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New York House
Adriano Espaillat
(Democrat, district 13)
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Adriano Espaillat on Abortion
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  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Aug 2018)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Aug 2018)
Adriano Espaillat on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Adriano Espaillat on Civil Rights
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  • Equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. (Jun 2011)
  • Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Adriano Espaillat on Corporations
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  • Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices. (Mar 2018)
  • Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs. (Nov 2017)
  • Voted YES on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Adriano Espaillat on Crime
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  • Fight for a national ban on racial profiling. (Nov 2016)
  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
  • Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
Adriano Espaillat on Drugs
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  • End the tragic mass incarceration of non-violent drug users. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes jail sentences for non-violent drug offenders. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Adriano Espaillat on Education
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  • Support funding for universal pre-K. (Nov 2016)
  • Make public colleges and universities free for every student. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Adriano Espaillat on Energy & Oil
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  • Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization. (Feb 2019)
  • Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Adriano Espaillat on Environment
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  • Fund environmental projects with real estate transfer tax. (May 2010)
  • Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska. (Feb 2017)
Adriano Espaillat on Families & Children
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  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2017)
Adriano Espaillat on Foreign Policy
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  • Maintain World Bank funding as part of multilateralism. (Jan 2018)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Adriano Espaillat on Free Trade
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  • Oppose USMCA until more environmental & job protections. (Dec 2019)
Adriano Espaillat on Government Reform
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  • Allow municipalities to regulate puppy mills. (Jun 2013)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Jan 2017)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2017)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Jun 2017)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Jun 2017)
  • Replace electoral college with direct election of president. (Jan 2019)
  • 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. (Dec 2021)
Adriano Espaillat on Gun Control
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  • Tough anti-gun legislation at local and national levels. (Nov 2016)
  • Exempt retired cops for assault weapons acquired on job. (May 2013)
  • Supports gun-control legislation. (Nov 2016)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
  • Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Adriano Espaillat on Health Care
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  • Supports repealing the 2010 affordable care act. (Nov 2016)
Adriano Espaillat on Homeland Security
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  • Combat international and domestic Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Adriano Espaillat on Immigration
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  • Bring undocumented immigrants out of the shadows. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes requiring illegals to return to country of origin. (Nov 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban. (Apr 2021)
Adriano Espaillat on Jobs
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  • Unionized 35,000 home-based daycare providers. (Nov 2016)
  • End wage discrimination against women. (Nov 2016)
  • Bring the fight for $15 to Washington. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill for strengthening union organizing. (Mar 2021)
Adriano Espaillat on Principles & Values
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  • Question Trump on Emoluments clause. (May 2017)
  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Create Commission to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riots. (Jun 2021)
Adriano Espaillat on Social Security
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Adriano Espaillat on Tax Reform
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Adriano Espaillat on Technology
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  • Sponsored bill for net neutrality for open internet. (Apr 2019)
Adriano Espaillat on War & Peace
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  • Sponsored bill to remove US forces from Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
  • Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq. (Jun 2021)
Adriano Espaillat on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Fought for better living conditions as tenant organizer. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on transferring housing vouchers to ex-addicts. (Jun 2018)


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)
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
End wage discrimination against women: Strongly 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)
Equal marriage rights for same-sex couples: 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 Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports repealing the 2010 affordable care act: Strongly Opposes 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)
Support funding for universal pre-K: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fund environmental projects with real estate transfer tax: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Rated Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices: Opposes topic 8
Rated Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fight for a national ban on racial profiling: Strongly Opposes topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Tough anti-gun legislation at local and national levels: Strongly Favors topic 10
Exempt retired cops for assault weapons acquired on job: Favors topic 10
Supports gun-control legislation: 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)
Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Bring undocumented immigrants out of the shadows: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes requiring illegals to return to country of origin: Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rated Oppose USMCA until more environmental & job protections: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
Rated Maintain World Bank funding as part of multilateralism: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
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)
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Replace electoral college with direct election of president: Strongly 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)
Sponsored bill to remove US forces from Yemen: Strongly Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq: Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization: Favors topic 18
Rated Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
End the tragic mass incarceration of non-violent drug users: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes jail sentences for non-violent drug offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Rated Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package: Strongly Opposes topic 20
$1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Favors topic 20

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