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Mark Critz on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Pro-life; opposes taxpayer funding of abortion. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Mark Critz on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
Mark Critz on Civil Rights
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Critz on Corporations
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  • Member of House Small Business Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 100% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
Mark Critz on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Critz on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Critz on Education
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  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Mark Critz on Energy & Oil
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  • Protect coal; expand drilling; oppose cap-and-trade. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Establish a Carbon Storage Research Corporation. (Mar 2009)
Mark Critz on Environment
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  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species. (Nov 2012)
  • Rated 38% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
Mark Critz on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Critz on Foreign Policy
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  • Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Mark Critz on Free Trade
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  • Trade deals like NAFTA send jobs overseas. (Nov 2010)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements. (May 2011)
Mark Critz on Government Reform
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  • Reduce the salary of Members of Congress. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
Mark Critz on Gun Control
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  • Don't infringe basic rights of 2nd Amendment. (Nov 2010)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Mar 2011)
Mark Critz on Health Care
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  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment. (Jan 2011)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
Mark Critz on Homeland Security
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  • 1.9% pay raise for troops; and extend TRICARE coverage. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
Mark Critz on Immigration
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Critz on Jobs
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  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
Mark Critz on Local Issues
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Mark Critz on Principles & Values
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Mark Critz on Social Security
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  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance. (Jul 2012)
Mark Critz on Tax Reform
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  • Tax cuts for the middle class, not the wealthy. (Nov 2010)
Mark Critz on Technology
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  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
Mark Critz on War & Peace
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  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
Mark Critz on Welfare & Poverty
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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)
Pro-life; opposes taxpayer funding of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy: Favors topic 2
Neutral on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: 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)
Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
Prohibit invasive research on great apes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species: Strongly Opposes 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)
Don't infringe basic rights of 2nd Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Tax cuts for the middle class, not the wealthy: 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)
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Trade deals like NAFTA send jobs overseas: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency: Opposes topic 13
Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements: Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
1.9% pay raise for troops; and extend TRICARE coverage: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Reduce the salary of Members of Congress: Favors topic 16
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Protect coal; expand drilling; oppose cap-and-trade: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Establish a Carbon Storage Research Corporation: Favors 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
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion: Favors topic 20

Mark Critz is a Moderate Populist.
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