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Sam Brownback on Abortion
Click here for 30 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Roe is not in the Constitution. (Sep 2007)
  • No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion. (Sep 2007)
  • Leave abortion up to states, but with human life amendment. (Aug 2007)
  • Iowa phone ad: Romney is not pro-life. (Aug 2007)
  • I am pro-life and I’m whole life. (Jun 2007)
  • Opposes abortion even for women pregnant by rapists. (May 2007)
  • Glorious day for human liberty when Roe v. Wade is repealed. (May 2007)
  • Could support a pro-choice nominee, as part of coalition. (May 2007)
  • Adult stem cell healing instead of embryonic stem cells. (May 2007)
  • FactCheck: Adult stem cell can’t replace embryonic stem cell. (May 2007)
  • Agrees with Supreme Court limiting partial birth abortion. (Apr 2007)
  • Did not convert to pro-life during first campaign. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Apply 14th amendment protections to pre-born fetuses. (Jun 2008)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
  • Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment. (Feb 2009)
Sam Brownback on Budget & Economy
Click here for 12 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Road Map for Kansas: integrated growth plan. (Nov 2010)
  • Stimulate economy in places where people are in need. (Sep 2007)
  • Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
Sam Brownback on Civil Rights
Click here for 22 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Defend traditional marriage. (Nov 2010)
  • Disgrace that national GOP narrowing base by ignoring blacks. (Sep 2007)
  • Fight against hate crimes legislation. (Sep 2007)
  • Carried amendment defining marriage to Senate floor. (Sep 2007)
  • Ban gay marriage--it’s a vast social experiment. (Sep 2007)
  • Supports marriage as the union of a man and a woman. (Feb 2007)
  • Robustly religious public square better than naked square. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 20% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 7% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Sam Brownback on Corporations
Click here for 6 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Exempt auto dealers from Consumer Financial Protection. (Sep 2011)
  • Favored Sarbanes-Oxley bill against corporate malfeasance. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted NO on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming bankruptcy to include means-testing & restrictions. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Sam Brownback on Crime
Click here for 11 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Spent nights in jail & homeless shelters to study causes. (Sep 2007)
  • Death penalty only for bin Laden-level criminals. (Sep 2007)
  • Second Chance Act: faith-based & cuts recidivism in half. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposes “hate crimes” legislation. (Sep 2007)
  • Prosecute all illegal adult pornography. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • 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)
  • Rated 25% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Sam Brownback on Drugs
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  • Voted YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
Sam Brownback on Education
Click here for 17 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • We still need integration, but voluntary & incentivized. (Sep 2007)
  • Equal funds for abstinence as contraceptive-based education. (Sep 2007)
  • Evolution debate puts faith & science at odds unnecessarily. (Jun 2007)
  • Does not believe in evolution. (May 2007)
  • Stare decisis would have upheld separate-but-equal. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on $52M for "21st century community learning centers". (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on Educational Savings Accounts. (Mar 2000)
  • Voted YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on education savings accounts. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Sam Brownback on Energy & Oil
Click here for 26 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • New wind energy projects; make KS the Renewable State. (Jan 2011)
  • Energy security: drill every place you can find resources. (Oct 2007)
  • Get more biodiesel & biofuels into system to prevent $4 gas. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted NO on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Rated 17% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing. (Jun 2008)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
  • Allow horizontal drilling into Alaska's Coastal Plain. (Feb 2009)
Sam Brownback on Environment
Click here for 15 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Disapproved of Labor Department’s ergonomic rules. (Feb 2007)
  • Scored 0% on Humane Society Scorecard on animal protection. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted NO on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted YES on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow critical feeding on Conservation Reserves. (Jul 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Keystone XL Pipeline fundamental to economic prosperity. (Jan 2013)
  • Fund projects for international conservation of cranes. (Jan 2009)
Sam Brownback on Families & Children
Click here for 7 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Get back to the basics: life, family, & faith. (Sep 2007)
  • Rebuilding the family solves problems of education & crime. (Sep 2007)
  • FactCheck:No 80% illegitimacy in countries with gay marriage. (Sep 2007)
  • Highest priority is rebuilding the family. (Aug 2007)
  • Greatness depends on our communities more than our Capitol. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted YES on killing restrictions on violent videos to minors. (May 1999)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Sam Brownback on Foreign Policy
