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Adam Schiff on Abortion
Click here for 10 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Supports right to choose. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Dec 2013)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women. (Jan 2015)
  • Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health. (May 2015)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Adam Schiff on Budget & Economy
Click here for 5 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
  • Member of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Adam Schiff on Civil Rights
Click here for 22 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Introduced PERIOD Act to protect trans student athletes. (Feb 2023)
  • Republican legislators enacting Jim Crow voting restrictions. (Oct 2021)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 86% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 88% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 89% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Ratify CEDAW (Discrimination Against Women). (Jan 2011)
  • Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Protect LGBT families from illegal immigrant deportation. (Sep 2011)
  • Recognize 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses. (Jul 2014)
  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)
  • Let states recognize same sex marriage. (Jan 2015)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
  • Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Adam Schiff on Corporations
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  • Rated 33% by the US COC, indicating an anti-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 100% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
  • Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices. (Mar 2018)
  • Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs. (Nov 2017)
  • Voted YES on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Adam Schiff on Crime
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  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (May 2013)
  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
  • Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance. (Dec 2014)
  • Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
Adam Schiff on Drugs
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  • Rated +10 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 75% by NORML, indicating a pro-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Adam Schiff on Education
Click here for 11 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Educational standards and more resources for teachers. (Jan 2001)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Three Rís: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years. (Mar 2013)
  • 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. (Jul 2015)
  • Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Adam Schiff on Energy & Oil
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  • I was an original co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. (Apr 2023)
  • Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases. (Aug 2000)
  • Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy. (Jul 2001)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
  • Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization. (Feb 2019)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Adam Schiff on Environment
Click here for 16 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Supports tough federal standards. (Jan 2001)
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated 88% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing. (Mar 2013)
  • Require labeling genetically engineered food. (May 2013)
  • Extend to 2023 Superfund hazardous waste cleanup. (Jan 2014)
  • Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public. (Feb 2016)
  • Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
  • Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska. (Feb 2017)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Adam Schiff on Families & Children
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  • Give parents tools to balance work and family. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 23% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Permanent crime database for volunteers with kids. (Jul 2008)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
Adam Schiff on Foreign Policy
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  • Khashoggi killing is relationship-altering event with Saudis. (Oct 2018)
  • Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence. (Aug 2000)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 0 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Maintain World Bank funding as part of multilateralism. (Jan 2018)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)
  • Sponsored bill to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide. (Mar 2009)
  • Condemn Iran for state-sponsored persecution of Baha'i. (Feb 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
  • Trump withheld $391M in authorized aid to Ukraine. (Dec 2019)
  • Illegal for President to withhold aid approved by Congress. (Jan 2020)
Adam Schiff on Free Trade
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  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 33% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
  • Rated 63% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade. (Dec 2012)
Adam Schiff on Government Reform
Click here for 27 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Need to pass historic voting rights protection legislation. (Apr 2023)
  • Trump's authoritarianism poses an existential danger. (Oct 2021)
  • Congress responsible for allowing new authoritarianism. (Oct 2021)
  • Can't guard democracy against those who won't uphold oath. (Oct 2021)
  • Congressional Republicans refused to challenge Trump. (Oct 2021)
  • We came so close to losing our democracy. (Oct 2021)
  • The second impeachment was not a continuation of the first. (Oct 2021)
  • Under Trump, Congress saw its oversight powers emasculated. (Oct 2021)
  • Congress must act to protect elections from Russians. (Jul 2019)
  • Supports CIA report: Russia interfered with 2016 election. (Mar 2018)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Feb 2013)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jun 2014)
  • No separate contribution limits for party activities. (Jan 2015)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Jul 2018)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
  • 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. (Dec 2021)
  • Russia interfered with 2016 election, not Ukraine. (Dec 2019)
