Representative Jim Jordan's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (OH) - District 4, Republican
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Jim Jordan 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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  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/interest-group/252/rating/7227 (votesmart.org)
  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of H.R. 36 “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/53364 (votesmart.org)
  • "Throughout my years serving in the Ohio General Assembly and now in the U.S. Congress, I am proud to stand and defend the lives of the unborn. I am committed to the view that life is sacred, that it begins at conception and that the Founding Fathers were correct in placing life first among the list of rights the Constitution was written to defend." http://jordan.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=4758 (jordan.house.gov)

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  • "Jim Jordan believes the economy grows and jobs are created under conservative economic policies that include lower taxes, limited government spending, reasonable regulation, and incentives for families and businesses to save and invest for the future." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/558254/#.VaQ8qflViko (votesmart.org)
  • “Jordan supported a conservative budget alternative that extended the 2001 and 2003 income tax cuts, and protected the $1,000 per child tax credit, marriage penalty relief, phaseout of the death tax, and reduced tax rates on capital gains and dividends.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/558254/issue-position-cutting-taxes-for-families-and-businesses#.VcD8OHUVhHx (votesmart.org)

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  • “From waiving work requirements, to providing special Obamacare exemptions, to this announcement on drug sentencing, the administration should follow the Constitution and work with Congress to change the law instead of unilaterally choosing to ignore it.” http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2013/08/will_more_lenient_federal_appr.html (www.cleveland.com)

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  • “The federal government is too big, spends too much, and takes too much in taxes from hard-working Americans. Spending in most areas of the federal government is out of control and must be reigned in.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/558250/issue-position-fiscal-responsibility-limiting-the-growth-of-runaway-government#.VcD9eHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Jim Jordan believes the economy grows and jobs are created under conservative economic policies that include lower taxes, limited government spending, reasonable regulation, and incentives for families and businesses to save and invest for the future." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/558254/#.VaQ8qflViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against H.R. 1 "Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ('Stimulus Bill')" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/23644#.VaP2V_lViko (votesmart.org)

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  • Voted in favor of H.R. 636 "America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51297#.VaPoUPlViko (votesmart.org)
  • "Jim Jordan believes the economy grows and jobs are created under conservative economic policies that include lower taxes, limited government spending, reasonable regulation, and incentives for families and businesses to save and invest for the future." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/558254/#.VaQ8qflViko (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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  • "The law clearly says the President can only block this project if he determines it 'would not serve the national interest.' How are thousands of new jobs, cheaper energy and greater security not in our national interest?" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/663788/jordan-response-to-keystone-pipeline-decision/?search=keystone#.VjEK1GwViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S.1 "A Bill To Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VaPmTPlViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 3 "Keystone XL Pipeline Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50797#.VaPm1PlViko (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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  • Signed a letter stating “More importantly, we believe that the authority to limit carbon emissions, even if that were actually a necessity, rests in neither the Constitution nor the Clean Air Act but in the true free market of individual choices made by the American people.” http://jeffduncan.house.gov/sites/jeffduncan.house.gov/files/Duncan%20Carbon%20Emission%20Letter%20to%20EPA.pdf (jeffduncan.house.gov)
  • Voted in favor of S.J.Res.23 “A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/54616 (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against H.R. 2454 "Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade")" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/26496#.VaP46_lViko (votesmart.org)

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  • “Washington, D.C. has some of the harshest laws against gun owners in the nation. By rolling back unnecessary restrictions and protecting the rights of homeowners to protect themselves, this bill will make Washington, D.C. a safer place for law-abiding citizens, and will restore the original intent of the Second Amendment to our nation’s capital.” http://jordan.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=397909 (jordan.house.gov)
  • Rated 0% by Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/8158/jim-jordan/37 (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H Amdt 1098 “Prohibits the District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws” http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/49464 (votesmart.org)

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  • "Obamacare was a bad bill, sold deceptively to the American people, and we've been having buyer's remorse ever since.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/957654/jordan-praises-house-repeal-of-obamacare/?search=obamacare#.VjENl2wViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 2 "Repealing the Health Care Bill" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/33026#.VaPv9flViko (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284#.VaPp2flViko (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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  • Rated 0% by Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/8158/jim-jordan/76 (votesmart.org)
  • "In today’s ruling, five judges overturned the sound public policy that was democratically enacted by millions of Americans in states across the country, including Ohio. This ruling follows what seems to be a recent trend on the Supreme Court: rulings based on the desires of the justices, and not the letter of the law and the framework of the Constitution." http://jordan.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=397935 (jordan.house.gov)
  • "I oppose all attempts to redefine marriage, and I support the right of parents to supervise what their children learn and how they are educated." http://jordan.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=4758 (jordan.house.gov)
  • "Marriage should be defined as it has always been. This is the ideal for raising children and is good for society.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/990528/jordan-statement-on-marriage-oral-arguments-before-supreme-court#.VjEOomwViko (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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  • "I would oppose risky “quick-fix” financial moves some favor that I believe would further undermine Social Security. Instead, I want to instill greater fiscal accountability for all federal spending while examining practical means of giving younger individuals more control over how the money they contribute to Social Security is spent." http://jordan.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=4570 (jordan.house.gov)
  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/8158/jim-jordan/53#.Vbqdu3V3k1M (votesmart.org)

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