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Norm Coleman on Abortion
Click here for 12 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • End partial birth abortion; require parental consent. (Aug 2002)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO 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 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
Norm Coleman on Budget & Economy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Address the housing crisis through a number of initiatives. (Aug 2008)
  • 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 YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
Norm Coleman on Civil Rights
Click here for 7 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 22% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 43% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)
Norm Coleman on Corporations
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  • Reduce corporate tax; eliminate corporate capital gains tax. (Nov 2008)
  • 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 91% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Prevent money laundering by disclosing corporate owners. (May 2008)
Norm Coleman on Crime
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  • Too many suspects are released without trial or jail. (Sep 1998)
  • Strengthen the State Gang Task Force. (Sep 1998)
  • When we get tougher on enforcement, we see a change. (Sep 1998)
  • 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)
Norm Coleman on Drugs
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  • Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use. (Sep 2007)
Norm Coleman on Education
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  • Led the effort to expand Pell Grant awards. (Aug 2008)
  • Fully fund special education; no unfunded mandates. (Oct 2002)
  • Supports charters; and teacher accountability. (Oct 2002)
  • Merit pay rewards excellence & supports accountability. (Jun 1998)
  • Supports charter schools and options for competition. (Jun 1998)
  • Supported vouchers in 1996, now supports tax breaks. (Jun 1998)
  • 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 YES on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
  • Rated 45% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)
Norm Coleman on Energy & Oil
Click here for 21 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Speed up nuclear plant processing; send waste to Yucca. (Nov 2008)
  • Drill offshore; but donít drill ANWR. (Nov 2008)
  • Helped pass wind-power tax credits for energy independence. (Oct 2008)
  • Alternative energy; no ANWR drilling. (Oct 2002)
  • 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 YES 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 NO 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)
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Tax credit for gas stations providing 85% ethanol fuel. (Apr 2005)
  • Sponsored bill raising CAFE by a 4% per year until 2018. (Jul 2006)
  • Rated 50% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing. (Jun 2008)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Norm Coleman on Environment
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  • Voted YES 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)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Rated 21% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow critical feeding on Conservation Reserves. (Jul 2008)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Celebrate the recovery of the bald eagle. (Jun 2008)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Norm Coleman on Families & Children
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  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Permanent crime database for volunteers with kids. (Jul 2008)
Norm Coleman on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict. (Apr 2008)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Urge Venezuela to re-open dissident radio & TV stations. (May 2007)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)
Norm Coleman on Free Trade
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  • Supports Korea Trade; supports Fast Track. (Nov 2008)
  • For private investment of IRAís, but against privatization. (Sep 2002)
  • Supports permanent normal trade relations with China. (Nov 2002)
  • 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 YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Norm Coleman on Government Reform
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  • Frivolous lawsuits raise consumer prices. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Restrict lobbyist gifts & disclose lobbyist info on Internet. (Dec 2005)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
Norm Coleman on Gun Control
Click here for 6 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Standardize concealed-carry law so urbanites can get permits. (Sep 1998)
  • Mandatory sentences for repeat gun & gang offenders. (Sep 1998)
  • 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)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
Norm Coleman on Health Care
Click here for 19 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Address fraud and abuse in our Medicare program. (Oct 2008)
  • Favors some type of universal coverage. (Oct 2002)
  • 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 YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Tax credits for those without employee health insurance. (May 2002)
  • Tax deduction for long-term care insurance. (May 2002)
  • Support telemedicine for underserved areas. (May 2002)
  • $350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors. (May 2002)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
Norm Coleman on Homeland Security
Click here for 16 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Established a reintegration program for returning troops. (Aug 2008)
  • Continue R&D on missile defense, and deploy it. (Nov 2002)
  • 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)
  • 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 YES 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)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers. (Apr 2008)
Norm Coleman on Immigration
Click here for 11 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • I do not support a path to citizenship. (Nov 2008)
  • No benefits to Mexican citizens without consulting Congress. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO 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 25% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Norm Coleman on Jobs
Click here for 10 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Fair prices for farm goods. (Oct 2002)
  • Gut the USDAís milk marketing system. (Aug 2002)
  • 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 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 0% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
Norm Coleman on Principles & Values
Click here for 7 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Experience needed to forge deals about real problems. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted with Republican Party 76.9% of 312 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Switched parties, but didnít switch his opinions on issues. (Feb 2002)
  • 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)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Norm Coleman on Social Security
Click here for 6 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Introduced resolution to address notch benefit disparity. (Oct 2008)
  • Address growing financial needs of Americaís seniors. (Oct 2008)
  • Individual retirement accounts as part of comprehensive plan. (Oct 2008)
