Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
| The Truths We Hold,|
by Kamala Harris (2019)
| Smart on Crime,|
by Kamala Harris (2010)
| Guide to Political Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
| Where We Go From Here,|
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
|Conscience of a Conservative,|
by Jeff Flake (2017)
| Two Paths,|
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
|Every Other Monday,|
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
|Courage is Contagious,|
by John Kasich (1998)
| Shortest Way Home,|
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
| Higher Loyalty,|
by James Comey (2018)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election|
| What Happened ,|
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Becoming ,|
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
Survey of 2014 House campaign websites
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from Survey of 2014 House campaign websites (number of quotes indicated):
- Albert Olszewski (1) Republican candidate for Montana U.S. Senator Montana
- Alex Mooney (12) Republican House Member U.S. Rep West Virginia- 2
- Alma Adams (11) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep North Carolina- 12
- Barbara Comstock (6) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Virginia- 10
- Barry Loudermilk (10) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Georgia- 11
- Bobby Nardolillo (1) Republican candidate for Rhode Island U.S. Senator Rhode Island
- Bonnie Watson Coleman (10) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep New Jersey- 12
- Brad Ashford (7) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep Nebraska- 2
- Brenda Lawrence (3) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep Michigan- 14
- Brendan Boyle (12) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep Pennsylvania- 13
- Brian Babin (7) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Texas- 36
- Bruce Poliquin (15) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Maine- 2
- Bruce Westerman (5) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Arkansas- 4
- Buddy Carter (9) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Georgia- 1
- Carlos Curbelo (7) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Florida- 26
- Cresent Hardy (11) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Nevada- 4
- Curt Clawson (9) Republican U.S. Rep Florida-19
- Dan Newhouse (7) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Washington- 4
- Dave Brat (10) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Virginia- 7
- Dave Trott (8) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Michigan- 11
- David Jolly (10) Republican Senate Challenger Florida
- David Rouzer (9) Republican House Member U.S. Rep North Carolina- 7
- David Young (5) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Iowa- 3
- Debbie Dingell (12) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep Michigan-12
- Don Beyer (21) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep Virginia- 8
- Donald Norcross (8) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep New Jersey- 1
- Elise Stefanik (6) Republican House Member U.S. Rep New York- 21
- Evan Jenkins (9) Republican candidate for West Virginia U.S. Senator West Virginia
- French Hill (4) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Arkansas- 2
- Garret Graves (12) Republican Runoff Nominee U.S. Rep Louisiana- 6
- Gary Palmer (8) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Alabama- 6
- Glenn Grothman (13) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Wisconsin- 6
- Gwen Graham (9) Florida Democratic candidate for Governor
- Jason Smith (1) Republican U.S. Rep Missouri-8
- Jim Newberger (2) Republican candidate for Minnesota U. S. Senator Minnesota
- Jody Hice (11) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Georgia- 10
- John Katko (9) Republican House Member U.S. Rep New York- 24
- John Moolenaar (10) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Michigan-4
- John Ratcliffe (11) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Texas- 4
- Katherine Clark (1) Democrat U.S. Rep Massachusetts-5
- Kathleen Rice (10) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep New York- 4
- Lee Zeldin (10) Republican House Member U.S. Rep New York- 1
- Mark DeSaulnier (6) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep California- 11
- Mark Takai (13) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep Hawaii- 1
- Mark Walker (10) Republican House Member U.S. Rep North Carolina- 6
- Martha McSally (13) Republican candidate for Arizona U.S. Senator Arizona
- Mia Love (7) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Utah- 4
- Mike Bishop (9) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Michigan- 8
- Mike Bost (7) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Illinois- 12
- Mimi Walters (9) Republican House Member U.S. Rep California- 45
- Norma Torres (3) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep California- 35
- Pat Murphy (8) Democrat U.S. Rep Iowa-1
- Pete Aguilar (7) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep California- 31
- Ralph Abraham (6) Republican Runoff Nominee U.S. Rep Louisiana- 5
- Richard Tisei (5) Massachusetts Republican Lt. Gov. Challenger
- Rick Allen (9) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Georgia- 12
- Rod Blum (11) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Iowa- 1
- Ruben Gallego (11) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep Arizona- 7
- Ryan Costello (7) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Pennsylvania- 6
- Ryan Zinke (7) Montana Interior
- Seth Moulton (16) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep Massachusetts-6
- Steve Knight (8) Republican House Member U.S. Rep California- 25
- Steve Lonegan (3) Republican Senate Challenger New Jersey
- Steve Russell (10) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Oklahoma- 5
- Ted Lieu (12) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep California- 33
- Tom Emmer (5) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Minnesota- 6
- Tom MacArthur (18) Republican House Member U.S. Rep New Jersey- 3
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Garret Graves: Fight to protect the sanctity of human life.
Ralph Abraham: A child's life begins at conception.
Alex Mooney: Fight to stop federal taxpayer funding of abortion.
Barbara Comstock: Pro-Life; common sense conservative values.
Bruce Poliquin: Pro-life and proud of it.
Dan Newhouse: Strong pro-life voting record.
Dave Trott: Sanctity of life from conception.
Evan Jenkins: Life begins at conception.
