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Tammy Duckworth on Abortion
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  • Right to privacy to control women's own bodies. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes parental notification for abortions. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Aug 2012)
Tammy Duckworth on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
Tammy Duckworth on Civil Rights
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  • Equal pay for equal work. (Nov 2012)
  • Push for total equality for the LGBT community. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
Tammy Duckworth on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Tammy Duckworth on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Tammy Duckworth on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Tammy Duckworth on Education
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  • Vouchers undermine long-term public school improvement. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Tammy Duckworth on Energy & Oil
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  • Support light rail and low-carbon modes of transportation. (Nov 2012)
Tammy Duckworth on Environment
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Tammy Duckworth on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Tammy Duckworth on Foreign Policy
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Tammy Duckworth on Free Trade
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Tammy Duckworth on Government Reform
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Tammy Duckworth on Gun Control
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  • Supports restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
Tammy Duckworth on Health Care
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  • Roll up my sleeves to fix the problems with ObamaCare. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
Tammy Duckworth on Homeland Security
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  • 2004: Lost both legs as helicopter pilot in Iraq. (Jan 2007)
  • Endorsed by VoteVets.org; against wasteful defense spending. (Nov 2012)
Tammy Duckworth on Immigration
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  • Pathway to citizenship as well as DREAM Act. (Nov 2012)
Tammy Duckworth on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
Tammy Duckworth on Principles & Values
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Tammy Duckworth on Social Security
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  • Oppose efforts to undermine Social Security. (Nov 2012)
  • by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance. (Jul 2012)
Tammy Duckworth on Tax Reform
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  • Divide burden fairly; let Bush tax cuts expire for wealthy. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
Tammy Duckworth on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Tammy Duckworth on War & Peace
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  • Iraq was a distraction from the real threat of terrorism. (Nov 2012)
Tammy Duckworth on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Right to privacy to control women's own bodies: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public abortion funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes parental notification for abortions: Favors topic 1
Supports churches providing birth control: Strongly Favors topic 1
Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Equal pay for equal work: Strongly Favors topic 2
Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Push for total equality for the LGBT community: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes defining traditional marriage: Strongly Favors 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 Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Roll up my sleeves to fix the problems with ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose efforts to undermine Social Security: Opposes topic 6
by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Vouchers undermine long-term public school improvement: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015: Opposes topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports restricting the Second Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Divide burden fairly; let Bush tax cuts expire for wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pathway to citizenship as well as DREAM Act: Strongly Favors 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)
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by VoteVets.org; against wasteful defense spending: Opposes topic 15
Neutral on topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+5 points on Social scale)
Iraq was a distraction from the real threat of terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support light rail and low-carbon modes of transportation: Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Tammy Duckworth is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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