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Charlie Melancon on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
Charlie Melancon on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Charlie Melancon on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
Charlie Melancon on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Charlie Melancon on Crime
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Charlie Melancon on Drugs
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Charlie Melancon on Education
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  • Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
Charlie Melancon on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
Charlie Melancon on Environment
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  • Voted YES on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
Charlie Melancon on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Charlie Melancon on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
Charlie Melancon on Free Trade
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  • Fight against harmful trade policies like CAFTA. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
Charlie Melancon on Government Reform
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  • 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)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
Charlie Melancon on Gun Control
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  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
Charlie Melancon on Health Care
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  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
Charlie Melancon on Homeland Security
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  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
Charlie Melancon on Immigration
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  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
Charlie Melancon on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
Charlie Melancon on Principles & Values
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Charlie Melancon on Social Security
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Charlie Melancon on Tax Reform
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  • Immediate tax relief for middle-class families. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
Charlie Melancon on Technology
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  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
Charlie Melancon on War & Peace
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  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
Charlie Melancon on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Neutral on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(5 points on Social scale)
YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
YES on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(2 points on Social scale)
NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Favors topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Neutral on topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(5 points on Economic scale)
Immediate tax relief for middle-class families: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Economic scale)
YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Fight against harmful trade policies like CAFTA: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(10 points on Social scale)
YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses: Favors topic 15
YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees: Favors topic 16
YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(7 points on Economic scale)
NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding: Strongly Favors topic 17
YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(2 points on Economic scale)
NO on authorizing construction of new oil refineries: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC: Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Charlie Melancon is a Liberal Populist.
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