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To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine, by Newt Gingrich

2010: Take Back America, by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann

And I Haven't Had a Bad Day Since, by Charles Rangel

Giuliani: Flawed or Flawless?

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Charles Rangel on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Charles Rangel on Budget & Economy
Click here for 13 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
Charles Rangel on Civil Rights
Click here for 13 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • GOP competing for black votes makes both parties responsive. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice. (Jan 2001)
  • Require "Privacy Impact Statement" on new federal rules. (Apr 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Charles Rangel on Corporations
Click here for 5 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business. (May 2012)
  • Rated 100% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
Charles Rangel on Crime
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  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Charles Rangel on Drugs
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  • 1970s: Treat drug addiction as crisis: interdict at border. (Aug 2008)
  • Worked with Pres. Nixon to begin "War on Drugs". (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Charles Rangel on Education
Click here for 5 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Commit resources to insure safety and comfort of schools. (Jul 2011)
  • Bring together private & public together for schools. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
Charles Rangel on Energy & Oil
Click here for 9 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Voted NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
Charles Rangel on Environment
Click here for 13 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
  • Tax credit to remove lead-based housepaint. (Nov 2005)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species. (Jul 2012)
  • Establish an International Conservation Strategy. (Nov 2012)
  • Rated 75% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Charles Rangel on Families & Children
Click here for 4 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Ban high lead levels in children's toys. (Nov 2005)
  • Encourage adoption of children in foster care. (Nov 2012)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Charles Rangel on Foreign Policy
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  • 1987: Rangel Amendment forced South African divestment. (Aug 2008)
  • 1994: Advised Haiti's Aristide; disappointed by no democracy. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Allow Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)
  • Keep sanctions against Syria until WMDs are dismantled. (May 2007)
  • Rated +3 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, as official US policy. (Mar 2009)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
Charles Rangel on Free Trade
Click here for 7 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • World Bank exerts US influence as first among unequals. (Aug 2008)
  • 1980s: Caribbean Basin Initiative: lower tariff barriers. (Aug 2008)
  • Supports Chinese trade; African trade; and Caribbean trade. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)
Charles Rangel on Government Reform
Click here for 10 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Leave of absence as committee chair for ethics investigation. (May 2010)
  • 1974: On Watergate Committee, focused on Nixon's conviction. (Aug 2008)
  • GOP majority holds secret meetings for final bill drafting. (Aug 2008)
  • It's obscene what money has done to Congress. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
Charles Rangel on Gun Control
Click here for 2 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)
  • Ban "fire sale" of firearms after delicensing closure. (Jan 2013)
Charles Rangel on Health Care
Click here for 16 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • 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 YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Increase funding for AIDS treatment & prevention. (Jan 2001)
  • More funding for Rx benefits, community health, CHIPs. (Jan 2001)
  • MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare. (Jan 2001)
  • Limit anti-trust lawsuits on health plans and insurers. (Mar 2002)
  • Include mental health services under Medicare. (Jun 2008)
  • Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment. (Jan 2011)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)
Charles Rangel on Homeland Security
Click here for 7 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • 1951: Wounded in Korea while army was desegregating. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
Charles Rangel on Immigration
Click here for 4 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Supports DREAM Act to give immigrants opportunities. (Oct 2011)
  • Africans didn't immigrate to fulfill the American dream. (Aug 2008)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Cover child resident aliens under Medicaid and SCHIP. (May 2005)
Charles Rangel on Jobs
Click here for 7 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Charles Rangel on Principles & Values
Click here for 11 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Attitude of gratitude: I haven't had a bad day since. (Aug 2008)
  • Initiated idea of Hillary running for Senate in New York. (Aug 2008)
  • Black folks are very conservative in some ways. (Aug 2008)
  • 1970s: Ran for Congress on both Republican & Democrat lines. (Aug 2008)
  • Prefers small constituency of House seat. (Aug 2008)
  • Early ambition to chair Ways & Means Committee. (Aug 2008)
  • 1971: Co-founded the Congressional Black Caucus. (Aug 2008)
  • Member of Congressional Black Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Reject Bush's Florida electors due to election fraud. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Charles Rangel on Social Security
Click here for 5 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Social Security isn't bankrupt; no need to privatize. (Aug 2008)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
Charles Rangel on Tax Reform
Click here for 8 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Additional surtax of 5.4% on top tax bracket. (Apr 2010)
  • Zeal for capital gains & wealthy tax cuts is unparalleled. (Aug 2008)
  • Estate tax only reaches estates over $100M; don't cut it. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)
  • Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million. (Apr 2012)
Charles Rangel on Technology
Click here for 7 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Close digital divide with high-tech training. (Jan 2001)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Charles Rangel on War & Peace
Click here for 15 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • 2003: Lonely voice opposing pre-emptive war. (Aug 2008)
  • Troops suffer by not knowing when they'll come home. (Aug 2008)
  • Opposes war politically, out of respect for soldiers. (Aug 2008)
  • Reinstitute draft to avoid another Iraq. (Aug 2008)
  • Opposed Kerry in 2004 primary because Kerry voted for war. (Aug 2008)
  • Morally suspect war in Iraq is funded by deficit. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Terminate funding for Iraq War on Dec. 31, 2011. (Aug 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
  • Defund US military presence in Afghanistan. (Jan 2013)
Charles Rangel on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 7 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Make taking people out of poverty our #1 priority. (Aug 2008)
  • Architect of Harlem Empowerment Zone legislation. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)


