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Immigration  Technology Corporations Welfare & Poverty
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Mark Meadows on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • End the tragedy of abortion. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports parental notification for abortions. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-life. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers. (Mar 2013)
Mark Meadows on Budget & Economy
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  • Promote job creation by reducing regulation & lowering taxes. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Mark Meadows on Civil Rights
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  • Protect the institution of marriage. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
Mark Meadows on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)
Mark Meadows on Crime
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  • Sponsored Constitutional Amendment defining victims' rights. (Apr 2013)
Mark Meadows on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Meadows on Education
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  • Parental right to choose charter schools & private schools. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports school vouchers. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Jul 2013)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
Mark Meadows on Energy & Oil
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  • Tap into our national gas reserves. (Nov 2012)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports offshore energy production. (Sep 2012)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
Mark Meadows on Environment
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  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jul 2013)
  • Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns. (Feb 2013)
Mark Meadows on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Meadows on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Meadows on Free Trade
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  • Demand a free trade policy, to create jobs. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Jun 2013)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (May 2013)
Mark Meadows 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)
Mark Meadows on Gun Control
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  • No national gun registry. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Mark Meadows on Health Care
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  • Replace ObamaCare with patient choice & lower cost. (Nov 2012)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)
Mark Meadows on Homeland Security
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  • Never support harmful cuts to military spending. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Mark Meadows on Immigration
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  • Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Mark Meadows on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Mark Meadows on Principles & Values
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  • Defend public expression of faith. (Nov 2012)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Aug 2012)
  • Endorsed Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
Mark Meadows on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Meadows on Tax Reform
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  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Mark Meadows on Technology
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  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Mark Meadows on War & Peace
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Mark Meadows on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
End the tragedy of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Supports parental notification for abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect the institution of marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports defining traditional marriage: Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Opposes topic 3
Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Defend public expression of faith: Strongly Favors topic 4
$110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace ObamaCare with patient choice & lower cost: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Parental right to choose charter schools & private schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports school vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes federal grants for education reforms: Favors topic 7
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns: No opin. on topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored Constitutional Amendment defining victims' rights: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No national gun registry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Promote job creation by reducing regulation & lowering 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
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the inheritance tax: Opposes topic 11
Opposes an income tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Demand a free trade policy, to create jobs: Strongly Favors topic 13
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Never support harmful cuts to military spending: Favors topic 15
Opposes reducing defense spending: Favors topic 15
Neutral on topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tap into our national gas reserves: 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
Supports offshore energy production: Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Opposes federal stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20
Supports tax incentives for job creation: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Mark Meadows is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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