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Mark Amodei
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Mark Amodei on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Abortions should always be legally available. (Nov 2002)
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (May 2015)
  • Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion. (Mar 2019)
Mark Amodei on Budget & Economy
Click here for 7 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Mark Amodei on Civil Rights
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  • No same-sex marriage; no civil unions. (Nov 2002)
  • Support affirmative action in schools & workplaces. (Nov 2002)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Ensure disabled access to public pools. (Jan 2013)
  • Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism. (May 2016)
  • Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Mark Amodei on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business. (Jan 2012)
  • Rated 0% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
  • Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth. (Mar 2018)
  • Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs. (Nov 2017)
  • Voted NO on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Mark Amodei on Crime
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  • Support the use of the death penalty in Nevada. (Nov 2002)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2002)
  • Death penalty for killing police officers. (Mar 2016)
  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
  • Rated 77% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance. (Dec 2014)
  • Keep existing rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
Mark Amodei on Drugs
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  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Mark Amodei on Education
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  • Support national standards and testing. (Nov 2002)
  • 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)
Mark Amodei on Energy & Oil
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  • More drilling & more oil refineries. (Sep 2011)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • Repeal weatherization assistance for low-income persons. (Nov 2011)
  • Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
  • Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Mark Amodei on Environment
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  • Supports open space preservation & alternative fuel. (Nov 2002)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • No EPA expansion of regulated waters. (Jul 2014)
  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Mark Amodei on Families & Children
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Mark Amodei on Foreign Policy
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  • Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan. (Nov 2012)
  • Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners. (Sep 2013)
  • 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)
Mark Amodei on Free Trade
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  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Mar 2013)
  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
  • Rated 63% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade. (Dec 2012)
Mark Amodei on Government Reform
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  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • No holiday on election day; no same-day registration. (Mar 2019)
  • Oppose expanding voter registration and voter access. (Mar 2021)
  • Don't impeach President Trump for events of Jan. 6. (Jan 2021)
  • No statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Don't restrict presidential power; don't help whistleblowers. (Dec 2021)
Mark Amodei on Gun Control
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  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Recognize heritage of hunting & shooting on federal lands. (Sep 2011)
  • Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
  • Voted NO on background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Mark Amodei on Health Care
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  • Repeal ObamaCare; end lawsuit abuse. (Sep 2011)
  • Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate. (Mar 2015)
  • Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient. (Feb 2015)
Mark Amodei on Homeland Security
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  • Focus defense spending on 21st Century warfare. (Sep 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)
  • $515B for military plus $89B off sequester for wars. (Apr 2015)
  • Voted against combating Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Mark Amodei on Immigration
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  • Continue construction of wall to stop border emergency. (Apr 2021)
  • Secure our borders as a matter of national security. (Sep 2011)
  • Improve visa process to get more travelers from China. (Sep 2011)
  • Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (May 2019)
  • Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries. (Apr 2021)
Mark Amodei on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Keep Right-to-Work laws. (Mar 2021)
Mark Amodei on Principles & Values
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  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Opposed creating Commission to investigate Jan. 6 events. (Jun 2021)
  • Member of the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus. (Jul 2021)
Mark Amodei on Social Security
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  • Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)
Mark Amodei on Tax Reform
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  • Americans don't pay too little in taxes. (Sep 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Mark Amodei on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (Oct 2011)
  • Award research grants based on national interest. (Feb 2016)
Mark Amodei on War & Peace
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  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
  • Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted NO on removing US forces from Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • President ok to use military force against Iran. (Feb 2020)
  • 2002 AUMF against Iraq should apply to ISIS. (Jun 2021)
Mark Amodei on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES for housing vouchers for recovering drug addicts. (Jun 2018)


VoteMatch Responses
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Abortions should always be legally available: Strongly Favors 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
Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Support affirmative action in schools & workplaces: Strongly Favors topic 2
Rated Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rated Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rated Voted against combating Islamophobia: Opposes topic 2
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)
No same-sex marriage; no civil unions: 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)
Repeal ObamaCare; end lawsuit abuse: Strongly 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
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support national standards and testing: 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)
Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous: Favors topic 8
No EPA expansion of regulated waters: Favors topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support the use of the death penalty in Nevada: Strongly Favors topic 9
End parole for repeat violent offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Death penalty for killing police officers: Favors topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Rated 77% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Rated Keep existing rules for police accountability: Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Recognize heritage of hunting & shooting on federal lands: Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale: Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background checks for private transfers: Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Americans don't pay too little in taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Neutral on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
Continue construction of wall to stop border emergency: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure our borders as a matter of national security: Opposes topic 12
Improve visa process to get more travelers from China: 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
Rated Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries: Opposes topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 63% 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
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)
Focus defense spending on 21st Century warfare: Favors topic 15
Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan: 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)
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Rated No holiday on election day; no same-day registration: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Rated Oppose expanding voter registration and voter access: Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Rated Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet: Favors 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
Rated 2002 AUMF against Iraq should apply to ISIS: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
More drilling & more oil refineries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports open space preservation & alternative fuel: Favors topic 18
Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Repeal weatherization assistance for low-income persons: Strongly 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
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
Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: Opposes topic 20
Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business: Favors topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached: Opposes topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20
Rated Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Strongly Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

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