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Dutch Ruppersberger MyOcracy topics and responses

    Civil Rights

    Abortion rights: Women should choose

  • 05/04/2011: Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • 01/06/2009: Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception
  • 04/27/2005: Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions
  • 02/26/2004: Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime

    Support marriage rights between same-sex individuals

  • 07/18/2006: Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman
  • 09/30/2004: Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage

    Support for gun control measures

  • 10/20/2005: Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers
  • 04/09/2003: Voted NO on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse

    Ban abortions except in limited cases

  • 10/02/2003: Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother`s life

    Prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

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

    Economic Issues

    Increase taxes for all tax payers

  • 12/31/2003: by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes

    Taxes for wealthier tax payers: More

  • 12/08/2005: Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends

    Implement a flat tax

  • 09/23/2004: Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification

    Education Issues

    Increase per pupil funding

  • 12/31/2003: by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes

    Oppose school vouchers

  • 03/30/2011: Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program

    Environmental Issues

    Oppose off-shore drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 05/12/2011: Voted NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling
  • 01/18/2007: Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies
  • 06/29/2006: Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore

    Use tax incentives to promote efficient energy production and conservation

  • 05/21/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation

    Use tax incentives for wind energy development and use

  • 09/26/2008: Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets

    Support cap-and-trade programs to address industrial emissions

  • 06/26/2009: Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution

    Increase tax incentives for solar energy development and use

  • 02/12/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy

    Healthcare Issues

    Increase amount of children covered by Medicaid reimbursements for health costs

  • 01/14/2009: Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • 01/23/2008: Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids
  • 10/25/2007: Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility

    Establish government-assisted non-profit organizations from which all taxpayers would obtain health insurance

  • 12/31/2003: by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record

    Lower eligibility age for Medicare to increase coverage of older taxpayers

  • 07/15/2008: Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare

    Immigration

    Increase border security between U.S. and Mexico

  • 09/14/2006: Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border
  • 06/06/2006: Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project

    Allow in-state tuition at public universities and colleges for undocumented students

  • 05/20/2004: Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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