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Sanford Bishop, Jr.'s Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (GA) - District 2


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  • Voted in favor of HR 3755 "Women's Health Protection Act of 2021." (
  • "It is important to recognize that family planning is the most effective way to prevent abortion and unwanted pregnancies. Study after study show that when women have access to contraceptives, the incidence of abortion decreases. Family planning programs are an extremely effective way to support women in improving their own health and that of their families. Why would anyone insist on government interference in providing health care to women?" (
  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood. (
  • "While I do support tax relief for Georgia families, it needs to be fair, balanced, and fiscally responsible both in the short and the long term. The benefits must be shared among Georgians of all income levels rather than just concentrated at the top." (
  • Rated 0% by FreedomWorks. (
  • "Unfortunately, the tax legislation approved by the House yesterday does not fulfill these requirements. It would shift the tax burden from wealthy taxpayers to middle income families by increasing taxes for 36 million middle income households." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 5377 "Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act." (
  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (
  • "I am a proud supporter of the Social Security 2100 Act. Social Security lifts more Americans out of poverty than any other program and must be kept strong for the future! #Secure2100" (
  • "I'm glad that USDA has decided to withdraw this immoral directive, which would have kicked three million Americans off SNAP, including children, working families, veterans, people with disabilities, and seniors. Additionally, following through with this rule would have placed hundreds of thousands of children at risk of losing free school meals and would have also jeopardized food access and local economies by costing grocery retailers an estimated three billion dollars in sales." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1425 "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act." (
  • Rated 90% by End Citizens United. (
  • "It has become clear after the attack on our democracy on January 6th in particular, we as the Congress needed to take action to protect the democratic republic we hold so dear. We are at a pivotal moment in American history and we must rise to meet it. The For the People Act is a bill that will strengthen our democracy so the great American experiment can flourish for years to come." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 "For the People Act of 2021." (
  • "The federal government must promote a culture of accountability for all law enforcement organizations. #BlackLivesMatter" (
  • "H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, would move our nation forward by curbing police misconduct, ending racial profiling, & holding law enforcement accountable. This is a good step to improving policing & it'll help make America safer & more just for everyone." (
  • "I have continually been moved by the voices of the people who have peacefully protested in the midst of a deadly pandemic, raising their voices for change after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless others from police brutality. I remain a strong supporter of law enforcement, but we must make changes to improve the profession and accountability of officers. Of course, making our justice system equal will require action from all levels of government, but the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is a powerful model. I hope it will lead the way for a better and fairer America." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1280 "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021." (
  • Rated 21% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • "Congressman Bishop supports initiatives like the Games, Education, Modeling and Simulation (GEMS) Institute at Fort Benning, a cutting edge collaborative effort between Ft. Benning, the Maneuver Center of Excellence, and Columbus State University. The $1.6 million which his office helped secure will help GEMS in developing technology for the defense industry and commercial applications involving modeling and simulation. Its economic impact for the region will be significant, and will save the Department of Defense billions of dollars in military training costs." (
  • "More military members died in training accidents last year than in combat. This underscores the alarming state of training and maintenance caused by years of budgetary neglect." (
  • Voted in favor of S 1605 "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 3684 "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act." (
  • "Critical to economic growth is a quality transportation infrastructure. Congressman Bishop understands that area prosperity and job creation requires this as new roads and highways and transportation facilities are essential to meet the needs of prospective industries and attendant population growth." (
  • ""Today, we are seeing how federal legislation can make a difference in communities across our country and across Middle and Southwest Georgia. Our regional airports and local airfields are gateways to the communities they serve, play a crucial role in their economies, and improve access to vital services," said Congressman Bishop. "Making robust investments in our nation's infrastructure sets us up for success in the decades to come. We delivered the bipartisan infrastructure bill through Congress last month and today we are seeing the fruits of our labor come home to Georgia."" (
  • Voted in favor of HR 5376 "Build Back Better Act." (
  • "The GOP tax law does nothing to help small businesses gain access to capital and grow their receipts. Only 5 percent of small businesses pay taxes at the corporate level and most of the pass-through tax cuts go to the largest 2.6 percent of businesses. The GOP tax law encourages companies to send factories and jobs overseas Under the GOP tax law, income generated by American companies abroad face tax rates that are half the new top corporate rate of 21 percent." (
  • "Congressman Bishop supported the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which funds transportation and infrastructure upgrades and construction, health care initiatives, education assistance, housing aid, and energy efficiency upgrades. The measure also contains personal and business tax cuts and includes tax provisions providing fiscal relief to the states." (
  • "The federal deficit is soaring as corporate tax receipts plummet and the tax code is riddled with even more special-interest tax breaks and loopholes. THE GOP TaxScam Led To A Record-Setting $1 Trillion In Stock Buybacks" (
  • Voted against HR 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." (
