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Ted Lieu on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • 100% ratings from pro-choice groups. (Oct 2014)
  • 100% pro-choice. (Aug 2014)
  • Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions. (Aug 2013)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Mar 2015)
Ted Lieu on Budget & Economy
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Ted Lieu on Civil Rights
Click here for 4 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Overturn the federal ban on same-sex marriage. (Oct 2014)
  • Strengthen equal pay laws & diversity. (Oct 2014)
  • On the frontline in the fight for marriage equality. (Aug 2014)
  • Prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy. (Aug 2012)
Ted Lieu on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ted Lieu on Crime
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  • The death penalty doesn't work. (Aug 2014)
Ted Lieu on Drugs
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  • Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor. (Sep 2013)
  • Rated A+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (Sep 2015)
Ted Lieu on Education
Click here for 4 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Fight for more resources & more professionalism. (Aug 2014)
  • Allow bilingual education in public schools. (Aug 2014)
  • Replace school achievement testing with progress testing. (Sep 2013)
  • Make two years of community college free. (Jul 2015)
Ted Lieu on Energy & Oil
Click here for 4 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions; end fracking. (Oct 2014)
  • Regulate greenhouse gas; no Keystone & no offshore drilling. (Aug 2014)
  • Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed. (Sep 2013)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
Ted Lieu on Environment
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  • Expand resources for water recycling. (Oct 2014)
  • $48M for funding hybrid and zero-emission vehicles. (Sep 2013)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2014)
Ted Lieu on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ted Lieu on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ted Lieu on Free Trade
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  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
Ted Lieu on Government Reform
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  • Replace Citizens United with a Clean Money system. (Aug 2014)
  • Pilot program for all-mail-in ballots. (Aug 2014)
  • Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United. (Jun 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)
Ted Lieu on Gun Control
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  • Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns. (Aug 2014)
  • Voted YES on wider definition of assault rifles. (Sep 2013)
Ted Lieu on Health Care
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  • No vouchers for Medicare; healthcare is a right. (Oct 2014)
  • Support ObamaCare, but work to make it better. (Aug 2014)
  • Expand Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare. (Jun 2013)
Ted Lieu on Homeland Security
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  • Condemn the NSA's unconstitutional phone spying. (Oct 2014)
  • Active duty Air Force for 4 years & reserves for 14 years. (Oct 2014)
Ted Lieu on Immigration
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  • Comprehensive immigration reform must happen. (Aug 2014)
  • Voted YES on driver's license for undocumented immigrants. (Sep 2013)
Ted Lieu on Jobs
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  • Focus on job creation & raising the minimum wage. (Oct 2014)
Ted Lieu on Principles & Values
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  • Religious freedom means no religious registry. (May 2016)
Ted Lieu on Social Security
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  • No privatization; no chained CPI; raise payroll cap. (Oct 2014)
  • I oppose any effort to privatize social security. (Aug 2014)
Ted Lieu on Tax Reform
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ted Lieu on Technology
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  • Expand investment in R&D plus transportation infrastructure. (Oct 2014)
Ted Lieu on War & Peace
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  • Diplomacy with Iran ok, but it must never be based on trust. (Oct 2014)
  • No bombing North Korea for possessing nuclear weapons. (Aug 2014)
Ted Lieu on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
100% ratings from pro-choice groups: Favors topic 1
100% pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Strengthen equal pay laws & diversity: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Overturn the federal ban on same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
On the frontline in the fight for marriage equality: Strongly Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Religious freedom means no religious registry: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No vouchers for Medicare; healthcare is a right: Strongly Favors topic 5
Support ObamaCare, but work to make it better: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No privatization; no chained CPI; raise payroll cap: Strongly Opposes topic 6
I oppose any effort to privatize social security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight for more resources & more professionalism: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Replace school achievement testing with progress testing: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Expand resources for water recycling: Strongly Opposes topic 8
$48M for funding hybrid and zero-emission vehicles: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
The death penalty doesn't work: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Voted YES on wider definition of assault rifles: Strongly 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)
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Comprehensive immigration reform must happen: Strongly Favors topic 12
Allow bilingual education in public schools: Favors topic 12
Voted YES on driver's license for undocumented immigrants: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Active duty Air Force for 4 years & reserves for 14 years: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Replace Citizens United with a Clean Money system: Strongly Favors topic 16
Pilot program for all-mail-in ballots: Strongly Favors topic 16
Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United: 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
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Diplomacy with Iran ok, but it must never be based on trust: Opposes topic 17
No bombing North Korea for possessing nuclear weapons: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions; end fracking: Strongly Favors topic 18
Regulate greenhouse gas; no Keystone & no offshore drilling: Strongly Favors topic 18
Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed: Strongly Favors topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor: Opposes topic 19
Rated A+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Focus on job creation & raising the minimum wage: Strongly Favors topic 20
Expand investment in R&D plus transportation infrastructure: Favors topic 20
Supports stimulus spending: Favors topic 20
Supports stimulus spending: Favors topic 20

Ted Lieu is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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