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Alcee Hastings topics and responses

    Stimulus Spending to Beat Great Recession

    PRO:

  • 05/09/2013: Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached
  • 03/06/2013: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016
  • 09/26/2008: Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy
  • 07/27/2011: Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion
  • 03/13/2013: Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects
  • 03/22/2012: Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business
  • 07/29/2009: Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending
  • 03/21/2013: Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties

    Getting Money Out of Politics

    PRO:

  • 11/15/2012: Establish 15 days of early voting in all states
  • 02/14/2002: Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions
  • 03/12/2013: Corporate political spending is not free speech
  • 01/16/2014: No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote
  • 02/09/2012: Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures
  • 04/05/2006: Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees
  • 02/05/2014: Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions
  • 11/15/2011: Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge
  • 01/03/2013: Full disclosure of campaign spending
  • 04/21/1993: Require debates for recipients of public campaign financing

    CON:

  • 07/12/2001: Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties
  • 05/24/2007: Voted NO on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations

    Renewable Energy

    PRO:

  • 06/07/2006: Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries
  • 08/04/2007: Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel
  • 05/21/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation
  • 06/29/2006: Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore
  • 09/26/2008: Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets
  • 01/18/2007: Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies
  • 02/12/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy

    CON:

  • 08/01/2001: Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels

    Legalizing Marijuana and Industrial Hemp

    PRO:

  • 06/27/2007: End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine
  • 09/16/1998: Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests
  • 01/29/2008: Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans
  • 10/14/1999: Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC
  • 01/06/2009: Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis
  • 01/01/2014: Ranked by NORML, indicating a pro-legalization stance
  • 04/12/2013: Sponsored no federal enforcement against legal state marijuana
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance
  • 09/25/2001: Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism

    CON:

  • 06/10/2008: Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs
  • 03/14/2011: Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators

    Abortion Rights

    PRO:

  • 06/30/1999: Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion
  • 01/11/2007: Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines
  • 01/05/1993: Protect the reproductive rights of women
  • 05/16/2001: Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad
  • 09/26/2006: Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance
  • 06/02/2011: Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest
  • 02/05/2007: Ensure access to and funding for contraception
  • 09/25/2002: Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info
  • 10/02/2003: Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother`s life
  • 02/26/2004: Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record
  • 11/13/2013: Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services
  • 05/04/2011: Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • 04/05/2000: Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions
  • 05/24/2005: Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research
  • 03/17/2009: Teach teens about both abstinence & contraception
  • 01/06/2009: Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception

    CON:

  • 04/27/2005: Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions

    Gay Rights and Gay Marriage

    PRO:

  • 03/03/2010: Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays
  • 03/10/2011: Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools
  • 07/08/2013: Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools
  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes
  • 05/13/2009: Recognize the 40th anniversary of Stonewall
  • 05/20/2009: Give domestic partnership benefits to Federal employees
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance
  • 01/06/2001: Increase funding for AIDS treatment & prevention
  • 11/13/2007: Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • 07/18/2006: Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman
  • 07/29/1999: Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC
  • 04/03/2001: More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes
  • 06/24/2009: ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays

    Repealing ObamaCare

    CON:

  • 01/23/2008: Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids
  • 03/05/2008: Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health
  • 10/25/2007: Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility
  • 01/14/2009: Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • 01/12/2007: Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D
  • 04/11/2013: Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit
  • 11/22/2003: Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients
  • 04/13/2011: Voted NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund
  • 01/05/2011: Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment
  • 01/06/2001: More funding for Rx benefits, community health, CHIPs
  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug
  • 06/28/2000: Voted NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage
  • 02/01/2006: Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay
  • 07/24/2003: Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs
  • 03/04/2009: Expand the National Health Service Corps
  • 10/06/1999: Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record
  • 07/15/2008: Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare
  • 03/13/2003: Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits
  • 01/05/2011: Establish a public insurance option via healthcare Exchanges
  • 04/15/2011: Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts

    Addressing and Fighting Income Inequality

    PRO:

  • 07/12/2000: Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty"
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes
  • 04/16/2012: Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million
  • 03/09/2000: Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business
  • 09/23/2004: Voted NO on providing tax relief and simplification
  • 05/16/2001: Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation
  • 04/04/2001: Voted NO on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax")
  • 12/12/2007: Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes
  • 03/29/2001: Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years
  • 12/08/2005: Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends

    CON:

  • 06/25/2008: Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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