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Greg Stanton's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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  • Endorsed and rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund. (votesmart.org)
  • "ACA repeal & defunding Planned Parenthood wld do real harm to real people. If DC politicians won't hold public hearings we will. #PhxPPForum." (twitter.com)
  • "I trust women, their families and doctors regarding decisions about their own bodies—period. Those decisions should never be criminalized. Our fight to protect women’s reproductive rights didn’t start this week in Alabama, and it won’t end there. We can’t back down." (twitter.com)
  • "If we want to correct that wrong, we should do so holistically--not in a piecemeal fashion. Lifting the SALT deduction in this manner pushes benefits to just a few states and penalizes many Arizonans with a tax increase. I simply cannot support a proposal that helps the wealthiest taxpayers in other parts of the country at the expense of Arizona." (votesmart.org)
  • ""The Presdent and the previous Congress took the wrong approach when they passed major changes to the tax code that benefited the wealthiest Americans and added to our nation's growing debt. If we want to correct that wrong, we should do so holistically--not in a piecemeal fashion. Lifting the SALT deduction in this manner pushes benefits to just a few states and penalizes many Arizonans with a tax increase. I simply cannot support a proposal that helps the wealthiest taxpayers in other parts of the country at the expense of Arizona." (votesmart.org)
  • "As mayor, I've fought for the middle class and measure each policy by how it impacts working families in Phoenix. The proposed tax bill fails that test — it adds $1.5 trillion to our national debt, ends health care for millions and benefits only the wealthiest few." (twitter.com)
  • "The proposed Trump budget cuts $1.4 trillion from health care, including a shameful $845 billion cut to Medicare. This attack on health care for our seniors is irresponsible and cruel." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Building upon your work and the work of the New Democrat Coalition last Congress, we urge your committees to deliver on the promises made to our constituents by prioritizing strengthening the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and continuing the path toward universal affordable coverage." (votesmart.org)
  • "Who knows what @realDonaldTrump will say in Phoenix tonight. But I bet he won't mention his plan to: cut Medicare by $500 million, cut Medicaid by $900 million, cut Social Security by $24 billion, cut student aid by $170 billion. I'll hold the line against these #TrumpCuts." (twitter.com)
  • "Special interest money in Washington is destroying our democracy. I was proud to lead a vote of the Phoenix City Council on ending dark money in city elections. Now, I'll take the fight to Congress. I'm proud to have the endorsement of End Citizens United. #AZ09" (twitter.com)
  • Endorsed by End Citizens United. (votesmart.org)
  • "Our first order of business in 2019 was passing #HR1, the #ForThePeople Act. It’s a set of bold reforms that will clean up corruption, expose foreign money in our politics, strengthen election security, protect voters' rights and return power back to the American people." (twitter.com)
  • "Today we vote on long overdue legislation--to bring greater accountability and transparency into policing to help make everyone more safe," said Stanton. "The ability to end racism in our country is beyond the reach of Congress. We don't have the power to change every heart and mind. But we do have the power to change the law. To make it more just. To combat structural racism through measurable, meaningful reforms. Change starts here, today." (votesmart.org)
  • "The bill would hold officers accountable for reckless misconduct in federal courts, including reforming qualified immunity, as well as improve transparency in policing by collecting better and more accurate data of police misconduct and use-of-force from state and local agencies. Finally, the bill would make lynching a federal hate crime for the first time in American history." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 7120 - George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. (votesmart.org)
  • "The Administration is willing to weaken our military to try to leave the impression of fulfilling the President’s failed campaign promise to deliver a border wall." (twitter.com)
  • "It is reckless and irresponsible to steal money from our military to fund a border wall that isn't necessary," said Rep. Greg Stanton. "Luke is one of Arizona's crown jewels -- essential to our national defense and our regional economy -- and we must do everything we can to keep it strong." (votesmart.org)
  • "Another solid AZ delegation breakfast in the books. We’re fighting for our state as a bipartisan team: border infrastructure to facilitate trade, protecting Arizona’s military installations, and long-term water planning. Thanks @SenMcSallyAZ for hosting and bringing the coffee!" (twitter.com)
  • "In the Defense bill, he supported the procurement of new F-35 aircrafts, which are flown at Luke Air Force Base, funding for additional resources for the National Guard Black Hawk helicopters to better respond to disaster relief efforts, and much needed investment in life-saving medical research conducted by the Department of Defense. In a bipartisan effort, Stanton and Rep. Debbie Lesko also sent a joint letter to the Appropriations Committee to advocate for resources that support the National Guard's Black Hawk helicopter fleet." (votesmart.org)
