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Candice Miller's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


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Issue Positions

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  • Candice Miller. Pro Life. 16 March 2011. "Today, I firmly believe that the right to life needs to continue to be protected. As a pro life Member of Congress, I have made it a priority of mine to fight for the most vulnerable members of our society. I have been proud to uphold the sanctity of life by supporting legislation that affirms that life begins at the moment of conception, defunds Planned Parenthood and prohibits any federal funding from ever being used for abortions. I joined with my colleagues to repeal the government takeover of healthcare, which would overturn a 30 year bipartisan effort banning all federal dollars from being used for abortions." (
  • Candice Miller. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Candice Miller voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (
  • Candice Miller. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Candice Miller voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (
  • Candice Miller. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Candice Miller voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (
  • Susan B. Anthony List. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Susan B. Anthony List endorsed Candice Miller in the 2010 general election. (
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported the interests of the Family Research Council 93 percent in 2010." (
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Candice Miller a rating of 38 percent." (
  • Candice Miller. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Candice Miller voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (
  • Candice Miller. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Candice Miller voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (
  • Candice Miller. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Candice Miller voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (
  • Candice Miller. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Candice Miller voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (
  • Candice Miller. National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. 10 March 2006. "This amendment would allow these great lifesaving medical facilities to be used as abortion clinics, and abortion is not the mission of the military health system. The mission is to save lives, not destroy innocent human lives." (
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 0 percent in 2006." (
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 65 percent in 2007." (
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 84 percent of the time in 2010." (
  • Candice Miller signed Americans for Tax Reform: Taxpayer Protection Pledge. "I, Candice Miller, pledge to the taxpayers of the 10th district of the state of Michigan and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal tax rate for individuals and businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing taxes." (
  • Candice Miller. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Candice Miller voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Candice Miller a rating of 89 percent." (
  • Candice Miller. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Candice Miller voted Nay on 10/03/2008. (
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 85 percent in 2010." (
  • Candice Miller. Rep. Miller Votes for Stimulus Again; Senate Version Includes Rebates to Seniors and Veterans. 11 February 2008. "Our veterans and seniors have helped made our economy robust and I am pleased they are included in those that will get back some of their tax dollars," Miller said. "The immediate relief provided in this legislation will be the shot in the arm our economy needs to turn around the recent downward trends. While I think that a short-term extension of unemployment benefits should have been included in the stimulus package, particularly because of the difficulties Michigan has been facing, I am pleased Congress acted quickly to enact a stimulus package that will help American families." (
  • Candice Miller. Miller: Happy Holidays America From The Democrat Majority - Here's More Debt. 16 December 2009. "The $154 billion Stimulus 2.0 is a continuation of the majority's policy to borrow and spend, and by using returned TARP funds to pay for this new spending they have broken a promise made to the American people that those funds would be used to pay down the debt. I voted against the TARP program because I believed at the time that the promise to reign in spending would not be kept, and with today's actions that promise has indeed been broken." (
  • Candice Miller. Lapeer County Press - Constructing Roads, Constructing Jobs. 13 August 2012. "When the first highway bill was signed into law in 1956, the original cost was $25 billion for the construction of 41,000 miles of highway. At the time, it was the largest public works project in American history. Nearly 60 years later, the new highway bill provides for over $100 billion for approximately 160,000 miles of existing federally funded highways, in addition to transit and safety programs. It is estimated that this new legislation will create three million jobs and provides a shot in the arm to the economy that it desperately needs." (
  • Candice Miller. Letter To President Barack Obama. 23 January 2009. "Many of the states with high unemployment rates have been forced to cut deeply into services provided by the state, from pensions to educational programs, to economic development efforts, to social services. We ask that, as you consider the proper allocation of funding in the stimulus package, you target that funding toward those states with the greatest need, which could see the greatest benefit from that funding: those states with high unemployment." (
  • Candice Miller. Issue Position: Taxes and Spending. 27 January 2012. "During this difficult economy while every American family and job creator was tightening their belts to make ends meet, the federal government went on an out of control spending spree which has driven our debt and deficit through the roof. During this time the federal government passed a $700 billion bailout of Wall Street, a $800 billion economic stimulus plan that has not created the promised jobs and increased taxes and placed draconian new regulations and taxes on American job creators. Candice Miller opposed all of these policies which have led to nearly double digit unemployment nationally and a stagnant economy." (
  • Candice Miller. Rep. Miller: No Debt Limit Increase Without Meaningful Spending Reform. 31 May 2011. "Many of us have argued that continuing to pile massive new debt on our children, grandchildren and future generations will limit opportunities and the creation of new jobs that are so desperately needed in our difficult economy, and that is simply unacceptable. We have argued that like every American family and job provider, the government must tighten its belt and make real reforms that will help promote a brighter future." (
