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John LaFalce on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Voted YES on banning human cloning, including medical research. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
John LaFalce on Budget & Economy
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    No stance on record.
John LaFalce on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on Constitutional amendment prohibiting Flag Desecration. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on Amendment to prohibit burning the US flag. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
John LaFalce on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
John LaFalce on Crime
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  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeus corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
John LaFalce on Drugs
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  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
John LaFalce on Education
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  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
John LaFalce on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
John LaFalce on Environment
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    No stance on record.
John LaFalce on Families & Children
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  • Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
John LaFalce on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
John LaFalce on Free Trade
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  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
John LaFalce on Government Reform
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  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
John LaFalce on Gun Control
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  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
John LaFalce on Health Care
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  • Voted NO on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on Prescription Drug Coverage under Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
John LaFalce on Homeland Security
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  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
John LaFalce on Immigration
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  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
John LaFalce on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
John LaFalce on Principles & Values
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  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
John LaFalce on Social Security
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  • Voted NO on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
John LaFalce on Tax Reform
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  • Voted NO on $99.5B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on Tax Cut Package of $958B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the Estate Tax. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on repealing the estate tax ("death tax"). (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
John LaFalce on Technology
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    No stance on record.
John LaFalce on War & Peace
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  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
John LaFalce on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortions: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning human cloning, including medical research: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(2 points on Economic scale)
NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(7 points on Social scale)
NO on banning gay adoptions in DC.: Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(10 points on Social scale)
NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer: Strongly Opposes topic 4
NO on Constitutional amendment prohibiting Flag Desecration: Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts: Favors topic 5
NO on Prescription Drug Coverage under Medicare: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox: Opposes topic 6
NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits: Opposes topic 6
NO on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(0 points on Social scale)
NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(10 points on Social scale)
Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing: Opposes topic 8
Require DNA testing for all federal executions: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment: Strongly Opposes topic 8
NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on maintaining right of habeus corpus in Death Penalty Appeals: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(10 points on Social scale)
NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime: Opposes topic 9
NO on Amendment to prohibit burning the US flag.: Opposes topic 9
YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Social scale)
NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(2 points on Economic scale)
NO on repealing the estate tax ("death tax"): Opposes topic 11
NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty": Opposes topic 11
NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business: Opposes topic 11
NO on Tax Cut Package of $958B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
NO on eliminating the Estate Tax: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules: Favors topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(5 points on Economic scale)
NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on withdrawing from the WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(10 points on Social scale)
YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(2 points on Economic scale)
YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(10 points on Economic scale)
YES on deploying SDI: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(0 points on Economic scale)
Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine: Strongly Favors topic 17
NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo: Favors topic 17
YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations: Favors topic 17
YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction: Favors topic 17
NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it: Favors topic 18
YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(5 points on Social scale)
YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC: Strongly Favors topic 19
NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations: Favors topic 20
YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 20

John LaFalce is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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