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Ken Salazar on Abortion
Click here for 9 full quotes on Abortion OR other political leaders on Abortion.
  • Abortion decision should be between a woman and her God. (Aug 2004)
  • Supports parental notification but not extreme limits. (Aug 2004)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Rated 25% by the NRLC, indicating a mixed record on abortion. (Dec 2006)
Ken Salazar on Budget & Economy
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  • Cut national debt and close tax loopholes. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
Ken Salazar on Civil Rights
Click here for 9 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other political leaders on Civil Rights.
  • Oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment. (Aug 2004)
  • Change the Patriot Act to balance civil liberties. (Aug 2004)
  • Wrote brief defending U.Michigan affirmative action case. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Include special-needs people in emergency evacuation plans. (Sep 2005)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 67% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 82% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
Ken Salazar on Corporations
Click here for 4 full quotes on Corporations OR other political leaders on Corporations.
  • Close loopholes that encourage overseas headquarters. (Aug 2004)
  • Voted YES on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming bankruptcy to include means-testing & restrictions. (Mar 2005)
  • Screen imports & ban lead in children's products. (Feb 2008)
Ken Salazar on Crime
Click here for 8 full quotes on Crime OR other political leaders on Crime.
  • Establish rights for crime victims. (Aug 2004)
  • Greater access to sex offender registration information. (Jan 2004)
  • Heinous crimes deserve the ultimate sanction. (Oct 2003)
  • Streamline Colorado’s criminal sentencing statutes. (Jan 2002)
  • Limit post-conviction appeals, allow more restitution. (Jan 2000)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Ken Salazar on Drugs
Click here for 4 full quotes on Drugs OR other political leaders on Drugs.
  • Opposed 2000 initiative for medical use of marijuana. (Sep 2004)
  • Medical marijuana partly allowed, but he doesn’t like it. (May 2001)
  • Federal grants to Indian tribes to fight methamphetamine. (Dec 2006)
  • Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use. (Sep 2007)
Ken Salazar on Education
Click here for 11 full quotes on Education OR other political leaders on Education.
  • More scholarships for college. (Aug 2004)
  • Strongly supports public education. (Aug 2004)
  • Expand early childhood and after school programs. (Mar 2004)
  • Ensure higher education is affordable and accessible. (Mar 2004)
  • Make sure students can skip Pledge if they so choose. (Jan 2004)
  • Promoted Salazar-Spence school voucher proposal. (Feb 2003)
  • Encourage character education curriculum in schools. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on $52M for "21st century community learning centers". (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
Ken Salazar on Energy & Oil
Click here for 13 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other political leaders on Energy & Oil.
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Tax credit for gas stations providing 85% ethanol fuel. (Apr 2005)
  • Rated 50% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Ken Salazar on Environment
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  • Protect and preserve our land and water. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for commission to examine Katrina response. (Sep 2005)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Ken Salazar on Families & Children
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Ken Salazar on Foreign Policy
Click here for 5 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other political leaders on Foreign Policy.
  • We need cooperation of our traditional allies on terrorism. (Aug 2004)
  • Work towards a global community. (Aug 2004)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Ken Salazar on Free Trade
Click here for 6 full quotes on Free Trade OR other political leaders on Free Trade.
  • Stoutly in favor of free trade. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Ban Argentine meat imports to avoid foot & mouth disease. (Jul 2008)
Ken Salazar on Government Reform
Click here for 7 full quotes on Government Reform OR other political leaders on Government Reform.
  • Voted YES on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Subject independent 527s to rules for political committees. (Feb 2005)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Post earmarks on the Internet before voting on them. (Jan 2006)
Ken Salazar on Gun Control
Click here for 5 full quotes on Gun Control OR other political leaders on Gun Control.
  • Protect the individual right to use firearms. (Aug 2004)
  • Restrict felon possession, and ban assault weapons. (Aug 2004)
  • More background checks for gun purchases. (Jan 2000)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
Ken Salazar on Health Care
Click here for 14 full quotes on Health Care OR other political leaders on Health Care.
  • Take next steps toward universal coverage. (Aug 2004)
  • Allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices. (May 2004)
  • Allow reimportation of prescription drugs. (May 2004)
  • Medicare Rx bill was a mistake; need innovations. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
Ken Salazar on Homeland Security
Click here for 17 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other political leaders on Homeland Security.
  • Implement the reforms recommended by the 9/11 Commission now. (Oct 2004)
  • Fight war on terror without sacrificing our freedoms. (Oct 2004)
  • Fighting war on terror is not easy nor inexpensive. (Oct 2004)
  • Ensure emergency personnel have the support and resources. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for Iraq budget to be part of defense budget. (Jun 2006)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
Ken Salazar on Immigration
Click here for 13 full quotes on Immigration OR other political leaders on Immigration.
  • Give benefits to children of longtime illegal immigrants. (Oct 2004)
  • Opportunity for undocumented workers to gain legal status. (Aug 2004)
  • Decrease illegal immigration; stronger border enforcement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Provide funding for social services for noncitizens. (May 2006)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Ken Salazar on Jobs
Click here for 9 full quotes on Jobs OR other political leaders on Jobs.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
Ken Salazar on Principles & Values
Click here for 5 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other political leaders on Principles & Values.
