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Paul Ryan on Abortion
Click here for 27 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Private & public life inseparable on faith & life issues. (Oct 2012)
  • Judges shouldn't decide abortion; Congress should. (Oct 2012)
  • Don't make Catholic Charities do things the ObamaCare way. (Sep 2012)
  • Then: safe, legal & rare; now: unqualified right to abortion. (Sep 2012)
  • Life begins at conception, so protect unborn children. (Aug 2012)
  • Church-provided contraception is about rights & conscience. (Feb 2012)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization. (Jan 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • Life and human rights begin at fertilization or cloning. (Jan 2013)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
Paul Ryan on Budget & Economy
Click here for 34 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • A debt crisis is coming; we need leadership. (Oct 2012)
  • Real reforms for a real recovery for every American. (Oct 2012)
  • The Obama stimulus wasted $831B and the agenda failed. (Sep 2012)
  • Get America creating wealth again, not dividing up wealth. (Sep 2012)
  • FactCheck: S&P downgraded U.S. due to Congress, not Obama. (Aug 2012)
  • Solve $16 trillion debt before math & momentum overwhelm us. (Aug 2012)
  • FactCheck: Hometown SUV plant closed in '08,not due to Obama. (Aug 2012)
  • Bishops deny Ryan's "use of Catholic faith" as budget guide. (Apr 2012)
  • Mandatory spending cap as percentage of GDP. (Apr 2012)
  • On current fiscal path, US cannot afford superpower role. (Apr 2012)
  • Reduce deficit by $6.2T over 10 years with no tax increase. (Apr 2012)
  • CBO: Spending cuts & revenue increases make surplus by 2040. (Apr 2012)
  • Replace PAYGO with CUTGO: new spending must cut elsewhere. (Apr 2012)
  • FactCheck:Stimulus spending created between 1.4M & 3.6M jobs. (Jan 2011)
  • Stimulus spending spree created debt but few jobs. (Jan 2011)
  • America is on an unsustainable fiscal path. (Sep 2010)
  • Automatic stabilizer spending is mandatory spending. (Jan 2010)
  • Freeze spending now, rather than in future budget. (Jan 2010)
  • Road Map for America's Future: cut entitlement spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of the House Republican Economic Recovery Working Group. (Sep 2010)
  • Chair of House Budget Committee. (Mar 2011)
Paul Ryan on Civil Rights
Click here for 15 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Keep DADT; no gay adoption; no need for gay hate crime laws. (Aug 2012)
  • Ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Apr 2012)
  • Annual pilgrimage to Selma AL for 1965 march anniversary. (Apr 2012)
  • Let each state separately define DOMA and marriage. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 13% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 36% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
Paul Ryan on Corporations
Click here for 16 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Raising corporate tax will cost us 710,000 jobs. (Oct 2012)
  • Stimulus was political patronage & corporate welfare. (Aug 2012)
  • Lower corporate tax rate to improve global competitiveness. (Aug 2012)
  • Fannie & Freddie are failed experiment in corporate welfare. (Apr 2012)
  • Dodd-Frank reforms intensify too-big-to-fail problem. (Apr 2012)
  • 25% top individual rate and top corporate tax rate. (Apr 2012)
  • 8.5% Business Consumption Tax instead of taxing profit. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 93% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Paul Ryan on Crime
Click here for 7 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Fight identity theft with New Employee Verification Act. (Aug 2012)
  • Death penalty only for lethal crimes against minors. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Paul Ryan on Drugs
Click here for 5 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Speechwriter for Director of National Drug Control Policy. (Aug 2012)
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Paul Ryan on Education
Click here for 12 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • No Child Left Behind spends more money, but without results. (Aug 2012)
  • Stop pushing God from the public realm & public schools. (Aug 2012)
  • A-PLUS: Local decisions, not one-size-fits-all mandates. (Aug 2012)
  • Student loan increases just translate into increased tuition. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Rated 8% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Paul Ryan on Energy & Oil
Click here for 26 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Build new refineries; drill for our own oil. (Aug 2012)
  • Drill ANWR & use its $200B in revenue for alternative energy. (Aug 2012)
  • Support renewable portfolio standard for electric suppliers. (Aug 2012)
  • Cap-and-trade bureaucratically rations conventional energy. (Apr 2012)
  • Automaker bailout abused process to force new fuel standards. (Apr 2012)
  • Develop all American-made energy, including nuclear. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
Paul Ryan on Environment
Click here for 19 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Deficit from "green pork": cronyism on windmills. (Oct 2012)
  • End farm subsidies to corporate agribusiness & millionaires. (Aug 2012)
  • Strong conservation programs important for avid sportsmen. (Aug 2012)
  • No policies that might benefit environment but harm economy. (Aug 2012)
  • Prevent pollution and invasive species in the Great Lakes. (Aug 2012)
