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Immigration  Technology Corporations Welfare & Poverty
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Mike Fitzpatrick on Abortion
Click here for 7 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Oppose abortion rights. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Budget & Economy
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  • Reduce the size and scope of the federal government. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Crime
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Mike Fitzpatrick on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mike Fitzpatrick on Education
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Energy & Oil
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  • Supports clean coal & responsible offshore drilling. (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)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Environment
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  • Voted YES on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Families & Children
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  • Encourage adoption of children in foster care. (Nov 2012)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Free Trade
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  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Apr 2013)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Government Reform
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  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Gun Control
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  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Dec 2011)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Health Care
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  • Don't put government between patients and their doctors. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Homeland Security
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  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Immigration
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  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Jobs
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  • Opposes "card check" legislation. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 42% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Principles & Values
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  • Endorsed Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Aug 2012)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Social Security
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  • Don't privatize; don't raise the retirement age. (Nov 2010)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Tax Reform
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  • Bush tax cuts are critical for small businesses. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
Mike Fitzpatrick on War & Peace
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  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Oppose abortion rights: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes federal abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Encourage adoption of children in foster care: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights: Favors topic 3
Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools: Favors topic 4
NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't put government between patients and their doctors: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Don't privatize; don't raise the retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
NO on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species: Strongly Opposes 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)
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Bush tax cuts are critical for small businesses: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency: Opposes topic 13
YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees: Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports clean coal & responsible offshore drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes 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
NO on authorizing construction of new oil refineries: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Mike Fitzpatrick is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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