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Rick Allen's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (GA) - District 12, Republican

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (GA) - District 12


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  • Voted in favor of HR 4712 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "As a strong advocate and believer in the Word of God, I believe it is my duty to stand up for those who cannot defend themselves and lend my voice to those who cannot speak for themselves." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee. (votesmart.org)
  • "Under no circumstances should taxpayer dollars fund abortion. I'm proud to work alongside an Administration in support of pro-life policies." (twitter.com)
  • "The hardworking people of Georgia-12 and across America deserve to keep more of their paychecks and have the opportunity to grow their businesses." (votesmart.org)
  • "I voted for historic middle class tax relief that lowered personal tax rates, doubled the child tax credit to $2,000 & gave tax incentives for family leave." (twitter.com)
  • "Proud to sign Americans for Tax Reform's pledge not to raise taxes at their offices today." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "On Social Security: We need to protect Social Security for those who have earned it, but it needs to be fixed." (twitter.com)
  • "I'm working to make sure health care and prescription drugs are affordable for seniors. In addition to continuing to fund Medicare, I'm looking for other ways to cut government waste and out-of-control spending in order to pass the savings on to seniors." (twitter.com)
  • "Let me be clear: I’m fighting to protect Social Security and Medicare for our seniors." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • "Without any bipartisan input, House Democrats have crafted a bill that has no chance of becoming law. Their proposal contains partisan poison pills like eliminating qualified immunity, which protects our law-abiding officers. It also goes too far in federalizing law enforcement, which is best handled at the state and local level." (votesmart.org)
  • "It authorizes full funding requested by the Army for construction projects at Fort Gordon--projects that bring state-of-the-art technology and training to our troops--and authorizes funding for the Savannah River Site so that it can continue leading the globe in nuclear waste management." (votesmart.org)
  • "As a member of Congress, one of the most important votes I cast each year is for the NDAA. I am proud to support this critical legislation that reaffirms our commitment to the hardworking men and women who serve our country and authorizes essential funding for national security." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "On Transportation: We need to get our priorities in order. Transportation infrastructure creates jobs!" (twitter.com)
  • "It's time to get outrageous federal spending under control." (twitter.com)
  • "On Spending: Washington has a spending problem. We need a balanced budget amendment. I've balanced budgets in my own biz and can do in DC." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 22 - Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "The @realDonaldTrump tax cuts are working! @jpmorgan is the latest to announce higher wages, more jobs and investment in the U.S. economy. This follows @Apple's announcement that they will build a new U.S. campus and create 20,000 new jobs." (twitter.com)
  • "The hardworking people of Georgia-12 and across America deserve to keep more of their paychecks and have the opportunity to grow their businesses." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Today I traveled to Washington to vote for a vital third phase of coronavirus legislation. While the bill was far from perfect, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act, will provide help for families and small businesses throughout #GA12." (twitter.com)
  • "The CARES Act will provide direct relief for Americans, allow small businesses to access new emergency loans, and it will continue to invest in new vaccines and medicines so we can aggressively combat the spread of the coronavirus." (www.facebook.com)
  • "The Every Student Succeeds Act repeals No Child Left Behind, gets rid of 49 wasteful and ineffective programs, and eliminates the Secretary of Education's coercion of States into adopting Common Core standards." (votesmart.org)
  • "For too long, the federal government has employed a one size fits all approach to education in America. I believe that decisions involving the education of our children should be made by parents and officials on the local level not bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.." (www.rickwallen.com)
  • "I want to empower schools in Georgia to make decisions about what's best, not the federal government! RT/Sign if you agree!" (twitter.com)
  • Rated 0% by National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "When we talk about clean energy in this country, we don't need out- of-touch, costly socialist policies like the Green New Deal that would devastate the best economy in the world. We are talking about unleashing private-sector innovation, like nuclear power." (votesmart.org)
  • "I was proud to support this legislation which will help expand our nuclear energy resources at no cost to taxpayers." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "By the EPA choosing to lower the NAAQ Standards further, many businesses will suffer while still struggling to meet the original standard. American businesses have already spent billions of dollars and years of planning to meet the 75 parts per billion original standard and will now find themselves unable to meet the new requirements. We can't and shouldn't change the rules in the middle of the game." (votesmart.org)
  • "As we have seen in recent events, the threat of terror is more real than ever, and stripping law abiding citizens' Second Amendment rights does nothing to promote safety and protection. We have the Constitution for a reason, and I will work to always ensure that our right to bear arms is not infringed upon." (votesmart.org)
  • "The Right to Bear Arms is one of the most fundamental and important rights in the Constitution and needs to be protected. As a lifelong member of the NRA, I cherish this right and will fight each and every day to protect and uphold the 2nd Amendment." (www.rickwallen.com)
  • "I'll immediately join the fight to repeal Obamacare and push for market-driven reforms rather than more big government solutions." (www.rickwallen.com)
  • "It's time to end the government takeover of our healthcare system. Tell the Senate to repeal & replace ObamaCare NOW" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "I voted for historic middle class tax relief that lowered personal tax rates, doubled the child tax credit to $2,000 & gave tax incentives for family leave. GA-12 families of 4 earning $60,658 will receive a tax cut of $1,688." (twitter.com)
  • "I made a pledge to build the wall, and as the President and Vice President always say, promises made, promises kept." (votesmart.org)
  • "Tell the House to fund President Trump's border wall now!" (www.rickwallen.com)
  • "The President's Executive Amnesty has been a long battle. The House, with my support, passed an amicus brief on behalf of the entire House of Representatives to further explain how the President overstepped his constitutional limitations." (votesmart.org)
  • "We must immediately secure the border, enforce the laws we currently have on the books, and block any solution that includes amnesty for illegals." (www.rickwallen.com)
  • "Our nation must find a way to permanently lockdown on nuclear capabilities worldwide to ensure our national security." (twitter.com)
  • "One year later, America has upheld its part of the bargain, but Iran continues to violate the terms of the agreement with little to no consequence. That's why today, on the one year anniversary of the Iran Deal--the House is voting on legislation to reinstate sanctions on Iran. History has proven Iran cannot be trusted. I thought it was a bad deal for America and Israel from the beginning and I still do. Mr. Speaker, no one can predict the future, but it is foolish to turn a blind eye to history. I voted to stop the Iran deal because I could not support any agreement that puts the security of Americans and our allies at risk and emboldens the Iranian regime. A year later, I feel the same way." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "The consequences of the President's agreement are clear. We have heard it over and over. It will chart a clear path to allow Iran nuclear capability. In the meantime, the Iranian regime will use billions of dollars in sanctions relief to continue promoting terrorism." (votesmart.org)
  • "This trade deal is vital to our economy, and passing USMCA would be a huge win for the American people. Canada and Mexico both serve as top markets for a number of our U.S. agricultural products." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)

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