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David Rouzer's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (NC) - District 7, Republican
David Rouzer has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, Vote Smart has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2018.

Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.R. 36 "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/23562/61077/102964/pain-capable-unborn-child-protection-act#.Wp7oLGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "As millions of Americans prepare to travel here to Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual March for Life, my prayers are with them. I am proud to stand with them in their commitment and dedication to the Pro-Life cause." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1073960/the-Pro-Life-movement-is-alive-and-well#.Wp70jGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I am Pro-Life and will do everything in my power in Congress to fight for the rights of the unborn in our country." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1034619/issue-position-life-marriage#.Wp70r2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% byNational Right to Life Committee https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102964/david-rouzer#.Wp7u_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 36 "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/23562/61077/102964/pain-capable-unborn-child-protection-act#.Wp7oLGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% byNational Right to Life Committee https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102964/david-rouzer#.Wp7u_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "As millions of Americans prepare to travel here to Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual March for Life, my prayers are with them. I am proud to stand with them in their commitment and dedication to the Pro-Life cause." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1073960/the-Pro-Life-movement-is-alive-and-well#.Wp70jGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I am Pro-Life and will do everything in my power in Congress to fight for the rights of the unborn in our country." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1034619/issue-position-life-marriage#.Wp70r2e3wfI (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

  • "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will lower taxes and encourage investments that will lead to the wealth creation necessary to boost wages and create even more new jobs." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1215723/potus-signs-historic-tax-cuts-and-reform-legislation-into-law/?search=tax%20cuts#.Wp7072e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "For far too long, individuals, families and businesses have been forced to comply with an outdated and burdensome tax code that penalizes their effort and hard work and has been a drag on our economy […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1215722/house-passes-historic-tax-reform-conference-report-heads-to-senate-for-final-vote/?search=corporate%20tax#.Wp71hme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The respective House and Senate versions of tax cuts and reform respect hardworking taxpayers and the challenges they face by returning money to those who earned it." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1212125/senate-passes-tax-reform-bill-both-chambers-head-to-conference-committee/?search=tax%20cuts#.Wp71Eme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will lower taxes and encourage investments that will lead to the wealth creation necessary to boost wages and create even more new jobs." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1215723/potus-signs-historic-tax-cuts-and-reform-legislation-into-law/?search=tax%20cuts#.Wp7072e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/102964/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.Wp7nW2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "For far too long, individuals, families and businesses have been forced to comply with an outdated and burdensome tax code that penalizes their effort and hard work and has been a drag on our economy […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1215722/house-passes-historic-tax-reform-conference-report-heads-to-senate-for-final-vote/?search=corporate%20tax#.Wp71hme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The respective House and Senate versions of tax cuts and reform respect hardworking taxpayers and the challenges they face by returning money to those who earned it." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1212125/senate-passes-tax-reform-bill-both-chambers-head-to-conference-committee/?search=tax%20cuts#.Wp71Eme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/102964/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.Wp7nW2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I'm proud to have joined my colleagues in supporting the FY18 NDAA which will boost defense spending by 10% in order to better ensure that our service members have the tools necessary to complete their missions safely and efficiently." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1181662/rouzer-statement-on-passage-of-fy2018-ndaa/?search=defense%20spending#.Wp73bWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I'm proud to have joined my colleagues in supporting the FY18 NDAA which will boost defense spending by 10% in order to better ensure that our service members have the tools necessary to complete their missions safely and efficiently." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1181662/rouzer-statement-on-passage-of-fy2018-ndaa/?search=defense%20spending#.Wp73bWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 11% by Common Cause https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102964/david-rouzer#.Wp7u_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 11% by Common Cause https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102964/david-rouzer#.Wp7u_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We can balance the federal budget and reduce our debt. Here's how: cut spending and grow the economy." https://twitter.com/DavidRouzer/status/181811908318474240 (twitter.com)
