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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
92-1
on Apr 22, 1992
(1) Uphold Roe v. Wade: woman's right to choose or (2) Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided & should be overturned Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-WALMART
on Mar 29, 2011
(1) Sociological analysis insufficient to prove gender bias or (2) Women under-represented as managers enough for gender bias Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
11-SNYDER
on Oct 6, 2010
(1) 1st Amendment protects church's anti-gay funeral pickets or (2) Anti-gay funeral pickets ok if they follow police directions or (3) Anti-gay funeral pickets intend emotional distress Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
03-LAWR-TX
on Mar 26, 2003
(1) Disallow all sodomy laws against same-sex activity or (2) Legal sodomy leads to legal incest, adultery, & bestiality or (3) Sodomy laws are uncommonly silly but states can enforce them Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
99-699
on Apr 26, 2000
(1) Boy Scouts may exclude gay scoutmasters or (2) Boy Scouts should accept gay scoutmasters or (3) Boy Scouts should be required to accept gay scoutmasters Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
99-5525
on Apr 19, 2000
(1) Uphold "Miranda", informing people being arrested of rights or (2) Miranda rights can be overruled by Congress Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
99-478
on Mar 28, 2000
(1) Hate crime sentencing without a jury is unconstitutional or (2) Hate crimes must be separate crimes, not just for sentencing or (3) Hate crimes should allow racial intent to affect sentencing Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
96-ROMER
on Oct 10, 1995
(1) State laws can protect gay rights or (2) State laws should not protect gay rights Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Corporations
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-MCBRIDE
on Mar 28, 2011
(1) Ok to sue for corporate direct OR indirect negligence or (2) Can only sue for direct results of corporate negligence (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
03-DOLE
on Jan 22, 2003
(1) Sovereign immunity only applies to foreign-owned companies or (2) Sovereign immunity applies to foreign-controlled companies Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-LEAL
on Jul 7, 2011
(1) International Court not grounds for stay of execution or (2) Delay executions if asked by International Court of Justice Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
11-BULL-NM
on Mar 2, 2011
(1) Scientific testing requires live testimony in criminal cases or (2) Some documents may be allowed without testimony or (3) Live witness not required for all scientific testing Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
99-7000
on Apr 18, 2000
(1) Life-sentence alternative doesn't affect death sentence or (2) Life-sentence alternative should affect death sentence Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
99-137
on Jan 11, 2000
(1) OK to lengthen prison sentences retroactively or (2) Can't lengthen prison sentences retroactively Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
98-1036
on Nov 2, 1999
(1) Fleeing the police is reasonable grounds for a search or (2) Fleeing police is not in itself sufficient to allow search Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
98-8384
on Oct 4, 1999
(1) No death penalty without considering mitigating evidence or (2) Death penalty OK if no mitigating evidence or (3) Shorten time between sentencing and executions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Drugs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-FREEMAN
on Feb 23, 2011
(1) Sentencing rules change allows crack sentence reductions or (2) Reduce crack sentences to follow powder-vs.-crack changes or (3) Sentences should stand despite crack-vs.-powder rule change Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
99-1030
on Oct 3, 2000
(1) No roadblocks with drug-sniffing dogs or (2) Roadblocks with drug-sniffing dogs are OK or (3) Treat drug roadblocks the same as drunk-driving roadblocks Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
98-9349
on Feb 29, 2000
(1) No tactile inspection by police for drugs or (2) Tactile inspection for drugs should be legal, like visual Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Education
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-AZ-WINN
on Nov 3, 2010
(1) Taxpayers can't fight AZ tax credit for religious schools or (2) Paying taxes insufficient to oppose religious or any credits or (3) Paying taxes sufficient to oppose religious tax credits Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
04-LOCKE
on Dec 2, 2003
(1) Ok to deny scholarships to divinity students or (2) Unconstitutional to deny scholarships to divinity students Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
02-ZELMAN
on Feb 20, 2002
(1) Vouchers ok if neutral with respect to religion or (2) Vouchers needed for failing urban public schools or (3) Parochial school vouchers violate church-state separation Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
98-1648
on Dec 1, 1999
(1) Taxpayer funding OK for parochial school materials or (2) Limited public funding OK for parochial school materials or (3) Disallow taxpayer funding for parochial school materials Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-AE-CT
on Apr 19, 2011
(1) Clean Air Act displaced federal common law on CO2 emissions or (2) Federal statutes displace federal common law on CO2 Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
04-CHENEY
on Apr 27, 2004
(1) Let courts decide what's secret in Cheney energy task force or (2) No disclosure needed by Cheney energy task force or (3) Full disclosure needed by Cheney energy task force Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
