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Mark Meadows' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (NC) - District 11, Republican
Mark Meadows 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/23562/61077/136459/pain-capable-unborn-child-protection-act#.WqAfl2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 36 "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/23562/61077/136459/pain-capable-unborn-child-protection-act#.WqAfl2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136459/mark-meadows#.WqAm9We3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "As a longtime Pro-Life activist, I will work in Congress to end to the tragedy of abortion." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/676172/issue-position-protecting-the-innocent-unborn#.WqBCame3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "As a longtime Pro-Life activist, I will work in Congress to end to the tragedy of abortion." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/676172/issue-position-protecting-the-innocent-unborn#.WqBCame3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Thank you to the so many who continue to speak out for the unborn. May we never forget that life is precious" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1180781/rep-meadows-statement-on-march-for-life-2017#.WqBCN2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136459/mark-meadows#.WqAm9We3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Thank you to the so many who continue to speak out for the unborn. May we never forget that life is precious" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1180781/rep-meadows-statement-on-march-for-life-2017#.WqBCN2e3wfI (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

  • Signed a pledge stating: "I will [...] oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge/?search=income%20tax#.WqBDwGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We're giving the American people their money back. We're making the country more competitive for job creation and wage growth. […] onight, as the Senate passes tax reform and sends the bill to President Trump's desk, the American people will finally begin to see the results they voted for […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1214318/meadows-statement-on-tax-reform-vote/?search=Tax%20Cuts%20and%20Jobs%20Act#.WqBC-Ge3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a pledge stating: "I will [...] oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge/?search=income%20tax#.WqBDwGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/136459/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.WqAfRGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We're giving the American people their money back. We're making the country more competitive for job creation and wage growth. […] onight, as the Senate passes tax reform and sends the bill to President Trump's desk, the American people will finally begin to see the results they voted for […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1214318/meadows-statement-on-tax-reform-vote/?search=Tax%20Cuts%20and%20Jobs%20Act#.WqBC-Ge3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/136459/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.WqAfRGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Congress needs to be working with our military leaders at the Pentagon to identify wasteful and duplicative programs that can be consolidated or removed in order to ensure our defense budget is being spent responsibly. I can not overstate the importance of having a robust national defense, that puts the safety and well-being of the American people first." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1111195/issue-position-national-defense/?search=defense%20budget#.WqBOome3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Congress needs to be working with our military leaders at the Pentagon to identify wasteful and duplicative programs that can be consolidated or removed in order to ensure our defense budget is being spent responsibly. I can not overstate the importance of having a robust national defense, that puts the safety and well-being of the American people first." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1111195/issue-position-national-defense/?search=defense%20budget#.WqBOome3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "With a national debt of more than $16 trillion, Congress needs to be working with our military leaders at the Pentagon to identify wasteful and duplicative programs that can be consolidated or removed in order to ensure our defense budget is being spent responsibly." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/849269/issue-position-defense-and-national-security/?search=defense%20budget#.WqBObGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "With a national debt of more than $16 trillion, Congress needs to be working with our military leaders at the Pentagon to identify wasteful and duplicative programs that can be consolidated or removed in order to ensure our defense budget is being spent responsibly." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/849269/issue-position-defense-and-national-security/?search=defense%20budget#.WqBObGe3wfI (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 0% by Common Cause https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136459/mark-meadows#.WqAm9We3wfl (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Common Cause https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136459/mark-meadows#.WqAm9We3wfl (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "A robust and efficient infrastructure is critical to growing the economy, driving down unemployment, and putting our country on track towards a balanced budget." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/849285/issue-position-transportation-and-infrastructure#.WqBPP2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Developing the nation's transportation infrastructure is a critical driving force of the economy […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1180857/rep-meadows-introduces-revamping-american-infrastructure-act#.WqBPAWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "A robust and efficient infrastructure is critical to growing the economy, driving down unemployment, and putting our country on track towards a balanced budget." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/849285/issue-position-transportation-and-infrastructure#.WqBPP2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Developing the nation's transportation infrastructure is a critical driving force of the economy […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1180857/rep-meadows-introduces-revamping-american-infrastructure-act#.WqBPAWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
