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Michael McCaul's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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

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  • "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)
  • "Americans are taxed way too much." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "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)
  • "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)
  • "McCaul's focus is on free market solutions to lower costs, improve access and stop socialized medicine and other proposals that would eliminate employer-provided health insurance. Michael McCaul is deeply committed to protecting Medicare for seniors." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 7120 "George Flloyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Over the last several weeks, our country has grappled with how to best lift up underprivileged communities, hold police accountable and incentivize change at the state and local levels. While the House Democrats put forth a bill, they did not allow any input from their Republican colleagues across the aisle. I am concerned this legislation would undermine our law enforcement officials' ability to serve their community. I believe there is a better and more holistic way to reform. The JUSTICE Act would empower our local police departments to make reforms that best fit their diverse population while also tackling issues like homelessness, mental health, and drug addiction. We will completely miss the mark on reform for our districts if we do not also address these critical issues. It is my hope that during that House leadership can put aside politics so we can put forth a real solution for the American people." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 1280 "George Flloyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "With a host of competing priorities, we MUST pass a #budget that provides for the national defense & reduces #taxes." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy.
  • "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)
  • "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 moments notice, our brave men and women have the tools they need to defend our nation." (twitter.com)
  • Voted against HR 3684 "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Michael McCaul worked with Democrats and Republicans to introduce the Bipartisan Disaster Recovery Funding Act and has worked to mitigate the effects of future storms through better infrastructure. McCaul is committed to providing the federal infrastructure funding and working with the Corp of Engineers to prevent the type of flooding and devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey from happening again." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The U.S. economy runs on innovation, not government spending." (twitter.com)
  • Voted against HR 5376 "Build Back Better Act" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The #TaxCutsandJobsAct is lifting corporate optimism and helping to spur our economy. For example, U.S. manufacturing is expanding at its fastest pace since May 2004. (bloomberg.com)
  • "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)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 266 - Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "The Paycheck Protection Program helped retain more than 220,000 jobs in the 10th Congressional District of Texas. Understanding what this program would mean for Texans back at home, I was a strong supporter of the PPP in Congress and again voted to replenish its funds so more small businesses could stay afloat amid the pandemic. I will continue to advocate on behalf of the constituents of the 10th District as Congress looks for new ways to help Americans during this time." (votesmart.org)
  • "Michael McCaul is a steadfast supporter of school choice and will always prioritize the needs of Texas families over self-serving teachers union bosses and bureaucrats. McCaul will always fight for local control over our schools while opposing mask mandates in school, and the teaching of divisive material such as Critical Race Theory (CRT)." (michaelmccaul.com)
  • Rated 0% by the National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 2639 "Strength in Diversity Act of 2019." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • ""In order to advance a well-functioning global energy market with diversified energy sources, we need our diplomats on the front lines promoting American energy interests," Ranking Member McCaul said." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 9 "Climate Action Now Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 4447 "Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act of 2019." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "#ICYMI Rightwards arrow Democrats voted in support of a natural gas tax, which was included in their massive spending bill. This means Texans could pay significantly more to keep their homes warm this winter." (twitter.com)
  • Voted against HR 1146 "Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted Against HR 1446 "Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021." (justfacts.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)
  • Rated 0% by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 83% by the National Rifle Association. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "We need to replace #Obamacare with a #betterway for health care." (twitter.com)
  • "The choice before me today was clear: vote to continue with the status quo and keep the failing system of Obamacare intact or vote in support of a plan to repeal and replace it. For years, my constituents have asked me to work to repeal and replace Obamacare, and I promised them I would. Today, I kept that promise to my constituents and to the American people." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 1425 "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1628 "American Health Care Act of 2017." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (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)
  • "Great news! @HouseHomeland passed my border bill to authorize a border wall and #SecureAmerica." (twitter.com)
  • "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)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3003 "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "As a former prosecutor and Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, one of my top priorities is and has always been public safety, and today the House took a major step forward in that direction by passing Kate's Law and No Sanctuary for Criminals Act." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by NumbersUSA. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3004 "Kate's Law." (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)
  • Voted against H J Res 37 "Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "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)
  • Voted against S J Res 7 "Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)
  • "Honored to attend the #USMCA signing ceremony at the @WhiteHouse this morning. With nearly 1M Texas jobs that are supported by trade with Mexico and Canada, our state will greatly benefit from this trade agreement. This is a huge win for Texas!" (twitter.com)
  • "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)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act." (justfacts.votesmart.org)

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