Representative Duncan D. Hunter's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 50, Republican
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Duncan Hunter has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Duncan Hunter is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Vote Smart's Research

  • U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter introduced legislation today recognizing that life begins at conception. The Right to Life Act, which has 43 original cosponsors, specifically acknowledges the personhood of the unborn as supported by the U.S. Constitution."Our primary obligation as elected leaders is to protect the fundamental rights and livelihood of the American people, especially those who are incapable of protecting themselves" said Congressman Hunter. "In the years since abortion was legalized in Roe v. Wade, millions of children have tragically been denied their basic right to life under the Constitution. (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Hunter Introduces Right to Life Act. 3 February 2009. "U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter introduced legislation today recognizing that life begins at conception. The Right to Life Act, which has 43 original cosponsors, specifically acknowledges the personhood of the unborn as supported by the U.S. Constitution. 'Our primary obligation as elected leaders is to protect the fundamental rights and livelihood of the American people, especially those who are incapable of protecting themselves [¦] In the years since abortion was legalized in Roe v. Wade, millions of children have tragically been denied their basic right to life under the Constitution. Our children deserve the opportunity to grow and live in a society that values and respects human life. This legislation ensures that every child has the same chance to experience life and succeed by putting an end to the practice of abortion.' The Right to Life Act makes clear that life begins at conception and, therefore, the unborn are entitled to the same rights and protections afforded to American citizens under the 5th and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Issue Position: Pro-Family. 23 January 2012. "I am pro-life and believe life begins at conception. While the Supreme Court has determined that abortion is legal and only a constitutional amendment (which I would support) or new court ruling can change that, we can still work to end the practice and to give mothers faced with unwanted pregnancies choices other than abortion. I would outlaw partial birth abortions and I oppose using tax dollars to pay for abortions." (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Eagle Forum. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Eagle Forum endorsed Duncan Hunter in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Duncan Hunter voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Duncan Hunter voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the Family Research Council 93 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Duncan Hunter voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% in 2013 by NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • Rated 100% in 2014 by National Right to Life Committee
  • U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter introduced legislation today recognizing that life begins at conception. The Right to Life Act, which has 43 original cosponsors, specifically acknowledges the personhood of the unborn as supported by the U.S. Constitution."Our primary obligation as elected leaders is to protect the fundamental rights and livelihood of the American people, especially those who are incapable of protecting themselves" said Congressman Hunter. "In the years since abortion was legalized in Roe v. Wade, millions of children have tragically been denied their basic right to life under the Constitution. (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Hunter Introduces Right to Life Act. 3 February 2009. "U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter introduced legislation today recognizing that life begins at conception. The Right to Life Act, which has 43 original cosponsors, specifically acknowledges the personhood of the unborn as supported by the U.S. Constitution. 'Our primary obligation as elected leaders is to protect the fundamental rights and livelihood of the American people, especially those who are incapable of protecting themselves [¦] In the years since abortion was legalized in Roe v. Wade, millions of children have tragically been denied their basic right to life under the Constitution. Our children deserve the opportunity to grow and live in a society that values and respects human life. This legislation ensures that every child has the same chance to experience life and succeed by putting an end to the practice of abortion.' The Right to Life Act makes clear that life begins at conception and, therefore, the unborn are entitled to the same rights and protections afforded to American citizens under the 5th and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Issue Position: Pro-Family. 23 January 2012. "I am pro-life and believe life begins at conception. While the Supreme Court has determined that abortion is legal and only a constitutional amendment (which I would support) or new court ruling can change that, we can still work to end the practice and to give mothers faced with unwanted pregnancies choices other than abortion. I would outlaw partial birth abortions and I oppose using tax dollars to pay for abortions." (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Eagle Forum. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Eagle Forum endorsed Duncan Hunter in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Duncan Hunter voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Duncan Hunter voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the Family Research Council 93 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Duncan Hunter voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% in 2013 by NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • Rated 100% in 2014 by National Right to Life Committee

Vote Smart's Research

