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Ron Kind MyOcracy topics and responses

    Criminal Justice

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

  • 2000-06-22: Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.
  • 1999-10-14: Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC
  • 1998-09-16: Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests

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

  • 2001-09-25: Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism

    Civil Rights

    Prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

  • 2010-03-03: Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays
  • 2009-06-24: ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays
  • 2009-04-02: Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes
  • 2007-11-13: Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • 1999-07-29: Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC

    Abortion rights: Women should choose

  • 2011-05-04: Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • 2009-01-06: Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception
  • 2005-04-27: Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions
  • 2003-10-02: Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother`s life
  • 1999-06-30: Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion

    Support for gun rights

  • 2011-10-12: Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases
  • 2011-01-25: Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad
  • 2005-10-20: Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers
  • 2003-04-09: Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse

    Ban abortions except in limited cases

  • 2004-02-26: Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime

    Abortion rights: Ban all abortions

  • 2000-04-05: Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions

    Support marriage rights between same-sex individuals

  • 2004-09-30: Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage

    Support for gun control measures

  • 1999-06-18: Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1

    Economic Issues

    Taxes for wealthier tax payers: More

  • 2006-12-31: by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation
  • 2005-12-08: Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends
  • 2002-04-18: Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent
  • 2001-05-16: Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years
  • 2001-04-04: Voted NO on eliminating the Estate Tax (death tax)

    Taxes for large corporations: Increase

  • 2000-03-09: Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business

    Increase taxes for all tax payers

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

    Implement a flat tax

  • 2004-09-23: Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification

    Education Issues

    Increase per pupil funding

  • 2013-04-11: Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015
  • 2003-12-31: by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes
  • 2001-03-14: Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3

    Oppose school vouchers

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

    Limit the authority of public educator unions

  • 2000-08-01: Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice

    Environmental Issues

    Support cap-and-trade programs to address industrial emissions

  • 2009-06-26: Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution
  • 2000-08-01: Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases
  • 2000-06-26: Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol

    Oppose off-shore drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 2011-05-12: Voted NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling
  • 2007-01-18: Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies

    Use tax incentives to promote efficient energy production and conservation

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

    Support off-shore drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 2006-06-29: Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore

    Use tax incentives for wind energy development and use

  • 2008-09-26: Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets

    Increase tax incentives for solar energy development and use

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

    Consumer tax credits for the purchase of hybrid or electric vehicles

  • 2005-04-27: Tax credit for gas stations providing 85% ethanol fuel

    Regulate average miles-per-gallon production for consumer vehicles

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

    Oppose domestic continental drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 2001-08-01: Voted YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR

    Healthcare Issues

    Increase amount of children covered by Medicaid reimbursements for health costs

  • 2009-01-14: Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • 2008-01-23: Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids
  • 2007-10-25: Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility

    Establish government-assisted non-profit organizations from which all taxpayers would obtain health insurance

  • 2003-12-31: by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record

    Lower eligibility age for Medicare to increase coverage of older taxpayers

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

    Immigration

    Increase border security between U.S. and Mexico

  • 2006-09-14: Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border
  • 2006-06-06: Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project

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

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

    Allow in-state tuition at public universities and colleges for undocumented students

  • 2004-05-20: Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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