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Following are Resiolutions 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
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
07-HR2064
on Apr 26, 2007
Provide emergency contraception at military facilities Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 77
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
2007-HR819
on Feb 5, 2007
Ensure access to and funding for contraception Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 190
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
2007-HR618
on Jan 22, 2007
Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 100
Independents: 0
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
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2007-S2452
on Dec 12, 2007
Require full disclosure about subprime mortgages (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 19
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
07-HR4892
on Mar 7, 2006
Maintain public information about M3 money supply (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0
01-NGA8
on Sep 14, 2001
Uphold commitments to states before other spending (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 18
Republicans: 27
Independents: 8
01-SGA8
on Sep 9, 2001
Protect local milk supplies with Southern Dairy Compact (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 8
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
01-NGA2
on Feb 15, 2001
Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 18
Republicans: 26
Independents: 8
01-SNDC2
on Jan 11, 2001
Balance debt reduction, tax relief, & policy investment (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 10
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
00-MGC3
on Jul 25, 2000
Let state meat inspection suffice for interstate shipments (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 5
Republicans: 6
Independents: 2
00-NEGC2
on Jul 18, 2000
Regional transportation network to foster trade & economy (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
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
98-MGC1
on Feb 24, 1998
Foster dairy production that is market driven (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2

Civil Rights
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2007-S2521
on Dec 19, 2007
Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 92
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0
2007-SJR10
on Mar 29, 2007
Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 216
Republicans: 8
Independents: 2
03-S2266
on Mar 31, 2004
Increase subsidies for women-owned non-profit business Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 10
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
01-HR101
on Mar 27, 2001
Establish a national holiday honoring Native Americans Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 15
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
01-HJR40
on Mar 22, 2001
Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 184
Republicans: 16
Independents: 7
01-HJR36
on Mar 13, 2001
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 79
Republicans: 223
Independents: 7
01-NGA1
on Feb 15, 2001
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 27
Independents: 8
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
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-S1196
on Jul 18, 2001
Increase SBA loan subsidies for small businesses (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 1
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
01-S174
on Jan 24, 2001
Expand microloans to small businesses (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 14
Republicans: 4
Independents: 1
99-NGA30
on May 5, 1999
Bankruptcy reform: prevent inappropriate Chapter 7 filings (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1

Crime
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-NGA10
on Sep 14, 2001
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 27
Independents: 8
01-WGA07
on Aug 14, 2001
Zero tolerance for violence against government employees Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 12
Independents: 4
01-HR1343
on Apr 3, 2001
More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 219
Republicans: 29
Independents: 6
01-HR1031
on Mar 14, 2001
No TV, R-rated movies, or coffeepots in prison cells Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 10
Independents: 0
01-HR1038
on Mar 7, 2001
Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 109
Republicans: 24
Independents: 3
01-HR912
on Mar 7, 2001
Require DNA testing for all federal executions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 187
Republicans: 65
Independents: 7
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
96-S1675
on Apr 16, 1996
Establish an FBI registry of sexual offendors (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 5
Republicans: 11
Independents: 0

Drugs
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-HR5157
on Jan 29, 2008
Allow rehabilitated drug convicts to get student loans Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 74
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
2007-S2071
on Sep 19, 2007
Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 23
Republicans: 14
Independents: 0
01-WGA05
on Aug 14, 2001
States should make drug policy, not feds Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 12
Independents: 4
01-HR2592
on Jul 23, 2001
Legalize medical marijuana Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 32
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
00-NGA2
on Aug 15, 2000
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 17
Republicans: 26
Independents: 10

Education
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-HCR248
on Oct 12, 2001
Let schools display the words "God Bless America" Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 61
Independents: 0
01-DGA2
on Aug 15, 2001
Improve and invest in public schools Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 0
Independents: 3
01-HR1036
on Mar 14, 2001
Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3 Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 102
Republicans: 0
Independents: 4
01-SR7
on Feb 1, 2001
More foreign languages courses and exchange students Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0
01-HR1
on Jan 31, 2001
Supports requiring schools to allow prayer Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 10
Republicans: 89
Independents: 4
01-HR340
on Jan 31, 2001
Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 46
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
01-SNDC5
on Jan 23, 2001
Three Rs: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 26
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
01-SNDC1
on Jan 11, 2001
Firmly opposed to Bushs voucher proposal Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 10
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
01-HR117
on Jan 3, 2001
Teacher development grants to improve math & science classes Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 23
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
97-HJR78
on May 8, 1997
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 17
Republicans: 141
Independents: 6

