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Steve Cohen's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (TN) - District 9


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Tennessee Congressional Election 2020 Political Courage Test

Pro-choice Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Pro pro choice.Endorsed by Panned parenthood political arm.100% over 38 years in office
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?
Should raise taxable threshold to at least 171,000$
Yes Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Not sure what indirect involves but likely yes
No Do you support the protection of government officials, including law enforcement officers, from personal liability in civil lawsuits concerning alleged misconduct?
I supported and voted for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in Congress, which eliminated qualified immunity for law enforcement officers.
No Do you support increasing defense spending?
Need to prioritize domestic needs. Plenty of waste to be saved also
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?
But we do need to make sure they have been negatively impacted. Treasury did not do a good job on this gave money to a lot of corporations that didn't need it and we're making money especially security firms hedge fund firms. And law firms.
Yes Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
Education is a national priority
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?
Need to get back in the Paris climate accord. Did you except science and the fact that climate change is caused by fossil omissions and the time is close for damage to earth they cannot be reversed.
Yes Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
Endorse By every town political arm.
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?
Voted for the ACA. Defend the ACA. Support strong Medicaid and Medicare guarantees.
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?
Have a strong record on immigration reform. Support DACA kids
Yes Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts?
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)?
First question is depending on how immature the threat is it would depend on the intelligence that we were offered
Yes Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?
Seeing to it that we get back in the Paris accords regarding climate change that we work to get the Iran agreement renewed or re-established.Seeing that the rule of law is respected.Renewing the Voting Rights Act.Passing the George Floyd act which unfortunately the Senate will probably not pass this year.Pass a meaningful infrastructure bill with inner city broadband.

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