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Steve Daines on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Defend the rights of the preborn. (Nov 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-life. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers. (Apr 2013)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
Steve Daines on Budget & Economy
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  • Exploding debt is generational theft. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Steve Daines on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
Steve Daines on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)
Steve Daines on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Steve Daines on Drugs
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  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Mar 2013)
Steve Daines on Education
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  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Apr 2013)
Steve Daines on Energy & Oil
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  • Remove barriers on developing coal, oil, and natural gas. (Nov 2012)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports offshore energy production. (Sep 2012)
Steve Daines on Environment
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  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
Steve Daines on Families & Children
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Steve Daines on Foreign Policy
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  • Congressional support for Israel is bipartisan & strong. (Aug 2013)
Steve Daines on Free Trade
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Steve Daines on Government Reform
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Steve Daines on Gun Control
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  • Ensure we protect our 2nd Amendment rights. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Steve Daines on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare does not move the country forward. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)
Steve Daines on Homeland Security
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  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Steve Daines on Immigration
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Steve Daines on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Steve Daines on Principles & Values
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Steve Daines on Social Security
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Steve Daines on Tax Reform
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  • Problem is not that taxes too low, but spending too high. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Steve Daines on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Steve Daines on War & Peace
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  • The best way to ensure Mideast peace is Israeli strength. (Aug 2013)
Steve Daines on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Defend the rights of the preborn: Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers: Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech: 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)
ObamaCare does not move the country forward: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Ensure we protect our 2nd Amendment rights: 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)
Exploding debt is generational theft: Opposes topic 11
Problem is not that taxes too low, but spending too high: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes an income tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Neutral on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports reducing defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Neutral on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
The best way to ensure Mideast peace is Israeli strength: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Remove barriers on developing coal, oil, and natural gas: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports offshore energy production: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Neutral on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Opposes federal stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20
Supports tax incentives for job creation: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Steve Daines is a Moderate Libertarian Conservative.
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