  • Duncan Hunter. Stimulus Won't Jumpstart Economy. 20 January 2009. "There is no question that a stimulus package is needed to jumpstart our economy and provide relief to American families. Unfortunately, the proposal that recently advanced through the House of Representatives provides little hope for reviving our economy, creating jobs or restoring confidence in the marketplace [¦] The solution is not to spend more tax dollars. That will not solve our economic problems. Instead, our focus should be directed at providing much needed tax relief to American families and businesses - our real economic growth engines." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Washington Report, September 2010. 1 September 2010. " There are two major hindrances to job creation: excessive government spending and growing uncertainty due to existing and proposed policies, including a looming tax increase on small business. House Republicans are offering another alternative, once again focusing on federal spending and tax relief for small business -- the growth engine of the American economy [¦]Congress must move to enact a two-year freeze on all current tax rates to stop job-killing tax hikes on families and small business. This would help ease the uncertainty employers and entrepreneurs continue facing in today's economy. Soon, an unprecedented $3.8 trillion tax increase will go into effect, impacting every American who pays income taxes." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 89 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Stimulus Won't Jumpstart Economy. 20 January 2009. "There is no question that a stimulus package is needed to jumpstart our economy and provide relief to American families. Unfortunately, the proposal that recently advanced through the House of Representatives provides little hope for reviving our economy, creating jobs or restoring confidence in the marketplace [¦] The solution is not to spend more tax dollars. That will not solve our economic problems. Instead, our focus should be directed at providing much needed tax relief to American families and businesses - our real economic growth engines." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Washington Report, September 2010. 1 September 2010. " There are two major hindrances to job creation: excessive government spending and growing uncertainty due to existing and proposed policies, including a looming tax increase on small business. House Republicans are offering another alternative, once again focusing on federal spending and tax relief for small business -- the growth engine of the American economy [¦]Congress must move to enact a two-year freeze on all current tax rates to stop job-killing tax hikes on families and small business. This would help ease the uncertainty employers and entrepreneurs continue facing in today's economy. Soon, an unprecedented $3.8 trillion tax increase will go into effect, impacting every American who pays income taxes." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 89 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Duncan Hunter. Washington Report, September 2010. 1 September 2010. "In households and communities across the country, Americans are talking about the economy and calling for action to restore lost jobs. Job seekers, business owners and working families all agree: there is no bigger challenge facing America today than achieving sustainable economic recovery and promoting job creation [¦] There are two major hindrances to job creation: excessive government spending and growing uncertainty due to existing and proposed policies, including a looming tax increase on small business. House Republicans are offering another alternative, once again focusing on federal spending and tax relief for small business -- the growth engine of the American economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Washington Report- August 2010. 1 August 2010. "Whenever I talk to San Diegans, few issues generate the same level of interest and concern as federal spending and the growing influence of government. Today's fiscal situation and projected outlook is attributable to successive Administrations and majorities in Congress, but that's absolutely no reason to continue the status quo. Our efforts must now focus on reducing the national debt, perhaps the biggest challenge we face, and exercising fiscal responsibility at every opportunity." (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Duncan Hunter a rating of 86 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Duncan Hunter voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 95 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. America need a Balanced Budget Amendment. 18 November 2011. "Congressman Duncan Hunter reiterated strong support for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. The legislation, considered today, received a majority of votes in the House, but failed to collect the 2/3 majority needed to pass. 'A Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution is long overdue [¦] Even though the House continues doing its part to cut the budget where necessary, there must be some safeguard against excessive federal spending and no option is more effective than a Balanced Budget Amendment.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Washington Report- August 2010. 1 August 2010. "Whenever I talk to San Diegans, few issues generate the same level of interest and concern as federal spending and the growing influence of government. Today's fiscal situation and projected outlook is attributable to successive Administrations and majorities in Congress, but that's absolutely no reason to continue the status quo. Our efforts must now focus on reducing the national debt, perhaps the biggest challenge we face, and exercising fiscal responsibility at every opportunity." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Washington Report, September 2010. 1 September 2010. "In households and communities across the country, Americans are talking about the economy and calling for action to restore lost jobs. Job seekers, business owners and working families all agree: there is no bigger challenge facing America today than achieving sustainable economic recovery and promoting job creation [¦] There are two major hindrances to job creation: excessive government spending and growing uncertainty due to existing and proposed policies, including a looming tax increase on small business. House Republicans are offering another alternative, once again focusing on federal spending and tax relief for small business -- the growth engine of the American economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. East County Herald- Jobs and Economy still a Priority. "Anyone who has lost a job or regained their footing after being out of work, or watched a friend, neighbor or family member in a similar situation, grasp the difficulty of finding or keeping a job in today's economy. These are tough times. And even so, millions of people stand ready to rejoin the workforce, consistently elevating the urgency to create quality jobs for them to fill [¦] Federal spending also has something to do with recovery. As we spend less and reduce our national debt, the risk of tax increases to businesses and families decrease along with funding obligations. It's a simple formulation." (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Duncan Hunter a rating of 86 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Duncan Hunter voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 95 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. America need a Balanced Budget Amendment. 18 November 2011. "Congressman Duncan Hunter reiterated strong support for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. The legislation, considered today, received a majority of votes in the House, but failed to collect the 2/3 majority needed to pass. 'A Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution is long overdue [¦] Even though the House continues doing its part to cut the budget where necessary, there must be some safeguard against excessive federal spending and no option is more effective than a Balanced Budget Amendment.