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Following are bill sponsorships in the 115th Congress (House and Senate bills, 2016-17), plus signed letters from politicans, memberships in political groups, and organizational ratings.

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Abortion
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
17LTR-TITX
on Mar 1, 2017
Keep federal funding for family planning clinics Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 41
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
16Better1
on Jun 22, 2016
Permanently protect life and conscience Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 20
Independents: 1

Budget & Economy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
17LTR-NEA
on Feb 17, 2017
(1) National Endowment for the Arts supports essential culture or (2) National Endowment for the Arts supports essential culture (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
16Better20
on Jun 16, 2016
End executive overreach; impose limits on spending Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 20
Independents: 1

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
16-HR2802
on Jun 17, 2015
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 149
Independents: 3
18LTR-LGBT
on Apr 12, 2018
Maintain LGBT health info on federal websites Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 19
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Corporations
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
17LTR-CFPB
on Aug 4, 2016
Restrict corporate use of consumer mandatory arbitration Participating counts on VoteMatch question 25. Democrats: 31
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
16Better25
on Jun 14, 2016
Let businesses help define regulatory rules Participating counts on VoteMatch question 25. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 20
Independents: 1

Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
16-HR0814
on Feb 9, 2015
(1) Death penalty for killing police officers or (2) Sponsored death penalty for killing police officers Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 40
Independents: 0
16-S2034
on Feb 9, 2015
(1) Death penalty for killing police officers or (2) Sponsored death penalty for killing police officers Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 21
Independents: 1

Drugs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
16-HR2331
on May 14, 2015
Disallow buying marijuana with food stamps Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 23
Independents: 0
16-HR2076
on Apr 28, 2015
Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 31
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
16-S1726
on Apr 28, 2015
Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 8
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0
16_NORML
on Nov 8, 2016
(1) by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance or (2) by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform or (3) by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 226
Republicans: 294
Independents: 11
17LTR-NPP
on Feb 17, 2017
Criminalize imports of opioid precursors Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 15
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1

Education
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
15-H2962
on Jul 8, 2015
Make two years of community college free Participating counts on VoteMatch question 27. Democrats: 98
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
15-S1716
on Jul 8, 2015
Make two years of community college free Participating counts on VoteMatch question 27. Democrats: 15
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
14-SR345
on Feb 6, 2014
(1) Denounce the Common Core State Standards or (2) Sponsored denouncing the Common Core State Standards Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 10
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-HR4084
on Jan 28, 2016
(1) Federal collaboration for advanced nuclear technologies or (2) Sponsored bill for advanced nuclear technology collaboration Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 18
Independents: 0
16-S2461
on Jan 28, 2016
(1) Federal collaboration for advanced nuclear technologies or (2) Sponsored bill for advanced nuclear technology collaboration Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
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: 46
Independents: 1
16Better18
on Jun 14, 2016
Treat energy as source of prosperity, not pollution source Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 20
Independents: 1

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
17LTR-VAWA
on Mar 1, 2017
(1) Provide funding for programs for Violence Against Women Act or (2) Provide funding for programs for Violence Against Women Act Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Foreign Policy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
17-HRes11
on Jan 3, 2017
(1) Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank or (2) Sponsored bill supporting Israeli settlements on West Bank Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 30
Republicans: 86
Independents: 0
17-SRes6
on Jan 3, 2017
(1) Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank or (2) Sponsored bill supporting Israeli settlements on West Bank Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 26
Republicans: 44
Independents: 1
17LTR-SUD
on Feb 27, 2017
Enforce humanitarian aid access to South Sudan Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
16Better14
on Jun 9, 2016
Restore American influence instead of "leading from behind" Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 20
Independents: 1
14LTR-ICC
on Jan 29, 2015
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 20
Republicans: 41
Independents: 2

Free Trade
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14LTR-USW
on Sep 16, 2014
Fight Chinese predatory trade practices on car tires Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 27
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
14LTR_SOL
on Apr 9, 2014
Resolve disputes so US can export solar panels to China Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
14LTR-BAR
on Apr 9, 2014
Declare Turkish rebar subject to anti-dumping duties Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 13
Republicans: 13
Independents: 2

