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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.
Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
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

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: 0
Independents: 2

Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
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

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
99-NGA22
on Oct 21, 1999
Maintain joint EPA-state authority over nuclear waste (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
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

Foreign Policy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
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: 146
Republicans: 153
Independents: 9
2010-LT-IP
on Jan 27, 2010
Ease the Israeli blockade on Gaza (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 51
Republicans: 0
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
NGA-0709FT
on Sep 7, 2007
Reauthorize the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance program Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 1
Independents: 2

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
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

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
NGA-0804HC
on Apr 2, 2008
Delay Medicaid changes that shift costs from feds to states Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
NGA-0712HC
on Dec 17, 2007
Extend SCHIP with full funding, plus $12B for Medicaid Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
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

Jobs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
99-MGC5
on Sep 14, 1999
Immediate federal assistance for farm crisis (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 1

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: 0
Independents: 2

Tax Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
NGA-0801TX
on Jan 28, 2008
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 21
Republicans: 9
Independents: 5


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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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
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

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

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

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
97-PNAC-FP
on Jun 3, 1997
Role in the world: military strength and moral clarity Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 2
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

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
97-PNAC-HS
on Jun 3, 1997
Increase defense spending to meet global responsibilities Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 2
Independents: 1

War & Peace
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
97-PNAC-WP
on Jun 3, 1997
Extend international order friendly to our security Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 2
Independents: 1


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
95-H2137
on Jul 27, 1995
(1) Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders or (2) Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 23
Independents: 0
95-HR663
on Jan 24, 1995
(1) Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons or (2) Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 26
Independents: 1

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
93-H3392
on Oct 27, 1993
(1) Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act or (2) Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 46
Republicans: 97
Independents: 6
93-HR229
on Jan 5, 1993
(1) Declare a forest health emergency on federal lands or (2) Declare a forest health emergency on federal lands (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 13
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
93-SR122
on Jun 18, 1993
(1) TV shows should have explicit viewer advisories or (2) TV shows should have explicit viewer advisories Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 21
Republicans: 10
Independents: 2

Technology
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
93-H1009
on Feb 18, 1993
(1) Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider or (2) Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 31
Republicans: 27
Independents: 0


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2008-S2890
on Apr 17, 2008
Gas tax holiday for the summer Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 8
Independents: 2
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
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

Immigration
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
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
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

Technology
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2008-S3077
on Jun 3, 2008
Website for competitive federal awards (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0

War & Peace
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2007-SR70
on Feb 5, 2007
Support the completion of the US mission in Iraq Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 19
Independents: 1


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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Abortion
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
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
98-RMSP5
on Sep 9, 1998
Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 57
Independents: 3

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
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

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
98-RMSP2
on Sep 9, 1998
Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 57
Independents: 3

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
98-RMSP1
on Sep 9, 1998
Focus on results, not regulation (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 57
Independents: 3

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
99-WC9
on Jul 15, 1999
Supported funding child care, child health, & child housing (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 42
Republicans: 20
Independents: 1

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: 82
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
98-RMSP4
on Sep 9, 1998
Reduce federal government size & scope, including military Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 57
Independents: 3

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
99-CPC2
on Nov 11, 1999
Make health care a right, not a privilege Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 82
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

Social Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
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
98-RMSP3
on Sep 9, 1998
Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 57
Independents: 3

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
98-RMSP6
on Sep 9, 1998
Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 57
Independents: 3

Welfare & Poverty
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
99-CPC3
on Nov 11, 1999
Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 82
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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Budget & Economy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
98-MGC1
on Feb 24, 1998
Foster dairy production that is market driven (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
98-MGC2
on May 12, 1998
More EPA flexibility on interstate ozone (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2

Free Trade
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
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

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
99-MGC2
on Oct 14, 1999
Maintain Medicare funding of HMO benefits Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2

Immigration
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
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
99-MGC3
on Nov 22, 1999
State instead of federal rules for animal operations (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2

