Congressman Smucker is voting to promote and protect our Pennsylvania values. He strongly supports pro-life measures, Second Amendment rights, and religious liberty. As a husband and father, Congressman Smucker understands the importance of advancing policies that protect the sanctity of life and uphold sacred family values.
Congressman Smucker believes that all life is sacred and has always voted for pro-life legislation.
Sent a letter to President Trump expressing our shared commitment in protecting the sanctity of life
Congressman Smucker joined nearly 150 Members of Congress in sending a letter to President Trump that outlined clear pro-life priorities for both Congress and the Administration such as:
- Ending taxpayer funding of abortions.
- Reimplementing the Mexico City Policy.
- Nominating pro-life Supreme Court justices.
- Signing into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
- Working to make the Hyde Amendment permanent.
- Defunding Planned Parenthood.
Recognized the Pro-Life Movement on the House Floor
Congressman Smucker honored the pro-life movement by recognizing the 45th annual March for Life. In his speech, he stressed the need to continue the fight for the rights of the unborn and born. Watch the full speech here.
Cosponsored the Life at Conception Act
This legislation extends equal protection under the 14th Amendment for the right to life to the unborn.
Cosponsored the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
This legislation bans abortions after 20 weeks, which is the point in which an unborn child is capable of feeling pain.
Voted for the Title X Abortion Funding Rule (H.J.Res. 43)
This critical legislation repeals an Obama Administration rule that would have forced states like Pennsylvania to give Title X funding to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood. Read more about this resolution here.
Voted for the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act (H.R. 7)
This legislation makes the Hyde Amendment permanent, which bans taxpayer dollars from funding abortions at home. Read my statement about the passage of this bill here.
Voted for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 4712)
H.R. 4712 requires that healthcare providers that are present during an abortion must ensure that any child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital. Any healthcare practitioner that fails to do so will face strong criminal penalties. Read more about this bill here.
Voted for the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628)
The American Health Care Act completely defunds Planned Parenthood and redirects the more than $500 million of taxpayer dollars from the abortion provider to community health centers for one year to ensure continued access to women’s health, but not abortion operations. Read more about this bill here.
In addition, Congressman Smucker has urged the Administration to undertake Pro-Life initiatives.
SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS
Congressman Smucker is a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights and the United States Constitution. In Congress he has taken numerous actions to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners and to stop the federal government’s infringement on citizens’ right to bear arms.
Voted for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 38)
This legislation allows handgun owners who are legally permitted and authorized to carry a concealed firearm by their home state to carry a concealed firearm in other states that allow concealed carry. Read more about this bill here.
Led a letter to the House Appropriations committee to preserve access to imported firearms
Congressman Smucker’s letter demanded that no taxpayer funding be used to impose a ban on imported shotguns or relic firearms in the Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations bill.
Cosponsored the Hearing Protection Act (H.R. 367)
This critical legislation eliminates the $200 transfer tax on firearm suppressors and gets rid of burdensome regulations for law-abiding gunowners trying to protect their hearing. Read more about this bill here.
Congressman Smucker is working to ensure our religious liberties are protected. Religious freedom is an essential part of the core values of many Pennsylvanians. Families, individuals, employees, and employers alike should not be forced to violate these deeply held convictions.
Voted for the Condemning the persecution of Christians around the world resolution (H.Res. 407)
This resolution condemns the persecution and oppression of Christians around the world. Specifically, H. Res. 407 calls on countries and extremist groups to put an end to their persecution of religious minorities and to support universal religious freedom. Read more about this resolution here.
Voted for the Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act (H.R. 390)
H.R. 392 provides emergency relief to victims of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in Iraq and Syria, and provides for accountability for perpetrators of these heinous crimes. Read more about this bill here.
Voted for Rep. Palmer’s Amendment to the House Interior Appropriations Act (H.R. 3354)
This amendment protects employer groups that hold religious-based beliefs from being forced to hire people who disagree with their principles. Read more about this amendment here.
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