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Charles Rangel topics and responses

    Getting Money Out of Politics

    PRO:

  • 01/16/2014: No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote
  • 08/05/2008: It's obscene what money has done to Congress
  • 02/09/2012: Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures
  • 02/05/2014: Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions
  • 03/12/2013: Corporate political spending is not free speech
  • 01/15/2013: Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements
  • 11/15/2012: Establish 15 days of early voting in all states
  • 11/15/2011: Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge

    Renewable Energy

    PRO:

  • 05/21/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation
  • 02/12/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence
  • 08/04/2007: Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel
  • 09/26/2008: Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets

    Abortion Rights

    PRO:

  • 11/13/2013: Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record
  • 01/05/1993: Protect the reproductive rights of women
  • 05/04/2011: Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • 02/05/2007: Ensure access to and funding for contraception
  • 01/06/2009: Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception
  • 06/02/2011: Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance

    CON:

  • 11/15/2012: Encourage adoption of children in foster care

    Gay Rights and Gay Marriage

    PRO:

  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes
  • 12/19/2007: Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees
  • 04/03/2001: More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance
  • 01/06/2001: Increase funding for AIDS treatment & prevention
  • 07/08/2013: Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools
  • 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
  • 06/24/2009: ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays

    Repealing ObamaCare

    PRO:

  • 03/07/2002: Limit anti-trust lawsuits on health plans and insurers

    CON:

  • 03/04/2009: Expand the National Health Service Corps
  • 01/31/2001: MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare
  • 01/06/2001: More funding for Rx benefits, community health, CHIPs
  • 10/25/2007: Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility
  • 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
  • 11/11/1999: Make health care a right, not a privilege
  • 01/14/2009: Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • 01/05/2011: Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record
  • 06/06/2008: Include mental health services under Medicare
  • 04/11/2013: Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit
  • 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
  • 07/15/2008: Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare

    Addressing and Fighting Income Inequality

    PRO:

  • 11/11/1999: Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes
  • 08/05/2008: Estate tax only reaches estates over $100M; don't cut it
  • 02/08/2001: American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person
  • 01/05/1993: Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible
  • 12/12/2007: Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes
  • 08/05/2008: Zeal for capital gains & wealthy tax cuts is unparalleled
  • 04/16/2012: Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation

    CON:

  • 06/25/2008: Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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