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Roger Williams' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

  • U.S. House (TX) - District 25, Republican


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Roger Williams has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2020 Political Courage Test.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Texas Congressional Election 2020 Political Courage Test

Pro-life Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
No In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
No Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?
Unknown Position Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
I support what the Supreme Court has deemed freedom of speech for everyone to voice their vote in an election.
Yes Do you support the protection of government officials, including law enforcement officers, from personal liability in civil lawsuits concerning alleged misconduct?
I support qualified immunity to protect law enforcement officers and allow them to do their jobs.
Yes Do you support increasing defense spending?
No 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?
No Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
No Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?
No Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
No Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
Yes 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?
I supported the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that expanded paid sick leave and family medical leave for COVID-19 related reasons.
Yes 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?
The first step to fixing our immigration system is securing our borders -- we need a system that works where we know everyone who is in our country and we don't need amnesty.
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.)?
Texans are concerned with the safety of their families, the strength of our economy, lower health care costs and protecting coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, and that is what our message is all about. I'm fighting for safer communities by supporting efforts like the Patrick Underwood Act and the David Dorn Act to stand with law enforcement; keeping our Texas economy the strongest and best in the nation by passing the CARES Act and historic tax reform; and sponsoring legislation in Congress like the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act to protect health care coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.

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