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Joe Crowley's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


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Joe Crowley has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, Vote Smart has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2018.

  • "This bill violates a woman's right to privacy, puts women's access to safe medical care at risk, and seeks to dismantle a fundamental right of women." (
  • "Crowley Supports a Woman's Right to Choose" (
  • Rated 100% by NARAL Pro-choice America (
  • "I really don't see how it's justifiable or sensible to give a tax cut to the wealthiest among us, but at the same time increase taxes on U.S. soldiers" (
  • Signed a letter stating: "·Preserving the agreement in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that required increased spending to be spread evenly between defense spending and non-defense discretionary accounts which have both been harmed by the ongoing sequester;" (
  • Signed a letter stating: "As negotiations over the omnibus agreement continue, we urge you to resist any attempt to include a controversial campaign finance provision relaxing political party coordination limits. This change would be a travesty coming on the heels of last year's erosion of the limits on big donor contributions to the parties." (
  • "[...] Joe understands that our economic vitality depends, in part, upon local, state and federal governments investing capital in community initiatives, American small businesses and infrastructure -- roads, bridges and airways." (
  • "While corporations and the wealthiest 1% get huge tax breaks, the #GOPTaxScam will raise taxes on millions of middle-class Americans." (
  • "Our tax code should uplift working families, not funnel $1.5 trillion to the richest Americans. Proud to see New York leaders supporting those men and women hurt by the #GOPTaxScam." (
  • "Joe is firmly committed to preparing all young Americans for successful careers by advocating for public education, championing increased federal support for Head Start and other pre-kindergarden programs, and fighting to maintain critical financial aid, such as Pell Grants, so more students can afford a college education. Joe is also committed to expanding vocational training and on-the-job training programs so that all Americans can find careers that work best for them." (
  • "The SENSE Act puts the bottom line of coal companies above our nation’s most vulnerable. Congress shouldn't be undermining the success of the #CleanAirAct—we should be investing in the job-creating, clean energy technology of the future. " (
  • "@POTUS's #CleanPowerPlan reduces harmful carbon pollution from power plants by 32% by 2030 → " (
  • "Gun violence is an epidemic in our country. Joe has consistently opposed the NRA’s radical positions on gun ownership and he’s fighting to crack down on illegal firearms from being brought into New York. Joe is the co-sponsor of legislation that would require universal background checks, as well as co-sponsor of a bill to ban dangerous assault weapons, like those used in the mass shooting tragedies in Parkland, Las Vegas, and others." (
  • "Joe is an outspoken supporter of Obamacare and an impassioned advocate for local health care facilities in the Bronx and Queens." (
  • "It's shameful that Republicans are enabling President Trump's obsession with building a border wall. Even President Reagan knew #WallsDontWork." (
  • "He supports fixing our broken immigration system by creating a system that would provide an earned path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, keep the best and brightest here, and secure our borders." (
  • "This is why I’m a proud co-sponsor of @RepRoKhanna and @RepBarbaraLee’s Marijuana Justice Act. The war on drugs has created vast racial inequality in America’s justice system - we must reverse its devastating impact here in #NYC and across the nation." (
  • "The Iran Deal has worked as intended, preventing Iran from obtaining the materials needed to develop a nuclear warhead. President Trump’s decision increases the chances of another war in the Middle East and blatantly disregards the security of the American people." (
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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