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Todd Rokita on Abortion
Click here for 11 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • I consider myself pro-life. (Nov 2010)
  • Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection. (Dec 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization. (Jan 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • Life and human rights begin at fertilization or cloning. (Jan 2013)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (May 2015)
  • Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection. (Sep 2015)
Todd Rokita on Budget & Economy
Click here for 6 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Budget Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Apply all remaining stimulus funds to budget deficit. (Feb 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Todd Rokita on Civil Rights
Click here for 4 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
  • Ensure disabled access to public pools. (Feb 2013)
  • Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism. (May 2016)
Todd Rokita on Corporations
Click here for 3 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 0% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Todd Rokita on Crime
Click here for the full quote on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Rated 62% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues. (Dec 2014)
Todd Rokita on Drugs
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  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Todd Rokita on Education
Click here for 4 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Against Common Core; for school choice. (Oct 2017)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency. (Jul 2015)
  • Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools. (Oct 2015)
Todd Rokita on Energy & Oil
Click here for 6 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Cap & trade harms economy & constitutional rights. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
  • Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Todd Rokita on Environment
Click here for 5 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams. (Apr 2013)
  • Limit EPA oversight to allow mining over fishing. (Jul 2014)
  • No EPA expansion of regulated waters. (Jul 2014)
  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Todd Rokita on Families & Children
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  • Background checks & FBI screening for every school worker. (Oct 2013)
Todd Rokita on Foreign Policy
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  • Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners. (Nov 2014)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
Todd Rokita on Free Trade
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  • Supports international free trade agreements. (Jun 2015)
  • Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade. (Dec 2012)
Todd Rokita on Government Reform
Click here for 3 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Voter ID laws increase turnout and never black voters. (Aug 2015)
  • Member of House Committee on House Administration. (Mar 2011)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
Todd Rokita on Gun Control
Click here for 5 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Defend the 2nd Amendment. (Nov 2010)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes restricting gun purchase & possession. (Nov 2010)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Feb 2012)
  • Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote. (Feb 2015)
Todd Rokita on Health Care
Click here for 6 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Market-driven plan over Obama Plan. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate. (Jan 2015)
  • Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient. (Feb 2015)
Todd Rokita on Homeland Security
Click here for 7 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • World is a dangerous place; America needs strong defense. (Mar 2018)
  • Project American power around the world to deter aggression. (Oct 2017)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • Restrict domestic monitoring of phone calls. (Oct 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
  • No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad. (Jan 2015)
Todd Rokita on Immigration
Click here for 4 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Imprison local officials who allow sanctuary cities. (Dec 2017)
  • Build the wall; oppose sanctuary cities. (Oct 2017)
  • Opposes a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Todd Rokita on Jobs
Click here for 3 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Member of House Education and Labor Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
Todd Rokita on Principles & Values
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  • Member of the Republican Study Committee. (Jan 2016)
Todd Rokita on Social Security
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  • Rated 3% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)
Todd Rokita on Tax Reform
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  • Cut taxes, balance budget. (Oct 2017)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports eliminating the estate tax. (Nov 2010)
  • Permanently repeal the estate tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration. (Jan 2013)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Todd Rokita on Technology
Click here for 3 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Gas tax ok for infrastructure improvements. (Apr 2018)
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
Todd Rokita on War & Peace
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  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Supports a continued presence in Afghanistan. (Nov 2010)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
Todd Rokita on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Life and human rights begin at fertilization or cloning: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Neutral on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: Strongly Favors topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Market-driven plan over Obama Plan: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 3% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Against Common Core; for school choice: Strongly Favors 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
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous: Favors topic 8
Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams: Strongly Favors topic 8
Limit EPA oversight to allow mining over fishing: Strongly Favors topic 8
No EPA expansion of regulated waters: Favors topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Imprison local officials who allow sanctuary cities: Favors topic 9
Background checks & FBI screening for every school worker: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 62% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Defend the 2nd Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting gun purchase & possession: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cut taxes, balance budget: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the estate tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Permanently repeal the estate tax: Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Build the wall; oppose sanctuary cities: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes a pathway to citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports international free trade agreements: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade: Neutral on topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners: Opposes topic 14
No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
World is a dangerous place; America needs strong defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Voter ID laws increase turnout and never black voters: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Project American power around the world to deter aggression: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports a continued presence in Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cap & trade harms economy & constitutional rights: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Apply all remaining stimulus funds to budget deficit: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

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