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Jaime Herrera Beutler's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)



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Jaime Herrera Beutler has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2020 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, Vote Smart has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2020.

  • "Saving the lives of babies that are born alive shouldn't even be a debate. Today, I joined my colleagues in signing the discharge petition to bring the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act for a vote in the House. #BornAliveAct #WA03" (
  • "After 20 weeks, a baby can feel pain, open his or her eyes, and move. My colleagues in the Washington delegation and I took a stand for innocent life and supported the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Now we wait for the Senate to stand with us." (
  • Rated 100% by Family Policy Alliance. (
  • Voted in favor of HR 36 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. (
  • "My pledge to you: I'll fight for the residents of SW WA. We all benefit from lower taxes, limited government, and expanded opportunity." (
  • "Believe it or not, there's a reason to like #TaxDay this year. We’ve rewritten the tax code and now, the average family of four in Southwest Washington will save $2,300." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (
  • "We must keep our promise to Americans who depend on programs like Social Security and Medicare. This means ensuring that these programs are strong now and in the future, and not raided by D.C. politicians to fuel government overspending." (
  • Rated 10% by Allaince for Retired Americans. (
  • "It's time for Congress to take action to make sure every single one of us is treated equally, has the same access to justice, and can count on law enforcement to keep us safe," Herrera Beutler said. "I'm proud to help introduce the JUSTICE Act in the House to improve police training, and ultimately bring about positive changes to policing practices so our law enforcement can continue to responsibly protect and serve our communities, while also working to end racial injustice." (
  • "The safety of Americans must remain a top priority. It's crucial that our military and armed forces have adequate resources, equipment, and training to protect us from terrorism and any bad actors who wish to do American citizens harm." (
  • "I supported the spending bill today b/c it advanced funding for critical Southwest Washington priorities like wildfire prevention, Secure Rural Schools, fishery disasters, fighting the opioid epidemic, boosting mental health resources. Read more here:" (
  • "I’m pleased we were able to secure a 2-year funding for Secure Rural Schools today, which was included in the House-passed spending bill. Skamania, Lewis and other rural counties depend on funding from SRS to pay for schools, roads, police. Read more here:" (
  • Voted in favor of HR 22 - Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. (
  • "As a result of lowering the corporate tax rate, companies like Boeing, Starbucks, FedEx and WalMart who employ thousands in Southwest Washington have joined nearly 300 other U.S. companies in increasing pay, giving employee bonuses, boosting benefits and hiring more workers. For all those who are looking for work or better-paying jobs, Washington's nonpartisan chief economist is predicting our state will see 20,000 new jobs as a result of the tax cuts." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (
  • "The House unanimously passed the CARES Act, which will provide emergency relief for workers, families, and small businesses throughout Southwest Washington." (
  • "I'm extremely encouraged that the Senate is poised to pass the next COVID-19 relief package that will bring much-needed assistance to our Southwest Washington communities. We need to get it passed and signed into law to get this assistance into our homes, businesses and hospitals -- now. Every single person in our region has been impacted by COVID-19, and the emergency closures our government is taking to control this outbreak. We should not hesitate to get relief to them now, and that's what this package will do." (
  • "From ensuring women can compete in high-skilled STEM jobs to advancing new energy technology & renewable sources, @housesciencegop is on the front lines of driving innovation & research. It’s a privilege to join this committee." (
  • "Just passed a solution for affordable & reliable American energy. Importantly, hydro is recognized as the clean, renewable energy it is!" (
  • Rated 80% by American Energy Alliance. (
  • Voted in favor of H Amdt 1098 - Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws. (
  • Rated 92% by the National Rifle Association (
  • Voted in favor of HR 38 - Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. (
  • Voted in favor of HR 3762 - Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015. (
  • "We know that #Obamacare was a failure, but it's important that those with pre-existing conditions don't have their care further disrupted." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (
  • Voted in favor of HR 6136 - Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018. (
  • "In his statement today, the president said he does not favor punishing children for the actions of their parents. I agree, and Congress must now act to treat DACA recipients with compassion. The president is not revoking DACA status immediately, but is giving Congress time to provide permanent relief for those who've been caught in legal limbo. A lasting solution can only be provided through the force of law, and President Obama created a difficult situation for everyone when he circumvented U.S. laws through Executive Order. I believe we can uphold national security, protect opportunities for American citizens, and provide assurances to DACA recipients in Southwest Washington who have done nothing wrong that we understand their plight and that they can build a future here in the only country that many of them have ever known." (
  • "Any real reform will start by stemming the flow of those entering this country illegally. I do not support amnesty for illegal immigrants. We must also make it tougher on those here unlawfully, which is why as a state legislator I have opposed this state's practice of issuing drivers' licenses to illegal residents." (
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Voted against HR 550 - No War Against Iran Act. (
  • "It's time to bring our troops home from Afghanistan." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 - United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act. (

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