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International Issues  Domestic Issues   Economic Issues  Social Issues 
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Free Trade Health Care Social Security Families & Children
Immigration  Technology Corporations Welfare & Poverty
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Matt Cartwright on Abortion
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  • I consider myself pro-life. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers. (Jun 2013)
Matt Cartwright on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
Matt Cartwright on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (Jun 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Feb 2013)
Matt Cartwright on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Matt Cartwright on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Matt Cartwright on Drugs
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  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Sep 2013)
Matt Cartwright on Education
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  • Public education is the ladder to escape poverty. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Matt Cartwright on Energy & Oil
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  • Global warming is not a hoax; support cap-and-trade. (Nov 2012)
Matt Cartwright on Environment
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  • Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions. (Mar 2013)
  • Extend to 2023 Superfund hazardous waste cleanup. (Jan 2014)
Matt Cartwright on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Feb 2013)
Matt Cartwright on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Matt Cartwright on Free Trade
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  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (May 2013)
Matt Cartwright on Government Reform
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  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
Matt Cartwright on Gun Control
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  • Supports restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Matt Cartwright on Health Care
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  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)
Matt Cartwright on Homeland Security
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  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
Matt Cartwright on Immigration
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Matt Cartwright 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)
Matt Cartwright on Principles & Values
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Matt Cartwright on Social Security
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  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Matt Cartwright on Tax Reform
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  • Criticizes tax policies that give upper class tax breaks. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Matt Cartwright on Technology
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  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects. (Mar 2013)
Matt Cartwright on War & Peace
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Matt Cartwright on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: 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
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
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)
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Public education is the ladder to escape poverty: Opposes topic 7
Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions: Favors topic 8
Extend to 2023 Superfund hazardous waste cleanup: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports restrictions on gun purchases: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Criticizes tax policies that give upper class tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports an income tax increase: 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)
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports reducing defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Neutral on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Global warming is not a hoax; support cap-and-trade: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects: Favors topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Matt Cartwright is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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