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Bob Graham on Abortion
Click here for 7 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Voted NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on disallowing overseas military abortions. (May 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
Bob Graham on Budget & Economy
Click here for 8 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • "Opportunity For All" program is critical to economy. (Sep 2003)
  • Rescind parts of Bush tax cuts for the people. (Jun 2003)
  • Fiscal discipline avoids our grandchildren paying our bills. (May 2003)
  • Irresponsible to cut $1.2 trillion from budget now. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
  • Balance debt reduction, tax relief, & policy investment. (Jan 2001)
Bob Graham on Civil Rights
Click here for 13 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Voted for Patriot Act, but against Patriot Act II. (Jun 2003)
  • Created jobs as Governor, with focus on minority business. (May 2003)
  • Put the Civil War behind us: end Confederacy extremism. (May 2003)
  • Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
  • Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Bob Graham on Corporations
Click here for 2 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Voted YES on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 32% by the US COC, indicating an anti-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Bob Graham on Crime
Click here for 9 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted NO on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 63% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
Bob Graham on Drugs
Click here for 2 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Bob Graham on Education
Click here for 14 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • Fund education fully, to reduce racial inequality. (May 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on Educational Savings Accounts. (Mar 2000)
  • Voted NO on education savings accounts. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted NO on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994)
  • Voted YES on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
  • Firmly opposed to Bush’s voucher proposal. (Jan 2001)
  • Three R’s: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility. (Jan 2001)
  • More foreign languages courses and exchange students. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Bob Graham on Energy & Oil
Click here for 14 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Pay for Iraqi reconstruction with Iraqi oil revenue. (Sep 2003)
  • Wean our dependence from foreign oil. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted YES on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
  • Keep climate change in EPA "State of the Environment" report. (Jun 2003)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
Bob Graham on Environment
Click here for 9 full quotes on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Pledges to be most pro-environment president ever. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted YES on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • Voted YES on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
  • Rated 68% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms. (Mar 1998)
Bob Graham on Families & Children
Click here for 2 full quotes on Families & Children OR other candidates on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Voted NO on restricting violent videos to minors. (May 1999)
  • Rated 0% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-family voting record. (Dec 2003)
Bob Graham on Foreign Policy
Click here for 9 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Respect of world requires world participation. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on cap foreign aid at only $12.7 billion. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted NO on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on ending Vietnam embargo. (Jan 1994)
Bob Graham on Free Trade
Click here for 13 full quotes on Free Trade OR other candidates on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • No economic protectionism; but level the playing field. (May 2003)
  • Voted YES on establishing a free trade agreement between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on establishing a free trade agreement between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
  • Free & fair trade is key to economic growth . (Jan 2001)
  • Quick vote on PNTR; China into WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 42% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Bob Graham on Government Reform
Click here for 10 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Allow non-US natives to run for President. (Sep 2003)
  • $40B aid to states to cover unfunded mandates. (May 2003)
  • National election reform; but leave elections to the states. (May 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning campaign donations from unions and corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on continuing funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Bob Graham on Gun Control
Click here for 5 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on more penalties for gun & drug violations. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
Bob Graham on Health Care
Click here for 16 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Open pharmaceutical competition with generics & re-imports. (Sep 2003)
  • Step-by-step common sense will reduce uninsured. (Sep 2003)
  • Rx drug benefit without herding people into HMOs. (May 2003)
  • 2-year temporary increase in federal share of Medicaid. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing importation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on including prescription drugs under Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
  • Voted YES on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted YES on medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
  • Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
Bob Graham on Homeland Security
Click here for 13 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Voted YES on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing another round of military base closures. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted NO on military pay raise of 4.8%. (Feb 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying missile defense as soon as possible. (Sep 1998)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on banning chemical weapons. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
