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Rod Blum's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Rod Blum has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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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 2018.

  • Voted in favor of HR 7 "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Campaign for Working Families (votesmart.org)
  • "I support the following as measures to restore a vibrant economy: Reduce taxes on business and individuals. We need a simpler tax code." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 78% by National Taxpayers union (votesmart.org)
  • "We must defund ObamaCare and make permanent the Bush tax cuts." (votesmart.org)
  • "I hosted constituents from area Cedar Rapids community groups this morning, for a federal budget balancing simulation at @EconomicAllianc with the help of the @ConcordC. Everyone agreed spending is out of control! #BalanceBudgetAmendment" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R.22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "The recent passed tax cuts will DECREASE our deficit IF career politicians can control their spending appetite. As you can see federal receipts - following tax cuts of Presidents Kennedy & Reagan - increased and they will again. #IA01" (twitter.com)
  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of H.R.1105 "Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015" (votesmart.org)
  • "Happy to fight for middle class tax cuts!" (twitter.com)
  • "American families need to be free to educate their children as they see fit. It's important that the control and oversight of educating our nation's youth be returned as close to home as possible and we remove as much power as possible from Washington -- which is why I voted for the Every Student Succeeds Act that replaced No Child Left Behind and gave authority and flexibility back to the states, local communities, and families." (www.rodblum.com)
  • "Every student's needs are unique--and a one-size-fits all education model is not beneficial to our children." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 3% by Environment America (votesmart.org)
  • "Fully utilize American energy resources - both renewable AND traditional sources." (votesmart.org)
  • "And instead of sending billions in taxpayer dollars overseas we should invest that money here to develop an "all of the above" American energy policy that includes renewables like biofuels and wind." (votesmart.org)
  • "President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement is good news for our country's economy, workers, and taxpayers." (votesmart.org)
  • "Congress must take a stand and protect Americans like them who are simply trying to provide for their families from hyperactive federal agencies like the EPA. Everyone wants clean water, but these burdensome regulations clearly cross the line of common sense and must be stopped." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 3% by Environment America (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)
  • Rated 0% by Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence (votesmart.org)
  • "A a longtime member of the NRA I have tremendous respect for the hard work they put in every day to defend the rights of gun owners across America, and I look forward to standing alongside them in Congress to protect the Second Amendment." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 90% by Gun Owners of America (votesmart.org)
  • "We must defund ObamaCare and make permanent the Bush tax cuts." (votesmart.org)
  • "After years of higher costs, fewer choices and broken promises under Obamacare, it's time to enact a better system that actually works for Americans." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 85% by Federation for American Immigration Reform (votesmart.org)
  • "However, by and large, this bill fails to deliver on the promises we made to the American people. This bill will not secure our southern border, continues funding Planned Parenthood and sanctuary cities, and infringes upon the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans to name but a few problems in the bill." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 85% by the Federation for Immigration Reform (votesmart.org)
  • "However, by and large, this bill fails to deliver on the promises we made to the American people. This bill will not secure our southern border, continues funding Planned Parenthood and sanctuary cities, and infringes upon the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans to name but a few problems in the bill." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "We ask that any forthcoming appropriations or funding bill include the following language: None of the funds made available by this act to the Department of Justice may be used, with respect to any of the states of […] to prevent any of them from implementing their own laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of marijuana on non-Federal lands within their respective jurisdictions." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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