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Jim Jordan's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (OH) - District 4, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 4
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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

  • "Throughout my years serving in the Ohio General Assembly and now in the U.S. Congress, I am proud to stand and defend the lives of the unborn. I am committed to the view that life is sacred, that it begins at conception and that the Founding Fathers were correct in placing life first among the list of rights the Constitution was written to defend." http://jordan.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=4758 (jordan.house.gov)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/interest-group/252/rating/7227 (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

  • "Jordan supported a conservative budget alternative that extended the 2001 and 2003 income tax cuts, and protected the $1,000 per child tax credit, marriage penalty relief, phaseout of the death tax, and reduced tax rates on capital gains and dividends." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/558254/issue-position-cutting-taxes-for-families-and-businesses#.VcD8OHUVhHx (votesmart.org)
  • "Jim Jordan believes the economy grows and jobs are created under conservative economic policies that include lower taxes, limited government spending, reasonable regulation, and incentives for families and businesses to save and invest for the future." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/558254/#.VaQ8qflViko (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "From waiving work requirements, to providing special Obamacare exemptions, to this announcement on drug sentencing, the administration should follow the Constitution and work with Congress to change the law instead of unilaterally choosing to ignore it." http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2013/08/will_more_lenient_federal_appr.html (www.cleveland.com)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted against H.R. 1 "Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ('Stimulus Bill')" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/23644#.VaP2V_lViko (votesmart.org)
  • "The federal government is too big, spends too much, and takes too much in taxes from hard-working Americans. Spending in most areas of the federal government is out of control and must be reigned in." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/558250/issue-position-fiscal-responsibility-limiting-the-growth-of-runaway-government#.VcD9eHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Jim Jordan believes the economy grows and jobs are created under conservative economic policies that include lower taxes, limited government spending, reasonable regulation, and incentives for families and businesses to save and invest for the future." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/558254/#.VaQ8qflViko (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.R. 636 "America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51297#.VaPoUPlViko (votesmart.org)
  • "Jim Jordan believes the economy grows and jobs are created under conservative economic policies that include lower taxes, limited government spending, reasonable regulation, and incentives for families and businesses to save and invest for the future." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/558254/#.VaQ8qflViko (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

  • "Successful education policy almost always starts at the local and state level rather than the federal level, and I support policies that give parents the freedom to guide their children's education." http://jordan.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=4566 (jordan.house.gov)
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 XL Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VaPmTPlViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 3 "Keystone XL Pipeline Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50797#.VaPm1PlViko (votesmart.org)
  • "The law clearly says the President can only block this project if he determines it 'would not serve the national interest.' How are thousands of new jobs, cheaper energy and greater security not in our national interest?" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/663788/jordan-response-to-keystone-pipeline-decision/?search=keystone#.VjEK1GwViko (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

  • "We must also help keep our nation on the cutting edge by exploring alternative sources of energy and better ways to make use of them." http://jordan.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=4563 (jordan.house.gov)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 2028 "Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/53305#.VcEAgnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted against H.R. 2454 "Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade")" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/26496#.VaP46_lViko (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)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Washington, D.C. has some of the harshest laws against gun owners in the nation. By rolling back unnecessary restrictions and protecting the rights of homeowners to protect themselves, this bill will make Washington, D.C. a safer place for law-abiding citizens, and will restore the original intent of the Second Amendment to our nation's capital." http://jordan.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=397909 (jordan.house.gov)
  • Rated 90% by Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1226/rating/8555 (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 Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VaPp2flViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 2 "Repealing the Health Care Bill" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/33026#.VaPv9flViko (votesmart.org)
  • "Obamacare was a bad bill, sold deceptively to the American people, and we've been having buyer's remorse ever since." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/957654/jordan-praises-house-repeal-of-obamacare/?search=obamacare#.VjENl2wViko (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

  • Voted against H.R. 5281 "DREAM Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/32955#.VaPzYvlViko (votesmart.org)
  • "The President's actions were not only unconstitutional, they were patently unfair. In the past several weeks we've learned illegal non-citizens are going to participate in our social security system, will be eligible for tax refunds, and as Ohio's own Secretary of State Jon Husted testified in Congress, there's a greater potential now that they could participate in our election process." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/957628/jordan-decries-house-funding-of-president-obamas-executive-amnesty#.VcEEOHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Marriage should be defined as it has always been. This is the ideal for raising children and is good for society." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/990528/jordan-statement-on-marriage-oral-arguments-before-supreme-court#.VjEOomwViko (votesmart.org)
  • "I oppose all attempts to redefine marriage, and I support the right of parents to supervise what their children learn and how they are educated." http://jordan.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=4758 (jordan.house.gov)
  • "In today's ruling, five judges overturned the sound public policy that was democratically enacted by millions of Americans in states across the country, including Ohio. This ruling follows what seems to be a recent trend on the Supreme Court: rulings based on the desires of the justices, and not the letter of the law and the framework of the Constitution." http://jordan.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=397935 (jordan.house.gov)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "For America and her allies to truly be safe from this threat, ISIS must be completely destroyed. For that reason, I cannot support the weak plan outlined by the president. It forfeits the leadership role the United States must play in order to bring about an end to this brutality." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/933772/jordan-statement-on-vote-against-president-obamas-plan-to-combat-isis#.VbqcQHV3k1M (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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/8158/jim-jordan/53#.Vbqdu3V3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "I would oppose risky "quick-fix" financial moves some favor that I believe would further undermine Social Security. Instead, I want to instill greater fiscal accountability for all federal spending while examining practical means of giving younger individuals more control over how the money they contribute to Social Security is spent." http://jordan.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=4570 (jordan.house.gov)

Key

Candidate Answer

Official Position: Candidate had the Political Courage to address this issue directly.

Inferred Answer

Inferred Position: Candidate refused to address this issue directly, but Project Vote Smart inferred this issue position based on the candidate's public statements, voting record, and evaluations from special interest groups.

Unknown Answer

Unknown Position: Candidate refused to address this issue.

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Other or Expanded Principles & Legislative Priorities are entered exactly as the candidate has submitted it. Project Vote Smart does not edit for misspelled words, punctuation or grammar.

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