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Tom Rooney on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment. (Feb 2009)
Tom Rooney on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Member of the House Republican Economic Recovery Working Group. (Sep 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Tom Rooney on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
Tom Rooney on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Rated 0% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Tom Rooney on Crime
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  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Tom Rooney on Drugs
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Tom Rooney on Education
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Tom Rooney on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal weatherization assistance for low-income persons. (Nov 2011)
Tom Rooney on Environment
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  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Rated 25% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Tom Rooney on Families & Children
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  • Director of “The Children’s Place at Home Safe”. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
Tom Rooney on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -4 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Support Iranian demonstrators against Iranian government. (Jun 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Tom Rooney on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Tom Rooney on Government Reform
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  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Tom Rooney on Gun Control
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  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition. (Apr 2009)
Tom Rooney on Health Care
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  • 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)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Establishment of Office of Health Care Fraud Prevention. (Oct 2009)
Tom Rooney on Homeland Security
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  • As Army JAG, prosecuted & convicted civilian criminals. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Intelligence. (Mar 2011)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Tom Rooney on Immigration
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  • Rated A- by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Improve visa process to get more travelers from China. (Sep 2011)
Tom Rooney on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Member of House Committee on Agriculture. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
Tom Rooney on Principles & Values
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  • Worked for Sen. Connie Mack (R-FL). (Nov 2008)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
Tom Rooney on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Tom Rooney on Tax Reform
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  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Tom Rooney on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
Tom Rooney 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)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Tom Rooney on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Opposes 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 Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Establishment of Office of Health Care Fraud Prevention: 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
NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Opposes topic 5
NO on regulating tobacco as a drug: 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:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
NO on $40B for green public schools: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
As Army JAG, prosecuted & convicted civilian criminals: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated A- by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Improve visa process to get more travelers from China: Favors topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific: Strongly Favors 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 political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad: Favors topic 16
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-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
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: 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
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Repeal weatherization assistance for low-income persons: 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
NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Opposes topic 18
NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

Tom Rooney is a Moderate Conservative.
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