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Mark Schauer on Abortion
Click here for the full quote on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Supports federal funding of abortion. (Apr 2010)
Mark Schauer on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Mark Schauer on Civil Rights
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  • Supports affirmative action. (Nov 1998)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
Mark Schauer on Corporations
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  • Build economy that works for everyone--not just the wealthy. (Dec 2013)
  • Voted YES on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
Mark Schauer on Crime
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  • Restore funding for police & fire. (Dec 2013)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Mark Schauer on Drugs
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  • End mandatory minimum sentences for drug-related crimes. (Nov 1998)
Mark Schauer on Education
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  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Mark Schauer on Energy & Oil
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  • Increase domestic oil production: drill in ANWR & offshore. (Nov 2008)
  • Increase domestic oil production: drill in ANWR & offshore. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Include agricultural products in renewable fuels. (May 2009)
Mark Schauer on Environment
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  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2010)
Mark Schauer on Families & Children
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  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
Mark Schauer on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, as official US policy. (Mar 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Mark Schauer on Free Trade
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  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
Mark Schauer on Government Reform
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  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Mark Schauer on Gun Control
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  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
Mark Schauer on Health Care
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  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
Mark Schauer on Homeland Security
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  • Ensure veterans have access to the benefits they've earned. (Dec 2013)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Mark Schauer on Immigration
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Schauer on Jobs
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  • Opposes right-to-work law; protested on Capitol lawn. (Dec 2013)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
Mark Schauer on Local Issues
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Mark Schauer on Principles & Values
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Mark Schauer on Social Security
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  • Strongly oppose any and all efforts to privatize. (Nov 2008)
  • No severe changes; no privatization. (Feb 2010)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Mark Schauer on Tax Reform
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  • Decrease corporate tax; support individual flat tax. (Nov 1998)
Mark Schauer on Technology
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  • Restore tax incentives for high-tech businesses. (Dec 2013)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
Mark Schauer on War & Peace
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  • We still have no exit strategy & no plan in Iraq. (Nov 2008)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Mark Schauer on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports federal funding of abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports affirmative action: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: 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)
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly oppose any and all efforts to privatize: Strongly Opposes topic 6
No severe changes; no privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on $40B for green public schools: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+2 points on Social scale)
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Restore funding for police & fire: Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message: Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Decrease corporate tax; support individual flat tax: Opposes topic 11
Neutral on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency: Opposes topic 13
Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Ensure veterans have access to the benefits they've earned: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(+2 points on Social scale)
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
Neutral on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
We still have no exit strategy & no plan in Iraq: Favors topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Increase domestic oil production: drill in ANWR & offshore: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Include agricultural products in renewable fuels: Favors topic 18
YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Favors topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
End mandatory minimum sentences for drug-related crimes: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Build economy that works for everyone--not just the wealthy: Favors topic 20
Restore tax incentives for high-tech businesses: Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

Mark Schauer is a Moderate Liberal.
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