  • Sell millions of acres of federal land & federal assets. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Paul Ryan on Families & Children
Click here for 4 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 91% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Paul Ryan on Foreign Policy
Click here for 23 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Apologize for bad acts, but don't apologize for our values. (Oct 2012)
  • Equivocating makes our enemies more likely to attack us. (Oct 2012)
  • Confident exercise of US leadership keeps peace in Mideast. (Sep 2012)
  • Speak with clarity instead of managing American decline. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposed Cuba embargo until 2008; now supports Cuban freedom. (Aug 2012)
  • American decline as world power is a choice, not a certainty. (Apr 2012)
  • Foreign-owned national debt puts US at risk during crises. (Apr 2012)
  • America is the most pro-human idea ever conceived. (Sep 2010)
  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -3 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, as official US policy. (Mar 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Paul Ryan on Free Trade
Click here for 11 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Level the playing field instead of pushing jobs overseas. (Aug 2012)
  • End farm subsidies and open up agricultural export markets. (Aug 2012)
  • 8.5% tax on imports from foreign countries. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 67% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Paul Ryan on Government Reform
Click here for 26 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • We don't belong to government; the people are sovereign. (Sep 2012)
  • End the supervision and sanctimony of the central planners. (Aug 2012)
  • Budget Boondoggle Award: expose worst wasteful spending. (Aug 2012)
  • Limited government has evolved into centralized solutions. (Aug 2012)
  • Pledges no new earmarks; and Line Item Veto against them. (Aug 2012)
  • Government should not solve every social problem. (Feb 2011)
  • FactCheck: all-time high government was 1943, not 2009. (Jan 2011)
  • Individual liberty requires limited government. (Jan 2011)
  • 1990s Republican majority succumbed to the earmark culture. (Sep 2010)
  • Create a constitutional version of the line-item veto. (Jan 2010)
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Paul Ryan on Gun Control
Click here for 10 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Attorney General Holder in contempt over "Fast & Furious". (Jun 2012)
  • Avid bow hunter who skins his own prey. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition. (Apr 2009)
Paul Ryan on Health Care
Click here for 48 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Honor our Medicare promise by reforming system for young. (Oct 2012)
  • Nobody is proposing vouchers; it's a check in the mailbox. (Oct 2012)
  • Regulators don't want your opinion on ObamaCare mandates. (Sep 2012)
  • ObamaCare's mandates & fines have no place in a free country. (Aug 2012)
  • Protect Medicare as an obligation to grandparents. (Aug 2012)
  • Choice of Medicare or certified plan, starting in 2022. (Aug 2012)
  • Replace ObamaCare with patient-centered reforms. (Aug 2012)
  • Patients' Choice Act: untie health coverage from employment. (Aug 2012)
  • Under age 54, provided with subsidy for private insurance. (Apr 2012)
  • 2008 signature plank: reconfigure Medicare & Medicaid. (Apr 2012)
  • ObamaCare is government takeover of healthcare. (Apr 2012)
  • Obama: Ryan's budget plan ends Medicare as we know it. (Apr 2012)
  • Seniors are threatened with denied access to care. (Apr 2012)
  • Younger workers choose from subsidized coverage options. (Apr 2012)
  • CBO: Ryan cuts mandatory health costs from 15% to 6% of GDP. (Apr 2012)
  • CBO: Elderly pay more for Medicare under Ryan plan. (Apr 2012)
  • CBO: States pay more for Medicaid under Ryan plan. (Apr 2012)
  • FactCheck: No, Medicare cost doesn't exceed national defense. (May 2011)
  • FactCheck: costs go up just a bit; jobs go down just a bit. (Jan 2011)
  • FactCheck: No evidence that healthcare reform explodes debt. (Jan 2011)
  • Open-ended healthcare entitlement moves US toward bankruptcy. (Jan 2011)
  • ObamaCare passed with no GOP support & split Democrats. (Sep 2010)
  • For tax credits; high-risk pools; & regulatory reform. (Sep 2010)
  • Medicare is a $38 trillion unfunded liability--add vouchers. (Jan 2010)
  • Road Map: buy health insurance from any state in the country. (Jul 2009)
  • Replace Medicare with $9500/year private insurance payment. (Jul 2009)

    Voting Record

  • Washington Way: closed-door deals & one-party votes. (Sep 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Paul Ryan on Homeland Security
Click here for 19 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • We shouldn't cut 80,000 soldiers; it invites weakness. (Oct 2012)
  • More funding for veterans. (Aug 2012)
  • $554B for national defense spending instead of $55B cut. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
Paul Ryan on Immigration
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  • Demand enforcement of immigration laws, without amnesty. (Aug 2012)
  • Make border fence construction a top priority. (Aug 2012)
  • More employer penalties but no "big brother" database. (Aug 2012)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Rated 83% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Paul Ryan on Jobs
Click here for 15 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • This is not what a real recovery looks like. (Oct 2012)