Click here for 23 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • No Palestinian state, even after ten years of peace. (Apr 2008)
  • Stand up in the face of genocide in Darfur. (Sep 2007)
  • Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan. (Sep 2007)
  • Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty. (Sep 2007)
  • Be realistic about pushing democracy, or we get radicals. (Aug 2007)
  • Passed the Sudan Peace Act to end civil war and slavery. (Jul 2007)
  • Talk directly to Iran; but confront them also. (Feb 2007)
  • Cut in half the anti-malaria budget for Africa. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on capping foreign aid at only $12.7 billion. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted NO on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Mar 1998)
  • Monitor human rights in Uganda-Sudan crisis. (Aug 2004)
  • Sponsored aid bill to avert humanitarian crisis in Congo. (Dec 2005)
  • Co-chair of the Silk Road Congressional Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Support Iranian demonstrators against Iranian government. (Jun 2009)
  • Condemn Iran for state-sponsored persecution of Baha'i. (Feb 2009)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Sam Brownback on Free Trade
Click here for 21 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Opposed to North American Union that gives up sovereignty. (Sep 2007)
  • Trade is key to growing our economy. (Sep 2007)
  • China trade contingent on human rights & product safety. (Sep 2007)
  • China trade very contingent on human rights & product safety. (Sep 2007)
  • China trade contingent on human rights & product safety. (Sep 2007)
  • No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico. (Sep 2007)
  • Supported quota on wheat gluten & tariff on imported ethanol. (Feb 2007)
  • One of Senate’s most consistent supporters of free trade. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Rated 100% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets. (Mar 2010)
Sam Brownback on Government Reform
Click here for 15 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Terminate failed programs like we close unneeded army bases. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports Constitutional Amendment to allow DC representation. (Sep 2007)
  • Ok if church identifies candidates who favor its principles. (Sep 2007)
  • Consistent supporter of tort reform. (Feb 2007)
  • Frailty of culture cannot be compensated for by government. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Sam Brownback on Gun Control
Click here for 14 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Respect Second Amendment as strongly as First Amendment. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal. (Feb 2009)
Sam Brownback on Health Care
Click here for 28 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Expand Health Savings Accounts. (Sep 2007)
  • Insurance reward for avoiding tobacco, alcohol, obesity. (Sep 2007)
  • Market-based solution over socialized government-pay system. (Aug 2007)
  • Eliminate death by cancer in 10 years. (Jul 2007)
  • Supports competitive marketplace with price transparency. (Jul 2007)
  • Supports Health Savings Accounts, not government control. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on including prescription drugs under Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
  • Provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE. (Jun 2009)
Sam Brownback on Homeland Security
Click here for 27 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Don’t-ask-don’t-tell is a good policy. (Sep 2007)
  • Militant Islamists is central battle for a generation. (Sep 2007)
  • Allow Christian symbols in national war memorials. (Sep 2007)
  • Limit student visas to citizens of terrorist states. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing another round of military base closures. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on military pay raise of 4.8%. (Feb 1999)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted NO on banning chemical weapons. (Apr 1997)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Sam Brownback on Immigration
Click here for 20 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Push enforcement at the worksite. (Sep 2007)
  • Oppose amnesty, but guest worker program ok. (Sep 2007)
  • Balance principles: nation of laws vs. compassionate society. (Jul 2007)
  • No new paths to citizenship, but reform bill ok if enforced. (Jun 2007)
  • Toughen the borders & combine enforcement with legalization. (May 2007)
  • Increase legal immigrants & build a fence on Mexican border. (Mar 2007)
  • Raise the number of legal immigrants over time. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
  • Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Rated 33% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
Sam Brownback on Jobs
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  • Unions do good, but need effective oversight. (Oct 2007)
  • No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Voted YES on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Rated 0% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
Sam Brownback on Local Issues
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  • Plan future 3 millionth Kansan: education, farming, & water. (Jan 2014)
  • ROZes: Rural Opportunity Zones with income tax waiver. (Jan 2011)
Sam Brownback on Principles & Values
Click here for 18 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Our dependence is not on Big Government but on a Big God. (Jan 2014)
  • Five measurable, significant, achievable goals. (Jan 2011)
  • Kansas Report Card: measure critical points. (Nov 2010)
  • Start with the basics: faith, family, and freedom. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted with Republican Party 90.0% of 201 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Bush has over-relied on Cheney’s experience. (Aug 2007)
