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Dirk Kempthorne on SenateMatch

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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(7 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment.: Favors topic 2
YES on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds: Strongly Opposes topic 2
NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 2
YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business: Strongly Opposes topic 2
NO on prohibiting same-sex basic training: Favors topic 2
YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer: Favors topic 4
YES on $75M for abstinence education: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(7 points on Economic scale)
More federal funding for rural health services.: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure.: Neutral on topic 5
NO on medical savings acounts: Opposes topic 5
YES on Medicare means-testing: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(7 points on Economic scale)
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding.: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare.: Opposes topic 6
YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes: Favors topic 6
YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees: Favors topic 6
YES on allowing personal retirement accounts: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
YES on school vouchers in DC: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on education savings accounts: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(2 points on Social scale)
YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals: Favors topic 8
YES on limiting death penalty appeals: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(2 points on Social scale)
No new prisons; warehousing people is not the solution: Opposes topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs.: Neutral on topic 9
Zero tolerance for violence against government employees.: Neutral on topic 9
YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(7 points on Economic scale)
Return $140M of surplus to taxpayers: Strongly Favors topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT.: Neutral on topic 11
Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions.: Neutral on topic 11
YES on Internet sales tax moratorium: Favors topic 11
YES on FY99 tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(5 points on Economic scale)
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal.: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation.: Neutral on topic 12
YES on limit welfare for immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
YES on allowing more foreign workers into the U.S. for farm work: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on Unknown roll call for 1997-292: Favors topic 13
YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(0 points on Economic scale)
YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations: Favors topic 15
YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty: Opposes topic 16
YES on deploying missile defense as soon as possible: Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(5 points on Economic scale)
Include states in anti-terrorism planning.: Neutral on topic 17
YES on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech: Opposes topic 17
YES on $17.9 billion to IMF: Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(7 points on Economic scale)
Supports salmon recovery without breaching Snake River dams: Neutral on topic 18
States’ rights: no grizzly bears; no roadless forests: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically.: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries.: Opposes topic 18
Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship.: Neutral on topic 18
Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions.: Neutral on topic 18
YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline: Opposes topic 18
NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(2 points on Social scale)
Drug treatment & education opportunities for inmates: Opposes topic 19
Target meth with more manpower: Strongly Favors topic 19
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War.: Favors topic 19
States should make drug policy, not feds.: Neutral on topic 19
YES on spending international development funds on drug control: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(2 points on Social scale)
Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants.: Favors topic 20
YES on welfare overhaul: Favors topic 20
YES on allowing state welfare waivers: Favors topic 20
NO on eliminating block grants for food stamps: Favors topic 20
YES on welfare block grants: Favors topic 20

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