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Raul Ruiz's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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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 2020.

  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "We, the undersigned members of Congress, urge you to reject a policy agenda that would harm women, starting with your efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and defund Planned Parenthood. Many people are fearful about how your presidency will affect women and girls. You have promised to nominate Supreme Court Justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Campaign for Working Families. (votesmart.org)
  • "Today I stood with seniors and middle-class families across Riverside County and voted against the irresponsible Ryan Budget proposal. Unconscionably, this budget would raise taxes on millions of middle-class families, stifle job creation, and end the Medicare guarantee while protecting tax loopholes for the wealthy and corporations who ship jobs overseas." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 17% by National Taxpayers Union. (votesmart.org)
  • "The Republican tax bill means more pain, more suffering, and shorter life-spans for these individuals who go without care because they can no longer afford it. All of this to give a $1.5 billion tax cut to the wealthiest one percent. That's just not right." (votesmart.org)
  • "I have spent my time in Congress standing up for seniors by fighting to protect and expand Medicare and Social Security. It's a promise I made when I first ran and it's a promise I have kept. Seniors have paid for, earned, and been promised these benefits after a lifetime of hard work and I will always stand up for them by working to expand and protect these commitments while opposing any cuts or changes to the retirement age." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 7120 - George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. (votesmart.org)
  • "Our nation faces a diverse array of threats, and it is critical that we maintain and strengthen our military readiness. That is why I have consistently voted to support our military and crossed the aisle to ensure our readiness is not eroded by across-the-board spending cuts." (votesmart.org)
  • "One of the greatest crises facing this district and Southern California is the dying Salton Sea. It poses a significant threat to the families in our region and I have been working with local, regional, and federal stakeholders since my first day in Congress to secure funding and address this issue head-on." (drraulruiz.com)
  • "Maintaining our nation's infrastructure spurs economic activity, creates jobs here at home, and helps American businesses stay competitive in the global marketplace. However, this bill is not a permanent fix to our nation's infrastructure needs. I will continue working with my colleagues toward a pragmatic, long term solution to ensure appropriate investment in essential infrastructure across the country." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "The critical need for Federal investment in our water infrastructure is without question." (votesmart.org)
  • "Today I stood with seniors and middle-class families across Riverside County and voted against the irresponsible Ryan Budget proposal. Unconscionably, this budget would raise taxes on millions of middle-class families, stifle job creation, and end the Medicare guarantee while protecting tax loopholes for the wealthy and corporations who ship jobs overseas." (votesmart.org)
  • "The Bring Jobs Home Act will create critical tax incentives for businesses to bring jobs back to the United States and close tax loopholes for corporations who ship jobs overseas." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 266 - Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Hear live from our diverse panel of stakeholders about the importance of the #DesertPlan and why we need to preserve the agreement to protect our local tourism economy and create renewable energy jobs over the next 20 years." (www.facebook.com)
  • "Serving on this committee empowers me to expand my work advocating for high-quality affordable health care, health equity, women's health services, and expand job opportunities through renewable energy and manufacturing." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Environment America. (votesmart.org)
  • "Proud to earn a 100% on the League of Conservation Voters for my work to protect our public health and environment! National security experts agree, climate change is a serious threat to our national security and economic security. We need take bold action now to plan for, mitigate, and prevent climate change to protect our environment and natural resources for future generations." (www.facebook.com)
  • Rated 100% by Environment America. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "The funds, which when channeled through the two organizations cannot be traced to individual donors, helped build a network of think tanks and activist groups. These worked to defeat climate bills in Congress and are mobilizing against Environmental Protection Agency rules to reduce carbon pollution from power plants which are due to be finalized this summer. In many cases, the anonymous cash makes up the vast majority of funding received by beneficiaries -- more than comes openly from the fossil fuel industry." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by National Rifle Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "I am ready and willing to join with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to work toward bipartisan solutions to end gun violence. " (www.facebook.com)
  • Rated 100% by Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "You have also stated in the past that, 'The best thing politically is to let Obamacare explode' and recently said that 'Obamacare is dead.' We strongly disagree." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "We strongly support the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and oppose any effort to repeal it." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Our immigration system is broken, however, and I am working with Democrats and Republicans toward a comprehensive immigration system that is rooted in common sense. For far too long, Congress has failed to act on a comprehensive plan for reform. I believe that any comprehensive immigration reform plan must be bipartisan, secure our borders, uphold the immigration laws we already have, protect our workers and businesses, and include an earned pathway to citizenship for those who work hard and play by the rules. It is time to put aside the political games and work together in a bipartisan effort to address this critical challenge that will secure our borders, improve our economy, provide our businesses a stable workforce, and reduce the deficit by $800 billion." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Federation for American Immigration Reform. (votesmart.org)
  • "Mr. Speaker, the decision to end DACA goes against the very core of our American values of the American Dream. The future of 800,000 young people who study, serve in our military, and contribute to our economy, and who serve and protect America is at risk." (votesmart.org)
  • "I strongly support passing the DREAM Act, which will provide our students who are in the United States through no fault of their own the opportunity to get a high-quality education, help grow our economy, serve this country in our military, and contribute to the future of the only nation they have ever called home." (votesmart.org)
  • "The executive order to stop deporting young people who were brought here through no fault of their own is very important to me. Congress should stop playing politics and recognize that everyone has an interest in immigration reform." (votesmart.org)
  • "I have come to a conclusion that approving this agreement is the most effective realistic diplomatic option to prevent Iran form obtaining a nuclear weapon, and therefore, in the best interest of our nation and allies. From the start, I committed myself to a rigorous, evidence-based approach without consideration of partisanship or politics. I spent many hours soliciting opinions from supporters and opponents. I will vote for the Iran agreement, but I make this decision with great humility and appreciation of the risks. I am confident that I reached this conclusion because I believe that the hard evidence indicates it is in America's best interest. At the same time, I appreciate and respect the many individuals who looked within, considered the alternatives, and reached the opposite conclusion." (votesmart.org)
  • "I will vote for the Iran agreement, but I make this decision with great humility and appreciation of the risks. I am confident that I reached this conclusion because I believe that the hard evidence indicates it is in America's best interest. At the same time, I appreciate and respect the many individuals who looked within, considered the alternatives, and reached the opposite conclusion." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of 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)
  • Signed a letter stating: "American auto workers, parts suppliers and retailers, dealers, vehicle service providers, and millions of consumers depend on a healthy and competitive U.S. auto industry. As you know, this vital sector employs nearly four percent of our total private sector workforce and is a key engine that powers our economy. However, if tariffs were to be implemented, new vehicle prices will likely increase, threatening hundreds of thousands of jobs." (votesmart.org)

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