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Dana Rohrabacher's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 48, Republican
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Dana Rohrabacher has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Dana Rohrabacher is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2014, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Dana Rohrabacher. Abortion. 21 January 2009. "And it is so consistent with that position for people who claim to believe in human rights to also take a very close look at the issue of abortion and understand that we are talking about a human being which has rights." (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Dana Rohrabacher a rating of 19 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 185. 103th Congress. Hyde Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 06/30/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 670. 103th Congress. Abortion Counseling Bill. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 03/25/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Video: Dana Rohrabacher Wants Immediate End to Forced Birth Control Coverage Rest of Obamacare. 6 February 2012. "We should do everything we can to as quickly as possible remove any of the mandates and structure that were set up by under the title of Obamacare. The fact is that by its very nature and by the fact that it's controlling decisions that weren't controlled before by the federal government, we are bound to make decisions that people don't want but also decisions that large numbers of people think are immoral. And it is, it is wrong to force someone who believes that abortion is the taking of a human life, to force them in some way to pay for it or to have to participate in a health care system that provides for that service. But of course when you are talking about these federal planners who are going to make our world perfect, I guess they know better for us." (www.youtube.com)
  • Rated 0% in 2013 by NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • Rated 100% in 2014 by National Right to Life Committee
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 670. 103th Congress. Abortion Counseling Bill. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 03/25/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Family Research Council 93 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Dana Rohrabacher a rating of 19 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 185. 103th Congress. Hyde Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 06/30/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Abortion. 21 January 2009. "And it is so consistent with that position for people who claim to believe in human rights to also take a very close look at the issue of abortion and understand that we are talking about a human being which has rights." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Video: Dana Rohrabacher Wants Immediate End to Forced Birth Control Coverage Rest of Obamacare. 6 February 2012. "We should do everything we can to as quickly as possible remove any of the mandates and structure that were set up by under the title of Obamacare. The fact is that by its very nature and by the fact that it's controlling decisions that weren't controlled before by the federal government, we are bound to make decisions that people don't want but also decisions that large numbers of people think are immoral. And it is, it is wrong to force someone who believes that abortion is the taking of a human life, to force them in some way to pay for it or to have to participate in a health care system that provides for that service. But of course when you are talking about these federal planners who are going to make our world perfect, I guess they know better for us." (www.youtube.com)
  • Rated 0% in 2013 by NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • Rated 100% in 2014 by National Right to Life Committee
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Family Research Council 93 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Dana Rohrabacher. House Republicans Keep Fiscal Responsibility Promise. 18 November 2005. "'Republicans are acting on the values that brought us to congress: lower spending, tax cuts, smaller government, fiscal responsibility and accountability,' stated Rep. Rohrabacher. 'The Deficit Reduction Act is a tool that Republicans are using to rein in spending on unnecessary federal programs. In the context of the war on terror and securing the homeland, Republicans have pursued a set of priorities that put the safety of Americans first.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. I will Continue Fighting for Hardworking Taxpayers. 30 September 2008. "I was recently recognized by the National Tax Limitation Committee (NTLC) for my unwavering commitment to fighting on behalf of the American taxpayer. I earned an 'A' grade on the NTLC score card and was presented with the 'Tax Fighter Award' for my voting record on tax and spending issues during the 110th Congress. NTLC President Lewis K. Uhler announced the presentation of the award recently in Washington, DC, saying, 'Congressman Rohrabacher has led the battle on behalf of the taxpayers to make the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent, eliminate the death tax, to kill the Alternative Minimum Tax, to eliminate the 1993 tax increase on Social Security earnings, to provide incentives for private savings, investment and job creation and to control the growth of federal spending. Congressman Rohrabacher has been a major asset to taxpayers across America during his congressional service. He has had the courage to challenge the orthodoxy of Washington spending and earmarks,' concluded Uhler. I am proud to accept this award and will continue to fight for pro-growth, low tax policies for the American taxpayers." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Congressman Rohrabacher Votes To Extend Important Tax Relief Measures. 8 December 2005. "Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4297, the Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act. 'Our economy continues to grow while jobless claims fall,' stated Rep. Rohrabacher. 'It's clear that the tax relief policies enacted in 2001 have allowed the economy to expand and provide more opportunity for the average American, at a lower level of deficit spending to boot.' The tax relief legislation included one year extensions for: * Personal tax credits, such as the dependent care, Hope and Lifetime Learning credits, to offset Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) liability. * Income tax deduction for State and local sales taxes." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 17 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 91 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher signed Americans for Tax Reform: The Taxpayer Protection Pledge. 1 January 2012. "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." (s3.amazonaws.com)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. House Republicans Keep Fiscal Responsibility Promise. 18 November 2005. "'Republicans are acting on the values that brought us to congress: lower spending, tax cuts, smaller government, fiscal responsibility and accountability,' stated Rep. Rohrabacher. 