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Amy McGrath on Government Reform

 

 


Implement term limits, require release of tax returns

TO CLEAN UP WASHINGTON, WE NEED TO: I have received donations from all 120 Kentucky counties--and the average donation is $36. That's democracy speaking and that kind of movement can inspire real leaders to run. Our country needs to get back to that. I pledge to work for you, not for corporations, lobbyists, or other special interests. I pledge to run a campaign that is financially transparent. And I pledge never to use my office for personal gain or to obtain special privileges not available to other Americans.
Source: 2020 Kentucky Senate campaign website AmyMcGrath.com , Jun 30, 2020

We must protect election process from foreign interference

Additionally, we know that Russia tried to undermine one of our greatest treasures, our democratic process. As an American, I'm disappointed that Congress has failed to address this national security threat and deeply concerned given what is at stake. I will support legislation to protect our election process from foreign interference, legislation that Sen. McConnell single-handedly blocked for months.
Source: 2020 Kentucky Senate campaign website AmyMcGrath.com , Jun 30, 2020

I served in the military for 24 years; I voted by mail

On voting: "Every Kentuckian needs to have a voice, and you should not have to put your health in danger to vote," McGrath said. "That's why we need more funding for mail-in voting. The federal government needs to help states now to be able to do this. We need to make sure we're supporting the United States Postal Service. The bottom line is that I served in the military for 24 years. I voted by mail for 24 years. It worked just fine for me. We can do this and it's the right thing to do right now."
Source: The Advocate-Messenger on 2020 Kentucky Senate race , May 10, 2020

Decisions like Citizens United hurt America

"Big money drives lawmakers to cower to special interests, and mutes the conversations needed for public good. Citizens United˙was one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in modern history."

The Court's decision allows a tidal wave of unlimited and undisclosed donations by corporations under the guise of "free speech." The Court wrongly believed that a company's million-dollar campaign donation would not dictate the policy decisions of elected officials.

Source: 2018 KY-6 House campaign website AmyMcgrathForCongress.com , Jul 4, 2018

PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations.

McGrath supports the PVS survey question on regulating campaign donations

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 18PVS-16 on Aug 1, 2018

Judicially liberal, according to CC survey.

McGrath opposes the Christian Coalition survey question on judicial Constitutionalism

The Christian Coalition inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Appointing Judges Who Will Adhere to a Strict Interpretation of the Constitution?' Self-description by Christian Coalition of America: "These guides help give voters a clear understanding of where candidates stand on important pro-family issues" for all Senate and Presidential candidates.

Source: CC Survey 20CC-1A on Sep 10, 2020

2017-18 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Government Reform: Amy McGrath on other issues:
KY Gubernatorial:
Adam Edelen
Alison Grimes
Andy Beshear
Ben Chandler
Elaine Chao
Jim Gray
Matt Bevin
Robert Goforth
Rocky Adkins
KY Senatorial:
C. Wesley Morgan
Charles Booker
Jim Gray
Mary Ann Tobin
Mitch McConnell
Rand Paul
Steven Cox

Freshman class of 2019:
"Freshman class" means "not in Congress in January 2017", with exceptions:
* Special election, so sworn in other than Jan. 2019
** Served in Congress in a previous term
*** Lost recount or general election
Freshman class of January 2019 (Republicans):
AZ-8*:Lesko
CA-39***:Kim
FL-6:Waltz ; FL-15:Spano ; FL-17:Steube
GA-7:Woodall
ID-1**:Fulcher
IN-4:Baird
IN-6:Pence
KS-2:Watkins
MN-1:Hagedorn ; MN-8:Stauber
MS-3:Guest
MT-0*:Gianforte
NC-9***:Harris
ND-a:Armstrong
NM-2***:Herrell
OH-12*:Balderson ; OH-16:Gonzalez
OK-1:Hern
PA-9:Meuser ; PA-11**:Smucker ; PA-12*:Keller ; PA-13:Joyce ; PA-14:Reschenthaler
SC-4:Timmons
SD-0:Johnson
TN-2:Burchett ; TN-6:Rose ; TN-7:Green
TX-2:Crenshaw ; TX-3:Taylor ; TX-5:Gooden ; TX-6:Wright ; TX-21:Roy ; TX-27*:Cloud
VA-5:Riggleman ; VA-6:Cline
WI-1:Steil
WV-3:Miller
Freshman class of January 2019 (Democrats):
AZ-2**:Kirkpatrick ; AZ-9:Stanton
CA-49:Levin ; CA-10:Harder ; CA-21:Cox ; CA-25:Hill ; CA-39:Cisneros ; CA-45:Porter ; CA-48:Rouda
CO-2:Neguse ; CO-6:Crow
CT-5:Hayes
FL-26:Mucarsel-Powell ; FL-27:Shalala
GA-6:McBath
HI-1**:Case
IA-1:Finkenauer ; IA-3:Axne
IL-4:Garcia ; IL-6:Casten ; IL-14:Underwood
KS-3:Davids
KY-6***:McGrath
MA-3:Trahan ; MA-7:Pressley
MD-6:Trone
ME-2:Golden
MI-8:Slotkin ; MI-9:Levin ; MI-13:Tlaib ; MI-13*:Jones ; MI-11:Stevens
MN-2:Craig ; MN-3:Phillips ; MN-5:Omar
NC-9***:McCready
NH-1:Pappas
NJ-2:Van Drew ; NJ-3:Kim ; NJ-7:Malinowski ; NJ-11:Sherrill
NM-1:Haaland ; NM-2:Torres Small
NV-3:Lee ; NV-4**:Horsford
NY-14:Ocasio-Cortez ; NY-11:Rose ; NY-19:Delgado ; NY-22:Brindisi ; NY-25:Morelle
OK-5:Horn
PA-4:Dean ; PA-5:Scanlon ; PA-6:Houlahan ; PA-7:Wild ; PA-17*:Lamb
SC-1:Cunningham
TX-7:Fletcher ; TX-16:Escobar ; TX-29:Garcia ; TX-32:Allred
UT-4:McAdams
VA-2:Luria ; VA-7:Spanberger ; VA-10:Wexton
WA-8:Schrier
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