John Katko: No abortion on demand; no federal funding.
Lee Zeldin: Value life & alternatives to parenthood.
Mark Takai: Faithful defender of a woman's right to choose.
Mike Bishop: 100% Pro-life record.
Rick Allen: Fight for the rights of the unborn.
Ryan Zinke: Protect unborn victims.
Tom MacArthur: Choose life, including his own special needs baby.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Protect women's access to comprehensive reproductive care.
Brendan Boyle: Supports emergency contraception and Roe v. Wade.
Brendan Boyle: I evolved on abortion; ratchet down the heated rhetoric.
Don Beyer: Politicians have no business interfering in right to choose.
John Moolenaar: We are endowed by Creator with the unalienable Right to Live.
Kathleen Rice: Fight extremists bent on eliminating reproductive healthcare.
Mark Walker: Protect the sanctity of human life.
Pat Murphy: Defend a woman's right to make her own health care decisions.
Ted Lieu: 100% ratings from pro-choice groups.
Debbie Dingell: Endorsed by EMILY's List & Michigan NOW.
Buddy Carter: I believe in the dignity of human life, including unborn.
Gary Palmer: I will vote to protect the right to life.
Steve Russell: I will fight abortion with all my being; I adopted instead.
Seth Moulton: Staunch defender of women's right to decisions on health.
Alma Adams: A free woman must own and control her own body.
Brian Babin: Steadfast defender of the unborn.
Mia Love: Oppose taxpayer-funded abortions.
Barry Loudermilk: Strong defender of the right to life.
Jody Hice: The slaughter of the innocents simply must be stopped.
Dave Brat: Human life is sacred.
Glenn Grothman: Sanctity of life from conception until natural death.
John Ratcliffe: Protect unborn life.
Ruben Gallego: Fierce advocate for choice.
David Jolly: Life begins at conception.
Budget & Economy|
Garret Graves: We have a spending problem: $1.5M lifetime debt per child.
Pete Aguilar: Build economy that's fair to middle-class & small business.
Alex Mooney: Cut wasteful spending & entitlements so kids aren't burdened.
Brad Ashford: Commitment to prosperity & business-friendly public service.
Bruce Poliquin: Build a less intrusive and less expensive federal government.
Carlos Curbelo: Chronic budget deficits threaten our economy & security.
Cresent Hardy: We cannot spend money that we do not have.
Dan Newhouse: Balance budget within ten years by respecting every penny.
Dave Trott: Rein in out-of-control federal spending.
David Young: Better Budget Principles rooted in Iowa common sense.
French Hill: Cut low-priority spending; smaller federal government.
John Katko: The Washington Big Spenders' plan just isn't working.
Lee Zeldin: Bloated government's debt has become a great threat.
Martha McSally: Don't hand to the future $17 trillion in debt.
Mike Bishop: Overregulation & red tape stifle job growth & stall economy.
Mike Bost: Focus on "what to cut" instead of "how much to spend".
Rick Allen: Washington's spending-addicted politicians are the problem.
Rod Blum: Penny Plan: cut 1% per year to balance budget.
Ryan Costello: We are saddling out own kids with $20 trillion in IOUs.
Ryan Zinke: $17T debt was irresponsible to create & reckless to continue.
Steve Knight: We need enforceable caps on government spending.
Tom MacArthur: Fight for a balanced budget amendment.
Jim Newberger: Work to reduce government growth and waste.
David Rouzer: Fight to cut federal spending & size of government.
John Moolenaar: More spending & more regulations delay the recovery.
Mark Walker: Reduce government regulations that smother American business.
Mimi Walters: $17T debt is unsustainable; scale back government.
Norma Torres: $2 billion in federal funds: Keep Your Home California.
Buddy Carter: Congress needs the backbone to end the sea of debt.
Gary Palmer: Deal with our $17.2 trillion debt like any addiction.
Steve Russell: We are facing a crisis due to our accumulation of debt.
Barry Loudermilk: Balance the budget and reduce our national debt.
Curt Clawson: Government has zero ability to "stimulate" job creation.
Dave Brat: Reduce spending & support a balanced budget amendment.
Glenn Grothman: Outspoken critic of increased spending & new government jobs.
John Ratcliffe: Stop out-of-control spending with balanced budget amendment.
Jody Hice: Restore fiscal sanity: less spending & less debt.
David Jolly: Unchecked federal deficits are greatest threat to nation.
Richard Tisei: We must admit we have a spending problem.
Garret Graves: Defend Louisiana's definition of traditional marriage.
Alex Mooney: Defines marriage as one man and one woman.
Brad Ashford: Family history of fighting anti-Semitism.
Evan Jenkins: Marriage is between one man and woman.
Gwen Graham: Fight to pass Paycheck Fairness Act.
Mark Takai: Support ENDA; oppose DOMA; yes to LGBT marriage.
Martha McSally: I know first-hand the discrimination women face.
Rick Allen: Support traditional marriage between a man and woman.
Tom MacArthur: Marriage between man and woman, but leave it to states.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Pay disparity has a significant impact on low-income women.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Speak for LGBT rights regardless of the external pressures.
Brendan Boyle: Ensure women receive equal pay for equal work.
Brendan Boyle: Opposed DADT and DOMA; now supports ENDA.
