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Alan Nunnelee's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (MS) - District 1, Republican
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Alan Nunnelee has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Alan Nunnelee 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 issue positions, from the year 2014, 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

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  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Remembering Our Values. 2 September 2010. "Last Wednesday, Americans United for Life, an organization that fights for pro-life policies, honored me with their Certificate of Appreciation for closing the door on the possibility of ObamaCare spending your money on abortions. I was honored to lead that effort and to receive AUL's recognition. [¦] With our economy in a tailspin and people hurting for jobs, it's easy to stay focused on issues that affect the pocketbook. But I won't ever forget the importance of focusing on core values, as well." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Henry Ross Endorses Alan Nunnelee. 11 June 2010. "It is vital that we work together to strengthen each of these pillars. [¦] We will have a society that respects the sanctity of human life and whose laws reflect that respect." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Issue Position: Mississippi Values. 10 October 2011. "I believe in the sanctity of life and the family and believe that every innocent life must be protected, and marriage is the union of one man and one woman." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. No Taxpayer Funding on Abortion Act. 4 May 2011. "I am a firm believer that every innocent life must be protected, and that hardworking taxpayers should not pay for elective abortions. Polling numbers routinely show that the majority of Americans value life and agree that they should not be required to pay for abortion coverage with their federal taxes [¦] Abortion is not health care, instead it is a horrific procedure that ends the lives of innocent unborn children, and therefore should not be subsidized by the government and the American people against their will." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Planned Parenthood "Corrupt and Immoral." 14 April 2011. "It's morally wrong to have taxpayer dollars from my constituents in Mississippi, or from any other state, go towards organizations that provide abortions [¦] Since 1977, Planned Parenthood has assisted in aborting the lives of over five million children. Planned Parenthood holds itself to be above the law by ignoring mandatory reporting requirements, by skirting parental consent, by aiding and abetting child trafficking. They put quick and secret abortions ahead of the welfare of victimized young girls and it has to stop. Now those who oppose this resolution are enabling them. I refuse to reach into the pockets of our taxpayers to fund this sort of activity. I've always viewed these young women as much of a victim as the unborn child and I want to go after those corrupt and immoral businesses that exploit them." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Remembering Our Values. 2 September 2010. "Last Wednesday, Americans United for Life, an organization that fights for pro-life policies, honored me with their Certificate of Appreciation for closing the door on the possibility of ObamaCare spending your money on abortions. I was honored to lead that effort and to receive AUL's recognition. [¦] With our economy in a tailspin and people hurting for jobs, it's easy to stay focused on issues that affect the pocketbook. But I won't ever forget the importance of focusing on core values, as well." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Henry Ross Endorses Alan Nunnelee. 11 June 2010. "It is vital that we work together to strengthen each of these pillars. [¦] We will have a society that respects the sanctity of human life and whose laws reflect that respect." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Planned Parenthood "Corrupt and Immoral." 14 April 2011. "It's morally wrong to have taxpayer dollars from my constituents in Mississippi, or from any other state, go towards organizations that provide abortions [¦] Since 1977, Planned Parenthood has assisted in aborting the lives of over five million children. Planned Parenthood holds itself to be above the law by ignoring mandatory reporting requirements, by skirting parental consent, by aiding and abetting child trafficking. They put quick and secret abortions ahead of the welfare of victimized young girls and it has to stop. Now those who oppose this resolution are enabling them. I refuse to reach into the pockets of our taxpayers to fund this sort of activity. I've always viewed these young women as much of a victim as the unborn child and I want to go after those corrupt and immoral businesses that exploit them." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. No Taxpayer Funding on Abortion Act. 4 May 2011. "I am a firm believer that every innocent life must be protected, and that hardworking taxpayers should not pay for elective abortions. Polling numbers routinely show that the majority of Americans value life and agree that they should not be required to pay for abortion coverage with their federal taxes [¦] Abortion is not health care, instead it is a horrific procedure that ends the lives of innocent unborn children, and therefore should not be subsidized by the government and the American people against their will." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Issue Position: Mississippi Values. 10 October 2011. "I believe in the sanctity of life and the family and believe that every innocent life must be protected, and marriage is the union of one man and one woman." (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

