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Parker Griffith on Abortion
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  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
Parker Griffith on Budget & Economy
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  • 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 YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
Parker Griffith on Civil Rights
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  • Opposed to barring gender-based pay discrimination. (Sep 2010)
Parker Griffith on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
Parker Griffith on Crime
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  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Parker Griffith on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Parker Griffith on Education
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  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Parker Griffith on Energy & Oil
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  • Support offshore drilling; support more refineries. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
Parker Griffith on Environment
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  • Fund the BLM and recycling, but restrict the EPA and NPS. (Sep 2010)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
Parker Griffith on Families & Children
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  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
Parker Griffith 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)
Parker Griffith on Free Trade
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  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
Parker Griffith on Government Reform
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  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Parker Griffith on Gun Control
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  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
Parker Griffith on Health Care
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  • Consistently voted against ObamaCare. (Mar 2010)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Parker Griffith on Homeland Security
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  • Strong national defense, and missile defense. (Nov 2008)
Parker Griffith on Immigration
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  • Close our borders; illegals cost us millions. (Nov 2008)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
Parker Griffith on Jobs
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Parker Griffith on Principles & Values
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  • Changed party from Democrat to Republican. (Dec 2009)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
Parker Griffith on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Parker Griffith on Tax Reform
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  • Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
Parker Griffith on Technology
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  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Parker Griffith on War & Peace
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  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Parker Griffith on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposed to barring gender-based pay discrimination: 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)
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Consistently voted against ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on $40B for green public schools: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Fund the BLM and recycling, but restrict the EPA and NPS: Favors topic 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: Favors 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
Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No European-style VAT (value-added tax): Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Close our borders; illegals cost us millions: Strongly Opposes topic 12
End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency: Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strong national defense, and missile defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support offshore drilling; support more refineries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Opposes 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)
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

Parker Griffith is a Moderate Conservative.
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