Representative Steven 'Steve' J. Chabot's Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: Steven 'Steve' J. Chabot
Current Office: U.S. House - District 1, Republican
First Elected: 11/08/1994
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 6, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Donna; 2 Children: Erica, Randy
Birth Date: 01/22/1953
Birth Place: Cincinnati, OH
Home City: Cincinnati, OH
Religion: Roman Catholic
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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

  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Eliminate public funding for abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions." Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion. Other or expanded principles: "Abortion should be illegal, I support exceptions for life of mother, rape and incest to achieve legislation that would end most abortions. Congress should ban partial-birth abortion. "
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should be illegal when the fetus is viable, with or without life support." Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion. Other or expanded principles: "Abortion shoud be illegal, support exceptions for life of mother, rape, incest to achieve legislation to end most abortion."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Steve Chabot. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Steve Chabot voted Nay on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Pro-life" for: "a) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Prohibit the dilation and extraction procedure, also known as "partial-birth" abortion." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion. Other or expanded principles: "Abortion should be illegal, I support exceptions for life of mother, rape and incest to achieve legislation that would end most abortions."
  • 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 Steve Chabot a rating of 13 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Steve Chabot voted Nay on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Eagle Forum. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Eagle Forum endorsed Steve Chabot in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Steve Chabot voted Nay on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Right to Life Committee endorsed Steve Chabot in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Steve Chabot voted Nay on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Video: Democrat Steve Driehaus and Republican Steve Chabot debate. 21 October 2010. "National right to life keeps track of all our voting records- I had %100 lifetime score [¦] I have a stellar pro-life record and everybody knows that." (youtu.be)
  • Steve Chabot. Issue Position: Pro-Life. 28 November 2011. "Steve Chabot is proudly pro-life and his conscience and voting record have always reflected that core principle. He authored the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act, which the president signed into law and was recently upheld by the United States Supreme Court. As your Congressman, Steve has consistently upheld his promise to protect the most innocent and defenseless among us - the unborn." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Steve Chabot voted Nay on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Steve Chabot voted Nay on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Susan B. Anthony List. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Susan B. Anthony List endorsed Steve Chabot in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Steve Chabot voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Chabot Speaks at March for Life Rally. 23 January 2012. "I take very seriously my charge to protect the unborn and have worked diligently during my time in Congress to be an advocate for these babies so their voices are heard," Chabot wrote on his Facebook page. "I am proud, particularly today, to be the author of the ban on partial birth abortion. It is important that as we continue to fight for these most previsous humans that we remember that our actions are just as important as our words." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. 4 May 2011. "Madam Speaker, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. A majority of Americans have made it clear that they oppose the government using their tax dollars to pay for abortions, and it's time that we permanently extend the Hyde amendment, which bans this irresponsible practice. Particularly in our current budget situation, the Federal Government should not be subsidizing abortions. Additionally, this bill permanently extends important legal protections for doctors and other health care providers who refuse to perform abortions to which they are morally opposed. Every doctor and health care provider deserves the right to act according to his or her own conscience, and this important legislation will ensure that he or she is not punished for doing so. Madam Speaker, the American people support this legislation. They do not want their tax dollars used to pay for abortions. Let's stand together today and do the fiscally and morally responsible thing--vote to pass H.R. 3." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Author of Partial-Birth Abortion Law Applauds Supreme Court Decision. 18 April 2007. "I'm extremely pleased that partial-birth abortions, a procedure that many have referred to as infanticide, will no longer be performed. The Supreme Court's decision finally brings an end to the national tragedy of partial-birth abortion, an abhorrent practice that has no place in a civilized society. When drafting this legislation, we were confident that it would withstand constitutional scrutiny and today's ruling confirms that belief. Our legislation was supported by an overwhelming bipartisan majority in Congress, signed into law by the President and has now been upheld by our highest court." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Blog: What I've Been Hearing at the Festivals. 28 July 2010. "And I haven't come across a person yet who buys that President Obama's Executive Order does anything to stop their tax dollars from going to pay for abortions. And that particularly incenses people." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. 27 April 2005. "I think the gentleman from Illinois (Mr. Hyde) was exactly right when he said that in essence when you have somebody secreting a girl who is pregnant to have a secret abortion in another State, that is an assault on the family, and that is what we are trying to prevent." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Steve Chabot voted Nay on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Honoring and Recognizing the Distinguished Service, Career, and Achievements of Chief Justice William Hubbs Rehnquist Upon His Death. 7 September 2005. "Also, notably, [Justice Rehnquist] was the last member of the Court who voted on the landmark case of Roe v. Wade, dissenting from that ruling that legalized abortion. I will always appreciate his respect for the value of human life and his commitment to this body and local government's making decisions to protect life, such as the ban on partial-birth abortion." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2003. 26 February 2004. "Sadly, recent studies in Maryland, North Carolina and New York City and Illinois indicate that homicide is the leading cause of death of pregnant women in those parts of the country. Those homicides are often inspired by the desire to kill a woman's unborn child. Yet due to gaps in the Federal criminal law, an unborn child can be killed or injured during the commission of a violent Federal crime without any legal consequences. These gaps are appalling to the American people. Recent polls have shown that upwards of 80 percent of registered voters, including 69 percent of voters who consider themselves to be prochoice, believe that prosecutors should be able to separately charge the violent attacker of a pregnant woman that kills her unborn child. Yet today, for example, if a man stalks his pregnant wife across State lines and attacks her, injuring her but killing the unborn child, that man could not be prosecuted under Federal law for the loss of the baby's life." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions." Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion. Other or expanded principles: "Abortion shoud be illegal, support exceptions for life of mother, rape, incest to achieve legislation to end most abortion."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Prohibit public funding of abortions and of organizations that advocate or perform abortions." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion. Other or expanded principles: "Abortion should be illegal, I support exceptions for life of mother, rape and incest to achieve legislation that would end most abortions."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Medicare, Medicaid, and federal subsidies should be prohibited from being used on abortion procedures."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Prohibit public funding of abortions and to organizations that advocate or perform abortions." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion. Other or expanded principles: "Abortion should be illegal. I support exceptions for life of mother, rape and incest to achieve legislation that would end most abortions."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."