  • Alan Nunnelee. Unleash the American Economy. 22 September 2011. "We must remain focused on relieving the regulations that are choking job creation. And lastly, we must concentrate on tax reform, not tax increases, because increased taxes are the enemy of job creation." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Why is the Obama Administration Making it so Difficult to Create Jobs? 23 September 2011. "I wanted to share with you a speech that I gave on the House floor this week. While President Obama's American Jobs Act calls for more stimulus spending and higher taxes, I believe that Washington must focus on reigning in our out-of-control spending, removing excessive regulations, and guaranteeing that taxes will not increase." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Celebrating the Strength of the American Worker. 3 September 2010. "Our government's role should be to calm businesses' nerves by providing a positive atmosphere in a tough economic environment, and then get out of the way to unleash the power and ingenuity of the American economy. We need to extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts to allow more money for investment and consumer spending to stay in the marketplace. We need to reject new, burdensome regulations. And we need to be responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars. If we follow that playbook, the sleeping giant of American enterprise will go back to creating the jobs and prosperity that the American worker deserves." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Nunnelee's Jobs Plan: A Vision for North Mississippi and America. 28 September 2010. "Sen. Nunnelee has signed a pledge to oppose tax increases. He has voted for tax cuts over 150 times. Sen. Nunnelee believes the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts should be permanently extended for all to keep this economy moving." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012. 22 September 2011. "Now, we've been told, But we need some government program to create jobs. If we will give the American people the assurance that their government is serious about cutting spending like this bill does, we'll give them the confidence to create jobs. If we remove the regulatory burdens, American businesses will create jobs. And if we give them the assurance that we're not going to raise their taxes, the American economy will thrive and create jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I, Alan Nunnelee pledge to the taxpayers of the 1st district of the state of Mississippi 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)
  • Alan Nunnelee. 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)
  • Alan Nunnelee. President Obama's American Jobs Act. 22 September 2011. "It's estimated that small business owners would pay over half the taxes raised under this proposal, ultimately hitting our employers the hardest and creating an even worse environment for private sector job growth. Tax increases destroy jobs. They're not an option." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Unleash the American Economy. 22 September 2011. "We must remain focused on relieving the regulations that are choking job creation. And lastly, we must concentrate on tax reform, not tax increases, because increased taxes are the enemy of job creation." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Why is the Obama Administration Making it so Difficult to Create Jobs? 23 September 2011. "I wanted to share with you a speech that I gave on the House floor this week. While President Obama's American Jobs Act calls for more stimulus spending and higher taxes, I believe that Washington must focus on reigning in our out-of-control spending, removing excessive regulations, and guaranteeing that taxes will not increase." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Celebrating the Strength of the American Worker. 3 September 2010. "Our government's role should be to calm businesses' nerves by providing a positive atmosphere in a tough economic environment, and then get out of the way to unleash the power and ingenuity of the American economy. We need to extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts to allow more money for investment and consumer spending to stay in the marketplace. We need to reject new, burdensome regulations. And we need to be responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars. If we follow that playbook, the sleeping giant of American enterprise will go back to creating the jobs and prosperity that the American worker deserves." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Nunnelee's Jobs Plan: A Vision for North Mississippi and America. 28 September 2010. "Sen. Nunnelee has signed a pledge to oppose tax increases. He has voted for tax cuts over 150 times. Sen. Nunnelee believes the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts should be permanently extended for all to keep this economy moving." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012. 22 September 2011. "Now, we've been told, But we need some government program to create jobs. If we will give the American people the assurance that their government is serious about cutting spending like this bill does, we'll give them the confidence to create jobs. If we remove the regulatory burdens, American businesses will create jobs. And if we give them the assurance that we're not going to raise their taxes, the American economy will thrive and create jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I, Alan Nunnelee pledge to the taxpayers of the 1st district of the state of Mississippi 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)
  • Alan Nunnelee. 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)