Don Beyer: Support the Paycheck Fairness Act: equal pay for women.
Don Beyer: Full GLBT equality; repeal DOMA; support ENDA.
Kathleen Rice: Close the gender pay gap.
Pat Murphy: Fought gay marriage ban; protect LGBT Iowans.
Ted Lieu: Overturn the federal ban on same-sex marriage.
Ted Lieu: Strengthen equal pay laws & diversity.
Seth Moulton: Time for women to earn same wages as men for same work.
Seth Moulton: Marriage equality is civil rights fight of our generation.
Alma Adams: Do more to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work.
Alma Adams: Do more for civil rights including the LGBT community.
Debbie Dingell: Same rights regardless of who you love.
Debbie Dingell: End women being paid less for doing the same job as men.
Ruben Gallego: Fight for same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
Ruben Gallego: Equal work for equal pay; be ashamed of the wage gap.
Garret Graves: Reduce taxes, fees, bureaucracy, and regulation.
Gwen Graham: Line item veto to get rid of corporate handouts.
Mark Takai: End tax breaks for largest oil and drug companies.
David Rouzer: Let businesses effectively compete in global economy.
Don Beyer: Close corporate tax loopholes.
Tom Emmer: Family business is Viking Forest Products.
Seth Moulton: Eliminate tax loopholes that only benefit big corporations.
Brian Babin: Government regulations stymie entrepreneurship.
Mia Love: Lower America's corporate tax rate.
Curt Clawson: Reduce corporate tax rates & regulations.
John Ratcliffe: Free enterprise creates jobs; reduce regulatory burden.
Katherine Clark: End tax breaks for oil companies and billionaires.
Brad Ashford: Reduce prison overcrowding & enhance alternatives.
Donald Norcross: Focusing on an offender's risks, not their resources.
John Katko: 2002: formulated the Syracuse Gang Violence Task Force.
Bobby Nardolillo: Public safety is a fundamental duty of government.
Brendan Boyle: Revitalize urban neighborhoods to keep them safe.
Kathleen Rice: Lifelong prosecutor: led with tough enforcement.
Kathleen Rice: Fund community partnerships and evidence-based prevention.
Mark DeSaulnier: Tighten up the parole system and oversight of sex offenders.
Norma Torres: Work with the community to combat crime.
Seth Moulton: Decrease prison populations; focus on rehabilitation.
Glenn Grothman: Community notification when sex offenders become residents.
Cresent Hardy: Counter drug traffickers at the border.
Tom MacArthur: Treatment instead of prison for non-violent offenders.
Seth Moulton: Fewer drug-based convictions; decreased drug offenses.
Garret Graves: Provide school choice for students in failing schools.
Pete Aguilar: Improve public education at all levels.
Alex Mooney: I support school choice programs & home-schooling.
Brad Ashford: Fair pay for teachers; improve special education.
Bruce Poliquin: Expand from 10 charters to more parental choices.
Cresent Hardy: Expand voucher programs and charter schools.
Cresent Hardy: Named as "Pillar of Character" as school adviser.
Dave Trott: Opposes government control by Common Core standards.
Donald Norcross: I led the charge to support our public schools.
Gwen Graham: Invest in our public schools and Head Start.
John Katko: 100 federal education programs, and no better education.
Lee Zeldin: Grade school students need to be better represented.
Mark Takai: Invest in our public schools with federal funds.
Martha McSally: Gives other options to kids in failing schools.
Rick Allen: Local & parental control, not one-size-fits-all.
Rod Blum: Replace top-down structure with parental control.
Ryan Zinke: Give parents a stronger voice, and local control.
Steve Knight: Local school boards and parents know better than bureaucrats.
Tom MacArthur: Tenure reform & charter schools; but public schools too.
Albert Olszewski: Locally-directed privacy-oriented schools, not Common Core.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Strong public school system is critical.
Brenda Lawrence: Refinance college loans to reduce student debt.
Brendan Boyle: Invest in education; ensure public schools are best in world.
David Rouzer: Put control of education in the hands of local parents.
Don Beyer: Department of Education makes colleges stronger.
Mark Walker: Oppose Common Core; empower families through vouchers.
Pat Murphy: Raise teacher pay and expand universal preschool.
Gary Palmer: We need choice and local control.
Steve Russell: Parents and school boards should develop local standards.
Seth Moulton: Reform public education testing & teaching standards.
Alma Adams: Fight against vouchers & reckless cuts to public education.
Mia Love: Local & parental control over schools, not federal.
Debbie Dingell: Quality and affordable public education including pre-K.
Dave Brat: Oppose top down approaches such as Common Core.
Glenn Grothman: Repeal Common Core; it's unconstitutional.
Glenn Grothman: Vocal advocate for school choice.
Energy & Oil|
Garret Graves: Keystone XL and other policies for US jobs & energy.
Pete Aguilar: Encourage green building and climate-friendly purchasing.
Alex Mooney: No cap-&-trade; no war on coal; no job-destroying EPA burden.
Barbara Comstock: Support offshore drilling and oil exploration.
Bruce Poliquin: Fully develop all sources of domestic energy.
Cresent Hardy: Ensure our ability to be energy-independent.
Donald Norcross: Bring benefits of American-made renewable energy.
