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Steven Reynolds' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Steven Reynolds has refused 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.

Unknown Position Unknown Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? View Citations

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  • "I pledge to the people of #TN0 #NotOneDime" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/968182009322405890 (twitter.com)
  • "Is it an election or an auction? Our country desperately needs campaign finance reform and a carefully crafted bill to overturn Citizens United. #TN04 I will not sell you out to the highest bidder. #FromTN4TN" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/934439763414847488 (twitter.com)
  • "[…] I'm proud of my campaign promise to accept no money from the NRA, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Banking & the defense industries.The people of this country want elected officials who protect them, not special interest groups." https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/977669257705254912 (twitter.com)
  • "I declined money from the NRA in 2016 for the same reasons I decline money from the pharmaceutical, Healthcare,banking and defense industry. I’m the only candidate in #TN04 to take this pledge. #StudentsStandUp " https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/966507105661440001 (twitter.com)
  • "Is it an election or an auction? Our country desperately needs campaign finance reform and a carefully crafted bill to overturn Citizens United. #TN04 I will not sell you out to the highest bidder. #FromTN4TN" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/934439763414847488 (twitter.com)
  • "I pledge to the people of #TN0 #NotOneDime" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/968182009322405890 (twitter.com)
  • "[…] I'm proud of my campaign promise to accept no money from the NRA, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Banking & the defense industries.The people of this country want elected officials who protect them, not special interest groups." https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/977669257705254912 (twitter.com)
  • "I declined money from the NRA in 2016 for the same reasons I decline money from the pharmaceutical, Healthcare,banking and defense industry. I’m the only candidate in #TN04 to take this pledge. #StudentsStandUp " https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/966507105661440001 (twitter.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

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  • " I support sustainable infrastructure funding. We need leaders with the courage to do the right thing for our country." https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/962135298602864640 (twitter.com)
  • ""We have to raise the debt by 1.5 trillion in order to lower the debt"has to be one of the poorest,most illogical arguments of my lifetime. I believe in real bipartisan #TaxReform but this is bad policy and dangerous to our national security." https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/943340852428115968 (twitter.com)
  • "I oppose the current #FarmBill that cuts funding to promote farmers markets and local food" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/986786393333620736 (twitter.com)
  • " I support sustainable infrastructure funding. We need leaders with the courage to do the right thing for our country." https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/962135298602864640 (twitter.com)
  • ""We have to raise the debt by 1.5 trillion in order to lower the debt"has to be one of the poorest,most illogical arguments of my lifetime. I believe in real bipartisan #TaxReform but this is bad policy and dangerous to our national security." https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/943340852428115968 (twitter.com)
  • "I oppose the current #FarmBill that cuts funding to promote farmers markets and local food" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/986786393333620736 (twitter.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

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  • "'I am against vouchers and charters. I want to eliminate unfunded mandates. Let's properly fund public education.' #FromTN4TN" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/928418324576391168 (twitter.com)
  • "'I am against vouchers and charters. I want to eliminate unfunded mandates. Let's properly fund public education.' #FromTN4TN" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/928418324576391168 (twitter.com)
  • " My children and I are a proud product of Tennessee public education, so you can count on me to fight to improve classroom environments, student resources, and teacher compensation and supports and to be against private school vouchers and public funding of charter schools." https://www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com/platform (www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com)
  • " My children and I are a proud product of Tennessee public education, so you can count on me to fight to improve classroom environments, student resources, and teacher compensation and supports and to be against private school vouchers and public funding of charter schools." https://www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com/platform (www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

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  • "Our most valuable resource and vital for our children’s future, but the investment is also good business for beautiful Tennessee." https://www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com/copy-of-platform (www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com)
  • "Our most valuable resource and vital for our children’s future, but the investment is also good business for beautiful Tennessee." https://www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com/copy-of-platform (www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

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  • "'Funding research and incentivizing corporations to help us preserve & improve our environment is essential. Innovation is key.' #FromTN4TN" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/928424017383641088 (twitter.com)
  • "Today on #EarthDay, I’m proud to announce my pledge to seek the application of World Heritage status for Fall Creek Falls Park located in #TN04. If successful, this status will preserve the park forever & transform the local economy. #FromTN4TN" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/988104780710055937 (twitter.com)
  • "Rutherford County and District 4, you need a Congressman who will demand answers and transparency! This is a serious environmental concern and #TN04 deserves answers. #Reynolds4environment" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/932755132282015745 (twitter.com)
  • "Our most valuable resource and vital for our children’s future, but the investment is also good business for beautiful Tennessee." https://www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com/copy-of-platform (www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com)
  • "Today on #EarthDay, I’m proud to announce my pledge to seek the application of World Heritage status for Fall Creek Falls Park located in #TN04. If successful, this status will preserve the park forever & transform the local economy. #FromTN4TN" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/988104780710055937 (twitter.com)
  • "Rutherford County and District 4, you need a Congressman who will demand answers and transparency! This is a serious environmental concern and #TN04 deserves answers. #Reynolds4environment" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/932755132282015745 (twitter.com)
  • "Our most valuable resource and vital for our children’s future, but the investment is also good business for beautiful Tennessee." https://www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com/copy-of-platform (www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com)
  • "'Funding research and incentivizing corporations to help us preserve & improve our environment is essential. Innovation is key.' #FromTN4TN" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/928424017383641088 (twitter.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

