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Tom Rice on Abortion
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  • Fight for right to life. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports parental notification for abortions. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
Tom Rice on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
Tom Rice on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Jan 2014)
Tom Rice on Corporations
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  • Empower entrepreneurs by lower taxes & less regulation. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Tom Rice on Crime
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  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2012)
Tom Rice on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Tom Rice on Education
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Tom Rice on Energy & Oil
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Tom Rice on Environment
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  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Aug 2013)
Tom Rice on Families & Children
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Tom Rice on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Tom Rice on Free Trade
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Tom Rice on Government Reform
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  • Fight for Term Limits. (Nov 2012)
Tom Rice on Gun Control
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  • Defend Second Amendment rights. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
Tom Rice on Health Care
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  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports market-based health insurance. (Oct 2012)
Tom Rice on Homeland Security
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  • #1 priority: strengthen our Military. (Nov 2012)
Tom Rice on Immigration
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  • Make English the official language. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports declaring Official English. (Oct 2012)
Tom Rice on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Tom Rice on Principles & Values
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Tom Rice on Social Security
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Tom Rice on Tax Reform
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  • Fairer, flatter and simpler taxes. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
Tom Rice on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Tom Rice on War & Peace
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Tom Rice 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 Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fight for right to life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Supports parental notification for abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: 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
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports defining traditional marriage: Opposes topic 3
State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage: 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)
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports market-based health insurance: Opposes topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Defend Second Amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Empower entrepreneurs by lower taxes & less regulation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Fairer, flatter and simpler taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the inheritance tax: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Make English the official language: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports declaring Official English: 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 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
#1 priority: strengthen our Military: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Fight for Term Limits: Favors topic 16
Neutral on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Empower entrepreneurs by lower taxes & less regulation: Strongly Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Tom Rice is a Moderate Conservative.
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