Representative Ann Kirkpatrick's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (AZ) - District 1, Democratic
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Ann Kirkpatrick has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Ann Kirkpatrick 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 are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Vote Smart's Research

  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 16 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of the Family Research Council 12 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Ann Kirkpatrick voted Nay on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • National Women's Political Caucus. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Women's Political Caucus endorsed Ann Kirkpatrick in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Women's Political Caucus. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Women's Political Caucus endorsed Ann Kirkpatrick in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Planned Parenthood endorsed Ann Kirkpatrick in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. 2012 Phoenix Arizona: Election Questionnaire for Congress. Responded "I am pro-choice. Women have the right to make their own health-care decisions, and our government should never limit women's access to reproductive health services" to the question: "Where do you stand on abortion and women's access to reproductive services?" (www.azcentral.com)
  • Jim Nintzel: Tuscon Weekly: Akin and Abortion: Southern AZ Congressional Candidates Speak Out. 27 August 2012. "Ann is pro-choice, She believes that medical decisions belong between a woman and her doctor, without the government interfering." (www.tucsonweekly.com)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 16 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of the Family Research Council 12 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Ann Kirkpatrick voted Nay on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • National Women's Political Caucus. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Women's Political Caucus endorsed Ann Kirkpatrick in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Women's Political Caucus. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Women's Political Caucus endorsed Ann Kirkpatrick in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Planned Parenthood endorsed Ann Kirkpatrick in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. 2012 Phoenix Arizona: Election Questionnaire for Congress. Responded "I am pro-choice. Women have the right to make their own health-care decisions, and our government should never limit women's access to reproductive health services" to the question: "Where do you stand on abortion and women's access to reproductive services?" (www.azcentral.com)
  • Jim Nintzel: Tuscon Weekly: Akin and Abortion: Southern AZ Congressional Candidates Speak Out. 27 August 2012. "Ann is pro-choice, She believes that medical decisions belong between a woman and her doctor, without the government interfering." (www.tucsonweekly.com)

Vote Smart's Research

  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 26 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. 2012 Phoenix Arizona Election Questionnaire for Congress. Responded: "I believe millionaires and billionaires should pay their fair share in taxes. Currently, our middle-class working families are paying taxes at a higher rate than the super rich, and that's not right. The Bush tax cuts were supposed to be temporary, and it's time for them to expire." to the question: "Should wealthy Americans pay more in taxes?" (www.azcentral.com)
  • Arizona Daily Sun Staff. Arizona Daily Sun: Ann Kirkpatrick Answers to Daily Sun Questions. 3 October 2010. "I support a compromise solution: a temporary extension of the tax cuts for every American, across the board. We will not be able to sustain these tax cuts permanently, but our economic recovery is still unsteady right now, and preventing this tax increase will ensure we do not put it at risk." (azdailysun.com)
  • Cyndy Cole. Arizona Daily Sun CD1 Dems Look to Up Taxes on Rich. "Flagstaff attorney and former U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick would support 'ensuring that millionaires, billionaires and corporations pay their fair share' to keep Social Security solvent and Medicare operating at today's levels." (azdailysun.com)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 26 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. 2012 Phoenix Arizona Election Questionnaire for Congress. Responded: "I believe millionaires and billionaires should pay their fair share in taxes. Currently, our middle-class working families are paying taxes at a higher rate than the super rich, and that's not right. The Bush tax cuts were supposed to be temporary, and it's time for them to expire." to the question: "Should wealthy Americans pay more in taxes?" (www.azcentral.com)
  • Arizona Daily Sun Staff. Arizona Daily Sun: Ann Kirkpatrick Answers to Daily Sun Questions. 3 October 2010. "I support a compromise solution: a temporary extension of the tax cuts for every American, across the board. We will not be able to sustain these tax cuts permanently, but our economic recovery is still unsteady right now, and preventing this tax increase will ensure we do not put it at risk." (azdailysun.com)
  • Cyndy Cole. Arizona Daily Sun CD1 Dems Look to Up Taxes on Rich. "Flagstaff attorney and former U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick would support 'ensuring that millionaires, billionaires and corporations pay their fair share' to keep Social Security solvent and Medicare operating at today's levels." (azdailysun.com)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Ann Kirkpatrick. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Ann Kirkpatrick voted Yea on 09/23/2010. (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 Ann Kirkpatrick a rating of 22 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 20 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Ann Kirkpatrick voted Yea on 09/23/2010. (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 Ann Kirkpatrick a rating of 22 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 20 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