  • A Kemp-Bennett Republican: pro-growth & pro-cultural renewal. (Jul 2007)
  • Ex-presidents should not weigh in on policy. (Jun 2007)
  • Invite faith into the public square and celebrate it. (May 2007)
  • Our society has grown meaner, ruder, & more alienated. (Jun 2001)
  • Our nation is on the wrong track morally and culturally. (Jun 2001)
  • To renew our culture, restore culture-shaping institutions. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Fund the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program. (Dec 1997)
Sam Brownback on Social Security
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  • Supports personal Social Security accounts. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted to stop the raid on the Social Security Trust Fund. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Sam Brownback on Tax Reform
Click here for 24 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Signed no-tax pledge as pledge to the American public. (Sep 2007)
  • FactCheck: Tax Freedom Day well before May for most people. (Sep 2007)
  • Supports optional flat tax in income tax; not FairTax. (Aug 2007)
  • Alternative flat tax to replace entire tax code system. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 72% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Keep reduction of capital gains tax. (Mar 2009)
Sam Brownback on Technology
Click here for 16 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Cut the Advanced Technology Program; it’s corporate welfare. (Oct 2007)
  • No Fairness Doctrine: no equal time if morally objectionable. (Sep 2007)
  • Apply broadcast indecency rules to cable networks. (Sep 2007)
  • Pushed FTC study of inappropriateness of kids’ music. (Jul 2007)
  • Internet porn destroys the minds and souls of many. (Jul 2007)
  • Network neutrality represents the heavy hand of regulation. (Feb 2007)
  • $90M grant for Children and Media Research. (Apr 2006)
  • Popular culture eats away at civic virtue and democracy. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • 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)
Sam Brownback on War & Peace
Click here for 32 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Iraq war is about terrorism, not oil. (Oct 2007)
  • Biden-Brownback bill: 3-state federalized solution. (Sep 2007)
  • We DID declare war against Iraq. (Sep 2007)
  • Long-term US presence to defend Kurds & Sunnis. (Sep 2007)
  • Seek Congressional authority before attacking Iranian nukes. (Sep 2007)
  • We need a political surge to match the military surge. (Aug 2007)
  • Did not read NIE before war vote, but had briefings. (Jun 2007)
  • Ok to talk with Iran, but no diplomatic relations. (Jun 2007)
  • Get Iraq to point that we can turn it over to Iraqis. (Jun 2007)
  • We have not lost war; we can win by pulling together. (May 2007)
  • Iran is the lead sponsor of terrorism around the world. (May 2007)
  • Contain, confront, and convey those that won’t engage. (May 2007)
  • Push politically for 3-state, 1-country solution in Iraq. (May 2007)
  • Surge is problematic; mix political with military solution. (Apr 2007)
  • Seeing some improvement, and surge not fully deployed yet. (Apr 2007)
  • Long-term presence or Iraq devolves into terrorist state. (Apr 2007)
  • Islamic fascists want US out and caliphate in. (Mar 2007)
  • Opposes troop surge; but also opposes precipitous pull out. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo. (Mar 1999)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Condemn Iranian Pres. Ahmadinejad's anti-Israel statement. (Feb 2008)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Sam Brownback on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 4 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Supported welfare reform in House; but some pork in Senate. (Feb 2007)
  • Two-year limit on welfare benefits. (Nov 1996)
  • Fund welfare via block grants to states. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Roe is not in the Constitution: Opposes topic 1
No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion: Opposes topic 1
Leave abortion up to states, but with human life amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Did not convert to pro-life during first campaign: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Apply 14th amendment protections to pre-born fetuses: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion: Opposes topic 1
Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP: Opposes topic 1
YES on Unknown roll call for 1999-340: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime: Opposes topic 1
NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives: Opposes topic 1
YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions: Opposes topic 1
NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Opposes topic 1
YES on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions: Opposes topic 1
YES on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Rated 7% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business: Strongly Opposes topic 2
YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training: Opposes topic 2
NO on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Defend traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Fight against hate crimes legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Carried amendment defining marriage to Senate floor: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes “hate crimes” legislation: Opposes topic 3
Don’t-ask-don’t-tell is a good policy: Opposes topic 3
No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act: Opposes topic 3
Ban gay marriage--it’s a vast social experiment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports marriage as the union of a man and a woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation: Opposes topic 3
NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Our dependence is not on Big Government but on a Big God: Strongly Favors topic 4
Ok if church identifies candidates who favor its principles: Favors topic 4
Allow Christian symbols in national war memorials: Favors topic 4
No Fairness Doctrine: no equal time if morally objectionable: Favors topic 4
Robustly religious public square better than naked square: Favors topic 4
Two-year limit on welfare benefits: Favors topic 4
Fund welfare via block grants to states: Favors topic 4
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment: Favors topic 4
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record: Strongly Favors topic 4
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation: Strongly Favors topic 4
Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration: Favors topic 4
YES on killing restrictions on violent videos to minors: Opposes topic 4
YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Expand Health Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
Market-based solution over socialized government-pay system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Market-based solution over socialized government-pay system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports competitive marketplace with price transparency: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports Health Savings Accounts, not government control: Opposes topic 5
Supports Health Savings Accounts, not government control: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE: Favors topic 5
YES on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium: Opposes topic 5
YES on Medicare means-testing: Opposes topic 5
YES on limiting self-employment health deduction: Opposes topic 5
NO on including prescription drugs under Medicare: Opposes topic 5
YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit: Opposes topic 5
YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit: Favors topic 5
NO on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics: Opposes topic 5
YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D: Opposes topic 5
NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Opposes topic 5
NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Opposes topic 5
NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Opposes topic 5
NO on regulating tobacco as a drug: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports personal Social Security accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record: Strongly Favors topic 6
YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees: Favors topic 6
YES on allowing personal retirement accounts: Favors topic 6
YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on school vouchers in DC: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on education savings accounts: Favors topic 7
YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on Educational Savings Accounts: Favors topic 7
NO on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors: Favors topic 7
NO on funding student testing instead of private tutors: Favors topic 7
NO on $5B for grants to local educational agencies: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(-3 points on Social scale)
Energy security: drill every place you can find resources: Strongly Favors topic 8
Scored 0% on Humane Society Scorecard on animal protection: Strongly Favors topic 8
Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Promote conservation of rare felids & canids: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
Keystone XL Pipeline fundamental to economic prosperity: No opin. on topic 8
Fund projects for international conservation of cranes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests: Favors topic 8
YES on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Death penalty only for bin Laden-level criminals: Opposes topic 9
Second Chance Act: faith-based & cuts recidivism in half: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Rated 25% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder: Strongly Favors topic 9
NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals: Favors topic 9
YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations: Favors topic 9
NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program: Favors topic 9
NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Respect Second Amendment as strongly as First Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC: Strongly Favors topic 10
Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on loosening license & background checks at gun shows: Favors topic 10
NO on background checks at gun shows: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership: Favors topic 10
YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 72% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes: Neutral on topic 11
Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Keep reduction of capital gains tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset: Opposes topic 11
YES on Internet sales tax moratorium: Opposes topic 11
YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes: Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty': Opposes topic 11
YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts: Opposes topic 11
NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates: Opposes topic 11
NO on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction: Opposes topic 11
YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut: Opposes topic 11
YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Oppose amnesty, but guest worker program ok: Favors topic 12
Oppose amnesty, but guest worker program ok: Opposes topic 12
Balance principles: nation of laws vs. compassionate society: Favors topic 12
No new paths to citizenship, but reform bill ok if enforced: Favors topic 12
Toughen the borders & combine enforcement with legalization: Opposes topic 12
Raise the number of legal immigrants over time: Favors topic 12