  • "When our communities have access to great public transportation options, they thrive," said Valley Metro CEO Scott Smith. "We appreciate Congressman Stanton's work to provide critical federal funding for transit systems of all sizes." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Infrastructure projects are consistently evaluated as the best return on government investments, so investing in our infrastructure is more than just good politics, it is good economics. Supporting the movement of people and goods on our nation's roads, railways, bridges, ports, and airports is crucial to driving investment in our communities. Working together on infrastructure is an area where we can show the American people that we are fighting to deliver on this shared priority. The New Democrat Coalition is eager to take advantage of this opportunity to bring our infrastructure into the 21st Century, and we look forward to working with you in a bipartisan way to achieve this goal." (votesmart.org)
  • "Earlier this year, the House passed the Save The Internet Act, which included my amendment to help promote accessible and affordable broadband service on tribal land. This is an issue that we're going to keep fighting for. #RuralBroadbandDay." (twitter.com)
  • "Arizona families deserve a strong economy that creates real opportunity for everyone—not just those at the top." (stanton.house.gov)
  • "As mayor, I've fought for the middle class and measure each policy by how it impacts working families in Phoenix. The proposed tax bill fails that test — it adds $1.5 trillion to our national debt, ends health care for millions and benefits only the wealthiest few." (twitter.com)
  • "Native communities have been hit hard by COVID-19, and many families and businesses rely on CDFIs for aid. I led my colleagues in urging @USTreasury & @SBAgov to clarify their eligibility for PPP funds through the CARES Act, which are critical to help them keep their doors open." (twitter.com)
  • "Last week, the bipartisan PPP Flexibility Act was signed into law to address issues raised by small business owners in Arizona and throughout the country. This legislation gives small businesses additional time and flexibility to get back on their feet." (twitter.com)
  • "Small farms like McClendon's Select are vital to our food supply chain. They need immediate assistance, not more confusion and uncertainty. Last week, I called on the @USDA to fast-track the $9.5 billion in aid to farmers provided by the CARES Act." (twitter.com)
  • "Every student deserves the chance to succeed. Until public schools are properly funded, everyone can support our students today by making a tax credit donation to a school in high need." (twitter.com)
  • "The AZ Senate did the right thing today and killed SB 1310 that would have banned Common Core. Higher standards are better for AZ students." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "This #EarthDay we must renew our commitment to fighting climate change by pursuing practical, immediate solutions that build our clean energy economy and create new job opportunities for all." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 97% by League of Conservation Voters. (votesmart.org)
  • "To compete and lead in today's economy, our communities need to invest in sustainable infrastructure and find ways to become more energy efficient," said Representative Stanton. "This bill empowers local governments to do just that. It's an investment in a block grant program with a proven track record for success that will support sustainable initiatives and create good jobs. I'm proud H.R. 2088 earned the support of the Energy and Commerce Committee today." (votesmart.org)
  • "This week, @EnergyCommerce heard H.R. 2088, a bill I introduced with @RepVeasey to reauthorize and increase funds for the Energy Efficiency + Conservation Block Grant Program. The bill would empower local governments to invest in energy conservation projects and create new jobs." (twitter.com)
  • "This is a meaningful step forward to protect our environment and ensure that our children and their children have clean air and clean water," said Rep. Greg Stanton, a co-sponsor of the legislation. "Arizona is already experiencing the effects of climate change--extreme heat, prolonged drought, stress on our water sources, dangerous wildfires--we have to do our part and take bold action to reverse this trend." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 97% by League of Conservation Voters. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 9 - Climate Action Now Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by National Rifle Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "For years, there has been a lot of talk and no action coming from Congress when it comes to common-sense solutions like background checks. Today, we're taking action," said Stanton, who is a member of the House's Gun Violence Task Force." (votesmart.org)
  • "Too many guns are being used against innocent people. And too many ill-gotten guns are being used against innocent people. We must put an end to it." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Building upon your work and the work of the New Democrat Coalition last Congress, we urge your committees to deliver on the promises made to our constituents by prioritizing strengthening the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and continuing the path toward universal affordable coverage." (votesmart.org)
  • "If the Administration has its way and the entire ACA is eliminated, 20 million Americans will lose their insurance coverage, 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions will be stripped of their protections, and costs will go up for millions more." (twitter.com)
  • "Tonight I will vote for H.R. 6201 to respond the coronavirus outbreak, put #FamiliesFirst and protect the American people. With coronavirus reaching a pandemic level, we have a responsibility to address its severe impacts on Americans’ personal safety and financial security." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "It is reckless and irresponsible to steal money from our military to fund a border wall that isn't necessary," (votesmart.org)
  • "Destroying Monument Hill to build a wall is unconscionable. To treat this burial site—sacred to the Tohono O'odham people—with such disregard shows this President will continue to lower the bar of human decency to get his way. #HonorTheSacred." (twitter.com)
