Representative Mac Thornberry's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 13, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 13
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Issue Positions

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "These alternative proposals contain a number of options, including creating lower health care premiums through increased competition and choice; providing access to affordable health care for people with pre-existing conditions; providing greater Medicaid flexibility for states; eliminating waste in the health care system; and banning federal funding for abortions." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/580444/thornberry-votes-to-repeal-new-health-care-law#.VbJniXV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/interest-group/252/rating/7227 (votesmart.org)
  • "These alternative proposals contain a number of options, including creating lower health care premiums through increased competition and choice; providing access to affordable health care for people with pre-existing conditions; providing greater Medicaid flexibility for states; eliminating waste in the health care system; and banning federal funding for abortions." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/580444/thornberry-votes-to-repeal-new-health-care-law#.VbJniXV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/interest-group/252/rating/7227 (votesmart.org)
  • "These alternative proposals contain a number of options, including creating lower health care premiums through increased competition and choice; providing access to affordable health care for people with pre-existing conditions; providing greater Medicaid flexibility for states; eliminating waste in the health care system; and banning federal funding for abortions." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/580444/thornberry-votes-to-repeal-new-health-care-law#.VbJniXV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/interest-group/252/rating/7227 (votesmart.org)
  • "These alternative proposals contain a number of options, including creating lower health care premiums through increased competition and choice; providing access to affordable health care for people with pre-existing conditions; providing greater Medicaid flexibility for states; eliminating waste in the health care system; and banning federal funding for abortions." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/580444/thornberry-votes-to-repeal-new-health-care-law#.VbJniXV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/interest-group/252/rating/7227 (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Signed a pledge stating "[...] 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." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VbJoQ3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "He also supports major tax reform. This Congress he has cosponsored a bill that would give each taxpayer a choice of paying a simple, flat-rate on his or her inco\me or continue paying under the existing system. Mac has also cosponsored the 'Fair Tax,' a national sales tax that would replace the income tax and the payroll tax." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485689/issue-position-taxes#.VZMVF3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a pledge stating "[...] 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." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VbJoQ3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "He also supports major tax reform. This Congress he has cosponsored a bill that would give each taxpayer a choice of paying a simple, flat-rate on his or her inco\me or continue paying under the existing system. Mac has also cosponsored the 'Fair Tax,' a national sales tax that would replace the income tax and the payroll tax." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485689/issue-position-taxes#.VZMVF3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a pledge stating "[...] 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." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VbJoQ3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "He also supports major tax reform. This Congress he has cosponsored a bill that would give each taxpayer a choice of paying a simple, flat-rate on his or her inco\me or continue paying under the existing system. Mac has also cosponsored the 'Fair Tax,' a national sales tax that would replace the income tax and the payroll tax." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485689/issue-position-taxes#.VZMVF3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a pledge stating "[...] 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." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VbJoQ3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "He also supports major tax reform. This Congress he has cosponsored a bill that would give each taxpayer a choice of paying a simple, flat-rate on his or her inco\me or continue paying under the existing system. Mac has also cosponsored the 'Fair Tax,' a national sales tax that would replace the income tax and the payroll tax." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485689/issue-position-taxes#.VZMVF3UVhHw (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Mac believes that the federal government should be required to balance its budget, just as millions of American families have to do. He supports a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485693/issue-position-federal-spending#.VZMWMXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Encourage economic growth and job creation, including: Permanently lowering tax rates Cutting and controlling federal spending [?]" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/831586/issue-position-on-the-issues#.VbJqM3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Mac believes that the federal government should be required to balance its budget, just as millions of American families have to do. He supports a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485693/issue-position-federal-spending#.VZMWMXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Encourage economic growth and job creation, including: Permanently lowering tax rates Cutting and controlling federal spending [?]" