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Tulsi Gabbard on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Abortion should remain legal and accessible. (Jan 2019)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Feb 2014)
  • Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women. (Jan 2015)
  • Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health. (May 2015)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Aug 2012)
Tulsi Gabbard 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)
Tulsi Gabbard on Civil Rights
Click here for 16 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • My time in the military changed my anti-gay views. (Mar 2019)
  • I never personally supported gay conversion therapy. (Mar 2019)
  • Must lead in condemning bigotry, regardless of belief. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports gay rights, 100% record with Human Rights Campaign. (Mar 2019)
  • Views on LGBT rights evolved; 100% rating from HRC. (Jan 2019)
  • Regrets past anti-gay statements; now pro-LGBTQ+ rights. (Jan 2019)
  • 2002: Amend Constitution to protect traditional marriage. (Jan 2019)
  • 2004: We shouldn't represent views of homosexual extremists. (Jan 2019)
  • 2012: Apologized for anti-LGBT past; pro-LGBT bills now. (Jan 2019)
  • Against gay marriage but no government morality. (May 2017)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Feb 2013)
  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)
  • Let states recognize same sex marriage. (Jan 2015)
Tulsi Gabbard on Corporations
Click here for 3 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Small businesses are true job creators, not big corporations. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)
Tulsi Gabbard on Crime
Click here for 2 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Must expose and punish sexual assaults in military. (Mar 2019)
  • Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance. (Dec 2014)
Tulsi Gabbard on Drugs
Click here for 6 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • End failed war on drugs, opioid addiction is medical crisis. (Mar 2019)
  • Let states legalize marijuana; non-user supports free choice. (Mar 2019)
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Jun 2013)
  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Jun 2013)
  • Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (Jun 2015)
Tulsi Gabbard on Education
Click here for 4 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • Free tuition at public higher education. (Mar 2019)
  • Tuition-free community college for all. (Jan 2019)
  • No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency. (Jul 2015)
  • Oppose private and religious school voucher programs. (Oct 2015)
Tulsi Gabbard on Energy & Oil
Click here for 7 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Mixed score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test". (Mar 2019)
  • Address climate change; US must lead worldwide effort. (Mar 2019)
  • Silent on Green New Deal; supports push for renewables. (Mar 2019)
  • No more fossil fuels for electricity by 2050. (Jan 2019)
  • Tax incentives for wind, solar, biomass and wave energy. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Tulsi Gabbard on Environment
Click here for 2 full quotes on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Require labeling genetically engineered food. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Tulsi Gabbard on Families & Children
Click here for 2 full quotes on Families & Children OR other candidates on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • 2000: Don't let gay activists force their values on our kids. (Jan 2019)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Tulsi Gabbard on Foreign Policy
Click here for 7 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Met with Syrian president; for "extreme vetting" of Syrians. (Apr 2019)
  • Defends meeting Syria's Assad; supports Trump on North Korea. (Jan 2019)
  • Skeptical of Iran nuclear deal. (May 2017)
  • Supports Egyptian dictator in fight against terrorism. (May 2017)
  • Against criticizing India's treatment of Muslims. (May 2017)
  • U.S. should focus on fighting terrorism, not regime change. (Jan 2017)
  • $500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola. (Jul 2014)
Tulsi Gabbard on Free Trade
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  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
Tulsi Gabbard on Government Reform
Click here for 5 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jul 2017)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2017)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Apr 2018)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
Tulsi Gabbard on Gun Control
Click here for 2 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Ban assault weapons; require universal background checks. (Jan 2019)
  • Advocate for sensible gun control. (Nov 2016)
Tulsi Gabbard on Health Care
Click here for 5 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Supports Medicare for All; address prescription costs. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports Medicare-for-All but keep private insurance. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports Medicare-for-All; tax wealthiest 5% to pay for it. (Jan 2019)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)
  • GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster". (Feb 2015)
Tulsi Gabbard on Homeland Security
Click here for 7 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Don't cut military budget; fund weapons systems & ABMs. (Mar 2019)
  • End this new cold war and nuclear arms race. (Mar 2019)
  • Allow transgender Americans in the military. (Jan 2019)
  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Endorsed by VoteVets.org; against wasteful defense spending. (Nov 2012)
  • Restrict domestic monitoring of phone calls. (Oct 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
Tulsi Gabbard on Immigration
Click here for 3 full quotes on Immigration OR other candidates on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • 2015: Favor Christian over Islamic refugees. (May 2017)
  • Relax onerous visa requirements for Indian & Chinese tourism. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
Tulsi Gabbard on Jobs
Click here for 2 full quotes on Jobs OR other candidates on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
Tulsi Gabbard on Principles & Values
Click here for 4 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other candidates on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • To understand socialism, look at Venezuela. (Mar 2019)
  • Labels like "capitalist" and "socialist" are misused. (Mar 2019)
  • Endorsed by Our Revolution national progressive group. (Nov 2016)
  • Question Trump on Emoluments clause. (May 2017)
Tulsi Gabbard on Social Security