Energy & Oil
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2007-S2316
on Nov 7, 2007
Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 26
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
2007-SC03
on Jan 17, 2007
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025 Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 74
Republicans: 57
Independents: 2
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
02-S1926
on Feb 8, 2002
Include pickup trucks in CAFE; include hybrids in HOV lanes Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
01-SGA11
on Sep 9, 2001
More funding to develop domestic energy supplies Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
01-SGA13
on Sep 9, 2001
Use federal funds for nuclear cleanup, with state input (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
01-SGA2
on Sep 9, 2001
Share offshore oil development revenue with states Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
01-NEGC4
on Aug 28, 2001
Create Regional Emissions Registry for GHG trading Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
01-WGA01
on Aug 14, 2001
Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 12
Independents: 4
01-HR1694
on May 3, 2001
Repeal the gas tax Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 19
Independents: 0
01-HR770
on Feb 28, 2001
Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 140
Republicans: 9
Independents: 3
00-NGA3
on Aug 15, 2000
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 17
Republicans: 26
Independents: 10
00-NGA4
on Aug 15, 2000
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 17
Republicans: 26
Independents: 10
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
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-HR5134
on Jan 23, 2008
Give tax breaks for start-up farms for 10-year commitment (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 12
Independents: 0
2007-S261
on Jan 4, 2007
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 213
Republicans: 132
Independents: 2
04-SEN1
on Apr 1, 2004
EPA must do better on mercury clean-up (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 37
Republicans: 7
Independents: 1
02-SR311
on Jul 30, 2002
Support UNCED Rio Declaration at 2002 conference (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 12
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
01-SGA10
on Sep 9, 2001
Supports national drought policy, focusing on readiness (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
01-WGA11
on Aug 14, 2001
Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 5
Republicans: 12
Independents: 4
01-WGA12
on Aug 14, 2001
Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 12
Independents: 4
01-WGA15
on Aug 14, 2001
Apply "Good Samaritan" rules to abandoned mine cleanup (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 5
Republicans: 12
Independents: 4
01-WGA16
on Aug 14, 2001
State primacy over water quantity & quality issues (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 5
Republicans: 12
Independents: 4
01-NGA15
on Aug 1, 2001
More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 18
Republicans: 27
Independents: 8
01-NGA9
on Aug 1, 2001
Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 18
Republicans: 27
Independents: 8
01-SR121
on Jun 29, 2001
End commercial whaling and illegal trade in whale meat (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 14
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0
01-HR1831
on May 15, 2001
Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 43
Republicans: 47
Independents: 2
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
01-SGA14
on Feb 27, 2001
Maintain water flow in Mississippi & Missouri Rivers (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
00-NEGC1
on Sep 22, 2000
Eliminate mercury releases by 2003 (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
00-MGC1
on May 25, 2000
Replace MTBE in gasoline with cleaner ethanol Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 6
Independents: 2
99-NGA22
on Oct 21, 1999
Maintain joint EPA-state authority over nuclear waste (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
98-MGC2
on May 12, 1998
More EPA flexibility on interstate ozone (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2
97-S927
on Jun 17, 1997
Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 14
Republicans: 14
Independents: 0
95-S39
on Jan 4, 1995
Fund studies of sustainable fisheries (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0

Families & Children
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
03-S822
on Apr 8, 2003
Small Business loans for child care businesses (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 17
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
01-NGA12
on Sep 7, 2001
Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 18
Republicans: 27
Independents: 8
01-NGA6
on Aug 15, 2001
Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 18
Republicans: 27
Independents: 8
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
97-S476
on Mar 19, 1997
Fund 2,500 Boys and Girls Clubs in underserved areas (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 18
Republicans: 13
Independents: 1

Foreign Policy
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
07-S2257
on Oct 29, 2007
Impose sanctions and an import ban on Burma (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 13
Republicans: 13
Independents: 1
2007-SR250
on Jun 22, 2007
Call for Burma's junta to release political prisoners (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 3
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0
2007-SR211
on May 21, 2007
Urge Venezuela to re-open dissident radio & TV stations (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
07-HR2332
on May 15, 2007
Keep sanctions against Syria until WMDs are dismantled (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 18
Republicans: 103
Independents: 0
2007-SR106
on Mar 14, 2007
Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 177
Republicans: 64
Independents: 2
2007-SR76
on Feb 8, 2007
Develop a strategy to protect civilians in Darfur (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 10
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0
04-S2264
on Mar 31, 2004
Monitor human rights in Uganada-Sudan crisis (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 7
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
02-HCR341
on Mar 6, 2002
Double funding for the Peace Corps to $550M Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 13
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
01-HR1688
on May 2, 2001
Ban foreign aid to oil-producers who restrict production Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 14
Independents: 1
01-HCR102
on Apr 4, 2001
Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 139
Republicans: 36
Independents: 3
01-HCR68
on Mar 20, 2001
Urge China to respect religious freedom (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 25
Republicans: 19
Independents: 2

