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Rodney Alexander refused to tell citizens where he stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2012 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.

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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 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 Rodney Alexander a rating of 31 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. High Risk Pools “ The Devil is in the Details. 23 July 2010. "As a father, grandfather and a member of the Congressional Pro-life Caucus, I will continue to fight for the rights of the unborn and do everything I can to prevent abortion services from being covered by high risk pools or any other type of taxpayer-funded health plans." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. Health Care Overhaul Narrowly Passes House. 10 November 2009. "I have been concerned with the possibility of federal dollars being used to fund abortion. The original language in H.R. 3962 would have allowed the government to subsidize private plans that cover abortion with affordability credits. Section 303, (Benefits Package Levels), required at least one exchange plan in each premium rating area to provide coverage for abortion, and at least one plan must provide no coverage for abortion. However, by a vote of 240-194, the House adopted an amendment by Bart Stupak (MI-01) that would bar the use of any federal funds in the measure to be used for abortions, except in the case of rape, incest or danger to the woman. You will also be pleased to know I introduced a resolution H.Con.Res. 169, which urges Members of Congress to eliminate taxpayer-funded abortions from any proposed health care reform package." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. Congressman Alexander Backs Right to Life Act. 13 October 2011. "I strongly support the Protect Life Act, which amends the health care reform law so that it truly protects the sanctity of human life. With 146 bipartisan cosponsors, including myself, H.R. 358 has broad support in the House. More importantly, the American people--who time and time again have opposed tax dollars going toward abortions--will be protected from funding such a contentious and divisive practice." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. Issue Position: Protecting Our Values. 21 November 2011. "Louisiana is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. Congressman Alexander is protecting our values and way of life. He supports Americans' right to bear arms and he is strongly pro-life." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. Issue Position: Family Values. 21 November 2011. "I am staunchly pro-life and believe that life begins at conception. I have always valued life and will continue to work to protect the life of an unborn child by supporting legislation that seeks to protect the most precious members of our society. My membership in the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus is an excellent forum in which to work to save unborn lives." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Rodney Alexander voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Bruce Alpert. The Times Picayune: Louisiana'a congressional delegation wants to know military's views on Afghanistan withdrawal. 22 June 2011. "Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, agreed it's important to 'heed the advice of the generals on the ground.' But he, like many Americans surveyed in recent polls, appeared to be losing patience. 'Like the majority of the American public, I do not believe we need to devote money and American lives to a war any longer than necessary,' Alexander said. 'We've weakened our enemy and killed its leader; what else do we hope to reasonably achieve?'" (www.rodneyalexanderforcongress.com)
  • Rodney Alexander. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Rodney Alexander voted Nay on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of the Peace Action 13 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action West. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of Peace Action West 13 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. Alexander Supports Sending Reinforcement To Afghanistan, Opposes Setting Timeline For Withdrawal. 2 December 2009. "After months of deliberations, the president declared his endorsement of our commanding officer's request to send reinforcements to Afghanistan, and I support this decision. We certainly have a tough road ahead, but if given the tools and opportunity, our forces will accomplish a decisive victory for freedom. By calling for a troop surge in Afghanistan, the counter-insurgency strategy that succeeded in Iraq, the United States will be successful in protecting our own national security interests, and establishing peace and providing safety for the Afghan people. I also support ordering more U.S. military forces to Afghanistan in an expedited manner. This will better enable General McChrystal and our troops to fight the Taliban and al-Qaeda, as well as train and guide the Afghan security forces." (www.votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rodney Alexander. HR 4986. 110th Congress. Defense Authorizations Bill. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 01/16/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 4200. 108th Congress. Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 05/20/2004. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 4939. 110th Congress. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 06/13/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 06/20/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. Letter to the Honorable David Obey, Chairman, United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations. 14 September 2010. "Under this emerging scenario, we want to make our position abundantly clear: we will not support efforts to pass a CR that contains any unnecessary spending or legislative provisions unrelated to maintaining government operations. We respectfully request that you fashion a CT true to the purpose of temporarily continuing the activities of government at the absolute minimum level necessary until we finish our work on the fiscal year 2011 spending bills. In fact, we believe that we should work together now to cut spending unrelated to defense, veterans and homeland security to the fiscal year 2008 level. We remain ready to work with you to complete this critically important work." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Billy Gunn. The Town Talk: As defense cuts loom, Fort Polk is poised to grow. 28 January 2012. "U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced Thursday that the Pentagon would reduce the Army's troop levels by about 72,000 soldiers and cut billions of dollars from its budget next year [¦] 'The cuts announced by Secretary Panetta are a sobering reflection of our current economic circumstances,' U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, said. 'I don't believe these cuts will harm our national security, but I do believe they will require the Pentagon to be more responsible in how it spends the taxpayers' money.'" (www.landrieu.senate.gov)
