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Ken Salazar on Abortion
Click here for 9 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Abortion decision should be between a woman and her God. (Aug 2004)
  • Supports parental notification but not extreme limits. (Aug 2004)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Rated 25% by the NRLC, indicating a mixed record on abortion. (Dec 2006)
Ken Salazar on Budget & Economy
Click here for 5 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Cut national debt and close tax loopholes. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
Ken Salazar on Civil Rights
Click here for 9 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment. (Aug 2004)
  • Change the Patriot Act to balance civil liberties. (Aug 2004)
  • Wrote brief defending U.Michigan affirmative action case. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Include special-needs people in emergency evacuation plans. (Sep 2005)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 67% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 82% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
Ken Salazar on Corporations
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  • Close loopholes that encourage overseas headquarters. (Aug 2004)
  • Voted YES on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming bankruptcy to include means-testing & restrictions. (Mar 2005)
  • Screen imports & ban lead in children's products. (Feb 2008)
Ken Salazar on Crime
Click here for 8 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Establish rights for crime victims. (Aug 2004)
  • Greater access to sex offender registration information. (Jan 2004)
  • Heinous crimes deserve the ultimate sanction. (Oct 2003)
  • Streamline Colorado’s criminal sentencing statutes. (Jan 2002)
  • Limit post-conviction appeals, allow more restitution. (Jan 2000)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Ken Salazar on Drugs
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  • Opposed 2000 initiative for medical use of marijuana. (Sep 2004)
  • Medical marijuana partly allowed, but he doesn’t like it. (May 2001)
  • Federal grants to Indian tribes to fight methamphetamine. (Dec 2006)
  • Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use. (Sep 2007)
Ken Salazar on Education
Click here for 11 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • More scholarships for college. (Aug 2004)
  • Strongly supports public education. (Aug 2004)
  • Expand early childhood and after school programs. (Mar 2004)
  • Ensure higher education is affordable and accessible. (Mar 2004)
  • Make sure students can skip Pledge if they so choose. (Jan 2004)
  • Promoted Salazar-Spence school voucher proposal. (Feb 2003)
  • Encourage character education curriculum in schools. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on $52M for "21st century community learning centers". (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
Ken Salazar on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Tax credit for gas stations providing 85% ethanol fuel. (Apr 2005)
  • Rated 50% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Ken Salazar on Environment
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  • Protect and preserve our land and water. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for commission to examine Katrina response. (Sep 2005)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Ken Salazar on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ken Salazar on Foreign Policy
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  • We need cooperation of our traditional allies on terrorism. (Aug 2004)
  • Work towards a global community. (Aug 2004)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
Ken Salazar on Free Trade
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  • Stoutly in favor of free trade. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Ban Argentine meat imports to avoid foot & mouth disease. (Jul 2008)
Ken Salazar on Government Reform
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  • Voted YES on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Subject independent 527s to rules for political committees. (Feb 2005)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Post earmarks on the Internet before voting on them. (Jan 2006)
Ken Salazar on Gun Control
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  • Protect the individual right to use firearms. (Aug 2004)
  • Restrict felon possession, and ban assault weapons. (Aug 2004)
  • More background checks for gun purchases. (Jan 2000)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
Ken Salazar on Health Care
Click here for 14 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Take next steps toward universal coverage. (Aug 2004)
  • Allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices. (May 2004)
  • Allow reimportation of prescription drugs. (May 2004)
  • Medicare Rx bill was a mistake; need innovations. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
Ken Salazar on Homeland Security
Click here for 17 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Implement the reforms recommended by the 9/11 Commission now. (Oct 2004)
  • Fight war on terror without sacrificing our freedoms. (Oct 2004)
  • Fighting war on terror is not easy nor inexpensive. (Oct 2004)
  • Ensure emergency personnel have the support and resources. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for Iraq budget to be part of defense budget. (Jun 2006)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
Ken Salazar on Immigration
Click here for 13 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Give benefits to children of longtime illegal immigrants. (Oct 2004)
  • Opportunity for undocumented workers to gain legal status. (Aug 2004)
  • Decrease illegal immigration; stronger border enforcement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Provide funding for social services for noncitizens. (May 2006)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Ken Salazar on Jobs
Click here for 9 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
Ken Salazar on Principles & Values
Click here for 5 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Kerry is somebody who I support. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • by MoveOn, for moderate progressive principles. (Sep 2004)
  • Rated 67% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Ken Salazar on Social Security
Click here for 2 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Opposes privatization and individual investment accounts. (Aug 2004)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
Ken Salazar on Tax Reform
Click here for 14 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Enact responsible tax cuts for low- and middle-class. (Aug 2004)
  • Permanent tax cuts for middle class; reform estate tax. (Jul 2004)
  • More tax cuts and ending of loopholes. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted NO on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Ken Salazar on Technology
Click here for 4 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Fight junk email and junk faxes. (Jan 2004)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
Ken Salazar on War & Peace
Click here for 11 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Bush was not for a Department of Homeland Security. (Oct 2004)
  • We have a mess on our hands in Iraq. (Oct 2004)
  • Administration misled through intelligence failures. (Aug 2004)
