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Ilhan Omar's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (MN) - District 5, Democratic/Farmer/Labor


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Ilhan Omar 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.

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  • "Meanwhile at home, there have been increasingly cuts to spending on healthcare, infrastructure, education, and housing. We must scale back U.S. military activities, and reinvest our expansive military budget back into our communities." (www.ilhanomar.com)
  • "Until we are able to run fair and clean elections, we will face barriers to the transformative change we seek. We must drastically reduce the amount of dark money in our political system, empower small-dollar donors, and move towards publicly-funded elections." (www.ilhanomar.com)
  • "Transition to a 21st Century Infrastructure to transform our energy, water and transportation systems, and mandate local hiring while raising the benchmark for locally prevailing wages, increasing workers’ paychecks" (www.ilhanomar.com)
  • "Create high-paying, union jobs in clean energy while supporting hard working Americans transitioning out of the fossil fuel industry" (www.ilhanomar.com)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "Invest in renewable, efficient energy and green manufacturing while moving us to a 100% clean energy future" (www.ilhanomar.com)
  • "Support legislation like the Zero Waste Development and Expansion Act, which would provide funding for local governments to fuel their own zero waste programs" (www.ilhanomar.com)
  • "Support the legislation like the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act), which would put us on a path to 100% renewable energy by 2035" (www.ilhanomar.com)
  • "More Americans have been killed with guns in the United States than have died in all our wars combined. For too long, Congress has refused to pass comprehensive gun violence prevention legislation. All the while we have seen an increase in mass shootings and billions of dollars wasted on gun violence. We need solutions that keep our kids and our communities safe." (www.ilhanomar.com)
  • "Establish universal health coverage in America, so that everyone has access to health care by supporting Medicare for All. Focusing on preventive care, trauma informed care, and end health disparities" (www.ilhanomar.com)
  • "Oppose all efforts to further militarize our border and any attempt to expand the border wall along the southern border" (www.ilhanomar.com)
  • "Pass a clean DREAM Act and provide a path to citizenship for all DACA and TPS recipients" (www.ilhanomar.com)
  • "Abolish Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and increase refugee resettlement and asylum" (www.ilhanomar.com)
  • "Legalize recreational cannabis nationwide, expunge the records and seek amnesty for those incarcerated for cannabis-related offenses" (www.ilhanomar.com)
  • "Support diplomatic solutions to the conflicts in both North Korea and Iran, and avoid military conflict at all costs" (www.ilhanomar.com)
  • "We are currently engaged in a number of wars that have no end in sight—Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia. These wars have destabilized regions, created massive humanitarian crises, and continue to hurt our image across the world. We must end these wars, and we must avoid military-use as a last resort in the future." (www.ilhanomar.com)

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