Representative Renee Ellmers's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (NC) - District 2, Republican
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Issue Positions

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  • Renee Ellmers. Ellmers Statement on Susan G. Komen Foundation Decision to Reverse Funding Cuts. 3 February 2012. "As a nurse and mother, I will continue to champion the sanctity of life and women's health, regardless of contemporary trends…and sometimes that takes the courage to do what is right, not what is convenient." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1217, Repealing Prevention and Public Health Fund. 13 April 2011. "I am very pleased to see this House once again value the culture of life. The FY 2011 budget now reinstates the D.C. Hyde amendment to ensure that no congressionally appropriated funds, Federal or local, are used to pay for elective abortions. According to the Susan B. Anthony List president, Marjorie Dannenfelser, Congress will save the lives of an estimated 1,000 unborn children when it votes to restore this amendment banning the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for elective abortions in the District of Columbia." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Renee Ellmers voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Renee Ellmers voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Susan B. Anthony List. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Susan B. Anthony List endorsed Renee Ellmers in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Ellmers Calls for Action Following Planned Parenthood Report. 14 July 2011. "This afternoon, Congressman Hultgren and I spoke with several of our colleagues to call for hearings and an investigation of the nation's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, which receives more than $1 million a day in taxpayer funds. In light of our current fiscal crisis and economic uncertainty, Americans should be appalled at the fact that their money is being used to fund abortions, and on such a massive scale." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Committee Approves Bills on Overseas Forced Abortions, Human Trafficking; Ellmers Legislation Cuts Funding to UN Organization Supporting Forced Abortions and Sterilization Policies in China. 5 October 2011. "I'm happy to announce today that we have taken an important step in protecting American taxpayers from funding controversial family planning operations through the UN and will save $400 million in taxpayer dollars over ten years. The UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) has been widely denounced for its involvement in China's one-child policy, which relies on forced abortion and sterilization." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Ellmers' Pro-Life Bill Passes Committee. 5 October 2011. "I'm happy to announce today that we have taken an important step in protecting American taxpayers from funding controversial family planning operations through the UN and will save $400 million in taxpayer dollars over ten years. The UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) has been widely denounced for its involvement in China's one-child policy, which relies on forced abortion and sterilization. Whether or not you believe the US should be borrowing money from China to fund UN projects in China, U.S. taxpayers should not be forced to fund programs that violate provisions of the 'Kemp-Kasten' amendment which bans U.S. aid to organizations involved in the management of coercive family planning programs. If the Chinese wish to do such things, they should not expect funding from the United States tax payer." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Life. 26 October 2011. "Congresswoman Ellmers believes that life begins at conception and that every life deserves a chance. She believes that abortion is the unjustified taking of a human life. She feels the entire abortion debate hinges on the single question of when life begins. Unfortunately, some people in our country today doubt the full humanity of an unborn child. As a mom, Christian, and nurse, her beliefs have deepened through experience. She has held the hands of newborn infants and the hands of elderly patients in the last moments of their lives. She has been blessed to have had such experiences, and through them she has gained the wisdom of knowing that every life is a precious gift from God and it is not for us to judge its worth, deny its beginning, or determine its end." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Legislative Report, Mother`s Day Edition -- Fuel Price Survey Results, Defunding ObamaCare, and More. 8 March 2011. "I hope you and your family are enjoying this Mother's Day weekend. In this newsletter I will update you on some of the legislation passed in the House this week, share some news items you might have missed and report the results of last week's survey on fuel prices. Over the past week we received news of the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden at the hands of the U.S. military. In the U.S. House we passed legislation which would save billions of taxpayer dollars, defund Obamacare slush funds, end taxpayer abortion funding and expand American energy production." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Ellmers Statement on Susan G. Komen Foundation Decision to Reverse Funding Cuts. 3 February 2012. "As a nurse and mother, I will continue to champion the sanctity of life and women's health, regardless of contemporary trends…and sometimes that takes the courage to do what is right, not what is convenient." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1217, Repealing Prevention and Public Health Fund. 13 April 2011. "I am very pleased to see this House once again value the culture of life. The FY 2011 budget now reinstates the D.C. Hyde amendment to ensure that no congressionally appropriated funds, Federal or local, are used to pay for elective abortions. According to the Susan B. Anthony List president, Marjorie Dannenfelser, Congress will save the lives of an estimated 1,000 unborn children when it votes to restore this amendment banning the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for elective abortions in the District of Columbia." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Renee Ellmers voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Renee Ellmers voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Susan B. Anthony List. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Susan B. Anthony List endorsed Renee Ellmers in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Ellmers Calls for Action Following Planned Parenthood Report. 14 July 2011. "This afternoon, Congressman Hultgren and I spoke with several of our colleagues to call for hearings and an investigation of the nation's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, which receives more than $1 million a day in taxpayer funds. In light of our current fiscal crisis and economic uncertainty, Americans should be appalled at the fact that their money is being used to fund abortions, and on such a massive scale." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Committee Approves Bills on Overseas Forced Abortions, Human Trafficking; Ellmers Legislation Cuts Funding to UN Organization Supporting Forced Abortions and Sterilization Policies in China. 