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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Provide emergency contraception at military facilities: Favors topic 1
Endorsed by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice stance: 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
Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception: Favors topic 1
NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy: Favors topic 2
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: 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
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination: Favors topic 2
Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP: 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)
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: 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
YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Sponsored supporting the contributions of Catholic schools: Favors topic 4
Religious freedom means no religious registry: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Every American should have access to affordable health care: Strongly 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
YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health: Favors topic 5
YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Favors topic 5
YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Favors topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
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)
Oppose any plan that jeopardizes or privatizes the system: Strongly Opposes topic 6
No severe changes; no privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction: Opposes topic 6
Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 99% 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)
No public funds diverted to private schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Extend subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015: Opposes topic 7
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Rated Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Opposes topic 7
YES on $40B for green public schools: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
Prohibit invasive research on great apes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling: Favors topic 8
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences: 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)
Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program: Opposes topic 9
Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message: Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Ban large-capacity ammunition: Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect LGBT families from illegal immigrant deportation: Favors topic 12
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency: Opposes topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency: Opposes topic 13
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 38% by the USAE, indicating support for trade sanctions: Opposes topic 13
YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization: Opposes topic 13
NO on promoting free trade with Peru: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 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
Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror: Opposes topic 14
Allow travel between the United States and Cuba: Opposes topic 14
YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations: Opposes topic 14
YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 14
NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Establish 15 days of early voting in all states: Favors topic 16
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: 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
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Neutral on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
Iraq war is biggest foreign policy disaster in a generation: Strongly Favors topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Opposes topic 17
YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days: Strongly Favors topic 17
YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
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
Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization: Favors topic 18
Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on investing in homegrown biofuel: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC: Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets: 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:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Rated 75% by NORML, indicating a pro-legalization stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion: 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
YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

Joe Courtney is a Hard-Core Liberal
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Special elections 2019-2020:
CA-25: Former Rep. Steve Knight (R, May 2020)
MD-7: Former Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D, April 2020)
NC-3: State Rep. Greg Murphy (R, Sept. 2019)
NC-9: State Sen. Dan Bishop (R, Sept. 2019)
NY-27: [Pending] (June 2020)
PA-12: State Rep. Fred Keller (R, May 2019)
WI-7: [Pending] (May 2020)

House members who left Congress during 2019-20:
CA-25: Katie Hill (D, scandal, Nov. 2019)
CA-50: Duncan D. Hunter (R, scandal, Jan. 2020)
MD-7: Elijah Cummings (D, deceased, Oct. 2019)
NY-27: Chris Collins (R, scandal, Oct. 2019)
NC-3: Walter Beaman Jones (R, deceased, Feb. 2019)
NC-11: Mark Meadows (R, appointed, Mar. 2020)
PA-12: Tom Marino (R, resigned, Jan. 2019)
WI-7: Sean Duffy (R, resigned, Sept. 2019)

House members retiring (open seats):
AL-2: Martha Roby(R,since 2011)
CA-53: Susan Davis(D,since 2001)
FL-19: Francis Rooney(R,since 2017)
GA-2: Sanford Bishop(D,since 1993)
GA-7: Rob Woodall(R,since 2011)
GA-14: Tom Graves(R,since 2010)
IA-2: David Loebsack(D,since 2007)
IL-15: John Shimkus(R,since 1997)
IN-1: Pete Visclosky(D,since 1985)
IN-5: Susan Brooks(R,since 2013)
LA-5: Ralph Abraham(R,since 2015)
MI-10: Paul Mitchell(R,since 2017)
NC-2: George Holding(R,since 2013)
NC-6: Mark Walker(R,since 2015)
NY-2: Peter King(R,since 1993)
NY-16: José Serrano(D,since 1990)
NY-17: Nita Lowey(D,since 1989)
OR-2: Greg Walden(R,since 1999)
TN-1: Phil Roe(R,since 2009)
TX-11: Mike Conaway(R,since 2005)
TX-13: Mac Thornberry(R,since 1995)
TX-17: Bill Flores(R,since 2011)
TX-22: Pete Olson(R,since 2009)
TX-23: Will Hurd(R,since 2015)
TX-24: Kenny Marchant(R,since 2005)
UT-1: Rob Bishop(R,since 2003)
WA-10: Denny Heck(D,since 2013)
WI-5: Jim Sensenbrenner(R,since 1979)
Hot races (challengers for Nov. 2020):
CA-21: US Rep.T.J. Cox(D) vs.Former Rep.David Valadao(R)
CA-39: US Rep.Gil Cisneros(D) vs.CA Rep.Young Kim(R)
CA-50: Former Rep.Darrell Issa(R) vs.Ammar Campa-Najjar (D)
GA-6: US Rep.Lucy McBath(D) vs.Former Rep.Karen Handel(R)
IA-1: US Rep.Abby Finkenauer(D) vs.Former Rep.Rod Blum(R)
IA-2: US Rep.David Loebsack(D) vs.Former Rep.Bobby Schilling(R)
IA-3: US Rep.Cindy Axne(D) vs.Former Rep.David Young(R)
IL-3: US Rep.Dan Lipinski(D,lost primary) vs.Marie Newman(D)
IL-14: US Rep.Lauren Underwood(D) vs.IL Sen.Jim Oberweis(R)
KS-2: US Rep.Steve Watkins(R) vs.KS Treasurer Jake LaTurner(R)
MA-4: Senate candidate Alan Khazei(D) vs.MA Treasurer Deb Goldberg vs. Selectman Jesse Mermell
MI-8: US Rep.Elissa Slotkin(D) vs.Former Rep.Mike Bishop(R)
MT-0: MT Secretary Corey Stapleton(R) vs.MT Auditor Matt Rosendale(R)
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NM-2: US Rep.Xochitl Torres Small(D) vs.NM Rep.Yvette Herrell(R)
NV-3: US Rep.Susie Lee(D) vs.NV Treasurer Dan Schwartz(R)
NY-22: US Rep.Anthony Brindisi(D) vs.Former Rep.Claudia Tenney(R)
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CA-8: Paul Cook : Running for County Supervisor
GA-9: Doug Collins: Running for GA Senate
HI-2: Tulsi Gabbard: Ran for President
KS-1: Roger Marshall: Running for KS Senate
LA-5: Ralph Abraham: Ran for Governor(2019)
MA-4: Joe Kennedy III: Running for MA Senate
MA-6: Seth Moulton: Ran for President
MI-3: Justin Amash: Ran for President
MT-0: Greg Gianforte: Running for Governor
NM-3: Ben Ray Luján: Running for NM Senate
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