Representative Randy Neugebauer's Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: Randy Neugebauer
Current Office: U.S. House - District 19, Republican
First Elected: 06/03/2003
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 19
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Dana; 2 Children
Birth Date: 12/24/1949
Birth Place: St. Louis, MO
Home City: Lubbock, TX
Religion: Baptist
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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

  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Randy Neugebauer voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Neugebauer Statement On The March For Life. 22 January 2010. "We must continue fighting for life. We must not give up this fight, we cannot give up this fight, and we will not give up this fight. As a pro-life advocate, I believe it is important that our laws and government respect the lives of the innocent." (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Randy Neugebauer voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Randy Neugebauer voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of the Family Research Council 93 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Randy Neugebauer a rating of 6 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Randy Neugebauer voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Randy Neugebauer voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Issue Position: Family Values. 17 November 2011. "I believe it is important that our laws and government respect human life. Abortion is a very personal and emotional issue for Americans. I believe the sanctity of human life must be honored and the rights of the unborn need to be protected from the point of conception." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Issue Position: Family Values. 17 November 2011. "I believe that unborn fetuses are human beings and because I value human life, I have voted to ban partial-birth abortion, to make it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime, and to restrict the transportation of minors across state lines for the purpose of getting an abortion. My concern for the value of human life also led me to vote against allowing stem cell research on human embryos." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Neugebauer Condemns President Obama's Reversal of Abortion Policy. 23 January 2009. "I believe the United States has a responsibility to respect the laws of countries that prohibit or restrict abortion. We must ensure our government policies respect life both at home and abroad as the thousands of participants in yesterday's national March for Life from around the country asked President Obama and Congress to do." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Randy Neugebauer voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Twitter: RandyNeugebauer. 13 October 2011. "Just spoke on the House Floor supporting the Protect Life Act. I am proud to speak up for the rights of the unborn." (twitter.com)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Twitter: RandyNeugebauer. 14 October 2011. "The sanctity of life should be promoted by the fed. Government." (twitter.com)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Randy Neugebauer voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Randy Neugebauer. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Randy Neugebauer voted Nay on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Issue Position: National Security. "With a new administration, comes changes in several policies, some which I can support such as a resurgence of military commitment to Afghanistan, others, I cannot, such as the premature closure of our military prison facility at Guantanamo Bay." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Neugebauer Statement On Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan. 23 June 2011. "While our ultimate goal is to bring all the troops home, I worry that withdrawing the troops so quickly could jeopardize the ground that we have gained, and stall the nation building that Afghanistan has achieved over the past decade." (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action West. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of Peace Action West 25 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of the Peace Action 25 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Issue Position: National Security. "America is engaged in a global war on terrorism and I stand behind President Bush's efforts to keep America safe. That is why I have worked for and supported initiatives I support the Patriot Act and increased funding for efforts to take the war to terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Randy Neugebauer. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Randy Neugebauer voted Nay on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 4986. 110th Congress. Defense Authorizations Bill. Randy Neugebauer voted Yea on 01/16/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 3222. 110th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008. Randy Neugebauer voted Yea on 08/05/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007. Randy Neugebauer voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Neugebauer Supports Annual Defense Funding and Pay Raise for the Troops. 25 September 2008. "I remain dedicated to providing the brave men and women in the Armed Services with the best technology and equipment available to keep them out of harm's way [¦] This legislation provides an across the-board-pay raise for our men and women in uniform, substantial increases in medical services, facilities, and research needed to continue to provide for our nation's veterans." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Preventing Devastating Defense Cuts. 18 September 2012. "These automatic spending cuts, known as the sequester, could reduce our national defense spending by as much as 10 percent. That would be devastating to our ability to defend ourselves. Even our Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, compared these across-the-board defense cuts to, 'shooting ourselves in the head' [¦] You don't need to be a military expert to see why our national security depends on us being able to prevent these cuts [¦] I strongly oppose playing political games at the expense of our men and women in uniform. Congress must cut our deficit responsibly, but not in a way that puts our national security at risk." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Statement on Cut, Cap and Balance Vote. 19 July 2011. "Tonight, the House of Representatives approved the 'Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011' which will cut $111 billion from FY2012 spending without cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Veterans or national defense. It will require the passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment before raising the nation's debt limit. The debt limit will only be increased for the short term if a Balanced Budget Amendment gets our fiscal house in order for the long term [¦] The 'Cap, Cut and Balance Act' is historic in nature, ambitiously broad in scope and will start our nation on a long path back to prosperity." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill. Randy Neugebauer voted Yea on 06/20/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Randy Neugebauer voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 4939. 110th Congress. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006. Randy Neugebauer voted Nay on 06/13/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 4200. 108th Congress. Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill. Randy Neugebauer voted Yea on 05/20/2004. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 2642. 110th Congress. Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Randy Neugebauer voted Yea on 06/19/2008. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Randy Neugebauer signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Texas 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." (www.atr.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 92 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 95 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Randy Neugebauer. Neugebauer Statement On Release Of Congressman Paul Ryan's (R-WI) Budget Plan. 5 April 2011. "Congressman Ryan's proposal to slash federal spending in order to reduce the federal deficit by $6.2 trillion over 10 years is courageous. Americans should be inspired that a serious, thoughtful and even approach to reducing the nation's growing deficit has been presented, and that the economic futures of our children and grandchildren are being addressed." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Randy Neugebauer voted Nay on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Randy Neugebauer voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Mr. President, We Need A New Direction Not A New Speech. 28 January 2010. "The time to act is now. We must start making the tough decisions to get runaway federal spending under control and focus this administration and this Congress on policies that will empower Americans and put them back to work." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Neugebauer Statement On His Vote Against Fiscal Year 2011 Bill To Fund The Government. 14 April 2011. "We must listen to the American people and vigorously attack Washington's culture of reckless spending." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Neugebauer Statement on October Jobs Report. 5 November 2010. "The American people spoke this week and they want Congress to focus on job creation, not job-killing tax hikes and more federal spending." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Neugebauer: Congress Must Cut Federal Spending. 21 December 2010. "If we want to control the deficit, we need to cut spending back to 2008 levels. Wasteful spending and federal deficits over $1 trillion are only mortgaging away the futures' of our children and grandchildren. Cutting wasteful spending will not be easy, but it is necessary." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Neugebauer: We Must Freeze Government Spending During These Uncertain Economic Times. 6 March 2009. "Hardworking Americans across this country are trimming their budgets, finding ways to save and making sacrifices. In these tough economic times, the federal government should be held to the same standards." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. The Effects of the Obama Tax Plan. 20 September 2010. "Let's freeze federal spending, extend current tax rates for all income levels and keep valuable jobs in the 19th District." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Twitter: RandyNeugebauer. 12 October 2011. "Senate rejected Obama's $447B jobs bill last night. Another stimulus is not the answer." (twitter.com)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Twitter: RandyNeugebauer. 13 September 2011. "Obama's spending policies are leading the country down the wrong path. This amount of spending does nothing 4jobs." (twitter.com)
  • 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 Randy Neugebauer a rating of 100 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

