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David Rivera on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • I consider myself pro-life. (Nov 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
David Rivera on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
David Rivera on Civil Rights
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  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
David Rivera on Corporations
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  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
David Rivera on Crime
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  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
David Rivera on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
David Rivera on Education
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
David Rivera on Energy & Oil
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  • Repeal cap-and-trade; explore American energy. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
David Rivera on Environment
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  • Member of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
David Rivera on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
David Rivera on Foreign Policy
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  • Member of House Foreign Affairs Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -3 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
David Rivera on Free Trade
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David Rivera on Government Reform
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  • No Pork Pledge: decrease earmarking; increase transparency. (Aug 2010)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
David Rivera on Gun Control
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  • Protect the right to bear arms. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
David Rivera on Health Care
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  • Repeal ObamaCare; it taxes the middle-class. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
David Rivera on Homeland Security
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  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
David Rivera on Immigration
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  • Control our borders and strengthen existing penalties. (Nov 2010)
David Rivera on Jobs
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  • Rated 50% by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor. (May 2012)
David Rivera on Principles & Values
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
David Rivera on Social Security
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David Rivera on Tax Reform
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  • Extend the tax cuts for all Americans & businesses. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports eliminating the estate tax. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
David Rivera on Technology
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  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
David Rivera on War & Peace
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  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
David Rivera on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Neutral on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports banning homosexuals in the military: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(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)
Protect the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal ObamaCare; it taxes the middle-class: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: 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:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports education vouchers for public or private school: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal cap-and-trade; explore American energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators: Strongly Favors topic 19
Neutral on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Extend the tax cuts for all Americans & businesses: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the estate tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Control our borders and strengthen existing penalties: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-3 points on Social scale)
No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17

David Rivera is a Populist-Leaning Conservative.
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