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Following are Resolutions and Bill Sponsorships for governors and members of Congress, which are used to indicate politicians' stances on the issues. Co-sponsoring a bill implies a promise to vote in its favor, as well as work towards its passage. Affiliations which include "VoteMatch Usage" are scored as VoteMatch quiz responses. Those without a VoteMatch usage are included only on each candidate's main issues page.
Abortion
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
04-SEN8
on Jun 4, 2004
Expand embryonic stem cell research Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 43
Republicans: 14
Independents: 1

Budget & Economy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-BDC2
on May 9, 2001
Retire half the public debt by 2006 (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 58
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2
01-SNDC2
on Jan 11, 2001
Balance debt reduction, tax relief, & policy investment (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 10
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
00-NGA25
on Feb 3, 2000
More federal funding for FAA and air traffic control (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 3
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
00-NGA22
on Mar 14, 2000
More federal funding of IDEA for disabled education Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
99-NGA26
on Jul 27, 1999
Decide Indian gaming rules at state level, not DOI (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1

Corporations
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
99-NGA30
on May 5, 1999
Bankruptcy reform: prevent inappropriate Chapter 7 filings (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1

Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
99-NGA24
on Aug 5, 1999
Tougher juvenile crime penalties; but let states set them Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1

Education
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-SNDC1
on Jan 11, 2001
Firmly opposed to Bush’s voucher proposal Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 10
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
04-SEN2
on Mar 19, 2004
Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 41
Republicans: 11
Independents: 1
03-SEN7
on Jun 19, 2003
Keep climate change in EPA "State of the Environment" report Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
99-NGA27
on Jul 2, 1999
Maintain federal funds for transit funding above 12.5% cap (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
04-SEN1
on Apr 1, 2004
EPA must do better on mercury clean-up (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 37
Republicans: 7
Independents: 1
01-EPA1
on Apr 6, 2001
Remove PCBs from Hudson River by dredging 200 miles (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 27
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0
99-NGA22
on Oct 21, 1999
Maintain joint EPA-state authority over nuclear waste (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
99-NGA28
on Jun 24, 1999
Maintain federal welfare funding for child support Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
99-NGA32
on Mar 24, 1999
Keep TANF program focused on family welfare, not other tasks Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2

Free Trade
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
NGA-0709FT
on Sep 7, 2007
Reauthorize the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance program Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
01-SNDC3
on Jan 11, 2001
Free & fair trade is key to economic growth Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 10
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
01-SNDC4
on Jun 6, 2000
Quick vote on PNTR; China into WTO Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
99-NGA25
on Jul 27, 1999
More federal funding for FAA and air traffic control (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
NGA-0804HC
on Apr 2, 2008
Delay Medicaid changes that shift costs from feds to states Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
NGA-0712HC
on Dec 17, 2007
Extend SCHIP with full funding, plus $12B for Medicaid Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
04-SEN3
on Mar 15, 2004
End government propaganda on Medicare bill (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
03-SEN6
on May 20, 2003
Let states make bulk Rx purchases, and other innovations Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 27
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
00-BDC1
on Dec 5, 2000
Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 59
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2
99-NGA31
on Apr 14, 1999
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 19
Republicans: 25
Independents: 7

Jobs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
03-SEN4
on Jun 30, 2003
Protect overtime pay protections (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 43
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
01-NGA20
on May 25, 2001
Full review of farm policy; more state flexibility (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
99-MGC5
on Sep 14, 1999
Immediate federal assistance for farm crisis (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 1

Social Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-BDC5
on May 9, 2001
Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 58
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2
99-NGA23
on Sep 29, 1999
Maintain federal funding of Social Services Block Grants Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1

Tax Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
NGA-0801TX
on Jan 28, 2008
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 24
Republicans: 11
Independents: 0
01-NGA19
on May 23, 2001
Let states independently determine estate taxes (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 15
Republicans: 19
Independents: 3

Technology
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-NGA18
on Aug 20, 2001
Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 16
Republicans: 24
Independents: 4

Welfare & Poverty
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
03-SEN5
on Jun 17, 2003
Fully fund AmeriCorps (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 33
Republicans: 9
Independents: 1
00-NGA21
on Apr 27, 2000
Maintain TANF block grants (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1


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