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Chuck Fleischmann's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (TN) - District 3, Republican

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (TN) - District 3

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Chuck Fleischmann 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 do not believe in abortion and I am opposed to the use of taxpayers' money to fund abortion. " (www.chuckforcongress.com)
  • Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood. (votesmart.org)
  • "Children are a blessing and as a society, we must support and cherish these innocent lives. I am proud to protect the right to life and defend those who cannot speak for themselves." (votesmart.org)
  • "The last time Americans witnessed tax reform was 1986, and I am proud to have voted to change that today," said Congressman Fleischmann. "This legislation demonstrates what can happen when Members work in a bicameral fashion toward one common goal- tax relief for families, workers, and businesses. I commend the leadership of Chairman Brady and the tireless work from Members of the Conference Committee, and look forward to seeing this legislation on the President's desk." (votesmart.org)
  • "2017, Chuck led the fight alongside President Donald Trump to implement the first historic tax reform in decades. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act simplified our tax code, making it more fair. While this was significant progress, our current tax code remains too complex. We must continue to overhaul the tax code so that American taxpayers keep more of their own money instead of having the federal government spend it for them. Modernizing our tax code will also make America more competitive in the global economy. Chuck believes that taxation is an invasion of privacy, and he’ll keep fighting to lower taxes." (www.chuckforcongress.com)
  • "It should be completely overhauled so that American taxpayers can spend more of their own money instead of having the federal government spend it for them." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Medicare for All is more like health care for none." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • "I support President Donald Trump's Executive Order on safe policing for safe communities. This Executive Order will allow for information sharing on incidents of excessive force and directs the Department of Justice to certify independent organizations to provide accreditation to police departments on de-escalation, use of force, and community engagement. The calls by the radical left to defund our police departments are incredibly dangerous and irresponsible. I thank President Donald Trump for his vocal support of our men and women in blue. I have and will always support the brave police officers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe." (votesmart.org)
  • "Our men and women in blue put their life on the line every single day to protect our communities. They face threats and violence. Our officers are the thin blue line that keeps our nation from descending into violence and chaos." (twitter.com)
  • "My vote for H.R. 3354 was a vote for the security of our nation. This appropriations package gives our troops a long overdue pay raise, grants robust funding for national security, and funds the initial construction of a southern border wall." (votesmart.org)
  • "Confronted by constantly evolving global challenges, our military must have the resources it needs to keep us safe at home and abroad. This legislation allows our nation to enhance our 21st Century force while also supporting our service members by giving them the pay raise they deserve. After years of sequestration and strain, military readiness is a top priority under the Trump Administration, and our country is better off as a result. President Trump promised to rebuild our military, and with today's signing of the National Defense Authorization Act, President Trump is keeping that promise." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "Maintaining a well-functioning transportation system and securing our nation's critical infrastructure are two of the most important responsibilities of the federal government." (votesmart.org)
  • "I will continue to fight to prioritize and increase funding for the Chickamauga Lock." (votesmart.org)
  • 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)
  • "Currently, our corporate tax rate is the highest in the developed world, and as a result jobs are going overseas causing American businesses to suffer. American families are struggling with high tax rates, and reform is necessary to allow them to keep more of their hard earned paychecks. Tax reform will bring back companies, create jobs, and spur economic growth." (votesmart.org)
  • "The adoption of policies that promote business investment, lower taxes and reduce the regulatory burdens on business will create the strong economic force needed to turn our economy around." (www.chuckforcongress.com)
  • "It is a time for civility. It is a time for unity. It is a time for us to serve the American people and pass the CARES Act." (twitter.com)
  • "The CARES Act will provide tangible and real relief for many American families and businesses." (twitter.com)
  • "I support reforms in our education system that will shift decision making away from Washington bureaucrats and to those who know children best - local leaders and parents." (www.chuckforcongress.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5 - Student Success Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "Other important components include environmental improvements for oil and gas production, the development of clean coal power and the expansion of renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar power. Together, these alternative energy sources have the potential to reduce our nation's dependence on other countries for energy." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "When it comes to energy policy, Chuck supports an all-of-the-above approach. It is imperative to our national security that the United States becomes energy independent. He also believes that nuclear power constitutes a safe, effective, and environmentally friendly way to produce energy for our country. Greater reliance on nuclear power will result in a reduction of importing oil from nations friendly to terrorists. " (www.chuckforcongress.com)
