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Peter Roskam's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


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Peter Roskam 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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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 2018.

  • Cosponsored and Voted in favor of H.R.4712 "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act" (
  • Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund (
  • "Peter is unapologetically pro-life and consistently ranks among Congress's strongest advocates for the unborn." (
  • "Tax increases in a down economy don't work. Our families need to keep their money now." (
  • "For decades Americans have struggled under the weight of a broken tax code that hurt middle- and lower-income families -- maintaining a status quo that has punished so many and rewarded so few was not an option. Congress stood strong against those who demanded we hold on to an unfair system and instead, came together to deliver real tax relief for millions of Americans." (
  • Rated 0% by Friends Committee on National Legislation (
  • "I'm proud to support an NDAA that strengthens and begins to rebuild our nation's military. We live in an increasingly unstable world and our brave men and women in uniform must have the support and resources to meet any and all threats." (
  • "Stopping the spending madness in Washington and getting our debt under control is critical to our economic recovery." (
  • "Rescind unspent stimulus funds […] We were promised that a $1 trillion stimulus package would keep unemployment below 8%, but the stimulus has clearly failed. Instead, unemployment lingers near 10% nationally, and over 10% in our area." (
  • "I am very pleased this highway bill has finally crossed the finish line. Today, we passed legislation that will support important local transportation projects and will provide certainty so businesses and local governments can invest in their communities." (
  • "The United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world. This trend will continue to jeopardize our economy and cost us jobs unless we address it." (
  • Voted in favor of H.R.1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (
  • Rated 0% by the National Education Association (
  • "We need reform that restores local control of education, empowers students and parents, allows teachers to teach, and protects taxpayer dollars." (
  • "What we need is an energy policy that sets the stage so the best idea and the best science win the day. A true all-of-the-above strategy is critical, because energy independence will not happen through just one source." (
  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance (
  • Voted in favor of H.R.806 "Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017" (
  • "New national energy taxes like cap-and-trade will make the cost of energy skyrocket and kill jobs." (
  • Rated 0% by Environment America (
  • Voted in favor of H.R.1181 "Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act" (
  • Rated 93% by the National Rifle Association (
  • "Yesterday, I cast a 'no' vote on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. While a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, I opposed this legislation because it would allow out of state individuals with no license, no permit and no training to carry a concealed weapon in Illinois. By mandating federal concealed carry reciprocity, H.R. 38 would force Illinois to permit visitors from states with incredibly lax or nonexistent concealed carry licensing requirements to legally carry in our communities." (
  • "Following through on our commitment to responsibly repeal and replace Obamacare, my colleagues and I are pleased to introduce the American Health Care Act." (
  • Voted in favor of H.R.1628 "American Health Care Act of 2017" (
  • "Any efforts to reform our country's immigration system must start with border security. The federal government has been derelict in its duty to secure our borders and the result is a serious threat to our national security." (
  • Daily Herald "They (walls) don't make much sense out in the middle of nowhere […] They're just not particularly effective." (
  • Voted in favor of H.R.5759 "Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act of 2014" (
  • Rated 17% by the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (
  • Rated 0% by Americans for Safe Access (
  • "As Co-Chairs of the Korea Caucus, we remain steadfastly committed to defending and strengthening the U.S.-Korea alliance. Our relationship was forged on the battlefield nearly seven decades ago and now forms a lynchpin of U.S. foreign policy in the Asia Pacific region. Through our shared values of democracy, free markets, and the rule of law, we will continue to ensure peace and prosperity in the region and stand resolutely against North Korean aggression." (
  • "This event and the continuing threat of another North Korean nuclear test reminds us of the importance of our deep and enduring alliance with the Republic of Korea. This North Korean hostility needs to be met with condemnation and direct pressure from the United States and our allies." (
  • "We need a comprehensive strategy to end the tyrannical reign of the Assad family and free the Syrian people from the grip of Iran and Russia. Moving forward, the Administration should work closely with Congress toward that end." (
  • "I will continue to closely monitor the Administration's actions, and press them to carry out their objective to degrade and destroy ISIL. Allowing ISIL to establish a safe haven in the Middle East will only increase the threat, make our options worse and the decisions even harder." (

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