Representative Raúl Rafael Labrador's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (ID) - District 1, Republican
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Raúl Labrador has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Raúl Labrador is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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Issue Positions

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

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  • Idaho Republican Party. Catholic Families Of America endorses Raul Labrador. 31 December 2010. "The Labrador for Idaho campaign today announced the endorsement of the Catholic Families of America [¦] Commenting on the endorsement, Raul Labrador said: 'It is always important to be recognized for the values you set your moral compass by. Family values, the rights of the unborn and the preservation of the religious nature of the marriage between a man and a woman are simply fundamental to me.'" (idgop.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Labrador 4 Idaho. Campaign News. 17 June 2010. "Dear Rep. Labrador: The National Right to Life Political Action Committee is pleased to endorse you for election to the U.S. House of Representatives, to represent the First Congressional District of the State of Idaho. In the state legislature, you are a strong advocate for life." (www.labrador4idaho.com)
  • Raúl Labrador. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Raúl Labrador voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Labrador 4 Idaho. Campaign News. 17 June 2010. "Dear Rep. Labrador: The National Right to Life Political Action Committee is pleased to endorse you for election to the U.S. House of Representatives, to represent the First Congressional District of the State of Idaho. In the state legislature, you are a strong advocate for life." (www.labrador4idaho.com)
  • Raúl Labrador. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Raúl Labrador voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Life. 1 January 2011. "The most basic right that we as humans have is the right to life. I am strongly pro-life, and will support legislation that protects human life. Furthermore I will oppose any legislation which provides federal funding for abortions, or encourages abortion as a part of the family planning process, both here and abroad." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Video: Raul Labrador is Pro-Life. 29 September 2010. "I think abortion is a horrible thing and I am a pro-life- I have been a pro-life legislator. I have always had a 100% rating with the pro-life groups." (www.youtube.com)
  • Raul Labrador. Idaho Press-Tribune: 2010 Questionnaire. Responded "I believe the strongest asset I'll bring to the next Congress is my work in the Idaho Legislature. We faced many of the same issues now haunting Congress “ but arrived at better solutions. We fought back a drive to raise taxes in the middle of a recession. We balanced our budget. We increased protections for preborn children and the elderly" to the question: "Why should you be elected?" (www.idahopress.com)
  • Raul Labrador. Gem State Voter Guide: 2010 Federal Questionnaire for 2010 Primary Election. Responded "Support" to the statement: "I would sacrifice my political career to abolish abortion." (www.gemstatevoterguide.com)
  • Raul Labrador. Gem State Voter Guide: 2010 Federal Questionnaire for 2010 Primary Election. Responded "Support" to the statement: "Human Life Amendment to protect the right to life of a child at all stages of development." (www.gemstatevoterguide.com)
  • Idaho Republican Party. Catholic Families Of America endorses Raul Labrador. 31 December 2010. "The Labrador for Idaho campaign today announced the endorsement of the Catholic Families of America [¦] Commenting on the endorsement, Raul Labrador said: 'It is always important to be recognized for the values you set your moral compass by. Family values, the rights of the unborn and the preservation of the religious nature of the marriage between a man and a woman are simply fundamental to me.'" (idgop.org)
  • Brian Tashman. Right Wing Watch. Raul Labrador Badly Twists the Facts on Planned Parenthood. 28 February 2011. "GOP lawmakers argues all Idahoans agree on one part. 'They don't want the federal government to be abortions. There's so much money going to Planned Parenthood. And it's impossible for us to know where they're going. They claim they are not funding any abortion with that money, but that's the main business they do,' argues Labrador [¦] 'I don't think Planned Parenthood speaks for women. If they want to provide services, they can continue to do so. We're not closing their shop, we're just saying no more federal funding." (www.rightwingwatch.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Protecting the Family and the Rights of the Unborn. 20 October 2011. "Raul Labrador has a perfect pro-life voting record in the Idaho Legislature and will always vote to protect and defend innocent human life. Raul also believes that marriage is between one man and one woman and strongly supported Idaho's constitutional amendment protecting marriage. Raul is the only candidate for Congress who has effectively advocated for strengthening families and the rights of the unborn." (votesmart.org)
  • Idaho Republican Party. Catholic Families Of America endorses Raul Labrador. 31 December 2010. "The Labrador for Idaho campaign today announced the endorsement of the Catholic Families of America [¦] Commenting on the endorsement, Raul Labrador said: 'It is always important to be recognized for the values you set your moral compass by. Family values, the rights of the unborn and the preservation of the religious nature of the marriage between a man and a woman are simply fundamental to me.'" (idgop.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Labrador 4 Idaho. Campaign News. 17 June 2010. "Dear Rep. Labrador: The National Right to Life Political Action Committee is pleased to endorse you for election to the U.S. House of Representatives, to represent the First Congressional District of the State of Idaho. In the state legislature, you are a strong advocate for life." (www.labrador4idaho.com)
  • Raúl Labrador. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Raúl Labrador voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Labrador 4 Idaho. Campaign News. 17 June 2010. "Dear Rep. Labrador: The National Right to Life Political Action Committee is pleased to endorse you for election to the U.S. House of Representatives, to represent the First Congressional District of the State of Idaho. In the state legislature, you are a strong advocate for life." (www.labrador4idaho.com)
  • Raúl Labrador. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Raúl Labrador voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Life. 1 January 2011. "The most basic right that we as humans have is the right to life. I am strongly pro-life, and will support legislation that protects human life. Furthermore I will oppose any legislation which provides federal funding for abortions, or encourages abortion as a part of the family planning process, both here and abroad." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Video: Raul Labrador is Pro-Life. 29 September 2010. "I think abortion is a horrible thing and I am a pro-life- I have been a pro-life legislator. I have always had a 100% rating with the pro-life groups." (www.youtube.com)
