Contact Information California 19th District House Representative Zoe Lofgren (D)

Contact Information California 19th District House Representative Zoe Lofgren (D)
Contact Information California 19th District House Representative Zoe Lofgren (D)

Birth Date:  12/21/1947

Political Experience

  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, California, District 19, 2013-present
  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives, California, District 19, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020
  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, California, District 16, 1994-2013
  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives, California, District 16, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
  • Member, Board of Supervisors, Santa Clara County, 1981-1994

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About Quick Review Below

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What Issues This Representative Supports

Issue Supports/Does Not Support Issue
Administrative Priorities
Abortion Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?     Pro-Choice
Affirmative Action
Agriculture
American Terrorist Groups
Art
Banking
Black Lives Matter
Budget In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?    Supports

Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?      Supports

Business
Campaign Finance Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?     Supports
Candidate
Child Tax Credit
Children
Civil Rights
Constitution
Consumer
CoronaVirus
Corporate Accountability
COVID-19
Crimes Do you support the protection of government officials, including law enforcement officers, from personal liability in civil lawsuits concerning alleged misconduct?    Does Not Support
Death Penalty
Democratic Party
Disability
Drug Policy
Economy Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?     Supports

Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?    Unknown Position

Do you support providing financial relief to businesses AND/OR corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19?    Supports

Education Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?    Unknown Position
Election
Electoral College
Employment
Energy Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?   Supports

Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?     Supports

Environment
Executive Branch
Family Value
Filibuster
Foreign Affairs
Foreign Aid
Free College
Gambling and Gaming
Gender Identity
Government Spending
Green New Deal
Gun Reform Do you generally support gun-control legislation?    Supports
Health Care Insurance
Health Care Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)?     Does Not Support

Do you support requiring businesses to provide paid medical leave during public health crises, such as COVID-19?    Supports

High Speed Internet
Housing
Immigration Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?     Does Not Support

Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?    Does Not Support

Incumbent
Indigenous People
Infrastructure
International Policy
January 6, 2021 Riot
Judicial Branch
Justice System
K-12 Education
KKK
Labor Union
Legal
Legalizing Marijuana
Legislative Branch
LGBQ
Marriage
Medical Debt
Medicare For All
Military Budget
Military
Military Spending Defense: Do you support increasing defense spending?      Does Not Support
Minor Children
Miscellaneous
Monetary Policy
Money In Politics
National Resource
National Security Should the United States use military force to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a weapon of mass destruction (for example: nuclear, biological, chemical)?    Does Not Support

Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts?     Supports

Oil and Gas
Political Corruption
Puerto Rico
QAnon
Religion
Reproductive Health Care
Republican Party
Science
Senior Citizens
Social Security
Stem Cell Research
Tax Increases For The Rich
Tax
Tax On Extreme Wealth
Technology and Communications
The Proud Boys
Trade Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?      Supports
Traitor
Transportation
Tribal Nations
Unemployment
Veteran Affairs
Veteran
Violated Their Oath
Voting
Wage
Wall Street Reform
War
Whistleblower
White Supremacist
Whistleblower
Wildlife
Women’s Rights

 


After Reading Zoe Lofgren’s Questions and Answers

 


 

Issue Positions

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Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?    Pro-Choice

  • Rated 100% by NARAL Pro-Choice America.
  • Signed a letter stating: “We ask that you demonstrate your commitment to being a President for all people in the United States by eliminating the Hyde Amendment, as well as related abortion coverage and care restirctions, from your Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget request.”

Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?    Supports

  • Signed a letter stating: “Given the lack of bipartisanship to date in your effort to provide massive tax cuts to the wealthy at the expense of the middle class while adding $1.5 trillion to the deficit, it will be your responsibility to deal with these consequences.”
  • Rated 3% by the National Tax Limitation Committee.

Budget: Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?     Supports
  • “Proud to join @HouseDemocrats in committing to protect & expand #SocialSecurity.” (twitter.com)
  • Signed a letter stating: “While we hope that a long-term budget agreement can be negotiated to achieve those goals, we want to firmly state our commitment to vote against any deal that would cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits.”
  • Rated 99% by Alliance for Retired Americans (2019 Lifetime).
  • “Zoe is a member of the Medicare for All Congressional Caucus and supports efforts to make health care more affordable for and accessible to everyone. She believes expanding Medicare to all Americans is a good way to accomplish that.” (lofgren.house.gov)

Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?    Supports

  • “As a Vice Chair of the Democracy Reform Task Force, Zoe has been actively engaged on efforts to increase transparency in campaign spending and to reduce the influence of special interests in politics, including overturning the Citizens United decision.” (zoelofgren.com)
  • “It would end secret election spending and force disclosure of all election-related spending. And it would call for a constitutional amendment to overturn the disturbing Citizens United decision that made it impossible to restrict outside spending by corporations or billionaires.”

