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Free Trade Health Care Social Security Families & Children
Immigration  Technology Corporations Welfare & Poverty
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Patrick Meehan on Abortion
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  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
Patrick Meehan on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Patrick Meehan on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
Patrick Meehan on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Patrick Meehan on Crime
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  • Formed the Route 222 Corridor Anti-Gang Initiative. (Nov 2010)
Patrick Meehan on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Patrick Meehan on Education
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Patrick Meehan on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
Patrick Meehan on Environment
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  • EPA regulations should consider jobs not fish. (May 2011)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 63% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
Patrick Meehan on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Patrick Meehan on Foreign Policy
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  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -3 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Patrick Meehan on Free Trade
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  • 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. (Mar 2013)
Patrick Meehan on Government Reform
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  • Member of House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform. (Mar 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
Patrick Meehan on Gun Control
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Patrick Meehan on Health Care
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  • 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)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes public option for health insurance. (Nov 2010)
Patrick Meehan on Homeland Security
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  • Established model Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Homeland Security. (Mar 2011)
Patrick Meehan on Immigration
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Patrick Meehan on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 50% by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor. (May 2012)
Patrick Meehan on Principles & Values
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Patrick Meehan on Social Security
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  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Nov 2010)
Patrick Meehan on Tax Reform
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  • Fight any effort to increase taxes. (Nov 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Patrick Meehan 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)
  • Member of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. (Mar 2011)
Patrick Meehan 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)
  • Supports a continued presence in Afghanistan. (Nov 2010)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Counter Iran's growing presence in Latin America. (Jan 2012)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Apr 2012)
Patrick Meehan on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


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 unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Neutral on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes public option for health insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes 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
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes private retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes privatizing Social Security: 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
Favors topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
EPA regulations should consider jobs not fish: Favors topic 8
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Formed the Route 222 Corridor Anti-Gang Initiative: Favors topic 9
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fight any effort to increase taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes 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)
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
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
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports a continued presence in Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Counter Iran's growing presence in Latin America: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
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
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports renewable energy tax credits: Strongly Favors topic 18
Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants: 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
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

Patrick Meehan is a Moderate Conservative.
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