Raise the number of legal immigrants over time: Favors topic 12
Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty: Strongly Favors topic 12
Rated 33% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders: Neutral on topic 12
NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities": Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on limit welfare for immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work: Favors topic 12
YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on establishing a Guest Worker program: Favors topic 12
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program: Neutral topic 12
YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government: Strongly Opposes topic 12
NO on comprehensive immigration reform: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposed to North American Union that gives up sovereignty: Opposes topic 13
Trade is key to growing our economy: Strongly Favors topic 13
China trade contingent on human rights & product safety: Opposes topic 13
China trade very contingent on human rights & product safety: Strongly Opposes topic 13
China trade contingent on human rights & product safety: Opposes topic 13
No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico: Opposes topic 13
Supported quota on wheat gluten & tariff on imported ethanol: Opposes topic 13
One of Senate’s most consistent supporters of free trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 100% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record: Strongly Favors topic 13
Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets: Favors topic 13
YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority: Favors topic 13
YES on permanent normal trade relations with China: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on expanding trade to the third world: Favors topic 13
YES on removing common goods from national security export rules: Favors topic 13
YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam: Favors topic 13
YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore: Favors topic 13
YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile: Favors topic 13
YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on free trade agreement with Oman: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on promoting free trade with Peru: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No Palestinian state, even after ten years of peace: Strongly Favors topic 14
Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan: Favors topic 14
Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty: No opin. on topic 14
Cut in half the anti-malaria budget for Africa: Strongly Favors topic 14
NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls: Favors topic 14
YES on $17.9 billion to IMF: Opposes topic 14
YES on capping foreign aid at only $12.7 billion: Strongly Favors topic 14
NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees: Strongly Favors topic 14
NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record: Strongly Favors topic 15
Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans: Favors topic 15
YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects: Strongly Favors topic 15
NO on allowing another round of military base closures: Favors topic 15
YES on military pay raise of 4.8%: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP: Strongly Favors topic 15
NO on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(-3 points on Social scale)
Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad: Favors topic 16
NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance: Opposes topic 16
NO on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations: Opposes topic 16
NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads: Opposes topic 16
NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity: Opposes topic 16
YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
We need a political surge to match the military surge: Strongly Opposes topic 17
We have not lost war; we can win by pulling together: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Surge is problematic; mix political with military solution: Favors topic 17
Seeing some improvement, and surge not fully deployed yet: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Long-term presence or Iraq devolves into terrorist state: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
New wind energy projects; make KS the Renewable State: Favors topic 18
Energy security: drill every place you can find resources: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated 17% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence: Opposes topic 18
Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Allow horizontal drilling into Alaska's Coastal Plain: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on defunding renewable and solar energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards: Favors topic 18
YES on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling: Opposes topic 18
YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill: Opposes topic 18
NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%): Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Opposes topic 18
NO on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China: Opposes topic 18
NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade: Opposes topic 18
YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax: Opposes topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations: Favors topic 19
YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget: Opposes topic 20
Signed no-tax pledge as pledge to the American public: Strongly Opposes topic 20
NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million: Strongly Opposes topic 20
NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package: Strongly Opposes topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

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