5 October 2011. "I'm happy to announce today that we have taken an important step in protecting American taxpayers from funding controversial family planning operations through the UN and will save $400 million in taxpayer dollars over ten years. The UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) has been widely denounced for its involvement in China's one-child policy, which relies on forced abortion and sterilization." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Ellmers' Pro-Life Bill Passes Committee. 5 October 2011. "I'm happy to announce today that we have taken an important step in protecting American taxpayers from funding controversial family planning operations through the UN and will save $400 million in taxpayer dollars over ten years. The UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) has been widely denounced for its involvement in China's one-child policy, which relies on forced abortion and sterilization. Whether or not you believe the US should be borrowing money from China to fund UN projects in China, U.S. taxpayers should not be forced to fund programs that violate provisions of the 'Kemp-Kasten' amendment which bans U.S. aid to organizations involved in the management of coercive family planning programs. If the Chinese wish to do such things, they should not expect funding from the United States tax payer." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Life. 26 October 2011. "Congresswoman Ellmers believes that life begins at conception and that every life deserves a chance. She believes that abortion is the unjustified taking of a human life. She feels the entire abortion debate hinges on the single question of when life begins. Unfortunately, some people in our country today doubt the full humanity of an unborn child. As a mom, Christian, and nurse, her beliefs have deepened through experience. She has held the hands of newborn infants and the hands of elderly patients in the last moments of their lives. She has been blessed to have had such experiences, and through them she has gained the wisdom of knowing that every life is a precious gift from God and it is not for us to judge its worth, deny its beginning, or determine its end." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Legislative Report, Mother`s Day Edition -- Fuel Price Survey Results, Defunding ObamaCare, and More. 8 March 2011. "I hope you and your family are enjoying this Mother's Day weekend. In this newsletter I will update you on some of the legislation passed in the House this week, share some news items you might have missed and report the results of last week's survey on fuel prices. Over the past week we received news of the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden at the hands of the U.S. military. In the U.S. House we passed legislation which would save billions of taxpayer dollars, defund Obamacare slush funds, end taxpayer abortion funding and expand American energy production." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Renee Ellmers signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I, Renee Elmers, pledge to the taxpayers of the (2nd district of the) state of North Carolina and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (atr.org)
  • Renee Ellmers signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I, _____, pledge to the taxpayers of the (____ district of the) state of ______ and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (atr.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Blog: What America's Job Creators Need. 8 September 2011. "Reportedly in his upcoming jobs speech, President Obama will be proposing a$300 billion "jobs package" consisting of temporary tax cuts, infrastructure spending and aid to state and local governments. In order to offset these short-term measures he will reportedly call on Congress to raise taxes in the "later years. In his Labor Day speech, Obama claimed to be responsible for the "biggest middle-class tax cut in history." If that statement left you scratching your head, this fact check in the Washington Post explains what the President really meant. This is no time for word games that require interpretation and it is definitely not the time to be talking about tax increases. Americans need to know what proposed policies will mean to them, in real terms. Any tax increase, or promise of a tax increase at a later date, will have a negative effect on job creation." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Ellmers Statement on Today's Jobless Figures. 8 July 2011. "Today's unemployment figures are deeply disheartening and show that our economic situation is not getting the full attention it deserves. People are struggling to make ends meet and worrying as to whether their business will be the next to hand out pink slips. Small businesses are seeing their budgets busted by high energy costs and uncertainty that currently exist in the market due to the threat of higher taxes, inflation, and government overreach. When will the President and leaders in the Senate wake up and realize that their policies have failed and are only causing more harm to our economy? The House has passed nine jobs bills over the past few months and each one of them is waiting for action in the Senate. This is not only irresponsible, but even more, it is hurting the American people. 'Where are the jobs?' is not a skewed question. After today's unemployment report, it continues to be a very real question." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Economy. 26 Octboer 2011. "Cut taxes. Cut government spending. Get government out of the way and let the free enterprise system work." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Elmers. Blog: Higher Taxes Is Not the Answer to the Jobs Crisis. 22 September 2011. "In a speech this week, the President called on Congress to pass his "American Jobs Act" right away. He also released his plan to pay for it -- $1.5 trillion in jobs-killing tax hikes. He said the plan is not class warfare, but simply "math." Any plan that chooses winners and losers by calling for massive tax increases aimed at America's entrepreneurs and job creators will further hamper job growth and only exacerbate the already dire unemployment situation." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Elmers. Ellmers Statement on Latest Job Figures. 25 August 2011. "House Republicans have a plan to create jobs and restore confidence and certainty to the economy. The House Republicans plan includes a budget that would protect America's entitlement programs from bankruptcy (without tax hikes), a Plan for America's Job Creators that would provide a better environment for private-sector job growth, and a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution so Washington will be required to live within its means. In addition, there are over a dozen other jobs bills approved by the House which have stalled in the Democrat senate. Unfortunately, the 13.9 million unemployed Americans have been ignored by the President and Democrats in Washington. Republicans are committed to creating jobs, getting our nation's fiscal house in order, and restoring economic certainty for long-term growth and prosperity for every American." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I, Renee Elmers, pledge to the taxpayers of the (2nd district of the) state of North Carolina and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (atr.org)
