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Following are the bill sponsorships, open letters, and public writings used to indicate candidates' stances on the issues. Votes 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
08-S3111
on Jun 11, 2008
(1) Apply 14th amendment protections to pre-born fetuses or (2) Apply 14th amendment protections to pre-born fetuses Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 13
Independents: 0

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-SJR43
on Jun 25, 2008
(1) Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage or (2) Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 108
Independents: 0
08-SR584
on Jun 4, 2008
(1) Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery or (2) Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 108
Republicans: 2
Independents: 2

Corporations
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S2663
on Feb 25, 2008
(1) Screen imports & ban lead in children's products or (2) Screen imports & ban lead in children's products (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 106
Republicans: 10
Independents: 0

Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
95-H2137
on Jul 27, 1995
(1) Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders or (2) Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 23
Independents: 0
95-HR663
on Jan 24, 1995
(1) Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons or (2) Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 26
Independents: 0

Education
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
07-SR556
on May 1, 2007
(1) Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools or (2) Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0

Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S3240
on Jul 10, 2008
(1) Establish energy security strategy with domestic production or (2) Establish energy security strategy with domestic production Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0
08-S3202
on Jun 26, 2008
(1) Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing or (2) Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 44
Independents: 0
08-H5805
on Apr 15, 2008
(1) Establish a solar energy program on federal lands or (2) Establish a solar energy program on federal lands Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 11
Independents: 0
08-S2614
on Feb 8, 2008
(1) Develop technology for carbon dioxide sequestration or (2) Develop technology for carbon dioxide sequestration Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S3337
on Jul 25, 2008
(1) Allow critical feeding on Conservation Reserves or (2) Allow critical feeding on Conservation Reserves (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 17
Independents: 0
08-SJR45
on Jul 23, 2008
(1) Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources or (2) Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 40
Republicans: 22
Independents: 0
08-SR583
on Jun 4, 2008
(1) Celebrate the recovery of the bald eagle or (2) Celebrate the recovery of the bald eagle (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 8
Republicans: 12
Independents: 0
08-S2844
on Apr 10, 2008
(1) Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act or (2) Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 47
Republicans: 6
Independents: 1
07-H1464
on Mar 9, 2007
(1) Promote conservation of rare felids & canids or (2) Promote conservation of rare felids & canids (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 73
Republicans: 20
Independents: 1
01-H1689
on May 2, 2001
(1) Establish a grassland reserve program to conserve grassland or (2) Establish a grassland reserve program to conserve grassland (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 11
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0
93-H3392
on Oct 27, 1993
(1) Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act or (2) Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 42
Republicans: 99
Independents: 1
93-HR229
on Jan 5, 1993
(1) Declare a forest health emergency on federal lands or (2) Declare a forest health emergency on federal lands (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 11
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-H5652
on Mar 14, 2008
(1) Increase penalties for child sexual slavery or (2) Increase penalties for child sexual slavery Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0
08-S2771
on Mar 13, 2008
(1) Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth or (2) Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 52
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0
93-SR122
on Jun 18, 1993
(1) TV shows should have explicit viewer advisories or (2) TV shows should have explicit viewer advisories Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 17
Republicans: 10
Independents: 1

Foreign Policy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S2979
on May 6, 2008
(1) Remove African National Congress from terrorist list or (2) Remove African National Congress from terrorist list (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 15
Republicans: 2
Independents: 1
08-SR536
on Apr 28, 2008
(1) Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict or (2) Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 54
Republicans: 8
Independents: 1
08-SR455
on Feb 14, 2008
(1) Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force or (2) Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 26
Republicans: 15
Independents: 1

Free Trade
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S3238
on Jul 10, 2008
(1) Ban Argentine meat imports to avoid foot & mouth disease or (2) Ban Argentine meat imports to avoid foot & mouth disease (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 8
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
07-SJR16
on Jun 14, 2007
(1) Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy or (2) Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 59
Republicans: 43
Independents: 1

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S3073
on May 22, 2008
(1) Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas or (2) Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 31
Independents: 0

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-SCR88
on Jun 10, 2008
(1) Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication) or (2) Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication) (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 25
Republicans: 34
Independents: 0
08-S3101
on Jun 6, 2008
(1) Include mental health services under Medicare or (2) Include mental health services under Medicare Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
08-S2818
on Apr 3, 2008
(1) Support enhanced health insurance marketplace pooling or (2) Support enhanced health insurance marketplace pooling Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0
08-S2742
on Mar 11, 2008
(1) Establish a National Diabetes Coordinator or (2) Establish a National Diabetes Coordinator Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 21
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0
07-S911
on Mar 19, 2007
(1) Establish a national childhood cancer database or (2) Establish a national childhood cancer database (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 183
Republicans: 108
Independents: 1

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-H6268
on Jun 12, 2008
(1) Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans or (2) Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 14
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0
08-S2938
on Apr 29, 2008
(1) Improve educational assistance for veterans or (2) Improve educational assistance for veterans (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 1
Republicans: 51
Independents: 0
08-S2899
on Apr 22, 2008
(1) Study & address suicides among veterans or (2) Study & address suicides among veterans (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 76
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
08-SCR75
on Apr 10, 2008
(1) Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers or (2) Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 18
Republicans: 9
Independents: 0
08-H5448
on Feb 14, 2008
(1) Include post-traumatic stress disorder in vet's disability or (2) Include post-traumatic stress disorder in vet's disability (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 21
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0
07-S2836
on Dec 19, 2007
(1) Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11 or (2) Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11 Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 42
Republicans: 57
Independents: 2

Immigration
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S2839
on Apr 10, 2008
(1) Increase limitations for H-1B, H-2B, and L-visas or (2) Increase limitations for H-1B, H-2B, and L-visas Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
08-S2709
on Mar 5, 2008
(1) Zero tolerance for border crossing via increased prosecution or (2) Zero tolerance for border crossing via increased prosecution Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0
08-S2719
on Mar 5, 2008
(1) Government services in English only or (2) Government services in English only Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 58
Independents: 0

Social Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S1288
on Mar 6, 2008
(1) Require small businesses to allow automatic IRA deposits or (2) Require small businesses to allow automatic IRA deposits (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 8
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0

Technology
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S2919
on Apr 24, 2008
(1) Require telecomms to transfer VOIP calls from other carriers or (2) Require telecomms to transfer VOIP calls from other carriers (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
07-S2128
on Oct 2, 2007
(1) Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access or (2) Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 96
Republicans: 170
Independents: 1
93-H1009
on Feb 18, 1993
(1) Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider or (2) Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 26
Republicans: 26
Independents: 0

War & Peace
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S2917
on Apr 24, 2008
(1) Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition or (2) Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 28
Republicans: 136
Independents: 0
08-SR449
on Feb 12, 2008
(1) Condemn Iranian Pres. Ahmadinejad's anti-Israel statement or (2) Condemn Iranian Pres. Ahmadinejad's anti-Israel statement (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 3
Republicans: 11
Independents: 0


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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