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Jim McDermott MyOcracy topics and responses

    Criminal Justice

    Use of treatment centers for violators of criminal laws targeting drug-use

  • 01/29/2008: Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans
  • 12/31/2003: by VOTE-HEMP, indicating a pro-hemp voting record
  • 06/22/2000: Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.
  • 10/14/1999: Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC
  • 09/16/1998: Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests

    Civil Rights

    Abortion rights: Women should choose

  • 05/04/2011: Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • 03/17/2009: Teach teens about both abstinence & contraception
  • 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
  • 10/02/2003: Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother`s life
  • 04/05/2000: Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions
  • 06/30/1999: Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion

    Prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

  • 03/03/2010: Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays
  • 06/24/2009: ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays
  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes
  • 11/13/2007: Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation

    Support for gun control measures

  • 05/07/2009: Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales
  • 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
  • 06/18/1999: Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1

    Support marriage rights between same-sex individuals

  • 12/31/2006: by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance
  • 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

    Economic Issues

    Taxes for wealthier tax payers: More

  • 04/16/2012: Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million
  • 12/31/2006: by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation
  • 12/08/2005: Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends
  • 09/23/2004: Voted NO on providing tax relief and simplification
  • 04/18/2002: Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent
  • 05/16/2001: Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years
  • 04/04/2001: Voted NO on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax")
  • 11/11/1999: Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality

    Taxes for large corporations: Increase

  • 04/15/2013: Sponsored enforcing against corporate offshore tax haven banking
  • 03/09/2000: Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business

    Invest money in more public projects to improve infrastructure

  • 03/13/2013: Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects

    Increase taxes for all tax payers

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

    Reduce taxes for middle class tax payers

  • 02/08/2001: American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person

    Education Issues

    Increase per pupil funding

  • 04/11/2013: Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015
  • 12/31/2003: by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes
  • 01/03/2001: Teacher development grants to improve math & science classes

    Oppose school vouchers

  • 03/30/2011: Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program
  • 08/06/1998: Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools
  • 11/04/1997: Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools

    Environmental Issues

    Support cap-and-trade programs to address industrial emissions

  • 06/26/2009: Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution
  • 01/16/2007: Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • 02/10/2005: Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances
  • 06/26/2000: Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol

    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 for wind energy development and use

  • 11/02/2011: Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit
  • 09/26/2008: Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets

    Oppose domestic continental drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 08/01/2001: Voted YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR
  • 02/28/2001: Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it

    Use tax incentives to promote efficient energy production and conservation

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

    Increase tax incentives for solar energy development and use

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

    Consumer tax credits for the purchase of hybrid or electric vehicles

  • 05/03/2011: Require 80% fuel-choice vehicles by 2018

    Regulate average miles-per-gallon production for consumer vehicles

  • 08/01/2001: Voted YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels

    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

    Lower eligibility age for Medicare to increase coverage of older taxpayers

  • 07/15/2008: Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare
  • 01/31/2001: MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare

    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

    Provide single-payer health insurance coverage to all taxpayers direct from government

  • 11/11/1999: Make health care a right, not a privilege

    Immigration

    Increase the number of work visas granted to foreign workers each year

  • 09/14/2012: Allow more visas for STEM college graduates
  • 09/24/1998: Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers

    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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