Representative Michael 'Mike' F. Doyle, Jr.'s Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: Michael 'Mike' F. Doyle, Jr.
Current Office: U.S. House - District 14, Democratic
First Elected: 1994
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 14
Primary May 20, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Susan; 4 Children: Michael, David, Kevin, Alexandra
Birth Date: 08/05/1953
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA
Home City: Forest Hills, PA
Religion: Roman Catholic
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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Michael Doyle. House Democrats Release Historic Catholic Statement of Principles. 28 February 2006. "We envision a world in which every child belongs to a loving family and agree with the Catholic Church about the value of human life and the undesirability of abortion-we do not celebrate its practice. Each of us is committed to reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies and creating an environment with policies that encourage pregnancies to be carried to term. We believe this includes promoting alternatives to abortion, such as adoption, and improving access to children's healthcare and child care, as well as policies that encourage paternal and maternal responsibility." (votesmart.org)
  • Michael Doyle. Doyle Votes to Preserve Women's Access to Health Care. 4 May 2011. "I oppose abortion, and I oppose federal funding for abortion." (votesmart.org)
  • Michael Doyle. Project Vote Smart. 2012 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected No Answer for: "Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?" Abortion other or expanded principles: "I do not support using federal dollars to pay for abortions, except in cases of rape, incest or danger to the Mother's life. I support using federal dollars for Title X, family planning services and I support federal funding for Planned Parenthood with the existing provision that federal funds may not be used to perform abortions."
  • Mike Doyle. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 16 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the Family Research Council 12 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Mike Doyle a rating of 100 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 57 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Prohibit public funding of abortions and to organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Prohibit public funding of abortions and of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Prohibit the dilation and extraction procedure, also known as "partial-birth" abortion."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Eliminate public funding for abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Pro-life" for: "a) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should be illegal when the fetus is viable, with or without life support."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Congress should eliminate abortion services from any federally funded health care plan."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Congress should eliminate federal funding for clinics and medical facilities that provide abortion services."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Medicare, Medicaid, and federal subsidies should be prohibited from being used on abortion procedures."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support United States military action in Afghanistan?"
  • Peace Action West. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of Peace Action West 88 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the Peace Action 88 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support increasing military assistance for Afghanistan?"

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. [?] c) Defense"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "1. Please indicate the changes you will support (if any) concerning the level of funding for each of the listed issue areas. National Defense"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. c) Defense"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. c) Defense"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "c) Defense"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Medium Priority" for: "Indicate your priorities for spending any anticipated federal budget surplus. a) Defense"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. c) Defense"
  • Michael Doyle. Letter to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. 13 October 2010. "Given the size of our deficit and debt problems as well as the political challenges and policy controversies involved in implementing any solutions to them, it is clear to us that cutting the military budget must be a part of any visible proposal." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 2642. 110th Congress. Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 06/19/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 5010. 108th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 10/10/2002. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 2561. 106th Congress. Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 07/22/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 06/20/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 4986. 110th Congress. Defense Authorizations Bill. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 01/16/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 4939. 110th Congress. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 06/13/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 4200. 108th Congress. Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 05/20/2004. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 3222. 110th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 08/05/2007. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "h) Income taxes (high-income families)"
  • Michael Doyle. Twitter: USRepMikeDoyle. 2 December 2010. "Voted 2 extend expiring tax cuts 4 households w/ annual income of less than $250,000 & individuals w/less than $200,000." (twitter.com)
  • Michael Doyle. Doyle Condemns Republican Budget Plan. 7 April 2011. "The Republicans' budget would cut $3 trillion in aid to the poor over the next 10 years -- more than $2 trillion of it health care -- while it provides $2.3 trillion in tax breaks -- primarily benefiting the wealthy -- over the same period of time [¦] Rather than getting more tax breaks, the wealthy have to do their part, too." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 7 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 0 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Michael Doyle. Issue Position: Budget. 3 November 2011. "The budgets I support reach balance by foregoing more tax cuts and reinstituting the Pay-As-You-Go budget provisions that helped Congress balance the federal budget in the late 1990s." (votesmart.org)
  • Michael Doyle. Congressman Doyle Votes for Balanced Budget with Balanced Priorities. 29 April 2007. "We can dramatically improve the quality of life for most Americans if we just stop cutting taxes for households with incomes of $200,000 or more." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. f) $350,001 and above"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Using the key above, indicate what federal tax levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. d) Over $150,000"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Using the key above, indicate what federal tax levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. d) Over $150,000"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. h) Income taxes (high-income families)"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?" Budgetary, Spending, and Taxes, Part 3: Taxes (B) Other or expanded principles: "Repeal Bush tax cuts for top 2% of taxpayers. Reinstitute PAYGO rules."

