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Sen. Melissa Melendez

Republican - CA - 28th district

Limited Government Rating

2022: 93.40%

Ratings by Policy Category

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Advancing Government Overreach through a Costly New Reporting and Registration System for Products Containing PFAS Substances.

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Voted for Limited Government

Expanding the Regulatory State by Placing Costly New Reporting Mandates on Social Media Companies Concerning Content Policy Violations

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Voted for Limited Government

Increasing Health Insurance Premiums by Mandating Policies Provide Abortion Services Without any Co-Pay or Deductible.

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Voted for Limited Government

Threatening Innovation by Imposing a New Licensing Regime on a Range of Digital and Crypto Financial Assets.

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Voted for Limited Government

Further Expanding Wealth Redistribution Under the State's Paid Leave Program by Hiking the Wage Replacement Rate to 90%.

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Voted for Limited Government

Imposing Government Price Controls on Consumer Products to Prohibit the So-called "Pink Tax".

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Voted for Limited Government

Forcing Private Businesses to Grant Access to Employee Restrooms for Individuals with an "Eligible Medical Condition".

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Voted against Limited Government

Spending $100 Million to Bypass a Critical Federal Welfare Integrity Measure and Provide Food Stamps to Work-Ready Adults who Refuse to Comply with Work Requirements.

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Voted for Limited Government

Limiting American Energy Production Through New Draconian Restrictions on Oil and Gas Well Placement.

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Voted for Limited Government

Increasing Tax Burdens on Other Individuals and Businesses through an Expansion of Sales Tax Exemptions for Research and Development and the Manufacturing Sector.

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Voted against Limited Government

Weakening Election Integrity by Ending the Preservation of Vote by Mail Applications and Expanding Recipients of "Second" Mailed Ballots.

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Voted for Limited Government

Expanding Taxpayer-Funded Legal Aid Programs to Illegal Immigrants.

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Voted for Limited Government

Further Driving Up Business Costs by Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Corporations

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Voted for Limited Government

Subjecting Restaurants to Unreasonable Labor Union Demands through the Creation of an Unaccountable "Fast Food Council" to Impose Regulations.

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Voted for Limited Government

Increasing Health Insurance Premiums by Mandating All Policies Cover Vasectomies and Contraceptives at No Cost.

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Voted for Limited Government

Increasing Government Dependency by Providing STD Treatment to all LGBTQ Individuals at the Expense of Taxpayers.

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Voted for Limited Government

Infringing Second Amendment Rights and Defying the Supreme Court Ruling through New "Gun Free" Zones and Concealed Carry Law Changes.

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Voted for Limited Government

Subjecting Employers to Further Harassment by Expanding the State's Pay Data Reporting Mandate to Include Contractors and Pay Publishing.

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Voted for Limited Government

Weakening Property Rights by Placing Costly and Excessive Regulatory Barriers to Drill New Groundwater Wells.

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Voted for Limited Government

Further Expanding Firearm Seizures Without Due Process Through the "Gun Violence Restraining Order".

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Voted for Limited Government

Threatening School Choice by Forcing Charter Schools to Participate in Costly State Retirement Programs.

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Voted for Limited Government

Attempting to Force Firearm Manufacturers Out of Business by Exposing them to Frivolous and Costly Litigation.

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Voted for Limited Government

Weakening Parental Rights by Mandating Kindergarten Attendance for All Children.

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Voted for Limited Government

Providing "Free" Abortions to Women Earning up to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level.

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Voted for Limited Government

Harming Taxpayers and Reducing Investment Returns within the Public Employee Pension System by Mandating Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies.

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Voted for Limited Government

Hiking Taxpayer Costs by Expanding Prevailing Wage Mandates to Include the Hauling of Construction Materials To and From Job Sites.

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Voted for Limited Government

Promoting Abortion through the Creation of a State Website to Provide Information on Abortion Providers and How to Obtain Support Services Such as Airfare, Meals and Lodging.

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Voted for Limited Government

Advancing New Electric Vehicle Charging Station Mandates on Existing Multi-Family Dwellings, Hotels and other Commercial Buildings.

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Voted for Limited Government

Threatening Public Safety by Expunging Felony and Violent Criminal Records.

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Voted for Limited Government

Hiking Energy Costs by Imposing Even More Stringent Renewable Energy and Zero-Carbon Electricity Mandates

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Voted for Limited Government

Forcing Taxpayers to Spend Hundreds of Millions Annually to Provide Unemployment Benefits to Illegal Immigrants.

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Voted for Limited Government

Stifling Economic Growth by Codifying the State's Disastrous 2045 "Net-Zero" Carbon Goal.

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Voted for Limited Government

Channeling Tens of Millions of Additional Taxpayer Funds to Providers of Abortion in "Marginalized Communities".

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Voted for Limited Government

Threatening National Security by Prohibiting Illegal Immigrants who Committed Crimes from Being Transferred to ICE Upon their Release from Prison.

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Voted for Limited Government

Increasing Crime and Harming Public Safety by Placing a 6 Month Limit on Juvenile Probation.

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Voted for Limited Government

Increasing Health Insurance Premiums by Mandating All Policies Provide Coverage for Biomarker Testing

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening Individual Liberties by Permitting "Human Composting" as an Alternative to Burial and Cremation

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Voted for Limited Government

Attacking Firearm Owners and Second Amendment Rights by Allowing Anyone to Sue Another Individual Who Constructs, Transports or Sells a Firearm Banned by the State.

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Voted for Limited Government

Increasing Government Dependency by Expanding Medicaid Postpartum Coverage from 60 Days to an Entire Year.

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Voted against Limited Government

Weakening Election Integrity through the Politicized Placement of Ballot Drop Boxes Across All State University Campuses.

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Voted for Limited Government

Attacking Second Amendment Rights through Additional Taxes on Firearms and Ammunition - Resulting in a 25% Sales Tax Rate.

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Voted for Limited Government

Threatening Businesses with Higher Costs by Increasing the Stringency of the State's Cap-and-Trade Program.

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Voted for Limited Government

Increasing Taxpayer Costs by Worsening Protectionist Agricultural Procurement Mandates Placed on Schools and Universities.

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Voted against Limited Government

Hiking Consumer Costs and Empowering Union Leaders by Unionizing the Agricultural Industry through a Card-Check System.

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Voted for Limited Government

Threatening School Safety and Productive Learning Environments by No Longer Requiring Lawmaker Notification of Students who Commit Assault or Threaten Physical Violence.

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Voted for Limited Government

Infringing Private Contracting Rights through Government Overreach into the Governance Practices of Private Condominium Associations

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Voted for Limited Government

Increasing Government Dependency and Housing Market Costs through a New $5 Billion Housing Assistance Spending Program.

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Voted for Limited Government

Allowing the State Medical Board to Punish Doctors for Spreading Alleged "Misinformation" about COVID-19.

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Voted for Limited Government

Hindering Energy Production through a Prohibition on "Concentrated Carbon Dioxide Fluid" for Oil Extraction.

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Voted for Limited Government

Hiking Consumer Costs by Imposing Recycled Content Mandates for a Wide Range of Common Consumer Plastic Containers.

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Voted for Limited Government

Growing Government Dependency by Providing "Water Rate Assistance" to Certain Utility Payers based on Income.

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Voted for Limited Government

Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Scholarships and Training for Abortion Providers by Establishing the "California Reproductive Health Service Corps".

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Voted for Limited Government

Hiking Taxpayer Costs and Growing Union Power by Allowing State Legislative Staff to Collectively Bargain.

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Voted for Limited Government

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