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Jesse Helms on SenateMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
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YES on disallowing overseas military abortions: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial birth abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(10 points on Economic scale)
Opposes radical feminist UN womenís treaty: Opposes topic 2
YES on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds: Strongly Opposes topic 2
NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 2
YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business: Strongly Opposes topic 2
YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation: Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(2 points on Social scale)
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment: Favors topic 4
Supports requiring schools to allow prayer: Favors topic 4
YES on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer: Favors topic 4
YES on $75M for abstinence education: Strongly Favors topic 4
NO on restricting violent videos to minors: Neutral topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(7 points on Economic scale)
NO on medical savings acounts: Opposes topic 5
YES on Medicare means-testing: Opposes topic 5
YES on limiting self-employment health deduction: Opposes topic 5
NO on Unknown roll call for 1999-76: Opposes topic 5
NO on including prescription drugs under Medicare: Opposes topic 5
YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes: Favors topic 6
YES on allowing personal retirement accounts: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
YES on school vouchers in DC: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on education savings accounts: Favors topic 7
YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on Educational Savings Accounts: Favors topic 7
NO on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors: Favors topic 7
NO on funding student testing instead of private tutors: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(2 points on Social scale)
YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals: Favors topic 8
YES on limiting death penalty appeals: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms: Strongly Favors topic 9
YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations: Favors topic 9
NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on loosening license & background checks at gun shows: Favors topic 10
NO on background checks at gun shows: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
YES on Internet sales tax moratorium: Favors topic 11
YES on FY99 tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on $792B tax cuts: Favors topic 11
YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty': Favors topic 11
YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts: Favors topic 11
NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates: Favors topic 11
YES on cutting taxes by $1.35 trillion over 11 years: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction: Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(2 points on Economic scale)
Work with new Mexican government to reduce immigration: Opposes topic 12
YES on limit welfare for immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
YES on allowing more foreign workers into the U.S. for farm work: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(2 points on Economic scale)
YES on Unknown roll call for 1997-292: Favors topic 13
NO on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority: Opposes topic 13
NO on expanding trade to the third world: Opposes topic 13
NO on removing common goods from national security export rules: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(0 points on Social scale)
Businesses are not in the business of expanding democracy: Favors topic 14
China: progress on religious freedom BEFORE allowing PNTR: Strongly Favors topic 14
NO on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons: Favors topic 14
NO on permanent normal trade relations with China: Strongly Favors topic 14
NO on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
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YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects: Strongly Favors topic 15
NO on allowing another round of military base closures: Favors topic 15
YES on military pay raise of 4.8%: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(10 points on Economic scale)
YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty: Opposes topic 16
YES on deploying missile defense as soon as possible: Opposes topic 16
YES on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels: Opposes topic 16
NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Opposes topic 16
YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(7 points on Economic scale)
Cut US foreign aid bureaucracy: Strongly Opposes topic 17
UN lives off of US; we resent UN calling US a deadbeat: Strongly Opposes topic 17
The UN serves nation-states, not the other way around: Opposes topic 17
US can intervene against dictators, regardless of UN: Opposes topic 17
More foreign languages courses and exchange students: Favors topic 17
YES on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech: Opposes topic 17
NO on $17.9 billion to IMF: Opposes topic 17
YES on cap foreign aid at only $12.7 billion: Opposes topic 17
NO on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo: Neutral topic 17
YES on allowing all necessary forces and other means in Kosovo: Neutral topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline: Opposes topic 18
NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests: Opposes topic 18
YES on defunding renewable and solar energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards: Favors topic 18
YES on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling: Opposes topic 18
YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior: Opposes topic 18
YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
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YES on spending international development funds on drug control: Strongly Favors topic 19
YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations: Favors topic 19
YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(2 points on Social scale)
YES on welfare overhaul: Favors topic 20
YES on allowing state welfare waivers: Favors topic 20
NO on eliminating block grants for food stamps: Favors topic 20
YES on welfare block grants: Favors topic 20

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