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Joe Kennedy III on Abortion
Click here for 9 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Fight any efforts to limit reproductive health services. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Mar 2017)
  • Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women. (Jan 2015)
  • Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health. (May 2015)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
Joe Kennedy III on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports constitutional amendment for balanced budget. (Nov 2016)
Joe Kennedy III on Civil Rights
Click here for 11 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Don't measure worth by the gender of your spouse. (Jan 2018)
  • Right to love and marry whom you choose. (Nov 2012)
  • Pay equity for women. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (Jun 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Feb 2013)
  • Recognize 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses. (Jul 2014)
  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)
  • Let states recognize same sex marriage. (Jan 2015)
Joe Kennedy III on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Joe Kennedy III on Crime
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  • Opposes capital punishment. (Oct 2012)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance. (Dec 2014)
Joe Kennedy III on Drugs
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  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Joe Kennedy III on Education
Click here for 6 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • I support the President's Race to the Top program. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
  • No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency. (Jul 2015)
  • Oppose private and religious school voucher programs. (Oct 2015)
  • Make two years of community college free. (Jul 2015)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Joe Kennedy III on Energy & Oil
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  • Invest in renewable and energy-efficiency technologies. (Nov 2012)
  • Human activity is contributing to climate change. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
Joe Kennedy III on Environment
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  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Joe Kennedy III on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Feb 2013)
Joe Kennedy III on Foreign Policy
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  • Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners. (Aug 2013)
  • $500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports standing with the nation of israel. (Nov 2016)
Joe Kennedy III on Free Trade
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  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
Joe Kennedy III on Government Reform
Click here for 8 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Citizens United decision should be reversed. (Oct 2012)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (May 2014)
  • Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements. (May 2014)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jun 2014)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Jan 2017)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2015)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2018)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
Joe Kennedy III on Gun Control
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  • Keep assault weapons ban; end gun-show loophole. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
  • Opposes restrictions on right to bear arms. (Nov 2016)
Joe Kennedy III on Health Care
Click here for 5 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Defend the progress we've made with ObamaCare. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)
  • GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster". (Feb 2015)
  • Supports repealing mandated health insurance. (Nov 2016)
Joe Kennedy III on Homeland Security
Click here for 8 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Reduce defense spending, not Medicaid/Medicare. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports targeting suspected terrorists, according to PVS. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Restrict domestic monitoring of phone calls. (Jan 2014)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Jan 2014)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
  • Establish a Women's Bureau in Dept. of Veterans Affairs. (Aug 1993)
  • School assistance to survivors of injured federal police. (Oct 1996)
Joe Kennedy III on Immigration
Click here for 6 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Build a wall and my generation will tear it down. (Jan 2018)
  • To all the DREAMers: Vamos a luchar por ustedes. (Jan 2018)
  • Provide an opportunity to earn citizenship. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2016)
Joe Kennedy III 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. (Mar 2013)
Joe Kennedy III on Principles & Values
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  • Religious freedom means no religious registry. (Jun 2016)
  • Question Trump on Emoluments clause. (May 2017)
Joe Kennedy III on Social Security
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  • No means testing; no age changes; no privatization. (Nov 2012)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Joe Kennedy III on Tax Reform
Click here for 6 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Tax system where everyone pays fair share. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
  • Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
  • Opposes increasing income tax rates. (Nov 2016)
Joe Kennedy III on Technology
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Joe Kennedy III on War & Peace
Click here for 3 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Stay vigilant with Iran as we leave Afghanistan. (Nov 2012)
  • Bring troops home quickly & prudently before end of 2014. (Oct 2012)
  • Crippling sanctions on Iran to ensure no nuclear arms. (Oct 2012)
Joe Kennedy III on Welfare & Poverty
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  • The world's greatest nation shouldn't leave anyone behind. (Jan 2018)
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fight any efforts to limit reproductive health services: Strongly 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
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health: Strongly Favors topic 1
Protect the reproductive rights of women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Pay equity for women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA: 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
Recognize 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses: Strongly Favors topic 2
Establish a Women's Bureau in Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Don't measure worth by the gender of your spouse: Strongly Favors topic 3
Right to love and marry whom you choose: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes defining traditional marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Let states recognize same sex marriage: 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
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Defend the progress we've made with ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Rated GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster": Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports repealing mandated health insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No means testing; no age changes; no privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
I support the President's Race to the Top program: Opposes topic 7
Supports federal grants for education reforms: Opposes topic 7
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Rated Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes capital punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs: Opposes topic 9
Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Keep assault weapons ban; end gun-show loophole: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on gun purchases: Opposes topic 10
Opposes restrictions on right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Tax system where everyone pays fair share: Strongly Favors topic 11
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
Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing income tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Build a wall and my generation will tear it down: Strongly Favors topic 12
To all the DREAMers: Vamos a luchar por ustedes: Strongly Favors topic 12
Provide an opportunity to earn citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship: Favors topic 12
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported: 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
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports targeting suspected terrorists, according to PVS: Strongly Favors topic 14
Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners: Opposes topic 14
$500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola: Opposes topic 14
Supports standing with the nation of israel: Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Reduce defense spending, not Medicaid/Medicare: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Supports reducing defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Citizens United decision should be reversed: Strongly Favors topic 16
Full disclosure of campaign spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: 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
Neutral on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
Stay vigilant with Iran as we leave Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Bring troops home quickly & prudently before end of 2014: Strongly Favors topic 17
Crippling sanctions on Iran to ensure no nuclear arms: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Invest in renewable and energy-efficiency technologies: Favors topic 18
Human activity is contributing to climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
Supports constitutional amendment for balanced budget: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Joe Kennedy III is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive.
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