'The Deficit Reduction Act is a tool that Republicans are using to rein in spending on unnecessary federal programs. In the context of the war on terror and securing the homeland, Republicans have pursued a set of priorities that put the safety of Americans first.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 100 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 100 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 91 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 17 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Congressman Rohrabacher Votes To Extend Important Tax Relief Measures. 8 December 2005. "Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4297, the Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act. 'Our economy continues to grow while jobless claims fall,' stated Rep. Rohrabacher. 'It's clear that the tax relief policies enacted in 2001 have allowed the economy to expand and provide more opportunity for the average American, at a lower level of deficit spending to boot.' The tax relief legislation included one year extensions for: * Personal tax credits, such as the dependent care, Hope and Lifetime Learning credits, to offset Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) liability. * Income tax deduction for State and local sales taxes." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. I will Continue Fighting for Hardworking Taxpayers. 30 September 2008. "I was recently recognized by the National Tax Limitation Committee (NTLC) for my unwavering commitment to fighting on behalf of the American taxpayer. I earned an 'A' grade on the NTLC score card and was presented with the 'Tax Fighter Award' for my voting record on tax and spending issues during the 110th Congress. NTLC President Lewis K. Uhler announced the presentation of the award recently in Washington, DC, saying, 'Congressman Rohrabacher has led the battle on behalf of the taxpayers to make the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent, eliminate the death tax, to kill the Alternative Minimum Tax, to eliminate the 1993 tax increase on Social Security earnings, to provide incentives for private savings, investment and job creation and to control the growth of federal spending. Congressman Rohrabacher has been a major asset to taxpayers across America during his congressional service. He has had the courage to challenge the orthodoxy of Washington spending and earmarks,' concluded Uhler. I am proud to accept this award and will continue to fight for pro-growth, low tax policies for the American taxpayers." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher signed Americans for Tax Reform: The Taxpayer Protection Pledge. 1 January 2012. "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." (s3.amazonaws.com)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Rohrabacher: SOTU Most Blatant Display Of Gall Ever Witnessed. 27 January 2010. "President Obama gave a highly political campaign style speech, full of contradictions and rhetoric. His claims of more transparency, earmark reform and bipartisanship sounded more like word confetti considering the actions of this administration over the last year were quite the contrary. Very few people, except the president apparently, can keep a straight face while calling for fiscal responsibility after presiding over $1.4 trillion in deficit spending, an unprecedented level. This is a deficit our children will be paying interest on forever. The president has spent almost $800 billion on a so called stimulus package, yet unemployment remains over 10% nationally and 12.4% in CA and almost 3 million jobs have been lost since the President Obama took office. This proves you cannot spend your way out of a recession, yet he continues to propose more spending. Furthermore, Obama tried to position himself as an adversary of big bankers and corporate greed after transferring hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars to America's financial elite and Wall Street fat cats." (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Dana Rohrabacher a rating of 86 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 95 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Issue Position: Economy. 7 February 2012. "He still fights against wasteful and unnecessary government spending, and he still backs policies that keep inflation down. That means, unlike other politicians, he never promises something for nothing, and he often says NO to new spending schemes." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Issue Position: Economy. 7 February 2012. "The following press statement was released by this office on September 29, 2008, regarding the $700 BILLION bailout package proposed to Congress. Congressman Rohrabacher voted NO on this bill, along with a majority of his Republican colleagues and 95 Democrats. An overwhelming number of constituents flooded Congressman Rohrabacher's offices expressing their vehement opposition to the bailout. Although there may be some who disagree, Congressman Rohrabacher stands by his "NO" vote and believes that decision was the best way to safeguard the taxpayers from a massive government spending bill being rushed through Congress without proper debate or examination. 'Today's vote reaffirms the independence of Congress and makes it clear that we will not be stampeded into spending hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars in a precipitous manner. This legislation would have directed $700 billion of the people's money to bailout rich and powerful interests who acted irresponsibly. It would have been a classic example of taking from those who've been responsible and giving it to those who have not.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Op-Ed: Failure Of The "Stimulus" One Year Later. 17 February 2010. "The idea that increased deficit spending can cure recessions has been tested, and it has failed, which is why I voted against the stimulus package. Increasing productivity and stimulating economic activity from the bottom up in the private sector is a strategy that works. That can be accomplished by lowering tax rates, directed suspension of the capital gains tax, and reducing regulation of small businesses to reinvigorate the economy and create jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Rep. Rohrabacher Statement on Agreement to Cut Spending, Keep Government Open. 8 April 2011. "Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) issued the following statement following the announcement of an agreement to keep the government open and pass a funding measure for the remainder of the fiscal year. 'Considering the GOP only controls 1/3 of the process, the House, this is a very tangible step in the right direction [¦] This battle over moderate cuts in the level of deficit spending seems to be a prelude to what is going to be a raucous session. But real progress never comes easy. This step proves we are willing to fight it out to restore fiscal sanity.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Rohrabacher: SOTU Most Blatant Display Of Gall Ever Witnessed. 