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Mark Takano on Abortion
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  • Legal abortions in all circumstances in first trimester. (Nov 1998)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
Mark Takano on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Mark Takano on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • 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. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (Jun 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Feb 2013)
Mark Takano on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Mark Takano on Crime
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  • Mandatory life sentences and truth-in-sentencing. (Nov 1998)
Mark Takano on Drugs
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  • Increase penalties for selling illegal drugs. (Nov 1998)
Mark Takano on Education
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  • Worked on the front lines of public education. (Nov 2012)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Feb 2013)
  • Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years. (Mar 2013)
Mark Takano on Energy & Oil
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  • Train students for renewable energy jobs. (Nov 2012)
Mark Takano on Environment
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  • Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions. (Mar 2013)
Mark Takano on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Mark Takano on Foreign Policy
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Mark Takano on Free Trade
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  • Raise tariffs on nations that discourage US imports. (Nov 1998)
Mark Takano on Government Reform
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  • Unlimited PAC campaign contributions; with term limits. (Nov 1998)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
Mark Takano on Gun Control
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  • National ban on sale of assault weapons. (Nov 1998)
  • Supports restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Mark Takano on Health Care
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  • Don't allow roll back of ObamaCare. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)
Mark Takano on Homeland Security
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  • Support veterans' benefits & Tricare. (Nov 2012)
Mark Takano on Immigration
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Mark Takano on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
Mark Takano on Principles & Values
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Mark Takano on Social Security
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  • Fight to protect Social Security from privatizations plans. (Nov 2012)
  • by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance. (Jul 2012)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Mark Takano on Tax Reform
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  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
Mark Takano on Technology
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  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Mark Takano on War & Peace
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  • Reducie the number of nuclear weapons worldwide. (Nov 2012)
Mark Takano on Welfare & Poverty
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  • 2-year limit on welfare benefits. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties. (May 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Legal abortions in all circumstances in first trimester: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports churches providing birth control: 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)
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA: 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
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 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)
2-year limit on welfare benefits: Favors topic 4
Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Don't allow roll back of ObamaCare: 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 to protect Social Security from privatizations plans: Strongly Opposes topic 6
by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Worked on the front lines of public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Mandatory life sentences and truth-in-sentencing: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
National ban on sale of assault weapons: 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
Neutral on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Raise tariffs on nations that discourage US imports: Favors topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support veterans' benefits & Tricare: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Unlimited PAC campaign contributions; with term limits: Opposes topic 16
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Reducie the number of nuclear weapons worldwide: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Train students for renewable energy jobs: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Increase penalties for selling illegal drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports federal stimulus spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties: Favors topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Mark Takano is a Liberal Populist.
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