Evan Jenkins: Fight tooth & nail against the War on Coal.
John Katko: Focus on accessing more North American energy.
Lee Zeldin: Focus on lowering cost of gas & oil.
Mark Takai: Invest in alternative energy, including wind and solar.
Martha McSally: Take advantage of newly discovered oil & gas in America.
Mike Bost: Focus on exploration, to become energy independent.
Rick Allen: Substantial increases in drilling for American oil.
Rod Blum: Create jobs & lower costs with coal & oil shale.
Ryan Costello: All-of-the-above approach, plus Keystone pipeline.
Ryan Zinke: Alternatives only if competitive prices without subsidies.
Tom MacArthur: Support Keystone XL & expanded domestic drilling.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Common-sense, sustainable solar & wind.
Brendan Boyle: Weaning ourselves off of foreign oil; promote alternatives.
Don Beyer: Reduce carbon emissions with tax on carbon pollution.
John Moolenaar: All-of-the-above strategy, including Keystone XL Pipeline.
Mark DeSaulnier: Advance renewable energy; make US a leader in innovation.
Mark Walker: Much "so-called" science of climate change is contested.
Mimi Walters: Support new domestic oil and natural gas, including Keystone.
Pat Murphy: Opposes Keystone Pipeline; supports alternative energy.
Ted Lieu: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions; end fracking.
Gary Palmer: US has more oil available than used in the last 100 years.
Steve Russell: Expand our energy sector; it's vital to national security.
Seth Moulton: Firm leadership to lessen greenhouse gas emissions.
Debbie Dingell: Climate change requires pro-active federal solutions.
Dave Brat: Broad-spectrum approach: Invest in wind, solar, oil, & more.
Glenn Grothman: Freeze the expensive renewable energy requirement.
John Ratcliffe: Stop overreach of EPA; approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
Ruben Gallego: Climate change is biggest long-term issue our world faces.
Jody Hice: Drill off the West Coast, Alaska, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Garret Graves: More needed on coastal restoration and flood protection.
Pete Aguilar: Fight for more sustainable development.
Dan Newhouse: Reform Endangered Species Act to help land-use.
Gwen Graham: Protect natural heritage & open space for future generations.
Lee Zeldin: Hosts annual "Teach a Kid to Fish Day".
Rod Blum: EPA restrictions on farm dust are overzealous & hyperactive.
Ryan Costello: I understand the significance of open space.
Tom MacArthur: Federal funds for Sandy Recovery, not more flood insurance.
Tom MacArthur: Fund estuary preservation for water & recreation.
Martha McSally: Companies developing resources should be good stewards.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Protect open space and natural wildlife habitats.
Brendan Boyle: Member of the "Green Dog" Caucus of environmentalists.
Bruce Westerman: Fight EPA expansion of protected waters.
Don Beyer: Humane treatment of animals is element of civilized society.
Pat Murphy: Enforce current federal environmental standards.
Ted Lieu: Expand resources for water recycling.
Buddy Carter: Supports dredging project for the Savannah harbor.
Seth Moulton: We need a sustainable solution to the fishing crisis.
Alma Adams: Protect our environment for future generations.
Debbie Dingell: The Great Lakes and fresh water are a precious resource.
Ruben Gallego: Rosemont Mine has devastating environmental impact.
David Jolly: We need comprehensive Natural Disaster Insurance.
Families & Children|
Ryan Zinke: Prepare kids for tomorrow with family values of grandparents.
Carlos Curbelo: When the US shows weakness, bad actors become emboldened.
Don Beyer: Oppose any UN declaration of Palestinian statehood.
Don Beyer: As Swiss Ambassador, negotiated release of Iranian hostages.
Steve Knight: Enemies don't fear us; allies don't trust us.
Tom MacArthur: Focus on alliance with Israel and peace through strength.
Bruce Westerman: Negotiate Israel-Palestine deal directly, not through UN.
David Rouzer: Never cede power that usurps our national sovereignty.
Don Beyer: Served as Ambassador to Switzerland and in Dept. of Commerce.
Don Beyer: Outlook of engagement toward the world.
John Moolenaar: Opposes closing Guantanamo prison.
Mark Walker: End foreign aid to nations that abhor our heritage.
Mimi Walters: US directly benefits from military aid to Israel.
Steve Russell: Keep our national interests first and foremost.
Jody Hice: View America as good, or dishonor our founding principles.
David Jolly: Stop pattern of negotiating away American leverage.
Steve Lonegan: Vocal supporter of Israel's right to defend itself.
Bruce Poliquin: Promote trade and investment opportunities.
Evan Jenkins: Help keep jobs here in America.
Gwen Graham: End tax breaks for companies that ship job overseas.
Mark Takai: Reject free trade deals that don't protect American jobs.
Rod Blum: Fast-track free trade to expand agricultural markets.
Tom MacArthur: Free market policies based on private sector experience.
Brendan Boyle: Americans compete on an unfair playing field.
Bruce Westerman: Expand foreign markets for farm exports.
John Moolenaar: Enforce trade laws so others don't have unfair advantage.
Alma Adams: Oppose unfair trade deals that give away jobs overseas.
Curt Clawson: Economic freedom agenda: foreign capital investment here.
