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Lee Hamilton on Abortion
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Lee Hamilton on Budget & Economy
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Lee Hamilton on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
Lee Hamilton on Corporations
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Lee Hamilton on Crime
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  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
Lee Hamilton on Drugs
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Lee Hamilton on Education
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  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Lee Hamilton on Energy & Oil
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Lee Hamilton on Environment
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  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Lee Hamilton on Families & Children
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Lee Hamilton on Foreign Policy
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  • Make a long-term commitment to supporting Pakistan. (Jul 2004)
  • Expand Saudi relations from oil to anti-extremism. (Jul 2004)
  • Multilateral coalition for Muslim youth outreach. (Jul 2004)
Lee Hamilton on Free Trade
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  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Lee Hamilton on Government Reform
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  • Replace CIA director with new National Intelligence Czar. (Jul 2004)
  • End secrecy about national intelligence appropriations. (Jul 2004)
  • Replace "need-to-know" culture with "need-to-share". (Jul 2004)
  • Congressional oversight for intelligence is dysfunctional. (Jul 2004)
  • No new domestic intelligence agency-use FBI. (Jul 2004)
Lee Hamilton on Gun Control
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Lee Hamilton on Health Care
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Lee Hamilton on Homeland Security
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  • Focus on potential terrorist sanctuaries like Saudi Arabia. (Jul 2004)
  • US majority support among Muslims on 9-11 collapsed by 2003. (Jul 2004)
  • Must defeat ideology of terrorism, not Muslim people. (Jul 2004)
  • Support "Cooperative Threat Reduction" on Soviet nukes. (Jul 2004)
  • Continue targeting terrorist financing; add terrorist travel. (Jul 2004)
  • Screen for individual terrorists at borders, no profiling. (Jul 2004)
  • Guidelines, supervision, & oversight of new security powers. (Jul 2004)
  • Fund better communications between emergency responders. (Jul 2004)
  • Improve human intel with racial and linguistic diversity. (Jul 2004)
  • Several missed opportunities to disrupt 9/11 hijackers. (Jul 2004)
  • Most important failure on 9/11 was one of imagination. (Jul 2004)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
Lee Hamilton on Immigration
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  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Lee Hamilton on Jobs
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Lee Hamilton on Principles & Values
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Lee Hamilton on Social Security
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Lee Hamilton on Tax Reform
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Lee Hamilton on Technology
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Lee Hamilton on War & Peace
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Lee Hamilton on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Neutral on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions: Favors topic 2
Neutral on topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+5 points on Social scale)
NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-3 points on Social scale)
YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals: Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools: Opposes topic 7
Neutral on topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+2 points on Social scale)
YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements: Strongly Favors topic 13
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+2 points on Social scale)
Multilateral coalition for Muslim youth outreach: Favors topic 17

Lee Hamilton is a Moderate Libertarian Liberal.
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