Vote Smart's Research

  • Marilyn Karfeld. Republican Jewish Coalition: Chabot urges tough action on Iran, taxes and deficit. 21 November 2011. "U.S. is getting out, and you need to make a deal with the devil, the Taliban. You can undermine all the progress we made in both countries [Iraq and Afghanistan] by pulling out too quickly." (www.rjchq.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support United States military action in Afghanistan?" International Policy Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support withdrawing our troops in Iraq as conditions on the ground warrant."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "j) Should the United States increase military support for Afghanistan?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding international policy. Other or expanded principles: "I support continuing the progress that has been made including security gains, and will continue to carefully consider the advice and recommendations of the military commanders on the ground."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "j) Should the United States increase military support for Afghanistan?"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support increasing military assistance for Afghanistan?" International Policy Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support withdrawing our troops in Iraq as conditions on the ground warrant."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "e) Should the United States increase military support to Afghanistan?" 2) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Central and East Asia. Other or expanded principles: "We should reserve our right to use force to destroy North Koreas nuclear program. We should continue to push for reforms in North Korea and to help Afghanistan."
  • Steve Chabot. Congressman Steve Chabot Responds to Announcement of Full Troop Withdraw from Iraq. 27 October 2011. "It used to be that American withdrawal was conditioned on success. Now, it seems, withdrawal has become the definition of success. If that's the case, success in Afghanistan will feel a lot like failure." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Steve Chabot voted Nay on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Afghanistan War Powers Resolution. 17 March 2011. "I've heard before some of my colleagues who support an American retreat from Afghanistan describe this effort as a fiscal matter. I would respond to that argument by simply stating that it's not a question of whether we can afford to fund a military presence in Afghanistan, it's a matter of whether we can afford not to, particularly at this point [¦] Further, a premature withdrawal of American troops from the Afghan theater would send a terrible message to both our friends and also to our adversaries. To our allies in the war on terrorism whom we would leave essentially twisting in the wind, to those 47 other nations that have joined the coalition in Afghanistan, we would essentially be saying, 'Good luck. You're on your own.' Not exactly what they had in mind when they joined us in this fight." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Steve Chabot. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 06/20/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 4939. 110th Congress. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 06/13/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 4200. 108th Congress. Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 05/20/2004. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 2642. 110th Congress. Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 06/19/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 4986. 110th Congress. Defense Authorizations Bill. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 01/16/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 2561. 106th Congress. Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 07/22/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 5010. 108th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 10/10/2002. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Blog: Hollowing Out Our Military. 11 January 2012. "Obama is repeating the mistakes of the past. After other major military conflicts, World War I, World War II, and Vietnam, the U.S. cut military spending, and then found it necessary to rebuild our military capabilities when our security was again threatened, often at great cost in blood and treasure [¦] One area where I would agree, at least in part, with Obama's plan, is reducing our military forces in Europe. Our European NATO allies have for far too long been allowed to neglect their own defense budgets, and become too dependent on U.S. military forces to carry the load. Enough's enough. This is one area we could save some U.S. tax dollars. I intend to support the Administration on this point. Let me be clear. My opposition to what I and many others see as a hollowing out of our military does not mean that the Defense Department should be considered a sacred cow. It, like all departments and agencies of the federal government, deserves aggressive scrutiny to determine where waste, fraud, abuse and pork can be eliminated without jeopardizing our security (remember the $600 hammers?) In conclusion, we must not permit this ill-conceived plan to move forward, and reduce our ability to project U.S. military power around the world. If we do, it will make the world, and us, less safe." (stevechabot.com)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 3222. 110th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 08/05/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. [?] c) Defense" Budget Priorities Other or expanded principles: "Eliminate corporate welfare and other wasteful spending."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. c) Defense"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "High Priority" for: "Indicate your priorities for spending any anticipated federal budget surplus. a) Defense" Indicate your priorities for spending any anticipated federal budget surplus. Other or expanded principles: "Don't spend surplus on wasteful federal programs."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. c) Defense"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. c) Defense" Budget Priorities Other or expanded principles: "corporate welfare and other wasteful spending"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "c) Defense"
  • Steve Chabot. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Steve Chabot. Video: Democrat Steve Driehaus and Republican Steve Chabot debate. 21 October 2010. "Basically what we need to do is keep taxes lower or cut them on everybody across the board." (youtu.be)
  • Steve Chabot. Issue Position: Economy and Jobs. 29 November 2011. "I support polices that will empower the private sector and limit the size and scope of the federal government. I will work to eliminate unnecessary and burdensome regulations, cut taxes, and reduce wasteful spending." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Steve Chabot supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 100 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Steve Chabot supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Issue Position: Small Business. 29 November 2011. "Steve Chabot will work for the policies that help small businesses most, supporting efforts to lower taxes [...]" (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Letter to Representative Hensarling, Senator Murray, and Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. 17 November 2011. "It is evident that America has a fiscal crisis because Washington spends too much, not because it taxes too little. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, tax revenues will reach or exceed the historical average of 18 percent of economic output by the end of this decade, even as spending continues to increase at an unsustainable rate. Increasing taxes on Americans would destroy jobs, erase all hope of an economic recovery, and simply serve to feed out-of-control spending in Washington. Thus, as you continue the important task to reach a deficit reduction agreement, we ask that any policies the Joint Select Committee prescribes not increase Americans' tax burden. With current levels of taxation already limiting economic growth, we believe that marginal rates must be maintained or lowered and that repeal of any tax credit or deduction be offset with an equal or greater tax cut. Although there are diverse beliefs toward specific policies that should be included in any deficit reduction plan, we must recognize that increasing the tax burden on American businesses and citizens, especially during a fragile recovery, is irresponsible and dangerous to the health of the United States." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Driehaus on Taxes. 21 April 2010. "And beyond just reducing taxes, let's really simplify the incomprehensible tax code. Let's move to a flatter, simpler, lower, and fairer income tax. People shouldn't need to pay an expensive attorney, accountant or tax preparer to figure out what they owe. And if a national sales tax is in our future (and I'm not convinced that it is) let's make sure that it replaces federal income taxes altogether, and that it not be added on top of current income taxes, which are already, in my opinion, too high, (despite the fact that Mr. Driehaus might think otherwise)." (stevechabot.com)
