Candidate Profile
Donna Rice

Republican , Wyoming

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative
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Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
Tim Goeglein, Focus on the Family, VP

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Elizabeth "Liz" Cheney (2019)

Summary

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LIBERAL

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Questionnaire

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?

To save the life of the mother.


Economy

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

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?

First and foremost we must stop dipping into Social Security for other purposes. To extent necessary, the retirement age may need to be increased somewhat as people are living longer and when social security was instituted the average life expectancy was 65.

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

I believe we must consider cutting spending in many areas to balance the budget, including the possibility of across the board spending cuts.

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

I would consider legislation to encourage public work/service in exchange for proportional student loan forgiveness.


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 government does not dictate a state religion or the religious beliefs of its citizens, nor shall it do anything to inhibit the freedom of religion.


Healthcare

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

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?

I would encourage free market solutions as well as exploration of healthcare cost sharing models such as Christian Healthcare Ministries. I personally participate in a healthcare cost sharing plan and find it adequate and affordable. States, communities, and organizations might form similar programs for like-minded groups and find them to be a strong alternative to traditional health insurance or government funded programs. Medicaid and other state and federal programs are available for truly needy families. We need to explore ways to make these programs cost efficient and competitive.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Control our borders. Thorough screening of immigration applications. Thorough screening of international students.


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.

Agree   

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

Immigration should be merit based. Allow immigration to those who: are law abiding people of strong moral character, can contribute to our society, have made application under the appropriate laws of the United States, and have completed required documentation and educational requirements.


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.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a dedicated Christian since 1992. My worldview is Christian and my decision-making is founded in traditional Judeo-Christian values. I am a strong supporter of the faith community as a whole and find overlap in values among many faith-based persons.


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.

Repeated attendance at Values Voters Summit hosted by FRC. Attendee at CPAC in 2020.

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

NA

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

America has been a beacon of hope and freedom for the entire world since its inception. Yet, as a result of current trends we are in danger of losing much of the freedom we once enjoyed. If elected, as one of only 100 U.S. Senators, I pledge to be a voice for Wyoming, the United States, and liberty. I still believe in the self-evident truths that all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


Criminal Justice

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

Restrictions based on history of violent crimes and convicted felons.


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.

Disagree   

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

Strongly 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?

Improving small business opportunities and economic recovery through deregulation and incentive programs. Legislation related to bringing home supply chain domestic business and manufacturing. Legislation regarding domestic security. Legislation related to energy industry--coal, oil, natural gas, and minerals.

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

Yes. Current riots clearly indicate racism, in any form, is a domestic security threat.


Background

Education
  • University of Denver, College of Law, Denver, CO, JD, 1994
  • University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, BS, 1986
  • Casper College, Casper, WY, AS, 1984
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Apostolic Christian Network, Women's Ministry Director, General License
  • GenderSave, Contributor, Traveled with Director to India
  • Altitude Church, Pastoral Team
  • Christian Life Center, Leadership Team
  • Tabernacle of Jesus Christ, Leadership Team
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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