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Hakeem Jeffries on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Supports embryonic stem cell research. (Nov 2008)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jun 2015)
Hakeem Jeffries on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Hakeem Jeffries on Civil Rights
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  • Supports affirmative action in state hiring & college. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Recognize 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses. (Feb 2014)
Hakeem Jeffries on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)
Hakeem Jeffries on Crime
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  • Investigate systematic abuses of NYPD's stop-and-frisk. (Nov 2012)
  • Alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders. (Nov 2008)
  • Rated 77% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance. (Dec 2014)
Hakeem Jeffries on Drugs
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  • Repeal the draconian Rockefeller Drug Laws. (Nov 2012)
  • Let doctors prescribe medical marijuana. (Nov 2008)
Hakeem Jeffries on Education
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  • No abstinence ed nor voluntary prayer in public schools. (Nov 2008)
  • Supports federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years. (Mar 2013)
Hakeem Jeffries on Energy & Oil
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  • Produce more oil & gas, but limit greenhouse gases. (Nov 2008)
Hakeem Jeffries on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Hakeem Jeffries on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
Hakeem Jeffries on Foreign Policy
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  • Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners. (Nov 2014)
  • $500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola. (Aug 2014)
Hakeem Jeffries on Free Trade
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  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
Hakeem Jeffries on Government Reform
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  • Limit campaign spending and donations, but no term limits. (Nov 2008)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Feb 2013)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jun 2014)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Jan 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
Hakeem Jeffries on Gun Control
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  • No concealed carry; yes licenses & background checks. (Nov 2008)
  • Supports restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Apr 2013)
  • Repeal "stand-your-ground" laws. (Jul 2013)
Hakeem Jeffries on Health Care
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  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)
Hakeem Jeffries on Homeland Security
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  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
Hakeem Jeffries on Immigration
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  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Hakeem Jeffries on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
  • Raise minimum wage to 15% above poverty level. (Jan 2015)
Hakeem Jeffries on Principles & Values
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  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of separation of church & state. (Jan 2013)
Hakeem Jeffries on Social Security
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  • Fight right-wing efforts to destroy critical programs. (Nov 2012)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Hakeem Jeffries on Tax Reform
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  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Hakeem Jeffries on Technology
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  • Bridge the digital divide in our schools. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Hakeem Jeffries on War & Peace
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Hakeem Jeffries on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Aggressive federal program to prevent foreclosures. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
I consider myself pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports affirmative action in state hiring & college: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Recognize 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Aggressive federal program to prevent foreclosures: Opposes topic 4
No abstinence ed nor voluntary prayer in public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of separation of church & state: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight right-wing efforts to destroy critical programs: Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Bridge the digital divide in our schools: Opposes topic 7
Supports federal grants for education reforms: Opposes topic 7
Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years: Opposes topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Investigate systematic abuses of NYPD's stop-and-frisk: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders: Opposes topic 9
Rated 77% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No concealed carry; yes licenses & background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on gun purchases: Opposes topic 10
Ban large-capacity ammunition: Opposes topic 10
Repeal "stand-your-ground" laws: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports an income tax increase: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners: Opposes topic 14
$500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola: Opposes topic 14
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Limit campaign spending and donations, but no term limits: Favors topic 16
Full disclosure of campaign spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: Favors topic 16
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Neutral on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Produce more oil & gas, but limit greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Repeal the draconian Rockefeller Drug Laws: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Let doctors prescribe medical marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Neutral on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Supports federal stimulus spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports tax incentives for job creation: Opposes topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
Raise minimum wage to 15% above poverty level: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Hakeem Jeffries is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive.
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