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  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of Environment America 83 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Letter to Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. 16 June 2010. "We are writing to express our deep disappointment and concern over the EPA's decision in its final PSD Tailoring Rule to depart from the government's consistent past practice of excluding biomass combustion emissions in calculating GHG emissions. This decision contradicts federal precedent regarding the carbon neutrality of biomass combustion and will discourage the responsible development and utilization of renewable biomass that could and should play a more significant role in our nation's energy policy [¦] The decision also contradicts long-standing federal and international precedents. Emissions from the combustion of biomass are not included in the Department of Energy's voluntary greenhouse gas emissions reporting programs, the EPA's greenhouse gas reporting rule, or calculations of international bodies including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the European Union [¦] EPA's new interpretation undermines these objectives by arbitrarily eliminating the greenhouse gas benefits of biomass compared to conventional fossil fuels." (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 50 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Ann Kirkpatrick voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Talk of the Town: Why Kirkpatrick opposes 'Cap and Trade' . 16 July 2009. "I ran for Congress to stand up against these old and broken ways in Washington, and that was why I voted against the Waxman-Markey energy bill (what the rest of us call "Cap and Trade" -Editor). However well-intentioned, it failed to recognize Greater Arizona and rural America's current situation and the impact this legislation would have on our communities [¦] We must fight climate change and reduce our carbon footprint. I strongly support developing a range of renewable energy sources that will create 21st-century jobs and free us from our dependence on foreign oil, and I am actively pushing for cost-effective measures that will help grow our renewable energy industry. But I refuse to do this at the expense of those who can least afford it in these difficult economic times [¦] Families in my district are already fighting to stay in their homes and pay for gas, farmers and ranchers are struggling to afford fertilizer and feed and small businesses are stretching to meet their budgets. Folks here cannot afford this bill in this economy [¦] Waxman-Markey is going to damage industries that are major employers in Greater Arizona, most notably the four coal-fired power plants in the district. We are just starting to make progress toward economic recovery, and reducing capacity at those plants would wipe out those gains." (prescottdailycourier.com)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. 2012 Phoenix Arizona Election Questionnaire for Congress. Responded: "My concern for the communities across District 1 led me to oppose the Cap and Trade legislation when it came up for a vote. This bill would damage industries that are major employers in rural Arizona, most notably our four coal-fired power plants. Reducing capacity at those plants would wipe out any local progress made toward economic recovery. This is also why I joined Reps. Jeff Flake, Gabrielle Giffords, and Trent Franks in a bipartisan letter to the EPA voicing concerns over possible new restrictions on the Navajo Generating Station." to the question: "Would you support a cap-and-trade-style measure to address climate change?" (www.azcentral.com)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Issues. 5 September 2012. "Before it is too late, we must fight global climate change and reduce our carbon footprint." (www.kirkpatrickforarizona.com)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of Environment America 83 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Letter to Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. 16 June 2010. "We are writing to express our deep disappointment and concern over the EPA's decision in its final PSD Tailoring Rule to depart from the government's consistent past practice of excluding biomass combustion emissions in calculating GHG emissions. This decision contradicts federal precedent regarding the carbon neutrality of biomass combustion and will discourage the responsible development and utilization of renewable biomass that could and should play a more significant role in our nation's energy policy [¦] The decision also contradicts long-standing federal and international precedents. Emissions from the combustion of biomass are not included in the Department of Energy's voluntary greenhouse gas emissions reporting programs, the EPA's greenhouse gas reporting rule, or calculations of international bodies including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the European Union [¦] EPA's new interpretation undermines these objectives by arbitrarily eliminating the greenhouse gas benefits of biomass compared to conventional fossil fuels." (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 50 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Ann Kirkpatrick voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Talk of the Town: Why Kirkpatrick opposes 'Cap and Trade' . 