Representative Devin G. Nunes's Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: Devin G. Nunes
Current Office: U.S. House - District 22, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 22
Primary June 3, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Elizabeth; 3 Children
Birth Date: 10/01/1973
Birth Place: Tulare, CA
Home City: Tulare, CA
Religion: Catholic
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Issue Positions

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Vote Smart's Research

  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (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 Devin Nunes a rating of 19 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Devin Nunes voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Peace Action. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of the Peace Action 13 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Devin Nunes voted Nay on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action West. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of Peace Action West 13 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Devin Nunes. Nunes Returns From Iraq Visit. 30 April 2007. "'The courage and determination of American servicemen and women throughout Iraq demonstrates the strength of our nation [¦] Our Generals and the brave men and women under their command do not believe we have lost and they are looking to Congress for support so they can complete their mission.' The House of Representatives voted to withdrawal forces from Iraq in an emergency spending bill on April 26th. The bill included $20 billion in domestic non-military spending, which Democrat leaders found necessary to secure passage of the unpopular bill. A Presidential veto is expected. 'The failure of Democrat leadership in Congress to make difficult decisions has resulted in an unprecedented effort to control the war from Capitol Hill. Speaker Pelosi lacks the courage to give us a clean up or down vote on whether to fund our soldiers.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011. 12 May 2011. "Congress must meet its responsibilities and again begin to pass annual intelligence authorization bills, which are vital to ensuring, among other things, that the men and women who really risk their lives to be part of this intelligence community are properly funded to carry out their critical mission of defending our country, such as the mission we just saw a couple of weeks ago, that of the killing of Osama bin Laden. [¦] This isn't your typical authorization bill, but it funds 17 intelligence agencies which are critical to the defense of our country." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 3222. 110th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 08/05/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 4939. 110th Congress. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 06/13/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 4986. 110th Congress. Defense Authorizations Bill. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 01/16/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 06/20/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 2642. 110th Congress. Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Devin Nunes voted Did Not Vote on 06/19/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 4200. 108th Congress. Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 05/20/2004. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Devin Nunes voted Nay on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 90 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Americans for Tax Reform: The Taxpayer Protection Pledge. 1 January 2012. "I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of California 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." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 90 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Devin Nunes. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Devin Nunes voted Nay on 10/03/2008. (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 Devin Nunes a rating of 97 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. 27 January 2009. "Mr. Chairman, the significance of what we face can only be described as a generational challenge. Many of my colleagues seem to believe that the only solution is to spend enormous amounts of taxpayer money. First we are told that we had to spend $700 billion to bail out Wall Street. Then we were told that, despite the bailout's failure, we needed another $350 billion. And now this Congress is told to approve nearly $1 trillion in a taxpayer-funded giveaway. Mr. Chairman, perhaps it is time to remind my colleagues that this Nation is already facing unsustainable levels of government spending. Responsible action today is not to spend more, but to reform the way we do business and spend less. The current economic crisis should serve as a warning, a powerful warning to this Congress: face your economic demons, or be crushed by your political cowardice." (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Blog: Got one of Obama's Green Jobs? Not likely.... 12 October 2011. "The Department of Labor's Inspector General (IG) recently issued a report on the status of a $500 million "green jobs" program designed by the President and congressional Democrats in 2009. The findings are disappointing, to say the least. The program was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -- the President's costly $1.2 trillion "stimulus" failure -- and was designed to procure employment for approximately 80,000 people by providing grants for labor exchange and job training projects. Two years after the program's inception, $300 million remains unspent, a mere 15 percent of current participants have been provided with jobs, and only 2 percent of the targeted 69,717 participants have retained employment for at least 6 months. These are underwhelming results. [¦] The IG further recommends that the bulk of the money allotted for the program be returned to the Treasury." (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Commerce, Justice, Science, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010. 