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Ryan Zinke on Abortion
Click here for 7 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Protect unborn victims. (Nov 2014)
  • Pro-life, but decision should not be made by government. (Nov 2008)
  • No embryonic stem cell research; no emergency contraception. (Nov 2008)
  • Opposes abortion rights, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes abortion rights, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (May 2015)
Ryan Zinke on Budget & Economy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • $17T debt was irresponsible to create & reckless to continue. (Nov 2014)
  • Our government should spend within its means; no new fees. (Nov 2008)
  • Opposes stimulus spending, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes stimulus spending, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
Ryan Zinke on Civil Rights
Click here for 6 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • No affirmative action in college nor state contracts. (Nov 2008)
  • No same-sex marriage, nor civil unions, not adoption. (Nov 2008)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism. (May 2016)
  • Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage. (Jun 2015)
Ryan Zinke on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ryan Zinke on Crime
Click here for 2 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Replace death penalty with life imprisonment without parole. (Feb 2009)
  • Supports death penalty but also hate crime legislation. (Nov 2008)
Ryan Zinke on Drugs
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  • Rated C- by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Ryan Zinke on Education
Click here for 7 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Give parents a stronger voice, and local control. (Nov 2014)
  • Supports vouchers for public schools. (Nov 2008)
  • Voluntary prayer provided there's no undue influence. (Nov 2008)
  • Opposes Common Core, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes Common Core, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind. (Jul 2015)
  • Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools. (Oct 2015)
Ryan Zinke on Energy & Oil
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  • Increase coal, oil & gas mining access at National Monuments. (Dec 2018)
  • Public lands opened for private company energy development. (Dec 2018)
  • Climate is changing; Man is an influence but what can we do? (Jan 2017)
  • Alternatives only if competitive prices without subsidies. (Nov 2014)
  • Increased coal production with environmental safeguards. (Nov 2008)
  • Supports Keystone XL, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes regulating CO2, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports Keystone XL, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes regulating CO2, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Ryan Zinke on Environment
Click here for 8 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • End ban on lead bullets & fishing tackle in wildlife refuges. (Dec 2018)
  • Raise fees & eliminate national park passes for kids. (Dec 2018)
  • OpEd: National Parks are under-staffed despite more visits. (Jul 2018)
  • Shrink national monuments and expand offshore drilling. (Feb 2018)
  • Absolutely against transfer or sale of public land to states. (Jan 2017)
  • Smokey the Bear should be viewed as helpful, not as police. (Jan 2017)
  • Cleanup industrial sites; preserve open space. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Ryan Zinke on Families & Children
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  • Prepare kids for tomorrow with family values of grandparents. (Nov 2014)
Ryan Zinke on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ryan Zinke on Free Trade
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Ryan Zinke on Government Reform
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  • Work with states and rebuild national parks. (Jan 2017)
  • Limit PAC, corporate, and individual campaign donations. (Nov 2008)
Ryan Zinke on Gun Control
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  • Fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms. (Nov 2014)
  • Background checks are prudent; military weapons aren't. (Nov 2008)
  • Opposes restricting guns, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes restricting guns, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote. (Feb 2015)
Ryan Zinke on Health Care
Click here for 5 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • ObamaCare is reckless; replace with cross-state pools& HSAs. (Nov 2014)
  • Caps on medical malpractice; no government health insurance. (Nov 2008)
  • Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports repealing Obamacare, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient. (Feb 2015)
Ryan Zinke on Homeland Security
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  • Opposes targeting terrorists, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes targeting terrorists, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad. (Jan 2015)
Ryan Zinke on Immigration
Click here for 5 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Punish those who knowingly employ illegal immigrants. (Nov 2008)
  • Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Analyze terrorism and criminal threats on southwest border. (Feb 2016)
Ryan Zinke on Jobs
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  • Don't discount minimum wage for tips. (Feb 2009)
Ryan Zinke on Principles & Values
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  • Endorsed Young Gun candidate in national Republican "Drive to 245". (Oct 2014)
  • Member of the Republican Study Committee. (Jan 2016)
Ryan Zinke on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ryan Zinke on Tax Reform
Click here for 2 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Make the tax code fairer, flatter and simpler. (Dec 2016)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Ryan Zinke on Technology
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Ryan Zinke on War & Peace
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  • Ground troops plus drone strikes to destroy ISIL. (Mar 2016)
Ryan Zinke on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect unborn victims: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-life, but decision should not be made by government: Opposes topic 1
No embryonic stem cell research; no emergency contraception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights, according to PVS rating: 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
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No affirmative action in college nor state contracts: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
No same-sex marriage, nor civil unions, not adoption: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: Strongly Favors topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Prepare kids for tomorrow with family values of grandparents: Favors topic 4
Voluntary prayer provided there's no undue influence: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare is reckless; replace with cross-state pools& HSAs: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Caps on medical malpractice; no government health insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Give parents a stronger voice, and local control: Favors topic 7
Supports vouchers for public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes Common Core, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 7
Opposes Common Core, according to PVS rating: 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)
End ban on lead bullets & fishing tackle in wildlife refuges: Strongly Favors topic 8
Raise fees & eliminate national park passes for kids: Strongly Favors topic 8
OpEd: National Parks are under-staffed despite more visits: Strongly Favors topic 8
Shrink national monuments and expand offshore drilling: Strongly Favors topic 8
Absolutely against transfer or sale of public land to states: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Work with states and rebuild national parks: Opposes topic 8
Cleanup industrial sites; preserve open space: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Smokey the Bear should be viewed as helpful, not as police: Opposes topic 9
Replace death penalty with life imprisonment without parole: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Supports death penalty but also hate crime legislation: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Background checks are prudent; military weapons aren't: Opposes topic 10
Opposes restricting guns, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting guns, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 10
Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote: Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Make the tax code fairer, flatter and simpler: Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Punish those who knowingly employ illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 12
Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 12
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
Analyze terrorism and criminal threats on southwest border: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Limit PAC, corporate, and individual campaign donations: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
Opposes targeting terrorists, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 17
Opposes targeting terrorists, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 17
Ground troops plus drone strikes to destroy ISIL: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Increase coal, oil & gas mining access at National Monuments: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Public lands opened for private company energy development: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Climate is changing; Man is an influence but what can we do?: Favors topic 18
Alternatives only if competitive prices without subsidies: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Increased coal production with environmental safeguards: Opposes topic 18
Supports Keystone XL, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulating CO2, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports Keystone XL, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulating CO2, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated C- by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
$17T debt was irresponsible to create & reckless to continue: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Our government should spend within its means; no new fees: Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 20

Ryan Zinke is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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