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/831586/issue-position-on-the-issues#.VbJqM3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Mac believes that the federal government should be required to balance its budget, just as millions of American families have to do. He supports a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485693/issue-position-federal-spending#.VZMWMXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Encourage economic growth and job creation, including: Permanently lowering tax rates Cutting and controlling federal spending [?]" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/831586/issue-position-on-the-issues#.VbJqM3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Mac believes that the federal government should be required to balance its budget, just as millions of American families have to do. He supports a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485693/issue-position-federal-spending#.VZMWMXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Encourage economic growth and job creation, including: Permanently lowering tax rates Cutting and controlling federal spending [?]" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/831586/issue-position-on-the-issues#.VbJqM3V3k1M (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Signed a pledge stating "[...] 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." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VbJoQ3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Mac always remembers that every dollar spent by the federal government is first earned by a taxpayer. He also knows that the more money the government confiscates in taxes, the less money there is for the family to spend on its needs. Therefore, Mac is a strong advocate for lower taxes." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485689/issue-position-taxes#.VZMVF3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a pledge stating "[...] 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." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VbJoQ3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Mac always remembers that every dollar spent by the federal government is first earned by a taxpayer. He also knows that the more money the government confiscates in taxes, the less money there is for the family to spend on its needs. Therefore, Mac is a strong advocate for lower taxes." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485689/issue-position-taxes#.VZMVF3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a pledge stating "[...] 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." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VbJoQ3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Mac always remembers that every dollar spent by the federal government is first earned by a taxpayer. He also knows that the more money the government confiscates in taxes, the less money there is for the family to spend on its needs. Therefore, Mac is a strong advocate for lower taxes." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485689/issue-position-taxes#.VZMVF3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a pledge stating "[...] 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." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VbJoQ3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Mac always remembers that every dollar spent by the federal government is first earned by a taxpayer. He also knows that the more money the government confiscates in taxes, the less money there is for the family to spend on its needs. Therefore, Mac is a strong advocate for lower taxes." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485689/issue-position-taxes#.VZMVF3UVhHw (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We need serious reforms that restrict the federal government from reaching into our lives in a whole host of areas, and education is one of the most important." http://thornberry.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=XR5R66MFQQMBY7RXZOYTLL7ZPE (thornberry.house.gov)
  • "The best people to make decisions about our children's education are their parents and local school districts, not bureaucrats in Washington. This bill accomplishes that on many levels." http://thornberry.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=XR5R66MFQQMBY7RXZOYTLL7ZPE (thornberry.house.gov)
  • "We need serious reforms that restrict the federal government from reaching into our lives in a whole host of areas, and education is one of the most important." http://thornberry.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=XR5R66MFQQMBY7RXZOYTLL7ZPE (thornberry.house.gov)
  • "The best people to make decisions about our children's education are their parents and local school districts, not bureaucrats in Washington. This bill accomplishes that on many levels." http://thornberry.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=XR5R66MFQQMBY7RXZOYTLL7ZPE (thornberry.house.gov)
  • "We need serious reforms that restrict the federal government from reaching into our lives in a whole host of areas, and education is one of the most important." http://thornberry.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=XR5R66MFQQMBY7RXZOYTLL7ZPE (thornberry.house.gov)
  • "The best people to make decisions about our children's education are their parents and local school districts, not bureaucrats in Washington. This bill accomplishes that on many levels." http://thornberry.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=XR5R66MFQQMBY7RXZOYTLL7ZPE (thornberry.house.gov)
  • "We need serious reforms that restrict the federal government from reaching into our lives in a whole host of areas, and education is one of the most important." http://thornberry.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=XR5R66MFQQMBY7RXZOYTLL7ZPE (thornberry.house.gov)
