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Steve Lynch topics and responses

    Stimulus Spending to Beat Great Recession

    PRO:

  • 05/09/2013: Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached
  • 03/06/2013: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016
  • 04/15/2013: Sequestration: Across-the-board cuts are a bad idea
  • 07/29/2009: Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending
  • 07/27/2011: Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion
  • 09/26/2008: Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy

    CON:

  • 03/27/2013: Supported sequestration and opposed financial bailouts
  • 04/15/2013: 2011: Supported sequestration and SuperCommittee
  • 04/09/2013: Voted for sequestration because debt default was worse

    Getting Money Out of Politics

    PRO:

  • 02/14/2002: Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions
  • 02/09/2012: Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures
  • 05/24/2007: Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations
  • 04/05/2006: Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees
  • 02/05/2014: Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions

    Renewable Energy

    PRO:

  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence
  • 09/26/2008: Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets
  • 05/21/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation
  • 01/18/2007: Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies
  • 06/07/2006: Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries
  • 08/04/2007: Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel
  • 02/12/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy
  • 06/29/2006: Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore

    Abortion Rights

    PRO:

  • 05/04/2011: Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • 04/09/2013: Protect Roe v. Wade; it keeps abortion in clinical setting
  • 01/11/2007: Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines
  • 05/24/2005: Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research

    CON:

  • 04/27/2005: Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions
  • 10/02/2003: Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother`s life
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record
  • 02/26/2004: Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime
  • 09/25/2002: Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info
  • 03/27/2013: Opposes abortion funding but funded Planned Parenthood

    Gay Rights and Gay Marriage

    PRO:

  • 03/03/2010: Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays
  • 09/30/2004: Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage
  • 07/18/2006: Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman
  • 06/24/2009: ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays
  • 04/03/2001: More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes
  • 11/13/2007: Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes
  • 07/08/2013: Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance
  • 03/10/2011: Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools

    Repealing ObamaCare

    PRO:

  • 03/27/2013: Opposed ObamaCare and would repeal aspects of it

    CON:

  • 10/25/2007: Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility
  • 01/23/2008: Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids
  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug
  • 11/22/2003: Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients
  • 04/13/2011: Voted NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund
  • 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
  • 02/01/2006: Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay
  • 07/24/2003: Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs
  • 01/14/2009: Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • 03/13/2003: Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits
  • 01/18/2000: More funding for community health centers
  • 04/11/2013: Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit
  • 03/05/2008: Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health
  • 07/15/2008: Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record

    Addressing and Fighting Income Inequality

    PRO:

  • 04/15/2013: Sponsored enforcing against corporate offshore tax haven banking
  • 12/12/2007: Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes
  • 04/18/2002: Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation
  • 12/08/2005: Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends

    CON:

  • 09/23/2004: Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification
  • 06/25/2008: Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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