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Beto O`Rourke on Abortion
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  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Dec 2013)
Beto O`Rourke on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Beto O`Rourke on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Oct 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Feb 2013)
Beto O`Rourke on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Beto O`Rourke on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Beto O`Rourke on Drugs
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  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Jul 2013)
Beto O`Rourke on Education
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  • More pre-school; more science teachers. (Nov 2012)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Sep 2013)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Beto O`Rourke on Energy & Oil
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  • Tackle climate change: reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (Nov 2012)
Beto O`Rourke on Environment
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Beto O`Rourke on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Beto O`Rourke on Foreign Policy
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Beto O`Rourke on Free Trade
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  • Make our international ports modern, efficient and safe. (Nov 2012)
Beto O`Rourke on Government Reform
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  • Members of Congress use our tax dollars to get re-elected. (Nov 2012)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
Beto O`Rourke on Gun Control
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Beto O`Rourke on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare addresses some problems, but needs El Paso focus. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)
Beto O`Rourke on Homeland Security
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  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
Beto O`Rourke on Immigration
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  • Support the DREAM Act and comprehensive reform. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Beto O`Rourke 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. (Dec 2013)
Beto O`Rourke on Principles & Values
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Beto O`Rourke on Social Security
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  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
Beto O`Rourke on Tax Reform
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Beto O`Rourke on Technology
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  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Beto O`Rourke on War & Peace
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Beto O`Rourke on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
I consider myself pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: 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)
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare addresses some problems, but needs El Paso focus: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes personal retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
More pre-school; more science teachers: Opposes topic 7
Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Tackle climate change: reduce greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Support the DREAM Act and comprehensive reform: Favors topic 12
Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Make our international ports modern, efficient and safe: Favors topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic 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 voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Members of Congress use our tax dollars to get re-elected: Favors topic 16
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)
Neutral on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Neutral on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Supports federal stimulus spending: Strongly Opposes 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

Beto O`Rourke is a Moderate Liberal.
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