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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Public statementsPro-choice

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Stay At Home Order

Should the government enforce a “stay-at-home” order to combat the coronavirus?

  Party’s support baseYes


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Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun?

  Public statementsYes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training

Domestic Policy  ›  Trump Impeachment

Do you support the impeachment of President Donald Trump?

  Public statementsYes, and Trump should resign from office

Social  ›  Marital Rape

Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, and consentual sex with a spouse under the age of 18 should be classified as statutory rape

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Public statementsYes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Public statementsYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Domestic Policy  ›  Insurrection Act

Should the President of the United States have the power to deploy military troops in order to stop protests?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

Should the federal government institute a mandatory buyback of assault weapons?

  Public statementsNo, it should be voluntary with strong financial incentives instead

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

Should health insurers be allowed to deny coverage to individuals who have a pre-existing condition?

  Public statementsNo, it is immoral to deny health insurance to people with pre-existing conditions

Social  ›  Religious Freedom Act

Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs?

  Public statementsNo, all customers deserve to be treated equally

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs?

  Public statementsNo, but shorten the lifespan of drug patents

Domestic Policy  ›  COVID-19 School Closures

Should the state government order schools to provide online only classes in order to combat coronavirus?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the U.S. raise taxes on the rich?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

Should adults that are illegally attempting to cross the U.S. border be separated from their children?

  Public statementsNo, and we should make it easier for immigrants to legally enter the country

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the United States?

  Public statementsNo, and we should increase the amount of immigrants we currently allow into the country

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

  Public statementsNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Public statementsYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Public statementsNo, this would increase the risk of accidental shootings

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Public statementsNo, targeting Muslims is unconstitutional, racist, and incendiary

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

Should the redrawing of Congressional districts be controlled by an independent, non-partisan commission?

  Public statementsYes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting

Education  ›  Student Loans

Do you support increasing taxes for the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans?

  Public statementsYes, and increase government funding so every student receives a free college education

Social  ›  Government Mandates

Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Free College for All

Should the federal government pay for tuition at four-year colleges and universities?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Gender Identity

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws?

  Public statementsYes, and the government should do more to protect minorities from discrimination

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border?

  Public statementsNo, but increase our military presence along the southern border

the Economy  ›  Paid Sick Leave

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member?

  Public statementsYes, the lack of paid sick leave is unfair to working men and women

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatory

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Public statementsNo, the U.S. should encourage Iran to disarm through diplomatic channels

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Public statementsYes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Voting recordNo

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

Should people on the “no-fly list” be banned from purchasing guns and ammunition?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, but not until the no-fly list screening process is improved for accuracy and includes due process

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

Should foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for American elections?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Public statementsNo, and automatically register every citizen to vote when they turn 18

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Public statementsYes, and immediately release anyone serving time solely for drug offenses

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, but I prefer switching to a single payer healthcare system

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities?

  Public statementsNo, too many non-violent immigrants are being deported

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Mail In Ballot

Should the US have a mail-in ballot process for whole states in local, state, and federal elections?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, anyone who pays taxes should have the right to vote

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, it is a symbol of racism, separatism and treason

the Environment  ›  Fracking

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor?

  Public statementsYes, and ban all political donations and publicly fund elections

Domestic Policy  ›  NSA Domestic Surveillance

Should the NSA (National Security Agency) be allowed to collect basic metadata of citizen’s phone calls such as numbers, timestamps, and call durations?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Public statementsYes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by the first amendment?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Public statementsYes, but allow people to use private insurance

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, we should embrace the diversity that immigrants add to our country

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state?

  Public statementsYes, and they should also be eligible for financial assistance and scholarships

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Public statementsNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

Should the government give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry?

  Public statementsYes, the government should support more sustainable energy technologies

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Voting recordYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

Should victims of gun violence be allowed to sue firearms dealers and manufacturers?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Border Security

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy?

  Public statementsNo, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas

the Environment  ›  Alaska Wildlife Refuge

Should drilling be allowed in the Alaska Wildlife Refuge?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Net Neutrality

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should the U.S. raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Public statementsRaise

the Economy  ›  Corporate Mega Mergers

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, and the government should break up existing mega corporations

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Julian Castro voterbaseDecrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrant

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

Should the US increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?