  • Alan Nunnelee. President Obama's American Jobs Act. 22 September 2011. "It's estimated that small business owners would pay over half the taxes raised under this proposal, ultimately hitting our employers the hardest and creating an even worse environment for private sector job growth. Tax increases destroy jobs. They're not an option." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Alan Nunnelee. Nunnelee Responds to State of the Union Address. 25 January 2011. "I appreciate the President's call for bipartisanship and his emphasis on creating jobs. However, he has yet to take a serious stance on a plan to reign in the national debt and present a strategy for real spending reform. My concerns lie in his so-called 'investments' in innovation, infrastructure and education. In Washington speak, investments mean spending. These are the same type of investments that made up the failed stimulus package. We've already been down this road and the stimulus spending failed - failed to create jobs and helped raise the national debt to a record $14 trillion." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. President Obama's American Jobs Act. 22 September 2011. "The President has outlined his $447 billion jobs plan, and it's essentially stimulus number two. It's the same recycled ideas that clearly didn't work from the last $800 billion stimulus. At the same time, the President wants to pay for his plan with $1.5 trillion in new taxes. It's estimated that small business owners would pay over half the taxes raised under this proposal, ultimately hitting our employers the hardest and creating an even worse environment for private sector job growth. Tax increases destroy jobs. They're not an option." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. A Second Stimulus? 15 September 2011. "President Obama proposed a $447 billion jobs package that sounds a lot like the first unsuccessful stimulus plan endorsed by the President and Democratic Leadership. We cannot continue with more failed policies that use our grandchildren's money to solve the problems of today. Instead, Congress must stand up to the job-destroying regulations that are choking our businesses, and create certainty in the market by adhering to strict spending caps and passing a balanced budget amendment that will lower our national debt." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Henry Ross Endorses Alan Nunnelee. 11 June 2010. "It is vital that we work together to strengthen each of these pillars [¦] We will see a thriving economy based on private investment coupled with the strength and ingenuity of the American worker, rather than an artificial stimulus based on borrowed government money." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Letter to President Barack Obama. 10 August 2011. "Following the passage of the Budget Control Act, media reports noted that your Administration "pivoted" to focus on additional spending measures to spur job creation. Instead of taking this opportunity to advocate for more stimulus spending, which will fail again as it has in the past, now is the time to finish the task at hand. By redoubling our efforts and truly solving this debt crisis, we can provide the certainty necessary to spur economic growth. As recent economic studies have shown, at its current level our national debt reduces economic growth by 1-2 percentage points every year, which translates into one million fewer jobs annually. Mr. President, real economic growth will not occur until we address our out of control deficits." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Nunnelee Responds to State of the Union Address. 25 January 2011. "I appreciate the President's call for bipartisanship and his emphasis on creating jobs. However, he has yet to take a serious stance on a plan to reign in the national debt and present a strategy for real spending reform. My concerns lie in his so-called 'investments' in innovation, infrastructure and education. In Washington speak, investments mean spending. These are the same type of investments that made up the failed stimulus package. We've already been down this road and the stimulus spending failed - failed to create jobs and helped raise the national debt to a record $14 trillion." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. President Obama's American Jobs Act. 22 September 2011. "The President has outlined his $447 billion jobs plan, and it's essentially stimulus number two. It's the same recycled ideas that clearly didn't work from the last $800 billion stimulus. At the same time, the President wants to pay for his plan with $1.5 trillion in new taxes. It's estimated that small business owners would pay over half the taxes raised under this proposal, ultimately hitting our employers the hardest and creating an even worse environment for private sector job growth. Tax increases destroy jobs. They're not an option." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. A Second Stimulus? 15 September 2011. "President Obama proposed a $447 billion jobs package that sounds a lot like the first unsuccessful stimulus plan endorsed by the President and Democratic Leadership. We cannot continue with more failed policies that use our grandchildren's money to solve the problems of today. Instead, Congress must stand up to the job-destroying regulations that are choking our businesses, and create certainty in the market by adhering to strict spending caps and passing a balanced budget amendment that will lower our national debt." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Henry Ross Endorses Alan Nunnelee. 11 June 2010. "It is vital that we work together to strengthen each of these pillars [¦] We will see a thriving economy based on private investment coupled with the strength and ingenuity of the American worker, rather than an artificial stimulus based on borrowed government money." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Letter to President Barack Obama. 10 August 2011. "Following the passage of the Budget Control Act, media reports noted that your Administration "pivoted" to focus on additional spending measures to spur job creation. Instead of taking this opportunity to advocate for more stimulus spending, which will fail again as it has in the past, now is the time to finish the task at hand. By redoubling our efforts and truly solving this debt crisis, we can provide the certainty necessary to spur economic growth. As recent economic studies have shown, at its current level our national debt reduces economic growth by 1-2 percentage points every year, which translates into one million fewer jobs annually. Mr. President, real economic growth will not occur until we address our out of control deficits." (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

