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Larry Kissell on Abortion
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  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
Larry Kissell on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Larry Kissell on Civil Rights
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Larry Kissell on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 100% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
Larry Kissell on Crime
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  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Larry Kissell on Drugs
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Larry Kissell on Education
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  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Larry Kissell on Energy & Oil
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  • Seriously invest in alternative, renewable home-grown energy. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Include agricultural products in renewable fuels. (May 2009)
Larry Kissell on Environment
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  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 50% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
Larry Kissell on Families & Children
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  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
Larry Kissell on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Larry Kissell on Free Trade
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  • Commitment to fair trade means good paying, stable jobs. (Jan 2006)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements. (May 2011)
Larry Kissell on Government Reform
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  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Reduce the salary of Members of Congress. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Larry Kissell on Gun Control
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  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
Larry Kissell on Health Care
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  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment. (Jan 2011)
Larry Kissell on Homeland Security
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  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
Larry Kissell on Immigration
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Larry Kissell on Jobs
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  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Agriculture. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
Larry Kissell on Principles & Values
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Larry Kissell on Social Security
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  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Larry Kissell on Tax Reform
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  • Fair approach to less taxes; not just the top 1%. (Jan 2006)
Larry Kissell on Technology
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  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Larry Kissell on War & Peace
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  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
Larry Kissell on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Neutral on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Favors topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message: Favors topic 10
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Favors 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
NO on regulating tobacco as a drug: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Opposes topic 7
YES on $40B for green public schools: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Seriously invest in alternative, renewable home-grown energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Include agricultural products in renewable fuels: Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Opposes topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention: Opposes topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fair approach to less taxes; not just the top 1%: Strongly Favors topic 11
Neutral on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Commitment to fair trade means good paying, stable jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency: Opposes topic 13
Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements: Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce the salary of Members of Congress: Favors topic 16
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: 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
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-5 points on Social scale)
No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Opposes topic 17

Larry Kissell is a Liberal Populist.
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