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Lee Zeldin on Abortion
Click here for 10 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Value life & alternatives to parenthood. (Nov 2014)
  • Abortion ok for rape & incest, but no federal funding. (Nov 2008)
  • No federal funding for any embryonic stem cell research. (Nov 2008)
  • Opposes public funding of abortions. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports parental notification. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports barring stem cell research. (Aug 2014)
  • 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. (Oct 2017)
  • Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion. (Mar 2019)
Lee Zeldin on Budget & Economy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Bloated government's debt has become a great threat. (Nov 2014)
  • Supports a Balanced Budget Amendment. (Aug 2014)
  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
Lee Zeldin on Civil Rights
Click here for 7 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Supports constitutional amendment defining marriage. (Nov 2008)
  • Continue affirmative action programs. (Nov 2008)
  • Supports barring same sex marriage(Christian Coalition rating). (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes homosexual civil rights. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports forcing military gay marriages. (Aug 2014)
  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)
  • Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage. (Jul 2015)
Lee Zeldin on Corporations
Click here for 3 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth. (Mar 2018)
  • Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs. (Nov 2017)
  • Voted NO on removing US forces from Yemen. (Feb 2019)
Lee Zeldin on Crime
Click here for 2 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Supports death penalty. (Nov 2008)
  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
Lee Zeldin on Drugs
Click here for 3 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs. (Nov 2008)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill for combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Lee Zeldin on Education
Click here for 6 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Grade school students need to be better represented. (Nov 2014)
  • Vouchers ok for private or religious schools. (Nov 2008)
  • Supports education vouchers. (Aug 2014)
  • A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind. (Jul 2015)
  • Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools. (Oct 2015)
  • Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Lee Zeldin on Energy & Oil
Click here for 5 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Focus on lowering cost of gas & oil. (Nov 2014)
  • Support cap-and-trade, but also new oil drilling. (Nov 2008)
  • Supports energy independence. (Aug 2014)
  • Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
  • Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Lee Zeldin on Environment
Click here for 4 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Hosts annual "Teach a Kid to Fish Day". (Nov 2014)
  • Strengthen the Clean Water Act & the Clean Air Act. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
  • Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska. (Feb 2017)
Lee Zeldin on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Lee Zeldin on Foreign Policy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Support the creation of a Palestinian state. (Nov 2008)
  • Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism. (Jan 2018)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Lee Zeldin on Free Trade
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  • Free trade with China ok, but not Venezuela. (Nov 2008)
  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
Lee Zeldin on Government Reform
Click here for 4 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Increase campaign donation limit, but ban PACs. (Nov 2008)
  • Elected to House with pledge of 6-year term limit. (Nov 2014)
  • Constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits. (Jan 2017)
  • No holiday on election day; no same-day registration. (Mar 2019)
Lee Zeldin on Gun Control
Click here for 5 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Decrease restrictions on purchase and possession of guns. (Nov 2008)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes restricting right to bear arms. (Aug 2014)
  • Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote. (Jan 2017)
  • Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
Lee Zeldin on Health Care
Click here for 4 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • ObamaCare converts full-time jobs to part-time. (Nov 2014)
  • Expand eligibility for tax-free medical savings accounts. (Nov 2008)
  • Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Christian Coalition. (Aug 2014)
  • Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient. (Feb 2015)
Lee Zeldin on Homeland Security
Click here for 4 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Freedom is because America's military is strong. (Nov 2014)
  • Provides supplies for our troops in the field, not timelines. (Nov 2008)
  • Monitoring domestic communications ok; federal ID cards ok. (Nov 2008)
  • $515B for military plus $89B off sequester for wars. (Apr 2015)
Lee Zeldin on Immigration
Click here for 4 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Secure the borders, then deal with 11 million illegals. (Nov 2014)
  • Supports official English & border security. (Nov 2008)
  • Ban admission of Syrian refugees & any Syrian residents. (Nov 2015)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Lee Zeldin on Jobs
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Lee Zeldin on Local Issues
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Lee Zeldin on Principles & Values
Click here for 3 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Supports barring anti-religious art funding. (Aug 2014)
  • Endorsed Young Gun candidate in national Republican "Drive to 245". (Oct 2014)
  • Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules. (Dec 2020)
Lee Zeldin on Social Security
Click here for 2 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Make tough decisions to reform entitlements. (Nov 2014)
  • Allow investing portion of payroll tax in private accounts. (Nov 2008)
Lee Zeldin on Tax Reform
Click here for 6 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Simplify tax code & reduce tax burden. (Nov 2014)
  • Repeal the estate tax; fight all tax increases. (Nov 2008)
  • Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes increasing federal income taxes. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports barring IRS free speech rules. (Aug 2014)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Lee Zeldin on Technology
Click here for 2 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Award research grants based on national interest. (Feb 2016)
  • Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet. (Apr 2019)
Lee Zeldin on War & Peace
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  • Withdraw troops from Iraq only after we succeed. (Nov 2008)
  • President ok to use military force against Iran. (Feb 2020)
Lee Zeldin on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Block grants for welfare services. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES for housing vouchers for recovering drug addicts. (Jun 2018)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Value life & alternatives to parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Abortion ok for rape & incest, but no federal funding: Opposes topic 1
No federal funding for any embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes public funding of abortions: Opposes topic 1
Supports parental notification: Opposes topic 1
Supports barring stem cell research: 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
Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Continue affirmative action programs: Strongly Favors topic 2
Rated Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports constitutional amendment defining marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports barring same sex marriage(Christian Coalition rating): Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes homosexual civil rights: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports forcing military gay marriages: Strongly Favors topic 3
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports barring IRS free speech rules: Favors topic 4
Supports barring anti-religious art funding: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare converts full-time jobs to part-time: Opposes topic 5
Expand eligibility for tax-free medical savings accounts: Favors topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Christian Coalition: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Make tough decisions to reform entitlements: Favors topic 6
Allow investing portion of payroll tax in private accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Grade school students need to be better represented: Favors topic 7
Vouchers ok for private or religious schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports education vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind: Favors topic 7
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Strengthen the Clean Water Act & the Clean Air Act: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling: Favors topic 8
Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth: Favors topic 8
Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Hosts annual "Teach a Kid to Fish Day": Favors topic 10
Decrease restrictions on purchase and possession of guns: Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote: Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale: Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Simplify tax code & reduce tax burden: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal the estate tax; fight all tax increases: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing federal income taxes: Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs: Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Secure the borders, then deal with 11 million illegals: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports official English & border security: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Free trade with China ok, but not Venezuela: Favors topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Support the creation of a Palestinian state: Opposes topic 14
Ban admission of Syrian refugees & any Syrian residents: Strongly Favors topic 14
Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism: Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Freedom is because America's military is strong: Strongly Favors topic 15
Provides supplies for our troops in the field, not timelines: Strongly Favors topic 15
$515B for military plus $89B off sequester for wars: Favors topic 15
Award research grants based on national interest: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Increase campaign donation limit, but ban PACs: Favors topic 16
Elected to House with pledge of 6-year term limit: Favors topic 16
Constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits: Favors topic 16
Rated No holiday on election day; no same-day registration: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Withdraw troops from Iraq only after we succeed: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Rated Voted NO on removing US forces from Yemen: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Focus on lowering cost of gas & oil: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Support cap-and-trade, but also new oil drilling: Favors topic 18
Supports energy independence: Opposes topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Sponsored bill for combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Bloated government's debt has become a great threat: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports a Balanced Budget Amendment: Opposes topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20

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