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Alma Adams' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (NC) - District 12, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (NC) - District 12

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Alma Adams 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

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 2020.

  • Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? "Pro-Choice" (votesmart.org)
  • In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • "We must keep our promise to our seniors in the form Medicare and Social Security. I'll fight against any attempt to privatize Social Security or defund Medicare." (votesmart.org)
  • "It’s time to #GetMoneyOut of our elections and overturn #CitizensUnited." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - For the People Act of 2019. (votesmart.org)
  • "The Justice in Policing Act: Includes Bold, Unprecedented Reforms to Curb Police Brutality, End Racial Profiling & Eliminate Qualified Immunity" (twitter.com)
  • "House Democrats will vote today on the George Floyd #JusticeInPolicing Act. Join us in sending a message to Trump and Senate Republicans that we need comprehensive police reform NOW. " (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 7120 - George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. (votesmart.org)
  • 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;" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "This bill fails to: Preserve 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;" (votesmart.org)
  • "The federal government must invest in more of these projects to create good jobs and build a smarter transportation future." (votesmart.org)
  • "We must make sure that critical road and infrastructure projects are not put on hold and that jobs are not placed in jeopardy." (votesmart.org)
  • "The Republican tax plan adds trillions to the deficit and increases taxes on working families to give a tax cut to corporations and the wealthy. I could not support this selfish measure" (votesmart.org)
  • "The Republican tax plan fails the American people. It slashes opportunities for upward mobility by giving tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy on the backs of students, veterans, and middle class families" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 266 - Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "We thank you for your work to increase supplementary funding levels for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). With the passage of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act and anticipated, future PPP funding efforts, we ask that you require increased oversight and transparency into the program." (votesmart.org)
  • "So I am proud today that we are finally moving forward with a bipartisan bill that keeps the best interests of American students and educators in mind. The Every Student Succeeds Act is a true embodiment of what a stronger reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act should look like." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Do you generally support gun-control legislation? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? "No" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • 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? "No" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Few decisions are more needing of debate than a move to launch attacks, or declare war, on a nuclear-armed state such as North Korea. Military action against North Korea was considered by the Obama, Bush and Clinton Administrations, but all ultimately determined there was no military option that would not run the unacceptable risk of a counter-reaction from Pyongyang. This reaction could immediately threaten the lives of as many as a third of the South Korean population, put nearly 30,000 U.S. service members and over 100,000 other U.S. citizens residing in South Korea in grave danger, and also threaten other regional allies such as Japan." (votesmart.org)
  • "Since its passage, Iran's compliance with the deal has been verified ten times. While the deal is not perfect, it is working and keeping America and our allies safe from a nuclear-armed Iran. President Trump's haphazard approach to foreign policy continues to threaten our international relationships and embolden our aggressors." (votesmart.org)
  • "Today's missile testing further threatens stability on the Korean Peninsula and it must be addressed," said Congresswoman Adams. Unfortunately, the President's bombastic rhetoric is only increasing tensions around the globe. It is time for President Trump to lead from the Oval Office and not on Twitter. We must work with the international community to find a strategy to ensure the safety of our nation, our territories, and our allies." (votesmart.org)
  • "Some of these harmful policies: The U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement; the ongoing trade war with China, and threats to place tariffs on goods imported from our allies" (votesmart.org)
  • "Rapid, ill-conceived changes to trade agreements could result in small business supply-chain disruptions, price increases and costs shifted to consumers," said Adams. "Equally important, is the President's economic rhetoric and saber rattling. Trade wars initiated by Tweet certainly cannot be beneficial to small firms -- whether they rely on imports for products made domestically -- or if they are hoping to expand their international footprint." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 - United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)
  • "Trade wars initiated by Tweet certainly cannot be beneficial to small firms -- whether they rely on imports for products made domestically -- or if they are hoping to expand their international footprint." (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?
Yes 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?
No Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
Yes Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education 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?
No Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
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?
Unknown Position 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?
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