  • Alan Nunnelee. Issue Position: Education. 1 January 2011. "Education should be a top priority for any elected official. I believe that the government should place an emphasis on education, but decisions should be left to parents, teachers and local officials." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Congressional Spending Spree Continues Today: Stimulus II. 10 August 2010. "The House bill not only adds to our national debt and raises taxes, it also requires the state of Mississippi to spend between $50-$100 million in state taxpayer dollars to access extra, federal education dollars. Those state funds will have to be stripped from public safety, human services, mental health and other state priorities...'Congress is not content with bankrupting the nation. Now they're trying to bankrupt the states.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Issue Position: Education. 1 January 2012. "Every child should have the opportunity to reap the benefits of a quality education. I do not believe that a one-size-fits-all approach to public education is acceptable; as we have seen the status quo result in great frustration among educators, parents and students. The 112th Congress needs to seize the opportunity to reauthorize and overhaul No Child Left Behind to address the clear failures and bureaucratic funding maze that is currently in place. We should allow states and schools to have the ability to set their own innovative priorities and receive maximum flexibility in advancing those priorities." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Issue Position: Education. 1 January 2011. "Education should be a top priority for any elected official. I believe that the government should place an emphasis on education, but decisions should be left to parents, teachers and local officials." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Congressional Spending Spree Continues Today: Stimulus II. 10 August 2010. "The House bill not only adds to our national debt and raises taxes, it also requires the state of Mississippi to spend between $50-$100 million in state taxpayer dollars to access extra, federal education dollars. Those state funds will have to be stripped from public safety, human services, mental health and other state priorities...'Congress is not content with bankrupting the nation. Now they're trying to bankrupt the states.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Issue Position: Education. 1 January 2012. "Every child should have the opportunity to reap the benefits of a quality education. I do not believe that a one-size-fits-all approach to public education is acceptable; as we have seen the status quo result in great frustration among educators, parents and students. The 112th Congress needs to seize the opportunity to reauthorize and overhaul No Child Left Behind to address the clear failures and bureaucratic funding maze that is currently in place. We should allow states and schools to have the ability to set their own innovative priorities and receive maximum flexibility in advancing those priorities." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

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No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

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  • Alan Nunnelee. 15 February 2012. Wicker, Cochran, Nunnelee Press EPA Officials to Reverse Harmful DeSoto County Decision. "U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran along with Representative Alan Nunnelee on Tuesday afternoon met with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson to express their opposition to the federal agency's proposal to include DeSoto County with Memphis for violation of ozone emission standards. Failure to comply with the EPA standards could hamper economic and community growth in DeSoto County." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Nunnelee's Jobs Plan: A Vision for North Mississippi and America. 28 September 2010. "The threat of cap-and-trade legislation, which would raise taxes on fuel, looms over every small business in America. Cap-and-trade will increase the cost of production and transportation of goods. That's the last thing that is needed during a recession." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Henry Ross Endorses Alan Nunnelee. 11 June 2010. "It is vital that we work together to strengthen each of these pillars [¦] No more Cap and Trade." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Nunnelee: House Passes Regulatory Relief from EPA Rules. 14 October 2011. "President Obama's EPA is destroying jobs left and right through over-regulation. In Mississippi, the Boiler MACT rule puts 3,240 jobs at risk with a price tag of over $200 million. Instead of throwing more unachievable, costly, and burdensome regulations on businesses, the EPA needs to step back and rethink these rules." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. 15 February 2012. Wicker, Cochran, Nunnelee Press EPA Officials to Reverse Harmful DeSoto County Decision. "U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran along with Representative Alan Nunnelee on Tuesday afternoon met with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson to express their opposition to the federal agency's proposal to include DeSoto County with Memphis for violation of ozone emission standards. Failure to comply with the EPA standards could hamper economic and community growth in DeSoto County." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Nunnelee's Jobs Plan: A Vision for North Mississippi and America. 