27 January 2010. "President Obama gave a highly political campaign style speech, full of contradictions and rhetoric. His claims of more transparency, earmark reform and bipartisanship sounded more like word confetti considering the actions of this administration over the last year were quite the contrary. Very few people, except the president apparently, can keep a straight face while calling for fiscal responsibility after presiding over $1.4 trillion in deficit spending, an unprecedented level. This is a deficit our children will be paying interest on forever. The president has spent almost $800 billion on a so called stimulus package, yet unemployment remains over 10% nationally and 12.4% in CA and almost 3 million jobs have been lost since the President Obama took office. This proves you cannot spend your way out of a recession, yet he continues to propose more spending. Furthermore, Obama tried to position himself as an adversary of big bankers and corporate greed after transferring hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars to America's financial elite and Wall Street fat cats." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Dana Rohrabacher a rating of 86 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 95 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Issue Position: Economy. 7 February 2012. "He still fights against wasteful and unnecessary government spending, and he still backs policies that keep inflation down. That means, unlike other politicians, he never promises something for nothing, and he often says NO to new spending schemes." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Issue Position: Economy. 7 February 2012. "The following press statement was released by this office on September 29, 2008, regarding the $700 BILLION bailout package proposed to Congress. Congressman Rohrabacher voted NO on this bill, along with a majority of his Republican colleagues and 95 Democrats. An overwhelming number of constituents flooded Congressman Rohrabacher's offices expressing their vehement opposition to the bailout. Although there may be some who disagree, Congressman Rohrabacher stands by his "NO" vote and believes that decision was the best way to safeguard the taxpayers from a massive government spending bill being rushed through Congress without proper debate or examination. 'Today's vote reaffirms the independence of Congress and makes it clear that we will not be stampeded into spending hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars in a precipitous manner. This legislation would have directed $700 billion of the people's money to bailout rich and powerful interests who acted irresponsibly. It would have been a classic example of taking from those who've been responsible and giving it to those who have not.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Op-Ed: Failure Of The "Stimulus" One Year Later. 17 February 2010. "The idea that increased deficit spending can cure recessions has been tested, and it has failed, which is why I voted against the stimulus package. Increasing productivity and stimulating economic activity from the bottom up in the private sector is a strategy that works. That can be accomplished by lowering tax rates, directed suspension of the capital gains tax, and reducing regulation of small businesses to reinvigorate the economy and create jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Rep. Rohrabacher Statement on Agreement to Cut Spending, Keep Government Open. 8 April 2011. "Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) issued the following statement following the announcement of an agreement to keep the government open and pass a funding measure for the remainder of the fiscal year. 'Considering the GOP only controls 1/3 of the process, the House, this is a very tangible step in the right direction [¦] This battle over moderate cuts in the level of deficit spending seems to be a prelude to what is going to be a raucous session. But real progress never comes easy. This step proves we are willing to fight it out to restore fiscal sanity.'" (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 1804. 104th Congress. Goals 2000: Educate America Act. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 03/23/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Issue Position: Education & Family Values. 10 February 2012. "He still fights for local control of our schools and less bureaucracy and works to open more opportunity for our young people through fewer federal regulations and restrictions on our lives." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Issue Position: Education & Family Values. 10 February 2012. "He still fights for local control of our schools and less bureaucracy and works to open more opportunity for our young people through fewer federal regulations and restrictions on our lives." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 1804. 104th Congress. Goals 2000: Educate America Act. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 03/23/1994. (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Signed Letter - Letter Text Includes: "It is time to act in our nation's best interest and approve the Keystone XL pipeline." (votesmart.org)
  • "The President and the Democratic-led Senate continue to obstruct the utilization of America's enormous natural resources. What are they? These resources are a God-given asset that has elevated the well-being and prosperity of our people ever since the time of our Nation's founding. Now, when we need the wealth of those resources more than ever, we suffer the obstructionism of our own government.The President has prevented the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The President has shut down oil and gas production offshore. And most recently, this administration--and perhaps most heinously--this administration has moved forward with plans to add onerous rules and regulations on a new and emerging technology. " (votesmart.org)
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No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Dana Rohrabacher. The Fear Of Global Warming. 18 March 2009. "Mr. Speaker, this old world has had many cycles of warming and cooling, influenced by solar activity, volcanoes, even forest fires and many other natural factors. The ice caps on Mars and Jupiter go back and forth, just as glaciers have gone back and forth. But such a powerful and mysterious force as the weather can be frightening. We need not fear the thunder, and we need not fear climate cycles. We need not be frightened, hoodwinked into giving away our own freedom. Not to our own government, much less the U.N. or a global power--the power to control our lives in the name of man-made global warming, or climate change, or whatever they want to call it. We cannot allow the alarmists to take this country down the wrong path. Let us pass on to the children of this country and the planet, let us give them the freedom and prosperity we enjoyed. We must not allow our future to be stolen by hucksters who would frighten us into giving up our birthright in the name of saving the planet. It sounds good and noble, as most scams do, but it is just a trick, a hoax. Let's not get taken in by the greatest hoax of all." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. The Fear Of Global Warming. 