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David Scott's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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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.

  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Many people are fearful about how your presidency will affect women and girls. You have promised to nominate Supreme Court Justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade." (votesmart.org)
  • "We must also ensure that middle-class citizens are not left paying more than the wealthiest of Americans. " (votesmart.org)
  • "I just voted against the #GOPbudget that hikes taxes on hard-working families & cuts Medicaid & Medicare to give the rich huge tax cuts." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • "Going forward, I strongly support defending the Social Security Trust Fund and strengthening Medicare for America's seniors. The continued efficacy of these programs is of the utmost importance, and Georgians deserve no less. I am here to work for Georgia, and I will continue to put forth a dedicated effort to protect our indispensable social initiatives." (votesmart.org)
  • "I was proud to vote for the Lower Drug Costs Now Act. This legislation will expand Medicare benefits to help 92,500 seniors receive dental care, provide 79,700 seniors with vision care & protect 83,400 seniors from hearing loss in Georgia's #District13. " (twitter.com)
  • "The Trump budget calls for shocking cuts of more than $800 billion from Medicaid; $193 billion from the SNAP food stamp program; $72.5 billion for programs for disabled people, including Social Security Disability Insurance; and $40 billion for earned income and child tax credits. These extreme and irresponsible cuts would devastate Georgians. 1.3 million children and 50,000 veterans in Georgia rely on Medicaid. 66,500 veterans in Georgia are on SNAP right now. The budget proposal would also eliminate subsidized student loans, end public service student loan forgiveness, gut HUD's budget for affordable housing, and slash the budgets of the CDC and NIH for HIV/AIDS and cancer research, public health preparedness and chronic disease prevention programs. We cannot turn our backs on the least of these in our country. And Congress must not let these draconian cuts happen. They are wrong for Georgia and wrong for America." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Voted in favor of HR 7120 - George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. (votesmart.org)
  • "Congressman Scott was proud to vote in support of the National Defense Authorization Act. It includes a 3.1.% pay raise for military service members (the largest increase in a decade) & 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal civilian employees." (twitter.com)
  • "Our troops and their families deserve the best compensation, care, and benefits available, and securing this defense funding is critical for strengthening national security and advancing biomedical research to provide new treatments for veterans." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 25% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "Today, I proudly voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2020. This bill authorizes a robust budget of $733B for the Dept. of Defense to strengthen our national defense, support military families, fund programs to counter ISIS and Russian aggression, and give servicemembers a much-needed pay raise." (www.facebook.com)
  • "I will continue to work in Congress in support of alternative transportation like rapid transit and regional rail for our area." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 22 - Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Voted in favor of H.R.8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012" (votesmart.org)
  • "I just voted against the #GOPbudget that hikes taxes on hard-working families & cuts Medicaid & Medicare to give the rich huge tax cuts." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 20% by National Taxpayers Union. (votesmart.org)
  • "There are also ways to preserve tax cuts for middle-income families, while asking millionaires to pay the same rates they paid during the Clinton years." (votesmart.org)
  • "Today the House passed a robust $2 trillion emergency bill providing health and economic stabilization from the coronavirus pandemic. I urge the president to swiftly sign this bill and send emergency relief to Georgia." (twitter.com)
  • "The Every Student Succeeds Act will end the era of the No Child Left Behind Act by restoring local control of education from Washington. The bill ends high-stakes testing, repeals the burdensome Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) system and helps at-risk students." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "During my time as a Member of Congress, I have supported efforts to not only improve the quality of education as a whole but also ensure that adequate funding goes to the states to ensure that quality education programs continue." (votesmart.org)
  • "It is imperative that the federal government use its position to support the smart use of energy, in order to reduce cost and waste. In addition to efficiency, I support the use of energy sources like biomass, wind and solar, where feasible. Renewable energy has the ability to move our country away from a dependence on foreign sources of energy and become more self sufficient." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 90% by Environment America (votesmart.org)
  • "In addition to efficiency, I support the use of energy sources like biomass, wind and solar, where feasible. Renewable energy has the ability to move our country away from a dependence on foreign sources of energy and become more self sufficient." (votesmart.org)
  • "We need to invest in projects that enhance climate resilience, while also reducing pollution and carbon emissions." (votesmart.org)
  • "The 13th District experiences some of the worst traffic in the country, contributing to poor air quality and thus affecting the health of the most vulnerable residents in the area. I support ways to protect the health of my constituents in the 13th District by backing sensible environmental protection initiatives in Congress." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The use of clean forms of energy can also help to protect the environment by improving the quality of our air and water, as well as conserving natural areas. The 13th District experiences some of the worst traffic in the country, contributing to poor air quality and thus affecting the health of the most vulnerable residents in the area." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 9 - Climate Action Now Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1112 - Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019. (votesmart.org)
  • "A careful balance between Second Amendment rights and safety in gun ownership is necessary in crafting any policy towards gun control, and I am sensitive to both sides of the issue. In the past, I have worked towards making guns safer by requiring that they include safety locks." (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] I continue to support efforts to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. We must work to ensure that gangs and malicious groups or individuals are not allowed access to guns, and with them, the means to conduct violent acts within our communities." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by National Rifle Association (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 7% by Americans for Prosperity (votesmart.org)
  • "As we move into the implementation phase of the ACA health exchanges at the end of this year, it is important that we focus on making sure that constituents of the 13th District are informed about the new healthcare options and subsidies available." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "You have also stated in the past that, 'The best thing politically is to let Obamacare explode' and recently said that 'Obamacare is dead.' We strongly disagree." (votesmart.org)
  • "Last Saturday, I voted to pass the bipartisan #FamiliesFirst Coronavirus Response Act. This critical legislation has been signed into law, guaranteeing free coronavirus testing, securing paid emergency leave, enhancing Unemployment Insurance, and increasing Medicaid funding." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 18% by NumbersUSA. (votesmart.org)
  • "The House and Senate have now both easily passed H.R. 5875, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Border Security. The focus of this border security supplemental bill is increasing security and reducing violence along the Southwest Border. This is an example of bi-partisan and bi-cameral cooperation." (www.facebook.com)
  • Rated 18% by NumbersUSA. (votesmart.org)
  • "I am very upset by the President's actions today on DACA, and I plan to meet with him to get him to change his mind on this decision." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6 - American Dream and Promise Act of 2019. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "Should Iran fail to make the necessary concessions, then we must step up economic sanctions and political pressure on Iran. Sanctions brought Iran to the table, and sanctions can drive Iran to a good agreement." (votesmart.org)
  • "In general, America must only commit our young men and women into battle when all other means are exhausted and only against those who attack us or pose an immediate threat to the safety of our nation." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 25% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "The world cannot allow Iran to become a nuclear weapons-capable nation, let alone a nuclear armed one. I can only support an agreement that stops Iran from ever acquiring a nuclear weapon." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 25% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • " Let me state at the outset that with the successful end of combat operations in Iraq, I am committed to concluding the War in Afghanistan by the end of 2014." (votesmart.org)
  • "Tariffs on autos will raise prices for American consumers and lower demand, ultimately leading to decreased U.S. production, investment and employment. We urge you to do everything you can to avoid trade restrictions that would negatively impact the U.S. auto sector and undermine our economic security." (votesmart.org)

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