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Following are the bill sponsorships, open letters, and public writings used to indicate candidates' stances on the issues. Votes 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.
Abortion
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-HR5939
on Jul 29, 2010
(1) Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans or (2) Sponsored bill barring federal funding for abortion Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 138
Independents: 7

Budget & Economy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-HR5954
on Jul 29, 2010
(1) Truth in Spending: show actual costs vs. planned costs or (2) Sponsored Truth in Spending: compare actual to planned costs (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 31
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
09-HJR1
on Jan 6, 2009
(1) Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override or (2) Sponsored Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 14
Republicans: 167
Independents: 8

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
09-HR3017
on Jun 24, 2009
(1) ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays or (2) Sponsored the Employment Non-Discrimination Act Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 221
Republicans: 6
Independents: 6

Drugs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-HR5916
on Apr 29, 2010
(1) TV ads to prevent teenage meth use or (2) Sponsored bill for TV ads to prevent teenage meth use Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 7
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0

Education
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-S3658
on Jul 27, 2010
(1) Professional development grants for elementary principals or (2) Sponsored bill: elementary school professional development Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
09-HR1689
on Mar 24, 2009
(1) Establish a Carbon Storage Research Corporation or (2) Sponsored bill for Carbon Storage Research Corporation Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 14
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0
09-HR391
on Jan 9, 2009
(1) Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules or (2) Sponsored bill barring greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 141
Independents: 6

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-HR140
on May 28, 2010
(1) Add polar bear & bluefin tuna to endangered species list or (2) Sponsored bill to add polar bear to endangered species list (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 31
Republicans: 1
Independents: 2
09-HR1831
on Mar 31, 2009
(1) Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements or (2) Sponsored bill for conservation easements tax deduction (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 178
Republicans: 109
Independents: 9

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
09-HR1551
on Mar 17, 2009
(1) Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception or (2) Sponsored bill that Sex Ed teach abstinence & contraception Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 113
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2

Free Trade
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-SR452
on Mar 11, 2010
(1) Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets or (2) Sponsored bill for post-mad-cow access to Japan beef markets Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 32
Independents: 2
09-HR3012
on Jun 24, 2009
(1) Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation or (2) Sponsored bill to review free trade agreements biennially Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 144
Republicans: 3
Independents: 3
09-HR2378
on May 13, 2009
(1) Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency or (2) Sponsored bill for tariffs against undervalued currency Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 89
Republicans: 45
Independents: 3

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-HR5258
on May 11, 2010
(1) Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks or (2) Sponsored bill requiring Internet disclosure of earmarks Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 16
Republicans: 31
Independents: 1
10-HR5175
on Apr 29, 2010
(1) DISCLOSE Act: ban political donations from Big Oil & TARP or (2) Sponsored DISCLOSE Act: ban political donations from Big Oil Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
09-HR393
on Jan 9, 2009
(1) Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years or (2) Sponsored Sunset Act to close agencies every 12 years (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 42
Independents: 0

Gun Control
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-HRs1365
on May 18, 2010
(1) Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message or (2) Sponsored bill to teach kids the GunSafe lifesaving message Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 58
Republicans: 68
Independents: 2
09-HR2324
on May 7, 2009
(1) Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales or (2) Sponsored bill to close the Gun Show Loophole Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 119
Republicans: 2
Independents: 2
09-HR197
on Jan 6, 2009
(1) National cross-state standard for concealed carry or (2) Sponsored bill for national standard for concealed carry Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 62
Republicans: 152
Independents: 9

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-HR5882
on Jul 27, 2010
(1) Deauthorize funding for Obamacare or (2) Sponsored bill to deauthorize funding for Obamacare Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 20
Independents: 1

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-HR1283
on Mar 3, 2010
(1) Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays or (2) Sponsored bill to repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 236
Republicans: 4
Independents: 7
09-HR704
on Jan 27, 2009
(1) Free postage for soldiers serving abroad or (2) Sponsored bill for free postage for soldiers serving abroad Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 12
Republicans: 21
Independents: 2

Immigration
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
09-HR1868
on Apr 2, 2009
(1) End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies or (2) Sponsored bill ending Birthright Citizenship & anchor babies Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 89
Independents: 3

Jobs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
09-HR1409
on Mar 10, 2009
(1) Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot or (2) Sponsored bill for card-check instead of secret union ballot (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 247
Republicans: 5
Independents: 4

Social Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-HR1077
on Feb 5, 2010
(1) No severe changes; no privatization or (2) Sponsored bill for no severe changes; no privatization Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Democrats: 32
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Tax Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-HRs1346
on May 11, 2010
(1) No European-style VAT (value-added tax) or (2) Sponsored bill barring European-style VAT (value-added tax) Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 104
Independents: 4
09-HR205
on Jan 6, 2009
(1) Repeal the Death Tax or (2) Sponsored bill to repeal the Death Tax Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 88
Independents: 2
09-HR25
on Jan 6, 2009
(1) Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax or (2) Sponsored FairTax bill, to replace income tax Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 62
Independents: 4

Technology
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-HR290
on Jun 24, 2010
(1) Popularize Electronic Signatures with ESIGN Day or (2) Sponsored bill promoting Electronic Signatures (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 86
Republicans: 11
Independents: 2


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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