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Howell Heflin on Abortion
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    No stance on record.
Howell Heflin on Budget & Economy
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    No stance on record.
Howell Heflin on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
Howell Heflin on Corporations
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    No stance on record.
Howell Heflin on Crime
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  • Voted NO on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
Howell Heflin on Drugs
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    No stance on record.
Howell Heflin on Education
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  • Voted YES on national education standards. (Feb 1994)
Howell Heflin on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline. (Aug 1994)
Howell Heflin 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)
Howell Heflin on Families & Children
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    No stance on record.
Howell Heflin on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on ending Vietnam embargo. (Jan 1994)
Howell Heflin on Free Trade
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    No stance on record.
Howell Heflin 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)
Howell Heflin on Gun Control
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    No stance on record.
Howell Heflin on Health Care
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  • Voted YES on medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
Howell Heflin on Homeland Security
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  • Voted YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
Howell Heflin on Immigration
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    No stance on record.
Howell Heflin on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
Howell Heflin on Principles & Values
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    No stance on record.
Howell Heflin on Social Security
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    No stance on record.
Howell Heflin on Tax Reform
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    No stance on record.
Howell Heflin on Technology
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  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
Howell Heflin on War & Peace
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  • Voted NO on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Howell Heflin on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on welfare block grants. (Aug 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 Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(10 points on Economic scale)
NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(0 points on Social scale)
NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
YES on medical savings acounts: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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
No opinion on topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(2 points on Social scale)
YES on welfare overhaul: Favors topic 20
YES on welfare block grants: Favors topic 20

Howell Heflin is a Moderate Populist Conservative.
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