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Michael Burgess' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 26, Republican

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (TX) - District 26

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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.

  • "I do not support the use of abortion." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 4% by Planned Parenthood. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 4712 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "I strongly support fundamental tax reform and believe we need to overhaul the tax code. Each Congress I introduce the Freedom Flat Tax Act, which would simplify our nation's tax code and encourage people to make financial decisions based on common-sense economics." (votesmart.org)
  • "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will deliver for American families by reducing the rates of the individual tax brackets" (votesmart.org)
  • "As our nation’s debt is crippling, a budget of this magnitude is irresponsible. Time to cut wasteful spending." (twitter.com)
  • "I will continue to work to ensure that our District receives federal assistance to address our infrastructure needs, such as improving Interstate 35 and State Highway 183, developing intermodal facilities, and expanding DFW Airport and surrounding municipal airports." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 22 - Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "As the federal government continues to be actively involved in our education system, the simple fact is that parents can make better choices about their children's education than the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Government standards have proven, time and again, to be unworkable. When the market drives the standard, there's no limit to how quickly and aggressive manufacturers will respond when consumers demand more efficient products. I commend the Trump Administration for taking steps to dial back the federal overreach of the last administration." (votesmart.org)
  • "We should leave no stone unturned in our quest for energy independence." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Environment America. (votesmart.org)
  • "This action is completely unnecessary and will have grave consequences on jobs and manufacturing. Under EPA's own regulations this determination is not required for another year and a half, but with the clock ticking on the administration, the regulatory frenzy is underway. Federal regulations should not stand in the way of the car-buying public having their choice of vehicles at prices they can afford," said Upton, Burgess, and Olson." (votesmart.org)
  • ".@POTUS' plan to act unilaterally on gun control, bypassing Congress again is unconstitutional. Read my statement: (1.usa.gov)
  • Rated 93% by Gun Owners of America. (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)
  • "Congressman Burgess believes wholeheartedly that the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the implementation of legislation that will actually reduce healthcare costs, increase patient choice, reform liability laws and ensuring that there are enough doctors to care for our families and neighbors is of utmost importance." (burgessforcongress.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1628 - American Health Care Act of 2017. (votesmart.org)
  • "President Trump has outlined a reasonable approach that, yes, includes sensors; yes, includes increased personnel; yes, includes all- weather roads in areas; and, yes, it does include a barrier. Without that, there cannot be success in securing our southern border, and as a consequence, our citizens cannot be safe and secure in their homes." (votesmart.org)
  • "Funding the #BorderWall at President @realDonaldTrump's requested level is important. The defense of our nation must be Congress' top priority. Our goal is not to end legal immigration, but rather to provide border security for our citizens. WATCH: (bit.ly)
  • Rated 100% by the Federation for Immigration Reform. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the Federation for Immigration Reform. (votesmart.org)
  • "By rescinding DACA, President Trump has acknowledged Congress' constitutional authority to consider lasting solutions to secure our borders." (votesmart.org)
  • "We cannot forget that Democrats' empty promises of unconditional amnesty have created the crisis on our southern border by encouraging coyotes to use children as pawns in human trafficking schemes. It's not just wrong, it's inhumane to incentivize this heinous practice." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 95% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "This week, the world was an eyewitness to history as @realDonaldTrump met with Kim Jong Un. Moving forward, Kim Jong Un must follow through on his plans to denuclearize North Korea and establish lasting peace between North Korea and the rest of the world." (twitter.com)
  • "Once again American Special Operations Forces have succeeded in limiting the spread of terrorism with the death of Baghdadi. Thank you to the members of our military who risked their lives to accomplish this mission." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 95% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "Over the past two years, President Trump has taken significant steps to negotiate better trade deals for American workers and industries, including the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade." (votesmart.org)
  • "I am philosophically a supporter of free trade." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 14% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)

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