Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 39, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (CA) - District 39
Gil Cisneros has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2020 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.
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.
|Pro-choice||Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?|
|I believe that decisions about a woman's health are between her and her doctor.|
|Yes||In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?|
|Unknown Position||In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?|
|I believe that the wealthy need to pay their fair share in taxes and should not be seeing their taxes decrease at the expense of the middle class. I believe our defense spending should be used more wisely and waste reduced.|
|Yes||Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?|
|I will co-sponsor legislation for a Constitutional amendment that overturns the disastrous Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court. I am proudly endorsed by End Citizens United. I also support increasing financial disclosure requirements for political spending. Corporate money has dominated our politics for too long, and in Congress I will work to enact real campaign finance reform. In my campaign I have refused contributions from corporations and unions.|
|Yes||Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?|
|Yes||Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?|
|As Congressman for CA-39, I will support legislation to increase investment in clean energy infrastructure and incentivize the purchase of products from wind, solar, and other renewable energy businesses. I believe these efforts will create millions of new jobs and save families and businesses money on their monthly energy bills. I will support legislation to ensure federal actions do not "significantly exacerbate" global warming and contribute to solving climate change. I support codifying the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which was designed to limit pollution from power plants and encourage a shift towards renewable fuel.|
|Yes||Do you generally support gun-control legislation?|
|My family has been affected by gun violence. I believe it's not enough to simply embrace gun violence prevention, I will fight to expand background check requirements, ban assault weapons, oppose Concealed Carry Reciprocity, repeal the Dickey Amendment, and take other measures to keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals, domestic terrorists, and those with mental challenges.|
|No||Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?|
|Health care is a right, not a privilege. I will defend the ACA from their attacks and fight for increased access and more affordable care for everyone. We need to work to fix and improve the ACA, not repeal it. I will fight for the public option that was originally intended to be part of the ACA, and give people the option to buy into Medicare. We need to work to stabilize insurance markets and have the government directly negotiate drug prices with pharmaceutical companies to bring costs down.|
|No||Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?|
|No||Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?|
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