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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Ban Partial Birth Abortion & Overseas Abortion funding: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports giving legal protection to unborn children: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Voted YES to protect infant survivors of abortion: Opposes topic 1
YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad: Opposes topic 1
YES on Unknown roll call for 2001-89: Opposes topic 1
YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Rated 32% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance: Strongly Opposes topic 2
YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions: Opposes topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Neutral on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports legalizing same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Change of heart: give gays the joy & stability of marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Gov't shouldn't deny gay couples opportunity to get married: Strongly Favors topic 3
Bible says "we are all children of God": that includes gays: Strongly Favors topic 3
Let the military decide on don't-ask-don't-tell: Opposes topic 3
Rated 45% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights: Neutral on topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports banning homosexuals in the military: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on banning gay adoptions in DC: Opposes topic 3
YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment: Favors topic 4
Supports requiring schools to allow prayer: Favors topic 4
Rated 92% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record: Strongly Favors topic 4
TV shows should have explicit viewer advisories: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations: Favors topic 4
YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration: Favors topic 4
YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal new health reform; it's a job killer: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Small business owners are fearful of current health debate: Opposes topic 5
Rated 12% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate: Opposes topic 5
Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals: Opposes topic 5
YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage: Opposes topic 5
NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs: Opposes topic 5
YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits: Opposes topic 5
YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients: Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supported Bush's privatization, but no longer supports it: Opposes topic 6
Payroll taxes don't pay for the benefits going out: Favors topic 6
Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record: Strongly Favors topic 6
Rated 3% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings: Favors topic 6
Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care: Neutral on topic 6
NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox: Favors topic 6
YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits: Favors topic 6
YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated 15% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Sponsored establishing International Conservation Strategy: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Sponsored matching grants for wetlands conservation projects: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth: Favors topic 8
Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Require DNA testing for all federal executions: Opposes topic 9
Death penalty for killing police officers: Favors topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Rated 64% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty: Favors topic 9
NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment: Strongly Favors topic 9
YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder: Strongly Favors topic 9
NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals: Favors topic 9
YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime: Favors topic 9
NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Avid outdoorsman and lifelong hunter: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Reciprocity across state lines for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Any tax increase would hurt the fragile economy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Phaseout the death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated 60% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes: Neutral on topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes: Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty": Opposes topic 11
YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business: Opposes topic 11
YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"): Opposes topic 11
YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on providing tax relief and simplification: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supports granting amnesty to illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supports full implementation of current border security laws: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Terminate national emergency at the Southern border: Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules: Favors topic 12
NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Push TPP to remove limits on US poultry exports: Strongly Favors topic 13
Negotiated fast-track under Bush; but slowing it under Obama: Opposes topic 13
Pass more trade agreements to increase Ohio exports: Strongly Favors topic 13
Trade spreads economic and political freedom: Strongly Favors topic 13
Steadfast proponent of the power of open markets: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports Central American & Dominican Republic trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Trade creates more and better-paying jobs at home: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 56% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues: Neutral on topic 13
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Declare Turkish rebar subject to anti-dumping duties: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Rated Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 88% by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China: Strongly Favors topic 13
NO on withdrawing from the WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Favors topic 13
YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Tighten visa waiver programs but respect opinion abroad: Opposes topic 14
Chinaís entry into WTO makes China play by the rules: Favors topic 14
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record: Strongly Favors topic 15
$515B for military plus $89B off sequester for wars: Favors topic 15
No US troops under UN command; more defense spending: Favors topic 15
YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill: Favors topic 15
YES on deploying SDI: Favors topic 15
YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
NO on banning soft money and issue ads: Opposes topic 16
YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties: Favors topic 16
NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Keep sanctions on Russia for taking Crimea & east Ukraine: Favors topic 17
Arbitrary deadline for withdrawal lets enemy wait it out: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection: Opposes topic 17
No nuclear deal with Iran without Congressional input: Opposes topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
YES on authorizing military force in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Human activity contributes to climate change; but no laws: Opposes topic 18
Expanding nuclear energy is a safe and practical: Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade energy tax will force plants to close: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes renewable energy tax credits: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposed unemployment extension as unpaid-for, & needs reform: Opposes 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

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