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Rick Berg on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Pro-life strong social conservative. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Rick Berg on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
Rick Berg on Civil Rights
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  • Protect traditional Judeo-Christian values like marriage. (Nov 2010)
  • No affirmative action for state employment nor college. (Nov 2002)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Rick Berg on Corporations
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  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Rick Berg on Crime
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  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2002)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Rick Berg on Drugs
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Rick Berg on Education
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Rick Berg on Energy & Oil
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  • AdWatch: Support oil exploration and coal mining. (Sep 2012)
  • Develop our massive reserves of coal, oil, & renewables. (Nov 2010)
  • 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)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
Rick Berg on Environment
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  • We will getwt the Farm Bill by year's end. (Oct 2012)
  • Bring checks and balances to the EPA. (Oct 2012)
  • Crop insurance is the No. 1 priority for our farm program. (Apr 2012)
  • Let states, not EPA regulate use of coal ash. (Oct 2011)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Rick Berg on Families & Children
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Rick Berg on Foreign Policy
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  • Security & safety should drive Afghanistan policy. (Jun 2011)
  • Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Rick Berg on Free Trade
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  • Applauds free trade with South Korea, Panama and Colombia. (Oct 2011)
Rick Berg on Government Reform
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  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Rick Berg on Gun Control
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  • Protect our second amendment freedoms. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Rick Berg on Health Care
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  • Give Americans an option to choose a better Medicare policy. (Oct 2012)
  • Repeal ObamaCare; it creates a cloud of uncertainty. (Oct 2012)
  • Replace ObamaCare piecemeal; it hurts middle America. (Oct 2012)
  • ObamaCare is an expensive government takeover. (Oct 2012)
  • ObamaCare takes power away from our elected officials. (Apr 2012)
  • Advocates repeal of Obama's healthcare because too costly. (Mar 2012)
  • Tort reform & competition instead of nationalized healthcare. (Nov 2010)
  • 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)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Rick Berg on Homeland Security
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  • Core responsibility is to have a strong military. (Nov 2002)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
Rick Berg on Immigration
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  • First and foremost, oppose amnesty. (Nov 2010)
Rick Berg on Jobs
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  • Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
Rick Berg on Principles & Values
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  • Member of the Congressional Prayer Caucus. (Sep 2012)
  • Declined to debate GOP opponent at two Tea Party debates. (May 2012)
  • To get country back on track, change the Senate. (May 2012)
Rick Berg on Social Security
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  • 2005: Supported Bush's privatization plan as state rep. (Sep 2012)
  • Against privatizing Social Security. (Mar 2012)
  • Don't privatize; don't raise the retirement age. (Nov 2010)
  • 2005: Supported Bush's privatization plan as state rep. (Mar 2005)
  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
Rick Berg on Tax Reform
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  • Keep the tax cuts; repeal the death tax. (Nov 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Rick Berg on Technology
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  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
Rick Berg 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)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
Rick Berg on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Job training & child care for welfare recipients. (Nov 2002)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Pro-life strong social conservative: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes federal abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No affirmative action for state employment nor college: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect traditional Judeo-Christian values like marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-3 points on Social scale)
Member of the Congressional Prayer Caucus: Favors topic 4
Neutral on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
End parole for repeat violent offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Protect our second amendment freedoms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare takes power away from our elected officials: Opposes topic 5
Advocates repeal of Obama's healthcare because too costly: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Tort reform & competition instead of nationalized healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law: 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
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
2005: Supported Bush's privatization plan as state rep: Strongly Favors topic 6
Against privatizing Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Don't privatize; don't raise the retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes private retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+2 points on Economic scale)
AdWatch: Support oil exploration and coal mining: Opposes topic 18
Develop our massive reserves of coal, oil, & renewables: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports renewable energy tax credits: Strongly Favors topic 18
Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors 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
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Job training & child care for welfare recipients: Opposes topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Keep the tax cuts; repeal the death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
First and foremost, oppose amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Applauds free trade with South Korea, Panama and Colombia: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-5 points on Social scale)
Core responsibility is to have a strong military: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-3 points on Social scale)
Security & safety should drive Afghanistan policy: Opposes topic 17
No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: 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

Rick Berg is a Populist-Leaning Conservative.
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