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Danny Davis' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (IL) - District 7

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Issue Positions

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 2022.

  • "I was an original co-sponsor of, and voted for, H.R.7100 the George Floyd Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act of 2020 which limits qualified immunity." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1280 "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1319 "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I co-sponsored, and voted for, several bills to provide financial relief to business and/or corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 266 "Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Advancement Act" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 987 "MORE Health Education Act" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? "No" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I have not seen anything more effective for assisting the poor with health access than the ACA" (twitter.com)
  • Do you support requiring businesses to provide paid medical leave during public health crises, such as COVID-19? "Yes" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I am an original co-sponsor of H.R.1185 - FAMILY Act which provides paid medical leave as a permanent Social Security benefit." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Citizens...these are YOUR tax dollars working to make healthcare affordable for YOU. If folk can advocate for paying billions of dollars for walls that blow down - certainly they can advocate for millions that provide healthcare..." (twitter.com)
  • Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? "No" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "We should rebuild bridges; not walls" (twitter.com)
  • Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? "No" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • 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)? "No" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1698 "Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H J Res 37 "Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts? "Yes" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S J Res 7 "Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authroized by Congress" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)? "Yes" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 5430 "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.
Pro-choice Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
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?
Yes Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
No Do you support the protection of government officials, including law enforcement officers, from personal liability in civil lawsuits concerning alleged misconduct?
I was an original co-sponsor of, and voted for, H.R.7100 the George Floyd Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act of 2020 which limits qualified immunity.
No Do you support increasing defense spending?
Yes Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
No 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?
I co-sponsored, and voted for, several bills to provide financial relief to business and/or corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19.
Yes Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
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?
Yes Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
No 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 am an original co-sponsor of H.R.1185 - FAMILY Act which provides paid medical leave as a permanent Social Security benefit.
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?
No 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.)?
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