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Steve Stockman on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • AdWatch: If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted. (Dec 2013)
  • Opposes public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • Life and human rights begin at fertilization or cloning. (Jan 2013)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
Steve Stockman on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Steve Stockman on Civil Rights
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  • Affirmative actions programs only ok without quotas. ()
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports a DOMA amendment. (Oct 2012)
Steve Stockman on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Steve Stockman on Crime
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  • Admits being jailed in 1970s, but suing group for saying so. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders. (Jul 1995)
Steve Stockman on Drugs
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  • AdWatch: Arrested for drug possession in 1977. (Jun 1995)
  • Increase penalties for selling illegal drugs. ()
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Mar 2013)
Steve Stockman on Education
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  • Vouchers for public, private or religious schools. ()
Steve Stockman on Energy & Oil
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  • EPA blocking Exxon coal exports costs Texans 13,000 jobs. (Nov 2012)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
Steve Stockman on Environment
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  • Our timber, our money: more harvest means more school funds. (Sep 2013)
  • Limit number of Endangered Species habitats. ()
  • Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams. (Apr 2013)
  • Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns. (Feb 2013)
Steve Stockman on Families & Children
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  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
Steve Stockman on Foreign Policy
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  • No foreign aid to Russia, nor any country except for defense. ()
Steve Stockman on Free Trade
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  • Opposes NAFTA, GATT, WTO, and MFN. ()
Steve Stockman on Government Reform
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  • Preventing voter ID law just aids voter fraud. (Aug 2013)
  • Supports banning funding of offensive art. (Oct 2012)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Steve Stockman on Gun Control
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  • The best gun lubricant around is Liberal Tears. (Jan 2014)
  • 1993: Opposed federal raid on the Branch Davidian compound. (Jan 2014)
  • AR-15 giveaway: the perfect Mother's Day gift. (Dec 2013)
  • Consider impeachment for Obama's unilateral gun controls. (Sep 2013)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
Steve Stockman on Health Care
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  • Challenge incumbent because he supported ObamaCare. (Dec 2013)
  • Supported Sen. Ted Cruz's fight to stop ObamaCare. (Dec 2013)
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
Steve Stockman on Homeland Security
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  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Dec 2013)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Steve Stockman on Immigration
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  • Opposes comprehensive immigration bill, and no negotiation. (Dec 2013)
  • Constitutional amendment: No citizenship for anchor babies. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports official English; opposes birthright citizenship. ()
Steve Stockman on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Steve Stockman on Principles & Values
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  • Lost campaigns in 1990 and 1992 before winning in 1994. (Mar 2014)
  • Defend Constitution from the EPA, the FDA, even the PTA. (Oct 2012)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Steve Stockman on Social Security
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  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Steve Stockman on Tax Reform
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  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Steve Stockman on Technology
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  • Accepts Bitcoin donations as an alternative to fiat currency. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored sustained human presence on Moon, instead of Asteroids. (Apr 2013)
Steve Stockman on War & Peace
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  • Syria is Obama's folly: return the Nobel Peace Prize. (Sep 2013)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Steve Stockman on Welfare & Poverty
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  • 1990s: Homeless in Fort Worth's Water Gardens park. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: Opposes topic 1
Life and human rights begin at fertilization or cloning: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Affirmative actions programs only ok without quotas: 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)
Supports a DOMA amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports banning funding of offensive art: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Challenge incumbent because he supported ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supported Sen. Ted Cruz's fight to stop ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Vouchers for public, private or religious schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Our timber, our money: more harvest means more school funds: Strongly Favors topic 8
Limit number of Endangered Species habitats: Strongly Favors topic 8
Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams: Strongly Favors topic 8
Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns: No opin. on topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty: Favors topic 9
Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder: Strongly Favors topic 9
YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
AdWatch: If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted: Strongly Favors topic 10
AR-15 giveaway: the perfect Mother's Day gift: Strongly Favors topic 10
Consider impeachment for Obama's unilateral gun controls: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the inheritance tax: Opposes topic 11
Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes comprehensive immigration bill, and no negotiation: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Constitutional amendment: No citizenship for anchor babies: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports official English; opposes birthright citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes NAFTA, GATT, WTO, and MFN: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
No foreign aid to Russia, nor any country except for defense: Strongly Favors topic 14
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
No US troops under UN command; more defense spending: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Preventing voter ID law just aids voter fraud: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Syria is Obama's folly: return the Nobel Peace Prize: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
EPA blocking Exxon coal exports costs Texans 13,000 jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Increase penalties for selling illegal drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Steve Stockman is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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