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Joni Ernst on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Human life begins at conception. (Sep 2014)
  • Affordable access to contraception. (Sep 2014)
  • Personhood amendment is a statement of pro-life principle. (Sep 2014)
  • No taxpayer funding for abortion; protect the unborn. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Budget & Economy
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  • I've castrated hogs so I know how to cut pork. (Oct 2013)
  • Break Washington's spending addiction. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Civil Rights
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  • Government shouldn't redefine marriage. (Sep 2014)
  • Endorsed by RightNOW Women PAC to escape "war on women". (Mar 2014)
  • Marriage is a religious institution: one man and one woman. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Corporations
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  • Eliminate rules which inhibit strong free-market economy. (Sep 2014)
Joni Ernst on Crime
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Joni Ernst on Drugs
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  • Voted to legalize medical cannabis oil. (Apr 2014)
Joni Ernst on Education
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  • Eliminate Department of Education but keep Pell Grants. (Sep 2014)
  • No federal involvement in Common Core standards. (Oct 2013)
Joni Ernst on Energy & Oil
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  • Drives hybrid car, but doubts climate change is man-made. (Sep 2014)
Joni Ernst on Environment
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  • No more Agenda 21: no United Nations eminent domain. (Aug 2014)
Joni Ernst on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Joni Ernst on Foreign Policy
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Joni Ernst on Free Trade
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  • Keep markets open to exports for Iowa goods. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Government Reform
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  • Photo ID for voting. (Sep 2014)
  • AdWatch: I grew up castrating hogs; I know how to cut pork. (Mar 2014)
  • Roll back burdensome regulations. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Gun Control
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  • Opposes more gun restrictions. (Sep 2014)
  • Staunch defender of the Second Amendment. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare is egregious overreach of federal government. (Sep 2014)
  • FactCheck: False claim that ObamaCare cut Medicare benefits. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted against Medicaid expansion in Iowa. (Oct 2013)
  • Staunchly opposed to ObamaCare. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Homeland Security
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  • I understand the importance a strong national defense. (Sep 2014)
  • Military experience always plays role in decision-making. (Jan 2014)
  • Keep veterans in forefront of all foreign policy decisions. (Sep 2013)
  • Strong national defense makes the world is a safer place. (Sep 2013)
  • I'm a veteran; honor and care for our nation's veterans. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Immigration
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  • Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry. (Sep 2014)
Joni Ernst on Jobs
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  • Raising the minimum wage would not improve the economy. (Sep 2014)
  • Top priority: Jobs and economy. (Nov 2013)
Joni Ernst on Principles & Values
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  • Judeo-Christian values established our government framework. (Sep 2014)
  • AdWatch: "Let's make 'em squeal" in Washington. (Mar 2014)
  • Values we grew up with are being threatened now. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Social Security
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  • Open to privatizing Social Security, but honor promises. (Sep 2014)
  • Preserve and protect Social Security & Medicare. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Tax Reform
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  • Make tax code fairer, flatter and simpler: but not FairTax. (Sep 2014)
  • Passed the largest tax cut in Iowa history. (Oct 2013)
  • IRS is a predatory, bureaucratic, out-of-control disaster. (Sep 2013)
Joni Ernst on Technology
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Joni Ernst on War & Peace
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Joni Ernst on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Human life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Affordable access to contraception: Favors topic 1
Personhood amendment is a statement of pro-life principle: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding for abortion; protect the unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed by RightNOW Women PAC to escape "war on women": Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Government shouldn't redefine marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Marriage is a religious institution: one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Judeo-Christian values established our government framework: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare is egregious overreach of federal government: Strongly Opposes topic 5
FactCheck: False claim that ObamaCare cut Medicare benefits: Opposes topic 5
Voted against Medicaid expansion in Iowa: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Staunchly opposed to ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Open to privatizing Social Security, but honor promises: Strongly Favors topic 6
Preserve and protect Social Security & Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate Department of Education but keep Pell Grants: Strongly Favors topic 7
No federal involvement in Common Core standards: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes more gun restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Staunch defender of the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Make tax code fairer, flatter and simpler: but not FairTax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Passed the largest tax cut in Iowa history: Strongly Opposes topic 11
IRS is a predatory, bureaucratic, out-of-control disaster: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Keep markets open to exports for Iowa goods: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No more Agenda 21: no United Nations eminent domain: Strongly Favors topic 14
Military experience always plays role in decision-making: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
I understand the importance a strong national defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Keep veterans in forefront of all foreign policy decisions: Favors topic 15
I'm a veteran; honor and care for our nation's veterans: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(-5 points on Social scale)
Photo ID for voting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Strong national defense makes the world is a safer place: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Drives hybrid car, but doubts climate change is man-made: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Voted to legalize medical cannabis oil: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate rules which inhibit strong free-market economy: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Raising the minimum wage would not improve the economy: Opposes topic 20
I've castrated hogs so I know how to cut pork: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Break Washington's spending addiction: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Roll back burdensome regulations: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Joni Ernst is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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