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Bill Goodling on Abortion
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  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
Bill Goodling on Budget & Economy
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  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Bill Goodling on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
Bill Goodling on Corporations
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Bill Goodling on Crime
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  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Bill Goodling on Drugs
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  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Bill Goodling on Education
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  • Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Bill Goodling on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Bill Goodling on Environment
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Bill Goodling on Families & Children
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  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
Bill Goodling on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
Bill Goodling on Free Trade
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  • Voted YES on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Bill Goodling on Government Reform
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  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Bill Goodling on Gun Control
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  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Bill Goodling on Health Care
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  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
Bill Goodling on Homeland Security
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  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Bill Goodling on Immigration
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  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Bill Goodling on Jobs
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  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Bill Goodling on Principles & Values
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  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Bill Goodling on Social Security
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  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Bill Goodling on Tax Reform
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  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Bill Goodling on Technology
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  • Promote e-Contract with High Tech America. (Jan 2001)
  • Promote e-commerce and e-government. (Jan 2001)
Bill Goodling on War & Peace
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  • Voted YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
Bill Goodling on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortions: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-3 points on Social scale)
YES on banning gay adoptions in DC.: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-3 points on Social scale)
More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty: Favors topic 8
YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals: Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+2 points on Social scale)
YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime: Favors topic 9
YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+2 points on Economic scale)
YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings: Favors topic 6
NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox: Favors topic 6
YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending: Favors topic 20
YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations: Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes: Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty": Opposes topic 11
YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+2 points on Social scale)
YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on withdrawing from the WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
No US troops under UN command; more defense spending: Favors topic 15
YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill: Favors topic 15
YES on deploying SDI: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on banning soft money and issue ads: Opposes topic 16
Neutral on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Bill Goodling is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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