  • For private investment of IRAís, but against privatization. (Sep 2002)
  • 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)
Norm Coleman on Tax Reform
Click here for 18 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Eliminate capital gains tax & estate tax. (Nov 2008)
  • Clinton tax increases failed to create jobs. (Oct 2002)
  • Permanently repeal the estate tax. (Aug 2002)
  • Wrong, wrong, wrong to not topple Saddam in 1991. (Aug 2002)
  • We are taxed across the board, and that has to change. (Aug 1998)
  • 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 69% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Norm Coleman on Technology
Click here for 4 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Create online database of science & math scholarships. (Dec 2007)
Norm Coleman on War & Peace
Click here for 11 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • The surge in Iraq succeeded; failure isnít an option. (Oct 2008)
  • Supports strike on Iraq: Saddam is a menace. (Sep 2002)
  • 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 YES 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)
  • Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Condemn Iranian Pres. Ahmadinejad's anti-Israel statement. (Feb 2008)
Norm Coleman on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Create jobs and thereís no need for welfare. (Aug 1998)
  • Create safety net; not a web you get stuck in. (Aug 1998)


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
End partial birth abortion; require parental consent: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion: 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 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
NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Opposes topic 1
YES on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks: Favors topic 2
Rated 43% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action: Neutral on topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated 22% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights: Neutral on topic 3
YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record: Strongly Favors topic 4
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration: Favors topic 4
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
Too many suspects are released without trial or jail: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strengthen the State Gang Task Force: Favors topic 9
When we get tougher on enforcement, we see a change: Strongly Favors topic 9
Mandatory sentences for repeat gun & gang offenders: 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
Permanent crime database for volunteers with kids: Favors 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)
Standardize concealed-carry law so urbanites can get permits: Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: 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
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Favors some type of universal coverage: Favors topic 5
Tax credits for those without employee health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
$350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors: Favors topic 5
Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record: Strongly Opposes 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
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
YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D: Favors topic 5
YES on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000: Favors 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 Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Individual retirement accounts as part of comprehensive plan: Favors topic 6
For private investment of IRAís, but against privatization: Favors topic 6
Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record: Strongly Favors topic 6
YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports charters; and teacher accountability: Favors topic 7
Supports charter schools and options for competition: Favors topic 7
Supported vouchers in 1996, now supports tax breaks: Favors topic 7
Rated 45% 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
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Speed up nuclear plant processing; send waste to Yucca: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Drill offshore; but donít drill ANWR: Favors topic 18
Helped pass wind-power tax credits for energy independence: Favors topic 18
Alternative energy; no ANWR drilling: Favors topic 18
Make EPA into a Cabinet department: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rated 21% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Tax credit for gas stations providing 85% ethanol fuel: Favors topic 18
Sponsored bill raising CAFE by a 4% per year until 2018: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rated 50% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence: Neutral on topic 18
Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill: Favors topic 18
NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%): Strongly Opposes 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
YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning: Favors 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
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Create jobs and thereís no need for welfare: Favors topic 20
Create safety net; not a web you get stuck in: Strongly Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce corporate tax; eliminate corporate capital gains tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminate capital gains tax & estate tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Clinton tax increases failed to create jobs: Opposes topic 11
Permanently repeal the estate tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
We are taxed across the board, and that has to change: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated 69% 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
YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million: 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:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
I do not support a path to citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No benefits to Mexican citizens without consulting Congress: Opposes topic 12
Rated 25% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance: Strongly Favors topic 12
NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities": Strongly Opposes 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
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports Korea Trade; supports Fast Track: Strongly Favors topic 13
For private investment of IRAís, but against privatization: Strongly Favors topic 13
Gut the USDAís milk marketing system: Favors topic 13
Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore: Favors topic 13
YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile: Favors 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
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record: Strongly Favors topic 15
Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11: Favors topic 15
YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding: Opposes topic 15
NO on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+5 points on Economic scale)
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 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act: Opposes topic 14
NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees: Strongly Opposes topic 14
NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(-5 points on Social scale)
The surge in Iraq succeeded; failure isnít an option: Strongly 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

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