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John Boccieri on Abortion
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
John Boccieri on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
John Boccieri on Civil Rights
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  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
John Boccieri on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
John Boccieri on Crime
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  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
John Boccieri on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
John Boccieri on Education
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  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
John Boccieri on Energy & Oil
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  • Invest in next-generation biofuels. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Include agricultural products in renewable fuels. (May 2009)
John Boccieri on Environment
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  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2010)
John Boccieri on Families & Children
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  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
John Boccieri on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
John Boccieri on Free Trade
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  • Put America first when it comes to trade. (Nov 2008)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
John Boccieri on Government Reform
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  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
John Boccieri on Gun Control
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  • Strong supporter of our Second Amendment rights. (Nov 2008)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
John Boccieri on Health Care
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  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
John Boccieri on Homeland Security
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  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
John Boccieri on Immigration
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John Boccieri on Jobs
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  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
John Boccieri on Principles & Values
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John Boccieri on Social Security
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  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
John Boccieri on Tax Reform
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  • Tax breaks for middle class, not Wall Street millionaires. (Nov 2008)
John Boccieri on Technology
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  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
John Boccieri on War & Peace
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  • Bring troops home from Iraq safely, honorably, and soon. (Nov 2008)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
John Boccieri on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Neutral on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Favors topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on $40B for green public schools: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strong supporter of our Second Amendment rights: 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
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Tax breaks for middle class, not Wall Street millionaires: Strongly Favors topic 11
Neutral on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Put America first when it comes to trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency: Opposes topic 13
Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad: Favors topic 16
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Bring troops home from Iraq safely, honorably, and soon: Strongly Favors topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Invest in next-generation biofuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Include agricultural products in renewable fuels: Favors topic 18
YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Favors topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

John Boccieri is a Liberal Populist.
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