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Mo Brooks' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate (AL)

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  • This campaign is about protecting the 2nd amendment....continuing the MAGA agenda...stopping the free flow of illegal immigrants….building the wall….protecting the right to life...and all proven conservative values. (twitter.com)
  • "I have thought long and hard about abortion and have reached this conclusion: life begins at conception." (votesmart.org) (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% in 2021 with the National Right to Life Committee (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 3755 - Women's Health Protection Act of 2021 - National Key Vote (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by FreedomWorks. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "As such, I strongly support Representative Rob Woodall's FairTax Act to abolish the Federal income tax, employment tax, and estate and gift tax, and replace them with a national sales tax and prebate that eliminates the effect of sales taxes on low-income families." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "Socialist Democrats on the House Rules Committee are holding a hearing today on the Medicare for All Act of 2019 (aka government run healthcare act). Make no mistake, government run healthcare will result in higher costs & longer wait times for worse care." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against S 610 "Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Common Cause. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I will vote against H.R. 1 because it makes permanent the very systemic election flaws the 2005 bipartisan Jimmy Carter/James Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform warned against and Socialist Democrats so badly exploited in 2020. That is wrong." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 1 "For the People Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 1280 "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • As a freshman congressman in 2011, I founded the Army Aviation Caucus, which has the mission of assuring Army Aviation has the support needed to successfully perform current and future missions. Additionally, as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I have worked to maintain robust funding for defense generally and missile defense programs, in particular. (mobrooks.com)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The House Armed Services Committee's yearlong national security policy process culminated in yesterday's NDAA passage. Despite COVID19 and shutdown disruption, the Armed Services Committee successfully produced an FY21 NDAA that strengthens national security. The FY21 NDAA authorizes $731.6 billion in total defense spending; $662.6 billion is base budget military operations; $69 billion is overseas operations." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S 1605 "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 3684 "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "Roads should be built via existing tax methods: gas, property, whatever." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act cuts corporate and pass-through tax rates, allows full and immediate expensing of new equipment, and encourages companies to bring back overseas profits needed to spur investment in factories and jobs in America. Overall, these tax reforms make American job-creators more competitive in a cut-throat international marketplace, thereby protecting and creating even more jobs and bigger paychecks for struggling American families." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I was pleased the President tonight addressed restarting the engine of the American economy and removing burdensome regulations that have made it so difficult to start and grow a business in America." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 266 "Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act" (votesmart.org)
  • Congressman Brooks believes that education of America’s young people is of the utmost importance and local government governs best. Further, he strongly believe parents, school board members, and local superintendents are vastly better at setting K-12 education policy than is the federal government. In accord with this view on education, in Congress Congressman Brooks seek to do two things. First, he supports repealing all federal government K-12 mandates that force education tax dollars to be diverted from teaching kids to testing, paper pushing, and the like. Second, he supports sending federal K-12 funds to local and state governing officials with no strings attached and without paying for the federal side of the expensive paper pushing bureaucracy, thereby leaving more funds for classroom teachers. (brooks.house.gov)
  • "Regardless of what is written on global agreements in response to the hysteria, the global transition away from fossil fuels will only happen when the unsubsidized alternatives are finally less expensive." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Under the Paris Climate Accord, China and India, two of the biggest polluters on Earth, have no new air pollution control obligations until 2030, at the earliest! Contrast China and India's horrific pollution control laws with America's record! Without a Paris Climate Accord, America's carbon dioxide emissions have been and are being reduced! Between the years 2000 and 2014, the United States reduced its carbon emissions by more than 18 percent! Further, over the past 50 years, America has been the world's environmental leader. No country on Earth has done more to reduce pollution by cleaning our air, cleaning our water and properly disposing of hazardous waste. The Paris Climate Accord will handicap the American economy and result in manufacturing jobs being outsourced to countries that don't have America's strong pollution controls. The result? A less prosperous America and more global pollution. A lose-lose situation." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 9 "Climate Action Now Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 38 "Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017." (votesmart.org)
  • "As an Alabamian, I understand and respect gun rights in America. With liberal special interests across the country working everyday to undermine our gun rights, I will continue to fight back against any attacks on our 2nd Amendment rights." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is pleased to announce the endorsement of Mo Brooks for Congress AL-05". (bit.ly)
  • "I am a firm believer and supporter of Second Amendment rights. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms may have done more to keep America free and democratic than any other provision in our Bill of Rights. I will fight all Socialist efforts to weaken our 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms. To do otherwise is to support the tyranny America's Founding Fathers fought against. I take that stance for every American, for a free America, for the protection of my family, and for me, a proud gun owner." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1628 "American Health Care Act of 2017." (votesmart.org)
  • I have voted 50+ times to repeal or defund ObamaCare in whole or in part, and I have cosponsored legislation that replaces ObamaCare with common sense health care solutions that are patient/doctor and free enterprise centered. (mobrooks.com)
  • "ObamaCare is one of the worst boondoggles and failures ever foisted on the American people. Rather than ditch a bad law, Socialist Democrats seek to expand it, thus guaranteeing longer waits for worse health care at higher costs. I have voted dozens of times to repeal ObamaCare in part or in whole. Today, I voted "No' on the Socialist Democrats' using COVID19 to further socialize and hurt American healthcare." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Congressman Brooks believes that illegal immigration is a direct threat to our national sovereignty. Because no nation can exist without borders, Congressman Brooks fully supports President Trump’s central campaign promise to build a wall on our Southern Border. In the 115th Congress, Representatives Brooks introduced legislation to fund the border wall, the El Chapo Act (H.R. 2186), that would use funds seized from drug cartels to pay for the border wall. (brooks.house.gov)
  • America’s #1 grassroots border security group— grades my record a 99%/A+ in the fight to secure America’s borders, build the wall, and protect American wages & jobs from the damage done by illegal aliens. (twitter.com)
  • "It’s Wednesday, September 15th, and the Biden Administration is STILL ignoring the crisis on our Southern Border. If you agree we need to build the wall and build it tall, please sign the petition below: (mobrooks.com)
  • Rated 100% by Federation for American Immigration Reform. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "By any measure, any amnesty, including amnesty for DACA illegal aliens, makes the illegal alien problem worse and, over the long haul, costs American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars America does not have, has to borrow to get, and cannot afford to pay back." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Congressman Brooks believes the federal government has been derelict in its border protection and immigration duties with both short- and long-term adverse effects. Illegal aliens receive free health care at America’s hospitals, driving up health care costs and delaying emergency room care for American citizens. Illegal aliens get free K-12 education, driving up education costs by requiring more English as a Second Language instructors and reducing funds for American citizens. Illegal aliens take jobs in the blue collar trades, causing wage suppression and denying jobs for American workers. Congressman Brooks supports and will vote for any substantive measure that removes illegal aliens from America. (brooks.house.gov)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3003 "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "If Iran becomes a nuclear state, it will destabilize the Middle East and seriously threaten the survival of our strongest ally in the region. Netanyahu gave an excellent portrayal of the dangers associated with Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. A nuclear Iran threatens not only Israel, but the peace of the entire world. I pray the American people, and the world, are listening. As long as Iran continues its reign of aggression and support of terror, the United States must insist that restrictions on Iran's nuclear program remain in place." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Hence, the United States has no national security interest in the six attacked tankers sufficient to trigger an American retaliatory military action against Iran." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H J Res 37 "Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress" (votesmart.org)
  • "Congressman Brooks is in favor of fair trade practices that will help create American jobs for the future." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act." (votesmart.org)

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