Technology
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
98-NEGC6
on Jun 9, 1998
Create International Northern and Biotechnology Corridor (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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Abortion
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
92-1
on Apr 22, 1992
(1) Uphold Roe v. Wade: woman's right to choose or (2) Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided & should be overturned Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
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
96-ROMER
on Oct 10, 1995
(1) State laws can protect gay rights or (2) State laws should not protect gay rights Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
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
98-1036
on Nov 2, 1999
(1) Fleeing the police is reasonable grounds for a search or (2) Fleeing police is not in itself sufficient to allow search Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
98-8384
on Oct 4, 1999
(1) No death penalty without considering mitigating evidence or (2) Death penalty OK if no mitigating evidence or (3) Shorten time between sentencing and executions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Drugs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
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
98-9349
on Feb 29, 2000
(1) No tactile inspection by police for drugs or (2) Tactile inspection for drugs should be legal, like visual Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Education
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
98-1648
on Dec 1, 1999
(1) Taxpayer funding OK for parochial school materials or (2) Limited public funding OK for parochial school materials or (3) Disallow taxpayer funding for parochial school materials Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
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
98-822
on Oct 12, 1999
(1) OK to sue polluters for past pollution or (2) Can't sue polluters after they stop polluting Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
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

Jobs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
98-1167
on Feb 23, 2000
(1) Public agencies can make unilateral rules for comp time or (2) Employers must get employee agreement for comp time rules (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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Abortion
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-H3471
on Nov 13, 2013
(1) Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services or (2) Sponsored banning anti-abortion limitations on abortion services Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 103
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
14-S1696
on Nov 13, 2013
(1) Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services or (2) Sponsored banning anti-abortion limitations on abortion services Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 33
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
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
2007-HR819
on Feb 5, 2007
Ensure access to and funding for contraception Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 190
Republicans: 3
Independents: 3
2007-HR618
on Jan 22, 2007
Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 99
Independents: 4
1993-H25
on Jan 5, 1993
Protect the reproductive rights of women Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 116
Republicans: 10
Independents: 6

Budget & Economy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
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
2008-S2636
on Feb 13, 2008
Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 44
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
2007-S2452
on Dec 12, 2007
Require full disclosure about subprime mortgages (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 19
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-S2024
on Feb 12, 2014
(1) State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage or (2) Sponsored state definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0
14-H4041
on Feb 11, 2014
(1) Recognize 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses or (2) Sponsored recognizing 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 52
Republicans: 2
Independents: 1
14-H3829
on Jan 9, 2014
(1) State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage or (2) Sponsored state definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 54
Independents: 0
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: 125
Republicans: 7
Independents: 3
2008-S2554
on Jan 24, 2008
Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 53
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
2007-S2521
on Dec 19, 2007
Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 91
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
2007-SJR10
on Mar 29, 2007
Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 213
Republicans: 7
Independents: 7

Corporations
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2008-S2956
on May 1, 2008
Prevent money laundering by disclosing corporate owners (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0

Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
96-S1675
on Apr 16, 1996
Establish an FBI registry of sexual offendors (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 12
Independents: 1
1994-H3990
on Mar 9, 1994
Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 41
Republicans: 10
Independents: 4
1993-H3584
on Nov 20, 1993
More prison cells; more truth in sentencing Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 20
Republicans: 25
Independents: 2
1993-H1152
on Mar 1, 1993
Stricter sentencing for hate crimes Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 50
Republicans: 6
Independents: 1

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: 102
Republicans: 3
Independents: 2
2007-S2071
on Sep 19, 2007
Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 23
Republicans: 14
Independents: 1
1999-H982
on Mar 4, 1999
Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 45
Independents: 3