16 July 2009. "I ran for Congress to stand up against these old and broken ways in Washington, and that was why I voted against the Waxman-Markey energy bill (what the rest of us call "Cap and Trade" -Editor). However well-intentioned, it failed to recognize Greater Arizona and rural America's current situation and the impact this legislation would have on our communities [¦] We must fight climate change and reduce our carbon footprint. I strongly support developing a range of renewable energy sources that will create 21st-century jobs and free us from our dependence on foreign oil, and I am actively pushing for cost-effective measures that will help grow our renewable energy industry. But I refuse to do this at the expense of those who can least afford it in these difficult economic times [¦] Families in my district are already fighting to stay in their homes and pay for gas, farmers and ranchers are struggling to afford fertilizer and feed and small businesses are stretching to meet their budgets. Folks here cannot afford this bill in this economy [¦] Waxman-Markey is going to damage industries that are major employers in Greater Arizona, most notably the four coal-fired power plants in the district. We are just starting to make progress toward economic recovery, and reducing capacity at those plants would wipe out those gains." (prescottdailycourier.com)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. 2012 Phoenix Arizona Election Questionnaire for Congress. Responded: "My concern for the communities across District 1 led me to oppose the Cap and Trade legislation when it came up for a vote. This bill would damage industries that are major employers in rural Arizona, most notably our four coal-fired power plants. Reducing capacity at those plants would wipe out any local progress made toward economic recovery. This is also why I joined Reps. Jeff Flake, Gabrielle Giffords, and Trent Franks in a bipartisan letter to the EPA voicing concerns over possible new restrictions on the Navajo Generating Station." to the question: "Would you support a cap-and-trade-style measure to address climate change?" (www.azcentral.com)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Issues. 5 September 2012. "Before it is too late, we must fight global climate change and reduce our carbon footprint." (www.kirkpatrickforarizona.com)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Issue Position: 2nd Amendment. "I will fight any attempt by the federal government to undermine the Second Amendment and infringe on our Constitutional right to bear arms. During my first term in Congress, I adamantly opposed an effort to reinstate the assault weapons ban and successfully passed an amendment endorsed by the Gun Owners of America that protected the rights of law-abiding gun owners in national parks. I also served as a co-sponsor of the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act because I believe that legal gun owners should not lose their rights if they travel outside of their home state. I pledge to stand up to the White House and Congressional Leadership to protect the rights of gun owners throughout our great Nation." (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Campaign Ad: Truth. 13 August 2008. "[Ann Kirkpatrick] has voted to protect our right to bear arms and gun education in our schools." (youtu.be)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Issues. 5 September 2012. "I am a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment. The NRA has awarded me an 'A' rating for my efforts to defend Second Amendment rights." (www.kirkpatrickforarizona.com)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Issue Position: 2nd Amendment. "I will fight any attempt by the federal government to undermine the Second Amendment and infringe on our Constitutional right to bear arms. During my first term in Congress, I adamantly opposed an effort to reinstate the assault weapons ban and successfully passed an amendment endorsed by the Gun Owners of America that protected the rights of law-abiding gun owners in national parks. I also served as a co-sponsor of the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act because I believe that legal gun owners should not lose their rights if they travel outside of their home state. I pledge to stand up to the White House and Congressional Leadership to protect the rights of gun owners throughout our great Nation." (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Campaign Ad: Truth. 13 August 2008. "[Ann Kirkpatrick] has voted to protect our right to bear arms and gun education in our schools." (youtu.be)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Issues. 5 September 2012. "I am a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment. The NRA has awarded me an 'A' rating for my efforts to defend Second Amendment rights." (www.kirkpatrickforarizona.com)

