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Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)

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Mike Pence on Abortion
Click here for 25 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • We embrace life because we're better for it. (Oct 2016)
  • Partial-birth abortion is just anathema to me. (Oct 2016)
  • Need Supreme Court justices who uphold Constitution. (Jul 2016)
  • Periods for Pence: protest against interring aborted fetuses. (Apr 2016)
  • Defund Planned Parenthood for providing abortion. (Sep 2012)
  • Commit to unalienable right to life, including the unborn. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection. (Dec 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
  • Sponsored bill to prohibit fed funding of Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
  • Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment. (Feb 2009)
Mike Pence on Budget & Economy
Click here for 22 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • We've almost doubled the national debt; but not Indiana. (Oct 2016)
  • Change of leadership will lead to America's comeback. (Oct 2016)
  • Conservative principles lead to less debt & more jobs. (Jul 2016)
  • Amend state constitution to require a balanced budget. (Jan 2015)
  • Wealth begets wealth: finance economic development. (Dec 2013)
  • Moral obligation to stop piling debt onto future generations. (Jan 2012)
  • 2008: Lonely GOP dissent against Wall Street bailout. (Aug 2010)
  • Across-the-board tax relief stimulates broad-based growth. (Jan 2010)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of the House Republican Economic Recovery Working Group. (Sep 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Mike Pence on Civil Rights
Click here for 20 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Pro-business environment better for wages than equal pay. (Jul 2016)
  • Opposes pay equity; close wage gap by growing economy. (Apr 2016)
  • Opposes pay equity; close wage gap by growing economy. (Apr 2016)
  • Civil rights must be balanced with religious freedom. (Jan 2016)
  • Listen to the merits of debate on LGBT rights. (Oct 2015)
  • Religious Freedom Act is not about LGBT discrimination. (Sep 2015)
  • Future of conservatism demands traditional marriage. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted against expansion of hate-crime protection. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Require "Privacy Impact Statement" on new federal rules. (Apr 2002)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 22% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Mike Pence on Corporations
Click here for 12 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Pushed manufacturing tax cuts & corporate tax cut. (Jul 2016)
  • Reduce corporate tax rate to one of the lowest in country. (Jun 2014)
  • Regulatory burdens are the number one growth killer. (Apr 2013)
  • Corporate tax cuts create jobs & grow economy. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 96% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Mike Pence on Crime
Click here for 12 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Require police to wear body cameras. (Nov 2016)
  • Law enforcement is not a force for racism or division. (Oct 2016)
  • Bringing up "implicit bias" demeans police officers. (Oct 2016)
  • Inner-city families should want stop-and-frisk. (Oct 2016)
  • Police officer are the best of us; restore law & order. (Oct 2016)
  • Always stand with those who stand on the thin blue line. (Jul 2016)
  • OpEd: even-minded on ending racist police brutality. (Jul 2016)
  • Reduce crime, not penalties for crime. (May 2016)
  • I support the death penalty; justice demands it. (Feb 2014)
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Mike Pence on Drugs
Click here for 9 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Indiana will be tough on narcotics and drug dealers. (Jul 2016)
  • Confront the growing epidemic of drug abuse. (Jan 2016)
  • Signed legislation allowing needle exchange. (Sep 2015)
  • Do not legalize: pot is a gateway drug. (Sep 2015)
  • I don't support legalization of marijuana. (Feb 2014)
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
Mike Pence on Education
Click here for 17 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • Pro-voucher so parents decide how to educate their kids. (Jul 2016)
  • Replaced Common Core with state-standards version. (Jul 2016)
  • Incentivize teaching as a career. (Jan 2016)
  • Testing regime needs to be improved. (Jan 2016)
  • Connect high school grads with vocational ed OR college. (Dec 2013)
  • Fight for local control and responsibility of education. (Jan 2012)
  • Eliminate "No Child Left Behind" K-12 testing requirements. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted NO on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Constitutionally guarantee parent's right to educate kids. (Jan 2011)
Mike Pence on Energy & Oil
Click here for 29 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Support wind, nuclear, fracking, and offshore drilling. (Nov 2016)
  • Coal miners want an American energy policy. (Jul 2016)
  • Climate change is not a resolved issue in science. (Jul 2016)
  • Sued Obama administration on Clean Energy Plan. (Jan 2016)
  • Against Obama's plan to battle climate change. (Jun 2015)
  • All-of-the-above energy strategy instead of EPA over-reach. (Jan 2015)
  • All-of-the-above American-made energy strategy. (Jan 2012)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. (Jan 2011)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Mike Pence on Environment
Click here for 13 full quotes on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Veto climate bill compromise by industry & environmentalists. (Apr 2016)
  • Signed a bill that allows for more usage of eminent domain. (Mar 2014)
