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Joe Manchin III on VoteMatch


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Pro-life; pro-NRA; anti-EPA: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports banning homosexuals in the military: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
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Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+2 points on Social scale)
Accelerated parole system for non-violent offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 9
More sexual predator laws; more State police pay: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Vetoed restrictions on automatic weapon sales: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Expand Health Lifestyles & Preventive Care programs: Favors topic 5
Supports government-run healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
$14M for senior services, most money ever: Opposes topic 6
Repeal the Unemployment Insurance offset for working seniors: Opposes topic 6
Opposes private retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$540 million in ongoing school construction: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Increased teacher pay: Opposes topic 7
Participate in federal program Race to the Top: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Named coal West Virginia's official state rock: Opposes topic 18
No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Stand up for our coal miners and their families: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Fund cellulosic biofuel research in Farm Bill: Strongly Favors topic 18
Promote polygen--clean diesel from coal plants: Opposes topic 18
Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Eradicate marijuana plants statewide: Strongly Favors topic 19
$1M more for crackdown on drugs: Favors topic 19
Declare war on meth & dangerous make-shift labs: Strongly Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
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Cut corporate income tax & business franchise tax: Opposes topic 11
Created a low-income family tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 11
Reduce food tax, property tax, and poverty-level income tax: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
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No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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WV had $4.8B exports to 136 countries last year: Favors topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
Higher National Guard pay & tuition waivers: Favors topic 15
Tuition assistance and service bonuses for Desert Storm vets: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Public financing pilot for state Supreme Court races: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-3 points on Social scale)
Covenant to support our troops in Iraq: Opposes topic 17

Other governors' VoteMatch: Joe Manchin III on the issues:
WV Gubernatorial:
Earl Ray Tomblin
WV Senatorial:
John Rockefeller

Newly Seated Jan. 2011:
AL: Robert Bentley (R)
CA: Jerry Brown (D)
CO: John Hickenlooper (D)
CT: Dan Malloy (D)
FL: Rick Scott (R)
GA: Nathan Deal (R)
HI: Neil Abercrombie (D)
IA: Terry Branstad (R)
KS: Sam Brownback (R)
ME: Paul LePage (R)
MI: Rick Snyder (R)
MN: Mark Dayton (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
NM: Susana Martinez (R)
NV: Brian Sandoval (R)
NY: Andrew Cuomo (D)
OH: John Kasich (R)
OK: Mary Fallin (R)
PA: Tom Corbett (R)
RI: Lincoln Chafee (I)
SC: Nikki Haley (R)
SD: Dennis Daugaard (R)
TN: Bill Haslam (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WY: Matt Mead (R)
Newly seated 2009-2010:
AK Sean Parnell
AZ Jan Brewer
ND Jack Dalrymple
NJ Chris Christie
VA Bob McDonnell

Elections Oct./Nov. 2011:
KY Steve Beshear (re-elected)
LA Bobby Jindal (re-elected)
MS Phil Bryant (Governor-Elect)
MS Haley Barbour (retiring 2012)
WV Earl Ray Tomblin (elected)

Term-limited/retiring as of Nov. 2012:
IN Mitch Daniels (term-limited)
MT Brian Schweitzer (term-limited)
NH John Lynch (retiring 2012)
NH Christine Gregoire (retiring 2012)

Term-limited out as of Jan. 2011:
AL Bob Riley
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
NM Bill Richardson
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Donald Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
WY Dave Freudenthal
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Social Security
Tax Reform

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Mailing Address:
Senate Office SH-311, Washington, DC 20510

Page last updated: Nov 29, 2011