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Michael McCaul's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 10, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 10
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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 2016, 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

  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/interest-group/252/rating/7227 (votesmart.org)
  • "In the wake of the recent decision by the Obama administration requiring insurance providers - including faith--based employers - to cover sterilization and abortion - inducing services, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) signed on to the Religious Liberty Protection Act of 2012." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/668440/mccaul-co-sponsors-bill-to-free-religious-organizations-of-abortion-sterilization-requirements#.VZLEBHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/interest-group/252/rating/7227 (votesmart.org)
  • "In the wake of the recent decision by the Obama administration requiring insurance providers - including faith--based employers - to cover sterilization and abortion - inducing services, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) signed on to the Religious Liberty Protection Act of 2012." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/668440/mccaul-co-sponsors-bill-to-free-religious-organizations-of-abortion-sterilization-requirements#.VZLEBHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/interest-group/252/rating/7227 (votesmart.org)
  • "In the wake of the recent decision by the Obama administration requiring insurance providers - including faith--based employers - to cover sterilization and abortion - inducing services, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) signed on to the Religious Liberty Protection Act of 2012." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/668440/mccaul-co-sponsors-bill-to-free-religious-organizations-of-abortion-sterilization-requirements#.VZLEBHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/interest-group/252/rating/7227 (votesmart.org)
  • "In the wake of the recent decision by the Obama administration requiring insurance providers - including faith--based employers - to cover sterilization and abortion - inducing services, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) signed on to the Religious Liberty Protection Act of 2012." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/668440/mccaul-co-sponsors-bill-to-free-religious-organizations-of-abortion-sterilization-requirements#.VZLEBHUVhHw (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

  • "This is a responsible bill that prevents a tax increase, creates jobs and takes a step toward energy independence." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/657502/statement-on-the-passage-of-hr-3630-the-middle-class-tax-relief-job-creation-act#.VZLGVHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a pledge stating "[...] ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VbFlqHV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "This is a responsible bill that prevents a tax increase, creates jobs and takes a step toward energy independence." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/657502/statement-on-the-passage-of-hr-3630-the-middle-class-tax-relief-job-creation-act#.VZLGVHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a pledge stating "[...] ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VbFlqHV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "This is a responsible bill that prevents a tax increase, creates jobs and takes a step toward energy independence." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/657502/statement-on-the-passage-of-hr-3630-the-middle-class-tax-relief-job-creation-act#.VZLGVHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a pledge stating "[...] ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VbFlqHV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "This is a responsible bill that prevents a tax increase, creates jobs and takes a step toward energy independence." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/657502/statement-on-the-passage-of-hr-3630-the-middle-class-tax-relief-job-creation-act#.VZLGVHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a pledge stating "[...] ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge#.VbFlqHV3k1M (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Cosponsored H.R.3382 "Smarter Sentencing Act of 2013" https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/3382/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22smarter+sentencing+act%22%5D%7D (www.congress.gov)
  • Cosponsored H.R.3382 "Smarter Sentencing Act of 2013" https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/3382/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22smarter+sentencing+act%22%5D%7D (www.congress.gov)
  • Cosponsored H.R.3382 "Smarter Sentencing Act of 2013" https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/3382/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22smarter+sentencing+act%22%5D%7D (www.congress.gov)
  • Cosponsored H.R.3382 "Smarter Sentencing Act of 2013" https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/3382/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22smarter+sentencing+act%22%5D%7D (www.congress.gov)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Yesterday, I voted for the Republican Study Committee budget that would have balanced in four years, cut spending to FY'08 levels and reformed entitlements. Unfortunately this more aggressive plan to cut our debt did not pass the House." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/772202/mccaul-votes-to-balance-budget-repeal-obamacare#.VZLFQ3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "There is no doubt that something needs to be done to rebuild our nation's economic engines. But history has proven that we cannot spend, borrow, and tax our way to prosperity." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/667917/issue-position-economy#.VbFnm3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Yesterday, I voted for the Republican Study Committee budget that would have balanced in four years, cut spending to FY'08 levels and reformed entitlements. Unfortunately this more aggressive plan to cut our debt did not pass the House." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/772202/mccaul-votes-to-balance-budget-repeal-obamacare#.VZLFQ3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "There is no doubt that something needs to be done to rebuild our nation's economic engines. But history has proven that we cannot spend, borrow, and tax our way to prosperity." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/667917/issue-position-economy#.VbFnm3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Yesterday, I voted for the Republican Study Committee budget that would have balanced in four years, cut spending to FY'08 levels and reformed entitlements. Unfortunately this more aggressive plan to cut our debt did not pass the House." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/772202/mccaul-votes-to-balance-budget-repeal-obamacare#.VZLFQ3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "There is no doubt that something needs to be done to rebuild our nation's economic engines. But history has proven that we cannot spend, borrow, and tax our way to prosperity." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/667917/issue-position-economy#.VbFnm3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Yesterday, I voted for the Republican Study Committee budget that would have balanced in four years, cut spending to FY'08 levels and reformed entitlements. Unfortunately this more aggressive plan to cut our debt did not pass the House." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/772202/mccaul-votes-to-balance-budget-repeal-obamacare#.VZLFQ3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "There is no doubt that something needs to be done to rebuild our nation's economic engines. But history has proven that we cannot spend, borrow, and tax our way to prosperity." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/667917/issue-position-economy#.VbFnm3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "There is no doubt that something needs to be done to rebuild our nation's economic engines. But history has proven that we cannot spend, borrow, and tax our way to prosperity." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/667917/issue-position-economy#.VbFnm3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Last week I voted for and the House passed the Small Business Tax Cut Act. It would allow small businesses with fewer than 500 employees a deduction of 20% of domestic business income, equal to as much as half of their paid wages." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/687358/small-business-tax-cut#.VZLF-HUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "There is no doubt that something needs to be done to rebuild our nation's economic engines. But history has proven that we cannot spend, borrow, and tax our way to prosperity." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/667917/issue-position-economy#.VbFnm3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Last week I voted for and the House passed the Small Business Tax Cut Act. It would allow small businesses with fewer than 500 employees a deduction of 20% of domestic business income, equal to as much as half of their paid wages." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/687358/small-business-tax-cut#.VZLF-HUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "There is no doubt that something needs to be done to rebuild our nation's economic engines. But history has proven that we cannot spend, borrow, and tax our way to prosperity." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/667917/issue-position-economy#.VbFnm3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Last week I voted for and the House passed the Small Business Tax Cut Act. It would allow small businesses with fewer than 500 employees a deduction of 20% of domestic business income, equal to as much as half of their paid wages." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/687358/small-business-tax-cut#.VZLF-HUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "There is no doubt that something needs to be done to rebuild our nation's economic engines. But history has proven that we cannot spend, borrow, and tax our way to prosperity." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/667917/issue-position-economy#.VbFnm3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Last week I voted for and the House passed the Small Business Tax Cut Act. It would allow small businesses with fewer than 500 employees a deduction of 20% of domestic business income, equal to as much as half of their paid wages." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/687358/small-business-tax-cut#.VZLF-HUVhHw (votesmart.org)
No Inferred 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

  • Signed a letter stating "We are writing you urge you to remove previously House-passed language included in Sen. AMDT. 4575 that solely discriminates against our State. Again, this amendment singles out only the state of Texas. [?] According to the Congressional Research Service, the State's share of the $10 billion is estimated to be over $830 million. By adding the additional two-year requirement, the House language only punishes Texas students and teachers." http://burgess.house.gov/uploadedfiles/08-06-10_letter_to_speaker_pelosi_on_ed_funding.pdf (burgess.house.gov)
  • "Members of the Texas Republican Congressional delegation, led by Congressman Michael C. Burgess (R-Lewisville), today introduced legislation to repeal language in last month's education funding bill that discriminates against only the state of Texas, and could prevent Texas from receiving its fair share of the federal education funding." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/551996/texas-republicans-introduce-legislation-to-repeal-doggett-education-language#.VZLHsnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "We are writing you urge you to remove previously House-passed language included in Sen. AMDT. 4575 that solely discriminates against our State. Again, this amendment singles out only the state of Texas. [?] According to the Congressional Research Service, the State's share of the $10 billion is estimated to be over $830 million. By adding the additional two-year requirement, the House language only punishes Texas students and teachers." http://burgess.house.gov/uploadedfiles/08-06-10_letter_to_speaker_pelosi_on_ed_funding.pdf (burgess.house.gov)