  • "Entitlement spending, 68% of the budget, is driving debt. I call on #GOP presidential candidates to focus on this!" https://twitter.com/DavidRouzer/status/700010328378052608 (twitter.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/102964/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.Wp7nW2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • " 'A Better Way for Tax Reform' […] makes it easier for taxpayers to file their taxes, lowers taxes on small businesses of all types -- including the vast number that file individual tax returns, lowers our corporate tax rate so that companies are incentivized to bring jobs back to America, and reforms the IRS so that the agency works for the American people." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1120287/house-releases-plan-to-reform-tax-code/?search=corporate%20tax#.Wp710me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I fought for lower taxes in Raleigh and I will fight for lower taxes in Washington." http://www.davidrouzer.com/issues (www.davidrouzer.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/102964/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.Wp7nW2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will lower taxes and encourage investments that will lead to the wealth creation necessary to boost wages and create even more new jobs." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1215723/potus-signs-historic-tax-cuts-and-reform-legislation-into-law/?search=tax%20cuts#.Wp7072e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • " 'A Better Way for Tax Reform' […] makes it easier for taxpayers to file their taxes, lowers taxes on small businesses of all types -- including the vast number that file individual tax returns, lowers our corporate tax rate so that companies are incentivized to bring jobs back to America, and reforms the IRS so that the agency works for the American people." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1120287/house-releases-plan-to-reform-tax-code/?search=corporate%20tax#.Wp710me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I fought for lower taxes in Raleigh and I will fight for lower taxes in Washington." http://www.davidrouzer.com/issues (www.davidrouzer.com)
  • "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will lower taxes and encourage investments that will lead to the wealth creation necessary to boost wages and create even more new jobs." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1215723/potus-signs-historic-tax-cuts-and-reform-legislation-into-law/?search=tax%20cuts#.Wp7072e3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The Every Student Succeeds Act gives much more control to the states, and I urge the President to sign it immediately so that North Carolina can begin to opt-out of Common Core." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1053119/bipartisan-bicameral-education-bill-to-allow-nc-to-opt-out-of-common-core-passes-house/?search=common%20core#.Wp72P2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The Every Student Succeeds Act gives much more control to the states, and I urge the President to sign it immediately so that North Carolina can begin to opt-out of Common Core." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1053119/bipartisan-bicameral-education-bill-to-allow-nc-to-opt-out-of-common-core-passes-house/?search=common%20core#.Wp72P2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 5 "Student Success Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/20379/53624/102964/student-success-act#.Wp7s-Ge3wfl (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 5 "Student Success Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/20379/53624/102964/student-success-act#.Wp7s-Ge3wfl (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102964/david-rouzer#.Wp7u_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102964/david-rouzer#.Wp7u_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.R. 806 "Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017" https://votesmart.org/bill/23451/60587/102964/ozone-standards-implementation-act-of-2017#.Wp7udGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 806 "Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017" https://votesmart.org/bill/23451/60587/102964/ozone-standards-implementation-act-of-2017#.Wp7udGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Under the provisions of the Paris Agreement, the United States would have carried most of the financial burdens while other countries would have reaped the benefits. It simply isn't fair for American manufacturers […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1181678/rep-rouzer-on-trumps-decision-to-withdraw-from-paris-agreement/?search=paris#.Wp70MWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 3% by Environment America https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102964/david-rouzer#.Wp7u_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Under the provisions of the Paris Agreement, the United States would have carried most of the financial burdens while other countries would have reaped the benefits. It simply isn't fair for American manufacturers […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1181678/rep-rouzer-on-trumps-decision-to-withdraw-from-paris-agreement/?search=paris#.Wp70MWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 3% by Environment America https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102964/david-rouzer#.Wp7u_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.R. 38 "Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017" https://votesmart.org/bill/24312/62138/102964/concealed-carry-reciprocity-act-of-2017#.Wp7tQme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% by National Rifle Association https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102964/david-rouzer#.Wp7u_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The Second Amendment is about much more than the right to hunt, as some seem to suggest. It is about protecting ourselves from enemies foreign and domestic." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1034621/issue-position-second-amendment#.Wp7zwGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 38 "Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017" https://votesmart.org/bill/24312/62138/102964/concealed-carry-reciprocity-act-of-2017#.Wp7tQme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% by National Rifle Association https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102964/david-rouzer#.Wp7u_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The Second Amendment is about much more than the right to hunt, as some seem to suggest. It is about protecting ourselves from enemies foreign and domestic." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1034621/issue-position-second-amendment#.Wp7zwGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Obamacare must be repealed […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1034637/issue-position-healthcare/?search=obamacare#.Wp7zjWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "It's my hope that House and Senate Republicans will eventually be able to unite behind a repeal and replacement plan. Only then will we be able to steer the country clear of the growing disaster that Obamacare is." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1181690/rouzer-statement-on-obamacare-vote/?search=obamacare#.Wp7zM2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Obamacare must be repealed […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1034637/issue-position-healthcare/?search=obamacare#.Wp7zjWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1628 "American Health Care Act of 2017" https://votesmart.org/bill/22765/59189/102964/american-health-care-act-of-2017#.Wp7t62e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "It's my hope that House and Senate Republicans will eventually be able to unite behind a repeal and replacement plan. Only then will we be able to steer the country clear of the growing disaster that Obamacare is." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1181690/rouzer-statement-on-obamacare-vote/?search=obamacare#.Wp7zM2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1628 "American Health Care Act of 2017" https://votesmart.org/bill/22765/59189/102964/american-health-care-act-of-2017#.Wp7t62e3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The appropriations package passed by the House of Representatives this week provides our troops with the largest pay raise in eight years, rebuilds and strengthens our military, improves the care of our veterans, bolsters our nuclear weapons programs and fully funds President Trump's budget request for the construction of a wall at our southern border as well as other border security measures." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1181658/rouzer-votes-for-appropriations-package-to-rebuild-military-and-strengthen-border/?search=nuclear%20weapons#.Wp74YGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Secure the border. I signed the Border Security Pledge by Americans for Securing the Border, supporting the construction of a date-certain, double fence across the entire US border with Mexico prior to the end of 2013." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/851753/issue-position-immigration#.Wp7yE2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The appropriations package passed by the House of Representatives this week provides our troops with the largest pay raise in eight years, rebuilds and strengthens our military, improves the care of our veterans, bolsters our nuclear weapons programs and fully funds President Trump's budget request for the construction of a wall at our southern border as well as other border security measures." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1181658/rouzer-votes-for-appropriations-package-to-rebuild-military-and-strengthen-border/?search=nuclear%20weapons#.Wp74YGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] we must secure our borders using every technological tool available and all the manpower necessary, including use of our military forces." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1034633/issue-position-immigration-border-security#.Wp7xgWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Secure the border. I signed the Border Security Pledge by Americans for Securing the Border, supporting the construction of a date-certain, double fence across the entire US border with Mexico prior to the end of 2013." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/851753/issue-position-immigration#.Wp7yE2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] we must secure our borders using every technological tool available and all the manpower necessary, including use of our military forces." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1034633/issue-position-immigration-border-security#.Wp7xgWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I do not support amnesty. No one who has come to this country illegally should be allowed to obtain taxpayer benefits." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1034633/issue-position-immigration-border-security#.Wp7xgWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 92% by NumbersUSA https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102964/david-rouzer#.Wp7u_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I do not support amnesty. No one who has come to this country illegally should be allowed to obtain taxpayer benefits." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1034633/issue-position-immigration-border-security#.Wp7xgWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The more than 12 to 15 million illegal immigrants that have come to this country over the past 30 years should not be eligible for citizenship or enjoy government benefits at any point in time." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/851753/issue-position-immigration#.Wp7yE2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 92% by NumbersUSA https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102964/david-rouzer#.Wp7u_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The more than 12 to 15 million illegal immigrants that have come to this country over the past 30 years should not be eligible for citizenship or enjoy government benefits at any point in time." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/851753/issue-position-immigration#.Wp7yE2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 17% by National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102964/david-rouzer#.Wp7u_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 17% by National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102964/david-rouzer#.Wp7u_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer National Security: Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "A deal with Iran that rolls back sanctions simply means Iran will have more money to fund acts of terrorism as well as accelerate their advancement towards nuclear weapons." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1010950/rep-rouzer-statement-on-iran-agreement/?search=nuclear%20weapons#.Wp74rWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102964/david-rouzer#.Wp7u_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "A deal with Iran that rolls back sanctions simply means Iran will have more money to fund acts of terrorism as well as accelerate their advancement towards nuclear weapons." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1010950/rep-rouzer-statement-on-iran-agreement/?search=nuclear%20weapons#.Wp74rWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe in military intervention only when we have a threat to the national interest of the United States." http://www.davidrouzer.com/issues/foreign-policy-military (www.davidrouzer.com)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102964/david-rouzer#.Wp7u_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe in military intervention only when we have a threat to the national interest of the United States." http://www.davidrouzer.com/issues/foreign-policy-military (www.davidrouzer.com)
No Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102964/david-rouzer#.Wp7u_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/102964/david-rouzer#.Wp7u_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe in military intervention only when we have a threat to the national interest of the United States." http://www.davidrouzer.com/issues/foreign-policy-military (www.davidrouzer.com)
  • "I believe in military intervention only when we have a threat to the national interest of the United States." http://www.davidrouzer.com/issues/foreign-policy-military (www.davidrouzer.com)

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