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16PVS_Q11A on Nov 8, 2016

Political Group Survey: the PVS survey question on taxes & budget
Source: Political Courage Test
The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads." Also see the CC survey question on income taxes; the CC survey question on inheritance taxes; and the PVS survey question on


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Question 11: Higher taxes on the wealthy Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Tax Reform
  • Headline: Supports tax increases to balance the budget (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Opposes tax increases, even to balance the budget (Score: -2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 16PVS_Q11A

Anthony Brown s1+Maryland Democrat 
Val Demings s1+Florida Democrat 
Dwight Evans s1+Pennsylvania Democrat 
Vicente Gonzalez s1+Texas Democrat 
Josh Gottheimer s2-New Jersey Democrat 
Ruben Kihuen s1+Nevada Democrat 
Raja Krishnamoorthi s1+Illinois Democrat 
Stephanie Murphy s1+Florida Democrat 
Jimmy Panetta s1+California Democrat 
Jamie Raskin s1+Maryland Democrat 
Darren Soto s2-Florida Democrat 



Republicans participating in 16PVS_Q11A

Don Bacon s2-Nebraska Republican 
Jim Banks s2-Indiana Republican 
Jack Bergman s2-Michigan Republican 
Andy Biggs s2-Arizona Republican 
Ted Budd s2-North Carolina Republican 
James Comer s2-Kentucky Republican 
Neal Dunn s2-Florida Republican 
John Faso s2-New York Republican 
Drew Ferguson s2-Georgia Republican 
Matt Gaetz s2-Florida Republican 
Mike Gallagher s2-Wisconsin Republican 
Tom Garrett s2-Virginia Republican 
Mike Johnson s2-Louisiana Republican 
David Kustoff s2-Tennessee Republican 
Jason Lewis s2-Minnesota Republican 
Roger Marshall s2-Kansas Republican 
Brian Mast s2-Florida Republican 
Paul Mitchell s2-Michigan Republican 
John Rutherford s2-Florida Republican 
Scott Taylor s2-Virginia Republican 
Claudia Tenney s1+New York Republican 



Independents participating in 16PVS_Q11A



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 11
Republicans: 21
Independents: 0


















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