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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(2 points on Social scale)
Rated 30% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad: Favors topic 1
YES on banning human cloning, including medical research: Strongly Opposes topic 1
NO on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes: Favors topic 1
NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info: Favors topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Establish a national holiday honoring Native Americans: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(0 points on Social scale)
Preserve marriage between one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(2 points on Social scale)
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment: Favors topic 4
Rated 41% by the Christian Coalition: mixed voting record on families: Neutral on topic 4
YES on Constitutional amendment prohibiting Flag Desecration: Favors topic 4
YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror: Strongly Favors topic 4
Neutral on topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(5 points on Economic scale)
Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid: Favors topic 5
Rated 56% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues: Neutral on topic 5
NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs: Opposes topic 5
NO on capping damages and setting time limits in medical lawsuits: Favors topic 5
YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(7 points on Economic scale)
Rated 60% by the ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues: Neutral on topic 6
YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable: Favors topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(0 points on Social scale)
Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Rated 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(10 points on Social scale)
Require DNA testing for all federal executions: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(7 points on Social scale)
More funding for COPS on the streets: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
I'm A-rated by the NRA: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(7 points on Economic scale)
Opposed to rolling back the top bracket tax cut: Strongly Favors topic 11
Phaseout the death tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated 27% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on Tax Cut Package of $958B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years: Favors topic 11
YES on eliminating the Estate Tax: Favors topic 11
NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(10 points on Economic scale)
Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules: Favors topic 12
NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(10 points on Economic scale)
Rated 44% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues: Neutral on topic 13
YES on implementing the US-Singapore free trade agreement: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(2 points on Social scale)
Tariffs on China for currency manipulation: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(2 points on Economic scale)
Rated 67% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues: Neutral on topic 15
YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 15
Neutral on topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(5 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(2 points on Economic scale)
Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine: Strongly Favors topic 17
YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(7 points on Economic scale)
Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Rated 45% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment: Neutral on topic 18
NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
Cleanup methamphetamine in rural communities: Strongly Favors topic 19
YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(10 points on Social scale)
NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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