Duncan Hunter on Families & Children
Republican Representative (CA-52)
Protect parental authority against “psychological” parents
Regarding parental rights: I strongly believe Congress needs to remain actively involved in ensuring parents’ rights are protected and I have significant concerns with recent judicial rulings recognizing “de-facto”
or “psychological” parents, individuals who assist in raising a child. These types of decisions undermine parental authority, allowing any adult with an association with the child to make parental claims.
Source: Campaign website, www.gohunter08.com, “Core Principles”
Sep 1, 2007
Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids.
Vote to adopt the conference report on the bill that would assign a national coordinator for AMBER alerts. AMBER alerts is an alert system for missing children, make available additional protections for children and set stricter punishments for sex offenders. Two-time child sex offenders would be subjected to mandatory life sentence. The measure would make it a crime to pander visual illustrations of children as child pornography. It would increase maximum sentences for a number of specified crimes against children. It would also make it a crime to take a trip to foreign countries and engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. It also would enlarge law enforcement's wiretap and electronic surveillance abilities in investigations of child pornography.
Reference: Child Abduction Prevention Act;
Bill S 151
; vote number 2003-127
on Apr 10, 2003
Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years.
Vote to pass a bill that would reduce taxes for married people by $399.2 billion over 10 years by doubling the couples' deduction and the child tax credit. Among other provisions, the bill would allow married couples filing jointly to claim a standard deduction equal to the deduction they would receive filing singly.
Reference: Bill sponsored by Weller, R-IL;
Bill HR 6
; vote number 2001-75
on Mar 29, 2001
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record.
Hunter scores 100% by the Christian Coalition on family issues
The Christian Coalition was founded in 1989 by Dr. Pat Robertson to give Christians a voice in government. We represent millions of people of faith and enable them to have a strong, unified voice in the conversation we call democracy.
Our Five-Fold Mission: Our ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization's preferred position.
Source: CC website 03n-CC on Dec 31, 2003
- Represent the pro-family point of view before local councils, school boards, state legislatures, and Congress
- Speak out in the public arena and in the media
- Train leaders for effective social and political action
- Inform pro-family voters about timely issues and legislation
- Protest anti-Christian bigotry and defend the rights of people of faith.
Increase penalties for child sexual slavery.
Hunter co-sponsored increasing penalties for child sexual slavery
This Act may be cited as the 'Child Sexual Slavery Prevention Act of 2008'. The United States Sentencing Commission shall amend the Federal sentencing guidelines and policy statements so as to achieve the following:
Source: Child Sexual Slavery Prevention Act (H.R.5652) 08-H5652 on Mar 14, 2008
- increase the base levels [of sentencing for human trafficking]
- add a special offense characteristic based on the age of the victim if that age is under 18 years, and increase the base levels by 6 for that characteristic; and
- add a special offense characteristic increasing the penalties by 4 levels if the intent of the defendant was to enslave the victim for the purpose of sexual acts.
Use tax code to reinforce families.
Hunter signed the Contract with America:
[As part of the Contract with America, within 100 days we pledge to bring to the House Floor the following bill]:
The Families Reinforcement Act:
Source: Contract with America 93-CWA6 on Sep 27, 1994
Child support enforcement, tax incentives for adoption, strengthening rights of parents in their children’s education, stronger child pornography laws, and an elderly dependent care tax credit to reinforce the central role of families in American society.
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