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Paul Broun on Abortion
Click here for 13 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Evolution & embryology: lies straight from the pit of hell. (Oct 2012)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection. (Dec 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Sponsored bill to protect life beginning with fertilization. (Jan 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored human rights beginning at fertilization or cloning. (Jan 2013)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
  • Report on Medicaid payments to abortion providers. (Apr 2009)
  • Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment. (Feb 2009)
Paul Broun on Budget & Economy
Click here for 16 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Dec 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored auditing the Fed & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Paul Broun on Civil Rights
Click here for 5 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
  • State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Feb 2014)
Paul Broun on Corporations
Click here for 4 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 0% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Paul Broun on Crime
Click here for 3 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Stop over-criminalization in vague laws like Lacey Act. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Paul Broun on Drugs
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  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
Paul Broun on Education
Click here for 5 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Evolution is "lies straight from the pit of hell". (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
Paul Broun on Energy & Oil
Click here for 12 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. (Jan 2011)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
Paul Broun on Environment
Click here for 7 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Member of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Repeal requirements for compact fluorescent bulbs. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Paul Broun on Families & Children
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  • Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
Paul Broun on Foreign Policy
Click here for 6 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan. (Nov 2012)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Paul Broun on Free Trade
Click here for 4 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Jun 2013)
  • Block NAFTA Superhighway & North American Union. (Jan 2007)
Paul Broun on Government Reform
Click here for 5 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars". (Jan 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Paul Broun on Gun Control
Click here for 8 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • FactCheck: Guns cause more deaths than bats & hammers. (Feb 2013)
  • 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)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow firearms in National Parks. (Feb 2008)
  • Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition. (Apr 2009)
  • Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal. (Feb 2009)
Paul Broun on Health Care
Click here for 9 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Deauthorize funding for Obamacare. (Jul 2010)
  • Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law. (Jan 2011)
Paul Broun on Homeland Security
Click here for 9 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Member of House Committee on Homeland Security. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Jan 2014)
  • Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP. (Dec 2007)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Paul Broun on Immigration
Click here for 4 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated A+ by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens. (Jan 2011)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Paul Broun on Jobs
Click here for 4 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
Paul Broun on Principles & Values
Click here for 5 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Lost campaigns in 1990, 1992 & 1996 before winning in 2006. (Mar 2014)
  • Separation of church and state is a mistaken idea. (Dec 2013)
  • Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization. (Dec 2007)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
  • Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend. (Apr 2011)
Paul Broun on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Paul Broun on Tax Reform
Click here for 9 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Repeal the Death Tax. (Jan 2009)
  • Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Permanently repeal the estate tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration. (Jan 2013)
Paul Broun on Technology
Click here for 9 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Member of House Committee on Science, Space & Technology. (Mar 2011)
  • Defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. (Jan 2011)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Paul Broun on War & Peace
Click here for 6 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Paul Broun on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Evolution & embryology: lies straight from the pit of hell: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans: Opposes topic 1
Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored bill to protect life beginning with fertilization: No opin. on topic 1
Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers: Opposes topic 1
Sponsored human rights beginning at fertilization or cloning: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment: Opposes topic 1
Report on Medicaid payments to abortion providers: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 3
State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Separation of church and state is a mistaken idea: Strongly Favors topic 4
Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization: Favors topic 4
Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Deauthorize funding for Obamacare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health: Opposes topic 5
NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Opposes topic 5
NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Opposes topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Evolution is "lies straight from the pit of hell": Strongly Favors topic 7
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors topic 7
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
NO on $40B for green public schools: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences: Favors topic 8
NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Stop over-criminalization in vague laws like Lacey Act: Opposes topic 9
NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
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
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow firearms in National Parks: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition: Strongly Favors topic 10
Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal the Death Tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No European-style VAT (value-added tax): Opposes topic 11
Permanently repeal the estate tax: Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income: Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated A+ by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Declare English as the official language of the US: Opposes topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization: Favors topic 13
YES on promoting free trade with Peru: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific: Strongly Favors topic 14
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations: Favors topic 14
NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan: Strongly Favors topic 15
Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad: Favors topic 16
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Repeal requirements for compact fluorescent bulbs: Favors topic 18
No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on tax incentives for renewable energy: Strongly Opposes 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
NO on investing in homegrown biofuel: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets: Opposes topic 18
NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Opposes topic 18
NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding: Opposes topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20
Sponsored auditing the Fed & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20
NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy: Strongly Opposes topic 20
NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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