Vote Smart's Research

  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. 2012 Phoenix Arizona Election Questionnaire for Congress. "I believe the hard-working families of my district need the protections of the Affordable Care Act." to the question: "Do you support President Obama's health-care reforms? Why or why not?" (www.azcentral.com)
  • Kirkpatrick for Arizona. Campaign Press Release: Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act. 28 June 2012. "Former Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, a candidate in Arizona's Congressional District 1, responds to today's Supreme Court decision: 'This is a win for the hard-working families in our district -- along with millions of Americans -- who agree we should protect children with preexisting conditions, help seniors who face soaring prescription costs, and preserve tax cuts for small-business owners who want to provide employee health coverage.'" (www.kirkpatrickforarizona.com)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. 2012 Phoenix Arizona Election Questionnaire for Congress. "I believe the hard-working families of my district need the protections of the Affordable Care Act." to the question: "Do you support President Obama's health-care reforms? Why or why not?" (www.azcentral.com)
  • Kirkpatrick for Arizona. Campaign Press Release: Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act. 28 June 2012. "Former Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, a candidate in Arizona's Congressional District 1, responds to today's Supreme Court decision: 'This is a win for the hard-working families in our district -- along with millions of Americans -- who agree we should protect children with preexisting conditions, help seniors who face soaring prescription costs, and preserve tax cuts for small-business owners who want to provide employee health coverage.'" (www.kirkpatrickforarizona.com)

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  • Ann Kirkpatrick. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Ann Kirkpatrick voted Did Not Vote on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Video: Arizona Immigration: Will Ruling Keep Border Safe? 30 July 2010. "We've got to deport criminals who are here." (youtu.be)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 50 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. 2012 Phoenix Arizona Election Questionnaire for Congress. "Yes, but I am opposed to amnesty. Illegal immigrants who have been convicted of crimes in this country should be deported. Others should be given an opportunity to earn their citizenship by going to the back of the line, paying a fine, learning English and showing that they are working, contributing members of their community." to the question "Would you support some sort of a pathway to legal status for illegal immigrants who are already in the country and in many cases have been here for years?" (www.azcentral.com)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Ann Kirkpatrick: Answer to Daily Sun Questions. 3 October 2010. "I am opposed to amnesty, and illegal immigrants who commit any sort of crime in this country must be deported." (azdailysun.com)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Issues. 5 September 2012. "The DREAM Act provides a fair and sensible process for young people who were brought into this country as children and are now working hard, playing by the rules and building a stronger future." (www.kirkpatrickforarizona.com)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Ann Kirkpatrick voted Did Not Vote on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 50 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. 2012 Phoenix Arizona Election Questionnaire for Congress. "Yes, but I am opposed to amnesty. Illegal immigrants who have been convicted of crimes in this country should be deported. Others should be given an opportunity to earn their citizenship by going to the back of the line, paying a fine, learning English and showing that they are working, contributing members of their community." to the question "Would you support some sort of a pathway to legal status for illegal immigrants who are already in the country and in many cases have been here for years?" (www.azcentral.com)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Ann Kirkpatrick: Answer to Daily Sun Questions. 3 October 2010. "I am opposed to amnesty, and illegal immigrants who commit any sort of crime in this country must be deported." (azdailysun.com)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Issues. 5 September 2012. "The DREAM Act provides a fair and sensible process for young people who were brought into this country as children and are now working hard, playing by the rules and building a stronger future." (www.kirkpatrickforarizona.com)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Video: Arizona Immigration: Will Ruling Keep Border Safe? 30 July 2010. "We've got to deport criminals who are here." (youtu.be)

