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Mike Lee on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Return to states the power to protect unborn human life. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Mike Lee on Budget & Economy
Click here for 11 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with supermajority to circumvent. (Jul 2011)
  • Our economy cannot survive this ruinous level of debt. (Jul 2011)
  • Congress wants praise; incapable of fiscal responsibility. (Jul 2011)
  • A balanced budget amendment is essential. (Jul 2010)
  • Constitutional amendment for balanced budget. (Jul 2010)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
  • Endorsed Liberty Candidate: End the Federal Reserve. (Sep 2010)
Mike Lee on Civil Rights
Click here for 5 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Equality means giving citizens the right to define marriage. (Jan 2014)
  • Ground Zero mosque is a poke in the eye to victims. (Aug 2010)
  • I do not support gay marriage; nor gays in military. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Sponsored state definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Feb 2014)
Mike Lee on Corporations
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  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Mike Lee on Crime
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  • Keep violent predators behind bars, not nonviolent offenders. (Jan 2014)
  • My old-fashioned Judeo-Christian tenet: stealing is wrong. (Jul 2011)
Mike Lee on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mike Lee on Education
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  • No federal role in education. (Jul 2010)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
Mike Lee on Energy & Oil
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  • I believe that there is global warming. (Jun 2013)
  • Drill ANWR; lease shale oil lands; develop clean coal. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
  • Endorsed Liberty Candidate: tax incentives for US-based alternatives. (Sep 2010)
Mike Lee on Environment
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  • Utah suffers from federal control of 70% of Utah land. (Oct 2011)
  • Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Mike Lee on Families & Children
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  • End hidden double-tax imposed on working parents. (Jan 2014)
Mike Lee on Foreign Policy
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  • Shared interest in defending Israel's security. (Jul 2010)
  • Rated -4 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Endorsed Liberty Candidate: US abroad unconstitutional & unaffordable. (Sep 2010)
Mike Lee on Free Trade
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  • Power over foreign trade as little as over interstate tr. (Jun 2010)
Mike Lee on Government Reform
Click here for 14 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Congress constitutionally lacks general police powers. (Jan 2012)
  • Limited government must come politically, not judicially. (Jan 2012)
  • Antidote to federal "mission creep" is enumerated powers. (Jul 2011)
  • Constitution says Congress is not about making life better. (Jul 2011)
  • Citizens need to hold elected representatives accountable. (Jul 2011)
  • Make "no" the default vote on all spending measures. (Jul 2011)
  • Always ask, should program be federal or state? (Jul 2011)
  • Reclaim right to constitutionally limited government. (Sep 2010)
  • Reduce government bureaucracy to improve economy. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit congressional terms to 12 years. (Jul 2010)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
Mike Lee on Gun Control
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  • Expanded background check first, not assault weapon ban. (Jun 2013)
  • Individual right to bear arms. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated AQ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
  • Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty. (Sep 2013)
  • Endorsed Liberty Candidate: no point in keeping guns you can't access. (Sep 2010)
Mike Lee on Health Care
Click here for 5 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • ObamaCare gives far too much power to government. (Jan 2014)
  • Defund and repeal Obamacare. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Mike Lee on Homeland Security
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  • Keep "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for troop morale. (Sep 2010)
  • Oppose START (nuclear reduction) and CTBT (test ban). (Aug 2010)
  • Continue to develop cutting-edge weaponry. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Apr 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
Mike Lee on Immigration
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  • Secure border will take years or decades to achieve. (Jun 2013)
  • Comprehensive reform leaves 6 million illegals in US. (Jun 2013)
  • I will make the "gang of eight" into a "gang of nine". (Jun 2013)
  • Enforce job laws and illegal immigrants will go home. (Sep 2010)
  • Repeal 14th amendment; no "anchor babies". (Aug 2010)
  • No guest workers; no amnesty. (Jul 2010)
  • Secure the southern border with infrastructure investment. (Jul 2010)
  • Endorsed by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
Mike Lee on Jobs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mike Lee on Principles & Values
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  • Give me 17 months and I will achieve bipartisanship. (Jun 2013)
  • With Tea Party backing, beat incumbent in GOP Senate primary. (Feb 2012)
  • Article I Society: message of constitutional limitations. (Jul 2011)
  • Tea Party underdog against reliable Republican incumbent. (Aug 2010)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2010)
Mike Lee on Social Security
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  • Raise the retirement age to save Social Security. (Sep 2010)
  • $50 trillion in unfunded entitlements is unsustainable. (Jul 2010)
Mike Lee on Tax Reform
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  • Taxes are necessary but inherently impinge on liberty. (Jul 2011)
  • Supports the FairTax and the flat tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
Mike Lee on Technology
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  • Voted NO on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
Mike Lee on War & Peace
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  • Militarily pressure Iran to abandon nuclear weapons ambition. (Jul 2010)
  • Stay in Afghanistan until all targets are neutralized. (Jul 2010)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
Mike Lee on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Poverty comes from cronyist privilege at the top. (Jan 2014)
  • Social programs "crowd out" church & charitable giving. (Jul 2011)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Return to states the power to protect unborn human life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Ground Zero mosque is a poke in the eye to victims: Opposes topic 2
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Equality means giving citizens the right to define marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Keep "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for troop morale: Strongly Opposes topic 3
I do not support gay marriage; nor gays in military: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Sponsored state definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Social programs "crowd out" church & charitable giving: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare gives far too much power to government: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund and repeal Obamacare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Raise the retirement age to save Social Security: Favors topic 6
$50 trillion in unfunded entitlements is unsustainable: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No federal role in education: Favors topic 7
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Utah suffers from federal control of 70% of Utah land: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Keep violent predators behind bars, not nonviolent offenders: Opposes topic 9
My old-fashioned Judeo-Christian tenet: stealing is wrong: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Expanded background check first, not assault weapon ban: Opposes topic 10
Individual right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated AQ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Endorsed Liberty Candidate: no point in keeping guns you can't access: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
End hidden double-tax imposed on working parents: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxes are necessary but inherently impinge on liberty: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the FairTax and the flat tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Secure border will take years or decades to achieve: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Comprehensive reform leaves 6 million illegals in US: Strongly Favors topic 12
Enforce job laws and illegal immigrants will go home: Opposes topic 12
Repeal 14th amendment; no "anchor babies": Strongly Opposes topic 12
No guest workers; no amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure the southern border with infrastructure investment: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Endorsed by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Power over foreign trade as little as over interstate tr: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Oppose START (nuclear reduction) and CTBT (test ban): Strongly Favors topic 15
Continue to develop cutting-edge weaponry: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Limit congressional terms to 12 years: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Militarily pressure Iran to abandon nuclear weapons ambition: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Stay in Afghanistan until all targets are neutralized: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Endorsed Liberty Candidate: US abroad unconstitutional & unaffordable: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I believe that there is global warming: Favors topic 18
Drill ANWR; lease shale oil lands; develop clean coal: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Endorsed Liberty Candidate: tax incentives for US-based alternatives: Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Make "no" the default vote on all spending measures: Opposes topic 20
A balanced budget amendment is essential: Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: Opposes topic 20
Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record: Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20

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