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David Kustoff
(Republican, district 8)
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David Kustoff on Abortion
Click here for 7 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Life begins at conception. (Nov 2016)
  • No exceptions for any circumstances. (Nov 2016)
  • Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection. (Jan 2018)
  • Supports human life begins at conception. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports defunding Planned Parenthood federally & locally. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports pro-life legislation. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion. (Feb 2019)
David Kustoff on Budget & Economy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Oppose tax-and-spend policies, as well as over-regulation. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
David Kustoff on Civil Rights
Click here for 4 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Marriage is between a man and a woman. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2016)
  • Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
David Kustoff on Corporations
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  • Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth. (Mar 2018)
  • Supports letting businesses disagree with same-sex marriage. (Nov 2016)
  • Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs. (Nov 2017)
  • Voted YES on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
David Kustoff on Crime
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  • Fight violent crime; advocated for death penalty. (Nov 2016)
  • Don't compromise community safety with sentencing reform. (Dec 2018)
  • Keep existing rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
David Kustoff on Drugs
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  • Strongly opposes legalizing marijuana. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
David Kustoff on Education
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  • Oppose Common Core; local folks know best. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes Common Core as a nationwide academic standard. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes states adopting federal education standards. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
David Kustoff on Energy & Oil
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  • Supports deregulating domestic oil exploration and drilling. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes government developing wind and solar energy. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
David Kustoff on Environment
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  • Help farming community's low commodity prices. (Nov 2016)
  • Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska. (Feb 2017)
David Kustoff on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
David Kustoff on Foreign Policy
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  • Our allies don't respect us and our enemies don't fear us. (Nov 2016)
  • Strongly opposes Islamic Sharia as threat to the US. (Nov 2016)
  • Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism. (Jan 2018)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
David Kustoff on Free Trade
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  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
David Kustoff on Government Reform
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  • No holiday on election day; no same-day registration. (Mar 2019)
  • Oppose expanding voter registration and voter access. (Mar 2021)
  • Don't impeach President Trump for events of Jan. 6. (Jan 2021)
  • No statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Don't restrict presidential power; don't help whistleblowers. (Dec 2021)
David Kustoff on Gun Control
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  • Unequivocal right to keep and bear arms. (Nov 2016)
  • Strongly opposes restrictive gun laws. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes gun-control legislation. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
  • Voted NO on background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
David Kustoff on Health Care
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  • Work to dismantle convoluted and expensive ObamaCare. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports Congressionally repealing Affordable Care Act. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports repealing the 2010 affordable care act. (Nov 2016)
David Kustoff on Homeland Security
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  • Supports maintaining a numerically superior nuclear arsenal. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted against combating Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
David Kustoff on Immigration
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  • Secure the border & enforce laws already on the books. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports constructing a wall to control our border. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports ban on resettlement of Syrian refugees. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports illegals returning to country of origin. (Nov 2016)
  • Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries. (Apr 2021)
David Kustoff on Jobs
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  • Opposes federal wage controls & healthcare role. (Nov 2016)
  • Keep Right-to-Work laws. (Mar 2021)
David Kustoff on Principles & Values
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  • Supports Judeo-Christian framework of morality. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports religious liberty and sees it at risk. (Nov 2016)
  • Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules. (Dec 2020)
  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Opposed creating Commission to investigate Jan. 6 events. (Jun 2021)
David Kustoff on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
David Kustoff on Tax Reform
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  • Opposes tax increases, even to balance the budget. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
David Kustoff on Technology
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  • Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet. (Apr 2019)
David Kustoff on War & Peace
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  • Take the fight to ISIS and other terrorists. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes waiting; go after militant Islam abroad. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports American intervention in Mideast beyond air support. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on removing US forces from Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • President ok to use military force against Iran. (Feb 2020)
  • 2002 AUMF against Iraq should apply to ISIS. (Jun 2021)
David Kustoff on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES for housing vouchers for recovering drug addicts. (Jun 2018)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No exceptions for any circumstances: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports human life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports defunding Planned Parenthood federally & locally: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports pro-life legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rated Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rated Voted against combating Islamophobia: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is between a man and a woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports letting businesses disagree with same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports defining marriage as one-man-one-woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports Judeo-Christian framework of morality: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports religious liberty and sees it at risk: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Work to dismantle convoluted and expensive ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports Congressionally repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing the 2010 affordable care act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose Common Core; local folks know best: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes Common Core as a nationwide academic standard: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes states adopting federal education standards: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Help farming community's low commodity prices: Favors topic 8
Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth: Favors topic 8
Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fight violent crime; advocated for death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated Don't compromise community safety with sentencing reform: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated Keep existing rules for police accountability: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Unequivocal right to keep and bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly opposes restrictive gun laws: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes gun-control legislation: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale: Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background checks for private transfers: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes tax increases, even to balance the budget: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Secure the border & enforce laws already on the books: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports constructing a wall to control our border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports illegals returning to country of origin: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Our allies don't respect us and our enemies don't fear us: Strongly Favors topic 14
Supports ban on resettlement of Syrian refugees: Strongly Favors topic 14
Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism: Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports maintaining a numerically superior nuclear arsenal: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strongly opposes voting without photo id: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Rated No holiday on election day; no same-day registration: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Rated Oppose expanding voter registration and voter access: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Take the fight to ISIS and other terrorists: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly opposes Islamic Sharia as threat to the US: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes waiting; go after militant Islam abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports American intervention in Mideast beyond air support: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Rated Voted NO on removing US forces from Yemen: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Rated 2002 AUMF against Iraq should apply to ISIS: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports deregulating domestic oil exploration and drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes government developing wind and solar energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strongly opposes legalizing marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Oppose tax-and-spend policies, as well as over-regulation: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20
Rated Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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