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Travis Childers on Abortion
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  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
Travis Childers 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 YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Truth in Spending: show actual costs vs. planned costs. (Jul 2010)
Travis Childers on Civil Rights
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  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Travis Childers on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
Travis Childers on Crime
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  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Travis Childers on Drugs
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  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
Travis Childers on Education
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  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Travis Childers on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Include agricultural products in renewable fuels. (May 2009)
Travis Childers on Environment
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  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
Travis Childers on Families & Children
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  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
Travis Childers on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Travis Childers on Free Trade
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  • Unfair trade deals caused current economic problems. (Apr 2008)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
Travis Childers on Government Reform
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  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Travis Childers 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)
Travis Childers on Health Care
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  • Expand S-CHIP to provide affordable care to 1000s of kids. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
Travis Childers on Homeland Security
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Travis Childers on Immigration
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Travis Childers on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
Travis Childers on Principles & Values
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  • Work across regional & party lines to get things done. (Apr 2008)
Travis Childers on Social Security
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  • Fight to protect Social Security & oppose privatization. (Apr 2008)
Travis Childers on Tax Reform
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  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
Travis Childers on Technology
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  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
Travis Childers on War & Peace
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  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
Travis Childers on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans: 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)
Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-3 points on Social scale)
Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration: Favors topic 4
Neutral on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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)
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Expand S-CHIP to provide affordable care to 1000s of kids: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight to protect Social Security & oppose privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences: Opposes topic 7
YES on $40B for green public schools: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Include agricultural products in renewable fuels: Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets: Favors 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
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention: Opposes topic 20
Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income: Opposes topic 11
Neutral on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Unfair trade deals caused current economic problems: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-3 points on Social scale)
YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+2 points on Social scale)
YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq: Favors topic 17

Travis Childers is a Moderate Populist.
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