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Grace Meng's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office:
  • U.S. House (NY) - District 6, Democratic

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  • Signed a letter stating: "and that includes upholding a woman's right to make her own decision about whether to end a pregnancy." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by National Right to Life. (votesmart.org)
  • "And I'll fight to make sure the wealthy pay their fair share of our nation's health care costs, instead of just getting another tax break." (votesmart.org)
  • "CEO's don't need the extra money they'd get from the @GOP tax bill. But American families DO need our government to invest in education, infrastructure, and a better tax bill." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • "Grace also supports the "Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act" that would provide meaningful health care for every American, as well as the "Seniors Have Eyes, Ears, and Teeth Act" which would expand Medicare coverage to include eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care." (votesmart.org)
  • "She will fight Republican efforts to privatize Social Security." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Each of these changes would have dramatic implications for our nation's campaign finance system, widening the channels of influence for wealthy and well-connected campaign donors and further exacerbating the flood of undisclosed and unaccountable "secret money" into our political system.[2] Yet, the 115th Congress has not held one hearing, commissioned a single study, nor investigated in any serious way the ramifications of these ill-conceived policy riders. Put simply, it is irresponsible for Congress to advance these campaign finance changes without due deliberation and public debate." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 87% by Common Cause. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - For the People Act of 2019. (votesmart.org)
  • "Today's vote -- on the one month anniversary of that tragedy -- is a bold and transformative step forward to hold police accountable, end racial profiling, and eliminate qualified immunity for law enforcement; it is a step toward transforming the culture of policing, increasing transparency, and combatting the epidemic of racial injustice." (votesmart.org)
  • "Last night, I proudly voted to pass this historic, transformative bill, the Justice in Policing Act. This bill would finally put in place unprecedented and bold reforms to curb police brutality and racial profiling and combat the epidemic of racial injustice. Mr. Speaker, we cannot turn our backs on the cries for justice. We cannot go back to a system that would look the other way when faced with police brutality." (votesmart.org)
  • 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 5% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "The bill on the floor yesterday sets an unsustainable and irresponsible annual budget for the Pentagon and does not address financial waste, fails to protect transgender members of our military who bravely fight for our country, fails to amend or repeal the outdated and abused Authorizations for the Use of Military Force, and fails to provide funding to fully remediate PFAS/PFOA sites. Because this NDAA fell short on so many fronts, I voted no." (votesmart.org)
  • "Invest in America's infrastructure". (twitter.com)
  • Signed a letter stating: "As the House and Senate work to finalize a long term surface transportation conference report, we urge you to support the higher funding levels needed to strengthen our surface transportation infrastructure and improve our competitiveness." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "The Chamber urges you to ensure that the conference report maximizes the benefits it would provide, rather than focusing on the number of years the transportation authorization would last. Providing increased funding for projects within less than the six year duration of this bill would help ensure long overdue needs are addressed in a more timely basis. We believe this approach will create jobs, improve our international competitiveness, make our roads safer, and provide American families and businesses with better transportation alternatives." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 22 - Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "She will demand large corporations pay their fair share of taxes." (votesmart.org)
  • "I'll be voting on a massive $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill to help workers, families, frontline workers, & children I know the #COVID19 situation is not normal & requires extraordinary assistance." (twitter.com)
  • "Today's passage of the CARES Act is critical because Queens cannot wait. The original coronavirus bill was shamefully lacking in providing enough relief for families, our hospitals, and relief for small businesses; it put corporations above workers. Through intense negotiations, the Democrats secured a better bill to help workers and families. However, this bill is not perfect and there is more to do. But it will bring necessary and immediate relief. The CARES Act will give short-term relief to families and workers who are hurting right now through direct cash assistance." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "In the 114th Congress, Grace proudly voted in favor of legislation overturning the outdated and misguided No Child Left Behind Act," (votesmart.org)
  • "Addressing America's reliance on fossil fuels by investing in renewable-energy sources is essential for protecting our environment and ensuring our nation's energy security. I will continue to work to ensure expanded domestic energy production does not come at the expense of protecting the environment." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by American Energy Alliance. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 9 - Climate Action Now Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by League of Conservation Voters. (votesmart.org)
  • "The only response to this crisis is to proactively reduce carbon emissions and invest in programs that promote energy efficiency." (votesmart.org)
  • "Today, we say enough is enough to gun violence and I am proud to stand in solidarity with America's students in the fight to prevent additional gun tragedies," said Meng. "I salute the advocacy and passion of these young men and women and I applaud each and every one of them for taking a stand and making their voices heard. No student should fear going to school and all communities deserve to feel safe. We must keep up the fight to prevent future gun violence and I will continue to do all I can to help make that happen." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1112 - Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019. (votesmart.org)
  • "The progress we made under Obamacare is being erased. We need to reverse these trends and make sure that the American people can get the health care they need." (twitter.com)
  • "@RealDonaldTrump is sabotaging millions of Americans healthcare by scrubbing information on Obamacare from the government's websites. Want to fight back and #ProtectOurCare? Retweet this, talk to your friends and family, and let everyone know the truth." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 11% by NumbersUSA. (votesmart.org)
  • "With $18 billion, we should build a better future for everyone, not a wall." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 11% by NumbersUSA. (votesmart.org)
  • "Madam Speaker, it is long overdue for Congress to protect these individuals who, for too long, have lived in limbo and in the shadows. I am proud to have voted in for the American Dream and Promise Act which would provide vital and humane protections for Dreamers, TPS, and DED recipients." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6 - American Dream and Promise Act of 2019. (votesmart.org)
  • "Your administration has yet to provide the American people and Congress with a sufficient explanation as to why this action was necessary and what your overall strategy is for curbing Iran's regional aggression or nuclear ambitions. The House of Representatives has requested a briefing from your administration on these issues, which we expect to receive in short order. To ensure that the briefers are prepared to address our concerns, we are submitting the following non-exclusive list of questions to which we expect comprehensive answers. While the operational details pertaining to some of these questions may be classified, we believe all of these questions are of vital importance to facilitating a robust national discussion on this important matter of national security. Therefore, we request that unclassified responses be released to the American people." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 5% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "We remain hopeful that with astrong U.S. leadership, we can ensure vigorous enforcement of the JCPOA, as well as the implementation of non-nuclear and multilateral sanctions, including CAATSA, to keep the American people secure and safeguard American interests." (votesmart.org)
  • "The potential of a nuclear-armed Iran poses a credible threat to the United States and the global community, and an existential threat to our ally Israel. We must stop Iran's efforts to develop nuclear weapons, and every option -- including a military option -- must be available to accomplish this goal." (votesmart.org)
  • "I commend President Obama and Secretary Kerry for their efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, but the deal before us now is simply too dangerous for the American people. I have every confidence a better deal can be realized" (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "While we each have our own concerns with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, we are united in our opposition to the agreement and in our belief that the TPP will harm many working and middle-class families in New York and across the country." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)

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