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Bennett Johnston on Abortion
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    No stance on record.
Bennett Johnston on Budget & Economy
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    No stance on record.
Bennett Johnston on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
Bennett Johnston on Corporations
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    No stance on record.
Bennett Johnston on Crime
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  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
Bennett Johnston on Drugs
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  • Voted NO on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Bennett Johnston on Education
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  • Voted NO on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer. (Jul 1994)
Bennett Johnston on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
Bennett Johnston on Environment
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  • Voted YES on continuing desert protection in California. (Oct 1994)
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments. (May 1994)
Bennett Johnston on Families & Children
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    No stance on record.
Bennett Johnston on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on ending Vietnam embargo. (Jan 1994)
Bennett Johnston on Free Trade
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  • Voted NO on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
Bennett Johnston on Government Reform
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  • Voted NO on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Bennett Johnston on Gun Control
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    No stance on record.
Bennett Johnston on Health Care
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  • Voted YES on medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
Bennett Johnston on Homeland Security
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  • Voted NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
Bennett Johnston on Immigration
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    No stance on record.
Bennett Johnston on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
Bennett Johnston on Principles & Values
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    No stance on record.
Bennett Johnston on Social Security
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  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
Bennett Johnston on Tax Reform
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Bennett Johnston on Technology
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  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
Bennett Johnston on War & Peace
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  • Voted NO on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
Bennett Johnston on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(5 points on Social scale)
YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(7 points on Social scale)
YES on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer: Favors topic 4
NO on $75M for abstinence education: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
YES on medical savings acounts: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes: Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(2 points on Social scale)
YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals: Favors topic 8
YES on limiting death penalty appeals: Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(10 points on Social scale)
NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms: Strongly Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(2 points on Economic scale)
YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(2 points on Economic scale)
NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(2 points on Economic scale)
NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
NO on spending international development funds on drug control: Strongly Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
YES on welfare overhaul: Favors topic 20
NO on allowing state welfare waivers: Opposes topic 20
YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps: Opposes topic 20
YES on welfare block grants: Favors topic 20

Bennett Johnston is a Moderate Liberal.
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