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Grace Napolitano's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (CA) - District 31


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California Congressional Election 2020 Political Courage Test

Pro-choice 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?
Yes Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?
Yes Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
I am a co author of H.R. 1 and voted to support its passage in the US House of Representatives. The bill requires 501(c)(4) nonprofit entities engaged in political activity to disclose their large-dollar donors,
No Do you support the protection of government officials, including law enforcement officers, from personal liability in civil lawsuits concerning alleged misconduct?
Yes Do you support increasing defense spending?
I support, but not at the expense of critical domestic programs such as infrastructure and health care, among others.
Yes Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
No Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
Yes Do you support providing financial relief to businesses AND/OR corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19?
Yes Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
Requirements must be realistic and not be a deterrent for teachers to do their jobs effectively.
Yes Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?
Yes Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Yes Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
No Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
Yes Do you support requiring businesses to provide paid medical leave during public health crises, such as COVID-19?
We must strengthen the ACA in order to improve health care access for all.
No Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?
No Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
Unknown Position Should the United States use military force to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a weapon of mass destruction (for example: nuclear, biological, chemical)?
Unknown Position Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts?
As always, any president must make a compelling case and justify intervention as a last resort. It is critical we do not send troops into harm's way with scant evidence and justification to the use of force.
No Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?
This depends on the individual trade deal being proposed, on a case by case basis, and to what extent the President has worked with Congress to ensure a fair trade deal that does not ship jobs overseas and enables environmental protection for all sides. I have opposed numerous trade deals (CAFTA, NAFTA, China PNTR) because they have fallen short in this respect.
1. Improve infrastructure, relieve congestion and fund more public transportation. 2. Promote access to mental health resources, advocate for more mental health coverage and increase awareness. 3. Lower financial barriers to college and improve neighborhood schools.

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