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Robert Pittenger on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Stand for the unborn. (Nov 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-life. (Sep 2012)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
Robert Pittenger on Budget & Economy
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  • 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)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Feb 2013)
Robert Pittenger on Civil Rights
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  • No affirmative action in state hiring decisions. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Jan 2014)
Robert Pittenger 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)
Robert Pittenger on Crime
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  • Support the death penalty. (Nov 2004)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2004)
Robert Pittenger on Drugs
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  • Strengthen penalties for drug-related crime. (Nov 2004)
Robert Pittenger on Education
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  • Endorses voluntary prayer in public schools. (Nov 2004)
  • Vouchers for public, private or religious schools. (Nov 2004)
Robert Pittenger on Energy & Oil
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  • Open closed areas for exploration and development. (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)
Robert Pittenger on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Robert Pittenger on Families & Children
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Robert Pittenger on Foreign Policy
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Robert Pittenger on Free Trade
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Robert Pittenger on Government Reform
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  • No campaign donation limits nor spending limits. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
Robert Pittenger on Gun Control
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  • Defend Second Amendment Rights. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Robert Pittenger on Health Care
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  • Replace ObamaCare with market-driven healthcare. (Nov 2012)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)
Robert Pittenger on Homeland Security
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  • Don't cut defense to fund welfare state. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Robert Pittenger on Immigration
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  • Protect our borders and enforce rule of law. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Robert Pittenger on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Robert Pittenger on Principles & Values
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Robert Pittenger on Social Security
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Robert Pittenger on Tax Reform
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  • Simplify and lower taxes. (Nov 2012)
  • 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 an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Robert Pittenger on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Robert Pittenger on War & Peace
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Robert Pittenger on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Redirect welfare funding to faith-based organizations. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
Stand for the unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Replace ObamaCare with market-driven healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No affirmative action in state hiring decisions: Strongly Opposes topic 2
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)
Opposes same-sex marriage: Opposes topic 3
State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Endorses voluntary prayer in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Redirect welfare funding to faith-based organizations: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: 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)
Vouchers for public, private or religious schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Support the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
End parole for repeat violent offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Defend Second Amendment Rights: Strongly 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)
Simplify and lower 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 an income tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect our borders and enforce rule of law: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Don't cut defense to fund welfare state: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes reducing defense spending: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No campaign donation limits nor spending limits: Strongly Opposes topic 16
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)
Open closed areas for exploration and development: 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
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strengthen penalties for drug-related crime: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 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
Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Robert Pittenger is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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