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Bill McCollum on SenateMatch

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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortions: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(2 points on Social scale)
YES on banning gay adoptions in DC.: Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(2 points on Social scale)
Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer: Opposes topic 4
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
YES on Prescription Drug Coverage under Medicare: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(7 points on Economic scale)
Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings: Favors topic 6
NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox: Favors topic 6
YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(2 points on Social scale)
Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing: Opposes topic 8
More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty: Favors topic 8
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 habeus corpus in Death Penalty Appeals: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(2 points on Social scale)
YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime: Favors topic 9
YES on Amendment to prohibit burning the US flag.: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(7 points on Economic scale)
Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes: Favors topic 11
YES on repealing the estate tax ("death tax"): Favors topic 11
YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty": Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(10 points on Economic scale)
YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements: Strongly Favors topic 13
NO on withdrawing from the WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(10 points on Social scale)
YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(2 points on Economic scale)
YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(10 points on Economic scale)
YES on deploying SDI: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Neutral on topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(5 points on Economic scale)
No US troops under UN command; more defense spending: Opposes topic 17
NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo: Favors topic 17
YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations: Favors topic 17
NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction: Opposes topic 17
Neutral on topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(5 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(2 points on Social scale)
Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending: Favors topic 20
YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations: Favors topic 20

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