  • "I am pleased with the comprehensive and coordinated funding package, that includes vaccine development, support for state and local governments, and assistance for affected small businesses." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 266 "Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act" (
  • Rated 100% by National Education Association. (
  • "Congressman Bishop has a track record of innovation and dedication when it comes to education in the Second Congressional District. Partnering with members on both sides of the aisle, Congressman Bishop voted for the historic No Child Left Behind initiative; however since its passage he has continued the fight to fully fund the bill and help teachers and educators meet its promise." (
  • Rated 20% by American Energy Alliance. (
  • "That's why Congressman Bishop supports initiatives that promote conservation and energy efficiency, utilize alternative energy sources, expand our domestic supplies of oil and natural gas, and above all, protect consumers." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 4447 "Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act of 2019." (
  • "This bill closes this loophole so the small number of individuals that require further investigation are unable to buy guns by default. I support this common sense legislation as it protects the public at large, keeps dangerous people from obtaining a gun, and allows our law enforcement to complete thorough investigations." (
  • "As a gun owner and strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment, I believe that the right to own and use guns is not absolute or free from government regulation because firearms are inherently dangerous instrumentalities. Their use, unlike other activities protected by the Bill of Rights, can inflict serious injury or death. Therefore, firearms are subject to reasonable regulation in the interest of public safety, crime prevention, preserving the peace, environmental protection, and public health." (
  • Rated 92% by National Rifle Association. (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1446 "Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021." (
  • "I’m pleased to support H.R. 987, which would strengthen the ACA & ensure that all Americans - especially those w/ pre-existing conditions - receive outstanding health care benefits." (
  • "I am also pleased to support provisions in the legislation to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and ensure that all Americans -- especially those with pre-existing conditions -- get the outstanding health care benefits that the law provides." (
  • Voted against HR 1628 "American Health Care Act of 2017." (
  • "This new legislation establishes: -Free coronavirus testing for everyone who needs a test, including the uninsured. -Paid emergency leave, with both 14 days of paid sick leave and up to three months of paid family and medical leave. -Enhanced Unemployment Insurance, a first step that will extend protections to furloughed workers." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (
  • "Unfortunately, it does include significant funding for a misguided and wasteful wall on our southwestern border. This wall would do nothing to improve our nation's security and is a serious misallocation of taxpayer dollars." (
  • Rated 19% by NumbersUSA. (
  • "This careless act will weaken our military, lessen our readiness and limit the capabilities of our military men and women. It also sets an irresponsible precedent, and erodes democratic norms - all in the name of a wasteful border wall." (
  • Voted against HR 6136 "Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018." (
  • Signed a letter stating: "We respectfully request that you continue Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and engage in a vigorous legal defense of DACA in light of the renewed threat of litigation. Along with continuing to accept requests for DACA, we ask that you direct your administration to: (a) oppose any efforts to challenge DACA in the ongoing Texas v. United States litigation;' (b) ask the court to dismiss the complaint in United States v. Texas; and (c) refuse any settlement that would end DACA." (
  • "DACA provides temporary relief from deportation as well as work authorization to those who were brought to the United States as children, many of whom contribute to their communities and know no other country but the United States as home. These individuals include talented students, hard-working high school graduates, and veterans who pose no threat to public safety. Going after these individuals would consume much-needed resources needed by law enforcement to target those who would do America harm." (
  • Rated 19% by NumbersUSA. (
  • Voted in favor of HR 6 "American Dream and Promise Act of 2021." (
  • Signed a letter stating: "We remain hopeful that with storng U.S. leadership, we can ensure vigorous enforcement of the JCPOA, as well as implementation of non-nuclear and multilateral sanctions, including CAATSA, to keep the American people secure and safeguard American interests." (
  • "America must continue its longstanding, bipartisan leadership in order to limit Iran's destabilizing activities throughout the world. We look forward to working with you to re-authorize these expiring U.N. restrictions, which are essential to protecting our national security and the American people." (
  • Rated 21% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • Voted in favor of HR 550 "No War Against Iran Act." (
  • "This bipartisan, bicameral resolution reaffirms the limits on the President's use of military force, while not disrupting current operations against ISIS and al Qaeda or limiting the President's ability to act in self-defense of America or our allies. I am hopeful cooler heads will prevail and all diplomatic efforts are exhausted before the further use of military force, provided that it is in close consultation with both Houses of Congress." (
  • Rated 21% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • 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" (
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act." (
  • "I am pleased to support the final version of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The agreement strengthens protections for workers everywhere, supports U.S. agriculture, restores environmental protections, updates rules for trade in the digital economy, and preserves Congress's ability to battle high drug prices." (
  • "Our farmers lost business, our workers lost wages, and our consumers paid higher prices--all to cover the costs of the tariffs--not China and not President Trump, the architect of this bad plan." (
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.
The Political Courage Test asks candidates which items they will support if elected. It does not ask them to indicate which items they will oppose. Through extensive research of public polling data, we discovered that voters are more concerned with what candidates would support when elected to office, not what they oppose. If a candidate does not select a response to any part or all of any question, it does not necessarily indicate that the candidate is opposed to that particular item.

