Charles Boustany, Jr.'s Political Positions

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Charles Boustany, Jr. has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads.

What is the Political Courage Test?

This candidate has demonstrated 0% courage during the test.

*Note: This percentage is calculated based on the number of issue areas addressed by the candidate on the Political Courage Test at the conclusion of the testing period. It does not indicate support or lack of support by Project Vote Smart.

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 are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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  • "As a heart surgeon, I dedicated myself to preserving life, and I oppose abortion." http://boustany.house.gov/louisiana-values/ (boustany.house.gov)
  • "As a pro-life physician, I believe it's wrong to destroy nescient human life, especially on the massive scale we've seen since the U.S. Supreme Court decided legalized abortion-on-demand in 1973." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/560542/issue-position-values#.VYsTc3UViko (votesmart.org)

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  • "I strongly believe we must stop out-of-control federal spending and keep taxes low to boost economic growth and will continue to fight proposals in Congress to raise taxes to pay for more government programs." http://boustany.house.gov/taxes-and-spending/ (boustany.house.gov)

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

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  • "I strongly believe we must stop out-of-control federal spending and keep taxes low to boost economic growth and will continue to fight proposals in Congress to raise taxes to pay for more government programs." http://boustany.house.gov/taxes-and-spending/ (boustany.house.gov)
  • "Congress prevented a massive $3.8 trillion tax hike from hitting all Americans this year - but Washington must end its spending binge and give U.S. job creators’ certainty to hire new workers, rebuild our economy and compete in the global marketplace." http://boustany.house.gov/taxes-and-spending/ (boustany.house.gov)

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  • "I strongly believe we must stop out-of-control federal spending and keep taxes low to boost economic growth and will continue to fight proposals in Congress to raise taxes to pay for more government programs." http://boustany.house.gov/taxes-and-spending/ (boustany.house.gov)
  • "We need a simple and fair tax code that provides small businesses with long-term tax certainty and low rates so they can compete in the global economy and create high-paying U.S. jobs." http://boustany.house.gov/small-business/ (boustany.house.gov)

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  • Adopt Common Core "Oppose" http://www.lafamilyforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2014GuideFinal2.pdf (www.lafamilyforum.org)
  • "We can begin by shifting decision-making power and money from Washington back to people who know the children's names, our teachers and principals." http://boustany.house.gov/education/ (boustany.house.gov)

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  • "The American people understand the Keystone XL pipeline is a jobs pipeline, with the President’s own Department of State estimating this project will support over 42,000 jobs." http://boustany.house.gov/114th-congress/boustany-sends-keystone-xl-approval-to-president-obamas-desk/ (boustany.house.gov)
  • Voted in favor of S.1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51299#.V64KSXVTQfI (votesmart.org)

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  • "Americans deserve a comprehensive energy plan that utilizes on all types of American production to create good-paying U.S. jobs and satisfy growing domestic demand." http://boustany.house.gov/energy/ (boustany.house.gov)

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  • "We cannot address our long-term energy problems with more regulation, higher taxes, and fewer choices." http://boustany.house.gov/energy/ (boustany.house.gov)

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  • "Americans have a long history of hunting, self-protection and firearm enthusiasts and I believe the Federal government should help protect our Second Amendment rights, not impede on them." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/560542/issue-position-values#.VYsTc3UViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 92% by National Rifle Association http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/35514/charles-boustany-jr/37#.VYsUUXUViko (votesmart.org)

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  • "We want to end regulatory and tax burdens that have created an atmosphere of uncertainty for small businesses - and the job-killing small business mandates in President Obama’s health care takeover are a prime target for reform." http://boustany.house.gov/small-business/ (boustany.house.gov)
  • "I've voted to repeal, replace, and dismantle Obamacare almost 40 times." http://boustany.house.gov/healthcare/ (boustany.house.gov)

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  • "This action by the President is wrong. He is choosing to reward those who have broken the law while punishing those who are still waiting to come into our country legally." http://boustany.house.gov/113th-congress/boustany-statement-on-president-obamas-executive-action-on-immigration/ (boustany.house.gov)
  • "Today, the House is following through. This legislation ensures no funding may be used to implement the President's action and provides a much-needed funding increase for border security and immigration enforcement." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/948036/boustany-supports-defunding-executive-amnesty/?search=amnesty#.VYsed3UViko (votesmart.org)

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  • "I believe marriage and families are the fundamental building block of our society. A majority of voters support the traditional definition of marriage and I will continue to oppose the efforts of activist judges who seek to redefine it." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/560542/issue-position-values#.VYsTc3UViko (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe this issue should remain in the hands of Louisiana voters who overwhelmingly supported a state amendment declaring: 'Marriage in the state of Louisiana shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman.'" http://boustany.house.gov/louisiana-values/ (boustany.house.gov)

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  • "We need all options on the table if we are to eradicate ISIS." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/998461/boustany-statement-on-authorization-for-use-of-military-force (votesmart.org)

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

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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.

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