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Jeff Van Drew
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Jeff Van Drew on Abortion
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Jeff Van Drew on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Jeff Van Drew on Civil Rights
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  • Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Jeff Van Drew on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Jeff Van Drew on Crime
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  • Keep existing rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
Jeff Van Drew on Drugs
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  • Supports medical but not recreational marijuana. (Aug 2018)
Jeff Van Drew on Education
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  • Supports college affordability via bipartisan common ground. (Oct 2018)
  • Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Jeff Van Drew on Energy & Oil
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  • Use green and traditional energy sources to contain costs. (Jun 2017)
  • Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Jeff Van Drew on Environment
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Jeff Van Drew on Families & Children
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Jeff Van Drew on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Jeff Van Drew on Free Trade
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  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
Jeff Van Drew on Government Reform
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  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (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)
Jeff Van Drew on Gun Control
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  • Support gun-control, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
  • Voted NO on background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Jeff Van Drew on Health Care
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  • Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • No federal vaccine mandates for coronavirus emergency. (Dec 2021)
Jeff Van Drew on Homeland Security
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  • Voted against combating Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Jeff Van Drew on Immigration
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  • PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship. (Aug 2018)
  • Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries. (Apr 2021)
Jeff Van Drew on Jobs
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  • Sponsored bill for strengthening union organizing. (Feb 2021)
Jeff Van Drew on Principles & Values
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  • Switching to GOP driven by opposing impeachment. (Dec 2019)
  • Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules. (Dec 2020)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by Donald Trump/MAGA during presidency. (Nov 2020)
  • Oppose certification of the 2020 Presidential election. (Jan 2021)
  • Opposed creating Commission to investigate Jan. 6 events. (Jun 2021)
Jeff Van Drew on Social Security
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  • Must not privatize Social Security and Medicare. (Dec 2018)
Jeff Van Drew on Tax Reform
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Jeff Van Drew on Technology
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  • Voted YES on net neutrality for open internet. (Apr 2019)
Jeff Van Drew on War & Peace
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  • Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • President ok to use military force against Iran. (Feb 2020)
  • 2002 AUMF against Iraq should apply to ISIS. (Jun 2021)
Jeff Van Drew on Welfare & Poverty
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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)
Pro-choice, according to PVS survey: Strongly Favors 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 opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(0 points on Economic scale)
Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Favors topic 5
No federal vaccine mandates for coronavirus emergency: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Must not privatize Social Security and Medicare: Strongly Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated Keep existing rules for police accountability: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support gun-control, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background checks for private transfers: Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Rated Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries: Opposes 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
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors 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
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen: Favors 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
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Use green and traditional energy sources to contain costs: Favors topic 18
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports medical but not recreational marijuana: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
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

Jeff Van Drew is a Centrist
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