Dutch Ruppersberger's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)
Office: U.S. House (MD) - District 2, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (MD) - District 2
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Dutch Ruppersberger has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2020 Political Courage Test.
Maryland Congressional Election 2020 Political Courage Test
|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?|
|Yes||Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?|
|No||Do you support the protection of government officials, including law enforcement officers, from personal liability in civil lawsuits concerning alleged misconduct?|
|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 providing financial relief to businesses AND/OR corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19?|
|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?|
|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?|
|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||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)?|
|Yes||Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts?|
|Yes||Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?|
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