Education
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-HR0476
on Feb 11, 2014
(1) Denounce the Common Core State Standards or (2) Sponsored denouncing the Common Core State Standards Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 47
Independents: 0
14-SR345
on Feb 6, 2014
(1) Denounce the Common Core State Standards or (2) Sponsored denouncing the Common Core State Standards Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 10
Independents: 0
97-HJR78
on May 8, 1997
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 17
Republicans: 136
Independents: 11
1993-H127
on Jan 5, 1993
Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 74
Republicans: 60
Independents: 5

Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
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
2008-S2555
on Jan 24, 2008
Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 96
Republicans: 6
Independents: 3
2007-S2316
on Nov 7, 2007
Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 24
Republicans: 0
Independents: 3
2007-SC03
on Jan 17, 2007
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025 Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 73
Republicans: 57
Independents: 5

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-H3870
on Jan 14, 2014
(1) Extend to 2023 Superfund hazardous waste cleanup or (2) Sponsored extending to 2023 Superfund hazardous waste cleanup Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 21
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
2007-S261
on Jan 4, 2007
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 211
Republicans: 128
Independents: 10
97-S927
on Jun 17, 1997
Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 14
Republicans: 14
Independents: 0
95-S39
on Jan 4, 1995
Fund studies of sustainable fisheries (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 1

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: 86
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
97-S476
on Mar 19, 1997
Fund 2,500 Boys and Girls Clubs in underserved areas (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 18
Republicans: 13
Independents: 3

Foreign Policy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
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
2008-SR533
on Apr 24, 2008
Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 54
Republicans: 3
Independents: 4
2008-SR504
on Apr 7, 2008
Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 17
Republicans: 3
Independents: 4
2008-SR439
on Jan 31, 2008
Let Ukraine & Georgia enter NATO (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 26
Republicans: 17
Independents: 5
2007-SR250
on Jun 22, 2007
Call for Burma's junta to release political prisoners (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 1
2007-SR211
on May 21, 2007
Urge Venezuela to re-open dissident radio & TV stations (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 5
Republicans: 6
Independents: 2
2007-SR106
on Mar 14, 2007
Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 175
Republicans: 61
Independents: 9
2007-SR76
on Feb 8, 2007
Develop a strategy to protect civilians in Darfur (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 4
Independents: 1

Free Trade
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2007-HCR40
on Jan 22, 2007
Block NAFTA Superhighway & North American Union (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 7
Republicans: 36
Independents: 2
1993-H172
on Oct 28, 1993
Promote fair trade restricting Canadian wheat Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 8
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-S2011
on Feb 11, 2014
(1) Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups or (2) Sponsored prohibiting IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 41
Independents: 0
14-H0020
on Feb 5, 2014
(1) Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions or (2) Sponsored establishing "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 133
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
14-H3865
on Jan 14, 2014
(1) Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups or (2) Sponsored prohibiting IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 1
Republicans: 65
Independents: 1
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
2007-S2305
on Nov 5, 2007
Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 31
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
1999-H1747
on May 11, 1999
Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 47
Independents: 5
1993-H1753
on Apr 21, 1993
Require debates for recipients of public campaign financing Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 11
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
1993-HJR41
on Jan 5, 1993
Constitutional Amendment for 4-year term limits in US House Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0

Gun Control
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
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
2008-S2619
on Feb 8, 2008
Allow firearms in National Parks Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 32
Independents: 0
2007-S1001
on Mar 27, 2007
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 64
Republicans: 210
Independents: 12
1999-H347
on Jan 19, 1999
Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 11
Republicans: 44
Independents: 6
1994-H529
on Aug 21, 1994
Support tradition of hunting on wildlife refuges Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 10
Republicans: 9
Independents: 0

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: 150
Republicans: 1
Independents: 4
2008-S2819
on Apr 7, 2008
Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 35
Republicans: 1
Independents: 2
1999-H614
on Feb 8, 1999
Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 52
Independents: 6
97-S419
on Mar 11, 1997
Collect data on birth defects and present to the public (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 112
Republicans: 71
Independents: 7

