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Kathy Manning's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (NC) - District 6

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  • "We should not give huge tax cuts to corporations and billionaires, then try to pay for it by slashing funding for education or by cutting Social Security or Medicare." (twitter.com)
  • "I am for lower taxes for working families, not big giveaways to billionaires and corporations. Just imagine what the tax bill could have accomplished it their priority had been middle class families, instead of large corporations and the ultra-wealthy." (twitter.com)
  • "Last year, Budd voted for a tax bill that is blowing up our national deficit - all so he could give tax cuts to corporations and his campaign donors. Worse yet, Budd and his leadership have made it clear that Social Security and Medicare are at risk to pay for their tax cuts." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 7% by FreedomWorks. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Medicaid and Medicare were signed into law #OnThisDay in 1965. Today, 12 states have still refused Medicaid expansion, including NC. That is why I am working with my colleagues to close the health care coverage gap. #MedicaidSavesLives" (twitter.com)
  • "As your representative, I'll never vote to cut Social Security or Medicare. Instead, I'll fight to ensure Social Security is protected for this generation and generations to come. That's money you've earned, and it's a promise I'll keep." (twitter.com)
  • "Kathy strongly opposes any attempts to cut benefits for our seniors by privatizing Social Security." (kathymanning2018.com)
  • ""This historic tax cut is putting more money back in hard working families' pockets so they can pay for child care or put gas in the car to get work, put food on the table, cover school expenses, spend money at our local businesses and continue to grow our local economy while building better lives for their families," said Congresswoman Manning." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "That's why Kathy supports legislation that will end the corrupting impact of the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United and that will increase transparency of campaign spending." (kathymanning2018.com)
  • "Get dark money out of politics" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 "For the People Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • "After witnessing the brutal death of George Floyd, our nation cried out for police reform and justice. Congress answered that call by developing the Justice in Policing Act -- the first ever comprehensive approach to setting national standards and prohibiting brutal tactics like chokeholds and no knock warrants, changing the culture of protecting bad police officers by holding abusive officers accountable and creating a national database to prevent their transfer from one community to another, and building trust between law enforcement and our communities by addressing systemic racism and bias. I proudly joined the Congressional Black Caucus in cosponsoring and voting in favor of this bill because, for too long, communities of color and vulnerable groups have been disproportionately impacted by police brutality and this bill makes important advancements toward ending that legacy." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "This week, House Democrats, led by the Congressional Black Caucus, introduced the most comprehensive police reform package in recent history: the Justice in Policing Act. The Justice in Policing Act would ban chokeholds, establish a national police misconduct registry, overhaul police training standards, end no-knock warrants, limit military-grade weapons in police departments, end qualified immunity, make lynching a federal crime, and combat racial profiling." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1280 "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S 1605 "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022." (votesmart.org)
  • "The House just passed my 5 amendments to the NDAA that will accelerate our shift to clean energy in the military, take important measures to protect Afghan women and girls, and provide critical support for the evacuations of Americans and Afghan partners from Afghanistan." (twitter.com)
  • "The Iron Dome is a critically important defense system used by Israel, one of our closest allies, to save civilian lives from terrorist attacks. Earlier this year, Hamas fired over 4,000 rockets at Israel and Iron Dome intercepted 90% of them, saving Israeli and Palestinian lives. Following those attacks, funding is required to replenish Iron Dome to ensure that the defense system is prepared to intercept future rocket attacks." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3684 "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "Kathy will fight for investment in our infrastructure to improve our transportation system, increase economic growth in our communities and improve the quality of life." (kathymanning2018.com)
  • "To compete in a twenty-first century economy, we must modernize outdated infrastructure and encourage innovation while creating good-paying American jobs and making our infrastructure more sustainable. I voted for the Investment in Infrastructure and Jobs Act because it includes critical funding to repair more than 3,100 miles of roads and 1,400 bridges in North Carolina, expand broadband to more than 424,000 North Carolinians who lack reliable internet access, and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Now that we've passed pivotal investments in physical infrastructure, we must turn our attention to investing in American families by passing the Build Back Better Act." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5376 "Build Back Better Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "We should not give huge tax cuts to corporations and billionaires, then try to pay for it by slashing funding for education or by cutting Social Security or Medicare." (twitter.com)
  • "As a new Member of Congress, she'll ensure our taxpayer dollars go toward supporting jobs here at home, and close tax loopholes that reward corporations that ship jobs overseas." (kathymanning2018.com)
  • ""We need tax reform, but Washington keeps getting the balance wrong," said Kathy Manning. "North Carolinians respect hard work and our government should too. We need comprehensive tax reform that permanently lowered taxes for working people, closed loopholes, and incentivized keeping jobs here at home. Instead, Congressman Budd gave massive tax giveaways to his special interest corporate campaign donors and the wealthy while blowing a hole in the deficit and putting Social Security and Medicare at risk. Our communities need a fighter in Washington who'll stand up for working families and small businesses, not the corporate special interests.""