  • Renee Ellmers signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I, _____, pledge to the taxpayers of the (____ district of the) state of ______ and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (atr.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Blog: What America's Job Creators Need. 8 September 2011. "Reportedly in his upcoming jobs speech, President Obama will be proposing a$300 billion "jobs package" consisting of temporary tax cuts, infrastructure spending and aid to state and local governments. In order to offset these short-term measures he will reportedly call on Congress to raise taxes in the "later years. In his Labor Day speech, Obama claimed to be responsible for the "biggest middle-class tax cut in history." If that statement left you scratching your head, this fact check in the Washington Post explains what the President really meant. This is no time for word games that require interpretation and it is definitely not the time to be talking about tax increases. Americans need to know what proposed policies will mean to them, in real terms. Any tax increase, or promise of a tax increase at a later date, will have a negative effect on job creation." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Ellmers Statement on Today's Jobless Figures. 8 July 2011. "Today's unemployment figures are deeply disheartening and show that our economic situation is not getting the full attention it deserves. People are struggling to make ends meet and worrying as to whether their business will be the next to hand out pink slips. Small businesses are seeing their budgets busted by high energy costs and uncertainty that currently exist in the market due to the threat of higher taxes, inflation, and government overreach. When will the President and leaders in the Senate wake up and realize that their policies have failed and are only causing more harm to our economy? The House has passed nine jobs bills over the past few months and each one of them is waiting for action in the Senate. This is not only irresponsible, but even more, it is hurting the American people. 'Where are the jobs?' is not a skewed question. After today's unemployment report, it continues to be a very real question." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Economy. 26 Octboer 2011. "Cut taxes. Cut government spending. Get government out of the way and let the free enterprise system work." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Elmers. Blog: Higher Taxes Is Not the Answer to the Jobs Crisis. 22 September 2011. "In a speech this week, the President called on Congress to pass his "American Jobs Act" right away. He also released his plan to pay for it -- $1.5 trillion in jobs-killing tax hikes. He said the plan is not class warfare, but simply "math." Any plan that chooses winners and losers by calling for massive tax increases aimed at America's entrepreneurs and job creators will further hamper job growth and only exacerbate the already dire unemployment situation." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Elmers. Ellmers Statement on Latest Job Figures. 25 August 2011. "House Republicans have a plan to create jobs and restore confidence and certainty to the economy. The House Republicans plan includes a budget that would protect America's entitlement programs from bankruptcy (without tax hikes), a Plan for America's Job Creators that would provide a better environment for private-sector job growth, and a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution so Washington will be required to live within its means. In addition, there are over a dozen other jobs bills approved by the House which have stalled in the Democrat senate. Unfortunately, the 13.9 million unemployed Americans have been ignored by the President and Democrats in Washington. Republicans are committed to creating jobs, getting our nation's fiscal house in order, and restoring economic certainty for long-term growth and prosperity for every American." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Renee Ellmers. Blog: We Need Real Solutions to the Jobs Crisis, Not More Government Spending. 7 September 2011. "Some reports suggest that in his "jobs speech" Thursday, the President will recommend another round of spending similar to that in his 2009 "stimulus plan." More government spending is the last thing America can afford and is not an approach that will result in the job creation we so desperately need." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Blog: Time to Pass Real Jobs Legislation. 14 September 2011. "Today the President brought his American Jobs Act tour to North Carolina. Unfortunately the President's long-awaited plan (and promotional tour) are more about politics than policy. Not only is the President late with his jobs proposal, but he is pursuing an approach that will do nothing to create an environment for job creation. The President's plan is a repackaged version of the failed "stimulus" strategy that has resulted in sustained unemployment of over 9 percent. To make matters worse, he wants to pay for this $447 billion spending bill with tax increases, many of which will likely result in higher energy costs to American consumers." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Blog: Why You Should Vote for Me. 19 October 2010. "President Obama asked and the Democratic Congress bailed out Wall Street, spent billions on stimulus plans that haven't worked and passed Obamacare. They've given us more government than ever, a trillion-dollar deficit, and we've lost jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Congresswoman Ellmers' Statement on 2nd Anniversary of Failed 'Stimulus'. 17 February 2011. "On this second anniversary of President Obama's failed "Stimulus' Plan, we would do well to look back at how we got to where we are today so that we don't repeat the mistakes of the past. The "Stimulus' package was sold to us with the promise that it would create jobs. In fact, two years ago, the President warned us that if his "Stimulus Plan' did NOT pass the unemployment rate would rise to over 8%. The President also promised that his "Stimulus' package would save or create 3.5 million jobs. The bill passed and instead of dropping unemployment soared. We've had a record 21 months of unemployment at 9 percent or higher. Worse, 2.5 million jobs have been lost. In North Carolina it was projected that 105,000 jobs would be created -- instead 95,900 jobs were lost. We spent a trillion dollars on the "Stimulus' package -- increasing our national debt to over $14 trillion -- and failed." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Jobs. 26 October 2011. "The President's spent money like water on "Stimulus Plans' and "Bailouts' and run the deficit up to over a trillion dollars. It hasn't worked. What does work is tax cuts. Small businesses are trying to survive the recession, plus they're facing President Obama's new health care and "Cap and Trade' taxes and they don't know how those taxes will affect their business. So they have no choice but to be cautious. To create jobs we have to remove the uncertainty facing small businesses -- specifically, that means stopping President Obama's tax increases." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. More Evidence of a Failed Jobs Policy. 