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Barry Loudermilk's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (GA) - District 11

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  • Voted against HR 3755 "Women's Health Protection Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • "Abortion prevents the first unalienable right - LIFE. I am addressing the House about overturning #RoevWade" (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "Lower taxes, deregulation, and better trade deals are key to a booming economy - not the #ProAct, which House Dems just passed..." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by FreedomWorks. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "True tax reform can only be achieved by abolishing both the IRS and the current tax code and replacing both with a simpler and equitable tax system such as the Flat Tax, Fair Tax or Simple Tax." (loudermilkforcongress.com)
  • Signed Letter to Administrator Verma: "We write to express strong bipartisan support for the Medicare Advantage program, which 40 percent of eligible Medicare beneficiaries, more than 22 million people, choose to enroll in.[1] We appreciate your ongoing commitment to preserving and strengthening the Medicare Advantage program for current and future Medicare beneficiaries. As the Administration considers updates to the program for plan year 2021, we urge you to ensure that the Medicare Advantage program will continue to offer affordable, high-quality, patient-centered coverage options for the diverse populations the program serves, including beneficiaries with End Stage Renal Disease who for the first time will be able to choose a Medicare Advantage plan." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I will continue to work hard for issues our Seniors care about, including Social Security and Medicare." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 7% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against S 610 "Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "Although some of these reforms were in the bill Speaker Pelosi rushed to the floor last week, that bill contained provisions that our local agencies agree would put their departments and officers at great risk. Most importantly, removing qualified immunity, they all agreed, would make retaining or hiring police officers virtually impossible. Just as we should not equate peaceful protesters to the vandals and rioters; neither can we accuse all law enforcement officers of being bad cops based on the actions of a few. At the end of the day, our police are a part of the solution, not a part of the problem." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 1280 "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • "Today, I voted for a bill that will give our service members a much deserved pay increase and will shore up our lagging defense budget." (twitter.com)
  • "In terms of military readiness and our ability to respond to conflicts quickly around the globe, the C-130J is arguably the most important aircraft we have. Additionally, every C-130J is manufactured in Georgia's 11th Congressional District, at Lockheed Martin's facility in Marietta, which employs close to 3,000 hardworking Georgians." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S 1605 "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 3684 "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed Letter to Speaker Pelosi: "For months, Congress has been engaged in ongoing debate about what will be included in the reconciliation bill and its overall cost. While we the undersigned have serious concerns with the portions of the bill that we have seen, certainly we should all be able to agree that Members of Congress should have a full accounting of how this bill will impact spending, deficits, and debt now and in the future. To date, CBO has provided estimates for less than ten percent of the bill reported by the Budget Committee. Based on the available estimates, three authorizing committees have exceeded their respective reconciliation targets." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 5376 "Build Back Better." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "Americans are winning as President Trump just signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act!" (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by FreedomWorks. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "More great news: "Fifth Third Bank will pay more than 13,500 employees a bonus and raise the minimum wage of its workforce to $15 an hour after the passage of the Republican tax plan that will cut the bank's corporate tax rate." #winning" (twitter.com)
  • "Small businesses are being hit hardest financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.That's why Congress just passed a supplemental funding bill, adding more than $300 billion in relief funds to thePaycheck Protection Program. #InItTogether Stay safe and healthy!" (twitter.com)
  • "Senate worked on crucial bipartisan bill to ensure Americans have income and can keep jobs in this crisis. Pelosi /Schumer want to exploit the #Coronavirus crisis, with non-related add-ons." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 266 "Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by National Education Association. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Signed Letter to Secretary Cardona: "Parents know what is best for their children, and college-aged adults can make their own health care choices. The federal government should never infringe on personal freedoms or health care choices." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I’m proud to be working with my colleague @RepChipRoy on a bill to prohibit federal money from going to any school that promotes race-based theories, like critical race theory #CRT." (twitter.com)
