Candidate Profile
John Cummings

Republican , New York

Biography

Name
John Cummings
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 14
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Conservative
(Conditional) Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Huck PAC, Peter King

Liberals

1
New York City Police Benevolent Association

Reported by Candidate

2
PBA, DEA

Questionnaire*

*The questionnaire was received after the deadline and was not considered in the Panel Evaluations and is for additional educational purposes only.
Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I do not believe abortion should be used as a method of birth control.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Personalization of accounts that provide for investment options for all, rather than funds remaining in a general account

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

Areas of redundancy within the Federal Government and levels of bureaucracy and redundancy between the Federal and State Government need to be identified and eliminated

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

None.


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

Yes   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

The First Amendment makes clear that there shall be NO National religion. It did not intend to eliminate religion from the public square.


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Free market solutions are the best way to lower costs and make healthcare coverage more accessible.


National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Agree   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

We need a secure border, followed by comprehensive immigration reform, which would include vetting and sponsorship for all who apply for entry.


Immigration

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Agree   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Neutral   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

Those applying for immigrant status must have a sponsor in the US


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


Qualifications

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Conservative   

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

My views on issues may be found at cummings2020.com

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

NO

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I believe that we, as a people, need to ensure that the Federal System created by the Framers be strengthened. Most of the Nation's problems can be directly linked to the undermining of the original Constitutional principles.


Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Disagree   


2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

Restrictions MUST be kept at a minimum.


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Agree   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

As promised, the introduction of the waiving of the charge for postage to all mail and packages sent to US Military personnel stationed in war zones. Second, would be portability and free market solutions to health care coverage, including de-regulation, vouchers, and tax free health savings accounts. Third, the repeal of the 17the Amendment

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

Racism has always and will always exist, but I don't not believe its a major threat to National Security


Background

Education
  • Fordham University, Bronx, BA, 1993
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
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Offices
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