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U.S. Representative

John Joyce

Background Info

Born in 1957 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Joyce graduated from Temple University School of Medicine with an MD degree in 1983. He founded a private medical practice, Altoona Dermatology Associates, which he ran until 2018. In 2018, he was elected to the US House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 13th district. He is currently up for reelection in 2020.

Immigration

  • SUPPORTS THE 2017 MUSLIM BAN

  • OPPOSES AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

  • SUPPORTS REPEAL AND DISMANTLEMENT OF DACA PROGRAM 

  • OPPOSES THE EXISTENCE OF SANCTUARY CITIES 

  • SUPPORTS BORDER WALL PROPOSAL, AND SUPPORTS USING EMERGENCY FUNDS TO BUILD BORDER WALL

Gun Control

  • OPPOSES BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR MOST GUN SALES

  • HAS RECEIVED A "A" 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

  • OPPOSES EPA REGULATIONS ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

  • HAS RECEIVED A "3/100" RATING FROM THE LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS

  • SUPPORTS OPENING THE ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE RESERVE TO OIL DRILLING

  • OPPOSES THE PASSAGE AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL

Healthcare

  • SUPPORTS THE REPEAL AND DISMANTLEMENT OF OBAMACARE

  • OPPOSES 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

  • OPPOSES SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND LGBT RIGHTS

  • SUPPORTS BANNING ABORTIONS IN ALL CASES AFTER 20 WEEKS AND SUPPORTS THE REPEAL OF ABORTION RIGHTS

  • OPPOSES ENDING QUALIFIED IMMUNITY OR DEFUNDING THE POLICE

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

Student Loan Debt

  • OPPOSES GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED STUDENT LOAN DEBT REFINANCING

  • SUPPORTS THE CONTINUATION OF FEDERAL STUDENT AID PROGRAMS

  • SUPPORTS LIMITING STUDENT LOAN DEBT INTEREST RATES

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

  • OPPOSES THE IMPOSITION OF FEDERAL COMMON CORE EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS ON THE STATES

Foreign Policy

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

  • SUPPORTS SANCTIONING CHINESE OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN MISTREATMENT OF UYGHURS

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

  • SUPPORTS THE TWO-STATE SOLUTION MOVEMENT

  • SUPPORTS PUNISHING CORPORATIONS OR ORGANIZATIONS THAT INTENTIONALLY BOYCOTT ISRAEL

  • SUPPORTS THE WITHDRAWAL OF US TROOPS FROM NORTHERN SYRIA

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

  • OPPOSES 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 SOME GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS ON THE BANKING INDUSTRY

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

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

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