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Matt Salmon on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers. (Mar 2013)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
Matt Salmon on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Endorsed by the Club for Growth, for pro-growth stances. (Aug 2012)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Jan 2013)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Matt Salmon on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
Matt Salmon on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Matt Salmon on Crime
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  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Sponsored Constitutional Amendment defining victims' rights. (Apr 2013)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Matt Salmon on Drugs
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  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs. (Mar 1999)
Matt Salmon on Education
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  • Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
Matt Salmon on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Aug 2012)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
Matt Salmon on Environment
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  • Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns. (Feb 2013)
Matt Salmon on Families & Children
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  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
Matt Salmon on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Allow Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)
Matt Salmon on Free Trade
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  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Matt Salmon on Government Reform
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  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Matt Salmon on Gun Control
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    No issue stance yet recorded by Massscorecard.org.
Matt Salmon on Health Care
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  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)
Matt Salmon on Homeland Security
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  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Dec 2013)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Matt Salmon on Immigration
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  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Matt Salmon on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Matt Salmon on Principles & Values
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  • Religious affiliation: Latter-day Saint. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Matt Salmon on Social Security
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  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security. (Jul 2000)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Matt Salmon on Tax Reform
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  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Matt Salmon on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Matt Salmon on War & Peace
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  • Voted YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Matt Salmon on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Sponsored requiring photo ID when using food stamps. (Feb 2014)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers: Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortions: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on banning gay adoptions in DC: Opposes topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals: Opposes topic 5
YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings: Favors topic 6
NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox: Favors topic 6
YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors topic 7
YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools: Favors topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(0 points on Social scale)
Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns: No opin. on topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored Constitutional Amendment defining victims' rights: Strongly Favors topic 9
More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty: Favors topic 9
YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder: Strongly Favors topic 9
NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals: Favors topic 9
NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.: Strongly Favors topic 9
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes: Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty": Opposes topic 11
YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business: Opposes topic 11
Neutral on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
Declared English the official language of the US: Opposes topic 12
YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China: Strongly Favors topic 13
NO on withdrawing from the WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
No US troops under UN command; more defense spending: Favors topic 15
YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill: Favors topic 15
YES on deploying SDI: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on banning soft money and issue ads: Opposes topic 16
Neutral on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs: Strongly Favors topic 19
NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Matt Salmon is a Libertarian Conservative.
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