18 March 2009. "Mr. Speaker, this old world has had many cycles of warming and cooling, influenced by solar activity, volcanoes, even forest fires and many other natural factors. The ice caps on Mars and Jupiter go back and forth, just as glaciers have gone back and forth. But such a powerful and mysterious force as the weather can be frightening. We need not fear the thunder, and we need not fear climate cycles. We need not be frightened, hoodwinked into giving away our own freedom. Not to our own government, much less the U.N. or a global power--the power to control our lives in the name of man-made global warming, or climate change, or whatever they want to call it. We cannot allow the alarmists to take this country down the wrong path. Let us pass on to the children of this country and the planet, let us give them the freedom and prosperity we enjoyed. We must not allow our future to be stolen by hucksters who would frighten us into giving up our birthright in the name of saving the planet. It sounds good and noble, as most scams do, but it is just a trick, a hoax. Let's not get taken in by the greatest hoax of all." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Massively Expensive And Economically Destructive Cap-and-trade. 8 December 2009. "By declaring CO2 a pollutant, a threat to human health, they have empowered the EPA to issue orders, mandates, regulations, controls, and fines which will be put in place and enforced even without a vote of Congress, unelected officials declaring themselves as having this enormous power over us. This bypassing of the authority of Congress is a manifestation of tyranny. I don't care if they think that they are saving the world. This is tyranny. If there are changes in the law that are required by some climate theory, let us debate them, have an honest debate. Let's not impose this on the American people without having elected officials be held accountable for that decision. And, of course, we know now the theories that we're talking about are all based on the cooked books and phony science, which makes it all even worse [¦] Wake up, America. We should not be giving more power to United Nation panels or anybody else or any other institution internationally that is composed of governments that are controlled by gangsters and thugs that we would never dream of electing here in the United States, countries that don't have any freedom of press. We're going to give authority to enforce environmental laws and rules that we've never voted on to bodies like that? Or we're going to go along with the EPA and push the Congress aside and elected officials aside and let that be imposed upon us by people who have never been elected to anything? No. We must stand up and defeat this power grab." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Issue Position: Global Warming. 10 February 2012. "In 2001, over 17,000 scientists signed a petition asking the United States government to not agree to the Kyoto treaty. These distinguished researchers said: 'There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate.' Too often, when congress is asked to pass environmental legislation, the legislation is based on emotional junk science rather than data based on reproducable, rigorous, tested, peer-reviewed results. In no area has this been more obvious than climate change. Because the Kyoto Treaty and much of the suggested environmental legislation would decimate jobs in southern California, constituents may be interested to learn of the growing scientific consensus that global warming is not manmade, if it is in fact even occuring. The links below will provide a great deal of information that is of interest." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Man-Made Global Warming. 14 May 2008. "If one accepts this as fact rather than theory, this idea that man-made global warming is overwhelming our planet, then one would be expected to also accept controls, regulations, taxation, international planning and enforcement, mandated lifestyle changes, lowering expectations, limiting consumer choice, as well as personal and family sacrifices that are all going to be necessary for us to save the planet from--well, from us. It really takes a lot to frighten people into accepting such personally restrictive mandates that would result from implementing a global warming-based agenda. People's lives will change if we decide to implement a global warming-based agenda. Yes, people's lives will change, but not for the better if we have to end, for example, discount airline tickets and cheap travel." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of Environment America 13 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Massively Expensive And Economically Destructive Cap-and-trade. 8 December 2009. "By declaring CO2 a pollutant, a threat to human health, they have empowered the EPA to issue orders, mandates, regulations, controls, and fines which will be put in place and enforced even without a vote of Congress, unelected officials declaring themselves as having this enormous power over us. This bypassing of the authority of Congress is a manifestation of tyranny. I don't care if they think that they are saving the world. This is tyranny. If there are changes in the law that are required by some climate theory, let us debate them, have an honest debate. Let's not impose this on the American people without having elected officials be held accountable for that decision. And, of course, we know now the theories that we're talking about are all based on the cooked books and phony science, which makes it all even worse [¦] Wake up, America. We should not be giving more power to United Nation panels or anybody else or any other institution internationally that is composed of governments that are controlled by gangsters and thugs that we would never dream of electing here in the United States, countries that don't have any freedom of press. We're going to give authority to enforce environmental laws and rules that we've never voted on to bodies like that? Or we're going to go along with the EPA and push the Congress aside and elected officials aside and let that be imposed upon us by people who have never been elected to anything? No. We must stand up and defeat this power grab." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Issue Position: Global Warming. 10 February 2012. "In 2001, over 17,000 scientists signed a petition asking the United States government to not agree to the Kyoto treaty. These distinguished researchers said: 'There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate.' Too often, when congress is asked to pass environmental legislation, the legislation is based on emotional junk science rather than data based on reproducable, rigorous, tested, peer-reviewed results. In no area has this been more obvious than climate change. Because the Kyoto Treaty and much of the suggested environmental legislation would decimate jobs in southern California, constituents may be interested to learn of the growing scientific consensus that global warming is not manmade, if it is in fact even occuring. The links below will provide a great deal of information that is of interest." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Man-Made Global Warming. 