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Charles Dent on Abortion
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  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
Charles Dent on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Charles Dent on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
Charles Dent on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Charles Dent on Crime
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  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Charles Dent on Drugs
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  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Establish drug testing standards for major league sports. (May 2005)
Charles Dent on Education
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
Charles Dent on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
Charles Dent on Environment
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  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 38% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Charles Dent on Families & Children
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  • Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
Charles Dent on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -3 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Condemn Iran for state-sponsored persecution of Baha'i. (Feb 2009)
Charles Dent on Free Trade
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  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Charles Dent on Government Reform
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  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Charles Dent on Gun Control
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  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Charles Dent on Health Care
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  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Charles Dent on Homeland Security
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  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Free postage for soldiers serving abroad. (Jan 2009)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Charles Dent on Immigration
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Charles Dent on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Rated 83% by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor. (May 2012)
Charles Dent on Principles & Values
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  • Endorsed Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Aug 2012)
Charles Dent on Social Security
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Charles Dent on Tax Reform
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  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
Charles Dent on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Charles Dent on War & Peace
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  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Charles Dent on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights: Favors topic 3
YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Favors topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health: Favors topic 5
YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Favors topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on $40B for green public schools: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences: Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No European-style VAT (value-added tax): Opposes topic 11
NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income: Favors topic 11
Neutral on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency: Opposes topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization: Opposes topic 13
YES on promoting free trade with Peru: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific: Strongly Favors topic 14
NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Free postage for soldiers serving abroad: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad: Favors topic 16
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on tax incentives for renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on investing in homegrown biofuel: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets: Favors topic 18
NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Opposes topic 18
NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20
YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

Charles Dent is a Centrist.
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