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Brian Higgins topics and responses

    Stimulus Spending to Beat Great Recession

    PRO:

  • 05/09/2013: Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached
  • 03/13/2013: Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects
  • 03/21/2013: Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties
  • 03/06/2013: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016
  • 09/26/2008: Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy
  • 07/27/2011: Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion
  • 07/29/2009: Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending
  • 03/22/2012: Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business

    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
  • 06/29/2006: Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore
  • 06/07/2006: Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries
  • 08/04/2007: Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel
  • 01/18/2007: Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies
  • 05/21/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation
  • 02/12/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy
  • 11/02/2011: Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit

    Abortion Rights

    PRO:

  • 04/27/2005: Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions
  • 01/01/2012: Ranked by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice stance
  • 11/13/2013: Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services
  • 02/05/2007: Ensure access to and funding for contraception
  • 01/11/2007: Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines
  • 05/04/2011: Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • 01/06/2009: Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance
  • 05/24/2005: Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research

    Gay Rights and Gay Marriage

    PRO:

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

    Repealing ObamaCare

    CON:

  • 04/13/2011: Voted NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund
  • 01/23/2008: Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids
  • 01/14/2009: Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • 03/04/2009: Expand the National Health Service Corps
  • 07/15/2008: Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare
  • 03/05/2008: Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health
  • 10/25/2007: Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility
  • 01/05/2011: Establish a public insurance option via healthcare Exchanges
  • 04/15/2011: Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts
  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug
  • 02/01/2006: Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay
  • 01/05/2011: Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment
  • 04/11/2013: Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit
  • 01/12/2007: Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D
  • 08/01/2000: Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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