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Billy Long's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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

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  • Voted in favor of HR 4712 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Billy is 100 percent pro-life. He believes in the sanctity of human life, beginning at conception, and fights to protect the rights of the unborn." (billylongforcongress.com)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee. (votesmart.org)
  • "Today is a victory for the pro-life cause and our ongoing battle against abortion. As Americans, it is our duty to provide ample opportunity for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Abortion is an ugly approach to rob the prospect of life from the innocent and block liberty before the chance is even given. I am proud to cast my vote in favor of protecting the unborn." (votesmart.org)
  • "This bill prevents a significant immediate tax increase on millions of Americans and makes dozens of temporary tax cuts permanent, including the research and development tax credit to incentivize innovation and provisions to provide small business tax relief." (votesmart.org)
  • "During the ongoing debate about the budget many have suggested, including the President, that tax increases need to be a part of any eventual solution to our deficit problem. I firmly reject this notion." (billylongforcongress.com)
  • Rated 85% by National Tax Limitation Committee. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • "One of the top priorities of this bill is to provide immediate financial relief for millions of Americans who are struggling to pay their bills in the wake of the coronavirus. The bill offers a one-time tax rebate check of $1,200 per individual and $500 per child with a valid social security number. The full amount is available to those earning $75,000 or less, $112,500 for the head of the household, and $150,000 for married couples. The credit phases out entirely for individuals who make more than $99,000 or joint filers who make more than $198,000. Eligibility will be based on your most recently filed tax returns; eligibility for Social Security (retirement and disability) and Railroad Retirement beneficiaries who are not required to file a tax return will be determined based off of information on the form SSA-1099 or Form RRB-1099." (votesmart.org)
  • "For Dems this isn’t about policy, it’s about partisanship. Republicans have tried to work w/ Dems to pass meaningful police reform, but Dems won’t play ball because @SenatorTimScott has an R next to his name. They don’t want change unless it counts as a "win" for their own party." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "At a time when we are fighting wars overseas, we must continue to support our troops. Our service men and women make our military the strongest in the world. They defend our nation and our way of life against those who would destroy our safety, freedom, and values. Congress must give them our unwavering support to complete their mission as quickly and safely as possible." (votesmart.org)
  • "Disarming America to save money in our national spending budget is something we truly cannot afford. Defense is the core responsibility of our government and Billy advocates for a strong military that is able to confront any challenge that threatens our nation" (billylongforcongress.com)
  • "Proud to vote for #Defense approps bill to maintain readiness, provide for our troops and keep our force strong." (twitter.com)
  • "The government should not be in the business of choosing winners and losers. When the government tries to interfere in the market place, such as with bailouts, it rewards bad behavior by transferring wealth from those who made smart investments to those who made bad investments." (billylongforcongress.com)
  • "Our nation’s deficits are not because we are taxed too little, but because Washington spends too much." (billylongforcongress.com)
  • "The failed stimulus only stimulated our debt and the unemployment rate." (billylongforcongress.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 22 - Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "@mitchellreports you said @realDonaldTrump spoke in grandiose terms about tax cuts while Corporate cuts are permanent & individual cuts expire. I’m sure you know anytime we can get 9 Senate Dems to vote for it they would be made permanent in a heartbeat. Tell that to audience!" (twitter.com)
  • Rated 85% by National Tax Limitation Committee. (votesmart.org)
  • "Today, House Republicans made good on their promise and released a strong, pro-growth bill that makes the tax code simpler and fairer for all Americans. This bill will lead to better jobs, more take-home pay and a stronger economy." (votesmart.org)
  • "The CARES Act has finally passed the House! Next stop: @realDonaldTrump’s desk. Now we can finally give American workers, families, and healthcare providers the resources and support they need to weather this storm" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5 - Student Success Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Washington bureaucrats who have never set foot in Missouri are placing costly and ineffective burdens on our school systems and not solving any of the problems. That is why I support working to ensure student success by restoring local control to educators. The challenges our educators face in Southwest Missouri are different from those faced in Massachusetts or California." (votesmart.org)
  • "Billy has always believed parents and school officials, not the federal government, best understand the educational needs of their children and students. Consequently, one of his top legislative priorities is removing federal burdens that interfere with state and local autonomy when it comes to education." (billylongforcongress.com)
  • "Today, President Trump made the right choice by rolling back the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. This is the right move for our economy; it will save consumers $33 billion by 2030. I'm proud to stand with the president in doing away with regulations that unnecessarily burden businesses." (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)
  • "Springfield woman says #gun rights saved her life via @springfieldNL#NRA #2ndAmendment" (sgfnow.co)
  • Rated 92% by National Rifle Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "The facts are plain and simple: these bills won't stop gun violence. I continue to be a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. That's why I will continue oppose legislation that is an assault on our Second Amendment rights." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R.596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" (votesmart.org)
  • "Health Care Premiums to Jump by 25 Percent in 2017 #ObamacareFail #Obamacare #TrumpTrain (rollcall.com)
  • "I will continue the fight in Washington to replace the ACA with sound health policy that puts patients first, doesn't threaten businesses, and won't deter Americans from seeking care altogether." (votesmart.org)
  • "#Obamacare #SCOTUS ruling... I see this as a failure in checks and balances and as an instance of the court legislating from the bench." (twitter.com)
  • Voted against HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 78% by NumbersUSA. (votesmart.org)
  • "It’s not an old wives’ tale @realDonaldTrump.You can’t climb a fence that’s leaning towards you! Remember that & build that sucker leaning towards Mexico. It’ll make it easier for those wanting to leave the USA for a better life & make it near impossible to climb to get in #MAGA" (twitter.com)
  • "We must enforce our laws and ensure those seeking citizenship do so in a legal manner. Billy has supported many laws to help protect these rights, including Build the Wall, and the Enforce the Law Act of 2018." (billylongforcongress.com)
  • "I firmly oppose any form of amnesty for illegal immigrants and will continue fighting endlessly to secure our borders." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 78% by NumbersUSA. (votesmart.org)
  • "Iran never complied with the disastrous Iran Nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama Administration. President Trump was right to walk away from it and work to protect America, our values, and our allies against the largest state sponsor of terrorism." (twitter.com)
  • "Iran has proven time and time again that it has no interest in working with the U.S. and its allies. Staying in the Iran deal only props up the regime and gives it significant financial resources to use against U.S. interests." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "The Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions movement aims to delegitimize Israel and its right to exist. Today I signed the discharge petition to force a vote on countering this ugly movement. We should support our strongest ally in the Middle East, but @SpeakerPelosi refuses to act." (twitter.com)
  • Signed a letter stating: "We strongly support your efforts to open China to U.S. agriculture and to take strong steps to end China's unfair trade practices and other cheating." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)
  • "USMCA would incentivize industries, such as manufacturing, to obtain their products in North America by updating the rules of origin and origin procedures. Not only would USMCA require that 75 percent of auto content be made in North America, it would also require that individuals who make 40 -- 45 percent of auto content make at least $16 an hour, helping increase wages." (votesmart.org)

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