28 September 2010. "The threat of cap-and-trade legislation, which would raise taxes on fuel, looms over every small business in America. Cap-and-trade will increase the cost of production and transportation of goods. That's the last thing that is needed during a recession." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Henry Ross Endorses Alan Nunnelee. 11 June 2010. "It is vital that we work together to strengthen each of these pillars [¦] No more Cap and Trade." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Nunnelee: House Passes Regulatory Relief from EPA Rules. 14 October 2011. "President Obama's EPA is destroying jobs left and right through over-regulation. In Mississippi, the Boiler MACT rule puts 3,240 jobs at risk with a price tag of over $200 million. Instead of throwing more unachievable, costly, and burdensome regulations on businesses, the EPA needs to step back and rethink these rules." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

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  • Alan Nunnelee. The National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act. 15 November 2011. "I support the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act because it expands freedom for law-abiding gun owners, while respecting each State's right to set its own laws." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. "Congressman Nunnelee also offered an amendment that would allow law-abiding citizens to legally possess firearms on Army Corps of Engineers Water Resource Development lands. The Corps owns or manages over 11.7 million acres, including 400 lakes and river projects, 90,000 campsites and 4,000 miles of trails. The Nunnelee Amendment will help make the laws and regulations that govern firearms on federal lands more uniform and fair. It passed by voice vote [¦] 'This amendment gets rid of senseless government regulation and expands the rights of law-abiding gun owners; there is no good reason to prevent citizens from protecting themselves on Army Corps land,' Nunnelee said. 'I am always looking for opportunities to defend the 2nd Amendment and am thankful that the committee agreed.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Nunnelee Defends Second Amendment Rights. 18 August 2011. "As a strong defender of the Second Amendment, I am pleased to co-sponsor these legislative measures that will remove unnecessary restrictions on firearms and eliminate harsh gun control laws. The right to bear arms is a fundamental right that is assured to every law abiding citizen, and as a member of Congress I will continue to fight for this right." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Issue Position: Second Amendment. 10 October 2011. "I support the Second Amendment right of people to keep and bear arms - that's why I have been endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) each time I have run for office. The right to bear arms is an individual right guaranteed by our Constitution." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Henry Ross Endorses Alan Nunnelee. 11 June 2010. "It is vital that we work together to strengthen each of these pillars [¦] We will respect the second amendment, because we know that all of the amendments of the Bill of Rights are tied together, and that you cannot weaken one without weakening them all." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. The National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act. 15 November 2011. "I support the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act because it expands freedom for law-abiding gun owners, while respecting each State's right to set its own laws." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. "Congressman Nunnelee also offered an amendment that would allow law-abiding citizens to legally possess firearms on Army Corps of Engineers Water Resource Development lands. The Corps owns or manages over 11.7 million acres, including 400 lakes and river projects, 90,000 campsites and 4,000 miles of trails. The Nunnelee Amendment will help make the laws and regulations that govern firearms on federal lands more uniform and fair. It passed by voice vote [¦] 'This amendment gets rid of senseless government regulation and expands the rights of law-abiding gun owners; there is no good reason to prevent citizens from protecting themselves on Army Corps land,' Nunnelee said. 'I am always looking for opportunities to defend the 2nd Amendment and am thankful that the committee agreed.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Nunnelee Defends Second Amendment Rights. 18 August 2011. "As a strong defender of the Second Amendment, I am pleased to co-sponsor these legislative measures that will remove unnecessary restrictions on firearms and eliminate harsh gun control laws. The right to bear arms is a fundamental right that is assured to every law abiding citizen, and as a member of Congress I will continue to fight for this right." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Issue Position: Second Amendment. 10 October 2011. "I support the Second Amendment right of people to keep and bear arms - that's why I have been endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) each time I have run for office. The right to bear arms is an individual right guaranteed by our Constitution." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Henry Ross Endorses Alan Nunnelee. 11 June 2010. "It is vital that we work together to strengthen each of these pillars [¦] We will respect the second amendment, because we know that all of the amendments of the Bill of Rights are tied together, and that you cannot weaken one without weakening them all." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