  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Mike Pence on Families & Children
Click here for 6 full quotes on Families & Children OR other candidates on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Let parents and doctors decide on HPV vaccinations. (Feb 2015)
  • Adoption is a beautiful way for families to come together. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mike Pence on Foreign Policy
Click here for 25 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • America's place in the world is weakened. (Oct 2016)
  • Fight Russia with strength and allies. (Oct 2016)
  • Trump for extreme vetting of immigrants and no Syrians. (Oct 2016)
  • Other countries respect strength, not weakness. (Jul 2016)
  • Don't have paranoid delusions about one world government. (Jul 2016)
  • Against agreement with Iran; keep all sanctions. (Apr 2016)
  • We're in a global war of civilization against barbarism. (Jan 2015)
  • Russian "reset" is appeasement and invites aggression. (Apr 2014)
  • Never apologize for who we are and what we stand for. (Jan 2012)
  • Foreign aid for US security interests & disasters. (Nov 2008)
  • $48B to Africa for AIDS program is a moral calling. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Keep sanctions against Syria until WMDs are dismantled. (May 2007)
  • Member of the Silk Road Congressional Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Member of House Foreign Affairs Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -6 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Sponsored bill supporting demonstrations against Iran. (Jun 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Mike Pence on Free Trade
Click here for 13 full quotes on Free Trade OR other candidates on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Support multilateral negotiations: no nation ruined by trade. (Jul 2016)
  • Supports TPP and trade agreements with Pacific Rim and China. (Jul 2016)
  • Favors free trade, but not tariff dodging from China. (Jan 2014)
  • Favors free trade, but not tariff dodging from China. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 61% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Rated 75% by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement. (Dec 2012)
Mike Pence on Government Reform
Click here for 17 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Americans do not want D.C. elites to run their lives. (Jul 2016)
  • Campaign finance reform is on the road to political serfdom. (Apr 2015)
  • Campaign Finance Reform is censorship. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of House Judiciary Committee. (Mar 2011)
Mike Pence on Gun Control
Click here for 10 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Gun ownership increases public safety. (Jan 2016)
  • Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental, individual right. (Oct 2012)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Mike Pence on Health Care
Click here for 24 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Don't regulate the prices of life-saving drugs. (Nov 2016)
  • Healthy Indiana: expand Medicaid but with "skin in the game". (Jan 2014)
  • Medicaid is not just broke, it is broken. (Jan 2014)
  • ObamaCare is a government takeover of health care. (Mar 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)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Deauthorize funding for Obamacare. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Mike Pence on Homeland Security
Click here for 26 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Bar Syrian refugees so ISIS cannot infiltrate America. (Oct 2016)
  • Rebuild military and project American strength in the world. (Oct 2016)
  • Bar Syrian refugees so ISIS cannot infiltrate America. (Oct 2016)
  • Rebuild military and project American strength in the world. (Oct 2016)
  • We see promise after promise to our veterans forgotten. (Jul 2016)
  • Led a ceremony with a dedication of a POW/MIA Chair of Honor. (May 2016)
  • Supported expanding benefits and opportunities for veterans. (Mar 2016)
  • The time has come to dramatically increase defense spending. (Feb 2015)
  • Grow NATO stronger; Poland & Czech missile shield. (Apr 2014)
  • Use military tribunals to try suspected terrorists. (Nov 2008)
  • Gratitude to Emirates for their support of our War on Terror. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
Mike Pence on Immigration
Click here for 15 full quotes on Immigration OR other candidates on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • No subsidized healthcare nor tuition for illegal immigrants. (Nov 2016)
  • Focus on border security and removing criminal aliens. (Oct 2016)
  • End sanctuary cities; those policies drive wages down. (Oct 2016)
  • Return to country of origin before illegals get citizenship. (Jul 2016)
  • Offensive & unconstitutional to ban Muslims from entering US. (Jul 2016)
  • Temporarily suspend immigration from terrorist havens. (May 2016)
  • Suspend the relocation of any more Syrian refugees. (Nov 2015)
  • Executive action deferring deportation is unconstitutional. (Feb 2015)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Mike Pence on Jobs
Click here for 14 full quotes on Jobs OR other candidates on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Indiana's unemployment rate was cut in half since 2013. (Oct 2016)
  • Blocked statewide & local minimum wage increase. (Jul 2016)
  • Defended Indiana's "Right-To-Work" law. (Jul 2016)
  • Education is critical to our success in job creation. (Mar 2014)
  • $700B stimulus did not deliver promised employment. (Jan 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
Mike Pence on Principles & Values
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  • Serve based on a lifetime of experience from small towns. (Oct 2016)
  • Clinton Foundation is platform for Clintons' world travel. (Oct 2016)
