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Charles Boustany, Jr.'s Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Charles Boustany, Jr. has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 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 2016.

  • "As a heart surgeon, I dedicated myself to preserving life, and I oppose abortion." (boustany.house.gov)
  • "As a pro-life physician, I believe it's wrong to destroy nescient human life, especially on the massive scale we've seen since the U.S. Supreme Court decided legalized abortion-on-demand in 1973." (votesmart.org)
  • "I strongly believe we must stop out-of-control federal spending and keep taxes low to boost economic growth and will continue to fight proposals in Congress to raise taxes to pay for more government programs." (boustany.house.gov)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "Congress prevented a massive $3.8 trillion tax hike from hitting all Americans this year - but Washington must end its spending binge and give U.S. job creators’ certainty to hire new workers, rebuild our economy and compete in the global marketplace." (boustany.house.gov)
  • "I strongly believe we must stop out-of-control federal spending and keep taxes low to boost economic growth and will continue to fight proposals in Congress to raise taxes to pay for more government programs." (boustany.house.gov)
  • "I strongly believe we must stop out-of-control federal spending and keep taxes low to boost economic growth and will continue to fight proposals in Congress to raise taxes to pay for more government programs." (boustany.house.gov)
  • "We need a simple and fair tax code that provides small businesses with long-term tax certainty and low rates so they can compete in the global economy and create high-paying U.S. jobs." (boustany.house.gov)
  • "We can begin by shifting decision-making power and money from Washington back to people who know the children's names, our teachers and principals." (boustany.house.gov)
  • Adopt Common Core "Oppose" (www.lafamilyforum.org)
  • Voted in favor of S.1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline" (votesmart.org)
  • "The American people understand the Keystone XL pipeline is a jobs pipeline, with the President’s own Department of State estimating this project will support over 42,000 jobs." (boustany.house.gov)
  • "Americans deserve a comprehensive energy plan that utilizes on all types of American production to create good-paying U.S. jobs and satisfy growing domestic demand." (boustany.house.gov)
  • "We cannot address our long-term energy problems with more regulation, higher taxes, and fewer choices." (boustany.house.gov)
  • Rated 92% by National Rifle Association (votesmart.org)
  • "Americans have a long history of hunting, self-protection and firearm enthusiasts and I believe the Federal government should help protect our Second Amendment rights, not impede on them." (votesmart.org)
  • "We want to end regulatory and tax burdens that have created an atmosphere of uncertainty for small businesses - and the job-killing small business mandates in President Obama’s health care takeover are a prime target for reform." (boustany.house.gov)
  • "I've voted to repeal, replace, and dismantle Obamacare almost 40 times." (boustany.house.gov)
  • "This action by the President is wrong. He is choosing to reward those who have broken the law while punishing those who are still waiting to come into our country legally." (boustany.house.gov)
  • "Today, the House is following through. This legislation ensures no funding may be used to implement the President's action and provides a much-needed funding increase for border security and immigration enforcement." (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe marriage and families are the fundamental building block of our society. A majority of voters support the traditional definition of marriage and I will continue to oppose the efforts of activist judges who seek to redefine it." (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe this issue should remain in the hands of Louisiana voters who overwhelmingly supported a state amendment declaring: 'Marriage in the state of Louisiana shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman.'" (boustany.house.gov)
  • "We need all options on the table if we are to eradicate ISIS." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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