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Bill Johnson's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (OH) - District 6, Republican
On The Ballot: Won, Republican for U.S. House - District 6
Bill Johnson 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.

What is the Political Courage Test?

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

  • "As a father and grandfather, there is no doubt in my mind that life begins at conception. As a member of the House Pro Life Caucus, I will always fight for the rights of the unborn." https://billjohnson.house.gov/issues/ (billjohnson.house.gov)
  • Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "As a father and grandfather, there is no doubt in my mind that life begins at conception. As a member of the House Pro Life Caucus, I will always fight for the rights of the unborn." https://billjohnson.house.gov/issues/ (billjohnson.house.gov)
  • Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (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

  • "America is at a crossroads. We simply cannot continue to choose the unsustainable path of bigger government, more debt, higher taxes, and more regulation." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1112731/issue-position-budget/?search=issue%20position#.WrkTQme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "America is at a crossroads. We simply cannot continue to choose the unsustainable path of bigger government, more debt, higher taxes, and more regulation." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1112731/issue-position-budget/?search=issue%20position#.WrkTQme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Reducing taxes at all levels of income will stimulate the economy, both from the top down (allowing more investment in business and job creation) and from the bottom up (giving people more opportunities and purchasing power)." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/887986/issue-position-jobs-and-the-economy/?search=issue%20position#.WrkWj2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Reducing taxes at all levels of income will stimulate the economy, both from the top down (allowing more investment in business and job creation) and from the bottom up (giving people more opportunities and purchasing power)." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/887986/issue-position-jobs-and-the-economy/?search=issue%20position#.WrkWj2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 16% by Peace Action West https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 16% by Peace Action West https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We cannot allow such dangerous technology to fall into the hands of an irrational rogue regime, and we should use all diplomatic, political, economic, and, if necessary, military options at our disposal to prevent it." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/855754/issue-position-foreign-affairs/?search=issue%20position#.WrkXoWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We cannot allow such dangerous technology to fall into the hands of an irrational rogue regime, and we should use all diplomatic, political, economic, and, if necessary, military options at our disposal to prevent it." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/855754/issue-position-foreign-affairs/?search=issue%20position#.WrkXoWe3wfI (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 6% by Common Cause https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 6% by Common Cause https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Our national debt is staggering; it currently stands at over $19 trillion, and will have doubled during President Obama’s tenure. Each American’s share of that debt is about $60,000. This is not only unsustainable, but it is an immoral burden that we are passing on to our children and grandchildren. Fiscal restraint in Washington has been sorely lacking for far too long. We must ensure that future generations enjoy the same opportunities that previous generations have been blessed with. The bottom line: families must live within their means; it’s past time for Washington to do the same." https://billjohnson.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=106724 (billjohnson.house.gov)
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/24168/62174/120649/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.Wruu9me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/120649/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.Wruu9me3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Recently Johnson supported the 'Student Success Act' which would provide states the freedom to develop the standards that they believe will best serve their students. Specifically, it prevents the administration from using tax dollars as a weapon to force states to adopt the 'Common Core' standards. Johnson will continue to support policies that restore local control, reduce the federal footprint in our classrooms, support and reward good teachers, and empower parents to have a greater voice and more choices in their children's education." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/846710/issue-position-education/?search=issue%20position#.WrkUuGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Recently Johnson supported the 'Student Success Act' which would provide states the freedom to develop the standards that they believe will best serve their students. Specifically, it prevents the administration from using tax dollars as a weapon to force states to adopt the 'Common Core' standards. Johnson will continue to support policies that restore local control, reduce the federal footprint in our classrooms, support and reward good teachers, and empower parents to have a greater voice and more choices in their children's education." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/846710/issue-position-education/?search=issue%20position#.WrkUuGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred 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

