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Lou Barletta on Abortion
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  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks; de-fund Planned Parenthood. (Oct 2018)
  • Legal protection for innocent human life. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection. (Feb 2015)
Lou Barletta on Budget & Economy
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  • Recovery is found in private business, not big government. (Oct 2018)
  • Congress is addicted to spending. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Jun 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Apr 2013)
Lou Barletta on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism. (May 2016)
Lou Barletta on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Lou Barletta on Crime
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  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • Death penalty for killing police officers. (Nov 2015)
  • Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance. (Dec 2014)
Lou Barletta on Drugs
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  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Oct 2018)
  • Rated C- by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Lou Barletta on Education
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  • Empower parents to choose kids' education environment. (Oct 2018)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools. (Jan 2013)
  • A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind. (Jul 2015)
  • Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools. (Oct 2015)
Lou Barletta on Energy & Oil
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  • Don't regulate greenhouse gases; we're in a cooling trend. (Oct 2018)
  • Use coal, nuclear, natural gas; consider alternatives. ()
  • Energy regulations cost jobs. ()
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Lou Barletta on Environment
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  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Limit EPA oversight to allow mining over fishing. (Jul 2014)
  • No EPA expansion of regulated waters. (Jul 2014)
  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Lou Barletta on Families & Children
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  • Opposes gay marriage; let states decide. (Oct 2018)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
Lou Barletta on Foreign Policy
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  • Rated -3 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan. (Nov 2012)
Lou Barletta on Free Trade
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  • Use tariffs as leverage to get better trade deals. (Oct 2018)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (May 2013)
  • Rated 75% by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement. (Dec 2012)
Lou Barletta on Government Reform
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  • No disclosure of political donors. (Oct 2018)
  • For debt limit & balanced budget amendment to help economy. (Aug 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Lou Barletta on Gun Control
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  • No background checks; but limit bump stocks. (Oct 2018)
  • Individual right to keep, own, and use firearms. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes all gun restrictions. ()
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Apr 2011)
  • Recognize heritage of hunting & shooting on federal lands. (Sep 2011)
Lou Barletta on Health Care
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  • Cross-state insurance; develop wellness programs. (Nov 2010)
  • Protected volunteer firefighters from ObamaCare. ()
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (May 2013)
  • Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate. (Jan 2015)
  • Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient. (Feb 2015)
Lou Barletta on Homeland Security
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  • Military shouldn't have gay rights imposed. (Jul 2017)
  • Deny air travel to those who want to destroy our way of life. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Lou Barletta on Immigration
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  • Zero-tolerance policy; stop DACA in its tracks. (Oct 2018)
  • Avoiding immigrant family separation is amnesty. (Jun 2018)
  • Crack down on fraudulent immigration documents. (Nov 2010)
  • Make visa overstay a felony. ()
  • Endorsed by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American. (Jan 2013)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Lou Barletta on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Member of House Education and Labor Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 55% by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor. (May 2012)
Lou Barletta on Principles & Values
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  • Endorsed Endorsed by Donald Trump/MAGA during presidency. (Nov 2018)
Lou Barletta on Social Security
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  • Explore privatization of Social Security. (Oct 2018)
  • Supports safety net of Social Security and Medicare. ()
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated 7% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)
Lou Barletta on Tax Reform
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  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Lou Barletta on Technology
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  • End Net Neutrality; don't require equal access to all users. (Oct 2018)
  • Spend on infrastructure before it costs more. ()
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. (Mar 2011)
Lou Barletta on War & Peace
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  • Withdraw from Obama's Iran nuclear treaty. (Oct 2018)
  • Opposes action in Libya because no threat to US. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
Lou Barletta on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
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