  • "The best people to make decisions about our children's education are their parents and local school districts, not bureaucrats in Washington. This bill accomplishes that on many levels." http://thornberry.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=XR5R66MFQQMBY7RXZOYTLL7ZPE (thornberry.house.gov)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of S. 1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VbJq23V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "There are no more excuses to block the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline. It is not rocket science; it is common sense. The House is acting yet again to get the project moving." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961081/house-approves-keystone-xl-pipeline/?search=xl#.VZMYhXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S. 1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VbJq23V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "There are no more excuses to block the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline. It is not rocket science; it is common sense. The House is acting yet again to get the project moving." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961081/house-approves-keystone-xl-pipeline/?search=xl#.VZMYhXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S. 1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VbJq23V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "There are no more excuses to block the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline. It is not rocket science; it is common sense. The House is acting yet again to get the project moving." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961081/house-approves-keystone-xl-pipeline/?search=xl#.VZMYhXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S. 1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VbJq23V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "There are no more excuses to block the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline. It is not rocket science; it is common sense. The House is acting yet again to get the project moving." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961081/house-approves-keystone-xl-pipeline/?search=xl#.VZMYhXUVhHw (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • "[?] Thornberry introduced his own bill to increase all-of-the-above domestic energy production. The legislation, H.R. 2081, called the 'No More Excuses Energy Act,' would encourage construction of new refineries; increase onshore and offshore drilling; and invest in nuclear power plants." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/892634/thornberry-advocates-for-us-energy-independence#.VZMZAHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Over a year ago I introduced H.R. 3089, ‘The No More Excuses Energy Act of 2007.' The bill would encourage more domestic production of all forms of energy; oil, gas, nuclear, and renewables, such as wind." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/366759/thornberry-says-congress-should-stay-in-until-energy-vote/?search=renewable#.Vl8xx2wViko (votesmart.org)
  • "Instead of creating more regulation and restrictions, we need a commonsense plan to increase production of all kinds of energy here at home. We can drive down energy prices and create more jobs at the same time." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/713742/house-passes-domestic-energy-package#.VZMZynUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "[?] Thornberry introduced his own bill to increase all-of-the-above domestic energy production. The legislation, H.R. 2081, called the 'No More Excuses Energy Act,' would encourage construction of new refineries; increase onshore and offshore drilling; and invest in nuclear power plants." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/892634/thornberry-advocates-for-us-energy-independence#.VZMZAHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Over a year ago I introduced H.R. 3089, ‘The No More Excuses Energy Act of 2007.' The bill would encourage more domestic production of all forms of energy; oil, gas, nuclear, and renewables, such as wind." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/366759/thornberry-says-congress-should-stay-in-until-energy-vote/?search=renewable#.Vl8xx2wViko (votesmart.org)
  • "Instead of creating more regulation and restrictions, we need a commonsense plan to increase production of all kinds of energy here at home. We can drive down energy prices and create more jobs at the same time." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/713742/house-passes-domestic-energy-package#.VZMZynUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "[?] Thornberry introduced his own bill to increase all-of-the-above domestic energy production. The legislation, H.R. 2081, called the 'No More Excuses Energy Act,' would encourage construction of new refineries; increase onshore and offshore drilling; and invest in nuclear power plants." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/892634/thornberry-advocates-for-us-energy-independence#.VZMZAHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Over a year ago I introduced H.R. 3089, ‘The No More Excuses Energy Act of 2007.' The bill would encourage more domestic production of all forms of energy; oil, gas, nuclear, and renewables, such as wind." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/366759/thornberry-says-congress-should-stay-in-until-energy-vote/?search=renewable#.Vl8xx2wViko (votesmart.org)
  • "Instead of creating more regulation and restrictions, we need a commonsense plan to increase production of all kinds of energy here at home. We can drive down energy prices and create more jobs at the same time." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/713742/house-passes-domestic-energy-package#.VZMZynUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "[?] Thornberry introduced his own bill to increase all-of-the-above domestic energy production. The legislation, H.R. 2081, called the 'No More Excuses Energy Act,' would encourage construction of new refineries; increase onshore and offshore drilling; and invest in nuclear power plants." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/892634/thornberry-advocates-for-us-energy-independence#.VZMZAHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Over a year ago I introduced H.R. 3089, ‘The No More Excuses Energy Act of 2007.' The bill would encourage more domestic production of all forms of energy; oil, gas, nuclear, and renewables, such as wind." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/366759/thornberry-says-congress-should-stay-in-until-energy-vote/?search=renewable#.Vl8xx2wViko (votesmart.org)
