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Chris Stewart's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (UT) - District 2

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Issue Positions

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  • Voted in favor of HR 36 "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "It is unbelievable to me that someone would argue that: you could take a child moments before birth, pull him from his mother's protection, and destroy that life; take away any chance he has of having any happiness in this world; take away any chance he has of being loved in this world. [It is unbelievable] that you would suggest that and not call it evil." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Despite the lack of publicity, the U.S. Senate will soon be voting on a bill to ban abortions after 5 months of pregnancy. At this stage, babies can hear sound, sense light, and feel pain. I encourage my colleagues in the Senate to approve this bill. #utpol #ProLife" (twitter.com)
  • Rated 90% by National Tax Limitation Committee. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "An average family of four living in Utah's 2nd Congressional District will receive a $1,445 tax cut. The majority are also going to be able to complete their taxes on a postcard sized tax form. The standard deduction is going to increase significantly, keeping more money in your pocket. The child tax credit will increase, providing you with more support for your family. Tax benefits are being preserved, helping you afford some of life's most important investments. All while you are enjoying the benefits of a strong and growing American economy." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I am proud to say that for the first time in decades, we were able to pass meaningful tax reform the Tax Cut and Jobs Act." (stewartforutah.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 6% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • "Along with reducing our national debt, these reforms will strengthen the longevity of entitlement programs (like social security, medicare and medicaid) so future retirees will receive the benefits they need. Reviewing all federal spending, including entitlements, will require courage, but is necessary to ensure the fiscal stability of our country." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against S 610 "Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 1280 "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • "We all have a desire to live up to the aspirational ideals upon which our country was founded. The solution to these problems will not come from violence, looting or hate. Justice will not be served by abolishing the police. Understanding will not result from arguing on social media. The solutions lie in coming together, not standing apart. We are one nation with a shared commitment to the notion that all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. I believe these words. God did create us equal. But imperfect men and institutions have sometimes failed to maintain God's intention of equality. But we can become equal. We can become one by treating one another as the brothers and sisters we are." (votesmart.org)
  • "Because it is a dangerous world, we ask a lot of our military. We owe it to them to provide these brave men and women the necessary equipment, training, and resources they need to keep us safe." (votesmart.org)
  • "During today's House Budget Committee mark up hearing, I will propose an amendment to increase the defense cap level which is critical to our nation's security. Watch live here:" (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S 1605 "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022." (votesmart.org)
  • "Stimulus spending, bailouts for Wall Street, local education, AMTRAK, alternative energy development, transportation programs the list of federal spending programs that can be cut can go on and on. The inability of the federal government to balance its budget is irresponsible and devastating to our economic growth. Worse, we are recklessly enslaving our children and grandchildren with unsustainable debt." (votesmart.org)
  • "Furthermore, we do not want to leave future generations with worn-down highways and waterways, along with crippling debt." (votesmart.org)
  • "I originally ran for Congress to help this country reprioritize fiscal responsibility. And from the day I took my oath of office, I have been consistent on this issue. Under Presidents Obama and Trump, and now under President Biden, I always advocated for more responsible spending. Sadly, despite the warning signs, we continue to recklessly spend taxpayer money. This behavior will not just burden our children and grandchildren with excessive public debt, either. This problem is immediate, and the bill is coming due. It is Congress' duty to put the budget on path to balance, control the debt, and subsequently allow economic growth. A $3.5 trillion reconciliation package is a massive step in the wrong direction." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 3684 "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 90% by National Tax Limitation Committee. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I am proud to say that for the first time in decades, we were able to pass meaningful tax reform the Tax Cut and Jobs Act." (stewartforutah.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "This is an unprecedented time in our nation's history. We're facing an invisible enemy that has affected every American in one way or another. Millions have lost their jobs and millions are worried about their health and livelihood. The provisions in this rescue package are imperative to helping families and small businesses survive the next few months. This is an essential lifeline that will give Americans support and hope." (votesmart.org)
  • "The CARES Act provides American workers, families, and businesses with vital resources during this economic crisis." (twitter.com)
  • "This additional rescue package is critical to our future, but it comes at a hefty cost. I recognize the dire need for assistance, given the unprecedented circumstances surrounding this pandemic, but the scope of this economic relief is truly frightening. Congress must immediately act to address our debt and spending. I call on my colleagues to join with me in tackling this most pressing issue." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 266 "Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "Earlier this year, I wrote an op-ed on the dangers of critical race theory. Today, I believe it's important to remind everyone of those dangers. Yes, America is imperfect. It's also the greatest force for good in human history. CRT ignores that fact." (twitter.com)
