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Kevin Yoder's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Kevin Yoder has failed 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.

  • "Madame Speaker, I arise today to welcome the tens of thousands of people traveling to Washington D.C. to show their support for the cause of life and give a voice to those who do not have one." (www.facebook.com)
  • "As your Congressman, I pledge to rein in wasteful spending, fight against tax increases, promote legislation to build jobs, and work to repeal harmful portions of the Obama/Pelosi Healthcare Bill. Send me to Washington and you will see results." (votesmart.org)
  • "This afternoon, President Barack Obama vetoed the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), marking only the fifth time in 53 years an NDAA has received a presidential veto. In a June statement, the White House indicated the President would veto the bill because he "will not fix defense without fixing non-defense spending." Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) issued the following statement in response to President Obama's veto: 'I'm deeply disappointed the President has chosen today to deny the critical support our troops need to ensure America remains secure. For more than 50 years, both parties have set aside political differences to consistently provide those resources. Instead, for the first time in our history, the President has vetoed a must-pass defense bill for issues completely unrelated to its contents.'" (votesmart.org)
  • "New regulations will not make our system better. Getting rid of the regulations we have will. If we really want disclosure, we should be advancing proposals that will redirect resources to the candidates and parties. They are fully accountable and fully disclose everything they spend and receive. Getting rid of the limits on parties and candidates would increase transparency and enhance disclosure. If disclosure is the goal, that is the way to achieve it." (votesmart.org)
  • "As your Congressman, I pledge to rein in wasteful spending, fight against tax increases, promote legislation to build jobs, and work to repeal harmful portions of the Obama/Pelosi Healthcare Bill. Send me to Washington and you will see results." (votesmart.org)
  • "Government must stop spending. Period. Our government is on a dangerous path towards the bankrupting of our country." (votesmart.org)
  • "Brings America's corporate tax structure in line with our global competitors by lowering the business rate from 35 percent to 20 percent -- restoring America as the most competitive place to do business in the world. Reduces the small business tax rate to no more than 25 percent -- the lowest tax rate on small business income since World War II." (votesmart.org)
  • "In Washington I will work to restore control of schools to the local level by repealing burdensome, unfunded mandates such as "No Child Left Behind," and ensure that more of the money we spend on education gets to the classroom." (votesmart.org)
  • "I voted in favor of HR 2117, which repealed regulations from Washington bureaucrats that inefficiently dictated how our local school teachers and districts should teach our children." (votesmart.org)
  • "In Congress I will push for a comprehensive national energy policy designed to lower the cost of developing energy alternatives and will support investment in our nation's highways, air traffic control system, harbors, broadband network, and rail system." (votesmart.org)
  • "Kansas is uniquely situated to become a leader in energy production with our vast wind, solar and land resources. I will work with Kansas delegation, the House Energy Action Team and the Committee on Energy and Commerce to harness this potential." (votesmart.org)
  • "The Kansas House delegation is concerned that Kansas utilities will have to increase rates on Kansas customers in order to comply with the recently imposed environmental regulations. The penalty for not complying will result in significant fines from the EPA -- which, consequently, would ultimately result in higher rates as well." (votesmart.org)
  • "We should build upon the bipartisan bills this Congress & Administration have already passed into law, including fixing the background check system, lifting restrictions on gun violence research at CDC, increasing funding to improve local school security, & banning bump stocks." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 90% by Gun Owners of America. (votesmart.org)
  • "We should build upon the bipartisan bills this Congress & Administration have already passed into law, including fixing the background check system, lifting restrictions on gun violence research at CDC, increasing funding to improve local school security, & banning bump stocks." (twitter.com)
  • "After today's decision, we must first repeal the administration's health care law, and begin bipartisan efforts to find bold solutions to our health care challenges." (yoder.house.gov)
  • "Fourth, I will work to repeal portions of the Obama/Pelosi Healthcare Legislation that will drive up costs, increase the deficit, grow bureaucracy and lower the standards of health care that Americans expect." (votesmart.org)
  • "In this region, 100 miles or more of a border wall plus additional personnel and technology would dramatically reduce the amount of illegal border crossings." (votesmart.org)
  • "Next, the federal government must work with local governments and businesses to enforce our current laws regarding illegal immigrants already within our borders. The speed and efficiency of the immigration process must be improved to reward those willing to follow the rules." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R.5759 "Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act of 2014" (votesmart.org)
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