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Jody Hice's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)



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Jody Hice 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.

  • "I am pleased to be joined by many of my colleagues from Georgia, who are original co-sponsors of the Sanctity of Human Life measure, in rightly defining life as beginning at conception." (
  • "Life begins at fertilization. I have sponsored legislation to confer constitutional protection upon unborn babies and to protect life until natural death." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 4712 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (
  • "I have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. I will not vote to raise your taxes. I strongly support cutting taxes to stimulate our economy and to put more money in your pocket." (
  • "I will not raise your taxes." (
  • "#Obamacare is putting deep roots within entitlement programs causing tax increases for the long haul. #taxreform" (
  • "In order to get our fiscal house in order, we need long term spending cuts, which will have to include significant reforms to our entitlement programs." (
  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (
  • Signed a letter stating: "Reform cannot come at the expense of turning our backs on the men and women in law enforcement, the vast majority of whom are dedicated public servants who put their lives on the line every day for their communities." (
  • "This is insanity! Our law enforcement officers put themselves in harm’s way to protect our country and enforce our laws. This kind of rhetoric from the left is dangerous and must stop." (
  • "America must remain militarily strong to protect ourselves and our allies. We must remain strong in the interest of world peace, justice, and mercy. President Obama strikes me as a Jimmy Carter déjà vu. Not only on the economic front, but as a Commander-in-Chief who is drastically reducing our military preparedness. In my opinion, he has foolishly caved into Russian pressure and canceled the deployment of the mission shield in Europe. He has canceled new weapons systems. He has reduces the size of our Navy." (
  • "'After too many years of inadequate funding, outdated equipment, and readiness shortfalls, this NDAA supports increasing defense spending and prioritizes the safety and security of the American people,' said Congressman Hice. 'Our top priority is and has always been to keep America safe.'" (
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • "America is on an unsustainable fiscal path. At $22 trillion in debt, we must find ways to cut spending – not add to it. Raising the debt ceiling for two years with no caps, allowing massive spending increases, and providing no serious offsets is unacceptable." (
  • "The fiscal irresponsibility of President Obama and the Democrats is positively breathtaking. Phony stimulus plans, thousands of earmarks (code for political pork spending), creating vast new bureaucracies, creating thousands of new government jobs, this is fiscal irresponsibility on steroids." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (
  • "High corporate taxes have driven millions of jobs out of the U.S. and into foreign countries." (
  • "The CARES Act brings with it a massive expansion of the size and role of the Federal Government outside the scope of what our Founders intended. What we are doing here today is unsustainable and cannot be repeated for subsequent future emergencies that will undoubtedly and unfortunately occur. Maximum freedom exists within a context of limited government, and we have seen on countless occasions that once the Federal Government institutes new programs or spending that it is almost impossible to reverse the trajectory of its new footprint on our lives." (
  • "Our schools and communities have done just fine in determining how best to accommodate the needs of students on an individual basis without the federal government's intervention. And that's how these decisions should be made -- locally by parents, teachers, students, and school boards -- not by an overreaching executive who has no respect for the rule of law and who has done more to undermine the moral fabric of our country than any President in our history." (
  • Rated 0% by National Education Association. (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (
  • "There are two competing approaches in addressing our country's challenges when it comes to climate change. In one approach, as designed by the Green New Deal, the federal government asserts control over most of our economy, passing along massive costs and bureaucratic inefficiencies to everyday Americans. In the other, our robust system of free enterprise rises to the challenge, tapping into our deep well of independence, ingenuity, and creativity. This is the approach that built our Nation and made us a land of opportunity for all, which stands in stark contrast to the failed socialist policies that have plagued other countries throughout history. I stand firmly behind the power of free enterprise, and I encourage a vote to let the American people know where their Members of Congress stand on such a radical policy." (
  • "In Congress, I will work for a comprehensive plan that includes increased oil and natural gas production, coal production, nuclear power, wind, solar, and other alternative energy sources." (
  • "I fully support an all-of-the-above energy approach to promote American Energy Independence. This includes using our vast resources of oil, natural gas, clean coal technology, wind, solar, and nuclear." (
  • "Unfortunately, President Obama's top-down approach under the Clean Power Plan was deeply flawed and yet another blatant regulatory overreach by his administration." (
  • "Oppose Cap and Trade legislation because it is really Tax and Kill legislation. In the name of helping the environment, this misguided approach will cripple our economy, raise taxes, raise utility costs, raise all consumer costs, and destroy jobs." (
  • "You can be assured then that as a member of Congress I will be vigilant to defend the right to keep and bear arms because it is foundational to all other Constitutional rights and to our American liberty." (
  • "As a proud member of the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America, an avid hunter, and an owner of a Georgia Weapons Carry License, I am committed in Congress to be a staunch defender of these constitutionally protected rights for law-abiding citizens." (
  • "I am a member of the National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, National Association for Gun Rights, and Georgia Carry. I am a hunter. I have a Georgia Weapons Carry License, and I'm a staunch defender of the Second Amendment." (
  • "We need to repeal Obamacare." (
  • "Obamacare is a violation of liberty and I am honored to have voted for its repeal." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1628 - American Health Care Act of 2017. (
  • Voted against HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (
  • "I support the building of a wall along our southern border." (
  • "Building a wall would help stop thousands of illegal immigrants which in turn could save tax dollars!" (
  • Rated 99% by NumbersUSA. (
  • "If there are no jobs - they will self deport. We should end birthright citizenship for babies born illegally in the United States. As your congressman, I have worked hard to provide the necessary leadership to address the problem of illegal aliens and to oppose amnesty to those who illegally enter our nation." (
  • "I am absolutely opposed to Amnesty. Of course, I know that my stand will bring charges of racism or being anti-Hispanic. That is non-sense as my wife is of Hispanic heritage." (
  • Rated 99% by NumbersUSA. (
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • "I'm glad President Trump has fulfilled his campaign pledge to withdraw the United States from the shameful and misguided Iran Nuclear Deal negotiated under the Obama Administration," (
  • "While Iran develops nuclear capability, Obama chooses to appease them rather than to confront the issue. At the same time, he is making a drastic mistake of turning away from Israel. Finally, President Obama's radical decision to surrender our nuclear superiority and to take a nuclear response off the table in the face of biological, chemical, or conventional attack by the enemy puts us in a dangerously weakened position." (
  • "Most notably, when President Obama set an arbitrary timeline for withdrawing from Iraq, the coalitions we worked so hard to craft fell apart, setting the stage for ISIS and other terrorist organizations to fill the void. Simply put, we cannot repeat this legacy in Afghanistan." (
  • "It is my hope that these policies will more effectively create the conditions necessary to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a staging ground for those who wish harm upon us. Now it is incumbent upon Congress to provide our brave men and women in uniform with the resources required to achieve that success." (
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 - United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act. (
  • "Democrats push for a sham impeachment while @realDonaldTrump continues fighting for America: -Trade deal with China & USMCA -Rebuilding our military & holding our NATO allies accountable -Growing the economy & cutting taxes" (
  • "The #DoNothingDemocrats are in trouble. Even Mexico’s President is pleading w/ @SpeakerPelosi to stop the political circus & ratify the USMCA trade deal. Seems the entire world is telling them to stop impeachment... But all they listen to is their own radical voices." (
  • Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (

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