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Joshua Gottheimer's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (NJ) - District 5, Democratic

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Joshua Gottheimer 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

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  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund (votesmart.org)
  • "I unequivocally support women's reproductive rights and will fight any attempt to get between a woman and her doctor when it comes to making personal healthcare choices." (josh4congress.com)
  • "This Tax Hike Bill will break NJ's back with another $137 million in federal income taxes. I could not support another tax increase for our communities & joined the @NJChamber in opposing it." (twitter.com)
  • "I do not believe we should raise taxes." (votesmart.org)
  • "Our tax code is a mess and it's crushing our residents and pushing dozens of businesses out of our state taking jobs and dollars with them. We have the third highest corporate tax rate in the world; twice as many US companies have moved overseas to escape our high taxes in the last ten years than in the twenty years prior." (josh4congress.com)
  • "We need to make certain our cops, first responders, and military have the tools they need to protect our families and to prevent terrorists from following through on their threats, both foreign and domestic." (josh4congress.com)
  • ""My top priority is keeping our families and communities safe. That's why I voted today to give our men and women in uniform the tools and resources they need to defeat terrorists and ensure our veterans receive the care they've earned and deserve." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "There are clear economic benefits to improving our infrastructure. Studies have shown that each dollar of infrastructure spending increases the gross state product by two dollars. Moreover, fixing infrastructure helps attract new residents, businesses, and raises property values. Most important, it allows us to go home earlier to see our families and tuck our kids into bed." (josh4congress.com)
  • "There are clear economic benefits to improving our infrastructure. Studies have shown that each dollar of infrastructure spending increases the gross state product by two dollars. Moreover, fixing infrastructure helps attract new residents, businesses, and raises property values." (josh4congress.com)
  • "By bringing both sides into the process, we'll make lasting tax cuts and infrastructure investments for NJ families." (twitter.com)
  • "Here in New Jersey, our infrastructure is a mess. That's why I'm proud to announce the Fixing The Fifth Infrastructure Repair Plan to fix our roads, bridges, and rail while giving our economy the shot in the arm it needs to spur growth," said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). "By seeking the facts and stepping up to solve tax reform and infrastructure in a non-partisan and fiscally responsible way, we can increase economic productivity, improve safety, and give New Jersey the competitive advantage on the world stage. The Partnership to Build America Act would help us solve two problems at once by encouraging companies to bring home the money they have stored overseas and using those funds to repair our crumbling roads and bridges." (gottheimer.house.gov)
  • "By bringing both sides into the process, we'll make lasting tax cuts and infrastructure investments for NJ families." (twitter.com)
  • "Second, I want to keep dollars with our citizens and companies, not the IRS. But until we cut our taxes altogether, we must fight to bring more of the tax dollars we send to Washington back to New Jersey dollars for basic needs like grants for our schools, clean water, fire trucks and infrastructure." (josh4congress.com)
  • "I support integrating education technology in the classroom and programs that greatly emphasize Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), skills that are increasingly necessary for children who will enter the workforce in the coming decades." (josh4congress.com)
  • "The number one solution to addressing the skills-gap is through school curriculum. These decisions should all be made at the local level." (votesmart.org)
  • "After Parkland, the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus came together to overcome the traditional partisan divide on this issue and took the first steps to deliver a plan to reduce gun violence in our communities. Together, we agreed to support specific, common-sense legislation to enhance school safety, improve background checks, and fund mental illness research, all of which were passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate and signed into law." (www.facebook.com)
  • Rated 7% by National Rifle Association (votesmart.org)
  • "In the wake of the worst mass shooting in our nation's history and deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11, Josh Gottheimer today called on Congress to immediately close the gun loophole that allows potential terrorists on the FBI's no-fly list to still purchase a firearm." (votesmart.org)
  • "For too long, health care has been viewed as a fiercely partisan battleground, but the Problem Solvers Caucus has shown that it is possible to forge cooperation and fight through the gridlock. We all heard what John Mccain said -- it's time for bipartisan solutions," said Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chair Josh Gottheimer. "And with premiums increasing by 25% this year in my home state of New Jersey, it’s clear this bipartisan effort to stabilize the health insurance marketplace and lower premiums for everyone is sorely needed. This plan will help small businesses and families, especially those with preexisting conditions, by making permanent cost sharing reductions while protecting Medicaid for seniors and those struggling with substance abuse disorders. I thank my colleagues for their hard work and good faith efforts that got us to this point, and I look forward to working with them going forward to improve our health care system." (gottheimer.house.gov)
  • "My top priority is keeping our families and communities safe. That's why I voted today to give our men and women in uniform the tools and resources they need to defeat terrorists and ensure our veterans receive the care they've earned and deserve. I don't support every provision, which is why I voted to prevent the boondoggle of a border wall from being included in the bill. The experts tell me that it will do nothing to keep our communities safe while costing taxpayers." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "We have learned through multiple reports that U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has moved to deport many who have been here for years, including some who are now married with children. Many have paid their taxes and have no serious criminal record. Many know no other way of life." (votesmart.org)
  • "I am 100 percent committed to keeping our Dreamers here. It's irresponsible and unconscionable to deport 800,000 young people who should have every right to live the American Dream." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "To be clear, North Korea's illegal nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) programs and its cooperation with Russia, China, and Iran pose a grave threat to the United States and our allies on the Korean Peninsula, the region, and around the world. We must use every tool at our disposal - including maximum political, diplomatic, and financial pressure -- to defuel Pyongyang and cut off Kim Jong-un's access to this deadly propellant." (votesmart.org)
  • "There should be nothing partisan about our national security, nor our relationship with our ally Israel. Iran must know that its destructive behavior throughout the Middle East will not be tolerated, and we must now work to ensure that the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism is never able to threaten the United States or our allies armed with a nuclear weapon. The risks of inaction are too high." (votesmart.org)
  • "There is no room for compromise against terror and Americans must present in a united front, coming together as Democrats and Republicans, for our national security. We owe that to all Americans and to the brave men and women, who have risked their lives to protect our freedoms." (josh4congress.com)

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