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  • Randy Neugebauer. Neugebauer Supports Economic Stimulus Plan. 8 February 2008. "People know how to spend their money better than the federal government. Giving them a little more of their money back in this time of economic uncertainty is the right thing to do. By providing tax incentives to businesses, they will have additional support to create new jobs and help hold unemployment at low levels." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Neugebauer Statement on October Jobs Report. 5 November 2010. "The top priority for the new Congress must be to repeal job-killing mandates and provide much-needed tax relief to businesses looking to hire. Job creation cannot, and will not, take a back seat this time around." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Randy Neugebauer. Issue Position: Education. 1 January 2011. "I believe local districts and state governments should have greater flexibility and control over how they run their schools. I support greater accountability for both teachers and schools to ensure that each student is learning and encourage parents to take an active role in their children's education. Teachers serve a vital role in developing the future leaders of our country, and schools must be given the opportunity to attract and retain top talent." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Issue Position: Education. 1 January 2011. "Congress is in the early stages of receiving testimony and the views of various stakeholders as it plans to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act that was signed into law in 2001. I have met first-hand with district educators and administrators, as well as parents and students to solicit their views on reauthorization of the NCLB law and other education policy issues. I look forward to hearing more from the parents and educators of the 19th District as Congress continues work on reauthorizing federal elementary and secondary education policies. Whether it is NCLB or other education legislation, I believe local districts and state governments should have greater flexibility and control over how they run their schools." (votesmart.org)

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  • Randy Neugebauer. H Amdt 773. 112th Congress. Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards. Randy Neugebauer voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 3534. 112th Congress. Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments. Randy Neugebauer voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of Environment America 0 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Randy Neugebauer voted Yea on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)

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  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Randy Neugebauer voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of Environment America 0 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Randy Neugebauer voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

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  • Randy Neugebauer. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Randy Neugebauer voted Yea on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Randy Neugebauer a grade of 91." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Randy Neugebauer voted Did Not Vote on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Farm Bill Update. 25 February 2008. "I firmly believe it is the right of all Americans to bear firearms and protect themselves and their families [¦] As your elected representative, I took an oath to uphold the Constitution, and that is why I am working with my colleagues in a bipartisan manner to ensure the Second Amendment is upheld." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Neugebauer Praises Today's Supreme Court Ruling to Uphold the 2nd Amendment. 26 June 2008. "I am pleased the Supreme Court upheld the Second Amendment right of all Americans to keep and bear arms in a 5-4 ruling [¦] I sincerely hope that judges and elected officials across the nation respect the ruling of the Supreme Court and do not attempt to create burdensome laws that keep law-abiding Americans from exercising the constitutional right the Supreme Court upheld on June 26th." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Randy Neugebauer voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Randy Neugebauer in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)

