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Jim Renacci on Abortion
Click here for 11 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Opposes abortion and gay marriage. (Feb 2017)
  • Protect the sanctity of life. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposed to embryonic stem cell research. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • I consider myself pro-life. (Nov 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (May 2015)
Jim Renacci on Budget & Economy
Click here for 5 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
Jim Renacci on Civil Rights
Click here for 3 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)
  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)
Jim Renacci on Corporations
Click here for 4 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Reduce the corporate tax rate to 25%, and individuals too. (May 2017)
  • 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)
Jim Renacci on Crime
Click here for 3 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Opposes capital punishment. (Feb 2017)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated 77% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance. (Dec 2014)
Jim Renacci on Drugs
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  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Jim Renacci on Education
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  • Top-down, one-size-fits-all approach has proven ineffective. (May 2017)
  • I strongly support school voucher programs. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind. (Jul 2015)
  • Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools. (Oct 2015)
Jim Renacci on Energy & Oil
Click here for 9 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • We cannot afford to halt or discourage domestic exploration. (May 2017)
  • 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)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. (Jan 2011)
  • Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Jim Renacci on Environment
Click here for 3 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Reduce Washington's adversarial red tape on farms. (May 2017)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Jim Renacci on Families & Children
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Jim Renacci on Foreign Policy
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  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -3 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Jim Renacci on Free Trade
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  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
  • Rated 75% by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement. (Dec 2012)
Jim Renacci on Government Reform
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  • End campaign contributions that lead to government contracts. (Feb 2017)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Jan 2014)
Jim Renacci on Gun Control
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  • Staunch supporter of Second Amendment Rights. (Nov 2010)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Jim Renacci on Health Care
Click here for 9 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Competition & tort reform instead of ObamaCare. (May 2017)
  • Increased competition instead of government takeover. (Nov 2010)
  • 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)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
  • Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient. (Feb 2015)
Jim Renacci on Homeland Security
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  • Ensure Armed Forces have resources they need; end sequester. (May 2017)
  • Keep Guantanamo Bay open to avoid civilian courts. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
Jim Renacci on Immigration
Click here for 4 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Supports border wall for Mexico plus temporary travel ban. (Feb 2017)
  • No amnesty; no legal benefits for illegals. (Nov 2010)
  • No pathway to citizenship; yes official English. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Jim Renacci on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 83% by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor. (May 2012)
Jim Renacci on Principles & Values
Click here for 2 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • OhioFirst: the day of the career politicians needs to change. (Feb 2017)
  • Member of the Republican Study Committee. (Jan 2016)
Jim Renacci on Social Security
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  • Don't privatize; don't raise taxes. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports privatizing Social Security. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated 3% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)
Jim Renacci on Tax Reform
Click here for 8 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Our tax code is broken; comprehensive reform needed. (May 2017)
  • Repeal the death tax & keep capital gains tax at 15%. (Nov 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports eliminating the estate tax. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Jim Renacci on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
Jim Renacci on War & Peace
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  • Stay on offense in Afghanistan and Iraq. (Nov 2010)
  • 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)
Jim Renacci on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes abortion and gay marriage: Opposes topic 1
Protect the sanctity of life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposed to embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Opposes federal abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Neutral 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)
Competition & tort reform instead of ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Increased competition instead of government takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Don't privatize; don't raise taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Supports privatizing Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Rated 3% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Top-down, one-size-fits-all approach has proven ineffective: Strongly Opposes topic 7
I strongly support school voucher programs: Strongly Favors topic 7
A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind: Favors topic 7
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Reduce Washington's adversarial red tape on farms: Strongly Favors topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes capital punishment: Opposes topic 9
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 77% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Staunch supporter of Second Amendment Rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce the corporate tax rate to 25%, and individuals too: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Our tax code is broken; comprehensive reform needed: Opposes topic 11
Repeal the death tax & keep capital gains tax at 15%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the estate tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports border wall for Mexico plus temporary travel ban: Strongly Favors topic 12
No amnesty; no legal benefits for illegals: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No pathway to citizenship; yes official English: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Rated 75% by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Ensure Armed Forces have resources they need; end sequester: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
End campaign contributions that lead to government contracts: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Stay on offense in Afghanistan and Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We cannot afford to halt or discourage domestic exploration: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

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