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Darrell Issa's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

  • U.S. House (CA) - District 50, Republican


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Issue Positions

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  • Voted in favor of HR 4712 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe strongly in protecting life, and I have consistently voted to support legislation that limits abortion." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • ""I didn't come to Washington to raise taxes on my constituents and I do not plan to start today."" (votesmart.org)
  • "I voted no because my constituents don't deserve a tax increase." (votesmart.org)
  • ""When I voted against the House tax reform proposal, I did so because I feared that many in my district could face higher taxes under its changes. The Senate bill doesn't do any better," said Congressman Darrell Issa. "California families are already forced to endure some of the highest state sales and income tax rates in the nation -- they deserve to see tax relief too." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • ""This year's NDAA helps rebuild America's military and ensures our forces are ready to take on the threats of our ever-changing world," said Congressman Darrell Issa. "It provides funding for long-overdue modernization efforts, a well-deserved pay raise for our troops, all while providing crucial increases for our missile defense and cyberwarfareprograms. I'm also thrilled the bill included our measure to extend key provisions from the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 95% by Center for Security Policy. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "My opponent supports an agenda that would slash military spending. Not a good plan for San Diego's economy. " (twitter.com)
  • "#stimulus #fail product of @WhiteHouse ideology: pick winners & losers, reward political cronies...w/ other people's $" (twitter.com)
  • "#Stimulus may have distinction of the biggest waste of taxpayer $ in history" (twitter.com)
  • "The tax plan approved this week would have made some good steps forward -- simplifying the tax code, changing the corporate tax rate from the world's highest to be more globally competitive, and bringing down the rates for individual taxpayers -- but I worry that even under the reduced tax rates, many across our state could be forced to pay more, not less, and for me that is simply unacceptable." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "I voted in favor of this legislation in 2002 because I strongly support the primary objective of NCLB - to set definitive goals for every public school student and be held accountable for achievements. Five years later this landmark legislation is up for renewal, and much work remains to be done." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5 - Student Success Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 3% by League of Conservation Voters. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H Con Res 119 - Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy. (votesmart.org)
  • ""When EPA chooses to regulate at the extreme, it also casts a net over job creators, further curbing economic expansion and job growth. This rule will inhibit economic growth for businesses and communities, stopping new projects until compliance with the rule is proven," said Chairman Issa. "In this struggling economy, we must avoid overly burdensome and costly new rules that would encumber American businesses."" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 38 - Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 92% by National Rifle Association. (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)
  • "Congressman Darrell Issa Proposes Plan to Replace Affordable Care Act President Donald Trump’s administration has promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and now, a congressman in San Diego is proposing a new health care plan to Congress. Congressman Darrell Issa is one of the first Republicans to propose a replacement plan. In an interview Saturday, he told NBC 7 he calls his plan "The Access to Insurance for All Americans Act."" (www.facebook.com)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "My position on the border is simple: We must build the wall." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3004 - Kate's Law. (votesmart.org)
  • "With a six-month deadline before the administration officially begins unwinding DACA, now is the time for Congress to step up and craft a meaningful solution. It would be neither fair nor feasible to expel all of the dreamers from the country. First of all, hundreds are currently serving in the military, defending our nation. Others are decades into a life in America -- educated, hardworking and law-abiding. Brought here by their parents as children, they spent their formative years in the U.S. where they learned their first words, attended school, graduated and obtained their first jobs. Still more are following the process outlined by their government: When asked to register for DACA status, they stopped hiding, came out of the shadows and did the right thing. The hundreds of thousands of dreamers are none other than the victims of their parents' actions and hope to find some way to be brought into the system so they can legally stay in the only home they've truly known. At the same time, it would be a mistake to simply declare blanket amnesty and grant full citizenship to anyone with a DACA designation. This would be a clear violation of the spirit of our legal immigration ideal, punishing those who have carefully complied with the law and patiently waited their turn." (votesmart.org)
  • "Today I voted against the President's deal with Iran because it will provide the world's foremost state-sponsor of terrorism with over $100 billion almost immediately, access to conventional arms in five years, ballistic missile technology in eight years, and an unfettered path to the bomb in ten to fifteen years." (votesmart.org)
  • ""I applaud President Trump's bold leadership putting Iran, and its regional proxies, on notice and demanding that they permanently abandon any ambition to develop nuclear weapons. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action negotiated under the previous administration was an irresponsible agreement that put our people at risk, left our most important allies in the Middle East in jeopardy, and did not achieve a single stated foreign policy objective of the United States." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 95% by Center for Security Policy. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "USMCA is good for our country and good for San Diego County, which is getting a better deal under USMCA than we did under NAFTA." (www.facebook.com)
  • "Negotiating a deal with Mexico on revised #NAFTA is a win for the United States and Mexico both economically and environmentally." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (justfacts.votesmart.org)

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