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Louie Gohmert's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 1, Republican

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (TX) - District 1

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Issue Positions

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  • Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood. (votesmart.org)
  • "The USA is 1 of only 7 countries that permits abortion beyond 20 weeks! #abortionlimit #TheyFeelPain #ProLife" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 4712 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "PASSED The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. We just took a MAJOR step towards delivering tax relief to hardworking Americans around the country." (twitter.com)
  • "The House just passed a monumental Tax break for all American tax payers. We are on the way to making America great again!" (twitter.com)
  • "We need to do something to protect the solvency of Medicare. I believe we must uphold America's promise to those aged 55 and older, but we must make changes to ensure that those under age 55 are able to receive similar benefits when needed." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 10% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 8% by Council for a Livable World. (votesmart.org)
  • "I fought with my own leadership against a bill that would allow sequester, allow the gutting of our Defense Department. I said it was a mistake. I was told it would never happen. Well, it did. If both sides of the aisle want to find cuts in other programs so we can rebuild our military and let anybody that wants to join the military that is qualified, I am for it, but right now, we are gutting our military. We are telling people who have put their lives in harm's way for us that they are going to have to leave." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "As a Texan, I support helping those devastated by natural disasters, but asking that we borrow a trillion dollars, so Texas can get $25 billion or so is not a good deal. Texas had much more damage than is being provided, and we could get full disaster relief for all states if we forced the Senate to pass good House bills that cut much of the waste in government. That would require, however, the Senate to use 51 votes to suspend the requirement to have 60 votes in the Senate that the Constitution does not require. I do not condemn Republicans who voted for this bill because they were put in a terrible situation; but so are the generations that follow us." (gohmert.house.gov)
  • Voted in favor of HR 622 - State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "This country does not run on moonbeams and windmills. The green initiatives President Obama has unveiled are simply fanciful notions that are digging a deeper hole for our nation. It's tragic that he continues to place his own political agenda over the interests and needs of the American people. He brags about how well the economy is doing, while fewer Americans are earning a living, and the smaller number who are actually working are making less and less." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 4% by League of Conservation Voters. (votesmart.org)
  • "These new EPA regulations, more than likely, will result in the closure of a large number of American coal production facilities as well as electricity producing plants that run on coal over the next decade. Our air in Texas is cleaner than it has been in decades and continues to improve, but what is proposed now, means higher costs and thousands fewer jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • "We have lost enough lives in gun-free zones. It is time to allow the law-abiding, the qualified, to protect themselves, to save our military." (votesmart.org)
  • "If #Obama spent as much time trying to take guns 4m #ISIS as he does trying to take guns 4m law-abiding citizens, #ISIS would be powerless." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 80% by National Rifle Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "The truth is that the American people did not want ObamaCare before it passed. After it passed, they did not like losing their insurance or their doctor they wanted to keep or even their hospital that was critical to their lives." (votesmart.org)
  • "I opposed Obamacare and supported its full repeal." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care At and Health Care-Relate Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" (votesmart.org)
  • "But as long as our border is porous and as long as we don't have a wall or a fence where we need it, people are being drawn into this country." (votesmart.org)
  • "I think we're going to see Mexico pay. It may be indirectly, but it's going to be to Mexico’s advantage to have a #borderwall anywhere we need it. VIDEO:" (twitter.com)
  • Rated 93% by NumbersUSA. (votesmart.org)
  • "Not only did the Obama administration's unlawful memos trample on the U.S. Constitution, they caused many, who applied to come to the United States legally, to go to the back of the processing line behind those who were breaking the law." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the Federation for Immigration Reform. (votesmart.org)
  • "The shutdown is caused for one reason: Senate Dems believe that the people who came here illegally are more deserving of amnesty than the people legally here are of having federal services & of our military & federal employees are of being paid ... (gohmert.house.gov)
  • "The US must remain engaged and prepared to fight terrorists, an unconventional enemy." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 20% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)
  • "I supported the Free Trade Agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia, three agreements that are expected to create 250,000 jobs nationwide and many economic opportunities in Texas, especially at our ports. Supporting an all-of-the-above energy policy, rather than the Administration's none-from-below policy, would bring many lost jobs in the energy sector back to SE Texas." (votesmart.org)

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