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion.

a) Abortions should always be illegal.
b) Abortions should always be legal.
X c) Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy.
X d) Abortions should be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape.
X e) Abortions should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered.
f) Prohibit public funding of abortions and to organizations that advocate or perform abortions.
g) Other or expanded principles

Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once.Budget Priorities

Greatly Increase a) Agriculture
Maintain Status b) Arts
Greatly Increase c) Defense
Greatly Increase d) Education
Maintain Status e) Environment
Greatly Increase f) Homeland security
Maintain Status g) International aid
Slightly Increase h) Law enforcement
Greatly Increase i) Medical research
Maintain Status j) National parks
Greatly Increase k) Public health services
Greatly Increase l) Scientific research
Slightly Decrease m) Space exploration programs
Greatly Increase n) Transportation and highway infrastructure
Slightly Increase o) Welfare
Greatly Increase p) Emergency preparedness
Greatly increase funding: housing.

Defense Spending

Greatly Increase a) Armed forces personnel training
Greatly Increase b) Intelligence operations
Greatly Increase c) Military hardware
Greatly Increase d) Modernization of weaponry and equipment
Maintain Status e) National missile defense
Greatly Increase f) Pay for active duty personnel
Slightly Increase g) Programs to improve troop retention rates
Greatly Increase h) Research and development of new weapons
Greatly Increase i) Troop and equipment readiness
Greatly increase funding: family and dependent support and welfare

Using the key above, indicate what federal tax levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category.TaxesIncome Taxes:Family IncomeRetiree IncomeOther Taxes:Deductions/Credits:

Eliminate a) Less than $25,000
Greatly Decrease b) $25,000-$75,000
Greatly Decrease c) $75,000-$150,000
Greatly Decrease d) Over $150,000
e) Other or expanded categories
Greatly Decrease f) Over $40,000
g) Other or expanded categories
Slightly Decrease a) Alcohol taxes
Slightly Decrease b) Capital gains taxes
Slightly Increase c) Cigarette taxes
Slightly Decrease d) Corporate taxes
Slightly Decrease e) Gasoline taxes
Eliminate f) Inheritance taxes
Maintain Status a) Charitable contributions
Slightly Increase b) Child tax credit
Slightly Increase c) Earned income tax credit
Greatly Increase d) Medical expense deduction
Maintain Status e) Mortgage deduction
Greatly Increase f) Student loan credit
Greatly increase: economic development tax credits e.g. empowerment zones etc.
Yes 4) Do you support the permanent repeal of the federal estate tax?
Undecided 5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?
7) Other or expanded principles
Implement strict spending accountability measures, budget enforcement, PAYGO rules, revenue raisers, and elimination of waste, fraud & abuse. Balanced budget Constitutional Amendment

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform.

a) Support public taxpayer funding for federal candidates who comply with campaign spending limits.
b) Increase the amount individuals are permitted to contribute to federal campaigns.
c) Prohibit Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions to candidates for federal office.
d) Allow unregulated soft money campaign contributions to political parties or committees.
e) Remove all contribution limits on federal campaigns and parties.
f) Require Section 527 organizations to register with the Federal Election Commission as Political Action Committees.
Undecided g) Do you support instant run-off voting?
Yes h) Should Election Day be a national holiday?
Yes i) Do you support a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman?
j) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding crime.