  • 12M new jobs by capping federal spending at 20% of GDP. (Aug 2012)
  • Vibrant manufacturing sector needed for economy & security. (Aug 2012)
  • Freeze federal paychecks to boost private sector employment. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Rated 58% by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor. (May 2012)
Paul Ryan on Principles & Values
Click here for 15 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Lives now on same block in Janesville where he grew up. (Aug 2012)
  • Side-by-side issue comparison to Joe Biden. (Aug 2012)
  • I credit Ayn Rand for getting me involved in public service. (Aug 2012)
  • Ayn Rand is thought-provoking, but objectivism is ridiculous. (Aug 2012)
  • Pursue three goals: Freedom; Growth; and Renewal. (Aug 2012)
  • Won Tea Party Express poll based on fiscal conservatism. (Aug 2012)
  • Adhere to principles to avoid squabbles among conservatives. (Apr 2012)
  • Elected at age 28 & immediately focused on budget issues. (Apr 2012)
  • FactCheck: "Progressivists" is intentionally insulting term. (May 2011)
  • Liberals started calling themselves Progressivists. (Sep 2010)
  • Thinker of the "Young Guns" conservative movement. (Sep 2010)
  • America's greatest strengths lie in Americans themselves. (Jul 2009)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
Paul Ryan on Social Security
Click here for 13 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Voluntary privatization for younger workers. (Oct 2012)
  • Give millions a chance to prosper in investor class. (Aug 2012)
  • Enthusiastically promoted Bush's semi-privatization scheme. (Apr 2012)
  • Current policy is raid, ration, raise taxes, & deny problem. (Apr 2012)
  • Only younger members in Congress support reform. (Nov 2010)
  • Invest 1/3 of payroll tax in personal savings account. (Sep 2010)
  • Comprehensive model to restructure retirement accounts. (May 2010)
  • Road Map: invest 5.1% income into personal account. (Jul 2009)
  • Proposed bill to invest 50% of FICA in personal accounts. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Paul Ryan on Tax Reform
Click here for 24 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • FactCheck: JFK cut rates by 20%, but from twice today's rate. (Dec 2012)
  • Tax cuts grow the economy and create jobs. (Oct 2012)
  • 20% across-the-board tax cut via bipartisan negotiation. (Oct 2012)
  • Eliminate double taxes like the death tax and AMT. (Aug 2012)
  • CBO: Ryan increases revenue to 19% of GDP without saying how. (Apr 2012)
  • Road Map: simplified two-level flat tax. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 72% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Paul Ryan on Technology
Click here for 17 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Bring FISA up to 21st century communications standards. (Aug 2012)
  • Within government limits are things like infrastructure. (Aug 2012)
  • Keep free expression on the Internet; I oppose SOPA. (Jan 2012)
  • Keep free expression on the Internet; I oppose SOPA. (Jan 2012)
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Paul Ryan on War & Peace
Click here for 22 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Why didn't we prepare for embassy attack in Libya? (Oct 2012)
  • US needs credibility to have an effect on Iranian nukes. (Oct 2012)
  • Nuclear Iran is worse than war. (Oct 2012)
  • Make Afghan withdrawal succeed by providing resources. (Oct 2012)
  • No boots on the ground in Syria, but stop acting thru UN. (Oct 2012)
  • Supported the Iraqi Surge; opposed call for sudden retreat. (Aug 2012)
  • Don't let Afghanistan return to a terrorist training camp. (Aug 2012)
  • No artificial surrender dates in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Aug 2012)
  • Remain vigilant in global War on Terrorism. (Aug 2012)
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Apr 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Paul Ryan on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 15 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Civil society means we give of ourselves without government. (Sep 2012)
  • Cold social programs have displaced civility and charity. (Aug 2012)
  • Subsidize and deregulate our wealth of faith based charities. (Aug 2012)
  • Remove anti-poverty programs that dishonor human dignity. (Apr 2012)
  • End federal food stamps with block grant to the states. (Apr 2012)
  • Direct federal grants to persistently impoverished districts. (Apr 2012)
  • Food stamp program is rife with waste, fraud & abuse. (Apr 2012)
  • Time-limit & work requirement for need-based aid. (Apr 2012)
  • Left federal barriers to community & institution empowerment. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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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)
Private & public life inseparable on faith & life issues: Strongly Favors topic 1
Life begins at conception, so protect unborn children: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Church-provided contraception is about rights & conscience: Opposes topic 1
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion: Opposes topic 1
Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Life and human rights begin at fertilization or cloning: Strongly Favors topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortions: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad: Opposes topic 1
YES on Unknown roll call for 2001-89: Opposes topic 1
YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime: Opposes topic 1
YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Opposes topic 1
Neutral on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Annual pilgrimage to Selma AL for 1965 march anniversary: Favors topic 2
Rated 36% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action: Neutral on topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation: Favors topic 3
Let each state separately define DOMA and marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Let each state separately define DOMA and marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on banning gay adoptions in DC: Opposes topic 3
YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Stop pushing God from the public realm & public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Cold social programs have displaced civility and charity: Favors topic 4
Subsidize and deregulate our wealth of faith based charities: Strongly Favors topic 4
Left federal barriers to community & institution empowerment: Favors topic 4
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment: Favors topic 4
Rated 91% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record: Strongly Favors topic 4
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations: Favors topic 4
YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance: Favors topic 4
NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Regulators don't want your opinion on ObamaCare mandates: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare's mandates & fines have no place in a free country: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare's mandates & fines have no place in a free country: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Choice of Medicare or certified plan, starting in 2022: Opposes topic 5
Replace ObamaCare with patient-centered reforms: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Replace ObamaCare with patient-centered reforms: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Under age 54, provided with subsidy for private insurance: Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is government takeover of healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Younger workers choose from subsidized coverage options: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Open-ended healthcare entitlement moves US toward bankruptcy: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Open-ended healthcare entitlement moves US toward bankruptcy: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare passed with no GOP support & split Democrats: Strongly Opposes topic 5
For tax credits; high-risk pools; & regulatory reform: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Road Map: buy health insurance from any state in the country: Opposes topic 5
Replace Medicare with $9500/year private insurance payment: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Washington Way: closed-door deals & one-party votes: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health: Opposes topic 5
NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage: Opposes topic 5
YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs: Favors topic 5
YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits: Opposes topic 5
YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients: Opposes topic 5
YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay: Strongly Opposes topic 5
NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Opposes topic 5
NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Opposes topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Opposes topic 5
NO on regulating tobacco as a drug: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Voluntary privatization for younger workers: Strongly Favors topic 6
Give millions a chance to prosper in investor class: Strongly Favors topic 6
Enthusiastically promoted Bush's semi-privatization scheme: Strongly Favors topic 6
Invest 1/3 of payroll tax in personal savings account: Favors topic 6
Road Map: invest 5.1% income into personal account: Strongly Favors topic 6
Proposed bill to invest 50% of FICA in personal accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record: Strongly Favors topic 6
NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox: Favors topic 6
YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits: Favors topic 6
YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
A-PLUS: Local decisions, not one-size-fits-all mandates: Favors topic 7
Rated 8% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
NO on $40B for green public schools: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Deficit from "green pork": cronyism on windmills: Favors topic 8
Strong conservation programs important for avid sportsmen: Favors topic 8
Prevent pollution and invasive species in the Great Lakes: Opposes topic 8
Avid bow hunter who skins his own prey: Strongly Favors topic 8
Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences: Favors topic 8
NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Death penalty only for lethal crimes against minors: Favors topic 9
Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes: Strongly Favors topic 9
YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime: Favors topic 9
NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.: Strongly Favors topic 9
NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strong conservation programs important for avid sportsmen: Favors topic 10
Avid bow hunter who skins his own prey: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tax cuts grow the economy and create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Lower corporate tax rate to improve global competitiveness: Opposes topic 11