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. East County Herald- Jobs and Economy still a Priority. "Anyone who has lost a job or regained their footing after being out of work, or watched a friend, neighbor or family member in a similar situation, grasp the difficulty of finding or keeping a job in today's economy. These are tough times. And even so, millions of people stand ready to rejoin the workforce, consistently elevating the urgency to create quality jobs for them to fill [¦] Federal spending also has something to do with recovery. As we spend less and reduce our national debt, the risk of tax increases to businesses and families decrease along with funding obligations. It's a simple formulation." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Duncan Hunter. Hunter: Latest Race to the Top Plan Adds to "Boondoggle of Bureaucracy" Facing Schools, Students. 22 May 2012. "House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) issued the following statement on the Department of Education's plan to launch a new version of the stimulus-era Race to the Top program: 'Despite reports that nearly every Race to the Top state is struggling to implement the administration's required reforms, the Department of Education will today announce another iteration of the multi-billion dollar program “ this time geared toward individual school districts. 'The department's proposal represents an unprecedented expansion of federal intrusion into local education decisions, adding to the boondoggle of bureaucracy already challenging teachers, principals, and superintendents. For the sake of students nationwide, I urge the president to stop dedicating more taxpayer dollars to new programs with questionable impact, and instead work with Congress to complete a reauthorization of elementary and secondary education law.'" (edworkforce.house.gov)
  • Duncan Hunter. Committee Approves First Education Reform Bill. 25 May 2011. "The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce today approved the first in a series of education reform bills designed to revamp current Education and Secondary Education law. The Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act (H.R. 1891), sponsored by Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), passed by a vote of 23 to 16 [¦] 'Despite more federal funding for education year after year, students are not reaching their full potential in the classroom. There are far too many unnecessary or redundant programs within the Department of Education to focus on programs that really work. Streamlining the existing patchwork of programs, which this bill accomplishes, will go a long way toward improving the quality of education for every American.' H.R. 1891 would eliminate more than 40 inefficient, duplicative federal education programs, reining in unnecessary bureaucracy, streamlining federal spending, and reducing the government's role in the nation's K-12 classrooms." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Hearing of the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education of the House Education and The Workforce Committee - "Education Research: Identifying Effective Programs to Support Students and Teachers." 16 November 2011. "Providing more information about educational quality to families and communities is essential to improving K-12 schools in America. We are here today to discuss the value of education research, explore the appropriate level of federal involvement, and examine ways to improve current law to provide more immediate and relevant data to parents and educators [¦] Education research has also helped us identify programs that are not helping students succeed. Particularly in these times of trillion-dollar deficits and record debt, Congressional leaders must be careful stewards of taxpayer dollars. We can all agree on the need to dedicate federal education funds to the most effective programs; if research and data show a program is not working, we should get rid of it. That's why my colleagues and I introduced legislation to eliminate more than 40 ineffective or duplicative programs as part of our K-12 education reform package." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. House Education Committee Approves Second Education Reform Bill. 23 June 2011. "The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce today approved the second in a series of education reform bills designed to overhaul current elementary and secondary education law. The Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. 2218), sponsored by Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), passed by a strong bipartisan vote of 34 to 5 [¦] 'This legislation will open the doors of opportunity for parents and children across the country. By encouraging the development and expansion of more high-quality charter schools, not only will we offer fresh hope to the more than 400,000 students currently on charter school waitlists, we will also take a great step toward building a stronger, more successful education system. I look forward to House passage of H.R. 2218.' H.R. 2218 will modernize and streamline the federal Charter School Program, and provide greater opportunities for states to support the development and expansion of successful charter schools. Additionally, the legislation will enhance how policymakers measure the impact of the Charter School Program, ensuring taxpayer dollars are used effectively." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Hunter: Latest Race to the Top Plan Adds to "Boondoggle of Bureaucracy" Facing Schools, Students. 22 May 2012. "House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) issued the following statement on the Department of Education's plan to launch a new version of the stimulus-era Race to the Top program: 'Despite reports that nearly every Race to the Top state is struggling to implement the administration's required reforms, the Department of Education will today announce another iteration of the multi-billion dollar program “ this time geared toward individual school districts. 'The department's proposal represents an unprecedented expansion of federal intrusion into local education decisions, adding to the boondoggle of bureaucracy already challenging teachers, principals, and superintendents. For the sake of students nationwide, I urge the president to stop dedicating more taxpayer dollars to new programs with questionable impact, and instead work with Congress to complete a reauthorization of elementary and secondary education law.'" (edworkforce.house.gov)