  • Kerry is somebody who I support. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Endorsed by MoveOn, for moderate progressive principles. (Sep 2004)
  • Rated 67% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Ken Salazar on Social Security
Click here for 2 full quotes on Social Security OR other political leaders on Social Security.
  • Opposes privatization and individual investment accounts. (Aug 2004)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
Ken Salazar on Tax Reform
Click here for 14 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other political leaders on Tax Reform.
  • Enact responsible tax cuts for low- and middle-class. (Aug 2004)
  • Permanent tax cuts for middle class; reform estate tax. (Jul 2004)
  • More tax cuts and ending of loopholes. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted NO on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Ken Salazar on Technology
Click here for 4 full quotes on Technology OR other political leaders on Technology.
  • Fight junk email and junk faxes. (Jan 2004)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
Ken Salazar on War & Peace
Click here for 11 full quotes on War & Peace OR other political leaders on War & Peace.
  • Bush was not for a Department of Homeland Security. (Oct 2004)
  • We have a mess on our hands in Iraq. (Oct 2004)
  • Administration misled through intelligence failures. (Aug 2004)
  • NATO needs to be a bigger part in US war policy. (Aug 2004)
  • Voted NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding. (Apr 2005)
  • No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq. (Jan 2007)
Ken Salazar on Welfare & Poverty
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Abortion decision should be between a woman and her God: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports parental notification but not extreme limits: Opposes topic 1
Rated 25% by the NRLC, indicating a mixed record on abortion: Neutral on topic 1
NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP: Favors topic 1
YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives: Favors topic 1
YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions: Opposes topic 1
YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Favors topic 1
NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Wrote brief defending U.Michigan affirmative action case: Strongly Favors topic 2
Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks: Favors topic 2
Rated 82% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action: Neutral on topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment: Favors topic 3
Rated 67% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights: Neutral on topic 3
NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Make sure students can skip Pledge if they so choose: Opposes topic 4
Encourage character education curriculum in schools: Favors topic 4
Rated 67% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation: Neutral on topic 4
YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Take next steps toward universal coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices: Favors topic 5
Allow reimportation of prescription drugs: Favors topic 5
NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium: Favors topic 5
YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics: Favors topic 5
YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D: Favors topic 5
NO on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000: Opposes topic 5
YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Favors topic 5
YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Favors topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes privatization and individual investment accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security: Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
Strongly supports public education: Opposes topic 7
Promoted Salazar-Spence school voucher proposal: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on $5B for grants to local educational agencies: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting: Strongly Opposes topic 8
NO on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Establish rights for crime victims: Favors topic 9
Greater access to sex offender registration information: Favors topic 9
Heinous crimes deserve the ultimate sanction: Strongly Favors topic 9
Streamline Colorado’s criminal sentencing statutes: Favors topic 9
Limit post-conviction appeals, allow more restitution: Strongly Favors topic 9
Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program: Opposes topic 9
Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Protect the individual right to use firearms: Favors topic 10
Restrict felon possession, and ban assault weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 10
More background checks for gun purchases: Opposes topic 10
YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership: Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Enact responsible tax cuts for low- and middle-class: Strongly Favors topic 11
Permanent tax cuts for middle class; reform estate tax: Opposes topic 11
More tax cuts and ending of loopholes: Opposes topic 11
Cut national debt and close tax loopholes: Favors topic 11
Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset: Favors topic 11
YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut: Favors topic 11
YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on permanently repealing the `death tax`: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Give benefits to children of longtime illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opportunity for undocumented workers to gain legal status: Favors topic 12
Decrease illegal immigration; stronger border enforcement: Opposes topic 12
Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty: Strongly Favors topic 12
Provide funding for social services for noncitizens: Favors topic 12
Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities": Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
NO on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Favors topic 12
NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program: Neutral topic 12
NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on comprehensive immigration reform: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Stoutly in favor of free trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on free trade agreement with Oman: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on promoting free trade with Peru: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror: Opposes topic 14
NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls: Favors topic 14
YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Fighting war on terror is not easy nor inexpensive: Favors topic 15
Sponsored bill for Iraq budget to be part of defense budget: Opposes topic 15
YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding: Opposes topic 15
YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months: Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(+2 points on Social scale)
Subject independent 527s to rules for political committees: Strongly Favors topic 16
NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity: Opposes topic 16
NO on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
We need cooperation of our traditional allies on terrorism: Favors topic 17
Work towards a global community: Favors topic 17
NATO needs to be a bigger part in US war policy: Strongly Favors topic 17
No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008: Strongly Favors topic 17
NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Protect and preserve our land and water: Favors topic 18
Tax credit for gas stations providing 85% ethanol fuel: Favors topic 18
Rated 50% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence: Neutral on topic 18
Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness: Favors topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%): Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Favors topic 18
NO on factoring global warming into federal project planning: Opposes topic 18
YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China: Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposed 2000 initiative for medical use of marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Medical marijuana partly allowed, but he doesn’t like it: Strongly Favors topic 19
Federal grants to Indian tribes to fight methamphetamine: Strongly Favors topic 19
Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Ken Salazar is a Moderate Liberal.
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