4 March 2010. "There wouldn't be any need for today's bill if the failed trillion-dollar stimulus package last year actually worked. A year ago the Democrats promised the American people their so-called stimulus would keep unemployment at 8 percent, but a year later we are near 10 percent. Put simply, you cannot create jobs by dumping a trillion dollars into Federal agencies. [¦] In fact, in the wake of the stimulus, we saw 3 million additional Americans lose their jobs rather than the 3.7 million jobs that are now being promised by the Obama administration. Sadly, a record 16 million Americans are now unemployed because the stimulus promises were empty and unaffordable. [¦] What employers really need from Washington is the assurance that the Democrats' massive Big Government tax-and-spend agenda isn't going to drive them out of business." (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Get 'Er Done. 31 July 2009. "I want to make one important point back to the point that you're making, and that is that the Congress, for many years, has spent too much money. There is no question about that, Republicans and Democrats have spent too much money. But if you look at the budgets that have been put forward with the stimulus bill and the bailouts and the government takeover of companies, you look at the unfunded liabilities, the Obama administration potentially could triple or quadruple the debt by the time President Obama is out of the Presidency." (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. The Spending Spree Continues. 28 January 2009. "Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) released the following statement concerning House passage of H.R. 1, the Democrat leadership's $850 billion stimulus bill: 'The spending spree continues. This Congress has no concept of fiscal restraint. As families across America tighten their belts, Democrats in Congress are trying to slip the renovation of malls and the funding of art shows into a stimulus bill. It will have no long-term economic benefits,' said Rep. Nunes. 'It is little more than a magician's grab-bag, loaded with tricks and treats but totally lacking in substance,' said Rep. Nunes." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 95 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Devin Nunes voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Devin Nunes. HR 2. 108th Congress. Jobs and Economic Growth bill. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 05/23/2003. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Berkley, Nunes Introduce Community Recovery and Enhancement Act. 18 March 2011. "Seeking to increase investment in America's small businesses, Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (NV) and Congressman Devin Nunes (CA) have introduced H.R. 1147, The Community Recovery and Enhancement (CRE) Act. The bipartisan legislation provides a market-based incentive for private investments in distressed commercial property at a time when many owners and businesses are still struggling in the on-going economic downturn and are in need of new sources of capital. [¦] The CRE Act seeks to attract new capital for existing real estate projects by providing a tax incentive in the form of immediate depreciation on qualifying investments." (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Biogas Renewable Energy Bill Introduced. 26 April 2007. "U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) today introduced legislation that has the potential of replacing billions of gallons of fossil fuels with domestic energy developed from animal waste. The bill would provide tax incentives and guaranteed loans for small businesses to promote biogas -- a substitute for natural gas created by the anaerobic digestion of animal waste and other organic bi-products." (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Commerce, Justice, Science, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010. 4 March 2010. "The centerpiece of the Democrats' new bill is a payroll tax exemption, a hiring credit for employers to bring on new workers. While I give the Democrats credit for acknowledging that tax cuts are preferable to spending increases, the sad reality is that this is a political charade and it won't work. How do we know? Because the same idea didn't work when Jimmy Carter tried it in the late 1970s. Numerous studies by noted economists from all across the political spectrum have confirmed that these temporary hiring incentives will have little, if any, positive effect on jobs. It is beyond ridiculous to claim that you can have a meaningful impact upon a $14 trillion economy by spending $13 billion on gimmick tax cuts. Let's think about it: If you're an employer, are you really going to hire someone for a permanent position because you get a modest, temporary tax incentive?" (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Devin Nunes. Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States. 27 April 2011. "We write to express our disappointment that language was not included in the final, compromise funding measure for fiscal year 2011 prohibiting the Department of Education from implementing its misguided regulation defining "gainful employment." In your first State of the Union, you proclaimed the United States would once again lead the world in college graduates by 2020. However, contrary to this objective, the Department's arbitrary proposed rules on private sector colleges and universities will disproportionately affect the most disadvantaged of students and limit access to one of the few sectors of higher education that continually evolves to meet workforce needs. While the regulations attempt to address real problems, they miss the target. Instead, the implementation of these new rules will be so burdensome and the projected impact so broad that many reputable schools, particularly those serving the most at-risk students, will be adversely impacted. [...] Given the significant impact of this proposed rule, the only responsible course of action is for the Department to completely withdraw this regulation and work with Congress to develop policies that truly protect taxpayer funds and measure and improve educational quality across all sectors of higher education. The House of Representatives passed by a wide, bipartisan vote of 289 to136 an amendment to H.R. 1, the Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011, which would have done just that. Though we are disappointed this language was not included in the final legislation, we hope that as we move forward, you will encourage the Department to jettison its current rule and work with us to enact meaningful reforms to our higher education system that preserve access to postsecondary education and expand career choices for all Americans." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Devin Nunes. The Washington Examiner - A Road Map for America's Energy Future. 2 March 2011. "Today, I and others will introduce legislation that will finally deliver on the energy security promises made by leaders past and present - promises that began during the 1973 oil embargo, our nation's first call to action. The plan, known as A Roadmap for America's Energy Future, recognizes the importance of oil, gas, coal, and oil shale to the American consumer, as well as our nation's economy. It opens up for exploration and development the vast resources known to exist throughout U.S. territories on land and sea. This unlocked energy will fuel job growth and it will assure Americans access to stable and affordable energy." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. H.R. 909: The "All of the Above" Energy Solution. 3 March 2011. "Rep. Devin Nunes (CA-21), Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (WI-1), Rep. John Shimkus (IL-19), Rep. Mike Simpson (ID-02) and Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-1) introduced comprehensive energy legislation titled, A Roadmap for America's Energy Future. [¦] 'For too long, good paying energy jobs have been outsourced by federal policies that prioritize rationing over actual production. As a result, Americans have confronted unnecessarily high energy prices. To create jobs and to protect our long-term interests, we need to adopt an all of the above energy plan,' said Rep. Devin Nunes. [¦] The bill increases our domestic supply of energy by lifting restrictions on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Outer Continental Shelf, and oil shale in the Mountain West. It also removes barriers to expanding the uses of our nation's extensive coal supplies to fill the tanks of American military vehicles and jets." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Energy Roadmap Gains Attention of House Leaders. 3 June 2011. "Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on H.R. 909, A Roadmap for America's Energy Future (video of the hearing is available here). The Nunes authored energy plan is supported by 72 House Republicans and is the only comprehensive zero cost energy bill before Congress. It aims to immediately place downward pressure on energy prices while establishing the framework necessary for long-term energy independence. 'The bill reflects the need to address the realities confronting American families today, including the need for more oil and gas. But it also tackles our long term need to deploy affordable alternatives,' said Rep. Devin Nunes." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Democrat Leaders Surrender. 24 September 2008. "The Department of Interior's Minerals Management Service concluded that as much as 115.4 billion barrels of oil and 633.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas are currently available in the outer continental shelf (OCS) of the United States. Today, only 3% of OCS resources are being used for energy, while 97% remain off limits. House Republicans - and the American people - scored a major victory last night when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues finally realized they could not defy the will of American families, seniors, and small businesses any longer and removed the outdated bans on offshore oil and shale energy production from federal spending legislation." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. A Roadmap for America's Energy Future - H.R. 5899. 28 July 2010. "Congress must take action and provide real incentives for the development of the kinds of energy consumed by the American people -- namely fossil fuels. To do otherwise would assure high energy prices as well as the flight of American businesses to foreign shores. At the same time, we have a responsibility to promote alternatives that will sustain us in the long-term. That's what the Energy Roadmap accomplishes." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. H Amdt 773. 112th Congress. Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards. Devin Nunes voted Did Not Vote on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 3534. 112th Congress. Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments. Devin Nunes voted Did Not Vote on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States. 1 March 2011. "In light of continuing instability in the Middle East and in North Africa, we write today to urge your Administration's immediate action to ensure America's energy security by expediting the permitting process for safe offshore energy exploration and development without further delay." (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of Environment America 7 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of Environment America 7 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Devin Nunes voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Congressman McCarthy Announces Introduction of Legislation to Protect Central Valley Economy from Regulatory Overreach. 