Ralph Abraham: Term limits for Congress, plus no salary.
Bruce Poliquin: 12-year term limit on members of Congress.
Don Beyer: 18-year term limits for Supreme Court justices.
Elise Stefanik: Regulation & government mandates stifles economic growth.
Mike Bishop: Make state legislature part-time, with pay cuts.
Rod Blum: Term Limits Amendment for House & Senate.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: End voter suppression tactics.
Seth Moulton: End secret contributions that buy support in Congress.
Alma Adams: Rework Voting Rights Act to address voter suppression.
Barry Loudermilk: Strict adherence to the original intent of the Constitution.
Barry Loudermilk: Reduce the size and scope of the federal government.
Curt Clawson: Clawson Growth Plan: cut taxes; cut spending; cut government.
Dave Brat: Moneyed interests have corrupted our democratic system.
Glenn Grothman: Require proof of residence to vote or register.
John Ratcliffe: Constitutional amendment for term limits on Congress.
Garret Graves: The right to bear arms is fundamental to citizenship.
Ralph Abraham: We must protect our right to bear arms.
Alex Mooney: Misguided gun laws only punish law-abiding gun owners.
Barbara Comstock: Pro-Second Amendment.
Brad Ashford: Crack down on illegal handguns.
Bruce Poliquin: Strong supporter of the Second Amendment.
Cresent Hardy: Ensure a citizen's right to bear arms.
Dan Newhouse: Protect Second Amendment rights.
Dave Trott: 2nd Amendment is important cornerstone of nation's freedoms.
Donald Norcross: Mental health background checks for gun permits.
Elise Stefanik: Strongly opposes the NY SAFE Act.
Evan Jenkins: Defend the Second Amendment.
John Katko: Protect the individual right to own a firearm.
Mark Takai: No military-grade weapons in homes; ban them.
Mike Bishop: Personally a gun owner with a CPL.
Mike Bost: Right to bear arms must be preserved and defended.
Rick Allen: Right to bear arms needs to be protected.
Ryan Zinke: Fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms.
Steve Knight: Limiting right to bear arms is foolish & unconstitutional.
Tom MacArthur: Defend right of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves.
Don Beyer: Close gun show loophole; ban high capacity magazines.
Kathleen Rice: The need to take action on guns has never been greater.
Mark Walker: Strong believer in the Second Amendment.
Gary Palmer: Right to protect self and family.
Steve Russell: I actually know the muzzle end of a rifle.
Seth Moulton: It's time for universal background checks.
Alma Adams: Start by having some common sense gun laws.
Brian Babin: Rock-solid defender of the 2nd Amendment.
Mia Love: Ardent supporter of the Second Amendment.
Barry Loudermilk: Protect our right to keep and bear arms.
Jody Hice: Ardent advocate of the Second Amendment rights.
Dave Brat: Oppose limiting the Constitutional right to bear arms.
Jason Smith: Oppose forced gun registrations & restrictions on ownership.
John Ratcliffe: Defend the Constitution under the Second Amendment.
Ruben Gallego: More gun buyback programs, not more guns.
David Jolly: Supports constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
Steve Lonegan: Supports individual right to keep and bear arms.
Garret Graves: Obamacare is a massive expansion of government; repeal it.
Ralph Abraham: Repeal ObamaCare; don't expand Medicaid.
Alex Mooney: Replace ObamaCare with free-market reforms.
Barbara Comstock: Repeal and replace ObamaCare; it threatens well-being.
Bruce Poliquin: Replace ObamaCare with cross-state & group insurance.
Carlos Curbelo: ObamaCare increases costs; empower patients instead.
Cresent Hardy: ObamaCare one-size-fits-all approach does not work.
Dan Newhouse: Replace ObamaCare with plan that works for economy.
Dave Trott: Repeal & replace the onerous ObamaCare law.
David Young: Market solutions better than one-size-fits-all ObamaCare.
Elise Stefanik: Repeal ObamaCare and replace with common sense solutions.
Evan Jenkins: ObamaCare is a boondoggle; repeal and replace.
French Hill: ObamaCare is a $2.2 trillion mistake.
Gwen Graham: Quality rural healthcare is vital; fix ObamaCare.
John Katko: Reform should be based on the free market.
Lee Zeldin: ObamaCare converts full-time jobs to part-time.
Martha McSally: ObamaCare makes matters worse; but keep the few good parts.
Mike Bishop: Fought against ObamaCare from the start.
Mike Bost: Increase insured without ObamaCare's government bureaucracy.
Rick Allen: ObamaCare is wrong approach & needs to be stopped.
Ryan Costello: Replace ObamaCare; it will cost 2 million jobs.
Ryan Zinke: ObamaCare is reckless; replace with cross-state pools& HSAs.
Steve Knight: Replace ObamaCare mandates with insurance pools.
Tom MacArthur: Repeal ObamaCare, then fix insurance industry & tort reform.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Before ObamaCare, millions were deprived of affordable care.
Brendan Boyle: Push to create a public option for insurance.
David Rouzer: Even before ObamaCare, too much intervention in healthcare.
Don Beyer: Support & improve ObamaCare.
John Moolenaar: Health care in America should be about choice.
Kathleen Rice: Ensure access to high-quality, affordable healthcare.
