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Ted Budd on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Obey God rather than man: I am 100% pro-life. (Nov 2016)
  • Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection. (May 2017)
  • Supports pro-life legislation. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion. (Feb 2019)
Ted Budd on Budget & Economy
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  • Fiscal responsibility needed for U.S. to lead the world. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
Ted Budd on Civil Rights
Click here for 3 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Racist policies due to Democrats; GOP brings people together. (Apr 2021)
  • Defend marriage and protect religious freedom. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2016)
Ted Budd on Corporations
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  • 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 removing US forces from Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • Voted NO on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Ted Budd on Crime
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  • That whole defund the police thing is crazy. (Apr 2021)
  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
Ted Budd on Drugs
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  • Sponsored bill for combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Ted Budd on Education
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  • Member of the Home School Legal Defense Association. (Apr 2021)
  • Far left wants to focus everything America got wrong. (Feb 2021)
  • Parents choose what's best: public, private, or homeschool. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes states adopting federal education standards. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Ted Budd on Energy & Oil
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  • Infrastructure bill is Trojan horse for Green New Deal. (Apr 2021)
  • No clear evidence that man contributes to climate change. (Dec 2019)
  • Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Ted Budd on Environment
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  • Cut EPA enforcement funding by $1.9 billion. (Dec 2019)
  • Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska. (Feb 2017)
Ted Budd on Families & Children
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Ted Budd on Foreign Policy
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  • When America is strong, the world is safer. (Nov 2016)
  • Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism. (Jan 2018)
Ted Budd on Free Trade
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  • Support imposition of tariffs on China. (Dec 2019)
  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
Ted Budd on Government Reform
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  • Voted against certifying the 2020 election results. (Apr 2021)
  • Deregulate small businesses strangled by big government. (Apr 2021)
  • Falsely claimed bill would allow minors to vote. (Mar 2021)
  • Leave redistricting to states; no independent commissions. (Dec 2019)
  • It's time to take on the Establishment. (Nov 2016)
  • Constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits. (Jan 2017)
  • No holiday on election day; no same-day registration. (Mar 2019)
Ted Budd on Gun Control
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  • Lifetime NRA member; owns gun range and store. (Apr 2021)
  • Eliminating our gun rights is a wrongheaded idea. (Nov 2016)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes gun-control legislation. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
Ted Budd on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare is wreaking havoc on our economy. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports repealing the 2010 affordable care act. (Nov 2016)
Ted Budd on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ted Budd on Immigration
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  • End diversity visa lottery & chain migration. (Dec 2019)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Jun 2019)
Ted Budd on Jobs
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  • Prohibit prevailing wage mandate. (Dec 2019)
  • 7M unfilled jobs means tax cuts are working. (Oct 2018)
Ted Budd on Principles & Values
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  • Running to stop US from becoming woke, socialist wasteland. (Apr 2021)
  • Teach the next generation to love our country. (Feb 2021)
  • Condemned with IFFY award for running "Issue-Free" campaign. (Oct 2016)
  • Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules. (Dec 2020)
Ted Budd on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ted Budd on Tax Reform
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  • Endorsed by Club for Growth; against tax increases. (Apr 2021)
  • Opposes tax increases, even to balance the budget. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
Ted Budd on Technology
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  • Co-sponsored bill to make websites and apps ADA compliant. (Apr 2021)
  • Don't require that internet provides equal access to all. (Dec 2019)
  • Don't make 48 other states pay $30B for NY-NJ Tunnel. (Mar 2018)
  • Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet. (Apr 2019)
Ted Budd on War & Peace
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  • President ok to use military force against Iran. (Feb 2020)
Ted Budd on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Sponsored bill providing housing vouchers to ex-addicts. (Jun 2018)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Obey God rather than man: I am 100% pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports pro-life legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Racist policies due to Democrats; GOP brings people together: Neutral on topic 2
Co-sponsored bill to make websites and apps ADA compliant: Favors topic 2
Rated Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Defend marriage and protect religious freedom: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare is wreaking havoc on our economy: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing the 2010 affordable care act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Member of the Home School Legal Defense Association: Strongly Favors topic 7
Far left wants to focus everything America got wrong: Favors topic 7
Parents choose what's best: public, private, or homeschool: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes states adopting federal education standards: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Deregulate small businesses strangled by big government: Strongly Favors topic 8
Cut EPA enforcement funding by $1.9 billion: 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)
That whole defund the police thing is crazy: Strongly Favors topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Lifetime NRA member; owns gun range and store: Strongly Favors topic 10
Eliminating our gun rights is a wrongheaded idea: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes gun-control legislation: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed by Club for Growth; against tax increases: Strongly Opposes topic 11
7M unfilled jobs means tax cuts are working: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes tax increases, even to balance the budget: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth: Strongly Opposes 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)
End diversity visa lottery & chain migration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Support imposition of tariffs on China: Opposes topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Teach the next generation to love our country: Strongly Favors topic 14
When America is strong, the world is safer: Strongly Favors topic 14
Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism: Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voted against certifying the 2020 election results: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Falsely claimed bill would allow minors to vote: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Leave redistricting to states; no independent commissions: Opposes topic 16
It's time to take on the Establishment: Favors topic 16
Constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits: Favors topic 16
Rated No holiday on election day; no same-day registration: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
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
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Infrastructure bill is Trojan horse for Green New Deal: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No clear evidence that man contributes to climate change: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy: 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
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Prohibit prevailing wage mandate: Opposes topic 20
Fiscal responsibility needed for U.S. to lead the world: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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