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Richard Shelby topics and responses

    Getting Money Out of Politics

    PRO:

  • 02/25/2009: Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad

    CON:

  • 03/28/2006: Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity
  • 10/07/1997: Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance
  • 03/20/2002: Voted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads
  • 03/29/2006: Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress
  • 04/02/2001: Voted NO on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations

    Renewable Energy

    PRO:

  • 09/15/1999: Voted NO on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards

    CON:

  • 03/13/2002: Voted YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months
  • 06/10/2003: Voted NO on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010
  • 06/17/2008: Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation
  • 06/16/2005: Voted NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%)
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence
  • 06/16/1999: Voted YES on defunding renewable and solar energy

    Making it Harder to Get a Gun

    PRO:

  • 03/02/2004: Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence

    CON:

  • 07/21/1998: Voted YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks
  • 07/29/2005: Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers
  • 05/11/1999: Voted YES on loosening license & background checks at gun shows
  • 05/20/1999: Voted NO on background checks at gun shows
  • 04/17/2013: Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets
  • 03/27/2007: Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC
  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains
  • 09/06/2007: Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership

    Cutting the US Military Budget

    CON:

  • 07/11/2007: Voted NO on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months
  • 09/05/1995: Voted YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations
  • 04/20/2005: Voted NO on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding
  • 05/26/1999: Voted NO on allowing another round of military base closures
  • 03/17/1999: Voted YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP
  • 10/30/1997: Voted YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects
  • 02/24/1999: Voted YES on military pay raise of 4.8%
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record
  • 06/04/1996: Voted YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty

    Abortion Rights

    PRO:

  • 01/05/1993: Protect the reproductive rights of women

    CON:

  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance
  • 06/20/2000: Voted YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions
  • 05/05/2011: Prohibit federal funding for abortion
  • 10/18/2007: Voted YES on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record
  • 03/25/2004: Voted YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime
  • 07/25/2006: Voted YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions
  • 01/22/2008: Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion
  • 03/13/2008: Voted YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion
  • 03/14/2008: Voted YES on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP
  • 03/05/2009: Voted YES on restricting UN funding for population control policies
  • 03/12/2003: Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life
  • 04/11/2007: Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines
  • 03/17/2005: Voted NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives

    Gay Rights and Gay Marriage

    CON:

  • 09/10/1996: Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation
  • 06/20/2000: Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation
  • 06/25/2008: Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage
  • 09/10/1996: Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage
  • 06/07/2006: Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance
  • 06/11/2002: Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes

    Repealing ObamaCare

    PRO:

  • 03/17/2005: Voted NO on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug
  • 04/03/2001: Voted YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit
  • 06/22/2000: Voted NO on including prescription drugs under Medicare
  • 02/02/2006: Voted NO on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D
  • 06/24/1997: Voted YES on Medicare means-testing
  • 11/03/2005: Voted NO on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics
  • 05/25/2011: Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts
  • 07/13/1999: Voted YES on limiting self-employment health deduction
  • 04/18/1996: Voted NO on blocking medical savings acounts
  • 01/29/2009: Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • 05/08/2006: Voted NO on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record
  • 07/15/2008: Voted NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare
  • 11/01/2007: Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility
  • 04/18/2007: Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D
  • 02/14/2008: Voted YES on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare
  • 03/13/2008: Voted YES on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium

    CON:

  • 06/11/2009: Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug
  • 06/26/2003: Voted YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit

    Addressing and Fighting Income Inequality

    CON:

  • 05/23/2003: Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years
  • 05/17/2001: Voted NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates
  • 02/02/2006: Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends
  • 02/13/2008: Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M
  • 01/01/2012: Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
  • 03/11/2009: Keep reduction of capital gains tax
  • 08/03/2006: Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts
  • 04/02/1998: Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes
  • 03/13/2008: Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset
  • 06/08/2006: Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`
  • 04/04/2001: Voted NO on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction
  • 04/05/2000: Voted YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts
  • 10/02/1998: Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium
  • 02/02/2006: Voted NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut
  • 07/18/2000: Voted YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'
  • 11/06/2007: Co-chair of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus
  • 08/12/2010: Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes
  • 03/21/2007: Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million
  • 03/23/2007: Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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