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Free Trade Health Care Social Security Families & Children
Immigration  Technology Corporations Welfare & Poverty
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Larry Bucshon on Abortion
Click here for 9 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Roe vs. Wade should be overturned. (Nov 2010)
  • Adult stem cell research but not embryonic stem cells. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
Larry Bucshon on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Larry Bucshon on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Larry Bucshon on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 0% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Larry Bucshon on Crime
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  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Larry Bucshon on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Larry Bucshon on Education
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
Larry Bucshon on Energy & Oil
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  • Explore oil & lean coal instead of cap-and-trade. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes regulations to reduce climate change. (Nov 2010)
Larry Bucshon on Environment
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  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Larry Bucshon on Families & Children
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Larry Bucshon on Foreign Policy
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  • Rated -3 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Larry Bucshon on Free Trade
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Larry Bucshon on Government Reform
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  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Larry Bucshon on Gun Control
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  • Right to bear arms will not be infringed on my watch. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes restricting gun purchase & possession. (Nov 2010)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Oct 2011)
Larry Bucshon on Health Care
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  • Tort reform, HSAs, and cross-state insurance, not ObamaCare. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Supports repealing nationalized healthcare law. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
  • Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law. (Jan 2011)
Larry Bucshon on Homeland Security
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  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
Larry Bucshon on Immigration
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  • No amnesty; enforce laws; fund the border fence. (Nov 2010)
Larry Bucshon on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Member of House Education and Labor Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 92% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
Larry Bucshon on Principles & Values
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Larry Bucshon on Social Security
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  • No privatization; honor our commitments. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Nov 2010)
Larry Bucshon on Tax Reform
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  • Reduce both business & individual tax rates. (Nov 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports eliminating the estate tax. (Nov 2010)
Larry Bucshon on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. (Mar 2011)
Larry Bucshon on War & Peace
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  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports a continued presence in Afghanistan. (Nov 2010)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
Larry Bucshon 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:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Roe vs. Wade should be overturned: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Adult stem cell research but not embryonic stem cells: Opposes topic 1
Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes federal abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
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)
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex 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)
Tort reform, HSAs, and cross-state insurance, not ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing nationalized healthcare law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No privatization; honor our commitments: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes privatizing Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports education vouchers for public or private school: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-3 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)
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Right to bear arms will not be infringed on my watch: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting gun purchase & possession: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce both business & individual tax rates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the estate tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
No amnesty; enforce laws; fund the border fence: 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 Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports a continued presence in Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Explore oil & lean coal instead of cap-and-trade: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulations to reduce climate change: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
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)
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Larry Bucshon is a Populist-Leaning Conservative.
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