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Abortion
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2010-EML
on Sep 1, 2010
Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 30
Republicans: 0
Independents: 3
2009-H1981
on Apr 21, 2009
(1) Report on Medicaid payments to abortion providers or (2) Sponsored bill to report Medicaid payments for abortions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 27
Independents: 0
2009-S346
on Feb 4, 2009
(1) Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment or (2) Sponsored bill declaring preborn as Constitutional persons Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 59
Independents: 2
99-WC4
on Jul 15, 1999
Supported funding contraception and UN family planning Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 11
Republicans: 8
Independents: 1

Budget & Economy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2010-LC-BE
on Sep 1, 2010
Liberty Candidate: End the Federal Reserve (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 4
Independents: 5
2009-H1577
on Mar 18, 2009
(1) Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees or (2) Sponsored bill to reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 43
Independents: 2

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2009-H2517
on May 20, 2009
(1) Give domestic partnership benefits to Federal employees or (2) Sponsored bill for Federal domestic partnership benefits Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 64
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
2009-HR433
on May 13, 2009
(1) Recognize the 40th anniversary of Stonewall or (2) Sponsored bill to recognize 40th anniversary of Stonewall Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 25
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
2009-SCR3
on Jan 28, 2009
(1) Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP or (2) Sponsored bill honoring the 100th anniversary of the NAACP Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 126
Republicans: 7
Independents: 3
99-699
on Apr 26, 2000
(1) Boy Scouts may exclude gay scoutmasters or (2) Boy Scouts should accept gay scoutmasters or (3) Boy Scouts should be required to accept gay scoutmasters Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
99-5525
on Apr 19, 2000
(1) Uphold "Miranda", informing people being arrested of rights or (2) Miranda rights can be overruled by Congress Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
99-478
on Mar 28, 2000
(1) Hate crime sentencing without a jury is unconstitutional or (2) Hate crimes must be separate crimes, not just for sentencing or (3) Hate crimes should allow racial intent to affect sentencing Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
99-NGA26
on Jul 27, 1999
Decide Indian gaming rules at state level, not DOI (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
99-WC1
on Jul 15, 1999
Supported legislation on violence against women & safety (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 42
Republicans: 18
Independents: 1
99-WC12
on Jul 15, 1999
Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 45
Republicans: 20
Independents: 1
99-WC8
on Jul 15, 1999
Supports ERA and comparable work pay rules for women Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 11
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0

Corporations
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
99-NGA30
on May 5, 1999
Bankruptcy reform: prevent inappropriate Chapter 7 filings (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1

Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
99-NGA24
on Aug 5, 1999
Tougher juvenile crime penalties; but let states set them Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
99-7000
on Apr 18, 2000
(1) Life-sentence alternative doesn't affect death sentence or (2) Life-sentence alternative should affect death sentence Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
99-137
on Jan 11, 2000
(1) OK to lengthen prison sentences retroactively or (2) Can't lengthen prison sentences retroactively Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Drugs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2009-H1866
on Apr 2, 2009
(1) Let states legalize industrial hemp or (2) Sponsored bill letting states legalize industrial hemp Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 8
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0
2009-H179
on Jan 6, 2009
(1) Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis or (2) Sponsored bill to distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 104
Republicans: 3
Independents: 2
99-1030
on Oct 3, 2000
(1) No roadblocks with drug-sniffing dogs or (2) Roadblocks with drug-sniffing dogs are OK or (3) Treat drug roadblocks the same as drunk-driving roadblocks Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Education
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
99-WC7
on Jul 15, 1999
Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 42
Republicans: 18
Independents: 1

Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2010-LC-EO
on Sep 1, 2010
Liberty Candidate: tax incentives for US-based alternatives Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 4
Independents: 5
2009-H2409
on May 14, 2009
(1) Include agricultural products in renewable fuels or (2) Sponsored bill promoting agricultural renewable fuels Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 32
Republicans: 14
Independents: 1
2009-H2353
on May 12, 2009
(1) List GHG emissions cost on electric bills or (2) Sponsored bill to list GHG emissions cost on electric bills Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 11
Independents: 0
99-NGA27
on Jul 2, 1999
Maintain federal funds for transit funding above 12.5% cap (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
79-S1641
on Aug 2, 1979
(1) Let states decide on federal dam decisions or (2) Sponsored bill letting states decide on federal dams (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
99-1178
on Oct 31, 2000
(1) Limit CWA restrictions to navigable waterways or (2) Extend CWA restrictions to isolated water bodies Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
99-NGA22
on Oct 21, 1999
Maintain joint EPA-state authority over nuclear waste (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
79-S2547
on Apr 3, 1980
(1) Allow tax deduction for businesses that recycle or (2) Sponsored bill allowing tax deduction for recycling costs Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
79-S1741
on Sep 12, 1979
(1) Congress should decide land use, not DOI or (2) Sponsored bill for Congress to decide land use, not DOI (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2009-S611
on Mar 17, 2009
(1) Teach teens about both abstinence & contraception or (2) Sponsored bill to teach teens about contraception Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 88
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
99-138
on Jan 12, 2000
(1) Grandparents get no visitation rights unless parents agree or (2) Balance visitation rights between parent & child interests or (3) Child upbringing is an unalienable right (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
99-5
on Jan 11, 2000
(1) Rape victims cannot sue their alleged attackers or (2) Let rape victims sue alleged attackers as gender-bias crime or (3) Congress can't allow lawsuits by rape victims under 14th Am. Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
99-NGA28
on Jun 24, 1999
Maintain federal welfare funding for child support (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 1
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
99-NGA32
on Mar 24, 1999
Keep TANF program focused on family welfare, not other tasks (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2
99-WC9
on Jul 15, 1999
Supported funding child care, child health, & child housing (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 42
Republicans: 20
Independents: 1