  • "The American economy is thriving under conservative, pro-growth policies, but would become crippled under big government, socialist proposals. That is why I cosponsored legislation led by my colleague, Chairman Johnson, to rebuke the socialist agenda masquerading as policy, also known as the Green New Deal. The goal of the Green New Deal, zero-emission energy production in 10 years, is not feasible. The Green New Deal would send American jobs overseas, threaten private property rights, and pass the onus of a $93 trillion price tag to the American taxpayers. In the midst of record-low unemployment and unprecedented economic growth, the last thing our nation needs is to erode this progress through a Green New Disaster." (votesmart.org)
  • "The American economy is thriving under conservative, pro-growth policies, but would become crippled under big government, socialist proposals. That is why I cosponsored legislation led by my colleague, Chairman Johnson, to rebuke the socialist agenda masquerading as policy, also known as the Green New Deal. The goal of the Green New Deal, zero-emission energy production in 10 years, is not feasible. The Green New Deal would send American jobs overseas, threaten private property rights, and pass the onus of a $93 trillion price tag to the American taxpayers. In the midst of record-low unemployment and unprecedented economic growth, the last thing our nation needs is to erode this progress through a Green New Disaster." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "On August 3, 2015 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its Clean Power Plan rule. The original intent of the Clean Air Act was for individual states to regulate their own electricity systems. This new regulation is tantamount to a federal government power grab that would impose onerous carbon emissions standards at and outside the fence line of existing power plants. The CPP would require approximately a 30% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2030; a goal that will have a negligible impact on global temperatures. These costs will ultimately be borne by consumers, many of whom could see double-digit percentage increases in their monthly electric bill." (votesmart.org)
  • "I have never wavered in my strong support of protecting our 2nd Amendment rights, and I voted for the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. This legislation allows licensed firearm owners to carry out their God-given right more freely. The right to carry a firearm is a right that allows law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and is crucial to the freedom of our country." (votesmart.org)
  • "I strongly oppose any legislation that threatens the Second Amendment rights of Tennesseans and Americans." (www.chuckforcongress.com)
  • "For the first time, a bill fully repealing Obamacare will be sent to the President's desk. In addition to repealing the President's crippling healthcare law this bill will also reduce our nation deficit by over $500 billion and completely defund Planned Parenthood." (votesmart.org)
  • "A government run health insurance program is not the answer. Government run health insurance does not work" (www.chuckforcongress.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "My vote for H.R. 3354 was a vote for the security of our nation. This appropriations package gives our troops a long overdue pay raise, grants robust funding for national security, and funds the initial construction of a southern border wall. Along with the wall, border security will be increased with thousands of additional ICE agents and border patrol agents." (votesmart.org)
  • "The new wall is a step in the right direction toward a more secure nation, and we must continue this momentum." (votesmart.org)
  • "An estimated 15 to 20 million illegal immigrants currently reside in the United States. I do not support rewarding these illegal immigrants with amnesty. " (votesmart.org)
  • "This is not the hallmark of an immigration system, but rather amnesty for all. I have always said that our immigration system should benefit those who come here lawfully and legally, but this legislation undermines those who are following the rule of law. As illegal migrant apprehensions at our southern border continue to swell," (votesmart.org)
  • "I stand with the people of Israel, and was proud to support non-nuclear sanctions, stop the funding of terrorist activities, and condemn Iran." (votesmart.org)
  • "I stand behind President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran Deal and await further details as we enter the implementation period, details which I hope take into account the concerns of our international allies and aid in the creation of an agreement to advance global security." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "Exceptional diplomatic address from @realDonaldTrump. I am grateful no American casualties occurred from last night’s missile strike, and I am confident in the President’s ability to further deescalate tensions in the Middle East. Excellent leadership, Mr. President." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "I have always been an advocate for free trade and would prefer to focus on strengthening the newsprint industry, and address issues like market adaptation, through an innovative, pro-growth agenda." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)

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