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Lacy Clay, Jr.'s Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (MO) - District 1, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (MO) - District 1

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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.

  • Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? "Pro-Choice" (votesmart.org)
  • In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? "No" (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • "Families like President Trump's will be richly rewarded while over 320,000 middle-class families in Missouri will get a tax increase. In fact, 83% of the tax cuts in this deeply flawed and fiscally irresponsible bill will pad the pockets of the top" (votesmart.org)
  • "This monstrous Trump-GOP Tax Scam is one of the worst pieces of legislation that I have ever seen. It raises taxes on over 86 million middle-class families to provide a massive transfer of wealth from working people to the super-wealthy and to corporations." (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Do you generally support gun-control legislation? "Yes" (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? "No" (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? "No" (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
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  • Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? "No" (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-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?
No In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
Yes Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
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 requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
depends on specific proposals
Yes Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
Yes Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Yes Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
Local communities should determine safety regulations
No Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
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?
Yes Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
Yes Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon?
No Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support?
repairing crumbling infrastructure eliminating redlining by banks, insurance companies, and appraisers expanding medicaid

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