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Steven Palazzo's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (MS) - District 4, Republican

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (MS) - District 4

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Steven Palazzo 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-Life" (votesmart.org)
  • In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? "No" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • "Medicare for All: $32 trillion price tag 158 million Americans lose private coverage raises taxes for 74 million on Medicaid This single-payer proposal will skyrocket taxes and erode access to quality care." (twitter.com)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "The annual National Defense Authorization ensures our troops have the tools and training they need to destroy our enemies and to return to their loved ones back at home. This bill has been passed for 53 consecutive years, yet this President saw fit to veto it, putting campaign promises above our military and the American people." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "This bill is the counterpart to the Nation Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), providing our military with the funding they need to be successful and achieve mission readiness. This is where we put our money where our mouth is, and ensure that our men and women in uniform have the tools and the resources they need to do their job." (votesmart.org)
  • "South Mississippi is home to many roads, waterways, rail lines and airports that are critical to our economic development and comfortable daily living. I work hard as your Representative in Congress to ensure that investments in infrastructure for my district and our state are maintained." (votesmart.org)
  • "I am grateful for both Secretary Chao's and President Trump's commitment to improving Mississippi's infrastructure through smart federal investments. These grants will be used for major improvements to our transportation needs that will benefit Mississippi's infrastructure for years to come," (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R.22 "Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5 - Student Success Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "Parents, teachers, and local school boards should lead the efforts to improve the education of our children, not the federal government. Education is best left in the hands of those that know the specific needs of each student. Congress should adopt responsible legislation that will empower the states to play a more active role in a child's education." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Rated 0% by League of Conservation Voters. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "We are deeply concerned about the White House’s attempt to regulate CO2 emissions from existing power plants without appropriate factual analysis. We believe Mississippi has been treated unfairly and disproportionately under the Clean Power Plan compared to the vast majority of states." (votesmart.org)
  • Do you generally support gun-control legislation? "No" (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • "It comes down to one simple issue, amnesty. I cannot vote for a bill that grants amnesty to illegal immigrants." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "I think this is a bad deal, the majority of my colleagues in the House think this is a bad deal, and the majority of the American people think this is a bad deal. Those countries who neighbor and know Iran best have warned us not to enter into this agreement. We don’t make deals with people who call for "death to America." It's that simple." (votesmart.org)
  • "President Trump withdraws U.S. from the Iran Nuclear Deal and reinforces sanctions. Since day one, the American people and I did not support the disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal that basically paved the way for Iran to increase its nuclear stockpile." (twitter.com)
  • "Many people believe that the emergence of ISIS is directly related to his premature withdrawal from Iraq, and I agree." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "The #USMCA was signed 12 months ago & for the last year, Democrats chose to leave the American people on hold while they pursued a partisan impeachment. Today’s passage of the USMCA is a sorely needed victory for the American people delivered by @realDonaldTrump and @HouseGOP" (twitter.com)
  • "Nancy Pelosi has sat on her hands for all of 2019, refusing to take up the USMCA. Now she claims there aren't enough legislative days left in the year. Why is she snubbing her nose at $68.2B added to our economy, 176,000 new jobs, & a 21st century trade agreement?" (twitter.com)
  • Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (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-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 In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
The number one responsibility of the U.S. Congress is to provide for national defense.
Unknown Position Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Yes Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
Yes Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
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, 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 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?
I do not support amnesty in any form.
No Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
Unknown Position Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon?
Unknown Position Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support?
Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

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