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Hakeem Jeffries on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Supports embryonic stem cell research. (Nov 2008)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Mar 2017)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jun 2015)
  • Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women. (Jan 2015)
  • Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health. (May 2015)
Hakeem Jeffries on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Hakeem Jeffries on Civil Rights
Click here for 7 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. (Jun 2011)
  • Supports affirmative action in state hiring & college. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Recognize 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses. (Feb 2014)
  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)
  • Let states recognize same sex marriage. (Jan 2015)
Hakeem Jeffries on Corporations
Click here for 2 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)
Hakeem Jeffries on Crime
Click here for 3 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Investigate systematic abuses of NYPD's stop-and-frisk. (Nov 2012)
  • Alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders. (Nov 2008)
  • Rated 77% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance. (Dec 2014)
Hakeem Jeffries on Drugs
Click here for 4 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Repeal the draconian Rockefeller Drug Laws. (Nov 2012)
  • Let doctors prescribe medical marijuana. (Nov 2008)
  • Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (Apr 2015)
Hakeem Jeffries on Education
Click here for 6 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • No abstinence ed nor voluntary prayer in public schools. (Nov 2008)
  • Supports federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years. (Mar 2013)
  • No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency. (Jul 2015)
  • Oppose private and religious school voucher programs. (Oct 2015)
  • Make two years of community college free. (Jul 2015)
Hakeem Jeffries on Energy & Oil
Click here for 2 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Produce more oil & gas, but limit greenhouse gases. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Hakeem Jeffries on Environment
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  • Fund environmental projects with real estate transfer tax. (May 2010)
  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Hakeem Jeffries on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Mar 2017)
Hakeem Jeffries on Foreign Policy
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  • Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners. (Nov 2014)
  • $500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola. (Aug 2014)
  • Trump harmed US interest by delaying military aid to Ukraine. (Dec 2019)
  • Illegal for President to withhold aid approved by Congress. (Jan 2020)
Hakeem Jeffries on Free Trade
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  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
Hakeem Jeffries on Government Reform
Click here for 11 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Limit campaign spending and donations, but no term limits. (Nov 2008)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Feb 2013)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jun 2014)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2017)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Jan 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
  • Trump obstructed Congress by ignoring every subpoena. (Dec 2019)
  • Trump mistakes himself for a monarch. (Dec 2019)
  • Senate should convict Trump for obstructing impeachment. (Jan 2020)
Hakeem Jeffries on Gun Control
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  • No concealed carry; yes licenses & background checks. (Nov 2008)
  • Supports restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Apr 2013)
  • Repeal "stand-your-ground" laws. (Jul 2013)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
Hakeem Jeffries on Health Care
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  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)
  • GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster". (Feb 2015)
Hakeem Jeffries on Homeland Security
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  • Restrict domestic monitoring of phone calls. (Oct 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
Hakeem Jeffries on Immigration
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  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Apr 2019)
Hakeem Jeffries on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
  • Raise minimum wage to 15% above poverty level. (Jan 2015)
Hakeem Jeffries on Principles & Values
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  • Religious freedom means no religious registry. (May 2016)
  • Question Trump on Emoluments clause. (May 2017)
  • Trump betrayed national interest AND corruptly abused power. (Dec 2019)
  • Trump sought a favor: wanted Ukraine to investigate Biden. (Jan 2020)
  • Senate should remove Trump to prevent further abuse of power. (Jan 2020)
Hakeem Jeffries on Social Security
Click here for 2 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Fight right-wing efforts to destroy critical programs. (Nov 2012)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Hakeem Jeffries on Tax Reform
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  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
  • Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
Hakeem Jeffries on Technology
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  • Bridge the digital divide in our schools. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Permanent preservation of Presidential social media accounts. (Jun 2017)
Hakeem Jeffries on War & Peace
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  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
Hakeem Jeffries on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Aggressive federal program to prevent foreclosures. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
I consider myself pro-choice: Strongly 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
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports affirmative action in state hiring & college: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Recognize 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Equal marriage rights for same-sex couples: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: 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
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Aggressive federal program to prevent foreclosures: Opposes topic 4
No abstinence ed nor voluntary prayer in public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Religious freedom means no religious registry: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Rated GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster": Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight right-wing efforts to destroy critical programs: Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Bridge the digital divide in our schools: Opposes topic 7
Supports federal grants for education reforms: Opposes topic 7
Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years: 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
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fund environmental projects with real estate transfer tax: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Investigate systematic abuses of NYPD's stop-and-frisk: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders: Opposes topic 9
Rated 77% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No concealed carry; yes licenses & background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on gun purchases: Opposes topic 10
Ban large-capacity ammunition: Opposes topic 10
Repeal "stand-your-ground" laws: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports an income tax increase: Favors topic 11
Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship: Favors topic 12
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported: Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners: Opposes topic 14
$500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola: Opposes topic 14
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Limit campaign spending and donations, but no term limits: Favors topic 16
Full disclosure of campaign spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: 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
Permanent preservation of Presidential social media accounts: Strongly Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Produce more oil & gas, but limit greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Repeal the draconian Rockefeller Drug Laws: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Let doctors prescribe medical marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Neutral on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Supports federal stimulus spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports tax incentives for job creation: Opposes topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
Raise minimum wage to 15% above poverty level: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

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