  • "Members of the Texas Republican Congressional delegation, led by Congressman Michael C. Burgess (R-Lewisville), today introduced legislation to repeal language in last month's education funding bill that discriminates against only the state of Texas, and could prevent Texas from receiving its fair share of the federal education funding." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/551996/texas-republicans-introduce-legislation-to-repeal-doggett-education-language#.VZLHsnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "We are writing you urge you to remove previously House-passed language included in Sen. AMDT. 4575 that solely discriminates against our State. Again, this amendment singles out only the state of Texas. [?] According to the Congressional Research Service, the State's share of the $10 billion is estimated to be over $830 million. By adding the additional two-year requirement, the House language only punishes Texas students and teachers." http://burgess.house.gov/uploadedfiles/08-06-10_letter_to_speaker_pelosi_on_ed_funding.pdf (burgess.house.gov)
  • "Members of the Texas Republican Congressional delegation, led by Congressman Michael C. Burgess (R-Lewisville), today introduced legislation to repeal language in last month's education funding bill that discriminates against only the state of Texas, and could prevent Texas from receiving its fair share of the federal education funding." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/551996/texas-republicans-introduce-legislation-to-repeal-doggett-education-language#.VZLHsnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "We are writing you urge you to remove previously House-passed language included in Sen. AMDT. 4575 that solely discriminates against our State. Again, this amendment singles out only the state of Texas. [?] According to the Congressional Research Service, the State's share of the $10 billion is estimated to be over $830 million. By adding the additional two-year requirement, the House language only punishes Texas students and teachers." http://burgess.house.gov/uploadedfiles/08-06-10_letter_to_speaker_pelosi_on_ed_funding.pdf (burgess.house.gov)
  • "Members of the Texas Republican Congressional delegation, led by Congressman Michael C. Burgess (R-Lewisville), today introduced legislation to repeal language in last month's education funding bill that discriminates against only the state of Texas, and could prevent Texas from receiving its fair share of the federal education funding." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/551996/texas-republicans-introduce-legislation-to-repeal-doggett-education-language#.VZLHsnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of S. 1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VbFpInV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "The pipeline would create thousands of jobs in several states -- many of them in Texas. [?] This President is playing politics with our national security and unemployed Americans' lives, and that is unacceptable." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/664912/statement-on-the-obama-administration-denying-a-permit-for-the-keystone-xl-pipeline/?search=keystone#.Vl8ZPGwViko (votesmart.org)
  • "President Obama and his friends in the Lame Duck Senate should finally get out of the way of jobs and energy and support Rep. Bill Cassidy's plan to build the Keystone Pipeline, create over 40,000 jobs and reduce our dependence on Middle East oil." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/937663/mccaul-statement-on-house-approval-of-keystone-xl-pipeline/?search=xl#.VZLITXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S. 1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VbFpInV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "The pipeline would create thousands of jobs in several states -- many of them in Texas. [?] This President is playing politics with our national security and unemployed Americans' lives, and that is unacceptable." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/664912/statement-on-the-obama-administration-denying-a-permit-for-the-keystone-xl-pipeline/?search=keystone#.Vl8ZPGwViko (votesmart.org)
  • "President Obama and his friends in the Lame Duck Senate should finally get out of the way of jobs and energy and support Rep. Bill Cassidy's plan to build the Keystone Pipeline, create over 40,000 jobs and reduce our dependence on Middle East oil." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/937663/mccaul-statement-on-house-approval-of-keystone-xl-pipeline/?search=xl#.VZLITXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S. 1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VbFpInV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "The pipeline would create thousands of jobs in several states -- many of them in Texas. [?] This President is playing politics with our national security and unemployed Americans' lives, and that is unacceptable." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/664912/statement-on-the-obama-administration-denying-a-permit-for-the-keystone-xl-pipeline/?search=keystone#.Vl8ZPGwViko (votesmart.org)
  • "President Obama and his friends in the Lame Duck Senate should finally get out of the way of jobs and energy and support Rep. Bill Cassidy's plan to build the Keystone Pipeline, create over 40,000 jobs and reduce our dependence on Middle East oil." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/937663/mccaul-statement-on-house-approval-of-keystone-xl-pipeline/?search=xl#.VZLITXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S. 1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VbFpInV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "The pipeline would create thousands of jobs in several states -- many of them in Texas. [?] This President is playing politics with our national security and unemployed Americans' lives, and that is unacceptable." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/664912/statement-on-the-obama-administration-denying-a-permit-for-the-keystone-xl-pipeline/?search=keystone#.Vl8ZPGwViko (votesmart.org)
  • "President Obama and his friends in the Lame Duck Senate should finally get out of the way of jobs and energy and support Rep. Bill Cassidy's plan to build the Keystone Pipeline, create over 40,000 jobs and reduce our dependence on Middle East oil." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/937663/mccaul-statement-on-house-approval-of-keystone-xl-pipeline/?search=xl#.VZLITXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Supported tax credits for alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, and hybrid technologies." https://mccaul.house.gov/issues/energy (mccaul.house.gov)
