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Douglas 'Mike' Carmichael McIntyre

Mike McIntyre's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Douglas 'Mike' Carmichael McIntyre
Office: U.S. House (NC) - District 7, Democratic
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Dee; 2 Children: Joshua, Stephen
Birth Date: 08/06/1956
Birth Place: Lumberton, NC
Home City: Lumberton, NC
Religion: Presbyterian
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Mike McIntyre refused to tell citizens where he stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2012 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.

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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 issue positions, from the year 2012, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike McIntyre. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Mike McIntyre voted Nay on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Mike McIntyre voted Nay on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Mike McIntyre voted Nay on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of the Family Research Council 93 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Mike McIntyre voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Mike McIntyre a rating of 69 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. Twitter: @MikeMcIntyreNC. 13 June 2012. "Honored to received an endorsement from @NRLC for my 100% ª#prolife¬ voting record." (twitter.com)
  • Mike McIntyre. National Right to Life Endorses McIntyre For Election to U.S. House. 13 June 2012. "The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) has endorsed U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre for election to the U.S. House in the Seventh Congressional District. [¦] Furthermore the letter stated, 'During the 112th Congress, McIntyre has once again compiled a 100% pro-life voting record on all right to life issues that have reached the House floor.' Congressman McIntyre stated, 'This campaign is about putting people over politics and issues over ideology, and this endorsement shows that we have a broad-based range of support for our work and efforts. Our campaign is grateful for this vote of confidence.'" (www.mcintyreforcongress.com)
  • Mike McIntyre. Facebook: Timeline. 13 June 2012. "I'm honored to receive an endorsement from the National Right to Life Committee for my 100% pro-life voting record on all right to life issues." (www.facebook.com)
  • Mike McIntyre. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Mike McIntyre voted Nay on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Mike McIntyre voted Nay on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Mike McIntyre voted Nay on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Peace Action. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of the Peace Action 25 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action West. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of Peace Action West 25 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Mike McIntyre voted Nay on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. McIntyre Announces $458 Million for North Carolina Bases. "Congressman McIntyre stated, 'The Defense Authorization Bill for 2013 bill strengthens our national defense, supports North Carolina military bases, and makes key investments in ensuring our servicemen and women have the tools they need to do their job. Ensuring our national security is a top priority for me, and this bill is a very positive step forward.' [¦] General highlights of the defense bill include: [¦] authorize $554 billion for the Defense Department and national security programs and $88 billion for overseas contingency operations, primarily for the war in Afghanistan."
  • Mike McIntyre. Issue Position: Military. 31 October 2011. "Recently, the HASC reviewed both the defense budget request for FY2011 and the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), which serves as a roadmap for defense programs for the next 20 years. At a time of tremendous economic difficulty, unprecedented deficits, and spending freezes in other parts of the budget, both the budget request and the QDR demonstrates the clear need for maintaining a strong commitment to our military engaged in missions in Afghanistan and Iraq, and other areas around the globe. In addition to contingency funding, the budget includes a military pay raise, a large housing allowance increase, $1.4 billion for NC military construction, no increases in healthcare fees, and numerous initiatives to help military families. In addition, the QDR lays out a plan for how we are going to fight and win both today's wars and future conflicts." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. McIntyre Announces $1.085 Billion for NC Military Construction Projects. 12 May 2011. "Congressman McIntyre stated, 'The Defense Authorization Bill for 2012 bill strengthens our national defense, supports North Carolina military bases, and makes key investments in ensuring our servicemen and women have the tools they need to do their job. Ensuring our national security is a top priority for me, and this bill is a very positive step forward.' [¦] General highlights of the Defense bill include: [¦] ensures our troops deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the world have the equipment, resources, authorities, training, and time they need to successfully complete their missions and return home." (mcintyre.house.gov)
