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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-H3541
on Dec 1, 2011
(1) Sponsored banning abortions for sex selection or race selection or (2) Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 71
Independents: 0

Budget & Economy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-SJR34
on Jan 23, 2012
(1) Sponsored disapproving of increasing the debt limit or (2) Disapprove of increasing the debt limit (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 30
Independents: 0
12-HJR98
on Jan 13, 2012
(1) Sponsored disapproving of increasing the debt limit or (2) Disapprove of increasing the debt limit (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 1
Republicans: 85
Independents: 0

Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-H3051
on Sep 23, 2011
(1) Sponsored abolishing the federal death penalty or (2) Abolish the federal death penalty Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 10
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
11-H1416
on Apr 7, 2011
(1) Sponsored facilitating recovering crime victim restitution fees or (2) Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 20
Republicans: 23
Independents: 0
11-S0755
on Apr 7, 2011
(1) Sponsored facilitating recovering crime victim restitution fees or (2) Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 13
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Drugs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-H2567
on Jul 15, 2011
(1) Sponsored expunging records for first drug offenders after probation or (2) Expunge records for first drug offenders after probation Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 20
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-H3441
on Nov 16, 2011
(1) Sponsored repealing weatherization assistance for low-income persons or (2) Repeal weatherization assistance for low-income persons Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 14
Independents: 0
11-H3307
on Nov 2, 2011
(1) Sponsored extending through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit or (2) Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit or (3) Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 55
Republicans: 24
Independents: 0
11-H1687
on May 3, 2011
(1) Sponsored requiring 80% fuel-choice vehicles by 2018 or (2) Require 80% fuel-choice vehicles by 2018 Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 13
Republicans: 12
Independents: 0

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-H2997
on Sep 21, 2011
(1) Sponsored ending considering manure as pollutant or hazardous or (2) Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 105
Independents: 0
11-H3061
on Sep 21, 2011
(1) Sponsored allowing longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries or (2) Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 7
Republicans: 10
Independents: 0
11-H0835
on Feb 28, 2011
(1) Sponsored regulating all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs or (2) Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 128
Republicans: 47
Independents: 0
11-S0707
on Feb 28, 2011
(1) Sponsored regulating all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs or (2) Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 24
Republicans: 5
Independents: 1

Foreign Policy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-H3771
on Jan 10, 2012
(1) Sponsored humanitarian aid to rebuild Haiti after earthquake or (2) Humanitarian aid to rebuild Haiti after earthquake (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 13
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-HR509
on Jan 10, 2012
(1) Sponsored banning recess appointments without Congressional approval or (2) No recess appointments without Congressional approval (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 1
Republicans: 118
Independents: 0
11-S1871
on Nov 15, 2011
(1) Sponsored banning stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge or (2) Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 161
Republicans: 104
Independents: 1

Gun Control
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-H0058
on Oct 12, 2011
(1) Sponsored loosening restrictions on interstate gun purchases or (2) Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 22
Republicans: 134
Independents: 1

Immigration
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-H3256
on Oct 25, 2011
(1) Sponsored deporting foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation or (2) Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 11
Independents: 0

Principles & Values
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-HRes211
on Apr 7, 2011
(1) Sponsored designating first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend or (2) Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 31
Independents: 0

Technology
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-H3782
on Jan 18, 2012
(1) Sponsored stopping foreign internet piracy of copyrighted materials or (2) Stop foreign internet piracy of copyrighted materials Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 15
Republicans: 8
Independents: 1
11-H3674
on Dec 15, 2011
(1) Sponsored Homeland Security authority over cyber-security or (2) Homeland Security authority over cyber-security Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 9
Independents: 0
11-H3261
on Oct 26, 2011
(1) Sponsored requiring websites to police for copyrighted materials or (2) Require websites to police for copyrighted materials or (3) Withdrew support for policing websites for copyright (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 13
Republicans: 17
Independents: 0
11-S968
on May 12, 2011
(1) Sponsored requiring websites to police for copyrighted materials or (2) Require websites to police for copyrighted materials or (3) Withdrew support for policing websites for copyright (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 22
Republicans: 16
Independents: 1

War & Peace
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-H3783
on Jan 18, 2012
(1) Sponsored countering Iran's growing presence in Latin America or (2) Counter Iran's growing presence in Latin America Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 27
Independents: 1
11-H1905
on May 13, 2011
(1) Sponsored banning contact & enforcing sanctions on Iran until threat is gone or (2) No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 131
Republicans: 204
Independents: 1

Welfare & Poverty
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
11-H1617
on Apr 15, 2011
(1) Sponsored grants for faith-based groups to teach English or (2) Grants for faith-based groups to teach English Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 19
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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