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Eddie Johnson's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office:
  • U.S. House (TX) - District 30, Democratic

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Eddie Johnson has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2020 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

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  • "12 State AG’s led by @AGSchneiderman & @MassAGO urge SCOTUS to review TX abortion clinic shutdown laws #StopTheSham (bit.ly)
  • Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? "Pro-Choice" (votesmart.org)
  • "While Republicans promote $200,000 tax breaks for billionaires, I’m working to pass tax cuts for middle class families #middleclasseconomics" (twitter.com)
  • In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • "At this moment in our country, people are living longer than ever. This also means that as we age, we must make sure that we are prepared to address any challenges that come with a longer life as well," said Congresswoman Johnson. "I am proud to represent the seniors and their families in my district and across the state of Texas, and I am honored to receive this score from the Alliance for Retired Americans. I look forward to continuing to work with and for the seniors in Texas-30." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • "Tax cuts don’t pay for themselves, so how do Republicans want to pay for the #GOPTaxScam? By cutting crucial benefits like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security." (twitter.com)
  • "This is not just their problem. This is our problem. Please join me in making sure that we restore their safety net." (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • "It is imperative that we change the culture of policing. There must be an increase in transparency, better recruiting of officers who have a heart to truly serve, and the opportunity for the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division to conduct outside investigations with subpoena powers," said Congresswoman Johnson. "Since the House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, we have witnessed several violent encounters between Black people and law enforcement. It is my hope that the Senate immediately takes this bill up for consideration before another life is lost." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 7120 - George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. (votesmart.org)
  • "Based upon what we knew of the President's plan to plus up defense spending at the expense of all of our non-defense discretionary spending and leaks in the press regarding slashing EPA and NOAA, I knew that this budget was going to be very bad for science, environmental protection, R&D, and clean energy. It is worse than I thought possible." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "#TrumpCuts pose a major disaster for seniors, teachers, students and our infrastructure. Read my latest: (bit.ly)
  • "As we negotiate Highway bill, Dems will continue to fight for bigger investments in the transportation infrastructure Americans want & need!" (twitter.com)
  • Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • "When the @GOP passed their corporate tax cut last year, they made it clear that was a bigger priority than looking after seniors and vulnerable children. Now they're coming after Social Security and Medicare. I won't let them as long as I breathe. #ForThePeople" (twitter.com)
  • Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • "I rise in strong support of H.R. 748, the CARES Act. This bill is far from perfect, nor do I think this bill contains all that I think is important at this time. We will continue to work. However, this landmark piece of legislation will take a step in providing economic relief for the thousands of Texans in my district that are either at home or on the front lines as essential workers, as we fight to bend the curve of this pandemic that is sweeping across our country. Again, this is the best we can do at this time, but we will continue to work to ensure the needs of the American people are met." (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • "The EPA is required to reduce global warming emissions under the Clean Air Act because they endanger public health #DefendEPA #DefendScience" (twitter.com)
  • "Today, Democrats are sitting in to demand action on guns. No more moments of silence, we need moments of action. #NoBillNoBreak" (twitter.com)
  • Do you generally support gun-control legislation? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the National Rifle Association. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? "No" (votesmart.org)
  • ".@HouseGOP plans to repeal #ACA and make drastic cuts to Medicare will #MakeAmericaSickAgain. Leaving 32 million w/o care is not an option!" (twitter.com)
  • "Repealing #ACA means $100 billion in tax breaks to insurance #MakeAmericaSickAgain" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "A border wall is a $25 billion symbol of hate and fear. #NoBanNoWall" (twitter.com)
  • 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? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • "I'm hoping that we can provide a solution for DREAMers and their families soon. Congress cannot continue to be stagnant on this issue, these kids need action now! #DACA" (twitter.com)
  • Rated 0% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "It is my firm belief that if this deal is not implemented due to a Congressional blockade, we risk devastating military conflict. I am hopeful that we can continue on this trajectory of peace and diplomacy as opposed to an unavoidable nuclear arms race and armed conflict in the region." (votesmart.org)
  • 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." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "Congresswoman Johnson supports our troops by working to bring them home safely, as soon as possible." (votesmart.org)
  • "She has consistently voted for better equipment and protection for our brave men and women despite her opposition to the Iraq War." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Thank you for your commitment to pursuing strong and enforceable bilateral trade agreements between the United States and our allies around the globe. Trade has been and continues to be instrumental in growing our nation's economy, creating U.S. jobs, promoting American-made products and services, and advancing our values." (votesmart.org)
  • "Congresswoman Johnson knows that trade policies combined with a comprehensive national workforce focused agenda will ensure continued U.S . leadership in fast growing industries." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 - United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act. (votesmart.org)
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 proud to be a strong supporter of women's issues in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a mother and a grandmother of three, I care about the concerns of all women. I support the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade to uphold a woman's right to reproductive freedom, and I believe that abortions should be rare, legal, and safe.
No 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 reducing our budget deficit and balancing the federal budget, but not at the expense of cutting vital government functions, such as defense, education, transportation, Social Security and Medicare.
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?
Yes Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
Yes Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
I supported a bipartisan, far-reaching education law that replaced the No Child Left Behind Act called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA aims to prepare our children for the challenges of the future by investing in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, increasing access to high quality preschool, and raising academic 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?
Reasonable restrictions on firearms are essential to a comprehensive strategy to reduce crime and violence in our society. We must take reasonable steps to ensure that these firearms do not fall into the wrong hands, while also protecting the Second Amendment rights of responsible gun owners. I have been a strong proponent of the Brady Law, which makes background checks a requirement for gun purchases from licensed dealers.
No Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
No Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?
Yes 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?
No 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?
Diolomacy. Yes
Economy, Education and Environment has always been my legislative priorities

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