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vs.Bellows(D)
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vs.Peters(D)
vs.Wiedenhoeft(R)
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vs.McFadden(R)
vs.Johnson(L)
vs.Abeler(R)
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vs.Childers(D)
vs.McDaniel(R)
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vs.Curtis(D)
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vs.Domina(D)
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vs.Johnson(D)
vs.Shannon(R)
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vs.Zaccaria(R)
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vs.Dickerson(D)
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vs.Hutto(D)
vs.Ravenel(I)
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vs.Sanchez(G)
vs.Roland(L)
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vs.Gillespie(R)
vs.Sarvis(L)
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vs.Tennant(D)
vs.Buckley(L)
vs.Lawhorn(I)
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Benjamin Cardin topics and responses

    Acknowledging and Addressing Climate Change

    PRO:

  • 01/24/2008: Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards
  • 05/15/2007: Voted YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning
  • 06/26/2000: Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol
  • 05/15/2008: Voted YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China
  • 04/02/2009: Voted NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax
  • 01/16/2007: Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • 04/06/2011: Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases
  • 04/01/2009: Voted NO on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade

    Getting Money Out of Politics

    PRO:

  • 02/14/2002: Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions
  • 09/14/1999: Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads
  • 02/25/2013: Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements
  • 04/05/2006: Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees
  • 07/10/2012: Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures
  • 02/25/2009: Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad

    CON:

  • 07/12/2001: Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties

    Renewable Energy

    PRO:

  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence
  • 08/01/2001: Voted YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels
  • 06/17/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation
  • 06/21/2007: Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies
  • 06/29/2006: Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore
  • 06/07/2006: Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries

    Making it Harder to Get a Gun

    PRO:

  • 06/18/1999: Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1
  • 01/22/2013: Ban large-capacity ammunition
  • 10/20/2005: Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record
  • 05/07/2009: Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales
  • 04/02/2009: Voted NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains
  • 04/09/2003: Voted NO on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse
  • 04/17/2013: Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets

    CON:

  • 09/06/2007: Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership

    Cutting the US Military Budget

    PRO:

  • 07/11/2007: Voted YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record

    CON:

  • 04/03/2003: Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan
  • 02/02/2005: Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses
  • 12/19/2007: Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11
  • 03/18/1999: Voted YES on deploying SDI
  • 07/22/1999: Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill
  • 10/25/2006: Voted against war in Iraq, but for funding for troops
  • N/A: More research into causes of combat-related illnesses

    Abortion Rights

    PRO:

  • 05/16/2001: Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad
  • 10/29/2006: Support the expansion of embryonic stem cell research
  • 06/16/2011: Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest
  • 01/05/1993: Protect the reproductive rights of women
  • 03/14/2008: Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP
  • 10/18/2007: Voted NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record
  • 10/25/2006: Embryonic research holds promise for reversing diseases
  • 04/11/2007: Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines
  • 03/05/2009: Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies
  • 03/13/2008: Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion
  • 05/24/2005: Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research
  • 04/05/2000: Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions
  • 04/26/2007: Provide emergency contraception at military facilities
  • 11/13/2013: Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services
  • 02/05/2007: Ensure access to and funding for contraception
  • 06/30/1999: Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion
  • 09/25/2002: Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info
  • 10/02/2003: Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother`s life
  • 02/26/2004: Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime
  • 04/27/2005: Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance

    Gay Rights and Gay Marriage

    PRO:

  • 03/03/2010: Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays
  • 07/18/2006: Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman
  • 06/24/2009: ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays
  • 12/19/2007: Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees
  • 03/10/2011: Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools
  • 07/29/1999: Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC
  • 09/30/2004: Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage
  • 01/23/2006: Supports civil unions, no comment on gay marriage
  • 04/03/2001: More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance
  • 06/04/2013: Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools

    Repealing ObamaCare

    PRO:

  • 07/24/2003: Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs

    CON:

  • 03/13/2008: Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium
  • 03/04/2009: Expand the National Health Service Corps
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record
  • 11/22/2003: Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients
  • 03/13/2003: Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits
  • 04/07/2008: Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn
  • 06/11/2009: Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug
  • 07/15/2008: Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare
  • 05/25/2011: Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts
  • 06/03/2009: Provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE
  • 02/14/2008: Voted NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare
  • 02/01/2006: Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay
  • 11/01/2007: Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility
  • 10/06/1999: Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts
  • 04/18/2007: Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D
  • 01/29/2009: Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • 06/28/2000: Voted NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage

    Addressing and Fighting Income Inequality

    PRO:

  • 12/08/2005: Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends
  • 04/18/2002: Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent
  • 05/16/2001: Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years
  • 04/04/2001: Voted NO on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax")
  • 02/13/2008: Voted NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M
  • 03/09/2000: Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business
  • 03/29/2001: Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years
  • 07/12/2000: Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty"
  • 03/13/2008: Voted NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset
  • 03/21/2007: Voted NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation
  • 03/23/2007: Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax

    CON:

  • 09/23/2004: Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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