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Bruce Braley: Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research.
Bruce Braley: Uphold Roe v. Wade; no criminalization of medical decisions.
David Davis: Life begins at conception.
Dennis Kucinich: Women’s right-to-choose is essential to gender equality.
Ed Perlmutter: Women’s right to reproductive freedom is in jeopardy.
Harry Mitchell: Fundamental right to choose when to have children.
Harry Mitchell: Invest in Stem Cell Research.
Heath Shuler: Pro-life; all life is sacred.
Jerry McNerney: Supports embryonic stem cell research.
Jerry McNerney: I support a woman’s right to choose.
Jim Jordan: Unwavering commitment to protect sanctity of human life.
Joe Donnelly: Pro-life from conception until natural death.
Joe Sestak: Supports Roe v. Wade.
John Hall: Safe, legal abortion regardless of income.
John Sarbanes: Stand firm in support of a woman’s right to choose.
Keith Ellison: I am pro choice.
Mary Fallin: I have always been pro-life.
Michael Arcuri: Woman’s right to choose is Constitutionally protected.
Michael Arcuri: Support stem cell research.
Michele Bachmann: Respect the sanctity of life.
Patrick Joseph Murphy: Roe vs. Wade has been settled law for 30 years.
Patrick Joseph Murphy: Full federal funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research.
Peter Welch: Abortion decision should be between a woman and her doctor.
Steve Cohen: Keep pregnancy termination a woman’s decision.
Tim Walberg: Strongly pro-life.
Vern Buchanan: Defend the sanctity of life.
Zack Space: Supports embryonic stem cell research, but regulated.
Budget & Economy|
Joe Donnelly: $8 trillion deficit is a hidden tax on all of us.
Peter Roskam: 4-part plan to make Congress live within its means.
Betty Sutton: Supports pay equity and opposes glass ceiling.
David Loebsack: Vigilance against restricting civil liberties.
David Loebsack: Guarantee full civil rights for GLBT people.
Ed Perlmutter: Endorses Domestic Partnerships and full equal GLBT benefits.
Michele Bachmann: Authored constitutional amendment defining marriage.
Steve Cohen: Covenant with Black America: fight discriminatory practices.
Tim Walberg: Supports the Federal Marriage Amendment.
Yvette Clarke: Keep vigilant to guarantee equal opportunities for all.
Yvette Clarke: SONDA is 1st step to equality of gender preference.
Carol Shea-Porter: Founding fathers didn’t yield to fear, and neither should we.
Brad Ellsworth: Bad trade agreements are sweetheart deals for corporations.
Cynthia McKinney: Require reporting of outsourced jobs.
Brad Ellsworth: Meth labs & coarse culture threaten our communities.
Keith Ellison: No simplistic axioms like “tough on crime”.
Steve Cohen: Constant attention on meth, cocaine and crack.
David Davis: Break the strangle-hold of the education bureaucracy.
Dennis Kucinich: Quality education is a core American right.
Doug Lamborn: Daily opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Doug Lamborn: Vouchers & charters push public schools to do better.
Gus Bilirakis: Unnecessary bureaucracy hampers localeducation system.
Harry Mitchell: More funding for NCLD and IDEA.
Jason Altmire: Strongly supports stregthening our public schools.
Jerry McNerney: Public education played integral part in US power.
Joe Courtney: No public funds diverted to private schools.
Joe Sestak: Invest more in our public schools, and demand more.
John Yarmuth: Moral obligation to maintain high-quality public schools.
Keith Ellison: Strong and comprehensive public education policy.
Mary Fallin: Keep activist judges from banning school prayer.
Patrick Joseph Murphy: Unfunded mandates drain our public schools.
Tim Walberg: Allow choice among public, private, and alternative school.
Vern Buchanan: Give parents more choices and less bureaucracy.
Vern Buchanan: Supports right of our children to pray.
Gabby Giffords: Improve our public schools.
Scott Kleeb: Don’t punish struggling schools.
Carol Shea-Porter: Vouchers fool us into abandoning our public school system.
Energy & Oil|
Bruce Braley: Make Iowa the world’s renewable energy leader.
David Davis: Utilize our untapped oil and coal reserves.
David Loebsack: Energy policy that benefits the Midwest, not the Mideast.
Ed Perlmutter: Our energy policy keeps us addicted to oil regimes.
Hank Johnson: Gasoline is an energy source of the past.
Harry Mitchell: Oil dependence threatens long-term national security.