  • "In order to achieve energy self sufficiency, we must move full speed ahead on domestic oil and natural gas development and coal production, but we also must begin expanding our nuclear footprint and determine what role wind and solar power and other renewable technologies will play in that equation. America has significant energy resources, and if Washington would get out of the way and let the private market drive energy innovations, we would learn to produce, store, distribute, and use energy in ways we've never imagined...it's called 'American Exceptionalism.'" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/899133/issue-position-energy/?search=issue%20position#.WrkVK2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 3% by Environment America https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "In order to achieve energy self sufficiency, we must move full speed ahead on domestic oil and natural gas development and coal production, but we also must begin expanding our nuclear footprint and determine what role wind and solar power and other renewable technologies will play in that equation. America has significant energy resources, and if Washington would get out of the way and let the private market drive energy innovations, we would learn to produce, store, distribute, and use energy in ways we've never imagined...it's called 'American Exceptionalism.'" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/899133/issue-position-energy/?search=issue%20position#.WrkVK2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 3% by Environment America https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Good news for coal families. RT @YahooNews #SCOTUS blocks President Obama’s carbon emissions plan" https://twitter.com/RepBillJohnson/status/697208583340081152 (twitter.com)
  • Rated 3% by Environment America https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 3% by Environment America https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "As a gun owner, concealed carry permit holder, and lifetime member of the NRA, Bill Johnson knows that our Second Amendment rights are fundamental and must be protected. He is opposed to any measures that would restrict the rights of law-abiding Americans, and that include any limitations on the right to keep and bear arms." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1008582/issue-position-second-amendment/?search=issue%20position#.WrkUWWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% by National Rifle Association https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "As a gun owner, concealed carry permit holder, and lifetime member of the NRA, Bill Johnson knows that our Second Amendment rights are fundamental and must be protected. He is opposed to any measures that would restrict the rights of law-abiding Americans, and that include any limitations on the right to keep and bear arms." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1008582/issue-position-second-amendment/?search=issue%20position#.WrkUWWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% by National Rifle Association https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "This includes: repealing President Obama's broken healthcare law, and replacing it with solutions that put healthcare decisions in the hands of patients and their doctors […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1112731/issue-position-budget/?search=issue%20position#.WrkTQme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "This includes: repealing President Obama's broken healthcare law, and replacing it with solutions that put healthcare decisions in the hands of patients and their doctors […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1112731/issue-position-budget/?search=issue%20position#.WrkTQme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 45 "Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" https://votesmart.org/bill/16686/44099/120649/repeals-the-patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-and-health-care-related-provisions-in-the-health-care-and-education-reconciliation-act-of-2010#.WrkaoGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 45 "Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" https://votesmart.org/bill/16686/44099/120649/repeals-the-patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-and-health-care-related-provisions-in-the-health-care-and-education-reconciliation-act-of-2010#.WrkaoGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 92% by Federation for American Immigration Reform https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "First and foremost, we should secure America's borders before we begin a discussion on how to fix our broken immigration system." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/855756/issue-position-immigration/?search=issue%20position#.WrkWD2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 92% by Federation for American Immigration Reform https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "First and foremost, we should secure America's borders before we begin a discussion on how to fix our broken immigration system." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/855756/issue-position-immigration/?search=issue%20position#.WrkWD2e3wfI (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

  • "Unfortunately, the lack of sound immigration policies and failures of Washington bureaucrats to enforce existing immigration laws has led to illegal immigrants wrongfully taking advantage of benefits such as tax credits, social security, Medicare, and jobs. These benefits, which are reserved for U.S. citizens and U.S. citizens alone, are being used as incentives to enter our nation illegally, and policies must be set in place to remove these incentives for illegal immigrants." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/855756/issue-position-immigration/?search=issue%20position#.WrkWD2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 92% by Federation for American Immigration Reform https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Unfortunately, the lack of sound immigration policies and failures of Washington bureaucrats to enforce existing immigration laws has led to illegal immigrants wrongfully taking advantage of benefits such as tax credits, social security, Medicare, and jobs. These benefits, which are reserved for U.S. citizens and U.S. citizens alone, are being used as incentives to enter our nation illegally, and policies must be set in place to remove these incentives for illegal immigrants." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/855756/issue-position-immigration/?search=issue%20position#.WrkWD2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 92% by Federation for American Immigration Reform https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I do not support amnesty." https://twitter.com/RepBillJohnson/status/374902393768382464 (twitter.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 0% by Americans for Safe Access https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Americans for Safe Access https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/120649/bill-johnson#.WrkYYWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown 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

  • "We cannot allow such dangerous technology to fall into the hands of an irrational rogue regime, and we should use all diplomatic, political, economic, and, if necessary, military options at our disposal to prevent it." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/855754/issue-position-foreign-affairs/?search=issue%20position#.WrkXoWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We cannot allow such dangerous technology to fall into the hands of an irrational rogue regime, and we should use all diplomatic, political, economic, and, if necessary, military options at our disposal to prevent it." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/855754/issue-position-foreign-affairs/?search=issue%20position#.WrkXoWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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