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Peter Welch topics and responses

    Getting Money Out of Politics

    PRO:

  • 11/15/2011: Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge
  • 01/15/2013: Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements
  • 02/05/2014: Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions
  • 03/12/2013: Corporate political spending is not free speech
  • 01/16/2014: No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote
  • 11/15/2012: Establish 15 days of early voting in all states
  • 02/09/2012: Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures
  • 05/24/2007: Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations

    Renewable Energy

    PRO:

  • 08/04/2007: Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel
  • 02/12/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy
  • 09/26/2008: Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets
  • 01/18/2007: Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies
  • 05/21/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation
  • 01/17/2007: Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025
  • 11/02/2011: Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit

    Abortion Rights

    PRO:

  • 02/05/2007: Ensure access to and funding for contraception
  • 01/06/2009: Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception
  • 11/13/2013: Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services
  • 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
  • 03/17/2009: Teach teens about both abstinence & contraception
  • 11/07/2006: Abortion decision should be between a woman and her doctor

    Gay Rights and Gay Marriage

    PRO:

  • 03/03/2010: Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays
  • 11/13/2007: Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • 05/20/2009: Give domestic partnership benefits to Federal employees
  • 06/24/2009: ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays
  • 07/08/2013: Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools
  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes
  • 03/10/2011: Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools

    Repealing ObamaCare

    CON:

  • 01/23/2008: Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids
  • 01/05/2011: Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment
  • 11/07/2006: Everyone deserves access to health care
  • 04/15/2011: Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts
  • 01/12/2007: Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D
  • 01/31/2001: MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare
  • 07/15/2008: Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare
  • 03/04/2009: Expand the National Health Service Corps
  • 04/13/2011: Voted NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund
  • 01/14/2009: Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • 10/25/2007: Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility
  • 04/11/2013: Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit
  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug
  • 11/11/1999: Make health care a right, not a privilege


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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