07-MA-EPA
on Nov 29, 2006
(1) States can request that EPA regulate CO2 greenhouse gases or (2) States can't request EPA to regulate CO2 greenhouse gases or (3) EPA's Clean Air Act can regulate pollutants but not CO2 Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
06-RAPANOS
on Feb 21, 2006
(1) Clean Water Act does not apply to wetlands or (2) Clean Water Act applies only to navigable wetlands or (3) Clean Water Act applies to tributaries & wetlands (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
05-KELO
on Feb 22, 2005
(1) Eminent domain applies to public economic development or (2) Eminent domain applies to social & economic development or (3) Eminent domain should not take from poor to give to rich (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
01-SWANCC
on Oct 31, 2000
(1) Migratory birds don't extend CWA to isolated waters or (2) Migratory birds should extend CWA to isolated waters (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
99-1178
on Oct 31, 2000
(1) Limit CWA restrictions to navigable waterways or (2) Extend CWA restrictions to isolated water bodies Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
98-822
on Oct 12, 1999
(1) OK to sue polluters for past pollution or (2) Can't sue polluters after they stop polluting Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-BROWN
on Nov 2, 2010
(1) 1st Amendment protects videogame violence as "speech" or (2) 1st Amendment doesn't apply to vague restrictions or (3) Founders believed parents controlled speech to children (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
99-138
on Jan 12, 2000
(1) Grandparents get no visitation rights unless parents agree or (2) Balance visitation rights between parent & child interests or (3) Child upbringing is an unalienable right (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
99-5
on Jan 11, 2000
(1) Rape victims cannot sue their alleged attackers or (2) Let rape victims sue alleged attackers as gender-bias crime or (3) Congress can't allow lawsuits by rape victims under 14th Am. Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Foreign Policy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-MEDELL
on Oct 10, 2007
(1) Vienna Convention treaty not binding on US courts or (2) UN Charter doesn't require heeding International Court or (3) Treaty giving individual rights should bind US courts (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-AZ-PAC
on Mar 28, 2011
(1) Public campaign finance can't be based on opponent spending or (2) Public campaign finance can fund based on opponent spending Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0

Gun Control
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-HELLER
on Mar 18, 2008
(1) Right to gun ownership is individual, not collective or (2) Right to gun ownership is collective, not individual or (3) No right to loaded guns in crime-ridden cities Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-PLIVA
on Mar 30, 2011
(1) Federal law pre-empts state laws on generic drug warning or (2) Congress did not intend disparate result on generic drugs Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
06-MCVEIGH
on Apr 25, 2006
(1) States decide insurance issues, not federal government or (2) Federal government decides insurance issues, not states or (3) Ok to collect health benefits from 2 sources for same injury Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
02-MORAN
on Jan 16, 2002
(1) States have authority to protect patient rights or (2) States have no authority to protect patient rights Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
04-HAMDI
on Apr 28, 2004
(1) Congress authorized detaining US citizens as enemy soldiers or (2) US must charge crimes or suspend habeas to hold citizen or (3) Courts have no place in reviewing military decisions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
04-RASUL
on Apr 20, 2004
(1) Guantanamo detainees allowed habeas writ in US courts or (2) Habeas writ for terrorists in indefinite custody or (3) No statute gives habeas review for non-citizens outside US Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Immigration
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-WHITING
on Dec 8, 2010
(1) AZ may revoke licenses for hiring unauthorized aliens or (2) AZ law intrudes on federal immigration policy & civil rights or (3) AZ law obstructs uniformity in immigration enforcement Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
03-DEMORE
on Jan 15, 2003
(1) INS may hold deportation suspects without bail or (2) INS may hold suspects for deportation, but habeas applies or (3) INS may not hold deportation suspects indefinitely Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
01-ST-CYR
on Apr 24, 2001
(1) No automatic deportation for aliens convicted of crimes or (2) Automatic deportation for aliens convicted of crimes or (3) Automatic deportation for aliens convicted of some crimes Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Jobs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
02-HOFFMAN
on Jan 15, 2002
(1) No back pay to illegal alien fired for union organizing or (2) Award back pay to illegal alien fired for union organizing Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
98-1167
on Feb 23, 2000
(1) Public agencies can make unilateral rules for comp time or (2) Employers must get employee agreement for comp time rules (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Tax Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-CSX-AL
on Nov 10, 2010
(1) Railroads can sue for tax exemptions on other diesel users or (2) Discriminatory fuel sales tax on railroads ok Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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