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John Delaney on VoteMatch

Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6

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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Separate church and state; hence pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public abortion funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports churches providing birth control: Strongly Favors topic 1
I consider myself pro-choice: 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)
Awarded for lending to 5,000 disadvantaged businesses: Favors topic 2
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: 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)
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: 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)
Social justice is fine, but separate church and state: Opposes topic 4
Religious freedom means no religious registry: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Medicare-for-All creates a two-tier market for healthcare: Opposes topic 5
Math is wrong on Medicare for All: Opposes topic 5
Keep what's working and fix what's broken: Favors topic 5
Medicare-for-All would negatively impact hospitals: Favors topic 5
Create public option but let people opt out: Favors topic 5
Supports universal care, not Medicare-for-All: Favors topic 5
No Medicare for All, but yes universal health care: Favors topic 5
Let 55-year-olds buy into Medicare: Favors topic 5
Allow Medicare to negotiate pharmaceutical pricing: Favors topic 5
Costs would rise too quickly in a single-payer system: Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare ensures access to affordable quality health care: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: 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)
We didn't make private pensions illegal for Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Social insurance programs have cut senior poverty by 50%: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Don't cut or privatize program that has been so successful: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 90% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Universal pre-K; free community college: Opposes topic 7
Reach students when they are young, with pre-K: Opposes topic 7
D.C. Opportunity Scholarship gives parents more options: Favors topic 7
Opposes school vouchers: Opposes topic 7
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
Support nuclear power: Favors topic 8
Supports vehicle emissions standards and methane limits: Opposes topic 8
Nuclear energy should be part of our portfolio: Favors topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Eliminate private prisons: Strongly Opposes topic 9
End cash bail; end mandatory minimums; end death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
High rate of incarceration is a tragic situation: Opposes topic 9
Rated 92% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Ban assault weapons & all high-capacity accessories: Strongly Favors topic 10
I support the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Not an ideal world, so supports Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Seek solutions to gun violence in schools: Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on gun purchases: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Investors should pay as much tax as workers: Strongly Favors topic 11
Raise capital gains rate, but no unconstitutional taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Raise corporate taxes, but lower rates than 2017: Strongly Favors topic 11
Tax capital gains at the same rate as ordinary income: Favors topic 11
Double the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit): Favors topic 11
Double the earned income tax credit (EITC): Favors topic 11
Increase marginal rate, tax investments like income: Strongly Favors topic 11
Allow the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy to expire: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
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)
Treat those who cross our borders with measure of dignity: Favors topic 12
Ending DACA program was cruel, heartless and mean-spirited: Strongly Favors topic 12
Enact the DREAM Act's conditional path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Support DREAM Act and more H1B1 visas: Favors topic 12
Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship: Favors topic 12
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Obama was right on supporting Trans-Pacific Partnership: Strongly Favors topic 13
We missed opportunity; rejoin CPTPP (Pacific Trade 2.0): Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports trade but government must help those it has hurt: Favors topic 13
$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
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
National service program: military or community service: Favors topic 15
National AI Strategy focused on security: Favors topic 15
Voted for 25 out of 28 military spending bills: Strongly Favors topic 15
National service program, plus community & veterans' service: Favors topic 15
Supports reducing defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Electoral College should not be eliminated: Opposes topic 16
End gerrymandering, make Election Day a holiday: Strongly Favors topic 16
Independent redistricting commission to end gerrymandering: Favors topic 16
Extend lobbying ban to 5 years; pass STOCK Act too: 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
No separate contribution limits for party activities: Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Bring the troops home from post-9-11 wars: Strongly Favors topic 17
Withdraw military aid from Saudi forces fighting in Yemen: Favors topic 17
Debate new AUMF; eliminate nuclear proliferation: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Keep climate change separate from other issues: Opposes topic 18
Carbon pricing works; you just have to do it right: Strongly Favors topic 18
Re-enter the Paris Climate Agreement: Favors topic 18
Fivefold increase in federal clean-energy funding: Strongly Favors topic 18
Start carbon tax at $15 per ton of CO2, & add $10 per year: Strongly Favors topic 18
Zero score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test": Strongly Opposes topic 18
Bipartisan carbon tax bill, but not the Green New Deal: Favors topic 18
Proposed carbon tax, but also invest in new technology: Favors topic 18
Co-sponsored bipartisan carbon tax bill: Favors topic 18
Align incentives so creators of CO2 emissions pay for them: Strongly Favors topic 18
Gas tax has fallen since 1993, due to inflation: Favors topic 18
Institute a revenue-neutral national carbon tax: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Remove marijuana from Schedule I; remake guidelines: Opposes topic 19
Let states regulate and tax 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
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Invest in rural America: opportunity zones & doubled EITC: Favors topic 20
Capitalism with regulation, but not socialism: Favors topic 20
National strategy for artificial intelligence & automation: Favors topic 20
More money into R&D, to enable entrepreneurial risk: Favors topic 20
Supports federal stimulus spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects: Favors topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

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