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Bobby Jindal on Abortion
Click here for 8 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • 2003: In first race, admitted to liberals he was pro-life. (Nov 2010)
  • Judeo-Christian heritage fosters culture of life. (Nov 2010)
  • Iím pro-life. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
Bobby Jindal on Budget & Economy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Replace "obsession with zeroes" with growth strategy. (Mar 2013)
  • Invest the retirement benefits for teachers & state workers. (Mar 2008)
  • Encourage investment in our low-to-moderate income areas. (Mar 2008)
Bobby Jindal on Civil Rights
Click here for 6 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Strong views opposing same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports constitutional amendment to define marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 33% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Bobby Jindal on Corporations
Click here for 3 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Eliminated burdensome business taxes. (Apr 2013)
  • We paid companies, via loopholes, to not pay corporate tax. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
Bobby Jindal on Crime
Click here for 6 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Crack down on the horrific crime of human sex trafficking. (Mar 2014)
  • Chemical castration for sexual predators. (Nov 2010)
  • Death penalty for violent child rape. (Nov 2010)
  • Increase penalties on child predators and sex offenders. (Jan 2009)
  • Capital punishment for rape as well as murder. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Bobby Jindal on Drugs
Click here for 2 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Never experimented with drugs as a youth. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Bobby Jindal on Education
Click here for 13 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • $141M more to train students for the jobs of the future. (Mar 2014)
  • Fight to give parents choices in schools. (Mar 2014)
  • Reward good teachers with flex pay. (Nov 2010)
  • Pay 90% of public school cost as private & parochial tuition. (Nov 2010)
  • Tap faith-based groups to run charter schools. (Nov 2010)
  • I favor whatever works, including vouchers & charters. (Nov 2010)
  • Reinvented New Orleans with private/parochial scholarships. (Feb 2009)
  • Increase completion rate above 6% for GED-OPTIONS program. (Jan 2009)
  • Performance-based funding for schools to meet industry needs. (Jan 2009)
  • Too many of our campuses have buildings with leaking roofs. (Mar 2008)
  • Tax deductions for tuition & qualified educational expenses. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
Bobby Jindal on Energy & Oil
Click here for 12 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • BP oil spill: $350M plan to dredge sand for barrier islands. (Feb 2014)
  • Drilling moratorium was second disaster after BP spill. (Nov 2010)
  • Develop any & all methods of producing energy. (Nov 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade is a jobs bill for other countries. (Nov 2010)
  • More renewables; more nuclear power, more drilling. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. (Mar 2010)
Bobby Jindal on Environment
Click here for 7 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Too-big feds failed on BP oil spill just like on Katrina. (Nov 2010)
  • Feds took weeks to build sand berms needed for BP spill. (Nov 2010)
  • Faith-based groups moved faster than feds during Katrina. (Nov 2010)
  • $300 million for hurricane protection & coastal restoration. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
Bobby Jindal on Families & Children
Click here for 2 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Family values reduce poverty; war on poverty doesn't. (Nov 2010)
  • Increase scrutiny & penalties for school child abuse. (Jan 2009)
Bobby Jindal on Foreign Policy
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  • America is exceptional & should remain the greatest country. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
Bobby Jindal on Free Trade
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  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
Bobby Jindal on Government Reform
Click here for 15 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • If it's worth doing, then block-grant it to the states. (Mar 2013)
  • Federal government has become too expensive & too expansive. (Nov 2010)
  • Make being a Congressman a part-time job. (Nov 2010)
  • Full financial disclosure for both legislators & lobbyists. (Nov 2010)
  • Line-item veto & single-item legislation. (Nov 2010)
  • Fighting big government is conservative missionary work. (Nov 2010)
  • Strength of America is not in government but in our citizens. (Feb 2009)
  • Legislator salary increase should be smaller & post-election. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
Bobby Jindal on Gun Control
Click here for 2 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Bobby Jindal on Health Care
Click here for 10 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Market-based alternatives to top-down ObamaCare. (Nov 2010)
  • Healthcare is a right; but instrument is the marketplace. (Nov 2010)
  • Euthanasia cheapens life just like abortion & infanticide. (Nov 2010)
  • Universal access, but not government-run. (Feb 2009)
  • Move away from ER to primary care; cover 100,000 uninsured. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
Bobby Jindal on Homeland Security
Click here for 10 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Ill-advised to scale back missile defense. (Nov 2010)
  • Don't give Miranda rights to terrorists. (Nov 2010)
  • Make no apologies when we must use our military strength. (Nov 2010)
  • Claim of "poverty causes terrorism" justifies globalism. (Nov 2010)
  • Now is no time to cut funding for our troops. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
Bobby Jindal on Immigration
Click here for 7 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Mexico is effectively exporting its unemployment to us. (Nov 2010)
  • Enforce existing laws & refocus on high-skill immigrants. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Bobby Jindal on Jobs
Click here for 4 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Not done as long as there are folks who can't find work. (Apr 2013)
  • Revamp our workforce training programs. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
Bobby Jindal on Local Issues
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Bobby Jindal on Principles & Values
Click here for 11 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Dems are for government expansion & economic contraction. (Mar 2013)
  • We've got to stop being the stupid party. (Jan 2013)
  • Traditional Hindu values mesh with Bible Belt beliefs. (Nov 2010)
  • Journey from Hinduism to Christianity began in high school. (Nov 2010)
  • Crisis principles: urgency; listening; informing public. (Nov 2010)
  • I'm a son of the Deep South. (Nov 2010)
  • Elite harbor condescending view of people of faith. (Nov 2010)
  • 2009 Obama response speech: I blew it. (Nov 2010)
  • Mother was pregnant with him when parents arrived from India. (Feb 2009)