  Julian Castro voterbaseIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, torture is inhumane, unethical, and violates the 8th amendment

Social  ›  Euthanasia

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, reduce military spending instead

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Public statementsWe should give equal support to Israel and Palestine.

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

Should people be required to work in order to receive Medicaid?

  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?

  Party’s support baseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

Should the President be able to authorize military force against Al-Qaeda without Congressional approval?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Public statementsYes, everyone should receive an income to cover basic necessities including food and housing

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, and political campaigns should be publicly funded

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Soleimani

Do you support the killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

Should the federal government be allowed to negotiate drug prices for Medicare?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, we should respect all cultural traditions

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

Should there be a 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after they leave the government?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, and ban all forms of lobbying

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

  Public statementsFewer, current benefits do not provide enough support

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

Should the U.S. provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, and cut ties with Saudi Arabia until they end their human rights violations

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Public statementsHelp

Foreign Policy  ›  North Korea Military Strikes

Should the U.S. conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Public statementsYes, and we should create more social programs to help prevent and rehabilitate criminals

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Public statementsYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

Should the Supreme Court be reformed to include more seats and term limits on judges?

  Public statementsYes, but only reform to impose term limits on judges

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

Should the U.S. withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement?

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  First Amendment

Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, but do not waste money removing existing references

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Public statementsYes, and drastically increase the current amount of programs

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Public statementsNo, teach to each student's potential instead of uniform testing

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

Do you support mandatory minimum prison sentences for people charged with drug possession?

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Public statementsNo, but reroute the pipeline away from Native American land

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate?

  Public statementsYes, and all income should be taxed at the same rate

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

  Public statementsYes, but not for cosmetics

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

  Public statementsYes, but in the form of increased spending on infrastructure

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Public statementsIncrease

the Economy  ›  Overtime Pay

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours?

  Public statementsYes, and the government should do more to protect workers’ rights

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Public statementsYes, but we should accept much more than the proposed 10,000 refugees

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

Should the government be allowed to seize private property, with reasonable compensation, for public or civic use?

  Party influenceYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the U.S. send ground troops into Syria to fight ISIS?

  Public statementsYes, send a few hundred ground troops

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, only to gather intelligence, not to kill suspected terrorists

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

Should the United States pull all military troops out of Afghanistan?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare?

  Julian Castro voterbaseLess, we should increase funding to improve the current system instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, this will disadvantage low income seniors whose life expectancy is lower than wealthier seniors

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to the United States be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, unless they have committed an act of terrorism

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Public statementsYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Public statementsNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Science  ›  GMO Labels

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, consumers have a right to know what is in their food

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Public statementsNo, and increase it at a progressive rate

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?

  Public statementsYes, NAFTA helps lower the prices of consumer products

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

Should the U.S. increase tariffs on imported products from China?

  Public statementsNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the President offer tax breaks to individual companies to keep jobs in the U.S.?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, but drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, we should not legitimize ISIS as a sovereign entity

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, we deserve to know who the bank gives money to

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  College Sports and COVID

Should college sports be played in the fall of 2020?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, we should pursue diplomatic options instead

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, and refusing to defend other NATO countries sets a dangerous precedent for the balance of global power

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Public statementsYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should U.S. citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, spying on our allies severely damages our reputation abroad

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

Should the U.S. government grant immunity to Edward Snowden?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, he should be protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, property taxes are the most reliable and consistent form of state revenue

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, privately managed accounts will jeopardize the financial security of senior citizens

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Voting recordYes, but not at the expense of funding public schools

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, adjust them yearly for cost of living

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

Should the U.S. sell military weapons to India in order to counter Chinese and Russian influence?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, and we should increase diplomatic efforts to resolve conflicts peacefully

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, all airstrikes should be conducted through UN coordination

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes, it will bring economic growth to all countries involved

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, and foreign governments should not move their embassies there

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, customers should pay the sales tax from the seller’s state

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as the local environment is not compromised

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter?

  Julian Castro voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, classify it as a commodity

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, the U.S. does not need to expand its global footprint at this time

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Julian Castro voterbaseNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced