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Rick Crawford's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)



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Rick Crawford 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.

  • "Arkansans don't want their money to be used for a practice that they find morally abhorrent, and I'm one of those Arkansans." (
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee. (
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (
  • "Early Saturday morning, the Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This is another major milestone and another step closer to reforms that will generate economic growth for our economy and financial relief for families and individuals." (
  • Rated 88% by National Tax Limitation Committee. (
  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (
  • "It is sad that President Obama continues to insist that it makes sense to rush ahead with trillions of dollars in new entitlement spending while Social Security and Medicare remain in fiscal distress" (
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "The bailouts of private industries put government in the business of picking winners and losers instead of allowing the free-market to self-correct." (
  • "The stimulus boondoggle added another trillion dollars to our national debt and did nothing to create jobs." (
  • "[...] I support efforts to overhaul the current tax system by broadening the tax base and lowering the corporate tax rate." (
  • Rated 88% by National Tax Limitation Committee. (
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (
  • Voted in favor of HR 266 - Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. (
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 5 "Student Success Act" (
  • Signed a letter stating: "We support eliminating further interference by the U.S. Department of Education with respect to state decisions on academic conduct standards" (
  • Rated 0% by National Education Association. (
  • Rated 91% by American Energy Alliance. (
  • "To promote American jobs and energy independence, we need to make sure all options are available, and the EPA's proposed mandate would unreasonably restrict a major source of that energy," (
  • "I’ve never thought that cap-and-trade was sound energy policy and after viewing this video, I’m more convinced than ever that this policy is an economic boondoggle that will only create higher taxes, increased energy costs, greater federal bureaucracy, and more political corruption." (
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 806 - Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017. (
  • Voted in favor of H. Amdt 1098 "Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws" (
  • Rated 92% by National Rifle Association. (
  • "My first act as a new Member of Congress was to introduce H.R. 2, the Repeal the Job Killing Health Care Act." (
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1628 "American Health Care Act of 2017" (
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (
  • "All of this goes to show that we need a border wall." (
  • "Before we adjudicate anyone under the DACA umbrella, we need to address border security. Granting illegal immigrants amnesty every few yrs sets an unfair precedent and ignores the families who do immigrate legally." (
  • Voted against HR 6 - American Dream and Promise Act of 2019. (
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • Signed a letter stating: "None of us desires military conflict, but as you yourself have acknowledged, we must keep all options on the table to prevent this dangerous regime from acquiring nuclear weapons." (
  • "When a country poses a threat to our nation, our allies, and regularly attempts to undermine global stability, there must be consequences. Iran, Russia, and North Korea have repeatedly demonstrated their hostility not only towards the United States but even towards their own people. Today, the House of Representatives passed overwhelmingly bipartisan legislation to take stronger actions against the offending governments by imposing additional sanctions," said Crawford." (
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "Our domestic steel industry has already been on the losing side of a trade war for years. I support the President's decision to take action against countries illegally subsidizing and trans-shipping while providing exceptions for nations who can prove they aren't undermining an industry critical to our national security." (
  • Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (
  • Signed a letter stating: "Again, we support policies that benefit our manufacturing sector. However, American auto manufacturers, parts suppliers and retailers, dealers, and vehicle service providers have not asked for and do not need protection. Tariffs on autos will raise prices for American consumers and lower demand, ultimately leading to decreased U.S. production, investment and employment. We urge you to do everything you can to avoid trade restrictions that would negatively impact the U.S. auto sector and undermine our economic security." (

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