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Mark Amodei on Abortion
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  • Abortions should always be legally available. (Nov 2002)
Mark Amodei on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Feb 2013)
Mark Amodei on Civil Rights
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  • No same-sex marriage; no civil unions. (Nov 2002)
  • Support affirmative action in schools & workplaces. (Nov 2002)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Ensure disabled access to public pools. (Jan 2013)
Mark Amodei on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business. (Jan 2012)
  • Rated 0% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Mark Amodei on Crime
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  • Support the use of the death penalty in Nevada. (Nov 2002)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2002)
Mark Amodei on Drugs
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Mark Amodei on Education
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  • Support national standards and testing. (Nov 2002)
Mark Amodei on Energy & Oil
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  • More drilling & more oil refineries. (Sep 2011)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • Repeal weatherization assistance for low-income persons. (Nov 2011)
Mark Amodei on Environment
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  • Supports open space preservation & alternative fuel. (Nov 2002)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
Mark Amodei on Families & Children
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Mark Amodei on Foreign Policy
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  • Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan. (Nov 2012)
Mark Amodei on Free Trade
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  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Mar 2013)
Mark Amodei on Government Reform
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  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Mark Amodei on Gun Control
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  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Recognize heritage of hunting & shooting on federal lands. (Sep 2011)
Mark Amodei on Health Care
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  • Repeal ObamaCare; end lawsuit abuse. (Sep 2011)
Mark Amodei on Homeland Security
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  • Focus defense spending on 21st Century warfare. (Sep 2011)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
Mark Amodei on Immigration
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  • Secure our borders as a matter of national security. (Sep 2011)
  • Improve visa process to get more travelers from China. (Sep 2011)
Mark Amodei on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Mark Amodei on Principles & Values
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Mark Amodei on Social Security
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Mark Amodei on Tax Reform
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  • Americans don't pay too little in taxes. (Sep 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Mark Amodei on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (Oct 2011)
Mark Amodei on War & Peace
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  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
Mark Amodei on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Abortions should always be legally available: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support affirmative action in schools & workplaces: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
No same-sex marriage; no civil unions: Strongly 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)
Repeal ObamaCare; end lawsuit abuse: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Support national standards and testing: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Support the use of the death penalty in Nevada: Strongly Favors topic 9
End parole for repeat violent offenders: Strongly 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
Recognize heritage of hunting & shooting on federal lands: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Americans don't pay too little in taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Neutral on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
Secure our borders as a matter of national security: Opposes topic 12
Improve visa process to get more travelers from China: Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Focus defense spending on 21st Century warfare: Favors topic 15
Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
More drilling & more oil refineries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports open space preservation & alternative fuel: Favors topic 18
Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Repeal weatherization assistance for low-income persons: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: Opposes topic 20
Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business: Favors topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Mark Amodei is a Moderate Conservative.
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