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Roland Burris on Abortion
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  • Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Roland Burris on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
Roland Burris on Civil Rights
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  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Roland Burris on Corporations
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Roland Burris on Crime
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Roland Burris on Drugs
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Roland Burris on Education
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  • Don't count combat pay against free school lunch. (Mar 2009)
Roland Burris on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
Roland Burris on Environment
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  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
Roland Burris on Families & Children
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  • Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception. (Mar 2009)
  • Teach teens about both abstinence & contraception. (Mar 2009)
Roland Burris on Foreign Policy
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  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Condemn Iran for state-sponsored persecution of Baha'i. (Feb 2009)
Roland Burris on Free Trade
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Roland Burris on Government Reform
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  • Received admonition letter from Senate Ethics Committee. (Apr 2010)
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Roland Burris on Gun Control
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  • Voted NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)
Roland Burris on Health Care
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  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
Roland Burris on Homeland Security
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  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Roland Burris on Immigration
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Roland Burris on Jobs
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  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Roland Burris on Principles & Values
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  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
Roland Burris on Social Security
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Roland Burris on Tax Reform
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Roland Burris on Technology
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Roland Burris on War & Peace
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  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Roland Burris on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception: Favors topic 1
Teach teens about both abstinence & contraception: Favors topic 1
NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination: Favors topic 2
Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+2 points on Social scale)
Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception: Opposes topic 4
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales: Opposes topic 10
NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Expand the National Health Service Corps: Strongly 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
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-3 points on Economic scale)
NO on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade: Favors topic 18
NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax: Favors topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad: Favors topic 16
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(-3 points on Social scale)
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17

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