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John Yarmuth MyOcracy topics and responses

    Criminal Justice

    Increase the number of police officers working in high-crime communities

  • 01/23/2007: Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program

    Civil Rights

    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

    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

    Support for gun control measures

  • 01/03/2013: Ban large-capacity ammunition

    Economic Issues

    Taxes for large corporations: Increase

  • 04/15/2013: Sponsored enforcing against corporate offshore tax haven banking

    Taxes for wealthier tax payers: More

  • 04/16/2012: Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million

    Education Issues

    Oppose school vouchers

  • 03/30/2011: Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program
  • 11/07/2006: Moral obligation to maintain high-quality public schools

    Increase per pupil funding

  • 04/11/2013: Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015

    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

    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

    Lower eligibility age for Medicare to increase coverage of older taxpayers

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

    Immigration

    Improve enforcement of existing immigration laws

  • 11/07/2006: Enforce current immigration laws; secure our borders


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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