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Ann Kirkpatrick's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (AZ) - District 2, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (AZ) - District 2

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  • Endorsed and rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund. (votesmart.org)
  • "Today, #RoeVWade has given women economic security, safety, and dignity when making choices about their bodies for 47 years. There is no law policing the decisions men make with their bodies. We must ensure women reserve that same freedom." (twitter.com)
  • "Ann is proudly pro-choice and has always been an advocate for ensuring all women have access to the health services they need. She will fight against Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood or weaken protections or access for women's health insurance and services. " (www.kirkpatrickforcongress.com)
  • "No surprise here, the President's budget has three main goals: 1. Tax cuts for the rich 2. Increase the deficit 3. Make working Americans pay the load #AZ02." (twitter.com)
  • "Join me in calling your Senators to oppose the #GOPTaxScam. This bill would raise taxes on those making less than $100k a year to give the wealthiest Americans a tax break. " (twitter.com)
  • Rated 11% by National Tax Limitation Committee. (votesmart.org)
  • "Trump's proposed payroll tax cut will harm Social Security and greatly benefit large corporations. I believe we need to help our most vulnerable, seniors, and #ExpandSocialSecurity." (twitter.com)
  • "Ann will never go back on the promise of Social Security and Medicare. They are earned benefits, not entitlements. She will fight to protect these programs against privatization or efforts to end the Medicare guarantee." (votesmart.org)
  • Endorsed by National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. (votesmart.org)
  • "The passage of the ACA was a step in the right direction, but in practice, it has left us short of the universal coverage Americans need. It’s time to take the next step towards creating the 21st century health care system Americans deserve – that’s why Ann supports "Medicare for All." (www.kirkpatrickforcongress.com)
  • "When we allow a few wealthy donors to determine our elections, we compromise our democracy. I support the amendment to overturn #CitizensUnited. Let's restore #DemocracyForAll and put power back in the hands of the people." (twitter.com)
  • Endorsed by End Citizens United. (votesmart.org)
  • "Republicans and outside groups have spent $40 million against Ann over the past ten years. She has seen first-hand that the proliferation of money in politics, particularly following the Citizens United decision, has had a corrupting influence on all aspects of American politics. That's why Ann supports the DISCLOSE Act to require reporting of all dark money spent in elections and the Government By The People Act that would incentivize political campaigns that are funded by grassroots donors, not corporate PACs." (www.kirkpatrickforcongress.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 7120 - George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. (votesmart.org)
  • "They must receive the resources they need to protect our country. One of the most critical funding needs, for which I am an advocate, is to protect the A-10 Warthog’s global mission. This aircraft, stationed at Davis Monthan AFB, is essential to our troops in battle. I am committed to protecting our military installations and their critical role in our national security." (kirkpatrick.house.gov)
  • "The #NDAA is a fantastic effort that unites Democratic priorities with American values. It underpins a smart defense posture while being harsh on Russia, eliminates wasteful spending, and solidifies Congress’ oversight role of defense programs. #116th" (twitter.com)
  • "Southern Arizona is home to the A-10 Squadron, the only plane in the U.S. Military capable of providing close-air support to our troops on the ground. The A-10 protects our troops when they are in combat. That’s why Ann has long been an advocate of protecting the A-10 program and strongly supported former Rep. Ron Barber’s successful 2014 effort to save the A-10’s funding. Ann believes we need protect the A-10 program until we develop a reliable replacement. She also supports investing in the next generation of military technology to defend our nation and ensure the safety of our troops – and that new technology should be based here in Southern Arizona at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and Fort Huachuca Army Base." (www.kirkpatrickforcongress.com)
  • "The A-10 Warthog has been a vital fixture to Southern Arizona and the 355th Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for over 40 years and is instrumental to our military operations around the globe," said Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), whose district is home to the A-10 fleet. "The Warthog is a primary mission at Davis Monthan Airforce Base, employing hundreds of airmen, and it contributes millions of dollars to our local economy. Preserving this aircraft has been one of my top priorities. I am proud to work with this diverse group of members who represent districts with A-10 fleets to ensure the program is fully funded and receives the support it needs to complete the necessary missions." (votesmart.org)
  • "Arizona thrives when we have good roads, strong bridges and access to high-speed Internet. Investing in infrastructure creates good-paying and safe jobs, allows entrepreneurs to start new businesses, and puts our state on a path to the strong, stable economy we need." (www.kirkpatrickforcongress.com)
  • "Investments in infrastructure are investments in American innovation and help to rebuild middle class. Arizona has widespread infrastructure needs, and Ann knows we can create thousands of jobs by getting folks to work on these projects. With smart, targeted investments, we can build the foundation for our long-term economic prosperity." (www.kirkpatrickforcongress.com)
