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Dana Rohrabacher's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


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Dana Rohrabacher has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

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 2018.

  • Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? "Pro-Life" (
  • "fed policy been: taxpayers provide med services but not abortions, because honest people disagree if abortion=taking human life" (
  • "Today I voted for the interests of my constituents. I had promised them I would always oppose any effort to increase the tax burden they carry. " (
  • "He opposes higher taxes or centralizing more power and authority in Washington." (
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? "No" (
  • "--Dana is committed to bringing down the level of deficit spending, which is adding $500 billion to the National debt annually. this can be accomplished by getting government out of those activities and responsibilities never intended for the Federal government...and ensure the federal government is operating efficiently in those arenas meant for federal involvement." (
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "Thus Dana supports efforts to get the government out of Education, and opposes efforts like Common Core to shove a politically correct curriculum down the throats of local parents and teachers." (
  • Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? "Yes" (
  • "Whether it be oil, gas, coal, nuclear, biomass, solar, wind or other types of renewable energy, Congressman Rohrabacher believes America should be fully utilizing all domestic energy resources." (
  • Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? "No" (
  • Do you generally support gun-control legislation? "No" (
  • "It is safer to have good guys in our schools with guns than not. Gun free zones don't work. This School Resource Officer stopped another shooting that could have ended up worse than the recent shooting in Florida. #2A #SaveOurKids #CA48" (
  • "I am a co-sponsor of H.R. 2682, the Defund Obamacare Act of 2013. This bill, if enacted, would prevent any federal funds from being spent to implement Obamacare, and would rescind all funds previously appropriated for that purpose. Co-sponsorship of H.R. 2682 is consistent with my steadfast opposition to Obamacare, starting with my vote against its enactment, and continuing with my votes after Obamacare's enactment for almost 40 different measures to repeal all or part of it." (
  • Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? "Yes" (
  • "No barriers (including a wall, which I support) or other enforcement mechanisms at the border will stop the massive flow of illegals into our country if they know they will eventually be granted amnesty." (
  • "Opposes all efforts to legalize the status of those currently in the United States illegally." (
  • "I am extremely happy that President Trump has made perfectly clear that he meant his campaign promise to respect state laws with regard to marijuana. Now there should be no question in Attorney General Sessions' mind about the president's intention. This is a fundamental issue of federalism and freedom, as state after state moves to take marijuana out of the hands of the cartels and place it in a competitive market where consumers can be assured of product safety. It also encourages more exploration of medical uses for cannabis, which has shown unquestionable promise in the treatment of multiple ailments and disorders." (
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "Dana opposes a foreign policy based on deploying large numbers of American troops to foreign countries. We can not afford to be the policeman of the world. He voted to get all our troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq.Instead: he aggressively supports drones, rail guns and superior technology , but not more U.S. invasion like Iraq." (

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