Mark DeSaulnier: Move forward with Obama's agenda of protecting Medicare.
Mark Walker: Repeal ObamaCare; implement market-based solutions.
Mimi Walters: ObamaCare is a takeover of our health care system.
Pat Murphy: Raise cigarette tax to expand healthcare to 40,000 children.
Ted Lieu: No vouchers for Medicare; healthcare is a right.
Tom Emmer: Lost sister to breast cancer, but kept her upbeat attitude.
Buddy Carter: Market-driven solutions to our health care system.
Gary Palmer: When fully implemented, ObamaCare will be a nightmare.
Steve Russell: Allow individuals to choose plan that best meets their needs.
Seth Moulton: Health care is a right, and also smart policy.
Alma Adams: ObamaCare has moved us further in the right direction.
Brian Babin: Work tirelessly to repeal ObamaCare.
Mia Love: Replace ObamaCare with tax incentives & portability.
Debbie Dingell: Right to affordable, quality healthcare.
Barry Loudermilk: ObamaCare is an albatross on the neck of our economy.
Jody Hice: ObamaCare puts us on the road to socialist America.
Curt Clawson: Repeal ObamaCare; no bureaucrats in charge of health care.
Dave Brat: ObamaCare is an unconstitutional power grab.
Glenn Grothman: ObamaCare is a harmful, bungled system.
John Ratcliffe: ObamaCare has proven to be government at its worst.
David Jolly: ObamaCare drives up premiums & should be repealed now.
Richard Tisei: Undo the damage ObamaCare has done.
Garret Graves: Support a strong military; and support veterans.
Ralph Abraham: Never forget our veterans: we owe them.
Pete Aguilar: Increase job training for returning veterans.
Barbara Comstock: Spokesperson for post-9-11 Justice Dept. on War on Terror.
Bruce Poliquin: NSA tracking of US citizens violates 4th Amendment.
Bruce Poliquin: Top spending priority is full financing of military.
Cresent Hardy: Strong national defense is critical to quality of life.
Dave Trott: Unyielding enthusiasm for our troops.
David Young: Soldiers deserve the best medical care available, period.
Donald Norcross: Veteran Set-Aside: partner with businesses to employ vets.
Donald Norcross: Israel shares with US self-determination & religious freedom.
Elise Stefanik: A well-funded Fort Drum helps North Country's future.
Gwen Graham: Encourage military to private sector transitions.
John Katko: Provide resources for constant state of military readiness.
Lee Zeldin: Freedom is because America's military is strong.
Mark Takai: Tax credits for companies that hire veterans.
Mark Takai: Cut defense responsibly, not across-the-board.
Martha McSally: End reckless, across the board military cuts.
Martha McSally: Protect our $1B investment in the A-10 Warthog.
Mike Bishop: Number one responsibility is to provide a national defense.
Mike Bost: Any defense budget cuts directly impact strength of military.
Rick Allen: Do everything to keep greatest military in world history.
Rod Blum: Oppose FISA warrantless searches; oppose roving wiretaps.
Ryan Costello: Never forget the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform.
Steve Knight: Defense budget should never be on the chopping block.
Tom MacArthur: Opposes Obama's deep cuts to military spending.
Tom MacArthur: NSA should not be spying on American citizens.
David Rouzer: Government needs to cut spending--but not for veterans.
Don Beyer: We owe veterans and families the best our nation can offer.
Don Beyer: Be wise in defense budget & achieve efficiencies.
John Moolenaar: Make certain military has most advanced weapons systems.
Kathleen Rice: Invest in new veterans; clear backlog of benefits.
Mark Walker: We need the strongest, most capable military in the world.
Mimi Walters: Fight to ensure veterans receive benefits.
Ted Lieu: Condemn the NSA's unconstitutional phone spying.
Ted Lieu: Active duty Air Force for 4 years & reserves for 14 years.
Buddy Carter: Stand up for our military bases.
Buddy Carter: No NSA surveillance of law-abiding Americans.
Steve Russell: Tireless advocate for our national defense.
Seth Moulton: Better funding and services for veterans.
Brian Babin: Our military must be prepared and second to none.
Debbie Dingell: Support our veterans; they've earned it.
Dave Brat: Maintain a strong national defense.
Glenn Grothman: No tracking on GPS, cellphone, or social media.
John Ratcliffe: Hometown Heroes: honor soldiers returning from active duty.
Ruben Gallego: 2009: pushed to overturn military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".
Ruben Gallego: Troops in Iraq got inadequate resources.
Jody Hice: We must remain strong in the interest of peace & justice.
David Jolly: We must preserve our military strength.
Richard Tisei: Ensure that veterans have resources available.
Garret Graves: Secure the border, and enforce the laws.
Pete Aguilar: We need comprehensive immigration reform.
Alex Mooney: Secure the borders first; then reform without amnesty.
Bruce Poliquin: Legal immigration is good for America; illegal isn't.
Carlos Curbelo: US has duty to secure its borders; with guest worker program.
Dan Newhouse: No blanket amnesty, but create a long pathway to legalize.
Dave Trott: Secure our nation's borders before discussing reform.
John Katko: Tough, fair reform that restores the rule of law.
Lee Zeldin: Secure the borders, then deal with 11 million illegals.