  • "Instead of creating more regulation and restrictions, we need a commonsense plan to increase production of all kinds of energy here at home. We can drive down energy prices and create more jobs at the same time." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/713742/house-passes-domestic-energy-package#.VZMZynUVhHw (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We all want clear air and clean water. What the vast majority of Americans do not want, though, is an even more aggressive EPA issuing sweeping regulations that will further drive up costs for businesses and consumers alike." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/877334/thornberry-statement-on-new-epa-regulations#.VZMZl3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Along with today's action to halt the Administration's current restrictions on energy production, Thornberry has consistently combatted excessive federal regulations on multiple fronts. Most recently, he spoke out against the President's proposed EPA regulations on carbon-dioxide emission, which would increase costs for American businesses and consumers alike." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/892634/thornberry-advocates-for-us-energy-independence#.VZMZAHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "We all want clear air and clean water. What the vast majority of Americans do not want, though, is an even more aggressive EPA issuing sweeping regulations that will further drive up costs for businesses and consumers alike." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/877334/thornberry-statement-on-new-epa-regulations#.VZMZl3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Along with today's action to halt the Administration's current restrictions on energy production, Thornberry has consistently combatted excessive federal regulations on multiple fronts. Most recently, he spoke out against the President's proposed EPA regulations on carbon-dioxide emission, which would increase costs for American businesses and consumers alike." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/892634/thornberry-advocates-for-us-energy-independence#.VZMZAHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "We all want clear air and clean water. What the vast majority of Americans do not want, though, is an even more aggressive EPA issuing sweeping regulations that will further drive up costs for businesses and consumers alike." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/877334/thornberry-statement-on-new-epa-regulations#.VZMZl3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Along with today's action to halt the Administration's current restrictions on energy production, Thornberry has consistently combatted excessive federal regulations on multiple fronts. Most recently, he spoke out against the President's proposed EPA regulations on carbon-dioxide emission, which would increase costs for American businesses and consumers alike." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/892634/thornberry-advocates-for-us-energy-independence#.VZMZAHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "We all want clear air and clean water. What the vast majority of Americans do not want, though, is an even more aggressive EPA issuing sweeping regulations that will further drive up costs for businesses and consumers alike." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/877334/thornberry-statement-on-new-epa-regulations#.VZMZl3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Along with today's action to halt the Administration's current restrictions on energy production, Thornberry has consistently combatted excessive federal regulations on multiple fronts. Most recently, he spoke out against the President's proposed EPA regulations on carbon-dioxide emission, which would increase costs for American businesses and consumers alike." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/892634/thornberry-advocates-for-us-energy-independence#.VZMZAHUVhHw (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 90% Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1226/rating/8555 (votesmart.org)
  • "I have never supported efforts to remove firearms from the hands of law-abiding citizens and believe attempts to do so only aids those who violate our laws and prey on society." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/583228/issue-position-second-amendment#.VZMaDHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 90% Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1226/rating/8555 (votesmart.org)
  • "I have never supported efforts to remove firearms from the hands of law-abiding citizens and believe attempts to do so only aids those who violate our laws and prey on society." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/583228/issue-position-second-amendment#.VZMaDHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 90% Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1226/rating/8555 (votesmart.org)
  • "I have never supported efforts to remove firearms from the hands of law-abiding citizens and believe attempts to do so only aids those who violate our laws and prey on society." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/583228/issue-position-second-amendment#.VZMaDHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 90% Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1226/rating/8555 (votesmart.org)