31 August 2011. "Today, as the President announced that he will finally reveal his jobs plan next week, Solyndra, a company he touted a year ago as a green jobs success story, announced it is suspending operations and plans to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company employs over 1,000 workers. Solyndra's $535 million loan was the highly celebrated first stimulus loan guarantee awarded by the Department of Energy and now is the most recent example of the Administration's failed economic policy. The President's stimulus plan that was supposed to keep unemployment below 8 percent has resulted in a sustained unemployment rate well over 9 percent. His economic policies which are heavy on spending have not worked, but he is proposing more of the same. House Republicans have passed many bills to promote job creation, but the President and Senate Democrats refuse to address this legislation and change course, even when the examples they previously cited as successes have been shown to have failed." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. No More Speeches, No More Excuses. 12 October 2011. "When I came to Washington, I knew exactly what my constituents expected of me and the number one issue facing all Americans: jobs. For whatever reason, this has taken the president two and a half years to figure out. So on Thursday, President Obama came before Congress once again to speak on the issue with which he was entrusted and which he has failed at time and time again. Two and a half years after his inauguration we heard another speech and more excuses for why our economy is not responding to his treatment. The message stays the same and the proposals never change, they just get new names such as "stimulus" "shovel ready" and recently "fixing our infrastructure. Now the president is calling for more spending, more gimmicks and more of the same policies that have failed to create jobs since he was sworn in two and a half years ago. This president just doesn't get it. Running up the debt and deficit to "invest" in these stimulus programs does not sustain lasting growth or job creation - they merely create more bills for future generations to pay. At times like these, I'm often reminded of the old saying "give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Weekly Republican Address: Rep. Renee Ellmers on the GOP Jobs Plan. 25 June 2011. "Unfortunately, the Democrats who run Washington say we should stay the course, keep spending money we don't have, and raise your taxes -- all in the name of "stimulus.' These Washington-knows-best policies haven't worked. They have only made matters worse. All told, there are now 2.3 million more people looking for work than there were in the month when President Obama took office. Americans were promised the "stimulus' would keep unemployment below eight percent, but it is now more than nine percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Blog: We Need Real Solutions to the Jobs Crisis, Not More Government Spending. 7 September 2011. "Some reports suggest that in his "jobs speech" Thursday, the President will recommend another round of spending similar to that in his 2009 "stimulus plan." More government spending is the last thing America can afford and is not an approach that will result in the job creation we so desperately need." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Blog: Time to Pass Real Jobs Legislation. 14 September 2011. "Today the President brought his American Jobs Act tour to North Carolina. Unfortunately the President's long-awaited plan (and promotional tour) are more about politics than policy. Not only is the President late with his jobs proposal, but he is pursuing an approach that will do nothing to create an environment for job creation. The President's plan is a repackaged version of the failed "stimulus" strategy that has resulted in sustained unemployment of over 9 percent. To make matters worse, he wants to pay for this $447 billion spending bill with tax increases, many of which will likely result in higher energy costs to American consumers." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Blog: Why You Should Vote for Me. 19 October 2010. "President Obama asked and the Democratic Congress bailed out Wall Street, spent billions on stimulus plans that haven't worked and passed Obamacare. They've given us more government than ever, a trillion-dollar deficit, and we've lost jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Congresswoman Ellmers' Statement on 2nd Anniversary of Failed 'Stimulus'. 17 February 2011. "On this second anniversary of President Obama's failed "Stimulus' Plan, we would do well to look back at how we got to where we are today so that we don't repeat the mistakes of the past. The "Stimulus' package was sold to us with the promise that it would create jobs. In fact, two years ago, the President warned us that if his "Stimulus Plan' did NOT pass the unemployment rate would rise to over 8%. The President also promised that his "Stimulus' package would save or create 3.5 million jobs. The bill passed and instead of dropping unemployment soared. We've had a record 21 months of unemployment at 9 percent or higher. Worse, 2.5 million jobs have been lost. In North Carolina it was projected that 105,000 jobs would be created -- instead 95,900 jobs were lost. We spent a trillion dollars on the "Stimulus' package -- increasing our national debt to over $14 trillion -- and failed." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Jobs. 26 October 2011. "The President's spent money like water on "Stimulus Plans' and "Bailouts' and run the deficit up to over a trillion dollars. It hasn't worked. What does work is tax cuts. Small businesses are trying to survive the recession, plus they're facing President Obama's new health care and "Cap and Trade' taxes and they don't know how those taxes will affect their business. So they have no choice but to be cautious. To create jobs we have to remove the uncertainty facing small businesses -- specifically, that means stopping President Obama's tax increases." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. More Evidence of a Failed Jobs Policy. 31 August 2011. "Today, as the President announced that he will finally reveal his jobs plan next week, Solyndra, a company he touted a year ago as a green jobs success story, announced it is suspending operations and plans to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company employs over 1,000 workers. Solyndra's $535 million loan was the highly celebrated first stimulus loan guarantee awarded by the Department of Energy and now is the most recent example of the Administration's failed economic policy. The President's stimulus plan that was supposed to keep unemployment below 8 percent has resulted in a sustained unemployment rate well over 9 percent. His economic policies which are heavy on spending have not worked, but he is proposing more of the same. House Republicans have passed many bills to promote job creation, but the President and Senate Democrats refuse to address this legislation and change course, even when the examples they previously cited as successes have been shown to have failed." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. No More Speeches, No More Excuses. 