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Tim Ryan on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • I was pro-life, but we should leave decision to women. (Jan 2015)
  • Expand education & access to contraception to avoid abortion. (Jan 2015)
  • Opposed abortion; now supports woman's choice. (Apr 2019)
  • Late term abortion only when something tragic is happening. (Aug 2022)
  • Abortion rights should codify Roe v. Wade standards. (Oct 2022)
Tim Ryan on Budget & Economy
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  • Give American manufacturing the tools it needs to grow. (Apr 2021)
  • CHIPS Act is all about reshoring high-end manufacturing jobs. (Aug 2022)
  • Spending like American Rescue Plan creates Ohio jobs. (Oct 2022)
Tim Ryan on Civil Rights
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Tim Ryan on Corporations
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  • We need an industrial policy: government involved in process. (Apr 2019)
  • Need industrial policy to reinvent American manufacturing. (Jun 2019)
  • Families are underwater while global banks receive a bailout. (Sep 2018)
Tim Ryan on Crime
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  • Moratorium on the death penalty--for now. (Jul 2019)
  • No kid should worry his brother might be killed in school. (Sep 2018)
Tim Ryan on Drugs
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  • Legalize marijuana, but no expungement. (Jul 2019)
  • Supports medical and recreational marijuana. (Jul 2019)
  • Mindfulness-based programs to prevent relapses. (Sep 2018)
  • Advocated for treatment & diversion in lieu of incarceration. (Oct 2020)
Tim Ryan on Education
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  • Mindfulness reduces teacher burnout. (Sep 2018)
  • I've pushed for social and emotional learning in our schools. (Apr 2021)
  • People who didn't go to college need help as well. (Aug 2022)
Tim Ryan on Energy & Oil
Click here for 9 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Renewable energy will bring economic benefits. (Apr 2019)
  • Green New Deal means manufacturing jobs. (Apr 2019)
  • Paris Climate Agreement doesn't go nearly far enough. (Apr 2019)
  • Must reconnect with working class to address climate change. (Jun 2019)
  • We have to invent our way out of this. (Jul 2019)
  • Regenerative agriculture sequesters carbon in soil. (Jul 2019)
  • We burned oil in 100 years that took a billion years to form. (Sep 2018)
  • We must get serious about reducing carbon emissions. (Oct 2020)
  • No fossil fuel donations was only for presidential campaign. (Aug 2020)
Tim Ryan on Environment
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  • Nuclear power needs to be part of the future for us. (Apr 2019)
Tim Ryan on Families & Children
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  • Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans. (Jul 2019)
  • Mindfulness lets kids concentrate on regulating emotions. (Sep 2018)
Tim Ryan on Foreign Policy
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Tim Ryan on Free Trade
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  • Use tariffs to crack down on certain countries. (Jul 2019)
  • China steals intellectual property; out compete 'em. (Jul 2019)
  • China steals intellectual property & steals steel jobs. (Jul 2019)
Tim Ryan on Government Reform
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  • Eliminate the Electoral College. (Jul 2019)
  • Mandate paper ballots. (Jul 2019)
  • End deeply partisan way district lines are drawn. (Oct 2020)
Tim Ryan on Gun Control
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  • Soured on NRA after Sandy Hook. (Mar 2019)
  • Went from NRA A-rating to pro-gun control. (Apr 2019)
  • We need mental health counseling to prevent mass shootings. (Jun 2019)
  • Voluntary buyback for assault weapons, plus a ban. (Jul 2019)
  • Supports universal background checks. (Aug 2019)
Tim Ryan on Health Care
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  • Has supported Obamacare & single payer. (Apr 2019)
  • Prevention should be key focus. (Apr 2019)
  • Unions fought for healthcare; let them keep their plans. (Jul 2019)
  • Medicare for 50-year-olds, and allow buy-in. (Jul 2019)
  • Focus on working class people who take showers after work. (Jul 2019)
  • Prevention makes us healthier at low cost. (Sep 2018)
  • Reauthorize the Healthy Start for Infants program. (Oct 2020)
Tim Ryan on Homeland Security
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  • Boost the defense budget. (Jul 2019)
  • Give our troops everything they need, including after return. (Sep 2018)
Tim Ryan on Immigration
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  • Terrorists treated better than children at the border. (Jun 2019)
  • No additional funding for Southern Border wall. (Jul 2019)
  • Don't decriminalize people just walking into the US. (Jul 2019)
Tim Ryan on Jobs
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  • Progressive goals should be sold as job creation. (Mar 2019)
  • Rebuild the middle class: just getting by not enough. (Apr 2019)
  • Public/private partnership to rebuild manufacturing base. (Apr 2019)
  • Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour. (Jul 2019)
  • Create national Chief Manufacturing Officer. (Jul 2019)
  • Middle-class need 2 or 3 jobs just to get by. (Jul 2019)
  • My experience is focusing on workers and their families. (Apr 2021)
  • It can't be businesses versus workers; this is a partnership. (Apr 2021)
Tim Ryan on Principles & Values
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  • Mindfulness practices bring down our stress & anxiety levels. (Sep 2018)
  • Incorporated yoga into his presidential run. (Apr 2021)
  • Respects footballer Baker Mayfield for his grit & resiliency. (Oct 2020)
Tim Ryan on Social Security
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  • Repeal offsets that reduce Social Security payments. (Mar 2021)
Tim Ryan on Tax Reform
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  • Against tax cuts; they're counterproductive. (Apr 2019)
Tim Ryan on Technology
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  • High-speed rail creates jobs in the new energy economy. (Sep 2018)
  • Chief manufacturing officer will move US on green technology. (Aug 2019)
Tim Ryan on War & Peace
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  • If the US isn't engaged in Afghanistan, Taliban will regrow. (Jun 2019)
