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Hank Johnson, Jr.'s Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Hank Johnson, Jr. 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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  • "Proud to stand w/the @ProChoiceCaucus in introducing the Protect Access to Birth Control Act, which blocks #POTUS latest anti-woman attack!" (twitter.com)
  • "Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Madam Speaker, I rise in opposition to H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. H.R. 7 is a dangerous bill, and it is an attack on women's health, particularly women who get subsidies based on their ability to purchase insurance under ObamaCare. This bill is also emblematic of a Republican Party that is utterly and completely out of touch with Americans." (votesmart.org)
  • "#POTUS just released a contraception rule that would rip guaranteed #birthcontrol away from countless women. #HandsOffMyBC" (twitter.com)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Throughout your campaign, you repeatedly proclaimed, "Nobody respects women more than me." Tomorrow, you will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. From that day forward, your actions--not words--will demonstrate your willingness to advance positive policies for women. We, the undersigned members of Congress, urge you to reject a policy agenda that would harm women, starting with your efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and defund Planned Parenthood." (votesmart.org)
  • "The United States faces fiscal challenges, and we must find creative ways to cut spending and increase revenues over coming decades. But a civilized nation does not balance its budgets by abandoning seniors. There are plenty of places to cut the deficit: the bloated defense budget, wasteful subsidies to powerful industries, and unwarranted tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, for example. We cannot balance the budget on the backs of our seniors." (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] I vehemently and adamantly voted NO on the Republican tax scam that gives 83 percent of the tax cuts to the wealthiest 1 percent while raising taxes on 86 million middle income families. Make no mistake about it -- the numbers prove that this is a tax cut for the wealthy and not for the middle class." (votesmart.org)
  • "This GOP tax scam raises taxes on millions of middle-class families, slashes taxes for the wealthiest and for corporations, and it explodes the deficit" (votesmart.org)
  • "Social Security is an essential social safety net, providing critical income to more 53 million retirees, workers with disabilities, spouses and their children. Congress must not grant huge tax cuts to the wealthy and tax subsidies to large corporations, and then try to balance the budget on the backs of our seniors." (votesmart.org)
  • "Cosponsored H.R. 3178, the Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017. This bill contains several bipartisan measures to improve Medicare services, including expanded access, efficiency, and the reduction of administrative requirements for licensed providers." (hankforcongress.com)
  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • "The United States faces fiscal challenges, and we must find creative ways to cut spending and increase revenues over coming decades. But a civilized nation does not balance its budgets by abandoning seniors. There are plenty of places to cut the deficit: the bloated defense budget, wasteful subsidies to powerful industries, and unwarranted tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, for example. We cannot balance the budget on the backs of our seniors." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "The case for disclosure is clear and convincing--purely as a matter of corporate governance and investor protection." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 87% by Common Cause. (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Since Citizens United, investor demand has greatly--and justifiably--intensified, as the magnitude of the problem and the potential for abuse has skyrocketed." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 7120 - George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 6% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "The United States faces fiscal challenges, and we must find creative ways to cut spending and increase revenues over coming decades. But a civilized nation does not balance its budgets by abandoning seniors. There are plenty of places to cut the deficit: the bloated defense budget, wasteful subsidies to powerful industries, and unwarranted tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, for example. We cannot balance the budget on the backs of our seniors." (votesmart.org)
  • "Voted for President Obama's Recovery Act, or stimulus package, which cut taxes for 95% of working families and made critical investments in education, clean energy and infrastructure." (votesmart.org)
  • "Delivered over $200 million of federal investement in Fourth District job creation since January 2009, including $98 million to save over 1,000 teaching jobs in DeKalb, Rockdale, and Gwinnett counties." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 22 - Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Social Security is an essential social safety net, providing critical income to more 53 million retirees, workers with disabilities, spouses and their children. Congress must not grant huge tax cuts to the wealthy and tax subsidies to large corporations, and then try to balance the budget on the backs of our seniors." (votesmart.org)
  • "This GOP tax scam raises taxes on millions of middle-class families, slashes taxes for the wealthiest and for corporations, and it explodes the deficit" (votesmart.org)
  • "I was proud to travel back to Washington, D.C. to vote in support the CARES Act, a historic piece of legislation that will bring urgently needed relief to families and small businesses all across this country, including here in Georgia." (www.facebook.com)
  • "The CARES Act is an important step forward to ensure that workers, families and small businesses, have the financial resources they need today, and which they will need during the coming months as we face this unprecedented crisis." (www.facebook.com)
  • "Support significant increases in funding for public education nationwide, including full funding of neglected No Child Left Behind mandates." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "#GOPBudget will slash America's commitment to: -infrastructure -job training -clean energy -research & development" (twitter.com)
  • "We must strive to reduce our reliance on oil, an increasingly scarce resource. Natural gas could be an acceptable bridge to an era in which clean renewables like solar, wind, and hydro are dominant." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by League of Conservation Voters. (votesmart.org)
  • "The EPA needs additional resources and a Congressional mandate to aggressively defend the environment, which is a public good, and it should engage in regulation of carbon dioxide emissions." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Our nation has suffered at least 74 school shootings since the Sandy Hook massacre. The factors allowing these rampages are no mystery: loopholes in the background check laws, straw purchases, restrictions on law enforcement, and gaps in our mental health system." (votesmart.org)
  • "Preventing future tragedies can only happen when elected officials find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby and reject dangerous proposals like this one that put public safety at risk." (votesmart.org)
  • "The #ACA told insurers they couldn't discriminate against Americans with pre-existing conditions. #Trumpcare would throw that away." (twitter.com)
  • Signed a letter stating: "Throughout your campaign, you repeatedly proclaimed, "Nobody respects women more than me." Tomorrow, you will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. From that day forward, your actions--not words--will demonstrate your willingness to advance positive policies for women. We, the undersigned members of Congress, urge you to reject a policy agenda that would harm women, starting with your efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and defund Planned Parenthood." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "You have also stated in the past that, 'The best thing politically is to let Obamacare explode' and recently said that 'Obamacare is dead.' We strongly disagree." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Our job is not to waste billions on an ineffective border wall while spreading xenophobic lies." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 5% by NumbersUSA. (votesmart.org)
  • "I stand with #DREAMers. I support the #DREAMAct." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 5% by NumbersUSA. (votesmart.org)
  • "Rest assured, I will continue to fight for comprehensive immigration reform that will secure our borders, unite our families and offer an earned pathway to citizenship." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 6% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "Co-authored legislation to impose sanctions on Iran's petroleum sector. It passed the House." (votesmart.org)
  • "Cosponsored the Iran Counter-Proliferation Act, which passed the House. It would sanction Iran for its failure to make good on its international legal commitments with regard to its clandestine nuclear program." (votesmart.org)
  • "I applaud the President for his leadership in negotiating this historic agreement with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon. The President has delivered on his promise to seek solutions through diplomacy, not war and reminds the world that America can lead through peace." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "We support your restraint to date in resisting the calls for a "quick" and "easy" military intervention, and for your commitment not to send combat troops back to Iraq." (votesmart.org)
  • "Consistently opposed the Iraq War and supported removal of our forces from Iraq." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 6% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "We should always seek diplomatic solutions first, but we must maintain our capacity to defeat any enemy." (votesmart.org)
  • "Free trade with China must also be fair trade with China," said Coffman." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 - United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)

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