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Rick Allen's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


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


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Issue Positions

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  • Voted in favor of HR 4712 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. (
  • "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." (
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee. (
  • "Under no circumstances should taxpayer dollars fund abortion. I'm proud to work alongside an Administration in support of pro-life policies." (
  • "The hardworking people of Georgia-12 and across America deserve to keep more of their paychecks and have the opportunity to grow their businesses." (
  • "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." (
  • "Tax reform 2.0 will lock in the middle-class and small business tax cuts permanently, allowing families to more easily save their hard- earned money for retirement, helping local businesses promote retirement plans to workers, promoting startup businesses, and much more. As a cosponsor of tax reform 2.0, I encourage all my colleagues to join me today in supporting this important legislation that will unleash the economic engine that is the American family and small business." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (
  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (
  • "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." (
  • "Let me be clear: I’m fighting to protect Social Security and Medicare for our seniors." (
  • Signed Letter to Administrator Verma: "We write to express strong bipartisan support for the Medicare Advantage program, which 40 percent of eligible Medicare beneficiaries, more than 22 million people, choose to enroll in.[1] We appreciate your ongoing commitment to preserving and strengthening the Medicare Advantage program for current and future Medicare beneficiaries. As the Administration considers updates to the program for plan year 2021, we urge you to ensure that the Medicare Advantage program will continue to offer affordable, high-quality, patient-centered coverage options for the diverse populations the program serves, including beneficiaries with End Stage Renal Disease who for the first time will be able to choose a Medicare Advantage plan." (
  • Voted against HR 1280 "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021." (
  • "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." (
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • "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." (
  • "Congress has an important duty to ensure America's military is equipped with the necessary resources to defend our nation while providing support to our service members and their families. This year's national defense bill delivers on these goals, bolstering defense spending and including a pay raise for our troops, while holding the Biden Administration accountable for its disastrous and incompetent withdrawal from Afghanistan." (
  • Voted in favor of S 1605 "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022." (
  • Voted against HR 3684 "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act." (
  • "I recently sent a bipartisan, bicameral letter to the FCC urging them to utilize data from the Georgia Broadband Map program in their new mapping program and insisting that regular updates be provided to Congress. House Agriculture Republicans have also marked up the Broadband for Rural America Act, which will provide targeted assistance to the least- connected residents." (
  • "Not only are we burdening our children, and children's children, with the highest sustained federal spending levels in American history, but in the near term this spending spree will kill American jobs and worsen the ongoing economic crisis." (
  • Voted against HR 5376 "Build Back Better Act." (
  • "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." (
  • Rated 100% by FreedomWorks. (
  • "The hardworking people of Georgia-12 and across America deserve to keep more of their paychecks and have the opportunity to grow their businesses." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (
  • "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." (
  • "So far, the Paycheck Protection Program has been successful in helping to keep our small businesses afloat, and the Democrats should have never played political games with the livelihoods of workers and businesses who need access to these emergency loans immediately." (
  • "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." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 266 "Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act" (
  • Rated 0% by National Education Association. (
  • "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.." (
  • "Critical Race Theory aims to indoctrinate Americans into believing our nation is inherently evil, and there is absolutely no room for this divisive ideology in our workplaces or classrooms. I thank Rep. Owens for leading this effort." (
  • "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." (
  • "I was proud to support this legislation which will help expand our nuclear energy resources at no cost to taxpayers." (
  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance. (
  • Voted against HR 4447 "Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act of 2019." (
  • "The Biden Administration's harmful decision to block drilling on public lands will roll back progress made toward energy independence and force us to import more foreign oil. At a time when we should be laser-focused on rebuilding our nation's economy, this misguided action will only stifle growth." (
  • "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." (
  • Rated 100% by Independent Petroleum Association of America. (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (
  • "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." (
  • "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." (
  • Rated 92% by National Rifle Association (NRA). (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1446 "Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021." (
  • "It's time to end the government takeover of our healthcare system. Tell the Senate to repeal & replace ObamaCare NOW" (
  • "I'll immediately join the fight to repeal Obamacare and push for market-driven reforms rather than more big government solutions." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1628 "American Health Care Act of 2017." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (
  • "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." (
  • "We must immediately secure the border, enforce the laws we currently have on the books, and block any solution that includes amnesty for illegals." (
  • "America's farmers rely heavily on temporary agriculture workers - who obtain visas legally - to plant and harvest crops, and they've continued to face challenges and delays under current programs that are meant to help fulfill these unique workforce needs. But rather than working on a bipartisan solution to reform these programs, House Democrats are advancing a proposal that will ultimately incentivize illegal immigration and grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants." (
  • "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." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 3003 "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act." (
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • "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." (
  • "Our nation must find a way to permanently lockdown on nuclear capabilities worldwide to ensure our national security." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1698 "Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act." (
  • Voted against HR 256 "To Repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002" (
  • "President Biden must show the world that these attacks will not be tolerated and take action. There must be an immediate transition in the mission: No arbitrary deadlines, no excuses. We must do whatever it takes to ensure the safety of Americans and our allies, and Biden must make clear that the United States does not negotiate with terrorists." (
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • 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" (
  • Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (
  • "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." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act." (

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