OnTheIssues.org
Home Issues Leaders Recent Grid Archive Senate House VoteMatch_Quiz FAQs
 On the issues:   Ami Bera   House   Match    |   CA Governor:  Antonio Villaraigosa  Eric Garcetti  Hilda Solis  Jerry Brown  Jerry Sanders   California Senators:  Barbara Boxer  Dianne Feinstein 

The Web
OnTheIssues.org
California House
Ami Bera
(Democrat, district 7)
On the issues>>

Contact Ami Bera

HouseMatch

Take the Quiz!

CA politicians


Profile

AmericansElect

Senate races

SpeakOut!
Use a SpeakOut selector to define the choices on the causes and issues you care about.
Use a Selector
Read about the issues.
The Issues


2012 Senate Races

AZ:Flake(R)
vs.Carmona(D)
vs.Hackbarth(R)
vs.Ruben(D)
CA:Feinstein(D)
vs.Emken(R)
vs.Lightfoot(G)
vs.Taitz(R)
vs.Holbrook(R)
CT:Murphy(D)
vs.McMahon(R)
vs.Bysiewicz(D)
vs.Shays(R)
DE:Carper(D)
vs.Wade(R)
vs.Pires(I)
FL:Nelson(D)
vs.Mack(R)
vs.Weldon(R)
vs.LeMieux(R)
HI:Hirono(D)
vs.Case(D)
vs.Lingle(R)
vs.Pirkowski(R)
IN:Lugar(R)
vs.Mourdock(R)
vs.Donnelly(D)
MA:Brown(R)
vs.Warren(D)
vs.Khazei(D)
MD:Cardin(D)
vs.Bongino(R)
vs.Sobhani(I)
vs.Wargotz(R)
vs.Capps(R)
vs.Vaughn(R)
ME:Dill(D)
vs.King(I)
vs.Summers(R)
vs.D`Amboise(R)
vs.Dunlap(D)
MI:Stabenow(D)
vs.Hoekstra(R)
vs.Boman(L)
vs.Hekman(R)
vs.Konetchy(R)
MN:Klobuchar(D)
vs.Bills(R)
vs.Arwood(R)
vs.Hernandez(R)
vs.Severson(R)
MO:McCaskill(D)
vs.Akin(R)
vs.Steelman(R)
vs.Brunner(R)
MS:Wicker(R)
vs.Gore(D)
MT:Tester(D)
vs.Rehberg(R)
ND:Heitkamp(D)
vs.Berg(R)
vs.Sand(R)
NE:Kerrey(D)
vs.Fischer(R)
vs.Flynn(R)
vs.Stenberg(R)
vs.Bruning(R)
NJ:Menendez(D)
vs.Kyrillos(R)
vs.Diakos(I)
vs.Booker(D)
vs.Linker(R)
NM:Heinrich(D)
vs.Wilson(R)
vs.Balderas(D)
vs.Sanchez(R)
NV:Heller(R)
vs.Berkley(D)
vs.Angle(R)
NY:Gillibrand(D)
vs.Long(R)
vs.Noren(I)
vs.Clark(G)
vs.Maragos(R)
vs.Turner(R)
OH:Brown(D)
vs.Mandel(R)
vs.Coughlin(R)
vs.Pryce(R)
PA:Casey(D)
vs.Smith(R)
vs.Scaringi(R)
vs.Welch(R)
vs.Rohrer(R)
RI:Whitehouse(D)
vs.Hinckley(R)
TN:Corker(R)
vs.Clayton(D)
vs.Poskevich(R)
TX:Cruz(R)
vs.Sadler(D)
vs.Roland(L)
vs.Dewhurst(R)
vs.Leppert(R)
UT:Hatch(R)
vs.Howell(D)
vs.Liljenquist(R)
vs.Ashdown(D)
vs.Chaffetz(R)
VA:Kaine(D)
vs.Allen(R)
vs.Radtke(R)
vs.Marshall(R)
vs.Donner(R)
VT:Sanders(I)
vs.MacGovern(R)
WA:Cantwell(D)
vs.Baumgartner(R)
WI:Thompson(R)
vs.Baldwin(D)
vs.Neumann(R)
vs.Schiess(R)
vs.Kagen(D)
WV:Manchin(D)
vs.Raese(R)
WY:Barrasso(R)
vs.Chesnut(D)
Senate incumbents

SenateMatch (matching quiz)
Senate Votes (analysis)

2011-12 House special elections

AZ-8:Giffords(D)
Jun.2012: Barber(D)
CA-36:Harman(D)
Jul.2011: Hahn(D)
KY-4:Davis(R)
Nov.2012(vacancy)
MI-11:McCotter(R)
Nov.2012(vacancy)
NV-2:Heller(R)
Sep.2011: Amodei(R)
NJ-10:Payne(D)
Nov.2012(vacancy)
NY-9:Weiner(D)
Sep.2011: Turner(R)
NY-26:Lee(R)
Sep.2011: Hochul(D)
OR-1:Wu(D)
Jan.2012: Bonamici(D)
WA-1:Inslee(D)
Nov.2012(vacancy)

House incumbents

HouseMatch
House Votes

Book Excerpts
(Candidate quotations organized by topic)

Fun Stuff
Social Networking sites for OnTheIssues:
FaceBook
YouTube
MySpace
On The Issues

