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Ben Cline on Abortion
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  • Life begins at conception. (Sep 2018)
  • Require sonogram before getting an abortion. (Feb 2012)
  • Pro-life, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion. (Mar 2019)
Ben Cline on Budget & Economy
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  • PVS:Don't promote economic growth via federal spending. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
Ben Cline on Civil Rights
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  • Religious freedom supersedes right to same-sex marriage. (Mar 2016)
  • Require absentee ballot applicants to provide photo ID. (Feb 2015)
Ben Cline on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on removing US forces from Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • Voted NO on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Ben Cline on Crime
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  • Secret purchase of lethal injection drugs for death penalty. (Feb 2016)
  • Expand death penalty to accessories of capital murder. (Jan 2007)
Ben Cline on Drugs
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  • Medicinal marijuana is better alternative to opioids. (Feb 2018)
Ben Cline on Education
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  • Right to religious student groups & voluntary school prayer. (Jan 2014)
  • PVS:States decide standards, not federal government. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Ben Cline on Energy & Oil
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  • Cutting back on fossil fuels sacrifices economic development. (Sep 2018)
  • Natural gas pipelines okay, but proceed with caution. (May 2018)
  • Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Ben Cline on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ben Cline on Families & Children
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  • Let businesses & groups act on their beliefs about marriage. (Sep 2018)
Ben Cline on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Ben Cline on Free Trade
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  • Supports lower tariffs later via higher tariffs now. (Sep 2018)
Ben Cline on Government Reform
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  • Require photo ID for voting. (Feb 2013)
  • No holiday on election day; no same-day registration. (Mar 2019)
Ben Cline on Gun Control
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  • Bar sharing handgun info with states without reciprocity. (Feb 2015)
  • Allow locked concealed weapons in motor vehicles. (Apr 2006)
  • Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
Ben Cline on Health Care
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  • Medicaid is important, but states should run it, not feds. (Sep 2018)
  • Repeal ObamaCare, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Ben Cline on Homeland Security
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  • Ban most use of drones by state and local agencies. (Jan 2018)
  • PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Ben Cline on Immigration
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  • Build the border wall. (Sep 2018)
  • Supports border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter. (Aug 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Apr 2019)
Ben Cline on Jobs
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  • Bar requiring prevailing wage on public works projects. (Feb 2015)
Ben Cline on Principles & Values
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  • Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules. (Dec 2020)
  • Past impeachments came from years-long investigations. (Dec 2019)
  • Politicized impeachment usurps presidential election. (Dec 2019)
Ben Cline on Social Security
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  • Raise retirement age for future Social Security reform. (Sep 2018)
Ben Cline on Tax Reform
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  • PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Ben Cline on Technology
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  • Supported Transportation Lockbox: restrict diverting funding. (Feb 2018)
  • Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet. (Apr 2019)
Ben Cline on War & Peace
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  • President ok to use military force against Iran. (Feb 2020)
Ben Cline on Welfare & Poverty
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Require sonogram before getting an abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Pro-life, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Let businesses & groups act on their beliefs about marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Religious freedom supersedes right to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Right to religious student groups & voluntary school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Medicaid is important, but states should run it, not feds: Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Raise retirement age for future Social Security reform: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
PVS:States decide standards, not federal government: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Secret purchase of lethal injection drugs for death penalty: Favors topic 9
Expand death penalty to accessories of capital murder: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Bar sharing handgun info with states without reciprocity: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow locked concealed weapons in motor vehicles: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey: Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Build the border wall: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports border wall, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 12
PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports lower tariffs later via higher tariffs now: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
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)
Require absentee ballot applicants to provide photo ID: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Require photo ID for voting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Rated No holiday on election day; no same-day registration: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated Voted NO on removing US forces from Yemen: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cutting back on fossil fuels sacrifices economic development: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Natural gas pipelines okay, but proceed with caution: Opposes topic 18
Rated Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Medicinal marijuana is better alternative to opioids: Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supported Transportation Lockbox: restrict diverting funding: Favors topic 20
Bar requiring prevailing wage on public works projects: Strongly Opposes topic 20
PVS:Don't promote economic growth via federal spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20

Ben Cline is a Hard-Core Conservative
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