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U.S. House 4

1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Kerry Hicks (Libertarian)
Oppose
I believe the decision of whether to get an abortion is between the expectant mother and her God, not between me and our government. As a Christian and a father I oppose the decision to get an abortion, but as an American and a Christian I will not judge those who do.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Kerry Hicks (Libertarian)
Support
It is not a choice that I would make. However, it is not the place of government to legislate what is sin or what is not--only what is lawful or not. I oppose requiring any religious entity to perform a gay marriage, but I oppose any law that seeks to impose the will of the Church on the lives of the People.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Oppose
3. Obamacare: The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
Kerry Hicks (Libertarian)
Oppose
Obamacare accounts for 28% of our federal budget. It is not sustainable. I advocate a free-market approach to healthcare. I do realize, however, that health is not a luxury. I oppose as inhumane outright denying people medical care. I will work for a better solution.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Oppose
4. Foreign Policy: The 2015 Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran Nuclear Agreement.
Kerry Hicks (Libertarian)
Oppose
In my view it is a treaty, and I believe a treaty should be entered into only with the substantial support of congress. The instability of the Middle East is undeniable. Supporting its nuclearization is downright stupid.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Oppose
5. Immigration: Building a wall or other barrier along the entire border with Mexico.
Kerry Hicks (Libertarian)
Support
I support a defined and respected border, and a guarded border where necessary. Immigration should be orderly and in accordance with our laws.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Support
6. Balanced Budget: Requiring a balanced federal budget every year.
Kerry Hicks (Libertarian)
Support
Our national debt has reached a critical level. We have spent Social Security into oblivion. We spend every year on defense twice the cost of the entire Vietnam War. Government micro-management of the economy does not work. We need a true free market and much less government.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Support
7. Marijuana: The U.S. Department of Justice’s decision not to prosecute state-licensed marijuana sellers in states that have voted to legalize marijuana.
Kerry Hicks (Libertarian)
Support
I believe jail is more apt to ruin a person's life than marijuana. I think the federal government should respect the will of the people of the states.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Oppose
8. Civil Liberties: Amending the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes.
Kerry Hicks (Libertarian)
Oppose
It isn't necessary to amend the Civil Rights Act. The rights of the people are set forth in the constitution.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Oppose
9. Guns: Expanding background checks to include guns bought from private individuals.
Kerry Hicks (Libertarian)
Oppose
I oppose it because there is already too much invasion of privacy by the government and by people. I strongly support the Second Amendment. Not to mention the fact that such a law would be a waste of legislative effort.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Oppose
10. Oil: Building the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada through the United States.
Kerry Hicks (Libertarian)
Undecided
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Support
11. Social Security: Allowing citizens to direct a portion of their Social Security witholdings to a private retirement savings account.
Kerry Hicks (Libertarian)
Support
I think if we are going to require people to pay Social Security withholding the least we can do is stop spending it for them while waiting for them to retire. Social Security should be privatized.
Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Support