  • Raul Labrador. Idaho Press-Tribune: 2010 Questionnaire. Responded "I believe the strongest asset I'll bring to the next Congress is my work in the Idaho Legislature. We faced many of the same issues now haunting Congress “ but arrived at better solutions. We fought back a drive to raise taxes in the middle of a recession. We balanced our budget. We increased protections for preborn children and the elderly" to the question: "Why should you be elected?" (www.idahopress.com)
  • Raul Labrador. Gem State Voter Guide: 2010 Federal Questionnaire for 2010 Primary Election. Responded "Support" to the statement: "I would sacrifice my political career to abolish abortion." (www.gemstatevoterguide.com)
  • Raul Labrador. Gem State Voter Guide: 2010 Federal Questionnaire for 2010 Primary Election. Responded "Support" to the statement: "Human Life Amendment to protect the right to life of a child at all stages of development." (www.gemstatevoterguide.com)
  • Idaho Republican Party. Catholic Families Of America endorses Raul Labrador. 31 December 2010. "The Labrador for Idaho campaign today announced the endorsement of the Catholic Families of America [¦] Commenting on the endorsement, Raul Labrador said: 'It is always important to be recognized for the values you set your moral compass by. Family values, the rights of the unborn and the preservation of the religious nature of the marriage between a man and a woman are simply fundamental to me.'" (idgop.org)
  • Brian Tashman. Right Wing Watch. Raul Labrador Badly Twists the Facts on Planned Parenthood. 28 February 2011. "GOP lawmakers argues all Idahoans agree on one part. 'They don't want the federal government to be abortions. There's so much money going to Planned Parenthood. And it's impossible for us to know where they're going. They claim they are not funding any abortion with that money, but that's the main business they do,' argues Labrador [¦] 'I don't think Planned Parenthood speaks for women. If they want to provide services, they can continue to do so. We're not closing their shop, we're just saying no more federal funding." (www.rightwingwatch.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Protecting the Family and the Rights of the Unborn. 20 October 2011. "Raul Labrador has a perfect pro-life voting record in the Idaho Legislature and will always vote to protect and defend innocent human life. Raul also believes that marriage is between one man and one woman and strongly supported Idaho's constitutional amendment protecting marriage. Raul is the only candidate for Congress who has effectively advocated for strengthening families and the rights of the unborn." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Raul Labrador signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I, _____, pledge to the taxpayers of the (____ district of the) state of ______ 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." (atr.org)
  • Ron Labrador. Why a Balanced Budget Amendment is Necessary to Save Our Nation. 21 July 2011. "Raising taxes is not the solution -particularly at a time with such high unemployment. Higher taxes on anyone would simply damage the economy more and hurt individuals and employers and wouldn't balance the budget at all. In order to balance the budget, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that tax rates would have to more than double and some estimate that a 60-percent across-the-board tax increase would be necessary [¦] Even if you taxed the top 10-percent of income earners at 100-percent, you could not come close to balancing the budget." (votesmart.org)
  • Ron Labrador. Idaho Press-Tribune - The Bush Tax Cuts Should Be Permanent. 13 October 2010. "I would absolutely vote for making the Bush tax cuts permanent--this is essential to the recovery of the American economy! [¦] It is not right to create special classes of taxpayers while exempting others. The richest Americans already shoulder the burden of paying the most taxes in our country. The wealthiest Americans at the same time make the most investments in both old and new businesses. These are the businesses that create jobs and in turn allow small businesses to flourish." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. NBC "Meet the Press" “ Transcript. 31 July 2011. "The Ryan budget that was passed overwhelmingly by the House majority, in the House, actually has a plan for getting rid of the loopholes. I am for getting rid of the loopholes. I think it's fundamentally unfair that GE paid no taxes this year, and I think most of the American people agree with me. But what we need to do is we need to lower tax rates, and we need to broaden the base so everyone gets treated equally." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Taxes. 1 January 2011. "The best way to grow our economy and energize small businesses is to reduce the tax burden on hard-working Idahoans and business owners. That is why I am opposed to a tax increase of any kind. Our country faces a spending problem, not a revenue problem. America's tax rate on businesses is already one of the highest among developed nations across the world, and the worst thing we could do at this time is raise taxes on any American." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Strengthening Idaho's Economy. 20 October 2011. "While many politicians have proposed higher taxes and more government spending to deal with the recession, Raul proposed comprehensive legislation that would have helped grow Idaho's economy with broad based tax cuts for all Idaho businesses which are the backbone of our economy and provide much needed jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Fighting for Lower Taxes. 20 October 2011. "Throughout his time in the Idaho Legislature, Raul Labrador has been a proven tax fighter and a committed advocate for tax relief for Idaho families. Whether it is leading the effort against efforts to raise the gas tax or sponsoring legislation to reduce the burden taxes play on you and your family, Raul has been at the forefront of the fight to protect Idaho taxpayers. In Congress, Raul will continue his commitment to protecting Idaho taxpayers by sponsoring legislation to permanently reduce the ever growing tax burden the politicians in Washington want to pass onto Idaho families. Raul will also oppose any and all efforts to increase your taxes, just like he has in the Idaho Legislature." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Letter to Representative Hensarling, Senator Murray, and Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. 17 November 2011. "It is evident that America has a fiscal crisis because Washington spends too much, not because it taxes too little. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, tax revenues will reach or exceed the historical average of 18 percent of economic output by the end of this decade, even as spending continues to increase at an unsustainable rate. Increasing taxes on Americans would destroy jobs, erase all hope of an economic recovery, and simply serve to feed out-of-control spending in Washington. Thus, as you continue the important task to reach a deficit reduction agreement, we ask that any policies the Joint Select Committee prescribes not increase Americans' tax burden. With current levels of taxation already limiting economic growth, we believe that marginal rates must be maintained or lowered and that repeal of any tax credit or deduction be offset with an equal or greater tax cut. Although there are diverse beliefs toward specific policies that should be included in any deficit reduction plan, we must recognize that increasing the tax burden on American businesses and citizens, especially during a fragile recovery, is irresponsible and dangerous to the health of the United States." (votesmart.org)