Click here for 2 full quotes on Social Security OR other candidates on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • No budget cuts to Medicare and Social Security. (Nov 2012)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Tulsi Gabbard on Tax Reform
Click here for 2 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
  • Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
Tulsi Gabbard on Technology
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  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Tulsi Gabbard on War & Peace
Click here for 10 full quotes on War & Peace OR other candidates on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • No regime change in Iran; no war in Yemen. (Mar 2019)
  • No more wars for regime change, like Syria and Afghanistan. (Mar 2019)
  • U.S. government lied to American people to launch Iraq War. (Mar 2019)
  • Oppose regime change wars in Syria, Venezuela, Iran. (Mar 2019)
  • End US support for Saudi-led conflict in Yemen. (Jan 2019)
  • Use military to fight terrorists, not for regime change. (May 2017)
  • Opposes fighting in Afghanistan & Syria; end arms to Saudis. (May 2017)
  • Iraq was a war we never should have gotten into. (Nov 2016)
  • End our involvement in Afghanistan. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
Tulsi Gabbard on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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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)
Abortion should remain legal and accessible: Strongly Favors topic 1
I consider myself pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: 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
Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance: 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)
My time in the military changed my anti-gay views: Favors topic 3
I never personally supported gay conversion therapy: Favors topic 3
Supports gay rights, 100% record with Human Rights Campaign: Favors topic 3
Views on LGBT rights evolved; 100% rating from HRC: Strongly Favors topic 3
Allow transgender Americans in the military: Strongly Favors topic 3
Regrets past anti-gay statements; now pro-LGBTQ+ rights: Favors topic 3
2002: Amend Constitution to protect traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
2004: We shouldn't represent views of homosexual extremists: Strongly Opposes topic 3
2012: Apologized for anti-LGBT past; pro-LGBT bills now: Favors topic 3
2000: Don't let gay activists force their values on our kids: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Against gay marriage but no government morality: Opposes topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: 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
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Must lead in condemning bigotry, regardless of belief: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports Medicare for All; address prescription costs: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports Medicare-for-All but keep private insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports Medicare-for-All; tax wealthiest 5% to pay for it: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: 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)
No budget cuts to Medicare and Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Rated Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
Require labeling genetically engineered food: Opposes topic 8
Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
Ban assault weapons; require universal background checks: Strongly Favors topic 10
Advocate for sensible gun control: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Small businesses are true job creators, not big corporations: 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
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
2015: Favor Christian over Islamic refugees: Opposes topic 12
Relax onerous visa requirements for Indian & Chinese tourism: 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)
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Met with Syrian president; for "extreme vetting" of Syrians: Favors topic 14
Skeptical of Iran nuclear deal: Favors topic 14
$500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola: Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Don't cut military budget; fund weapons systems & ABMs: Strongly Favors topic 15
End this new cold war and nuclear arms race: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Must expose and punish sexual assaults in military: Opposes topic 15
Use military to fight terrorists, not for regime change: Favors topic 15
Supports reducing defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Endorsed by VoteVets.org; against wasteful defense spending: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
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
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)
No regime change in Iran; no war in Yemen: Strongly Favors topic 17
No more wars for regime change, like Syria and Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
U.S. government lied to American people to launch Iraq War: Strongly Favors topic 17
Oppose regime change wars in Syria, Venezuela, Iran: Strongly Favors topic 17
Defends meeting Syria's Assad; supports Trump on North Korea: Opposes topic 17
End US support for Saudi-led conflict in Yemen: Strongly Favors topic 17
Supports Egyptian dictator in fight against terrorism: Opposes topic 17
Opposes fighting in Afghanistan & Syria; end arms to Saudis: Strongly Favors topic 17
U.S. should focus on fighting terrorism, not regime change: Opposes topic 17
Iraq was a war we never should have gotten into: Strongly Favors topic 17
End our involvement in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Mixed score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test": Favors topic 18
Address climate change; US must lead worldwide effort: Strongly Favors topic 18
Silent on Green New Deal; supports push for renewables: Favors topic 18
No more fossil fuels for electricity by 2050: Strongly Favors topic 18
Tax incentives for wind, solar, biomass and wave energy: 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
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
End failed war on drugs, opioid addiction is medical crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Let states legalize marijuana; non-user supports free choice: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws: 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
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports federal stimulus spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports tax incentives for job creation: Opposes 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

Tulsi Gabbard is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive.
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