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Chuck Fleischmann
(Republican, district 3)
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Chuck Fleischmann on Abortion
Click here for 9 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Life begins at conception. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • I consider myself pro-life. (Nov 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • 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. (Feb 2015)
  • Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion. (Feb 2019)
Chuck Fleischmann 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)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Jan 2013)
  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Chuck Fleischmann on Civil Rights
Click here for 7 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Marriage is between a man and a woman. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)
  • State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Feb 2014)
  • Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism. (May 2016)
  • Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage. (Jul 2015)
  • Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Chuck Fleischmann on Corporations
Click here for 6 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Member of House Small Business Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • 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)
Chuck Fleischmann on Crime
Click here for 3 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
  • Rated 62% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues. (Dec 2014)
  • Keep existing rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
Chuck Fleischmann on Drugs
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  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill for combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Chuck Fleischmann on Education
Click here for 4 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • 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)
Chuck Fleischmann on Energy & Oil
Click here for 8 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Drill ANWR; drill the Outer Continental Shelf. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored repealing weatherization assistance for low-income persons. (Nov 2011)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jul 2013)
  • Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
  • Federal collaboration for advanced nuclear technologies. (Jan 2017)
  • Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Chuck Fleischmann on Environment
Click here for 5 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Member of House Natural Resources Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
  • Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska. (Feb 2017)
Chuck Fleischmann on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chuck Fleischmann on Foreign Policy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Rated -4 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism. (Jan 2018)
Chuck Fleischmann on Free Trade
Click here for 3 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
  • Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade. (Dec 2012)
Chuck Fleischmann on Government Reform
Click here for 6 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • 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)
Chuck Fleischmann on Gun Control
Click here for 4 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Limiting gun rights is unconstitutional. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes restricting gun purchase & possession. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
  • Voted NO on background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Chuck Fleischmann on Health Care
Click here for 6 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Eliminate frivolous lawsuits; but choose own doctor. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient. (Feb 2015)
  • No federal vaccine mandates for coronavirus emergency. (Dec 2021)
Chuck Fleischmann on Homeland Security
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  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • $515B for military plus $89B off sequester for wars. (Apr 2015)
  • Voted against combating Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Chuck Fleischmann on Immigration
Click here for 6 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Continue construction of wall to stop border emergency. (Apr 2021)
  • Complete the fence; more border enforcement agents. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Feb 2019)
  • Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries. (Apr 2021)
Chuck Fleischmann on Jobs
Click here for 3 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
  • Keep Right-to-Work laws. (Mar 2021)
Chuck Fleischmann on Principles & Values
Click here for 5 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • America leads with values & freedom; thank troops & God. (Jul 2011)
  • Member of the Republican Study Committee. (Jan 2016)
  • Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules. (Dec 2020)
  • Oppose certification of the 2020 Presidential election. (Jan 2021)
  • Opposed creating Commission to investigate Jan. 6 events. (Jun 2021)
Chuck Fleischmann on Social Security
Click here for 2 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Supports privatizing Social Security. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated 3% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)
Chuck Fleischmann on Tax Reform
Click here for 3 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Taxation--the ultimate form of invasion of privacy. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports eliminating the estate tax. (Nov 2010)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Chuck Fleischmann on Technology
Click here for 5 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Science, Space & Technology. (Mar 2011)
  • Award research grants based on national interest. (Feb 2016)
  • Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet. (Apr 2019)
Chuck Fleischmann on War & Peace
Click here for 8 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports a continued presence in Afghanistan. (Nov 2010)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Aid the Syrian opposition with training & equipment. (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)
Chuck Fleischmann 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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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly 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
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
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
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is between a man and a woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage: 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
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)
Eliminate frivolous lawsuits; but choose own doctor: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No federal vaccine mandates for coronavirus emergency: Opposes topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports privatizing Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Rated 3% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
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
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: 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
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth: Favors topic 8
Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska: Strongly Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Rated 62% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on 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)
Limiting gun rights is unconstitutional: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting gun purchase & possession: Strongly 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)
Taxation--the ultimate form of invasion of privacy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the estate tax: 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
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Continue construction of wall to stop border emergency: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Complete the fence; more border enforcement agents: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes a pathway to citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes 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 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade: Neutral on topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
$515B for military plus $89B off sequester for wars: Favors topic 15
Award research grants based on national interest: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
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
Rated Oppose expanding voter registration and voter access: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports a continued presence in Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Aid the Syrian opposition with training & equipment: 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
Rated 2002 AUMF against Iraq should apply to ISIS: Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Drill ANWR; drill the Outer Continental Shelf: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Sponsored repealing weatherization assistance for low-income persons: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Federal collaboration for advanced nuclear technologies: Opposes topic 18
Rated Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: 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
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)
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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