12 October 2011. "When I came to Washington, I knew exactly what my constituents expected of me and the number one issue facing all Americans: jobs. For whatever reason, this has taken the president two and a half years to figure out. So on Thursday, President Obama came before Congress once again to speak on the issue with which he was entrusted and which he has failed at time and time again. Two and a half years after his inauguration we heard another speech and more excuses for why our economy is not responding to his treatment. The message stays the same and the proposals never change, they just get new names such as "stimulus" "shovel ready" and recently "fixing our infrastructure. Now the president is calling for more spending, more gimmicks and more of the same policies that have failed to create jobs since he was sworn in two and a half years ago. This president just doesn't get it. Running up the debt and deficit to "invest" in these stimulus programs does not sustain lasting growth or job creation - they merely create more bills for future generations to pay. At times like these, I'm often reminded of the old saying "give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Weekly Republican Address: Rep. Renee Ellmers on the GOP Jobs Plan. 25 June 2011. "Unfortunately, the Democrats who run Washington say we should stay the course, keep spending money we don't have, and raise your taxes -- all in the name of "stimulus.' These Washington-knows-best policies haven't worked. They have only made matters worse. All told, there are now 2.3 million more people looking for work than there were in the month when President Obama took office. Americans were promised the "stimulus' would keep unemployment below eight percent, but it is now more than nine percent." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Renee Ellmers. Sanford Herald - Q&A: Ellmers, The New Face of Central NC's GOP. 30 August 2010. "I've made it into Lee County a few times recently. I met with a group of home school moms recently. I think education is a big issue in Lee County, and I feel like state and local governments should have more say in education with less say at the federal level." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Education. 26 October 2011. "Congresswoman Ellmers believes that improving education for our children is an important priority. As a mother and an involved parent, she knows that our schools work best with local control and parental involvement while holding teachers accountable. Congresswoman Ellmers knows that America is home to the finest universities in the world, but our elementary and secondary schools are in need of improvement. At the top of the list is the need to give control of our schools back to our teachers and school boards while limiting the bureaucracy that has prevented progress. Her commitment is to continue to strengthen our education system and formulate dialogue between state and federal officials to ensure our needs are met all across the state of North Carolina. By reinstating local control of our schools, we can strengthen our education system and make sure every student gets the education he or she needs to succeed. As a Member of Congress, but more importantly as a mother, the state of North Carolina can count on her support for students and educators across the state." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Sanford Herald - Q&A: Ellmers, The New Face of Central NC's GOP. 30 August 2010. "I've made it into Lee County a few times recently. I met with a group of home school moms recently. I think education is a big issue in Lee County, and I feel like state and local governments should have more say in education with less say at the federal level." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Education. 26 October 2011. "Congresswoman Ellmers believes that improving education for our children is an important priority. As a mother and an involved parent, she knows that our schools work best with local control and parental involvement while holding teachers accountable. Congresswoman Ellmers knows that America is home to the finest universities in the world, but our elementary and secondary schools are in need of improvement. At the top of the list is the need to give control of our schools back to our teachers and school boards while limiting the bureaucracy that has prevented progress. Her commitment is to continue to strengthen our education system and formulate dialogue between state and federal officials to ensure our needs are met all across the state of North Carolina. By reinstating local control of our schools, we can strengthen our education system and make sure every student gets the education he or she needs to succeed. As a Member of Congress, but more importantly as a mother, the state of North Carolina can count on her support for students and educators across the state." (votesmart.org)

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  • Renee Ellmers. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Renee Ellmers voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Ellmers Applauds Passage of EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011. 14 October 2011. "I'm happy to announce today that we have taken an important step in protecting American businesses and job creators from unnecessary government interference. EPA mandates are driving up the cost of production and causing greater pain throughout our economy. This bill directs the EPA to re-propose new, less harmful rules within 15 months; and extends compliance time from 3 to 5 years, giving businesses more time to prepare, sustain jobs, and prosper. We need to balance our energy and environmental concerns in ways that will not punish job creators and this legislation is a step in the right direction." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Energy. 26 October 2011. "I support off-shore drilling -- it could be a boon for North Carolina's economy. I oppose President Obama's "Cap and Trade' bill which raises taxes on energy, then uses the tax money to send $300 billion in foreign aid to Third World nations so they can build so-called "Green Industries.' (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Jobs. 26 October 2011. "Small businesses are trying to survive the recession, plus they're facing President Obama's new health care and "Cap and Trade' taxes and they don't know how those taxes will affect their business. So they have no choice but to be cautious. To create jobs we have to remove the uncertainty facing small businesses -- specifically, that means stopping President Obama's tax increases." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Ellmers Applauds Passage of EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011. 14 October 2011. "I'm happy to announce today that we have taken an important step in protecting American businesses and job creators from unnecessary government interference. EPA mandates are driving up the cost of production and causing greater pain throughout our economy. This bill directs the EPA to re-propose new, less harmful rules within 15 months; and extends compliance time from 3 to 5 years, giving businesses more time to prepare, sustain jobs, and prosper. We need to balance our energy and environmental concerns in ways that will not punish job creators and this legislation is a step in the right direction." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Energy. 26 October 2011. "I support off-shore drilling -- it could be a boon for North Carolina's economy. I oppose President Obama's "Cap and Trade' bill which raises taxes on energy, then uses the tax money to send $300 billion in foreign aid to Third World nations so they can build so-called "Green Industries.' (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Renee Ellmers voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Jobs. 26 October 2011. "Small businesses are trying to survive the recession, plus they're facing President Obama's new health care and "Cap and Trade' taxes and they don't know how those taxes will affect their business. So they have no choice but to be cautious. To create jobs we have to remove the uncertainty facing small businesses -- specifically, that means stopping President Obama's tax increases." (votesmart.org)

