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Collin Peterson topics and responses

    Getting Money Out of Politics

    PRO:

  • 01/06/2009: Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises
  • 07/12/2001: Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform
  • 05/24/2007: Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations
  • 04/21/1993: Require debates for recipients of public campaign financing
  • 04/05/2006: Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees
  • 11/15/2011: Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge

    CON:

  • 07/12/2001: Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties
  • 09/14/1999: Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads
  • 02/14/2002: Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions

    Renewable Energy

    PRO:

  • 05/03/2011: Require 80% fuel-choice vehicles by 2018
  • 05/21/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation
  • 01/18/2007: Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies
  • 01/17/2007: Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025
  • 06/07/2006: Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries
  • 09/26/2008: Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets
  • 02/12/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy
  • 08/04/2007: Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel
  • 11/02/2011: Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit

    CON:

  • 06/29/2006: Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore
  • 07/10/2001: Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy
  • 08/01/2001: Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels

    Making it Harder to Get a Gun

    PRO:

  • 06/18/1999: Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1

    CON:

  • 05/18/2010: Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message
  • 10/20/2005: Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers
  • 01/19/1999: Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense
  • 03/27/2007: Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC
  • 10/12/2011: Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record
  • 01/03/2001: No lawsuits against gun manufacturers
  • 04/09/2003: Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse
  • 08/21/1994: Support tradition of hunting on wildlife refuges
  • 01/25/2011: Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad
  • 01/06/2009: National cross-state standard for concealed carry

    Abortion Rights

    CON:

  • 05/05/2011: Prohibit federal funding for abortion
  • 05/04/2011: Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • 01/11/2007: Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record
  • 05/31/2011: Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund
  • 10/02/2003: Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother`s life
  • 02/26/2004: Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance
  • 07/29/2010: Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans
  • 01/22/2007: Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment
  • 06/30/1999: Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion
  • 04/05/2000: Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions
  • 05/16/2001: Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad
  • 09/25/2002: Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info
  • 04/27/2005: Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions
  • 12/01/2011: Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection
  • 05/24/2005: Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research

    Gay Rights and Gay Marriage

    PRO:

  • 11/13/2007: Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation

    CON:

  • 09/30/2004: Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage
  • 07/29/1999: Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC
  • 07/18/2006: Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman
  • 06/25/2008: Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage
  • 04/02/2009: Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes

    Repealing ObamaCare

    PRO:

  • 11/22/2003: Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients
  • 02/08/1999: Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals
  • 06/28/2000: Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage
  • 04/02/2009: Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug
  • 04/13/2011: Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund
  • 03/13/2003: Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits
  • 01/12/2011: Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business

    CON:

  • 12/05/2000: Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid
  • 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
  • 10/06/1999: Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts
  • 04/15/2011: Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts
  • 01/23/2008: Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids
  • 01/14/2009: Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • 07/15/2008: Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare
  • 04/11/2013: Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit
  • 10/25/2007: Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility
  • 06/03/2009: Provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE
  • 01/12/2007: Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D
  • 03/05/2008: Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health

    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
  • 05/16/2001: Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years
  • 04/18/2002: Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent
  • 12/08/2005: Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends
  • 03/29/2001: Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years
  • 01/05/1993: Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible
  • 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

    CON:

  • 06/25/2008: Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income
  • 03/09/2000: Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business
  • 09/23/2004: Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification
  • 07/30/2003: Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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