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Eric Swalwell on Abortion
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  • Full access to contraception & reproductive health services. (Nov 2012)
Eric Swalwell on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
Eric Swalwell on Civil Rights
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  • Full LGBT equality, including freedom to marry. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Feb 2013)
Eric Swalwell on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Eric Swalwell on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Eric Swalwell on Drugs
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Eric Swalwell on Education
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  • Abolish NCLB and teaching to the test. (Nov 2012)
Eric Swalwell on Energy & Oil
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  • R&D--but also manufacturing--for clean energy technology. (Nov 2012)
Eric Swalwell on Environment
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Eric Swalwell on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Eric Swalwell on Foreign Policy
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Eric Swalwell on Free Trade
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  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
Eric Swalwell on Government Reform
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  • Super PACS buy influence & game our political system. (Nov 2012)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
Eric Swalwell on Gun Control
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Eric Swalwell on Health Care
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  • Work on preventative health care within ObamaCare. (Nov 2012)
Eric Swalwell on Homeland Security
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  • Continue the hunt for Al-Qaeda leaders. (Nov 2012)
  • More benefits for veterans' valiant sacrifices. (Nov 2012)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Feb 2014)
Eric Swalwell on Immigration
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  • Support DREAM Act; but deport convicted criminals. (Nov 2012)
Eric Swalwell on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
Eric Swalwell on Principles & Values
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Eric Swalwell on Social Security
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  • Ensure our successful government programs for long-term. (Nov 2012)
Eric Swalwell on Tax Reform
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  • Fairer tax system with tax increase on wealthiest Americans. (Nov 2012)
Eric Swalwell on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects. (Mar 2013)
Eric Swalwell on War & Peace
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  • Speedier withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. (Nov 2012)
  • Don't let Iran get one step closer to nukes. (Nov 2012)
Eric Swalwell on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Full access to contraception & reproductive health services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly 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)
Full LGBT equality, including freedom to marry: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Work on preventative health care within ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Ensure our successful government programs for long-term: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Abolish NCLB and teaching to the test: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fairer tax system with tax increase on wealthiest Americans: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Support DREAM Act; but deport convicted criminals: Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
More benefits for veterans' valiant sacrifices: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Super PACS buy influence & game our political system: Strongly Favors topic 16
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Speedier withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan: Favors topic 17
Don't let Iran get one step closer to nukes: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
R&D--but also manufacturing--for clean energy technology: Strongly Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects: Favors topic 20
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

Eric Swalwell is a Liberal Populist.
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