  • Mike McIntyre. McIntyre Announces $1.355 Billion For North Carolina Bases. 20 May 2010. "This year's bill focuses on further strengthening our national security by continuing the Committee's work in recent years to defend America from terrorists. It fully supports the new counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan, which was the genesis for multiple attacks against our nation, including the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The new plan in Afghanistan continues to show clear signs of success, putting us on the road to victory and ensuring that Afghanistan will no longer be used as a safehaven for terrorists." (mcintyre.house.gov)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike McIntyre. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Mike McIntyre voted Nay on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 2642. 110th Congress. Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 06/19/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 4986. 110th Congress. Defense Authorizations Bill. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 01/16/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 3222. 110th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 08/05/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 06/20/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 4939. 110th Congress. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 06/13/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 4200. 108th Congress. Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 05/20/2004. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 5010. 108th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 10/10/2002. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 2561. 106th Congress. Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 07/22/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. Issue Position: Military. 31 October 2011. "Recently, the HASC reviewed both the defense budget request for FY2011 and the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), which serves as a roadmap for defense programs for the next 20 years. At a time of tremendous economic difficulty, unprecedented deficits, and spending freezes in other parts of the budget, both the budget request and the QDR demonstrates the clear need for maintaining a strong commitment to our military engaged in missions in Afghanistan and Iraq, and other areas around the globe. In addition to contingency funding, the budget includes a military pay raise, a large housing allowance increase, $1.4 billion for NC military construction, no increases in healthcare fees, and numerous initiatives to help military families. In addition, the QDR lays out a plan for how we are going to fight and win both today's wars and future conflicts." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. Letter to The Honorable Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense U.S. Department of Defense. 30 September 2010. "Recently Secretary Gates announced broad plans to reduce costs in the Department of Defense and re-appropriate those savings throughout the Department. As part of this plan, the Secretary announced three longer term projects and eight initiatives that he plans to begin implementing immediately. These eight initiatives have the ability to affect the Department, its ability to effectively fulfill its mission, and the security of the nation. A decision of this magnitude should not be made without careful reflection, supported by rigorous analysis. We have been told by the Department that the Secretary had several meetings and reviewed these decisions carefully. However, it seems clear that this decision did not carefully consider the national defense implications of such a change, nor is the decision substantiated with any sort of calculation of the direct and indirect costs to our national defense structure. In addition, no information has been provided by the Department to demonstrate any level of analysis, either financial or strategic, to determine what risks are being introduced into our national security strategy and how we are to mitigate these new risks." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. McIntyre Concerned About Proposed National Guard Cuts. 8 February 2006. "Approximately 25% of United States troops currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are members of the National Guard or Reserve. Cutbacks in current manpower or equipment levels would be detrimental to our military's ability to continue carrying out their missions and will inflict additional and unnecessary stress on our troops. Reducing National Guard numbers and levels of equipment during a time of war requires a comprehensive examination and justification." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. McIntyre Statement on Voting No on Raising the Debt Ceiling. 2 August 2011. "First, by raising the debt ceiling once again, we are extending our nation's credit card for additional debt and continuing the spending binge that we must stop. We MUST rein in government spending. Second, we are risking our national security with arbitrary, harmful cuts that would undermine our force structure, capabilities, and the ability to provide for our national security, which is to "provide the common defense' that is our constitutional duty and is necessary for a free and strong United States. Everyone must share in reductions in spending, but to specifically, and arbitrarily, slash our nation's defense is not responsible. As General Martin Dempsey, the current Army Chief of Staff who has been nominated to become the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, deep defense cuts would be "extraordinarily difficult and very high risk." (votesmart.org)
  • John Ramsey. Fayetteville Observer: Fort Bragg likely to feel pinch from expected defense budget cuts. 8 January 2012. "Congressman Mike McIntyre, a North Carolina Democrat, said the second round of defense cuts could be devastating. In a written statement, McIntyre said that's why he voted against the original bill that mandated cuts if the supercommittee failed. 'We have now reached that tipping point - it is here, it is real, and it will harm our national security,' McIntyre said after the committee failed to reach an agreement in November. 'With North Carolina being such a military friendly state, the last thing we want is to cut funds for vital programs that help our men and women here at home and abroad. And we cannot jeopardize our national security by weakening our overall national defense.'" (www.fayobserver.com)