  • Rocky Barker. The News Tribune. Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador's ideas receive applause in Meridian. 23 July 2011. "Luci Morris of Nampa asked Labrador why taxes on the rich couldn't be raised " a question that brought scattered clapping. 'They'll just go out and buy another house,' Morrison said. 'That will create jobs,' Labrador replied. 'Oh, bull,' said the white-haired Morrison. 'We don't need people paying higher taxes; we need more people paying taxes,' Labrador said." (www.thenewstribune.com)
  • Raul Labrador signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I, _____, pledge to the taxpayers of the (____ district of the) state of ______ 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." (atr.org)
  • Ron Labrador. Why a Balanced Budget Amendment is Necessary to Save Our Nation. 21 July 2011. "Raising taxes is not the solution -particularly at a time with such high unemployment. Higher taxes on anyone would simply damage the economy more and hurt individuals and employers and wouldn't balance the budget at all. In order to balance the budget, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that tax rates would have to more than double and some estimate that a 60-percent across-the-board tax increase would be necessary [¦] Even if you taxed the top 10-percent of income earners at 100-percent, you could not come close to balancing the budget." (votesmart.org)
  • Ron Labrador. Idaho Press-Tribune - The Bush Tax Cuts Should Be Permanent. 13 October 2010. "I would absolutely vote for making the Bush tax cuts permanent--this is essential to the recovery of the American economy! [¦] It is not right to create special classes of taxpayers while exempting others. The richest Americans already shoulder the burden of paying the most taxes in our country. The wealthiest Americans at the same time make the most investments in both old and new businesses. These are the businesses that create jobs and in turn allow small businesses to flourish." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Taxes. 1 January 2011. "The best way to grow our economy and energize small businesses is to reduce the tax burden on hard-working Idahoans and business owners. That is why I am opposed to a tax increase of any kind. Our country faces a spending problem, not a revenue problem. America's tax rate on businesses is already one of the highest among developed nations across the world, and the worst thing we could do at this time is raise taxes on any American." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Strengthening Idaho's Economy. 20 October 2011. "While many politicians have proposed higher taxes and more government spending to deal with the recession, Raul proposed comprehensive legislation that would have helped grow Idaho's economy with broad based tax cuts for all Idaho businesses which are the backbone of our economy and provide much needed jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. NBC "Meet the Press" “ Transcript. 31 July 2011. "The Ryan budget that was passed overwhelmingly by the House majority, in the House, actually has a plan for getting rid of the loopholes. I am for getting rid of the loopholes. I think it's fundamentally unfair that GE paid no taxes this year, and I think most of the American people agree with me. But what we need to do is we need to lower tax rates, and we need to broaden the base so everyone gets treated equally." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Fighting for Lower Taxes. 20 October 2011. "Throughout his time in the Idaho Legislature, Raul Labrador has been a proven tax fighter and a committed advocate for tax relief for Idaho families. Whether it is leading the effort against efforts to raise the gas tax or sponsoring legislation to reduce the burden taxes play on you and your family, Raul has been at the forefront of the fight to protect Idaho taxpayers. In Congress, Raul will continue his commitment to protecting Idaho taxpayers by sponsoring legislation to permanently reduce the ever growing tax burden the politicians in Washington want to pass onto Idaho families. Raul will also oppose any and all efforts to increase your taxes, just like he has in the Idaho Legislature." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Letter to Representative Hensarling, Senator Murray, and Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. 17 November 2011. "It is evident that America has a fiscal crisis because Washington spends too much, not because it taxes too little. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, tax revenues will reach or exceed the historical average of 18 percent of economic output by the end of this decade, even as spending continues to increase at an unsustainable rate. Increasing taxes on Americans would destroy jobs, erase all hope of an economic recovery, and simply serve to feed out-of-control spending in Washington. Thus, as you continue the important task to reach a deficit reduction agreement, we ask that any policies the Joint Select Committee prescribes not increase Americans' tax burden. With current levels of taxation already limiting economic growth, we believe that marginal rates must be maintained or lowered and that repeal of any tax credit or deduction be offset with an equal or greater tax cut. Although there are diverse beliefs toward specific policies that should be included in any deficit reduction plan, we must recognize that increasing the tax burden on American businesses and citizens, especially during a fragile recovery, is irresponsible and dangerous to the health of the United States." (votesmart.org)
  • Rocky Barker. The News Tribune. Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador's ideas receive applause in Meridian. 23 July 2011. "Luci Morris of Nampa asked Labrador why taxes on the rich couldn't be raised " a question that brought scattered clapping. 'They'll just go out and buy another house,' Morrison said. 'That will create jobs,' Labrador replied. 'Oh, bull,' said the white-haired Morrison. 'We don't need people paying higher taxes; we need more people paying taxes,' Labrador said." (www.thenewstribune.com)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Reducing the Size and Cost of Government. 20 October 2011. "As our next Congressman, Raul Labrador will continue his commitment to reducing the size of government and eliminating wasteful spending. Raul recognizes that we owe it to future generations to put a stop to the horribly irresponsible practice of spending money our government doesn't have. Raul understands that more government spending is not the key to improving the job market, strengthening the private sector and encouraging business growth is." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. The American Jobs Solution. 9 September 2011. "The American people realize that another spending stimulus isn't the answer. The president already tried and failed with a stimulus spending binge over three years ago. Businesses and job creators are waiting to invest in the American economy but only once they are assured that the federal government is prepared to cease its economic experimentation and just get out of the way." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Statement on Cut, Cap and Balance Act Vote in U.S. House of Representatives. 20 July 2011 "Just a few short weeks ago a tone-deaf President Obama delivered a budget to Congress that asked for an increase in spending, as if his administration had no idea our country was in financial crisis. It failed to gain a single vote in the Senate. A few weeks later he called for Congress to pass a "clean' vote on raising the debt ceiling--which I believe was a request for a blank check to increase spending [¦] Americans instinctively know what the fundamental cause of the debt crisis is--it is the ever-growing debts we incur through out-of-control spending and not the debt ceiling itself [¦] A cap on spending and a balanced budget amendment will prevent future Congresses from ever returning us to the situation we find ourselves in today." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Republican Jobs Plan. 23 September 2011. "The failed economic stimulus that passed more than two years ago has proven that government is not effective at creating jobs. Contrary to what President Obama has proposed, we cannot spend our way out of this recession. Many argue that government control through stimulus spending is the only way to create jobs, but our 9.2 percent unemployment rate shows how false that argument is. If borrowing and spending were the answer, it would have worked by now." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Gem State Voter Guide: 2010 Federal Questionnaire for 2010 Primary Election. Responded "Oppose" to the statement: "Additional federal stimulus/bailout." (www.gemstatevoterguide.com)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Reducing the Size and Cost of Government. 20 October 2011. "As our next Congressman, Raul Labrador will continue his commitment to reducing the size of government and eliminating wasteful spending. Raul recognizes that we owe it to future generations to put a stop to the horribly irresponsible practice of spending money our government doesn't have. Raul understands that more government spending is not the key to improving the job market, strengthening the private sector and encouraging business growth is." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. The American Jobs Solution. 9 September 2011. "The American people realize that another spending stimulus isn't the answer. The president already tried and failed with a stimulus spending binge over three years ago. Businesses and job creators are waiting to invest in the American economy but only once they are assured that the federal government is prepared to cease its economic experimentation and just get out of the way." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Statement on Cut, Cap and Balance Act Vote in U.S. House of Representatives. 20 July 2011 "Just a few short weeks ago a tone-deaf President Obama delivered a budget to Congress that asked for an increase in spending, as if his administration had no idea our country was in financial crisis. It failed to gain a single vote in the Senate. A few weeks later he called for Congress to pass a "clean' vote on raising the debt ceiling--which I believe was a request for a blank check to increase spending [¦] Americans instinctively know what the fundamental cause of the debt crisis is--it is the ever-growing debts we incur through out-of-control spending and not the debt ceiling itself [¦] A cap on spending and a balanced budget amendment will prevent future Congresses from ever returning us to the situation we find ourselves in today." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Republican Jobs Plan. 23 September 2011. "The failed economic stimulus that passed more than two years ago has proven that government is not effective at creating jobs. Contrary to what President Obama has proposed, we cannot spend our way out of this recession. Many argue that government control through stimulus spending is the only way to create jobs, but our 9.2 percent unemployment rate shows how false that argument is. If borrowing and spending were the answer, it would have worked by now." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Gem State Voter Guide: 2010 Federal Questionnaire for 2010 Primary Election. Responded "Oppose" to the statement: "Additional federal stimulus/bailout." (www.gemstatevoterguide.com)

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  • Raul Labrador. Tea Party Boise: 2012 Q & A Session with Congressman Raul Labrador. Responded "Close the federal education department and bring matters of educating our children back to the state level" to the question "Are you for or against abolishing the federal education department and returning education matters back to the individual states and their local school boards?" (gstp.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Tea Party Boise: 2012 Q & A Session with Congressman Raul Labrador. Responded "Close the federal education department and bring matters of educating our children back to the state level" to the question "Are you for or against abolishing the federal education department and returning education matters back to the individual states and their local school boards?" www.teapartyboise.com/newsletter_6-4-2012.pdf
  • Raul Labrador. Tea Party Boise: 2012 Q & A Session with Congressman Raul Labrador. Responded "Close the federal education department and bring matters of educating our children back to the state level" to the question "Are you for or against abolishing the federal education department and returning education matters back to the individual states and their local school boards?" (gstp.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Tea Party Boise: 2012 Q & A Session with Congressman Raul Labrador. Responded "Close the federal education department and bring matters of educating our children back to the state level" to the question "Are you for or against abolishing the federal education department and returning education matters back to the individual states and their local school boards?" www.teapartyboise.com/newsletter_6-4-2012.pdf

Vote Smart's Research

Vote Smart's Research

  • Raúl Labrador. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Raúl Labrador voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Directing Committees to Review Regulations from Federal Agencies. 11 February 2011. "We must also not tolerate the job-killing regulations that the EPA dreams to implement. Even though the current and past administrations have recognized that the Clean Air Act is not appropriate for the regulation of greenhouse gases, the EPA nonetheless has chosen to ignore those findings and treat greenhouse gases as though they endanger the public health and welfare." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Gem State Voter Guide: 2010 Federal Questionnaire for 2010 Primary Election. Responded "Oppose" to the statement: "Government-imposed caps on greenhouse gas emissions." (www.gemstatevoterguide.com)
  • Raul Labrador. Text of 2012 Re-Election Campaign Kick-off Speech. 27 February 2012. "I voted to prevent the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases because such an action would wreak havoc on our economy." (www.labrador4idaho.com)
