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Justin Amash on VoteMatch

Independent MI Rep; possible Presidential Challenger



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Would extend 14th Amendment rights to fetuses: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: 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
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Government shouldn't be defining marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Repeal DOMA: Government shouldn't be involved in marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly support the federal Defense of Marriage Act: 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)
Don't require purchase of government-approved insurance: 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
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Rated 20% by ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues: Neutral on topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't infringe right of parents to educate their children: Strongly Favors topic 7
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: 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
Neutral on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
No EPA expansion of regulated waters: Favors 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
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated 31% by the NAPO, indicating a police-the-police stance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No restrictions on purchase, transport, or possession: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Leave tax rates low for everyone: 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 the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Secure our borders; stop lawbreakers at the border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Rated 63% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade: Neutral on topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Nobody wins in a trade war: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
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Neutral on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
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)
No energy taxes, subsidies, or regulations: 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
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 Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored no federal enforcement against legal state marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws: Opposes topic 19
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Wants major cuts of government programs: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

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2020 GOP and Independent Candidates:
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Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
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Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
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Page last updated: Jul 23, 2019