  • Duncan Hunter. Committee Approves First Education Reform Bill. 25 May 2011. "The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce today approved the first in a series of education reform bills designed to revamp current Education and Secondary Education law. The Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act (H.R. 1891), sponsored by Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), passed by a vote of 23 to 16 [¦] 'Despite more federal funding for education year after year, students are not reaching their full potential in the classroom. There are far too many unnecessary or redundant programs within the Department of Education to focus on programs that really work. Streamlining the existing patchwork of programs, which this bill accomplishes, will go a long way toward improving the quality of education for every American.' H.R. 1891 would eliminate more than 40 inefficient, duplicative federal education programs, reining in unnecessary bureaucracy, streamlining federal spending, and reducing the government's role in the nation's K-12 classrooms." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Hearing of the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education of the House Education and The Workforce Committee - "Education Research: Identifying Effective Programs to Support Students and Teachers." 16 November 2011. "Providing more information about educational quality to families and communities is essential to improving K-12 schools in America. We are here today to discuss the value of education research, explore the appropriate level of federal involvement, and examine ways to improve current law to provide more immediate and relevant data to parents and educators [¦] Education research has also helped us identify programs that are not helping students succeed. Particularly in these times of trillion-dollar deficits and record debt, Congressional leaders must be careful stewards of taxpayer dollars. We can all agree on the need to dedicate federal education funds to the most effective programs; if research and data show a program is not working, we should get rid of it. That's why my colleagues and I introduced legislation to eliminate more than 40 ineffective or duplicative programs as part of our K-12 education reform package." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. House Education Committee Approves Second Education Reform Bill. 23 June 2011. "The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce today approved the second in a series of education reform bills designed to overhaul current elementary and secondary education law. The Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. 2218), sponsored by Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), passed by a strong bipartisan vote of 34 to 5 [¦] 'This legislation will open the doors of opportunity for parents and children across the country. By encouraging the development and expansion of more high-quality charter schools, not only will we offer fresh hope to the more than 400,000 students currently on charter school waitlists, we will also take a great step toward building a stronger, more successful education system. I look forward to House passage of H.R. 2218.' H.R. 2218 will modernize and streamline the federal Charter School Program, and provide greater opportunities for states to support the development and expansion of successful charter schools. Additionally, the legislation will enhance how policymakers measure the impact of the Charter School Program, ensuring taxpayer dollars are used effectively." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • ""Construction of the Keystone Pipeline not only represents a major step toward achieving greater energy independence, but it also stands to create thousands of jobs in the energy and manufacturing sectors," said Congressman Hunter." (votesmart.org)
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Vote Smart's Research

  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of Environment America 0 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Op-Ed: Crushing The Status Quo. 31 January 2010. "The top issue for Americans today is the economy. People are rightly worried about the availability of jobs and the projected impact of policies such as a government takeover of health care or cap and trade legislation on long-term recovery and growth. Plenty of ideas have been put forward that depart from the current course of government expansion and intervention, yet these proposals are routinely pushed aside in favor of the status quo." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. HumanEvents.com Op-Ed: Keep Your Eyes on California. 30 July 2009. "Also on display are the problems created by over-indulgent tax policies and burdensome environmental regulations. California's manufacturing sector continues to deteriorate against the backdrop of an 11 percent state-wide unemployment rate. While today's economy is partly to blame, California's environmental regulatory framework continues to push businesses and jobs elsewhere, especially in the evaporating manufacturing sector. Still, the Obama Administration and Democratic Congress continue to push 'cap and trade' legislation to create an artificial energy market that regulates carbon emissions." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Duncan Hunter voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Duncan Hunter voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of Environment America 0 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Op-Ed: Crushing The Status Quo. 31 January 2010. "The top issue for Americans today is the economy. People are rightly worried about the availability of jobs and the projected impact of policies such as a government takeover of health care or cap and trade legislation on long-term recovery and growth. Plenty of ideas have been put forward that depart from the current course of government expansion and intervention, yet these proposals are routinely pushed aside in favor of the status quo." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. HumanEvents.com Op-Ed: Keep Your Eyes on California. 30 July 2009. "Also on display are the problems created by over-indulgent tax policies and burdensome environmental regulations. California's manufacturing sector continues to deteriorate against the backdrop of an 11 percent state-wide unemployment rate. While today's economy is partly to blame, California's environmental regulatory framework continues to push businesses and jobs elsewhere, especially in the evaporating manufacturing sector. Still, the Obama Administration and Democratic Congress continue to push 'cap and trade' legislation to create an artificial energy market that regulates carbon emissions." (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Duncan Hunter voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Duncan Hunter voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Duncan Hunter a grade of 91." (votesmart.org)
  • "The ability to purchase and possess firearms is a right protected by the Constitution--and is part of our country's history and tradition. The U.S. House of Representatives has considered and passed several important initiatives to preserve and strengthen Second Amendment rights." (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe the 2nd Amendment is clear and that government should pass no law that restricts the right of any law-abiding citizen to purchase, own and legally use firearms." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% in 2014 by National Rifle Association
  • Rated 90% in 2013 by Gun Owners of America
