Fighting to Strengthen and Grow Our Economy
Raúl Labrador is committed to strengthening and growing America’s economy. While many politicians have proposed higher taxes and more government spending to deal with the recession, Raúl proposed voted for more than 30 jobs bills to get Americans working again. He has supported legislation that would ease the regulatory burden on our families and businesses, attempting to undo the harm caused by an overactive and intrusive federal government. Reforming our tax code, which taxes too often and too much, has also been a key legislative priority for Raúl.
Fighting for Fiscal Responsibility and a Balanced Budget
Government is bigger and costlier than it has ever been. Politicians in both parties refuse to make the common sense choices necessary to reduce the size and cost of government. As our Congressman, Raúl Labrador is committed to reducing the size of government and eliminating wasteful spending. Raúl recognizes that we owe it to future generations to put a stop to the horribly irresponsible practice of spending money our government doesn’t have. Raúl worked with leaders in the U.S. House to bring the first vote on a Balanced Budget Amendment since 1995.
Raúl understands that more government spending is not the key to improving the job market; this is why he supported the House GOP Budget, the Republican Study Budget and HR2560 the Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011. He was also an ardent supporter of H.R.1111, “The Decrease Spending Now Act.”
Fighting for Lower Taxes
Throughout his time in the Idaho Legislature and in the U.S. Congress, Raúl Labrador has been a proven fighter for tax reform and a committed advocate for tax relief for Idaho families. Whether it is leading the opposition against efforts to raise the gas tax or sponsoring legislation to reduce the burden taxes place on you and your family, Raúl has been at the forefront of the fight to protect Idaho taxpayers.
In Congress, Raúl will has continued his commitment to protecting Idaho taxpayers by sponsoring legislation to permanently reduce the ever growing tax burden the politicians in Washington want to pass on to Idaho families. Raul cosponsored HR1259, a permanent repeal of the death tax—senseless tax that discourages the American Dream. Raúl opposes any and all efforts to increase taxes. He also believes strongly in a flatter, fairer tax system.
Fighting to Repeal Obamacare
Never before in our great nation’s history has a president and his allies in Congress so forcefully ignored the will of the American people. Obamacare is one of the most egregious laws passed in our lifetimes, and it must be repealed and replaced with patient-centered, free market-driven reforms.
As a new member of Congress, one of Raúl’s first actions was to co-sponsor the repeal of this job-killing law. Raúl understands that health care decisions should be made by patients and their doctors, not Washington bureaucrats. He is opposed to the infringements on privacy caused by Obamacare, as well as its astronomical price tag— double what was originally estimated.
In spite of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of Obamacare, we can rest assured that our Congressman stands ready, no matter the outcome, to totally and completely repeal Obamacare. He knows this is one of the most important fights for freedom in our nation’s history, and he won’t let us down.
Fighting to Protect the Family and Rights of the Unborn
Raúl Labrador has a perfect pro-life voting record in the Idaho Legislature and will always vote to protect and defend innocent human life. Raúl also believes that marriage is between one man and one woman and strongly supported Idaho’s constitutional amendment protecting marriage.
In the U.S. House of Representatives, he co-sponsored H.R. 3 (“No Taxpayer Funded Abortion Act”), H.R. 374 (“Life at Conception Act”) and “born alive” legislation to protect babies who survive abortions.
As a result of his stalwart support of traditional values, the Family Research Council gave him a 100 percent rating, naming him a “True Blue” advocate of our beliefs. Raúl has been endorsed locally by Idaho Chooses Life and nationally by National Right to Life.
Fighting to Secure our Nation’s Borders
Raúl supports strengthening border security, and cracking down on illegal immigration both in Idaho and across America. Raul immediately called for hearings investigating the “Fast and Furious” scandal which gave taxpayer- funded weapons to Mexican drug cartels and led to the murder of a U.S. border agent. Raul subsequently called upon U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to resign.
It remains imperative that we redouble our efforts to secure our borders and control illegal immigration. In Congress, Raúl supports real immigration reform that puts border security and enforcement of immigration laws first. In this Congress, Raul was proud to cosponsor and vote for H.R. 1505, the most important border security measure voted on in the 112th Congress. This important measure would ensure that along our nation’s borders, national security should be job number one. It would prohibit land management agencies from interfering with the Border Patrol’s enforcement activities or throwing up environmental hoops for the enforcement agents to jump through.
Fighting for Your Second Amendment Rights
Raúl is a strong supporter of the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment. He has received an “A“ rating from the National Rifle Association. As he was in the Idaho Legislature, Raúl will continue to be an outspoken advocate and defender of your right to keep and bear arms in Congress. Here’s what the NRA had to say about Raúl in 2010.
Raúl is the only candidate who has a proven record of voting to protect and strengthen your Second Amendment rights.