  • "I support modernizing our infrastructure along the southern border, but the tactic of stealing authorized military construction funds—including $30 million from Arizona’s Fort Huachuca—is the wrong move and violates Congress’s unique constitutional appropriation responsibility." (twitter.com)
  • "The Administration is willing to weaken our military to try to leave the impression of fulfilling the President’s failed campaign promise to deliver a border wall." (twitter.com)
  • "Two years ago, the Trump Administration terminated #DACA, putting the legal status of millions in question. Ending this program is not only cruel, it could negatively affect our economy. DACA recipients contribute billions in taxes each year, and they deserve to stay." (twitter.com)
  • "Hundreds of thousands of hard working young people stand to benefit from this important bill," Stanton said. "When our Dreamers succeed, our communities will be stronger. We've been fighting for this for many years--today is a good day for all of us." (votesmart.org)
  • "Hundreds of thousands of young people face uncertain futures, and there is strong bipartisan support for making sure DREAMers are a permanent part of the American fabric," said Stanton. "There is a real opportunity for the President to appeal to the better angels of our nature and make finding a solution for DREAMers a top priority. I hope he takes it, and we can get something done." (votesmart.org)
  • "It remains painfully clear that the Administration lacks a coherent Middle East and West Asia policy, and there are still many unanswered questions. I am grateful that no Americans were harmed during last night's missile attack in Iraq. But it is naive to conclude that Iran is "standing down." In the last week, the Iranian regime announced it will no longer abide by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and has restarted its nuclear weapons program. That poses serious near- and long-term risks to our national security and the security of our allies." (votesmart.org)
  • "Congress has for too long abdicated its responsibility concerning the conflict in the Middle East. Today I voted to make it clear that Congress must assert its role in the discussion surrounding violent conflict with Iran. The American people deserve to be heard." (twitter.com)
  • Signed a letter stating: "For the past 17 years, Americans have shouldered the burden created by war in Iraq and subsequent regional conflicts. The American people deserve leaders who are willing to have a serious discussion about the wisdom and costs of additional conflict. We urge you to engage in this discussion with us so that we can learn from the mistakes of the past and ensure our national security. As you send our nation's sons and daughters far from home to secure our embassies and interests in the region, it is only right that you provide the American people with a detailed explanation of your strategy and goals." (votesmart.org)
  • "Today the House—with overwhelming bipartisan support—opposed President Trump's impulsive decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. Shortly after, the White House canceled an all-member classified briefing on the situation the President's actions have caused." (twitter.com)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Increase pressure on Iran and Russia with respect to activities in Syria. Working with our allies and partners, we urge you to maintain and increase pressure on Iran and Russia to constrain their destabilizing activities. America must continue economic and diplomatic efforts to counter Iran's support for Hezbollah and other terrorist groups as well as Russia's support for the brutal Assad regime. We encourage full implementation of sanctions authorized in the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), a broadly supported bipartisan bill that you signed into law. Clear and sustained American action and close coordination with our allies and partners can send an important message of resolve to malign actors in the region. Increase pressure on Hezbollah. By forcefully and fully implementing the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015, the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2018, and other sanctions aimed at Hezbollah and those who fund it, America can reduce their ability to threaten and challenge Israel. Additionally, we must continue to press UNIFIL to carry out its U.N. Security Council mandate, including investigating and reporting the presence of arms and tunnels on Israel's border." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H J Res 37 - Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "For the past 17 years, Americans have shouldered the burden created by war in Iraq and subsequent regional conflicts. The American people deserve leaders who are willing to have a serious discussion about the wisdom and costs of additional conflict. We urge you to engage in this discussion with us so that we can learn from the mistakes of the past and ensure our national security. As you send our nation's sons and daughters far from home to secure our embassies and interests in the region, it is only right that you provide the American people with a detailed explanation of your strategy and goals." (votesmart.org)
  • "It's easy to understand why there is so much bipartisan opposition to the President's plan," said Stanton. "This tariff amounts to a massive tax increase that only hurts Arizona businesses, workers and consumers." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Canada and Mexico are by far our most important trading partners, and we need to restore certainty in these critical relationships that support millions of American jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • "It is irresponsible and self-defeating to make threats that destabilize our national economy and cause consumers and businesses to lose confidence in the global market," Stanton said of Trump's tariff threats. "This isn't the way to govern." (votesmart.org)

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