  • "Major supporter of research and development for clean energy technologies, plug in hybrid vehicles, solar power, bio-fuels and clean coal technologies." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/374850/issue-position-energy-environment#.VZLIrXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Supported tax credits for alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, and hybrid technologies." https://mccaul.house.gov/issues/energy (mccaul.house.gov)
  • "Major supporter of research and development for clean energy technologies, plug in hybrid vehicles, solar power, bio-fuels and clean coal technologies." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/374850/issue-position-energy-environment#.VZLIrXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Supported tax credits for alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, and hybrid technologies." https://mccaul.house.gov/issues/energy (mccaul.house.gov)
  • "Major supporter of research and development for clean energy technologies, plug in hybrid vehicles, solar power, bio-fuels and clean coal technologies." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/374850/issue-position-energy-environment#.VZLIrXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Supported tax credits for alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, and hybrid technologies." https://mccaul.house.gov/issues/energy (mccaul.house.gov)
  • "Major supporter of research and development for clean energy technologies, plug in hybrid vehicles, solar power, bio-fuels and clean coal technologies." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/374850/issue-position-energy-environment#.VZLIrXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Signed a letter stating "More importantly, we believe that the authority to limit carbon emissions, even if that were actually a necessity, rests in neither the Constitution nor the Clean Air Act but in the true free market of individual choices made by the American people." http://jeffduncan.house.gov/sites/jeffduncan.house.gov/files/Duncan%20Carbon%20Emission%20Letter%20to%20EPA.pdf (jeffduncan.house.gov)
  • Signed a letter stating "As you know, the EPA's actions have far-reaching implications, and this proposed rule affects not only coal and natural gas companies but also energy-intensive industries like manufacturing and construction as well as average American families trying to pay their electric bills." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/838523/letter-to-gina-mccarthy-administrator-of-the-environmental-protection-agency-standards-of-performance-for-greenhouse-gas-emissions-from-new-stationary-sources-electric-utility-generating-units#.VZLJH3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Cosponsored the Ensuring Affordable Energy Act, which prohibits the EPA from implementing or enforcing a cap and trade program or any new regulation of greenhouse gasses from stationary sources." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1011129/issue-position-energy/?search=cap%20and%20trade#.Vl8cgWwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "More importantly, we believe that the authority to limit carbon emissions, even if that were actually a necessity, rests in neither the Constitution nor the Clean Air Act but in the true free market of individual choices made by the American people." http://jeffduncan.house.gov/sites/jeffduncan.house.gov/files/Duncan%20Carbon%20Emission%20Letter%20to%20EPA.pdf (jeffduncan.house.gov)
  • Signed a letter stating "As you know, the EPA's actions have far-reaching implications, and this proposed rule affects not only coal and natural gas companies but also energy-intensive industries like manufacturing and construction as well as average American families trying to pay their electric bills." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/838523/letter-to-gina-mccarthy-administrator-of-the-environmental-protection-agency-standards-of-performance-for-greenhouse-gas-emissions-from-new-stationary-sources-electric-utility-generating-units#.VZLJH3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Cosponsored the Ensuring Affordable Energy Act, which prohibits the EPA from implementing or enforcing a cap and trade program or any new regulation of greenhouse gasses from stationary sources." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1011129/issue-position-energy/?search=cap%20and%20trade#.Vl8cgWwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "More importantly, we believe that the authority to limit carbon emissions, even if that were actually a necessity, rests in neither the Constitution nor the Clean Air Act but in the true free market of individual choices made by the American people." http://jeffduncan.house.gov/sites/jeffduncan.house.gov/files/Duncan%20Carbon%20Emission%20Letter%20to%20EPA.pdf (jeffduncan.house.gov)
  • Signed a letter stating "As you know, the EPA's actions have far-reaching implications, and this proposed rule affects not only coal and natural gas companies but also energy-intensive industries like manufacturing and construction as well as average American families trying to pay their electric bills." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/838523/letter-to-gina-mccarthy-administrator-of-the-environmental-protection-agency-standards-of-performance-for-greenhouse-gas-emissions-from-new-stationary-sources-electric-utility-generating-units#.VZLJH3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Cosponsored the Ensuring Affordable Energy Act, which prohibits the EPA from implementing or enforcing a cap and trade program or any new regulation of greenhouse gasses from stationary sources." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1011129/issue-position-energy/?search=cap%20and%20trade#.Vl8cgWwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "More importantly, we believe that the authority to limit carbon emissions, even if that were actually a necessity, rests in neither the Constitution nor the Clean Air Act but in the true free market of individual choices made by the American people." http://jeffduncan.house.gov/sites/jeffduncan.house.gov/files/Duncan%20Carbon%20Emission%20Letter%20to%20EPA.pdf (jeffduncan.house.gov)
