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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
End partial birth abortion; require parental consent: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion: Opposes topic 1
YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime: Opposes topic 1
NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives: Opposes topic 1
YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions: Opposes topic 1
NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Opposes topic 1
YES on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks: Favors topic 2
Rated 43% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action: Neutral on topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated 22% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights: Neutral on topic 3
YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record: Strongly Favors topic 4
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration: Favors topic 4
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
Too many suspects are released without trial or jail: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strengthen the State Gang Task Force: Favors topic 9
When we get tougher on enforcement, we see a change: Strongly Favors topic 9
Mandatory sentences for repeat gun & gang offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program: Opposes topic 9
Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Permanent crime database for volunteers with kids: Favors topic 9
YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Standardize concealed-carry law so urbanites can get permits: Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership: Favors topic 10
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Favors some type of universal coverage: Favors topic 5
Tax credits for those without employee health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
$350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors: Favors topic 5
Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 5
NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium: Opposes topic 5
YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit: Favors topic 5
NO on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics: Opposes topic 5
NO on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D: Favors topic 5
YES on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000: Favors topic 5
YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Favors topic 5
YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Favors topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Individual retirement accounts as part of comprehensive plan: Favors topic 6
For private investment of IRAís, but against privatization: Favors topic 6
Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record: Strongly Favors topic 6
YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports charters; and teacher accountability: Favors topic 7
Supports charter schools and options for competition: Favors topic 7
Supported vouchers in 1996, now supports tax breaks: Favors topic 7
Rated 45% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education: Neutral on topic 7
NO on $5B for grants to local educational agencies: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Speed up nuclear plant processing; send waste to Yucca: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Drill offshore; but donít drill ANWR: Favors topic 18
Helped pass wind-power tax credits for energy independence: Favors topic 18
Alternative energy; no ANWR drilling: Favors topic 18
Make EPA into a Cabinet department: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rated 21% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Tax credit for gas stations providing 85% ethanol fuel: Favors topic 18
Sponsored bill raising CAFE by a 4% per year until 2018: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rated 50% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence: Neutral on topic 18
Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill: Favors topic 18
NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%): Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Favors topic 18
YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning: Favors topic 18
YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China: Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Create jobs and thereís no need for welfare: Favors topic 20
Create safety net; not a web you get stuck in: Strongly Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce corporate tax; eliminate corporate capital gains tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminate capital gains tax & estate tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Clinton tax increases failed to create jobs: Opposes topic 11
Permanently repeal the estate tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
We are taxed across the board, and that has to change: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated 69% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes: Neutral on topic 11
Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset: Opposes topic 11
YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut: Opposes topic 11
YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
I do not support a path to citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No benefits to Mexican citizens without consulting Congress: Opposes topic 12
Rated 25% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance: Strongly Favors topic 12
NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities": Strongly Opposes topic 12
NO on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on establishing a Guest Worker program: Favors topic 12
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program: Neutral topic 12
YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government: Strongly Opposes topic 12
NO on comprehensive immigration reform: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports Korea Trade; supports Fast Track: Strongly Favors topic 13
For private investment of IRAís, but against privatization: Strongly Favors topic 13
Gut the USDAís milk marketing system: Favors topic 13
Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore: Favors topic 13
YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile: Favors topic 13
YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on free trade agreement with Oman: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on promoting free trade with Peru: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record: Strongly Favors topic 15
Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11: Favors topic 15
YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding: Opposes topic 15
NO on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+5 points on Economic scale)
NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity: Opposes topic 16
YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act: Opposes topic 14
NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees: Strongly Opposes topic 14
NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(-5 points on Social scale)
The surge in Iraq succeeded; failure isnít an option: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months: Opposes topic 17

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Abortion
Budget/Economy
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Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Gay Issues
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Gun Control
Health Care
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Iraq/Mideast
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Medicare/Rx
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare/Poverty

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Page last updated: Nov 20, 2009