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Steve Chabot's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (OH) - District 1


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Ohio Congressional Election 2020 Political Courage Test

Pro-life Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
No In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
No Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?
We need to protect the money that Americans pay into Social Security and Medicare and make sure it is not used for other government programs. That is why I have consistently supported the Social Security Preservation Act.
No Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
The Supreme Court has made clear that limits on such contributions are unconstitutional.
Unknown Position Do you support the protection of government officials, including law enforcement officers, from personal liability in civil lawsuits concerning alleged misconduct?
I support the preservation of qualified immunity for police officers when acting within the scope of their official duties. I would have to review any other legislation that impacts other liability protections before reaching a decision.
Yes Do you support increasing defense spending?
No Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
Yes Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
Yes Do you support providing financial relief to businesses AND/OR corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19?
No Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
Yes Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
No Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?
I think we should provide incentives for the development of renewable energy, but not direct federal subsidies. Also, I support reasonable regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, similar to those already in place. I do not support a massive expansion of such regulations, as proposed in the Green New Deal.
No Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
I think we need to enforce the laws already enacted.
Yes Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
Yes Do you support requiring businesses to provide paid medical leave during public health crises, such as COVID-19?
I voted for similar provisions as part of the CARES Act.
Yes Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?
Yes Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
Yes Should the United States use military force to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a weapon of mass destruction (for example: nuclear, biological, chemical)?
Yes Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts?
Yes Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?
Our top priority must be defeating COVID-19. We must take the necessary steps to make sure a vaccine is approved and available to all Americans. We need to continue to safely reopen our economy, and help small businesses impacted by the virus. In particular, I am working to extend and expand the Paycheck Protection Program, giving smaller employers and those still struggling to maintain their workforce access to the resources they need to stay afloat.

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