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Buddy Carter's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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


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Issue Positions

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  • Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3134 - Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 4712 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "I am pro-life. I believe in the dignity of human life. Each and every human life has value, both born and unborn." (votesmart.org)
  • "We need a more conservative Congress that will consistently oppose tax increases." (votesmart.org)
  • "To create economic growth, Buddy will support major tax relief plans that will to change our current, failing income tax system and replace it with either a Flat Tax or a Fair Tax system." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "With the highest corporate tax rate in the world and an overly complex tax code, I believe eliminating the IRS is one of the best moves we can make to empower all Americans to achieve the American Dream." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "The budget agreement I voted for this morning contains a strong commitment to our sailors and to adding new ships to the fleet. I am thrilled to see this funding commitment as we continue to fight to secure the necessary resources to make sure Kings Bay remains the elite home to the Atlantic ballistic submarine fleet." (votesmart.org)
  • "It responsibly increases defense spending while unwinding the sequestration cuts which have crippled our armed forces." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "With our rich military heritage, these issues are extremely important to me. I'm very proud of the men and women who serve in our military and it is my intention to do everything possible to ensure they continue to be the best equipped, most highly trained, and well cared for fighting force in the world." (votesmart.org)
  • "Transportation infrastructure serves as the arteries for economic growth and job creation. With our prominent ports, airports, manufacturers, highways and tourists attractions, the First District is a transportation hub for the State of Georgia and the nation." (votesmart.org)
  • "In Congress, I will continue my focus on infrastructure by standing up for the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick, advocating for important rail and highway projects, and serving as the voice of South and Coastal Georgia when it comes to ensuring the federal government meets it obligations to our infrastructure." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 22 - Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "With the highest corporate tax rate in the world and an overly complex tax code, I believe eliminating the IRS is one of the best moves we can make to empower all Americans to achieve the American Dream." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "According to the U.S. Travel Association, an estimated 4.6 million jobs and $355 billion in revenue will be lost this year in the travel and tourism industry. As Congress considers the next phase of our response, it is imperative that we include proposals that will assist these workers and businesses which are vital to our nation's economy." (votesmart.org)
  • "Congressman Earl L. 'Buddy' Carter (Ga-01) voted in support of the Every Student Succeeds Act today to reduce the federal role in K-12 education, restore local control, and empower parents." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5 - Student Success Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance. (votesmart.org)
  • "While I personally subscribe to an all-of-the-above energy strategy" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "I look at renewable energy. I look at everything that is going to be done in the way of energy production, and I see America leading the way, and it is important the Federal Government not be an obstacle, not be a barrier to that. As more regulatory hurdles are put up, the costs increase. That is why we focus on innovation and technology, new ideas and making sure that the private sector has the ability to explore these opportunities. As I mentioned earlier, there are countless examples of employers seeking new options to reduce their impact on their communities and looking to ways to be good stewards. In manufacturing alone, companies are looking at how to turn those challenges of reducing consumption into new opportunities. While one side of industry is looking at that, the energy sector is also investing in researching ways to become more efficient and effective when it comes to reducing emissions and expanding their energy mix." (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)
  • "This is nothing less than a de facto ban on American energy that will raise costs, kill jobs, and reduce the reliability of electric power in America,' Carter said. 'To make things worse, even the EPA admits neither rule will have any meaningful impact on global temperatures." (votesmart.org)
  • "I have always supported the rights of gun owners and the right for any American to bear arms. As a member of the State Legislature, I always voted in favor of pro gun legislation." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 92% by National Rifle Association. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1628 - American Health Care Act of 2017. (votesmart.org)
  • "Quite simply, if the Supreme Court rules against the subsidies being available in the federally run exchanges, the overpriced, excessive coverage insurance plans included in Obamacare will cause this house of cards to collapse under its own weight." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "I have been to the Southwest border and I have seen the threats we face firsthand. There is much more than just illegal aliens coming across our borders. It is critical to our national security that we secure our border while addressing the threats already in our country like dangerous sanctuary cities and violent gangs." (votesmart.org)
  • "House approves border wall construction, critical support for GA-01 in funding bill" (twitter.com)
  • Rated 97% by NumbersUSA. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 97% by NumbersUSA. (votesmart.org)
  • "President Trump made the right move today by ending this unconstitutional and illegal amnesty program. President Obama should have never implemented this program which he himself said he did not have the authority to do." (votesmart.org)
  • "The decision today is a great win for the Constitution. The President of the United States is not a king and does not rule from a castle. This ruling affirms what every branch of government, including the president himself, has said - the president's backdoor attempt at granting amnesty to illegal immigrants is unconstitutional." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "I applaud President Trump's decision to remove America from this bad deal. I have said from the beginning that America should never be part of a deal built on trusting a regime that has cheated on international agreements time and again. It is no surprise that this has failed to increase our national security. It remains a dangerous deal that threatens to unleash a nuclear arms race in the most unstable region in the world, imperils our closest ally Israel, and signals to other regimes that America will not maintain its resolve to combat extremism." (votesmart.org)
  • "I just voted to REJECT the Iran deal" (twitter.com)
  • "Since President Obama finalized the nuclear deal with Iran, the regime has done nothing but show hostility and aggression towards the United States and we continue to see that aggression escalate. While I don't believe this deal should move forward, it is critical Congress does everything in our power to ensure Americans are protected from this dangerous agreement made by this reckless administration. That is why it is important the House passed this legislation today to ensure sanctions relief is not going to fund terrorism." (votesmart.org)
  • "I was especially heartened to hear a departure from telegraphing maneuvers in advance and basing our strategy on political timetables," Carter continued. "Instead we will empower our troops and their commanders to confront the threat head on with the full support of their Commander in Chief. Congress and the American people should unite and commit to doing everything we can to make this strategy a success." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "Robust trade is of great importance to creating jobs and prosperity throughout our country but especially in the First District with our rapidly growing Ports of Savannah and Brunswick. While I am hopeful about the potential opportunities created by TPP, I also have serious concerns that must be addressed. Earlier this year, I voted to require for the first time in history that the full text of a free trade agreement be made available to the American people for at least sixty days before being voted on in Congress. I intend to use every one of those days to thoroughly examine the deal and to ensure my constituents have the opportunity to ask questions and fully understand the potential ramifications and benefits of this agreement. I will only support an agreement that respects our existing laws while leveling the playing field for American workers and job creators." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)
  • "While I applaud President Trump for putting America first and working to correct the unfair trade practices against the United States, adding tariffs to the purchase of these cranes would be detrimental to the port, therefore detrimental to the jobs and economy in our area and the entire nation." (votesmart.org)

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