  • Mike McIntyre. Letter to the Honorable Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense. 30 September 2010. "Recently Secretary Gates announced broad plans to reduce costs in the Department of Defense and re-appropriate those savings throughout the Department. As part of this plan, the Secretary announced three longer term projects and eight initiatives that he plans to begin implementing immediately. These eight initiatives have the ability to affect the Department, its ability to effectively fulfill its mission, and the security of the nation. A decision of this magnitude should not be made without careful reflection, supported by rigorous analysis. We have been told by the Department that the Secretary had several meetings and reviewed these decisions carefully. However, it seems clear that this decision did not carefully consider the national defense implications of such a change, nor is the decision substantiated with any sort of calculation of the direct and indirect costs to our national defense structure. In addition, no information has been provided by the Department to demonstrate any level of analysis, either financial or strategic, to determine what risks are being introduced into our national security strategy and how we are to mitigate these new risks." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike McIntyre. Statement on Tax Relief Bill. 15 January 2011. "The U.S. Senate has passed the bill to extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. The U.S. House needs to do the same so that NO American has increased taxes on January 1, and we can make sure that those who are unemployed receive the help they need until they can find employment." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 0 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 33 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 49 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 2488. 106th Congress. Financial Freedom Act of 1999. Mike McIntyre voted Nay on 08/05/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. Issue Position: Taxes. 31 October 2011. "I was pleased to support an extension of the Bush tax cuts and have long supported additional measures to permanently eliminate the marriage penalty and the death tax. I will continue to work to see that tax relief comes to those who need it most." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. Statement on Status of Tax Cut Extension and Unemployment Benefits. 6 December 2010. "During this time of economic challenges, it is important that Congress not adjourn until two important issues have been finalized. First, we need to extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts so that there are no tax increases on employers who provide much needed jobs and that there are tax breaks for middle and working class families who need the help and the jobs. Second, unemployment benefits for those that are out of work need to be extended. I urge the Administration and Congressional Leadership to keep working and find an agreement that will keep Southeastern North Carolina and the United States moving forward." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike McIntyre. McIntyre Votes For Jobs. 17 December 2009. "My #1 focus is jobs, jobs, jobs! This bill will help families, individuals, and communities that are hurting during these tough economic times. Investing in small businesses, infrastructure, and education/training are the keys to getting our economy moving again." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. McIntyre Leads Effort to Support Infrastructure for Rural Communities in the Stimulus Package. 23 January 2009. "These programs provide vital funding for rural communities to provide clean drinking water, build hospitals, and improve schools. We must provide enough resources in the upcoming stimulus package to wipe out the large backlogs in the programs at USDA. This funding will help stimulate jobs in rural economies while also providing communities with the basic infrastructure so desperately needed." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. McIntyre Supports Economic Recovery Act. 13 February 2009. "Families are struggling. Inaction is not an option. This is about people having jobs, families having a roof over their head and food on the table. It's about families keeping their health benefits, getting educational opportunities, and training for jobs. Over the last several weeks, I have been traveling all over Southeastern North Carolina meeting with citizens, business leaders, and public officials, and they have all issued the clarion call that something needs to be done to help our local and national economy “ now!" (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 Mike McIntyre a rating of 50 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Mike McIntyre voted Nay on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. McIntyre Votes To Provide $250 Check for Senior Citizens on Social Security. 8 December 2010. ""I voted to support this $250 payment to senior citizens, veterans, and people with disabilities who receive Social Security to help them make ends meet during this tough time. I supported this payment for the 54 million Americans since, unfortunately, there was no increase in their monthly income. We must always honor our senior citizens who have done so much to honor and support us! Although this bill did not pass, I will keep working to do all I can to help our senior citizens."...Similar Recovery Act payments in 2009 boosted GDP by about 0.5% in the second quarter of 2009, translating to roughly 125,000 jobs created or saved due to these payments.[Economic Policy Institute, 9/14/10]." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Mcintyre. McIntyre Supports Jobs Investment Act. 4 March 2005. "State tax incentives are critical components in the effort to build our economies and provide jobs to our citizens. I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass this very important measure." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. McIntyre Votes Yes To Create Jobs and Get Our Economy Moving Again. 28 January 2009. "This jobs plan is about Main Street, Rural America, and the American economy. It is a broad-based package that targets many aspects of the American economy - not just one specific industry. In addition to helping small businesses with tax incentives, this bill also includes tax cuts that benefits families by returning more money to them, helping them afford college, and assisting first-time homebuyers. By having a comprehensive bill, the maximum numbers of taxpayers receive the maximum number of benefits. Our nation is facing the bleakest economic situation since World War II, and inaction is not an option. We need help, and we need it now!" (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 2. 108th Congress. Jobs and Economic Growth bill. Mike McIntyre voted Nay on 05/23/2003. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. McIntyre Supports Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act. 22 May 2008. ""High gas prices have only highlighted the need for a real energy policy that moves us forward," said McIntyre. "This legislation makes the right investments in the renewable energy sources of the future, protects our environment and will help create hundreds of thousands of good-paying American jobs." To reduce our dependence on foreign oil and to protect the environment, the Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act would increase the production of renewable fuels and renewable electricity, and encourage greater energy efficiency. It extends and expands tax incentives for renewable electricity, energy and fuel from America's heartland, as well as for plug-in hybrid cars, and energy efficient homes, buildings, and appliances." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 2488. 106th Congress. Financial Freedom Act of 1999. Mike McIntyre voted Nay on 08/05/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. Democrats Unveil Make It In America Agenda. 4 May 2011. ""Today, Representative Mike McIntyre joined several of his colleagues in unveiling the "Make It In America" agenda for the 112th Congress. This is a plan to support job creation today and in the future by encouraging businesses to make products and innovate in the US and sell it to the world through strengthening our infrastructure and supporting investments in key areas like education and energy innovation. [...] - Small Business Jobs Act: Expands much needed lending to millions of small businesses and offers tax incentives to help small businesses grow, hire, and fuel our economy, without adding a dime to the deficit." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike McIntyre. Issue Position: Education. "I understand the concerns that have been expressed about the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). This measure, which reauthorized and revised the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, was signed into law in January 2002. Since its inception, educators across the nation have voiced concerns about the Adequate Yearly Progress standards and testing requirements as well as the lack of funding to states to implement the new law. In fact, many are concerned that the funding levels for programs under NCLB fall severely short of providing the necessary resources to our schools. Both the Higher Education Act (HEA) and NCLB will be reauthorized this year, and I will continue to work with my colleagues to improve the amount of funding appropriated to our schools." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. McIntyre Op-Ed - Reviving Rural America. 5 July 2004. "As a member of both the Democratic Education Taskforce and the House Rural Education Caucus, I am also pleased to support full funding for No Child Left Behind and legislation to provide critical funds and tax incentives to modernize and build classrooms." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Mike McIntyre voted Nay on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike McIntyre. HR 3534. 112th Congress. Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund 40 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. Issue Position: Energy. 31 October 2011. "Mike is an original co-sponsor of the National Conservation, Environment and Energy Independence Act, which is a bipartisan effort to increase our energy supply and reduce consumption so that we are not dependent on foreign countries for our energy supplies. This comprehensive bill would: - Allow deep sea drilling for oil and gas in the Outer Continental Shelf in an environmentally-safe manner..." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. H Amdt 773. 112th Congress. Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of Environment America 80 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund 40 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund endorsed Mike McIntyre in the 2008 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of Environment America 80 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 90 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Marissa Henderson. The Seahawk: Congressman discusses global warming at UNCW. 28 October 2008. "I would like to cut down on gas emissions and to stop climate change in a practical way," McIntyre said. "It is also extremely pertinent that the United States needs energy independence, in an environmentally sensitive way." (www.theseahawk.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Mike McIntyre voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD"Extensions of Remarks. 17 September 2007. "The contributing factors to global warming are many and are not concentrated from one source. Emissions come from power plants, vehicles, industrial processes, agriculture, forestry, and other land use, and waste management. If we are to be successful in curbing our greenhouse gas emissions, we must institute an economy-wide application to protect our environment while not dislocating any vital economic sectors. Working to reduce the contributing factors of climate change also has the strong potential of helping the U.S. reduce its dependence on foreign oil. New technologies are constantly being developed for alternative fuels and other petroleum-based products. It is important that we move forward with a balanced approach to both energy independence and emissions reduction that takes into account impacts to both the environment and the economy." (www.gpo.gov)