  • Raúl Labrador. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Raúl Labrador voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Directing Committees to Review Regulations from Federal Agencies. 11 February 2011. "We must also not tolerate the job-killing regulations that the EPA dreams to implement. Even though the current and past administrations have recognized that the Clean Air Act is not appropriate for the regulation of greenhouse gases, the EPA nonetheless has chosen to ignore those findings and treat greenhouse gases as though they endanger the public health and welfare." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Gem State Voter Guide: 2010 Federal Questionnaire for 2010 Primary Election. Responded "Oppose" to the statement: "Government-imposed caps on greenhouse gas emissions." (www.gemstatevoterguide.com)
  • Raul Labrador. Text of 2012 Re-Election Campaign Kick-off Speech. 27 February 2012. "I voted to prevent the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases because such an action would wreak havoc on our economy." (www.labrador4idaho.com)

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  • Catalina Camia. USA Today. Debate on gun control heats up after Giffords shooting. 9 January 2011. "The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has sparked an inevitable debate about gun control [¦] Raul Labrador said changes in gun laws are not the answer. 'I don't know if it's the gun laws that are going to make the difference. It's the responsibility that each individual has [¦] to carry guns safely.'" (content.usatoday.com)
  • Raul Labrador. Gem State Voter Guide: 2010 Federal Questionnaire for 2010 Primary Election. Responded "Oppose" to the statement: "Under martial law the government has the right to confiscate firearms." (www.gemstatevoterguide.com)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Second Amendment. 1 January 2011. "The Second Amendment guarantees individuals the fundamental right to keep and bear arms. I will oppose all legislation that infringes on the right of law-abiding citizens to own a gun. Furthermore, I will oppose any regulation, administrative action or treaty that infringes upon our Second Amendment freedom." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Protecting your 2nd Amendment Rights. 20 October 2011. "Raul is a strong supporter of the rights guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment. He has always received an A rating from the National Rifle Association. Like he did in the Idaho Legislature, Raul will be an outspoken advocate and defender of your right to keep and bear arms in Congress. Raul is the only candidate in the Republican primary for Congress who has a proven record of voting to protect and strengthen your 2nd amendment rights." (votesmart.org)
  • Justin Corr. KTVB. Rep. Labrador discusses Arizona shooting, gun control on 'Meet the Press.' 9 January 2011. "Washington, D.C. last week had seven murders, and they have some of the strictest gun laws in the United States. So, I don't know that it's the gun laws that are going to make the difference." (www.ktvb.com)
  • Catalina Camia. USA Today. Debate on gun control heats up after Giffords shooting. 9 January 2011. "The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has sparked an inevitable debate about gun control [¦] Raul Labrador said changes in gun laws are not the answer. 'I don't know if it's the gun laws that are going to make the difference. It's the responsibility that each individual has .. to carry guns safely.'" (content.usatoday.com)
  • Catalina Camia. USA Today. Debate on gun control heats up after Giffords shooting. 9 January 2011. "The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has sparked an inevitable debate about gun control [¦] Raul Labrador said changes in gun laws are not the answer. 'I don't know if it's the gun laws that are going to make the difference. It's the responsibility that each individual has [¦] to carry guns safely.'" (content.usatoday.com)
  • Raul Labrador. Gem State Voter Guide: 2010 Federal Questionnaire for 2010 Primary Election. Responded "Oppose" to the statement: "Under martial law the government has the right to confiscate firearms." (www.gemstatevoterguide.com)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Second Amendment. 1 January 2011. "The Second Amendment guarantees individuals the fundamental right to keep and bear arms. I will oppose all legislation that infringes on the right of law-abiding citizens to own a gun. Furthermore, I will oppose any regulation, administrative action or treaty that infringes upon our Second Amendment freedom." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Protecting your 2nd Amendment Rights. 20 October 2011. "Raul is a strong supporter of the rights guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment. He has always received an A rating from the National Rifle Association. Like he did in the Idaho Legislature, Raul will be an outspoken advocate and defender of your right to keep and bear arms in Congress. Raul is the only candidate in the Republican primary for Congress who has a proven record of voting to protect and strengthen your 2nd amendment rights." (votesmart.org)
  • Justin Corr. KTVB. Rep. Labrador discusses Arizona shooting, gun control on 'Meet the Press.' 9 January 2011. "Washington, D.C. last week had seven murders, and they have some of the strictest gun laws in the United States. So, I don't know that it's the gun laws that are going to make the difference." (www.ktvb.com)
  • Catalina Camia. USA Today. Debate on gun control heats up after Giffords shooting. 9 January 2011. "The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has sparked an inevitable debate about gun control [¦] Raul Labrador said changes in gun laws are not the answer. 'I don't know if it's the gun laws that are going to make the difference. It's the responsibility that each individual has .. to carry guns safely.'" (content.usatoday.com)

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  • Raúl Labrador. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Raúl Labrador voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Gem State Voter Guide: 2010 Federal Questionnaire for 2010 Primary Election. Responded "Support" to the statement: "Full repeal of the Obama health care legislation." (www.gemstatevoterguide.com)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Healthcare. 1 January 2011. "I support the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act because it will raise costs and kill jobs. I believe that the best way to provide more affordable access for all Americans is to support market-based policies that will decrease healthcare costs. For instance legislation that would allow health insurers to market across state lines, which would then increase competition. This would drive down health care costs and improve healthcare access for the uninsured and underinsured." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. House Votes to Repeal Democrats' Health Care Law. 20 January 2011. "Raúl R. Labrador voted today in favor of H.R. 2, legislation repealing the Democrat's health care law. The bill fully repeals President Obama's health care reform bill that was signed into law last year [¦] 'With this vote, the House took a big first step towards repealing this unconstitutional law -- a step in the direction asked for by a majority of Idahoans. Repealing this law will enable Congress to begin the process of finding constitutional, market-based solutions to providing Idahoans with accessible and affordable quality healthcare without stifling job growth and increasing government spending.