X a) Support the use of the death penalty for federal crimes.
b) Eliminate the use of the death penalty for federal crimes.
X c) Support programs to provide prison inmates with educational, vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
X d) Support programs to provide prison inmates with drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
e) Reduce prison sentences for those who commit non-violent crimes.
X f) Require that crimes based on gender, sexual orientation, and disability be prosecuted as federal hate crimes.
X g) Impose stricter penalties for those convicted of corporate crimes.
h) Minors accused of a violent crime should be prosecuted as adults.
i) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding drugs.

X a) Support mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs.
X b) Expand federally sponsored drug education and drug treatment programs.
c) Decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
X d) Allow doctors to recommend marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes.
X e) Increase border security to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States.
f) Eliminate federal funding for programs associated with the "war on drugs."
g) Support a federal law to standardize testing and penalties for steroid use in professional sports.
h) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education.

X a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students.
X b) Allow parents to use vouchers, (equal opportunity scholarships) to send their children to any public school.
c) Allow parents to use vouchers, (equal opportunity scholarships) to send their children to any private or religious school.
X d) Allow teachers and professionals to receive authorization and funding to establish charter schools.
X e) Reward teachers with merit pay for working in low-income schools.
X f) Increase funding for school capital improvements (e.g. buildings, infrastructure, technology).
X g) Support affirmative action in public college admissions.
X h) Increase funding of programs such as Pell grants and Stafford loans to help students pay for college.
X i) Support federal tax incentives to help families save for college.
j) Other or expanded principles

1) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding employment.2) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding affirmative action.

X a) Increase funding for national job-training programs that re-train displaced workers or teach skills needed in today's job market.
X b) Reduce government regulation of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion.
X c) Provide tax credits or grants to businesses that offer child care services to employees.
X d) Encourage employers to offer flex-time scheduling, comp-time, and unpaid leave for family emergencies.
e) Eliminate all federal programs designed to reduce unemployment.
X f) Increase the federal minimum wage.
X g) Support the right of workers to strike without fear of being permanently replaced.
h) Include sexual orientation in federal anti-discrimination laws.
i) Other or expanded principles
X a) The federal government should consider race and gender in government contracting decisions.
b) The federal government should discontinue affirmative action programs.
X c) The federal government should continue affirmative action programs.
d) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy.

a) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Water Act.
b) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act.
c) Support Clear Skies Act to reduce power plant emissions by setting a national cap on pollutants.
X d) Require states to compensate citizens when environmental regulations limit uses of privately-owned land.
X e) Relax logging restrictions on federal lands.
X f) Relax standards on federal lands to allow increased recreational usage.
X g) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil).
h) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles.
X i) Support opening a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration.
X j) Encourage further development and use of alternative fuels to reduce pollution.
X k) Support the use of ethanol as an alternative fuel.
l) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits.
X m) Support the Kyoto Protocol to limit global warming.
n) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding guns.

a) Reauthorize the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting.
b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
X c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
X e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns.
f) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows.
g) Require a license for gun possession.
h) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health care.

a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government.
X b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income.
X c) Expand eligibility for tax-free medical savings accounts.
d) Establish limits on the amount of punitive damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
X e) Support expanding prescription drug coverage under Medicare.
X f) Offer tax credits to individuals and small businesses to offset the cost of insurance coverage.
X g) Support automatic enrollment of children in federal health care programs such as CHIP and Medicaid.
X h) Support stem cell research on existing lines of stem cells.
X i) Allow laboratories to create new lines of stem cells for additional research.
j) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration.

a) Decrease the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country.
b) Establish English as the official national language.
X c) Support a temporary worker program that would enable illegal immigrants to work in the United States legally.
d) Relax restrictions barring legal immigrants from using government funded social programs (e.g. public housing, food stamps).
e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States.
Reform H-2A guest worker program to address agricultural labor shortage.

