Tom Emmer

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
US Representative
Political Affiliation:


Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Position based upon candidate record or extensive research

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should abortions be banned after 20 weeks, the point at which an unborn child can feel pain? Y Note: Co-sponsor, Life at Conception Act, H.R. 616,
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2. Do you oppose taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood? Y Note: Endorsed by National Right to Life.
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3. Do you oppose taxpayer funding of gender reassignment surgeries? Y Note: Amendment to Stop DOD Transgender Funding. 2017 Roll Call No. 369.
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4. Do you support school choice legislation, such as tuition tax credits, that would enable parents to choose the school that best suits their child’s needs? Y Note: “I support localizing control of education and have long been a supporter of a school choice system that would allow parents to send their children to the public, private, or religious schools of their choice.”
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5. Should people have their religious liberties protected if they refuse to celebrate a same sex wedding? Y Note: Voted against the Equality Act
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6. Do you support criminal justice reforms aimed at reducing recidivism such as the First Step Act? Y Note: Vote in favor of First Step Act H.R. 5682.
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7. Do you support increasing security at America's borders? Y Note: “He has co-sponsored and passed legislation that helps ensure we keep our homeland safe by strengthening immigration and refugee admittance process, and securing our borders.”
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8. Do you support granting asylum to those who have suffered political, ethnic, or religious persecution? Y Note: Endorsed Republican Candidate. 2016 Republican Platform.
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9. Do you support a path to legal residency for immigrants who were brought to this country illegally as minors but have lived law-abiding and productive lives as adults? -