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. House Passes More Health Care Repeal Bills. 4 May 2011. "H.R. 1213 was both unacceptable to me from a philosophical standpoint as well as a practical one. Exchanges theoretically show promise as a means to bring free market competition to health care, which should bring down costs, but this Health and Human Services 'slush fund' did nothing more than allow the Secretary to pick winners and losers among the states. Worse, the funding pool was basically uncapped and it was not tied to any mechanism that would encourage innovation, efficiency and most importantly accountability. We need real healthcare reform in this country and not new systems that will increase rather than decrease costs and spending, as these health exchanges would have done." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Idaho Press-Tribune: 2010 Questionnaire. Responded "I do not believe health care is a right [¦] While we are a compassionate people, we are also a nation which has traditionally insisted upon personal responsibility. It is undeniable that America has produced the best health care system in the world by blending these principles. ObamaCare threatens to destroy that system and undermine care for all Americans. That's why I sponsored the Idaho Health Care Freedom Act. Congress should immediately repeal the Democrat's health scare bill and reform the health care system." to the question: "Do you believe health care is a fundamental human right or like other commodities that only those who can afford to pay for have a right to? Please explain." (www.idahopress.com)
  • Brian Tashman. Meet Congressman-Elect Raul Labrador: Bryan Fischer's Favorite Tea Partier. 5 November 2010. "In the State House, Labrador said he will work 'tirelessly to defund and repeal Obamacare' and spearheaded the passage of a bill which compels the Attorney General to challenge the health care reform law in federal court and bars the government from mandating coverage. When speaking to radio talk show host Laura Ingraham, Labrador maintained that the law was 'historic, but remember, Benedict Arnold was also historic, he betrayed our nation. And I think the Democratic Party betrayed our nation yesterday as well.'" (www.rightwingwatch.org)
  • Raúl Labrador. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Raúl Labrador voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Gem State Voter Guide: 2010 Federal Questionnaire for 2010 Primary Election. Responded "Support" to the statement: "Full repeal of the Obama health care legislation." (www.gemstatevoterguide.com)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Healthcare. 1 January 2011. "I support the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act because it will raise costs and kill jobs. I believe that the best way to provide more affordable access for all Americans is to support market-based policies that will decrease healthcare costs. For instance legislation that would allow health insurers to market across state lines, which would then increase competition. This would drive down health care costs and improve healthcare access for the uninsured and underinsured." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. House Votes to Repeal Democrats' Health Care Law. 20 January 2011. "Raúl R. Labrador voted today in favor of H.R. 2, legislation repealing the Democrat's health care law. The bill fully repeals President Obama's health care reform bill that was signed into law last year [¦] 'With this vote, the House took a big first step towards repealing this unconstitutional law -- a step in the direction asked for by a majority of Idahoans. Repealing this law will enable Congress to begin the process of finding constitutional, market-based solutions to providing Idahoans with accessible and affordable quality healthcare without stifling job growth and increasing government spending.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. House Passes More Health Care Repeal Bills. 4 May 2011. "H.R. 1213 was both unacceptable to me from a philosophical standpoint as well as a practical one. Exchanges theoretically show promise as a means to bring free market competition to health care, which should bring down costs, but this Health and Human Services 'slush fund' did nothing more than allow the Secretary to pick winners and losers among the states. Worse, the funding pool was basically uncapped and it was not tied to any mechanism that would encourage innovation, efficiency and most importantly accountability. We need real healthcare reform in this country and not new systems that will increase rather than decrease costs and spending, as these health exchanges would have done." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Idaho Press-Tribune: 2010 Questionnaire. Responded "I do not believe health care is a right [¦] While we are a compassionate people, we are also a nation which has traditionally insisted upon personal responsibility. It is undeniable that America has produced the best health care system in the world by blending these principles. ObamaCare threatens to destroy that system and undermine care for all Americans. That's why I sponsored the Idaho Health Care Freedom Act. Congress should immediately repeal the Democrat's health scare bill and reform the health care system." to the question: "Do you believe health care is a fundamental human right or like other commodities that only those who can afford to pay for have a right to? Please explain." (www.idahopress.com)
  • Brian Tashman. Meet Congressman-Elect Raul Labrador: Bryan Fischer's Favorite Tea Partier. 5 November 2010. "In the State House, Labrador said he will work 'tirelessly to defund and repeal Obamacare' and spearheaded the passage of a bill which compels the Attorney General to challenge the health care reform law in federal court and bars the government from mandating coverage. When speaking to radio talk show host Laura Ingraham, Labrador maintained that the law was 'historic, but remember, Benedict Arnold was also historic, he betrayed our nation. And I think the Democratic Party betrayed our nation yesterday as well.'" (www.rightwingwatch.org)

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  • Nishi Gupta. Former US Marshal in Minnick ad targets Labrador. 6 October 2010. "The web site, RapidImmigration.com, which Labrador sold in 2008, stated as its mission to help people navigate U.S. immigration law to enter the country legally [¦] Labrador disagrees with the notion that his former site offered amnesty advice. 'No one calls this 'amnesty' except for the Minnick campaign. All [the site] did was explain the law, the steps you take if you want to stay here or become legal.' Labrador pointed out that U.S. immigration law cited online is the same language that every congressman, including Minnick, would give anyone who sought immigration information." (www.ktvb.com)
  • Nishi Gupta. Former US Marshal in Minnick ad targets Labrador. 6 October 2010. "The web site, RapidImmigration.com, which Labrador sold in 2008, stated as its mission to help people navigate U.S. immigration law to enter the country legally [¦] Labrador disagrees with the notion that his former site offered amnesty advice. 'No one calls this ˜amnesty' except for the Minnick campaign. All [the site] did was explain the law, the steps you take if you want to stay here or become legal.' Labrador pointed out that U.S. immigration law cited online is the same language that every congressman, including Minnick, would give anyone who sought immigration information." (www.ktvb.com)
