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John Barrasso on Abortion
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  • Sponsored state legislation to protect sanctity of life. (Jun 2007)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • CC:De-fund Planned Parenthood. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Parental notification for abortions by minors. (Jul 2018)
  • Voted YES to protect infant survivors of abortion. (Feb 2020)
John Barrasso on Budget & Economy
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  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
  • CC:Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. (Jul 2018)
  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
John Barrasso on Civil Rights
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  • For traditional family values; against gay marriage. (Jun 2007)
  • Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage. (Mar 2018)
John Barrasso on Corporations
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  • Rated 17% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
  • Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth. (Mar 2018)
  • Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs. (Dec 2017)
John Barrasso on Crime
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  • Death penalty for killing police officers. (Oct 2015)
  • Don't compromise community safety with sentencing reform. (Dec 2018)
  • Rated 64% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues. (Dec 2014)
John Barrasso on Drugs
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  • Make criminals pay for their meth lab mess. (Jan 2008)
  • Rated F by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
John Barrasso on Education
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  • Local control is paramount for improving education. (Aug 2008)
  • Parents & teachers decide about schools, not bureaucrats. (Jul 2008)
  • Block funding for Common Core; it's too heavy-handed. (Apr 2014)
John Barrasso on Energy & Oil
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  • Recognize the importance of domestic energy production. (Aug 2008)
  • Favor investment in coal and natural gas production. (Jul 2008)
  • Develop technology for carbon dioxide sequestration. (Feb 2008)
  • Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing. (Jun 2008)
  • Establish energy security strategy with domestic production. (Jul 2008)
  • Allow horizontal drilling into Alaska's Coastal Plain. (Feb 2009)
John Barrasso on Environment
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  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Limit EPA oversight to allow mining over fishing. (Jun 2018)
  • Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska. (Mar 2017)
John Barrasso on Families & Children
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  • Believes in traditional family values. (Jun 2007)
John Barrasso on Foreign Policy
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  • Rated -1 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel. (Jan 2015)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
  • CC:Keep alliance with Israel. (Jul 2018)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
John Barrasso on Free Trade
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  • Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA. (Oct 2018)
  • Ban Argentine meat imports to avoid foot & mouth disease. (Jul 2008)
  • Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets. (Mar 2010)
  • Voted YES to kill reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank. (Oct 2015)
  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Jan 2020)
  • Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade. (Dec 2012)
John Barrasso on Government Reform
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  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
  • CC:Appoint strict Constitutionalist judges. (Jul 2018)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • President Trump not guilty of inciting insurrection. (Jan 2021)
  • Voted NO on two articles of impeachment against Trump. (Feb 2020)
John Barrasso on Gun Control
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  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty. (Sep 2013)
  • Unrestricted right to bear arms, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
  • Reciprocity across state lines for concealed carry. (Apr 2018)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal. (Feb 2009)
John Barrasso on Health Care
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  • Protect Medicaid Act: don't fund noncitizens. (Jan 2024)
  • Ensure Wyoming is fairly reimbursed by Medicare and Medicaid. (Aug 2008)
  • Repeal healthcare mandate, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
  • Establishment of Office of Health Care Fraud Prevention. (Oct 2009)
John Barrasso on Homeland Security
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  • Believes in a strong national defense. (Jun 2007)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad. (Jan 2015)
  • $515B for military plus $89B off sequester for wars. (Oct 2015)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
John Barrasso on Immigration
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  • Block illegal immigrants from securing a driver's license. (Aug 2008)
  • Support national emergency at the Southern border. (Mar 2019)
John Barrasso on Jobs
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John Barrasso on Principles & Values
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  • Voted with Republican Party 94% of 100 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Former surgeon and state senator. (Jun 2007)
  • Appointed by Wyoming Governor to replace Craig Thomas. (Jun 2007)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by Donald Trump/MAGA during presidency. (Nov 2018)
  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Opposed creating Commission to investigate Jan. 6 events. (Jun 2021)
John Barrasso on Social Security
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  • A sacred trust: people paid in & expect it back. (Aug 2012)
  • Rated 5% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)
John Barrasso on Tax Reform
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  • Believes in limited government & lower taxes. (Jun 2007)
  • CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Elimination the Death Tax. (Jul 2018)
John Barrasso on Technology
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  • America's Water Infrastructure Act :good for entire nation. (Sep 2018)
  • CC:Secure the grid against terrorism. (Jul 2018)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
John Barrasso on War & Peace
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  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection. (Mar 2014)
  • No nuclear deal with Iran without Congressional input. (Mar 2015)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
  • President ok to use military force against Iran. (Feb 2020)
John Barrasso on Welfare & Poverty
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored state legislation to protect sanctity of life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
CC:Appoint strict Constitutionalist judges: Opposes topic 1
CC:De-fund Planned Parenthood: Opposes topic 1
CC:Parental notification for abortions by minors: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Voted YES to protect infant survivors of abortion: Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(-5 points on Social scale)
Believes in traditional family values: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Repeal healthcare mandate, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 5
Establishment of Office of Health Care Fraud Prevention: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
A sacred trust: people paid in & expect it back: Opposes topic 6
Rated 5% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Parents & teachers decide about schools, not bureaucrats: Favors topic 7
Local control is paramount for improving education: Favors topic 7
Block funding for Common Core; it's too heavy-handed: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(-3 points on Social scale)
America's Water Infrastructure Act :good for entire nation: Opposes topic 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
Limit EPA oversight to allow mining over fishing: Strongly Favors topic 8
Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth: Favors topic 8
Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Death penalty for killing police officers: Favors topic 9
Rated Don't compromise community safety with sentencing reform: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 64% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Unrestricted right to bear arms, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 10
Reciprocity across state lines for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC: Strongly Favors topic 10
Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Believes in limited government & lower taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
CC:Elimination the Death Tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect Medicaid Act: don't fund noncitizens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Block illegal immigrants from securing a driver's license: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated Support national emergency at the Southern border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA: Favors topic 13
Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets: Favors topic 13
Voted YES to kill reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank: Opposes topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade: Neutral on topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: Favors topic 14
No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Allow travel between the United States and Cuba: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Peace through Strength
(-5 points on Social scale)
Believes in a strong national defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
$515B for military plus $89B off sequester for wars: Favors topic 15
CC:Secure the grid against terrorism: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
(-5 points on Social scale)
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection: Opposes topic 17
No nuclear deal with Iran without Congressional input: Opposes topic 17
CC:Keep alliance with Israel: Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Favor investment in coal and natural gas production: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Recognize the importance of domestic energy production: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Develop technology for carbon dioxide sequestration: Opposes topic 18
Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Establish energy security strategy with domestic production: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Allow horizontal drilling into Alaska's Coastal Plain: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Make criminals pay for their meth lab mess: Favors topic 19
Rated F by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: Opposes topic 20
Rated 17% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record: Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
CC:Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment: Opposes topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20
Rated Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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