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Devin Nunes' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 7 "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015" (votesmart.org)
  • "Congressman Nunes' priorities in Congress include strengthening the nation's security against terrorists and foreign threats, reducing the size and scope of the federal government, continuing to lower taxes and simplify the tax code, implementing free-market healthcare reforms that improve outcomes and increase patient choice, and ending the San Joaquin Valley's man-made drought." (www.devinnunes.com)
  • Signed a joint statement stating: By enacting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, we rejected the previous administration's assertion that a stagnant, slow-growth economy was the best America could do. The new law has changed the trajectory of our economy for the better. Not a single Democrat voted for our reforms, which have generated the fastest level of wage growth in nearly a decade, the highest level of consumer confidence in 18 years, and the lowest level of unemployment since 1969. Together, the Trump Administration and congressional Republicans are creating more economic opportunity for workers of all walks of life -- especially for those hit hardest by the recession, who the previous administration left behind." (votesmart.org)
  • "At a time when the U.S. national debt is approaching $19 trillion, and when the country continues to accumulate tens of trillions more in unfunded liabilities on entitlement programs, Greece offers a cautionary tale showing that government over-spending is not generous or charitable -- it's destructive and it's selfish, since it imperils a nation's future generations. Balancing the budget is not just the first step in correcting our own perilous fiscal situation, it is a moral imperative." (votesmart.org)
  • "Well, look. This gets to the heart of campaign finance reform. We last had that under George W. Bush at the beginning of his term. And what this has led to is absolute chaos where billionaires can come in and feed these guys. So, is there's something need to be done about this? Yes. But unfortunately, the Republicans, we're not going to get involved in that type of behavior. And I think the Democrats, until they're taught a lesson, they're not going to change. They see this working." (votesmart.org)
  • "Well, look. This gets to the heart of campaign finance reform. We last had that under George W. Bush at the beginning of his term. And what this has led to is absolute chaos where billionaires can come in and feed these guys. So, is there's something need to be done about this? Yes. But unfortunately, the Republicans, we're not going to get involved in that type of behavior. And I think the Democrats, until they're taught a lesson, they're not going to change. They see this working." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Common Cause. (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Rated 80% by Council for Citizens Against Government Waste. (votesmart.org)
  • "It's no surprise that high-speed rail has become a boondoggle even before any track has been installed. This was a political project from the beginning, backed by local politicians who thought it would raise their political fortunes. For example, as noted by Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters, a planned route between Merced and Bakersfield was the direct result of President Obama's effort to help an endangered Democrat lawmaker, whose district received $700 million of stimulus funding just before the 2010 elections." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R.22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "At a time when the U.S. national debt is approaching $19 trillion, and when the country continues to accumulate tens of trillions more in unfunded liabilities on entitlement programs, Greece offers a cautionary tale showing that government over-spending is not generous or charitable -- it's destructive and it's selfish, since it imperils a nation's future generations. Balancing the budget is not just the first step in correcting our own perilous fiscal situation, it is a moral imperative." (votesmart.org)
  • "Congressman Nunes' priorities in Congress include strengthening the nation's security against terrorists and foreign threats, reducing the size and scope of the federal government, continuing to lower taxes and simplify the tax code, implementing free-market healthcare reforms that improve outcomes and increase patient choice, and ending the San Joaquin Valley's man-made drought." (www.devinnunes.com)
  • Voted in favor of the HR 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "This is a really bold and aggressive plan that would essentially junk the current tax code and scrap the IRS as we know it. Measures like full expensing for business investment and the move toward a territorial tax system are exactly what the U.S. needs to create jobs, encourage start-up businesses, end the exodus of U.S. companies abroad, and regain our competitive edge. These reforms would revolutionize the tax code so that it would help propel the economy forward instead of hindering it at every turn." (votesmart.org)
  • "Today, I voted with my colleagues in Congress to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program with another $310 billion in financial relief for small businesses. Additionally, the legislation passed today set aside $60 billion of the $310 billion exclusively for small lenders, such as credit unions and community banks. I hope this infusion of funds will help many small businesses in the Central Valley stay afloat as we continue to navigate the Coronavirus outbreak." (www.facebook.com)
  • "Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed the CARES Act, phase three of Congress’ Coronavirus economic relief package. The bill now heads to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law so American families and businesses can receive much needed economic relief from the Coronavirus outbreak." (www.facebook.com)
  • "Today, the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve announced the establishment of a Main Street Business Lending Program and a Municipal Liquidity Facility to further aid American workers and businesses impacted by Coronavirus. The Main Street Lending Program will offer up to $600 billion in four-year loans to businesses employing up to 10,000 workers or with revenues of less than $2.5 billion. The Treasury Department, using funding from the CARES Act, will provide an additional $75 billion to the program. Moreover, the Municipal Liquidity Facility will provide up to $500 billion in direct financing to states, counties, and cities so they have the funds necessary to serve households and businesses in their communities." (www.facebook.com)