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  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Second Amendment. 236 October 2011. "Congresswoman Ellmers believes that all Americans have the Constitutional right to bear arms. The Second Amendment clearly reads: "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Our founders certainly believed, as we do, that the right to have and use a gun is an individual right that should not be imposed upon by overly intrusive government regulation. Although she believes that gun owners must be responsible for the use and care of their guns, she does not want to see law-abiding gun owners penalized for the actions of criminals. It has become far too easy to place blame on guns, and their accessibility, rather than the criminals themselves. Currently, there are nineteen laws on the books regulating gun purchases and use but more legislation will not result in safer streets, offices or schoolyards. To that end, she is opposed to any measures that would impose further limitations on the right to bear arms. She stands behind our Constitution and the fundamental rights that the Second Amendment affords to all Americans. She will continue to vote to safeguard the liberties of gun owners and to stand up for your freedom to own and purchase firearms." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issues: Second Amendment. 14 June 2012. "The Second Amendment is one of the cornerstones of our freedom. As someone who has a concealed carry permit, I understand the importance of this constitutionally protected right. I will fight for that right for others, as well as for my family and myself." (www.reneeforcongress.com)
  • Renee Ellmers. National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. 16 November 2011. "I rise today in favor of H.R. 822. The right to bear arms is a staple of our Constitution as a basic American right, and we should continue to protect it while making sure our laws remain efficient. I am one of 268,000 permit holders in North Carolina. This is not only a rights issue; more importantly, it is a safety issue. As millions of American families know, there is no greater threat to our families than the ability to protect. We must protect our families, and it cannot stop at States' borders." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Second Amendment. 236 October 2011. "Congresswoman Ellmers believes that all Americans have the Constitutional right to bear arms. The Second Amendment clearly reads: "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Our founders certainly believed, as we do, that the right to have and use a gun is an individual right that should not be imposed upon by overly intrusive government regulation. Although she believes that gun owners must be responsible for the use and care of their guns, she does not want to see law-abiding gun owners penalized for the actions of criminals. It has become far too easy to place blame on guns, and their accessibility, rather than the criminals themselves. Currently, there are nineteen laws on the books regulating gun purchases and use but more legislation will not result in safer streets, offices or schoolyards. To that end, she is opposed to any measures that would impose further limitations on the right to bear arms. She stands behind our Constitution and the fundamental rights that the Second Amendment affords to all Americans. She will continue to vote to safeguard the liberties of gun owners and to stand up for your freedom to own and purchase firearms." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issues: Second Amendment. 14 June 2012. "The Second Amendment is one of the cornerstones of our freedom. As someone who has a concealed carry permit, I understand the importance of this constitutionally protected right. I will fight for that right for others, as well as for my family and myself." (www.reneeforcongress.com)
  • Renee Ellmers. National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. 16 November 2011. "I rise today in favor of H.R. 822. The right to bear arms is a staple of our Constitution as a basic American right, and we should continue to protect it while making sure our laws remain efficient. I am one of 268,000 permit holders in North Carolina. This is not only a rights issue; more importantly, it is a safety issue. As millions of American families know, there is no greater threat to our families than the ability to protect. We must protect our families, and it cannot stop at States' borders." (votesmart.org)

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  • Renee Ellmers. GOP Doctors Caucus Reflects on One Year Anniversary of Obamacare. 23 March 2011. "As a nurse of twenty years, wife of a surgeon and owner of a wound clinic, I am aware of the problems that currently exist in the American health care system as a caregiver, a patient and a small business owner in the health care industry. When I ran for office I vowed to repeal Obamacare, and that was one of my first votes in the 112th Congress. I co-sponsored and voted for a bill to end the job-killing 1099 reporting requirements that were part of the health care legislation. I also voted for funding restrictions to limit the President's implementation of Obamacare. In the weeks to come, I will be working on legislation to eliminate Obamacare "mandatory" slush funds and will pursue other de-funding and repeal bills to dismantle this ill-conceived law that increases the size and control of government, raises taxes and results in devastating regulations on small business owners." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Renee Ellmers voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Blog: Complying With Obamacare Costs Small Buisnesses...Jobs. 29 May 2011. "In 2009, I attended a town hall meeting, with my husband, to hear an elected official speak on behalf of President Obama's healthcare plan. Soon after, I became an outspoken critic of government-run healthcare because I saw how damaging it would be for small businesses and the healthcare industry. Millions of Americans share the same concern today. Many people are still worried about the fact that ObamaCare imposes additional taxes, mandates and burdensome regulations on small businesses. The law also puts more healthcare decisions in Washington, when many would prefer to keep them in the privacy of a doctor-patient relationship." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Blog: Decisions No Government Bureaucrat Should Be Making. 19 August 2010. "Concern about the harm Obamacare would do to our health care led me to run for public office. Unfortunately, we are already seeing the first negative consequences of government run health care. The most recent example is news about FDA treatment of two cancer drugs -- Provenge, which is used to treat prostate cancer, and Avastin, which can delay the spread of breast cancer." