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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
11-HR2659
on Jul 26, 2011
(1) Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions or (2) Sponsored bill requiring fulfilling contraceptive Rx Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 23
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
11-S1415
on Jul 26, 2011
(1) Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions or (2) Sponsored bill requiring fulfilling contraceptive Rx Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 12
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
11-S1214
on Jun 16, 2011
(1) Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest or (2) Sponsored bill allowing military abortions in cases of rape Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 14
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
11-HR2085
on Jun 2, 2011
(1) Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest or (2) Sponsored bill allowing military abortions in cases of rape Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 54
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
11-HR2059
on May 31, 2011
(1) Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund or (2) Sponsored bill prohibiting forced abortions by UN Fund Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 93
Independents: 0
11-HR0003
on May 5, 2011
(1) Prohibit federal funding for abortion or (2) Sponsored bill prohibiting federal funding for abortion Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 12
Republicans: 214
Independents: 1
11-S906
on May 5, 2011
(1) Prohibit federal funding for abortion or (2) Sponsored bill prohibiting federal funding for abortion Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 37
Independents: 0
11-HR212
on Jan 7, 2011
(1) Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization or (2) Sponsored bill to protect life beginning with fertilization Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 48
Independents: 0
11-HR217
on Jan 7, 2011
(1) Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood or (2) Sponsored bill to prohibit fed funding of Planned Parenthood Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 105
Independents: 0

Budget & Economy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-HR2663
on Jul 27, 2011
(1) Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion or (2) Sponsored bill increasing debt limit to $16.7 trillion (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 143
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
11-S1326
on Jul 5, 2011
(1) Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion or (2) Sponsored bill increasing debt limit to $16.7 trillion (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
11-HJR02
on Jan 5, 2011
(1) Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment or (2) Sponsored Constitutional amendment requiring balanced budget (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 5
Republicans: 109
Independents: 1
11-HJRES2
on Jan 5, 2011
(1) Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution or (2) Sponsored bill proposing a balanced budget amendment (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 18
Republicans: 223
Independents: 1

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-HJR69
on Jun 22, 2011
(1) Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights or (2) Sponsored Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 174
Republicans: 4
Independents: 1
11-SJR21
on Jun 22, 2011
(1) Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights or (2) Sponsored Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 11
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
11-HR0998
on Mar 10, 2011
(1) Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools or (2) Sponsored bill prohibiting sexual-identity discrimination Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 145
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
11-S0555
on Mar 10, 2011
(1) Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools or (2) Sponsored bill prohibiting sexual-identity discrimination Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 34
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
11-HR284
on Jan 12, 2011
(1) Investigate mortgage discrimination in veterans & disabled or (2) Sponsored bill to investigate mortgage discrimination Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 11
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
11-HRes20
on Jan 5, 2011
(1) Ratify CEDAW (Discrimination Against Women) or (2) Sponsored bill to ratify CEDAW(Discrimination Against Women) Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 53
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Corporations
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-HR004
on Jan 12, 2011
(1) Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business or (2) Sponsored repealing reporting requirement for small business Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 12
Republicans: 183
Independents: 1

Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-HR1065
on Mar 14, 2011
(1) Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators or (2) Sponsored bill for harsher sentencing for "pill mills" Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 17
Republicans: 39
Independents: 1

Drugs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-HR0759
on Feb 17, 2011
(1) Develop counterdrug strategy for federal open lands or (2) Sponsored bill for counterdrug strategy on federal lands Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 14
Independents: 0

Education
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-S1597
on Sep 21, 2011
(1) $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools or (2) Sponsored bill $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 10
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
11-HR2948
on Sep 15, 2011
(1) $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools or (2) Sponsored bill $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 46
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
11-HJR03
on Jan 5, 2011
(1) Constitutionally guarantee parent's right to educate kids or (2) Sponsored Amendment to guarantee parents may educate kids Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0

Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-HR0724
on Mar 15, 2011
(1) $5 billion in tax credits for alternative energy projects or (2) Sponsored bill for $5 billion for alternative energy Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 16
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
11-S0591
on Mar 15, 2011
(1) $5 billion in tax credits for alternative energy projects or (2) Sponsored bill for $5 billion for alternative energy Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
11-HR909
on Mar 3, 2011
(1) Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants or (2) Sponsored bill to drill offshore; & license new nuke plants Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 72
Independents: 0
11-HR097
on Jan 5, 2011
(1) No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases or (2) Sponsored bill prohibiting EPA regulation of greenhouse gas Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 62
Independents: 1

