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Lauren Underwood
(Democrat, district 14)
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Lauren Underwood on Abortion
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  • Support access to safe, legal, and affordable abortions. (May 2020)
  • CC:Publicly fund abortions. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:No parental notification for abortions by minors. (Jul 2018)
  • Pro-choice, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Lauren Underwood on Budget & Economy
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  • Investment in local infrastructure and small businesses. (Oct 2018)
  • PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Lauren Underwood on Civil Rights
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  • Counteract institutionalized LGBTQ discrimination. (Mar 2018)
  • CC:Protect sexual preference as a civil right. (Jul 2018)
  • Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Lauren Underwood on Corporations
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  • PVS:Lower corporate taxes don't promote economic growth. (Aug 2018)
Lauren Underwood on Crime
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  • Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
Lauren Underwood on Drugs
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Lauren Underwood on Education
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  • Higher education should not be a privilege. (May 2020)
  • CC:No vouchers for private schools. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Federal education standards in all states. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Lauren Underwood on Energy & Oil
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  • PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Regulate greenhouse gas emissions. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Lauren Underwood on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Lauren Underwood on Families & Children
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Lauren Underwood on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Lauren Underwood on Free Trade
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Lauren Underwood on Government Reform
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  • Free and fair elections are a critical pillar of democracy. (Nov 2018)
  • PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations. (Aug 2018)
  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access. (Feb 2021)
  • Sponsored impeachment of Trump for inciting insurrection. (Jan 2021)
  • Sponsored bill for statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Sponsored "Protecting Our Democracy" to restrict president. (Nov 2021)
Lauren Underwood on Gun Control
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  • Universal background checks; repeal Dickey Amendment. (May 2020)
  • Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
  • Support gun-control, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
  • Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Lauren Underwood on Health Care
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  • Obama's Advisor at Department of Health and Human Services. (Jun 2022)
  • All Americans should have access to affordable health care. (May 2020)
  • Protect ObamaCare, and fix it for lower drug prices. (Nov 2018)
  • Every family has a right to quality, affordable healthcare. (Oct 2018)
  • I have a pre-existing condition. (Mar 2018)
  • Healthcare is a human right. (Mar 2018)
  • Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
  • Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Lauren Underwood on Homeland Security
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  • Protect rural & suburban areas from domestic terrorism. (Jan 2020)
  • Combat international and domestic Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Lauren Underwood on Immigration
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  • Provide DACA recipients a pathway to citizenship. (May 2020)
  • Opposes border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship. (Aug 2018)
  • Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban. (Mar 2021)
Lauren Underwood on Jobs
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  • Sponsored bill for strengthening union organizing. (Mar 2021)
Lauren Underwood on Principles & Values
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  • I get stopped and told I'm not supposed to be where I am. (Jun 2019)
  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Create Commission to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riots. (Jun 2021)
Lauren Underwood on Social Security
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Lauren Underwood on Tax Reform
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  • CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Lauren Underwood on Technology
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Lauren Underwood on War & Peace
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  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
  • Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq. (Jun 2021)
Lauren Underwood on Welfare & Poverty
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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)
Support access to safe, legal, and affordable abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
CC:Publicly fund abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
CC:No parental notification for abortions by minors: Favors topic 1
Pro-choice, according to PVS survey: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
I get stopped and told I'm not supposed to be where I am: Favors topic 2
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Combat international and domestic Islamophobia: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Counteract institutionalized LGBTQ discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 3
CC:Protect sexual preference as a civil right: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Obama's Advisor at Department of Health and Human Services: Strongly Favors topic 5
All Americans should have access to affordable health care: Favors topic 5
Protect ObamaCare, and fix it for lower drug prices: Strongly Favors topic 5
Every family has a right to quality, affordable healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
I have a pre-existing condition: Strongly Favors topic 5
Healthcare is a human right: Strongly Favors topic 5
Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 5
Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
CC:No vouchers for private schools: Opposes topic 7
PVS:Federal education standards in all states: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(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)
Protect rural & suburban areas from domestic terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 9
Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Universal background checks; repeal Dickey Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 10
Support gun-control, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts: Favors topic 11
PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Provide DACA recipients a pathway to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes border wall, according to CC survey: Favors topic 12
PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Free and fair elections are a critical pillar of democracy: Strongly Favors topic 16
PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations: Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Expand investment & deployment of renewable energy projects: Favors topic 18
PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
PVS:Regulate greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Investment in local infrastructure and small businesses: Favors topic 20
PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus: Strongly Favors topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20
$1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Favors topic 20

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