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Bill Johnson's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (OH) - District 6


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Issue Positions

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  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (
  • "Reducing taxes at all levels of income will stimulate the economy, both from the top down (allowing more investment in business and job creation) and from the bottom up (giving people more opportunities and purchasing power)." (
  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (
  • "Instead of offering her congratulations, the first thing Bill's 85-year old mom said to him after he won election (without having served in public office before) was "Bill, you better protect my Medicare and Social Security." Bill believes that current seniors, just like his mother, paid into these critical programs, and the federal government has an obligation to ensure that seniors in and near retirement will receive their Social Security and Medicare benefits without any change -- and, that their benefits will be fully funded." (
  • "It's not enough to simply fund our agencies and programs at arbitrary -- and often politically expedient -- spending levels. It's not enough to let our mandatory spending programs -- Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security -- go on autopilot until they become insolvent and further explode the national debt. We have real opportunities, and I'd argue the responsibility, to preserve and strengthen these vital programs so that they work better and drive down the debt." (
  • "The Building a Better America budget balances by 2027, promotes economic growth, ensures a strong national defense, improves the sustainability of Medicare, and reforms federal programs by improving accountability. Importantly, this budget strengthens programs like Medicare and Social Security that seniors and some of our most vulnerable citizens rely on -- and we must ensure that these programs continue for future generations." (
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  • "Additionally, the budget I voted for fully repeals Obamacare -- and all of its taxes, regulations, and mandates, boosts defense spending above President Obama's requested level, and ends the Obamacare raid on Medicare. I'm hopeful my colleagues in the Senate will follow suit and pass this budget that empowers hardworking American taxpayers." (
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • "For many years, I have been advocating for a long-term highway reauthorization -- short term, kick the can down the road fixes are no way to govern. This bill was a positive step, and I was pleased to support it. However, I still have serious concerns about long-term funding provisions for this important program, and I remain committed to finding creative funding solutions that support a transportation system that moves our economy forward." (
  • "America is long overdue for an upgrade to our outdated, and in some cases crumbling infrastructure, which has been neglected for decades. I am heartened to see that a significant chunk of the money in the President's plan would be invested in rural America. Those of us in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio are well-aware of the many challenges we face with the condition of our bridges, roads, water systems, sewer systems, and limited access to broadband." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 22 - Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (
  • "Reducing taxes at all levels of income will stimulate the economy, both from the top down (allowing more investment in business and job creation) and from the bottom up (giving people more opportunities and purchasing power)." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 266 - Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. (
  • "Johnson believes that education decisions are best made by parents, teachers, and state and local school boards." (
  • "Recently Johnson supported the 'Student Success Act' which would provide states the freedom to develop the standards that they believe will best serve their students. Specifically, it prevents the administration from using tax dollars as a weapon to force states to adopt the 'Common Core' standards. Johnson will continue to support policies that restore local control, reduce the federal footprint in our classrooms, support and reward good teachers, and empower parents to have a greater voice and more choices in their children's education." (
  • "In order to achieve energy self sufficiency, we must move full speed ahead on domestic oil and natural gas development and coal production, but we also must begin expanding our nuclear footprint and determine what role wind and solar power and other renewable technologies will play in that equation. America has significant energy resources, and if Washington would get out of the way and let the private market drive energy innovations, we would learn to produce, store, distribute, and use energy in ways we've never's called 'American Exceptionalism.'" (
  • "Bill Johnson has consistently stood up against unelected Washington bureaucrats who seek to kill Ohio coal jobs. That is why he authored H.J. Res., 38, which stopped the Obama Administration's massive federal-overreaching, anti-coal regulations from going into effect, and helped maintain state and local control over our natural energy resources." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (
  • "Good news for coal families. RT @YahooNews #SCOTUS blocks President Obama's carbon emissions plan" (
  • "As a gun owner, concealed carry permit holder, and lifetime member of the NRA, Bill Johnson knows that our Second Amendment rights are fundamental and must be protected. He is opposed to any measures that would restrict the rights of law-abiding Americans, and that include any limitations on the right to keep and bear arms." (
  • "Additionally, the budget I voted for fully repeals Obamacare -- and all of its taxes, regulations, and mandates, boosts defense spending above President Obama’s requested level, and ends the Obamacare raid on Medicare. I'm hopeful my colleagues in the Senate will follow suit and pass this budget that empowers hardworking American taxpayers." (
  • "Moreover, in order to further strengthen Medicare, we must repeal President Obama's takeover of health care." (
  • "This includes: repealing President Obama's broken healthcare law, and replacing it with solutions that put healthcare decisions in the hands of patients and their doctors" (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1628 - American Health Care Act of 2017. (
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (
  • "Importantly, the other component of the President's plan includes more border wall construction, to be financed by new fees on trade collected at the border. I've stated over and over that I am open to immigration reform -- as long as it is accompanied by real, tangible border security up front." (