  • Steve Chabot signed the Americans for Tax Reform: Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (atr.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Simplifying the Tax Code a Top Priority. 27 January 2005. "We must also guard against attempts by supporters of bigger government to use tax reform as a way to raise taxes on the American people" (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Moving in the Right Direction: How the House Budget Cuts Sending, Creates Jobs, and Ensures the Stability of Medicare and Social Security. 20 April 2011. "Rather than advocate serious spending cuts to reduce the deficit, President Obama has proposed massive tax increases that would in my view stifle job creation and economic growth." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?" Budgetary, Spending, and Taxes, Part 3: Taxes (B) Other or expanded principles: "We need to take steps to require Congress and the President to produce a balanced budget -- including enacting a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. Too many in Washington want to spend taxpayers hard-earned money and do not take fiscal responsibility seriously. I support a line-item veto and introduced legislation that would eliminate massive year-end spending bills."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?" Budgetary, Spending, and Taxes, Part 3: Taxes (B) Other or expanded principles: "Congress must extend important tax reductions such as the $1000 child tax credit and marriage penalty relief so that taxpayers don't face higher taxes."
  • Steve Chabot. Issue Position: Taxes. 29 November 2011. "But Steve believes you work hard for your money and deserve to keep more of it. He will continue to support policies that lower taxes like making the across-the-board tax cuts permanent and eliminating the death tax and the marriage penalty." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Steve Chabot. Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013. 27 June 2012. "Mr. Chairman, this Nation cannot continue spending money it doesn't have. It is imperative that Congress end the borrow-and-spend mentality that created our staggering national debt and that we put our Nation on a sustainable path to a balanced budget." (votesmart.org)
  • Marilyn Karfeld. Republican Jewish Coalition: Chabot urges tough action on Iran, taxes and deficit. 21 November 2011. "We haven't seen the growth of jobs because the government is out-of-control spending-wise. It's smothering the private sector." (www.rjchq.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Blog: 3 Months to Go! 4 August 2010. "During my time in Congress, I consistently supported policies to revitalize the economy and create jobs. Mr. Driehaus, on the other hand, voted for the job-killing Cap and Trade bill, voted to raise taxes time and time again, and voted for the failed Stimulus bill which grew government, but not jobs in the private sector." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Blog: Some Really Good News. 21 July 2010. "[Steve Driehaus] believes the best way to grow the economy is through more government spending (the Stimulus). I believe allowing people to keep more of what they earn (cutting taxes) and letting people spend their own money the way they want to, will grow the economy and create jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Steve Chabot voted Nay on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. West Side Resident Testifies Before Congress on Effects of Economic Stimulus on Local Business. 24 July 2008. "'The economic stimulus package returned billions of dollars to hard working American taxpayers,' said Congressman Chabot, who serves as the Ranking Member of the Small Business Committee. 'In addition to these rebate checks, we also need a comprehensive approach to lower energy costs, more tax relief for working families, and a low tax, business friendly environment that helps create good-paying jobs.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "2) Would you support enforcing the spending limits agreed to in 1997 by the President and Congress to balance the budget?" Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following general categories. Other or expanded principles: "Eliminate corporate welfare."
  • Steve Chabot. Blog: One Month to Go! 6 October 2010. "And the $814 billion so-called economic stimulus bill that was supposed to get the economy moving again, clearly hasn't worked. The only thing it stimulated was big government, and more government spending, but no jobs in the private sector." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Blog: Cut, Cap, and Balance. 13 July 2011. "In my opinion, we need to cut, cap, and balance. This is the plan, adopted with my support, by the Republican Study Committee (RSC). The RSC is a group of House Republicans whose defined purpose is to advance a conservative agenda in the House of Representatives. I've been an active member of this group now for 15 years. Here's what cut, cap, and balance would do. First, it would require spending reductions that would cut the deficit in half next year. Second, spending would be capped to return federal spending to 18% of GDP, instead of the 25% level it is now." (stevechabot.com)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Steve Chabot. Moving in the Right Direction: How the House Budget Cuts Spending, Creates Jobs, and Ensures the Stability of Medicare and Social Security. 20 April 2011. "This past week, Congress took several significant steps to return fiscal sanity to Washington. While the 2011 budget deal that averted a government shutdown captured most of the headlines, the budget for 2012 passed by the House on Friday (some refer to it as the Ryan budget) promises to do far more to curb out-of-control government spending... It also contains tax incentives to spur job creation [...]." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 2488. 106th Congress. Financial Freedom Act of 1999. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 08/05/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into areas with high unemployment." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding employment and affirmative action. Other or expanded principles: "The government should not discriminate by race when making hiring and promotion decisions."
  • Derrick DePledge. Cincinnati Enquirer: Federal grant use questioned. 10 February 2002. "[Steve Chabot] also believes that tax incentives are more effective for empowerment zones. 'In my view, you're going to create more jobs and improve these distressed communities more by actually encouraging businesses to locate there.'" (www.enquirer.com)
  • Steve Chabot. Cincinnati-Area Business Owner Testifies Before Congress. 12 September 2008. "These tax credits are vital for small firms to grow and create the jobs that help to strengthen our economy, develop new technologies and create the capital to invest back into local communities." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 2. 108th Congress. Jobs and Economic Growth bill. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 05/23/2003. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support the federal government funding universal pre-K programs." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education. Other or expanded principles: "Reduce federal bureaucracy so that consumers money could go to local schools for new teachers, infrastructure, etc. Support development of standards and testing by local schools, parents and teachers."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education. Other or expanded principles: "Reduce federal bureaucracy so that consumers money could go to local schools for new teachers, infrastructure, etc. Support development of standards and testing by local schools, parents and teachers."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs." Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning education (K-12). Other or expanded principles: "Reduce federal bureacracy and block grant funds to schools for new teachers, infrastructure, computers, etc."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs." Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning education. Other or expanded principles: "Reduce federal bureaucracy and block grant funds to schools for new teachers, infrastructure, computers, etc.. Support the development of standards and testing at the local level by parents, teachers & schools."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "d) Education"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. d) Education"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. d) Education"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Eliminate all federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Providing education is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. [?] d) Education" Budget Priorities Other or expanded principles: "Eliminate corporate welfare and other wasteful spending."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students?"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Promote education flexibility by giving federal funds, in the form of block grants, to the states to spend it as they see fit." Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning education (K-12). Other or expanded principles: "Reduce federal bureacracy and block grant funds to schools for new teachers, infrastructure, computers, etc."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. d) Education" Budget Priorities Other or expanded principles: "corporate welfare and other wasteful spending"
  • Steve Chabot. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Issue Position: Education. 29 November 2011. "As a former school teacher, Steve Chabot is a strong believer in putting education funding and decision-making in the hands of parents, teachers and local communities." (votesmart.org)