  • Rated 8% by Council for Citizens Against Government Waste. (votesmart.org)
  • "Children should be able to do their homework at home. Unfortunately, that’s not the case in many rural communities due to lack of broadband internet access. We must make broadband accessible and affordable for every American, regardless of their zip code. #RuralBroadband." (twitter.com)
  • "No surprise here, the President's budget has three main goals: 1. Tax cuts for the rich 2. Increase the deficit 3. Make working Americans pay the load #AZ02." (twitter.com)
  • "Join me in calling your Senators to oppose the #GOPTaxScam. This bill would raise taxes on those making less than $100k a year to give the wealthiest Americans a tax break. " (twitter.com)
  • Rated 11% by National Tax Limitation Committee. (votesmart.org)
  • "In addition to pushing corporate handouts in the form of tax credits, President Trump's economic advisor Larry Kudlow proposed slashing the already record-low corporate tax rate in half for companies that bring jobs home. Unfortunately, the Trump tax law already allows companies to pay half the U.S. rate on offshore investments and in some cases even zero. No tax break, however well targeted can beat the zero rate current loopholes already allow. Multinationals with armies of tax lawyers would be able to game such provisions to reap further windfalls." (votesmart.org)
  • "I'm asking admin to investigate allocation of SBA loans & develop a more equitable supervisory system for how PPP funds are distributed state-by-state. AZ businesses eligible for loans must be given same relief opportunities as businesses in other states." (twitter.com)
  • "Arizonans have received the fifth-fewest number of PPP loans, and deserve a more equitable system for the distribution of PPP funds. Our small businesses must not be passed over." (twitter.com)
  • "Our small businesses are hurting. We must act NOW. My Democratic colleagues & I are facing the COVID-19 crisis head on with legislation that expands flexibility in PPP loans to ensure small businesses receive the help they need. #FamiliesFirst." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "And, just as important, we must put our teachers and students in a position to succeed by properly funding classrooms, training programs and other essential needs." (votesmart.org)
  • "As a mother and former teacher, I understand the importance of hiring and retaining qualified teachers for our Arizona public schools. For our children to succeed, we must invest in a world-class public education." (kirkpatrick.house.gov)
  • "We must honor #TeacherAppreciationWeek by giving schools and states the resources they need to avert devastating cuts to public education. Our AZ state leaders must not ignore the value of our teachers and the impact they have on our students, our future." (twitter.com)
  • "She strongly supports developing a wide range of alternative energy sources in Arizona to create 21st-century jobs and free America from its dependence on foreign oil." (www.kirkpatrickforcongress.com)
  • "However, Ann has fought against the federal government’s harmful approach to Arizona’s land and water issues. Regulations drafted by bureaucrats who fail to understand our state would cost thousands of Arizonans their jobs, devastating rural and tribal communities. Instead, Ann believes the federal government must work in conjunction with local communities to protect Arizona jobs today and position our state to grow and thrive." (www.kirkpatrickforcongress.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 9 - Climate Action Now Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "I remain committed to finding innovative ways for us to move forward and jump-start our renewable energy economy. Arizona's first wind farm is in my district, and I would support efforts to attract more such projects." (votesmart.org)
  • "We're faced with a historic opportunity to create a clean energy economy that provides good-paying jobs, cleaner air for our children & safer climate for future generations. Proud I supported legislation blocking Trump from pulling us out of the Paris Agreement. #ClimateActionNow." (twitter.com)
  • "Ann believes we must fight global climate change and reduce our carbon footprint before it is too late. She strongly supports developing a wide range of alternative energy sources in Arizona to create 21st-century jobs and free America from its dependence on foreign oil." (www.kirkpatrickforcongress.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 9 - Climate Action Now Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Commonsense gun reform is long past due." (twitter.com)
  • "As a former prosecutor, Ann also knows there are common-sense steps we can take to prevent gun violence and keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 13% by National Rifle Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "Some people should not have access to guns, including criminals and the severely mentally ill. Ann has co-sponsored legislation to strengthen background checks, prevent guns from getting into the hands of those convicted of domestic violence, and end the ban on gun violence research. And Ann is fighting to close the Terror Gap to prevent those on the terrorist watch list from buying guns." (www.kirkpatrickforcongress.com)
  • "Nearly 2 million Americans lost health care and now uninsured, all because the GOP's healthcare platform is to dismantle the ACA. But I will continue to fight to #ProtectOurCare and ensure all Americans have access to quality & affordable health care." (twitter.com)
  • "Anna's proudest vote in Congress was for the Affordable Care Act. She believes no one should have to make life-and-death medical decisions based on money. Although that vote cost her an election in 2010, she knew it was the right thing to do and will continue to fight reckless Republican efforts to repeal the ACA. " (www.kirkpatrickforcongress.com)
