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Robert Aderholt's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)



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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 2020.

  • "As long as I continue to serve as a Member of Congress, I hope to always rise to defend the the most innocent among us with my vote." (
  • "The Founding Fathers strongly believed that human beings are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among which is the right to life. It is the duty of the Members of Congress to protect those who cannot speak for themselves." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1- Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (
  • "In general, the United States tax code is overly complicated. What we need is a system that the average taxpayer can understand and comply with. We need to ensure that taxes are equitable and don't place an undue burden on individuals or businesses." (
  • "This afternoon, I voted in the House of Representatives, to give back more money to Alabama taxpayers. Far too many of the people in Washington believe that the government should have a right to a high percentage of everything you earn. Those people are wrong. It is your money, and you should be able to keep even more of it." (
  • Rated 10% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (
  • "Ensuring that our nation's senior citizens can retire with dignity is important to me. For many years now, Social Security has helped to do just that. It is unfortunate that Democrat-led Congresses have used the Social Security system as a way of borrowing money for out-of-control spending." (
  • "Voted against White House Budget deal. Quite simply, we can + must do better to reign in entitlement spending through comprehensive reforms" (
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "President Trump's plan to strengthen our military is greatly needed. If we are to win the war against ISIS, contain China, and keep a watchful eye on Russia, the size and capability of our armed forces needs to increase." (
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • "Over the years I have worked hard to make sure that North Alabama receives its fair share of federal transportation funding, both in terms of block grants to the state and specific projects when Congressional rules have allowed that. This is important because the expanding of our two-lane highways to four-lane is crucial to safety and to attracting new businesses to the state." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 22 - Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. (
  • "This is also a jobs bill. By lowering the corporate tax rate, businesses are no longer rewarded for moving their businesses and jobs overseas where tax rates are cheaper. Our cumbersome, 20th Century tax code desperately needed updating. This bill achieves that goal." (
  • "In general, the United States tax code is overly complicated. What we need is a system that the average taxpayer can understand and comply with. We need to ensure that taxes are equitable and don't place an undue burden on individuals or businesses." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 266 - Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. (
  • "There are many who believe that the federal government should be more involved in determining what happens in our nation's schools. I disagree. While the federal government can certainly play a role in funding educational opportunities for students and determining national priorities, it shouldn't be involved in determining a day-to-day classroom curriculum or where a local community spends it educational dollars." (
  • "I firmly believe that parents and local and state officials are in the best position to determine what is needed in their school system." (
  • "Second, we should encourage the cost-effective development of renewable energy technologies, but we need to get out of the business of picking winners and losers. This means pursuing a market based approach -- instead of unrealistic and distorting tax breaks -- that utilizes innovative technologies to create electricity such as wind, solar, hydro, biomass, geothermal or any other potentially viable renewable energy sources." (
  • "However, I certainly oppose policy proposals such as Cap & Trade and other similar carbon emission control systems that harm economic growth and destroy American jobs." (
  • Signed a letter stating: "On August 3, 2015 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its Clean Power Plan rule. The original intent of the Clean Air Act was for individual states to regulate their own electricity systems. This new regulation is tantamount to a federal government power grab that would impose onerous carbon emissions standards at and outside the fence line of existing power plants." (
  • Rated 92% by the National Rifle Association (
  • "I'm also confident that these new proposed restrictions on the Second Amendment will not stop any future incidents. As we know our problem in America is not a gun problem. It is a cultural problem and a problem of the heart by these criminals. No new gun laws can change the attitude of someone who is so lost in this world that they are bent on killing others." (
  • "I opposed the President's healthcare bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as Obamacare. This law is being phased into effect and in 2014 the cornerstone provision, the individual mandate, will go into effect." (
  • "In addition to repealing and replacing Obamacare, tackling immigration reform and once and for all securing our border, we need to provide relief for the American worker." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (
  • "I urge my colleagues in Congress to fund the border wall and to reopen our government." (
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • "I feel very strongly that amnesty should not be automatically granted to those who are here illegally. We are a nation of laws and we would send the wrong message if we were to merely give amnesty to those who openly disregard our laws." (
  • "President Trump has taken the Iran Nuclear Deal, and its shortcomings, very seriously. With all the information he has at his disposal, I trust that he has made the right decision to pull back from what was a bad deal adopted under the Obama Administration." (
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • Signed a letter stating: "We are hopeful your two-track strategy will convince Iran to change course and abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons. None of us desires military conflict, but as you yourself have acknowledged, we must keep all options on the table to prevent this dangerous regime from acquiring nuclear weapons." (
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • "America needs a new strategy in Afghanistan and I appreciate the leadership from President Trump to refocus our efforts there." (
  • "While our trade deficits with other countries continue to balloon, life is being drained out of the American dream. We have lost good paying jobs that allow people to buy homes, send their kids to college, give to their churches and have a nest egg for retirement." (
  • "All throughout the 2016 campaign, Democrats laughed at the idea we could renegotiate our trade deals. With this important step towards a new NAFTA deal, President @realDonaldTrump has once again proven these critics wrong." (
  • "At this point I am skeptical about these trade agreements given the impact on jobs here in Alabama from previous negotiations. It seems that every time a new agreement comes around Alabama ends up paying the price in terms of jobs." (

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