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Lisa Murkowski on Abortion
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  • Voted YES on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES 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 NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 14% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 50% by the NRLC, indicating a mixed record on abortion. (Dec 2006)
  • Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Lisa Murkowski on Budget & Economy
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  • Regrets voting for TARP; would vote against it now. (Oct 2010)
  • Against “regionalization” of federal funding. (Oct 2004)
  • Facilitated Government Canned Salmon purchases. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
Lisa Murkowski on Civil Rights
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  • Protect the flag with a Constitutional Amendment. (Jun 2004)
  • Succeeded in getting Veterans Wheelchair Games. (Jun 2004)
  • Support Alaska/native hire on government projects. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 14% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Investigate deportation of Japanese during WWII. (Jan 2009)
  • Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration. (May 2009)
Lisa Murkowski on Corporations
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  • Exxon would not benefit from a $6.5 billion tax break at all. (Oct 2004)
  • Want to have the Exxon Valdez issue behind us. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Rated 86% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 29% by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record. (May 2012)
Lisa Murkowski on Crime
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  • Limit liability by capping non-economic damages. (Oct 2004)
  • Funding to prosecute rape and sexual offenders. (Jun 2004)
  • $5M to fight domestic violence. (Jun 2004)
  • Supported Protect Act with mandatory sentences. (Jun 2004)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Establish a domestic violence volunteer attorney network. (May 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports more severe penalties for Hate Crimes. (Aug 2010)
Lisa Murkowski on Drugs
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Lisa Murkowski on Education
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  • Support NCLB but need room to adapt NCLB to local needs. (Oct 2004)
  • Compliance to federal education standards difficult in AK. (Aug 2004)
  • Keep God in the Pledge of Allegiance. (Aug 2004)
  • Construct rural teacher housing. (Jun 2004)
  • Make No Child Left Behind work. (Jun 2004)
  • Require high school exit exams. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on $52M for "21st century community learning centers". (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
  • Rated 55% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
Lisa Murkowski on Energy & Oil
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  • America has world's largest combined energy endowment. (Feb 2012)
  • Prevent EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Feb 2012)
  • No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA. (Jun 2010)
  • Need a president who will sign ANWR. (Oct 2004)
  • Support fiscal incentives for the natural gas pipeline. (Oct 2004)
  • Get ANWR with a Republican-led majority. (Oct 2004)
  • Incentives for an Alaskan natural gas pipeline. (Jun 2004)
  • Establish an Arctic engineering research center. (Jun 2004)
  • Reopening the Healy Clean Coal Plant. (Jun 2004)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Develop technology for carbon dioxide sequestration. (Feb 2008)
  • Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing. (Jun 2008)
  • Sponsored bill for horizontal drilling into Coastal Plain. (Feb 2009)
Lisa Murkowski on Environment
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  • Kept rank on Natural Resources Committee after dropping GOP. (Sep 2010)
  • Pay a fee if one’s actions place other users in harm’s way. (Oct 2004)
  • Won grants for harbor improvements. (Jun 2004)
  • Convinced to keep Pacific Salmon Commission funding. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted NO on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Rated 11% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing. (Feb 2013)
  • Require labeling genetically engineered food. (Apr 2013)
Lisa Murkowski on Families & Children
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  • $20.2 million for Denali Kids Care. (Jun 2004)
  • Work for children in need. (Jun 2004)
  • Rated 83% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Increase number of children eligible for free school meals. (Oct 2009)
Lisa Murkowski on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Impose sanctions and an import ban on Burma. (Oct 2007)
  • 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)
  • Call for Burma's junta to release political prisoners. (Jun 2007)
  • Condemn Iran for state-sponsored persecution of Baha'i. (Feb 2009)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Lisa Murkowski on Free Trade
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  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Lisa Murkowski on Government Reform
Click here for 11 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Sometimes building infrastructure takes earmarks. (Oct 2010)
  • Earmarked aid for Alaska is vital; cut pork in Lower 48. (Oct 2010)
  • Alaska loses with a Senator who caucuses with the Democrats. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES 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 NO on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements. (Mar 2013)
Lisa Murkowski on Gun Control
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  • Oppose reauthorizing the federal assault weapons ban. (Oct 2004)
  • Concealed weapons carry for law enforcement. (Jun 2004)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Dec 2011)
  • Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty. (Sep 2013)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow firearms in National Parks. (Feb 2008)
  • Dangerousness, not mental incompetence, limits gun rights. (Mar 2009)
Lisa Murkowski on Health Care
Click here for 21 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Increased doctor reimbursements under Medicare. (Jun 2004)
  • Won Medicaid fund increases. (Jun 2004)
  • Won increased Medicare Nurse Practitioners Fees. (Jun 2004)
  • Secured rural hospital aid. (Jun 2004)
  • Secured nurse training money for university. (Jun 2004)
  • Won community health center funding increase. (Jun 2004)
  • Won approval for $1.7B more for veterans’ care. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES 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 NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 12% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
Lisa Murkowski on Homeland Security
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  • A missile defense system that protects all 50 states. (Oct 2004)
  • Alaska is served well by the Alaska Fire Service. (Oct 2004)
  • Committed to funding for Veterans’ health care. (Aug 2004)
  • Increased funding for First Responders. (Jun 2004)
  • More state veterans get per diem payments. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • 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 NO on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
  • Expand health services for women veterans. (Mar 2009)
Lisa Murkowski on Immigration
Click here for 9 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Rated 33% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
Lisa Murkowski on Jobs
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  • Promote Alaskan seafood. (Aug 2004)
  • Won Trade Adjustment Assistance for fishermen. (Jun 2004)
  • Privatize seafood inspection program. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Rated 15% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
Lisa Murkowski on Principles & Values
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  • I will remain a Republican & will keep committee seniority. (Oct 2010)
  • Aligned with Alaskans; not aligned with party positions. (Sep 2010)
  • Not conservative enough for Tea Party, but I am for Alaska. (Sep 2010)
  • Running against Tea Party to give Alaskans a choice. (Sep 2010)
  • Voted with Republican Party 80.6% of 319 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Didn’t ask Alaskans to accept father’s appointment to Senate. (Oct 2004)
  • Didn’t check before sending thousands of campaign e-mails. (Oct 2004)
  • Keep “God” in Pledge & prohibit flag burning. (Aug 2004)
  • Voted NO on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Rated C by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating support of separation of church & state. (Jan 2013)
Lisa Murkowski on Social Security