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  • Steve Chabot. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. It's Time Congress Takes a Serious Approach to Address Skyrocketing Gas Prices. 13 May 2011. "One of the prime reasons we're seeing such high prices at the pump is that we are far too dependent on foreign oil and the moratorium on drilling President Obama put in place after the tragic oil spill in the Gulf has made matters worse. In response to the moratorium, many oil rigs drilling in that area were forced to pack up and move overseas. This is a simple supply vs. demand issue, in which our government has willingly lowered our supply, thus guaranteeing higher prices when demand increases. This week, the House of Representatives passed, with my support, H.R. 1231, the Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act. This would allow offshore oil and gas leasing in the areas with the most prospective oil and gas resources. It would also put in place an oil and gas production goal and would allow us to tap into the resources we have readily available just off our coasts for our own use." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Beach Protection Act of 2007. 10 April 2008. "We should be debating legislation to streamline the Federal permitting process that has stifled construction of new oil refineries [¦] We could be debating the merits of opening Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, ANWR, and the Outer Continental Shelf for energy exploration [...]." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Chabot Cosponsors Comprehensive American Energy Act. 23 July 2008. "'Our nation needs a comprehensive strategy to reduce our dependence on foreign oil,' Chabot stated. 'We must act now to put these measures into place to create more American-made energy and lower prices for hard working families in Cincinnati and across the nation. The American Energy Act seeks to open the deep waters of the Outer Continental Shelf and portions of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to environmentally friendly exploration that could produce millions of barrels of oil and large amounts of natural gas each day. Royalties from these leases will be used to create a renewable energy trust fund to finance further research into renewable energy technology." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Issue Position: Energy. 29 November 2011. "America needs to develop a comprehensive energy strategy aimed at reducing our dependence on foreign sources of energy. In order to move to true energy independence, we must explore the many available domestic energy sources in an environmentally friendly manner. I support increasing domestic oil production [...]." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Chabot Says No to Adjournment, Presses Speaker for Vote on Energy Legislation. 31 July 2008. "Solutions that will lower costs for working families, including increased domestic energy production and the expanded the use of renewable energy sources, deserve an immediate up or down vote." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "Congress should pass comprehensive energy legislation that reduces reliance on foreign oil through increased development of traditional energy and alternative sources ."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Do you support domestic oil exploration in federally-protected areas?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support domestic oil exploration as long as its done in an environmentally responsible manner."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "e) Do NOT Support We must reduce our dependence on foreign oil. I support legislation to increase domestic production, pursuing renewable energy sources and producing"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Support domestic oil exploration in areas that are currently restricted." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "e) Do NOT Support We must reduce our dependence on foreign oil. I support legislation to increase domestic production, pursuing renewable energy sources and producing"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Support opening a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "We must reduce our dependence on foreign oil. I support legislation to increase domestic production, pursuing alternative energy sources and providing tax credits to help consumers with high energy costs."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Support opening a select portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "Congress should pass comprehensive energy legislation that reduces reliance on foreign oil through increased development of traditional energy and alternative sources ."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Support opening a select portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding America's environment and natural resources. Other or expanded principles: "Support clean up of polluted waterways, such as The Millcreek in Cincinnati."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "We must reduce our dependence on foreign oil. I support legislation to increase domestic production, pursuing alternative energy sources and providing tax credits to help consumers with high energy costs."
  • Steve Chabot. American Must Develop a Comprehensive National Energy Strategy. 11 March 2011. "We should focus on increasing domestic oil production (including environmentally-safe offshore drilling) [...]." (votesmart.org)