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Doyle. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Mike Doyle a rating of 0 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "5) Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy?"

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into areas with high unemployment."
  • Mike Doyle. HR 2488. 106th Congress. Financial Freedom Act of 1999. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 08/05/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 2. 108th Congress. Jobs and Economic Growth bill. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 05/23/2003. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Create "empowerment zones" in urban areas with high unemployment by providing government grants and federal assistance, in addition to tax credits, to new and expanding businesses."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Create "enterprise zones" in urban areas with high unemployment by providing tax credits for new and expanding businesses."

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • Michael Doyle. Issue Position: Education. 1 January 2011. "I believe that our schools must be held accountable for the quality of education they provide our children, and that the federal government has a corresponding obligation to provide local schools with the resources they need to meet any new demands that Congress imposes on them. I voted in support of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001 -- but I am greatly concerned about the way the law has been implemented. I was extremely disappointed that President Bush and the Republican-controlled Congress did not provide the money needed to meet the goals of the bill. I believe that it is terribly unfair to expect schools to meet the NCLBA standards without providing them with the resources the bill promised them. Moreover, I believe that the Bush Administration also poorly administered the No Child Left Behind Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Michael Doyle. Issue Position: On Education. 1 January 2012. "The No Child Left Behind Act hasn't lived up to all its promises. Millions of children across the country aren't getting the education they need and deserve. I look forward to working with the President and my colleagues in Congress in the coming months and year on legislation to reform K-12 education in this country." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "d) Education"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Establish "National Standards" for K-12 schools and encourage states to adopt them."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Establish a nationwide competency test for teachers and encourage states to adopt it."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Eliminate the U.S. Department of Education."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support the federal government funding universal pre-K programs."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Providing education is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. d) Education"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. d) Education"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "l) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Promote education flexibility by giving federal funds, in the form of block grants, to the states to spend it as they see fit."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. [?] d) Education"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Eliminate all federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. d) Education"

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)."
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of Environment America 100 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 773. 112th Congress. Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 3534. 112th Congress. Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Support domestic oil exploration in areas that are currently restricted."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Support opening a select portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "I am committed to an 80% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050. There is no silver bullet, we must expand the use of alternative fuels as well as developing clean coal technologies, developing and deploying carbon sequestration equipment and expanding our nuclear portfolio in a safe way. We must greatly increase energy efficiency and conservation. We must accelerate the development and deployment of battery and fuel cell technology in our automobles. We must incorporate green building codes in all future construction."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Support opening a select portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Support opening a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "e) Do you support domestic oil exploration in federally-protected areas?"

