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Bradley Byrne's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (AL) - District 1, Republican

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  • "For most of the history of our country, it was widely accepted, as I firmly believe now, that life begins at conception, that we are all fearfully and wonderfully made in God's image." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 4% by Planned Parenthood. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 4712 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "I will fight for a simpler and fairer tax code that would virtually eliminate the need for the corrupt IRS. Here at home, we need to get the federal government out of the business of telling us what fish we can catch and how many." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a pledge stating: "ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (votesmart.org)
  • "Until we address the inherent problems with mandatory spending, our progress towards increasing spending accountability will be limited. That is why I have introduced H.R. 5538, the Mandatory Spending Control and Accountability Act. My bill would end all autopilot spending other than the Social Security retirement program, Medicare, TRICARE, and VA Benefits. That reduces mandatory spending to a manageable 35 percent of the federal budget, and limits autopilot spending to just programs people have earned through their work or service to our country."" (votesmart.org)
  • ""Medicare for All" has been shown to be nothing more than an incredibly costly way to remove quality healthcare coverage people already have and replace it with government-regulated insurance." (votesmart.org)
  • "Policies like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal attempt to use the government to fix problems in broad-sweeping, all-encompassing acts that forget about the individual, the economy, and our responsibilities as citizens of the United States." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • ""Prior to the vote, I received calls from both White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Secretary of Defense James Mattis asking me to support the budget bill. They both strongly expressed that this is the best deal possible to end the harmful cuts to our military and, on behalf of President Trump, asked for my support. Given my commitment to our national defense, I cast my vote in favor of the bill." (votesmart.org)
  • "Given the global threat environment, I sincerely hope Senate Democrats will not play politics with the funding for our military. In the past, we have seen them attempt to hold military funding hostage until Republicans agreed to across-the-board funding increases for other, non-defense programs. This is reckless and irresponsible. We must ensure our military men and women have the funding needed to do their job and keep the American people safe." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 22 - Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Having a safe and reliable highway system is vitally important to a strong economy, and this bill will allow us to strengthen our highway system so we can remain competitive on the world stage. Prospective businesses always look at the local transportation system when deciding where to locate, so the highway bill most certainly can be considered a "jobs bill."" (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe transportation is a fundamental responsibility of Congress outlined in the Constitution. Having a reliable, safe transportation system is critical to economic development and commerce. We have a major transportation need in the heart of the First District: I strongly support construction of a new I-10 bridge over the Mobile River." (votesmart.org)
  • "We have passed a fiscally conservative long-term highway bill, which will allow us to move forward with major projects that have been on hold for far too long. We are closer than ever before to starting construction on a new I-10 bridge over the Mobile River, and the Secretary of Transportation has vowed to make it a national priority. I will also never lose focus on other important projects like the Foley Beach Express, Highway 98 in Mobile County, and Highway 45 in Washington County. By focusing our attention on projects like these, as opposed to federal bureaucracy and waste, we can help create jobs here at home." (votesmart.org)
  • "Tax reform should make completing your taxes as simple as filling out a postcard sized form. We should also bring down our corporate tax rates, which are among the highest in the world in an effort to spur job creation and keep businesses in the United States. Tax reform is a key part of our efforts to grow the economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "The Every Student Succeeds Act is an example of how Washington should work. After numerous hearings and debates, we arrived at a truly bipartisan bill that brought Republicans and Democrats together around a bill designed to get Washington bureaucrats out of our classrooms." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by National Education Association. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5 - Student Success Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 97% by American Energy Alliance. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I also tried to use the Department of Energy funding bill to fight back against wasteful spending. I introduced an amendment that would have cut over $1 billion in spending by eliminating all funding for the Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program. I believe that program represents unnecessary government influence on the free market. Unfortunately, my amendment was not adopted." (votesmart.org)
  • "A few weeks ago, the House passed H.R. 2402, the Ratepayer Protection Act. This commonsense legislation would allow states to opt-out of implementing the EPA's rule on greenhouse gas emissions if they found that the rule will have an adverse effect on families in their state. The House is also using the appropriations process to rein in the EPA. Since Republicans took control of the House in 2010, the EPA has been cut by around 15%, but I think we can make even more cuts." (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)
  • Voted in favor of S J Res 24 - A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units". (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 38 - Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Rifle Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "The Second Amendment enshrines an individual and fundamental right of citizens to protect themselves from violence and tyranny. Courts should block attempts to restrict those rights based on disingenuous arguments like those made by the City of New York. My colleagues and I call on the Supreme Court to uphold the Constitution and protect the rights of American citizens to own firearms." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by American Public Health Association. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "President Trump is committed to repealing and replacing Obamacare, and Republicans control both the House and the Senate. The stage is set to finally get rid of this failed law." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1628 - American Health Care Act of 2017. (votesmart.org)
  • "But, down the final path is strong border security, including increased funding for a border wall, cracking down on criminal aliens in the United States, and reforming our broken immigration system in a way that works for American citizens, not for foreign interests." (votesmart.org)
  • "Border security is national security, and we cannot allow Democrats to continue to block our efforts to build a wall along our southern border. That is why I am introducing the 50 Votes for the Wall Act, which creates a process to overcome the Democrat obstruction and move forward with plans to construct President Donald Trump's border wall." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 95% by NumbersUSA. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5759 - Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act of 2014. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 95% by NumbersUSA. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3697 - Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "We know from history, when we provide mass amnesty, it only spurs additional illegal immigration into the United States. Without stopping the problem that led to this issue, in another 20 or 30 years we will be back in the same place -- faced with providing additional amnesty for a new class of illegal immigrants." (votesmart.org)
  • "President Trump is right to put Iran on notice for their continued provocative and inappropriate behavior. Iran's continued testing of ballistic missiles is a direct threat to the safety and security of the American people. Unlike the previous administration, Iran should take President Trump seriously and cease with activities that cause further unrest in the Middle East and make the world a more dangerous place." (votesmart.org)
  • "Just voted in favor of a sanctions bill to hold Iran, Russia, and North Korea accountable for their aggressive behavior. Passed 419 to 3." (twitter.com)
  • "President Obama's decision to enter into the nuclear "deal' with Iran was the biggest U.S. foreign policy mistake since the end of World War I, and it has not made America or the world a safer place. President Trump is right to exit the deal and hold Iran accountable for their reckless and dangerous actions." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I support President Obama's decision to authorize military air strikes against ISIS in Iraq." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "The undersigned Republican Members strongly urge you to ensure that the House of Representatives takes up and passes the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement this year." (votesmart.org)
  • "Passing #USMCA is vital to working Americans. Alabama’s automotive industry in particular stands to see huge gains – and bring on more high-paying jobs – if USMCA is passed. Join me in urging House Democrats to allow a vote on this important trade agreement." (twitter.com)
  • "Alabama workers in industries from agriculture to automotive rely on trade with Mexico and Canada. Instead of endless investigations, Speaker Pelosi should bring @realdonaldtrump’s bipartisan USMCA deal to the floor. Let’s get this done for working Americans! " (twitter.com)

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