  • Duncan Hunter. Hunter Supports Amicus Brief For Supreme Court Gun Case. 1 March 2010. "Following the Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which invalidated Washington D.C.'s restrictions on handgun possession, it was announced that the Courth would consider a similar case, McDonald v. City of Chicago, this spring [¦] 'The Second Amendment is deeply rooted in our nation's history and tradition. Ensuring it's protected for future generations, whether for purposes of protection or outdoor recreation, is among my top priorities.' The ruling in McDonald will have major implications for the legality of restrictive gun laws in cities and states nationwide. Recognizing these implications, Congressman Hunter was joined by several other Member so Congress in supporting an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief stating support for the Second Amendment and its application to the States. Congressman Hunter is hopeful that the Court will reach the conclusion that the 14th Amendment clearly applies the Second Amendment to the States." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Hunter Prepares Amendment To Reopen Miramar Gun Range. 16 June 2009. "Congressman Duncan Hunter announced today that he will be offering an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Authorization Act that attempts to restart recreational shooting activities at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar. The gun range at MCAS Miramar, previously operated by the San Diego Shotgun Sports Association, was closed last year when lead shot was discovered beyond range boundaries [¦] 'For more than fifty years, San Diego families have enjoyed recreational shooting and received quality firearm instruction at the Miramar Gun Range [¦] Indefinitely closing the range would deny these families and our Marines one of the few locations available for trap and skeet shooting, as well as recreational marksmanship. I look forward to working with the Marine Corps to ensure the continuation of a shooting range at Miramar that accommodates anyone interested in these activities.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Duncan Hunter a grade of 91." (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Duncan Hunter in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • "The ability to purchase and possess firearms is a right protected by the Constitution--and is part of our country's history and tradition. The U.S. House of Representatives has considered and passed several important initiatives to preserve and strengthen Second Amendment rights." (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe the 2nd Amendment is clear and that government should pass no law that restricts the right of any law-abiding citizen to purchase, own and legally use firearms." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% in 2014 by National Rifle Association
  • Rated 90% in 2013 by Gun Owners of America
  • Duncan Hunter. Hunter Supports Amicus Brief For Supreme Court Gun Case. 1 March 2010. "Following the Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which invalidated Washington D.C.'s restrictions on handgun possession, it was announced that the Courth would consider a similar case, McDonald v. City of Chicago, this spring [¦] 'The Second Amendment is deeply rooted in our nation's history and tradition. Ensuring it's protected for future generations, whether for purposes of protection or outdoor recreation, is among my top priorities.' The ruling in McDonald will have major implications for the legality of restrictive gun laws in cities and states nationwide. Recognizing these implications, Congressman Hunter was joined by several other Member so Congress in supporting an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief stating support for the Second Amendment and its application to the States. Congressman Hunter is hopeful that the Court will reach the conclusion that the 14th Amendment clearly applies the Second Amendment to the States." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Hunter Prepares Amendment To Reopen Miramar Gun Range. 16 June 2009. "Congressman Duncan Hunter announced today that he will be offering an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Authorization Act that attempts to restart recreational shooting activities at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar. The gun range at MCAS Miramar, previously operated by the San Diego Shotgun Sports Association, was closed last year when lead shot was discovered beyond range boundaries [¦] 'For more than fifty years, San Diego families have enjoyed recreational shooting and received quality firearm instruction at the Miramar Gun Range [¦] Indefinitely closing the range would deny these families and our Marines one of the few locations available for trap and skeet shooting, as well as recreational marksmanship. I look forward to working with the Marine Corps to ensure the continuation of a shooting range at Miramar that accommodates anyone interested in these activities.'" (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Duncan Hunter in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • "This ruling on the law's constitutional validity doesn't change the fact that it's a bad law. Health care costs are still rising and now, assuming the law is not ultimately repealed by Congress, there will be new taxes and higher costs imposed on families and businesses. This law, with its expansive programs and cost burden, is not the right solution to the country's health care challenges."Most interesting, the President told the American people that the individual mandate was not a tax. The Supreme Court, in its 5-4 judgment, determined it is, in fact, a tax. Whether viewed as a tax or a penalty, the individual mandate is an overreach of government authority and it will continue to underscore one of the many reasons why this law needs to be repealed." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Duncan Hunter voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. A Tax on Technology in a High-Tech Town. 5 August 2011. "In some way, we have all seen or been touched by the benefits of medical technology. Decades of advancements in life sciences and device manufacturing are helping people live longer, more productive lives and give hope to countless individuals and families [¦] It makes sense to encourage research and development in these areas for reasons related to individual health and economic strength; however, a major threat has emerged that stands to stifle innovation, destroy jobs and threatens the health of millions of Americans. Buried within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the new health care reform law, is a $20 billion tax on innovative medical device companies set to go into effect in 2013. To those who helped push the PPACA through Congress, the tax is viewed as a valuable revenue source to help bridge the extraordinary cost of providing new benefits and services. In reality, it's a direct attack on jobs and innovation." (votesmart.org)