  • "I have never supported efforts to remove firearms from the hands of law-abiding citizens and believe attempts to do so only aids those who violate our laws and prey on society." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/583228/issue-position-second-amendment#.VZMaDHUVhHw (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VY7rIvlVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Mac believes Congress should fully repeal and defund Obamacare because it is already driving up premiums, forcing employers to stop offering health care, and causing Americans to lose the care they already have." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833083/issue-position-obamacare#.VZMaznUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VY7rIvlVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Mac believes Congress should fully repeal and defund Obamacare because it is already driving up premiums, forcing employers to stop offering health care, and causing Americans to lose the care they already have." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833083/issue-position-obamacare#.VZMaznUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VY7rIvlVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Mac believes Congress should fully repeal and defund Obamacare because it is already driving up premiums, forcing employers to stop offering health care, and causing Americans to lose the care they already have." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833083/issue-position-obamacare#.VZMaznUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VY7rIvlVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Mac believes Congress should fully repeal and defund Obamacare because it is already driving up premiums, forcing employers to stop offering health care, and causing Americans to lose the care they already have." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/833083/issue-position-obamacare#.VZMaznUVhHw (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • "This legislation would prevent the President from enforcing his executive amnesty plan by barring any funds from being used to carry out his executive actions or any other related illegal executive action that he might take in the future." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/952211/congressman-farenthold-speaks-out-against-the-presidents-unconstitutional-executive-amnesty-plan#.VbJxS3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "He also believes it is wrong to reward those who have violated our laws by coming here illegally by giving them preference over those who have waited patiently and followed our laws to enter legally." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485691/issue-position-immigration#.VZMbBXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "This legislation would prevent the President from enforcing his executive amnesty plan by barring any funds from being used to carry out his executive actions or any other related illegal executive action that he might take in the future." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/952211/congressman-farenthold-speaks-out-against-the-presidents-unconstitutional-executive-amnesty-plan#.VbJxS3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "He also believes it is wrong to reward those who have violated our laws by coming here illegally by giving them preference over those who have waited patiently and followed our laws to enter legally." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485691/issue-position-immigration#.VZMbBXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "This legislation would prevent the President from enforcing his executive amnesty plan by barring any funds from being used to carry out his executive actions or any other related illegal executive action that he might take in the future." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/952211/congressman-farenthold-speaks-out-against-the-presidents-unconstitutional-executive-amnesty-plan#.VbJxS3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "He also believes it is wrong to reward those who have violated our laws by coming here illegally by giving them preference over those who have waited patiently and followed our laws to enter legally." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485691/issue-position-immigration#.VZMbBXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "This legislation would prevent the President from enforcing his executive amnesty plan by barring any funds from being used to carry out his executive actions or any other related illegal executive action that he might take in the future." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/952211/congressman-farenthold-speaks-out-against-the-presidents-unconstitutional-executive-amnesty-plan#.VbJxS3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "He also believes it is wrong to reward those who have violated our laws by coming here illegally by giving them preference over those who have waited patiently and followed our laws to enter legally." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485691/issue-position-immigration#.VZMbBXUVhHw (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H. Amdt 1416 "Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention of the Defense of Marriage Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/41178#.VZKimHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1256/rating/7220 (votesmart.org)
  • "I firmly believe the legal definition of marriage should be strictly confined to a union between one man and one woman." http://amarillo.com/stories/100104/usn_marriage.shtml#.Vl85kmwViko (amarillo.com)
  • Voted in favor of H. Amdt 1416 "Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention of the Defense of Marriage Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/41178#.VZKimHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1256/rating/7220 (votesmart.org)
  • "I firmly believe the legal definition of marriage should be strictly confined to a union between one man and one woman." http://amarillo.com/stories/100104/usn_marriage.shtml#.Vl85kmwViko (amarillo.com)
  • Voted in favor of H. Amdt 1416 "Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention of the Defense of Marriage Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/41178#.VZKimHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1256/rating/7220 (votesmart.org)
  • "I firmly believe the legal definition of marriage should be strictly confined to a union between one man and one woman." http://amarillo.com/stories/100104/usn_marriage.shtml#.Vl85kmwViko (amarillo.com)
  • Voted in favor of H. Amdt 1416 "Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention of the Defense of Marriage Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/41178#.VZKimHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1256/rating/7220 (votesmart.org)
