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Martin Heinrich's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. Senate (NM) - Jr, Democratic

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Martin Heinrich has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 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 2018.

  • "Corporations have no place dictating what's right for a woman and her family." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by National Right to Life Committee (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund (votesmart.org)
  • "The Buffett Rule goes a long way to make sure everyone gets a fair shot, pays their fair share, and that we all play by the same rules" (votesmart.org)
  • "Giveaways under the #GOPTaxScam are padding the pockets of wealthy corporate executives and shareholders, rather than investments to boost wages and job growth." (twitter.com)
  • "Today Republicans have made it clear where their priorities stand. They've abandoned working American families while recklessly blowing up the deficit in order to reward their wealthy friends and corporations with a tax cut that they do not need." (votesmart.org)
  • "New Mexico plays an essential role in our national security and defense, and is at the forefront of research and development that contribute immensely to our country's safety. This largely bipartisan bill supports our servicemembers and military families, and authorizes funding for important programs across our state and the nation," said Heinrich. "However, I'm disappointed that the bill uses budget gimmicks that ultimately are a disservice to our men and women in uniform. We still must find a solution to the damaging impact sequestration has on our military readiness and vital domestic programs." (votesmart.org)
  • "Whether it is bolstering our Air Force's flying missions, saving a major space mission at Kirtland, fighting for our national labs, increasing testing at White Sands Missile Range, or launching a new Directed Energy Weapons program, I am constantly working to keep our country safe, while creating jobs in the state. This bill will provide major benefits to our local economies and reinforce New Mexico's strong position as a leader in national defense. I will continue fighting for forward-looking investments and policies that will build a foundation for our military as a whole, and ensure our installations in New Mexico have strong, sustainable national security missions for years to come." (votesmart.org)
  • End Citizens United "I've seen how the influence of unlimited campaign contributions and dark money drown out the voices of everyday working families and have prevented us from taking reasonable steps to address real problems […]" (endcitizensunited.org)
  • "[...] I was outraged when decades of law was overturned that prohibited corporations from spending unlimited money in political campaigns. The Citizens United decision was a victory for the Wall Street banks and Big Oil, but it was a slap in the face to average Americans." (votesmart.org)
  • "Investments in public transit, paved roads, and alternative forms of transportation, are critical to meeting our future needs and provide the groundwork for economic development and job creation in New Mexico." (votesmart.org)
  • "Investments in public transit, paved roads, and other transportation infrastructure are critical to providing the groundwork for economic development and creating jobs in New Mexico" (votesmart.org)
  • "Today Republicans have made it clear where their priorities stand. They've abandoned working American families while recklessly blowing up the deficit in order to reward their wealthy friends and corporations with a tax cut that they do not need." (votesmart.org)
  • "Giveaways under the #GOPTaxScam are padding the pockets of wealthy corporate executives and shareholders, rather than investments to boost wages and job growth." (twitter.com)
  • "We need to make sure the tax code is working for everyday New Mexicans, growing the economy, creating good-paying jobs, and supporting families and communities across the country. This GOP plan is a setback on almost every level" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Education Association (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in opposition to PN 37 – Nomination of Elisabeth Prince DeVos to be Secretary of Education. (votesmart.org)
  • "Solar jobs are exactly the types of jobs we should be encouraging if we want to promote a trade policy that puts American workers first. That is not a partisan assessment." (votesmart.org)
  • "With our incredible potential for both solar and wind alongside innovative research and development at our national laboratories and universities, New Mexico is poised to become a major producer and exporter of clean power […]" (votesmart.org)
  • "Major step forward for multi-billion-dollar SunZia infrastructure project that will invest in #NM economy, create tens of thousands good jobs & help build major #renewableenergy projects that can export power to markets in Arizona & California." (twitter.com)
  • "Each new wind project represents hundreds of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars of investment and economic impact in rural New Mexico." (votesmart.org)
  • "Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement would deeply damage our credibility on the international stage and put us on a path toward very real and costly climate disruptions in New Mexico and around the world. The time is now to act on climate change." (votesmart.org)
  • "More than ever before, we've seen the economic toll that climate change takes on communities through larger and more frequent storms, fires, and floods. We have a moral obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate our contributions to climate change […]" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 10% by Gun Owners of America (votesmart.org)
  • "Grateful for the leadership of @SenatorCollins & @SenatorHeitkamp on crafting a bipartisan solution to reduce gun violence in America. There is no reason to delay passage of #NoFlyNoBuy to keep guns from terrorists." (twitter.com)
  • "Despite the odds, I will continue to fight for a legislative response to keep guns out of the hands of those that would turn them against our communities." (votesmart.org)
  • "I have heard from many New Mexicans who have told me how access to health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion has helped their families and even saved their lives. Throwing all of that away will have a very real cost for hundreds of thousands of New Mexico families." (votesmart.org)
  • "Having failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act in Congress, President Trump is determined to singlehandedly rip apart our health care system. This reckless attempt to sabotage our health care system will increase premiums for everyone […]" (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] I agree with the president that we must act now to reduce gun violence--an issue both Democrats and Republicans can tackle together without punishing law-abiding gun owners." (votesmart.org)
  • "The Supreme Court has spoken, declaring the Affordable Care Act constitutional. This decision means New Mexicans will continue to benefit from expanded access to quality, affordable health care." (votesmart.org)
  • "I remain strongly opposed to funding a border wall and will not stand for discrimination or for policies that are contrary to our fundamental American values." (votesmart.org)
  • "I will stand with New Mexicans against President Trump's fear-based and un-American views, frankly, on immigration and his offensive and wasteful border wall that have no place in this debate." (votesmart.org)
  • "Now is the time to give these young Americans a permanent place and an earned path to citizenship in our Nation. I will do everything I can every step of the way to make that happen." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Federation for American Immigration Reform (votesmart.org)
  • "Every day that passes without our passing the Dream Act is another day of desperation and limbo for young people like Ivonne who only know America as their home. Now is the time to give these young Americans a permanent place and an earned path to citizenship in our Nation." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "There currently does not exist a more extreme terrorist group than ISIL, and they are well funded, well armed, and have no intention of stopping until their goals are realized. Assembling an international coalition to destroy ISIL through air power and the training of partner forces is a pragmatic and powerful approach." (votesmart.org)
  • Rate 20% by Center for Security Policy (votesmart.org)
  • "The situation in Syria is incredibly complex. We cannot and should not become directly entangled in a civil war in the Middle East. The Trump Administration must have a strategy with an end game in sight." (votesmart.org)
  • Rate 20% by Center for Security Policy (votesmart.org)

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