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "k) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "l) Support the U.S. re-entering the Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Support Clear Skies Act to reduce power plant emissions by setting a national cap on pollutants."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support strengthening fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Encourage further market based strategies to clean up the environment such as pollution credits." 7. If elected to Congress, which of the following general principles or specific proposals will you support concerning the environment? Other or expanded principles: "Consider increasing allocation of federal funds for environmental clean-up at abandoned industrial sites."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Phase in a prohibition of pollution causing products such as gas powered autos and lawn mowers."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Reduce government regulation of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "I am committed to an 80% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050. There is no silver bullet, we must expand the use of alternative fuels as well as developing clean coal technologies, developing and deploying carbon sequestration equipment and expanding our nuclear portfolio in a safe way. We must greatly increase energy efficiency and conservation. We must accelerate the development and deployment of battery and fuel cell technology in our automobles. We must incorporate green building codes in all future construction."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits under "cap and trade" laws."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Support the U.S. re-entering the current Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Pass stronger clean water and clean air legislation."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Tax high-level energy users (businesses and individuals) to discourage excessive energy use and pay for environmental cleanup."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "m) Support the Kyoto Protocol to limit global warming."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support international emissions targets aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Consider further increasing federal taxes on gasoline and diesel fuels."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Eliminate government regulations to encourage investment and economic expansion of the private sector."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Reduce current federal regulations on the environment."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of Environment America 100 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 90 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Mike Doyle voted Yea on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Impose a national ban on the public sale of assault weapons."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. d) Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Require background checks of gun buyers at gun shows."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support a ban on assault rifles?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. c) Enforcement of existing restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Reauthorize the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Impose a national ban on the sale of handguns to minors."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Renew the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Ban the sale, ownership or possession of handguns except by law enforcement and other government officials."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow individuals to carry concealed guns."
  • Mike Doyle. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Mike Doyle in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Mike Doyle in the 2008 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 90 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Mike Doyle a grade of 18." (votesmart.org)
  • Michael Doyle. Doyle Calls For Greater Restrictions On Sales Of Cop-Killer Equipment. 4 June 2009. "I believe that greater restrictions on the sale of military technology to the public are clearly called for, but that's only one part of what we need to do to reduce the epidemic of violence in our country. First and foremost, we clearly need tougher gun control laws. Reinstatement of the federal assault gun ban would limit the availability of weapons like the AK-47 that Richard Poplawski used to kill officers Kelly, Mayhle, and Sciullo - and more thorough background checks and better records could prevent unstable individuals like Mr. Poplawski from securing such powerful weapons." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal healthcare program to guarantee coverage to all Americans, regardless of income."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Support President Clinton's position for a "comprehensive health care plan for all Americans.""
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Providing healthcare is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health care. Other or expanded principles: "Allow embryos that are being destroyed from fertility clinics to be donated to research (HR 810)"
  • Mike Doyle. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Michael Doyle. Issue Position: Health Care. 1 January 2011. "As the new laws take effect in the coming years, they will rapidly become clear that most of the dire predictions that were made about all the horrible things health care reform would do were distortions, exaggerations, misinformation, or outright lies." (votesmart.org)
  • Michael Doyle. Issue Position: Health Care. 1 November 2011. "I believe that instead of switching to HSAs, Congress should, at the very least, shore up the existing employer-based health insurance system by providing a tax credit for small businesses that would cover up to half the cost of health insurance." (votesmart.org)
  • Michael Doyle. Repeal of Health Care Reform Would Hurt Consumers in Southwestern Pennsylvania. 18 January 2011. "Health care reform took power away from the insurance companies and gave it back to the American consumers [¦] I adamantly oppose this effort to repeal health care reform." (votesmart.org)
  • Michael Doyle. Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act. 19 January 2011. "Repeal helps no one, no one but the insurance industry. I adamantly oppose this effort to repeal this health care reform bill." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Illegal immigrants should have to return to their countries of origin before being considered for citizenship."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Illegal immigrants should be given a pathway to citizenship." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration. Other or expanded principles: "I support increased funding to our border patrol agents to stop the influx of illegal aliens. I would support giving those immigrants who have been here for years, are employed and paying taxes, have children who are citizens and have never committed a felony a chance to become citizens by requiring some sort of public service."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Grant U.S. citizenship to children born in the US only if their parents immigrated legally." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration. Other or expanded principles: "I would support an increase in H1B visas only if there was a documented shortage in the U.S. labor force"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for certain illegal immigrants who already reside in the United States."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Allow legalization for certain illegal immigrants working in the U.S."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Prohibit states from passing laws that deny human services (medical care, education) to illegal immigrants or their children."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?"
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "j) Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "i) Do you support a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "k) Should marriage be restricted to a union only between a man and a woman?"
  • Michael Doyle. Letter To The Honorable President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Schumer, And Chairwoman Lofgren. 9 February 2010. "Currently, U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents may sponsor their spouses (and other immediate family members) for immigration purposes. But, same-sex partners committed to spending their lives together are not recognized as "families" under U.S. immigration law and thus do not have this same right. As a result, tens of thousands of binational families are either already living separately, face imminent separation, or have left the U.S. entirely in order to remain together. This is unacceptable, and we believe comprehensive immigration reform legislation must include a strong family reunification component inclusive of LGBT families." (votesmart.org)
  • Michael Doyle. Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA. 10 July 2012. "But a clearly stated purpose and effect of this law was to disapprove of and disadvantage lesbians and gay men; this distinguishes DOMA from a routine act of Congress. Where, as here, Congress classifies persons, denying an entire class of citizens the rights that are afforded others, the Supreme Court has applied rational basis review to invalidate those laws. None of the reasons provided by Congress in 1996 or created in response to litigation rationally serve a legitimate federal interest." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 28 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the Family Research Council 28 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Mike Doyle voted Yea on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the American Family Association 11 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 77 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Should the United States continue to strike suspected terrorist targets in Pakistan?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "f) Do you support a policy of pre-emptive strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to national security?"
  • Michael Doyle. Doyle Responds to Death of Osama bin Laden. 2 May 2011. "This is a day we've waited for. It doesn't mean our efforts to stop terrorists and bring them to justice are over, but it is an important symbolic victory that will resonate around the world." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "" for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts that they manage themselves."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Michael Doyle signed Progressive Change Campaign Committee: Social Security Protectors. "Social Security belongs to the people who have worked hard all their lives and contributed to it. Social Security is a promise that must not be broken. We need to strengthen Social Security, not cut it. That is why I oppose any cuts to Social Security benefits, including increasing the retirement age. I also oppose any effort to privatize Social Security, in whole or in part." (socialsecurityprotectors.com)
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 100 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)