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  • Alan Nunnelee. It Starts with the Repeal. 21 January 2011. "This repeal was just the beginning to address this vastly unpopular law. Our health care system is by no means adequate and our goal is to not only repeal, but to replace. Therefore, on Thursday, January 20, the House voted on a resolution that calls for congressional committees to report legislation replacing the job-killing health care law. This resolution also calls for inclusion of a permanent fix to the Medicare physician payment formula in legislation to replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Henry Ross Endorses Alan Nunnelee. 11 June 2010. "It is vital that we work together to strengthen each of these pillars. [¦] We will repeal Obamacare, and replace it with patient centered health care reform because we know what is best for our lives." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Nunnelee Votes to Repeal Obamacare. 19 January 2011. "Today I cast an important vote to repeal Obamacare. This vote fulfills a pledge that I made to the people of North Mississippi. When our country is trying to emerge from a recession, the worst thing we can do is enact a law that destroys jobs, raises taxes and adds burdensome mandates on our small businesses." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Nunnelee's Jobs Plan: A Vision for North Mississippi and America. 28 September 2010. "ObamaCare's regulations on businesses, like those requiring employers to file 1099 forms with every new purchase over $600, raises red tape costs [¦] Sen. Nunnelee supports legislation that would place a moratorium on any bill or regulation that would kill jobs. Sen. Nunnelee has signed a pledge that would repeal ObamaCare, and replace it with common sense healthcare reform." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Plan For Common-Sense Health Care Reform. 5 October 2010. "While I agree we do need to adjust our healthcare system, government-run healthcare is not the answer. We need to make reforms that will reduce costs and ensure personal healthcare decisions are made by patients, their families and their doctors [¦] We need to repeal ObamaCare, today." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Why I Stand Up for Our Seniors. 8 September 2010. "Today I signed two pledges that are important for protecting the seniors of North Mississippi: a pledge to never privatize Social Security, and a pledge to repeal ObamaCare." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. It Starts with the Repeal. 21 January 2011. "This repeal was just the beginning to address this vastly unpopular law. Our health care system is by no means adequate and our goal is to not only repeal, but to replace. Therefore, on Thursday, January 20, the House voted on a resolution that calls for congressional committees to report legislation replacing the job-killing health care law. This resolution also calls for inclusion of a permanent fix to the Medicare physician payment formula in legislation to replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Nunnelee Votes to Repeal Obamacare. 19 January 2011. "Today I cast an important vote to repeal Obamacare. This vote fulfills a pledge that I made to the people of North Mississippi. When our country is trying to emerge from a recession, the worst thing we can do is enact a law that destroys jobs, raises taxes and adds burdensome mandates on our small businesses." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Henry Ross Endorses Alan Nunnelee. 11 June 2010. "It is vital that we work together to strengthen each of these pillars. [¦] We will repeal Obamacare, and replace it with patient centered health care reform because we know what is best for our lives." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Nunnelee's Jobs Plan: A Vision for North Mississippi and America. 28 September 2010. "ObamaCare's regulations on businesses, like those requiring employers to file 1099 forms with every new purchase over $600, raises red tape costs [¦] Sen. Nunnelee supports legislation that would place a moratorium on any bill or regulation that would kill jobs. Sen. Nunnelee has signed a pledge that would repeal ObamaCare, and replace it with common sense healthcare reform." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Plan For Common-Sense Health Care Reform. 5 October 2010. "While I agree we do need to adjust our healthcare system, government-run healthcare is not the answer. We need to make reforms that will reduce costs and ensure personal healthcare decisions are made by patients, their families and their doctors [¦] We need to repeal ObamaCare, today." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Why I Stand Up for Our Seniors. 8 September 2010. "Today I signed two pledges that are important for protecting the seniors of North Mississippi: a pledge to never privatize Social Security, and a pledge to repeal ObamaCare." (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

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  • Alan Nunnelee. Issue Position: Immigration Reform. 1 January 2011. "I oppose amnesty and entitlement benefits for illegal immigrants and I believe the first step towards addressing the illegal immigration problem is through securing our borders and meaningful enforcement of our immigration laws." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Issue Position: Immigration Reform. 1 January 2011. "I oppose amnesty and entitlement benefits for illegal immigrants and I believe the first step towards addressing the illegal immigration problem is through securing our borders and meaningful enforcement of our immigration laws." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Letter to President Obama. 9 September 2011. "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 attempt to satisfy the narrow interests for the pro-amnesty lobby has ultimately earned the distrust of the greater American public. Our fear is that this policy will irreparably harm the prospects of true immigration reform for many years to come. Mr President, our request is simple: enforce our immigration laws evenly without passion, prejudice or preference." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Letter to President Obama. 