  • Bruce Alpert. The Times Picayune: Sen. David Vitter holds out hope for deficit reduction deal. 21 November 2011. "Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, said the automatic cuts next year in defense and domestic programs contemplated without a deal between Congress and the president ought to reassure financial markets' concerns about the federal debt, which hit a record $15 trillion last week. 'No one said it would be easy, but we all agree it is essential,' Alexander said. 'For the future of our nation, we must come together to solve this crisis.'" (www.nola.com)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 2642. 110th Congress. Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 06/19/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Rodney Alexander voted Nay on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 3222. 110th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 08/05/2007. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 100 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 89 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander signed Americans for Americans for Tax Reform: The Taxpayer Protection Pledge. "I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Arizona and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (s3.amazonaws.com)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rodney Alexander. Alexander Supports Pro-Growth Alternative To Stimulus Plan. 9 July 2009. "During these tough economic times, Washington needs to follow the example set by the American people: make necessary sacrifices and cut careless spending. Instead, our federal government continues to push policies that increase wasteful spending and borrowing, while saddling the hardworking taxpayers with the responsibility of covering this impossible tab. As the unemployment rate steadily climbs closer to an unbelievable 10 percent, it is evident that we cannot tax, spend and bail our way back to a growing economy." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Rodney Alexander voted Yea 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 Rodney Alexander a rating of 100 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Rodney Alexander voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 95 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. Alexander Applauds Efforts to Cut Uncle Sam's Credit Cards. 25 January 2011. "Still in the early stages of the new Congress, House Republicans have already taken significant strides to kick the federal government's nasty spending habit. We immediately reduced Congress' own budget by five percent, saving $35 million this year alone, and cut millions of dollars in wasteful and needless spending at the Government Printing Office. Last week, the House took the first step to save American taxpayers an estimated $2.6 trillion when legislation was passed to repeal the health care overhaul law. And today, House Republicans continued in their efforts to cut careless spending by supporting a resolution to reduce non-security spending to the 2008 levels -- returning Washington's budget back to the days of pre-bailout, pre-stimulus. I applaud these efforts to cut Uncle Sam's credit cards, create jobs and grow the economy. Washington should downsize its budget, not ask American families and small business to downsize theirs." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. Alexander: Give Private Sector Freedom to Succeed. 8 September 2011. "The Obama administration has publicly listed a total of 219 new regulatory actions under consideration for the upcoming year--each of which has an estimated price tag of $100 million or more. In addition to this astounding number, there are many Democrats who have expressed wishes to build on the failed $800 billion "stimulus' bill. House Republicans, at the time, argued that a large, deficit-bankrolled spending bill was not a responsible way to improve our economic situation or promote a sustainable fiscal future. While our unemployment rate lingers at nine percent and our deficit numbers seem insurmountable, unfortunately, our concerns have been validated." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. Party of Paychecks. 15 October 2010. "Unfortunately, the majority in Congress and the president continue to push policies that increase taxes and add to the already out-of-control government spending. To continue down this reckless path, especially when approximately 15 million Americans remain unemployed, is unfathomable." (www.votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rodney Alexander. HR 2. 108th Congress. Jobs and Economic Growth bill. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 05/23/2003. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rodney Alexander. Issue Position: Education. 21 November 2011. "Rodney supports increased federal funding for local schools. He wants to use this money to reduce class size and increase the presence of technology in the classroom. Rodney wants funding for training teachers in the use of technology. He also supports initiatives that will put more computers and internet access in every classroom. Rodney also strongly believes that not all the answers to reforming education reside in Washington DC. That is why he supports allowing local educators and parents to play a greater role when it comes to making decisions about schools." (www.votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of Environment America 20 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 3534. 112th Congress. Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments. Rodney Alexander voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. H Amdt 773. 112th Congress. Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards. Rodney Alexander voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of Environment America 20 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 20 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Rodney Alexander voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rodney Alexander. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Rodney Alexander in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 0 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Rodney Alexander a grade of 91." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. Issue Position: Protecting Our Values. 21 November 2011. "Louisiana is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. Congressman Alexander is protecting our values and way of life. He supports Americans' right to bear arms and he is strongly pro-life." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. Issue Position: 2nd Amendment Rights. 