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Morgan Griffith
(Republican, district 9)
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Morgan Griffith on Abortion
Click here for 7 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Consistently defend innocent life. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (May 2015)
Morgan Griffith on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Morgan Griffith on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism. (May 2016)
  • Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage. (Jun 2016)
  • Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Morgan Griffith on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
  • Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth. (Mar 2018)
  • Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs. (Nov 2017)
  • Voted NO on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Morgan Griffith on Crime
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  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
  • Rated 54% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues. (Dec 2014)
  • Keep existing rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
Morgan Griffith on Drugs
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  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Jul 2017)
  • Rated C- by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Morgan Griffith on Education
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind. (Jul 2015)
  • Oppose private and religious school voucher programs. (Oct 2015)
  • Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Morgan Griffith on Energy & Oil
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  • Cap and trade scheme will result in massive job cuts. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (Mar 2011)
  • Let wind energy production tax credit expire. (Aug 2014)
  • Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
  • Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Morgan Griffith on Environment
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  • EPA must balance protecting environment and our economy. (Oct 2011)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
  • Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public. (Feb 2016)
  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
  • Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska. (Feb 2017)
Morgan Griffith on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Morgan Griffith on Foreign Policy
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  • Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan. (Nov 2012)
  • Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners. (Dec 2014)
  • Move US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; recognize as cap. (Jan 2015)
  • Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism. (Jan 2018)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Morgan Griffith on Free Trade
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  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Mar 2013)
  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
  • Rated 63% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade. (Dec 2012)
Morgan Griffith on Government Reform
Click here for 7 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
  • No holiday on election day; no same-day registration. (Mar 2019)
  • Oppose expanding voter registration and voter access. (Mar 2021)
  • Don't impeach President Trump for events of Jan. 6. (Jan 2021)
  • No statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Don't restrict presidential power; don't help whistleblowers. (Dec 2021)
Morgan Griffith on Gun Control
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  • Repeal restrictions imposed on law-abiding gun owners. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Apr 2011)
  • Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote. (Jan 2015)
  • Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
  • Voted NO on background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Morgan Griffith on Health Care
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  • Replace ObamaCare with market-based reforms. (Nov 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)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
  • Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient. (Feb 2015)
Morgan Griffith on Homeland Security
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  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • Funding wars separately is gimmick against sequestration. (Apr 2015)
  • Voted against combating Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Morgan Griffith on Immigration
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  • Endorsed by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries. (Apr 2021)
Morgan Griffith on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
  • Keep Right-to-Work laws. (Mar 2021)
Morgan Griffith on Principles & Values
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  • The Constitution should guide our work in Congress. (Sep 2011)
  • Member of the House Freedom Caucus. (Jan 2017)
  • Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules. (Dec 2020)
  • Oppose certification of the 2020 Presidential election. (Jan 2021)
  • Opposed creating Commission to investigate Jan. 6 events. (Jun 2021)
Morgan Griffith on Social Security
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  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated 10% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)
Morgan Griffith on Tax Reform
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  • Higher taxes kill jobs. (Nov 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Morgan Griffith on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Award research grants based on national interest. (Feb 2016)
  • Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet. (Apr 2019)
Morgan Griffith on War & Peace
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  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Aid the Syrian opposition with training & equipment. (Sep 2014)
  • Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • President ok to use military force against Iran. (Feb 2020)
  • Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq. (Jun 2021)
Morgan Griffith on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on transferring housing vouchers to ex-addicts. (Jun 2018)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Consistently defend innocent life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes federal abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rated Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rated Voted against combating Islamophobia: Opposes topic 2
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: Strongly Favors topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace ObamaCare with market-based reforms: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Opposes private retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 10% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind: Favors topic 7
Rated Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
EPA must balance protecting environment and our economy: Favors topic 8
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth: Favors topic 8
Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Rated 54% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
Rated Keep existing rules for police accountability: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal restrictions imposed on law-abiding gun owners: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale: Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background checks for private transfers: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Higher taxes kill jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries: Opposes topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency: Opposes topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 63% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade: Neutral on topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners: Opposes topic 14
Move US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; recognize as cap: Favors topic 14
Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism: Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan: Strongly Favors topic 15
Rated Funding wars separately is gimmick against sequestration: Opposes topic 15
Award research grants based on national interest: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated No holiday on election day; no same-day registration: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Rated Oppose expanding voter registration and voter access: Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Aid the Syrian opposition with training & equipment: Opposes topic 17
Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen: Favors topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq: Favors topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cap and trade scheme will result in massive job cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Let wind energy production tax credit expire: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws: Opposes topic 19
Rated C- by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20
Rated Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Strongly Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

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