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Jeanne Shaheen on VoteMatch


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Invest in emerging industries like stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Endorsed Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women: Favors topic 1
Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest: Favors topic 1
NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Afghan laws violate women's human rights on sex & divorce: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supported the 2007 civil unions law in New Hampshire: Strongly Favors topic 3
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+2 points on Social scale)
Standards for teachers; kindergarten for kids: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Broaden use of the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
Require truth in sentencing: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Favors topic 10
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
We need a universal health care system to cover everyone: Strongly Favors topic 5
Disclose payments from manufacturers to physicians: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Improve and invest in public schools: Opposes topic 7
Professional development grants for elementary principals: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Independence from foreign oil and reverse global warming: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports Land and Community Heritage Investment Program: Favors topic 18
Manage growth & avoid sprawl: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
Create Regional Emissions Registry for GHG trading: Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
NO on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade: Favors topic 18
NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax: Favors topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
Foreign assistance helps counter-drug efforts: Favors topic 19
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
Promote the next generation of welfare reform: Opposes topic 20
Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants: Favors topic 20
Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support middle class tax cuts to help working families: Strongly Favors topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+2 points on Social scale)
No automated entry-exit control system; allow free flow: Strongly Favors topic 12
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Develop an open North American energy market: Favors topic 13
Foster globalization with New England & Eastern Canada: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+2 points on Social scale)
End the devastating, mismanaged war in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17

Other governors' VoteMatch: Jeanne Shaheen on the issues:
NH Gubernatorial:
John Lynch
NH Senatorial:
Kelly Ayotte

Newly Seated Jan. 2011:
AL: Robert Bentley (R)
CA: Jerry Brown (D)
CO: John Hickenlooper (D)
CT: Dan Malloy (D)
FL: Rick Scott (R)
GA: Nathan Deal (R)
HI: Neil Abercrombie (D)
IA: Terry Branstad (R)
KS: Sam Brownback (R)
ME: Paul LePage (R)
MI: Rick Snyder (R)
MN: Mark Dayton (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
NM: Susana Martinez (R)
NV: Brian Sandoval (R)
NY: Andrew Cuomo (D)
OH: John Kasich (R)
OK: Mary Fallin (R)
PA: Tom Corbett (R)
RI: Lincoln Chafee (I)
SC: Nikki Haley (R)
SD: Dennis Daugaard (R)
TN: Bill Haslam (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WY: Matt Mead (R)
Newly seated 2009-2010:
AK Sean Parnell
AZ Jan Brewer
ND Jack Dalrymple
NJ Chris Christie
VA Bob McDonnell

Elections Oct./Nov. 2011:
KY Steve Beshear (re-elected)
LA Bobby Jindal (re-elected)
MS Phil Bryant (Governor-Elect)
MS Haley Barbour (retiring 2012)
WV Earl Ray Tomblin (elected)

Term-limited/retiring as of Nov. 2012:
IN Mitch Daniels (term-limited)
MT Brian Schweitzer (term-limited)
NH John Lynch (retiring 2012)
NH Christine Gregoire (retiring 2012)

Term-limited out as of Jan. 2011:
AL Bob Riley
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
NM Bill Richardson
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Donald Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
WY Dave Freudenthal
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Senate Office SH-520, Washington, DC 20510
Phone number:
(202) 224-2841

Page last updated: Nov 29, 2011