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Martha Roby's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (AL) - District 2, Republican

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Martha Roby 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.

  • "It's no secret that I'm unapologetically pro-life, and I oppose abortion at any stage." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund (votesmart.org)
  • "As a prominent leader in the pro-life movement, Martha Roby has fought to increase protections for the unborn and expose the brutality of the abortion industry." (votesmart.org)
  • "I'm really pleased that President Trump released a proposal for tax reform. […] This week President Trump released a blueprint of tax reform proposals that included making the corporate tax rate more competitive, cutting the number of tax brackets from seven to three, and doubling the standard deduction." (votesmart.org)
  • "But we are also remaining focused on an all-of-the-above energy approach; repealing ObamaCare so that I can make those decisions with my doctor about what's best for me; a fairer, simpler Tax Code that we know will help all Americans. We've got to ease burdens and regulations so that businesses can create more jobs instead of having to worry about the ones that they're going to lose." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a pledge stating: " […] I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses" (votesmart.org)
  • "I was proud to vote in favor of the NDAA because I know how critical it is that Congress provide our military with every tool they need to do their jobs and keep our country safe. I will always work to ensure that our military is properly funded." (twitter.com)
  • "We all agree - finding savings at the pentagon is possible, and my colleagues and I have already voted to cut defense spending by more than $400 billion. However, the degree of cuts that will be caused by this automatic trigger goes much too far and will result in a hollowed out U.S. military. We cannot accept that outcome." (votesmart.org)
  • "Each year I have served in Congress I have opposed proposals that drastically and unfairly cut military spending, including pay that members of the armed services and their families depend on. Instead, I have worked with my colleagues to build support for strong military funding that properly provides for those who serve and have served in uniform." (roby.house.gov)
  • "I have been an outspoken supporter of a Balanced Budget Amendment. Each Congress I have introduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would require Congress to pass a balanced budget, forcing the federal government to live within its means and requiring the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress. A balanced budget amendment would restore fiscal common sense that regular Americans employ every day. It would also provide economic clarity and confidence for our nation." (roby.house.gov)
  • "As a conservative, Martha Roby knows that that lower taxes and fewer government regulations can unleash the private sector and help our economy flourish." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "Since coming to Congress, I've worked to replace 'No Child Left Behind' with policies that return decision-making back to states and local communities where it should be. I'm pleased to report that this week the House acted to do just that by passing H.R. 5, the 'Student Success Act.' This bill eliminates more than 65 ineffective, duplicative and unnecessary programs, replacing them with flexible grants that state and local districts can use to benefit students the best way they see fit." (votesmart.org)
  • "The Obama Administration is seeking to promote uniform federal regulations—developed by unelected, unaccountable officials at the Department of Education—on our local schools. However, Alabamians know our local educators are the best to determine the educational needs of our children and the ways to fulfill those needs on a daily basis." (roby.house.gov)
  • Rated 0% by Environment America (votesmart.org)
  • "We really have demonstrated our belief in our approach to an all-of-the-above energy plan." (votesmart.org)
  • "But we are also remaining focused on an all-of-the-above energy approach; repealing ObamaCare so that I can make those decisions with my doctor about what's best for me; a fairer, simpler Tax Code that we know will help all Americans. We've got to ease burdens and regulations so that businesses can create more jobs instead of having to worry about the ones that they're going to lose." (votesmart.org)
  • "It's no surprise that the EPA is once again going beyond its authority, pushing for overly burdensome regulations that have the potential to significantly affect our economy, discourage investment and stifle job creation.[...] As your representative, I will not let up on the EPA and will continue to support legislation to protect Alabama's interests." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Environment America (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (votesmart.org)
  • "President Obama is wrong to try to bypass Congress to unilaterally mandate his gun control agenda, and it won't stand. I'm a gun owner myself, and I strongly value the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment. I will fight on behalf of those I represent to stop any attempt to erode the Second Amendment rights of Americans." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% by National Rifle Association (votesmart.org)
  • "But we are also remaining focused on an all-of-the-above energy approach; repealing ObamaCare so that I can make those decisions with my doctor about what's best for me; a fairer, simpler Tax Code that we know will help all Americans. We've got to ease burdens and regulations so that businesses can create more jobs instead of having to worry about the ones that they're going to lose." (votesmart.org)
  • "'I am disheartened that I did not have the chance to be a voice for the people I serve. I fought hard for this bill, and I will continue to fight for those burdened by Obamacare.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Federation for American Immigration Reform (votesmart.org)
  • "In addition, you might also recall that last year in the House we put a down payment on construction of the border wall by passing a funding bill called the Make America Prosperous and Secure Appropriations Act. The bill contains $1.6 billion for construction and security upgrades at the southern border, which was President Trump's full request for funding in Fiscal Year 2018. I was proud to support it, and I remain frustrated that Senate Democrats have yet to allow a vote on this vital funding for our border." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Federation for American Immigration Reform (votesmart.org)
  • "The Obama Administration's DACA program illegally circumvented Congress and was one of many instances in which President Obama blatantly abused his executive authority. President Trump and Attorney General Sessions are right to phase out this program and allow Congress to craft the appropriate policy in an orderly and constitutional manner." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 17% by National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Americans for Safe Access (votesmart.org)
  • "I strongly opposed this Obama-era executive agreement, and I support the Trump Administration's efforts to ensure that we truly end Iran's nuclear weapons program." (www.wtvm.com)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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