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Alan Grayson on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Increase federal funding for stem cell research. (Nov 2008)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
Alan Grayson on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Raise small business depreciation to $125,000. (Jul 2009)
Alan Grayson on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (Jun 2013)
Alan Grayson on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
Alan Grayson on Crime
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  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Alan Grayson on Drugs
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Alan Grayson on Education
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  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Alan Grayson on Energy & Oil
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  • Ban drilling for oil off Florida coasts. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
Alan Grayson on Environment
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  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions. (May 2013)
Alan Grayson on Families & Children
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  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Feb 2013)
  • Increase number of children eligible for free school meals. (Oct 2009)
Alan Grayson on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Alan Grayson on Free Trade
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  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
Alan Grayson on Government Reform
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  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
Alan Grayson on Gun Control
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  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
Alan Grayson on Health Care
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  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
Alan Grayson on Homeland Security
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  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Opposes banning military gay marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
Alan Grayson on Immigration
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Alan Grayson on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
Alan Grayson on Principles & Values
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Alan Grayson on Social Security
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  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Alan Grayson on Tax Reform
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  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
Alan Grayson on Technology
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  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
Alan Grayson on War & Peace
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  • Made his name fighting against contractor fraud in Iraq. (Apr 2010)
  • The War in Iraq has not made us safer. (Nov 2008)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Alan Grayson on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (May 2013)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Increase federal funding for stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Supports public abortion funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports churches providing birth control: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: 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)
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
Opposes defining traditional marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes banning military gay marriage: Favors topic 3
YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: 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)
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
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
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on $40B for green public schools: Opposes topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(0 points on Social scale)
Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions: Favors topic 8
YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: Opposes topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Neutral on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-5 points on Economic scale)
The War in Iraq has not made us safer: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Made his name fighting against contractor fraud in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ban drilling for oil off Florida coasts: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Favors topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
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
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

Alan Grayson is a Liberal Populist.
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