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Tammy Duckworth on Abortion
Click here for 8 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Right to privacy to control women's own bodies. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes parental notification for abortions. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health. (May 2015)
  • Keep federal funding for family planning clinics. (Mar 2017)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Aug 2012)
Tammy Duckworth on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
Tammy Duckworth on Civil Rights
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  • Equal pay for equal work. (Nov 2012)
  • Push for total equality for the LGBT community. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)
  • Let states recognize same sex marriage. (Jan 2015)
Tammy Duckworth on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Corporate political spending is not free speech. (Sep 2013)
Tammy Duckworth on Crime
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  • Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance. (Dec 2014)
Tammy Duckworth on Drugs
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  • Protect state marijuana laws from federal interference. (Jun 2016)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Tammy Duckworth on Education
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  • Vouchers undermine long-term public school improvement. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
  • No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency. (Jul 2015)
  • Oppose private and religious school voucher programs. (Oct 2015)
  • Make two years of community college free. (Feb 2016)
Tammy Duckworth on Energy & Oil
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  • Human activity is the major factor driving climate change. (Oct 2016)
  • Support light rail and low-carbon modes of transportation. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Tammy Duckworth on Environment
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  • Rated 83% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2014)
  • Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public. (Feb 2016)
  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Tammy Duckworth on Families & Children
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  • Airports should all have 'lactation rooms' for breastfeeding. (May 2015)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Feb 2015)
Tammy Duckworth on Foreign Policy
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Tammy Duckworth on Free Trade
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  • Yes to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track. (Oct 2015)
  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
Tammy Duckworth on Government Reform
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  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Feb 2015)
  • No separate contribution limits for party activities. (Jan 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
Tammy Duckworth on Gun Control
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  • Rated 7% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2012)
  • Supports restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
Tammy Duckworth on Health Care
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  • Roll up my sleeves to fix the problems with ObamaCare. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
Tammy Duckworth on Homeland Security
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  • 2004: Lost both legs as helicopter pilot in Iraq. (Jan 2007)
  • Endorsed by VoteVets.org; against wasteful defense spending. (Nov 2012)
  • Exempt Veterans Affairs from federal hiring freeze. (Jan 2017)
Tammy Duckworth on Immigration
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  • Pathway to citizenship as well as DREAM Act. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
Tammy Duckworth on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
Tammy Duckworth on Principles & Values
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  • Question Trump on Emoluments clause. (May 2017)
Tammy Duckworth on Social Security
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  • Oppose efforts to undermine Social Security. (Nov 2012)
  • by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance. (Jul 2012)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Tammy Duckworth on Tax Reform
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  • Divide burden fairly; let Bush tax cuts expire for wealthy. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
  • Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
Tammy Duckworth on Technology
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  • Longer-term government funding for infrastructure needs. (Oct 2015)
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Tammy Duckworth on War & Peace
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  • Iran is our enemy, but nuclear deal prevents Iranian nukes. (Sep 2015)
  • Iraq was a distraction from the real threat of terrorism. (Nov 2012)
Tammy Duckworth on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Right to privacy to control women's own bodies: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public abortion funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes parental notification for abortions: Favors topic 1
Supports churches providing birth control: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health: Strongly Favors topic 1
Keep federal funding for family planning clinics: Strongly Favors topic 1
Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Equal pay for equal work: Strongly Favors topic 2
Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Push for total equality for the LGBT community: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes defining traditional marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Let states recognize same sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Roll up my sleeves to fix the problems with ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose efforts to undermine Social Security: Opposes topic 6
by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Vouchers undermine long-term public school improvement: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015: Opposes topic 7
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Rated Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated 83% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 7% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restricting the Second Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Divide burden fairly; let Bush tax cuts expire for wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pathway to citizenship as well as DREAM Act: Strongly Favors topic 12
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Yes to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track: Strongly Favors topic 13
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by VoteVets.org; against wasteful defense spending: 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)
Corporate political spending is not free speech: Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
No separate contribution limits for party activities: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Iran is our enemy, but nuclear deal prevents Iranian nukes: Favors topic 17
Iraq was a distraction from the real threat of terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Human activity is the major factor driving climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Support light rail and low-carbon modes of transportation: Favors topic 18
Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect state marijuana laws from federal interference: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Tammy Duckworth is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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