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Filemon Vela on Abortion
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Filemon Vela on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
Filemon Vela on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (May 2013)
Filemon Vela on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Filemon Vela on Crime
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Filemon Vela on Drugs
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Filemon Vela on Education
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  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Filemon Vela on Energy & Oil
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  • Explore for new oil & gas wells throughout South Texas. (Nov 2012)
Filemon Vela on Environment
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Filemon Vela on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Feb 2013)
Filemon Vela on Foreign Policy
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Filemon Vela on Free Trade
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Filemon Vela on Government Reform
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Filemon Vela on Gun Control
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Filemon Vela on Health Care
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Filemon Vela on Homeland Security
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Filemon Vela on Immigration
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  • Give those educated here a reasonable path to citizenship. (Nov 2012)
Filemon Vela on Jobs
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  • Incentives for business hiring, plus government hiring. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Filemon Vela on Principles & Values
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Filemon Vela on Social Security
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  • Keep system sound but don't privatize Social Security. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Filemon Vela on Tax Reform
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Filemon Vela on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Filemon Vela on War & Peace
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Filemon Vela on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (May 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Neutral on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly 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)
Neutral on topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Keep system sound but don't privatize Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015: Opposes topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Incentives for business hiring, plus government hiring: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Give those educated here a reasonable path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Explore for new oil & gas wells throughout South Texas: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Filemon Vela is a Moderate Libertarian Liberal.
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