Free Trade
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2007-HCR40
on Jan 22, 2007
Block NAFTA Superhighway & North American Union (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 7
Republicans: 36
Independents: 1
01-HCR256
on Oct 30, 2001
Maintain anti-dumping restrictions against foreign importers Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 7
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
01-SGA3
on Sep 9, 2001
Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
01-NEGC5
on Aug 28, 2001
Foster globalization with New England & Eastern Canada Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
01-HR230
on Aug 2, 2001
End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 16
Republicans: 39
Independents: 1
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
00-NEGC12
on Jul 18, 2000
Develop an open North American energy market Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
01-SNDC4
on Jun 6, 2000
Quick vote on PNTR; China into WTO Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 8
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
99-MGC4
on Nov 19, 1999
Grant fast-track authority to the President Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2
98-NEGC7
on Jun 9, 1998
More business cooperation between New England & East Canada (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
98-MGC3
on May 12, 1998
Ease Canadian border-crossing rules Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2

Government Reform
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2007-S2305
on Nov 5, 2007
Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 31
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
07-HR1671
on Mar 23, 2007
Establish the United States Public Service Academy (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 100
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
07-S453
on Mar 1, 2007
Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 78
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
01-NGA11
on Aug 1, 2001
Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 18
Republicans: 27
Independents: 8
01-SR21
on Aug 1, 2001
Make Election Day a national holiday (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
01-CHC1
on Jun 28, 2001
Keep campaign soft money; allow legal resident contributions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 15
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2
01-HR128
on Jan 3, 2001
Allow same-day voter registration on election day (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 24
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
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

Gun Control
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2007-S1001
on Mar 27, 2007
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 64
Republicans: 214
Independents: 1

Health Care
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
07-HR2387
on May 17, 2007
Prohibit mandatory mental health screen for students (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 1
Republicans: 21
Independents: 0
07-HR1881
on Apr 17, 2007
Improve services for people with autism & their families (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 73
Republicans: 20
Independents: 1
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
03-SR23
on Mar 26, 2003
Increase funding to combat the global HIV/AIDS epidemic Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
01-NGA13
on Oct 5, 2001
No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 18
Republicans: 27
Independents: 8
01-WGA06
on Aug 14, 2001
More federal funding for rural health services Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 12
Independents: 4
01-S706
on Apr 5, 2001
Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 32
Republicans: 6
Independents: 1
99-MGC2
on Oct 14, 1999
Maintain Medicare funding of HMO benefits Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2
99-NGA31
on Apr 14, 1999
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 25
Independents: 8
97-S419
on Mar 11, 1997
Collect data on birth defects and present to the public (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 104
Republicans: 70
Independents: 4

Homeland Security
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2007-HJR67
on Dec 6, 2007
Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 29
Independents: 0
2007-S185
on Jun 22, 2007
Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 79
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
07-HR808
on Feb 5, 2007
Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 66
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
07-HR424
on Jan 11, 2007
Terminate Selective Service Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
02-SR264
on May 8, 2002
Small business in developing homeland security technologies (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 15
Republicans: 11
Independents: 0
01-S1447
on Sep 21, 2001
Federalize aviation security (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 33
Republicans: 20
Independents: 0
01-HR2718
on Aug 2, 2001
Take US nuclear missiles off high alert Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 11
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
01-S1214
on Jul 20, 2001
Establish Maritime Security grants for ports and vessels (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 13
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
01-CHC2
on Jun 14, 2001
Stopping Vieques bombing range good; sooner is better (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 15
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2
01-HR948
on Mar 8, 2001
End the use of anti-personnel mines (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 84
Republicans: 10
Independents: 3
96-S2101
on Sep 20, 1996
School assistance to survivors of injured federal police (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 13
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0

Immigration
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2007-HR997
on Feb 12, 2007
Declare English as the official language of the US Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 135
Independents: 1
01-SGA6
on Sep 9, 2001
Import farm workers from Mexico Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
01-NGA3
on Feb 15, 2001
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 27
Independents: 8
01-NGA4
on Feb 15, 2001
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 27
Independents: 8
00-NEGC4
on Jul 18, 2000
No automated entry-exit control system; allow free flow Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
99-MGC1
on Oct 14, 1999
Ease Canadian border-crossing rules Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2

Jobs
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
03-SEN4
on Jun 30, 2003
Protect overtime pay protections (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 43
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
01-SGA5
on Sep 9, 2001
More R&D & tax incentives for small farmers (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
01-WGA08
on Aug 14, 2001
Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 12
Independents: 4
01-NGA20
on May 25, 2001
Full review of farm policy; more state flexibility (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
01-SGA7
on Feb 27, 2001
Repeal the federal unemployment "temporary surtax" (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
99-MGC3
on Nov 22, 1999
State instead of federal rules for animal operations (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2
99-MGC5
on Sep 14, 1999
Immediate federal assistance for farm crisis (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 1

