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Peter Fitzgerald on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Voted YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on disallowing overseas military abortions. (May 1999)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
Peter Fitzgerald on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
Peter Fitzgerald on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Peter Fitzgerald on Corporations
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  • Rated 87% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Peter Fitzgerald on Crime
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  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Rated 13% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Peter Fitzgerald on Drugs
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  • Voted YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
Peter Fitzgerald on Education
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  • Voted NO on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on Educational Savings Accounts. (Mar 2000)
  • Voted YES on declaring that memorial prayers and religious symbols at sch. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 18% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Peter Fitzgerald on Energy & Oil
Click here for 9 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted NO on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
Peter Fitzgerald on Environment
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  • Voted YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted NO on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat. (Sep 1999)
  • Rated 21% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
Peter Fitzgerald on Families & Children
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  • Voted YES on restricting violent videos to minors. (May 1999)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record. (Dec 2003)
Peter Fitzgerald on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on cap foreign aid at only $12.7 billion. (Oct 1999)
Peter Fitzgerald on Free Trade
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  • Voted YES on establishing a free trade agreement between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on establishing a free trade agreement between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Rated 75% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Peter Fitzgerald on Government Reform
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  • Voted YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning campaign donations from unions and corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on continuing funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
Peter Fitzgerald on Gun Control
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  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on more penalties for gun & drug violations. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
Peter Fitzgerald on Health Care
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  • Voted YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing importation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on including prescription drugs under Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
Peter Fitzgerald on Homeland Security
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  • America needs protection from missile attack. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing another round of military base closures. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on military pay raise of 4.8%. (Feb 1999)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
Peter Fitzgerald on Immigration
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    No stance on record.
Peter Fitzgerald on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Voted YES on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Rated 0% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-labor voting record. (Dec 2003)
Peter Fitzgerald on Principles & Values
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  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
Peter Fitzgerald on Social Security
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  • Earnings Limit Penalized Seniors. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted YES on using the Social Security Surplus to fund tax reductions. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Peter Fitzgerald on Tax Reform
Click here for 9 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted YES on cutting taxes by $1.35 trillion over 11 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on phasing out the estate tax ("death tax"). (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on $792B tax cuts. (Jul 1999)
  • Rated 73% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Peter Fitzgerald on Technology
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  • Voted NO on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
Peter Fitzgerald on War & Peace
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  • Voted YES on $86.5 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing all necessary forces and other means in Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo. (Mar 1999)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
Peter Fitzgerald on Welfare & Poverty
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    No stance on record.


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on disallowing overseas military abortions: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial birth abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime: Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(0 points on Social scale)
NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation: Opposes topic 3
NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(2 points on Social scale)
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment: Favors topic 4
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on restricting violent videos to minors: Neutral topic 4
YES on declaring that memorial prayers and religious symbols at sch: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(7 points on Economic scale)
Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on limiting self-employment health deduction: Opposes topic 5
NO on Unknown roll call for 1999-76: Opposes topic 5
YES on including prescription drugs under Medicare: Favors topic 5
YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit: Opposes topic 5
YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit: Favors topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(10 points on Economic scale)
Earnings Limit Penalized Seniors: Favors topic 6
Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record: Strongly Favors topic 6
YES on using the Social Security Surplus to fund tax reductions: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Rated 18% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on Educational Savings Accounts: Favors topic 7
NO on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors: Favors topic 7
NO on funding student testing instead of private tutors: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(2 points on Social scale)
Rated 13% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes: Strongly Favors topic 9
NO on more penalties for gun & drug violations: Opposes topic 9
NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Social scale)
NO on loosening license & background checks at gun shows: Opposes topic 10
YES on background checks at gun shows: Strongly Opposes topic 10
NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Rated 73% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes: Neutral on topic 11
YES on $792B tax cuts: Favors topic 11
YES on phasing out the estate tax ("death tax"): Favors topic 11
YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty': Favors topic 11
YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts: Favors topic 11
NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates: Favors topic 11
YES on cutting taxes by $1.35 trillion over 11 years: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction: Favors topic 11
YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years: Strongly Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(10 points on Economic scale)
Rated 75% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on expanding trade to the third world: Favors topic 13
YES on removing common goods from national security export rules: Favors topic 13
YES on extending free trade to Andean nations: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on establishing a free trade agreement between US & Singapore: Favors topic 13
YES on establishing a free trade agreement between the US and Chile: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(10 points on Social scale)
YES on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons: Opposes topic 14
YES on permanent normal trade relations with China: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(0 points on Economic scale)
Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record: Strongly Favors topic 15
NO on allowing another round of military base closures: Favors topic 15
YES on military pay raise of 4.8%: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(10 points on Economic scale)
America needs protection from missile attack: Opposes topic 16
YES on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels: Opposes topic 16
NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Opposes topic 16
YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(2 points on Economic scale)
YES on cap foreign aid at only $12.7 billion: Opposes topic 17
NO on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo: Neutral topic 17
YES on allowing all necessary forces and other means in Kosovo: Neutral topic 17
YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe: Strongly Favors topic 17
No opinion on topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 21% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on defunding renewable and solar energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards: Favors topic 18
NO on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling: Favors topic 18
YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior: Opposes topic 18
YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(5 points on Social scale)
NO on more penalties for gun & drug violations: Opposes topic 19
YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses: Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Peter Fitzgerald is a Moderate Conservative.
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