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Joyce Beatty's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (OH) - District 3

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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 2020.

  • Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? "Pro-Choice" (votesmart.org)
  • In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • "As Vice-Chair of the Democratic Caucus' Seniors Task Force, Joyce supports expanding Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, and believes we should uphold the promises made to America's seniors by strengthening these programs and ensuring their long-term solvency." (votesmart.org)
  • "We must work in a bipartisan way to strengthen Medicare and Medicaid and ensure enhanced access to affordable, quality healthcare." (votesmart.org)
  • "I will continue to work to strengthen and protect our nation's Social Security system which protects our most vulnerable citizens." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 7120 - George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. (votesmart.org)
  • "Back in Washington today to help pass the George Floyd #JusticeInPolicing Act. This common sense, comprehensive bill will ensure accountability & transparency among law enforcement, but more importantly #JusticeForAll Americans," (twitter.com)
  • "I strongly support the #JusticeInPolicing Act. Here's why: bans chokeholds & no-knock warrants cameras in police cars body cams on ALL police officers more accountability & training for law enforcement". (twitter.com)
  • "In Congress, she has continually supported increased funding for the military, our brave men and women in uniform, and our nation’s veterans." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Preserving the agreement in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that required increased spending to be spread evenly between defense spending and non-defense discretionary accounts which have both been harmed by the ongoing sequester;" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S 1790- National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020- (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? "No" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6800 - Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Small business owners shouldn't be denied assistance for something as minor as marijuana possession! Happy to report #HEROESAct includes @RepJoeKennedy & my #BanTheBox language!" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 266 - Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? "No" (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "You have fought for the clean energy industry time and time again, and your work has ensured that this industry has become a cornerstone of the American economy. Now this industry needs economic relief, and Congress must act soon. Investments in clean energy pay back dividends because of the breadth and geography that are impacted -- either job losses will devastate the communities we represent, or economic relief for this sector will help them weather this crisis." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 9 - Climate Action Now Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Do you generally support gun-control legislation? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? "No" (votesmart.org)
  • "I’m fighting to #ProtectOurCare for the 866,000 Ohioans who have gained coverage since #ACA was implemented." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? "No" (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? "No" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "My final decision was not easy, but, ultimately, I decided to vote for the agreement and pledge to continue to support taking every necessary step to preclude Iran from becoming a nuclear threshold nation and from being able to promote and finance terrorism in the Middle East and elsewhere. The security of our nation and our allies must remain paramount throughout the implementation of the JCPOA." (votesmart.org)
  • "War itself will not make us safe. A U.S. or Israeli military strike may set back Iranian nuclear development by two or three years at best - a significantly shorter timespan than that covered by a P5+1 negotiated agreement. We must pursue diplomatic means to their fullest and allow the negotiations to run their course -- especially now that the parties have announced a strong framework -- and continue working to craft a robust and verifiable Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action by June 30." (votesmart.org)
  • " The ultimate fear is that the killing of Soleimani will lead to greater U.S. military presence in the Middle East or retaliation from the Iranian regime against American military or civilian targets. Since then, President Trump has further fanned the flames by threatening more military action. In fact, the president took to Twitter yesterday to warn Iran that he was prepared to attack 52 sites across the country in "major retaliation.' Responding to these extremely concerning developments, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement: "President Trump's order--done without clear authorization from Congress and without consulting appropriate congressional leadership--was a provocative attack that I fear will lead to an escalation of tensions with Iran. Soleimani was undoubtedly responsible for the deaths of countless military and civilian personnel, yet retaliation from Iran may end up putting more American lives at risk. Even now, thousands of more U.S. troops are being deployed to the Middle East. Let me be clear, I want no war with Iran and will work with my colleagues to do everything we can to avoid a military confrontation." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "VOTE ALERT: My 1st responsibility as a Member of Congress is to keep Americans safe. That is why I am voting YES to limit @realDonaldTrump's military actions regarding Iran. " (twitter.com)
  • "@realdonaltrump is spending $12 BILLION+ in taxpayer $ to prop up businesses hurt by his tariffs." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)
  • "The meager assistance offered to hard working Americans who will lose their jobs due to this free-trade deal is a clear abdication of our duties as representatives of the people. Thousands upon thousands of American families are counting on Congress to protect jobs and uphold the values our nation holds dear. As the daughter of a life-long union member father and a small business owning family on my mother's side, I know that we could have done better to produce a win-win for workers." (votesmart.org)
  • "US workers and buisnesses are the best in the world, and it’s critical to our countries economic future that they are able to compete in a fair global marketplace. For that reason, its critical that the TPP include strong, enforcable protections against currency manipulations." (votesmart.org)
  • "Even @realdonaldtrump recognizes his tariffs are hurting American consumers & our economy! #TrumpTradeWar #TrumpTariffs". (twitter.com)
  • "More proof that #TrumpTariffs are disastrous for American farmers: @realDonaldTrump giving $4,700,000,000 to offset trade losses." (twitter.com)
  • ""We will end our chronic, trade deficits" - @realDonaldTrump , October 15, 2016. FACT: U.S. trade deficit has SKYROCKETED to $628,000,000,000, up $78,000,000,000 from 2017. " (twitter.com)
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?
I am an advocate for allowing a woman to have the right to make her own choices about her body versus government.
Yes In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Yes In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
I support the top one percent of income earners having an increase to balance the budget I support funding our military but would not be opposed to using unspent military dollars to balance the budget services to aid our children, citizens and seniors.
Yes Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
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?
This administration has already greatly lowered corporate taxes--and certainly more than individual tax rates.
No 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, 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")?
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 Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
Yes Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon?
No Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support?
I support military force only when absolutely necessary.
--Establishing common sense gun safety laws to protect citizens and communities --Increasing Economic Development and workforce development --Healthcare and healthy communities

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