  • "I mean no offense to the global warming prophets of doom, but I welcome more offshore energy exploration and want to see it move ahead quickly." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Electricity derived from renewable biomass is an important source of carbon neutral power that is reliable, supports jobs, and contributes to healthy farms, forests and municipal infrastructure. For these reasons, we urge your Agency to take quick action in the processing of biomass and waste-to-energy pathways submitted under the Renewable Fuel Standard, and to resolve any outstanding programmatic issues that stand in the way of allowing these sources of energy to receive the same support afforded other forms of energy." (votesmart.org)
  • "The latest salvo is the president's new 'climate action plan,' which mandates drastic reductions in carbon emissions from power plants over the next few decades. The climate plan also led to observations that despite the massive harm it will do to the economy, it will barely have any effect at all on global warming -- the problem it ostensibly aims to address." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H Amdt 1040 "Prohibits Implementation of Certain Climate Assessments" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H Amdt 585 "Prohibits the Social Cost of Carbon from Being Included in Agency Determinations" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 92% by National Rifle Association. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating, "It has come to our attention that the Social Security Administration is considering a policy to provide the names of Social Security beneficiaries who have a "representative payee" to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in an effort to limit 2nd Amendment rights. This would be a dangerous overreach, and we urge you to abandon any such plan." (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)
  • "The House of Representatives took a big step today toward abolishing the failing Obamacare program and replacing it with a system that provides much better care at lower prices." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "A lot of the California border actually has fencing on it. And so the key here is that what we've been trying to do in Congress and what the President has been trying to do, I think a very logical solution, which is, OK, let's take the areas where we have some fencing that isn't quite working. Let's build a wall, one that actually works, in those populated areas. Let's make sure we get those secure, first. Then other areas you may not need a wall or fencing." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6136 - Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 5759 "Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act of 2014" (votesmart.org)
  • "But then at the same time the president was very reasonable and was willing to solve the DACA problem. We had a vote in Congress where Republicans actually voted to build a wall and reform DACA, take care of the kids that were brought here with no part of their own. We didn't get one Democratic vote. Every Democrat in the state of California voted against this law. Those are for the young people who live here who would have been made legal, but for some reason people here in California and I think all over the country don't realize what a sensible solution was put on the table -- border security, taking care of DACA, putting in a permit system for people to work here that are doing jobs that aren't going to be filled for Americans, very sensible solutions just aren't being communicated I think to the people, and I think the people are making some uninformed decisions." (votesmart.org)
  • "With the immigration crisis roiling the southern border and President Obama seemingly paralyzed to act, I am supporting an effort in the House of Representatives to amend a 2008 law -- originally meant to combat sex trafficking -- that is exacerbating the problem. The change would accelerate the screening and repatriation of many unaccompanied children who cross the border illegally." (votesmart.org)
  • "Unfortunately, the nuclear agreement that the Obama administration signed with Iran will not diminish these threats and may even intensify them. Iran remains the world's primary sponsor of international terrorism, and there is nothing in the agreement that will change the regime's behavior. To the contrary, the deal will relieve both internal and external pressure on the mullahs, giving them access to new sources of cash to continue spreading turmoil throughout the Middle East and beyond." (votesmart.org)
  • "In light of the recent nuclear test by North Korea, it is vital for the United States to further strengthen our alliance with Japan and to continue our policy of extended deterrence. We should also strengthen trilateral cooperation with Japan and South Korea. The recently announced agreement on issues related to comfort women is a big step forward in improving relations between these two close American allies. I commend Prime Minister Abe and President Park for their strong leadership and support their efforts to put to rest this long-running dispute. These two nations are anchors of stability and democracy in East Asia that share the United States' interest in safeguarding peace and freedom in the region." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "Mr. Speaker, although the Obama administration has pitched the Iran nuclear accord as a way to prevent the Ayatollahs from developing nuclear weapons, the agreement lifts the key restrictions on Iran's nuclear activities after 10 to 15 years. Many of my fellow Members wonder how the administration can be so naive as to pave the way for an Iranian bomb in the course of trying to prevent an Iranian bomb." (votesmart.org)
  • "Libya is a crucial gateway for weapons and jihadists transiting throughout the Middle East and North Africa. With both ISIS and al Qaeda now having established a significant presence in Libya, the House Intelligence Committee has repeatedly argued that the jihadist threat emanating from Syria and Iraq cannot be defused without addressing the growing danger posed by the terror groups' co-conspirators in Libya. We hope today's air strikes signal the beginning of a new commitment by the Obama administration to put Libya at the center of a comprehensive strategy to defeat international jihadism." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "The United States and EU share one of the largest trading relationships in the world, but there are many ways in which the two sides can further grow and improve this relationship. Nowhere is this more evident than in trade in agricultural products. Exports from hardworking American farmers and ranchers across the country face barriers to the EU market, including high tariffs, unscientific sanitary and phytosanitary measures, and protectionist policies on geographical indications that hurt American exports not only to the EU but also to countries all over the world." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "We are writing to express deep concern about the prospect of broad, global tariffs on aluminum and steel imports." (votesmart.org)

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