  • Julie Pendray. Ramona Patch: Hunter Says Obamacare"Upheld by Supreme Court"Needs Repeal. 28 June 2012. "'This ruling on the law's constitutional validity doesn't change the fact that it's a bad law. Health care costs are still rising and now, assuming the law is not ultimately repealed by Congress, there will be new taxes and higher costs imposed on families and businesses,' Hunter stated in a news release [¦] 'Whether viewed as a tax or a penalty, the individual mandate is an overreach of government authority and it will continue to underscore one of the many reasons why this law needs to be repealed. This law, with its expansive programs and cost burden, is not the right solution to the country's health care challenges,' Hunter said." (ramona.patch.com)
  • "AT HOME, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS STILL REPAIRING THE FAILED HEALTH CARE WEBSITE while also attempting to address structural aspects of the Affordable Care Act that have forced a growing number of Americans off their health care plans. Most recently, President Obama provided insurance companies an opportunity to extend cancelled health plans, consistent with the promise that individuals who like their health care plan and their doctors can keep both. The problem is that insurances companies and states are under no legal requirement to do so--as the case with California, which is not reinstating cancelled plans." (votesmart.org)
  • "This ruling on the law's constitutional validity doesn't change the fact that it's a bad law. Health care costs are still rising and now, assuming the law is not ultimately repealed by Congress, there will be new taxes and higher costs imposed on families and businesses. This law, with its expansive programs and cost burden, is not the right solution to the country's health care challenges."Most interesting, the President told the American people that the individual mandate was not a tax. The Supreme Court, in its 5-4 judgment, determined it is, in fact, a tax. Whether viewed as a tax or a penalty, the individual mandate is an overreach of government authority and it will continue to underscore one of the many reasons why this law needs to be repealed." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Duncan Hunter voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. A Tax on Technology in a High-Tech Town. 5 August 2011. "In some way, we have all seen or been touched by the benefits of medical technology. Decades of advancements in life sciences and device manufacturing are helping people live longer, more productive lives and give hope to countless individuals and families [¦] It makes sense to encourage research and development in these areas for reasons related to individual health and economic strength; however, a major threat has emerged that stands to stifle innovation, destroy jobs and threatens the health of millions of Americans. Buried within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the new health care reform law, is a $20 billion tax on innovative medical device companies set to go into effect in 2013. To those who helped push the PPACA through Congress, the tax is viewed as a valuable revenue source to help bridge the extraordinary cost of providing new benefits and services. In reality, it's a direct attack on jobs and innovation." (votesmart.org)
  • Julie Pendray. Ramona Patch: Hunter Says Obamacare"Upheld by Supreme Court"Needs Repeal. 28 June 2012. "'This ruling on the law's constitutional validity doesn't change the fact that it's a bad law. Health care costs are still rising and now, assuming the law is not ultimately repealed by Congress, there will be new taxes and higher costs imposed on families and businesses,' Hunter stated in a news release [¦] 'Whether viewed as a tax or a penalty, the individual mandate is an overreach of government authority and it will continue to underscore one of the many reasons why this law needs to be repealed. This law, with its expansive programs and cost burden, is not the right solution to the country's health care challenges,' Hunter said." (ramona.patch.com)
  • "AT HOME, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS STILL REPAIRING THE FAILED HEALTH CARE WEBSITE while also attempting to address structural aspects of the Affordable Care Act that have forced a growing number of Americans off their health care plans. Most recently, President Obama provided insurance companies an opportunity to extend cancelled health plans, consistent with the promise that individuals who like their health care plan and their doctors can keep both. The problem is that insurances companies and states are under no legal requirement to do so--as the case with California, which is not reinstating cancelled plans." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Op-Ed: Real Immigration Reform Starts With Border Security And Stronger Enforcement. 29 April 2010. "Now that health care legislation has been finalized, the Obama Administration and Congressional leaders have hinted at the possibility of moving forward with illegal immigration reform sometime this year. The prospect is still uncertain but one thing is clear. Any attempt at reform that does not make enforcement a priority will fall short in addressing the real problems with illegal immigration and should be opposed outright. The more responsible approach is straightforward: secure our nation's borders, starting with the U.S.-Mexico land border, and strengthen the enforcement of existing immigration laws." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Duncan Hunter in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Duncan Hunter in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Duncan Hunter voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Introduce Immigration Reform Resolution. 22 January 2010. "A bipartisan group of freshman House lawmakers joined Congressman Duncan Hunter to introduce legislation today that outlines several guiding principles for comprehensive immigration reform. H. Res. 1026, the Bipartisan Reform of Immigration through Defining Good Enforcement ("BRIDGE") Resolution was introduced by Congressmen Hunter, Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Frank Kratovil (D-MD), Glenn Nye (D-VA) and 18 other House members. 'Our national and economic security continues to be threatened by our porous borders and the inconsistent enforcement of existing immigration laws [¦] The immigration reform debate must not be dictated by misguided calls for open borders and amnesty. The American people expect security to be a priority and immigration laws to be thoroughly enforced in our communities and the workplace. This resolution emphasizes these principles as the basis for any immigration reform measure that might move forward.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Deportation Reprieves Show Disregard for Law. 23 August 2011. ""Laws are meant to be followed and not ignored for convenience or political advantage," said Congressman Hunter. "If someone is in the U.S. illegally, then that person is subject to deportation under the law, plain and simple. What the Administration is doing is sending a loud message across our borders that we are not serious about enforcing our nation's immigration laws while backdoor channels remain wide open to millions of others." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Hunter Signs Amicus Briefs Supporting Arizona Immigration Law. 20 July 2010. "Congressman Hunter has signed two separate amicus briefs supporting Arizona's immigration law. One brief, written by the Washington Legal Foundation, opposes a lawsuit initiated by the American Civil Liberties Union. The other brief, supported by the House Immigration Reform Caucus, opposes the Obama Administration's lawsuit to block the implementation of the Arizona immigration law. 'Arizona is moving closer to implementing its new immigration law, but trying to stand in its way are the ACLU and the Obama Administration, which assert that states have no legal recourse to protecting citizens from the dangers of illegal immigration [¦] After decades of opportunity, the federal government continues to ignore the reality that border communities face every day, leaving Arizona no other option. It's quite possible that other states may soon follow Arizona's lead.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Hunter: No Amnesty. 17 December 2009. "In light of immigration reform legislation introduced today by Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) that provides citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants, Congressman Duncan Hunter reaffirmed his opposition to any comprehensive reform effort that grants amnesty or fails to put border security first. On Wednesday, Congressman Hunter will be joined by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce the BRIDGE resolution -- a legislative initiative that outlines several guiding principles for comprehensive immigration reform. 'At the same time our Southern land border is overrun with violence and other unlawful activity, there are some Democrats in Congress who want to compound the problems attributable to our porous borders and current immigration policies.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Op-Ed: Real Immigration Reform Starts With Border Security And Stronger Enforcement. 29 April 2010. "Now that health care legislation has been finalized, the Obama Administration and Congressional leaders have hinted at the possibility of moving forward with illegal immigration reform sometime this year. The prospect is still uncertain but one thing is clear. Any attempt at reform that does not make enforcement a priority will fall short in addressing the real problems with illegal immigration and should be opposed outright. The more responsible approach is straightforward: secure our nation's borders, starting with the U.S.-Mexico land border, and strengthen the enforcement of existing immigration laws." (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Duncan Hunter in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Duncan Hunter in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Duncan Hunter voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Introduce Immigration Reform Resolution. 22 January 2010. "A bipartisan group of freshman House lawmakers joined Congressman Duncan Hunter to introduce legislation today that outlines several guiding principles for comprehensive immigration reform. H. Res. 1026, the Bipartisan Reform of Immigration through Defining Good Enforcement ("BRIDGE") Resolution was introduced by Congressmen Hunter, Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Frank Kratovil (D-MD), Glenn Nye (D-VA) and 18 other House members. 'Our national and economic security continues to be threatened by our porous borders and the inconsistent enforcement of existing immigration laws [¦] The immigration reform debate must not be dictated by misguided calls for open borders and amnesty. The American people expect security to be a priority and immigration laws to be thoroughly enforced in our communities and the workplace. This resolution emphasizes these principles as the basis for any immigration reform measure that might move forward.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Deportation Reprieves Show Disregard for Law. 23 August 2011. ""Laws are meant to be followed and not ignored for convenience or political advantage," said Congressman Hunter. "If someone is in the U.S. illegally, then that person is subject to deportation under the law, plain and simple. What the Administration is doing is sending a loud message across our borders that we are not serious about enforcing our nation's immigration laws while backdoor channels remain wide open to millions of others." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Hunter Signs Amicus Briefs Supporting Arizona Immigration Law. 20 July 2010. "Congressman Hunter has signed two separate amicus briefs supporting Arizona's immigration law. One brief, written by the Washington Legal Foundation, opposes a lawsuit initiated by the American Civil Liberties Union. The other brief, supported by the House Immigration Reform Caucus, opposes the Obama Administration's lawsuit to block the implementation of the Arizona immigration law. 'Arizona is moving closer to implementing its new immigration law, but trying to stand in its way are the ACLU and the Obama Administration, which assert that states have no legal recourse to protecting citizens from the dangers of illegal immigration [¦] After decades of opportunity, the federal government continues to ignore the reality that border communities face every day, leaving Arizona no other option. It's quite possible that other states may soon follow Arizona's lead.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Hunter: No Amnesty. 17 December 2009. "In light of immigration reform legislation introduced today by Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) that provides citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants, Congressman Duncan Hunter reaffirmed his opposition to any comprehensive reform effort that grants amnesty or fails to put border security first. On Wednesday, Congressman Hunter will be joined by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce the BRIDGE resolution -- a legislative initiative that outlines several guiding principles for comprehensive immigration reform. 'At the same time our Southern land border is overrun with violence and other unlawful activity, there are some Democrats in Congress who want to compound the problems attributable to our porous borders and current immigration policies.'" (votesmart.org)

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  • "I believe marriage is a vitally important and sacred institution. I oppose the legalization of same-sex marriages." (votesmart.org)
  • "I support the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as the legal union between one man and one woman. Although the President has ceased defense of DOMA in federal courts, I support the decision of House Speaker John Boehner to defend DOMA by providing legal counsel.I voted in favor of amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act, now Public Law 112-81, that would restrict the use of federal property for same-sex marriage ceremonies and provide additional protections to Chaplains for the expression of their beliefs." (votesmart.org)
