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Steven Driehaus on Abortion
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  • Prohibit partial-birth abortion; and illegalize all abortion. (Nov 2008)
Steven Driehaus 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)
Steven Driehaus on Civil Rights
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  • No civil unions; no same-sex marriage. (Nov 2008)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Steven Driehaus 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)
Steven Driehaus on Crime
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  • Moratorium on the death penalty. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Steven Driehaus on Drugs
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  • Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes. (Nov 2008)
Steven Driehaus on Education
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  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Steven Driehaus on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
Steven Driehaus 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)
Steven Driehaus on Families & Children
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  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
Steven Driehaus on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
Steven Driehaus on Free Trade
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Steven Driehaus on Government Reform
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  • Voted NO on Congressional pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Steven Driehaus on Gun Control
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  • More enforcement; more safety locks; more background checks. (Nov 2008)
Steven Driehaus 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)
Steven Driehaus on Homeland Security
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Steven Driehaus on Immigration
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Steven Driehaus on Jobs
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  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Steven Driehaus on Principles & Values
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Steven Driehaus on Social Security
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Steven Driehaus on Tax Reform
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Steven Driehaus on Technology
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  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Steven Driehaus on War & Peace
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  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Steven Driehaus on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Fund faith-based and community-based private organizations. (Nov 2008)
  • 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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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Prohibit partial-birth abortion; and illegalize all abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more 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
Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP: Favors topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-3 points on Social scale)
No civil unions; no same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Favors topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+2 points on Social scale)
Moratorium on the death penalty: Opposes topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More enforcement; more safety locks; more background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-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
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on $40B for green public schools: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-3 points on Economic scale)
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
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes: Favors topic 19
Neutral on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
Fund faith-based and community-based private organizations: Favors topic 20
YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention: Opposes topic 20
Neutral on topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
Neutral on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(-3 points on Social scale)
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17

Steven Driehaus is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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