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Jim Cooper topics and responses

    Getting Money Out of Politics

    PRO:

  • 01/15/2013: Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements
  • 02/05/2014: Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions
  • 07/12/2001: Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform
  • 04/05/2006: Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees
  • 01/16/2014: No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote
  • 05/24/2007: Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations
  • 11/15/2011: Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge

    Renewable Energy

    PRO:

  • 02/12/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy
  • 06/07/2006: Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries
  • 05/21/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation
  • 09/26/2008: Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets
  • 08/04/2007: Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence

    CON:

  • 07/10/2001: Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy
  • 06/29/2006: Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore

    Abortion Rights

    PRO:

  • 02/26/2004: Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime
  • 05/24/2005: Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research
  • 01/06/2009: Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception
  • 05/04/2011: Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • 01/11/2007: Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines

    CON:

  • 11/15/2012: Encourage adoption of children in foster care
  • 04/27/2005: Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions
  • 10/02/2003: Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother`s life
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record

    Gay Rights and Gay Marriage

    PRO:

  • 06/24/2009: ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays
  • 11/13/2007: Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes

    CON:

  • 09/30/2004: Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage
  • 07/18/2006: Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman

    Repealing ObamaCare

    CON:

  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record
  • 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
  • 11/22/2003: Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients
  • 07/15/2008: Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare
  • 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
  • 03/13/2003: Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits
  • 12/05/2000: Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid
  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug
  • 02/01/2006: Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay
  • 10/25/2007: Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility
  • 04/13/2011: Voted NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund
  • 03/04/2009: Expand the National Health Service Corps
  • 07/24/2003: Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs
  • 03/05/2008: Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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