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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.
Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
05-S2154
on Dec 20, 2005
(1) Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks or (2) Sponsored bill for a Rosa Parks commemorative postage stamp Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 111
Republicans: 78
Independents: 1
05-S1685
on Sep 12, 2005
(1) Include special-needs people in emergency evacuation plans or (2) Sponsored bill for special-needs evacuation plans (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 12
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
06-S3694
on Jul 19, 2006
(1) Raise CAFE by a 4% per year until 2018 or (2) Sponsored bill raising CAFE by a 4% per year until 2018 Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 7
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0
06-S2348
on Mar 1, 2006
(1) Require public notification when nuclear releases occur or (2) Sponsored bill to notify public when nuclear releases occur (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 7
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
05-S0918
on Apr 27, 2005
(1) Tax credit for gas stations providing 85% ethanol fuel or (2) Sponsored bill for tax credit for providing 85% ethanol gas Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 13
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
06-S2506
on Apr 4, 2006
(1) Health impact assessments for environmental health or (2) Sponsored health impact bill for environmental health (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 20
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
05-S2048
on Nov 17, 2005
(1) Ban high lead levels in children's toys or (2) Sponsored bill banning high lead levels in children's toys (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 29
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1

Foreign Policy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
05-S2125
on Dec 16, 2005
(1) Increase aid to avert humanitarian crisis in Congo or (2) Sponsored aid bill to avert humanitarian crisis in Congo (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
07-S453
on Mar 1, 2007
Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 80
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
06-S2179
on Jan 18, 2006
(1) Post earmarks on the Internet before voting on them or (2) Sponsored bill to post earmarks on the Internet (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 10
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
05-S1975
on Nov 8, 2005
(1) Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections or (2) Sponsored bill criminalizing deceptive info about elections (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 47
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
05-SC53
on Sep 20, 2005
(1) Reject photo ID requirements for voting or (2) Sponsored resolution rejecting photo ID for voting (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 50
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Immigration
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
06-SP3971
on May 15, 2006
(1) Pay fair prevailing wage to guest workers or (2) Sponsored bill paying fair prevailing wage to guest workers (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Jobs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
06-S2201
on Jan 26, 2006
(1) Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union or (2) Sponsored bill allowing an Air Traffic Controller's Union (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 228
Republicans: 75
Independents: 2


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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