  • Rated 79% by NumbersUSA. (
  • Rated 79% by NumbersUSA. (
  • "The amendments included in this funding bill would stop President Obama's executive overreach as it relates to immigration. This legislation would also bolster border security, end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), and completely defund President Obama's executive order and thwart efforts to provide federal benefits to illegal immigrants." (
  • Signed a letter stating: "Increase pressure on Iran and Russia with respect to activities in Syria. Working with our allies and partners, we urge you to maintain and increase pressure on Iran and Russia to constrain their destabilizing activities. America must continue economic and diplomatic efforts to counter Iran's support for Hezbollah and other terrorist groups as well as Russia's support for the brutal Assad regime. We encourage full implementation of sanctions authorized in the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), a broadly supported bipartisan bill that you signed into law. Clear and sustained American action and close coordination with our allies and partners can send an important message of resolve to malign actors in the region." (
  • "In addition to voting NO on H.R. 3461, the approval of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Rep. Johnson voted in support of H.R. 3460, which would prevent the President from ending the current sanctions against Iran." (
  • "I voted to oppose the President's nuclear agreement with Iran, because I believe that infusing this Iranian regime - which is a robust, unapologetic sponsor of terrorism, dedicated to developing nuclear weapons - with billions of dollars is a grave mistake. On this day, of all days, we must remember that there is evil in this world committed to the destruction of America. This agreement, in my view, makes the world a much more dangerous place." (
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • "We cannot allow such dangerous technology to fall into the hands of an irrational rogue regime, and we should use all diplomatic, political, economic, and, if necessary, military options at our disposal to prevent it." (
  • "I applaud President Trump and those on his team working tirelessly to address the real and growing North Korean nuclear threat. The strategy used by previous administrations, both Republican and Democratic, clearly did not work, and it was time for a new approach. I'm hopeful that real progress was made in Singapore -- the past does not have to dictate the future. And, I am heartened to see that President Trump will be keeping the strict sanctions in place on North Korea until the actions of Kim Jong-Un match his words." (
  • "Iran has a goal of terrorizing and dominating the Middle East, and the deal that President Obama and John Kerry were so eager to sign -- and, in Kerry's case to save through "backdoor diplomacy" - allowed this state sponsor of terror to get that much closer to their goal. If President Trump is able to negotiate a deal more favorable to the United States and the rest of the world, one that doesn't favor Iran's interests, that would be a good thing. But, once again, no deal is a better than a flawed deal -- or a deal that only requires minimal inspections, sunsets many of the most important provisions, and puts Iran on the express train to a nuclear weapon." (
  • "Today, President Trump demonstrated real leadership and a forceful resolve in the face of Iranian aggression. He made it clear that he prefers de-escalation, but that the United States will always defend itself, our people, and our allies. However, he made crystal clear what the whole civilized world knows: Iran can never have a nuclear weapon. I sincerely hope there is no more bloodshed, and I thank God that no Americans were harmed in last night's attacks in Iraq. The United States does not want conflict, but Iran must understand there will be a price to pay for supplying terrorists, inflicting harm on Americans, and destabilizing the Middle East. President Trump has offered the Iranian leaders an "off-ramp" toward an opportunity to become a peaceful, productive member of the world community. They should take it". (
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • "American military forces have taken out another of the world's top terrorists in Soleimani, a top commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps. He is directly responsible for the deaths of American troops. This is welcome news to all who oppose the Iranian regime's unchecked aggression in the Middle East." (
  • "The President expressed willingness to welcome foreign investment from those nations who treat American workers fairly, but he makes it more expensive to do business in America for those countries who do not. I was pleased that President Trump listened to my concerns, and the concerns of many of my colleagues, in providing flexibility to America's friends and allies who want to do business here fairly. While we need to protect domestic production of critical resources like steel and aluminum, it is also important that foreign investment in the U.S., including important job-creating projects in our region, continue to move forward. I will be following the implementation details of the President’s proposal very closely." (
  • Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (
  • Signed a letter stating: "There can be no doubt that China has engaged in unfair trade practices, particularly when comes to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation, as your March 2018 report makes clear. We were encouraged that your office took a transparent and deliberate approach in developing the three lists of tarrifs, including a notice and committment period and public hearings. We also appreciate that an exclusion process was set up to further refine the two lists. However, the lack of such a process for the most recent list is a glaring omission, particularly given its size relative to the first two lists. An exclusion protocol is vital to ensuring that US companies can seek relief in the event that there are no alternative suppliers or if special circumstances exist that could harm their ability to compete in the global marketplace." (
  • "The announcement today is a positive step forward for the aluminum industry. I look forward to continue working with this Administration to address Chinese overcapacity issues, as well as helping to bring USMCA across the finish line." (
  • "We’ve been waiting for months for Speaker Pelosi to put the American people first and allow the House to vote on #USMCA - I voted YES on this trade deal secured by @realDonaldTrump that would modernize trade with our neighbors. A huge win for Ohioans, Americans and our economy!" (

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