Promote Your Page Too
Prez-Veep-Senator
Our associated Yahoo discussion group

Site Map
Home
(Main page)
Issues
(Organized by topic)
Candidates
(Organized by candidate)
Recent
(Most recent quotations)
Issue Grid
(Summary by topic)
Archives
(Debate and book excerpts)
VoteMatch
(Presidential Selector and Political Affiliation 20-question quiz)
The Forum
(Your views on the candidates and the issues)
Letters
(Other viewers' letters)
Write Us
(Your feedback to us)

Archives


Survey of 2012 House campaign websites

(click a picture above for excerpts or other books and debates by or about Ami_Bera)
  
International Issues  Domestic Issues   Economic Issues  Social Issues 
Foreign Policy Gun Control Budget & Economy Education
Homeland Security Crime Government Reform   Civil Rights
War & Peace Drugs Tax Reform Abortion
Free Trade Health Care Social Security Families & Children
Immigration  Technology Corporations Welfare & Poverty
Energy & Oil  Environment Jobs Principles & Values
Ami Bera on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Invest in diligent stem cell research. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
Ami Bera on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Ami Bera on Civil Rights
Click here for 7 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Supports Paycheck Fairness Act for equal women's pay. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes a DOMA amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Sep 2013)
Ami Bera on Corporations
Click here for 2 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)
Ami Bera on Crime
Click here for the full quote on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Public deserves to know if child predators are nearby. (Nov 2012)
Ami Bera on Drugs
Click here for background on Drugs.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ami Bera on Education
Click here for background on Education.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ami Bera on Energy & Oil
Click here for 3 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Current energy policy is skewed to the interests of big oil. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2012)
  • Opposes offshore energy production. (Sep 2012)
Ami Bera on Environment
Click here for the full quote on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2010)
Ami Bera on Families & Children
Click here for the full quote on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Ami Bera on Foreign Policy
Click here for background on Foreign Policy.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ami Bera on Free Trade
Click here for background on Free Trade.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ami Bera on Government Reform
Click here for 2 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • End absurd Congressional perks, like flying first class. (Nov 2012)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
Ami Bera on Gun Control
Click here for 2 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Supports restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Ami Bera on Health Care
Click here for 3 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Put patients ahead of profits; ObamaCare is only first step. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)
Ami Bera on Homeland Security
Click here for 4 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Stop terrorism before it starts. (Nov 2012)
  • Engage all levels of government to fight terrorism. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
Ami Bera on Immigration
Click here for the full quote on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Ami Bera on Jobs
Click here for the full quote on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Ami Bera on Principles & Values
Click here for background on Principles & Values.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ami Bera on Social Security
Click here for 3 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Fight all efforts to privatize this program. (Nov 2012)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
Ami Bera on Tax Reform
Click here for 3 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Ami Bera on Technology
Click here for the full quote on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Ami Bera on War & Peace
Click here for the full quote on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Make sure al Qaeda does not get its hands on nuclear weapons. (Nov 2012)
Ami Bera on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 2 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (May 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
(Click here for VoteMatch quiz)
VoteMatch Question & Answer
(Click on question for explanation and background)
Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Invest in diligent stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Supports public abortion funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports churches providing birth control: Strongly Favors topic 1
I consider myself pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports Paycheck Fairness Act for equal women's pay: 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
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)
Opposes a DOMA amendment: Favors topic 3
Opposes defining traditional marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
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)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Put patients ahead of profits; ObamaCare is only first step: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight all efforts to privatize this program: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Neutral on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Current energy policy is skewed to the interests of big oil: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Public deserves to know if child predators are nearby: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports restricting the Second Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on gun purchases: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports an income tax increase: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship: 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)
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Engage all levels of government to fight terrorism: Favors topic 15
Supports reducing defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
End absurd Congressional perks, like flying first class: Favors topic 16
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Make sure al Qaeda does not get its hands on nuclear weapons: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Current energy policy is skewed to the interests of big oil: Favors topic 18
Supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes offshore energy production: Strongly Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports federal stimulus spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports tax incentives for job creation: Opposes topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Ami Bera is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
Click here for explanation of political philosophy.
Click here for VoteMatch quiz.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  

Home | Issues | Candidates | Most Recent Quote | Books + Debates | Senate | VoteMatch | About Us | Contact OnTheIssues | Contact Ami_Bera

Contact Ami_Bera:

* Official Contacts
 

* Candidate Profile
* Contact OnTheIssues:

submit @ OnTheIssues . org
OnTheIssues reports on issues, and has no contacts with campaigns except as linked above.
Mail
Send donations or submit quotations to:
On The Issues
1770 Massachusetts Ave. #630
Cambridge, MA 02140
Logo
Copyright 1999-2013
by OnTheIssues.org
Reprinting by permission only.




WM_logo Written by
WebMerchants


IWP_logo Powered by
Instant Web Page
Page last updated: Apr 02, 2014

Reproduction of material from any OnTheIssues.org pages without written permission is prohibited.
Copyright © 1999-2012 OnTheIssues.org & the SpeakOut Foundation, all rights reserved.
OnTheIssues.org 1770 Massachusetts Ave. #630, Cambridge MA 02140
E-mail us at:submit at OnTheIssues.org
| Advertising information | About Us
  Newsletter     Signup  
Email:
  
Zip:
    
Or click for More Info.