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Al Green's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (TX) - District 9

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Issue Positions

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  • "The court has yet again affirmed a woman's right to privacy and reproductive health options as the law of the land." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3755 "Women's Health Protection Act of 2021."
  • Rated 100% by NARAL Pro-Choice America. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The #GOPTaxScam is the Grinch stealing Christmas, increasing taxes for millions of families. The GOP will use this as a reason to increase the deficit, cutting vital programs for middle class families. This bill is inequality at its worst. Explain this vote to your constituents." (twitter.com)
  • "Day Two of the #TrumpShutdown. For months, Democrats were clear on what would need to be included in any spending bill. Rather than negotiate and compromise, the President has sacrificed funding our government to fund tax breaks for the very rich." (twitter.com)
  • Signed a letter stating: "The irresponsible tax cuts you are pursuing will explode the federal deficit, violating the principle, enshrined in the 2010 Statutory PAYGO law, that tax cuts should be paid for." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The truth is, the Social Security trust fund was already dwindling at a rapid pace, but the President's EO would fast forward us to its demise. The #Secure2100 Act, which I proudly cosponsor, would preserve and strengthen Social Security not destroy it." (twitter.com)
  • "Cutting Social Security and Medicare would cut retirement and health care security for many seniors across our nation who have worked hard throughout their lives. We cannot allow this President's executive order to rob them of these necessities." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • "These are just some of the reasons why I will oppose any plan to partially privatize Social Security and slash benefits that millions have come to depend on." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The For the People Act of 2019 tackles a broad spectrum of issues affecting politics and society as a whole, including voting rights, campaign finance, and ethics. In the 2016 presidential election and 2018 midterm election, the need for effective and thorough legislation that addresses these issues became increasingly apparent. Voter suppression tactics were rampant in various parts of the country, and since the election, we have seen efforts to disenfranchise lawful voters in states including Texas which I proudly represent." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 95% by End Citizens United. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - For the People Act. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1280 "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Triggered by the tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, I join dozens of lawmakers who are fed up with not only the recurrence of these unjustifiable acts of policing but also the lack of accountability and justice that have followed for too long. We are demanding police officers be held accountable in a court of law because no one should be above the law, improved transparency as well as better data collection and reporting on acts of police misconduct, and improved police training and practices." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 7120 - George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3684 "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "This bill contains provisions that are vital to my constituents, the greater Houston-area, and to Texans across the state. Houston is famous for being a hurricane-prone zone. Having adequate, up-to-date infrastructure to mitigate damage from flooding around the city is essential to its functionality and the safety of its residents. Furthermore, this year's Winter Storm Uri caused an incredible amount of damage throughout the state of Texas. This infrastructure bill will ensure we are better suited to face the climate crisis that will inevitably continue coming our way. This long delayed-legislation is the right step toward creating a more just, equitable society for all Americans." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1319 "American Rescue Plan of 2021." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5376 "Build Back Better Act" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The faulty corporate welfare and billionaire benefit plan passed by the Senate has come back to the House. Don't vote the same mistake twice. Kill the bill. #GOPTaxScam #RepealAndReplaceTrump" (twitter.com)
  • "The GOP has voted for the faulty corporate welfare and billionaire benefit plan AGAIN. How do you explain making the same mistake twice? #GOPTaxScam #RepealAndReplaceTrump" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 266 - Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Today, I supported the bipartisan and historic CARES Act, the third tranche of coronavirus relief legislation aimed at defeating the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigating its effects in the United States," Congressman Green said, announcing the passage of H.R. 748 in the U.S. House of Representatives by voice vote. "The first tranche was H.R. 6074, which provided $8.3 billion in emergency funding for vaccine research and availability as well as prevention, preparedness, and response measures. The second was H.R. 6201, which provided over $100 billion in funding for paid sick leave and measures to protect families' health, economic, and food security." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 9051 "Caring for Americans with Supplemental Help (CASH) Act of 2020" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 9 - Climate Action Now Act. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 96% by Environment America. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "We write in strong opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recently proposed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule, which would replace the 2015 Clean Power Plan (CPP) with a far weaker rule that poses direct threats to both human health and the environment and undermine U.S. efforts to combat climate change. This rule will undoubtedly have severe consequences for the health and well-being of the communities we represent, many of whom have long endured profound environmental injustice. In contrast, EPA's own assessment demonstrated that the CPP would have saved thousands of lives each year." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The historic #BuildBackBetter framework takes extraordinary measures to combat climate change. The bill rises to meet the urgency of our time’s greatest existential threat by investing $555 billion to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create green jobs, & electrify school buses." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1446 "Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the National Rifle Association. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1112 - Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "We cannot allow these tragedies to remain talking points until the next mass shooting occurs. We must make them action items by taking up legislation to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in tandem with impeachment. We must return to Capitol Hill and act now." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 1628 "American Health Care Act of 2017." (votesmart.org)
  • "It was never about repeal and replace. It was always about kill and erase. Kill Obamacare and erase his legacy. #RepealAndReplaceTrump -AG" (twitter.com)
  • "Obamacare is still the law of the land. We can improve it, but we must not repeal it. #Obamacare" (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by American Public Health Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "If President Trump is truly serious about confronting the complex issue of immigration, it should be apparent to him that focusing singularly on the expansion of the border wall is 'clear, simple, and wrong.'" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "First the shutdown forcing hundreds of thousands of Americans to go without pay, and now the President wants to divert disaster relief funding to pay for a border wall that he promised Americans Mexico would pay for. Mr. President, you truly have no shame!" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H J Res 46 - Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 5% by Center for Security Policy. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Questions of war or peace must be taken seriously. This is a time of uncertainty for our Nation. War is a possibility. This week, I will vote in support of the war powers resolution that will be presented to Members of the House. This resolution affirms the authority to declare war granted solely to Congress by the Constitution. I am voting for this resolution because I want us to take the high road to peace, not the low road to war." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H Con Res 83 "Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of 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 5% by Center for Security Policy. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 550 "No War Against Iran Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of 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)

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