International AidIndicate which principles you support (if any) regarding United States economic assistance.

X a) Aid should be granted to countries when extraordinary circumstances cause disaster and threaten civilian lives.
X b) Aid should be granted to countries when it is in the security interests of the United States.
c) Aid should be eliminated for any nation with documented human rights abuses.
d) International Aid programs should be scaled back and eventually eliminated.
e) Other or expanded principles

International Policy1) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the Middle East.2) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Central and East Asia.3) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the United Nations.

Yes a) Should the United States continue to provide leadership in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process?
Undecided b) Should the United States support the creation of a Palestinian state?
No c) Should the United States withdraw its troops from Iraq?
Undecided d) Should the United States send more troops to Iraq?
f) Other or expanded principles
Yes a) Should the United States use diplomatic and economic pressure to encourage North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program?
Undecided b) Should the United States use military force to dismantle the North Korean nuclear weapons program?
Undecided c) Should the United States remove the North Korean government from power?
No d) Should the United States increase financial support to Afghanistan?
No e) Should the United States increase military support to Afghanistan?
f) Other or expanded principles
Yes a) Should the United States maintain its financial support of the United Nations?
No b) Should the United States decrease its financial support of the United Nations?
Yes c) Should the United States commit troops to United Nations peacekeeping missions?
d) Other or expanded principles
Yes 4) Should the United States lift the travel ban to Cuba?
No 5) Should the United States increase its financial support to Colombia to combat "the war on drugs?"
Yes 6) Should aid to African nations for AIDS prevention programs fund distribution of contraceptives?
Yes 7) Should aid to African nations for AIDS prevention programs fund abstinence education?
8) Other or expanded principles
support a gradual withdrawal of troops tied to an increase in self defense by the Iraqui government and other middle eastern nations.

International TradeIndicate which principles you support (if any) regarding international trade.

No 1) Do you support the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?
No 2) Do you support the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)?
Undecided 3) Do you support the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)?
Undecided 4) Do you support continued U.S. membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO)?
Yes 5) Should a nation's human rights record affect its normal trade relations (most favored nation) status with the United States?
No 6) Do you support the trade embargo against Cuba?
Yes 7) Should trade agreements include provisions to address environmental concerns and to protect workers' rights?
8) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding national security.

Yes a) Do you support using military tribunals to try suspected terrorists when ordinary civilian courts are deemed inappropriate or impractical?
No b) Should the United States grant law enforcement agencies greater discretion to read mail and email, tap phones, and conduct random searches to prevent future terrorist attacks?
Yes c) Should the United States hold foreign states accountable for terrorists who operate in their country?
Yes d) Should the federal government increase funding to states and cities for homeland security?
Yes e) Do you support the prohibition of torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment of prisoners in U.S. custody?
Undecided f) Do you support a policy of pre-emptive military strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to U.S. national security?
g) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Social Security.

a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves.
b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government.
X c) Invest a portion of Social Security assets collectively in stocks and bonds instead of United States Treasury securities.
d) Increase the payroll tax to better finance Social Security in its current form.
e) Lower the annual cost-of-living increases.
f) Raise the retirement age for individual eligibility to receive full Social Security benefits.
g) Other of expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding technology and communication.

a) Collect taxes on commercial Internet transactions.
X b) Continue the moratorium on Internet taxation.
c) Implement government regulation of Internet content.
X d) Support government mandates to curtail violent and sexual content on television.
X e) Support strict penalties for Internet crimes (e.g. hacking, identity theft, worms/viruses).
X f) Support legislation to detail how personal information can be collected and used on the Internet.
g) Regulating the Internet is not a responsibility of the federal government.
h) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding welfare and poverty.

X a) Require welfare recipients to spend at least 40 hours a week in a combination of work and training programs.
X b) Increase funding for child care programs.
X c) Continue to give states and local governments flexibility in and responsibility for welfare programs through federal block grants.
X d) Direct federal poverty aid through religious, community-based, or other non-profit organizations.
e) Abolish all federal welfare programs.
X f) Support housing assistance for welfare recipients.
g) Other or expanded principles improve the quality of life through jobs and a stronger, more diversified economy; a better educated population; safe and secure communities that are free from crime & drugs; a clean environment; affordable & accessible health care and a strong national defense -- all within the context of a balanced budget.

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