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Ben Ray Lujan on Abortion
Click here for 9 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Roe v. Wade is law of the land; should not be overturned. (Oct 2020)
  • Ensure that abortion remains safe and legal. (Jul 2020)
  • NARAL Endorsement: Has a 100% pro-choice record. ()
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (May 2017)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (May 2017)
  • Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women. (Jan 2015)
  • Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health. (May 2015)
  • Pro-Planned Parenthood, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Ben Ray Lujan on Budget & Economy
Click here for 7 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Ben Ray Lujan on Civil Rights
Click here for 14 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Voted for Equality Act, expanded Violence Against Women Act. (Jul 2020)
  • Create true partnerships with Tribal communities. (Jul 2020)
  • Endorsement: One of LGBTQ community's strongest advocates. (Jan 2020)
  • Graded "A" by Center for Freethought Equality. (Aug 2016)
  • We should respect tribal sacred places. (Oct 2015)
  • Navajo Equality endorsement; indigenous LGBTQ advocates. ()
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • 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)
Ben Ray Lujan on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Rated 100% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
  • Keep inheritance tax, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Ben Ray Lujan on Crime
Click here for 5 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • End for-profit prisons, cash bail, mandatory minimums. (Jul 2020)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Jun 2013)
  • Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance. (Dec 2014)
  • Support law enforcement, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Ben Ray Lujan on Drugs
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  • Change approach to minor non-violent marijuana arrests. (Jul 2020)
  • Hold opioid manufacturers accountable for role in epidemic. (Jul 2020)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Ben Ray Lujan on Education
Click here for 8 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Dismantle skyrocketing costs of higher education. (Jul 2020)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • 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)
  • Pro-transgender bathrooms, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Ben Ray Lujan on Energy & Oil
Click here for 9 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Invest in and expand renewable energy projects. (Jul 2020)
  • Highest-ranking co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. (Jul 2020)
  • Shift $ from oil company tax breaks to renewable development. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • 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. (May 2019)
Ben Ray Lujan on Environment
Click here for 8 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Member of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 75% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Ben Ray Lujan on Families & Children
Click here for 3 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Anti-parental notification, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Ben Ray Lujan on Foreign Policy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Congress should reassert authority over foreign policy. (Jul 2020)
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Ben Ray Lujan on Free Trade
Click here for 5 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Reckless trade wars have raised prices on everyday items. (Jul 2020)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
  • Rated 38% by the USAE, indicating support for trade sanctions. (Dec 2012)
Ben Ray Lujan on Government Reform
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  • No campaign money from NRA, nor other company lobbyists. (Apr 2019)
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
  • 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. (Dec 2017)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
  • Judicially liberal, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Ben Ray Lujan on Gun Control
Click here for 7 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority. (Jun 2020)
  • Extend waiting periods from 3 to 10 days. (Mar 2019)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Apr 2011)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
  • Pro-gun rights, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Ben Ray Lujan on Health Care
Click here for 13 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Cancer diagnosis shouldn't lead to bankruptcy or home loss. (Oct 2020)
  • Supports $100 million to expand children's healthcare. (Jul 2020)
  • Increased funding for birth control and related services. (Jul 2020)
  • Co-sponsor of Medicare for All. (Jul 2020)
  • Universal health care: affordability, accessibility, quality. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Establish a public insurance option via healthcare Exchanges. (Jan 2011)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
  • GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster". (Feb 2015)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
Ben Ray Lujan on Homeland Security
Click here for 7 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Key mission to fight for veterans access to health care. (Jul 2020)
  • Reverse past & present LGBTQ discrimination in military. (Jul 2020)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Restrict domestic monitoring of phone calls. (Feb 2014)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Feb 2014)
  • Respect sequestration on defense budget without gimmicks. (Oct 2015)
Ben Ray Lujan on Immigration
Click here for 6 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Comprehensive immigration reform must be fair and just. (Jul 2020)
  • Pathway to citizenship for DREAMers. (Jul 2020)
  • Supports Comprehensive Immigration Reform. (Aug 2019)
  • Opposes the Muslim and Refugee Ban. (Aug 2019)
  • Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Anti-border security, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Ben Ray Lujan on Jobs
Click here for 10 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Republicans blocking bills to end pay discrimination. (Oct 2020)
  • Unions built the middle class in our country. (Jul 2020)
  • Raise the minimum wage, lower taxes for working families. (Jul 2020)
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Feb 2014)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
  • Let ex-cons apply freely, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Ben Ray Lujan on Principles & Values
