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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
YES on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds: Strongly Opposes topic 2
YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business: Strongly Opposes topic 2
YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports banning homosexuals in the military: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports voluntary prayer in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
$110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools: Favors topic 4
YES on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer: Favors topic 4
YES on $75M for abstinence education: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports repealing nationalized healthcare law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
NO on blocking medical savings acounts: Opposes topic 5
YES on Medicare means-testing: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Rated 7% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes: Favors topic 6
YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees: Favors topic 6
NO on allowing personal retirement accounts: Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes education vouchers for public or private school: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors topic 7
YES on school vouchers in DC: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on education savings accounts: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Favors topic 8
NO on continuing desert protection in California: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 73% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals: Favors topic 9
NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms: Strongly Opposes topic 9
YES on limiting death penalty appeals: Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
1991: voted for Brady Bill & background checks: Opposes topic 10
Rated C+ by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights: Opposes topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Open to the FairTax, but no VAT: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports flat-rate federal tax; opposes increased tax rates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on Internet sales tax moratorium: Opposes topic 11
YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes: Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voted for amnesty 26 years ago; against a dozen times since: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on limit welfare for immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Trade barriers would hurt Indiana: Strongly Favors 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
Rated 100% by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
China holds 1M Muslims in "patriotic re-education" camps: Favors topic 14
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: Favors topic 14
YES on $17.9 billion to IMF: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
1980s & 1990s: strengthen our national defense and security: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations: Favors topic 15
YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't pick winners & losers in biofuel; pick nuclear instead: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Accused of benefiting as lobbyist from pushing cap-and-trade: Favors topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
YES on spending international development funds on drug control: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Pro-growth economic policies to put Americans back to work: Favors topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: Opposes topic 20
Rated 29% by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record: Neutral on topic 20

Other candidates' VoteMatch: Daniel Coats on the issues:
2019 Trump Administration:
DOL:Acosta
NSA:Bolton
HUD:Carson
DOT:Chao
ODNI:Coats
Edu.:DeVos
U.N.:Haley
Econ.:Kudlow
DOD:Mattis
SBA:McMahon
Treas.:Mnuchin
Staff:Mulvaney
DHS:Nielsen
V.P.:Pence
USDA:Perdue
DOE:Perry
State:Pompeo
HHS:Price
EPA:Pruitt
DOC:Ross
A.G.:Sessions
V.A.:Shulkin
State:Tillerson
Pres.:Trump
DOI:Zinke
Former Obama Administration (2009-2016):
Pres.:Barack Obama
V.P.:Joe Biden
State:John Kerry
State:Hillary Clinton
HUD:Julian Castro

Former G.W.Bush Administration (2001-2008):
Pres.:George W. Bush
V.P.:Dick Cheney
State:Colin Powell
State:Condi Rice
EPA:Christie Whitman

Former Clinton Administration (1993-2000):
Pres.:Bill Clinton
V.P.:Al Gore
HUD:Andrew Cuomo
DOL:Robert Reich
A.G.:Janet Reno

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Page last updated: Jan 20, 2019