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Kirsten Gillibrand on Abortion
Click here for 13 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Let women make life-and-death decision about own body. (Oct 2012)
  • Majority of women use contraception; it's not "evil". (Oct 2012)
  • Require coverage of contraception, even church employees. (Mar 2012)
  • Financially supported by Emily's List. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Supports both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored bill allowing military abortions in cases of rape. (Jun 2011)
  • Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions. (Jul 2011)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
  • Emergency contraception at all military health facilities. (Dec 2009)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Aug 2012)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Budget & Economy
Click here for 13 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Tighten our belts but carefully, not a "slash-only approach". (Oct 2012)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Civil Rights
Click here for 11 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Supports gay marriage. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Corporations
Click here for 6 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Access to capital for small business will create jobs. (Oct 2010)
  • Nine years as Philip Morris defense counsel. (Apr 2010)
  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Screen imports & ban lead in children's products. (Feb 2008)
  • Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business. (Mar 2012)
  • Rated 83% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Crime
Click here for 2 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Drugs
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Kirsten Gillibrand on Education
Click here for 4 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • More funds for NCLB and early education. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Energy & Oil
Click here for 12 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Fracking must avoid chemicals that harm drinking water. (Oct 2012)
  • Raise CAFE; plus alternative energy R&D. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy. (Jul 2001)
  • $5 billion in tax credits for alternative energy projects. (Mar 2011)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Environment
Click here for 9 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries. (Sep 2011)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Fund projects for international conservation of cranes. (Jan 2009)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Families & Children
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  • Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception. (Mar 2009)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Teach teens about both abstinence & contraception. (Mar 2009)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Foreign Policy
Click here for 7 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Rated +2 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes. (Aug 2012)
  • Sponsored supporting State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels. (May 2013)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Afghan laws violate women's human rights on sex & divorce. (Apr 2009)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Free Trade
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  • Protect American jobs from going overseas. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Block NAFTA Superhighway & North American Union. (Jan 2007)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Government Reform
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  • Sunlight Report: lobbyist meetings & earmarks on website. (Jan 2009)
  • No lobbyist gifts. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Gun Control
Click here for 9 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Shifted to left because "I fight for my constituents". (Oct 2010)
  • Track data on illegal gun traffickers. (Apr 2010)
  • Earned high rating from the National Rifle Association. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Aug 2010)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Health Care
Click here for 18 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban. (Oct 2012)
  • Investigate insurers until full program initiates in 2014. (Oct 2010)
  • Medicare for all; allow drug reimportation. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • Prescription drug benefit within Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored bill providing for autism treatment under TRICARE. (Jun 2009)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Homeland Security
Click here for 9 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • No across-the-board budget cuts to anti-terrorism. (Oct 2012)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Immigration
Click here for 3 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Government IDs for illegals as part of comprehensive reform. (Oct 2010)
  • Create a real path to earned citizenship. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposed amnesty; opposed driver licenses; required English. (Apr 2010)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Jobs
Click here for 8 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • End outsourcing of jobs and see "Made in America" again. (Aug 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Principles & Values
Click here for 4 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Accused of hiding facts connecting cigarettes and cancer. (Oct 2010)
  • Interned for Republican Sen. Alfonse D'Amato. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition of conservative Democrats. (Nov 2007)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Social Security
Click here for 5 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Against privatization. (Nov 2006)
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Tax Reform
Click here for 5 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Extend Bush-era tax cuts, except earners over $250K. (Oct 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
  • Supports more federal taxes & keeping marriage penalty. (Aug 2010)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Technology
Click here for 6 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (May 2011)
  • Strengthen infrastructure, including rail, dams, & Internet. (Jan 2013)
Kirsten Gillibrand on War & Peace
Click here for 7 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Al Qaeda has metastasized; get troops out of Afghanistan. (Oct 2012)
  • Timetable for drawing down troops from Afghanistan. (Aug 2010)
  • Iraq: exit strategy & redeploy troops. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves. (May 2013)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 3 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Served briefly under Clinton as Special Counsel for HUD. (Apr 2010)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)


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Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Let women make life-and-death decision about own body: Strongly Favors topic 1
Require coverage of contraception, even church employees: Strongly Favors topic 1
Financially supported by Emily's List: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports both federal abortion funding & judicial activism: Strongly Favors topic 1
Sponsored bill allowing military abortions in cases of rape: Favors topic 1
Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions: Favors topic 1
Ensure access to and funding for contraception: Favors topic 1
Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception: Favors topic 1
Emergency contraception at all military health facilities: Strongly Favors topic 1
Teach teens about both abstinence & contraception: Favors topic 1
Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women: Strongly Favors topic 1
YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Favors topic 1
NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination: Favors topic 2
Afghan laws violate women's human rights on sex & divorce: Favors topic 2
Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports gay marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Medicare for all; allow drug reimportation: Strongly Favors topic 5
Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid: Favors topic 5
Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
Sponsored bill providing for autism treatment under TRICARE: Favors topic 5
YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health: Favors topic 5
YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids: Strongly 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
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Against privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes private retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
More funds for NCLB and early education: Opposes topic 7
$25B to renovate or repair elementary schools: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries: No opin. on topic 8
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
Prohibit invasive research on great apes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Fund projects for international conservation of cranes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences: Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program: Opposes topic 9
YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Shifted to left because "I fight for my constituents": Opposes topic 10
Earned high rating from the National Rifle Association: Favors topic 10
Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales: Opposes topic 10
Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban large-capacity ammunition: Opposes topic 10
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Opposes topic 10
NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports more federal taxes & keeping marriage penalty: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Create a real path to earned citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposed amnesty; opposed driver licenses; required English: Strongly Favors topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
End outsourcing of jobs and see "Made in America" again: Strongly Favors topic 13
Protect American jobs from going overseas: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization: Opposes topic 13
YES on promoting free trade with Peru: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-5 points on Social scale)
Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror: Opposes topic 14
YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations: Opposes topic 14
YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 14
NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
No across-the-board budget cuts to anti-terrorism: Favors topic 15
Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11: Favors topic 15
YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Sunlight Report: lobbyist meetings & earmarks on website: Strongly Favors topic 16
No lobbyist gifts: Favors topic 16
Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform: Favors topic 16
Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks: Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Al Qaeda has metastasized; get troops out of Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Timetable for drawing down troops from Afghanistan: Favors topic 17
Iraq: exit strategy & redeploy troops: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fracking must avoid chemicals that harm drinking water: Favors topic 18
Raise CAFE; plus alternative energy R&D: Strongly Favors topic 18
Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy: Favors topic 18
$5 billion in tax credits for alternative energy projects: Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on investing in homegrown biofuel: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC: Favors topic 18
YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets: Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
NO on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade: Favors topic 18
NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax: Favors topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business: Favors topic 20
Rated 83% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record: Favors topic 20
Strengthen infrastructure, including rail, dams, & Internet: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

Kirsten Gillibrand is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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