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Louie Gohmert MyOcracy topics and responses

    Criminal Justice

    Support for the construction of prisons or detention centers

  • 11/13/2007: Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society

    Civil Rights

    Support marriage rights between a man and a woman only

  • 01/09/2014: State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage
  • 09/19/2013: Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech
  • 04/02/2009: Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes
  • 06/25/2008: Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage
  • 11/13/2007: Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • 12/31/2006: by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance
  • 07/18/2006: Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman

    Ban abortions except in limited cases

  • 01/04/2013: No family planning assistance that includes abortion
  • 05/05/2011: Prohibit federal funding for abortion
  • 01/07/2011: Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood
  • 07/29/2010: Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans
  • 04/27/2005: Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions

    Abortion rights: Ban all abortions

  • 01/03/2013: Life and human rights begin at fertilization or cloning
  • 12/01/2011: Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection
  • 05/04/2011: Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • 01/07/2011: Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization
  • 04/21/2009: Report on Medicaid payments to abortion providers

    Support for gun rights

  • 04/30/2009: Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition
  • 10/20/2005: Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers

    Economic Issues

    Support a balanced federal budget by constitutional amendment

  • 01/05/2011: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution
  • 07/08/2010: Demand a Balanced Budget amendment
  • 01/06/2009: Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override

    Increase taxes for all tax payers

  • 07/08/2010: Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax
  • 01/06/2009: Repeal the Death Tax

    Taxes for wealthier tax payers: Less

  • 12/31/2006: by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation
  • 12/08/2005: Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends

    Reduce taxes for all tax payers

  • 01/01/2012: Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
  • 08/12/2010: Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes

    Taxes for large corporations: Decrease

  • 05/11/2010: No European-style VAT (value-added tax)

    Implement a flat tax

  • 07/08/2010: Adopt a single-rate tax system

    Education Issues

    Support school vouchers

  • 03/30/2011: Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program
  • 01/05/2011: Constitutionally guarantee parent's right to educate kids

    Reduce federal government involvement with public education

  • 02/11/2014: Denounce the Common Core State Standards

    Environmental Issues

    Support off-shore drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 05/12/2011: Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling
  • 01/18/2007: Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies
  • 06/29/2006: Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore

    Oppose cap-and-trade programs to address industrial emissions

  • 07/08/2010: Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures
  • 06/26/2009: Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution
  • 01/09/2009: Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules

    Reduce or remove environmental regulations that address oil refinement

  • 09/18/2008: Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences
  • 09/29/2005: Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species

    Support domestic continental drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 07/08/2010: Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low

    Eliminate tax incentives and/or subsidies to the fossil fuel industry

  • 02/12/2008: Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy

    Healthcare Issues

    Reduce government involvement in the provision of health insurance for taxpayers

  • 04/15/2011: Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts
  • 07/08/2010: Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market
  • 07/04/2010: Repeal any federal health care takeover
  • 01/23/2008: Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids
  • 10/25/2007: Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility

    Eliminate financial penalty from Obamacare for taxpayers that do not have health insurance

  • 01/05/2011: Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law
  • 07/27/2010: Deauthorize funding for Obamacare

    Lower eligibility age for Medicare to increase coverage of older taxpayers

  • 07/15/2008: Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare

    Immigration

    Increase border security between U.S. and Mexico

  • 09/14/2006: Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border
  • 06/06/2006: Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project

    Oppose amnesty for undocumented individuals

  • 01/05/2011: Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens

    Improve enforcement of existing immigration laws

  • 01/03/2013: No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American

    Increase deportation of undocumented individuals convicted of a crime

  • 10/25/2011: Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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