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Mike Johnson's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (LA) - District 4, Republican
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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The three judge panel has stated clearly that the plaintiffs’ claims have no merit and this is a reasonable, common sense restriction to protect women’s health. The ruling today will help save lives." http://www.mikejohnsonforlouisiana.com/federal_appeals_court_revives_louisiana_law_restricting_abortion_providers (www.mikejohnsonforlouisiana.com)
  • Rated 100% by the Louisiana Right to Life Foundation http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/156097/mike-johnson/2 (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

  • "Higher taxes place a growing burden on families, small businesses, job creators and investors, which weakens the economy by discouraging entrepreneurial risk, new ventures, savings and investment." http://www.mikejohnsonforlouisiana.com/jobs_and_the_economy (www.mikejohnsonforlouisiana.com)
  • "Raising taxes always has harmful ramifications. Perhaps it is no surprise that benevolence in a society decreases as taxes increase." http://www.mikejohnsonforlouisiana.com/_three_central_questions_amid_louisiana_s_budget_crisis (www.mikejohnsonforlouisiana.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Further investment in the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Projects on the Red River is also vitally important to us. Additional federal funds are needed to ensure that our river remains navigable to barge traffic, that essential dredging is completed, and that our lock and dam system is properly maintained." http://www.mikejohnsonforlouisiana.com/infrastructure (www.mikejohnsonforlouisiana.com)
  • "Without a reduction in the size of government and its expenditures, the current situation is simply unsustainable, and average working families will be saddled with larger and larger tax burdens and a decreased standard of living." http://www.mikejohnsonforlouisiana.com/_three_central_questions_amid_louisiana_s_budget_crisis (www.mikejohnsonforlouisiana.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The best way to spark new growth in our economy is to reduce taxes and the oppression of our existing marginal tax rates." http://www.mikejohnsonforlouisiana.com/jobs_and_the_economy (www.mikejohnsonforlouisiana.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 93% by the National Rifle Association http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/156097/mike-johnson/37 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Obamacare has driven up premiums and made the cost of doing business increase drastically. A recent Gallup poll estimated that at least one-fifth of small businesses in the U.S. have already had to cut millions of jobs because of the law. I will help lead the fight in Congress to repeal Obamacare in its entirety." http://www.mikejohnsonforlouisiana.com/jobs_and_the_economy (www.mikejohnsonforlouisiana.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

  • "The evidence shows that amnesty is not a viable solution to our immigration crisis. When Congress experimented with a mass amnesty bill in 1986, it actually encouraged more illegal immigration, and led to a reduction in enforcement and border security. Amnesty would not solve our problems, but rather delay the necessary reforms and further undermine our efforts to maintain the rule of law." http://www.mikejohnsonforlouisiana.com/illegal_immigration (www.mikejohnsonforlouisiana.com)
  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of H.B.453 "Requires Sanctuary Cities to be Liable for Damages Caused by Undocumented Immigrants" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/56727 (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "If we do not extinguish the threat of the terrorists in the Middle East, they will soon bring the fight to our soil. The only way for America to maintain peace is through STRENGTH." http://www.mikejohnsonforlouisiana.com/national_defense (www.mikejohnsonforlouisiana.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

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

Key

Candidate Answer

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

Inferred Answer

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

Unknown Answer

Unknown Position: Candidate refused to address this issue.

Project Vote Smart's Research: Click on this icon to reveal more information about this candidate's position.

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

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