14 May 2008. "If one accepts this as fact rather than theory, this idea that man-made global warming is overwhelming our planet, then one would be expected to also accept controls, regulations, taxation, international planning and enforcement, mandated lifestyle changes, lowering expectations, limiting consumer choice, as well as personal and family sacrifices that are all going to be necessary for us to save the planet from--well, from us. It really takes a lot to frighten people into accepting such personally restrictive mandates that would result from implementing a global warming-based agenda. People's lives will change if we decide to implement a global warming-based agenda. Yes, people's lives will change, but not for the better if we have to end, for example, discount airline tickets and cheap travel." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of Environment America 13 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 4296. 104th Congress. Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 05/05/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 1025. 103th Congress. Brady Handgun Bill. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Dana Rohrabacher in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 390. 103th Congress. Instant Background Checks for Gun Purchase Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 5 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 4296. 104th Congress. Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 05/05/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 1025. 103th Congress. Brady Handgun Bill. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Dana Rohrabacher in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H Amdt 390. 103th Congress. Instant Background Checks for Gun Purchase Amendment. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 5 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Dana Rohrabacher a grade of 82." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 90% in 2013 by Gun Owners of America
  • Rated 93% in 2014 by National Rifle Association
  • "The President's proposals are either duplicative, thus unnecessary, or they focus the government's authority and power on controlling honest citizens rather than making it more likely to disarm criminals.Background checks have value but care needs to be taken that they do not violate the rights of law abiding citizens. " (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Dana Rohrabacher a grade of 82." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 90% in 2013 by Gun Owners of America
  • Rated 93% in 2014 by National Rifle Association
  • "The President's proposals are either duplicative, thus unnecessary, or they focus the government's authority and power on controlling honest citizens rather than making it more likely to disarm criminals.Background checks have value but care needs to be taken that they do not violate the rights of law abiding citizens. " (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Floor Speech "Obamacare" - "I join with my colleagues and say that this is something we should all join together, repeal, and start again and try to do a better job next time." (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Health Care Reform. 16 May 2010. "Despite claims to the contrary, the Democrat bill fails to decrease health care costs. We keep hearing about how people are being cost out of the market; they can't afford their health care, but it does not decrease health care costs. In fact, the bill would increase the cost of health care in the form of higher premiums and exorbitant new taxes on families. Furthermore, it will not prevent funds from going to illegal aliens or abortions. So that's what it doesn't do. What does it do? Well, this legislation will make sure the American people are more addicted to socialism because we will be more dependent on the Federal bureaucracy. What it will do is create a $1 trillion new program, even when we can't afford the current programs [¦] Let's come forward with what we believe in and how to make the system better and work together. But we have to start by voting 'no' on this legislation." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Obamacare = Socialism. 19 March 2010. "Unlike this government takeover being pushed by my Democratic colleagues, Republicans have offered solutions to fundamentally reform this nation's health care system, instead of transforming healthcare into a bureaucratic nightmare. Unfortunately, Democrats have only paid lip service to the many ideas that both Republicans and Democrats could support. The only bipartisanship we've seen here is bipartisan opposition to the Democrat's health care power play. They are scrambling for votes, even though they have a huge majority. This should tell you the radical nature of this legislation. I will vote No and urge my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to do the same. Let's start over and put in place reforms that do not need backroom deals and arm twisting in order to pass." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Rep. Rohrabacher Statement on Historic Health Care Vote. 21 March 2010. "'I don't know what's more odious,' said Rohrabacher. 'The consequences of this government takeover of our health care system or the way this legislation has been rammed through with backroom deals and procedural trickery. The process put forth by the Democrats has made a mockery of all the pledges by the President of bipartisanship and transparency. I don't know of any other legislation as consequential as this passed with such a partisan sledgehammer. This trillion dollar monstrosity is not only an attack on every American's freedom but will increase taxes and deficit spending in the middle of a recession when we cannot even afford the government programs we already have, all without bringing down health care costs. This legislation is not the health care reform the American people want or deserve. All this will do is addict the American people to socialism and make us dependent on the federal bureaucracy.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Rohrabacher Votes in Favor of Repeal of "Obamacare". 19 January 2011. "Today, the House of Representatives voted to repeal H.R. 2, a bill to repeal 'ObamaCare.' Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has issued the followed statement on his vote in favor of the repeal : 'We kept faith with the American people by keeping our promise to repeal ObamaCare,' said Rohrabacher. 'We now need to move forward with keeping our word by introducing a positive alternative and begin a real debate on cost effective health care reform that does not infringe upon every American's freedom, increase deficit spending or expand the federal bureaucracy.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Health Care Reform. 16 May 2010. "Despite claims to the contrary, the Democrat bill fails to decrease health care costs. We keep hearing about how people are being cost out of the market; they can't afford their health care, but it does not decrease health care costs. In fact, the bill would increase the cost of health care in the form of higher premiums and exorbitant new taxes on families. Furthermore, it will not prevent funds from going to illegal aliens or abortions. So that's what it doesn't do. What does it do? Well, this legislation will make sure the American people are more addicted to socialism because we will be more dependent on the Federal bureaucracy. What it will do is create a $1 trillion new program, even when we can't afford the current programs [¦] Let's come forward with what we believe in and how to make the system better and work together. But we have to start by voting 'no' on this legislation." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Obamacare = Socialism. 19 March 2010. "Unlike this government takeover being pushed by my Democratic colleagues, Republicans have offered solutions to fundamentally reform this nation's health care system, instead of transforming healthcare into a bureaucratic nightmare. Unfortunately, Democrats have only paid lip service to the many ideas that both Republicans and Democrats could support. The only bipartisanship we've seen here is bipartisan opposition to the Democrat's health care power play. They are scrambling for votes, even though they have a huge majority. This should tell you the radical nature of this legislation. I will vote No and urge my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to do the same. Let's start over and put in place reforms that do not need backroom deals and arm twisting in order to pass." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Rep. Rohrabacher Statement on Historic Health Care Vote. 21 March 2010. "'I don't know what's more odious,' said Rohrabacher. 'The consequences of this government takeover of our health care system or the way this legislation has been rammed through with backroom deals and procedural trickery. The process put forth by the Democrats has made a mockery of all the pledges by the President of bipartisanship and transparency. I don't know of any other legislation as consequential as this passed with such a partisan sledgehammer. This trillion dollar monstrosity is not only an attack on every American's freedom but will increase taxes and deficit spending in the middle of a recession when we cannot even afford the government programs we already have, all without bringing down health care costs. This legislation is not the health care reform the American people want or deserve. All this will do is addict the American people to socialism and make us dependent on the federal bureaucracy.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Rohrabacher Votes in Favor of Repeal of "Obamacare". 19 January 2011. "Today, the House of Representatives voted to repeal H.R. 2, a bill to repeal 'ObamaCare.' Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has issued the followed statement on his vote in favor of the repeal : 'We kept faith with the American people by keeping our promise to repeal ObamaCare,' said Rohrabacher. 'We now need to move forward with keeping our word by introducing a positive alternative and begin a real debate on cost effective health care reform that does not infringe upon every American's freedom, increase deficit spending or expand the federal bureaucracy.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Floor Speech "Obamacare" - "I join with my colleagues and say that this is something we should all join together, repeal, and start again and try to do a better job next time." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Dana Rohrabacher in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Dana Rohrabacher in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Issue Position: Immigration Reform. 8 February 2012. "Representative Rohrabacher has long played a leading role in the fight against Illegal Immigration. He is a big supporter of E-Verify: A system that will permit employers to determine the immigration status of potential employees. Representative Rohrabacher advocates cutting off all government benefits to those who are in our country illegally. He also supports strengthening the border and holding employers accountable for hiring illegals. He believes that such a policy would result in a large number of illegals going home voluntarily. He also believes it is immoral to use our limited education and health resources to help those who are here illegally at the expense of U.S. citizens and legal residents." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Issue Position: Stopping Crime, Including Illegal Immigration. 8 February 2012. "Congressman Rohrabacher sees illegal immigration as one of the greatest threats to the well being of the American people. He has been one of the most active members in Congress on the issue. He was an early supporter and spokesman for Proposition 187. In Washington, he has authored bills to prevent illegals from receiving any government assistance, including Social Security. While uncompromisingly against illegals, Dana has worked hard to prevent legal immigrants from being hurt in the process. Legal immigrants deserve every right, privilege and protection as citizens, which many of them have become. Illegal immigrants, in contrast, should be deported … sent home." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Letter to President Obama. 9 September 2011. "Over the last several years, with the support of the American public, Congress has consistently defeated amnesty proposals for illegal aliens. This recent effort appears to be nothing more than an attempt to avoid public review and unilaterally impose amnesty by picking and choosing which laws to enforce; or in this case, not to enforce, thereby enabling illegal aliens to remain in the country. In addition, we are convinced the consequences of implementing this policy, will include, but certainly not be limited to, the loss of public confidence and the encouragement of future illegal immigration. Even prior to this, the American public's confidence in the Administration to address illegal immigration was tenuous at best. This is evidenced by the number of states that have initiated and passed their own immigration enforcement laws. This shift in policy confirms the general public suspicion that the Administration is not serious about controlling illegal immigration." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Representative Rohrabacher Signs Onto Anti-Illegal Immigration Bill. 25 July 2005. "Rep. Dana Rohrabacher recently signed on as an original co-sponsor of H.R. 3095, The New Illegal Deduction Elimination Act (New IDEA). The bill would make wages and benefits paid to illegal aliens nondeductible for federal tax purposes. 'When many people talk about illegal immigration, they talk about a bigger fence and more border patrol agents. The truth is, the only way we will win the battle against illegal immigration is by cutting off the incentive for illegal aliens to come here," said Rep. Rohrabacher. "Businesses must be accountable for who they employ. There is a simple way for them to check the validity of Social Security numbers through the Basic Pilot Program that instantly connects them to the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security. In this day and age, there is simply no excuse for employing someone of questionable legal status. This no longer just a matter of economic security, it is a matter of national security. This bill will provide economic consequences for businesses that knowingly employ illegal aliens who are a drain on the system and provide cover for terrorists trying to enter the U.S.