Click here for 2 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Assistant Speaker of US House; son of speaker of NM House. (Apr 2019)
  • Question Trump on Emoluments clause. (May 2017)
Ben Ray Lujan on Social Security
Click here for 2 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Ben Ray Lujan on Tax Reform
Click here for 3 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million. (Apr 2012)
  • Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
  • Undo tax cuts, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Ben Ray Lujan on Technology
Click here for 8 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • LIFT America Act: $17 billion for energy infrastructure. (Jul 2020)
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Withdrew support for policing websites for copyright. (Oct 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Science, Space & Technology. (Mar 2011)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
  • Secure the grid, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Ben Ray Lujan on War & Peace
Click here for 7 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • War in Iraq was misguided; bring our troops home. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO 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. (Jul 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
  • Pro-Israel, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Ben Ray Lujan on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 6 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • End "lunch shaming" for students who can't afford lunch. (Jul 2020)
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Roe v. Wade is law of the land; should not be overturned: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ensure that abortion remains safe and legal: Strongly Favors topic 1
NARAL Endorsement: Has a 100% pro-choice record: 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
Judicially liberal, according to CC survey: Favors topic 1
Pro-Planned Parenthood, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 1
Anti-parental notification, according to CC survey: Favors topic 1
NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Republicans blocking bills to end pay discrimination: Favors topic 2
Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy: 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
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Voted for Equality Act, expanded Violence Against Women Act: Strongly Favors topic 3
Reverse past & present LGBTQ discrimination in military: Favors topic 3
Endorsement: One of LGBTQ community's strongest advocates: Strongly Favors topic 3
Navajo Equality endorsement; indigenous LGBTQ advocates: Strongly Favors topic 3
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
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
Pro-transgender bathrooms, according to CC survey: Favors topic 3
YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Graded "A" by Center for Freethought Equality: Strongly Opposes topic 4
We should respect tribal sacred places: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Cancer diagnosis shouldn't lead to bankruptcy or home loss: Favors topic 5
Supports $100 million to expand children's healthcare: Favors topic 5
Increased funding for birth control and related services: Strongly Favors topic 5
Co-sponsor of Medicare for All: Strongly Favors topic 5
Universal health care: affordability, accessibility, quality: Strongly Favors topic 5
Establish a public insurance option via healthcare Exchanges: 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
Expand the National Health Service Corps: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
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
NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Opposes topic 7
YES on $40B for green public schools: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
Prohibit invasive research on great apes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling: Favors topic 8
YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
End for-profit prisons, cash bail, mandatory minimums: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Hold opioid manufacturers accountable for role in epidemic: Strongly Favors topic 9
Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs: Opposes topic 9
Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Support law enforcement, according to CC survey: Favors topic 9
Let ex-cons apply freely, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority: Strongly Opposes topic 10
No campaign money from NRA, nor other company lobbyists: Opposes topic 10
Extend waiting periods from 3 to 10 days: Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message: Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Pro-gun rights, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Undo tax cuts, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 11
Keep inheritance tax, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Comprehensive immigration reform must be fair and just: Favors topic 12
Pathway to citizenship for DREAMers: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supports Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes the Muslim and Refugee Ban: Strongly Favors topic 12
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
Anti-border security, according to CC survey: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Reckless trade wars have raised prices on everyday items: Favors topic 13
Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: 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)
Congress should reassert authority over foreign policy: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Key mission to fight for veterans access to health care: Favors topic 15
Secure the grid, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors 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
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
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
War in Iraq was misguided; bring our troops home: Strongly Favors topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Rated Respect sequestration on defense budget without gimmicks: Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Pro-Israel, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Change approach to minor non-violent marijuana arrests: Opposes topic 18
Invest in and expand renewable energy projects: Favors topic 18
Highest-ranking co-sponsor of the Green New Deal: Strongly Favors topic 18
Shift $ from oil company tax breaks to renewable development: 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
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Favors topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

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