  • Raul Labrador. Raul Labrador's Position on Illegal Immigration. 24 August 2010. "I do not support amnesty for illegals. Let me say it again: no amnesty- not now, not ever. Those here illegally must return to their home countries and apply to re-enter per the laws of the United States of America. Massive police round-ups are both frightening and expensive. And I fear it would take too long. To help speed-up the process, I would be willing to offer illegals an incentive to come forward: should they do so willingly and in some reasonable time-frame -- we would guarantee them first consideration by the state department to return legally." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Letter to President Obama. 9 September 2011. "Dear Mr President, Members of the bipartisan Immigration Reform Caucus along with member of the House vehemently oppose your August 18 2011 announcement to bypass Congress and use prosecutorial discretion to achieve amnesty to individuals who are illegally residing in the US [¦] This policy has the added affect of further encouraging illegal immigration. Frankly put, if we don't take our own laws seriously enough to enforce, why should we expect anyone to follow them? This policy will introduce a new wave a illegal immigrants emboldened with the knowledge that not only is it okay to break the law, but they will likely be rewarded for it with de facto amnesty statues, thereby exacerbating an already vicious cycle we as a nation try been trying to address for over two decades." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Immigration. 1 January 2011. "In order for us to have real immigration reform, our top priority needs to be to first secure our nation's borders [¦] I also believe that undocumented immigrants must return to their country of origin and then reapply to legally come to the United States. Finally, I believe that we need a guest worker program that actually works because guest workers play an important role in the American economy and more specifically in the state of Idaho. This guest worker program will not include a pathway to citizenship or amnesty." (votesmart.org)
  • Marin Cogan. Politico. Is Labrador GOP Immigration Key? 19 June 2011. "While his support of a guest worker program may cause some conservatives to recoil, it's clear he's not interested in a pathway to citizenship -- a notion that would very likely be anathema to liberal pro-immigrant groups that would like to see a resolution for the 11 million undocumented workers living in the country. 'We can't just give people a pathway. That's just out of question. But then some people want to do only enforcement. We have to do the enforcement and the guest worker program; that's the only way it's going to pass Congress and be accepted by the American people [¦] there is some fear that that's not likely, but if you have a carrot-and-stick approach, it will work. You say: Those of you that come out of the shadows and apply for this system and go back home will be able to apply for this. If we have to come find you, you're done; there will be no opportunity for you to apply.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Gem State Voter Guide: 2010 Federal Questionnaire for 2010 Primary Election. Responded "Oppose" to the statements: "Amnesty for illegal aliens" and "Guaranteed path to citizenship." (www.gemstatevoterguide.com)
  • Scott Evans. KTVB. Ad Watch: Minnick attacks Labrador over illegal immigration. 17 September 2010. "I do not support amnesty for illegal aliens. That's why I have always advocated that those here illegally must return to their home countries and apply to re-enter per the laws of the United States of America." (www.ktvb.com)
  • Nishi Gupta. Former US Marshal in Minnick ad targets Labrador. 6 October 2010. "The web site, RapidImmigration.com, which Labrador sold in 2008, stated as its mission to help people navigate U.S. immigration law to enter the country legally [¦] Labrador disagrees with the notion that his former site offered amnesty advice. 'No one calls this 'amnesty' except for the Minnick campaign. All [the site] did was explain the law, the steps you take if you want to stay here or become legal.' Labrador pointed out that U.S. immigration law cited online is the same language that every congressman, including Minnick, would give anyone who sought immigration information." (www.ktvb.com)
  • Nishi Gupta. Former US Marshal in Minnick ad targets Labrador. 6 October 2010. "The web site, RapidImmigration.com, which Labrador sold in 2008, stated as its mission to help people navigate U.S. immigration law to enter the country legally [¦] Labrador disagrees with the notion that his former site offered amnesty advice. 'No one calls this ˜amnesty' except for the Minnick campaign. All [the site] did was explain the law, the steps you take if you want to stay here or become legal.' Labrador pointed out that U.S. immigration law cited online is the same language that every congressman, including Minnick, would give anyone who sought immigration information." (www.ktvb.com)
  • Raul Labrador. Raul Labrador's Position on Illegal Immigration. 24 August 2010. "I do not support amnesty for illegals. Let me say it again: no amnesty- not now, not ever. Those here illegally must return to their home countries and apply to re-enter per the laws of the United States of America. Massive police round-ups are both frightening and expensive. And I fear it would take too long. To help speed-up the process, I would be willing to offer illegals an incentive to come forward: should they do so willingly and in some reasonable time-frame -- we would guarantee them first consideration by the state department to return legally." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Letter to President Obama. 9 September 2011. "Dear Mr President, Members of the bipartisan Immigration Reform Caucus along with member of the House vehemently oppose your August 18 2011 announcement to bypass Congress and use prosecutorial discretion to achieve amnesty to individuals who are illegally residing in the US [¦] This policy has the added affect of further encouraging illegal immigration. Frankly put, if we don't take our own laws seriously enough to enforce, why should we expect anyone to follow them? This policy will introduce a new wave a illegal immigrants emboldened with the knowledge that not only is it okay to break the law, but they will likely be rewarded for it with de facto amnesty statues, thereby exacerbating an already vicious cycle we as a nation try been trying to address for over two decades." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Immigration. 1 January 2011. "In order for us to have real immigration reform, our top priority needs to be to first secure our nation's borders [¦] I also believe that undocumented immigrants must return to their country of origin and then reapply to legally come to the United States. Finally, I believe that we need a guest worker program that actually works because guest workers play an important role in the American economy and more specifically in the state of Idaho. This guest worker program will not include a pathway to citizenship or amnesty." (votesmart.org)