Martha McSally: Border is still not secure; it's a national security threat.
Mike Bishop: Opposed to any amnesty.
Rick Allen: Our borders remain vulnerable; block any amnesty.
Rod Blum: Secure the border; then loosen red tape for H1B visas.
Steve Knight: Dangerous border with Mexico must be secured.
Tom MacArthur: Begin with secure borders; no amnesty nor benefits.
Bruce Westerman: Control the borders, then implement guest worker program.
David Rouzer: Pledge to secure the border by a date-certain.
Don Beyer: I fully support the DREAM Act & a path to citizenship.
John Moolenaar: Porous southern border threatens national security.
Mark Walker: Opposed to all forms of amnesty; close porous borders.
Mimi Walters: Border security is broken; but we need guest workers.
Buddy Carter: Oppose amnesty or anything that resembles amnesty.
Gary Palmer: Secure our borders and enforce current immigration law.
Seth Moulton: Block illegal immigration without hampering legal immigrants.
Brian Babin: We must secure the borders.
Mia Love: Charge $1,000 fee to get US visa, and refund upon leaving.
Debbie Dingell: Fair and humane comprehensive immigration reform.
Barry Loudermilk: Control our own borders and enforce existing laws.
Dave Brat: Start by securing our border; never grant amnesty.
Glenn Grothman: Carefully controlled immigration protects us from enemies.
John Ratcliffe: Lock down our borders and oppose amnesty.
Ruben Gallego: Only workable solution is comprehensive immigration reform.
Jody Hice: No amnesty; no benefits to aliens; no sanctuary cities.
David Jolly: Secure our borders before any comprehensive reform.
Donald Norcross: Economic Opportunity Act: bring new businesses & employment.
Evan Jenkins: Raise the state minimum wage & federal minimum wage.
Gwen Graham: Raise the minimum wage; ensure paid sick time.
Mark Takai: Equal pay for equal work for men and women.
Martha McSally: I support equal pay for equal work by women.
Mike Bishop: 2007: publicly called for right-to-work in Michigan.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Move from a minimum wage to a living wage.
Brenda Lawrence: Paid sick leave helps women & minorities most.
Brenda Lawrence: Fight to raise minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
Kathleen Rice: Raise minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.
Pat Murphy: Raised Iowa minimum wage to $7.25; now push for $10.10.
Ted Lieu: Focus on job creation & raising the minimum wage.
Debbie Dingell: Supports additional extension of unemployment insurance.
Curt Clawson: Unemployment rate dropped only because people gave up.
David Jolly: Local jobs rely on military 'national security triangle'.
Principles & Values|
Brad Ashford: Appointed to positions by both Republicans and Democrats.
David Young: Optimism is at the center of America's continued greatness.
Jim Newberger: I stand for traditional values.
Mark DeSaulnier: Served as mayor, state rep, and state senator.
Norma Torres: Elected to City Council, State Assembly, and State Senator.
Tom Emmer: Served on two city councils and in State Legislature.
Tom Emmer: Hosts conservative radio talk show on Twin Cities News Talk.
Steve Russell: Government doesn't give us our rights; God does.
Barry Loudermilk: Traditional values instead of Hollywood for moral leadership.
Barry Loudermilk: Fight for right to pray publicly and carry a Bible.
Jody Hice: Post the Ten Commandments in public arenas.
Curt Clawson: Outsider for Congress: CEO of beverage can manufacturer.
Dave Brat: Fundamental rights come from God, the Author of Nature.
Glenn Grothman: Sponsored "In God We Trust" license plates.
Ruben Gallego: Child of Hispanic immigrants; speaks Spanish.
David Jolly: Liberty is granted from our Creator to the individual.
Pete Aguilar: Fight tooth and nail to protect instead of privatize.
Bruce Poliquin: Adjustments to future retirees, but not current ones.
Carlos Curbelo: Trust Fund runs out in 2021; Medicare runs out in 2026.
Cresent Hardy: Federal focus on preservation of Social Security.
Dan Newhouse: Make sure government keeps its promise.
Donald Norcross: Honor our commitments to seniors, and add tax incentives.
Elise Stefanik: Entitlements are in jeopardy of going bankrupt.
Evan Jenkins: Oppose privatizing Social Security or Medicare.
French Hill: Keep our promises, and enhance 401k's & reverse mortgages.
Gwen Graham: I refuse to support any budget with plans like privatization.
Lee Zeldin: Make tough decisions to reform entitlements.
Mark Takai: Keep our promises; raise the payroll tax cap.
Martha McSally: Promises made should be promises kept; no privatization.
Mike Bost: Opposes efforts to privatize, or increase the payroll tax.
Rod Blum: Compromise on all options, to ensure future of program.
Ryan Costello: I oppose any effort to privatize Social Security.
Tom MacArthur: Protect our promise, but strengthen program for future.
Brendan Boyle: Repay the Trust Fund in full.
Don Beyer: I oppose any effort to privatize Social Security.
Kathleen Rice: No privatization; no benefit cuts; better COLA.
Mark DeSaulnier: End brinkmanship & protect Social Security.
Mimi Walters: Keep our promise to America's seniors.
Pat Murphy: Senior Living Trust Fund: expand in-home care.
