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Joe Schwarz on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
Joe Schwarz on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Joe Schwarz on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
Joe Schwarz on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Joe Schwarz on Crime
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Joe Schwarz on Drugs
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Joe Schwarz on Education
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  • Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
Joe Schwarz on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
Joe Schwarz on Environment
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  • Oppose to drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
Joe Schwarz on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Joe Schwarz on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
Joe Schwarz on Free Trade
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  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
Joe Schwarz on Government Reform
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  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
Joe Schwarz on Gun Control
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  • Voted against the concealed weapons law. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
Joe Schwarz on Health Care
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  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
Joe Schwarz on Homeland Security
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  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
Joe Schwarz on Immigration
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  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
Joe Schwarz on Jobs
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  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
Joe Schwarz on Principles & Values
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Joe Schwarz on Social Security
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Joe Schwarz on Tax Reform
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  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
Joe Schwarz on Technology
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  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
Joe Schwarz on War & Peace
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  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
Joe Schwarz on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Neutral on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals: Favors topic 1
YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks: Favors topic 2
NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-3 points on Social scale)
NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance: 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)
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
Voted against the concealed weapons law: Strongly Opposes topic 10
YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay: Strongly 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:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Oppose to drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+2 points on Economic scale)
YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date: Strongly Opposes topic 17

Joe Schwarz is a Moderate Conservative.
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