  • Eagle Forum. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Eagle Forum endorsed Duncan Hunter in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Duncan Hunter voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the American Family Association 94 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Issue Position: Pro-Family. 24 January 2012. "I believe marriage is a vitally important and sacred institution. I oppose the legalization of same-sex marriages." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. 2 November 2011. "As you know, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed by Congress with bipartisan support and signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. The law of the land is the federal government defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Unfortunately, the Department of Defense seems intent on circumventing this law [¦] DOMA makes clear that for purposes of the federal government, marriage is defined as between one man and one woman. The use of federal property or federal employees to perform anything but opposite-sex ceremonies is a clear contravention of the law." (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe marriage is a vitally important and sacred institution. I oppose the legalization of same-sex marriages." (votesmart.org)
  • "I support the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as the legal union between one man and one woman. Although the President has ceased defense of DOMA in federal courts, I support the decision of House Speaker John Boehner to defend DOMA by providing legal counsel.I voted in favor of amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act, now Public Law 112-81, that would restrict the use of federal property for same-sex marriage ceremonies and provide additional protections to Chaplains for the expression of their beliefs." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Issue Position: Pro-Family. 24 January 2012. "I believe marriage is a vitally important and sacred institution. I oppose the legalization of same-sex marriages." (votesmart.org)
  • Eagle Forum. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Eagle Forum endorsed Duncan Hunter in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Duncan Hunter voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the American Family Association 94 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. 2 November 2011. "As you know, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed by Congress with bipartisan support and signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. The law of the land is the federal government defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Unfortunately, the Department of Defense seems intent on circumventing this law [¦] DOMA makes clear that for purposes of the federal government, marriage is defined as between one man and one woman. The use of federal property or federal employees to perform anything but opposite-sex ceremonies is a clear contravention of the law." (votesmart.org)

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  • Duncan Hunter. The Washington Times: The fight against terrorism continues. 2 May 2011. "All Americans can now take satisfaction in what is surely a defining moment. After nearly a decade-long manhunt, Osama bin Laden is dead. It's a proud moment, in fact. Soon after it was reported, the news of bin Laden's death was marked by a chorus of cheers and celebration, reminding us all that the memory of Sept. 11 is as vivid today, almost 10 years later, as it was in the days after the attack [¦] Bin Laden's death is an important benchmark in what will continue to be a dangerous fight against an enemy that is committed to our destruction. Justice has been served, but the overall threat still remains." (www.washingtontimes.com)
  • Duncan Hunter. The Washington Times: The fight against terrorism continues. 2 May 2011. "All Americans can now take satisfaction in what is surely a defining moment. After nearly a decade-long manhunt, Osama bin Laden is dead. It's a proud moment, in fact. Soon after it was reported, the news of bin Laden's death was marked by a chorus of cheers and celebration, reminding us all that the memory of Sept. 11 is as vivid today, almost 10 years later, as it was in the days after the attack [¦] Bin Laden's death is an important benchmark in what will continue to be a dangerous fight against an enemy that is committed to our destruction. Justice has been served, but the overall threat still remains." (www.washingtontimes.com)
  • Duncan Hunter. Letter to the Honorable John Boehner, Speaker of the House. 13 July 2012. "The New York Times has also reported that President Obama reviews the pictures and biographies of suspected terrorists and personally decides which ones will be targets of drone strikes. Do you believe it is appropriate for the President of the United States to be shuffling terrorist "baseball cards" on a weekly basis and personally deciding who should be killed? Congressional oversight of the administration's handling of the war in Afghanistan, combined with a forward-looking assessment of our overall policy in the region, is of utmost importance." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Letter to the Honorable John Boehner, Speaker of the House. 13 July 2012. "The New York Times has also reported that President Obama reviews the pictures and biographies of suspected terrorists and personally decides which ones will be targets of drone strikes. Do you believe it is appropriate for the President of the United States to be shuffling terrorist "baseball cards" on a weekly basis and personally deciding who should be killed? Congressional oversight of the administration's handling of the war in Afghanistan, combined with a forward-looking assessment of our overall policy in the region, is of utmost importance." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 50 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Duncan Hunter supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 50 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Issue Position: Social Security. 23 January 2012. "Social Security is a trust between the government and its people. When the government "borrows" Social Security funds for other programs, it is breaking that trust. In order to make sure Social Security is preserved and protected, we need to give younger workers just entering the system more options for investing their own retirement funds, while maintaining current benefits for seniors." (votesmart.org)
  • Duncan Hunter. Issue Position: Social Security. 23 January 2012. "Social Security is a trust between the government and its people. When the government "borrows" Social Security funds for other programs, it is breaking that trust. In order to make sure Social Security is preserved and protected, we need to give younger workers just entering the system more options for investing their own retirement funds, while maintaining current benefits for seniors." (votesmart.org)

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