  • Signed a letter stating "As you know, the EPA's actions have far-reaching implications, and this proposed rule affects not only coal and natural gas companies but also energy-intensive industries like manufacturing and construction as well as average American families trying to pay their electric bills." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/838523/letter-to-gina-mccarthy-administrator-of-the-environmental-protection-agency-standards-of-performance-for-greenhouse-gas-emissions-from-new-stationary-sources-electric-utility-generating-units#.VZLJH3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Cosponsored the Ensuring Affordable Energy Act, which prohibits the EPA from implementing or enforcing a cap and trade program or any new regulation of greenhouse gasses from stationary sources." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1011129/issue-position-energy/?search=cap%20and%20trade#.Vl8cgWwViko (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 90% by the Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1226/rating/8555 (votesmart.org)
  • "I urge President Obama not to sign the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which threatens the fundamental Second Amendment rights of American gun owners." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/788302/mccaul-urges-obama-to-protect-americans-second-amendment-rights-from-un-treaty#.VZLJb3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 90% by the Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1226/rating/8555 (votesmart.org)
  • "I urge President Obama not to sign the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which threatens the fundamental Second Amendment rights of American gun owners." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/788302/mccaul-urges-obama-to-protect-americans-second-amendment-rights-from-un-treaty#.VZLJb3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 90% by the Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1226/rating/8555 (votesmart.org)
  • "I urge President Obama not to sign the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which threatens the fundamental Second Amendment rights of American gun owners." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/788302/mccaul-urges-obama-to-protect-americans-second-amendment-rights-from-un-treaty#.VZLJb3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 90% by the Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1226/rating/8555 (votesmart.org)
  • "I urge President Obama not to sign the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which threatens the fundamental Second Amendment rights of American gun owners." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/788302/mccaul-urges-obama-to-protect-americans-second-amendment-rights-from-un-treaty#.VZLJb3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VY7rIvlVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "This morning the House passed a responsible, conservative budget which balances in 10 years without raising taxes, that reforms entitlements - the biggest drivers of our spending, and that repeals Obamacare before it becomes another entitlement that American families and businesses cannot afford." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/772202/mccaul-votes-to-balance-budget-repeal-obamacare#.VZLHMHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "[?] I have voted to repeal ObamaCare dozens of times." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/988161/mccaul-statement-on-king-v-burwell/?search=obamacare#.Vl8i6mwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VY7rIvlVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "This morning the House passed a responsible, conservative budget which balances in 10 years without raising taxes, that reforms entitlements - the biggest drivers of our spending, and that repeals Obamacare before it becomes another entitlement that American families and businesses cannot afford." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/772202/mccaul-votes-to-balance-budget-repeal-obamacare#.VZLHMHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "[?] I have voted to repeal ObamaCare dozens of times." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/988161/mccaul-statement-on-king-v-burwell/?search=obamacare#.Vl8i6mwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VY7rIvlVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "This morning the House passed a responsible, conservative budget which balances in 10 years without raising taxes, that reforms entitlements - the biggest drivers of our spending, and that repeals Obamacare before it becomes another entitlement that American families and businesses cannot afford." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/772202/mccaul-votes-to-balance-budget-repeal-obamacare#.VZLHMHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "[?] I have voted to repeal ObamaCare dozens of times." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/988161/mccaul-statement-on-king-v-burwell/?search=obamacare#.Vl8i6mwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VY7rIvlVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "This morning the House passed a responsible, conservative budget which balances in 10 years without raising taxes, that reforms entitlements - the biggest drivers of our spending, and that repeals Obamacare before it becomes another entitlement that American families and businesses cannot afford." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/772202/mccaul-votes-to-balance-budget-repeal-obamacare#.VZLHMHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "[?] I have voted to repeal ObamaCare dozens of times." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/988161/mccaul-statement-on-king-v-burwell/?search=obamacare#.Vl8i6mwViko (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

  • "Today, along with 235 of my colleagues, I voted to block funding to the President's unilateral and unconstitutional executive amnesty." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/960482/mccaul-statement-on-house-vote-to-defund-obama-executive-amnesty#.VbFsunV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/374845/issue-position-border-security#.VZLKFnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Today, along with 235 of my colleagues, I voted to block funding to the President's unilateral and unconstitutional executive amnesty." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/960482/mccaul-statement-on-house-vote-to-defund-obama-executive-amnesty#.VbFsunV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/374845/issue-position-border-security#.VZLKFnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Today, along with 235 of my colleagues, I voted to block funding to the President's unilateral and unconstitutional executive amnesty." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/960482/mccaul-statement-on-house-vote-to-defund-obama-executive-amnesty#.VbFsunV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/374845/issue-position-border-security#.VZLKFnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Today, along with 235 of my colleagues, I voted to block funding to the President's unilateral and unconstitutional executive amnesty." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/960482/mccaul-statement-on-house-vote-to-defund-obama-executive-amnesty#.VbFsunV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "Opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/374845/issue-position-border-security#.VZLKFnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H. Amdt 1416 "Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention of the Defense of Marriage Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/41178#.VZKimHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "As you know, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed by Congress with bipartisan support and signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. The law of the land is the federal government defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Unfortunately, the Department of Defense seems intent on circumventing this law." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/650393/letter-to-majority-leader-harry-reid-and-senate-minority-leader-mitch-mcconnell#.VbFtcXV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1256/rating/7220 (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H. Amdt 1416 "Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention of the Defense of Marriage Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/41178#.VZKimHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "As you know, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed by Congress with bipartisan support and signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. The law of the land is the federal government defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Unfortunately, the Department of Defense seems intent on circumventing this law." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/650393/letter-to-majority-leader-harry-reid-and-senate-minority-leader-mitch-mcconnell#.VbFtcXV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1256/rating/7220 (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H. Amdt 1416 "Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention of the Defense of Marriage Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/41178#.VZKimHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "As you know, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed by Congress with bipartisan support and signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. The law of the land is the federal government defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Unfortunately, the Department of Defense seems intent on circumventing this law." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/650393/letter-to-majority-leader-harry-reid-and-senate-minority-leader-mitch-mcconnell#.VbFtcXV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1256/rating/7220 (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H. Amdt 1416 "Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention of the Defense of Marriage Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/41178#.VZKimHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "As you know, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed by Congress with bipartisan support and signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. The law of the land is the federal government defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Unfortunately, the Department of Defense seems intent on circumventing this law." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/650393/letter-to-majority-leader-harry-reid-and-senate-minority-leader-mitch-mcconnell#.VbFtcXV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by the Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1256/rating/7220 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "To defeat ISIS, we must cut off the head of the snake, which exists in Syria. I support the administration's move to conduct airstrikes against ISIS wherever it exists." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/925148/mccaul-statement-on-airstrikes-against-isis-in-syria#.VbFvOnV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • " A passionate advocate of taking the fight to the terrorists before they bring terror to the United States." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/374846/issue-position-war-on-terror#.VbFuYnV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "To defeat ISIS, we must cut off the head of the snake, which exists in Syria. I support the administration's move to conduct airstrikes against ISIS wherever it exists." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/925148/mccaul-statement-on-airstrikes-against-isis-in-syria#.VbFvOnV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • " A passionate advocate of taking the fight to the terrorists before they bring terror to the United States." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/374846/issue-position-war-on-terror#.VbFuYnV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "To defeat ISIS, we must cut off the head of the snake, which exists in Syria. I support the administration's move to conduct airstrikes against ISIS wherever it exists." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/925148/mccaul-statement-on-airstrikes-against-isis-in-syria#.VbFvOnV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • " A passionate advocate of taking the fight to the terrorists before they bring terror to the United States." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/374846/issue-position-war-on-terror#.VbFuYnV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "To defeat ISIS, we must cut off the head of the snake, which exists in Syria. I support the administration's move to conduct airstrikes against ISIS wherever it exists." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/925148/mccaul-statement-on-airstrikes-against-isis-in-syria#.VbFvOnV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • " A passionate advocate of taking the fight to the terrorists before they bring terror to the United States." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/374846/issue-position-war-on-terror#.VbFuYnV3k1M (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

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