  • Senate should convict Trump for obstructing impeachment. (Jan 2020)
Adam Schiff on Gun Control
Click here for 9 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Better & faster data tracking gun trafficking. (Jul 2022)
  • Ban assault weapons and cheap pistols. (Jan 2001)
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)
  • Ban "fire sale" of firearms after delicensing closure. (Jan 2013)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
  • Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Adam Schiff on Health Care
Click here for 11 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Let patients and doctors decide; preserve Medicare. (Jan 2001)
  • Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • Prescription drug benefit within Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment. (Jan 2011)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
  • GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster". (Feb 2015)
  • Provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE. (Jun 2009)
Adam Schiff on Homeland Security
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  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Intelligence. (Mar 2011)
  • Funding wars separately is gimmick against sequestration. (Apr 2015)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
  • Combat international and domestic Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Adam Schiff on Immigration
Click here for 6 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Jun 2017)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Feb 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban. (Apr 2021)
Adam Schiff on Jobs
Click here for 8 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Rated 87% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
  • Sponsored bill for strengthening union organizing. (Mar 2021)
Adam Schiff on Principles & Values
Click here for 27 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Wore gas mask in Congress when tear gas deployed on Jan. 6. (Oct 2021)
  • As impeachment leader, Felt targeted by January 6 rioters. (Oct 2021)
  • Made case for impeachment guilt, but not for removal. (Oct 2021)
  • Senators believed Trump guilty, but no reason to convict. (Oct 2021)
  • The GOP had become an anti-truth & anti-democratic cult. (Oct 2021)
  • Despite flaws, US is best hope for freedom loving peoples. (Oct 2021)
  • Path to power: eat right, exercise & outlive the bastards. (Oct 2021)
  • Despite flaws, US is best hope for freedom-loving peoples. (Oct 2021)
  • Challenges to subpoenas not impeachable, stonewalling is. (Dec 2019)
  • Impeachment: Can't turn away from cheating in next election. (Dec 2019)
  • Trump accepting assistance from Russians is criminal. (Jul 2019)
  • Anyone excerpt the president would have been indicted. (Jul 2019)
  • Congress must decide on impeachment, not Mueller. (Jul 2019)
  • Investigation necessary to expose Russian interference. (Apr 2019)
  • Firing FBI's Comey for hidden reasons is obstructing justice. (Jan 2018)
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Profiled in "Jews in American Politics". (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition of conservative Democrats. (Nov 2007)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)
  • Religious freedom means no religious registry. (May 2016)
  • Question Trump on Emoluments clause. (May 2017)
  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Create Commission to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riots. (Jun 2021)
  • Impeachment is remedy for personal interests over country. (Dec 2019)
  • Trump sought a favor: wanted Ukraine to investigate Biden. (Jan 2020)
  • Senate should remove Trump to prevent further abuse of power. (Jan 2020)
Adam Schiff on Social Security
Click here for 6 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Direct all federal surpluses to Trust Fund. (Jan 2001)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 96% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Adam Schiff on Tax Reform
Click here for 6 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • We need to ensure that the wealthy pay their fair share. (Apr 2023)
  • Focus tax incentives on middle-class needs. (Jan 2001)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 23% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
Adam Schiff on Technology
Click here for 6 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Chief information officer to digitize federal government. (Aug 2000)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (Oct 2011)
  • Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects. (Mar 2013)
  • Let NSF decide research grants, not Congress. (Feb 2016)
  • Sponsored bill for net neutrality for open internet. (Apr 2019)
Adam Schiff on War & Peace
Click here for 11 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
  • Intervene in Iraq to protect persecuted Christians. (Jul 2014)
  • Work with Iraqi government to fight ISIL. (Aug 2014)
  • Aid the Syrian opposition with training & equipment. (Sep 2014)
  • Sponsored bill to remove US forces from Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
  • Sponsored resolution to repeal 2002 AUMF against Iraq. (May 2021)
Adam Schiff on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 5 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Address economic inequalities through electoral process. (Oct 2021)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on transferring housing vouchers to ex-addicts. (Jun 2018)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports right to choose: Favors topic 1
Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance: Strongly Favors topic 1
Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals: Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ensure access to and funding for contraception: Favors topic 1
Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Republican legislators enacting Jim Crow voting restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 2
Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all: Neutral on topic 2
Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Rated 89% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance: Strongly Favors topic 2
Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery: Strongly Favors topic 2
Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
Ratify CEDAW (Discrimination Against Women): Strongly Favors topic 2
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Recognize 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses: Strongly Favors topic 2
Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination: Favors topic 2
Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP: 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