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  • Steve Chabot. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support domestic oil exploration as long as its done in an environmentally responsible manner."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Support Clear Skies Act to reduce power plant emissions by setting a national cap on pollutants."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support strengthening fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support domestic oil exploration as long as its done in an environmentally responsible manner."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits under "cap and trade" laws."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Reduce government regulation of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding employment and affirmative action. Other or expanded principles: "The government should not discriminate by race when making hiring and promotion decisions."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Support the U.S. re-entering the current Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding America's environment and natural resources. Other or expanded principles: "Support cleanup of polluted waterways such as The Mill Creek in Cincinnati."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support domestic oil exploration as long as its done in an environmentally responsible manner."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Reduce current federal regulations on the environment."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "m) Support the Kyoto Protocol to limit global warming."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "l) Support the U.S. re-entering the Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "l) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits."
  • Steve Chabot. Blog: "Polls Show Independents Abandoning Democrats". 18 August 2010. "I opposed both Cap and Trade and the big-spending government takeover of healthcare known as Obamacare." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. House Republican Plan for Jobs. 3 June 2011. "In order to ease the regulatory burden on the economy and to promote job creation, we will approve legislation that requires a congressional review and approval of any proposed federal government regulation that will have a significant impact on the economy [¦] The House has already acted on several regulations that hurt job creators both large and small including: The EPA's regulation of greenhouse gases [...]" (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Blog: 3 Months to Go! 4 August 2010. "I supported a comprehensive, environmentally-friendly energy plan to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. I also strongly oppose Cap and Trade. Mr. Driehaus voted for the huge new tax on energy called Cap and Trade, that's been estimated to cost the average American family an additional $1,770 a year in higher energy costs." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Steve Chabot. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding guns. Other or expanded principles: "Increase penalties for the sale or possession of illegal guns. Need stronger enforcement of existing gun laws and mandatory sentencing for gun crimes. Increase federal prosecution of gun crimes."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns." Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning gun issues. Other or expanded principles: "Increase the penalties for the sale or possession of illegal guns. Need stronger enforcement of existing gun laws and tough mandatory sentences for gun crimes. Increase federal prosecution of gun crimes."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding guns. Other or expanded principles: "Increase penalties for the sale or possesion of illegal guns. Need stronger enforcement of existing gun laws and mandatory sentences for gun crimes. Increase federal prosecution of gun crimes ."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Renew the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Require background checks of gun buyers at gun shows."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Ban the sale, ownership or possession of handguns except by law enforcement and other government officials."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Allow individuals to carry concealed guns."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. d) Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns." On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. Other or expanded principles: "Increase penalties for the sale or possession of illegal guns. Need stronger enforcement of existing gun laws and mandatory sentencing for gun crimes. Increase federal prosecution of gun crimes."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. c) Enforcement of existing restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns." On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. Other or expanded principles: "Increase penalties for the sale or possession of illegal guns. Need stronger enforcement of existing gun laws and mandatory sentencing for gun crimes. Increase federal prosecution of gun crimes."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Reauthorize the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Steve Chabot in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Steve Chabot voted Nay on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Gun Owners of America endorsed Steve Chabot in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Steve Chabot supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 10 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Issue Position: Second Amendment. 28 November 2011. "Steve Chabot is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and believes that law abiding citizens have the fundamental right to keep and bear arms." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Chabot speaks for national "right to carry" laws. 16 November 2011. "Mr. Speaker, the Second Amendment to the Constitution states, "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." In a modern age when travel for work and pleasure has become routine for many Americans, the National Right to Carry, is a common sense solution to adapt to today's needs. This legislation allows persons with valid state-issued concealed firearm permits or licenses to carry a concealed firearm in any other state that issues concealed firearm permits or licenses. To be clear, this legislation does not create a national licensing scheme or agency. It does not supersede the proscribed laws for a firearms use in a particular state. This bill allows states to continue governing the particular use and parameters associated with the concealed firearm, including: time, place, and manner laws. The right of self-defense is fundamental one, and has been recognized in law for centuries. In fact, the Declaration of Independence asserts that "life" is among one of the inalienable rights of all people. The Second Amendment guarantees the right of the people to keep and bear arms for "security purposes," in order to protect life. Clearly these rights are sacred and deserve the utmost protection. We have a duty to guard against regulations that burden these Constitutional rights. The Second Amendment dictates that the appropriate way to fight crime is to target criminals, not law abiding gun owners. Today we have an opportunity to recognize the right to bear arms for our citizens and to allow law abiding citizens to exercise this freedom without facing restrictive barriers." (westside.fox19.com)
  • Steve Chabot. Chabot Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Upholding the Right of Citizens to Keep and Bear Arms. 26 June 2008. "I applaud the Supreme Court for recognizing and protecting the right of law abiding citizens to protect themselves in their own homes. The decision reaffirms the intent of our Founding Fathers that the rights set forth by the Second Amendment are not limited to the militia but extend to individual citizens." (votesmart.org)