Crime: Do you support the protection of government officials, including law enforcement officers, from personal liability in civil lawsuits concerning alleged misconduct?     Does Not Support
  • Voted in favor of HR 7120 – George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.
  • “Rep. Lofgren believes police officers must be held accountable for excessive use of force and there must be an end to policies that result in needless deaths. Zoe has vowed to support reform efforts advocated for by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and other safety and equitable law enforcement policies. Recently, as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Zoe has demanded that the Department of Justice open investigations in response to recent murders and is an original cosponsor of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, a comprehensive police reform bill supported by the CBC and civil rights organizations.” (lofgren.house.gov)

Defense: Do you support increasing defense spending?     Does Not Support

  • Rated 0% by Center for Security Policy.
  • Signed a letter stating: “Preserving the agreement in the Bipartisan Agreement Act of 2013 that required increased spending to be spread evenly between spending and non-defense discretionary accounts which have both been harmed by the ongoing sequester;”

Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?     Supports

  • Signed a letter stating: “The High Speed Rail project is already well underway on its first segment through the Central Valley. More than 2,600 workers and 488 small businesses are hard at work at 20 construction sites. The federal government has only funded $2.5 of the $6 billion spent to date, and has only committed to provide another $929 million after the state spends $X billion more of its own resources. This is a much smaller federal share than the 80 percent typically provided for new highway construction. Completion of this work would meet the fundamental purpose for which federal funds were granted.”
  • “As the elected Chair of the 39-member California Democratic Congressional Delegation, Zoe has worked with her colleagues to help California with investments in infrastructure, transportation, and clean American energy programs that put people to work in jobs that can’t be sent overseas.” (lofgren.house.gov)
  • “Lofgren has been instrumental in securing federal grants for Mineta San Jose International Airport. Last year, Lofgren helped Mineta receive more than $15 million for infrastructure improvements and perimeter security upgrades. Earlier this summer she also announced more than $1 million for infrastructure improvements and the purchase of new safety equipment.”
  • Voted in favor of H.R.22 “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act”

Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?    Unknown Position
  • Rated 3% by the National Tax Rated 3% by the National Tax Limitation Committee.
  • Rated 8% by Club for Growth.

Economy: Do you support providing financial relief to businesses AND/OR corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19?     Supports

  • “We crafted the CARES Act so American small businesses, workers, healthcare systems and families would get much needed relief as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, since the law went into effect, there have been serious rollout flaws for the Paycheck Protection Program, leaving many vulnerable small businesses shortchanged. I am concerned by reports that the Trump Administration is unfairly allocating funds to the benefit of big businesses, with millions for big corporations instead of Main Street.”
  • “California small businesses need the $350 billion lifeline to help cover rent, mortgage, and utility payments and keep workers employed so that they can pick up where they left off when this crisis is over. In addition, the $10 billion for small business emergency grants will provide entrepreneurs and family-sustaining employers in Santa Clara County with more immediate assistance.”
  • “I support the bipartisan agreement reached on the Senate Amendment to H.R. 266, the Paycheck Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. […] This bill will provide $310 billion in additional funding for PPP. More importantly, it will reserve $60 billion for small- and medium-sized banks, credit unions, and community-based lenders to ensure our relief efforts are reaching all communities. It also adds $10 billion to Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Grants and $50 billion to the Disaster Loans Program for our small businesses.”

Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?     Unknown Position
  • Rated 100% by the National Education Association.

Energy and Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?    Supports
  • “We all benefit as Americans when we invest in the future of our country. I am pleased to reintroduce the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act for the fourth time, as momentum builds in California and across the country for aggressive action on climate change. Americans on both sides of the political divide understand the need for urgent action on the energy and environmental challenges we face. Individual citizens are looking for avenues to take ownership of these efforts and this legislation provides them with an opportunity to invest within their means in an array of clean energy projects.”
  • Signed a letter stating “We are writing on behalf of the 80,000 Americans employed by the U.S. wind industry, representing jobs in all fifty states, to ask that you promptly extend the current law Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Wind now provides power to over 15 million American homes, as well as to many thousands of farms and businesses.” (loebsack.house.gov)
  • “She is a strong advocate for long-term policies that invest in energy efficiency, clean renewable energy, and research into the next generation of innovative power source technologies.” (lofgren.house.gov)
  • “Reps. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) and Doris Matsui (CA-06) introduced the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act today, legislation allowing Americans to invest in clean energy technologies and projects around the country that will create jobs and spur the rapidly growing field of clean energy technologies that will be needed to increase U.S. energy security.”

