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Joseph Pitts topics and responses

    Getting Money Out of Politics

    PRO:

  • 05/24/2007: Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations
  • 11/15/2011: Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge
  • 07/12/2001: Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties

    CON:

  • 09/14/1999: Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads
  • 02/14/2002: Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions
  • 04/05/2006: Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees

    Renewable Energy

    PRO:

  • 01/17/2007: Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025

    CON:

  • 02/12/2008: Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy
  • 09/26/2008: Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets
  • 05/21/2008: Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation
  • 08/04/2007: Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence
  • 08/01/2001: Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels
  • 06/29/2006: Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore
  • 06/07/2006: Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries
  • 01/18/2007: Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies

    Abortion Rights

    CON:

  • 01/07/2011: Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood
  • 01/04/2013: No family planning assistance that includes abortion
  • 04/21/2009: Report on Medicaid payments to abortion providers
  • 09/25/2002: Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info
  • 04/27/2005: Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions
  • 04/05/2000: Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions
  • 05/16/2001: Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad
  • 10/02/2003: Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother`s life
  • 01/11/2007: Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record
  • 01/22/2007: Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment
  • 06/30/1999: Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion
  • 05/24/2005: Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance
  • 01/22/2008: Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion
  • 02/04/2009: Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment
  • 02/26/2004: Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime
  • 07/29/2010: Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans
  • 05/05/2011: Prohibit federal funding for abortion
  • 05/04/2011: Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • 05/31/2011: Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund

    Gay Rights and Gay Marriage

    CON:

  • 11/13/2007: Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • 01/09/2014: State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage
  • 07/29/1999: Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC
  • 06/25/2008: Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage
  • 09/19/2013: Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech
  • 09/30/2004: Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance
  • 07/18/2006: Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman
  • 04/02/2009: Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes

    Repealing ObamaCare

    PRO:

  • 10/06/1999: Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts
  • 04/13/2011: Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund
  • 01/23/2008: Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids
  • 01/12/2011: Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business
  • 07/27/2010: Deauthorize funding for Obamacare
  • 03/13/2003: Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits
  • 04/02/2009: Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug
  • 04/15/2011: Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts
  • 07/04/2010: Repeal any federal health care takeover
  • 01/14/2009: Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • 07/24/2003: Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs
  • 06/28/2000: Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage
  • 11/22/2003: Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients
  • 10/25/2007: Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record
  • 01/05/2011: Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law
  • 03/05/2008: Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health
  • 01/12/2007: Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D
  • 02/01/2006: Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay

    CON:

  • 07/15/2008: Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare

    Addressing and Fighting Income Inequality

    PRO:

  • 06/25/2008: Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income

    CON:

  • 01/01/2012: Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
  • 01/06/2009: Repeal the Death Tax
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation
  • 04/04/2001: Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax")
  • 05/11/2010: No European-style VAT (value-added tax)
  • 03/14/2001: Phaseout the death tax
  • 04/18/2002: Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent
  • 03/29/2001: Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years
  • 12/12/2007: Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes
  • 05/16/2001: Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years
  • 08/12/2010: Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes
  • 03/09/2000: Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business
  • 12/08/2005: Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends
  • 09/23/2004: Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification
  • 07/12/2000: Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty"


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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