  • NATO needs to be a bigger part in US war policy. (Aug 2004)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding. (Apr 2005)
  • No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq. (Jan 2007)
Ken Salazar on Welfare & Poverty
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Abortion decision should be between a woman and her God: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports parental notification but not extreme limits: Opposes topic 1
Rated 25% by the NRLC, indicating a mixed record on abortion: Neutral on topic 1
NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP: Favors topic 1
YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives: Favors topic 1
YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions: Opposes topic 1
YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Favors topic 1
NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Wrote brief defending U.Michigan affirmative action case: Strongly Favors topic 2
Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks: Favors topic 2
Rated 82% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action: Neutral on topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
Oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment: Favors topic 3
Rated 67% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights: Neutral on topic 3
NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-3 points on Social scale)
Make sure students can skip Pledge if they so choose: Opposes topic 4
Encourage character education curriculum in schools: Favors topic 4
Rated 67% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation: Neutral on topic 4
YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Heinous crimes deserve the ultimate sanction: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
Establish rights for crime victims: Favors topic 9
Greater access to sex offender registration information: Favors topic 9
Streamline Colorado’s criminal sentencing statutes: Favors topic 9
Limit post-conviction appeals, allow more restitution: Strongly Favors topic 9
Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program: Opposes topic 9
Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Protect the individual right to use firearms: Favors topic 10
Restrict felon possession, and ban assault weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 10
More background checks for gun purchases: Opposes topic 10
YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Take next steps toward universal coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices: Favors topic 5
Allow reimportation of prescription drugs: Favors topic 5
NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium: Favors topic 5
YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics: Favors topic 5
YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D: Favors topic 5
NO on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000: Opposes topic 5
YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Favors topic 5
YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Favors topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes privatization and individual investment accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security: Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(0 points on Economic scale)
Strongly supports public education: Opposes topic 7
Promoted Salazar-Spence school voucher proposal: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on $5B for grants to local educational agencies: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Protect and preserve our land and water: Favors topic 18
Tax credit for gas stations providing 85% ethanol fuel: Favors topic 18
Rated 50% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence: Neutral on topic 18
Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness: Favors topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%): Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Favors topic 18
NO on factoring global warming into federal project planning: Opposes topic 18
YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China: Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposed 2000 initiative for medical use of marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Medical marijuana partly allowed, but he doesn’t like it: Strongly Favors topic 19
Federal grants to Indian tribes to fight methamphetamine: Strongly Favors topic 19
Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use: Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Enact responsible tax cuts for low- and middle-class: Strongly Favors topic 11
Permanent tax cuts for middle class; reform estate tax: Opposes topic 11
More tax cuts and ending of loopholes: Opposes topic 11
Cut national debt and close tax loopholes: Favors topic 11
Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset: Favors topic 11
YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut: Favors topic 11
YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on permanently repealing the `death tax`: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
Give benefits to children of longtime illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opportunity for undocumented workers to gain legal status: Favors topic 12
Decrease illegal immigration; stronger border enforcement: Opposes topic 12
Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty: Strongly Favors topic 12
Provide funding for social services for noncitizens: Favors topic 12
Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities": Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
NO on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Favors topic 12
NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program: Neutral topic 12
NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on comprehensive immigration reform: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Stoutly in favor of free trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on free trade agreement with Oman: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on promoting free trade with Peru: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+2 points on Social scale)
Fighting war on terror is not easy nor inexpensive: Favors topic 15
Sponsored bill for Iraq budget to be part of defense budget: Opposes topic 15
YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding: Opposes topic 15
YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months: Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Subject independent 527s to rules for political committees: Strongly Favors topic 16
NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity: Opposes topic 16
NO on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+2 points on Social scale)
Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror: Favors topic 14
NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls: Strongly Opposes topic 14
NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act: Opposes topic 14
YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+2 points on Social scale)
We need cooperation of our traditional allies on terrorism: Favors topic 17
Work towards a global community: Favors topic 17
NATO needs to be a bigger part in US war policy: Strongly Favors topic 17
No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008: Strongly Favors topic 17
NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months: Opposes topic 17

Ken Salazar is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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