Lives mobilized our nation & Congress has still failed to act. Americans have had enough of the violence, the thoughts and prayers, and the inaction.The House passed smart, bipartisan gun safety legislation. It's time the Senate do the same." (twitter.com)
  • "5 yrs ago, 49 ppl were killed at #PulseNightClub in the deadliest attack against the LGBTQ community in our history. This tragedy must compel us to action - to prevent LGBTQ hate crimes & to pass smart gun reforms. We all deserve to feel safe celebrating who we are & who we love." (twitter.com)
  • "I’d like to live in a country where we viewed an AR-15 the same way we view a machine gun - as weapons of war that don’t belong on our streets. And let me tell you - I’m not alone in that - the majority of Americans agree with me." (twitter.com)
  • "Destroying the ACA's pre-existing condition protections will create a terrible situation for millions of families & ppl w/ severe health issues. That can't happen." (twitter.com)
  • "It is indefensible that the Trump Admin & 18 GOP state AGs are STILL suing to have the ACA struck down. Folks should never have to worry that the president will pull their insurance out from under them - especially not during a pandemic. Now, more than ever, we need the ACA." (twitter.com)
  • "Federal firefighters risk their health every day to keep us safe, and they deserve the best care & benefits we can provide.Today, I was proud to vote for & introduce legislation to improve access to care for hazardous materials exposure & provide COVID-related paid leave." (twitter.com)
  • "His agenda includes guaranteeing women get paid the same as men for doing the same work, establishing national paid family leave, increasing the minimum wage, and preserving women’s reproductive rights." (www.seanmaloney.com)
  • "Seriously though - doesn't matter if it's made of concrete, steel, or ice - the wall is a bad idea & won't resolve border or immigration issues. Both are legit problems, but wall obsession guarantees nothing serious will get done. Let's open the gov then talk real solutions." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 2% by NumbersUSA (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "This bill was not a compromise. It still holds #DREAMers hostage, slashes legal immigration, and limits access to asylum for innocent people fleeing persecution – all while throwing billions of dollars down the drain for Trump’s border wall. I voted no." (twitter.com)
  • "America is a nation of immigrants, and we are stronger for it. Establishing a clear pathway to citizenship will advance our economic recovery from COVID, reduce our national deficit, increase wages, and add about $1.5 trillion to our GDP over 10 years. Let’s get it done." (twitter.com)
  • "For those who say #DREAMers should go home: I say they can't GO home - because they ARE home. This is their home." (twitter.com)
  • "No one who loves freedom & justice should mourn the death of Soleimani, but Congress didn't authorize & the American people don't want a war with Iran. We must protect our forces against the potential for major conflict & immediate threats to personnel and allies in the region." (twitter.com)
  • "Let me be clear - Iran is a real threat to the US & they need to know we'll always protect our interests, but right now that doesn't mean jumping blindly into war. I’ll be damned if we’re going to stumble into an unnecessary war in the Middle East - again." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 550 “No War Against Iran Act" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 256 "To Repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002" (votesmart.org)
  • "Let me be clear - Iran is a real threat to the US & they need to know we'll always protect our interests, but right now that doesn't mean jumping blindly into war. I’ll be damned if we’re going to stumble into an unnecessary war in the Middle East - again." (twitter.com)
  • "The War Powers Resolution today will ensure this Admin makes its case for committing our forces as the framers of the Constitution demanded. Going forward, we must advance a strategy that will de-escalate conflict with Iran, while effectively countering their malign actions." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of S J Res 37 "Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authroized by Congress" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 5430 "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "Make no mistake: Trump started this trade war and America’s farmers, workers, and economy have paid the price. This may have paused hostilities today, but I’ll believe China is good for the $200 billion in American products when I see it." (twitter.com)

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