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Brian Schatz on SenateMatch



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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
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Keep federal funding for family planning clinics: 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
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: 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
Let states recognize same sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Religious freedom means no religious registry: Strongly Opposes topic 4
No opinion on topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(0 points on Economic scale)
Fill in existing Medicare gaps; Part D was deceptive: Strongly Favors topic 5
Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate: Strongly Opposes 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
Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: 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:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Received perfect score from League of Conservation Voters: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Genetically modified foods aren't unhealthy: Opposes topic 8
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
Require labeling genetically engineered food: Opposes topic 8
Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts: Strongly 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
Rated 73% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on 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
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Promote relations and tourism travel from Asia Pacific: Favors topic 13
Rated Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reform FISA to protect our Fourth Amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 14
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
Non-proliferation includes disposing of nuclear materials: Opposes topic 15
Exempt Veterans Affairs from federal hiring freeze: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Partial state funding for state level political campaigns: Strongly Favors topic 16
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Bush had false pretenses & inadequate planning for Iraq war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Use every weapon at our disposal to fight climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Work towards passage of carbon fee legislation: Strongly Favors topic 18
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
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Hawaii not ready for legal pot; needs national conversation: Favors topic 19
Build prisons for methamphetamine users: Favors topic 19
Criminalize date-rape drugs as controlled substances: Favors topic 19
Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Keep ObamaCare's prevention, treatment, & recovery services: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Address transportation and coastal infrastructure priorities: Strongly Favors topic 20
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
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20

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