OnTheIssues.org
Home Issues Leaders Recent Grid Archive Senate House VoteMatch_Quiz FAQs
 On the issues:   Mark Critz   House   Match    |   PA Governor:  Michael Nutter  Tom Corbett   Pennsylvania Senators:  Bob Casey  Pat Toomey  Tom Smith 

The Web
OnTheIssues.org
Pennsylvania House
Mark Critz
(Republican, district 12)
On the issues>>

Contact Mark Critz

HouseMatch

Take the Quiz!

PA politicians


Profile

AmericansElect

Senate races

SpeakOut!
Use a SpeakOut selector to define the choices on the causes and issues you care about.
Use a Selector
Read about the issues.
The Issues


2012 Senate Races

AZ:Flake(R)
vs.Carmona(D)
vs.Hackbarth(R)
vs.Ruben(D)
CA:Feinstein(D)
vs.Emken(R)
vs.Lightfoot(G)
vs.Taitz(R)
vs.Holbrook(R)
CT:Murphy(D)
vs.McMahon(R)
vs.Bysiewicz(D)
vs.Shays(R)
DE:Carper(D)
vs.Wade(R)
vs.Pires(I)
FL:Nelson(D)
vs.Mack(R)
vs.Weldon(R)
vs.LeMieux(R)
HI:Hirono(D)
vs.Case(D)
vs.Lingle(R)
vs.Pirkowski(R)
IN:Lugar(R)
vs.Mourdock(R)
vs.Donnelly(D)
MA:Brown(R)
vs.Warren(D)
vs.Khazei(D)
MD:Cardin(D)
vs.Bongino(R)
vs.Sobhani(I)
vs.Wargotz(R)
vs.Capps(R)
vs.Vaughn(R)
ME:Dill(D)
vs.King(I)
vs.Summers(R)
vs.D`Amboise(R)
vs.Dunlap(D)
MI:Stabenow(D)
vs.Hoekstra(R)
vs.Boman(L)
vs.Hekman(R)
vs.Konetchy(R)
MN:Klobuchar(D)
vs.Bills(R)
vs.Arwood(R)
vs.Hernandez(R)
vs.Severson(R)
MO:McCaskill(D)
vs.Akin(R)
vs.Steelman(R)
vs.Brunner(R)
MS:Wicker(R)
vs.Gore(D)
MT:Tester(D)
vs.Rehberg(R)
ND:Heitkamp(D)
vs.Berg(R)
vs.Sand(R)
NE:Kerrey(D)
vs.Fischer(R)
vs.Flynn(R)
vs.Stenberg(R)
vs.Bruning(R)
NJ:Menendez(D)
vs.Kyrillos(R)
vs.Diakos(I)
vs.Booker(D)
vs.Linker(R)
NM:Heinrich(D)
vs.Wilson(R)
vs.Balderas(D)
vs.Sanchez(R)
NV:Heller(R)
vs.Berkley(D)
vs.Angle(R)
NY:Gillibrand(D)
vs.Long(R)
vs.Noren(I)
vs.Clark(G)
vs.Maragos(R)
vs.Turner(R)
OH:Brown(D)
vs.Mandel(R)
vs.Coughlin(R)
vs.Pryce(R)
PA:Casey(D)
vs.Smith(R)
vs.Scaringi(R)
vs.Welch(R)
vs.Rohrer(R)
RI:Whitehouse(D)
vs.Hinckley(R)
TN:Corker(R)
vs.Clayton(D)
vs.Poskevich(R)
TX:Cruz(R)
vs.Sadler(D)
vs.Roland(L)
vs.Dewhurst(R)
vs.Leppert(R)
UT:Hatch(R)
vs.Howell(D)
vs.Liljenquist(R)
vs.Ashdown(D)
vs.Chaffetz(R)
VA:Kaine(D)
vs.Allen(R)
vs.Radtke(R)
vs.Marshall(R)
vs.Donner(R)
VT:Sanders(I)
vs.MacGovern(R)
WA:Cantwell(D)
vs.Baumgartner(R)
WI:Thompson(R)
vs.Baldwin(D)
vs.Neumann(R)
vs.Schiess(R)
vs.Kagen(D)
WV:Manchin(D)
vs.Raese(R)
WY:Barrasso(R)
vs.Chesnut(D)
Senate incumbents

SenateMatch (matching quiz)
Senate Votes (analysis)

2011-12 House special elections

AZ-8:Giffords(D)
Jun.2012: Barber(D)
CA-36:Harman(D)
Jul.2011: Hahn(D)
KY-4:Davis(R)
Nov.2012(vacancy)
MI-11:McCotter(R)
Nov.2012(vacancy)
NV-2:Heller(R)
Sep.2011: Amodei(R)
NJ-10:Payne(D)
Nov.2012(vacancy)
NY-9:Weiner(D)
Sep.2011: Turner(R)
NY-26:Lee(R)
Sep.2011: Hochul(D)
OR-1:Wu(D)
Jan.2012: Bonamici(D)
WA-1:Inslee(D)
Nov.2012(vacancy)

House incumbents

HouseMatch
House Votes

Book Excerpts
(Candidate quotations organized by topic)