  • "America's educational system does not exist to rewrite history through the lens of wokeness. Our country is the greatest force for good in human history. Critical Race Theory teaches our kids otherwise and only serves to divide us. Young Americans deserve a full understanding of America's history -- falls, triumphs, and all -- so that we can continue making progress." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by National Education Association. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 4447 "Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act of 2019." (votesmart.org)
  • "Utah is home to some of the best geothermal resources, a great renewable energy source. This is exciting news from @utahforge which will help bring more jobs to rural Utah." (twitter.com)
  • Voted against HR 9 "Climate Action Now Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Independent Petroleum Association of America. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Signed Letter to Administrator Pruitt: "For over a decade, the American people have been forced to live with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a well-intentioned but deeply flawed policy that has negatively impacted families and businesses across the United States. When the RFS was first passed in 2005, it was designed to reduce our country's dependence on foreign oil, to protect the environment, and to revitalize rural America. However, as we look in the rear-view mirror, it's clear that the RFS accomplished none of these goals." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The Biden administration's arbitrary decision to suspend oil and gas leasing and permitting on federal lands is a serious mistake that will harm the same small Utah businesses that are already hurting from the pandemic. This action perpetuates the very discord between rural and urban Americans that the President spoke out against in his inauguration speech. Although it is routine for an incoming administration to pause high-level agency decisions while agency leaders get into place, such a widespread suspension of routine permitting decisions normally made in the field is unprecedented." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The gun debate deserves real introspection, and thoughtful reaction guided by the facts and respect for the Constitution." (twitter.com)
  • "I uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. Lawful gun ownership enables Americans to exercise their God-given right of self-defense.Gun control is not the way to prevent tragedies and will likely only make it harder for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves against evil in the world.I will not support any current bump-stock bill without revisions to preserve historical access to unmodified weapons." (stewartforutah.com)
  • Rated 92% by National Rifle Association (NRA). (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.Amdt 1098 - Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1628 "American Health Care Act of 2017." (votesmart.org)
  • "It is time to repeal Obamacare." "I am even more proud that Congress successfully repealed significant portions of Obamacare, including the individual mandate, and the IPAB. But frankly, it is not enough" (stewartforutah.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6136 "Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018." (votesmart.org)
  • "The two Democrat leaders (like many other Dems) voted in the past for physical barriers and border security under previous presidents. Who is really playing politics here? It's time to fix this! Lets get it done!" (twitter.com)
  • "While I agree we must secure our borders and provide increased security, we must limit the power of the Executive to make such declarations." (votesmart.org)
  • "The difficulties individuals face on their journey, especially the children, are heart breaking. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I've voted many times to support keeping children with their parents whenever possible. I am pro families. I am pro legal immigration." (twitter.com)
  • "Illegal immigrants living in the United States should not be allowed to hold citizenship in this country until returning to their home countries and following established U.S. immigration procedures. Along with this, local communities should not be allowed to provide sanctuary to illegal immigrants." (stewartforutah.com)
  • "Never allow a pathway for citizenship for anyone who has entered the country illegally." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 3003 "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 550 "No War Against Iran Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed Letter to President Biden: "The decision not to recertify the Iran Nuclear Deal in 2017 was in America's best interests. Even if the United States never withdrew from the deal, poorly construed sunset provisions baked into the deal would now be upon us, meaning Iran would be well on its way to obtaining a nuclear weapon while having violated not only the spirit but the letter of the deal." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "With Present Trump's new military plan, we would build the Navy's fleet and boost our missile defense counter to threats from North Korea and Iran. I believe this program will better protect our country from antagonistic behavior abroad." (votesmart.org)
  • ""We should reallocate resources to send Beijing and Moscow a clear message: America is not retreating from its global commitments; it is refocusing time and resources to confront them more effectively" Read my full @WSJ LTE on ending the Forever War" (twitter.com)
  • "I believe the President’s new policy on Syria is a mistake. Having been to the region many times, working with our partners to bring stability to a very important part of the world, I believe it’s critical for America and our allies to remain engaged." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against 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)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)
  • "#USMCA is a win for America and Utah's Second District. This agreement will benefit our auto, healthcare, and agriculture industries (among many more!) This is an important step in boosting the economy, creating jobs, and increasing wages. We must pass #USMCAnow" (twitter.com)
  • "We must pass USMCA. This newer and stronger trade deal will create 176,000 new jobs--with thousands of those coming to Utah, expand our markets, and give us a competitive edge in the global economy." (twitter.com)

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