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Virginia House
Abigail Spanberger
(Democrat, district 7)
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Abigail Spanberger on Abortion
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  • CC:Publicly fund abortions. (Jul 2018)
  • Pro-choice, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Abigail Spanberger on Budget & Economy
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  • CC:No Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Abigail Spanberger on Civil Rights
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  • Full civil rights protections to the LGBTQ community. (May 2020)
  • CC:Protect sexual preference as a civil right. (Jul 2018)
  • Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Abigail Spanberger on Corporations
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  • PVS:Lower corporate taxes don't promote economic growth. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted YES on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Abigail Spanberger on Crime
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  • Sponsored bill to abolish federal death penalty. (Nov 2020)
  • Stricter rules for law enforcement accountability. (Mar 2021)
Abigail Spanberger on Drugs
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  • Worked as federal cop on narcotics and money laundering. (Jun 2022)
  • Remove marijuana from federal Controlled Substances list. ()
Abigail Spanberger on Education
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  • CC:No vouchers for private schools. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Federal education standards in all states. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Abigail Spanberger on Energy & Oil
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  • PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar. (Aug 2018)
  • Sponsored bill to assist rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Abigail Spanberger on Environment
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Abigail Spanberger on Families & Children
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Abigail Spanberger on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Abigail Spanberger on Free Trade
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Abigail Spanberger on Government Reform
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  • PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations. (Aug 2018)
  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access. (Feb 2021)
  • Sponsored impeachment of Trump for inciting insurrection. (Jan 2021)
  • Sponsored bill for statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Restrict presidential powers and require tax returns. (Dec 2021)
Abigail Spanberger on Gun Control
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  • Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
  • Support gun-control, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
  • Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Abigail Spanberger on Health Care
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Abigail Spanberger on Homeland Security
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  • Joined CIA on counterterrorism and enforced narcotics. (Jul 2021)
  • Combat international and domestic Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Abigail Spanberger on Immigration
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  • No border wall; yes earned pathway to citizenship. (Oct 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Mar 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban. (Apr 2021)
Abigail Spanberger on Jobs
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  • Sponsored bill for strengthening union organizing. (Feb 2021)
Abigail Spanberger on Principles & Values
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  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Create Commission to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riots. (Jun 2021)
  • Member of the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus. (Jul 2021)
Abigail Spanberger on Social Security
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  • Pledges to protect Social Security from privatization. (Oct 2018)
Abigail Spanberger on Tax Reform
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  • CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Abigail Spanberger on Technology
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  • CC:Secure the grid against terrorism. (Jul 2018)
  • Sponsored bill for net neutrality for open internet. (Apr 2019)
Abigail Spanberger on War & Peace
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  • Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
  • Sponsored resolution to repeal 2002 AUMF against Iraq. (May 2021)
Abigail Spanberger on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
CC:Publicly fund abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Pro-choice, according to PVS survey: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Combat international and domestic Islamophobia: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Full civil rights protections to the LGBTQ community: Strongly Favors topic 3
CC:Protect sexual preference as a civil right: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 5
Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Pledges to protect Social Security from privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
CC:No vouchers for private schools: Opposes topic 7
PVS:Federal education standards in all states: Strongly Opposes 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 Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored bill to abolish federal death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Stricter rules for law enforcement accountability: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 10
Support gun-control, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts: Favors topic 11
PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
No border wall; yes earned pathway to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Joined CIA on counterterrorism and enforced narcotics: Favors topic 15
CC:Secure the grid against terrorism: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations: Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen: Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Sponsored resolution to repeal 2002 AUMF against Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
Sponsored bill to assist rural electric renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Worked as federal cop on narcotics and money laundering: Favors topic 19
Remove marijuana from federal Controlled Substances list: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
CC:No Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment: Favors topic 20
PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus: Strongly Favors topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20
$1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Favors topic 20

Abigail Spanberger is a Hard-Core Liberal
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