Frank LoBiondo's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)
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Frank LoBiondo has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.
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- "For too long, South Jersey business owners and farmers have been subjected to additional taxation on family holdings when their loved ones have died. It is reprehensible that the federal government would seek to capitalize on the death of a family member, often times erasing the hard-work and dedication of generations." (votesmart.org)
- Signed a pledge stating to "[...] oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses [â¦]." (s3.amazonaws.com)
- Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
- "The President was right to call for an economic stimulus package that would immediately and positively benefit struggling families and our nation's economy. I agree that we must reinstitute the free-flow of credit to qualified borrowers; to invest in our transportation infrastructure to spur job growth; to reduce the tax burden on our small businesses to encourage hiring; and to focus on growing the economy of tomorrow, not of yesterday." (votesmart.org)
- "The excessive spending started immediately in 2009 with the $862 billion so-called "stimulus" bill that was meant to get our sluggish economy growing and spur job creation. Rather than targeted, proven job-creating projects such as shovel-ready construction jobs and business tax credits, taxpayers funded turtle highways in Florida and STD clinics in California." (votesmart.org)
- Voted in favor of H.R.22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" (votesmart.org)
- "Despite indicators of an economic recovery that some may point to, the real recovery won't be felt by South Jersey families until they have well-paying jobs and less strain on their personal finances. It is for this reason that I support significant reductions in wasteful spending, making the expiring tax cuts permanent, and ensuring pro-growth economic policies are put in place." (votesmart.org)
- Voted in favor of H.R. 6169 "Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012" (www.congress.gov)
- "I'm adamantly opposed to it. It is taking direction away from local decision making. The federal government does not play a direct role here." (www.capemaycountyherald.com)
- Voted in favor of S.1. "A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline" (www.congress.gov)
- "Within a global economy, it is impossible to control all factors that dictate the prices of oil and gasoline on the energy markets. However, actions that can and should be taken to promote U.S. energy independence â approving the Keystone XL Pipeline and expanding domestic energy capacity â will have measureable impact in stabilizing energy prices for American consumers while strengthening our national security." (lobiondo.house.gov)
- "I have long advocated for a comprehensive national plan to achieve real energy independence. I've called for casting a wide and diverse net, including further developing alternative energy sources, encouraging smarter technologies and conservation efforts, and broadening domestic production of oil and natural gas reserves." (votesmart.org)
- "We must aggressively pursue cleaner energies which are sustainable and produce no greenhouse gas emissions." (www.house.gov)
- Voted in favor of S.J.24 "A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to 'Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units' " (votesmart.org)
- Voted in favor of H.R. 2454 "Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ('Cap and Trade')" (www.congress.gov)
- Rated 93% by National Rifle Association (votesmart.org)
- New York Times "Mr. LoBiondo was the primary sponsor of a bill to repeal the tough ban on the sale and possession of military-style semiautomatic firearms that was approved by the Legislature in 1990." (www.nytimes.com)
- Voted in favor of H.Amdt.1098 "Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws" (www.congress.gov)
- "[...] Obamacare is too deeply flawed to implement and ultimately unworkable in reality." (lobiondo.house.gov)
- Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" (votesmart.org)
- "The federal legislation â approved with bipartisan support in a vote of 239 to182 â includes a provision that would order the deportation of illegal immigrants convicted of driving while intoxicated or fatal hit-and-run accidents. LoBiondo voted in favor of the bill." (votesmart.org)
- "As he has always said, he firmly believes that any proposed solution must include an effective, fair temporary guest worker program that remains true to its name: those who come to the United States should only be here on a temporary basis and return home through a program that is truly enforceable." (votesmart.org)
- Voted in favor of H.R.5759 "Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act of 2014" (votesmart.org)
- "We must have a muscular military response in cooperation with our allies, including Arab and African countries. We needed a plan from the Obama administration more than four years ago, when ISIS gained a foothold in the region. Surgical strikes have not had a debilitating impact to date." (votesmart.org)
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