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Vicente Gonzalez
(Democrat, district 15)
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Vicente Gonzalez on Abortion
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  • Increase funding for family planning services. (Nov 2016)
Vicente Gonzalez on Budget & Economy
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  • Sponsored bill for $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Vicente Gonzalez on Civil Rights
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  • Eliminate deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Vicente Gonzalez on Corporations
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  • Cut bureaucratic red-tape that burdens job-creators. (Nov 2016)
  • Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth. (Mar 2018)
  • Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs. (Nov 2017)
  • Voted NO on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Vicente Gonzalez on Crime
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  • Increase investments & resources for local law enforcement. (Nov 2016)
  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
  • Stricter rules for law enforcement accountability. (Mar 2021)
Vicente Gonzalez on Drugs
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  • Sponsored bill for combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Vicente Gonzalez on Education
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  • Fight for pre-kindergarten and Head Start. (Nov 2016)
  • Make two years of community college free. (Jul 2018)
  • Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Vicente Gonzalez on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Vicente Gonzalez on Environment
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  • Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska. (Feb 2017)
Vicente Gonzalez on Families & Children
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Vicente Gonzalez on Foreign Policy
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  • Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism. (Jan 2018)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Vicente Gonzalez on Free Trade
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  • Strengthen trade ties along the Texas-Mexico border. (Nov 2016)
  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
Vicente Gonzalez on Government Reform
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  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Jun 2017)
  • 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)
  • Statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Restrict presidential powers and require tax returns. (Dec 2021)
Vicente Gonzalez on Gun Control
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  • Supports gun-control legislation. (Nov 2016)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
  • Background checks even for private firearm transfers. (Mar 2021)
Vicente Gonzalez on Health Care
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  • Treat healthcare as a basic human right. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes repealing the 2010 affordable care act. (Nov 2016)
Vicente Gonzalez on Homeland Security
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  • Fulfill our promise to veterans. (Nov 2016)
  • Combat international and domestic Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Vicente Gonzalez on Immigration
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  • Common-sense compassionate reform like DACA. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes requiring illegals to return to country of origin. (Nov 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
  • Disallow immigration bans based on religion. (Apr 2021)
Vicente Gonzalez on Jobs
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  • Support equal pay for equal work for women. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill for strengthening union organizing. (Mar 2021)
Vicente Gonzalez on Principles & Values
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  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Create Commission to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riots. (Jun 2021)
  • Member of the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus. (Jul 2021)
Vicente Gonzalez on Social Security
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  • Oppose privatization of safety nets. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes diverting some FICA into personal accounts. (Nov 2016)
Vicente Gonzalez on Tax Reform
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  • Supports tax increases to balance the budget. (Nov 2016)
Vicente Gonzalez on Technology
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  • Sponsored bill for net neutrality for open internet. (Apr 2019)
Vicente Gonzalez on War & Peace
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  • Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
  • Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq. (Jun 2021)
Vicente Gonzalez on Welfare & Poverty
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  • 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)
Increase funding for family planning services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support equal pay for equal work for women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Eliminate deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
Combat international and domestic Islamophobia: Favors topic 2
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 Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Treat healthcare as a basic human right: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing the 2010 affordable care act: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose privatization of safety nets: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes diverting some FICA into personal accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight for pre-kindergarten and Head Start: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth: Favors topic 8
Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Increase investments & resources for local law enforcement: Strongly Favors topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Stricter rules for law enforcement accountability: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports gun-control legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Background checks even for private firearm transfers: Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports tax increases to balance the budget: Favors topic 11
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)
Common-sense compassionate reform like DACA: 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
Disallow immigration bans based on religion: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strengthen trade ties along the Texas-Mexico border: Strongly Favors topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism: Favors 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
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Fulfill our promise to veterans: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
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
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen: 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
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored bill for combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Cut bureaucratic red-tape that burdens job-creators: Strongly Favors topic 20
Sponsored bill for $900 billion COVID relief package: Strongly Favors topic 20
$1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Favors topic 20

Vicente Gonzalez is a Moderate Liberal Populist
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