John McCain on SenateMatch

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Abortion is a woman's right
Abortion: Prosecute abortion doctors, not women who get them
Abortion: Overturn Roe v. Wade, but keep incest & rape exceptions
Abortion: Wants Roe vs. Wade made irrelevant, but would not repeal it
Abortion: Opposes partial-birth abortions & public financing
YES on 1999-340 allowing partial birth abortions
YES on 2000-134 maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
Civil Rights: Inter-racial dating ban is idiotic and cruel
Civil Rights: Affirmative action OK for specific programs, but no quotas
YES on 1998-23 setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
Defense: Accepts gays in military under current policy
Defense: Keep “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy - it works
Civil Rights: Would be “comfortable” with a gay president
Civil Rights: 1st Amend. not a shield for hate groups
NO on 2000-136 expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation
Organized Prayer In Public Schools
Civil Rights: Support evangelism but don’t pander to evangelical leaders
Principles & Values: Faith bridges unbridgeable gaps in humanity
Civil Rights: Ten Commandments would bring virtue to our schools
Civil Rights: Allow, but not mandate, school prayer
YES on 1994-236 requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer
YES on 1999-114 restricting violent videos to minors
YES on 1999-121 declaring that memorial prayers and religious symbols at sch
More Federal Funding for Health Coverage
Health Care: Matching funds for seniors citizens’ prescription drugs
Health Care: Expand health insurance to 11 million uninsured children
Health Care: Allow paying extra for choice of doctors & care
Health Care: More tax-deductible health costs; limits on malpractice
NO on 2000-144 including prescription drugs under Medicare
Privatize Social Security
Social Security: More believe in Elvis than in getting Social Security check
Social Security: Option to invest 20% of payroll taxes in private accounts
Social Security: Allow workers to invest privately
YES on 1998-56 allowing personal retirement accounts
YES on 1999-236 using the Social Security Surplus to fund tax reductions
Strongly Favors
Parents Choose Schools via Vouchers
School Choice: Vouchers & charters will improve our school system
School Choice: Nationwide test of school vouchers
School Choice: $5B program for 3-year test of school vouchers
School Choice: Vouchers for any schools; more charter schools
Strongly Favors
Death Penalty
Crime: Pro-death penalty; more prisons; increased penalties
YES on 1996-66 limiting death penalty appeals
Strongly Favors
Mandatory "Three Strikes" Sentencing Laws
Crime: More death penalty; stricter sentencing
YES on 1994-126 mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms
Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership
Gun Control: Ban cheap guns; require safety locks; for gun show checks
Gun Control: Voted against Brady Bill & assault weapon ban
Gun Control: Punish criminals who abuse 2nd Amendment rights
Gun Control: Repeal existing gun restrictions; penalize criminal use
YES on 1999-111 requiring licensing & background checks at gun shows
Strongly Favors
Make Income Tax Flatter & Lower
Tax Reform: Remove charitable deduction; it only benefits rich
Tax Reform: Middle-class tax cut: expand 15% tax bracket
Tax Reform: Tax cuts should go to middle- & lower-income people
Tax Reform: Cut marriage tax, inheritance tax, & earnings test
Tax Reform: Taxes should be flatter, lower, and simpler
YES on 1998-296 Internet sales tax moratorium
YES on 2000-197 phasing out the estate tax ("death tax")
YES on 2000-215 eliminating the 'marriage penalty'
NO on 2000-55 prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts
Strongly Favors
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
Immigration: No more ballot initiatives against immigration
Immigration: More help for legal immigrants when immigrating & once here
YES on 1998-141 visas for skilled workers
YES on 1998-233 allowing more foreign workers into the U.S. for farm work
Strongly Favors
Support & Expand Free Trade
Free Trade: Free trade with any country except security risks
Free Trade: Free trade is indispensable to our prosperity
Free Trade: NAFTA has had unambiguously positive impact on US
Free Trade: Pro-NAFTA, pro-GATT, pro-MFN, pro-Fast Track
YES on 2000-98 expanding trade to the third world
Link Human Rights to trade with China
China: Support the one-China policy, don’t weaken it
China: Admit China to WTO based on their concessions
China: Engage with China as they become a great power
China: China: Keep open trade & diplomacy; but keep eyes open
NO on 2000-242 trade sanctions if China sells weapons of mass destruction
YES on 2000-251 permanent normal trade relations with China
Strongly Favors
More Spending on Armed Forces Personnel
Defense: Terminate C-130, B-2, and Seawolf; use funds to modernize
Defense: Politicians keep unneeded bases open for political purposes
Defense: Raise military pay to avoid military draft
YES on 1999-147 allowing another round of military base closures
YES on 1999-26 military pay raise of 4.8%
Strongly Opposes
Reduce spending on Missile Defense ("Star Wars")
Defense: Discard ABM Treaty and develop a missile defense
NO on 1999-325 adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Strongly Favors
Continue Foreign Aid to Russia, Israel, & others
Foreign Policy: Russia: Sanctions until Putin exits Chechnya
Foreign Policy: IMF’s Russia policies bad, but agency is OK
Foreign Policy: UN is useful but cannot replace US world leadership
Foreign Policy: Pay dues to UN after UN reforms
YES on 1999-312 cap foreign aid at only $12.7 billion
YES on 1999-57 authorizing air strikes in Kosovo
NO on 1999-98 allowing all necessary forces and other means in Kosovo
Spend Resources to Stop Global Warming
Environment: Strength Clean Air & Water Acts; but not Kyoto
Labor & Farming: Ethanol bad for environment & bad for consumers
Environment: Supports alternative fuels, emission controls, & CWA
NO on 1997-242 reducing funds for road-building in National Forests
YES on 2000-58 killing budget for ANWR oil drilling
Strongly Favors
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
Drugs: Administration is AWOL on the war on drugs
Drugs: We’re losing drug war - just say no
Drugs: $1B for detection equipment for more border interdiction
Drugs: Stricter penalties; stricter enforcement
Allow churches to provide welfare services
Welfare & Poverty: Supports block grants, welfare-to-work, state control
Welfare & Poverty: Anti-poverty shared by gov’t & faith-based orgs
Welfare & Poverty: Pro-block grants; pro-welfare-to-work
YES on 1996-208 allowing state welfare waivers

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(GA) Miller  vs. Mattingly
(HI) Akaka  vs. Douglas
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(MA) Kennedy  vs. Robinson  & Howell  & Lawler
(MD) Sarbanes  vs. Rappaport
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(MN) Grams  vs. Dayton
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(NE) Nelson  vs. Stenberg
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(WA,R) Gorton  vs. Cantwell  & McKeigue
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