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Massachusetts House
Lori Trahan
(Democrat, district 3)
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Lori Trahan on Abortion
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  • Guaranteed access to abortion; give women full choices. (Mar 2018)
  • Pro-choice, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Lori Trahan on Budget & Economy
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  • Restore economic fairness to all, not just those at top. (Oct 2018)
  • PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Lori Trahan on Civil Rights
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  • Close the pay gap: give women equal pay for equal work. (Oct 2018)
  • Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Lori Trahan on Corporations
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  • PVS:Lower corporate taxes promote economic growth. (Aug 2018)
Lori Trahan on Crime
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  • Asked Biden Administration to abolish federal death penalty. (Dec 2020)
  • Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
Lori Trahan on Drugs
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  • Substance abuse culture must change: promote rehabilitation. (Oct 2018)
Lori Trahan on Education
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  • High quality public education is key to our economic future. (Oct 2018)
  • PVS:Federal education standards in all states. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Lori Trahan on Energy & Oil
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  • Supports alternative energy source with no barriers to entry. (Oct 2018)
  • Invest in renewables; return to Paris Agreement. (Sep 2018)
  • PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Regulate greenhouse gas emissions. (Aug 2018)
  • Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization. (Feb 2019)
  • Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Lori Trahan on Environment
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  • Hold responsible those who pollute the biosphere. (Oct 2018)
Lori Trahan on Families & Children
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  • Put working/middle class families first, not corporations. (Oct 2018)
  • Pass paid family leave and make it gender-neutral. (Oct 2018)
Lori Trahan on Foreign Policy
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  • America must go back to being a leader; work with our allies. (Jun 2018)
  • Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Lori Trahan on Free Trade
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  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
Lori Trahan on Government Reform
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  • Ambitious campaign finance and voting reform plan. (Oct 2018)
  • PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations. (Aug 2018)
  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access. (Feb 2021)
  • Sponsored impeachment of Trump for inciting insurrection. (Jan 2021)
  • Sponsored bill for statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Sponsored "Protecting Our Democracy" to restrict president. (Sep 2021)
Lori Trahan on Gun Control
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  • Comprehensive background checks; no concealed carry. (Oct 2018)
  • Common-sense gun reform; ban assault weapons. (Sep 2018)
  • Support gun-control, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
  • Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Lori Trahan on Health Care
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  • Defend & expand ObamaCare; as a right, not a privilege. (Oct 2018)
  • Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Lori Trahan on Homeland Security
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  • PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
  • Combat international and domestic Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Lori Trahan on Immigration
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  • Work to fix broken immigration system & protect rights. (Oct 2018)
  • Fulfill promises made to DREAMers; then comprehensive reform. (Sep 2018)
  • No citizenship question on 2020 Census form. (Sep 2018)
  • Homeland Security head should resign over child detention. (Jun 2018)
  • Opposes border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship. (Aug 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Mar 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban. (Apr 2021)
Lori Trahan on Jobs
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  • Sponsored bill for strengthening union organizing. (Mar 2021)
Lori Trahan on Principles & Values
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  • Fight to protect shared values. (Oct 2018)
  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Create Commission to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riots. (Jun 2021)
Lori Trahan on Social Security
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  • Fight to keep Social Security uncut & safe for seniors. (Oct 2018)
  • Raise payroll cap & contribution rate to ensure solvency. (Sep 2018)
Lori Trahan on Tax Reform
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  • Bring equity back to tax code; close loopholes for wealthy. (Oct 2018)
  • PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Lori Trahan on Technology
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  • Unlock public funds for infrastructure upgrades. (Oct 2018)
  • Work with state and local government to fund infrastructure. (Aug 2018)
Lori Trahan on War & Peace
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  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
  • Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq. (Jun 2021)
Lori Trahan on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Guaranteed access to abortion; give women full choices: Strongly Favors topic 1
Pro-choice, according to PVS survey: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Close the pay gap: give women equal pay for equal work: Favors topic 2
Fight to protect shared values: Favors topic 2
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Combat international and domestic Islamophobia: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion 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)
Defend & expand ObamaCare; as a right, not a privilege: Strongly Favors topic 5
Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Fight to keep Social Security uncut & safe for seniors: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Raise payroll cap & contribution rate to ensure solvency: Favors topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
High quality public education is key to our economic future: Opposes topic 7
PVS:Federal education standards in all states: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Hold responsible those who pollute the biosphere: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Asked Biden Administration to abolish federal death penalty: Opposes topic 9
Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Comprehensive background checks; no concealed carry: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Common-sense gun reform; ban assault weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Support gun-control, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Bring equity back to tax code; close loopholes for wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 11
PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Work to fix broken immigration system & protect rights: Strongly Favors topic 12
Fulfill promises made to DREAMers; then comprehensive reform: Strongly Favors topic 12
No citizenship question on 2020 Census form: Favors topic 12
Homeland Security head should resign over child detention: Favors topic 12
Opposes border wall, according to CC survey: Favors topic 12
PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban: Strongly Favors 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
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
America must go back to being a leader; work with our allies: Opposes topic 14
Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Ambitious campaign finance and voting reform plan: Favors topic 16
PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations: Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports alternative energy source with no barriers to entry: Strongly Favors topic 18
Invest in renewables; return to Paris Agreement: Strongly Favors topic 18
PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
PVS:Regulate greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization: Favors topic 18
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Substance abuse culture must change: promote rehabilitation: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Restore economic fairness to all, not just those at top: Opposes topic 20
Unlock public funds for infrastructure upgrades: Favors topic 20
Work with state and local government to fund infrastructure: Favors topic 20
PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus: Strongly Favors topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20
$1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Favors topic 20

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