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Lauch Faircloth on Abortion
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    No stance on record.
Lauch Faircloth on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
Lauch Faircloth on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
Lauch Faircloth on Corporations
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    No stance on record.
Lauch Faircloth on Crime
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  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Establish an FBI registry of sexual offendors. (Oct 1996)
Lauch Faircloth on Drugs
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  • Voted YES on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Lauch Faircloth on Education
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  • Voted YES on education savings accounts. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted YES on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994)
  • Voted NO on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
Lauch Faircloth on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
Lauch Faircloth on Environment
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  • Voted YES on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted NO on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
Lauch Faircloth on Families & Children
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    No stance on record.
Lauch Faircloth on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on ending Vietnam embargo. (Jan 1994)
Lauch Faircloth on Free Trade
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  • Voted NO on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
Lauch Faircloth on Government Reform
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  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Lauch Faircloth on Gun Control
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  • Voted YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
Lauch Faircloth on Health Care
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  • Voted NO on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
  • Voted YES on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted NO on medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Lauch Faircloth on Homeland Security
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  • Voted YES on deploying missile defense as soon as possible. (Sep 1998)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted NO on banning chemical weapons. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
Lauch Faircloth on Immigration
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  • Voted YES on allowing more foreign workers into the U.S. for farm work. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
Lauch Faircloth on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
Lauch Faircloth on Principles & Values
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  • Fund the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program. (Dec 1997)
Lauch Faircloth on Social Security
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  • Voted YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
Lauch Faircloth on Tax Reform
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  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on FY99 tax cuts. (Apr 1998)
Lauch Faircloth on Technology
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  • Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
  • Let companies share Y2K plans with no risk of lawsuits. (Oct 1998)
Lauch Faircloth on War & Peace
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  • Voted YES on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Lauch Faircloth on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted NO on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(10 points on Economic scale)
YES on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds: Strongly Opposes topic 2
NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 2
YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business: Strongly Opposes topic 2
YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training: Opposes topic 2
NO on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer: Favors topic 4
YES on $75M for abstinence education: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(7 points on Economic scale)
NO on medical savings acounts: Opposes topic 5
YES on Medicare means-testing: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes: Favors topic 6
YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees: Favors topic 6
YES on allowing personal retirement accounts: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
YES on school vouchers in DC: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on education savings accounts: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(2 points on Social scale)
YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals: Favors topic 8
YES on limiting death penalty appeals: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
YES on Internet sales tax moratorium: Favors topic 11
YES on FY99 tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes: Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(2 points on Economic scale)
YES on limit welfare for immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on allowing more foreign workers into the U.S. for farm work: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(2 points on Economic scale)
NO on Unknown roll call for 1997-292: Opposes topic 13
NO on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority: Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(0 points on Economic scale)
YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations: Favors topic 15
YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty: Opposes topic 16
YES on deploying missile defense as soon as possible: Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech: Opposes topic 17
NO on $17.9 billion to IMF: Opposes topic 17
No opinion on topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(5 points on Economic scale)
NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline: Favors topic 18
NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on spending international development funds on drug control: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(2 points on Social scale)
NO on welfare overhaul: Opposes topic 20
YES on allowing state welfare waivers: Favors topic 20
NO on eliminating block grants for food stamps: Favors topic 20
YES on welfare block grants: Favors topic 20

Lauch Faircloth is a Moderate Conservative.
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