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Chris Stewart's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (UT) - District 2, Republican

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

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  • "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)
  • ""Each life has a right to protection. I urge my colleagues to help to defend the innocent lives of America's unborn children and represent those who cannot represent themselves." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 7 - No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015. (votesmart.org)
  • "The current tax code is unjustifiably complex and unfair. It is designed to benefit those who have the money to pay lawyers and accountants and to disadvantage those who are trying to play by the rules. Worst of all, it is divisive." (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)
  • "The current tax code in the United States is overly complex and burdensome to families and businesses. I believe that raising taxes is not the solution for long-term economic stability and growth. Instead, we must simplify the tax code, lower the corporate tax rate, and eliminate the death tax. These changes would reduce the tax burden for families and businesses, allow the economy to grow, and increase government revenue." (votesmart.org)
  • "The Republican Balanced Budget Plan that I helped to pass last spring will address all of these issues in a positive and practical way. It will protect those approaching retirement age by preserving the existing Social Security program for those 55 or older. It then addresses the need for reforms in all entitlement spending while honoring the commitments we have made to the poor, elderly and needy among us." (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)
  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (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)
  • "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)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "Furthermore, we do not want to leave future generations with worn-down highways and waterways, along with crippling debt." (votesmart.org)
  • "A bigger, more intrusive government -- which this budget proposes-- is not going to spur our economy and create jobs. Instead, we must carefully prioritize spending and tackle the drivers of our debt, ultimately creating a better America for future generations." (votesmart.org)
  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of HR 22 - Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. (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)
  • "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)
  • "Another unfortunate example of how our high corporate tax rate & complex code is hurting our economy and jobs" (twitter.com)
  • "The current tax code in the United States is overly complex and burdensome to families and businesses. I believe that raising taxes is not the solution for long-term economic stability and growth. Instead, we must simplify the tax code, lower the corporate tax rate, and eliminate the death tax. These changes would reduce the tax burden for families and businesses, allow the economy to grow, and increase government revenue." (votesmart.org)
  • "The CARES Act provides American workers, families, and businesses with vital resources during this economic crisis." (twitter.com)
  • "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)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5 - Student Success Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Intervention from Washington bureaucrats complicates decisions and takes power out of the hands of experienced leaders who working directly with students. I support legislation that keeps education choices in the hands of parents, along with local and state leaders." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "I support the responsible development of oil, natural gas, clean coal, and a variety economically viable renewable energy options. We are fortunate to live in a district full of scenic and natural resources." (votesmart.org)
  • "These new regulations will require existing power plants to cut carbon emissions by 30%, which will require billions of dollars in renovations and cost over 400,000 jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of SJ 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)
  • "What the EPA is calling a 'common sense plan' is just pure fantasy. It's just another example of more expensive, big-government regulation, and less freedom for American businesses and American families." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.Amdt 1098 - Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws. (votesmart.org)
  • "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)
  • "The gun debate deserves real introspection, and thoughtful reaction guided by the facts and respect for the Constitution." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 596 - Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. (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)
  • "Of all the laws passed in recent years, I hear most about the destructive impact of Obamacare. Its original intent was to make health care more accessible and affordable, but it has done the exact opposite in Utah increasing healthcare premiums, and making doctors and plans less accessible." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (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)
  • "Never allow a pathway for citizenship for anyone who has entered the country illegally." (votesmart.org)
  • "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)
  • "Like most Utahns, I recognize that our immigration system is broken and must be reformed, but the President's use of executive orders and a call for amnesty isn't the answer." (votesmart.org)
  • "This week the Senate will vote to defund Obama's executive Amnesty. Very important. House has passed this, now in the hands of the senate." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (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)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "As recent events in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria have shown, the world is not ready for a smaller U.S. military. Now we have seen what happens when the U.S. refuses to honor its obligation as the world's only superpower, a nation that has stood for something rare and exception for generations." (votesmart.org)
  • "The president is committing us to Iraq in a way that mocks his original decision to pull combat troops out prematurely" (twitter.com)
  • Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)
  • "Conservatives have always supported open markets and free trade, and I'm joining conservative colleagues like Senator Ted Cruz and Rep. Jeb Hensarling in supporting Trade Promotion Authority." (votesmart.org)
  • "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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