Energy and Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?     Supports

  • “Welcome to the Science Committee, the last place on the planet where we question whether climate change is being caused by human activity. It seems to me that the reality of anthropogenic climate change is impossible to deny.”
  • Signed a letter stating: “Congress cannot afford to maintain the status quo. The IPCC report found that climate change is occurring earlier and more rapidly than expected and that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society. If we maintain the status quo, we only have 12 years before we will reach a global warming of 1.5°C. According to the NCA, the dominant cause is human activities, particularly greenhouse gas emissions. We already see the consequences of 1°C of global warming through more extreme weather events, deadly wildfires, rising sea levels, and diminishing Arctic sea ice. Inaction and underinvestment will increase the risk of long-lasting or irreversible change.”
  • Signed a letter stating “Thank you for your leadership in responding to the serious challenge of climate change. We applaud and support your Climate Action Plan, the joint announcement with China establishing ambitious carbon pollution reduction targets, and the national commitment to the Green Climate Fund. These actions are critical to protect Americans from the most dangerous effects of climate change.”

Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?   Supports

  • “Zoe is an original cosponsor of the Assault Weapons Ban which would prohibit individuals and manufacturers from selling and obtaining semi-automatic rifles, pistols, and shotguns as well as high-capacity magazines. This bill has been referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary, where Zoe serves.” (lofgren.house.gov)
  • “Here in Congress we may not agree on every aspect of how best to keep our nation safe from terrorist attack, but we should all agree that we can’t allow terrorists to legally purchase firearms at will. If we are serious about protecting against acts of violence like what occurred in Paris, then this bill should be our first course of action.”
  • Signed a letter stating: “It is long overdue for us to conduct hearings on the issue of gun violence, and to adopt legislation intended to strengthen our gun laws. We hope that the Committee will take up the issue of gun violence, including an examination of bump stocks, as soon as possible.”
  • “The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act would require background checks to be completed for all commercial gun sales to prevent domestic abusers and felons from obtaining firearms through gun shows or over the internet where background checks are currently not needed.” (lofgren.house.gov)

Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)?    Does Not Support

  • “And while we’re, you know, fighting with the attorney general on this, he just filed papers at the Court of Appeals to eliminate the Affordable Care Act. Eliminate health care for millions of Americans who got it for the first time because of the Affordable Care Act. So, we are fighting on those issues.”
  • “The Affordable Care Act provides health care insurance for more than 20 million individuals across America, and Zoe opposes any heedless dismantling of good health policies that would jeopardize the well-being of families and individuals currently covered by this plan. Zoe opposed the Republican Affordable Care Act replacement plan which would increase the cost of health care premiums for middle-class Americans while providing tax breaks for the top 1% of taxpayers.” (lofgren.house.gov)

Health Care: Do you support requiring businesses to provide paid medical leave during public health crises, such as COVID-19?     Supports

  • “Dem #MiddleClassFirst agenda includes Healthy Families Act to ensure paid sick leave & affordable child care access.” (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
  • Signed a letter stating: “We strongly support provisions that provide emergency paid leave for employees, and tax credits allowing employers to recoup these costs. However, subsection (e)(4) of Section 7001 and subsection (e)(4) of Section 7003 exempt public employers from these tax credits despite their employees being eligible for emergency paid leave. This amounts to an unfunded federal mandate for state and local governments and should be amended.”

Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?    Does Not Support
  • “These executive orders will do virtually nothing to protect Americans, but leave hard working families to foot the bill for Trump’s irresponsible policies,” said Lofgren. “His border wall will squander over $15 billion. His interior enforcement order will harm public safety by substituting a top-down, anti-immigrant ideology in place of the judgement of local law enforcement officers. It bears reminding that Trump has a history riddled with projects that have left stakeholders with a raw deal, holding the bag for his mistakes. Now those stakeholders are millions of American taxpayers. Congress should act now to stop these irresponsible and dangerous orders.”
  • “So, we need to have a discussion about what’s being proposed and what we can agree on. If we work in good faith, I’m sure we can come up with solutions for the American people. We have supported rebuilding the ports of entry, because the technology just isn’t there. There may be some areas, along the border, where additional fencing is warranted. We could take a look at that. We have supported additional immigration judges.”

Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?    Does Not Support

  • “In 2017, she introduced the American Hope Act to provide a permanent legislative solution for the young people enrolled in DACA and put thousands of others on a path to earn permanent legal residency and eventual citizenship if they meet certain requirements. Zoe is also an original co-sponsor of the Dream Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill allowing certain U.S.-raised immigrant youth to earn lawful permanent residence and American citizenship.” (zoelofgren.com)
  • “In September 2017, President Trump announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, otherwise known as DACA, which provided temporary relief from removal to approximately 800,000 Dreamers. Over the next few months, the administration announced plans to terminate the TPS designation for six countries, as well as DED for Liberia. These actions have upended the lives of hundreds of thousands of Dreamers and TPS and DED holders. They have come to the United States in different ways, and they have had different opportunities once they arrived. But today, they are united not only by the passage of time but also by the uncertainty of the future. Congress has the power to bring certainty to their lives by passing this act. The bill provides a fair and reasonable opportunity for Dreamers to apply for lawful permanent residence with tough eligibility standards and discretion to consider unique situations on a case-by-case basis”
  • Signed a letter stating “We believe it is undeniable that detention in a secure facility is detrimental to mothers and children and is not reflective of our values as a Nation. Children require special protections and should not be laced in jail-like settings.” (grijalva.house.gov)

National Security: Should the United States use military force to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a weapon of mass destruction (for example: nuclear, biological, chemical)?     Does Not Support
  • Signed a letter stating: “Our overriding objective has been and will continue to be to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. As Iran continues to adhere to the letter of the agreement, it is imperative that we uphold our commitments while continuously verifying their their compliance. If Iran cheats, comprehensive sanctions will snap back. Make no mistake- we will have the legitimacy and international support should a more sever course of action be necessary, including the use of military force.”
  • Rated 0% by the Center for Security Policy.
  • Signed a letter stating: “As the previous administrations dating back to that of Richard Nixon determined, any military option could precipitate an unacceptable counter-reaction from Pyongyang, which today could immediately threaten the lives of as many as a third of the South Korean population, put nearly 30,000 U.S. service members and over 100,000 other U.S. citizens residing in South Korea in grave danger, and also threaten our other regional allies such as Japan. Moreover, the Pentagon reported this year that only through a costly, bloody ground invasion would the United States be able to secure all of North Korea’s nuclear weapons.”

National Security: Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts?    Supports

  • Signed a letter stating: “We support your restraint to date in resisting the calls for a “quick” and “easy” military intervention, and for your commitment not to send combat troops back to Iraq.”
  • “It is time to bring our soldiers home from Iraq and Zoe supports President Obama’s plan to do so in a responsible manner.”
  • Rated 0% by the Center for Security Policy.
  • “The missile attack appears to be an erratic reaction unconnected to any coherent strategy. Trump says the bombing was in response to the terrible chemical weapon attack on civilians. Yet Trump is unmoved by the deaths of Syrian refugee children at sea and continues to malign and bar Syrian refugee families fleeing the cauldron of war. The attack is a mistake with potentially disastrous consequences. Any further action must be put before Congress and debated in public with the international and domestic consequences fully considered. When this is done, I expect that Congress will conclude that further military attacks of this sort are the wrong policy.”

Trade: Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?     Supports

  • Signed a letter stating: “Farmers are the bedrock of our rural economy, representing one of our nation’s top industries. They are navigating declining commodity prices and unstable trade markets all the while net farm income continues to fall. Our farmers deserve predictability in national trade policies, especially given the impact of trade deals on the agricultural economy. As these trade negotiations and tariff issues persist, it is important to ensure the needs of fruit, vegetable and tree nut producers are heard and reflected in these policies.”
  • “It is my view that the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability (TPA) Act and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should not advance without enforceable human rights provisions and enforceable international labor standards that crack down on Vietnam’s disturbing record on human rights.”
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 – United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act.
  • “Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on Mexico is legally dubious and will likely be challenged in court. It also misses the point. No amount of punitive actions will stop people from fleeing for their lives. This would hurt both of our economies and exacerbate migration to the USA.” (twitter.com)