  • Establish Maritime Security grants for ports and vessels. (Nov 2002)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
Bob Graham on Immigration
Click here for 4 full quotes on Immigration OR other candidates on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Earned Amnesty for undocumented workers. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing more foreign workers into the U.S. for farm work. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
Bob Graham on Jobs
Click here for 11 full quotes on Jobs OR other candidates on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • I am the jobs candidate-I created 1.4M jobs in Florida. (Sep 2003)
  • Invest in our people & our workforce. (Sep 2003)
  • Repeal Bush tax cuts that went to top earners. (Sep 2003)
  • Need national program to rebuild infrastructure. (Sep 2003)
  • We pay bonuses in suites & fire workers in basement. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Voted NO on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
  • Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 80% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-labor voting record. (Dec 2003)
Bob Graham on Principles & Values
Click here for 11 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other candidates on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Withdraws from Presidential race, and Senate race. (Oct 2003)
  • Bush divides Americans. (Sep 2003)
  • Favorite song: "Changes In Attitude, Changes In Latitudes". (Sep 2003)
  • Opportunity For All: economic plan for one America. (Sep 2003)
  • Question Bush's secrecy and manipulativeness. (Jun 2003)
  • Centrist Southern governor is best candidate for presidency. (May 2003)
  • I come from the electable wing of the Democratic Party. (May 2003)
  • Religious affiliation: United Church of Christ. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Senate New Democrat Coalition. (Jan 2001)
Bob Graham on Social Security
Click here for 5 full quotes on Social Security OR other candidates on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Voted NO on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted NO on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Bob Graham on Tax Reform
Click here for 13 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Irresponsible to promise no new taxes. (Sep 2003)
  • Repeal Bush tax cuts that went to top earners. (Sep 2003)
  • Estate tax repeal hurts federal-state relations. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO on cutting taxes by $1.35 trillion over 11 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on $792B tax cuts. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on FY99 tax cuts. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 22% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Bob Graham on Technology
Click here for 4 full quotes on Technology OR other candidates on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Infrastructure repair creates 3 million jobs. (Sep 2003)
  • Massive rebuilding of transportation and electric system. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted NO on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
Bob Graham on War & Peace
Click here for 17 full quotes on War & Peace OR other candidates on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Yes on $87B for Iraq-but not one dime for Halliburton. (Sep 2003)
  • Don't trust Bush with a blank check on Iraq reconstruction. (Sep 2003)
  • The president intentionally misled Americans on Iraq. (Sep 2003)
  • Yes, $87B to protect troops; Hell no, $87B to protect profit. (Sep 2003)
  • We must support US troops in Iraq. (Sep 2003)
  • Iraq is wrong war & wrong enemy: focus on terror instead. (Sep 2003)
  • Must rebuild alliances to extricate US from Iraq. (Sep 2003)
  • Iraq distracted from real problems and made them worse. (Jun 2003)
  • Criticize Bush for covering up terror reports. (Jun 2003)
  • Iraq was a distraction from the war on terror. (May 2003)
  • Iraq invasion was about liberating Iraqi people. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO on $86.5 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on allowing all necessary forces and other means in Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Bob Graham on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 4 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR other candidates on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Voted YES on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(10 points on Social scale)
Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record: Strongly Favors topic 1
Expand embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
NO on disallowing overseas military abortions: Favors topic 1
NO on banning partial birth abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions: Favors topic 1
NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Created jobs as Governor, with focus on minority business: Strongly Favors topic 2
NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 2
NO on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business: Strongly Favors topic 2
NO on prohibiting same-sex basic training: Favors topic 2
YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(7 points on Social scale)
More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation: Favors topic 3
YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(10 points on Social scale)
Rated 0% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-family voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 4
NO on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer: Opposes topic 4
NO on $75M for abstinence education: Strongly Opposes topic 4
NO on restricting violent videos to minors: Neutral topic 4
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
2-year temporary increase in federal share of Medicaid: Favors topic 5
Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage: Favors topic 5
Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on medical savings acounts: Favors topic 5
YES on Medicare means-testing: Opposes topic 5
NO on limiting self-employment health deduction: Favors topic 5
YES on Unknown roll call for 1999-76: Favors topic 5
YES on including prescription drugs under Medicare: Favors topic 5
NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit: Favors topic 5
NO on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 6
NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes: Opposes topic 6
NO on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees: Opposes topic 6
NO on allowing personal retirement accounts: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(0 points on Social scale)
Firmly opposed to Bush’s voucher proposal: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes: Strongly Opposes topic 7
NO on school vouchers in DC: Strongly Opposes topic 7
NO on education savings accounts: Opposes topic 7
NO on Educational Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 7
YES on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors: Opposes topic 7
YES on funding student testing instead of private tutors: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(2 points on Social scale)
YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals: Favors topic 8
YES on limiting death penalty appeals: Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(7 points on Social scale)
Rated 63% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation: Neutral on topic 9
NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms: Strongly Opposes topic 9
NO on more penalties for gun & drug violations: Opposes topic 9
YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Social scale)
NO on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
NO on loosening license & background checks at gun shows: Opposes topic 10
YES on background checks at gun shows: Strongly Opposes topic 10
NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Rescind parts of Bush tax cuts for the people: Opposes topic 11
Irresponsible to cut $1.2 trillion from budget now: Opposes topic 11
Estate tax repeal hurts federal-state relations: Opposes topic 11
Rated 22% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on Internet sales tax moratorium: Opposes topic 11
NO on FY99 tax cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes: Opposes topic 11
NO on $792B tax cuts: Opposes topic 11
NO on eliminating the 'marriage penalty': Opposes topic 11
NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts: Opposes topic 11
YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates: Opposes topic 11
NO on cutting taxes by $1.35 trillion over 11 years: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction: Opposes topic 11
NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(7 points on Economic scale)
Allow non-US natives to run for President: Favors topic 12
YES on limit welfare for immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
YES on allowing more foreign workers into the U.S. for farm work: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(10 points on Economic scale)
No economic protectionism; but level the playing field: Strongly Favors topic 13
Free & fair trade is key to economic growth : Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 42% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues: Neutral on topic 13
YES on Unknown roll call for 1997-292: Favors topic 13
YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority: Favors topic 13
YES on expanding trade to the third world: Favors topic 13
YES on removing common goods from national security export rules: Favors topic 13
YES on extending free trade to Andean nations: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on establishing a free trade agreement between US & Singapore: Favors topic 13
YES on establishing a free trade agreement between the US and Chile: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(7 points on Social scale)
Quick vote on PNTR; China into WTO: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons: Opposes topic 14
YES on permanent normal trade relations with China: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(2 points on Economic scale)
Yes, $87B to protect troops; Hell no, $87B to protect profit: Favors topic 15
Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record: Strongly Favors topic 15
NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations: Opposes topic 15
YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects: Strongly Favors topic 15
NO on allowing another round of military base closures: Favors topic 15
NO on military pay raise of 4.8%: Strongly Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(5 points on Economic scale)
NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty: Favors topic 16
NO on deploying missile defense as soon as possible: Favors topic 16
YES on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels: Opposes topic 16
YES on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Favors topic 16
YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(2 points on Economic scale)
More foreign languages courses and exchange students: Favors topic 17
NO on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech: Favors topic 17
YES on $17.9 billion to IMF: Favors topic 17
NO on cap foreign aid at only $12.7 billion: Favors topic 17
YES on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo: Neutral topic 17
NO on allowing all necessary forces and other means in Kosovo: Neutral topic 17
YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe: Strongly Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(2 points on Economic scale)
Wean our dependence from foreign oil: Favors topic 18
Pledges to be most pro-environment president ever: Strongly Favors topic 18
Keep climate change in EPA "State of the Environment" report: Favors topic 18
Rated 68% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes: Strongly Favors topic 18
Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline: Favors topic 18
YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests: Favors topic 18
YES on defunding renewable and solar energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards: Opposes topic 18
NO on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling: Favors topic 18
YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior: Opposes topic 18
NO on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(5 points on Social scale)
YES on spending international development funds on drug control: Strongly Favors topic 19
NO on more penalties for gun & drug violations: Opposes topic 19
NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses: Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
YES on welfare overhaul: Favors topic 20
NO on allowing state welfare waivers: Opposes topic 20
YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps: Opposes topic 20
YES on welfare block grants: Favors topic 20

Bob Graham is a Moderate Liberal.
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