  • "The passage of the ACA was a step in the right direction, but in practice, it has left us short of the universal coverage Americans need. It’s time to take the next step towards creating the 21st century health care system Americans deserve – that’s why Ann supports "Medicare for All." (www.kirkpatrickforcongress.com)
  • "Ann is also committed to ensuring all Americans, men and women, are guaranteed paid family leave in the workplace. As we build an economy that works for everyone, she believes families need paid time off to deal with births, deaths and illnesses that we all face." (www.kirkpatrickforcongress.com)
  • "A national #PaidLeave standard strengthens a family's economic security, bolsters women's participation in the work force, and levels the playing field for small businesses. The #FAMILYAct is policy Southern Arizona voters need, want and deserve." (twitter.com)
  • "The @HouseDemocrats are working hard to make sure that in response to Covid-19 we take measures to: Make testing free and widely available. Ensure paid sick leave." (twitter.com)
  • "I am opposed to the President’s decision to divert funds from our military installations and FEMA to build his wall. Every dollar spent on ineffective border security is one fewer spent on strategies that will work. We can improve the security of our borders by building the technology infrastructure along our border and at our ports of entry to stop the flow of drugs coming into our country." (kirkpatrick.house.gov)
  • "Mr. President, fund our military, not your wall." (votesmart.org)
  • "She supports policies that keep families together and rejects the Trump Administrations agenda of building a wall and targeting productive working people for deportation. " (www.kirkpatrickforcongress.com)
  • "There must be federal action in two parts: building a pathway towards citizenship that is humane and securing our border against drug smugglers and other serious criminals with modern technology." (kirkpatrick.house.gov)
  • "Arizona is home to over 25,000 DACA recipients. Our Dreamers work hard, play by the rules, and contribute billions to our economy. They are Americans in every sense and deserve a pathway to citizenship. I will do everything in my power to see that these Dreamers are protected." (twitter.com)
  • "And Ann has been a consistent advocate for the DREAM Act, which offers a chance at the American dream to undocumented young people who were brought to this country as children and are now working hard, playing by the rules and helping to strengthen our communities. She supports policies that keep families together and rejects the Trump Administrations agenda of building a wall and targeting productive working people for deportation. " (www.kirkpatrickforcongress.com)
  • "There must be federal action in two parts: building a pathway towards citizenship that is humane and securing our border against drug smugglers and other serious criminals with modern technology." (kirkpatrick.house.gov)
  • "This was a difficult decision, but ultimately, I will support this agreement because it blocks Iran's path to a nuclear weapon, protects Israel and launches a historic diplomatic agreement that prepares us for the future in an increasingly volatile world." (votesmart.org)
  • "After years of intense diplomacy, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action now provides a way forward. I've given the plan careful consideration, met with military and policy leaders, and listened to Arizonans across our state -- and I have decided to support it. No approach to Iran is without risk, and the deal is not perfect, but the United States has an opportunity to lead the world on a historic and critical diplomatic course against danger and chaos." (votesmart.org)
  • "As an American and a supporter of Israel, I have backed tough sanctions against Iran, but now is the time to launch a new chapter of vigorous enforcement, oversight and accountability to prevent Iran from advancing its nuclear capabilities." (votesmart.org)
  • "Without Middle East strategy or even an AUMF against Iran, the assassination of Soleimani has drastically escalated conflict with Iran — bringing us closer to a senseless war. It’s time for Congress to be fully briefed and intervene to determine what our Iran policy is." (twitter.com)
  • "We encourage full implementation of sanctions authorized in the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), a broadly supported bipartisan bill that you signed into law. Clear and sustained American action and close coordination with our allies and partners can send an important message of resolve to malign actors in the region." (votesmart.org)
  • "Our nation must fight relentlessly to destroy ISIS -- using every resource this effort requires from our military and intelligence operations." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H J Res 37 - Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. (votesmart.org)
  • "Without Middle East strategy or even an AUMF against Iran, the assassination of Soleimani has drastically escalated conflict with Iran — bringing us closer to a senseless war. It’s time for Congress to be fully briefed and intervene to determine what our Iran policy is." (twitter.com)
  • "GOP lawmakers agree with me. We must block #TrumpTariffs on Mexican imports. I am willing to work with anyone to ensure this tax doesn't break the backs of hardworking American businesses and consumers. #AZ02." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by Puiblic Citizen. (votesmart.org)
  • "Arizonans know that our economy relies heavily on our trade relationship with Mexico. Imposing this tariff will have devastating impacts on our local economy, small businesses, ranchers and the nearly 91,000 Arizona jobs. This is a cruel misuse of presidential tariff authority." (twitter.com)
  • "#USMCA is a win for Southern Arizona. Democrats secured improvements that will bolster our economy, support workers, protect the environment, and improve access to affordable prescription drugs." (twitter.com)

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