  • OpEd: More conservative than Trump on many domestic issues. (Aug 2016)
  • My family lived the American dream. (Jul 2016)
  • I'm Christian, conservative, & Republican, in that order. (Jul 2016)
  • Religious Freedom Restoration Act protects religion. (Jan 2014)
  • Indiana & U.S. Constitutions guarantee religious freedom. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted for Carter in 1980 over Reagan but views changed since. (Jan 2013)
  • I was Tea Party before it was cool. (Jan 2013)
  • Tea Party isn't AstroTurf; it's millions of people. (Jan 2010)
  • Rated C by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2010)
  • Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend. (Apr 2011)
Mike Pence on Social Security
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  • We're going to meet our obligations to our seniors. (Oct 2016)
  • We will keep promises to seniors. (Oct 2016)
  • Personal investment for Social Security retirement. (Jul 2016)
  • Cutting Social Security should be on the table. (Apr 2014)
  • Social Security is a covenant but needs commonsense reforms. (Jan 2012)
  • Reform Social Security to ensure its solvency. (Sep 2010)
  • Down-the-road raising of the Social Security retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Rated 22% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mike Pence on Tax Reform
Click here for 22 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Lower taxes across the board, and we'll get growth. (Oct 2016)
  • Simplify the tax code. (Jan 2015)
  • Across-the-board tax relief better than stimulus bill. (Jan 2010)
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Reduce the capital gains tax . (Jan 2001)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 76% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Mike Pence on Technology
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  • Cyber-warfare is new tool of US enemies. (Oct 2016)
  • Invest in our roads and ports, but without raising taxes. (Jan 2016)
  • Riverboat gambling ok, but no electronic wagering. (May 2015)
  • Favors buying private property to expand Interstate highway. (May 2010)
  • Reject the censorship of the Fairness Doctrine. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Popularize Electronic Signatures with ESIGN Day. (Jun 2010)
  • End net neutrality; allow tiered Internet service. (Jan 2011)
  • Sponsored bill prohibiting return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Mike Pence on War & Peace
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  • FactCheck: Pence says pressure Assad; Trump focuses on ISIS. (Oct 2016)
  • Back at war in Iraq because we didn't leave enough forces. (Oct 2016)
  • Protect civilians in Aleppo by enforcing Safe Zones. (Oct 2016)
  • Protect civilians in Aleppo by enforcing Safe Zones. (Oct 2016)
  • Iran deal delivered $400M as ransom to terrorist sponsor. (Oct 2016)
  • Peace with North Korea through US strength. (Oct 2016)
  • Hillary Clinton left Americans in harm's way in Benghazi. (Jul 2016)
  • Military action to crush ISIS. (Jul 2016)
  • Supported Iraq war and sending more US troops there in 2007. (Jul 2016)
  • Afghanistan is and will continue to be a NATO and US success. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • Support the completion of the US mission in Iraq. (Feb 2007)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Mike Pence on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Faith-based community gives us hope for new opportunities. (Jul 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)


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)
We embrace life because we're better for it: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Partial-birth abortion is just anathema to me: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Periods for Pence: protest against interring aborted fetuses: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Defund Planned Parenthood for providing abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Commit to unalienable right to life, including the unborn: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion: Opposes topic 1
Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans: Opposes topic 1
Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund: Opposes topic 1
Sponsored bill to prohibit fed funding of Planned Parenthood: No opin. on topic 1
Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment: Opposes topic 1
Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad: Opposes topic 1
YES on Unknown roll call for 2001-89: Opposes topic 1
YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime: Opposes topic 1
YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Law enforcement is not a force for racism or division: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Bringing up "implicit bias" demeans police officers: Opposes topic 2
Pro-business environment better for wages than equal pay: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rated 22% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance: Strongly Opposes topic 2
NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Listen to the merits of debate on LGBT rights: Favors topic 3
Religious Freedom Act is not about LGBT discrimination: Opposes topic 3
Future of conservatism demands traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Voted against expansion of hate-crime protection: Opposes topic 3
Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Civil rights must be balanced with religious freedom: Favors topic 4
Religious Freedom Restoration Act protects religion: Strongly Favors topic 4
Indiana & U.S. Constitutions guarantee religious freedom: Strongly Favors topic 4
Let schools display the words "God Bless America": Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment: Favors topic 4
