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Following are Resolutions by governors and members of Congress, which are used to indicate politicians' stances on the issues. Resolutions are not binding like bills, so they indicate core beliefs. Resolutions which include "VoteMatch Usage" are scored as VoteMatch quiz responses. Those without a VoteMatch usage are included only on each candidate's main issues page.
    Sources of resolutions include:

    Congressional caucuses:
  • BDC: Blue Dog Coalition (conservative Democrats)
  • CAPAC: Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
  • CHC: Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • DLC: Democratic Leadership Council (centrist Democrats)
  • ECWA: e-Contract with High-Tech America
  • SNDC: Senate New Democrat Coalition

    Governor's Associations:
  • NGA: National Governor's Association
  • NEGC: New England Governor's Conference
  • SGA: Southern Governor's Association
  • MGC: Midwestern Governor's Conference
  • WGA: Western Governor's Association
Budget & Economy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-NGA8
on Sep 14, 2001
Uphold commitments to states before other spending (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 19
Republicans: 27
Independents: 7
01-SGA8
on Sep 9, 2001
Protect local milk supplies with Southern Dairy Compact (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 8
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
01-NGA2
on Feb 15, 2001
Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 19
Republicans: 26
Independents: 7
00-MGC3
on Jul 25, 2000
Let state meat inspection suffice for interstate shipments (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 5
Republicans: 6
Independents: 2
00-NEGC2
on Jul 18, 2000
Regional transportation network to foster trade & economy (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
98-MGC1
on Feb 24, 1998
Foster dairy production that is market driven (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-NGA1
on Feb 15, 2001
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 19
Republicans: 27
Independents: 7

Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-NGA10
on Sep 14, 2001
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 19
Republicans: 27
Independents: 7
01-WGA07
on Aug 14, 2001
Zero tolerance for violence against government employees Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 12
Independents: 3

Drugs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-WGA05
on Aug 14, 2001
States should make drug policy, not feds Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 12
Independents: 3
00-NGA2
on Aug 15, 2000
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 26
Independents: 9

Education
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-SNDC5
on Jan 23, 2001
Three Rís: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 26
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1

Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-SGA11
on Sep 9, 2001
More funding to develop domestic energy supplies Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
01-SGA13
on Sep 9, 2001
Use federal funds for nuclear cleanup, with state input (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
01-SGA2
on Sep 9, 2001
Share offshore oil development revenue with states Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
01-NEGC4
on Aug 28, 2001
Create Regional Emissions Registry for GHG trading Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
01-WGA01
on Aug 14, 2001
Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 12
Independents: 3
01-BDC1
on Jul 10, 2001
Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 58
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2
00-NGA3
on Aug 15, 2000
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 26
Independents: 9
00-NGA4
on Aug 15, 2000
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 26
Independents: 9

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-SGA10
on Sep 9, 2001
Supports national drought policy, focusing on readiness (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
01-WGA11
on Aug 14, 2001
Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 12
Independents: 3
01-WGA12
on Aug 14, 2001
Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 12
Independents: 3
01-WGA15
on Aug 14, 2001
Apply "Good Samaritan" rules to abandoned mine cleanup (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 12
Independents: 3
01-WGA16
on Aug 14, 2001
State primacy over water quantity & quality issues (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 12
Independents: 3
01-NGA15
on Aug 1, 2001
More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 19
Republicans: 27
Independents: 7
01-NGA9
on Aug 1, 2001
Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 19
Republicans: 27
Independents: 7
01-SGA14
on Feb 27, 2001
Maintain water flow in Mississippi & Missouri Rivers (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
00-NEGC1
on Sep 22, 2000
Eliminate mercury releases by 2003 (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
00-MGC1
on May 25, 2000
Replace MTBE in gasoline with cleaner ethanol Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 6
Independents: 2
98-MGC2
on May 12, 1998
More EPA flexibility on interstate ozone (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-NGA12
on Sep 7, 2001
Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 19
Republicans: 27
Independents: 7
01-NGA6
on Aug 15, 2001
Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 19
Republicans: 27
Independents: 7

