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Patrick Ryan's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Patrick Ryan 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.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I am pro-choice and a staunch defender of women’s access to reproductive healthcare. " https://patryanforcongress.com/priorities/women/ (patryanforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I support a progressive tax plan that funds key investments in people and makes the wealthy and big businesses pay their fair share. " https://patryanforcongress.com/priorities/economy/ (patryanforcongress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Make smart investments in infrastructure" https://patryanforcongress.com/priorities/economy/ (patryanforcongress.com)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Make corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes" https://patryanforcongress.com/priorities/economy/ (patryanforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Providing access to high-quality schools to all Americans, regardless of their backgrounds, will lead to a stronger economy and live up to the American ideal of equal opportunity. To do this, we must adequately fund public schools instead of focusing on vouchers and charter schools. " https://patryanforcongress.com/priorities/education-workforce-development/ (patryanforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Make major investments in wind & solar energy" https://patryanforcongress.com/priorities/protecting-our-environment/ (patryanforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Rejoin the Paris Climate Accords" https://patryanforcongress.com/priorities/protecting-our-environment/ (patryanforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Common Sense Gun Violence Prevention Policies I support: Banning assault-style weapons. Universal background checks. Banning bump stocks. Banning high capacity magazines. Preventing straw purchases. No-buy lists for domestic abusers and suspected terrorists. Allow the CDC to study gun violence and provide funding studies." https://patryanforcongress.com/priorities/gun-violence/ (patryanforcongress.com)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Knocking on doors across our district, people share how they felt when the weight of the worry of healthcare was lifted off their shoulders with the ACA and how much anxiety they feel about Trump & Faso taking their healthcare away again." https://patryanforcongress.com/priorities/healthcare-2/ (patryanforcongress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred 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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Today, there are millions of immigrants working hard, going to school, raising families, and serving in our military who are being threatened with exile from the place they call home. No person should have to live with this cloud looming over them, and Congress needs to do its part in passing comprehensive immigration reform." https://patryanforcongress.com/priorities/protecting-our-immigrants/ (patryanforcongress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred 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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Limiting nuclear activity by supporting the Iran deal and pursuing diplomacy with North Korea" https://patryanforcongress.com/priorities/stopping-endless-war/ (patryanforcongress.com)
No Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Revising and limiting the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) which was created in 2001 and is still used to justify American involvement across the world" https://patryanforcongress.com/priorities/stopping-endless-war/ (patryanforcongress.com)

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Candidate Answer

Official Position: Candidate had the Political Courage to address this issue directly.

Inferred Answer

Inferred Position: Candidate refused to address this issue directly, but Vote Smart inferred this issue position based on the candidate's public statements, voting record, and evaluations from special interest groups.

Unknown Answer

Unknown Position: Candidate refused to address this issue.

Vote Smart's Research: Click on this icon to reveal more information about this candidate's position.

Other or Expanded Principles & Legislative Priorities are entered exactly as the candidate has submitted it. Vote Smart does not edit for misspelled words, punctuation or grammar.

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