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Introduced PERIOD Act to protect trans student athletes: Strongly Favors topic 3
More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 3
Rated 88% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance: Strongly Favors topic 3
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: 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
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated 23% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Religious freedom means no religious registry: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Let patients and doctors decide; preserve Medicare: Favors topic 5
Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid: Favors topic 5
Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care: Favors topic 5
Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record: Strongly Favors topic 5
Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment: Strongly Favors topic 5
Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
Rated GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster": Strongly Favors topic 5
Provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Direct all federal surpluses to Trust Fund: Opposes topic 6
Create Retirement Savings Accounts: Favors topic 6
Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women: Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 96% 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)
Educational standards and more resources for teachers: Favors topic 7
Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice: Opposes topic 7
Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years: 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:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(+5 points on Social scale)
Under Trump, Congress saw its oversight powers emasculated: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Rated 100% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Promote conservation of rare felids & canids: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
Prohibit invasive research on great apes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing: Opposes topic 8
Require labeling genetically engineered food: Opposes topic 8
Extend to 2023 Superfund hazardous waste cleanup: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling: Favors topic 8
Rated Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices: Opposes topic 8
Rated Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program: Opposes topic 9
Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Permanent crime database for volunteers with kids: Favors topic 9
Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs: Opposes topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Ban assault weapons and cheap pistols: Opposes topic 10
Better & faster data tracking gun trafficking: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology: Opposes topic 10
Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales: Opposes topic 10
Ban "fire sale" of firearms after delicensing closure: Opposes topic 10
Ban large-capacity ammunition: 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
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Focus tax incentives on middle-class needs: Favors topic 11
We need to ensure that the wealthy pay their fair share: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated 23% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12
Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance: Strongly Favors topic 12
Protect LGBT families from illegal immigrant deportation: Favors topic 12
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported: 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
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Build a rule-based global trading system: Favors topic 13
Rated 33% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues: Neutral on topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 63% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade: Neutral on topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Despite flaws, US is best hope for freedom loving peoples: Strongly Favors topic 14
Despite flaws, US is best hope for freedom-loving peoples: Strongly Favors topic 14
Rated Maintain World Bank funding as part of multilateralism: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Peace through Strength
(+2 points on Social scale)
Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11: Favors topic 15
Rated Funding wars separately is gimmick against sequestration: Opposes topic 15
Rated Let NSF decide research grants, not Congress: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Need to pass historic voting rights protection legislation: Strongly Favors topic 16
Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform: Favors topic 16
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Establish 15 days of early voting in all states: Favors topic 16
Full disclosure of campaign spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: Favors topic 16
No separate contribution limits for party activities: Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad: Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
(+2 points on Social scale)
Khashoggi killing is relationship-altering event with Saudis: Favors topic 17
Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence: Favors topic 17
Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine: Strongly Favors topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Intervene in Iraq to protect persecuted Christians: Opposes topic 17
Work with Iraqi government to fight ISIL: Opposes topic 17
Aid the Syrian opposition with training & equipment: Opposes topic 17
Sponsored bill to remove US forces from Yemen: Strongly Favors topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Sponsored resolution to repeal 2002 AUMF against Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
I was an original co-sponsor of the Green New Deal: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports tough federal standards: Favors topic 18
Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it: Favors topic 18
Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence: Favors topic 18
Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization: Favors topic 18
Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated +10 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated 75% by NORML, indicating a pro-legalization stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business: Favors topic 20
Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects: Favors topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: 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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