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Ann Kirkpatrick on Abortion
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  • Oppose requiring notarized permission for minor's abortion. (Apr 2006)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes parental notification for abortions. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women. (Jan 2015)
  • Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health. (May 2015)
  • Supports public funding for abortion services. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes parental notification for abortions by minors. (Nov 2016)
  • CC:Publicly fund abortions. (Jul 2018)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Sep 2010)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • 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 NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • CC:No Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. (Jul 2018)
  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • Raise small business depreciation to $125,000. (Jul 2009)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (May 2013)
  • Recognize 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses. (Jun 2014)
  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)
  • Let states recognize same sex marriage. (Feb 2015)
  • CC:Protect sexual preference as a civil right. (Jul 2018)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Corporations
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  • Support small businesses; foster innovation. (Sep 2018)
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Corporate political spending is not free speech. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Crime
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  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated 92% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance. (Dec 2014)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Drugs
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  • Protect state marijuana laws from federal interference. (Jun 2016)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Disallow buying marijuana with food stamps. (May 2015)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Education
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  • For establishing anti-bullying procedures for schools. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency. (Jul 2015)
  • Oppose private and religious school voucher programs. (Oct 2015)
  • Make two years of community college free. (Oct 2015)
  • CC:No vouchers for private schools. (Jul 2018)
  • Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Energy & Oil
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  • Climate change is one of biggest national security threats. (Sep 2018)
  • Some government action for climate change. (Oct 2016)
  • Drill on public lands; drill offshore; keep oil in US. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
  • Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Environment
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  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Rated 46% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment. (Dec 2014)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public. (Feb 2016)
  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Families & Children
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  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Trump models disrespectful rhetoric & policies toward women. (Jan 2020)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Supports standing with the nation of israel. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Free Trade
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  • Yes to Ex-im bank; no to fast-track. (Oct 2015)
  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Mar 2015)
  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Government Reform
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  • Joined lawsuit challenging AZ voting restrictions. (Oct 2016)
  • Overturn Citizens United with constitutional amendment. (Oct 2016)
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jun 2014)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2015)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Jan 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
  • CC:Campaign donations are free speech. (Jul 2018)
  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
  • Sponsored impeachment of Trump for inciting insurrection. (Jan 2021)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Gun Control
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  • More background checks; end ban on gun violence research. (Sep 2018)
  • Strongly supports the Second Amendment. (Nov 2008)
  • Opposes shifting burden of proof in self-defense gun cases. (Apr 2006)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes restrictions on right to bear arms. (Nov 2016)
  • Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Health Care
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  • Expand eligibility for individuals to buy into Medicare. (Sep 2018)
  • Work toward access to quality affordable health care for all. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster". (Feb 2015)
  • Opposes repealing mandated health insurance. (Nov 2016)
  • Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Homeland Security
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  • Reform the VA to improve care for veterans. (Oct 2018)
  • Supports Iranian nuclear deal & Congressional debate on war. (Oct 2016)
  • Voted with GOP for DoD bill that Obama vetoed. (May 2015)
  • $515B for military plus $89B off sequester for wars. (Apr 2015)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Immigration
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  • Give DREAMers a path to citizenship rather than deportation. (Sep 2018)
  • Screening process for refugees from Iraq & Syria ok as-is. (Nov 2015)
  • Greatly strengthen border security; install a Smart Fence. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Feb 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to expand border security on Mexican border. (Apr 2009)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Principles & Values
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  • Arizona is changing; voters are ready for a choice. (May 2015)
  • Endorsed National Dems' "Front line incumbent retention" target. (Oct 2014)
  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Create Commission to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riots. (Jun 2021)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Social Security
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  • Protect Social Security and Medicare. (Oct 2018)
  • Opposes investing part of your payroll tax. (Oct 2012)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 82% by ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues. (Jan 2013)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Tax Reform
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  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
  • Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
  • Supports increasing income tax rates. (Nov 2016)
  • CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Keep the inhertiance tax. (Jul 2018)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Let NSF decide research grants, not Congress. (Feb 2016)
  • Voted YES on net neutrality for open internet. (Apr 2019)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Ann Kirkpatrick on War & Peace
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  • Withdrawing from Iraq and focus on Bin Laden. (Nov 2008)
  • Aid the Syrian opposition with training & equipment. (Sep 2014)
  • Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
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