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-H3361
on Oct 29, 2013
(1) End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act or (2) Sponsored ending bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act Participating counts on VoteMatch question 24. Democrats: 70
Republicans: 63
Independents: 2
14-S1599
on Oct 29, 2013
(1) End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act or (2) Sponsored ending bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act Participating counts on VoteMatch question 24. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0
2008-S2634
on Feb 13, 2008
Establish global strategy to defeat al Qaeda (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 15
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
2007-HJR67
on Dec 6, 2007
Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 26
Independents: 3
2007-S185
on Jun 22, 2007
Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 79
Republicans: 2
Independents: 3
96-S2101
on Sep 20, 1996
School assistance to survivors of injured federal police (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 14
Republicans: 7
Independents: 1
1993-H3013
on Aug 6, 1993
Establish a Women's Bureau in Dept. of Veterans Affairs Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 31
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0
1993-H1900
on Apr 28, 1993
Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 96
Republicans: 6
Independents: 3

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
2007-HR997
on Feb 12, 2007
Declare English as the official language of the US Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 8
Republicans: 133
Independents: 6
1999-H1854
on May 18, 1999
More visas for families of lawful immigrants Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 14
Republicans: 4
Independents: 2

Jobs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-S1737
on Nov 19, 2013
(1) Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016 or (2) Sponsored raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016 Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 31
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
14-H1010
on Mar 6, 2013
(1) Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016 or (2) Sponsored raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016 Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 187
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
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: 225
Republicans: 0
Independents: 3
2008-S2544
on Jan 22, 2008
Extend unemployment compensation during recession (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 70
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2

Principles & Values
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
97-S1228
on Sep 26, 1997
Fund the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 17
Independents: 3

Technology
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2008-SJR28
on Mar 5, 2008
Overturn FCC approval of media consolidation (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 44
Republicans: 4
Independents: 2
2007-S2428
on Dec 6, 2007
Create online database of science & math scholarships (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 31
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
2007-S215
on Jan 9, 2007
Ensure net neutrality: no corporate-tiered Internet (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
98-S2392
on Jul 30, 1998
Let companies share Y2K plans with no risk of lawsuits (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 11
Republicans: 28
Independents: 3

War & Peace
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2007-SR356
on Oct 25, 2007
Require Congress' approval before military action in Iran Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 13
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
95-S1322
on Oct 13, 1995
Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 46
Republicans: 95
Independents: 11

Welfare & Poverty
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
14-H4006
on Feb 6, 2014
(1) Require photo ID when using food stamps or (2) Sponsored requiring photo ID when using food stamps Participating counts on VoteMatch question 30. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 19
Independents: 0
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: 55
Republicans: 2
Independents: 3
2007-S2433
on Dec 7, 2007
Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 84
Republicans: 8
Independents: 2
1993-H1722
on Apr 20, 1993
Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 42
Republicans: 5
Independents: 3
1993-H13
on Jan 5, 1993
Increase the earned income tax credit (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 100
Republicans: 40
Independents: 7


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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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.

Budget & Economy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
93-CWA3
on Sep 27, 1994
Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 211
Independents: 9

Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
93-CWA4
on Sep 27, 1994
More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 211
Independents: 9

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
93-CWA6
on Sep 27, 1994
Use tax code to reinforce families (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 211
Independents: 9

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
93-CWA11
on Sep 27, 1994
Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 211
Independents: 9
93-CWA2
on Sep 27, 1994
Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 211
Independents: 9

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
93-CWA8
on Sep 27, 1994
No US troops under UN command; more defense spending Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 211
Independents: 9

Jobs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
93-CWA10
on Sep 27, 1994
Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 211
Independents: 9

Principles & Values
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
93-CWA1
on Sep 27, 1994
Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 211
Independents: 9

Social Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
93-CWA9
on Sep 27, 1994
Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 211
Independents: 9

Tax Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
93-CWA7
on Sep 27, 1994
Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 211
Independents: 9

Welfare & Poverty
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
93-CWA5
on Sep 27, 1994
Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 211
Independents: 9


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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