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  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option?"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Providing healthcare is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal healthcare program to guarantee coverage to all Americans, regardless of income."
  • Steve Chabot. Video: Democrat Steve Driehaus and Republican Steve Chabot debate. 21 October 2010. "We also need to repeal the health care debacle [¦] there are a lot of things we need to do to reform [health care], but this wasn't it." (youtu.be)
  • Steve Chabot. Chabot Votes in Favor of Reducing Burdens on Small Businesses. 3 March 2011. "Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. In the current economic climate, we cannot ask businesses to waste time and resources on filing unnecessary paperwork just so we can fund a job-destroying health care program." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Blog: "Polls Show Independents Abandoning Democrats". 18 August 2010. "I opposed both Cap and Trade and the big-spending government takeover of healthcare known as Obamacare." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Blog: What I've Been Hearing at the Festivals. 28 July 2010. "People still hate the health care bill -- or Obamacare, as many of them refer to it [¦] And I haven't come across a person yet who buys that President Obama's Executive Order does anything to stop their tax dollars from going to pay for abortions. And that particularly incenses people." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Blog: 3 Months to Go! 4 August 2010. "I opposed Obamacare, and while in Congress I sponsored legislation which would have allowed families to fully deduct all their health care premiums from their taxes." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Repeal of Obamacare Act. 10 July 2012. "This misguided law must be replaced with patient-centered reforms that allow families to make their own health care choices and to visit the doctors they want to visit. Health care decisions should be made at home, around kitchen tables all across the country, not in the back rooms on Capitol Hill. Mr. Speaker, we do not need health care reform like this, but we do need health care reform. This law is not the answer. It's a Big Government power grab. That's what it really is. What history has shown time and again is that Big Government makes things more expensive, more bureaucratic, and less effective. It is time to repeal this law and to get our economy moving again and to get Americans back to work." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Chabot Expresses Disappointment in SCOTUS Health Care Ruling. 28 June 2012. "Today the high Court handed down a very disappointing ruling that upheld President Obama's far left health care law," Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) said. "This decision sets a dangerous precedent for even further government intrusion into our lives and personal freedoms and must provide even greater incentive for conservatives to band together in support of a full repeal of this disastrous law." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for certain illegal immigrants who already reside in the United States."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Illegal immigrants should have to return to their countries of origin before being considered for citizenship." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration. Other or expanded principles: "Illegal immigration continues to be a major problem facing our country and I have supported legislation to strengthen border security. Our immigration policies must reflect our nation's security needs and anti-terrorism efforts. I oppose amnesty for illegal immigration."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Illegal immigrants should be given a pathway to citizenship."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Allow legalization for certain illegal immigrants working in the U.S."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Grant U.S. citizenship to children born in the US only if their parents immigrated legally."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Prohibit states from passing laws that deny human services (medical care, education) to illegal immigrants or their children."
  • Steve Chabot. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Issue Position: Immigration. 29 November 2011. "With illegal immigration as significant an economic threat as a national security threat, he is opposed to rewarding those who have broken our nation's laws with amnesty." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Blog: What a Week! 14 July 2010. "[...] there are rumors filtering out of Washington that the Democrats realize they are going to take a shellacking this Fall, and intend to try to push through the remaining parts of their un-passed liberal agenda in a lame duck session of Congress (the time between election day November 2nd,and the new Congress being sworn in two months later in the first week of January.) This liberal laundry list of unfinished business could include an immigration amnesty bill [...]." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Blog: Split Decision. 27 June 2012. "We are long overdue in this nation, for a serious effort to deal with a number of key issues which have been getting nothing but lip service for years. Our borders must be secured, and the rampant disregard for our immigration laws must cease. Our $16 trillion national debt is smothering our economy, and we must slam the brakes on the out-of-control spending in Washington once and for all. Our burdensome and incomprehensible tax code should be tossed out, and an easily understandable flatter, simpler, fairer tax code should be adopted. And the growth of power in Washington, and the resulting reduction in freedom for the American people, must be reversed. More personal responsibility, more freedom, less government." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Steve Chabot. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Steve Chabot voted Nay on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "j) Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform. Other or expanded principles: "I support requiring candidates to raise a majority of their money from their home state."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry?"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "i) Do you support a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman?"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman?"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "k) Should marriage be restricted to a union only between a man and a woman?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform. Other or expanded principles: "I support requiring candidates to raise a majority of their money from their home state."
