| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
David Trone: Fight for women's right to choose; he's 100% pro-choice.
Deb Haaland: Backs women's right to make their own reproductive decisions.
Kevin Hern: All life is sacred and begins at conception.
Ayanna Pressley: Abortion is a woman's right.
Debbie Lesko: Life begins at conception and must be protected.
Budget & Economy|
Andy Martin: Eliminate deficit spending.
Dusty Johnson: Supports the tax cut but wants to stop debt from growing.
Kevin Hern: Reduce business regulations; economic growth will follow.
Lori Trahan: Restore economic fairness to all, not just those at top.
Troy Balderson: Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.
Troy Balderson: Close Ohio's $8 billion budget deficit without raising taxes.
Ayanna Pressley: Federal projects can spur economic growth.
Rashida Tlaib: Will propose new Civil Rights Act, Justice for All.
Deb Haaland: Justice, dignity and safety for all the marginalized.
Dusty Johnson: Our Constitution is a pillar of American exceptionalism.
Kevin Hern: Marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman.
Lori Trahan: Close the pay gap: give women equal pay for equal work.
Ayanna Pressley: The LGBTQ community should be treated as equals.
Deb Haaland: A society where all get an equal shot starts with tax reform.
Ayanna Pressley: No one on Wall Street is bigger than the law.
David Trone: History of working with ACLU to help reform justice system.
Abigail Spanberger: Remove marijuana from federal Controlled Substances list.
David Trone: We can't accept government's response to fight opioid crisis.
Lori Trahan: Substance abuse culture must change: promote rehabilitation.
Amy Mcgrath: Medical marijuana can help PTSD and addiction.
Cindy Axne: All-day kindergarten for ALL kids, not just the lucky half.
Cindy Axne: Invest in STEM in schools, then trade schools OR college.
David Trone: Recruit, train, and retain high quality teachers.
Deb Haaland: Calls for big, smart investments in public education now.
Lori Trahan: High quality public education is key to our economic future.
Ayanna Pressley: Debt free college should be available for all.
Energy & Oil|
David Trone: Renewable solar energy is proven source; continue investment.
Lori Trahan: Supports alternative energy source with no barriers to entry.
Amy Mcgrath: Invest in renewable energy.
Amy Mcgrath: Climate change is a fact we can no longer deny.
Ayanna Pressley: We need to encourage renewable energy.
Jahana Hayes: Pro-actively protect natural assets, waterways, & open space.
Andy Kim: Stop gutting the EPA.
David Trone: Against proposal to cut EPA budget by $2.5B.
Deb Haaland: Fight for access to clean water, air, and housing.
Lori Trahan: Hold responsible those who pollute the biosphere.
Ayanna Pressley: Empower the EPA; strengthen clean air & water laws.
Families & Children|
Chrissy Houlahan: Voted for more resources for domestic violence victims.
David Trone: Supports the Childcare for Working Families Act.
Deb Haaland: National 6-months paid family leave program.
Kevin Hern: Fight to defend conservative family values.
Lori Trahan: Put working/middle class families first, not corporations.
Lori Trahan: Pass paid family leave and make it gender-neutral.
Ayanna Pressley: Paid family leave is a necessity.
Amy Mcgrath: America's role in the world is that of a unique leader.
Andy Levin: Need trade policy to support workers, planet, not free trade.
David Trone: Grow economy through fair trade agreements, not trade war.
Debbie Lesko: Free trade needs to be fair trade.
Debbie Lesko: Investment in education should be done locally.
Andy Levin: Supports election reform & overturning Citizens United.
Andy Kim: Disapproves of partisan redistricting and voter suppression.
Andy Martin: Term limits on members of congress & federal judges.
David Trone: Citizen's United must be overturned; we need transparency.
Deb Haaland: Won't take PAC money; will fight to overturn Citizens United.
Deb Haaland: Fight for government transparency and accountability.
Dusty Johnson: End out-of-control bureaucracies that rule by regulation.
Kevin Hern: Put an end to the typical behaviors of career politicians.
Lori Trahan: Ambitious campaign finance and voting reform plan.
Amy Mcgrath: Decisions like Citizens United hurt America.