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record: Strongly Favors topic 4
Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration: Favors topic 4
YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance: Favors topic 4
NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't regulate the prices of life-saving drugs: Opposes topic 5
Healthy Indiana: expand Medicaid but with "skin in the game": Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is a government takeover of health care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Deauthorize funding for Obamacare: 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
NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health: Opposes topic 5
NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids: 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
NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs: Opposes topic 5
YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits: Opposes topic 5
NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients: Favors topic 5
YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay: Strongly Opposes topic 5
NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Opposes topic 5
NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Opposes topic 5
NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Opposes topic 5
NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Opposes topic 5
NO on regulating tobacco as a drug: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
We're going to meet our obligations to our seniors: Opposes topic 6
We will keep promises to seniors: Opposes topic 6
Personal investment for Social Security retirement: Strongly Favors topic 6
Cutting Social Security should be on the table: Strongly Favors topic 6
Social Security is a covenant but needs commonsense reforms: Favors topic 6
Reform Social Security to ensure its solvency: Favors topic 6
Down-the-road raising of the Social Security retirement age: Favors topic 6
Rated 22% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record: Strongly Favors topic 6
YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Pro-voucher so parents decide how to educate their kids: Strongly Favors topic 7
Replaced Common Core with state-standards version: Favors topic 7
Incentivize teaching as a career: Favors topic 7
Fight for local control and responsibility of education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Eliminate "No Child Left Behind" K-12 testing requirements: Opposes topic 7
Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes: Strongly Favors topic 7
Constitutionally guarantee parent's right to educate kids: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
NO on $40B for green public schools: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(-3 points on Social scale)
Veto climate bill compromise by industry & environmentalists: Strongly Favors topic 8
Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous: Favors topic 8
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Require police to wear body cameras: Opposes topic 9
Inner-city families should want stop-and-frisk: Strongly Favors topic 9
Police officer are the best of us; restore law & order: Strongly Favors topic 9
Always stand with those who stand on the thin blue line: Strongly Favors topic 9
Reduce crime, not penalties for crime: Strongly Favors topic 9
Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Gun ownership increases public safety: Strongly Favors topic 10
Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental, individual right: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message: Favors topic 10
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Lower taxes across the board, and we'll get growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Pushed manufacturing tax cuts & corporate tax cut: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Simplify the tax code: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce corporate tax rate to one of the lowest in country: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce the capital gains tax : Strongly Opposes topic 11
Phaseout the death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated 76% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No European-style VAT (value-added tax): Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"): Opposes topic 11
YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on providing tax relief and simplification: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income: Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
No subsidized healthcare nor tuition for illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Focus on border security and removing criminal aliens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
End sanctuary cities; those policies drive wages down: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Return to country of origin before illegals get citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Temporarily suspend immigration from terrorist havens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance: Strongly Opposes topic 12
End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Declare English as the official language of the US: Opposes topic 12
YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules: Favors topic 12
YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment: 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)
Supports TPP and trade agreements with Pacific Rim and China: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors free trade, but not tariff dodging from China: Favors topic 13
Favors free trade, but not tariff dodging from China: Favors topic 13
Rated 61% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues: Neutral on topic 13
Rated 75% by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Favors topic 13
YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business: Opposes topic 13
YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization: Favors topic 13
YES on promoting free trade with Peru: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
America's place in the world is weakened: Strongly Favors topic 14
Fight Russia with strength and allies: Opposes topic 14
Trump for extreme vetting of immigrants and no Syrians: Strongly Favors topic 14
Bar Syrian refugees so ISIS cannot infiltrate America: Strongly Favors topic 14
Bar Syrian refugees so ISIS cannot infiltrate America: Strongly Favors topic 14
Other countries respect strength, not weakness: Strongly Favors topic 14
Support multilateral negotiations: no nation ruined by trade: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Don't have paranoid delusions about one world government: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Suspend the relocation of any more Syrian refugees: Strongly Favors topic 14
We're in a global war of civilization against barbarism: Strongly Favors topic 14
Never apologize for who we are and what we stand for: Strongly Favors topic 14
Foreign aid for US security interests & disasters: Favors topic 14
Use military tribunals to try suspected terrorists: Opposes topic 14
$48B to Africa for AIDS program is a moral calling: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific: Strongly Favors topic 14
NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations: Favors topic 14
NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight: Favors topic 14
YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rebuild military and project American strength in the world: Strongly Favors topic 15
Rebuild military and project American strength in the world: Strongly Favors topic 15
Peace with North Korea through US strength: Favors topic 15
We see promise after promise to our veterans forgotten: Strongly Favors topic 15
Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record: Strongly Favors topic 15
Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11: Favors topic 15
YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses: Favors topic 15
NO on restricting no-bid defense contracts: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Campaign finance reform is on the road to political serfdom: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Campaign Finance Reform is censorship: Strongly Opposes topic 16
YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties: Favors topic 16
NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions: Opposes topic 16
NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees: Favors topic 16
YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Back at war in Iraq because we didn't leave enough forces: Opposes topic 17
Protect civilians in Aleppo by enforcing Safe Zones: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Protect civilians in Aleppo by enforcing Safe Zones: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iran deal delivered $400M as ransom to terrorist sponsor: Opposes topic 17
Military action to crush ISIS: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Against agreement with Iran; keep all sanctions: Strongly Favors topic 17
Afghanistan is and will continue to be a NATO and US success: Opposes topic 17
Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Support the completion of the US mission in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
YES on authorizing military force in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support wind, nuclear, fracking, and offshore drilling: Opposes topic 18
Coal miners want an American energy policy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Climate change is not a resolved issue in science: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Against Obama's plan to battle climate change: Opposes topic 18
All-of-the-above energy strategy instead of EPA over-reach: Strongly Opposes topic 18
All-of-the-above American-made energy strategy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence: Opposes topic 18
Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on tax incentives for renewable energy: 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
NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries: Strongly Opposes 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
NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on investing in homegrown biofuel: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC: Opposes topic 18
NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets: Opposes topic 18
NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Opposes topic 18
NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Indiana will be tough on narcotics and drug dealers: Strongly Favors topic 19
Confront the growing epidemic of drug abuse: Favors topic 19
Signed legislation allowing needle exchange: Opposes topic 19
Do not legalize: pot is a gateway drug: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 19
YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We've almost doubled the national debt; but not Indiana: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Invest in our roads and ports, but without raising taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Amend state constitution to require a balanced budget: Strongly Favors topic 20
Moral obligation to stop piling debt onto future generations: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Across-the-board tax relief stimulates broad-based growth: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Across-the-board tax relief better than stimulus bill: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Corporate tax cuts create jobs & grow economy: Strongly Opposes topic 20
NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy: Strongly Opposes topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

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