  • Steve Chabot. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Steve Chabot voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Steve Chabot supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 14 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Steve Chabot supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 71 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Steve Chabot supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Eagle Forum. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Eagle Forum endorsed Steve Chabot in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Marriage Protection Act of 2004. 22 July 2004. "The fact of the matter remains that marriage between a man and a woman has been and continues to be the cornerstone of our society. If we are going to change that, if we are going to make two men able to be married or two women able to be married in this country, and I do not think we should, but if we were, it ought to be done through the will of the people, and the will of the people is expressed through their elected representatives, either at the State legislature, whatever State they are located within, or the Congress of the United States, should we determine to take that on nationally." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Providing for Consideration of H.J. Res 106, Marriage Protection Amendment. 30 September 2004. "Traditional marriage, let us face it, is under attack for the very reasons that my colleague from California (Mr. Cox) had cited in that article. We need a constitutional amendment to protect traditional marriage from the courts. For the reasons cited by the Massachusetts Supreme Court and the logic of the U.S. Supreme Court in Lawrence v. Texas, we cannot trust the courts to interpret the law as it was intended." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Marriage Protection Amendment. 30 September 2004. "There should be no disagreement that traditional marriage, as defined throughout our history, is under attack by liberal activists and rogue judges." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "f) Do you support a policy of pre-emptive strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to national security?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding national security. Other or expanded principles: "We must give law enforcement The tools needed to protect Americans from terrorist attacks while protecting the rights of Americans"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Do you support pre-emptive military strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to United States national security?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding national security. Other or expanded principles: "We must give law enforcement the tools needed to protect Americans from terrorist attacks while protecting the rights of Americans."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Should the United States continue to strike suspected terrorist targets in Pakistan?" International Policy Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support withdrawing our troops in Iraq as conditions on the ground warrant."
  • Steve Chabot. Issue Position: Defense and National Security. "Even with the recent death of Osama Bin Laden, America must remain diligent in its fight against terrorism. I will work hard to continue to strengthen communication channels between our federal agencies and local first responders, as well as support the development of advance technologies that will thwart future threats of terrorist activity." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Social Security. Other or expanded principles: "Stop government raids on The Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security?"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Social Security. Other or expanded principles: "Social Security reforms must protect benefits of current and future retires. Reduce taxes on Social Security benefits."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Social Security. Other or expanded principles: "Any Social Security reforms must protect benefits of current and future retirees. i have opposed proposals that would cut benefits or raise taxes on social security."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "X" for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts that they manage themselves." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Social Security. Other or expanded principles: "Any Social Security reforms must protect benefits of current and future retirees. I have opposed proposals that would cut benefits or raise taxes on Social Security"
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Social Security. Other or expanded principles: "Reduce taxes on Social Security. Any Social Security reforms must protect the benefits of current and future retirees."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Steve Chabot. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Ohio Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Steve Chabot supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 60 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Chabot. Video: Democart Steve Driehaus and Republican Steve Chabot debate. 21 October 2010. "A lot of [my opponents ads] are inaccurate. For example, Mr. Driehaus' ads say that I'm for privatizing social security, that's inaccurate." (youtu.be)
  • Steve Chabot. The Community Press and Recorder: Chat Transcript. 30 October 2006. "I've always been opposed to any plan that cuts benefits, raises taxes and privatizes Social Security." (communitypress.cincinnati.com)
  • Steve Chabot. Issue Position: Social Security. "Social Security provides critical benefits to more than 50 million Americans and I firmly believe that these benefits must be protected. I am concerned about the solvency of Social Security, but Congress's spending spree cannot continue at the cost of American's benefits. I believe Congress must take steps to ensure than every dollar taken out of someone's paycheck for Social Security is only used to pay for Social Security." (chabot.house.gov)