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Blog: Health Insurance Premiums Rise Sharply and More Consequences of Obamacare Are Yet to Come. 27 September 2011. "Although many provisions of Obamacare do not take effect until 2014, we have already seen the reluctance of small businesses to hire additional employees based on the uncertainty the law has created. Results of recent studies show more consequences of the healthcare law including higher premiums and the likelihood that employers will stop offering health coverage altogether. Today the Kaiser Family Foundation released itsannual Health Benefits Survey showing health care premiums in the workplace have increased by 9 percent -- over $1,200 for an average American family! (During his campaign, President Obama said he would reducehealth care premiums by $2,500.) If a 9 percent increase in premiums was not bad enough, according to a study published in McKinsey Quarterly this summer, when some provisions of Obamacare take effect in 2014, three of every 10 employers will "definitely or probably" stop offering health coverage at all." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Graves & Ellmers Statement on New NFIB ObamaCare Study. 25 July 2011. "President Obama frequently said that "if you like your insurance you can keep it", but this study proves this may not be the case. The bottom-line is this study is more proof of the major uncertainties small business owners are facing. Instead of focusing on growing their business and hiring more workers, they have to constantly wonder what new mandates or regulations will be thrown at them by the government." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Obamacare. 26 October 2011. "I'm a nurse and my husband is a doctor. There are right ways and wrong ways to improve health care. Obamacare is the wrong way." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act. 18 January 2011. "Repealing [the Affordable Care Act. allows us to start with a clean slate and look at market-based reforms that will actually lower health care costs, increase accessibility, let Americans keep the plans they have and like, and forestall impending drastic changes that have created uncertainty in the lives of so many Americans and businesses. To this Congress, I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to repeal and replace the law's job-killing regulations and State-bankrupting mandates. The bill to repeal the so-called ``Affordable Care Act'' is very simple, and my vote will be to overturn this job-killing law. To this Congress, I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to repeal and replace the law's job-killing regulations and State bankrupt mandates." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. GOP Doctors Caucus Reflects on One Year Anniversary of Obamacare. 23 March 2011. "As a nurse of twenty years, wife of a surgeon and owner of a wound clinic, I am aware of the problems that currently exist in the American health care system as a caregiver, a patient and a small business owner in the health care industry. When I ran for office I vowed to repeal Obamacare, and that was one of my first votes in the 112th Congress. I co-sponsored and voted for a bill to end the job-killing 1099 reporting requirements that were part of the health care legislation. I also voted for funding restrictions to limit the President's implementation of Obamacare. In the weeks to come, I will be working on legislation to eliminate Obamacare "mandatory" slush funds and will pursue other de-funding and repeal bills to dismantle this ill-conceived law that increases the size and control of government, raises taxes and results in devastating regulations on small business owners." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Renee Ellmers voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Blog: Complying With Obamacare Costs Small Buisnesses...Jobs. 29 May 2011. "In 2009, I attended a town hall meeting, with my husband, to hear an elected official speak on behalf of President Obama's healthcare plan. Soon after, I became an outspoken critic of government-run healthcare because I saw how damaging it would be for small businesses and the healthcare industry. Millions of Americans share the same concern today. Many people are still worried about the fact that ObamaCare imposes additional taxes, mandates and burdensome regulations on small businesses. The law also puts more healthcare decisions in Washington, when many would prefer to keep them in the privacy of a doctor-patient relationship." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Blog: Decisions No Government Bureaucrat Should Be Making. 19 August 2010. "Concern about the harm Obamacare would do to our health care led me to run for public office. Unfortunately, we are already seeing the first negative consequences of government run health care. The most recent example is news about FDA treatment of two cancer drugs -- Provenge, which is used to treat prostate cancer, and Avastin, which can delay the spread of breast cancer." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Blog: Health Insurance Premiums Rise Sharply and More Consequences of Obamacare Are Yet to Come. 27 September 2011. "Although many provisions of Obamacare do not take effect until 2014, we have already seen the reluctance of small businesses to hire additional employees based on the uncertainty the law has created. Results of recent studies show more consequences of the healthcare law including higher premiums and the likelihood that employers will stop offering health coverage altogether. Today the Kaiser Family Foundation released itsannual Health Benefits Survey showing health care premiums in the workplace have increased by 9 percent -- over $1,200 for an average American family! (During his campaign, President Obama said he would reducehealth care premiums by $2,500.) If a 9 percent increase in premiums was not bad enough, according to a study published in McKinsey Quarterly this summer, when some provisions of Obamacare take effect in 2014, three of every 10 employers will "definitely or probably" stop offering health coverage at all." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Graves & Ellmers Statement on New NFIB ObamaCare Study. 25 July 2011. "President Obama frequently said that "if you like your insurance you can keep it", but this study proves this may not be the case. The bottom-line is this study is more proof of the major uncertainties small business owners are facing. Instead of focusing on growing their business and hiring more workers, they have to constantly wonder what new mandates or regulations will be thrown at them by the government." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Obamacare. 26 October 2011. "I'm a nurse and my husband is a doctor. There are right ways and wrong ways to improve health care. Obamacare is the wrong way." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act. 18 January 2011. "Repealing [the Affordable Care Act. allows us to start with a clean slate and look at market-based reforms that will actually lower health care costs, increase accessibility, let Americans keep the plans they have and like, and forestall impending drastic changes that have created uncertainty in the lives of so many Americans and businesses. To this Congress, I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to repeal and replace the law's job-killing regulations and State-bankrupting mandates. The bill to repeal the so-called ``Affordable Care Act'' is very simple, and my vote will be to overturn this job-killing law. To this Congress, I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to repeal and replace the law's job-killing regulations and State bankrupt mandates." (votesmart.org)

