Emanuel Cleaver II's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)
Office: U.S. House (MO) - District 5, Democratic
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Emanuel Cleaver II has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2018 Political Courage Test.
Missouri Congressional Election 2018 Political Courage Test
|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?|
|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 government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?|
|Yes||Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?|
|Regulations should be balanced with the concerns of job creation.|
|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 in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon?|
|Yes||Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support?|
|The safety and security of Israel as the closest ally to the U.S. in the region must be considered when taking any actions in the Middle East whether that involves economic and/or military actions.|
|We must ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to access a job. Our efforts have to focus on job creation through expansion of small businesses, investment in our infrastructure, and retraining for new jobs created. Throughout my tenure in public service, I have been committed to economic development and job creation. Congress needs to help these efforts by controlling spending, focusing on balanced budgets that reduce the deficit while protecting the solvency of Social Security and Medicare. My record in Congress is one of civility reaching across the aisle to produce accomplishments benefitting the 5th District of Missouri.|
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