  • Keep the troops deployed abroad. (Jul 2019)
  • Don't let Putin roll right through Ukraine. (Oct 2022)
Tim Ryan on Welfare & Poverty
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  • I represent a forgotten community: the working class. (Jun 2019)


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposed abortion; now supports woman's choice: Favors topic 1
I was pro-life, but we should leave decision to women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Expand education & access to contraception to avoid abortion: Favors topic 1
Rated 10% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Expand contraceptive services for low-income women: Favors topic 1
Rated 80% by the NRLC, indicating a mixed record on abortion: Neutral on topic 1
Provide emergency contraception at military facilities: Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ensure access to and funding for contraception: Favors topic 1
Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception: Favors topic 1
NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime: Opposes topic 1
YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 86% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance: Strongly Favors topic 2
Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery: Strongly Favors topic 2
Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy: Favors topic 2
Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Recruit women & minorities for STEM teaching: Strongly Favors topic 2
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination: Favors topic 2
Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP: Favors topic 2
Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Combat international and domestic Islamophobia: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
YES on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated 63% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights: Neutral on topic 3
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Let states recognize same sex marriage: Favors topic 3
NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Rated 25% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception: Opposes topic 4
Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools: Favors topic 4
Religious freedom means no religious registry: Strongly Opposes topic 4
NO on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration: Opposes topic 4
YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance: Favors topic 4
YES on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reauthorize the Healthy Start for Infants program: Strongly Favors topic 5
Unions fought for healthcare; let them keep their plans: Opposes topic 5
Medicare for 50-year-olds, and allow buy-in: Favors topic 5
Focus on working class people who take showers after work: Favors topic 5
Prevention should be key focus: Favors topic 5
Has supported Obamacare & single payer: Favors topic 5
Rated 89% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record: Strongly Favors topic 5
Establish a National Diabetes Coordinator: Favors topic 5
Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment: Strongly Favors topic 5
Establish a public insurance option via healthcare Exchanges: Strongly Favors topic 5
Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
Rated GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster": Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health: Favors topic 5
YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs: Favors topic 5
NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits: Favors topic 5
NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients: Favors topic 5
NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Favors topic 5
YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Favors topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal offsets that reduce Social Security payments: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 96% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Endorsed Endorsed by NCPSSM for protecting Social Security and Medicare: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
I've pushed for social and emotional learning in our schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years: Opposes topic 7
Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015: Opposes topic 7
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Rated Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Opposes topic 7
YES on $40B for green public schools: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Nuclear power needs to be part of the future for us: Favors topic 8
Rated 100% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Require labeling genetically engineered food: Opposes topic 8
Create database on algal blooms in the Great Lakes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling: Favors topic 8
Rated Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices: Opposes topic 8
Rated Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting: Strongly Opposes topic 8
NO on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences: Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Moratorium on the death penalty--for now: Opposes topic 9
Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program: Opposes topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Rated 92% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability: Strongly Opposes topic 9
YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports universal background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Voluntary buyback for assault weapons, plus a ban: Strongly Opposes topic 10
We need mental health counseling to prevent mass shootings: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Went from NRA A-rating to pro-gun control: Opposes topic 10
Soured on NRA after Sandy Hook: Opposes topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message: Favors topic 10
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC: Strongly Favors topic 10
Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Against tax cuts; they're counterproductive: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated 23% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated 75% by CTJ, indicating a mixed record on progressive taxation: Neutral on topic 11
Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs: Favors topic 11
YES on providing tax relief and simplification: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Don't decriminalize people just walking into the US: Favors topic 12
