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Todd Rokita's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)



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Todd Rokita has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 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 2018.

  • "As a Pro-life American, I believe that life begins at conception, and our laws should reflect that." (
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee (
  • Rated 3% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund (
  • "As a Pro-life Hoosier, I am proud of my vote to repeal a regulation used to prop up organizations like Planned Parenthood." (
  • "Done! Tax cuts are headed to @POTUS’s desk. Americans will get to keep more of their hard-earned money. More jobs! More money for Hoosiers! Fulfilling @RealDonaldTrump’s promises to the American people!" (
  • "By reforming our unfair tax code, more jobs will be created, Hoosiers will take home bigger paychecks, and it will unleash American economic competition." (
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (
  • "Hoosiers know the vital importance of defense spending, not only because it protects our national security but also because it creates jobs." (
  • "Our budget calls for more spending in our military […] You will see the Republicans stand strong for our military men and women and the defense budget that they need." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" (
  • "With the highest corporate income tax rate in the world, America is at a disadvantage. That is why I have sponsored legislation to lower the corporate income tax rate […]" (
  • "By reforming our unfair tax code, more jobs will be created, Hoosiers will take home bigger paychecks, and it will unleash American economic competition." (
  • "This historic tax reform is going to help the American people keep more of their hard earned money, create more opportunity and make American businesses more competitive at home and abroad. With President Trump's leadership on this legislation, we are going to unleash our country's economic potential […]" (
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (
  • "This bill solves the problems created by No Child Left Behind and provides much needed flexibility to schools. Now, voters and tax payers, through their locally elected officials, can determine what success in testing looks like […]" (
  • "We need to act now to reverse the Federal mandates under No Child Left Behind and to stop the Obama administration from coercing States into adopting its preferred education reforms, including adoption of these Common Core standards." (
  • '"Responsibly developing the resources we have here in America will create jobs and promote a healthy, all-of-the-above energy policy." (
  • "I believe in an all-of-the-above policy that utilizes all available resources and technologies, so long as such resources and technologies are supported by the free market." (
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 6213 "No More Solyndras Act" (
  • Voted in favor of H. Amdt 671 "Prohibits Funds from Being Used for Certain Climate Change Reports" (
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 806 "Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017" (
  • Voted in favor of H. Amdt 585 "Prohibits the Social Cost of Carbon from Being Included in Agency Determinations" (
  • Voted in favor of H. Amdt 1098 "Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws" (
  • Rated 92% by National Rifle Association (
  • "For too long, Washington elites have tried to take away our lawful right to gun ownership. H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act will ensure that the rights of all law-abiding Hoosiers to bear arms will be respected no matter which state they visit." (
  • "Gun control does not make Americans safer, it makes them defenseless. Increased regulations will not stop criminals, but it will hinder law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves." (
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 3762 "Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015" (
  • "Obamacare needs to be repealed and replaced with a market-based solution that allows for competition and innovation within the healthcare system." (
  • "While we continue the fight to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Trump's executive order is a positive step to ensure that all Americans have more control, more choices and more affordable healthcare […]" (
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 3762 "Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015" (
  • "We must end sanctuary cities and build a wall." (
  • "[...] Republicans must work with President Trump to build a border wall and secure the border with all available technology, strengthen internal enforcement to prevent visitors from overstaying their visas, and put an end to dangerous sanctuary cities that allow violent criminal illegal immigrants to stay on our streets." (
  • "We must do more to get these dangerous illegal immigrant criminals off our streets, build a wall & put an end to illegal immigration" (
  • "We need security -- we need to build the wall." (
  • Rated 83% by NumbersUSA (
  • "It is fundamentally unfair to award citizenship while there are hundreds of thousands waiting in line and following the rules." (
  • Rated 0% by Americans for Safe Access (
  • Rated 17%National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (
  • "President Trump is right to aggressively confront North Korea with diplomatic and economic pressure while leaving all military options on the table to keep our nation safe." (
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy (
  • "We must reverse our foreign policy with regards to Iran and its continued nuclear ambitions because the greatest threat to our security is the marriage of Islamic terrorists and nuclear weapons." (
  • "I remain skeptical of intervention in the Syrian conflict at this time, as I do not see a clear and imminent threat to the United States." (
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy (

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