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U.S. House 4

1. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Oppose
2. Immigration: Building a wall or other barrier along the entire border with Mexico.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Support
3. Religious Liberty: Allowing churches to endorse candidates by abolishing the Johnson Amendment.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Support
4. Electoral College: Electing the President of the United States by a nationwide popular vote rather than by the Electoral College method that is currently in use.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Oppose
5. Balanced Budget: Requiring a balanced federal budget every year.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Support
6. Abortion: Prohibiting abortions except in cases when the mother’s life is at risk.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Support
7. Guns: Reinstating the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Oppose
8. Civil Liberties: Amending the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Oppose
9. Marijuana: Enforcing federal anti-marijuana laws in states like Arkansas that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Support
10. Sanctuary Cities: Ending sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Support
11. What should be done about the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants who are in the U.S.?
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
The issue should be addressed depending on whether the illegals are here illegally because of their own actions or the actions of others such as those who were brought here as children at no fault of their own. Also, consideration must be given to whether those here illegally whether by their own actions or no fault of their own are abiding by our laws or have a criminal record. I am a co-sponsor of the Securing America’s Future Act (HR 4760) and believe this is the best solution proposed to date to deal with securing our borders and the broad immigration issue.
12. How can the U.S. prevent mass shootings?
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
We must eliminate our soft targets which most often are gun free zones. There are multiple approaches to this including tighter security, facility upgrades, and allowing people to be trained as security officers. I have worked with other members and the White House to highlight how schools in my district have used innovative approaches to safety and security that can be replicated to other locations around the country.
13. What type of health care reform do you support?
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
I support a health care system that keeps promises made to our veterans and seniors and is sustainable over the long run. I support major revisions to the Medicaid system that ensures we take care of our most vulnerable citizens (elderly, blind, disabled, children) that Medicaid was originally intended to benefit while requiring work for able-bodied, working age adults who are receiving Medicaid benefits. I support reforming prescription drug programs to lower prices for consumers, and changing anti-trust laws to prevent monopolies in the health care insurance markets and to allow insurance to be sold across state lines. These reforms and others are included in a health care bill that I am developing.