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Bob Schaffer on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Oppose taxpayer financed abortions; support waiting periods. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
Bob Schaffer on Budget & Economy
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  • $700 billion bailout is necessary but essentially a tax. (Sep 2008)
  • $700B bailout is dead hand of government making things worse. (Sep 2008)
  • Congress’ 2007 laws made private sector pay for bailout. (Sep 2008)
  • Balance the budget; oppose automatic pay raises in Congress. (Aug 2008)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
Bob Schaffer on Civil Rights
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  • No quotas; no federal affirmative action. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Require "Privacy Impact Statement" on new federal rules. (Apr 2002)
Bob Schaffer on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
Bob Schaffer on Crime
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  • Limit appeals on death row; sentence drug dealers to death. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
Bob Schaffer on Drugs
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  • Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs. (Mar 1999)
Bob Schaffer on Education
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  • More competition needed in higher-ed loan-making. (Oct 2008)
  • Helped open Colorado’s first charter school. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Bob Schaffer on Energy & Oil
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  • Federal government rakes in funds from high energy prices. (Sep 2008)
  • Encourage renewable energy development and alternative fuels. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Bob Schaffer on Environment
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  • Establish a grassland reserve program to conserve grassland. (May 2001)
Bob Schaffer on Families & Children
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  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Missing & Exploited Children's Caucus. (Jan 2001)
Bob Schaffer on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Ban foreign aid to oil-producers who restrict production. (May 2001)
Bob Schaffer on Free Trade
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  • Reducing repatriation tax pumps capital into economy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Bob Schaffer on Government Reform
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  • Pledged term-limit of 3 terms, & stepped down after 3 terms. (Mar 2008)
  • Increase federal limits on individual contributions. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
Bob Schaffer on Gun Control
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  • Fought to uphold the Second Amendment. (Aug 2008)
  • Adhere to second amendment. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • No lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jan 2001)
  • Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense. (Jan 1999)
Bob Schaffer on Health Care
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  • Encourage tax-free medical savings accounts. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)
Bob Schaffer on Homeland Security
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  • More enforcement at borders and anti-terrorism. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
Bob Schaffer on Immigration
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  • Opposes sanctuary cities; help local police enforce law. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • More visas for families of lawful immigrants. (May 1999)
Bob Schaffer on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
Bob Schaffer on Principles & Values
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  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
Bob Schaffer on Social Security
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  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security. (Jul 2000)
Bob Schaffer on Tax Reform
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  • Cutting taxes increased revenue & unleashed economic growth. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
Bob Schaffer on Technology
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  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
Bob Schaffer on War & Peace
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  • Surge is working; but it might take years. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
Bob Schaffer on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Oppose taxpayer financed abortions; support waiting periods: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortions: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad: Opposes topic 1
YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No quotas; no federal affirmative action: Opposes topic 2
YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-3 points on Social scale)
YES on banning gay adoptions in DC.: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment: Favors topic 4
Supports requiring schools to allow prayer: Favors topic 4
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Limit appeals on death row; sentence drug dealers to death: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime: Favors topic 9
NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fought to uphold the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Adhere to second amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
No lawsuits against gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Encourage tax-free medical savings accounts: Opposes topic 5
Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals: Opposes topic 5
YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage: Favors topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox: Favors topic 6
YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits: Favors topic 6
YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Helped open Colorado’s first charter school: Favors topic 7
YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs: Strongly Favors topic 19
NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC: Strongly Opposes topic 19
YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations: Opposes topic 20
YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cutting taxes increased revenue & unleashed economic growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Phaseout the death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty": Opposes topic 11
YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"): Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes sanctuary cities; help local police enforce law: Strongly Opposes topic 12
More visas for families of lawful immigrants: Favors topic 12
YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on withdrawing from the WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill: Favors topic 15
YES on deploying SDI: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Increase federal limits on individual contributions: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties: Favors topic 16
NO on banning soft money and issue ads: Opposes topic 16
YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-3 points on Social scale)
More enforcement at borders and anti-terrorism: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-5 points on Social scale)
Surge is working; but it might take years: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Ban foreign aid to oil-producers who restrict production: Opposes topic 17

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