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Ken Salazar on VoteMatch

 



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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
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
Strongly supports public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Promoted Salazar-Spence school voucher proposal: Strongly Favors 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:
Human needs over animal rights
(+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 Social 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:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic 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

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Obama Administration:
Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DOC:Judd Gregg
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner

Former G.W.Bush Administration:
Pres.George W. Bush
V.P.Dick Cheney
State:Colin Powell
State:Condi Rice
EPA:Christie Whitman

Former Clinton Administration:
Pres.Bill Clinton
V.P.Al Gore
HUD:Andrew Cuomo
Labor:Robert Reich
A.G.:Janet Reno

Former G.H.W.Bush Administration:
Pres.George W. Bush
V.P.Dan Quayle
Labor:Liddy Dole
ED:Lamar Alexander
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Page last updated: Apr 29, 2013