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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
I am a strong pro-choice feminist: Strongly 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)
Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: Strongly 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
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)
GLBT marriage equality for all Californians: 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
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Broaden the availability of food stamps: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight for robust public option; advocate for single-payer: Strongly Favors topic 5
1970s: Pushed reimbursements for psychiatric health: Favors topic 5
Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment: 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
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
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Never allow Wall Street to touch Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 98% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Ensure that teachers have the resources they need: Opposes topic 7
No greater responsibility than educating our children: Opposes topic 7
Budget cuts directly lower school quality: Opposes topic 7
$25B to renovate or repair elementary schools: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+5 points on Social scale)
Safeguard our environment for future generations: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Garamendi Process: balanced water needs with protection: Opposes topic 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 92% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales: Opposes topic 10
Ban "fire sale" of firearms after delicensing closure: Opposes topic 10
Ban large-capacity ammunition: Opposes topic 10
Stricter regulation on gun show firearm sales: Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored enforcing against corporate offshore tax haven banking: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Protect LGBT families from illegal immigrant deportation: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements: Opposes topic 13
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 25% by the USAE, indicating support for trade sanctions: Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
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Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Establish 15 days of early voting in all states: Favors topic 16
Full disclosure of campaign spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Diplomacy should always be our first mission abroad: Favors topic 17
Iraq War was an unnecessary war of choice sold on mistruths: Strongly Favors topic 17
Embargo refined oil products into Iran if they keep nukes: Opposes topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Authored solar, wind and energy conservation tax credit law: Strongly Favors topic 18
Principle negotiator for the Kyoto Protocol: Strongly Favors topic 18
Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
$5 billion in tax credits for alternative energy projects: 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
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
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion: 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

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Left 114th Congress, 2015-2016:
AZ-1: Kirkpatrick(D,ran for Senate)
CA-4: Hahn(D,ran for County)
CA-46:Sanchez(D,ran for Senate)
DE-0: Carney(D,ran for Governor)
HI-1: Takai(D,deceased)
IL-8: Duckworth(D,ran for Senate)
IL-18:Schock(R,resigned)
IN-3: Stutzman(R,ran for Senate)
IN-9: Young(R,ran for Senate)
LA-3: Boustany(R,ran for Senate)
LA-4: Fleming(R,ran for Senate)
MD-4: Edwards(D,ran for Senate)
MD-8: Van Hollen(D,ran for Senate)
MS-1: Nunnelee(R,deceased)
NV-3: Heck(R,ran for Senate)
NY-11:Grimm(R,resigned)
OH-8: Boehner(R,resigned)
Newly-elected Democrats taking office Jan.2017:
AZ-1:O`Halleran(D)
CA-17:Khanna(D)
CA-20:Panetta(D)
CA-24:Carbajal(D)
CA-44:Barragan(D)
CA-46:Correa(D)
DE-0:Rochester(D)
FL-5:Lawson(D)
FL-7:Murphy(D)
FL-9:Soto(D)
FL-10:Demings(D)
FL-13:Crist(D)
HI-1:Hanabusa(D)
IL-10:Schneider(D)
IL-8:Krishnamoorthi(D)
MD-4:Brown(D)
MD-8:Raskin(D)
NH-1:Shea-Porter(D)
NJ-5:Gottheimer(D)
NV-3:Rosen(D)
NV-4:Kihuen(D)
NY-3:Suozzi(D)
NY-13:Espaillat(D)
PA-2:Evans(D)
TX-15:Gonzalez(D)
VA-4:McEachin(D)
WA-7:Jayapal(D)
Newly-elected Republicans taking office Jan.2017:
AZ-5:Biggs(R)
FL-1:Gaetz(R)
FL-2:Dunn(R)
FL-18:Mast(R)
FL-19:Rooney(R)
FL-4:Rutherford(R)
GA-3:Ferguson(R)
IN-3:Banks(R)
IN-9:Hollingsworth(R)
KS-1:Marshall(R)
KY-1:Comer(R)
MI-1:Bergman(R)
MI-10:Mitchell(R)
MN-2:Lewis(R)
NC-13:Budd(R)
NE-2:Bacon(R)
NY-19:Faso(R)
NY-22:Tenney(R)
PA-8:Fitzpatrick(R)
TN-8:Kustoff(R)
TX-19:Arrington(R)
VA-2:Taylor(R)
VA-5:Garrett(R)
WI-8:Gallagher(R)
WY-0:Cheney(R)
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