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Michael McCaul's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 10, Republican

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (TX) - District 10


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Michael McCaul has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2020 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

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  • "Unborn babies feel pain @ 5 months. In a new low Senate Democrats blocked a bill to ban abortions at 5 months. Every human life is precious." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 7 "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "Americans are taxed way too much." (votesmart.org)
  • "Since we passed tax cuts, roughly 3 million workers have already received tax cut bonuses – many of them thousands of dollars per worker. #SOTU" (twitter.com)
  • "Instead of pushing Medicare for All to force 150 million citizens off employer-based health insurance, I propose that we start where we can find common ground. Let's protect people with pre-existing conditions & bring down the price of prescription drugs." (twitter.com)
  • "New findings reveal a majority of employers think Medicare for All will increase the cost of healthcare AND hurt the quality of care. 40% of employers believe Medicare for All will actually leave Americans with less access to healthcare." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • "Today, @POTUS signed the FY2019 NDAA into law. This legislation fulfills our pledge to rebuild our nation’s military. We need to ensure that at a moment’s notice, our brave men and women have the tools they need to defend our nation." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "The recent rise of groups like ISIS only underscore the dangers we face. We must also remain a step ahead of the terrorists as they turn to recruiting American citizens to carry out their mission of Jihad in smaller scale attacks. President Trump is paying attention to these threats and is taking steps to protect our national security, such as increasing military funding." (www.michaelmccaul.com)
  • "With a host of competing priorities, we MUST pass a #budget that provides for the national defense & reduces #taxes." (twitter.com)
  • "The U.S. economy runs on innovation, not government spending." (twitter.com)
  • "Our credit card is past due and we're out spending money, we need to change the way we do business:" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 22 - Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "Cutting the corporate tax rate will encourage small business and job growth." (twitter.com)
  • "Right now, the tax rate for American corporations is the highest in the world which puts our companies at a competitive disadvantage." (votesmart.org)
  • "Since coming to Congress, I have been an ardent supporter of energy policies that reduce America's dependence on foreign oil and expand domestic production of economically viable sources of energy. America is blessed with an abundance of natural resources that should be developed responsibly. This is both good for our economy and our national security. My record in Congress reflects my "all of the above" energy strategy to keep energy costs low and support domestic energy:" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Supported tax credits for alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, and hybrid technologies." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance. (votesmart.org)
  • "Cosponsored the Ensuring Affordable Energy Act, which prohibits the EPA from implementing or enforcing a cap and trade program or any new regulation of greenhouse gasses from stationary sources." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "As you know, the EPA's actions have far-reaching implications, and this proposed rule affects not only coal and natural gas companies but also energy-intensive industries like manufacturing and construction as well as average American families trying to pay their electric bills." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "More importantly, we believe that the authority to limit carbon emissions, even if that were actually a necessity, rests in neither the Constitution nor the Clean Air Act but in the true free market of individual choices made by the American people." (jeffduncan.house.gov)
  • Rated 93% by the National Rifle Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "Once again president Obama has overstepped his constitutional boundaries and bypassed the elected representatives of the American people and their will. His executive orders will do nothing to stop those who seek to commit acts of violence as we tragically saw with the San Bernardino terror attack late last year. The president's failure as a leader on national security has led him to hide behind a political maneuver designed to rally his base in an election year." (mccaul.house.gov)
  • "ObamaCare is fatally flawed and must be repealed." (www.michaelmccaul.com)
  • "I have voted to repeal ObamaCare dozens of times." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Reconciliation Act of 2010" (votesmart.org)
  • "I am particularly pleased with the proposed 1.6 billion dollar increase for border wall funding and funding for additional technology and personnel along our southern border." (votesmart.org)
  • "Today the Committee passed legislation that will protect our homeland by strengthening the security of our borders. This is a 21st Century, multi-layered approach, which authorizes $10 billion for the construction of a border wall and better empowers the Department of Homeland Security's Secretary to take other necessary actions to secure the border." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the Federation for Immigration Reform. (votesmart.org)
  • "Today, along with 235 of my colleagues, I voted to block funding to the President's unilateral and unconstitutional executive amnesty." (votesmart.org)
  • "I applaud the Trump administration for launching a review on whether continuing to lift sanctions against Iran is in the security interest of the United States. Once this review is completed, I look forward to working with the administration to take any additional steps necessary to prevent the world's leading state sponsor of terror from endangering America and our allies." (votesmart.org)
  • "I applaud President Trump for continuing his maximum pressure campaign against Iran. These latest sanctions will have a serious impact on the heart and soul of the regime's financial center of gravity. This will help stop their ability to wage war, support terror, and destabilize the region." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "My top priority is to help make sure this nation does not suffer another terrorist attack, and my work and votes reflect that important priority. In Afghanistan, we must continue the fight and work with the Afghani Government to finish the job and establish permanent peace. If we fail, the terrorists will succeed in implementing a radical Islamic state to use as a base for future terrorist attacks on the United States." (www.michaelmccaul.com)
  • "We cannot repeat the same mistake the Obama administration made when they prematurely withdrew all troops from Iraq, leaving behind a power vacuum for ISIS to exploit and inspire Islamist extremists all around the world." (votesmart.org)
  • "I applaud the Trump administration for bringing our close ally Canada into the fold to reach a trilateral agreement that expands market access for our exporters to further grow our economy. There is no doubt that we need improved trade agreements for the 21st century to promote the best interests of America's small businesses, farmers, and workers. Now, it goes to Congress to approve and ratify this agreement. I look forward to reviewing the agreement in full so we can ensure robust trade for Texas and the country." (mccaul.house.gov)
  • "He was right, trade is vital to our economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)

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