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Pennsylvania Congressional Election 2012 Political Courage Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Michael Doyle. House Democrats Release Historic Catholic Statement of Principles. 28 February 2006. "We envision a world in which every child belongs to a loving family and agree with the Catholic Church about the value of human life and the undesirability of abortion-we do not celebrate its practice. Each of us is committed to reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies and creating an environment with policies that encourage pregnancies to be carried to term. We believe this includes promoting alternatives to abortion, such as adoption, and improving access to children's healthcare and child care, as well as policies that encourage paternal and maternal responsibility." (votesmart.org)
  • Michael Doyle. Doyle Votes to Preserve Women's Access to Health Care. 4 May 2011. "I oppose abortion, and I oppose federal funding for abortion." (votesmart.org)
  • Michael Doyle. Project Vote Smart. 2012 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected No Answer for: "Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?" Abortion other or expanded principles: "I do not support using federal dollars to pay for abortions, except in cases of rape, incest or danger to the Mother's life. I support using federal dollars for Title X, family planning services and I support federal funding for Planned Parenthood with the existing provision that federal funds may not be used to perform abortions."
  • Mike Doyle. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 16 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the Family Research Council 12 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Mike Doyle a rating of 100 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 57 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Prohibit public funding of abortions and to organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Prohibit public funding of abortions and of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Prohibit the dilation and extraction procedure, also known as "partial-birth" abortion."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Eliminate public funding for abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Pro-life" for: "a) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should be illegal when the fetus is viable, with or without life support."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Congress should eliminate abortion services from any federally funded health care plan."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Congress should eliminate federal funding for clinics and medical facilities that provide abortion services."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Medicare, Medicaid, and federal subsidies should be prohibited from being used on abortion procedures."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
Other or expanded principles

I do not support using federal dollars to pay for abortions, except in cases of rape, incest or danger to the Mother's life.
I support using federal dollars for Title X, family planning services and I support federal funding for Planned Parenthood with the existing provision that federal funds may not be used to perform abortions.