Principles & Values
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
07-HRes847
on Dec 6, 2007
Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 57
Independents: 1
97-S1228
on Sep 26, 1997
Fund the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 19
Independents: 1

Social Security
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-NGA16
on Aug 1, 2001
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 27
Independents: 8
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
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
03-S1493
on Jul 30, 2003
Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 51
Independents: 1
01-NGA19
on May 23, 2001
Let states independently determine estate taxes (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 14
Republicans: 19
Independents: 4
01-HR8
on Mar 14, 2001
Phaseout the death tax Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 30
Republicans: 189
Independents: 6
01-HR15
on Jan 3, 2001
Reduce the capital gains tax Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 18
Independents: 1
00-NGA1
on Feb 15, 2000
No national sales tax or VAT Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 17
Republicans: 26
Independents: 10

Technology
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2007-S2428
on Dec 6, 2007
Create online database of science & math scholarships (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 32
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0
07-HR211
on Jan 9, 2007
Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 110
Republicans: 47
Independents: 1
2007-S215
on Jan 9, 2007
Ensure net neutrality: no corporate-tiered Internet (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
03-S189
on Jan 16, 2003
Fund nanotechnology research & development (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 29
Republicans: 16
Independents: 0
01-S1856
on Dec 19, 2001
$500 tax credit for each employee who telecommutes (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 3
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
01-SGA4
on Sep 9, 2001
Permanent R&D tax incentive & more R&D funding (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
01-NEGC6
on Aug 28, 2001
Cooperate with Canada on regional info tech workforce (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
01-NGA18
on Aug 20, 2001
Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 15
Republicans: 24
Independents: 5
01-HR718
on Feb 14, 2001
Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 43
Republicans: 71
Independents: 1
01-CIC1
on Jan 1, 2001
Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 95
Republicans: 72
Independents: 4
01-ECWA1
on Jan 1, 2001
Promote e-Contract with High Tech America (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 9
Independents: 0
01-ECWA2
on Jan 1, 2001
Promote e-commece and e-government (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 9
Independents: 0
98-S2392
on Jul 30, 1998
Let companies share Y2K plans with no risk of lawsuits (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 11
Republicans: 30
Independents: 1
98-NEGC6
on Jun 9, 1998
Create International Northern and Biotechnology Corridor (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1

War & Peace
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2007-SR356
on Oct 25, 2007
Require Congress' approval before military action in Iran Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 13
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
07-HR333
on May 4, 2007
Impeach Dick Cheney for lying about Iraq (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 25
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
02-HR392
on Apr 18, 2002
Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 47
Republicans: 61
Independents: 4
01-HR255
on Oct 4, 2001
Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 126
Republicans: 41
Independents: 4
02-CAPAC1
on Sep 18, 2001
Wage war on Terrorism, not on fellow Americans Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 29
Republicans: 2
Independents: 1
01-NGA7
on Sep 14, 2001
Include states in anti-terrorism planning Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 27
Independents: 8
01-WGA03
on Aug 14, 2001
Study terrorist threats against nuclear waste repositories (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 5
Republicans: 12
Independents: 4
01-NGA5
on Feb 15, 2001
Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 18
Republicans: 27
Independents: 8
95-S1322
on Oct 13, 1995
Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 45
Republicans: 100
Independents: 1

Welfare & Poverty
Bill or ResolutionDescriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2007-S2433
on Dec 7, 2007
Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 86
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0
03-S1411
on Jul 15, 2003
Establish a National Affordable Housing Trust Fund (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 20
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
03-SEN5
on Jun 17, 2003
Fully fund AmeriCorps (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 33
Republicans: 9
Independents: 1
03-S875
on Apr 10, 2003
Tax credits to promite home ownership in distressed areas (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 28
Republicans: 16
Independents: 1
02-S1994
on Mar 6, 2002
Add 10% for HUBZone businesses in federal awards Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
01-NGA17
on Sep 21, 2001
Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 27
Independents: 8
01-SGA12
on Sep 9, 2001
More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
01-NGA14
on Sep 7, 2001
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 27
Independents: 8
01-DGA3
on Aug 15, 2001
Promote the next generation of welfare reform Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 0
Independents: 3
01-SGA9
on Aug 7, 2001
Supports TANF grants to states Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2
00-MGC2
on May 25, 2000
Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 6
Independents: 2
00-NGA21
on Apr 27, 2000
Maintain TANF block grants (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1


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