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Jim Bridenstine on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Life is sacred and begins at conception. (Nov 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-life. (Sep 2012)
Jim Bridenstine on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Jim Bridenstine on Civil Rights
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  • The institution of marriage should be protected by law. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
  • State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Jan 2014)
Jim Bridenstine on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Opposes tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)
Jim Bridenstine on Crime
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  • Swift capital punishment saves lives. (Oct 2012)
Jim Bridenstine on Drugs
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  • Legalizing aligns government revenue with drug addiction. (Nov 2012)
Jim Bridenstine on Education
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  • No federal standards; local control & spending. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Apr 2013)
Jim Bridenstine on Energy & Oil
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  • Lift restrictions on clean drilling in our own territory. (Nov 2012)
  • No credible evidence that CO2 affects global climate. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports offshore energy production. (Sep 2012)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
Jim Bridenstine on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Jim Bridenstine on Families & Children
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Jim Bridenstine on Foreign Policy
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Jim Bridenstine on Free Trade
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  • Fair trade & less spending return US to economic greatness. (Nov 2012)
Jim Bridenstine on Government Reform
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  • Cut Congressional pay & time in session. (Nov 2012)
  • First Amendment includes campaign spending. (Oct 2012)
Jim Bridenstine on Gun Control
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  • Gun ownership is a constitutional right. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Jim Bridenstine on Health Care
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  • Replace ObamaCare with a more competitive system. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)
Jim Bridenstine on Homeland Security
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  • Develop missile intercept capability to counter Russians. (Nov 2012)
  • Smart defense reductions; don't jeopardize national security. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports targeting suspected terrorists. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Jan 2014)
Jim Bridenstine on Immigration
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  • Secure the border; open border brings illegal girls & drugs. (Nov 2012)
  • Secure the borders to stop movement of narcotics and slaves. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Jim Bridenstine on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Jim Bridenstine on Principles & Values
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Jim Bridenstine on Social Security
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  • Give younger people option of personal retirement accounts. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
Jim Bridenstine on Tax Reform
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  • High taxes inhibit economic growth and job creation. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Jim Bridenstine on Technology
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  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Jim Bridenstine on War & Peace
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  • Don't set timetables for withdrawal from any conflict. (Oct 2012)
  • Military force OK to prevent Iranian nukes. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports combat operations in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
Jim Bridenstine on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Life is sacred and begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
The institution of marriage should be protected by law: Strongly Opposes topic 3
The institution of marriage should be protected by law: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Opposes topic 3
Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 3
State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
$110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace ObamaCare with a more competitive system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Give younger people option of personal retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Supports personal retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No federal standards; local control & spending: Favors topic 7
Opposes federal grants for education reforms: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
No credible evidence that CO2 affects global climate: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Swift capital punishment saves lives: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Gun ownership is a constitutional right: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
High taxes inhibit economic growth and job creation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes an income tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Secure the border; open border brings illegal girls & drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure the borders to stop movement of narcotics and slaves: Opposes topic 12
Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Fair trade & less spending return US to economic greatness: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports targeting suspected terrorists: Strongly Favors topic 14
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Develop missile intercept capability to counter Russians: Strongly Favors topic 15
Smart defense reductions; don't jeopardize national security: Favors topic 15
Supports reducing defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Cut Congressional pay & time in session: Favors topic 16
First Amendment includes campaign spending: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Don't set timetables for withdrawal from any conflict: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Military force OK to prevent Iranian nukes: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports combat operations in Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Lift restrictions on clean drilling in our own territory: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No credible evidence that CO2 affects global climate: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulating greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports offshore energy production: Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Legalizing aligns government revenue with drug addiction: Strongly Favors topic 19
Neutral on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
High taxes inhibit economic growth and job creation: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Opposes federal stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20
Opposes tax incentives for job creation: Favors topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Jim Bridenstine is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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