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Following are the bill sponsorships, open letters, and public writings used to indicate candidates' stances on the issues. Votes which include "VoteMatch Usage" are scored as VoteMatch quiz responses. Those without a VoteMatch usage are included only on each candidate's main issues page.
Abortion
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-H3471
on Nov 13, 2013
(1) Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services or (2) Sponsored banning anti-abortion limitations on abortion services Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 103
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
14-S1696
on Nov 13, 2013
(1) Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services or (2) Sponsored banning anti-abortion limitations on abortion services Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 34
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-S2024
on Feb 12, 2014
(1) State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage or (2) Sponsored state definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0
14-H4041
on Feb 11, 2014
(1) Recognize 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses or (2) Sponsored recognizing 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 52
Republicans: 2
Independents: 1
14-H3829
on Jan 9, 2014
(1) State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage or (2) Sponsored state definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 54
Independents: 0

Corporations
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14_SJR11
on Mar 13, 2013
(1) Corporate political spending is not free speech or (2) Corporate political spending is not free speech Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
14_HJR34
on Mar 12, 2013
(1) Corporate political spending is not free speech or (2) Corporate political spending is not free speech Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 74
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Drugs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14_H0525
on Feb 14, 2013
(1) Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws or (2) Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 33
Republicans: 18
Independents: 0
14_S0359
on Feb 14, 2013
(1) Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws or (2) Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0

Education
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-HR0476
on Feb 11, 2014
(1) Denounce the Common Core State Standards or (2) Sponsored denouncing the Common Core State Standards Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 47
Independents: 0
14-SR345
on Feb 6, 2014
(1) Denounce the Common Core State Standards or (2) Sponsored denouncing the Common Core State Standards Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 10
Independents: 0

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14_H5078
on Jul 11, 2014
(1) No EPA expansion of regulated waters or (2) No EPA expansion of regulated waters Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 113
Independents: 1
14_H5052
on Jul 10, 2014
(1) Allow importing ivory from controlled sources or (2) Allow importing ivory from controlled sources Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 16
Independents: 0
14_S2587
on Jul 10, 2014
(1) Allow importing ivory from controlled sources or (2) Allow importing ivory from controlled sources Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
14_H4854
on Jun 12, 2014
(1) Limit EPA oversight to allow mining over fishing or (2) Authored bill limiting EPA oversight on mining vs. fishing Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 19
Independents: 0
14-H3870
on Jan 14, 2014
(1) Extend to 2023 Superfund hazardous waste cleanup or (2) Sponsored extending to 2023 Superfund hazardous waste cleanup Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 21
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
14_H1699
on Apr 24, 2013
(1) Require labeling genetically engineered food or (2) Require labeling genetically engineered food Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 60
Republicans: 1
Independents: 2
14_S0809
on Apr 24, 2013
(1) Require labeling genetically engineered food or (2) Require labeling genetically engineered food Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 17
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14_SRes442
on May 13, 2014
(1) Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month or (2) Authored recognition of National Foster Care Month (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
14_HRes577
on May 8, 2014
(1) Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month or (2) Authored recognition of National Foster Care Month (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 99
Republicans: 15
Independents: 1

Foreign Policy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14_HRes701
on Jul 31, 2014
(1) $500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola or (2) $500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 90
Republicans: 7
Independents: 1
14_HRes281
on Jun 27, 2013
(1) Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners or (2) Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 98
Republicans: 99
Independents: 2

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-S2011
on Feb 11, 2014
(1) Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups or (2) Sponsored prohibiting IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 41
Independents: 0
14-H0020
on Feb 5, 2014
(1) Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions or (2) Sponsored establishing "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 133
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
14_H3899
on Jan 16, 2014
(1) No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote or (2) No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 160
Republicans: 11
Independents: 1
14_S1945
on Jan 16, 2014
(1) No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote or (2) No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 12
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
14-H3865
on Jan 14, 2014
(1) Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups or (2) Sponsored prohibiting IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 1
Republicans: 64
Independents: 2
14_S375
on Feb 25, 2013
(1) Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements or (2) Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 31
Republicans: 6
Independents: 1
14_H269
on Jan 15, 2013
(1) Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements or (2) Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 67
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-H3361
on Oct 29, 2013
(1) End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act or (2) Sponsored ending bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act Participating counts on VoteMatch question 24. Democrats: 70
Republicans: 63
Independents: 2
14-S1599
on Oct 29, 2013
(1) End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act or (2) Sponsored ending bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act Participating counts on VoteMatch question 24. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0

Jobs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-S1737
on Nov 19, 2013
(1) Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016 or (2) Sponsored raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016 Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 32
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
14-H1010
on Mar 6, 2013
(1) Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016 or (2) Sponsored raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016 Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 189
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1

War & Peace
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14_HCR110
on Jul 24, 2014
(1) Intervene in Iraq to protect persecuted Christians or (2) Intervene in Iraq to protect persecuted Christians Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 25
Republicans: 28
Independents: 1
14_HRes683
on Jul 24, 2014
(1) Work with Iraqi government to fight ISIL or (2) Work with Iraqi government to fight ISIL Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 28
Republicans: 31
Independents: 1

Welfare & Poverty
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-H4006
on Feb 6, 2014
(1) Require photo ID when using food stamps or (2) Sponsored requiring photo ID when using food stamps Participating counts on VoteMatch question 30. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 19
Independents: 0


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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