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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 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 2016.

  • Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood (votesmart.org)
  • "[…] in a country that espouses the importance of protecting the inherent rights of every person, abortion denies the rights of our most innocent and vulnerable members, our children." (votesmart.org)
  • "We must protect the sanctity of an innocent human life, we must stand behind the rights of the unborn, and we must prevent taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortions." (votesmart.org)
  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of H.R.36 "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "We must reduce taxes on families and small businesses, ease the regulatory burden on the businesses that provide middle class jobs, eliminate restrictions to the flow of capital that keeps small businesses from hiring more workers, and bring down our record national debt that only promises huge future tax increases and less federal assistance for those who truly need it." (ros-lehtinen.house.gov)
  • "I, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, pledge to the taxpayers of the 27th district of the state of Florida and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (www.atr.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R.8 "Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012" (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "Government spending must reflect economic realities. I opposed the trillion dollar stimulus and several other budget busting bills which would raise taxes on hardworking South Floridians." (votesmart.org)
  • "Congress needs to act to get spending under control, reduce federal budget deficits, and bring down our long-term public debt." (ros-lehtinen.house.gov)
  • Voted in favor of H.R.22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "We must reduce taxes on families and small businesses, ease the regulatory burden on the businesses that provide middle class jobs, eliminate restrictions to the flow of capital that keeps small businesses from hiring more workers, and bring down our record national debt that only promises huge future tax increases and less federal assistance for those who truly need it." (ros-lehtinen.house.gov)
  • Voted in favor H.R.37 "Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe that we must prevent the fiscal cliff through significant spending cuts and tax reform with lower tax rates." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "Not only is Keystone XL an incredible opportunity for hardworking Americans, it also has great potential to advance our national security interests and policies around the world." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S.1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R.3 "Keystone XL Pipeline Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "I am a strong supporter of greater federal investment in alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass, and hydrogen fuel cell power." (votesmart.org)
  • "I strongly support greater federal investment in alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass, and hydrogen fuel cell power." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against H.R.2454 "Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ('Cap and Trade')" (votesmart.org)
  • "I am committed to preserving our economic interests while equally protecting our cherished natural ecosystems. I will continue to make it my mission to protect South Florida so that future generations are able to enjoy our ecological treasures." (voteileana.com)
  • "This is a common sense approach that remedies a problem faced by carriers of concealed weapons permit. It absolutely makes no sense that a person with a valid state issued concealed weapons permit cannot carry it over to another state that also has these same types of laws on its books. This legislation will make it easier for law abiding Americans to carry concealed firearms in states that already allow it, and most importantly, it strengthens our Second Amendment rights." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% 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 H.R.596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R.45 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" (votesmart.org)
  • "Obamacare is the wrong prescription for what ails the American healthcare system. Obamacare is expanding the very federal bureaucracy that is already forcing itself between patients and doctors." (ros-lehtinen.house.gov)
  • "I stand here, Mr. Speaker, in support of the DREAM Act. The time has come for this legislative body to do what is right and to not punish students for the mistakes that their parents have made. The DREAM Act is not amnesty. It will allow eligible students to get on a pathway toward permanent legal status later on. Those who receive conditional legal status will not be eligible for Medicaid, food stamps, or any other government services." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R.5281 "DREAM Act" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Human Rights Campaign (votesmart.org)
  • "Our nation was founded on the basis of equal rights and today, the Supreme Court’s decision reflected our values. The ability to marry is now a right all Americans have and we no longer must wonder why one class of people has been singled out under the law. Simply put, and the majority of Americans would agree, the union of two people in marriage should not be based on gender, but on love." (ros-lehtinen.house.gov)
  • Politico "Last month, Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen was one of 300 Republicans to sign on to an amicus brief in support of gay marriage filed with the Supreme Court." (www.politico.com)
  • "As ISIS continues to wreak havoc across Iraq and Syria, the State Department should be doing everything it can to ensure the Peshmerga have what they need. I urge State to provide the necessary equipment and training to the Peshmerga in the most expeditious manner possible while helping the KRG meet the needs of the hundreds of thousands of minorities, displaced persons, and refugees who are fleeing the brutality of ISIS." (www.sunshinestatenews.com)
  • "We must continue to take steps to secure our country and the world from terror networks, and we must work to prevent acts of terrorism in their early stages, and eradicate the conditions that make such attacks possible." (ros-lehtinen.house.gov)
  • Rated 15% by Alliance for Retired Americans (votesmart.org)
  • "By reforming Social Security to include private accounts, we can ensure that women receive all of the benefits that they earn in the workplace as well as being entitled to those that their husbands have earned once they have passed on." (votesmart.org)

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