No additional funding for Southern Border wall: Strongly Favors topic 12
Terrorists treated better than children at the border: Favors topic 12
Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12
Rated 33% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders: Neutral on topic 12
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly 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
NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment: Strongly Favors topic 12
NO on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
China steals intellectual property; out compete 'em: Opposes topic 13
China steals intellectual property & steals steel jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Use tariffs to crack down on certain countries: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Sponsored bill for tariffs against undervalued currency: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements: Opposes topic 13
Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency: Opposes topic 13
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 25% by the USAE, indicating support for trade sanctions: Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Opposes topic 13
NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business: Favors topic 13
NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization: Opposes topic 13
NO on promoting free trade with Peru: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rated Maintain World Bank funding as part of multilateralism: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Allow travel between the United States and Cuba: Opposes topic 14
YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations: Opposes topic 14
YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 14
NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight: Favors topic 14
NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Boost the defense budget: Strongly Favors topic 15
Give our troops everything they need, including after return: Strongly Favors topic 15
Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Rated Funding wars separately is gimmick against sequestration: Opposes topic 15
Rated Let NSF decide research grants, not Congress: Opposes topic 15
YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses: Favors topic 15
YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
End deeply partisan way district lines are drawn: Strongly Favors topic 16
Eliminate the Electoral College: Favors topic 16
Mandate paper ballots: Favors topic 16
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Establish 15 days of early voting in all states: Favors topic 16
Full disclosure of campaign spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
Corporate political spending is not free speech: Favors topic 16
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
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
NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees: Favors topic 16
YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Keep the troops deployed abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 17
If the US isn't engaged in Afghanistan, Taliban will regrow: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Aid the Syrian opposition with training & equipment: Opposes topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq: Favors topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Opposes topic 17
NO on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date: Strongly Favors topic 17
YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days: Strongly Favors topic 17
YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We must get serious about reducing carbon emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
No fossil fuel donations was only for presidential campaign: Opposes topic 18
Chief manufacturing officer will move US on green technology: Favors topic 18
We have to invent our way out of this: Strongly Favors topic 18
Regenerative agriculture sequesters carbon in soil: Strongly Favors topic 18
Must reconnect with working class to address climate change: Favors topic 18
Paris Climate Agreement doesn't go nearly far enough: Strongly Favors topic 18
Green New Deal means manufacturing jobs: Strongly Favors topic 18
Renewable energy will bring economic benefits: Favors topic 18
We burned oil in 100 years that took a billion years to form: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence: Favors topic 18
Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on authorizing construction of new oil refineries: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on investing in homegrown biofuel: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC: Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets: Favors topic 18
YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Favors topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Advocated for treatment & diversion in lieu of incarceration: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Legalize marijuana, but no expungement: Opposes topic 19
Supports medical and recreational marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Mindfulness-based programs to prevent relapses: Opposes topic 19
Rated +10 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws: Opposes topic 19
Rated 75% by NORML, indicating a pro-legalization stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis: Opposes topic 19
YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Give American manufacturing the tools it needs to grow: Strongly Favors topic 20
My experience is focusing on workers and their families: Favors topic 20
It can't be businesses versus workers; this is a partnership: Strongly Favors topic 20
Need industrial policy to reinvent American manufacturing: Strongly Favors topic 20
Rebuild the middle class: just getting by not enough: Favors topic 20
Public/private partnership to rebuild manufacturing base: Strongly Favors topic 20
Progressive goals should be sold as job creation: Favors topic 20
Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion: Favors topic 20
Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business: Favors topic 20
Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects: Favors topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: 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
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20
YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

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