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John Barrasso on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Sponsored state legislation to protect sanctity of life. (Jun 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)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
John Barrasso on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO 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)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
John Barrasso on Civil Rights
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  • For traditional family values; against gay marriage. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
John Barrasso on Corporations
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  • Rated 17% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
John Barrasso on Crime
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John Barrasso on Drugs
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  • Make criminals pay for their meth lab mess. (Jan 2008)
John Barrasso on Education
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  • Local control is paramount for improving education. (Aug 2008)
  • Parents & teachers decide about schools, not bureaucrats. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
John Barrasso on Energy & Oil
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  • Recognize the importance of domestic energy production. (Aug 2008)
  • Favor investment in coal and natural gas production. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • 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)
  • Develop technology for carbon dioxide sequestration. (Feb 2008)
  • Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing. (Jun 2008)
  • Establish energy security strategy with domestic production. (Jul 2008)
  • Allow horizontal drilling into Alaska's Coastal Plain. (Feb 2009)
John Barrasso on Environment
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  • Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
John Barrasso on Families & Children
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  • Believes in traditional family values. (Jun 2007)
John Barrasso on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Rated -1 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
John Barrasso on Free Trade
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  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Ban Argentine meat imports to avoid foot & mouth disease. (Jul 2008)
  • Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets. (Mar 2010)
John Barrasso on Government Reform
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  • Voted NO on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • 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 requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
John Barrasso on Gun Control
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  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • 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)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty. (Sep 2013)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal. (Feb 2009)
John Barrasso on Health Care
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  • Ensure Wyoming is fairly reimbursed by Medicare and Medicaid. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Establishment of Office of Health Care Fraud Prevention. (Oct 2009)
John Barrasso on Homeland Security
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  • Believes in a strong national defense. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • 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 limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
John Barrasso on Immigration
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  • Block illegal immigrants from securing a driverís license. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
John Barrasso on Jobs
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  • Voted NO 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 NO on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
John Barrasso on Principles & Values
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  • Voted with Republican Party 94% of 100 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Former surgeon and state senator. (Jun 2007)
  • Appointed by Wyoming Governor to replace Craig Thomas. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
John Barrasso on Social Security
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  • A sacred trust: people paid in & expect it back. (Aug 2012)
John Barrasso on Tax Reform
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  • Believes in limited government & lower taxes. (Jun 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)
John Barrasso on Technology
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  • Voted NO on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
John Barrasso on War & Peace
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  • 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)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
John Barrasso on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored state legislation to protect sanctity of life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: 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 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)
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Believes in traditional family values: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Establishment of Office of Health Care Fraud Prevention: Opposes 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 the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: 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
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
A sacred trust: people paid in & expect it back: Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Local control is paramount for improving education: Favors topic 7
Parents & teachers decide about schools, not bureaucrats: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Favors topic 8
YES on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land: Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: 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
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: 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)
Believes in limited government & lower taxes: 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
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Block illegal immigrants from securing a driverís license: Strongly Opposes topic 12
NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities": 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)
Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets: Favors topic 13
YES on promoting free trade with Peru: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
Allow travel between the United States and Cuba: Opposes topic 14
NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls: 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)
Believes in a strong national defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
NO on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Recognize the importance of domestic energy production: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favor investment in coal and natural gas production: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Develop technology for carbon dioxide sequestration: Opposes topic 18
Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Establish energy security strategy with domestic production: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Allow horizontal drilling into Alaska's Coastal Plain: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: 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
NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Make criminals pay for their meth lab mess: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: Opposes topic 20
Rated 17% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record: Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: 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
NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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