  • Candice Miller. The Winners Today Are the American People. 1 August 2011. "This legislation will require more than $2.1 trillion in Federal spending cuts; puts in place firm caps to hold down future spending; both Houses of Congress must have an up-or-down vote on a balanced budget amendment; it does not impose any job-killing tax increases; it avoids a default on Federal obligations that would be disastrous to our economy; and it begins a process to put this Nation on a path to prosperity." (
  • Candice Miller. Where Are The Jobs? 6 October 2009. "When President Obama said he wanted an economic stimulus bill principally focused on tax cuts and infrastructure investment, I was all for it. But the bill that was passed by the Democrat majority in Congress really was unrecognized from what was originally proposed. That bill focused much more on expanding the size of government than expanding jobs in the private sector. Americans were told that if this huge expansion of government were passed, that 2 to 3 million new jobs would be created and unemployment would not reach 8 percent. And what are the results actually?" (
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  • Candice Miller. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Candice Miller voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported the interests of Environment America 60 percent in 2009." (
  • Candice Miller. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Candice Miller voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 0 percent in 2010." (
  • Candice Miller. Providing for Consideration of S. 397, Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. 18 October 2005. "Mr. Speaker, when drafting the Bill of Rights to our Constitution, our Founding Fathers guaranteed the right of the people to keep and to bear arms in the second amendment, and for 217 years the second amendment has protected our freedom. But for years we have seen a nonstop onslaught of individuals and groups trying to erode this basic right. Now, unable to accomplish their goals at the ballot box, they are targeting arms makers in the courts for the illegal use of their product. Their attempt to force U.S. arms producers out of business would have a serious impact not only on our freedoms but on our national security as well. Let us for a moment just look at three of the companies that are targeted by lawsuits by the antigun fanatics." (
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 0 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Candice Miller in the 2010 general election. (
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Candice Miller a grade of 91." (
  • Candice Miller. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Candice Miller voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (
  • Candice Miller. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Candice Miller voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (
  • Candice Miller. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Candice Miller voted Yea on 06/28/2006. (
  • Candice Miller. Miller Statement on Supreme Court Decision in McDonald v. Chicago. 28 June 2010. "Today's ruling by the Supreme Court in McDonald v. Chicago is a victory for the freedom of every American. The Second Amendment of our Constitution says that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, but for far too long local governments across our nation have been imposing laws that limited the freedoms of individual Americans by depriving them of the ability to protect themselves, their families and their property. Today's ruling by the Supreme Court corrects that wrong and reaffirms that the Second Amendment means what it says. I applaud the Justices who joined the majority for having the courage to stand up for the freedom and liberty of every American citizen." (
  • Candice Miller. Miller: We Must End Regulations Which Infringe on the People's Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms. 13 April 2011. "The Second Amendment of our Constitution states clearly that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed," Miller said. "Unfortunately, the federal government continues to put in place regulations that limit this constitutional right. I believe that the Congress has the constitutional responsibility to reform these regulations to protect the freedoms of every American while still allowing federal agencies to achieve their core mission. In short, we must end regulations which infringe on the people's constitutional right to keep and bear arms." (
  • Candice Miller. Rep. Miller Responds to the Supreme Court Decision on Washington D.C. Gun Ban. 26 June 2008. "Today's decision by the United States Supreme Court affirming the right of American citizens to keep and bear arms is a victory for individual freedom. I have never understood those who sought to ignore the Second Amendment to the Constitution. The Second Amendment says "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed" yet some have continually sought to infringe upon those rights by suggesting the Constitution doesn't really mean what it says. Today's decision is the end of a long effort to uphold the true meaning of our Constitution and I applaud the Justices for defending the freedom of every American." (
  • Candice Miller. Rep. Miller: Protecting Our Second Amendment Rights. 16 November 2011. "Michigan is one of 49 states in the nation which currently has a law allowing individuals to receive a license to carry a concealed weapon. Some warned that right-to-carry laws would lead to an increase in crime, but the facts bare out that just the opposite is true. Violent crime has gone down substantially across the nation as more and more states instituted right-to-carry laws. When criminals know that law abiding citizens have the ability to defend themselves, they have to think twice before victimizing people." (
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (
  • Candice Miller. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Candice Miller voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (
  • Candice Miller. Miller Questioned New Administrative Amnesty and its Effect on Control of the Border. 4 October 2011. "Every single person who crosses the border illegally has knowingly flaunted the rule of law and our national sovereignty - we cannot ignore that fact. Either we are a nation of laws or we are not, period. Telling illegal aliens that we are not really looking for them unless they commit additional serious crimes is a mistake and will serve to encourage more illegal immigration, and as a result, will make the job of Border Patrol agents charged with defending the nation that much harder." (
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 13 percent in 2010." (