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  • Ann Kirkpatrick. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Ann Kirkpatrick voted Yea on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 88 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of the American Family Association 11 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. 2012 Phoenix Arizona Election Questionnaire for Congress. "Like many Arizonans over the past few years, I have come to support marriage equality. I respect that many people have deeply held beliefs about marriage, and I believe religious institutions should have the right to address marriage in the way they prefer. But the civil issue is up to the states, and I believe government should treat people equally. As for DOMA, it does not provide equal treatment of individuals by their government." (www.azcentral.com)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Ann Kirkpatrick voted Yea on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 88 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Ann Kirkpatrick supported the interests of the American Family Association 11 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. 2012 Phoenix Arizona Election Questionnaire for Congress. "Like many Arizonans over the past few years, I have come to support marriage equality. I respect that many people have deeply held beliefs about marriage, and I believe religious institutions should have the right to address marriage in the way they prefer. But the civil issue is up to the states, and I believe government should treat people equally. As for DOMA, it does not provide equal treatment of individuals by their government." (www.azcentral.com)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Rep. Kirkpatrick Statement on Attempted Terrorist Attack on U.S. 13 October 2010. "Last night, authorities discovered two explosive devices headed for the U.S. as part of an attempted terrorist attack against our country. It is becoming more and more clear that there was a real and serious threat to the lives of our citizens - I am relieved and thankful that no one was harmed. This is yet another reminder that we must maintain the highest level of vigilance as long as there continue to be terrorist organizations that wish to do harm to Americans and American interests. I have been in contact with the Department of Homeland Security and will continue to closely monitor this situation. Our national security and public safety must always come first, and I am determined to ensure that nothing compromises our efforts." (votesmart.org)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Rep. Kirkpatrick Statement on Attempted Terrorist Attack on U.S. 13 October 2010. "Last night, authorities discovered two explosive devices headed for the U.S. as part of an attempted terrorist attack against our country. It is becoming more and more clear that there was a real and serious threat to the lives of our citizens - I am relieved and thankful that no one was harmed. This is yet another reminder that we must maintain the highest level of vigilance as long as there continue to be terrorist organizations that wish to do harm to Americans and American interests. I have been in contact with the Department of Homeland Security and will continue to closely monitor this situation. Our national security and public safety must always come first, and I am determined to ensure that nothing compromises our efforts." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Issues. 5 September 2012. "I will fight to protect Medicare and Social Security against any kind of privatization scheme or voucher system." (www.kirkpatrickforarizona.com)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Campaign Ad:Right Way. 6 September 2012. "I know we can pay down the debt while protecting Social Security and Medicare." (www.youtube.com)
  • Arizona Daily Sun Staff. Arizona Daily Sun: Ann Kirkpatrick Answers to Daily Sun Questions. 3 October 2010. "I am staunchly opposed to privatization. We need to improve Social Security, but we can do it without sending our money to Wall Street. I will fight tirelessly against any plan to risk the retirement security of seniors and Americans by putting it in the hands of the corporate CEOs who played a major role in causing this economic downturn." (azdailysun.com)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Issues. 5 September 2012. "I will fight to protect Medicare and Social Security against any kind of privatization scheme or voucher system." (www.kirkpatrickforarizona.com)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick. Campaign Ad:Right Way. 6 September 2012. "I know we can pay down the debt while protecting Social Security and Medicare." (www.youtube.com)
  • Arizona Daily Sun Staff. Arizona Daily Sun: Ann Kirkpatrick Answers to Daily Sun Questions. 3 October 2010. "I am staunchly opposed to privatization. We need to improve Social Security, but we can do it without sending our money to Wall Street. I will fight tirelessly against any plan to risk the retirement security of seniors and Americans by putting it in the hands of the corporate CEOs who played a major role in causing this economic downturn." (azdailysun.com)

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