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

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  • Randy Neugebauer. Neugebauer Applauds Senate Rejection of Amnesty Bill. 28 June 2007. "The majority in the Senate took the appropriate step today in rejecting a flawed immigration bill that would have made for bad policy [¦] This legislation would have granted amnesty to those who have broken our immigration laws. Lawbreakers should not be given a leg-up over those who are trying to follow our laws and enter the country legally. As we move forward, the best course of action is to fully and aggressively enforce laws the help regain control of our borders. Congress has devoted billions in taxpayer dollars in order to beef up security through increasing the number of border patrol agents, utilizing 21st century technology, and building security barriers along the border. Now, the federal government must prove to the American people that they have the will and the ability to enforce the law and secure our nation's borders." (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 11 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Randy Neugebauer voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Randy Neugebauer in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Issue Position: Border Security. 8 August 2012. "Our porous border is a risk to national security. The fact is, we don't know who is coming across our border, why they are coming, and what they are doing when they get here. I co-sponsored the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act (H.R. 4437). This bill expands border surveillance, makes military support available to the Border Patrol, and increases the number of full-time port inspectors and K-9 units to secure our borders. I also co-sponsored the Real ID Act (H.R. 418), which created national standards for driver's licenses and identification cards and improved deportation laws for aliens. While I support legal immigration, illegal immigration is a national security risk. To keep Americans safe, we need to take swift, decisive action and implement strong measures that will effectively secure our borders." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Issue Position: Immigration and Border Security. 1 January 2011. "I support an immigration policy that grants citizenship to those who followed the law and denies citizenship to those who have broken the law. I do not believe that entitlement to American citizenship be granted based simply on birth within our borders, which is why I support H.R. 140, the Birthright Citizenship Act. In addition, I believe that those who reside here have a responsibility to learn our language. It is a matter of safety and security that people learn English when they become citizens of this great country, which is why I support H.R. 997, the English Unity Act. I am also strongly opposed to illegal immigration and granting amnesty to those who have broken our immigration laws." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Newsletter -Visiting with Active Duty Military, Veterans and Students in Abilene and Big Spring. 29 August 2011. "I wanted to share with you my endorsement of the "HALT Act", H.R. 2497. As you may know, the Obama Administration wants to grant "backdoor amnesty" to illegal immigrants. The American people have called upon Congress to defeat several amnesty bills in recent years and this legislation would once again reject the policy of amnesty." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Randy Neugebauer in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Randy Neugebauer voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)

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  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 9 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of the American Family Association 94 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Randy Neugebauer voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 85 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Randy Neugebauer voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Randy Neugebauer voted Nay on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Randy Neugebauer. Randy's Roundup - May 2nd 2011. 2 May 2011. "As you may know, President Obama made a statement last night confirming the death of Usama bin Laden after almost ten years of searching for the terrorist responsible for nearly 3,000 deaths at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 [¦] While we celebrate the defeat of the leader of the Al Qaeda terrorist organization, we have to remember that threats against us still exist. We know our enemies are waiting and calculating their next attack against us and the American way of life, and we cannot forget the threat they pose to innocent American civilians." votesmart.org/public-statement/608442.
  • Randy Neugebauer. Issue Position: National Security. 17 November 2011. "America is engaged in a global war on terrorism and I stand behind President Bush's efforts to keep America safe [¦] Like the President, I believe that it is better to fight the terrorists where they plan their evil rather than on our home soil." (votesmart.org)

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  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Randy Neugebauer supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 10 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Issue Position: Social Security. 1 January 2012. "I believe that investing money in personal accounts and allowing younger workers to decide how their money is invested is an idea that deserves serious consideration. Many workers today have opportunities to invest a portion of their own salary in Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and 401(k)s for a greater return than what the Social Security system offers. It is estimated that if a young worker making $35,000 annually begins investing just 4 percent into a personal retirement account, he or she would save nearly a quarter of a million dollars by retirement. Personal accounts invested in safe, low-cost, broad-based investment funds will earn higher rates of return than the traditional system." (votesmart.org)
  • Randy Neugebauer. Issue Position: Social Security. 8 August 2012. "Congress must act now to solve the problems that are looming on the horizon for social security. Hesitating will only make the problem more challenging and more costly to solve. Rather than keeping the system as it is presently, I encourage the development of personal accounts to prepare for retirement." (votesmart.org)

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