Mike Pence, official portrait, 112th Congress

Pence as a congressman

Mike Pence (born June 7, 1959) is the Vice President of The United States (2017-present).

Personality Edit

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History Edit

US Congressman (2001-2013) Edit

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Governor of Indiana (2013-2017) Edit

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Vice President (2017-present) Edit

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Political Positions and Stances Edit

Abortion Edit

  • We embrace life because we're better for it. (Oct 2016)
  • Partial-birth abortion is just anathema to me. (Oct 2016)
  • Need Supreme Court justices who uphold Constitution. (Jul 2016)
  • Periods for Pence: protest against interring aborted fetuses. (Apr 2016)
  • Defund Planned Parenthood for providing abortion. (Sep 2012)
  • Commit to unalienable right to life, including the unborn. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection. (Dec 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
  • Sponsored bill to prohibit fed funding of Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
  • Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment. (Feb 2009)

American Culture and Values Edit

Economics Edit

  • We've almost doubled the national debt; but not Indiana. (Oct 2016)
  • Change of leadership will lead to America's comeback. (Oct 2016)
  • Conservative principles lead to less debt & more jobs. (Jul 2016)
  • Amend state constitution to require a balanced budget. (Jan 2015)
  • Wealth begets wealth: finance economic development. (Dec 2013)
  • Moral obligation to stop piling debt onto future generations. (Jan 2012)
  • 2008: Lonely GOP dissent against Wall Street bailout. (Aug 2010)
  • Across-the-board tax relief stimulates broad-based growth. (Jan 2010)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of the House Republican Economic Recovery Working Group. (Sep 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)

Education Edit

  • Pro-voucher so parents decide how to educate their kids. (Jul 2016)
  • Replaced Common Core with state-standards version. (Jul 2016)
  • Incentivize teaching as a career. (Jan 2016)
  • Testing regime needs to be improved. (Jan 2016)
  • Connect high school grads with vocational ed OR college. (Dec 2013)
  • Fight for local control and responsibility of education. (Jan 2012)
  • Eliminate "No Child Left Behind" K-12 testing requirements. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted NO on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Constitutionally guarantee parent's right to educate kids. (Jan 2011)

Energy and Oil Edit

  • Support wind, nuclear, fracking, and offshore drilling. (Nov 2016)
  • Coal miners want an American energy policy. (Jul 2016)
  • Climate change is not a resolved issue in science. (Jul 2016)
  • Sued Obama administration on Clean Energy Plan. (Jan 2016)
  • Against Obama's plan to battle climate change. (Jun 2015)
  • All-of-the-above energy strategy instead of EPA over-reach. (Jan 2015)
  • All-of-the-above American-made energy strategy. (Jan 2012)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. (Jan 2011)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)

Foreign Policy Edit

  • America's place in the world is weakened. (Oct 2016)
  • Fight Russia with strength and allies. (Oct 2016)
  • Trump for extreme vetting of immigrants and no Syrians. (Oct 2016)
  • Other countries respect strength, not weakness. (Jul 2016)
  • Don't have paranoid delusions about one world government. (Jul 2016)
  • Against agreement with Iran; keep all sanctions. (Apr 2016)
  • We're in a global war of civilization against barbarism. (Jan 2015)
  • Russian "reset" is appeasement and invites aggression. (Apr 2014)
  • Never apologize for who we are and what we stand for. (Jan 2012)
  • Foreign aid for US security interests & disasters. (Nov 2008)
  • $48B to Africa for AIDS program is a moral calling. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Keep sanctions against Syria until WMDs are dismantled. (May 2007)
  • Member of the Silk Road Congressional Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Member of House Foreign Affairs Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -6 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Sponsored bill supporting demonstrations against Iran. (Jun 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)

Global Warming Edit

  • Veto climate bill compromise by industry & environmentalists. (Apr 2016)
  • Signed a bill that allows for more usage of eminent domain. (Mar 2014)
  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)

Government Roles Edit

Healthcare Edit

  • Don't regulate the prices of life-saving drugs. (Nov 2016)
  • Healthy Indiana: expand Medicaid but with "skin in the game". (Jan 2014)
  • Medicaid is not just broke, it is broken. (Jan 2014)
  • ObamaCare is a government takeover of health care. (Mar 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Deauthorize funding for Obamacare. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)

Immigration Edit

  • No subsidized healthcare nor tuition for illegal immigrants. (Nov 2016)
  • Focus on border security and removing criminal aliens. (Oct 2016)
  • End sanctuary cities; those policies drive wages down. (Oct 2016)
  • Return to country of origin before illegals get citizenship. (Jul 2016)
  • Offensive & unconstitutional to ban Muslims from entering US. (Jul 2016)
  • Temporarily suspend immigration from terrorist havens. (May 2016)
  • Suspend the relocation of any more Syrian refugees. (Nov 2015)
  • Executive action deferring deportation is unconstitutional. (Feb 2015)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)

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Same-Sex Marriage Edit

Second Amendment Rights Edit

  • Gun ownership increases public safety. (Jan 2016)
  • Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental, individual right. (Oct 2012)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)

Accomplishments Edit

  • Becoming a House Member
  • Becoming Governor of Indiana
  • Becoming Vice-President

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