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/24168/62174/136459/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.WqAfRGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "America has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world, creating a major disincentive for both domestic and foreign companies to invest here at home. Across-the-board tax code simplification and rate reductions will create greater certainty […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/849284/issue-position-tax-reform/?search=corporate%20tax#.WqBEKme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We're giving the American people their money back. We're making the country more competitive for job creation and wage growth. […] onight, as the Senate passes tax reform and sends the bill to President Trump's desk, the American people will finally begin to see the results they voted for […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1214318/meadows-statement-on-tax-reform-vote/?search=Tax%20Cuts%20and%20Jobs%20Act#.WqBC-Ge3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/136459/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.WqAfRGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "America has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world, creating a major disincentive for both domestic and foreign companies to invest here at home. Across-the-board tax code simplification and rate reductions will create greater certainty […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/849284/issue-position-tax-reform/?search=corporate%20tax#.WqBEKme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We're giving the American people their money back. We're making the country more competitive for job creation and wage growth. […] onight, as the Senate passes tax reform and sends the bill to President Trump's desk, the American people will finally begin to see the results they voted for […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1214318/meadows-statement-on-tax-reform-vote/?search=Tax%20Cuts%20and%20Jobs%20Act#.WqBC-Ge3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "This legislation reduces federal control over our children's education and empowers parents and teachers. In addition to giving decisions on Common Core standards to the states, it also eliminates No Child Left Behind legislation that hurt rural schools and communities." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/803415/meadows-votes-to-give-education-decisions-back-to-states-and-communities/?search=common%20core#.WqBMgme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Improve education by returning decision-making and funding to the local level. Parents have the right to choose Charter Schools, Private Schools, and Homeschooling. I support the Parental Rights Amendment." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/676175/issue-position-improving-schools-empowering-parents#.WqBMsWe3wfJ (votesmart.org)
  • "This legislation reduces federal control over our children's education and empowers parents and teachers. In addition to giving decisions on Common Core standards to the states, it also eliminates No Child Left Behind legislation that hurt rural schools and communities." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/803415/meadows-votes-to-give-education-decisions-back-to-states-and-communities/?search=common%20core#.WqBMgme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 5 "Student Success Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/20379/53624/136459/student-success-act#.WqBNGWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Improve education by returning decision-making and funding to the local level. Parents have the right to choose Charter Schools, Private Schools, and Homeschooling. I support the Parental Rights Amendment." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/676175/issue-position-improving-schools-empowering-parents#.WqBMsWe3wfJ (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 5 "Student Success Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/20379/53624/136459/student-success-act#.WqBNGWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes 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

  • "We must also immediately open up new domestic drilling and pipeline opportunities, along with exploring way to use renewable energy sources." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/676176/issue-position-energy/?search=renewable#.WqBE9We3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136459/mark-meadows#.WqAm9We3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "A more balanced energy portfolio, which includes both a robust, domestic oil and natural gas supply and numerous forms of renewable energies, is desperately needed to increase our energy independence." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/849274/issue-position-energy/?search=renewable#.WqBFHWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "A more balanced energy portfolio, which includes both a robust, domestic oil and natural gas supply and numerous forms of renewable energies, is desperately needed to increase our energy independence." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/849274/issue-position-energy/?search=renewable#.WqBFHWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We must also immediately open up new domestic drilling and pipeline opportunities, along with exploring way to use renewable energy sources." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/676176/issue-position-energy/?search=renewable#.WqBE9We3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136459/mark-meadows#.WqAm9We3wfI (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. Amdt 448 "Requires Congressional Approval Prior to Establishing a Tax on Carbon Emissions" https://votesmart.org/bill/17296/45801/136459/requires-congressional-approval-prior-to-establishing-a-tax-on-carbon-emissions#.WqAkuGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H. Amdt 585 "Prohibits the Social Cost of Carbon from Being Included in Agency Determinations" https://votesmart.org/bill/17616/46997/136459/prohibits-the-social-cost-of-carbon-from-being-included-in-agency-determinations#.WqAgdWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H. Amdt 448 "Requires Congressional Approval Prior to Establishing a Tax on Carbon Emissions" https://votesmart.org/bill/17296/45801/136459/requires-congressional-approval-prior-to-establishing-a-tax-on-carbon-emissions#.WqAkuGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We must pave the way for increased carbon-based energy production by allowing greater drilling access to public lands, eliminating costly EPA regulations and investing in technological research to improve our energy production capabilities." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/849274/issue-position-energy/?search=renewable#.WqBFXme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% byEnvironment America https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136459/mark-meadows#.WqAm9We3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H. Amdt 585 "Prohibits the Social Cost of Carbon from Being Included in Agency Determinations" https://votesmart.org/bill/17616/46997/136459/prohibits-the-social-cost-of-carbon-from-being-included-in-agency-determinations#.WqAgdWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We must pave the way for increased carbon-based energy production by allowing greater drilling access to public lands, eliminating costly EPA regulations and investing in technological research to improve our energy production capabilities." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/849274/issue-position-energy/?search=renewable#.WqBFXme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% byEnvironment America https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136459/mark-meadows#.WqAm9We3wfI (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/24312/62138/136459/concealed-carry-reciprocity-act-of-2017#.WqAlN2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% by National Rifle Association https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136459/mark-meadows#.WqBF-2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I am a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights. Our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms is absolute, and North Carolina's sporting heritage is an important part of our state history." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/676178/issue-position-our-2nd-amendment-rights#.WqBF22e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H. Amdt 1098 "Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws" https://votesmart.org/bill/18726/49464/136459/prohibits-district-of-columbia-from-implementing-certain-firearm-laws#.WqAlCGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 38 "Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017" https://votesmart.org/bill/24312/62138/136459/concealed-carry-reciprocity-act-of-2017#.WqAlN2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% by National Rifle Association https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136459/mark-meadows#.WqBF-2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I am a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights. Our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms is absolute, and North Carolina's sporting heritage is an important part of our state history." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/676178/issue-position-our-2nd-amendment-rights#.WqBF22e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H. Amdt 1098 "Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws" https://votesmart.org/bill/18726/49464/136459/prohibits-district-of-columbia-from-implementing-certain-firearm-laws#.WqAlCGe3wfI (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. 1628 "American Health Care Act of 2017" https://votesmart.org/bill/22765/59189/136459/american-health-care-act-of-2017#.WqAlrme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Obamacare is flawed, failing, and not fixable--and it needs to be fully repealed." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1180764/rep-meadows-statement-on-obamacare-repeal/?search=obamacare#.WqBGc2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Obamacare is one of the most costly pieces of big government legislation ever rammed through the Congress, and we must repeal it immediately."https://votesmart.org/public-statement/676167/issue-position-obamacare/?search=obamacare#.WqBGqGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1628 "American Health Care Act of 2017" https://votesmart.org/bill/22765/59189/136459/american-health-care-act-of-2017#.WqAlrme3wfI (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/16686/44099/136459/repeals-the-patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-and-health-care-related-provisions-in-the-health-care-and-education-reconciliation-act-of-2010#.WqAmcGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Obamacare is flawed, failing, and not fixable--and it needs to be fully repealed." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1180764/rep-meadows-statement-on-obamacare-repeal/?search=obamacare#.WqBGc2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Obamacare is one of the most costly pieces of big government legislation ever rammed through the Congress, and we must repeal it immediately."https://votesmart.org/public-statement/676167/issue-position-obamacare/?search=obamacare#.WqBGqGe3wfI (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/16686/44099/136459/repeals-the-patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-and-health-care-related-provisions-in-the-health-care-and-education-reconciliation-act-of-2010#.WqAmcGe3wfI (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 Hill "[...] is it is a commitment that the president made to the American people and one that he intends on keeping, but the second part of that is for our national security we must secure our borders. And the American people will accept no less" http://thehill.com/latino/341328-meadows-shutdown-possible-without-border-wall-funding (thehill.com)