David Trone: Work with both parties to pass common sense gun control.
Deb Haaland: We need 100% background checks, & close gun show loophole.
Kevin Hern: Pro 2nd Amendment; fight for gun rights for everyone.
Lori Trahan: Comprehensive background checks; no concealed carry.
Troy Balderson: Strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment; high ratings from NRA.
Amy Mcgrath: Gun regulation is a necessity.
Ayanna Pressley: Gun control needs to be implemented now.
Debbie Lesko: The second amendment provides an essential right.
Cindy Axne: Protect Medicare Advantage program for Iowa seniors.
Chuy Garcia: Supports single-payer system, based on Medicare.
David Trone: Close Medicaid coverage gap and expand it into all 50 states.
Deb Haaland: We need Medicare for All, a national public health insurance.
Kevin Hern: Replace ObamaCare with free-market driven healthcare.
Lori Trahan: Defend & expand ObamaCare; as a right, not a privilege.
Troy Balderson: Repeal and replace ObamaCare, once and for all.
Amy Mcgrath: ObamaCare has taken the US a step in the right direction.
Ayanna Pressley: Obamacare should be further implemented.
David Trone: Veterans deserve aid; empty thank you's aren't helping them.
Deb Haaland: The Veterans deserve good health care and help finding jobs.
Dusty Johnson: Advocate for veterans; keep promises to heroes.
Troy Balderson: Veterans owed care, support and services on their return.
Debbie Lesko: The military should have the best equipment around.
Chrissy Houlahan: Fix immigration and give DREAMers a path to citizenship.
Chuy Garcia: ICE should treat immigrants humanely or be cancelled.
David Trone: Advocate for immigrants; supports pathway to citizenship.
Deb Haaland: Immigration reform: stop deportation, protect DREAMers.
Dusty Johnson: Enforce border security law; plus merit-based immigration.
Kevin Hern: Enforce existing immigration laws & secure the borders.
Lori Trahan: Work to fix broken immigration system & protect rights.
Troy Balderson: Build wall to keep out illegals: deport those here.
Ayanna Pressley: America needs to be immigrant friendly.
Debbie Lesko: The border needs to be secure like Trump says.
Chrissy Houlahan: Women should receive equal pay for equal work.
Chuy Garcia: Education + training + funding = good paying jobs created.
David Trone: Fight for equal pay for women and paid family leave.
David Trone: Increase minimum wage; then tie to inflation.
Deb Haaland: Pro-union; advocate for fair trade policies for unions.
Deb Haaland: $15/hr minimum wage and a federal job guarantee program.
Ayanna Pressley: A higher Federal minimum wage is beneficial.
Principles & Values|
Lori Trahan: Fight to protect shared values.
Troy Balderson: Relies on his Christian faith to be his compass in life.
Dan McCready: Protect Social Security and Medicare from privatization.
Cindy Axne: Will fight against social security privatization.
David Trone: Social Security works but needs cap raised on taxable wages.
Deb Haaland: Increase Social Security by ending the cap on taxable income.
Lori Trahan: Fight to keep Social Security uncut & safe for seniors.
Amy Mcgrath: Expand Social Security to include teachers.
Ayanna Pressley: Social Security is crucial and must not be cut.
David Trone: An equitable tax system means wealthy pay fair share.
Kevin Hern: Wants simplified tax system, keep more money in your pockets.
Lori Trahan: Bring equity back to tax code; close loopholes for wealthy.
Troy Balderson: Road to good paying jobs is cutting taxes & keeping them low.
Ayanna Pressley: Our tax code should relieve the 99%.
Debbie Lesko: I have never seen a tax I didn't want to cut.
Andy Kim: Greater investment in fast-growing STEM industries.
David Trone: Infrastructure 2.0 Act: set up bank to fund repairs.
Deb Haaland: Supports net neutrality and public internet infrastructure.
Lori Trahan: Unlock public funds for infrastructure upgrades.
Ayanna Pressley: Spending on infrastructure will benefit Americans.
War & Peace|
Dan McCready: Mission & strategy needed before going to war.
David Trone: Strong advocate for our valued ally, the State of Israel.
Deb Haaland: Supports diplomacy over violence; force must be last resort.