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Brian Schatz on Abortion
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  • Require offering emergency contraception for rape victims. (Nov 2013)
  • Abortions should be legally available, and funded. (Nov 1996)
Brian Schatz on Budget & Economy
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  • Established the Hawaii Fair Share Initiative. (Apr 2013)
  • Congress spends like drunken sailors, on the wrong things. (Sep 2006)
  • We need fiscal responsibility and social responsibility. (Jan 2006)
Brian Schatz on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
Brian Schatz on Corporations
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Brian Schatz on Crime
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  • End parole for repeat violent felons. (Nov 1996)
Brian Schatz on Drugs
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  • Build prisons for methamphetamine users. (May 2006)
  • Criminalize date-rape drugs as controlled substances. (Nov 1996)
Brian Schatz on Education
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  • Reform NCLB: more funding and redefine "success". (Oct 2007)
Brian Schatz on Energy & Oil
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  • OpEd: Schatz promotes wind turbines requiring huge subsidies. (Nov 2013)
  • FactCheck: Yes, 97% of Greenland ice surface melted in 2012. (Aug 2013)
  • Focus on clean energy and fighting climate change. (Apr 2013)
  • Clean energy with Taiwan; smart grid with Korea. (Dec 2012)
  • Hawai'i is becoming an international leader in clean energy. (Nov 2012)
  • Develop alternative energy to avoid melting polar ice caps. (Oct 2007)
Brian Schatz on Environment
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  • Strike a balance between growth and land preservation. (Jan 2005)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing. (Feb 2013)
Brian Schatz on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Brian Schatz on Foreign Policy
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Brian Schatz on Free Trade
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  • Promote relations and tourism travel from Asia Pacific. (Dec 2012)
Brian Schatz on Government Reform
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  • Partial state funding for state level political campaigns. (Nov 1996)
Brian Schatz on Gun Control
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  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
Brian Schatz on Health Care
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  • Fill in existing Medicare gaps; Part D was deceptive. (Oct 2007)
Brian Schatz on Homeland Security
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Brian Schatz on Immigration
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  • Take full advantage of new visas available to China. (Dec 2012)
Brian Schatz on Jobs
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  • Avoid economic stratification; it caused the 1954 revolution. (Oct 2005)
Brian Schatz on Principles & Values
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  • Elected to the state House in 1998 at age 26. (Sep 2006)
  • What's good for election victory may not be good for society. (Oct 2005)
Brian Schatz on Social Security
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  • Fight the phony philosophy of privatization. (Oct 2007)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Brian Schatz on Tax Reform
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  • Use tax surplus to make long-term investments. (Jan 2006)
  • No state flat tax; increase sin tax & decrease sales tax. (Nov 1996)
Brian Schatz on Technology
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  • Complete improvements at Honolulu Airport and Nimitz Highway. (Dec 2012)
  • High technology tax incentive creates 800 jobs per year. (Oct 2012)
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Strengthen infrastructure, including rail, dams, & Internet. (Jan 2013)
Brian Schatz on War & Peace
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  • Bush had false pretenses & inadequate planning for Iraq war. (Oct 2007)
  • Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves. (Jun 2013)
Brian Schatz on Welfare & Poverty
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  • 100% score on the National Food Policy Scorecard. (Dec 2013)
  • Create a state earned income tax credit. (Aug 2005)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Require offering emergency contraception for rape victims: Strongly Favors topic 1
Abortions should be legally available, and funded: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fill in existing Medicare gaps; Part D was deceptive: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight the phony philosophy of privatization: Opposes topic 6
Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Reform NCLB: more funding and redefine "success": Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Develop alternative energy to avoid melting polar ice caps: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strike a balance between growth and land preservation: Opposes topic 8
Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing: Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
End parole for repeat violent felons: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No state flat tax; increase sin tax & decrease sales tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Take full advantage of new visas available to China: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Promote relations and tourism travel from Asia Pacific: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion 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 political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Partial state funding for state level political campaigns: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
Bush had false pretenses & inadequate planning for Iraq war: Favors topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
OpEd: Schatz promotes wind turbines requiring huge subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
Focus on clean energy and fighting climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Clean energy with Taiwan; smart grid with Korea: Favors topic 18
Hawai'i is becoming an international leader in clean energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Build prisons for methamphetamine users: Favors topic 19
Criminalize date-rape drugs as controlled substances: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Established the Hawaii Fair Share Initiative: Favors topic 20
We need fiscal responsibility and social responsibility: Opposes topic 20
Use tax surplus to make long-term investments: Strongly Favors topic 20
Strengthen infrastructure, including rail, dams, & Internet: Strongly Favors topic 20

Brian Schatz is a Moderate Liberal.
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