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Abortion
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
16-S2464
on Jan 21, 2016
(1) Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection or (2) Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
16-HR816
on Feb 9, 2015
(1) Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection or (2) Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 99
Independents: 0
15_H448
on Jan 21, 2015
(1) Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions or (2) Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 97
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
15_S217
on Jan 21, 2015
(1) Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions or (2) Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 33
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
16-HR4760
on Mar 16, 2016
(1) Blue Lives Matter: prosecute hate crimes against police or (2) Blue Lives Matter: prosecute hate crimes against police Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0
16-HRes589
on Jan 13, 2016
(1) National standards on excessive use of police force or (2) National standards on excessive use of police force Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
2014_NAPO
on Dec 31, 2014
(1) by the NAPO, indicating a police-the-police stance or (2) by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues or (3) by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 232
Republicans: 258
Independents: 4

Education
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
16-HR4803
on Mar 17, 2016
(1) Recruit women & minorities for STEM teaching or (2) Recruit women & minorities for STEM teaching Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 14
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
16-S2710
on Mar 17, 2016
(1) Recruit women & minorities for STEM teaching or (2) Recruit women & minorities for STEM teaching Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 7
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
15_Lt_Edu
on Apr 4, 2014
Block funding for Common Core; it's too heavy-handed Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0

Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
16-HRes637
on Mar 3, 2016
(1) 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030 or (2) 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030 Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 59
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
16-SRes386
on Mar 3, 2016
(1) 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030 or (2) 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030 Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 21
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
15_Lt_Wind
on Aug 13, 2014
(1) Let wind energy production tax credit expire or (2) Let wind energy production tax credit expire Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 47
Independents: 0

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
16-HR4470
on Feb 4, 2016
(1) Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public or (2) Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 41
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0
15_H349
on Jan 14, 2015
(1) Create database on algal blooms in the Great Lakes or (2) Create database on algal blooms in the Great Lakes Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
15_H532
on Jan 26, 2015
(1) Six weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees or (2) Six weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 38
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1

Foreign Policy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
15_S117
on Jan 7, 2015
(1) Move US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; recognize as cap or (2) Move US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; recognize as cap Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0
15_H114
on Jan 6, 2015
(1) Move US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; recognize as cap or (2) Move US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; recognize as cap Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 14
Independents: 0

Free Trade
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
15-S824
on Mar 19, 2015
(1) $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank or (2) $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 11
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
15-HR1031
on Feb 24, 2015
(1) $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank or (2) $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 184
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
2012-USAE
on Dec 31, 2012
(1) by the USAE, indicating support for trade sanctions or (2) by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade or (3) by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 212
Republicans: 252
Independents: 4

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
15-H12
on Mar 19, 2015
(1) Automatic voter registration for all citizens or (2) Automatic voter registration for all citizens Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 173
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
15-S1088
on Mar 19, 2015
(1) Automatic voter registration for all citizens or (2) Automatic voter registration for all citizens Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
15_S366
on Feb 4, 2015
(1) Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers or (2) Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 23
Republicans: 8
Independents: 1
15_H020
on Jan 21, 2015
(1) Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers or (2) Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 141
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
15_H317
on Jan 13, 2015
(1) Statehood for the District of Columbia or (2) Statehood for the District of Columbia Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 106
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
15_H154
on Jan 6, 2015
(1) No separate contribution limits for party activities or (2) No separate contribution limits for party activities Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 80
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0

Gun Control
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
15_H131
on Jan 6, 2015
(1) Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote or (2) Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 46
Independents: 1

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
15_S352
on Feb 3, 2015
(1) Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate or (2) Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0
15_H631
on Jan 30, 2015
(1) Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate or (2) Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 25
Republicans: 48
Independents: 0

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
15_S165
on Feb 23, 2015
(1) No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad or (2) No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 27
Independents: 0
15_H401
on Jan 16, 2015
(1) No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad or (2) No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 34
Independents: 1

Immigration
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
16-HR4646
on Feb 26, 2016
(1) Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported or (2) Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 46
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
16-S2540
on Feb 11, 2016
(1) Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported or (2) Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 14
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
16-HR4482
on Feb 4, 2016
(1) Analyze terrorism and criminal threats on southwest border or (2) Analyze terrorism and criminal threats on southwest border Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0
15-HR4031
on Nov 17, 2015
(1) Ban admission of Syrian refugees & any Syrian residents or (2) Ban admission of Syrian refugees & any Syrian residents Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0
15-SR268
on Sep 24, 2015
(1) Welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees now, and more later or (2) Welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees now, and more later Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Jobs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
15_H122
on Jan 6, 2015
(1) Raise minimum wage to 15% above poverty level or (2) Raise minimum wage to 15% above poverty level Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 19
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Principles & Values
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2015_Tues
on Dec 31, 2015
(1) Member of moderate GOP caucus, the Tuesday Group or (2) Chair of moderate GOP caucus, the Tuesday Group (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 29
Independents: 1

Tax Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
15_S155
on Jan 13, 2015
(1) Replace income tax and IRS with FairTax or (2) Replace income tax and IRS with FairTax Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0
15_H025
on Jan 6, 2015
(1) Replace income tax and IRS with FairTax or (2) Replace income tax and IRS with FairTax Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 61
Independents: 1

Technology
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
15_H238
on Jan 9, 2015
(1) Apply copyright inheritance to same-sex couples or (2) Apply copyright inheritance to same-sex couples Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 27
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
15_S023
on Jan 6, 2015
(1) Apply copyright inheritance to same-sex couples or (2) Apply copyright inheritance to same-sex couples Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

War & Peace
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
16-HR4869
on Mar 23, 2016
(1) Ground troops plus drone strikes to destroy ISIL or (2) Ground troops plus drone strikes to destroy ISIL Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0



                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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