Free Trade
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-SGA3
on Sep 9, 2001
Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
01-NEGC5
on Aug 28, 2001
Foster globalization with New England & Eastern Canada Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
00-NEGC12
on Jul 18, 2000
Develop an open North American energy market Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
99-MGC4
on Nov 19, 1999
Grant fast-track authority to the President Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2
98-NEGC7
on Jun 9, 1998
More business cooperation between New England & East Canada (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
98-MGC3
on May 12, 1998
Ease Canadian border-crossing rules Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-NGA11
on Aug 1, 2001
Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 19
Republicans: 27
Independents: 7
01-BDC4
on Jul 12, 2001
Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 60
Republicans: 2
Independents: 2
01-CHC1
on Jun 28, 2001
Keep campaign soft money; allow legal resident contributions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 15
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-NGA13
on Oct 5, 2001
No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 19
Republicans: 27
Independents: 7
01-WGA06
on Aug 14, 2001
More federal funding for rural health services Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 12
Independents: 3
00-BDC2
on Jun 28, 2000
Prescription drug benefit within Medicare (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 59
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2
99-MGC2
on Oct 14, 1999
Maintain Medicare funding of HMO benefits Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-CHC2
on Jun 14, 2001
Stopping Vieques bombing range good; sooner is better (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 15
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2

Immigration
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-SGA6
on Sep 9, 2001
Import farm workers from Mexico Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
01-NGA3
on Feb 15, 2001
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 19
Republicans: 27
Independents: 7
01-NGA4
on Feb 15, 2001
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 19
Republicans: 27
Independents: 7
00-NEGC4
on Jul 18, 2000
No automated entry-exit control system; allow free flow Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
99-MGC1
on Oct 14, 1999
Ease Canadian border-crossing rules Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2

Jobs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-SGA5
on Sep 9, 2001
More R&D & tax incentives for small farmers (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
01-WGA08
on Aug 14, 2001
Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 12
Independents: 3
01-SGA7
on Feb 27, 2001
Repeal the federal unemployment "temporary surtax" (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
99-MGC3
on Nov 22, 1999
State instead of federal rules for animal operations (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2

Principles & Values
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-DLC1
on Nov 7, 2000
New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 100
Republicans: 0
Independents: 3

Social Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-NGA16
on Aug 1, 2001
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Democrats: 19
Republicans: 27
Independents: 7

Tax Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-BDC3
on Feb 8, 2001
50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 59
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2
00-NGA1
on Feb 15, 2000
No national sales tax or VAT Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 26
Independents: 9

Technology
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-SGA4
on Sep 9, 2001
Permanent R&D tax incentive & more R&D funding (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
01-NEGC6
on Aug 28, 2001
Cooperate with Canada on regional info tech workforce (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
01-ECWA1
on Jan 1, 2001
Promote e-Contract with High Tech America (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 9
Independents: 0
01-ECWA2
on Jan 1, 2001
Promote e-commece and e-government (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 9
Independents: 0
98-NEGC6
on Jun 9, 1998
Create International Northern and Biotechnology Corridor (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1

War & Peace
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
02-CAPAC1
on Sep 18, 2001
Wage war on Terrorism, not on fellow Americans Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 29
Republicans: 2
Independents: 1
01-NGA7
on Sep 14, 2001
Include states in anti-terrorism planning Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 19
Republicans: 27
Independents: 7
01-WGA03
on Aug 14, 2001
Study terrorist threats against nuclear waste repositories (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 12
Independents: 3
01-NGA5
on Feb 15, 2001
Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 19
Republicans: 27
Independents: 7

Welfare & Poverty
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-NGA17
on Sep 21, 2001
Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 19
Republicans: 27
Independents: 7
01-SGA12
on Sep 9, 2001
More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
01-NGA14
on Sep 7, 2001
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Democrats: 19
Republicans: 27
Independents: 7
01-SGA9
on Aug 7, 2001
Supports TANF grants to states Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
00-MGC2
on May 25, 2000
Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 6
Independents: 2


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