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Rohrabacher Reaction to Obama's Immigration Speech. 1 July 2010. "President Obama did not present anything new to the American people. He offered plenty of platitudinous doublespeak in an attempt to mask his real intentions. The bottom line is the president still wants to grant people here illegally immediate legal status so they can stay. That has always been one of the major stumbling blocks to reform. That's not reform-that's surrender. If we once again legalize their status with no perceivable consequence, the message will be out that you can still come to the U.S. illegally with the hope of eventually being granted legal status. Illegal immigration will only increase, as it did after the 1986 amnesty, not diminish." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Stemming Uncontrolled Illegal Immigration. 12 May 2004. "Mr. Speaker, I rise to alert my colleagues to a vote that will be taken on the floor of this Congress next Tuesday. It is a vote that will mark a turning point for our country or will reflect a continued unwillingness by America's elected officials to do anything to protect us from the greatest threat to our national safety and well-being. What am I talking about? Next Tuesday, there will be a vote on legislation that I have offered, H.R. 3722, which will attempt to protect us from a major decline in the quality of life and the quality of our health care due to the uncontrolled onslaught of illegal immigrants into our country and into our hospitals and emergency rooms. If left unchecked, illegal immigration will destroy the quality of life for many of our people [¦] This is not a back-burner issue. It goes to the heart of what America will be like tomorrow and, in some cases, it deals with a crisis of today. Yet, elected officials have remained silent about illegal immigration. Why? The American people need to ask themselves that question, because it is clear that the overwhelming number of the American people are troubled and enormously concerned about this onslaught of this uncontrolled, massive flow of illegal immigration into the United States." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. The Bush-Kennedy Amnesty Bill. 19 June 2007. "And what threat am I talking about? It is about time that the Washington elite and the elite of America's business community understand what impact this massive flow of immigration into our society has had on the life of the American people [¦] No border protection will stop the massive flow of illegal immigrants into our country if we continue to give huge rewards, a treasure house of rewards, to those people who are coming here. Don't say that you want to strengthen the border because you really are serious about trying to stop illegal immigration if you are unwilling to cut off the benefits that are the lure, which are the magnet that bring people here." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Dana Rohrabacher in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Dana Rohrabacher in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Issue Position: Immigration Reform. 8 February 2012. "Representative Rohrabacher has long played a leading role in the fight against Illegal Immigration. He is a big supporter of E-Verify: A system that will permit employers to determine the immigration status of potential employees. Representative Rohrabacher advocates cutting off all government benefits to those who are in our country illegally. He also supports strengthening the border and holding employers accountable for hiring illegals. He believes that such a policy would result in a large number of illegals going home voluntarily. He also believes it is immoral to use our limited education and health resources to help those who are here illegally at the expense of U.S. citizens and legal residents." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Issue Position: Stopping Crime, Including Illegal Immigration. 8 February 2012. "Congressman Rohrabacher sees illegal immigration as one of the greatest threats to the well being of the American people. He has been one of the most active members in Congress on the issue. He was an early supporter and spokesman for Proposition 187. In Washington, he has authored bills to prevent illegals from receiving any government assistance, including Social Security. While uncompromisingly against illegals, Dana has worked hard to prevent legal immigrants from being hurt in the process. Legal immigrants deserve every right, privilege and protection as citizens, which many of them have become. Illegal immigrants, in contrast, should be deported … sent home." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Letter to President Obama. 9 September 2011. "Over the last several years, with the support of the American public, Congress has consistently defeated amnesty proposals for illegal aliens. This recent effort appears to be nothing more than an attempt to avoid public review and unilaterally impose amnesty by picking and choosing which laws to enforce; or in this case, not to enforce, thereby enabling illegal aliens to remain in the country. In addition, we are convinced the consequences of implementing this policy, will include, but certainly not be limited to, the loss of public confidence and the encouragement of future illegal immigration. Even prior to this, the American public's confidence in the Administration to address illegal immigration was tenuous at best. This is evidenced by the number of states that have initiated and passed their own immigration enforcement laws. This shift in policy confirms the general public suspicion that the Administration is not serious about controlling illegal immigration." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Representative Rohrabacher Signs Onto Anti-Illegal Immigration Bill. 25 July 2005. "Rep. Dana Rohrabacher recently signed on as an original co-sponsor of H.R. 3095, The New Illegal Deduction Elimination Act (New IDEA). The bill would make wages and benefits paid to illegal aliens nondeductible for federal tax purposes. 'When many people talk about illegal immigration, they talk about a bigger fence and more border patrol agents. The truth is, the only way we will win the battle against illegal immigration is by cutting off the incentive for illegal aliens to come here," said Rep. Rohrabacher. "Businesses must be accountable for who they employ. There is a simple way for them to check the validity of Social Security numbers through the Basic Pilot Program that instantly connects them to the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security. In this day and age, there is simply no excuse for employing someone of questionable legal status. This no longer just a matter of economic security, it is a matter of national security. This bill will provide economic consequences for businesses that knowingly employ illegal aliens who are a drain on the system and provide cover for terrorists trying to enter the U.S.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Rohrabacher Reaction to Obama's Immigration Speech. 