  • "I firmly believe the legal definition of marriage should be strictly confined to a union between one man and one woman." http://amarillo.com/stories/100104/usn_marriage.shtml#.Vl85kmwViko (amarillo.com)

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Our investments in national security must also extend beyond traditional military resources. If we're going to succeed against terrorism or any other security challenges we face, we must have all the instruments of national power and influence working together, not only coordinated, but integrated, so that it is a seamless unit. This includes everything from intelligence gathering, to cyber security, and even foreign policy." http://thornberry.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=8402 (thornberry.house.gov)
  • "Mac believes that the first job of the federal government is to defend the country. He has been a strong advocate for making sure that the military and national security professionals have the tools they need to do the job the country asks of them." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485690/issue-position-national-security#.VZMcb3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Our investments in national security must also extend beyond traditional military resources. If we're going to succeed against terrorism or any other security challenges we face, we must have all the instruments of national power and influence working together, not only coordinated, but integrated, so that it is a seamless unit. This includes everything from intelligence gathering, to cyber security, and even foreign policy." http://thornberry.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=8402 (thornberry.house.gov)
  • "Mac believes that the first job of the federal government is to defend the country. He has been a strong advocate for making sure that the military and national security professionals have the tools they need to do the job the country asks of them." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485690/issue-position-national-security#.VZMcb3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Our investments in national security must also extend beyond traditional military resources. If we're going to succeed against terrorism or any other security challenges we face, we must have all the instruments of national power and influence working together, not only coordinated, but integrated, so that it is a seamless unit. This includes everything from intelligence gathering, to cyber security, and even foreign policy." http://thornberry.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=8402 (thornberry.house.gov)
  • "Mac believes that the first job of the federal government is to defend the country. He has been a strong advocate for making sure that the military and national security professionals have the tools they need to do the job the country asks of them." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485690/issue-position-national-security#.VZMcb3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Our investments in national security must also extend beyond traditional military resources. If we're going to succeed against terrorism or any other security challenges we face, we must have all the instruments of national power and influence working together, not only coordinated, but integrated, so that it is a seamless unit. This includes everything from intelligence gathering, to cyber security, and even foreign policy." http://thornberry.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=8402 (thornberry.house.gov)
  • "Mac believes that the first job of the federal government is to defend the country. He has been a strong advocate for making sure that the military and national security professionals have the tools they need to do the job the country asks of them." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485690/issue-position-national-security#.VZMcb3UVhHw (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 4% by Alliance for Retired Americans http://votesmart.org/interest-group/959/rating/7965 (votesmart.org)
  • "I do not believe we should change the rules in the middle of the game. Proposals I have supported in the past would not affect those who are 55 years of age or older. But for younger workers, some reforms are necessary or Social Security cannot survive." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/687365/blog-serious-steps-needed-to-shore-up-social-security#.VZMdIHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 4% by Alliance for Retired Americans http://votesmart.org/interest-group/959/rating/7965 (votesmart.org)
  • "I do not believe we should change the rules in the middle of the game. Proposals I have supported in the past would not affect those who are 55 years of age or older. But for younger workers, some reforms are necessary or Social Security cannot survive." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/687365/blog-serious-steps-needed-to-shore-up-social-security#.VZMdIHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 4% by Alliance for Retired Americans http://votesmart.org/interest-group/959/rating/7965 (votesmart.org)
  • "I do not believe we should change the rules in the middle of the game. Proposals I have supported in the past would not affect those who are 55 years of age or older. But for younger workers, some reforms are necessary or Social Security cannot survive." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/687365/blog-serious-steps-needed-to-shore-up-social-security#.VZMdIHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 4% by Alliance for Retired Americans http://votesmart.org/interest-group/959/rating/7965 (votesmart.org)
  • "I do not believe we should change the rules in the middle of the game. Proposals I have supported in the past would not affect those who are 55 years of age or older. But for younger workers, some reforms are necessary or Social Security cannot survive." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/687365/blog-serious-steps-needed-to-shore-up-social-security#.VZMdIHUVhHw (votesmart.org)

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