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  • Renee Ellmers. Blog: Suing Arizona Part Dos. 1 September 2010. "So now the Obama Justice Department is back filing another lawsuit against Arizona. Instead of filing lawsuits, maybe the Obama administration should be enforcing immigration laws so that the citizens of states facing the most severe effects of illegal immigration would get some relief. Bob Etheridge declined my challenge to amend the Justice Department's Appropriation Bill to deny funding for the Department's earlier suit against Arizona." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Homeland Security and Immigration. 26 October 2011. "Congresswoman Ellmers understands that the effort to defend America's security starts at our own borders. She recognizes that our nation's immigration and border security system is badly broken. It leaves our borders unprotected, threatens our national security, and encourages many to ignore the rule of law. The system has suffered from years of neglect, and in a post-9/11 world, we should not continue to ignore this situation. Our national security demands a comprehensive solution to our immigration system -- and that means both stronger enforcement and reasonable reform of our immigration laws. We must remain vigilant and prepared for any dangers in the future while still protecting the freedoms we have fought so hard to maintain." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Immigration. 26 October 2011. "Immigration laws should be enforced. And I oppose Amnesty for illegal immigrants. I believe we should strengthen our border enforcement and implement a strong employment verification system so companies can be sure they are hiring legal workers and those that do not face stiff penalties." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Ellmers Statement on Supreme Court Immigration Ruling Supreme Court Upholds Many Key Provisions of Arizona Law. 25 June 2012. "I applaud the Supreme Court for upholding the rights of law enforcement officers in today's decision on Arizona's immigration law. The Court affirmed the constitutionality of law enforcement to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws if 'reasonable suspicion' exists that the person is in the United States illegally. We are a nation of laws, and, without due process and enforcement of them, our entire legal system is put at risk of ineptitude. While President Obama continues to attack the law, he refuses to acknowledge his duty to either enforce it or advocate for a serious and permanent legislative alternative. His announcement last week of granting amnesty by executive order to thousands of illegal immigrants only reinforces the fact that his actions are merely for political gain and have no real effect on current immigration reform. The state of Arizona is in a crisis as murders and drug wars pervade along its border, and it is unconscionable for the President of the United States to attack them for enforcing a federal law that this administration refuses to execute." (ellmers.house.gov)
  • Renee Ellmers. Blog: Suing Arizona Part Dos. 1 September 2010. "So now the Obama Justice Department is back filing another lawsuit against Arizona. Instead of filing lawsuits, maybe the Obama administration should be enforcing immigration laws so that the citizens of states facing the most severe effects of illegal immigration would get some relief. Bob Etheridge declined my challenge to amend the Justice Department's Appropriation Bill to deny funding for the Department's earlier suit against Arizona." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Homeland Security and Immigration. 26 October 2011. "Congresswoman Ellmers understands that the effort to defend America's security starts at our own borders. She recognizes that our nation's immigration and border security system is badly broken. It leaves our borders unprotected, threatens our national security, and encourages many to ignore the rule of law. The system has suffered from years of neglect, and in a post-9/11 world, we should not continue to ignore this situation. Our national security demands a comprehensive solution to our immigration system -- and that means both stronger enforcement and reasonable reform of our immigration laws. We must remain vigilant and prepared for any dangers in the future while still protecting the freedoms we have fought so hard to maintain." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Immigration. 26 October 2011. "Immigration laws should be enforced. And I oppose Amnesty for illegal immigrants. I believe we should strengthen our border enforcement and implement a strong employment verification system so companies can be sure they are hiring legal workers and those that do not face stiff penalties." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Ellmers Statement on Supreme Court Immigration Ruling Supreme Court Upholds Many Key Provisions of Arizona Law. 25 June 2012. "I applaud the Supreme Court for upholding the rights of law enforcement officers in today's decision on Arizona's immigration law. The Court affirmed the constitutionality of law enforcement to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws if 'reasonable suspicion' exists that the person is in the United States illegally. We are a nation of laws, and, without due process and enforcement of them, our entire legal system is put at risk of ineptitude. While President Obama continues to attack the law, he refuses to acknowledge his duty to either enforce it or advocate for a serious and permanent legislative alternative. His announcement last week of granting amnesty by executive order to thousands of illegal immigrants only reinforces the fact that his actions are merely for political gain and have no real effect on current immigration reform. The state of Arizona is in a crisis as murders and drug wars pervade along its border, and it is unconscionable for the President of the United States to attack them for enforcing a federal law that this administration refuses to execute." (ellmers.house.gov)

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  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Marriage. 14 June 2012. "Congresswoman Ellmers has voted for two amendments that would protect traditional marriage and has signed on to three other bills that seek to defend marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act." (ellmers.house.gov)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Marriage. 14 June 2012. "I believe marriage is between one man and one woman." (votesmart.org)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Marriage. 14 June 2012. "Congresswoman Ellmers has voted for two amendments that would protect traditional marriage and has signed on to three other bills that seek to defend marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act." (ellmers.house.gov)
  • Renee Ellmers. Issue Position: Marriage. 14 June 2012. "I believe marriage is between one man and one woman." (votesmart.org)

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