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John Barrasso's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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John Barrasso has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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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 2018.

  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee (votesmart.org)
  • "Great to see so many people participating in today's @March_For_Life. I will continue to be part of the effort to defend the sanctity of life. #WhyWeMarch #MarchforLife" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund (votesmart.org)
  • "66% of Americans believe the U.S. economy is doing well - they’re seeing it in their paychecks, which have gone up thanks to tax reform. I saw it in Wyoming this past weekend. Small business owners tell me they’re hiring. People are getting to keep more of their money." (www.facebook.com)
  • "Bobbi and I had a wonderful time at the Sheridan County Republican Party Reagan Day Dinner on Saturday night at Sheridan College. It was inspiring to see around 175 Sheridan County Republicans show up to support our message of lower taxes and economic freedom." (www.facebook.com)
  • "Now we can get back to focusing on properly funding our military, spending caps and finding a solution for immigration. " (bit.ly)
  • "In New #START Admin gave away cuts for nothing & agreed to limit missile defense. 3 years later we're left w/ fewer missiles & less defense." (twitter.com)
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  • "I applaud President Trump for working to get transportation and other projects started faster," said Barrasso. "Often the largest hurdles are approvals from Washington. If we expedite review processes, while still making sure we are protecting the environment, then we can start building faster. This is a commonsense way to create jobs, boost our economy, and upgrade our infrastructure." (votesmart.org)
  • "America's Water Infrastructure Act will grow our economy, cut red tape and keep communities safe." (votesmart.org)
  • "Energy markets in 2018 are drastically different than when the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) was enacted in 1978. Nearly half of all new power added to the grid last year came from renewable energy resources. PURPA needs to be modernized to ensure that electricity consumers in Wyoming and across the country do not foot the bill for outdated rules and regulations" said Barrasso. "Our legislation makes commonsense reforms to PURPA to protect consumers while continuing to encourage the development of all sources of American energy--including renewables." (votesmart.org)
  • "America is at a crossroads with a lot at stake. We must get control of federal spending, regulations and debt" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to cut taxes in a way that will actually help American families. #TaxReform" (votesmart.org)
  • "The new #TaxReform law continues to benefit Americans across the country. Since the passage of the #TaxCutsAndJobsAct 102 utility companies have cut their rates, saving consumers $3 billion " (votesmart.org)
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  • "Energy markets in 2018 are drastically different than when the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) was enacted in 1978. Nearly half of all new power added to the grid last year came from renewable energy resources. PURPA needs to be modernized to ensure that electricity consumers in Wyoming and across the country do not foot the bill for outdated rules and regulations" said Barrasso. "Our legislation makes commonsense reforms to PURPA to protect consumers while continuing to encourage the development of all sources of American energy--including renewables." (votesmart.org)
  • "Ranchers and farmers in Wyoming, and across America, are the first and best environmental stewards," said Barrasso. "The ACRE Act is commonsense legislation to provide certainty for our farmers and ranchers. My bill would give them relief from burdensome and ineffective regulations. We need to make things simpler for the ranchers and farmers who feed and clothe the nation." (votesmart.org)
  • "I am glad to see that the Environmental Protection Agency is taking formal steps to repeal the Clean Power Plan," Barrasso said. "The EPA is supposed to issue reasonable regulations to protect America's air. The Clean Power Plan was unreasonable and unlawful. It would have hurt energy workers in Wyoming and harmed the state's economy. I look forward to working with Administrator Pruitt as he pursues policies that protect our environment and allow America's economy to grow." (votesmart.org)
  • "Our bill provides businesses, including energy companies, with the certainty they deserve to secure permits under the Clean Water Act," said Senator Barrasso, chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee. "Companies who want to do the right thing and secure environmental permits have received mixed messages from the Environmental Protection Agency. In the past, EPA unfairly used the permitting process to try to stop projects from moving forward. I am committed to ending that practice and improving Washington's broken permitting process." (votesmart.org)
  • "Every day, people across Wyoming responsibly use their Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms," said Barrasso. "This overly broad rule is a backdoor attempt by the outgoing Obama administration to limit Americans' Second Amendment rights. Our resolution will make sure this rule is eliminated for good." (votesmart.org)
  • "Every day across Wyoming, we responsibly exercise our right to keep and bear arms. The last thing we need is for the president to infringe on our constitutional right to protect our homes and families." (votesmart.org)
  • "It also repeals one of the most outrageous and unfair parts of Obamacare, the individual mandate tax. People in Wyoming will no longer have to pay a tax if they decide that overpriced Obamacare insurance isn't right for them." (votesmart.org)
  • "Our historic #TaxReform bill will repeal one of the most unfair parts of #Obamacare--the individual mandate tax. Americans will no longer have to pay a penalty if they decide that #Obamacare insurance is not right for them." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S Amdt 271 "Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017" (votesmart.org)
  • "The Building America's Trust Act will secure our Southern Border and stop illegal border crossing." (twitter.com)
  • "Important discussion on Fox News about the importance border security - that includes infrastructure, manpower, and technology. Securing our southern border has to be a priority." (twitter.com)
  • "President Obama's announcement on executive amnesty flies in the face of his promises to follow the law, deliver "fairness' and help jobless Americans. His reckless and unlawful decision makes it even harder for Washington to solve our immigration challenges." (votesmart.org)
  • "President Obama's executive amnesty flies in the face of his promises to follow the law and help unemployed Americans find good jobs," said Barrasso. "We should not be rewarding people who have come here illegally--and that is exactly what this unlawful program does. Our amicus brief asks the Supreme Court to put an end to this executive overreach once and for all." (votesmart.org)
  • "As we will hear today, Native communities need to understand that if they go down the road of legalizing marijuana, it will come at a great cost." (votesmart.org)
  • "Iran has been using money from Barack Obama’s awful deal to finance terrorism. President Trump is right to pursue a stronger and more accountable nuclear agreement. I know with Mike Pompeo as our Secretary of State, he’ll stand firm with POTUS to protect the safety and security on the United States." (www.facebook.com)
  • "I strongly support @realDonaldTrump's decision to withdraw from flawed #IranDeal. Strategic patience with Iran has failed. Iran has continued to terrorize & threaten its neighbors. America must stop rewarding terrorist regimes with legitimacy and cash." (twitter.com)
  • "I will support strong and resolute action to destroy the growing threat that ISIS and global terrorism represent to America. Tonight's speech was a necessary step in describing those threats and stating that America's goal is the destruction of ISIS. It is crucial that President Obama and the American public remain totally committed to achieving that goal. I will review the president's plan carefully in the coming days." (votesmart.org)

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