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Tim Walberg's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (MI) - District 5

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  • Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood Generation Action Fund. (votesmart.org)
  • "Moreover, I hold the sanctity of life in the highest regard and will continue to work diligently and support legislation that protects the rights of the unborn. For this reason, in January 2019, I voted in support of H.R. 20, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and the Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2019. " (walberg.house.gov)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL Pro-Choice America. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the Campaign for Working Families. (votesmart.org)
  • "Reduce the tax burden on families, small businesses and job providers- Tim voted to reduce income tax rates, double the child tax credit, double the standard deduction and lower the tax burden on small businesses and larger job providers.This tax relief is increasing citizens' paychecks, sparking raises around the country and boosting investment and economic confidence." (www.walbergforcongress.com)
  • "Our federal tax code has become too complex and outdated. We need to revise our tax code so it is simpler, fairer, rewards innovation and investment. I also support the bipartisan efforts to get this accomplished in addition to supporting H.R. 25, the Fair Tax Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "Tim voted for a Balanced Budget Amendment to force the federal government to live within its means, and he voted for fiscally responsible budgets that dramatically reduce the deficit and place our government on a path to long-term balance. Additionally, he voted repeatedly to reduce spending, including introducing and passing a bipartisan amendment on the House floor, with the help of Democrat colleagues, to cut spending to a wasteful Afghanistan Rebuilding Fund." (votesmart.org)
  • "I do not support cuts to current benefits paid to our seniors which have worked a lifetime to earn. We also need to allow our younger workforce to have the ability to create individual savings accounts that can be inherited by family members. In order to sustain a fiscally strong Social Security for all retiring Americans, we need to implement 21st century solutions to a 20th century program." (walberg.house.gov)
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  • "Very disappointing to watch Senate Democrats block consideration of the JUSTICE Act today. Their actions stand in the way of allowing debate, offering amendments, and finding common ground on police reform. All about politics." (twitter.com)
  • "Rebuilding the military for the 21st century is essential in a world of complex security challenges," said Congressman Walberg. "We need to stand with America's troops--the finest on earth--and ensure they are fully equipped to effectively respond to any threat at any time. It is also important that, under this legislation, our troops will receive their biggest pay raise in nine years. Passage of this bipartisan defense bill is another critical step towards enhancing our military readiness and keeping our commitments to the men and women who serve in harm's way." (votesmart.org)
  • "To make sure these energy resources make it into Michigan homes, we must build the necessary infrastructure to transport domestic energy. American businesses and industry are currently investing over $100 billion in our nation’s electric infrastructure. The federal government can maximize this much needed investment by reducing and removing unnecessary burdensome red tape. Reducing onerous regulations is a budget friendly way to spur and maximize investment in critical infrastructure such as our electric grid." (walberg.house.gov)
  • "I believe Congress needs to do a better job of identifying and stopping funding for ineffective programs that have lost their intended purpose or impact. In particular, I have spearheaded efforts to cut government waste in federal grant making. The Grants Oversight and New Efficiency (GONE) Act requires federal agencies to take action to identify and close out thousands of expired grant accounts with a zero balance - an action which could save the government millions each year. In January 2016, the GONE Act was signed into law." (walberg.house.gov)
  • "Tim voted for a Balanced Budget Amendment to force the federal government to live within its means, and he voted for fiscally responsible budgets that dramatically reduce the deficit and place our government on a path to long-term balance. Additionally, he voted repeatedly to reduce spending, including introducing and passing a bipartisan amendment on the House floor, with the help of Democrat colleagues, to cut spending to a wasteful Afghanistan Rebuilding Fund." (www.walbergforcongress.com)
  • "Our federal tax code has become too complex and outdated. We need to revise our tax code so it is simpler, fairer, rewards innovation and investment. I also support the bipartisan efforts to get this accomplished in addition to supporting H.R. 25, the Fair Tax Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "On April 23, he voted for the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act to replenish emergency relief funds for workers, small businesses, health care providers, and expand COVID-19 testing. It was signed into law on April 24." (walberg.house.gov)
  • "The Paycheck Protection Program has provided significant relief to thousands of Michigan small businesses. This critical boost in funding will help more workers keep their jobs and paychecks." (twitter.com)
  • "Our emphasis on increased state and local control by these education leaders will help put more children on course for a successful future. It also removes the Secretary of Education’s ability to incentivize states to adopt Common Core standards." (walberg.house.gov)
  • "As a member of Congress I have consistently supported legislative initiatives that would give the states, parents and teachers the ability to determine the educational needs of our children." (walberg.house.gov)
  • "The Every Student Succeeds Act, which transfers power and resources from Washington DC education bureaucrats to local schools and states, because teachers, administrators, and local school boards know best how to educate students. These bipartisan reforms have been signed into law." (www.walbergforcongress.com)
  • "We need to support market-based strategies that encourage alternative energy sources like wind, solar, geothermal, cellulosic ethanol, bio-diesel, hydrogen and other clean alternatives in addition to promoting conservation." (walberg.house.gov)
