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Raja Krishnamoorthi
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Raja Krishnamoorthi on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Consistent supporter of a woman's right to choose. (Nov 2016)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Mar 2017)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Mar 2017)
  • Supports pro-choice legislation. (Nov 2016)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Budget & Economy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Supports federal spending to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Civil Rights
Click here for 2 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Corporations
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  • Shift tax breaks for wealthy financiers to small businesses. (Nov 2016)
  • $15B for small business creation incentives. (Nov 2016)
  • Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices. (Mar 2018)
  • Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs. (Nov 2017)
  • Voted YES on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Crime
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  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
  • Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Drugs
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  • Opioid abuse blights our nation; more funds to fight it. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Education
Click here for 3 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • 4-point plan for affordable college. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes states adopting federal education standards. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Energy & Oil
Click here for 4 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • The time for America's clean energy future is now. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports federally developing renewable energy. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports regulation of greenhouse gas emission. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Environment
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  • Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska. (Feb 2017)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Families & Children
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  • Affordable, quality child care is a smart investment. (Apr 2015)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Foreign Policy
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  • Promote our exceptional standing with active diplomacy. (Nov 2016)
  • Maintain World Bank funding as part of multilateralism. (Jan 2018)
  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
  • Trump withheld $391M in authorized aid to Ukraine. (Dec 2019)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Free Trade
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  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Government Reform
Click here for 12 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Campaign finance reforms to enable citizen participation. (Nov 2016)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jul 2018)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Jan 2017)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2017)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Sep 2018)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Jun 2017)
  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access. (Feb 2021)
  • Sponsored impeachment of Trump for inciting insurrection. (Jan 2021)
  • Sponsored bill for statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Restrict presidential powers and require tax returns. (Dec 2021)
  • Russia interfered with 2016 election, not Ukraine. (Dec 2019)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Gun Control
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  • Common-sense gun laws, plus fund gun research. (Nov 2016)
  • Expanded real-time background checks. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports gun-control legislation. (Nov 2016)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
  • Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Health Care
Click here for 2 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Let Medicare negotiate prices for prescription drugs. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes repealing the 2010 affordable care act. (Nov 2016)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Homeland Security
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  • Ensure our military has resources to carry out its mission. (Nov 2016)
  • Combat international and domestic Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Immigration
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  • Supports DREAM Act and path to citizenship. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes requiring illegals to return to country of origin. (Nov 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban. (Apr 2021)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Jobs
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  • Raise federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill for strengthening union organizing. (Mar 2021)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Principles & Values
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  • First Hindu-American & Indian-American in Congress. (Nov 2016)
  • Question Trump on Emoluments clause. (May 2017)
  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Create Commission to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riots. (Jun 2021)
  • Impeachment is remedy for personal interests over country. (Dec 2019)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Social Security
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  • Entitlements are under attack on ideological grounds. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes diverting some FICA into personal accounts. (Nov 2016)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Tax Reform
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  • Supports tax increases to balance the budget. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Technology
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  • Modernize transportation with federal infrastructure bank. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill for net neutrality for open internet. (Apr 2019)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on War & Peace
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  • Supports American intervention in Mideast beyond air support. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill to remove US forces from Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
  • Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq. (Jun 2021)
Raja Krishnamoorthi on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on transferring housing vouchers to ex-addicts. (Jun 2018)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Consistent supporter of a woman's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports pro-choice legislation: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Combat international and domestic Islamophobia: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Let Medicare negotiate prices for prescription drugs: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing the 2010 affordable care act: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Entitlements are under attack on ideological grounds: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes diverting some FICA into personal accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes states adopting federal education standards: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices: Opposes topic 8
Rated Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Common-sense gun laws, plus fund gun research: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Expanded real-time background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports gun-control legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Shift tax breaks for wealthy financiers to small businesses: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports tax increases to balance the budget: Favors topic 11
Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports DREAM Act and path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes requiring illegals to return to country of origin: Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
Promote our exceptional standing with active diplomacy: Favors topic 14
Rated Maintain World Bank funding as part of multilateralism: Strongly Opposes 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)
Ensure our military has resources to carry out its mission: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Campaign finance reforms to enable citizen participation: Strongly Favors topic 16
No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: Favors topic 16
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports American intervention in Mideast beyond air support: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored bill to remove US forces from Yemen: Strongly Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
The time for America's clean energy future is now: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports federally developing renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulation of greenhouse gas emission: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
Opioid abuse blights our nation; more funds to fight it: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rated Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
$15B for small business creation incentives: Strongly Favors topic 20
Supports federal spending to promote economic growth: Strongly Favors topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20
$1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Favors topic 20

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