  • ""The passage of the American Rescue Plan will help us crush the virus, help Americans to overcome economic hardship and build back better and more equitably than before," said Rep. Kathy Manning. "The American Rescue Plan allocates critical funding to reopen schools safely, extend unemployment benefits, expand rental and nutrition assistance, increase vaccine distribution, get survival checks to families in need and support state and local governments. I voted to pass the American Rescue Plan because Americans cannot wait for relief. The Senate must join the House in sending help to our fellow Americans as soon as possible."" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1319 "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "This announcement brings 3,000 new jobs to NC. I'm thrilled to see the investment in our education system and the commitment to renewable energy." (twitter.com)
  • "I’m thrilled to announce the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill. This bill is delivering for North Carolinians by repairing roads and bridges, expanding broadband access, improving water systems, and boosting the clean energy economy. Happy #InfrastructureWeek!" (twitter.com)
  • "Kathy believes a strong economy and a healthy environment go hand-in-hand. Kathy will work to ensure North Carolina continues its leadership in renewable energy technology and will help incentivize companies to shift toward more sustainable and cleaner power supplies. North Carolina families must also have clean water to drink and clean air to breathe. We've seen firsthand what happens when companies break the rules -- children and families get sick. The health, safety, and well being of North Carolina families is Kathy's top priority." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The House just passed my 5 amendments to the NDAA that will accelerate our shift to clean energy in the military, take important measures to protect Afghan women and girls, and provide critical support for the evacuations of Americans and Afghan partners from Afghanistan." (twitter.com)
  • "Today, I voted to protect American communities, restore robust Clean Air pollution standards, and clear the path for @EPA to move forward with stronger safeguards in the future by rejecting Trump’s gutting of methane pollution standards. #CutMethane" (twitter.com)
  • "#ClimateAction can’t wait any longer. The Senate must pass the #BuildBackBetter Act and put us on a path to cut climate pollution nearly in half by 2030." (twitter.com)
  • "Kathy believes a strong economy and a healthy environment go hand-in-hand. Kathy will work to ensure North Carolina continues its leadership in renewable energy technology and will help incentivize companies to shift toward more sustainable and cleaner power supplies. North Carolina families must also have clean water to drink and clean air to breathe. We've seen firsthand what happens when companies break the rules -- children and families get sick. The health, safety, and well being of North Carolina families is Kathy's top priority." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 2467 "PFAS Action Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1446 "Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • "Kathy knows there are commonsense, bipartisan policies that can take steps in the right direction, but there are too few people in Washington with the political courage to do what's right. Kathy supports comprehensive background checks, closing loopholes for gun show sales, and keeping weapons out of the hands of terrorists, domestic abusers, criminals, individuals with mental illness, and those who pose a danger to themselves or others." (kathymanning2018.com)
  • Rated 0% by National Rifle Association (NRA). (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • ""The passage of H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446 are a strong step in the right direction to ensure that we're protecting American lives at school, work, church, and public gatherings," said Rep. Manning. "Ninety percent of Americans agree that universal background checks should be implemented on gun sales. I cosponsored these bills because we can and we must do more to keep Americans safe."" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "We must expand Medicaid and build on the ACA. We must also address food deserts, economic opportunity, paid family leave, and the cost of child care. But most importantly, we have to take a hard look at our systems to identify structural racism." (twitter.com)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "Trump released his 2020 budget and no surprise, it takes from Americans in need to pay for his border wall & extend his tax cut for corporations and the wealthy. In Congress, I'll fight for a budget that puts our priorities first and protects the programs we depend on. #NC06" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1333 "NO BAN Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "Kathy believes we need commonsense immigration reform that will secure our borders, create a pathway for Dreamers, and strengthen North Carolina and our country's economy." (kathymanning2018.com)
  • "Last week's ruling underscores the urgency for Congress to enact H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, which the House passed earlier this year. Senate Republicans continue to block this bill's consideration, ensuring that young people -- brought to our country as children and who know no other home than America -- continue to live in fear and uncertainty. It is long past time that Congress pass bipartisan legislation to protect Dreamers from deportation and to keep immigrant families together. I urge the Senate to act swiftly on the passage H.R. 6." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6 "American Dream and Promise Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • "Iran has once again threatened the total destruction of our ally Israel. As talks resume, it's vital that the United States and our European partners work to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and from fostering terrorism around the world." (twitter.com)
  • "This is an important statement by several of our nation’s top national security experts about an effective approach to negotiate with Iran to prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 256 "To Repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002." (votesmart.org)
  • "I’m proud to announce my support for the repeal of the 2002 Iraq AUMF. Let’s end this outdated authorization and work towards global peace and justice. #StopEndlessWar" (twitter.com)
  • "The 2002 Iraq AUMF has been used to justify military action W/O Congressional approval for decades. I voted in favor of repealing it to stop any president from acting unilaterally on matters of war, to restore Congressional authority over military action, & to stop endless wars." (twitter.com)
  • "The President has appropriately sought the de-escalation of violence toward a path to a ceasefire. I mourn the loss of all life caused by Hamas's attack on a sovereign nation. Hamas's actions make it even more difficult to achieve what all people of good faith pray for: a long-term peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian people." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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