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Chris Collins' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Chris Collins 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.

  • "He promises to vote '100 percent' for pro-life legislation and defines marriage as between a man and a woman." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the National Right to Life Committee. (votesmart.org)
  • "Reform the tax code lowering rates and eliminating loopholes." (votesmart.org)
  • "This bill ensures we're taking care of our armed forces and also sends a strong message to the world--we'll do whatever is necessary to keep America safe." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "Currently, the United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the world. H.R. 1 will lower this rate to be competitive with other industrialized nations." (votesmart.org)
  • "Common Core is a typical one-size-fits-all approach generated by big government bureaucrats. […] It would be my hope that New York joins a growing list of states that are delaying Common Core implementation and reconsidering participation altogether." (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] we need the President to work with Congress to get rid of Common Core, and put an end to the federal government telling local schools how and what to teach." (votesmart.org)
  • "Through our different companies in industries like manufacturing, bio-technology, and renewable energy, we've created or saved over 500 jobs right here in Western New York." (votesmart.org)
  • "Our economy is hurting and farmers are feeling the pain as much or more than anyone. […] Today's group shared their experiences and spoke about the critical steps that must be taken to protect family farmers and the agriculture industry, including addressing crippling EPA regulations." (votesmart.org)
  • "Chris is a proud gun owner and has an A rating with the National Rifle Association. He will continue to be a staunch defender of our Constitution in Washington." (votesmart.org)
  • "The massive government healthcare plan passed under the Democrats is killing small businesses with more regulations and more taxes. We must repeal ObamaCare […]" (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "I'm a strong supporter of comprehensive immigration reform that keeps our borders secure and allows farmers to access a willing and available labor force. We need to use this opportunity to address the larger immigration issues facing our nation but cannot award citizenship to adults that enter our country illegally." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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