Mike Doyle, Jr.'s Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)
Office: U.S. House (PA) - District 18, Democratic
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Mike Doyle, Jr. has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2020 Political Courage Test.
Pennsylvania Congressional Election 2020 Political Courage Test
|Yes||In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?|
|Yes||Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?|
|I would support restoring the top tax bracket to where it was before the Trump Tax Cut. I would also support raising the Corporate Net Income tax from 21% to 25%. I also am a co-sponsor of HR 860, the Social Security 2100 Act and HR 6356, The Emergency Social Security Benefits Improvement Act|
|No||Do you support increasing defense spending?|
|There is much spending in the defense budget that can be cut while still maintaining our security.|
|No||Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?|
|Federal Standards should be a floor, not a ceiling for the States.|
|Yes||Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?|
|Yes||Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?|
|I am a co-sponsor of the Clean Futures Act. This is legislation which follows the recommendations of the International Panel on Climate Change, which is the gold standard of scientific research on Climate Change. This legislation will put us on a path of net-zero carbon by 2050. I am proud to have earned the Sierra Club endorsement.|
|Yes||Do you generally support gun-control legislation?|
|I favor banning semi-automatic assault weapons, registration laws, closing the gun show loophole and the Charleston loophole. I have an "F" rating with the NRA|
|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?|
|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?|
|I support increased diplomacy.|
|1. Continue our work to control/eliminate the COVID-19 and develop safe, effective treatments for those who are infected. Fund and expedite research which leads to the development of a vaccine. 2. Invest in the infrastructure of our Country including transportation, broadband and the energy grid.|
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