Foreign Policy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2010-LC-FP
on Sep 1, 2010
Liberty Candidate: US abroad unconstitutional & unaffordable Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 4
Independents: 5
2010-LT-AP
on Aug 4, 2010
Afghanistan-Pakistan study group to assess exit strategy (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 11
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
2010-LT-UB
on Mar 25, 2010
Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 147
Republicans: 153
Independents: 10
2010-LT-IP
on Jan 27, 2010
Ease the Israeli blockade on Gaza (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 52
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
2009-HR252
on Mar 17, 2009
(1) Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, as official US policy or (2) Sponsored bill to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 100
Republicans: 24
Independents: 1
2010-LT-AR
on Oct 2, 2007
Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 40
Republicans: 28
Independents: 4

Free Trade
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
99-CPC1
on Nov 11, 1999
No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 83
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2009-S542
on Jan 6, 2009
(1) Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises or (2) Sponsored bill repealing automatic Congressional pay raises Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 90
Republicans: 49
Independents: 1
99-NGA25
on Jul 27, 1999
More federal funding for FAA and air traffic control (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1

Gun Control
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2010-LC-GC
on Sep 1, 2010
Liberty Candidate: no point in keeping guns you can't access Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 4
Independents: 5
2009-H2193
on Apr 30, 2009
(1) Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition or (2) Sponsored bill allowing reloading spent military ammunition Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 35
Independents: 1

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2009-S486
on Mar 4, 2009
(1) Expand the National Health Service Corps or (2) Sponsored bill expanding the National Health Service Corps Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 153
Republicans: 1
Independents: 3
99-NGA31
on Apr 14, 1999
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 22
Independents: 11
99-CPC2
on Nov 11, 1999
Make health care a right, not a privilege Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 83
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2
99-WC2
on Jul 15, 1999
Supported funding women's health needs Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 42
Republicans: 18
Independents: 1
99-WC3
on Jul 15, 1999
Supported funding older women's health (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 42
Republicans: 18
Independents: 1
99-WC5
on Jul 15, 1999
Supported funding Prenatal and Postpartum Care (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 42
Republicans: 18
Independents: 1
99-WC6
on Jul 15, 1999
Supported funding Family and Children's Coverage (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 42
Republicans: 19
Independents: 1

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
99-WC11
on Jul 15, 1999
Recognize women veterans; assist military families Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 42
Republicans: 18
Independents: 1

Immigration
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2009-H1867
on Apr 2, 2009
(1) Expand border security on Mexican border or (2) Sponsored bill to expand border security on Mexican border Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 8
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
2009-H1751
on Mar 26, 2009
(1) Let illegal alien children attend school or (2) Sponsored bill letting illegal alien children attend school Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 58
Republicans: 4
Independents: 2
99-HR0123
on Jan 6, 1999
(1) Declared English the official language of the US or (2) Sponsored bill declaring English the US' official language Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 12
Republicans: 115
Independents: 9

Jobs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2009-S182
on Jan 8, 2009
(1) Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination or (2) Sponsored bill enforcing against gender pay discrimination Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 228
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2
99-MGC5
on Sep 14, 1999
Immediate federal assistance for farm crisis (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 1
79-S1058
on May 2, 1979
(1) Help employees buy businesses that are closing or moving or (2) Sponsored bill helping employees buy closing businesses (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 3
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0

Social Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
99-NGA23
on Sep 29, 1999
Maintain federal funding of Social Services Block Grants Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
99-WC10
on Jul 15, 1999
Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Democrats: 44
Republicans: 21
Independents: 1

Tax Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
99-WC13
on Jul 15, 1999
Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 42
Republicans: 18
Independents: 1
99-WC14
on Jul 15, 1999
Tax incentives for education, new schools, & families (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 42
Republicans: 18
Independents: 1

Welfare & Poverty
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2009-SR67
on Mar 5, 2009
(1) Support school breakfast for low-income children or (2) Sponsored bill favoring school breakfast for low-income kids (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 57
Republicans: 2
Independents: 2
99-CPC3
on Nov 11, 1999
Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 83
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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