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Bob Casey, Jr.'s Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Bob Casey, Jr. has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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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 2018.

  • "I am a Pro-Life Democrat, which means I support women and children before and after birth." (votesmart.org)
  • "This scheme is a massive tax giveaway to millionaires, billionaires and big corporations at the expense of middle class families in Pennsylvania. This tax plan may help the wealthiest and the biggest corporations avoid paying their fair share, but it won't create jobs, increase middle class incomes or grow our economy. At the same time President Trump and far right Congressional Republicans are planning to cut taxes for those at the very top, they are pushing a budget plan that cuts funding for our schools and money for community economic development while endangering programs like Meals on Wheels which serves 100,000 seniors across our state. Instead of going along with the extreme agenda of Congressional Republicans, President Trump should work on a bipartisan plan that helps middle class families." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "These reform measures will allow Congress and the states to establish campaign financeregulations, and will help put an end to secretive campaign spending by strengthening disclosure laws." (votesmart.org)
  • "Pennsylvania has unique infrastructure needs and a workforce ready to meet them. Bob Casey has successfully secured millions of dollars in infrastructure funding to repair and improve Pennsylvania’s thousands of roads, bridges and waterways, protecting and creating thousands of jobs and raising wages along the way." (bobcasey.com)
  • "Having worked years to help secure funding for the Delaware deepening project, I'm pleased to see what can come of effective federal, state, and private collaboration efforts" (votesmart.org)
  • "This scheme is a massive tax giveaway to millionaires, billionaires and big corporations at the expense of middle class families in Pennsylvania. This tax plan may help the wealthiest and the biggest corporations avoid paying their fair share, but it won't create jobs, increase middle class incomes or grow our economy. At the same time President Trump and far right Congressional Republicans are planning to cut taxes for those at the very top, they are pushing a budget plan that cuts funding for our schools and money for community economic development while endangering programs like Meals on Wheels which serves 100,000 seniors across our state. Instead of going along with the extreme agenda of Congressional Republicans, President Trump should work on a bipartisan plan that helps middle class families." (votesmart.org)
  • "This Republican tax bill, which provides a $1.5 trillion tax cut for corporations, comes on the heels of passage just last week of a Republican budget which proposes cutting Medicare and Medicaid by the same amount, $1.5 trillion." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in oppostion to PN 37- Nomination of Elisabeth Prince DeVos to be Secretary of Education. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "Pennsylvania is an industry leader in alternative energy through the development of clean and renewable energy technologies. Renewable energy encourages economic growth by creating green jobs both for today and for future generations." (votesmart.org)
  • "I worked with EPA on changes to the Clean Power Plan that addressed the grave threat of climate change in a way that made sense for Pennsylvania's diverse, energy-producing economy. The result was a plan that protected Pennsylvania jobs while putting us on a path to a clean energy future." (votesmart.org)
  • "Tonight, the Senate defaulted on its basic obligation to keep America safe. Universal background checks and a ban of those on the terrorist watchlist from buying guns represent the bare minimum steps the Senate should take to address gun violence." (votesmart.org)
  • "For Bob, this goes beyond fighting for the Affordable Care Act. Bob uses his positions on the Finance Committee and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) and the Senate Special Committee on Aging to fight to strengthen Medicare for future generations and to protect Medicaid for kids with disabilities and for seniors in long-term care. He understands that specific patients have specific barriers to coverage, and has fought for laws that help everyone from children to retired miners get the care they need." (bobcasey.com)
  • "Instead of working in a bipartisan way, Senate Republicans have continued to meet in secret after the light of day showed their health care scheme to be a bad deal for our families and a bonanza for the super-rich. The latest version of this scheme does not change the fact that it still sells out the middle class, seniors, children and individuals with disabilities; Pennsylvania families will pay more for less health care coverage with fewer protections." (votesmart.org)
  • "Many Republicans in Congress and President Trump created the Dreamers crisis. Now, they have torpedoed every bipartisan proposal, even one that funds President Trump's border wall, to solve the mess they created. It's clear that Congressional Republicans and President Trump don't care about the Dreamers or securing our border. They blow hot air about these young people but don't act. Their only plan is to deport eleven million people, which is unworkable and unrealistic." (votesmart.org)
  • "For the moment, courts have intervened to ensure DACA recipients are able to continue to renew their status, however, their future remains uncertain. While the court decision will allow some to renew their DACA protections, many will continue to lose status as they wait the three to five months it takes for USCIS to process renewals. We must work to pass permanent protections for Dreamers, so that these hardworking young people can have a future they can count on." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "Bob draws a hard line on Iran and specifically supported the Iran nuclear agreement because he believes we cannot trust the regime and need a method for independently verifying that they have not developed nuclear weapons." (bobcasey.com)
  • "These are the very issues that should receive public debate as part of the congressional consideration of a new authorization for the use of military force, known by the acronym AUMF. We undermine our own credibility when we continue to send our men and women into conflicts that Congress has not authorized. Secretary Tillerson, our Secretary of State, has indicated that he sees a need for a long-term U.S. military presence in Syria; yet many of us believe that there is no purely military solution to this conflict. Where is the strategy? we ask. I would like to see the administration put forward a plan that encompasses all components of this conflict--military, political, and humanitarian." (votesmart.org)

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