Eliminate double taxes like the death tax and AMT: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce deficit by $6.2T over 10 years with no tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
25% top individual rate and top corporate tax rate: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Phaseout the death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated 72% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes: Neutral on topic 11
Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty": Opposes topic 11
YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business: Opposes topic 11
YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"): Opposes topic 11
YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on providing tax relief and simplification: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income: Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Demand enforcement of immigration laws, without amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Demand enforcement of immigration laws, without amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Make border fence construction a top priority: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12
Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty: Strongly Favors topic 12
Rated 83% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules: Favors topic 12
NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Level the playing field instead of pushing jobs overseas: Opposes topic 13
8.5% tax on imports from foreign countries: Strongly Opposes topic 13
End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire : Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 67% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China: Strongly Favors topic 13
NO on withdrawing from the WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Favors topic 13
YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business: Opposes topic 13
YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on promoting free trade with Peru: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific: Strongly Favors topic 14
NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations: Favors topic 14
NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight: Favors topic 14
YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
We shouldn't cut 80,000 soldiers; it invites weakness: Strongly Favors topic 15
More funding for veterans: Favors topic 15
$554B for national defense spending instead of $55B cut: Strongly Favors topic 15
Rated 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill: Favors topic 15
YES on deploying SDI: Favors topic 15
YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses: Favors topic 15
YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties: Favors topic 16
NO on banning soft money and issue ads: Opposes topic 16
YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties: Favors topic 16
NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions: Opposes topic 16
YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees: Opposes topic 16
YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Nuclear Iran is worse than war: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Make Afghan withdrawal succeed by providing resources: Opposes topic 17
Supported the Iraqi Surge; opposed call for sudden retreat: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Don't let Afghanistan return to a terrorist training camp: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No artificial surrender dates in Iraq and Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Remain vigilant in global War on Terrorism: Opposes topic 17
Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
YES on authorizing military force in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No policies that might benefit environment but harm economy: Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade bureaucratically rations conventional energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Develop all American-made energy, including nuclear: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence: Opposes topic 18
Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on tax incentives for renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on investing in homegrown biofuel: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC: Favors topic 18
NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets: Opposes topic 18
NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Opposes topic 18
NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Speechwriter for Director of National Drug Control Policy: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC: Strongly Favors topic 19
NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism: Strongly Opposes topic 19
NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raising corporate tax will cost us 710,000 jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Tax cuts grow the economy and create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Stimulus was political patronage & corporate welfare: Strongly Opposes topic 20
12M new jobs by capping federal spending at 20% of GDP: Opposes topic 20
Stimulus spending spree created debt but few jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20
NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy: Strongly Opposes topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

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