  • Candice Miller. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Candice Miller voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (
  • Candice Miller. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Candice Miller voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (
  • Candice Miller. Issue Position: Protecting Our Borders. 30 January 2012. "We are a nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws. Rewarding illegal immigration with amnesty, or earned citizenship sends the wrong signals to those who are waiting patiently to enter this country legally. Congresswoman Miller welcomes those immigrants that follow the law, but opposes rewarding illegal immigrants with amnesty." (
  • Candice Miller. A Look Ahead: House Committee on Homeland Security. 6 July 2012. "For years, our border security has been based on a layered approach that began at the border. However, it is clear that the scale and scope of maintaining operational control of our border requires the Department of Homeland Security to leverage willing state and local partners. In many ways, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are the last line of defense in our layered approach to securing the border. They are responsible for enforcing our Nation's immigration and customs laws, including detaining and removing aliens who successfully cross the border illegally, or violate the terms of a visa [¦] As a Nation, we must be fully committed to enforcing our Nation's immigration laws, as well as remove criminal aliens and those who pose a public safety threat." (
  • Candice Miller. Miller: American Citizens Are Forced to Foot the Bill for Illegals in DREAM Act. 8 December 2010. "This legislation is a slap in the face of those who have abided by the laws set by our nation and have come here legally, and waited for years in many cases to do so. The DREAM Act provides an estimated two million illegal immigrants with amnesty, taxpayer-funded education and benefits, as well as an expedited path to citizenship. The biggest slap in the face for law abiding Americans is that they, their children and grandchildren will receive the bill to pay for the massive cost of this amnesty. As we learned with the last mass amnesty granted in 1986, rewarding illegal immigration only encourages more. Furthermore, once amnesty recipients become citizens and turn 21, they can sponsor their illegal immigrant parents for legalization, who can then sponsor other relatives -- in other words this is nothing more than chain amnesty for illegal aliens." (
  • Candice Miller. Miller: Memo Shows Administration Has Been Working Behind the Scenes to Provide a Back Door for Amnesty. 30 July 2010. "The American people do not support forgiving immigration violators for their transgressions and rewarding them with the ability to live and work legally in this country. The Administration appears to be considering making an end run around Congress to enact an administrative amnesty that they know they could never pass legislatively." (
  • Candice Miller. Rep. Miller: DHS Should Focus on Enforcing Our Immigration Laws, Not Finding Avenues to Circumvent Them. 22 August 2011. "This new deportation policy put forward by the Obama Administration is nothing more than an administrative amnesty; one that ignores our laws and provides a pass to the countless individuals who are in the nation illegally. I believe that this effort to side-step Congress is a clear violation of our separation of powers and ignores the clear Constitutional requirement that the President faithfully execute our nation's laws (Article. II., Section. 3.) Instead of taking every possible action to secure the border and enforce our immigration laws, the Administration would rather spend its time and resources to provide a non-legislative version of amnesty." (
  • Candice Miller. Representative Miller Applauds Federal Agents Work in Arrest of Criminal Illegal Aliens. 3 April 2012. "U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) today made the following comments in regards to news reports about a six-day nationwide operation conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) which led to the arrest of 3,168 immigrants who had been convicted of crimes or had repeatedly violated immigration laws. Miller said: 'I applaud the work of the men and women of ICE on the arrest of these criminals who pose a dangerous threat to our communities. I look forward to continuing the Committee's cooperation with ICE to address these and other serious defects in our immigration system, such as the over 40 percent of all illegal aliens in this country who have overstayed their visa.'" (
  • Candice Miller. Some Politicians Just Don't Get It. 24 May 2006. "Some are again calling for amnesty with a promise for stronger border controls. But the American people are not buying it again, and neither is a majority of this House. The American people and a majority of this House are demanding border security first." (
  • Candice Miller. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Candice Miller voted Yea on 11/07/2007. (
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported the interests of the American Family Association 88 percent in 2010." (
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 71 percent in 2006" (
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 0 percent in 2010." (
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported the interests of the Family Research Council 85 percent in 2006." (
  • Candice Miller. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Candice Miller voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (
  • Candice Miller. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Candice Miller voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 18 percent in 2006." (
  • Candice Miller. Detroit News - Miller: Military Commissions Best Place for Terrorists Trials. 22 October 2011. "Let us not forget that al-Qaida, and their offshoot organizations, view the battlefield in an asymmetric way; it is not limited geographically to Afghanistan and Pakistan." (
  • Candice Miller. Michigan United States House Of Representatives, District 10. 30 January 2012. "Social Security is a sacred trust between the federal government and our senior citizens and is one of the greatest federal programs ever enacted. It has helped millions of seniors escape poverty and live more secure in their golden years. We in Congress have a duty to protect Social Security and ensure that it remains viable for current retirees, those nearing retirement and for future generations. I fully support and pledge to work in a bi-partisan fashion to meet the future challenges of Social Security and will not support a plan to divert payroll taxes into private accounts. By working together we can ensure that Social Security continues to be there for those who worked so hard to make our country great." (
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Candice Miller supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 60 percent in 2008." (

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