2018 Washington 5th Congressional District Candidate Guide

Lisa Brown (D) vs Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)

State House | Election | Nov 6, 2018

The Candidates

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown

Democrat

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Republican

Incumbent

The Issues

Campaign Finance

Require political ads to disclose their largest funders?

Support Citizens United decision, allowing unlimited political donations from corporations, unions & super PACs?

Economy

Support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?

Support President Trump’s imposition of tariffs on Chinese imports?

Lisa Brown (D)

No.

Environment

Support cutbacks in Environmental Protection Administration (EPA)?

Financial Regulation

Support cutbacks in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

Lisa Brown (D)

No statement found.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)

Yes.

Gay Rights

Support gay marriage?

Lisa Brown (D)

Yes.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)

No.

Guns

Support more restrictive gun control legislation, including semi-automatic weapons?

Healthcare

Support or Repeal Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as Obamacare?

Lisa Brown (D)

Support. ACA is “far from perfect” but has “greatly improved” access to healthcare.

Let Planned Parenthood get public funds for non-abortion healthcare?

Lisa Brown (D)

Yes.

Require people to work to receive Medicaid or SNAP

Lisa Brown (D)

No for Medicaid & SNAP.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)

No statement found.

Immigration

Support path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, including DACA recipients or “Dreamers,” who grew up in US after being brought here as children?

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)

Unclear. Has supported path to citizenship for DACA recipients who meet certain criteria. Open to “merit-based visa” for other illegal immigrants.

Iran

Support President Trump withdrawing from multinational treaty limiting Iran’s nuclear capability in return for lifting economic sanctions?

Net Neutrality

Require internet providers to give all users equal access?

Privatization

Support full or partial privatization of Veterans Affairs?

Lisa Brown (D)

No for both Social Security & VA.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)

Yes to partially privatize VA.

Renewable Energy

Support government subsidies for renewable energy?

Voting Rights

Support voting rules that prioritize preventing the possibility of fraud, even if they limit access?

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)

Mixed. Voted for bipartisan legislation to extend original Voting Rights Act in 2006, but has also voted for stricter voter restrictions, including photo IDs.

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