  • "Congress would do well to join the President and follow through on our own promises by including funding for a border wall in upcoming spending bills--anything less will show that we are not serious about keeping our word to the American people." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1192063/rep-meadows-statement-on-president-trumps-border-visit/?search=border%20wall#.WqBG3me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • The Hill "[...] is it is a commitment that the president made to the American people and one that he intends on keeping, but the second part of that is for our national security we must secure our borders. And the American people will accept no less" http://thehill.com/latino/341328-meadows-shutdown-possible-without-border-wall-funding (thehill.com)
  • The Mountaineer "[...] I think build the wall, for most people, isn't about a physical wall as much as it is how we secure our border, and part of that is certainly more with enforcement on the border, not necessarily a 25-foot high wall." http://www.themountaineer.com/news/q-a-with-mark-meadows/article_19198e6c-1740-11e8-9e86-8f483f1728f3.html (www.themountaineer.com)
  • "Congress would do well to join the President and follow through on our own promises by including funding for a border wall in upcoming spending bills--anything less will show that we are not serious about keeping our word to the American people." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1192063/rep-meadows-statement-on-president-trumps-border-visit/?search=border%20wall#.WqBG3me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • The Mountaineer "[...] I think build the wall, for most people, isn't about a physical wall as much as it is how we secure our border, and part of that is certainly more with enforcement on the border, not necessarily a 25-foot high wall." http://www.themountaineer.com/news/q-a-with-mark-meadows/article_19198e6c-1740-11e8-9e86-8f483f1728f3.html (www.themountaineer.com)
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

  • "President Obama's DACA gave us a glimpse into the problems that will arise from granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. DACA led to a mass influx of illegal immigrant children […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/939057/fox-news-obamas-immigration-amnesty-a-slap-in-the-face-to-american-voters/?search=daca#.WqBLLWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 85% by NumbersUSA https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136459/mark-meadows#.WqAm9We3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "President Obama's DACA gave us a glimpse into the problems that will arise from granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. DACA led to a mass influx of illegal immigrant children […]" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/939057/fox-news-obamas-immigration-amnesty-a-slap-in-the-face-to-american-voters/?search=daca#.WqBLLWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We must crack down on illegal immigration and enforce our current immigration laws, but until we enact measures to stop the flow of illegal immigrants across our borders, any reforms addressing the problem of illegals currently residing in the United States are impractical." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/849281/issue-position-immigration/?search=citizenship#.WqBKZme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 85% by NumbersUSA https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136459/mark-meadows#.WqAm9We3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We must crack down on illegal immigration and enforce our current immigration laws, but until we enact measures to stop the flow of illegal immigrants across our borders, any reforms addressing the problem of illegals currently residing in the United States are impractical." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/849281/issue-position-immigration/?search=citizenship#.WqBKZme3wfI (votesmart.org)
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/136459/mark-meadows#.WqAm9We3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Americans for Safe Access https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136459/mark-meadows#.WqAm9We3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 17% by National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136459/mark-meadows#.WqAm9We3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 17% by National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136459/mark-meadows#.WqAm9We3wfI (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

  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136459/mark-meadows#.WqBRR2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136459/mark-meadows#.WqBRR2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I am a strong proponent of dealing with Iran's nuclear program through diplomacy, but this deal hands over nearly every bargaining chip the United States had to make Iranians comply." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/992740/congressman-meadows-statement-on-iran-nuclear-deal/?search=nuclear%20weapons#.WqBQXme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I am a strong proponent of dealing with Iran's nuclear program through diplomacy, but this deal hands over nearly every bargaining chip the United States had to make Iranians comply." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/992740/congressman-meadows-statement-on-iran-nuclear-deal/?search=nuclear%20weapons#.WqBQXme3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes 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/136459/mark-meadows#.WqBRR2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/136459/mark-meadows#.WqBRR2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Hezbollah poses a direct threat to the United States and our allies abroad, particularly Israel. Congress must do all that we can in our power to stop Hezbollah's global terrorist reach." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/976470/house-passes-bipartisan-legislation-to-strengthen-sanctions-against-hezbollah/?search=nuclear%20weapons#.WqBQ_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Hezbollah poses a direct threat to the United States and our allies abroad, particularly Israel. Congress must do all that we can in our power to stop Hezbollah's global terrorist reach." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/976470/house-passes-bipartisan-legislation-to-strengthen-sanctions-against-hezbollah/?search=nuclear%20weapons#.WqBQ_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)

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