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Joe Linus Barton topics and responses

    Getting Money Out of Politics

    PRO:

  • 02/25/2009: Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad
  • 05/24/2007: Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations
  • 07/12/2001: Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties

    CON:

  • 09/14/1999: Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads
  • 02/14/2002: Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions
  • 04/05/2006: Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees

    Renewable Energy

    CON:

  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence
  • 06/07/2006: Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries
  • 01/18/2007: Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies
  • 06/29/2006: Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore
  • 08/01/2001: Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels
  • 09/26/2008: Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets
  • 02/12/2008: Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy
  • 08/04/2007: Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel
  • 05/21/2008: Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation

    Making it Harder to Get a Gun

    PRO:

  • 06/18/1999: Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1

    CON:

  • 01/19/1999: Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record
  • 01/25/2011: Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad
  • 01/06/2009: National cross-state standard for concealed carry
  • 03/27/2007: Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC
  • 10/20/2005: Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers
  • 04/09/2003: Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse

    Abortion Rights

    PRO:

  • 05/24/2005: Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research
  • 01/11/2007: Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines

    CON:

  • 04/05/2000: Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions
  • 09/25/2002: Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info
  • 04/27/2005: Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions
  • 06/30/1999: Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion
  • 02/26/2004: Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime
  • 05/04/2011: Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • 01/04/2013: No family planning assistance that includes abortion
  • 10/02/2003: Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother`s life
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record
  • 05/05/2011: Prohibit federal funding for abortion
  • 05/16/2001: Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad
  • 07/29/2010: Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans

    Gay Rights and Gay Marriage

    CON:

  • 11/13/2007: Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • 07/29/1999: Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance
  • 07/18/2006: Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman
  • 04/02/2009: Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes
  • 09/30/2004: Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage
  • 06/25/2008: Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage

    Repealing ObamaCare

    PRO:

  • 10/06/1999: Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts
  • 04/15/2011: Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts
  • 01/12/2007: Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D
  • 04/02/2009: Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug
  • 03/13/2003: Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits
  • 06/28/2000: Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage
  • 03/05/2008: Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health
  • 07/24/2003: Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record
  • 10/25/2007: Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility
  • 01/14/2009: Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • 07/15/2008: Voted NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare
  • 01/23/2008: Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids
  • 02/01/2006: Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay
  • 11/22/2003: Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients

    Addressing and Fighting Income Inequality

    PRO:

  • 01/05/1993: Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible
  • 06/25/2008: Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income

    CON:

  • 12/08/2005: Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends
  • 01/03/2013: Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration
  • 03/29/2001: Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years
  • 05/16/2001: Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years
  • 09/23/2004: Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification
  • 12/12/2007: Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes
  • 03/14/2001: Phaseout the death tax
  • 01/06/2009: Repeal the Death Tax
  • 05/11/2010: No European-style VAT (value-added tax)
  • 09/27/1994: Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes
  • 04/18/2002: Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent
  • 08/12/2010: Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes
  • 11/06/2007: Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation
  • 03/09/2000: Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business
  • 07/12/2000: Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty"
  • 04/04/2001: Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax")


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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