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Peter Welch 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

    Abortion rights: Women should choose

  • 11/13/2013: Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services
  • 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
  • 11/07/2006: Abortion decision should be between a woman and her doctor

    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 rights

  • 11/07/2006: 100 percent National Rife Association record

    Economic Issues

    Taxes for wealthier tax payers: More

  • 04/16/2012: Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million
  • 11/07/2006: Tax cuts to wealthiest 1% are irresponsible
  • 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

    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

    Oppose school vouchers

  • 03/30/2011: Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program

    Environmental Issues

    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
  • 01/17/2007: Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025

    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

    Support cap-and-trade programs to address industrial emissions

  • 06/26/2009: Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution

    Eliminate tax incentives and/or subsidies to the fossil fuel industry

  • 11/07/2006: Global warming is real, is accelerating, & is human-caused

    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
  • 01/31/2001: MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare

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

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

    Immigration

    Provide amnesty for undocumented individuals

  • 11/07/2006: Path for earned citizenship plus guest worker program


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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