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  • Voted YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 16% by ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues. (Jan 2013)
Lisa Murkowski on Tax Reform
Click here for 18 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • The $143 billion corporate tax bill is a “jobs” bill. (Oct 2004)
  • Got over $700 million of tax credits for a gas pipeline. (Oct 2004)
  • Federal tax cuts are a means to spur economic growth. (Oct 2004)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Rated 71% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Lisa Murkowski on Technology
Click here for 6 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • $10 million for rural sanitation programs. (Jun 2004)
  • Won support for more transportation aid. (Jun 2004)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
Lisa Murkowski on War & Peace
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  • Prewar Iraq was a safe haven for terrorists. (Oct 2004)
  • A democratic Iraq will be a role model for the Middle East. (Oct 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 NO 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 NO on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves. (May 2013)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Lisa Murkowski on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Opposed the federal overtime laws. (Oct 2004)
  • Changes to Salmon program for WIC food. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)


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Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated 14% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 50% by the NRLC, indicating a mixed record on abortion: Neutral on topic 1
Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Supports federal abortion funding: Favors topic 1
YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP: Favors topic 1
YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime: Opposes topic 1
NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives: Opposes 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
YES on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Rated 14% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance: Strongly Opposes topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Investigate deportation of Japanese during WWII: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Keep “God” in Pledge & prohibit flag burning: Strongly Favors topic 4
Keep God in the Pledge of Allegiance: Strongly Favors topic 4
Protect the flag with a Constitutional Amendment: Favors topic 4
Rated 83% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record: Strongly Favors topic 4
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation: Strongly Favors topic 4
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating support of separation of church & state: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration: Favors topic 4
YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Increased doctor reimbursements under Medicare: Favors topic 5
Won Medicaid fund increases: Strongly Favors topic 5
Won increased Medicare Nurse Practitioners Fees: Favors topic 5
Rated 12% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Expand health services for women veterans: Favors topic 5
NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium: Opposes topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit: Favors topic 5
NO on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics: Opposes topic 5
NO on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug: Strongly Opposes topic 5
NO on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D: Opposes topic 5
YES on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000: Favors topic 5
NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Opposes 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
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record: Strongly Favors topic 6
Rated 16% by ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues: Neutral on topic 6
YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Compliance to federal education standards difficult in AK: Favors topic 7
Rated 55% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education: Neutral on topic 7
NO on $5B for grants to local educational agencies: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+2 points on Social scale)
Convinced to keep Pacific Salmon Commission funding: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Rated 11% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing: Opposes topic 8
Require labeling genetically engineered food: Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
YES on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supported Protect Act with mandatory sentences: Favors topic 9
End parole for repeat violent offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program: Opposes topic 9
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports more severe penalties for Hate Crimes: Favors topic 9
YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose reauthorizing the federal assault weapons ban: Strongly Favors topic 10
Concealed weapons carry for law enforcement: Favors topic 10
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow firearms in National Parks: Strongly Favors topic 10
Dangerousness, not mental incompetence, limits gun rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence: Strongly 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
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)
Rated 71% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes: Neutral on topic 11
Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: 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
YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut: Opposes topic 11
YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated 33% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders: Neutral on topic 12
YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities": Strongly Favors topic 12
NO on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on establishing a Guest Worker program: Favors topic 12
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program: Neutral topic 12
YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government: 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)
YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore: Favors topic 13
NO on establishing free trade between the US and Chile: Opposes topic 13
YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on free trade agreement with Oman: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on promoting free trade with Peru: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls: Favors topic 14
NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees: Strongly Favors topic 14
NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods: Strongly 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)
Committed to funding for Veterans’ health care: Favors topic 15
Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record: Strongly Favors topic 15
Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans: Favors topic 15
NO on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding: Favors topic 15
NO on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(+2 points on Social scale)
Subject independent 527s to rules for political committees: Strongly Favors topic 16
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: Favors topic 16
Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad: Favors topic 16
NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity: Opposes topic 16
YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress: Strongly Opposes 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
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008: Strongly 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)
No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Need a president who will sign ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Get ANWR with a Republican-led majority: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence: 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
Sponsored bill for horizontal drilling into Coastal Plain: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
NO on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill: Opposes topic 18
NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%): Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Opposes 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
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
No opinion on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Sometimes building infrastructure takes earmarks: Opposes topic 20
Federal tax cuts are a means to spur economic growth: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated 29% by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record: Neutral on 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
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

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