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-HR1513
on Apr 13, 2011
(1) Prohibit invasive research on great apes or (2) Sponsored bill prohibiting invasive research on great apes (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 68
Republicans: 11
Independents: 0
11-S0810
on Apr 13, 2011
(1) Prohibit invasive research on great apes or (2) Sponsored bill prohibiting invasive research on great apes (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 1
Independents: 2
11-HR091
on Jan 5, 2011
(1) Repeal requirements for compact fluorescent bulbs or (2) Sponsored repealing requirements for compact fluorescents Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 9
Independents: 0

Foreign Policy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-HR2829
on Aug 30, 2011
(1) Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific or (2) Sponsored bill withholding UN funding until voluntary (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 135
Independents: 0

Free Trade
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-HR1749
on May 5, 2011
(1) Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements or (2) Sponsored bill requiring open markets for US goods Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 48
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0
11-HR0639
on Feb 14, 2011
(1) Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency or (2) Sponsored bill imposing tariffs for manipulating currency Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 163
Republicans: 63
Independents: 0
11-S0328
on Feb 14, 2011
(1) Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency or (2) Sponsored bill imposing tariffs for manipulating currency Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 10
Republicans: 2
Independents: 1

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-HR204
on Jan 6, 2011
(1) Reduce the salary of Members of Congress or (2) Sponsored bill to reduce the salary of Members of Congress Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 14
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0
11-HR059
on Jan 5, 2011
(1) Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars" or (2) Sponsored congressional certification of president's "Czars" (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 1
Republicans: 32
Independents: 0
11-HR125
on Jan 5, 2011
(1) Require defining constitutional authority for every new law or (2) Sponsored bill for constitutional authority for each new law (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 22
Independents: 0

Gun Control
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-HR2834
on Sep 2, 2011
(1) Recognize heritage of hunting & shooting on federal lands or (2) Sponsored bill on heritage of hunting on federal lands Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 31
Independents: 0
11-HR126
on Jan 5, 2011
(1) Require video recording of every firearm test by ATF or (2) Sponsored bill to video record every firearm test by ATF Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 16
Independents: 0

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-HR1546
on Apr 14, 2011
(1) Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy or (2) Sponsored bill increasing funding for occupational therapy Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 84
Republicans: 30
Independents: 0
11-S0829
on Apr 14, 2011
(1) Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy or (2) Sponsored bill increasing funding for occupational therapy Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 13
Republicans: 4
Independents: 1
11-HR002
on Jan 5, 2011
(1) Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law or (2) Sponsored bill to repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 143
Independents: 1
11-HR111
on Jan 5, 2011
(1) Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment or (2) Sponsored bill to require insuring breast cancer treatment Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 84
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0
11-HR127
on Jan 5, 2011
(1) Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law or (2) Sponsored bill to defund the 2010 national healthcare law Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 35
Independents: 0
11-HR191
on Jan 5, 2011
(1) Establish a public insurance option via healthcare Exchanges or (2) Sponsored bill for public insurance option Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 39
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-HR2918
on Sep 14, 2011
(1) Sell F16 fighter aircraft to Taiwan or (2) Sponsored bill selling F16 fighter aircraft to Taiwan Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 14
Independents: 0

Immigration
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-HR3039
on Sep 23, 2011
(1) Improve visa process to get more travelers from China or (2) Sponsored bill improving visa process to get more travelers Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 12
Independents: 1
11-HR140
on Jan 5, 2011
(1) Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens or (2) Sponsored bill so "birthright citizenship" excludes illegals Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 29
Independents: 0

Social Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-HCR72
on Aug 1, 2011
(1) Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction or (2) Sponsored bill excluding entitlements from deficit reduction Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Democrats: 55
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1

Tax Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-HR025
on Jan 5, 2011
(1) Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax or (2) Sponsored bill to replace income tax with 23% sales tax Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 46
Independents: 1
11-HR143
on Jan 5, 2011
(1) Permanently repeal the estate tax or (2) Sponsored bill to permanently repeal the estate tax Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 34
Independents: 1

Technology
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-HR068
on Jan 5, 2011
(1) Defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting or (2) Sponsored defunding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 13
Independents: 0
11-HR096
on Jan 5, 2011
(1) End net neutrality; allow tiered Internet service or (2) Sponsored bill to end net neutrality; allow tiered service (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 52
Independents: 0
11-HR104
on Jan 5, 2011
(1) Dedicated funds for harbor maintenance or (2) Sponsored bill to dedicate funds for harbor maintenance (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 13
Republicans: 10
Independents: 0

War & Peace
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-HR2757
on Aug 1, 2011
(1) Terminate funding for Iraq War on Dec. 31, 2011 or (2) Sponsored bill terminating funding for Iraq War in 2011 Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 39
Republicans: 4
Independents: 1
11-HR1905
on May 13, 2011
(1) Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes or (2) Sponsored bill boycotting Iran for terrorism & nukes Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 117
Republicans: 178
Independents: 1



                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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