19 April 2011. "Congressman Kevin McCarthy today announced the introduction of H.R. 1582, legislation to ensure that the Central Valley can continue efforts to clean its air in a commonsense way that encourages job creation and economic growth. The Commonsense Ozone Regulation Act repeals a $29 million fine being levied on the residents of the Central Valley for violation of an air quality standard that has been revoked by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It also postpones the implementation of new, stricter ozone standards until a Local Advisory Committee can study compliance feasibility. The bill is cosponsored by Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-21), Congressman Jeff Denham (CA-19) and Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49). [¦] 'The EPA needs a reality check. We have grave economic conditions throughout the Central Valley and the federal government is about to make them worse,' said Representative Nunes. 'It makes no sense that the agency would fine our communities under a standard which has been replaced, while at the same time moving the goal posts to make compliance with the new standard more difficult. This bill is needed to allow air quality improvements to continue without killing jobs.'" (www.votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Issue Position: Global Warming. 4 April 2012. "Congress has provided tens of billions of dollars to research and better understand climate change, as have other governments around the world. As we debate this issue, it is important that discussions of new laws and regulations take into consideration the economic impact of radical changes to our economy which are disproportionally felt by low income Americans. Fossil fuels, for example, have played instrumental roles in reducing poverty and world hunger. Rather than create policies that will raise the cost of energy, Congress should invest in alternative energy sources that simultaneously reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Washington Report June 2007. 1 June 2007. "Rep. Nunes has supported several initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. [¦] Congress should continue the effort by considering all available data to find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to reduce overall energy consumption. As Congress debates the solution, it is important that discussions of regulations take into consideration the economic impact on businesses and jobs. Creating burdensome greenhouse gas emission standards will raise the cost of energy - which will be passed onto Americans." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Get 'Er Done. 31 July 2009. "And when you look at the cap-and-trade bill or the cap-and-tax bill, that was another example of getting it done and really getting nothing done, because ultimately, in their bill, if it becomes law, it won't take any CO" (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Commerce, Justice, Science, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010. 4 March 2010. "Employers face uncertainty about the Democrats' massive takeover of the health care system, about the new $1 trillion cap-and-trade energy tax. They face uncertainty with environmental regulations like those that have driven 84 saw mills from California since 1989, and they face uncertainty about the largest tax increase in American history that will be enacted this year." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Devin Nunes a grade of 82." (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 0 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Devin Nunes in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. The Federal Lands Counter-Drug Strategy and Enforcement Enhancement Act (H.R. 5645). 13 July 2010. "The Federal Lands Counterdrug Strategy and Enforcement Act would address this situation by requiring the Office of National Drug Control Policy to develop a strategy to combat drug trafficking on public lands. The bill would also increase the penalties available for cultivating or manufacturing drugs on public land as well as for using hazardous chemicals, diverting streams, removing vegetation without authorization, and using boobytraps or firearms to produce drugs on public lands." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Issue Position: Healthcare. 2 April 2012. "In sharp contrast to the President's BIG-government plan, my colleagues and I have proposed legislation that centers on choice, affordability and quality. In our view, the American people deserve a healthcare system that is centered on their individual needs. Our bill, The Patients' Choice Act, will allow us to achieve this goal, while improving health outcomes, lowering cost and guaranteeing access to healthcare for every single American." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Issue Position: Healthcare. 2 April 2012. "Some in Congress, including myself, are working to expand choice in healthcare. We want to reduce costs by streamlining regulations, and end the abuse of our courts by trial lawyers. With these reforms, the United States will continue to experience amazing advances in medicine made possible by free-market innovation. However, maintaining the best global healthcare system in the world requires us to avoid the miracle cure fraud related to government directed healthcare. We must work to reduce government intervention, not increase it." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Nunes Meets with Public to Discuss H.R. 3200. 20 August 2009. "While I strongly oppose H.R. 3200 or any effort to create a new government health program, I do believe that Congress needs to pass health care reforms. Members of Congress, including myself, have a responsibility to do more than say 'no' to a bad plan - we need to have a plan and our ideas should be in writing. I do have a plan and it's a comprehensive alternative that offers universal access to health care without bankrupting our nation or depriving the American people of choice. In fact, my bill, authored jointly by Paul Ryan and Senators Tom Coburn and Richard Burr is all about choice - its title is the Patients' Choice Act and it is available on my website for public inspection and comment." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act. 19 January 2011. "Madam Speaker, at enormous cost and in the face of tremendous opposition across the country, the previous majority in Congress forced on the American people a great socialist experiment in government health care. No area of the American health care system was left untouched by ObamaCare. [¦] The American people were never told the truth. They were promised health care choices but saw them taken away. They were promised they would save money but saw their health care get more expensive. The most in need were promised access to health care through Medicaid, a program that is not only bankrupting the Federal Government but the State governments as well. [¦] Instead of improving the lives of all Americans by fixing our broken health care system, starting with Medicare and Medicaid, the Democratic majority subjected the American people to class warfare, anticapitalist hate speech and vitriolic rhetoric. [¦] Today the House will repeal ObamaCare, and we will ensure that this renaissance of socialism in America is the shortest living political era in our Nation's history." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Senate Amendments To H.R. 3590, Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act Of 2009, And H.R. 4872, Health Care And Education Reconciliation Act Of 2010. 21 March 2010. "Mr. Speaker, this debate is not about the uninsured; it's about socialized medicine. Today we are turning back the clock. For most of the 20th century, people fled the ghosts of communist dictators, and now you are bringing the ghosts back into this Chamber. With passage of this bill, they will haunt Americans for generations. Your multitrillion dollar health care bill continues the Soviets' failed Soviet socialistic experiment. It gives the Federal Government absolute control over health care in America. My friends, that is what this debate is really about. Today, Democrats in this House will finally lay the cornerstone of their socialist utopia on the backs of the American people. Say 'no' to socialism. Say 'no' to totalitarianism. Say 'no' to this bill." (www.votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Devin Nunes. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Devin Nunes voted Nay on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 29 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Devin Nunes voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Devin Nunes. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Devin Nunes voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of the Family Research Council 85 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 85 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Devin Nunes voted Nay on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of the American Family Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Devin Nunes voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 10 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)

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  • Devin Nunes. Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011. 12 May 2011. "Congress must meet its responsibilities and again begin to pass annual intelligence authorization bills, which are vital to ensuring, among other things, that the men and women who really risk their lives to be part of this intelligence community are properly funded to carry out their critical mission of defending our country, such as the mission we just saw a couple of weeks ago, that of the killing of Osama bin Laden." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Issue Position: Terrorism and Homeland Security. 1 January 2012. "At this time, our government is engaged in a comprehensive effort to protect the homeland and defeat terrorism. While the debate in Congress has largely focused on the war in Iraq, a significant battleground against terrorists, our nation must not lose sight of the reality that the danger we face is broader than the borders of the Middle East. In recognition of this, we are using all instruments of national power, as are many of our allies, to hunt down terrorists around the world [¦] We have been fortunate, thanks to aggressive action at home and abroad, to have had no terrorist attacks within our boarders since 9/11. However, this should not provide us a false sense of security. The independent 9/11 Commission warned against complacency and one of the key lessons we have learned is that the best way to limit terrorism on our shores is aggressive preemptive action." (votesmart.org)

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  • Devin Nunes. Public Employee Pension Transparency. 1 February 2011. "Public employee pensions represent trillions of debt carried by the American taxpayer. Unfortunately, this debt is masked by accounting practices that would never be tolerated in the private sector. It's time to open up the books. Once we enact this bill, retirees, government workers, policy makers, and most importantly the people who are paying the bills, can make up their own minds about the soundness of public pensions." (votesmart.org)
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Devin Nunes supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 50 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. 27 January 2009. "For years we have lived on borrowed time. We have continued to throw money at unsustainable and broken programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. These programs must be fixed." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Devin Nunes. Nunes backs 'Roadmap' legislation. 26 June 2008. "Congressman Devin Nunes today announced his support for legislation that will ensure universal access to quality healthcare to all Americans. The bill, titled 'A Roadmap for America's Future,' also permanently resolves the financial challenges facing Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid. [¦] The Roadmap legislation has been evaluated by the Congressional Budget Office and deemed to be fiscally sustainable - which our current fiscal trajectory is not. Without reform, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are on autopilot to bankrupt our nation. These programs have unfunded liabilities that dwarf the combined cost of all wars since the founding of the United States- including the current War on Terror." (www.votesmart.org)

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