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Steve Pearce on Abortion
Click here for 15 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • 100% pro-life; stand up for life. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Life and human rights begin at fertilization or cloning. (Jan 2013)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
Steve Pearce on Budget & Economy
Click here for 13 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Jan 2013)
Steve Pearce on Civil Rights
Click here for 11 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Stand up for traditional marriage. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 28% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Steve Pearce on Corporations
Click here for 5 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Less regulation on businesses. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Rated 97% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Steve Pearce on Crime
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  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Steve Pearce on Drugs
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  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Steve Pearce on Education
Click here for 5 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Steve Pearce on Energy & Oil
Click here for 22 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Set aside 6.4M acres in New Mexico for solar panels. (Oct 2008)
  • More domestic oil production & more nuclear power. (Aug 2008)
  • Nuclear energy is cheap, clean and ready now. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Establish a solar energy program on federal lands. (Apr 2008)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
Steve Pearce on Environment
Click here for 11 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Strike a balance between the environment and the economy. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Give tax breaks for start-up farms for 10-year commitment. (Jan 2008)
  • Endorsed Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Steve Pearce on Families & Children
Click here for 3 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Increase penalties for child sexual slavery. (Mar 2008)
Steve Pearce on Foreign Policy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
Steve Pearce on Free Trade
Click here for 6 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
Steve Pearce on Government Reform
Click here for 13 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Member of WasteWatchers: tax-&-spend is not the answer. (Nov 2010)
  • Pay contractors on time; reforms to contract smaller firms. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
Steve Pearce on Gun Control
Click here for 5 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Steve Pearce on Health Care
Click here for 20 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Safety is an issue for reimporting drugs. (Oct 2008)
  • Allow small businesses to group together for health plans. (Aug 2008)
  • Tax deduction for those who purchase their own insurance. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
Steve Pearce on Homeland Security
Click here for 14 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
Steve Pearce on Immigration
Click here for 5 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Supports path to legalization for illegal immigrants. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 83% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Steve Pearce on Jobs
Click here for 8 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Rated 0% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
Steve Pearce on Principles & Values
Click here for 4 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Protect our right to prayer & faith. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated C by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
Steve Pearce on Social Security
Click here for 3 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • We must improve the rates of return on Trust Fund. (Oct 2008)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
Steve Pearce on Tax Reform
Click here for 13 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 61% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Steve Pearce on Technology
Click here for 9 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
Steve Pearce on War & Peace
Click here for 7 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • If Iraq falls, so will other moderate regimes in the region. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
Steve Pearce on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 3 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
100% pro-life; stand up for life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes federal abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Life and human rights begin at fertilization or cloning: Strongly Favors topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime: Opposes topic 1
YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Rated 28% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Stand up for traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports banning homosexuals in the military: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect our right to prayer & faith: Strongly Favors topic 4
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record: Strongly Favors topic 4
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration: Favors topic 4
YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance: Favors topic 4
NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Safety is an issue for reimporting drugs: Opposes topic 5
Allow small businesses to group together for health plans: Opposes topic 5
Tax deduction for those who purchase their own insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health: Opposes topic 5
NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs: Opposes topic 5
YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits: Opposes topic 5
YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients: Opposes topic 5
YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay: Strongly Opposes topic 5
NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Opposes topic 5
NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We must improve the rates of return on Trust Fund: Favors topic 6
Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record: Strongly Favors topic 6
Supports private retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Strike a balance between the environment and the economy: Opposes topic 8
Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Endorsed Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism: Strongly Favors topic 8
YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species: Strongly Favors topic 8
YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Increase penalties for child sexual slavery: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Member of WasteWatchers: tax-&-spend is not the answer: Opposes topic 11
Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated 61% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes: Neutral on topic 11
Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on providing tax relief and simplification: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports path to legalization for illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12
Rated 83% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance: Strongly Opposes topic 12
NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile: Strongly Favors topic 13
NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Opposes topic 13
YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business: Opposes topic 13
YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization: Favors topic 13
YES on promoting free trade with Peru: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations: Favors topic 14
NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight: Favors topic 14
YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses: Favors topic 15
NO on restricting no-bid defense contracts: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees: Opposes topic 16
YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
If Iraq falls, so will other moderate regimes in the region: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: 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
NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Set aside 6.4M acres in New Mexico for solar panels: Strongly Favors topic 18
More domestic oil production & more nuclear power: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Nuclear energy is cheap, clean and ready now: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence: Opposes topic 18
Establish a solar energy program on federal lands: Strongly Favors topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on tax incentives for renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries: Strongly Opposes 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
NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on investing in homegrown biofuel: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC: Favors topic 18
NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached: Opposes topic 20
NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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