  • "Tim is working to increase American energy production to create jobs, lower prices, and move our nation toward energy independence. He has voted to expand natural gas and oil exploration; improve pipeline safety; speed up the permitting process; and promote clean coal, nuclear, and renewable sources." (www.walbergforcongress.com)
  • "Voted in favor of H.Amdt.1098 "Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws." (votesmart.org)
  • "One of the most important freedoms outlined in our Constitution is the Second Amendment. Millions of Americans responsibly enjoy the use of firearms for recreational hunting, collection, and protection. Along with many people in the 7th District, I support the right for law abiding citizens to bear arms and will continue to defend this liberty throughout my service in Congress." (walberg.house.gov)
  • Rated 92% by the National Rifle Association (votesmart.org)
  • "Tim is a staunch defender of our right to keep and bear arms." (www.walbergforcongress.com)
  • "In May 2017, I voted to advance the American Health Care Act, a responsible replacement of Obamacare which encourages choice and competition to lower costs, maintains important protections for patients with pre-existing conditions, and puts doctors and patients', not Washington, at the center of health care decisions." (walberg.house.gov)
  • "I will continue to strongly support efforts to replace Obamacare with more effective solutions that promote consumer choice, decrease health care costs and improve access to care." (walberg.house.gov)
  • "On March 14, he voted for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, bipartisan legislation that provides free Coronavirus testing and targeted paid sick leave for affected workers and caregivers. It was signed into law on March 19." (walberg.house.gov)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Voted in favor of HR 6136 Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018, an act that "Appropriates $25 billion for border security funding, including the construction of a southern border wall between the United States and Mexico (Title V, Sec. 5101). [...]" (votesmart.org)
  • "Voted in favor of H.R.5759 "Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act of 2014" (votesmart.org)
  • "Failing to secure our borders and ports of entry poses a security risk to our citizens and ignores the rule of law. In January 2017 I supported and the House passed H.R. 505, the Border Security Technology Accountability Act, which make border security technology more efficient. We must also provide law enforcement with the proper training, technology and resources to enforce our current laws and reduce the threat of drugs, weapons, and human trafficking coming across our borders." (walberg.house.gov)
  • "In June 2017, I voted in favor of H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law, a bill that prioritizes public safety by enhancing penalties for deported felons who illegally reenter the United States. The bipartisan bill is named after Kate Steinle, who was tragically murdered by an illegal immigrant with a felony record who had been deported five times. The House also passed H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, with my support. Sanctuary cities needlessly endanger the lives of American citizens by refusing to honor the federal government’s authority to enforce immigration laws and H.R. 3003 deems state or local governments that refuse to cooperate with immigration officials or enforce immigration laws as ineligible for certain types of federal funding." (walberg.house.gov)
  • "With over 11 million illegal aliens currently living in the United States, it is apparent that we need to do more to uphold our laws. Our current system encourages people to break the law and punishes those who abide by it, ultimately harming both prospective legal immigrants and hardworking Americans." (walberg.house.gov)
  • "The Iran deal was dangerously one-sided and flawed from the start, and a new one should be negotiated. For the sake of our security interests, there needs to be stronger accountability measures to prevent the Iranian regime from ever obtaining a nuclear weapon." (twitter.com)
  • "The advances made by ISIL not only destabilize the Middle East, but threaten our national security. The United States must have a robust and comprehensive strategy to continue degrading and ultimately defeat ISIL and keep them from committing more heinous acts of terrorism. Additionally, I was a cosponsor of legislation that would place sanctions on countries that directly fund Hezbollah, most notably Iran, and supported legislation that would encourage all European Union countries to designate Hezbollah as an international terrorist organization." (walberg.house.gov)
  • "Tim supports a serious and robust strategy to crush radical Islamic terrorists, stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons to anti-American regimes, combat cybersecurity threats and protect our homeland from missile threats. Tim opposed the dangerous nuclear deal with Iran and voted to prohibit the transfer of Guantanamo Bay terrorists to American soil." (www.walbergforcongress.com)
  • "We need to develop trade policies that are free, fair and enforce trade laws that keep our trading partners accountable." (walberg.house.gov)
  • I voted in support of H.Res.92, condemning North Korea’s development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles. Additionally, I voted in favor of H.R. 3898, Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions Act, following the tragic death of Otto Warmbier after he was detained in North Korea for over a year. The legislation would impose the most far-reaching sanctions to date on North Korea making it more difficult for the country to develop nuclear weapons and put tremendous economic pressure on the Kim regime." (walberg.house.gov)
  • "To hold Iran accountable, I cosponsored, and voted in support of, H.R.1698, Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act. The legislation would apply additional sanctions on foreign companies and banks who are facilitating Iran’s missile program. Additionally, I cosponsored of H.R. 5132, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Economic Exclusion Act, which would strengthen the bans on transactions with the IRGC, a known state sponsor of terrorism, and expand mandatory sanctions against them for its human rights violations." (walberg.house.gov)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 - United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act. (votesmart.org)

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