  • "While supporting advancements in alternative fuel technologies, Barry understands that petroleum products remain the lifeblood of America's progress and economy. He believes we must continue to advance clean and responsible ways of harvesting this vast natural resource so we remain energy independent for future generations." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Gas prices are hitting new lows for the year in Georgia, and America is a major player in the world energy market. That's more money in your pocket and a more secure nation thanks to our conservative solutions." (twitter.com)
  • "In 2016, the Republican led Congress fought to lift a 40-year ban on oil exports. Over the 2 years that followed, we worked with Pres. Trump to create the conditions that have resulted in the U.S. being the #1 producer of oil and natural gas in the world." (twitter.com)
  • Voted against HR 4447 "Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act of 2019." (votesmart.org)
  • "The damaging ramifications of this deal weren't properly evaluated, and now it's taking away jobs from hardworking Americans. A free economy is the best way to work towards promoting job creation and economic prosperity, along with stewarding our God-given resources and environment. President Trump is making the right decision withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change, and I fully support his decision." (votesmart.org)
  • ""Anyone with any common sense can tell you that a truck trailer is not a "self-propelled vehicle,' said Rep. Loudermilk. "If it doesn't have an engine, exhaust pipes, or the ability to move on its own, it doesn't make the cut. The EPA, under the previous administration, expanded its regulatory reach beyond the limits set by Congress by issuing this rule and now it's our responsibility to undo it. This senseless measure has actually harmed the environment by forcing more trucks onto the road - to carry the same amount of goods -- causing even more fuel to be burned and more emissions polluting the air. My good friend, Rep. Morgan Griffith, has been instrumental in the creation of this legislation, and I'm grateful for his leadership as we've partnered together in this effort."" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Independent Petroleum Association of America. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 "SENSE Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "The safety and security of the people of this country is a core responsibility of our government, which, Barry believes, includes protecting every citizen's right to protect themselves and their family. Barry remains a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, and opposes measures to restrict the rights of law abiding citizens to purchase and carry firearms." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 92% by National Rifle Association (NRA). (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 1446 "Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1628 "American Health Care Act of 2017." (votesmart.org)
  • "For seven years, Americans have lived through the reality that government bureaucracy -- with its massive rules and regulations -- is not the answer to ensuring Americans have access to quality health care. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) promised affordable health insurance and access to health care for everyone, but the result has been the exact opposite. Ronald Reagan best described the dangers of government bureaucracy as, "In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.'" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "The sheer increase of illegal drugs pouring into the U.S. only reaffirms our need for more security, including a border wall. #BuildtheWall #AmericaFirst" (twitter.com)
  • Rated 98% by NumbersUSA. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The wall is being built, and Mexico is working with us to stop the flow of illegal immigrants before they reach the border." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 98% by NumbersUSA. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "However, to effectively control illegal immigration, we must also end counterproductive policies such as catch and release which impairs our law enforcement from effectively stopping and deporting those who enter our nation illegally. Once we have secured our border, we must reform our immigration laws by ending chain migration, stopping visa lotteries, and ensure those who are here on temporary visas return to their home countries when their visas expire." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3003 "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1698 "Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal could not come soon enough. This bad deal -- negotiated and signed by the Obama administration -- only emboldened Iran's posture in the Middle East and further antagonized one of our closest allies, Israel. Even though reinstituting sanctions on Iran alone won't be enough to curb their quest for nuclear weapons, it is a major step toward reigning in the Iranian regime. The President sent a clear message today that America will not sit idly by and watch Iran jeopardize Americans' safety, our allies safety, or the common interests we share around the world." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3898 "Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I support the precise action @POTUS has taken against the Assad regime in Syria" (twitter.com)
  • Voted against 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)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "Great to see #USMCA pass with tremendous support. This is a historic trade deal with our two largest trade partners, Canada and Mexico; and it will create more jobs and infuse billions of dollars into our already booming economy..." (twitter.com)
  • "Tariffs on autos will raise prices for American consumers and lower demand, ultimately leading to decreased U.S. production, investment and employment. We urge you to do everything you can to avoid trade restrictions that would negatively impact the U.S. auto sector and undermine our economic security." (votesmart.org)

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