15 Facts About Rohrabacher

1. In 2007, Rohrabacher introduced a bill that would direct NASA to develop a strategy "for deflecting and mitigating potentially hazardous near-Earth objects".

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2. In both 2004 and 2006, Rohrabacher voted in favor of the Federal Marriage Amendment, a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution defining marriage as only being a legal union defined between a man and a woman.

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3. In September 2017, Rohrabacher supported the Trump administration's rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying that those "in Congress must work to prevent such cynical loopholes from being created again by executive fiat" despite their possible empathy for the immigrants.

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4. In early 2008, Rohrabacher endorsed Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential primary, citing his positions on stemming illegal immigration and criticizing John McCain.

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5. On May 4, 2017, Rohrabacher voted in favor of repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and passing the American Health Care Act.

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6. On March 7, 2006, Rohrabacher introduced HR 4895, an amendment to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, "to limit the provision of the United States military assistance and the sale, transfer, or licensing of United States military equipment or technology to Ethiopia".

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7. In July 1999, Rohrabacher led the House floor in opposition to legislation normalizing trade ties between the United States and China.

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8. In 2006, Rohrabacher chaired the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the US House Committee on International Relations, which investigated whether the Oklahoma City bombers had assistance from foreign sources; the committee determined there was no conclusive evidence of a foreign connection.

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9. In July 2017, Rohrabacher voted for imposing new sanctions on Iran, North Korea, and Russia.

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10. In February 2013, Rohrabacher gave a speech urging the right to self-determination for the Baloch people in Pakistan at a UNPO conference in London.

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11. In February 2017, Rohrabacher faced criticism for refusing to meet with constituents that showed up at his local Huntington Beach office.

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12. In May 2006, Rohrabacher announced through his press secretary that he would return the $23,000.

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13. In June 2015, Rohrabacher released a statement accusing former treasurer of his reelection committee, Jack Wu, of embezzling more than $170,000 from his campaign.

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14. In October 1991, Rohrabacher wrote a letter to the civil rights division of the Education Department after seven Filipino students complained to the media that they were denied admission to the University of California, San Diego.

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15. In 1990, Rohrabacher opposed the National Endowment of the Arts and joined Mel Hancock in demanding its abolition.

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