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  • "'I'm a pro 2A Democrat but we need weapons of war off of American streets.'" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/928422633871495168 (twitter.com)
  • "As a Civil Libertarian and staunch Constitutionalist, I strongly believe in the constitutionally protected right for all people to live their lives in liberty." https://www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com/copy-of-platform (www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com)
  • "I support the 2nd and responsible firearm ownership but #EnoughIsEnough #FloridaSchoolShooting" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/963935245497262081 (twitter.com)
  • "Proud to have earned @MomsDemand candidate distinction on National Gun Violence Awareness Day. #WearOrange" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/1002671099598000130 (twitter.com)
  • "'I'm a pro 2A Democrat but we need weapons of war off of American streets.'" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/928422633871495168 (twitter.com)
  • "As a Civil Libertarian and staunch Constitutionalist, I strongly believe in the constitutionally protected right for all people to live their lives in liberty." https://www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com/copy-of-platform (www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com)
  • "I support the 2nd and responsible firearm ownership but #EnoughIsEnough #FloridaSchoolShooting" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/963935245497262081 (twitter.com)
  • "Proud to have earned @MomsDemand candidate distinction on National Gun Violence Awareness Day. #WearOrange" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/1002671099598000130 (twitter.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

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  • "It’s no surprise that healthcare premiums are skyrocketing without the mandate. More & More Americans are starting to realize that Universal coverage thru #MedicareForAll is the only moral and economic answer to our healthcare issue." https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/991367940049121280 (twitter.com)
  • "How we treat our sick, poor, and most vulnerable defines our country, which is why I fully support Universal, Single-Payer Healthcare.  It is the best return on investment AND it is the moral choice." https://www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com/platform (www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com)
  • "It’s no surprise that healthcare premiums are skyrocketing without the mandate. More & More Americans are starting to realize that Universal coverage thru #MedicareForAll is the only moral and economic answer to our healthcare issue." https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/991367940049121280 (twitter.com)
  • "How we treat our sick, poor, and most vulnerable defines our country, which is why I fully support Universal, Single-Payer Healthcare.  It is the best return on investment AND it is the moral choice." https://www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com/platform (www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

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  • "Support fair and safe pathways for immigrants to become proud American citizens and contributors to our society." https://www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com/copy-of-platform (www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com)
  • "Support fair and safe pathways for immigrants to become proud American citizens and contributors to our society." https://www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com/copy-of-platform (www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com)
  • "'We are a country of refugees. I will preserve our country's reputation for welcoming displaced persons from around the world.' #FromTN4TN" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/928424812296527873 (twitter.com)
  • "'We are a country of refugees. I will preserve our country's reputation for welcoming displaced persons from around the world.' #FromTN4TN" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/928424812296527873 (twitter.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

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  • "Yes. Federally taxed and earmarked for drug rehabilitation, children’s nutrition, and mental healthcare." https://www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com/copy-of-platform (www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com)
  • "I'm proposing a 20% Federal excise tax on all legal sales of Cannabis earmarked specifically to fund these programs of enforcement and treatment." https://www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com/copy-of-platform (www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com)
  • "Yes. Federally taxed and earmarked for drug rehabilitation, children’s nutrition, and mental healthcare." https://www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com/copy-of-platform (www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com)
  • "I'm proposing a 20% Federal excise tax on all legal sales of Cannabis earmarked specifically to fund these programs of enforcement and treatment." https://www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com/copy-of-platform (www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com)
  • "I support all efforts to reschedule and decriminalize #cannabis on the Federal level. My plan calls for a Federal tax on all legal sales and earmarking that revenue specifically for drug rehabilitation, mental healthcare & child nutrition programs. #420Day" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/987372392761700352 (twitter.com)
  • "I support all efforts to reschedule and decriminalize #cannabis on the Federal level. My plan calls for a Federal tax on all legal sales and earmarking that revenue specifically for drug rehabilitation, mental healthcare & child nutrition programs. #420Day" https://twitter.com/Reynolds4Rep/status/987372392761700352 (twitter.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations

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  • "Protecting our country is a top federal priority; however, we should exhaust all diplomatic efforts before resorting to legal military action." https://www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com/copy-of-platform (www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com)
  • "Protecting our country is a top federal priority; however, we should exhaust all diplomatic efforts before resorting to legal military action." https://www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com/copy-of-platform (www.stevenreynoldsforcongress.com)

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