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Jerry Nadler's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 10, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Working Families for U.S. House (NY) - District 10

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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.

New York Congressional Election 2018 Political Courage Test

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 In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
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?
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, 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?
Yes Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
Unknown Position Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon?
Unknown Position Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support?
Whether or not to authorize military force in a specific region for specific purpose is a decision that is not to be taken lightly. In general, I am very reluctant to commit our troops abroad, but you can't categorically rule it out.
Protect the rule of rule of law and democratic institutions against the continuing attacks by the Trump administration. Additionally, I would continue to push for civil rights and civil liberties; increasing investment in transportation that will grow the economy, create jobs and save energy; pursuing intelligent economic policies that will stimulate our economy and promote economic growth and maintain a diverse middle class.

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