  • Marin Cogan. Politico. Is Labrador GOP Immigration Key? 19 June 2011. "While his support of a guest worker program may cause some conservatives to recoil, it's clear he's not interested in a pathway to citizenship -- a notion that would very likely be anathema to liberal pro-immigrant groups that would like to see a resolution for the 11 million undocumented workers living in the country. 'We can't just give people a pathway. That's just out of question. But then some people want to do only enforcement. We have to do the enforcement and the guest worker program; that's the only way it's going to pass Congress and be accepted by the American people [¦] there is some fear that that's not likely, but if you have a carrot-and-stick approach, it will work. You say: Those of you that come out of the shadows and apply for this system and go back home will be able to apply for this. If we have to come find you, you're done; there will be no opportunity for you to apply.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Gem State Voter Guide: 2010 Federal Questionnaire for 2010 Primary Election. Responded "Oppose" to the statements: "Amnesty for illegal aliens" and "Guaranteed path to citizenship." (www.gemstatevoterguide.com)
  • Scott Evans. KTVB. Ad Watch: Minnick attacks Labrador over illegal immigration. 17 September 2010. "I do not support amnesty for illegal aliens. That's why I have always advocated that those here illegally must return to their home countries and apply to re-enter per the laws of the United States of America." (www.ktvb.com)

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  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Protecting the Family and the Rights of the Unborn. 20 October 2011. "Raul also believes that marriage is between one man and one woman and strongly supported Idaho's constitutional amendment protecting marriage." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Gem State Voter Guide: 2010 Federal Questionnaire for 2010 Primary Election. Responded "Support" to the statement: "Marriage Protection Amendment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman." (www.gemstatevoterguide.com)
  • Idaho Republican Party. Catholic Families Of America endorses Raul Labrador. 31 December 2010. "The Labrador for Idaho campaign today announced the endorsement of the Catholic Families of America [¦] Commenting on the endorsement, Raul Labrador said: 'It is always important to be recognized for the values you set your moral compass by. Family values, the rights of the unborn and the preservation of the religious nature of the marriage between a man and a woman are simply fundamental to me.'" (idgop.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Issue Position: Protecting the Family and the Rights of the Unborn. 20 October 2011. "Raul also believes that marriage is between one man and one woman and strongly supported Idaho's constitutional amendment protecting marriage." (votesmart.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Gem State Voter Guide: 2010 Federal Questionnaire for 2010 Primary Election. Responded "Support" to the statement: "Marriage Protection Amendment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman." (www.gemstatevoterguide.com)
  • Idaho Republican Party. Catholic Families Of America endorses Raul Labrador. 31 December 2010. "The Labrador for Idaho campaign today announced the endorsement of the Catholic Families of America [¦] Commenting on the endorsement, Raul Labrador said: 'It is always important to be recognized for the values you set your moral compass by. Family values, the rights of the unborn and the preservation of the religious nature of the marriage between a man and a woman are simply fundamental to me.'" (idgop.org)

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  • s. But if we catch him in the United States in the very act of mass murder, he instantly acquires protection not just from execution by drone but even from interrogation.'" (de)
  • Raul Labrador. Facebook: Posts. 4 January 2010. "The United States must not treat terrorists like suspects or criminal defendants. Unfortunately the Obama administration and Congressional Democrats do not seem to understand this. As Charles Krauthammer eloquently outlines in a recent column, 'the logic is perverse. If we find [a terrorist] in an al-Qaeda training camp in Yemen, where he is merely preparing for a terror attack, we snuff him out with a Predator -- no judge, no jury, no qualms. But if we catch him in the United States in the very act of mass murder, he instantly acquires protection not just from execution by drone but even from interrogation.'" (de-de.facebook.com)
  • s. But if we catch him in the United States in the very act of mass murder, he instantly acquires protection not just from execution by drone but even from interrogation.'" (de)
  • Raul Labrador. Facebook: Posts. 4 January 2010. "The United States must not treat terrorists like suspects or criminal defendants. Unfortunately the Obama administration and Congressional Democrats do not seem to understand this. As Charles Krauthammer eloquently outlines in a recent column, 'the logic is perverse. If we find [a terrorist] in an al-Qaeda training camp in Yemen, where he is merely preparing for a terror attack, we snuff him out with a Predator -- no judge, no jury, no qualms. But if we catch him in the United States in the very act of mass murder, he instantly acquires protection not just from execution by drone but even from interrogation.'" (de-de.facebook.com)

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  • Raul Labrador. Tea Party Boise: 2012 Q & A Session with Congressman Raul Labrador. Responded "Allow some of the money paid into social security to be put into private retirement accounts" to the question: "How would you go about tackling the problems facing both, knowing the current high deficits that this country faces are not going away any time soon?" (gstp.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Gem State Voter Guide: 2010 Federal Questionnaire for 2010 Primary Election. Responded "Support" to the statement: "Option of at least partially privatized Social Security accounts." (www.gemstatevoterguide.com)
  • Raul Labrador. Tea Party Boise: 2012 Q & A Session with Congressman Raul Labrador. Responded "Allow some of the money paid into social security to be put into private retirement accounts" to the question: "How would you go about tackling the problems facing both, knowing the current high deficits that this country faces are not going away any time soon?" www.teapartyboise.com/newsletter_6-4-2012.pdf
  • Raul Labrador. Tea Party Boise: 2012 Q & A Session with Congressman Raul Labrador. Responded "Allow some of the money paid into social security to be put into private retirement accounts" to the question: "How would you go about tackling the problems facing both, knowing the current high deficits that this country faces are not going away any time soon?" (gstp.org)
  • Raul Labrador. Gem State Voter Guide: 2010 Federal Questionnaire for 2010 Primary Election. Responded "Support" to the statement: "Option of at least partially privatized Social Security accounts." (www.gemstatevoterguide.com)
  • Raul Labrador. Tea Party Boise: 2012 Q & A Session with Congressman Raul Labrador. Responded "Allow some of the money paid into social security to be put into private retirement accounts" to the question: "How would you go about tackling the problems facing both, knowing the current high deficits that this country faces are not going away any time soon?" www.teapartyboise.com/newsletter_6-4-2012.pdf

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