  • Rated B by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Bobby Jindal on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Bobby Jindal on Tax Reform
Click here for 12 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Overhaul our tax code and eliminate income taxes. (Apr 2013)
  • Simplify our complicated tax code by blowing it up. (Mar 2013)
  • The more you pay in taxes the less you are free. (Nov 2010)
  • Create jobs by lowering tax rates for families & business. (Feb 2009)
  • Federal tax rebate should be exempted from state income tax. (Mar 2008)
  • Eliminate the permanent tax on business utilities. (Mar 2008)
  • Speed up the elimination of the tax on capital debt. (Mar 2008)
  • Use vehicle taxes & license fees for transportation expenses. (Mar 2008)
  • Make the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts permanent. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Bobby Jindal on Technology
Click here for 9 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Same communication problems during Katrina as on 9/11. (Nov 2010)
  • Criminalize use of internet routers & wi-fi for child porn. (Jan 2009)
  • $515 million investment in transportation & infrastructure. (Mar 2008)
  • $209 million investment in new roads and expansion. (Mar 2008)
  • $50 million for Pennington Biomedical Research Center. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
Bobby Jindal on War & Peace
Click here for 3 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Prevent the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
Bobby Jindal on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 3 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Feds obliged to care for those who can't care for themselves. (Nov 2010)
  • Land of the Free shouldn't become Land of the Free Lunch. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Judeo-Christian heritage fosters culture of life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Euthanasia cheapens life just like abortion & infanticide: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Iím pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion: Opposes topic 1
YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 33% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance: Strongly Opposes topic 2
NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strong views opposing same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports constitutional amendment to define marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports constitutional amendment to define marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Tap faith-based groups to run charter schools: Favors topic 4
Faith-based groups moved faster than feds during Katrina: Favors topic 4
Family values reduce poverty; war on poverty doesn't: Favors topic 4
Feds obliged to care for those who can't care for themselves: Opposes topic 4
Land of the Free shouldn't become Land of the Free Lunch: Favors topic 4
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation: Strongly Favors topic 4
NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Market-based alternatives to top-down ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Healthcare is a right; but instrument is the marketplace: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Universal access, but not government-run: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Move away from ER to primary care; cover 100,000 uninsured: Favors topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay: Strongly Opposes topic 5
NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Opposes topic 5
Neutral 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)
Fight to give parents choices in schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Pay 90% of public school cost as private & parochial tuition: Strongly Favors topic 7
Pay 90% of public school cost as private & parochial tuition: Strongly Favors topic 7
I favor whatever works, including vouchers & charters: Strongly Favors topic 7
I favor whatever works, including vouchers & charters: Strongly Favors topic 7
Reinvented New Orleans with private/parochial scholarships: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Develop any & all methods of producing energy: Strongly Favors topic 8
$300 million for hurricane protection & coastal restoration: Opposes topic 8
$209 million investment in new roads and expansion: Opposes topic 8
YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Chemical castration for sexual predators: Strongly Favors topic 9
Death penalty for violent child rape: Strongly Favors topic 9
Increase penalties on child predators and sex offenders: Favors topic 9
Increase scrutiny & penalties for school child abuse: Favors topic 9
Capital punishment for rape as well as murder: Favors topic 9
YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We paid companies, via loopholes, to not pay corporate tax: Favors topic 11
Overhaul our tax code and eliminate income taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
The more you pay in taxes the less you are free: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Create jobs by lowering tax rates for families & business: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Federal tax rebate should be exempted from state income tax: Opposes topic 11
Eliminate the permanent tax on business utilities: Opposes topic 11
Speed up the elimination of the tax on capital debt: Opposes topic 11
Make the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Mexico is effectively exporting its unemployment to us: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Enforce existing laws & refocus on high-skill immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Government services in English only: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Declare English as the official language of the US: Opposes topic 12
YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
America is exceptional & should remain the greatest country: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Ill-advised to scale back missile defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Make no apologies when we must use our military strength: Strongly Favors topic 15
Now is no time to cut funding for our troops: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses: Favors topic 15
YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Make being a Congressman a part-time job: Favors topic 16
YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees: Opposes topic 16
YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Develop any & all methods of producing energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade is a jobs bill for other countries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
More renewables; more nuclear power, more drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence: Opposes topic 18
Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Never experimented with drugs as a youth: Favors topic 19
Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Replace "obsession with zeroes" with growth strategy: Favors topic 20
Create jobs by lowering tax rates for families & business: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Bobby Jindal is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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