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Tom Reed
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Tom Reed on Abortion
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  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (May 2015)
Tom Reed on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored disapproving of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Mar 2014)
  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Tom Reed on Civil Rights
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  • Allow transgender people in the military. (Jun 2019)
  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)
  • Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Tom Reed on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
  • Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth. (Mar 2018)
  • Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs. (Nov 2017)
  • Voted NO on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Tom Reed on Crime
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  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
  • Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance. (Dec 2014)
  • Keep existing rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
Tom Reed on Drugs
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  • Sponsored bill for combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Tom Reed on Education
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)
  • No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency. (Jul 2015)
  • Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools. (Oct 2015)
  • Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Tom Reed on Energy & Oil
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  • Ween us from foreign oil with domestic natural gas. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
  • Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Tom Reed on Environment
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  • Voted to stop EPA from over-regulating people out of work. (Oct 2011)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA expansion of regulated waters. (Jul 2014)
  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
  • Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska. (Feb 2017)
Tom Reed on Families & Children
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  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2017)
Tom Reed on Foreign Policy
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  • We should leave Afghanistan when US generals say threat over. (Jun 2011)
  • Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan. (Nov 2012)
  • Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism. (Jan 2018)
  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Tom Reed on Free Trade
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  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
  • Rated 75% by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement. (Dec 2012)
Tom Reed on Government Reform
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  • Member of House Judiciary Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Jan 2014)
  • No holiday on election day; no same-day registration. (Mar 2019)
  • Oppose expanding voter registration and voter access. (Mar 2021)
  • Don't impeach President Trump for events of Jan. 6. (Jan 2021)
  • No statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Don't restrict presidential power; don't help whistleblowers. (Dec 2021)
Tom Reed on Gun Control
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  • Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
  • Voted NO on background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Tom Reed on Health Care
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  • Repeal & replace Obamacare. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
  • Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law. (Jan 2011)
  • Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient. (Feb 2015)
Tom Reed on Homeland Security
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  • Fully arm our troops as they defend liberty. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • $515B for military plus $89B off sequester for wars. (Apr 2015)
  • Voted against combating Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Tom Reed on Immigration
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  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Mar 2019)
  • Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries. (Apr 2021)
Tom Reed on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 83% by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor. (May 2012)
  • Keep Right-to-Work laws. (Mar 2021)
Tom Reed on Principles & Values
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  • Member of the Republican Study Committee. (Jan 2016)
  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Opposed creating Commission to investigate Jan. 6 events. (Jun 2021)
  • Member of the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus. (Jul 2021)
Tom Reed on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Tom Reed on Tax Reform
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  • Keep income tax & capital gains cuts. (Nov 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Tom Reed on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. (Mar 2011)
  • End net neutrality; allow tiered Internet service. (Jan 2011)
  • Award research grants based on national interest. (Feb 2016)
  • Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet. (Apr 2019)
Tom Reed on War & Peace
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  • There is still much to do in Iraq. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Apr 2012)
  • Aid the Syrian opposition with training & equipment. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted NO on removing US forces from Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • President ok to use military force against Iran. (Feb 2020)
  • Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq. (Jun 2021)
Tom Reed on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES for housing vouchers for recovering drug addicts. (Jun 2018)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Rated Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Rated Voted against combating Islamophobia: Opposes topic 2
Neutral on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
Allow transgender people in the military: Strongly Favors topic 3
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal & replace Obamacare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voted to stop EPA from over-regulating people out of work: Strongly Favors topic 8
No EPA expansion of regulated waters: Favors topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth: Favors topic 8
Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Rated Keep existing rules for police accountability: Favors topic 9
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale: Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background checks for private transfers: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Keep income tax & capital gains cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Rated Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 75% by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism: Favors topic 14
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fully arm our troops as they defend liberty: Strongly Favors topic 15
Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan: Strongly Favors topic 15
$515B for military plus $89B off sequester for wars: Favors topic 15
Award research grants based on national interest: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated No holiday on election day; no same-day registration: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Rated Oppose expanding voter registration and voter access: Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
We should leave Afghanistan when US generals say threat over: Opposes topic 17
There is still much to do in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Aid the Syrian opposition with training & equipment: Opposes topic 17
Rated Voted NO on removing US forces from Yemen: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq: Favors topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Ween us from foreign oil with domestic natural gas: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored bill for combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding: Opposes topic 20
Sponsored disapproving of increasing the debt limit: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business: Favors topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20
Rated Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Strongly Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

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