VoteMatch Responses
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest: Favors topic 1
Encourage adoption of children in foster care: Opposes topic 1
Protect the reproductive rights of women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ensure access to and funding for contraception: Favors topic 1
Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception: Favors topic 1
NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace: Favors topic 2
Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice: Favors topic 2
Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks: Favors topic 2
Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery: Strongly Favors topic 2
Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy: Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Stricter sentencing for hate crimes: Favors topic 2
Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination: Favors topic 2
Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Increase funding for AIDS treatment & prevention: 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
Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Favors topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More funding for Rx benefits, community health, CHIPs: Favors topic 5
MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare: Favors topic 5
Limit anti-trust lawsuits on health plans and insurers: Opposes topic 5
Include mental health services under Medicare: Favors topic 5
Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand the National Health Service Corps: Strongly Favors topic 5
Make health care a right, not a privilege: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids: 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 adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Favors topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: 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
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Social Security isn't bankrupt; no need to privatize: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women: Opposes topic 6
Reject proposals for private saving accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Commit resources to insure safety and comfort of schools: Opposes topic 7
Bring together private & public together for schools: Favors topic 7
YES on $40B for green public schools: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
Prohibit invasive research on great apes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Establish an International Conservation Strategy: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences: Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators: Strongly Favors topic 9
YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales: Opposes topic 10
Ban "fire sale" of firearms after delicensing closure: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Zeal for capital gains & wealthy tax cuts is unparalleled: Strongly Favors topic 11
Estate tax only reaches estates over $100M; don't cut it: Strongly Favors topic 11
American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person: Favors topic 11
Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible: Favors topic 11
Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality: Favors topic 11
YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports DREAM Act to give immigrants opportunities: Strongly Favors topic 12
Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty: Strongly Favors topic 12
Cover child resident aliens under Medicaid and SCHIP: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports Chinese trade; African trade; and Caribbean trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights: Neutral on topic 13
YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization: Opposes topic 13
YES on promoting free trade with Peru: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-5 points on Social scale)
Allow travel between the United States and Cuba: Opposes topic 14
NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
It's obscene what money has done to Congress: Favors topic 16
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Establish 15 days of early voting in all states: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
2003: Lonely voice opposing pre-emptive war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Reinstitute draft to avoid another Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Terminate funding for Iraq War on Dec. 31, 2011: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Defund US military presence in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Opposes topic 17
YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for renewable energy: Strongly 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
YES on investing in homegrown biofuel: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets: Favors topic 18
YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Favors topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
1970s: Treat drug addiction as crisis: interdict at border: Favors topic 19
Worked with Pres. Nixon to begin "War on Drugs": Strongly Favors topic 19
Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis: Opposes topic 19
YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Additional surtax of 5.4% on top tax bracket: Favors topic 20
Zeal for capital gains & wealthy tax cuts is unparalleled: Favors topic 20
Architect of Harlem Empowerment Zone legislation: Strongly Favors topic 20
Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion: Favors topic 20
Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20
YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

Charles Rangel is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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