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Cheri Bustos on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Support access to family planning and reproductive freedom. (Nov 2012)
  • Expand stem cell research. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Aug 2012)
Cheri Bustos on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Cheri Bustos on Civil Rights
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  • Fight to ensure that women have equal opportunities. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Cheri Bustos on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)
Cheri Bustos on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Cheri Bustos on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Cheri Bustos on Education
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  • Well-equipped schools with well-paid teachers. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Cheri Bustos on Energy & Oil
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  • Keep energy affordable & move toward energy independence. (Nov 2012)
Cheri Bustos on Environment
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  • Sponsored educating humans about spaying, neutering, & adopting pets. (Jun 2013)
Cheri Bustos on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
Cheri Bustos on Foreign Policy
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  • Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners. (Sep 2013)
Cheri Bustos on Free Trade
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Cheri Bustos on Government Reform
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  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jun 2014)
Cheri Bustos on Gun Control
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  • Protect access to public lands for hunting & shooting. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Cheri Bustos on Health Care
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  • Keep the promise of Medicare. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)
Cheri Bustos on Homeland Security
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  • Make our troops best-trained, best-equipped & best-prepared. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
Cheri Bustos on Immigration
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  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Cheri Bustos on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
Cheri Bustos on Principles & Values
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  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating opposition to separation of church & state. (Jan 2013)
  • Endorsed National Dems' "Front line incumbent retention" target. (Oct 2014)
Cheri Bustos on Social Security
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  • Strongly oppose any attempt to privatize Social Security. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 60% by ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues. (Jan 2013)
Cheri Bustos on Tax Reform
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  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Cheri Bustos on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Cheri Bustos on War & Peace
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  • Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
Cheri Bustos on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Support access to family planning and reproductive freedom: Strongly Favors topic 1
Expand stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Supports public abortion funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports churches providing birth control: Strongly Favors topic 1
I consider myself pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight to ensure that women have equal opportunities: Favors topic 2
Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes defining traditional marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated 100% by the AU, indicating opposition to separation of church & state: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Keep the promise of Medicare: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly oppose any attempt to privatize Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 60% by ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues: Neutral on topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Well-equipped schools with well-paid teachers: Opposes topic 7
Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored educating humans about spaying, neutering, & adopting pets: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Protect access to public lands for hunting & shooting: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports an income tax increase: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship: Favors topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners: Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Make our troops best-trained, best-equipped & best-prepared: Favors topic 15
Supports reducing defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(+2 points on Social scale)
No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Keep energy affordable & move toward energy independence: Opposes topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports federal stimulus spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports tax incentives for job creation: Opposes topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Cheri Bustos is a Moderate Liberal.
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