Heath Shuler: Supports domestic renewable energy.
Jerry McNerney: US needs a “sustainable energy” plan.
Joe Donnelly: Incentives for hydrogen, ethanol and bio-diesel.
Joe Sestak: Create an advanced alternative energy research project.
John Hall: Replace oil incentives with forward looking energy policy.
John Sarbanes: Long-term energy policy inclding alternative energy.
Keith Ellison: Energy independence through renewable energy.
Mary Fallin: Fewer regulations on our plentiful hydrocarbon reserves.
Michael Arcuri: Incentives to develop alernatives, not for oil refineries.
Nancy Boyda: Overhaul national energy policy within next 24 months.
Patrick Joseph Murphy: Harness renewable energy and make American industry greener.
Peter Welch: Global warming is real, is accelerating, & is human-caused.
Steve Cohen: Invest in ethanol, solar, wind, and hybrid cars.
Tim Mahoney: Invest in alternative energy technologies.
Tim Walberg: Drill for oil in Alaska.
Tim Walz: Reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
Yvette Clarke: Block ANWR drilling; develop hybrid cars.
Gabby Giffords: Invest in renewable energy.
Charlie Wilson: Invest in clean coal technology.
Carol Shea-Porter: Substantial tax credits for energy saving cars & homes.
Bill Sali: Opposes breaching Lower Snake River Dams.
Cynthia McKinney: Assess toxic contaminants in aftermath of Katrina & Rita.
Families & Children|
Mary Fallin: Efforts to redefine marriage hurt families & society.
Michele Bachmann: Support traditional family life.
Yvette Clarke: Strongly supports Israel’s right to self-defense.
Cynthia McKinney: No military assistance to Nigeria.
Bruce Braley: Fight for Fair Trade laws; not NAFTA & CAFTA.
David Davis: Expand our markets abroad with an aggressive trade policy.
David Loebsack: Fair trade agreements should help open markets.
Dennis Kucinich: Withdraw from NAFTA and WTO.
Heath Shuler: Fair trade laws protect American jobs.
Jason Altmire: Oppose any trade policy that ships jobs overseas.
Joe Donnelly: Oppose CAFTA; support fair international trade.
Keith Ellison: Opposed to NAFTA and CAFTA; they cost MN jobs.
Mary Fallin: Fair trade means don’t fight with one arm behind our back.
Nancy Boyda: Encourage Fair Trade agreements.
Phil Hare: Race to the bottom must be stopped.
Tim Mahoney: Do not lowre our standards in international trade agreements.
Scott Kleeb: Expand markets abroad for specialty agricultural products.
Charlie Wilson: So called “free trade” is not fair to Ohio workers.
Betty Sutton: Six Principles to Fight Corruption in Washington.
Brad Ellsworth: Pass new ethics laws, but must also replace the lawbreakers.
David Loebsack: Public campaign financing to end politics-as-usual.
Joe Donnelly: Fight for real campaign finance reform & more transparency.
Steve Cohen: Lower monetary limits on campaign contributions.
Tim Mahoney: Clean up corruption: No gifts. No meals. No trips.
Tim Walz: Ban all privately funded congressional trips.
Yvette Clarke: Supports public financing of congressional campaigns.
Cynthia McKinney: Proposed proportional or instant runoff voting for Congress.
Doug Lamborn: 2nd Amendment is a vital protection.
Jason Altmire: Strong supporter of Second Amendment rights.
Joe Donnelly: Support the Second Amendment.
Mary Fallin: Right to bear arms is in Constitution for a good reason.
Michael Arcuri: We need better enforcement, not more gun laws.
Michele Bachmann: Fight to uphold our 2nd Amendment rights.
Peter Welch: 100 percent National Rife Association record.
Tim Walberg: Second Amendment is a constitutional guarantee.
Vern Buchanan: Defend the Second Amendment.
Zack Space: Second Amendment is a cornerstone of the Bill of Rights.
Betty Sutton: Health care should be available to every person.
Bruce Braley: Expand access to healthcare to all Americans.
David Loebsack: Work towards truly universal coverage.
Dennis Kucinich: Streamlined national health insurance as Enhanced Medicare.
Doug Lamborn: Supports Association Health Plans over Hillary-Care.
Ed Perlmutter: Broken healthcare system needs a major overhaul.
Gus Bilirakis: Tax incentives for Health Savings Accounts.
Hank Johnson: Healthcare is a right, not a privilege.
Harry Mitchell: Allow negotiations for lower Medicare prices.
