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U.S. Representative 

Conor Lamb

Background Info

Born in Washington, D.C., in 1984, Lamb's father was the Democratic Majority Leader in the Pennsylvania State Senate. He graduated from the University Pennsylvania Law School in 2009 with a J.D. degree. Lamb then served as a Assistant United States Attorney from 2014 to 2017, and also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Lamb was elected to serve Pennsylvania's 18th district in a 2018 special election, before winning a seat in Pennsylvania's 17th district in the general election later that year. Lamb is currently up for reelection in 2020.

Immigration

  • OPPOSES THE 2017 MUSLIM BAN

  • SUPPORTS AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

  • OPPOSES REPEAL OF DACA PROGRAM

  • OPPOSES BORDER WALL PROPOSAL

Gun Control

  • SUPPORTS UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS

  • HAS RECEIVED A "F" RATING FROM THE NRA

  • SUPPORTS BANNING GUN SALES FOR PEOPLE CURRENTLY ON THE NO-FLY LIST

  • OPPOSES REPEALING THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION

Climate Change

  • SUPPORTS EPA REGULATIONS ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

  • HAS RECEIVED A "85/100" RATING FROM THE LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS

  • OPPOSES OPENING THE ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE RESERVE TO OIL DRILLING

  • OPPOSES THE PASSAGE AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL

Healthcare

  • OPPOSES THE REPEAL AND DISMANTLEMENT OF OBAMACARE

  • SUPPORTS LIMITING THE COSTS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

  • OPPOSES DECREASING FEDERAL FUNDING FOR MEDICAID

  • SUPPORTS REDUCING THE USE OF OPIOIDS TO TREAT LONG-TERM PAIN, AND SUPPORTS FUNDING FOR ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTERS

Social Issues

  • SUPPORTS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND LGBT RIGHTS

  • OPPOSES BANNING ABORTIONS AND OPPOSES THE REPEAL OF ABORTION RIGHTS

  • SUPPORTS ENDING QUALIFIED IMMUNITY, NO STATEMENT ON DEFUNDING THE POLICE

  • SUPPORTS RE-TRAINING POLICE OFFICERS WITH NEW DE-ESCALATION TACTICS AND INCREASING FUNDING FOR BODY CAMERAS

Student Loan Debt

  • SUPPORTS GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED STUDENT LOAN DEBT REFINANCING

  • SUPPORTED THE CONTINUATION OF FEDERAL STUDENT AID PROGRAMS SUCH AS PELL GRANTS

  • SUPPORTS STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS FOR DISABLED VETERANS

  • SUPPORTS CONTINUING AND EXPANDING LOAN RELIEF PROGRAMS FOR PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS

  • SUPPORTS EFFORTS TO EDUCATE PARENTS AND STUDENTS ON THE RISKS OF STUDENT LOAN DEBT

  • SUPPORTS COMMON CORE EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS, BUT WANTS TO CHANGE HOW THE PROGRAM IS IMPLEMENTED AT THE STATE LEVEL

Foreign Policy

  • SUPPORTS THE CONDEMNATION OF CHINA FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AGAINST UYGHUR MINORITY

  • SUPPORTS SANCTIONING CHINESE OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN MISTREATMENT OF UYGHURS

  • OPPOSED THE RELOCATION OF U.S. EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV TO JERAUSELEM

  • SUPPORTS THE TWO-STATE SOLUTION MOVEMENT

  • OPPOSED THE WITHDRAWAL OF US TROOPS FROM NORTHERN SYRIA

  • OPPOSES TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING THE ADMISSION OF SYRIAN REFUGEES INTO U.S.

  • SUPPORTS ENDING US MILITARY ASSISTANCE TO SAUDI FORCES IN YEMEN

Economy and Taxes

  • SUPPORTS SIGNIFICANTLY LOWERING FEDERAL INCOME TAXES, CORPORATE TAXES, AND CAPITAL GAINS TAX FOR THE TOP 1% OF EARNERS

  • SUPPORTS EXPANDING TAX CREDITS

  • SUPPORTS INCREASING TAX DEDUCTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

  • SUPPORTS REPEALING GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS ON THE BANKING INDUSTRY

  • SUPPORTS CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION REGULATIONS AIMED AT PROTECTING RACIAL MINORITIES IN BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

  • OPPOSES ABOLISHING THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS)

* Information compiled from a variety of sources including FiveThirtyEight, Congress.gov, Politico, New York Times, Washington Post, candidate websites, etc.

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