Ted Lieu: No privatization; no chained CPI; raise payroll cap.
Seth Moulton: Eliminate the payroll tax cap to cover most of funding gap.
Alma Adams: Protect and fund Social Security and Medicare.
Debbie Dingell: No dramatic cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
Ruben Gallego: Privatizing exposes America's seniors to risks.
Richard Tisei: Protect, strengthen, & preserve Medicare and Social Security.
Richard Tisei: Lower the U.S. corporate tax rate.
Ralph Abraham: America has been taxed to the point of bankruptcy.
Alex Mooney: Signed "No New Taxes Pledge".
Barbara Comstock: Pass bills with common sense conservative tax relief.
Brad Ashford: Helped pass largest tax cut in state history.
Bruce Poliquin: Reduce taxes to create jobs.
Carlos Curbelo: Lower marginal tax rates for all Americans & corporations.
Dave Trott: Reduce regulations & update the cumbersome tax code.
David Young: Tax code should be fairer, flatter and simpler.
Elise Stefanik: Make tax code flatter and fairer for everyone.
Evan Jenkins: Tax relief instead of tax increases.
French Hill: We need a simple fair tax code instead of wet blanket.
Lee Zeldin: Simplify tax code & reduce tax burden.
Martha McSally: Keep taxes low.
Mike Bishop: Put forth more than $1 billion in cuts in Michigan.
Mike Bost: Overhaul tax code to be less complicated.
Rod Blum: Reduce taxes on business and individuals.
Ryan Costello: Pro-growth economic vision: cut red-tape, simplify taxes.
Steve Knight: Anemic economic recovery due to over-tax & over-regulation.
Tom MacArthur: Kept taxes low as Mayor; do same federally.
Brendan Boyle: Billionaires should pay higher tax rates than workers.
David Rouzer: Great civilizations have low taxes & high revenues.
Don Beyer: Restore highest personal income tax rate to 39.6%.
John Moolenaar: Lower the tax burden on all families & businesses.
Mark Walker: Replace broken tax code with flat tax and FairTax models.
Mimi Walters: Fight to reduce taxes & reckless spending.
Tom Emmer: Keep taxes low to move toward a path of prosperity.
Buddy Carter: Major tax relief plans: Flat Tax or a FairTax.
Gary Palmer: Raising taxes is not the answer.
Steve Russell: We need more taxpayers, not more taxes.
Brian Babin: Oppose ANY tax increase.
Mia Love: Vote against all net tax increases.
Barry Loudermilk: Abolish the IRS; implement something like the FairTax.
Jody Hice: Adopt the FairTax; but not on top of income taxes.
Curt Clawson: Reduce income taxes & capital gains; opt-in to flat tax.
Glenn Grothman: Tirelessly pursue lowering property and income taxes.
John Ratcliffe: Promises never to raise taxes.
Alex Mooney: End federal obsession with big city public transportation.
Alex Mooney: End overreach of NSA's surveillance program.
Cresent Hardy: Career in cybersecurity after 10 years at CIA.
Mark Takai: Rebuild transportation and communications infrastructure.
Rod Blum: Government misuse of technology erodes Bill of Rights.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Support Net Neutrality: keep the internet open.
Mark DeSaulnier: Expand BART & Caldecott Tunnel.
Ted Lieu: Expand investment in R&D plus transportation infrastructure.
Seth Moulton: Build local infrastructure and smart transportation.
War & Peace|
Garret Graves: ISIL must be defeated; combat these terrorists abroad.
Alex Mooney: Cooperate & support Israel; it makes both countries stronger.
Bruce Poliquin: Congress' approval before going to war; stay out of Syria.
Carlos Curbelo: Russia & Mideast: Peace is only achieved through strength.
Cresent Hardy: Intervention only when threatened; we're not World's Police.
Don Beyer: Iranian development of nuclear weapons is unacceptable.
Mark Takai: Iraq War fought partly because of dependence on foreign oil.
Martha McSally: Metastasized al Qaeda & others are no longer afraid of us.
Tom MacArthur: Learn from mistakes of both Bush and Obama: no endless wars.
Bruce Westerman: No way we can accept a nuclear Iran.
David Rouzer: Keep military as dominant force for freedom in this world.
John Moolenaar: Strong sanctions against Iran & North Korea.
Kathleen Rice: Safe and secure America begins with a safe and secure Israel.
Mimi Walters: Thwart Iran's support of terrorism, and nuclear enrichment.
Ted Lieu: Diplomacy with Iran ok, but it must never be based on trust.
Buddy Carter: Keep Israel safe from violent rogue nations.
John Ratcliffe: No nuclear "treaty" with Iran.
Jody Hice: Don't appease Iran's development of nuclear capability.
Steve Lonegan: Oppose sending American troops to Syria.
Welfare & Poverty|
Bruce Poliquin: War on Poverty has failed after spending $16 trillion.
Don Beyer: Expand the EITC, a successful anti-poverty program.
Alma Adams: Don't cut food stamps: a hand up, not a hand out.
Debbie Dingell: Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Curt Clawson: New record of 47M on food stamps: a failed policy.
Glenn Grothman: Concerned about massive trend towards government dependency.
The above quotations are from Survey of 2014 House campaign websites.