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Gregg Harper's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Gregg Harper has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 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 2016.

  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee (votesmart.org)
  • "I voted in support of this bill because I believe that life begins at conception and that the unborn must be protected. I find it wholly unacceptable for any attempts to reform America's health care system to subsidize abortion procedures at the expense of pro-life taxpayers." (votesmart.org)
  • "I urge Washington Democrats to abandon their job-killing agenda loaded with federal tax increases. Taxpayers deserve a fiscally responsible budget that spends less, cuts taxes and reduces our national debt." (votesmart.org)
  • "Republicans understand that the federal government does not create jobs, businesses do. This is why we urged the Democratic leadership to extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts before leaving Washington for the November elections." (votesmart.org)
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  • Voted in favor of H.R.22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "I urge Congress to follow this example by providing taxpayers with a fiscally responsible budget that spends much less, cuts taxes, and reduces our national debt." (votesmart.org)
  • "Strong, healthy, and modern roads, bridges and highways ensure efficiency when it comes to road travel and commerce. This is the first long-term highway legislation advanced by the House in nearly a decade and today's action puts us one step closer towards guaranteeing structural stability for our country's infrastructure." (votesmart.org)
  • "Republicans understand that the federal government does not create jobs, businesses do. This is why we urged the Democratic leadership to extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts before leaving Washington for the November elections." (votesmart.org)
  • "I urge Congress to follow this example by providing taxpayers with a fiscally responsible budget that spends much less, cuts taxes, and reduces our national debt." (votesmart.org)
  • "Republicans understand that the federal government does not create jobs, businesses do. This is why we urged the Democratic leadership to extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts before leaving Washington for the November elections." (votesmart.org)
  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of H.R.1105 "Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015" (votesmart.org)
  • "The Student Success Act prohibits any agent of the federal government -- including the Secretary of Education -- from coercing states into adopting Common Core (or other specific standards) through waivers, federal grants, or any other authority. […] The Student Success Act repeals the one-size-fits-all accountability metric, giving states freedom to choose how best to evaluate their schools." (votesmart.org)
  • "The Keystone XL pipeline could play an important role in reducing our need for overseas energy sources if the president would just approve the application." (harper.house.gov)
  • Voted in favor of S.1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline" (votesmart.org)
  • "I support an ‘all of the above’ energy strategy that harnesses new technologies, like solar and wind, and increases American energy production from oil, natural gas, and nuclear power in an environmentally-safe manner." (harper.house.gov)
  • "America should embrace an all-of-the-above energy strategy that harnesses new technologies and increases domestic energy production from oil, natural gas, renewables, clean coal technology and nuclear power." (harper.house.gov)
  • "U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) voted today against cap and trade legislation that intends to severely tax the use of carbon-based energy and reward the use of renewable energy." (harper.house.gov)
  • "[...] the Democrats' cap and trade energy plan - which should be called "cap and tax" - is a reckless proposal that will do more harm than good. The simple truth behind the Democrats' energy plan is that it is nothing more than a national energy tax." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S.J.Res.23 "A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to 'Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units' " (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.Amdt.1098 "Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws" (votesmart.org)
  • "As a life member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), I will work to protect our 2nd Amendment rights by: Working to uphold our rights to keep and bear arms. Protecting our rights to engage in the sport of hunting. Supporting national policies guaranteeing our rights to protect our homes and families." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% by National Rifle Association (votesmart.org)
  • "There is a better way to provide access to health insurance that works for people; Obamacare is not it." (twitter.com)
  • "Families are facing mandates. Businesses are saddled by new regulations. But I refuse to give up. I'll continue to fight for the full repeal of this law." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 3762 "Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015" (votesmart.org)
  • "We must secure our borders and oppose amnesty for illegals." (votesmart.org)
  • "It is illegal to be in the United States without proper documentation, plain and simple. Those who are here illegally should have to face consequences. Arizona has taken a reasonable and constitutional approach to end this decades-old problem that has continuously been ignored by the Obama Administration. Illegal immigration is a matter of national security." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R.5759 "Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act of 2014" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Human Rights Campaign (votesmart.org)
  • "Strong families and the preservation of family values are important to our nation. I will support the family by protecting traditional marriage." (votesmart.org)
  • "Congressman Gregg Harper believes that one of the federal government's core duties defined in the Constitution is to provide for the common defense. Peace through strength is obtained through a robust national defense policy." (votesmart.org)
  • "The United States has an obligation to lead and respond whenever the innocent are being massacred. We must quickly formulate a plan to wipe this radical terror group off the face of the earth before they have the capabilities to hit us here at home. There must also be a coalition of the willing that includes Arab nations. The United States cannot and should not have to go it alone in this fight." (votesmart.org)
  • "We should protect Social Security for those who have earned it, our elderly. We must explore personal retirement accounts and other options for America's younger workers." (votesmart.org)
  • "I mean we have to protect our seniors, but I do believe that personal retirement accounts as a part of that, for our younger workers, would sure be something that would be important and I do support that." (votesmart.org)

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