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Dan Benishek on Abortion
Click here for 7 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Life is sacred from conception to natural death. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
  • Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers. (Mar 2013)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
Dan Benishek 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)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Feb 2013)
Dan Benishek on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
Dan Benishek 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 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Dan Benishek on Crime
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  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Dan Benishek on Drugs
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  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (May 2011)
  • Sponsored no federal enforcement against legal state marijuana. (Apr 2013)
  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Feb 2013)
Dan Benishek on Education
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
Dan Benishek on Energy & Oil
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  • Use our own coal, natural gas, and oil reserves. (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)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
Dan Benishek on Environment
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  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Member of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (May 2013)
Dan Benishek on Families & Children
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Dan Benishek on Foreign Policy
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  • Stay in the UN; but maintain US sovereignty. (Nov 2010)
  • Assert the 10th Amendment; limit supernational organizations. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated -4 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Dan Benishek on Free Trade
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Dan Benishek on Government Reform
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  • The 4 R's: Read It; Reduce It; Repeal It; Reform It. (Nov 2010)
  • 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)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
Dan Benishek on Gun Control
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  • Vigorously defend the Second Amendment. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored bill on heritage of hunting on federal lands. (Sep 2011)
Dan Benishek on Health Care
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  • Repeal ObamaCare and replace it with market reforms. (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)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Dan Benishek on Homeland Security
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  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Dan Benishek on Immigration
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  • Illegal immigration is a national security issue. (Nov 2010)
Dan Benishek on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
Dan Benishek on Principles & Values
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  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating opposition to separation of church & state. (Jan 2013)
Dan Benishek on Social Security
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  • Give young option of investing in retirement accounts. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated 3% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)
Dan Benishek on Tax Reform
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  • Reduce oppressive taxation & our-of-control government. (Nov 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Dan Benishek 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)
Dan Benishek 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)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Apr 2012)
Dan Benishek 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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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Life is sacred from conception to natural death: Strongly 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
Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers: 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
Neutral on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools: Favors topic 4
Rated 100% by the AU, indicating opposition to separation of church & state: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal ObamaCare and replace it with market reforms: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: 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
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 Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Give young option of investing in retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Supports private retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Rated 3% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors topic 7
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(-5 points on Social scale)
Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous: Favors topic 8
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)
Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Vigorously defend the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Sponsored bill on heritage of hunting on federal lands: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce oppressive taxation & our-of-control government: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Illegal immigration is a national security issue: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Stay in the UN; but maintain US sovereignty: Opposes topic 14
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
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)
Use our own coal, natural gas, and oil reserves: 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
Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants: 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
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+5 points on Social scale)
Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Sponsored no federal enforcement against legal state marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
The 4 R's: Read It; Reduce It; Repeal It; Reform It: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20
Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

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