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Ron Klein on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Co-sponsors bill for embryonic stem-cell financing. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Ron Klein on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
Ron Klein on Civil Rights
Click here for 3 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Include sexual orientation in federal hate-crimes law. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Ron Klein on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
Ron Klein on Crime
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  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offendors' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Ron Klein on Drugs
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  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Enhance interdiction by criminalizing unflagged submarines. (Jul 2008)
Ron Klein on Education
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  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
Ron Klein on Energy & Oil
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  • No oil drilling in eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
Ron Klein on Environment
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  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Ron Klein on Families & Children
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  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
Ron Klein on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Condemns Russia for provocative statements to Georgia. (May 2008)
  • Condemn Iran for state-sponsored persecution of Baha'i. (Feb 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Ron Klein on Free Trade
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  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
Ron Klein on Government Reform
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  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
Ron Klein on Gun Control
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Ron Klein on Health Care
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  • Consider drug reimportation and price negotiation. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
Ron Klein on Homeland Security
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  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
Ron Klein on Immigration
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Ron Klein on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
Ron Klein on Principles & Values
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Ron Klein on Social Security
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  • No personal accounts, no privatization. (Sep 2006)
Ron Klein on Tax Reform
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  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
Ron Klein on Technology
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  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Popularize Electronic Signatures with ESIGN Day. (Jun 2010)
Ron Klein on War & Peace
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  • Strategic timetable for withdrawal but no specific timetable. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Ron Klein on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Co-sponsors bill for embryonic stem-cell financing: Favors topic 1
Ensure access to and funding for contraception: Favors topic 1
Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception: Favors topic 1
YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Include sexual orientation in federal hate-crimes law: Favors topic 3
YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Favors topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+2 points on Social scale)
Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program: Opposes topic 9
YES on expanding services for offendors' re-entry into society: Opposes topic 9
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Consider drug reimportation and price negotiation: Favors topic 5
YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health: Favors topic 5
YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Favors topic 5
YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Favors topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No personal accounts, no privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences: Opposes topic 7
YES on $40B for green public schools: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No oil drilling in eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC: Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets: Favors topic 18
YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Favors topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Enhance interdiction by criminalizing unflagged submarines: Strongly Favors topic 19
YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention: Opposes topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income: Favors topic 11
Neutral on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization: Opposes topic 13
YES on promoting free trade with Peru: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+5 points on Social scale)
YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+2 points on Social scale)
YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+2 points on Social scale)
Strategic timetable for withdrawal but no specific timetable: Favors topic 17
Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days: Strongly Favors topic 17
YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq: Favors topic 17

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