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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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Bill sponsorship archives from the Library of Congress, thomas.loc.gov


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Abortion
    Buddy Roemer: No Federal funds for abortions.
    Buddy Roemer: Grant civil rights to the pre-born.
Budget & Economy
    Joe DioGuardi: Constitutional Amendment for balanced budget.
    Dan Quayle: Proposed Balanced Budget Amendment.
Civil Rights
    Bob Dole: Eliminate gender discrimination in all federal programs.
    Dan Quayle: Eliminate gender discrimination in all federal programs.
    Gerald Ford: Delay court-ordered busing until all appeals exhausted.
Crime
    Brad Carson: More funding for COPS on the streets.
    Maria Cantwell: Supports mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws.
    Maria Cantwell: Opposes the death penalty.
    Joe DioGuardi: Death penalty for Presidential assassination.
    Joe DioGuardi: Mandatory sentences for violent felonies against the elderly.
    Buddy Roemer: Stricter civil penalties for money laundering.
    Buddy Roemer: Death penalty for presidential assassination.
    Buddy Roemer: Make combating crime a national priority.
    Gerald Ford: Death sentence only after separate sentencing hearing.
Drugs
    Brad Carson: Cleanup methamphetamine in rural communities.
    Bob Dole: International strike force; and oppose legalization.
    Dan Quayle: International strike force; and oppose legalization.
    Joe DioGuardi: Require drug testing before parole.
    Joe DioGuardi: Authorize army to intervene in anti-drug operations.
    Buddy Roemer: $100,000 reward for convicting for harming DEA agents.
    Buddy Roemer: Legalize medical marijuana.
    Gerald Ford: Mandatory 5-year minimum sentence for 4 ounces of heroin.
Education
    Gerald Ford: Tuition tax credit at private grade schools.
Energy & Oil
    Dan Quayle: Convert federal car fleet to alternative-fuel vehicles.
    Buddy Roemer: Tax credits for exploring for oil in deep water & Arctic.
    Dan Quayle: Establish energy conservation standards for home appliances.
    Joe DioGuardi: No import fee on crude oil.
    Buddy Roemer: Repeal windfall profit tax on domestic crude oil.
    Gerald Ford: Require oil marketing to independent contractors.
    Gerald Ford: Let Big Three automakers collaborate on reducing emissions.
Environment
    Joe DioGuardi: Strengthen the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
    Gerald Ford: Designate Isle Royale National Park as wilderness area.
    Gerald Ford: $409M for public works on rivers and dams.
Families & Children
    Buddy Roemer: Criminalize all materials sexually exploitative of children.
Foreign Policy
    Bob Dole: Defund UN Office of Research and Information Collection.
    Dan Quayle: Defund UN Office of Research and Information Collection.
    Joe DioGuardi: Push the UN to address human rights abuse in Cuba.
    Joe DioGuardi: Encourage the Vatican to recognize the State of Israel.
    Bob Dole: $50M for vaccinations in developing countries.
    Dan Quayle: $50M for vaccinations in developing countries.
Free Trade
    Brad Carson: Tariffs on China for currency manipulation.
    Joe DioGuardi: Restrict Canadian vessels on coast trade.
    Bob Dole: Trade sanctions on USSR-occupied Afghanistan.
    Dan Quayle: Trade sanctions on USSR-occupied Afghanistan.
    Joe DioGuardi: Block Soviet imports made by forced labor.
    Bob Dole: Fast-track agreements; but also protective tariffs.
    Dan Quayle: Fast-track agreements; but also protective tariffs.
    Bob Dole: No trade with countries on terrorism list.
    Buddy Roemer: Extend Japanese auto export restraints.
    Gerald Ford: Remove import tariffs on hollow reinforcing bars.
Government Reform
    Bob Dole: Develop public financing for Congressional races.
    Dan Quayle: Develop public financing for Congressional races.
    Joe DioGuardi: Constitutional Amendment for Line Item Veto.
    Buddy Roemer: Provide uniform presidential voting hours, until 11 PM EST.
    Buddy Roemer: Increase campaign donation limit from $1,000 to $2,500.
Gun Control
    Buddy Roemer: Stricter penalties for firearm use during felonies.
    Buddy Roemer: Federal gun controls cannot override state gun laws.
Health Care
    Dan Quayle: Ensure health access for medically-uninsurable individuals.
    Bob Dole: Provide catastrophic illness coverage through Medicare.
    Dan Quayle: Provide catastrophic illness coverage through Medicare.
Homeland Security
    Joe DioGuardi: Prohibit enhanced missile sales to Saudi Arabia.
    Buddy Roemer: Require Congressional approval for arms exports.
    Buddy Roemer: National security strategy: peace through strength.
Immigration
    Dan Quayle: Restrict bilingual education; maximum 3 years.
    Bob Dole: Don't require English fluency for all immigrants.
    Dick Cheney: Toughen deportations; soften on USAF children immigrants.
Principles & Values
    Dean Barkley: Created Paul Wellstone Center for Community Building.
    Gerald Ford: 21-day period each year to Honor America.
Social Security
    Joe DioGuardi: Correct the notch problem to ensure fair retirement planning.
    Buddy Roemer: Increase to $2500 eligible for personal retirement savings.
Tax Reform
    Joe DioGuardi: Implement tax rate reductions without delay.
Technology
    Joe DioGuardi: Make permanent the R&D tax credit.
War & Peace
    Joe DioGuardi: Censure Iraq for use of poison gas on Kurds.
    Joe DioGuardi: Support Reagan's call to tear down the Berlin Wall.
Welfare & Poverty
    Joe DioGuardi: More funding for WIC Supplemental Food Program.


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