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Jared Huffman's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (CA) - District 2


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Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement regarding the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) decision to deny the North Coast Railroad Company’s application. “We just received great news from the Surface Transportation Board: the scheme by a shadowy out-of-state LLC to revive an abandoned rail line through the Eel River canyon and start exporting coal to Asia has been rejected. After months of secretive business dealings, late filings, and a firestorm of local opposition, I’m glad to report that the toxic coal train is for all intents and purposes dead," said Rep. Huffman. “When we first learned of this outrageous scheme, I promised my constituents that I would make sure it never sees the light of day – and I have worked hard on multiple fronts, including with local colleagues like State Senator Mike McGuire, to keep that promise. North Coast residents can breathe easier today, knowing that the toxic coal train proposal has been rejected and the Great Redwood Trail is one more step closer to reality. If the shadowy polluters promoting the coal train try to somehow revive their scheme, rest assured we will remain vigilant to make sure this climate zombie stays dead."

Jared Huffman has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2022 Political Courage Test.

What is the Political Courage Test?

California Congressional Election 2022 Political Courage Test

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 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?
No Do you support increasing defense spending?
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 providing financial relief to businesses AND/OR corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19?
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, geo-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")?
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?
No 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.)?
Yes, but in the context of fair trade agreements that protect labor standards, human rights, the environment, and include commitments to confront the climate crisis. Recent US trade agreements have not lived up to these standards.
1. Bold climate action, including major new investments and standards to accelerate the transition to clean energy 2. Protecting the rule of law, election integrity and democracy itself against unprecedented attacks by rightwing extremists 3. Protecting civil and personal rights, including women's reproductive choice and LGBTQ equality

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