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Van Taylor on Abortion
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  • Pro-life, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Van Taylor on Budget & Economy
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  • PVS:Don't promote economic growth via federal spending. (Aug 2018)
Van Taylor on Civil Rights
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Van Taylor on Corporations
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  • PVS:Lower corporate taxes promote economic growth. (Aug 2018)
Van Taylor on Crime
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Van Taylor on Drugs
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  • PVS:Oppose recreational marijuana. (Aug 2018)
Van Taylor on Education
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  • Protecting public schools is critical for future success. (Feb 2019)
  • Vouchers decrease growth and help public schools in long run. (Mar 2017)
  • PVS:States decide standards, not federal government. (Aug 2018)
Van Taylor on Energy & Oil
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  • Allow energy producers easier oilfield access. (Nov 2016)
Van Taylor on Environment
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  • Bureaucratic hold up diminishes access to water resources. (Feb 2019)
  • Slash red tape to ensure water rights. ()
Van Taylor on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Van Taylor on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Van Taylor on Free Trade
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Van Taylor on Government Reform
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  • Voter registration database would ensure citizenship status. (Feb 2017)
Van Taylor on Gun Control
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  • Proposed bill to allow gun license as form of ID. (May 2013)
  • Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Van Taylor on Health Care
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  • Market-based solutions drive down costs; increases access. (Feb 2019)
  • Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Van Taylor on Homeland Security
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  • PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Van Taylor on Immigration
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  • America is nation of immigrants, but our system is broken. (Feb 2019)
  • Break immigration issue into little pieces to find solutions. (Dec 2018)
  • PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter. (Aug 2018)
Van Taylor on Jobs
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Van Taylor on Principles & Values
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Van Taylor on Social Security
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Van Taylor on Tax Reform
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  • Taxation cripples businesses, families and economic growth. (Feb 2019)
  • PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Van Taylor on Technology
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Pro-life, according to PVS survey: Strongly 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)
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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)
Market-based solutions drive down costs; increases access: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Protecting public schools is critical for future success: Opposes topic 7
Vouchers decrease growth and help public schools in long run: Strongly Favors topic 7
PVS:States decide standards, not federal government: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Bureaucratic hold up diminishes access to water resources: Strongly Favors topic 8
Slash red tape to ensure water rights: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Proposed bill to allow gun license as form of ID: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Taxation cripples businesses, families and economic growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
America is nation of immigrants, but our system is broken: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Break immigration issue into little pieces to find solutions: Strongly Opposes topic 12
PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Voter registration database would ensure citizenship status: Strongly Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Allow energy producers easier oilfield access: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
PVS:Oppose recreational marijuana: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
PVS:Don't promote economic growth via federal spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Van Taylor is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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