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Lauren Underwood's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 14, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (IL) - District 14

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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.

  • "I believe in women's rights to the full range of reproductive health services, without restrictions. I'm proud to march with women across Chicago tomorrow for reproductive justice and hope you'll join me." (twitter.com)
  • "In Congress, I will fight proudly for a woman's unrestricted right to the full spectrum of reproductive health care, currently under attack by the Trump administration in the form of the proposed "gag rule" for Title X-funded health care providers. Under this rule, these providers, including Planned Parenthood (by whom I'm proud to be endorsed) could be punished simply for providing referrals to patients or answering their questions honestly in the exam room." (www.facebook.com)
  • "A5: Workers in #IL14 work hard to provide for their families & should not bear the burden of tax cuts for the uberwealthy #IL14Votes 6/x" (twitter.com)
  • "Tax cuts work if they truly benefit the middle class and small businesses, not the wealthiest 1%." (twitter.com)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "The Citizens United ruling allowing unlimited money in our politics has been one of SCOTUS's most destructive decisions and Brett Kavanaugh could continue its legacy, giving corporate interests a blank check to sway our politics with attacks on our health care, our civil rights, our reproductive rights, and more. Opposing unlimited political spending isn't a partisan issue polling shows that both Republicans and Democrats are concerned about its influence on our democracy. I'm proud to run a people-powered campaign that's endorsed by End Citizens United and to support LESS money and MORE transparency in our political process." (www.facebook.com)
  • Endorsed by End Citizens United. (votesmart.org)
  • "In order to protect our country, we must make strategic investments in our national security that reflect our country's values," said Underwood. "I'm proud to support these crucial investments that will improve the security of our country while better supporting servicemembers and their families who sacrifice so much for us." (votesmart.org)
  • "Additionally, our community needs significant investment in modernizing our local infrastructure. From rehabbing highways and bridges, to supporting Metra commuter rail stops for DeKalb and Kendall counties, infrastructure investment can improve our communities and stimulate significant job growth." (votesmart.org)
  • "we need to invest in new and emerging sectors that can generate jobs for the 21st century." (www.underwoodforcongress.com)
  • "These tax cuts were never meant to benefit middle-class families. We need tax reform that serves everyday Americans and a representative who will stand up for the middle class, not corporate interests." (twitter.com)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "I support expanded investment and deployment of renewable energy projects, investment in public transportation projects, and a fully funded and appropriately staffed Environmental Protection Agency with authority to regulate, monitor and enforce standards associated with the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and other safeguards to promote health, safety and our environment." (www.underwoodforcongress.com)
  • "I support expanded investment and deployment of renewable energy projects, investment in public transportation projects, and a fully funded and appropriately staffed Environmental Protection Agency with authority to regulate, monitor and enforce standards associated with the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and other safeguards to promote health, safety and our environment." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 9 - Climate Action Now Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "First, we absolutely need universal background checks for all gun sales, whether through federal licences, over the internet, or through private exchanges. The current system includes loopholes that make it easy for criminals and dangerously mentally ill to buy guns; it's just common sense to fix this vulnerability. Additionally, individuals who have existing legal actions regarding threats of violence (ie. restraining orders) should not be permitted to purchase new firearms. We must be allowed to study this epidemic as the critical public health issue that it is -- and its time to repeal the Dickey Amendment." (www.underwoodforcongress.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1112 - Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019. (votesmart.org)
  • "Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, we saw a historic drop in the uninsured rate, which means millions of families no longer have to worry about being one bad diagnosis away from bankruptcy. In the 14th district, 37,000 hard working folks have coverage through Obamacare. Lauren is committed to ensuring that these Illinoisans maintain the coverage they need." (votesmart.org)
  • "She knows that the Affordable Care Act is not perfect and supports policies that will improve the  law, including: [...] Stabilizing the health insurance marketplaces by providing long-term commitment to cost-sharing reductions, including more help for middle class families, Reining in the soaring cost of prescription drugs Investing in comprehensive mental health care" (www.underwoodforcongress.com)
  • "A government shutdown is unacceptable and totally avoidable because...we don't want the border wall! This xenophobic posturing must stop." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 1% by NumbersUSA. (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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