  • Mike McIntyre. Letter to Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. 16 June 2010. "We are writing to express our deep disappointment and concern over the EPA's decision in its final PSD Tailoring Rule to depart from the government's consistent past practice of excluding biomass combustion emissions in calculating GHG emissions. This decision contradicts federal precedent regarding the carbon neutrality of biomass combustion and will discourage the responsible development and utilization of renewable biomass that could and should play a more significant role in our nation's energy policy. The PSD Tailoring Rule defines what stationary sources will be subject to greenhouse gas (GHG) emission controls and regulations in a phase-in process beginning on January 2, 2011. In the draft Tailoring Rule, the EPA proposed to calculate a source's GHG emissions relying on the EPA's Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks. In the final rule, EPA ignored its own inventory and equated biogenic GHG emissions with fossil fuel emissions. The EPA's proposal at a minimum implied, if not made it clear, that emissions from biomass combustion would not be included in the final Tailoring Rule because the EPA Inventory states biomass combustion emissions are of "biogenic origin" and are not currently included in national emissions totals. The Inventory explicitly excludes biogenic emissions because "it is assumed that the carbon released during the consumption of biomass is recycled as U.S. forests and crops regenerate, causing no net addition to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere." The EPA's reversal of this established position by including biomass combustion emissions in the final PSD Tailoring Rule appears to directly contradict previous EPA policy. The decision also contradicts long-standing federal and international precedents. Emissions from the combustion of biomass are not included in the Department of Energy's voluntary greenhouse gas emissions reporting programs, the EPA's greenhouse gas reporting rule, or calculations of international bodies including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the European Union. Moreover, when the House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security bill (H.R. 2454) in June, 2009, Congress clarified that biomass material from both private and public lands qualify as a renewable energy source. A similar definition of renewable biomass is included in the recently released discussion draft of Senator Kerry and Senator Lieberman's American Power Act. While improvements should be made to the definition on federal lands, these definitions clearly demonstrate Congress's commitment to and support of biomass utilization. EPA's new interpretation undermines these objectives by arbitrarily eliminating the greenhouse gas benefits of biomass compared to conventional fossil fuels." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. McIntyre Votes NO On Climate Change Bill. 26 June 2009. "U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre announced today that he voted no on controversial climate change legislation. Congressman McIntyre stated, 'God's beautiful earth must be protected and preserved, but this bill is not the answer. It will cost jobs, increase electricity rates, pass on financial burdens to the next generation, and hurt ourselves in this global economy. It would potentially allow more jobs to go overseas to countries who do not comply with the same standards. 'My commitment in Congress has been to help working families and keep Southeastern North Carolina moving forward. During these challenging economic times, this bill is a hardship that our citizens and communities cannot afford.'" (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike McIntyre. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 33 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Mike McIntyre a grade of 82." (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Mike McIntyre in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Mike McIntyre voted Nay on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. Across the Desk from Mike-- Rep. McIntyre answers question on Gun Rights. 31 March 2012. "I am pleased to say that I am a strong supporter of our second amendment and our right to bear arms. In fact, every session I've been here in congress I've received an A rating from the National Rifle Association because my consistent and strong support for our being able to have the right to bear arms and to stand up for the second amendment." (www.youtube.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike McIntyre. Twitter: @MikeMcIntyreNC. 30 March 2010. "Congressman McIntyre supports repeal of health care reform bill." (twitter.com)
  • Mike McIntyre. Statement on IRS 1099 Forms That Are Burdensome to Small Businesses. 1 December 2010. "Included in the health care reform law, which I did not support, is a burdensome tax compliance requirement for small businesses. Specifically, beginning January 1, 2012, a business will have to file an information return with the IRS if the total amount of payments made to another business in exchange for goods or services is $600 or more in a year. The increased cost of complying with the new reporting requirements will burden small businesses to the point that they limit hiring, forego certain investments, or reduce the number of vendors they do business with. Preparing and mailing 1099-MISCs has the potential to increase costs, as thousands of these documents may be required." (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 60 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. McIntyre votes "yes" on health care reform repeal. 19 January 2011. "U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-Lumberton, voted to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare legislation on Wednesday. He released this statement Wednesday evening: 'I voted against the health care bill last year because it did not address the long term problem of access and reimbursement for our hospitals, especially rural hospitals, it hurts small businesses and it cost too much money at a time when we have an exploding federal deficit. All of these problems are as acute today as they were last year. A true health care reform bill would ensure that our senior citizens and rural citizens get the same access to health care as others, reduce the skyrocketing cost of health care and health insurance for middle class families, not hurt small businesses and not keep spending money we do not have. The health care law fails on all of these counts. I hope that the leaders of this Congress, Democrats and Republicans alike, will join me in reaching across the aisle to pass a common-sense health care reform that achieves these objectives and, in so doing, helps to improve the health and well being of America's families.'" (watchdogs.blogs.starnewsonline.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Mike McIntyre in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 67 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Mike McIntyre voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. Issue Position: Immigration. 