NoInferred Answer Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support United States military action in Afghanistan?"
  • Peace Action West. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of Peace Action West 88 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the Peace Action 88 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support increasing military assistance for Afghanistan?"
Do you support a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan?
Other or expanded principles

The mission in Afghanistan has been accomplished. We have killed Bin Laden, most of the leadership of Al Qaeda, and have severly degraded there ability to operate. I support the immediate orderly withdrawal of our combat troops from Afghanistan.

Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing the federal budget.

In order to balance the budget,

YesCandidate Answerdo you support reducing defense spending?
YesCandidate Answerdo you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Nodo you support reducing Medicaid spending?
Nodo you support reducing Medicare spending?
YesIs balancing the budget a legislative priority?
Other or expanded principles

I believe we can reduce military spending in a way that does not jeopardize our National Defense. I support returning to the Clinton tax brackets for those individuals who make over one million dollars. I will support reforms to Medicaid and Medicare that do not directly cut benefits to the poor and elderly, but rather make the programs run more efficiently. I support a balanced approach to deficit reduction than includes revenue increases and well as spending reductions.

YesDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles

I strongly oppose the Supreme Court decision on "Citizens United". I am a supporter of public financing of campaigns. I believe these "SuperPACS" that spend unlimited amounts of money and do not disclosed their donors are a threat to our democracy.

Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
YesDo you support spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
YesDo you support the temporary extension of unemployment benefits?
Do you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
Other or expanded principles
Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • Michael Doyle. Issue Position: Education. 1 January 2011. "I believe that our schools must be held accountable for the quality of education they provide our children, and that the federal government has a corresponding obligation to provide local schools with the resources they need to meet any new demands that Congress imposes on them. I voted in support of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001 -- but I am greatly concerned about the way the law has been implemented. I was extremely disappointed that President Bush and the Republican-controlled Congress did not provide the money needed to meet the goals of the bill. I believe that it is terribly unfair to expect schools to meet the NCLBA standards without providing them with the resources the bill promised them. Moreover, I believe that the Bush Administration also poorly administered the No Child Left Behind Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Michael Doyle. Issue Position: On Education. 1 January 2012. "The No Child Left Behind Act hasn't lived up to all its promises. Millions of children across the country aren't getting the education they need and deserve. I look forward to working with the President and my colleagues in Congress in the coming months and year on legislation to reform K-12 education in this country." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "d) Education"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Establish "National Standards" for K-12 schools and encourage states to adopt them."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Establish a nationwide competency test for teachers and encourage states to adopt it."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Eliminate the U.S. Department of Education."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support the federal government funding universal pre-K programs."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Providing education is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. d) Education"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. d) Education"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "l) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Promote education flexibility by giving federal funds, in the form of block grants, to the states to spend it as they see fit."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. [?] d) Education"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Eliminate all federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. d) Education"
Other or expanded principles
NoInferred Answer Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)."
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of Environment America 100 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H Amdt 773. 112th Congress. Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 3534. 112th Congress. Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Support domestic oil exploration in areas that are currently restricted."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Support opening a select portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "I am committed to an 80% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050. There is no silver bullet, we must expand the use of alternative fuels as well as developing clean coal technologies, developing and deploying carbon sequestration equipment and expanding our nuclear portfolio in a safe way. We must greatly increase energy efficiency and conservation. We must accelerate the development and deployment of battery and fuel cell technology in our automobles. We must incorporate green building codes in all future construction."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Support opening a select portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Support opening a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "e) Do you support domestic oil exploration in federally-protected areas?"
Other or expanded principles
YesDo you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Other or expanded principles
YesInferred Answer Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Impose a national ban on the public sale of assault weapons."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. d) Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Require background checks of gun buyers at gun shows."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support a ban on assault rifles?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. c) Enforcement of existing restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Reauthorize the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Impose a national ban on the sale of handguns to minors."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Renew the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Ban the sale, ownership or possession of handguns except by law enforcement and other government officials."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow individuals to carry concealed guns."
  • Mike Doyle. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Mike Doyle in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Mike Doyle in the 2008 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 90 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Mike Doyle a grade of 18." (votesmart.org)
  • Michael Doyle. Doyle Calls For Greater Restrictions On Sales Of Cop-Killer Equipment. 4 June 2009. "I believe that greater restrictions on the sale of military technology to the public are clearly called for, but that's only one part of what we need to do to reduce the epidemic of violence in our country. First and foremost, we clearly need tougher gun control laws. Reinstatement of the federal assault gun ban would limit the availability of weapons like the AK-47 that Richard Poplawski used to kill officers Kelly, Mayhle, and Sciullo - and more thorough background checks and better records could prevent unstable individuals like Mr. Poplawski from securing such powerful weapons." (votesmart.org)
Other or expanded principles