Jason Altmire: Make health care more affordable & accessible for everyone.
Jerry McNerney: Medicare Part D mostly helps insurance industry.
Joe Courtney: Every American should have access to affordable health care.
Joe Donnelly: Expand the availability of health insurance.
Joe Donnelly: Medicare Part D plan is huge giveaway to drug companies.
John Hall: Ensure that every American has access to the healthcare.
John Sarbanes: Supports “Enhance and Expand” health care reform.
John Yarmuth: Moral obligation that every citizen has access to healthcare.
Keith Ellison: Time for universal single payer health care.
Nancy Boyda: Reduce healthcare inefficiencies; take on lobbysists.
Patrick Joseph Murphy: Access to quality health care is a basic human right.
Peter Roskam: Supports HSAs; opposes Medicare waste.
Peter Welch: Everyone deserves access to health care.
Phil Hare: Health Care should be a right and not a privilege.
Steve Cohen: Adequate health care is a fundamental right.
Tim Mahoney: Prescription Drug plan for seniors, not drug manufacturers.
Yvette Clarke: Health care is the fundamental right of every American.
Gabby Giffords: Expand access to affordable health care.
Charlie Wilson: An outrage that 46 million Americans are uninsured.
Carol Shea-Porter: Medicare for all.
David Davis: We live in a dangerous world; never let our guard down.
David Loebsack: Bush ignoring FISA courts may constitute impeachable offense.
Dennis Kucinich: Repeal the Patriot Act.
Gus Bilirakis: More funding for Department of Veterans Affairs.
Hank Johnson: Disallow warrantless searches.
Jason Altmire: Strong national defense to keep America safe from terrorism.
Jerry McNerney: Pre-emptive war should never be necessary.
Joe Donnelly: Develop America’s defense and intelligence for 21st century.
Michael Arcuri: Liberty and security are not mutually exclusive.
Michele Bachmann: Remain vigilant and ready, including military action.
Vern Buchanan: Supported “National Strategy for Homeland Security”.
Cynthia McKinney: Suspend use of depleted uranium munitions.
Bill Sali: Secure our borders; make English official.
Brad Ellsworth: Tighten our borders & enforce the laws.
Bruce Braley: Secure our borders; enforce the law; no amnesty.
David Davis: Stop the flow of illegal immigrants.
Doug Lamborn: Secure borders first; fence the Mexican border.
Gus Bilirakis: No amnesty for those that have broken the law.
Harry Mitchell: No amnesty; secure our border.
Heath Shuler: No amnesty; secure borders are a national security issue.
Jason Altmire: No taxpayer-funded benefits to illegal immigrants.
Jerry McNerney: US needs a federal immigration policy; currently lacking.
Joe Donnelly: I do not support amnesty.
John Sarbanes: Fair path to citizenship instead of criminalization.
John Yarmuth: Enforce current immigration laws; secure our borders.
Mary Fallin: National Guard and fences on the border.
Michele Bachmann: Secure our borders and enforce current laws.
Nancy Boyda: Crack Down on Illegal Immigration.
Patrick Joseph Murphy: No amnesty; no benefits for illegal immigrants.
Peter Roskam: Secure our borders and oppose amnesty.
Peter Welch: Path for earned citizenship plus guest worker program.
Tim Mahoney: Secure our borders & enforce immigration laws.
Tim Walberg: Secure our borders; temporary work permits but no amnesty.
Tim Walz: Supports path to citizenship for undocumented workers.
Vern Buchanan: Crack down on illegal immigrants.
Yvette Clarke: Humane immigration policy without criminalization.
Zack Space: Crack down on the illegal immigration.
Charlie Wilson: More border security to protect our country.
Joe Donnelly: Existing trade policies export jobs.
Phil Hare: Farm Bill helps farmers AND weans us off Mideast oil.
Zack Space: Loss of jobs overseas is serious, long term threat.
Cynthia McKinney: Debt relief for black farmers who were cheated in ‘80s loans.
Principles & Values|
Betty Sutton: 3 E’s of New Economy: Ethics; Entrepreneurialism; Education.
Brad Ellsworth: The church helps all of us decide who we are.
Brad Ellsworth: Privatization removes the guarantee and reduces the benefit.
Bruce Braley: Protect Social Security from risky privatization.
David Loebsack: I will never vote to privatize Social Security.
Ed Perlmutter: No private accounts.
Harry Mitchell: Serious overhaul like privatization is unneeded.