Fun Stuff
Social Networking sites for OnTheIssues:
FaceBook
YouTube
MySpace
On The Issues

Promote Your Page Too
Prez-Veep-Senator
Our associated Yahoo discussion group

Site Map
Home
(Main page)
Issues
(Organized by topic)
Candidates
(Organized by candidate)
Recent
(Most recent quotations)
Issue Grid
(Summary by topic)
Archives
(Debate and book excerpts)
VoteMatch
(Presidential Selector and Political Affiliation 20-question quiz)
The Forum
(Your views on the candidates and the issues)
Letters
(Other viewers' letters)
Write Us
(Your feedback to us)

Archives


Survey of 2010 House campaign websites

(click a picture above for excerpts or other books and debates by or about Mark_Critz)
  
International Issues  Domestic Issues   Economic Issues  Social Issues 
Foreign Policy Gun Control Budget & Economy Education
Homeland Security Crime Government Reform   Civil Rights
War & Peace Drugs Tax Reform Abortion
Free Trade Health Care Social Security Families & Children
Immigration  Technology Corporations Welfare & Poverty
Energy & Oil  Environment Jobs Principles & Values
Mark Critz on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Pro-life; opposes taxpayer funding of abortion. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Mark Critz on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
Mark Critz on Civil Rights
Click here for background on Civil Rights.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Critz on Corporations
Click here for 3 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Member of House Small Business Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 100% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
Mark Critz on Crime
Click here for background on Crime.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Critz on Drugs
Click here for background on Drugs.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Critz on Education
Click here for the full quote on Education OR background on Education.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Mark Critz on Energy & Oil
Click here for 4 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Protect coal; expand drilling; oppose cap-and-trade. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Establish a Carbon Storage Research Corporation. (Mar 2009)
Mark Critz on Environment
Click here for 4 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 38% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
Mark Critz on Families & Children
Click here for background on Families & Children.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Critz on Foreign Policy
Click here for the full quote on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Mark Critz on Free Trade
Click here for 5 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Trade deals like NAFTA send jobs overseas. (Nov 2010)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements. (May 2011)
Mark Critz on Government Reform
Click here for 2 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Reduce the salary of Members of Congress. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
Mark Critz on Gun Control
Click here for 3 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Don't infringe basic rights of 2nd Amendment. (Nov 2010)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
Mark Critz on Health Care
Click here for 4 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment. (Jan 2011)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
Mark Critz on Homeland Security
Click here for 3 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • 1.9% pay raise for troops; and extend TRICARE coverage. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
Mark Critz on Immigration
Click here for background on Immigration.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Critz on Jobs
Click here for 2 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
Mark Critz on Principles & Values
Click here for background on Principles & Values.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Critz on Social Security
Click here for the full quote on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Mark Critz on Tax Reform
Click here for the full quote on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Tax cuts for the middle class, not the wealthy. (Nov 2010)
Mark Critz on Technology
Click here for the full quote on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
Mark Critz on War & Peace
Click here for 3 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
Mark Critz on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for background on Welfare & Poverty.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.


VoteMatch Responses
(Click here for VoteMatch quiz)
VoteMatch Question & Answer
(Click on question for explanation and background)
Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Pro-life; opposes taxpayer funding of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy: Favors topic 2
Neutral on topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(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)
Don't infringe basic rights of 2nd Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: 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
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Protect coal; expand drilling; oppose cap-and-trade: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Establish a Carbon Storage Research Corporation: Favors topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Tax cuts for the middle class, not the wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 11
Neutral on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(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)
Trade deals like NAFTA send jobs overseas: 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
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-5 points on Social scale)
1.9% pay raise for troops; and extend TRICARE coverage: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce the salary of Members of Congress: Favors topic 16
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-5 points on Social scale)
No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Opposes topic 17

Mark Critz is a Moderate Populist.
Click here for explanation of political philosophy.
Click here for VoteMatch quiz.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  

Home | Issues | Candidates | Most Recent Quote | Books + Debates | Senate | VoteMatch | About Us | Contact OnTheIssues | Contact Mark_Critz

Contact Mark_Critz:

* Official Contacts

* Candidate Profile
* Contact OnTheIssues:

submit @ OnTheIssues . org
OnTheIssues reports on issues, and has no contacts with campaigns except as linked above.
Mail
Send donations or submit quotations to:
On The Issues
1770 Massachusetts Ave. #630
Cambridge, MA 02140
Logo
Copyright 1999-2011
by OnTheIssues.org
Reprinting by permission only.




WM_logo Written by
WebMerchants


IWP_logo Powered by
Instant Web Page
Page last updated: Sep 16, 2012

Reproduction of material from any OnTheIssues.org pages without written permission is prohibited.
Copyright © 1999-2012 OnTheIssues.org & the SpeakOut Foundation, all rights reserved.
OnTheIssues.org 1770 Massachusetts Ave. #630, Cambridge MA 02140
E-mail us at:submit at OnTheIssues.org
| Advertising information | About Us
  Newsletter     Signup  
Email:
  
Zip:
    
Or click for More Info.