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Vern Buchanan MyOcracy topics and responses

    Civil Rights

    Ban abortions except in limited cases

  • 01/04/2013: No family planning assistance that includes abortion
  • 05/05/2011: Prohibit federal funding for abortion
  • 01/07/2011: Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood
  • 07/29/2010: Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans

    Support for gun rights

  • 10/12/2011: Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases
  • 01/25/2011: Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad
  • 11/07/2006: Defend the Second Amendment

    Abortion rights: Ban all abortions

  • 05/04/2011: Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • 11/07/2006: Defend the sanctity of life

    Support marriage rights between a man and a woman only

  • 04/02/2009: Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes
  • 11/13/2007: Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation

    Economic Issues

    Support a balanced federal budget by constitutional amendment

  • 01/05/2011: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution
  • 01/06/2009: Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override

    Reduce taxes for all tax payers

  • 01/01/2012: Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
  • 08/12/2010: Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes

    Taxes for wealthier tax payers: Less

  • 11/07/2006: Completely repeal the death tax

    Education Issues

    Support school vouchers

  • 03/30/2011: Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program
  • 11/07/2006: Give parents more choices and less bureaucracy

    Environmental Issues

    Oppose off-shore drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 05/12/2011: Voted NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling
  • 01/18/2007: Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies

    Oppose cap-and-trade programs to address industrial emissions

  • 06/26/2009: Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution
  • 01/09/2009: Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules

    Use tax incentives to promote efficient energy production and conservation

  • 05/21/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation

    Use tax incentives for wind energy development and use

  • 09/26/2008: Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets

    Increase tax incentives for solar energy development and use

  • 02/12/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy

    Healthcare Issues

    Increase amount of children covered by Medicaid reimbursements for health costs

  • 01/14/2009: Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • 01/23/2008: Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids
  • 10/25/2007: Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility

    Eliminate financial penalty from Obamacare for taxpayers that do not have health insurance

  • 01/05/2011: Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law

    Reduce government involvement in the provision of health insurance for taxpayers

  • 04/15/2011: Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts

    Lower eligibility age for Medicare to increase coverage of older taxpayers

  • 07/15/2008: Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare

    Immigration

    Oppose amnesty for undocumented individuals

  • 11/07/2006: Crack down on illegal immigrants


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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