I believe an individual has the right to own guns for the purpose of hunting and protection subject to background checks to verify that he/she is law abiding and mentally stable.
I support the assault weapons ban and restrictions on military style weapons.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Should individuals be required to purchase health insurance, as mandated in the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Other or expanded principles
NoInferred Answer Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Illegal immigrants should have to return to their countries of origin before being considered for citizenship."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Illegal immigrants should be given a pathway to citizenship." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration. Other or expanded principles: "I support increased funding to our border patrol agents to stop the influx of illegal aliens. I would support giving those immigrants who have been here for years, are employed and paying taxes, have children who are citizens and have never committed a felony a chance to become citizens by requiring some sort of public service."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Grant U.S. citizenship to children born in the US only if their parents immigrated legally." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration. Other or expanded principles: "I would support an increase in H1B visas only if there was a documented shortage in the U.S. labor force"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for certain illegal immigrants who already reside in the United States."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Allow legalization for certain illegal immigrants working in the U.S."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Prohibit states from passing laws that deny human services (medical care, education) to illegal immigrants or their children."
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?"
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Mike Doyle voted Yea on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Doyle. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Mike Doyle voted Nay on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Mike Doyle supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
Do you support allowing illegal immigrants, who were brought to the United States as minors, to pursue citizenship without returning to their country of origin?
Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration law by state and local police?
Other or expanded principles

I support comprehensive immigration reform. I voted for the DREAM Act.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles

I respect various religious organizations right to determine who can marry in accordance with their beliefs.
I support same-sex marriage as a civil ceremony and believe same-sex couples should be afforded the same lega rights at heterosexual couples.

Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Should the United States continue to strike suspected terrorist targets in Pakistan?"
  • Mike Doyle. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "f) Do you support a policy of pre-emptive strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to national security?"
  • Michael Doyle. Doyle Responds to Death of Osama bin Laden. 2 May 2011. "This is a day we've waited for. It doesn't mean our efforts to stop terrorists and bring them to justice are over, but it is an important symbolic victory that will resonate around the world." (votesmart.org)
Should the U.S use military force in order to prevent Iran from possessing a nuclear weapon?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
Other or expanded principles

Spending

Indicate what federal spending levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.

Slightly Decreasea) Agriculture
Maintain Statusb) Arts
Slightly Decreasec) Defense
Slightly Increased) Education
Maintain Statuse) Environment
Maintain Statusf) Homeland Security
Maintain Statusg) International aid
Slightly Increaseh) Medical Research
Slightly Increasei) Scientific Research
Slightly Decreasej) Space exploration
Maintain Statusk) United Nations
Maintain Statusl) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories

Taxes

Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.

Maintain Statusa) Capital gains taxes
Slightly Increaseb) Corporate taxes
Slightly Increasec) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Slightly Increased) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Maintain Statuse) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Maintain Statusf) Income taxes (low-income families)
Maintain Statusg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Slightly Increaseh) Income taxes (high-income families)
Maintain Statusi) Inheritance taxes
Maintain Statusj) Payroll taxes
k) Other or expanded categories
Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

My top prority has always been economic growth and job creation for our Country and especially the Pittsburgh region. I am a strong supporter of a balanced energy policy that utilizes an "all of the above" approach..