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Suzanne Bonamici
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Suzanne Bonamici on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Politicians should not be making health decisions for women. (Jan 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Feb 2014)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women. (Jan 2015)
  • Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health. (May 2015)
Suzanne Bonamici on Budget & Economy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Suzanne Bonamici on Civil Rights
Click here for 7 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)
  • Let states recognize same sex marriage. (Jan 2015)
  • Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Suzanne Bonamici on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business. (Feb 2012)
  • Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices. (Mar 2018)
  • Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs. (Nov 2017)
  • Voted YES on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Suzanne Bonamici on Crime
Click here for 6 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored providing defense lawyers for all indigent defendants. (May 2013)
  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
  • Asked Biden Administration to abolish federal death penalty. (Dec 2020)
  • Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance. (Dec 2014)
  • Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
Suzanne Bonamici on Drugs
Click here for 4 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Sep 2012)
  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Feb 2013)
  • Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Suzanne Bonamici on Education
Click here for 7 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Public education rebuilds our communities and our economy. (Jan 2012)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Feb 2013)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
  • No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency. (Jul 2015)
  • Oppose private and religious school voucher programs. (Oct 2015)
  • Make two years of community college free. (Jul 2015)
  • Sponsored bill for suing against school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Suzanne Bonamici on Energy & Oil
Click here for 5 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Climate change is a real threat. (Jan 2012)
  • Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
  • Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization. (Feb 2019)
  • Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Suzanne Bonamici on Environment
Click here for 3 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public. (Feb 2016)
  • Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
  • Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska. (Feb 2017)
Suzanne Bonamici on Families & Children
Click here for 3 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Feb 2017)
Suzanne Bonamici on Foreign Policy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners. (Sep 2013)
  • $500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola. (Aug 2014)
  • Maintain World Bank funding as part of multilateralism. (Jan 2018)
  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Suzanne Bonamici on Free Trade
Click here for 4 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Jun 2013)
  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
  • Rated 38% by the USAE, indicating support for trade sanctions. (Dec 2012)
Suzanne Bonamici on Government Reform
Click here for 14 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Apr 2013)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jun 2014)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2015)
  • No separate contribution limits for party activities. (Jan 2015)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Mar 2017)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access. (Feb 2021)
  • Sponsored impeachment of Trump for inciting insurrection. (Jan 2021)
  • Sponsored bill for statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Sponsored "Protecting Our Democracy" to restrict president. (Dec 2021)
Suzanne Bonamici on Gun Control
Click here for 4 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Ban "fire sale" of firearms after delicensing closure. (Jan 2013)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Feb 2013)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
  • Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Suzanne Bonamici on Health Care
Click here for 3 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Affordable health care for all. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
  • GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster". (Feb 2015)
Suzanne Bonamici on Homeland Security
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  • Sponsored defunding nuclear-armed aircraft and nuclear R&D or testing. (Apr 2013)
  • Restrict domestic monitoring of phone calls. (Nov 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Nov 2013)
  • Funding wars separately is gimmick against sequestration. (Apr 2015)
  • Combat international and domestic Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Suzanne Bonamici on Immigration
Click here for 5 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban. (Apr 2021)
Suzanne Bonamici on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored bill for strengthening union organizing. (Mar 2021)
Suzanne Bonamici on Principles & Values
Click here for 4 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Religious freedom means no religious registry. (May 2016)
  • Question Trump on Emoluments clause. (May 2017)
  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Create Commission to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riots. (Jun 2021)
Suzanne Bonamici on Social Security
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  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by NCPSSM for protecting Social Security and Medicare. (Jun 2022)
Suzanne Bonamici on Tax Reform
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  • End the Bush tax cuts for millionaires. (Jan 2012)
  • Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
Suzanne Bonamici on Technology
Click here for 3 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Let NSF decide research grants, not Congress. (Feb 2016)
  • Sponsored bill for net neutrality for open internet. (Apr 2019)
Suzanne Bonamici on War & Peace
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  • End war in Afghanistan; watch spending in Iraq. (Jan 2012)
  • Aid the Syrian opposition with training & equipment. (Sep 2014)
  • Sponsored bill to remove US forces from Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
  • Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq. (Jun 2021)
Suzanne Bonamici on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on transferring housing vouchers to ex-addicts. (Jun 2018)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Politicians should not be making health decisions for women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Sponsored bill for suing against school race discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 2
Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Combat international and domestic Islamophobia: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Let states recognize same sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents: Opposes topic 4
Religious freedom means no religious registry: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Affordable health care for all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
Rated GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster": Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Endorsed Endorsed by NCPSSM for protecting Social Security and Medicare: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Public education rebuilds our communities and our economy: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015: Opposes topic 7
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Rated Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling: Favors topic 8
Rated Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices: Opposes topic 8
Rated Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs: Opposes topic 9
Sponsored providing defense lawyers for all indigent defendants: Strongly Opposes topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Asked Biden Administration to abolish federal death penalty: Opposes topic 9
Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Ban "fire sale" of firearms after delicensing closure: Opposes topic 10
Ban large-capacity ammunition: Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
End the Bush tax cuts for millionaires: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Allow more visas for STEM college graduates: Favors topic 12
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported: Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency: Opposes topic 13
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 38% by the USAE, indicating support for trade sanctions: Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners: Opposes topic 14
$500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola: Opposes topic 14
Rated Maintain World Bank funding as part of multilateralism: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored defunding nuclear-armed aircraft and nuclear R&D or testing: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Rated Funding wars separately is gimmick against sequestration: Opposes topic 15
Rated Let NSF decide research grants, not Congress: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Establish 15 days of early voting in all states: Favors topic 16
Full disclosure of campaign spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: Favors topic 16
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
No separate contribution limits for party activities: Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
End war in Afghanistan; watch spending in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Aid the Syrian opposition with training & equipment: Opposes topic 17
Sponsored bill to remove US forces from Yemen: Strongly Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Climate change is a real threat: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization: Favors topic 18
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws: Opposes topic 19
Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business: Favors topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20
$1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

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