Heath Shuler: No privatizing nor dismantling.
Jason Altmire: Strongly oppose privatizing Social Security.
Jerry McNerney: $712 billion for private accounts puts future in danger.
Joe Courtney: Oppose any plan that jeopardizes or privatizes the system.
Joe Donnelly: Opposes any plan that tries to privatize & recklessly gamble.
John Hall: We must preserve Social Security, not dismantle it.
John Yarmuth: I oppose privatizing Social Security.
Peter Welch: Fight the ideological agenda of privatization.
Phil Hare: Total opposition to any type of privatizing.
Steve Cohen: Oppose the Bush “private accounts” Wall Street windfall.
Tim Mahoney: Preserve Social Security.
Tim Walberg: Allow younger workers’ personal investment accounts.
Ron Klein: No personal accounts, no privatization.
Bill Sali: Make Bush tax cuts permanent; eliminate death tax.
Bruce Braley: Roll Back the Bush Tax Cut for Millionaires.
David Davis: Reduce federal spending and lower taxes.
Gus Bilirakis: Make tax cuts permanent; eliminate the Death Tax.
Jim Jordan: Defend taxpayers by leading the fight against higher taxes.
Joe Sestak: Bush tax oplicies shift burden to middle class & future.
John Hall: No tax breaks to multi-millionaires.
Mary Fallin: Shore up economy by making President’s tax cuts permanent.
Michael Arcuri: Tax cuts should be aimed at the working middle class.
Michele Bachmann: Put hard earned money back in taxpayers’ pockets.
Peter Roskam: Eliminate marriage penalty & Death Tax.
Peter Welch: Tax cuts to wealthiest 1% are irresponsible.
Tim Walberg: Tax relief increases economic growth.
Tim Walz: The wealthy are not the engine of our economy.
Vern Buchanan: Completely repeal the death tax.
Carol Shea-Porter: GOP votes for the very wealthy top 1%.
War & Peace|
Betty Sutton: Demand a timetable so we can bring our brave troops home.
Bruce Braley: Investigate fraud and no-bid contracts in Iraq.
Bruce Braley: Develop an exit strategy & a new direction for Iraq.
David Loebsack: Iraq war did not need to happen; disengage immediately.
Dennis Kucinich: International Cooperation: US out of Iraq, UN in.
Ed Perlmutter: We rushed into Iraq war.
Hank Johnson: Leave Iraq as soon as possible, sensible, and ethical.
Harry Mitchell: We need an exit plan; “stay the course” is just a slogan.
Heath Shuler: Change course in Iraq but do not leave a political vacuum.
Jason Altmire: Congress must ask for realistic goals in Iraq.
Joe Courtney: Iraq war is biggest foreign policy disaster in a generation.
Joe Donnelly: Conclude the Iraq mission and bring our soldiers home.
Joe Sestak: We’ve achieved our goals; withdraw from Iraq by end of 2007.
John Hall: Extricate from Iraq by transferring to multinational force.
John Sarbanes: Start planning Iraq disengagement immediately.
John Yarmuth: Immediately begin to remove its military footprints in Iraq.
Keith Ellison: Immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.
Mary Fallin: Timeline for withdrawal sends wrong signal to insurgents.
Michael Arcuri: We need a strategy for bringing the troops home from Iraq.
Nancy Boyda: Establish a realistic plan and a timeline for Iraq.
Nick Lampson: WMD info was incorrect; Iraq vote based on faulty intel.
Patrick Joseph Murphy: Responsible exit strategy, with benchmarks and a timeline.
Peter Welch: Withdraw US troops from Iraq in 2007.
Steve Cohen: Bush lied toget us into Iraq; focus on Afghanistan instead.
Tim Mahoney: Win the peace in Iraq.
Tim Walberg: Finish mission in Iraq to assure the victory of freedom.
Tim Walz: Change the currnet course of action; need Iraq exit plan.
Yvette Clarke: Invading Iraq was one of greatest foreign policy mistakes.
Zack Space: Transition Iraq to Special Forces to give faith in democracy.
Gabby Giffords: Strategic redeployment to bring our troops home.
Scott Kleeb: Iraq was a mistake, but don’t destabilize further by leaving.
Charlie Wilson: Ask tough questions to end serious mistakes in Iraq.
Carol Shea-Porter: Leave Iraq & abandon our “lone wolf” approach.
Welfare & Poverty|
Mary Fallin: Partner with faith institutions to help those in need.