| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy|
Mark Warner: Sequester was stupidest way to cut; shutdown cost even more.
John Cornyn: We've had 17 federal shutdowns since 1976; Obama is AWOL.
Tim Scott: Address fiscal cliff with sequestration & tax cut extension.
Energy & Oil|
Steve Daines: War on American energy is part of war on middle class.
Bruce Braley: AdWatch: Opponent never made a peep about wasteful spending.
Mitch McConnell: Federal shutdown was just a 2-week paid vacation: bad policy.
Mike McFadden: Expand background checks; close gun show loophole.
Tim Scott: Don't rush to judgment on gun control after school shootings.
Pat Roberts: Ebola: suspend air travel between the U.S. and West Africa.
Lindsey Graham: Let ObamaCare show itself as a continuing debacle.
Mitch McConnell: ObamaCare is a train wreck; do what we can to repeal it.
John Cornyn: End Congress' carve-out exemption from ObamaCare penalties.
Mark Udall: NSA should not collect bulk data; go through FISA court.
Richard Durbin: Benghazi was a tragedy, but not a cover-up.
Lindsey Graham: Cuts to military systems will leave us with a hollow force.
Jack Reed: Don't over-react to Benghazi; situation was confused.
Lindsey Graham: President did not do enough to protect Benghazi embassy.
Greg Orman: Tough, practical, fair policy: no amnesty but no deportation.
Kay Hagan: Inaction is not an option; comprehensive reform is best.
Thom Tillis: Bipartian failure to secure the border.
Mike McFadden: Secure the borders & then find way to grant citizenship.
Jeff Sessions: Opposes amnesty first; finish fencing and enforcement first.
Paul LePage: Vetoed incrementally raising the state's minimum wage.
Principles & Values|
Richard Durbin: Bipartisan dialogue instead of gridlock.
Tim Scott: Served in public office for 18 years, with 2 terms in House.
Mike McFadden: Wouldn't vote for tax increases.
War & Peace|
Kay Hagan: US should have more quickly armed the moderate Syrian rebels.
Thom Tillis: US should have more quickly armed the moderate Syrian rebels.
Jack Reed: Coalition to stop Syrian WMDs, but nothing more militarily.
Lindsey Graham: Get involved in Syria to protect against al Qaeda and Iran.
Welfare & Poverty|
Al Franken: Pay in full for school lunches instead of partly subsidizing.
Mike McFadden: Let states decide school lunch payments, not feds.