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Mike Rogers' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Mike Rogers has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2020 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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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.

  • "With the end of January marking the 43rd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, protecting the lives of our most innocent has been on my mind a lot." (votesmart.org)
  • "The fact of the matter is Hillary Clinton is the wrong choice for our nation. A Supreme Court under Mrs. Clinton would be destructive to everything we hold dear in Alabama from protecting the rights of unborn children to our Second Amendment rights." (votesmart.org)
  • "The president's budget would lock in deficit spending, increase the tax burden, do nothing to strengthen or secure Medicare and Social Security and unnecessarily weaken our armed forces -- all while adding $8.3 trillion to our national debt over the life of his plan." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1- Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "I strongly oppose this amendment because it strikes a section that helps us set priorities in defense spending. Dismantling U.S. nuclear weapons is not a priority. Getting nuclear modernization done is the priority." (votesmart.org)
  • "Recent cuts to our military are devastating readiness and the ability to defend ourselves. Further cuts will unacceptably lead us to take many unnecessary risks with the lives of our men and women in uniform." (votesmart.org)
  • "Solid infrastructure is a key driver of good jobs and a growing, competitive economy," Rogers said. "We have an enormous backlog of infrastructure needs all across our country, but the Federal government simply can't fund them all. Nor should Congress raise taxes. Building and maintaining infrastructure is an issue for both rural and urban areas, and I hope this caucus will help advance the debate in Washington and across the country." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 22 - Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1- Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "The legislation will let Americans keep more of their hard-earned paychecks, will lower the corporate tax rate to make American businesses more competitive and will increase the Child Tax Credit. The bill also eliminates Obamacare's individual mandate so that families can have more freedom in their health care decisions." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "An education is the most valuable gift a child can receive, but placing mandates and regulations as a national one-size-fits-all approach, just does not work. Parents, teachers and local officials in East Alabama should be able to determine the best way to approach the learning process and learning pace. The Federal government has no business in the primary and secondary education system and I am disappointed the legislation passed the House of Representatives today," Rogers said." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "This clean power plan will do nothing more than pass on additional costs to consumers and raise energy prices for hard-working families across East Alabama already struggling to make it paycheck to paycheck. I will continue to fight against this very flawed proposal." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the American Energy Alliance. (votesmart.org)
  • "President Obama's plan could put thousands of jobs on the line in Alabama's coal industry." (votesmart.org)
  • "Additionally, we must repeal and replace Obamacare and start to roll back some of the overly burdensome EPA and Dodd-Frank financial regulations that are destroying our economy. Only a Trump presidency can make these possible." (votesmart.org)
  • I am a staunch defender of the Second Amendment and will fight against Obama's liberal gun control proposals." (votesmart.org)
  • "The fact of the matter is Hillary Clinton is the wrong choice for our nation. A Supreme Court under Mrs. Clinton would be destructive to everything we hold dear in Alabama from protecting the rights of unborn children to our Second Amendment rights." (votesmart.org)
  • "After voting to repeal Obamacare numerous times in the House without the legislation going anywhere in the Senate, I am thrilled that today this bill has passed both chambers and will finally go to President Obama's desk." (votesmart.org)
  • "Additionally, we must repeal and replace Obamacare and start to roll back some of the overly burdensome EPA and Dodd-Frank financial regulations that are destroying our economy. Only a Trump presidency can make these possible." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "I agree with President Trump that we need to strengthen our borders. We should build the wall and we should continue to support law enforcement's crackdown on violent foreign gangs like MS-13." (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe a nation that can't control its borders will lose its sovereignty. That's why I strongly support President Trump's border wall." (votesmart.org)
  • "I applaud President Trump and Attorney General Sessions' decision today to end the DACA program. Despite former President Obama's reliance on executive orders to create unconstitutional immigrant amnesty programs, it is the Congress' constitutional duty to write laws. Before considering any immigration reform, Congress should first pass legislation to fund the Border Wall. Only after securing the border, can Congress in good faith address immigration reform." (votesmart.org)
  • "President Obama has no respect for the law, and his amnesty plan is just another blatant example of how he tries to circumvent the Constitution and Congress to get what he wants. I am pleased the court ruled against the Obama Administration's plan and will continue to fight to protect our Constitution and keep the balance of power for the Executive branch in check." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "I didn't support the Iran deal when it came through Congress and am glad we have a President who agrees! Thank you, @realDonaldTrump!" (twitter.com)
  • "I was very disappointed in today's announcement of the Iran nuclear deal. Iran is a state that cannot be trusted and this deal rewards bad behavior while compromising our national and global security. I am completely opposed to this deal." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "We are hopeful your two-track strategy will convince Iran to change course and abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons. None of us desires military conflict, but as you yourself have acknowledged, we must keep all options on the table to prevent this dangerous regime from acquiring nuclear weapons." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "It is appropriate that the President decided to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year." (votesmart.org)
  • "The USMCA is a bipartisan agreement that would be a win for America! #USMCANow" (twitter.com)

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