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-S2011
on Feb 11, 2014
(1) Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups or (2) Sponsored prohibiting IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 41
Independents: 0
17MEM-USTL
on Jan 26, 2017
Constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 45
Independents: 1
16Better32
on Jun 16, 2016
More reporting, more watchdogs, and more oversight Participating counts on VoteMatch question 32. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 20
Independents: 1
16-USTL
on Nov 8, 2014
(1) Elected to House with pledge of 6-year term limit or (2) Elected to Senate with pledge of 12-year term limit or (3) Signed term limit pledge: 6 years House; 12 years Senate Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 8
Republicans: 66
Independents: 12

Gun Control
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
18LTR-CCCR
on Apr 26, 2018
Reciprocity across state lines for concealed carry Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 37
Independents: 0
18LTR-SGS
on Feb 26, 2018
States for Gun Safety: fill void left by no Federal policy Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
17LTR-ACA
on Feb 3, 2017
Keep ObamaCare's prevention, treatment, & recovery services Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
16Better5a
on Jun 22, 2016
More choices and lower costs, without ObamaCare Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 20
Independents: 1
16Better5b
on Jun 22, 2016
Keep pre-existing conditions & 26-year-olds on parents plans Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 20
Independents: 1

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-H2048
on Apr 28, 2015
Restrict domestic monitoring of phone calls Participating counts on VoteMatch question 24. Democrats: 69
Republicans: 58
Independents: 3
14-S1123
on Apr 28, 2015
Restrict domestic monitoring of phone calls Participating counts on VoteMatch question 24. Democrats: 15
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0
17LTR-DVA
on Jan 26, 2017
Exempt Veterans Affairs from federal hiring freeze Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 45
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
17LTR-KS
on Dec 14, 2015
Keep detainees in Guantanamo, not Leavenworth Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0

Immigration
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
18LTR-ICE
on Jul 12, 2018
ICE performs vital functions that protect American families Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 19
Independents: 0
18LTR-DACA
on Dec 20, 2017
Protect DREAMers instead of deporting them Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 5
Independents: 1

Jobs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
15LTR-COM
on Nov 13, 2015
Let Senate cafeteria workers organize their own union Participating counts on VoteMatch question 22. Democrats: 28
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Principles & Values
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
17-S0054
on Jan 5, 2017
(1) Religious freedom means no religious registry or (2) Led effort for religious freedom via no religious registry Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 10
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
16-HR5207
on May 12, 2016
(1) Religious freedom means no religious registry or (2) Led effort for religious freedom via no religious registry Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 95
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
17MEM-HFC
on Jan 26, 2017
(1) Founding member of the House Freedom Caucus or (2) Member of the House Freedom Caucus or (3) Resigned as member of the House Freedom Caucus (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 44
Independents: 1
16-RSC
on Jan 1, 2016
(1) Member of the Republican Study Committee or (2) Chair of the Republican Study Committee (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 159
Independents: 3
14-NRCC
on Oct 9, 2014
(1) Young Gun "On the Radar" in national GOP "Drive to245" or (2) Young Gun contender in national Republican "Drive to 245" or (3) Young Gun candidate in national Republican "Drive to 245" (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 38
Independents: 0
17LTR-EMOL
on May 18, 2017
Question Trump on Emoluments clause (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Tax Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
16Better11
on Jun 24, 2016
Simplicity & fairness: 3 tax brackets with lower top rate Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 20
Independents: 1

Technology
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
17LTR-FCC
on Feb 10, 2017
Support Lifeline program for low-income broadband Participating counts on VoteMatch question 31. Democrats: 12
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
17-H2884
on Jun 12, 2017
(1) Permanent preservation of Presidential social media accounts or (2) Sponsored COVFEFE Act top preserve Presidential social media Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 16
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
War & Peace
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
17LTR-SYR
on Feb 22, 2017
Hold Assad accountable for slaughter of civilians Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 8
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0
14LTR-NUKE
on Mar 18, 2014
Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 36
Republicans: 36
Independents: 3
Welfare & Poverty
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
16Better30
on Jun 7, 2016
Welfare system is rigged to replace work, not encourage work Participating counts on VoteMatch question 30. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 20
Independents: 1


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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