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Paul McHale on Abortion
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Paul McHale on Budget & Economy
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Paul McHale on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
Paul McHale on Corporations
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Paul McHale on Crime
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  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Paul McHale on Drugs
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Paul McHale on Education
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  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
Paul McHale on Energy & Oil
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Paul McHale on Environment
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Paul McHale on Families & Children
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Paul McHale on Foreign Policy
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Paul McHale on Free Trade
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  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Paul McHale on Government Reform
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Paul McHale on Gun Control
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Paul McHale on Health Care
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  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Paul McHale on Homeland Security
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Paul McHale on Immigration
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  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Paul McHale on Jobs
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Paul McHale on Principles & Values
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Paul McHale on Social Security
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Paul McHale on Tax Reform
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Paul McHale on Technology
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Paul McHale on War & Peace
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  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Paul McHale on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Neutral on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions: Favors topic 2
Neutral on topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+5 points on Social scale)
NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment: Strongly Favors topic 8
YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
More prison cells; more truth in sentencing: Strongly Favors topic 9
Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools: Opposes topic 7
Neutral on topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+2 points on Social scale)
YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

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