1 July 2010. "President Obama did not present anything new to the American people. He offered plenty of platitudinous doublespeak in an attempt to mask his real intentions. The bottom line is the president still wants to grant people here illegally immediate legal status so they can stay. That has always been one of the major stumbling blocks to reform. That's not reform-that's surrender. If we once again legalize their status with no perceivable consequence, the message will be out that you can still come to the U.S. illegally with the hope of eventually being granted legal status. Illegal immigration will only increase, as it did after the 1986 amnesty, not diminish." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Stemming Uncontrolled Illegal Immigration. 12 May 2004. "Mr. Speaker, I rise to alert my colleagues to a vote that will be taken on the floor of this Congress next Tuesday. It is a vote that will mark a turning point for our country or will reflect a continued unwillingness by America's elected officials to do anything to protect us from the greatest threat to our national safety and well-being. What am I talking about? Next Tuesday, there will be a vote on legislation that I have offered, H.R. 3722, which will attempt to protect us from a major decline in the quality of life and the quality of our health care due to the uncontrolled onslaught of illegal immigrants into our country and into our hospitals and emergency rooms. If left unchecked, illegal immigration will destroy the quality of life for many of our people [¦] This is not a back-burner issue. It goes to the heart of what America will be like tomorrow and, in some cases, it deals with a crisis of today. Yet, elected officials have remained silent about illegal immigration. Why? The American people need to ask themselves that question, because it is clear that the overwhelming number of the American people are troubled and enormously concerned about this onslaught of this uncontrolled, massive flow of illegal immigration into the United States." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. The Bush-Kennedy Amnesty Bill. 19 June 2007. "And what threat am I talking about? It is about time that the Washington elite and the elite of America's business community understand what impact this massive flow of immigration into our society has had on the life of the American people [¦] No border protection will stop the massive flow of illegal immigrants into our country if we continue to give huge rewards, a treasure house of rewards, to those people who are coming here. Don't say that you want to strengthen the border because you really are serious about trying to stop illegal immigration if you are unwilling to cut off the benefits that are the lure, which are the magnet that bring people here." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 9 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted Yea - H Amdt 1416 - Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention of the Defense of Marriage Act: Vote to adopt an amendment to HR 5856 that prohibits the use of funds appropriated by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2013 from being used to contravene the Defense of Marriage Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 42 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the American Family Association 94 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Family Research Council 71 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% in 2014 by Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage
  • Voted Yea - H Amdt 1416 - Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention of the Defense of Marriage Act: Vote to adopt an amendment to HR 5856 that prohibits the use of funds appropriated by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2013 from being used to contravene the Defense of Marriage Act. (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 9 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Dana Rohrabacher voted Nay on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Dana Rohrabacher voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 42 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the American Family Association 94 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Family Research Council 71 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% in 2014 by Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Dana Rohrabacher. Twitter: DanaRohrabacher. 27 June 2012. "@Expose_Congress Terrorist attacks in Iraq & afghan evident. Yes, if we R security, we should retaliate, drones, or less precise tech." (twitter.com)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Twitter: DanaRohrabacher. 27 June 2012. "@Expose_Congress Terrorist attacks in Iraq & afghan evident. Yes, if we R security, we should retaliate, drones, or less precise tech." (twitter.com)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Rep. Rohrabacher Statement on Osama Bin Laden. 3 May 2011. "Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) issued the following statement in reaction to confirmation of the killing of Osama Bin Laden by American forces in Pakistan: 'Congratulations to our U.S. special forces teams and intelligence community who were able to carry out this mission to kill Osama Bin Laden successfully,' said Rohrabacher. 'Better late than never. This doesn't mean the War on Terror is over,' Rohrabacher continued. 'What it does mean is that no one can kill scores of Americans and think they can get away with it. Tonight, America is celebrating while Osama bin Laden burns in hell.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Rep. Rohrabacher Statement on Osama Bin Laden. 3 May 2011. "Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) issued the following statement in reaction to confirmation of the killing of Osama Bin Laden by American forces in Pakistan: 'Congratulations to our U.S. special forces teams and intelligence community who were able to carry out this mission to kill Osama Bin Laden successfully,' said Rohrabacher. 'Better late than never. This doesn't mean the War on Terror is over,' Rohrabacher continued. 'What it does mean is that no one can kill scores of Americans and think they can get away with it. Tonight, America is celebrating while Osama bin Laden burns in hell.'" (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Dana Rohrabacher. Issue Possition: Protecting Our Seniors. 1 January 2012. "Dana has consistently voted to end both the Social Security Earnings Limitation and the Death Tax, which unfairly impact our seniors. He has insisted that any Social Security or Medicare reform not bankrupt the system and that it totally protects current recipients." (votesmart.org)
  • Dana Rohrabacher. Issue Possition: Protecting Our Seniors. 1 January 2012. "Dana has consistently voted to end both the Social Security Earnings Limitation and the Death Tax, which unfairly impact our seniors. He has insisted that any Social Security or Medicare reform not bankrupt the system and that it totally protects current recipients." (votesmart.org)
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 50 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Dana Rohrabacher supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 50 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)

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