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Kathleen Sebelius
(KS, district 12)
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Kathleen Sebelius on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Archbishop of Kansas chides governor for supporting abortion. (May 2008)
  • Vetoed Comprehensive Abortion Reform Act as unconstitutional. (Apr 2008)
  • Endorsed by Planned Parenthood for years as pro-choice. (Apr 2008)
Kathleen Sebelius on Budget & Economy
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  • Erased $1.1 billion budget deficit without raising taxes. (Jun 2008)
  • Economy requires urgent action & sustained attention. (Jan 2008)
  • Uncovered $159 million in wasteful government spending. (Nov 2006)
Kathleen Sebelius on Civil Rights
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  • No Constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage. (Apr 2008)
  • There is still injustice in America. (May 2003)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
Kathleen Sebelius on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Kathleen Sebelius on Crime
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  • Owing to her Catholicism, Sebelius opposes the death penalty. (Jun 2008)
  • Opponent of capital punishment during Supreme Court ruling. (Apr 2008)
Kathleen Sebelius on Drugs
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  • Vigilant in war against dangerous methamphetamine. (Nov 2006)
Kathleen Sebelius on Education
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  • Protect and strengthen public schools after years of neglect. (Nov 2006)
  • Education First: Target additional $300M where most needed. (Jan 2004)
  • Minimize the need for college tuition increases. (Jan 2004)
  • Review district finances and bring efficiency. (Jan 2004)
  • Pay teachers adequately and provide them with health care. (Jan 2004)
  • Increase state funding instead of local property taxes. (Oct 2002)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
Kathleen Sebelius on Energy & Oil
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  • Bioenergy Research Grant Program for renewable fuels. (Jan 2008)
  • Kansas Wind Working Group: 1% of energy from wind, & growing. (Jan 2008)
  • Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases. (Aug 2000)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Kathleen Sebelius on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Kathleen Sebelius on Families & Children
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  • Give parents tools to balance work and family. (Aug 2000)
Kathleen Sebelius on Foreign Policy
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  • Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence. (Aug 2000)
Kathleen Sebelius on Free Trade
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  • Regarded as pro-business and fiscally conservative. (Jun 2008)
  • Create new markets for Kansas products at home and overseas. (Nov 2006)
  • Create new markets for Kansas products at home and overseas. (Nov 2006)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
Kathleen Sebelius on Government Reform
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  • Stand up to the big powerful lobbies. (Jun 2008)
  • Implemented $85 million in savings and efficiencies. (Jan 2004)
  • Spending cut to provide a raise for state workers. (Jan 2004)
  • Consider liability reform for agritourism. (Apr 2003)
  • Audit government to eliminate waste. (Oct 2002)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
Kathleen Sebelius on Gun Control
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  • Vetoed concealed carry law. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow machine gun ownership if NFA requirements met. (Apr 2008)
  • No new restrictions: supports second amendment. (Oct 2002)
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology. (Aug 2000)
Kathleen Sebelius on Health Care
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  • First step of overhaul: health care to 10 million children. (Jan 2008)
  • I-Save-Rx: low-cost prescriptions from Canada and Europe. (Nov 2006)
  • Insure all Kansas children from birth to age five. (Nov 2006)
  • Cutting Medicaid will increase numbers of uninsured. (Jun 2004)
  • Obtain better prices for prescriptions & services. (Jan 2004)
  • Require adequate insurance coverage for agritourism. (Apr 2003)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
Kathleen Sebelius on Homeland Security
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  • Benefits for state employees called to National Guard duty. (Nov 2006)
  • Strategic Military Planning to protect vital military assets. (Jan 2004)
Kathleen Sebelius on Immigration
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  • Focus on employers who hire illegal workers. (Oct 2006)
Kathleen Sebelius on Jobs
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  • Support and promote agritourism. (Apr 2003)
Kathleen Sebelius on Local Issues
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Kathleen Sebelius on Principles & Values
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  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
Kathleen Sebelius on Social Security
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  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
Kathleen Sebelius on Tax Reform
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  • Balanced four state budgets without tax increases. (Nov 2006)
  • Allow overdue taxes to be paid without penalty. (Jan 2004)
  • Modernize tax incentive programs for start-up businesses. (Jan 2004)
  • Create tax credit for rural business development. (Jan 2004)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Kathleen Sebelius on Technology
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  • Kansas Innovation Consortium for high-tech investment. (Jan 2008)
  • Restore funding for transportation and biosciences projects. (Jan 2004)
  • Chief information officer to digitize federal government. (Aug 2000)
Kathleen Sebelius on War & Peace
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  • Chart a new course: Soldiers canít solve political disputes. (Jan 2008)
Kathleen Sebelius on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Archbishop of Kansas chides governor for supporting abortion: No opin. on topic 1
Vetoed Comprehensive Abortion Reform Act as unconstitutional: Strongly Favors topic 1
Endorsed by Planned Parenthood for years as pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
There is still injustice in America: Favors topic 2
Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all: Neutral on topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
No Constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+2 points on Social scale)
Owing to her Catholicism, Sebelius opposes the death penalty: Opposes topic 8
Opponent of capital punishment during Supreme Court ruling: Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Vetoed concealed carry law: Opposes topic 10
Allow machine gun ownership if NFA requirements met: Favors topic 10
No new restrictions: supports second amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
First step of overhaul: health care to 10 million children: Strongly Favors topic 5
I-Save-Rx: low-cost prescriptions from Canada and Europe: Favors topic 5
Insure all Kansas children from birth to age five: Strongly Favors topic 5
Cutting Medicaid will increase numbers of uninsured: Strongly Favors topic 5
Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Create Retirement Savings Accounts: Favors topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Protect and strengthen public schools after years of neglect: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Vigilant in war against dangerous methamphetamine: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs: Favors topic 20
No opinion on topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(0 points on Economic scale)
Balanced four state budgets without tax increases: Opposes topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+2 points on Social scale)
Focus on employers who hire illegal workers: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Regarded as pro-business and fiscally conservative: Favors topic 13
Create new markets for Kansas products at home and overseas: Strongly Favors topic 13
Build a rule-based global trading system: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
Benefits for state employees called to National Guard duty: Favors topic 15
Strategic Military Planning to protect vital military assets: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Stand up to the big powerful lobbies: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+2 points on Social scale)
Chart a new course: Soldiers canít solve political disputes: Favors topic 17
Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence: Favors topic 17

Kathleen Sebelius is a Centrist.
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