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Ohio Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

Pro-lifeCandidate Answera) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?
Nob) Should abortion be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy?
Noc) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
Yesd) Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
Yese) Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?
f) Other or expanded principles

1) Spending

Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once.

Greatly Decreasea) Agriculture
Greatly Decreaseb) Arts
Slightly Increasec) Defense
Greatly Increase1) Intelligence operations
Slightly Increase2) Military hardware
Slightly Increase3) National missile defense
Greatly Increase4) Salary and benefits for active duty personnel
Slightly Increase5) Programs to improve troop retention rates
Slightly Increase6) Research and development of new weapons
Maintain Statusd) Education
Maintain Statuse) Environment
Slightly Increasef) Homeland security
Greatly Decreaseg) International aid
Slightly Increaseh) Medical research
Maintain Statusi) Scientific research
Slightly Decreasej) Space exploration
Greatly Decreasek) United Nations
Slightly Decreasel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories

2) Taxes

Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once.

Slightly Decreasea) Alcohol taxes
Eliminateb) Capital gains taxes
Maintain Statusc) Cigarette taxes
Slightly Decreased) Corporate taxes
Greatly Decreasee) Gasoline taxes
Greatly Decreasef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Greatly Decreaseg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Slightly Decreaseh) Income taxes (high-income families)
i) Other or expanded categories
YesCandidate Answer3) Do you support the elimination of the federal estate tax?
Yes4) Do you support requiring the federal budget to be balanced each year?
NoInferred Answer 5) Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy? View Citations
6) Other or expanded principles

I opposed the so-called economic stimulus package.

NoCandidate Answera) Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security?
Yesb) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
Noc) Do you support increasing the federal minimum wage?
Yesd) Do you support the ability of workers to unionize?
Yese) Do you support federal funding for job-training programs that retrain displaced workers?
f) Other or expanded principles
Noa) Do you support increasing the amount individuals are permitted to contribute to federal campaigns?
Yesb) Should Congress regulate indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Noc) Do you support removing all contribution limits on federal campaigns?
Nod) Should candidates for federal office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Yese) Do you support giving the President the power of the line item veto for items concerning appropriations?
Yesf) Do you support limiting the President's ability to define how legislation is applied through the use of signing statements?
g) Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate Answera) Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Yesb) Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related training and job-placement assistance when released?
Yesc) Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with substance abuse treatment?
Nod) Do you support reduced prison sentences for non-violent offenders?
Yese) Do you support mandatory prison sentences for selling illegal drugs?
f) Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate Answera) Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students?
Yesb) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?
Yesc) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?
Yesd) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?
Yese) Do you support the federal government providing college students with financial aid?
f) Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate Answera) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
b) Do you support international emissions targets aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
Noc) Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?
Yesd) Do you support strengthening fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles?
Yese) Do you support domestic oil exploration in federally-protected areas?
Yesf) Do you support federal funding for the development of alternative energy?
Yesg) Do you support the development of nuclear reactors?
h) Other or expanded principles

I support domestic oil exploration as long as its done in an environmentally responsible manner.

NoInferred Answer a) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations
Yesb) Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?
Yesc) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?
d) Do you support a ban on assault rifles?
e) Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate Answera) Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option?
Yesb) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?
Yesc) Should the federal government expand eligibility for tax-free medical savings accounts?
Yesd) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
e) Do you support relaxing regulations on the importation of prescription drugs?
f) Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate Answera) Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?
Nob) Do you support decreasing the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country?
Yesc) Do you support establishing English as the official national language?
Yesd) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
e) Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate Answera) Do you support United States military action in Afghanistan?
Yesb) Do you support increasing military assistance for Afghanistan?
Noc) Do you support increasing economic development assistance for Afghanistan?
Yesd) Should the United States continue to strike suspected terrorist targets in Pakistan?
Yese) Do you support granting aid to countries when it is in the security interests of the United States?
Yesf) Should the United States support the creation of a Palestinian state?
Yesg) Do you support increasing sanctions on Iran if it continues to defy United Nations mandates?
Noh) Do you support the withdrawal of United States troops from Iraq?
Yesi) Do you support the United States' involvement in free trade agreements?
j) Other or expanded principles

I support withdrawing our troops in Iraq as conditions on the ground warrant.

YesCandidate Answera) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
Nob) Do you support allowing openly-gay men and women to serve in the United States military?
Noc) Do you support federal funding for embryonic stem cell research?
Nod) Should the federal government end affirmative action programs?
e) Other or expanded principles
Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.