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MJ Hegar's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate (TX) - Sr

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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 support federal law codifying Roe v. Wade so that reproductive rights are not subject to the whims of an increasingly partisan court system." (mjfortexas.com)
  • "Politicians should not legislate a woman’s most intimate decisions." (mjfortexas.com)
  • "I opposed the 2017 tax cuts for big corporations and the wealthiest Americans, and would vote against any legislation that benefits corporations and the extremely wealthy while hurting working families trying to make ends meet." (mjfortexas.com)
  • "We must create a public option to make Medicare available for all those who want it." (mjfortexas.com)
  • "In addition, I will fight efforts to cut pensions, Social Security, and Medicare." (mjfortexas.com)
  • "I will oppose any effort to privatize, dismantle or undercut Medicare, including raising the eligibility age. Medicare and Social Security are not entitlements – they are promises made to every American." (mjfortexas.com)
  • "And that's where we come in...hoping to stack the Legislative Branch with people who can provide a check and balance on the Judicial as well (like fixing the terrible Citizens United decision)." (twitter.com)
  • "I will never stop working to repeal the Dickey Amendment, end Citizens United, & enact common sense gun safely legislation." (twitter.com)
  • 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.
  • "I opposed the 2017 tax cuts for big corporations and the wealthiest Americans, and would vote against any legislation that benefits corporations and the extremely wealthy while hurting working families trying to make ends meet." (mjfortexas.com)
  • "Who could have predicted it?! Those corporate tax cuts Cornyn voted for are helping his big-money buddies NOT hard-working Texans." (twitter.com)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "We must set aggressive goals for the expansion of clean, renewable energy, and invest in clean energy manufacturing and sustainable transportation." (mjfortexas.com)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "We must pass common-sense gun safety legislation to require background checks on every single gun sale, including closing the gun show loophole — a proposal that a recent Washington Post-ABC News survey found was supported by 88% of gun owners." (mjfortexas.com)
  • "We must also stop the sale of assault weapons to the public, pass red flag laws limiting access to firearms for domestic abusers — including closing the "boyfriend loophole" — and those who would commit acts of domestic terrorism, and fully fund the CDC to reverse the damage of the decades-long ban on gun violence research." (mjfortexas.com)
  • "We can and must protect the progress made by the Affordable Care Act while making much-needed improvements." (mjfortexas.com)
  • "@JohnCornyn while you're with AG Barr today, can you ask him why the DOJ is telling the courts to strike down the Affordable Care Act? While you're at it, let us know why you support his efforts to dismantle it. Millions of Texans whose health care is at risk would love to know." (twitter.com)
  • "@JohnCornyn allowed $38.5M to be ripped from projects aimed at improving conditions at Ft Bliss and Joint Base San Antonio, letting down Texans in uniform to fund a border wall that experts acknowledge will do NOTHING to improve national security." (twitter.com)
  • "That means starting with permanently ending child separation, ensuring asylum seekers are not treated as criminals and their claims are properly processed, securing the border with effective procedures and technologies instead of wasting billions on an ineffective wall that would require robbing our military construction budget while seizing land from Texans, and building a path to citizenship for undocumented residents that prioritizes our security and reflects our core values as Americans — such as human dignity and our respect for the right of mankind to the pursuit of happiness." (mjfortexas.com)
  • "That means starting with permanently ending child separation, ensuring asylum seekers are not treated as criminals and their claims are properly processed, securing the border with effective procedures and technologies instead of wasting billions on an ineffective wall that would require robbing our military construction budget while seizing land from Texans, and building a path to citizenship for undocumented residents that prioritizes our security and reflects our core values as Americans — such as human dignity and our respect for the right of mankind to the pursuit of happiness." (mjfortexas.com)
  • 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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