21 November 2011. "Safeguarding the 2nd Amendment is core value of mine, stemming from my respect of and belief in the U.S. Constitution. Fighting against the liberal sect seeking to take this right away from our nation's citizens is an essential part of my job as a United States Congressman. We have the right as Americans to own guns as a means of protecting ourselves and our families, and I will continue to fight to preserve and defend this freedom." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. Protecting Our Values. 14 October 2012. "Let me begin by reaffirming my strong unwavering support for the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The right to bear arms is a fundamental right that is assured to every law-abiding citizen. Every day in this nation, criminals are deterred and stopped because of private citizens carrying guns. If gun control advocates have their way, responsible citizens would be stripped of this unalienable freedom, and in some cases, their personal protection. Being a life-long Louisianan, I have grown up enjoying the "Sportsman's Paradise" as my home. I am proud to be a member of the Congressional Sportsman Caucus, and to have received an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association. I firmly believe that the government should not pass any law that restricts the rights of law-abiding citizens to purchase, own and legally use firearms." (alexander.house.gov)

Vote Smart's Research

  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rodney Alexander. 72 Members Tell Senate: Enforcement First, No Amnesty. 16 March 2006. "Rewarding persons who have broken the law with an advantage that they would not otherwise have had encourages more illegal behavior and is unjust to immigrants who came to the U.S. legally." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. Remaining Steadfast Secured Noteworthy Progress This Session. 17 December 2007. "Though majority leaders have not brought any of these bills to the floor, I consider the failure of their 'amnesty bill' earlier this year a success. In my opinion, it is far better for Congress to continue debating comprehensive immigration reform than to pass a bill that would grant citizenship to the nearly 13 million illegal immigrants living in our nation. In the meantime, we should do what we should have done from the get-go - enforce the laws already in place." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Rodney Alexander in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Rodney Alexander in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Rodney Alexander voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 10 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. Congressman Alexander Opposes Amnesty Plan for Illegal Immigrants. 26 April 2007. "In my opinion, and in the opinion of the majority of my constituents, whether or not to grant amnesty to the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants living in our country is not a question that requires debate. The answer is clear: The United States must not reward those who break the law." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. Issue Position: Illegal Immigration. 21 November 2011. "As a member of House Immigration Reform Caucus, I have opposed legislation that would grant amnesty to illegal immigrants and worked with my colleagues to push forward legislation that bring about the fair and just solutions for immigration reform." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. It Is Time for a Commonsense Approach to Our Current Immigration Crisis. 26 May 2006. "The Senate also passed a bill addressing immigration, but I'm optimistic that the provisions in the House's bill will remain following a joint conference. In my opinion, the House's bill is much stronger and reflects the values of most of my constituents. Amnesty for illegal immigrants should not be an option, either." (www.votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rodney Alexander. Issue Position: Family Values. 21 November 2011. "I believe in the sanctity of marriage and support a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman. I understand the importance of protecting the Christian values that our nation was founded on." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. Issue Position: Protecting Our Values. 21 November 2011. "He also believes in the sanctity of marriage and supports a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman." (www.votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of the American Family Association 94 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Rodney Alexander voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 85 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Rodney Alexander voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 9 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Rodney Alexander voted Nay on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. Letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. 2 November 2011. "This clear and deliberate violation of established U.S. law sets a dangerous precedent. DOMA makes clear that for purposes of the federal government, marriage is defined as between one man and one woman. The use of federal property or federal employees to perform anything but opposite-sex ceremonies is a clear contravention of the law." (www.votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rodney Alexander. Issue Position: War on Terror and Homeland Security. 21 November 2011. "The War on Terror is a war America must win. We need an aggressive policy that centers on destroying terrorists where they hide. We also need to be ready at home by increasing security at our ports and borders." (www.votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rodney Alexander. Where Members Stand On Social Security. 1 October 2012. "I believe Congress should look at ways to encourage younger generations to invest in personal accounts, but I've made a commitment to the 5th District and Louisiana that I will do nothing to jeopardize Social Security payments to current beneficiaries as well as those nearing retirement. I circulate throughout the 5th District every weekend that I'm home. During my time in the district, I hold town hall meetings and discuss all congressional issues with constituents. Of course Social Security is a topic on many constituents' minds and I aim to inform my constituents that we need to reform Social Security but do nothing to jeopardize current beneficiaries or those nearing retirement." (www3.nationaljournal.com)
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Alexander supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 40 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Alexander. Issue Position: Protecting Seniors. 21 November 2011. "Rodney Alexander is completely dedicated to protecting Social Security for current recipients as well as future generations." (www.votesmart.org)

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