9 September 2011. "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 attempt to satisfy the narrow interests for the pro-amnesty lobby has ultimately earned the distrust of the greater American public. Our fear is that this policy will irreparably harm the prospects of true immigration reform for many years to come. Mr President, our request is simple: enforce our immigration laws evenly without passion, prejudice or preference." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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  • Alan Nunnelee. Letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. 2 November 2011. "As you know, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed by Congress with bipartisan support and signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. The law of the land is the federal government defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Unfortunately, the Department of Defense seems intent on circumventing this law...We recognize the National Defense Authorization Act is well underway and needed funds for our troops should be expedited without delay. However, we respectfully request that an amendment similar to that passed by the House be included to ensure that this administration follow the law as written and comply with DOMA. It is not the place of any citizen of this country to pick and choose which laws will be obeyed. We expect citizens sworn to defend those laws to set the example in their application." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: The Conservative Vision for America. 24 September 2010. "Yesterday, Conservatives from the U.S. House of Representatives released a "Pledge to America", a vision for what American government would look like with Nancy Pelosi fired and Conservatives in charge. That vision includes cutting government waste to work to balance the budget; real relief and stability for small businesses; common sense healthcare reform with ObamaCare repealed; a stronger national defense; honoring families, traditional marriage, and life; and a Congress that actually reads and shows America the bills it's considering." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. 2 November 2011. "As you know, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed by Congress with bipartisan support and signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. The law of the land is the federal government defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Unfortunately, the Department of Defense seems intent on circumventing this law...We recognize the National Defense Authorization Act is well underway and needed funds for our troops should be expedited without delay. However, we respectfully request that an amendment similar to that passed by the House be included to ensure that this administration follow the law as written and comply with DOMA. It is not the place of any citizen of this country to pick and choose which laws will be obeyed. We expect citizens sworn to defend those laws to set the example in their application." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Issue Position: Mississippi Values. "I believe in the sanctity of life and the family and believe that every innocent life must be protected, and marriage is the union of one man and one woman." 10 October 2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: The Conservative Vision for America. 24 September 2010. "Yesterday, Conservatives from the U.S. House of Representatives released a "Pledge to America", a vision for what American government would look like with Nancy Pelosi fired and Conservatives in charge. That vision includes cutting government waste to work to balance the budget; real relief and stability for small businesses; common sense healthcare reform with ObamaCare repealed; a stronger national defense; honoring families, traditional marriage, and life; and a Congress that actually reads and shows America the bills it's considering." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Issue Position: Mississippi Values. "I believe in the sanctity of life and the family and believe that every innocent life must be protected, and marriage is the union of one man and one woman." 10 October 2011. (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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  • Alan Nunnelee. Nunnelee's Defense Plan: Keeping America Safe. 30 September 2012. "Our nation faces serious security challenges in the changing global environment. We must ensure our military is the best equipped and the most prepared in the world. America as a global leader has long been the greatest force for democracy that the world has known. If we hope to continue to fill that roll and to defend our homeland, we need to show a renewed commitment to keeping our country safe." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Nunnelee's Defense Plan: Keeping America Safe. 30 September 2012. "Our nation faces serious security challenges in the changing global environment. We must ensure our military is the best equipped and the most prepared in the world. America as a global leader has long been the greatest force for democracy that the world has known. If we hope to continue to fill that roll and to defend our homeland, we need to show a renewed commitment to keeping our country safe." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

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  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Why I Stand Up for Our Seniors. 8 September 2010. "Today I signed two pledges that are important for protecting the seniors of North Mississippi: a pledge to never privatize Social Security, and a pledge to repeal ObamaCare." (votesmart.org)
  • Alan Nunnelee. Blog: Why I Stand Up for Our Seniors. 8 September 2010. "Today I signed two pledges that are important for protecting the seniors of North Mississippi: a pledge to never privatize Social Security, and a pledge to repeal ObamaCare." (votesmart.org)

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