31 October 2011. "Mike strongly supports efforts to stop illegal immigration, strengthen our borders, and discourage illegal immigration in the United States because illegal immigrants drain resources and opportunities from Americans. As a member of the Immigration Reform Caucus, Mike supports the Bipartisan Reform of Immigration through Defining Good Enforcement (BRIDGE) Resolution which lays out commonsense guidelines for immigration reform. Mike has committed to the following principals:-Reject amnesty and any legal status which pardons people who are here in violation of our laws -Require E-Verify for all employers, and also hold employees accountable -Provide sufficient border equipment and manpower to secure and control our borders" (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. McIntyre Votes Against DREAM Act. 13 December 2010. "This week I voted against the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act which grants legal status to the children of illegal immigrants. The bill does nothing to help secure our border and fix the broken immigration system which has allowed millions of illegal aliens into our country. Instead of making unauthorized alien students eligible for in-state tuition or legal status, the Federal government should focus on securing our borders and not granting residency and citizenship to people here illegally. Furthermore, granting taxpayer subsidized benefits to unauthorized alien students and a path to citizenship for those here illegally is a bad deal for taxpayers and punishes people who follow the law and immigrate through the legal process." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. McIntyre Statement on the President's Immigration Reform Plan. 7 January 2004. "The President's new plan to grant temporary residency to 8 million illegal immigrants is not fair or secure! Since September 11, our nation has worked tirelessly to strengthen its immigration system. This plan will not only jeopardize that work but could put the safety of American citizens at risk. Thousands of North Carolinians and millions of Americans are struggling to find work in a tough economy. They have contributed to our economy in the past and should not be shut out by people who entered this country illegally. In challenging times, we must build on our own strength rather than reward those who break the rules." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike McIntyre. National Marriage Week. 11 February 2011. "I have been a long-time advocate of traditional marriage, and have been pleased to support numerous pieces of legislation to protect this sacred institution. The family structure is the cornerstone of our society, and we should emphasize its importance. I encourage all Americans to use this opportunity to renew their commitment and devotion to their spouse, and to personally take the steps they can to preserve this important institution." (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 41 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 10 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 71 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of the American Family Association 77 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Mike McIntyre voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Mike McIntyre voted Nay on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Mike McIntyre voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Scott Witten. The Robesonian: McIntyre pushes amendment to ban gay marriages. 5 July 2012. "'Marriage has traditionally been between a man and a woman,' McIntyre said Wednesday. 'That is the way it has been since the beginning of time, among all civilizations, all religions and all legal systems. We don't need a few judges trying to redefine marriage.' [¦] But McIntyre said preserving traditional marriage is 'a matter of principle.' 'It is our society's most basic institution,' McIntyre said. 'Given what has happened in places like San Francisco and Massachusetts, I think it's important that this legislation needs to be in place.'" (www.robesonian.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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No Inferred Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike McIntyre. Issue Position: Social Security. 31 October 2011. "Preserving Social Security and Medicare for future generations is essential in order to protect the health and livelihood of our senior citizens. All Americans need to be assured that the Social Security trust fund will be solvent for future generations of hard-working Americans." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. Strengthening Social Security. 9 February 2006. "Currently, there are discussions to reform the Social Security program, which has proven to be a stable source of income for millions of people throughout the last 70 years. While modest changes need to be made to keep the program solvent, privatization is simply not the answer. Privatization would dismantle Social Security, subjecting a guaranteed defined benefit to the volatility of the stock market. Transitioning to private accounts would also take $2 trillion away from the Social Security Trust Fund and dramatically increase the federal deficit. According to the Social Security Trustees, the Trust Fund will be able to pay full benefits until 2042. The Congressional Budget Office says we have until 2052. Obviously, the threat is not imminent and there is no need to rush towards a solution that doesn't answer the real problem." (votesmart.org)
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Mike McIntyre supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 100 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike McIntyre. Celebrating 75 Years of Social Security. 20 July 2010. "Some have suggested that privatizing certain aspects of Social Security will somehow strengthen it. Well, I say not. I urge my colleagues to fiercely resist any such effort to privatize Social Security and to risk our seniors' well-being with the volatile, unpredictable nature of the market. I ask my colleagues to come together and to continue the promise that was made 75 years ago for those who have given so much to our society." (votesmart.org)

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