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

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John Delaney on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Separate church and state; hence pro-choice. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
  • Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women. (Jan 2015)
  • Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health. (May 2015)
John Delaney on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
John Delaney on Civil Rights
Click here for 8 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (Jun 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)
  • Let states recognize same sex marriage. (Jan 2015)
John Delaney on Corporations
Click here for 3 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Capitalism with regulation, but not socialism. (Mar 2019)
  • Raise corporate taxes to pay for infrastructure. (Feb 2019)
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
John Delaney on Crime
Click here for 2 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • End cash bail; end mandatory minimums; end death penalty. (May 2019)
  • Rated 92% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance. (Dec 2014)
John Delaney on Drugs
Click here for 4 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Remove marijuana from Schedule I; remake guidelines. (May 2019)
  • Let states regulate and tax marijuana. (Mar 2019)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (Apr 2016)
John Delaney on Education
Click here for 7 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • Free community college and training; student loan reform. (Mar 2019)
  • Universal pre-K; free community college. (Feb 2019)
  • D.C. Opportunity Scholarship gives parents more options. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes school vouchers. (Oct 2012)
  • No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency. (Jul 2015)
  • Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools. (Oct 2015)
  • Make two years of community college free. (Jul 2015)
John Delaney on Energy & Oil
Click here for 8 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Zero score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test". (Mar 2019)
  • Bipartisan carbon tax bill, but not the Green New Deal. (Mar 2019)
  • Proposed carbon tax, but also invest in new technology. (Mar 2019)
  • Co-sponsored bipartisan carbon tax bill. (Feb 2019)
  • Institute a revenue-neutral national carbon tax. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
John Delaney on Environment
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  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
John Delaney on Families & Children
Click here for 3 full quotes on Families & Children OR other candidates on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Family leave good for families & good for economy. (Mar 2019)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jan 2015)
John Delaney on Foreign Policy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Don't believe Putin about Russian 2016 election interference. (Mar 2019)
  • Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners. (Jul 2014)
  • $500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola. (Aug 2014)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
John Delaney on Free Trade
Click here for 3 full quotes on Free Trade OR other candidates on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Feb 2019)
  • Supports trade but government must help those it has hurt. (Dec 2018)
  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
John Delaney on Government Reform
Click here for 9 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Nationally televised debates between President and Congress. (Mar 2019)
  • End gerrymandering, make Election Day a holiday. (Feb 2019)
  • Extend lobbying ban to 5 years; pass STOCK Act too. (Nov 2012)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Sep 2014)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2015)
  • No separate contribution limits for party activities. (Mar 2015)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Jan 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Jun 2017)
John Delaney on Gun Control
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  • Supports restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
John Delaney on Health Care
Click here for 8 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Create public option but let people opt out. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports universal care, not Medicare-for-All. (Feb 2019)
  • No Medicare for All, but yes universal health care. (Feb 2019)
  • ObamaCare ensures access to affordable quality health care. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (May 2013)
  • GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster". (Feb 2015)
John Delaney on Homeland Security
Click here for 3 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • National service program: military or community service. (May 2019)
  • Voted for 25 out of 28 military spending bills. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
John Delaney on Immigration
Click here for 5 full quotes on Immigration OR other candidates on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Ending DACA program was cruel, heartless and mean-spirited. (Feb 2019)
  • Enact the DREAM Act's conditional path to citizenship. (Nov 2012)
  • Support DREAM Act and more H1B1 visas. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
John Delaney on Jobs
Click here for 3 full quotes on Jobs OR other candidates on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Yes on boost to minimum wage to $15. (Feb 2019)
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Apr 2013)
John Delaney on Principles & Values
Click here for 3 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other candidates on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Independently wealthy but grew up in a blue collar family. (Mar 2019)
  • Religious freedom means no religious registry. (May 2016)
  • Question Trump on Emoluments clause. (May 2017)
John Delaney on Social Security
Click here for 3 full quotes on Social Security OR other candidates on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Don't cut or privatize program that has been so successful. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated 90% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
John Delaney on Tax Reform
Click here for 6 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Increase marginal rate, tax investments like income. (Jan 2019)
  • Allow the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy to expire. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
  • Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
John Delaney on Technology
Click here for 5 full quotes on Technology OR other candidates on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • National AI Strategy focused on security. (May 2019)
  • Bipartisanship on infrastructure, digital privacy, and more. (Mar 2019)
  • National strategy for artificial intelligence & automation. (Mar 2019)
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects. (Mar 2013)
John Delaney on War & Peace
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  • Withdraw military aid from Saudi forces fighting in Yemen. (Feb 2019)
John Delaney on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 5 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR other candidates on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Invest in rural America: opportunity zones & doubled EITC. (May 2019)
  • Social justice is fine, but separate church and state. (Mar 2019)
  • Double the earned income tax credit (EITC). (Mar 2019)
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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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)
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
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
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
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)
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
Neutral on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
Universal pre-K; free community college: 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
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
End cash bail; end mandatory minimums; end death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Rated 92% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports restrictions on gun purchases: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
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)
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)
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
Supports reducing defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
End gerrymandering, make Election Day a holiday: Strongly 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
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Withdraw military aid from Saudi forces fighting in Yemen: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
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
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
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

John Delaney is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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