Mike Doyle: Candidate for U.S. Congress

U.S. Representative Mike Doyle, official portrait via wikipedia

U.S. House of Representatives candidate Mike Doyle. Photo via Wikimedia

Michael “Mike” F. Doyle is the incumbent Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 14th congressional district, which is based in Pittsburgh and covers most of Allegheny County. He has been in Congress since 1995. Below are his answers to our five 2016 Voter Guide questions for federal candidates on the ballot in Allegheny County.

His opponent is Lenny McAllister (R) whose responses to these questions are here.


1. Do you support changing federal funding of SNAP (Food Stamps) to a block grant?

No. That would lead to reductions or loss of benefits for many beneficiaries.

2. Do you support changing federal funding of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and Summer Food Program to a block grant?

No. That would lead to reductions or loss of benefits for many beneficiaries.

3. Do you support making the Earned Income Tax Credit permanent and expanding it to include childless workers?

Yes.

4. Do you support increasing the current minimum wage ($7.25/hour) to a living hourly wage of $15.00 and increasing the tipped wage ($2.13/hour) to a living hourly wage of $3.15, and making sure both keep up with inflation?

Yes. I am a cosponsor of H.R. 2150, the Raise the Wage Act, which would raise both the minimum wage and the tipped minimum wage.

5. Do you support more federal funding for subsidized child care for low-income working families?

Yes. I believe we need to be doing more to support working families and easing the costs of child care.


Just Harvest is a non-partisan organization. These survey responses are provided as voter education only.

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