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Trey Gowdy’s policies on domestic policy issues

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Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Trey Gowdy votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Trey Gowdy votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Trey Gowdy votersNo, this decision should be based on crime rates instead of race or religion

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Party’s support baseYes, switch to a multi-member, proportionally selected redistricting system

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

  Party’s support baseYes, if the government considers you too dangerous to board a plane you should not be able to buy a gun


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Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Trey Gowdy votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Trey Gowdy votersNo

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?

  Trey Gowdy votersNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Trey Gowdy votersNo, I don’t respect anyone who does but they should have the right to do so

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Trey Gowdy votersNo, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrant

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)?

  Trey Gowdy votersNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Trey Gowdy votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Party’s support baseNo, eliminate the income cap on taxable earnings and stop spending current funds on other programs instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Trey Gowdy votersNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced